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*** How does
God regard the Gentiles?
“Is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also of the Gentiles?
Yes, of the Gentiles also.” Rom. 3:29.
*** Is God
partial to either Jew or Gentile?
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive
that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that feareth
Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.” Acts 10:34, 35.
*** What rule
must be applied to convict anyone of sin?
“For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not
Imputed when there is no law.” Rom. 5:13.
*** For whom
is the law made?
“Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but
for the lawless and disobedient, ...for menstealers, for liars, for
perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to
sound doctrine.” 1 Tim. 1:9, 10.
*** Were the
Gentiles addicted to such practices?
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles,... who being past feeling have
given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with
greediness.” Eph. 4:17, 19.
of how God would visit the Gentiles and take out a people for Himself,
what did James say was fallen down, and would be built up again?
“And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David,
which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I
will set it up.” Acts 15, 16.
*** What was
to be the result of building again the tabernacle of David?
“That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all
the Gentiles, upon whom My name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth
all these things.” Acts 15:17.
*** For whom
was the Sabbath made?
“The Sabbath was made for man.” Mark 2:27.
particular day did God reserve for the Sabbath, and command man to keep?
“The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Ex. 20:10.
*** What does
the Lord, through Isaiah, pronounce upon those who keep the Sabbath?
“Blessed is the man [any
man] that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that
keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any
evil.” Isa. 56:2.
*** How does
he say the stranger (Gentile) should feel when uniting with his people?
“Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to
the Lord. speak. saying. The Lord hath utterly separated me from His
people.” Isa. 56:3.
*** What does
He say He will do for the stranger who keeps His Sabbath?
“Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord,
to serve Him, and to love the name of the Lord. to be His servants,
everyone that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of
My covenant; even them will I bring to My holy mountain. and make them
joyful in My house of prayer... The Lord God which gathereth the
outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will gather others to Him, beside
those that are gathered unto Him.” Isa. 56:6-8.
*** What two
classes did Paul once address at Antioch on the Sabbath?
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of
Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.” Acts 13:16.
*** Under what
conditions was the church established in the Gentile city of
“And from hence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part
of Macedonia, and a colony; and we were in that city abiding certain days.
And on the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer
was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which
resorted thither.” Acts 16:12, 13. Read also verses 14-40.
Corinth, what two classes assembled on the Sabbath to listen to the
“And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded
the Jews and the Greeks [Gentiles] .” Acts 18:4.
*** How long
had Moses and the prophets been read in the synagogues? And how
extensively were they taught?
“For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him,
being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.” Acts 15:21.
*** Of what
two classes was the “congregation of Israel” made up?
“And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and
herds, even very much cattle.” Ex. 12:38.
*** How were
these “strangers” regarded?
“One law shall be to him that is home born, and unto the stranger that
sojourneth among you.” Ex. 12:49.
murmured against Moses and Aaron after entering the wilderness?
“And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured
against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.” Ex. 16:2.
*** How did
God prove the whole congregation?
“Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from
heaven for you: and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate
every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or
no.” Ex. 16:4.
*** How did
the people stand the test?
“And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people
on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. And the Lord
said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep My commandments and My
laws?” Ex. 16:27, 28.
*** How did
all “the people” heed this stern rebuke?
“So the people rested on the seventh day.” Ex. 16:30.
NOTE. Here were the
Egyptians (a mixed multitude) with the Israelites, and all were included
among the murmurers. All were proved by God’s law of the Sabbath, whether
they would keep it or not, and that thirty days, at least, before its
formal delivery upon Mt. Sinai. In this case, Israelite and Egyptian (Jew
and Gentile) were treated alike, both were obliged to observe the Sabbath.
instruction did Moses immediately begin giving to the people?
“When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between
one and another, and I do make them know the statute of God, and His
laws.” Ex. 18:16.
*** When God
gave the Sabbath commandment from Sinai, did He mention these Gentiles by
“The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou
shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man
servant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is
within thy gates.” Ex. 20:10.
prayer did Solomon offer at the dedication of the temple, concerning the
privileges and duties of the stranger?
“Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of Thy people
Israel, ...when he shall come and pray toward this house, hear Thou in
heaven Thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger
calleth to Thee for; that all people of the earth may know Thy name, to
fear Thee as do Thy people Israel.” 1 Kings 8:41-43.
*** When all
the redeemed people of the earth shall come up to worship before God in
the new earth, what day will still be recognized by them?
“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before
Me, saith the Lord.” Isa. 66:23.
NOTE. Thus to all
eternity will the creative power of Jehovah be commemorated by the
redeemed of every tribe and nation of the earth.
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