The Rich Man and Lazarus

In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, what is said to have become of Lazarus And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. Luke 16 22. What befell the rich man The rich man also died, and was buried and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Luke 16 22, 23. What request did the rich man make of Abraham And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,...

Who Persecute and

Because Jesus had not followed their unbiblical traditions about the Sabbath, what did the Jews do Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath day. John 5 16. What kind of fast is most acceptable to God Is not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke Isa. 58 6. Why did Cain kill Able For this is the message that...

What confessions have been made by leading men which show that they

Consider the churches to be in a fallen condition A confession can be had from the lips of the pastors of most of our churches, that in our midst there are wicked, unholy, corrupt men who maintain their position, and are saved from a righteous discipline, either by their wealth or social position. It is true of this church, and it is true of many of the churches around us. If a ship should go to sea with as many rotten timbers as we have spiritually rotten members, it would go to the bottom in...

What are some of the symptoms of tobacco poisoning

Richardson, one of the highest medical and scientific authorities of England, says Smoking produces disturbances (a). In the blood, causing undue fluidity and change in the red blood corpuscles (b). In the stomach, giving rise to debility, nausea, and in extreme cases, sickness (c). Of the heart, producing debility of that organ, and irregular action (d). Of the organs of sense, causing, in the extreme degree, dilation of the pupil of the eye, confusion of vision, bright lines,...

The End of the

To the believer what does Christ become For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. Rom. 10 4. In what sense is the word end (Greek, telos) sometimes used in the Scriptures Object, intention, or design Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord. James 5 11. What was the object of the law And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. Rom. 7 10. What further is the end, or object, of the law Now the end...

If ones treasure has been transferred to heaven by giving to Gods cause where will his heart be

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12 34. NOTE.-Instead of burdening themselves in endeavors to accumulate wealth, Christ's disciples ought, when properly called to it, to part with their possessions, and distribute to their needy brethren. When this is done in faith and love, it insures to them a treasure, of which God Himself is the guardian. In this manner they are secured from putting their 'money into a bag with holes,' or into one liable to wear out for their...

If one desires to escape from the snare of the enemy what must he do

Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. James 4 7, 8. How may we know that we are accepted of God, and thus are members of the royal family But whoso keepeth His word, in Him verily is the love of God perfected hereby know we that we are in Him. 1 John 2 5. And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him and He in him, and hereby we know that He abideth in us by the Spirit which He hath given us. 1...

Conversion

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 18 3. What is the general sense of the word conversion A turning or change from one state to another. Webster. NOTE.-Water is converted, or changed, into ice forests and rough places are converted, or changed, into fruitful fields and pleasant habitations and man, perverted by sin, must be converted, or changed from a state of sin to one of holiness, to be...

The Law Of God In The New Testament

I Thou shalt worship the lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. Matthew II Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 1 John 5 21 Acts 17 29. III That the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed. 1 Timothy 6 1. IV Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. The Sabbath was made for man, and not...

Christs Second Coming

What wonderful promise did Jesus make concerning His Second Advent Let not your heart be troubled ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14 1-3. What will follow the signs of Christ's coming And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with...

Sunday Sacredness

In what part of the New Testament is found the first mention of the first day of the week In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. Matt. 28 1. NOTE. - Sunday is the first day of the week. See Webster. Matthew wrote his Gospel six years after the resurrection of Christ, yet calls the day before the first day, the Sabbath. Where is the first day next mentioned And when the Sabbath was past, very...

Justification by Faith

According to God's standard of judgment, how many can be justified And enter not into judgment with thy servant for in thy sight shall no man living be justified Ps. 143 2. NOTE. Justify. -'To prove or show to be just, or conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty to defend or maintain to vindicate as right to warrant. To pronounce free from guilt or blame to absolve to clear.-Webster. By his knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many for he shall bear their iniquities. Isa....

How The Sabbath Was Changed To Sunday

There is scarcely anything which strikes the mind of the careful student of ancient ecclesiastical history with greater surprise than the comparatively early period at which many of the corruptions of Christianity, which are embodied in the Roman system, took their rise yet it is not to be supposed that when the first originators of many of these unscriptural notions and practices planted those germs of corruption, they anticipated or even imagined they would ever grow into such a vast and...

What should we bring into subjection to God But I keep under my body and

Bring it into subjection. 1 Cor. 9 27. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom. 12 1. Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10 5. Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Cor. 6 20. Which member of the body requires the greatest exertion, together with the grace of God, to bring into submission The tongue...

The Judgment

How many must meet the test of the judgment I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked. Eccl. 3 17. Will any besides the human family be judged And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Jude 6. With which class will the judgment begin - With the righteous. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God and if it first begin...

Bible Readings for the Home Circle

Table of Contents Section 1 - THE BIBLE 12. Prophecies Relating to Christ Section 4 - LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS 33. Birth and Early Life of Christ 35. Our Pattern, Helper, and Friend 37. The Work of the Holy Spirit 39. The Outpouring of the Spirit 41. Prophetic History of the World 42. The Kingdoms of Grace and Glory 45. The Prophetic Symbols of Daniel 8 47. The Atonement in the Old Testament 48. The Atonement in the New Testament 53. The Last Nation Noticed in Prophecy 54. The First Symbol...

Gods Willingness to Forgive

In what way has God dealt with penitent sinners He hath not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Ps.103 10. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. Ps. 103 11. What is God ready to do for all who call upon Him For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. Ps. 86 5. When Abraham asked God to spare Sodom if He should find ten righteous persons...

The Obedience of Faith

What command did the God of heaven give to Abraham Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee. Genesis 12 1. Did Abraham obey this command So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him and Lot went with him and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. Verse 4. Of what was Abraham's obedience the result, or fruit By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to...

How many distinct groups or classes of people will have a resurrection

There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. Acts 24 15. How does Christ describe these two resurrections All that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5 28, 29. When will the resurrection of the just occur For The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch-angel, and with the trump...

After receiving a knowledge of the truth what must one do to be sanctified

God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 2 Thess. 2 13. And what is necessary besides believing it Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience. 1 Peter 1 2. What effect does obedience to the truth have Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit. 1 Peter 1 22. How must worship be rendered to God, that it may be acceptable God is...

New Testament Sabbath

In what order do the Sabbath and the first day stand in the week In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. Matt. 28 1. After the crucifixion, what day was kept by the women who followed Jesus And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23 56. What day is the Sabbath according to the commandment But the seventh day is the...

In what condition was man created

What is man, that thou art mindful of him or the son of man, that Thou visitest him Thou madest him a little lower than the angels. Heb. 2 6, 7. What is the nature of angels But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage neither can they die any more for they are equal unto the angels and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Luke 20 35, 36. What are angels called And of the...