Change of the Sabbath

According to the prophet, what was to be Christ's attitude toward His Father's law The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness' sake He will magnify the law, and make it honorable. Isa. 42 21. How much of the law did He uphold For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matt. 5 18. How were those to be regarded who should break one of these commandments Whosoever therefore shall break one of these...

Union of Church and State

What was already at work in the church in Paul's day The mystery of iniquity doth already work. 2 Thessalonians 2 7. What class of men did he warn were to soon arise in the church For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Acts 20 29, 30. What apostasy in the church was to develop before Christ would return the second time That day...

Perfection of Character

By nature, what is the condition of all men For all men have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Rom. 3 23. Read also verses 10-12. How may one's nature be changed Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things are passed away behold, all things are become new. 2 Cor. 5 17. What is it to be in Christ There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Rom. 8 1. What are the works of the flesh...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...