By what are men
"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." John
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.
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
"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?
"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come 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.
Did Noah build the ark?
"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 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
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
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."