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By what are men
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ." Rom. 5:1.
Then how are the
just to live?
"Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, My
soul shall have no pleasure in him." Heb. 10:38.
Why did not
Israel of old attain to the law of righteousness?
"Because they sought it not by faith." Rom. 9:32.
When one told
Christ of the disciples' failure to heal his afflicted son, what did He say of
"He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long
shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto Me." Mark
What did the
Saviour say to Thomas when He met him, because he did not believe the testimony
of his brethren that had seen Christ alive after His crucifixion?
"Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy
hand, and thrust it into My side; and be not faithless, but believing."
In view of the
great cloud of witnesses of faith presented by the apostle in the eleventh
chapter of Hebrews, what does Paul exhort all to do?
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
Why were most of
the children of Israel prohibited from entering the promised land?
"And to whom sware He that they should not enter into His rest, but to them
that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of
unbelief." Heb. 3:18, 19.
How was their
unbelief regarded, and how did it affect God?
"But with whom was He grieved forty years? was it not with them
that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?" Heb. 3:17.
What lesson does
the apostle exhort us to draw from the course of the Israelites?
"Let us therefore fear, lest,
a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to
come short of it." Heb. 4:1.
What should we
all labor to do?
"Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man
fall after the same example of unbelief." Heb. 4:11.
Should one lose
heart when trying to be a Christian, even though he feels that God is chastising
"My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when
thou art rebuked of Him." Heb. 12:5.
Who are they
that seem to have the greatest amount of affliction?
"For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and
scourgeth every son whom He receiveth." Heb. 12:6.
If one has no
chastisement to bear, how may he regard himself?
"But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are
ye bastards, and not sons." Heb. 12:8.
disciples became almost discouraged at one of Christ's sayings, and asked,
"Who then can be saved?" What answer did Christ make?
"But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matt. 19:26.
When God made a
promise to Abraham that it seemed almost impossible to fulfill, how did the
patriarch receive it?
"He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was
strong in faith, giving glory to God." Rom. 4:20.
For what was
Abraham's faith under these circumstances counted?
"For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted
unto him for righteousness." Rom. 4:3.
What should be
the burden of one's prayer, who is troubled with unbelief?
"Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." Mark 9:24.
What do the
Scriptures say of him who believes that he receives the things for which he
"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Mark 11:24.