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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
(17) In what way may the mind of the mother affect her offspring before its birth, and how may the facts be seen to comport with the Scriptural declaration that our Lord Jesus was holy and separate from sinners, while his mother was imperfect like the remainder of the race? P.102, par. 3.
(18) What do we know in respect to Jesus’ mother—her character, attitude towards God, etc., that would authorize the conclusion that she was holy-minded and that her influence upon her child would correspond to this? Quote and cite the Scriptures. P.102, par. 3.
(19) Whence came the perfect life principle, which resulted in the birth of Jesus—”holy, harmless, undefiled”? P.103, par. 1.
(20) If life proceeds from the father and nature from the mother, of what nature was the “man Christ Jesus”? P.103, par. 2.
(21) Is this same principle that the mother gives nature, the father life, borne out by the record of Gen. 6:1-5? If so, how? P.103, par. 3.
(22) What would have become of Adam’s race had the fallen angels been permitted to continue the generation of a new race of humans, contrary to the divine arrangement and organization? P.104, par. 1.
(23) Did that new race of mental and physical giants dominate and intimidate humanity, and is it probable that their continuance in power and authority would eventually have crushed out Adam’s race? P.104, par. 1,2.
(24) How is the principle we have discussed, namely, life from the father and form from the mother, illustrated in nature, by the fact that God is the great Father and Life-giver to angels of various grades, to man, to beasts and fowl and fishes? P.104, par. 3.
(25) The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ “hath begotten us as new creatures.” Who was the mother in this case—mother of the New Creation? P.104, par. 3.
(26) What lesson can we draw from the fact that in the typical Jewish age each child ranked in favor and standing according to the dignity and rank of its mother rather than its father? P.105, par. 1.
(27) Is or is not this same principle illustrated in the birth of our Lord Jesus? If it is, show how. P.105, par. 2.
(28) In harmony with the foregoing, show how our Lord Jesus was a clean thing—a pure and holy being, undefiled by sin. P.105, par. 2.
(29) If our Lord Jesus is a new creature, spirit-begotten, and now highly exalted to the divine nature, and if it is declared that he will be the Father and Life-giver to humanity in its regeneration during the Millennium, what nature will the restored ones have—human or divine? P.105, par. 3.
(30) Show how this and related items are illustrated in the three wives of Abraham—Sarah, Hagar and Keturah. P.105, par. 3.
(31) Shall we not conclude that our Lord’s birth was a miracle, wholly out of accord with Jehovah’s usual procedures, or was it in harmony? P.106, par. 1.
(32) How was this illustrated in Adam? Who was his father and who his mother? P.106, par. 1.
(33) What is signified by the Apostle’s statement that such an one “became us”—how and why? P.106, par. 1.
“MADE LIKE UNTO HIS BRETHREN” AND “TOUCHED WITH A FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES”
(1) State briefly the two popular, erroneous views respecting his relations to God and to man. P.107, par. 1.
(2) State briefly the Scriptural view of Jesus’ relationship to God and to man. P.107, par. 1.
(3) Would it have been possible for our Lord to keep the divine law and thus to inherit eternal life, if he had been a sinner, if his life had not come from above, but through Adam’s line? P.108, par. 1.
(4) Since we were not by nature undefiled and separate from sinners, how can it be said that he was “made like unto his brethren”—in what respect was he made like us? P.108, par. 2.
(5) If we are not Jesus’ “brethren”—in what respect was he made like us? P.108, par. 2.
(6) Cite seven Scriptures showing that we are Christ’s brethren only after justification. P.109.
(7) Was our Lord tempted as the world is tempted in all points? P.110, par. 1.
(8) In our Lord’s temptation in the wilderness at the beginning of his ministry, what was the first suggestion made by the Adversary as recorded, and was this a temptation to him as a New Creature or as a man? P.110, par. 3.
(9) Do the Lord’s “brethren” have similar temptations? If so, are these tempted as “New Creatures” or natural men, and what may be considered as some of the brethren’s temptations? P.110, par. 3.
(10) Describe our Lord’s second point of temptation from the Adversary in the wilderness. Show how it applied and whether it tested him as a “new creature” or as a man. P.111, par. 1.
(11) Are the Lord’s “brethren” tempted in like manner? Give illustrations and show whether these affect them as men or as New Creatures. P.111, par. 2.
— September 1, 1908 —