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BEREAN STUDIES ON THE ATONEMENT
THE TEXT-BOOK USED FOR THIS COURSE IS SCRIPTURE STUDIES, SERIES V. (E)*
*Five years ago DAWN-STUDIES, VOL. V., was reset, and unfortunately the type was not exactly same size as before; and hence page for page they differ. The references given in these Berean Studies apply to the present edition, a copy of which postpaid will cost you but 30c. But keep your old edition, for unfortunately the New Bible helps refer to its pages.
Questions on Study V.—The Author of the Atonement
(15) If the word „beginning” here refers to the beginning of Jehovah God’s creative work, state what that work was, and give three or more Bible proof texts on the subject? P.86, par. 3.
(16) If our Lord as Jehovah’s Word or Logos was his first creation, whence came angels and men and all else that have been created? By whom were these created? P.87, par. 1.
(17) How should we understand the declaration that our Lord was rich and for our sakes became poor? P.87, par. 1.
(18) How will this comport with our Lord’s reference to his glory with the Father „Before the world was”? John 17:5; P.87, par. 1.
(19) How can these Scriptures be answered by those who deny our Lord Jesus’ pre-human existence? P.87, par. 2.
(20) Do these Scriptures examined substantiate the thought that our Lord Jesus was the „only begotten” of the Father? (I John 4:9.) What does „only begotten” imply if not that none other than he was the direct creation of the heavenly Father? P.88, par. 1.
(21) What Scriptures declare that God sent his son into the world, and thus imply our Lord’s pre-human existence? P.88, par. 2.
(22) The Apostle says, „He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” According to this Scripture, was it the Father or the Son who directly created the world? P.88, par. 2.
(23) If the Son created the world, by what power did he do it—his own, or the heavenly Father’s? Quote a Scripture proving that it was the Father’s power exercised through the Son. Did our Lord Jesus claim to be the Father as well as the Son, and to have sent himself into the world? Quote a Scripture on this subject. P.89, par. 1.
(24) Quote four other Scriptures in which the Lord represents himself as having come down from a heavenly condition to an earthly state? P.89, par. 1,2.
(25) Did Jesus claim that his existence antedated that of Abraham? Where? P.89, par. 1.
(26) Explain in what sense our Lord was before Abraham? P.90, par. 2.
(27) How shall we understand our Lord’s statement, „No man knoweth the Son, but the Father”? Matt. 11:27; P.91, par. 1.
(28) What is the key to this knowledge? Why cannot all understand such matters? P.91, par. 2.
(29) Why was Nicodemus refused a knowledge of heavenly things? Why is it necessary to believe God’s revelation respecting earthly things before we can understand heavenly things? P.92, par. 2.
(30) How was our Lord’s pre-existent condition referred to by the wise men? P.92, par. 3; P.93, par. 1.
(31) In what sense was Christ „the first and the last?” P.93, par. 3.
(32) What is the ordinary theory respecting „incarnation”? P.93, par. 3.
(33) What is the correct theory respecting the text: „The Logos was made flesh and dwelt among us”? John 1:14; P.93, par. 3; P.94, par. 1.
(34) When our Lord is referred to as a man in the Scriptures, does this imply that he was a blemished man—an imperfect man? P.95, par. 1.
(35) Quote two Scriptures which prove that he is not referred to as a sinner in any sense of the word. P.95, par. 2.
(36) If our Lord had been of fallen human nature, could he have been our Redeemer? If not, why not?
THE MEDIATOR OF THE ATONEMENT THE UNDEFILED ONE
(1) The Scriptures declare that a clean thing cannot come out of an unclean. (Job 14:4.) How does this agree with the declaration that our Lord was „holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners? P.97.
(2) Is a knowledge of the manner in which God accomplished this bringing of a clean thing out of an unclean essential to true discipleship? In other words, is the philosophy of the Atonement indispensable to faith? P.98, par. 1.
(3) What is the Roman Catholic view of the „Immaculate Conception”? Does it apply to Jesus or to his mother? P.98, par. 2.
(4) If Jesus’ birth was out of the ordinary channel of affairs—a miracle—can it be said that there are other miracles in nature which are not so considered merely because they are more general? P.98, par. 3.
(5) Give illustrations of two substances in nature which act contrary to the ordinary so-called laws of nature? P.98, par. 3.
(6) Does existence or living energy come from the father or from the mother? P.99, par. 1.
(7) Does the body or form come from the father, or from the mother? P.99, par. 1.
(8) What is the significance of the word „father”? P.99, par. 2.
(9) Is it because of this principle, that the life or being comes from the father, and organism from the mother, that children are spoken of as being of or from their fathers and born by their mothers? Gen. 24:47. Give several illustrations? P.99, par. 3.
(10) Does science agree with the Scriptures in this teaching as applied to humanity, and to all mammalia, that the life principle comes from the father, and the organism from the mother? P.100, par. 2.
(11) Give an illustration on this subject from the egg of a fowl? P.100, par. 3.
(12) In view of these facts, could it be possible for a perfect child to be born to a perfect father, even if the mother were imperfect? P.100, par. 4.
(13) Why is it true that „One man’s meat is another man’s poison? P.101, par. 1.
(14) Applying this principle, could a perfect race have been born had mother Eve sinned and become imperfect, and father Adam remained sinless and perfect? P.101, par. 2.
(15) Would the reverse of this have been true? That is, suppose that Adam had sinned and mother Eve had remained sinless and perfect, could the race thus have retained its perfection through the mother? P.101, par. 3; P.102, par. 1.
(16) Does the Scripture, „Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean thing,” refer, then, to Adam or to Eve—to the male or to the female? P.102, par. 2.
— August 1, 1908 —