What was the mission of Christ to the earth? "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10.
From what does Christ redeem us? "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us." Gal. 3:13.
Who shall see God? "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matt.
What relation must those who see God, sustain to Him in this life? "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is." 1 John 3:2.
How does one become a child of God? "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Gal. 3:26.
What is said of him who has faith in Christ? "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God." 1 John 5:1.
But what does living faith in Christ include? "For as the body without the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." James 2: 26.
When is faith effectual? "And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight." 1 John 3:22.
Is it necessary to do the things that we know are pleasing to God in order to maintain living faith? "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God." 1 John 3:20, 21.
But still, will keeping the law justify anyone? If not, why not? "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight; for by the law is the knowledge of sin." Rom. 3:20.
How are we justified? "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Rom. 5:1.
In what condition were we before being justified? "For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died." Rom. 7:9.
How does God take away condemnation? "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ." Eph. 2:5.
What does the apostle, in another place call this quickening? "According to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." Titus 3:5.
What is one evidence of regeneration? "We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death." 1 John 3:14.
Before man's fall, to what did he especially have access? "And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden." Gen. 2:9.
After Adam transgressed, what was done to him? "So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." Gen. 3:24.
What was cursed because of the fall? "Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life." Gen. 3:17.
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