What was the
mission of Christ to the earth?
"For the Son of man is come to seek and to
save that which was lost." Luke 19:10.
From what does
Christ redeem us?
"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made
a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on
a tree." Galatians 3:13.
Who shall see God?
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for
they shall see God." Matthew 5:8.
What relation must
those who see God, sustain to Him in this life?
"Beloved, now are we the
sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know
that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as
he is." 1 John 3:2.
How does one become
a child of God?
"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ
Jesus." Galatians 3:26.
What is said of him
who has faith in Christ?
"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and
every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of
him." 1 John 5:1.
But what does
living faith in Christ include?
"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without
works is dead also." James 2:26.
When is faith
"And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."
1 John 3:22.
Is it necessary to
do the things that we know are pleasing to God in order to maintain living
"For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our
heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then
have we confidence toward God." 1 John 3:20,21.
But still, will
keeping the law justify anyone? If not, why not?
"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be
justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin."
How are we
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with
God through our Lord Jesus Christ:" Romans 5:1.
In what condition
were we before being justified?
"For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment
came, sin revived, and I died." Romans 7:9.
How does God take
"Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together
with Christ, (by grace ye are saved.)" Ephesians 2:5.
What does the
apostle, in another place call this quickening?
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according
to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and
renewing of the Holy Ghost." Titus 3:5.
What is one
evidence of regeneration?
"We know that we have passed from death unto life, because
we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in
death." 1 John 3:14.
Before man's fall,
to what did he especially have access?
"And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that
is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also
in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and
evil." Genesis 2:9.
transgressed, what was done to him?
"So he drove out the
man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a
flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of
life." Genesis 3:24.
What was cursed
because of the fall?
"And unto Adam he
said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast
eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat
of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat
of it all the days of thy life;" Genesis 3:17.
In the sin of our
first parents, to whom did they yield their inheritance?
"While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the
servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is
he brought in bondage." 2 Peter 2:19.
After the fall of
man, did the earth pass into the hands of Satan?
"And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain,
showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the
devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of
them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give
it." Luke 4:5,6.
Will the possession
purchased by the blood of Christ, be restored again to man?
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest
of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession,
unto the praise of his glory." Ephesians 1:13,14.
But in redeeming
the possession, the earth, as well as man, must be cleansed from
the curse. How will this be done? and what will be the result?
"Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of
God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his
promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness." 2 Peter 3:12,13.
When will the
regeneration of the earth take place?
"And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say
unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the
Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit
upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Matthew
What will be the
condition of the earth when redeemed?
"For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory
of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14.
Will the earth ever
be cursed again, when once redeemed?
"And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and
of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:"
Will man regain the
right to the tree of life which was forfeited through sin?
"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the
city." Revelation 22:14.