By what are men
"Sanctify them through thy truth:
thy word is truth." John 17:17.
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 Timothy 2:4.
After receiving a
knowledge of the truth, what must one do to be sanctified?
"But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren
beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to
salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the
truth." 2 Thessalonians 2:13.
And what is
necessary besides believing it?
"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through
sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the
blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied." 1
What effect does
obedience to the truth have?
"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth
through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love
one another with a pure heart fervently." 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 be cherished?
"Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction,
and understanding." Proverbs 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; rooms
shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with
pitch." Genesis 6:13,14.
Did Noah build the
ark? and why?
"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." Hebrews 11:7.
How many were saved
in the ark?
"Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering 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 Peter 3:20.
message was given to Jonah for the people of Nineveh?
"So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the
word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days'
journey. 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."
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
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."
What did the people
say when Christ referred to how their fathers slew the prophets?
"And say, If we had been in the days of our
fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the
prophets." Matthew 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 19:41,42.
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
household, to give them meat in due season?" Matthew 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." Matthew 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." Revelation 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." Luke 14:23.