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Chapter 2

Searching the Scriptures

*** What did Christ say to the people of His day concerning the Scriptures?
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” John 5:39.

*** Do the Scriptures furnish positive evidence that the gospel was known in the patriarchal age?
“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.” Galatians 3:8.

*** Does Holy Writ contain unmistakable evidence that the Hebrews were taught the gospel under the former dispensation?
“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Hebrews 4:2.

*** Why did Moses give up the riches of Egypt?
“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.” Hebrews 11:26.

*** Whence came the spiritual meat and drink of the Israelites while in the wilderness?
“And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:2-4.

*** What was the chief corner-stone of the faith of both apostles and prophets?
“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.” Ephesians 2:20.

*** What part of the Scriptures did Philip hear a certain eunuch reading?
“And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?” Acts 8:30.

*** When asked if he understood what he was reading, what reply did the eunuch make?
“And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.” Acts 8:31.

*** What did Philip then do?
“Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.Acts 8:35.

*** What are theScriptures able to do?
“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15.

*** What was said of the Bereans because they searched the Scriptures daily?
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11.

*** By what is man to live?
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4.

*** How greatly has God magnified His word?
“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Psalms 138:2.

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