*** By what are men
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17.
*** Would God have all
men come to the knowledge of the truth?
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to
come unto the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Tim. 2:4.
*** 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 a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit
and in truth.” John 4:24.
*** How should the truth
ever be cherished?
“Buy the truth, and sell it not.” Prov. 23:23.
*** Is there in the
Bible what may be called “present truth?”
“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in
remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in
the present truth.” 2 Peter 1:12.
*** What was the
special message to be proclaimed in Noah’s day?
before Me; for the earth is filled
with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the
earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood.” Gen. 6:13, 14.
“And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come
*** Did Noah build the
ark? and why?
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet,
moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the
which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which
is by faith.” Heb. 11:7.
*** How many were saved
in the ark?
“The long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the
ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by
water.” 1 Peter 3:20.
*** What special
message was given to Jonah for the people of Nineveh?
“So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of
the Lord... And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he
cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” Jonah 3:3, 4.
*** What saved the
people from the predicted overthrow?
“So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast,
and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of
them.” “And God saw their works, that they turned from their
evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said He would do unto
them; and He did it not.” Jonah 3:5, 10.
*** What was the
special mission of John the Baptist?
“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same
came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men
through Him might believe.” John 1:6, 7.
*** What answer did he
return to those who asked him about his mission?
“He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Make
straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.” John 1:23.
*** John’s baptism was
something new and startling to his generation. What did those do for
themselves who rejected his doctrine?
“But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God
against themselves, being not baptized of him.” Luke 7:30.
*** And what did those
do who were baptized of John?
“And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified
God, being baptized with the baptism of John.” Luke 7:29.
*** Did the reputed
people of God receive Christ when He came?
“He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.” John 1:11.
*** What reason did
they give for not doing so?
“We know that God spake unto Moses: as
for this fellow, we know not from whence He is.” John 9:29.
*** What did the people
say when Christ referred to how their fathers slew the prophets?
“If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have
been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.” Matt. 23:30.
*** What was the result
of the Jews’ not accepting Christ?
“And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it,
saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the
things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine
eyes.” Luke 19:41, 42.
*** Is there to be a
special message and work for the last generation?
“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not
the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom
his lord hath made ruler over his house- hold, to give them meat in due
season?” Matt. 24:44, 45.
*** What is pronounced
upon those who are found doing such work?
“Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when He cometh shall find
so doing.” Matt. 24:46.
*** What will be the
burden of that proclamation?
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Rev. 14:12.
*** How earnestly is
this work to be prosecuted?
“And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and
hedges, and compel them to come in; that my house may be
filled.” Luke 14:23.