*** How may lawgivers are there?
“There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy.” James 4:12.
*** What is said of the
stability of His character?
“For I am the Lord, I change not.” Mal. 3:6.
*** What is the
character of His works?
“The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His
commandments are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done
in truth and uprightness.” Ps. 111:7, 8.
*** What is the
character of His law?
“For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal,
sold under sin.” Rom. 7:14.
*** What is revealed in
that law as necessary for the carnal man to know before he can be
“And knowest His will, and
approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of
the law.” Rom. 2:18.
*** Then, if there is a
change in one’s life, from the carnal to the spiritual, does the law act
any part in that work?
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the
testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” Ps. 19:7.
*** What did our Saviour say to the young man who wanted salvation?
“And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none
good but One, that is God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the
commandments.” Matt. 19:17.
*** Was it the
intention of Christ to abolish or change any part of God’s law?
“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.
*** What did the Saviour say He came to do to the law?
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I
am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” Matt. 5:17.
*** When used in
prophecy, what does the word fulfill mean? To bring to pass.
“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
prophet.” (Matt. 4:14). “Then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1 Cor. 15:54.
*** But what does the
word mean associated with an obligation? - To perform, or act in
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of
Christ.” Gal. 6:2 (Matt. 3:15) (James 2:8, 9).
*** What did Christ say
He came into the world to do?
“Wherefore, when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice
and offering thou wouldst not... Then said I, Lo, I come (in the
volume of the book it is written of Me) to do Thy will, O God.”
*** Who did the Saviour say should be saved in the kingdom of heaven?
“Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 7:21.
*** What did He say of those who should break one of God’s commandments?
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 5:19.
*** What did He say of those whose righteousness (right-doing) did not exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees?
“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed
the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 5:20.
*** On what particular
point did Christ reprove the Pharisees?
“But He answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress
the commandment of God by your tradition?” Matt. 15:3.
*** How had they done
“For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother;... but
ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift,...
and honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye
made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.” Matt. 15:4-6.
*** What kind of
worship did He say theirs was?
“But in vain they do worship Me, teaching
for doctrines the commandments of men.” Matt. 15:9.
*** By what rule will
men’s actions be weighed in the judgment?
“For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without
law; and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law,...
in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ
according to my gospel.” Rom 2:12-16.
*** How many of those
who are condemned will be proved guilty by the law at that time?
“Now we know that what things soever the law saith, It saith to
them who are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all
the world may become guilty before God.” Rom. 3:19.
*** By whom will the
saved be blessed in the bestowal of the eternal reward?
“Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye
blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world.” Matt. 25:34.
*** What blessing will
God give to those who have kept His commandments?
“Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the
city.” Rev. 22:14.