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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
"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.
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.
Speaking 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
"The Sabbath was made for man." Mark 2:27.
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."
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."
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.
conditions was the church established in the Gentile city of Philippi?
"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.
At Corinth, what
two classes assembled on the Sabbath to listen to the apostle's discourses?
"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
"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
"One law shall be to him that is home born, and unto the stranger that
sojourneth among you." Ex. 12:49.
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.
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.
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."
When God gave
the Sabbath commandment from Sinai, did He mention these Gentiles by name?
"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.
What 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.