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19. What other texts declare the love and mercy of God?
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy.-Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. (103 Ps. 8. 13.)
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works. (145 P. 8, 9.)
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not, they are new every morning. (3 Lam. 22, 23.)
20. What was the brightest manifestation of the Love of God?
God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us; because that God sent his only begotten son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. (I. Jn. 4. 8, 9, 10.)
God's Holiness and Justice.
21. How does God assert his holiness?
Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. (57 Is. 15.)
22. What passages of Scripture describe the holiness and justice of God?
Shall a man be
Shall mortal man be more just than God? more pure than his Maker? Behold he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly. (4 Job 17,18.)
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water. (15 Job. 15, 16.)
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne; mercy and truth shall go before thy face. (89 P. 14.)
23. How do pure and blessed spirits worship God in Heaven?
They rest not day and night saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (4 Rev. 8 and 11.)
God's Truth and Unchangeableness.
24. What does God say of his unchangeableness
I am the Lord, I change not. (3 Mal. 6.)
I will be their God in truth and in righteousness. (8Zec.8.)
25. What parts of the Bible affirm the truth and unchangeableness of God?
God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent; hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?(23 Num.19.)
He is the Rock: His work is perfect, for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. (32 Deu. 4.)
With whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning. (1 Jas. 17.)
26. What is the song of Moses and the Lamb, sung by the saints in heaven?
Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name; for thou only art holy? (15 Rev. 3, 4.)
God to be worshipped and glorified.
27. What is the first commandment?
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (20 Ex. 3,)
28. What is the second commandment?
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. (20 Ex. 4, 5, 6.)
29. Is God our Creator and continual Preserver?
God that made the world and all things therein—and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation-in Him we live and move, and have our being. (17 Ac. 24, 26, 28.)
30. How are we required to love God?
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (22 Mt. 37.)
31. Are we commanded to obey God?
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway. (11 Deu. 1.)
32. Should we esteem his works?
Remember that thou magnify his work which men behold. (36 Job 24.)
33. Should we seek to promote the glory of God in every thing?
Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (I. Cor. 10. 31.)
1. What promise of a Saviour was made to our first parents after their fall?
I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (3 Gn. 15.)
2. What promise was made to Abraham, and then to Isaac, and then to Jacob?
In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. (12 Gn. 3.) (26 Gn. 4.) (28 Gn. 14.)
3. What prophecy of Christ did Jacob give when he was dying?
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (49 Gn. 10.)
4. How did Moses prophecy of Christ?
The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren like unto me, unto him ye shall hearken. (18 Deu. 15.) (3 Ac, 22.) (1Jn.45.) (7 Ac.37.)
5. What were the Jewish Sacrifices appointed for?
A shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things. (10 Heb. 1.)
Without shedding of blood is no remission. (9 Heb. 22.)
6. Did these Sacrifices point to Christ?
It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins-We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all-For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. (10 Heb. (4, 10, 14.)
Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world, (1 Jn. 29.)
7. What did Isaiah prophecy of the birth of Christ?
Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (7 Is. 14.) which being interpreted is God with us. (1 Mt. 23.)
Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. (9 Isa. 6, 7.)
8. How did Christ appear?
When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law. (4 Gal. 4.)
9. What is related of the Virgin Mary the Mother of Christ?
And she brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger. (2 Lk. 7.)
10. How did the heavenly host express their praises at the birth of Christ?
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men. (2 Luke 14.)