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20. What was the brightest manifestation of the love of God?

God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us; because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (I Jn. 4. 8, 9, 10.)

God's Holiness and Justice.

21. How does God assert his holiness?

Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. (57 Is. 15.)

22. What passages of Scripture describe the holiness and justice of God?

Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker? Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly. (4 Job 17, 18.)

Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water? (15 Job 15, 16.)

Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne; mercy and truth shall go before thy face. (89 P. 14.)

23. How do pure and blessed spirits worship God in heaven?

They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (4 Rev. 8 and 11.)

God's Truth and Unchangeableness.

24. What does God say of his unchangeableness and truth? I am the Lord; I change not. (3 Mal. 6.)

I will be their God in truth and in righteousness. (8 Zec. 8.)

25. What parts of the Bible affirm the truth and unchangeableness of God?

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (23 Num. 19.)

He is the Rock: His work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. (32 Deu. 4.)

With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (1 Jas. 17.)

26. What is the song of Moses and the Lamb, sung by the saints in heaven?

Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy. (15 Rev. 3, 4.)

God to be worshipped and glorified.

27. What is the first commandment?

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (20 Ex. 3.)

28. What is the second commandment?

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (20 Ex. 4, 5, 6.)

29. Is God our Creator and continual Preserver?

God that made the world, and all things therein-and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation-in Him we live, and move, and have our being. (17 Ac. 24, 26, 28.)

30. How are we required to love God?

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (22 Mt. 37.)

31. Are we commanded to obey God always?

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway. (11 Deu. 1.)

32. Should we esteem his works?

Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. (36 Job 24.)

33. Should we seek to promote the glory of God in every thing?

Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (I Cor. 10.31.)


Promises and Prophecies of Christ—His Birth-YouthMinistry and Miracles-Sufferings-Death-Resurrection-Ascension-Truly Divine Our Advocate-High Priest-Our Righteousness-Willing to save and sanctify -The only Saviour.

1. What promise of a Saviour was made to our first parents after their fall?

I will put enmity between thee* and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (3 Gn. 15.)

2. What promise was made to Abraham, and then to Isaac, and then to Jacob?

In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. (12 Gn.3.) (26 Gn. 4.) (28 Gn. 14.)

* "The Serpent."

3. What prophecy of Christ did Jacob give when he was dying?

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (49 Gn. 10.)

4. How did Moses prophesy of Christ?

The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken. (18 Deu. 15.) (3 Ac. 22.) (1Jn. 45.) (7 Ac. 37.) 5. What were the Jewish sacrifices appointed for?

A shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things. (10 Heb. 1.)

Without shedding of blood is no remission. (9 Heb. 22.) 6. Did these sacrifices point to Christ?

It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.-We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.-For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. (10 Heb. 4, 10, 14.)

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (1Jn. 29.)

7. What did Isaiah prophesy of the birth of Christ?

Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, (7 Is. 14.) which being interpreted is, God with us. (1 Mt. 23.)

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. (9 Isa. 6, 7.)

8. How did Christ appear?

When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. (4 Gal.4.)

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9. What is related of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ?

And she brought forth her first-born Son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger. (2 Lk. 7.)

10. How did the heavenly host express their praises at the birth of Christ?

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men. (2 Lk. 14.)`

11. By what name was the Saviour called?

JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (1 Mt. 21.)

Messias, which is called Christ.* (4 Jn. 25.)

12. What is related of the "Holy Child Jesus?”

The child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him. (2 Lk, 40.)

13. When Christ entered on his ministry, what miracles did he perform?

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. (11 Mt. 5.)

14. How was Christ received by the Jews?

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. (53 Is. 3.)

15. Did Christ endure very severe sufferings?

I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. (50 Is. 6.)

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (53 Is. 4, 5.)

16. What was the conduct of Christ?

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not. (I Pet. 2. 22, 23.)

17. How was he treated by his enemies?

He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (53 Is. 7.)

* Messias and Christ both mean, The Anointed.

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