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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.
(12) Name one of the chief battles of the Christian seeking to be a good soldier, loyal to the Captain of his salvation. P.112, par. 1.
(13) Why is fixity of will essential to our victory? P.112, par. 2.
(14) What was our Lord’s third temptation in the wilderness? Explain the intimations and suggestions of the Adversary’s words as they would apply to our Lord. P.112, par. 2.
(15) What was there in Satan’s past career that probably led up to this request? What ambitions of his were not fully satisfied? Why would he evidently have preferred to have our Lord as a partner in the dominion of earth and under better conditions than those of the reign of sin and death? P.113, par. 1.
(16) Did Satan’s temptation imply a new remedy for sin and his willingness to cooperate in its application? What may we reasonably surmise as respects Satan’s motives, etc.? P.114, par. 1.
(17) What was our Lord’s decision and was it hard to reach? P.114, par. 2.
(18) Are the Lord’s brethren subject to temptations along this same line? P.114, par. 3.
(19) Cite illustrations of Satan’s temptation of the Church to seek for other means of saving the world than that which God has outlined in the Scriptures and tell why other plans than the Lord’s seemed to many preferable. P.114, par. 3,4.
(20) Do these temptations to the brethren come in various forms? If so, state some of these—especially some prevalent in our Lord’s day. P.115, par. 1; P.116, par. 1.
(21) Since our Lord was not fallen, depraved, but holy, harmless, separate from sinners, how could he be “tempted in all points like as we are”? P.117, par. 1.
(22) Mention some of humanity’s weaknesses and besetments and explain the difference between these and the temptations of our Lord and his “brethren.” P.117, par. 1.
(23) Since the temptations of the New Creatures are thus different from the temptations of those of the world, explain the relationship between the weaknesses of the flesh and temptations of the spirit or new nature. P.117, par. 2.
(24) Quote and cite the Scripture which declared that the Captain of our salvation was made “perfect through suffering,” and state whether or not this signifies that he was imperfect as a man and attained human perfection, or what does it signify? P.118, par. 1,2.
(25) What motive is Scripturally assigned to our Lord as influencing him in his consecration and sacrifice? Quote and cite the Scripture. P.118, par. 3.
(26) What four different features of joy actuated our Lord? Let us discuss these one at a time. P.118, par. 4; P.119, par. 1,2,3.
(27) Was this joy set before our Lord as a certainty or as a contingent reward for faithfulness? and if the latter to whom was he to be faithful and to what degree? P.119, par. 4.
(28) Did our Lord learn obedience through the things which he suffered in order that he might become a Son of God? If not, for what did he suffer? Quote and cite the Scriptures demonstrating this. P.120, par. 1,2,3.
(29) To whom did our Lord Jesus demonstrate or prove his fidelity and what results followed? P.120, par. 4.
(30) Apply this same principle to the Church, the Body of Christ, and explain what we should expect in ourselves and in each other, and in God’s dealings with us. P.120, par. 5. Discuss this matter thoroughly.
(31) When we read in the Scriptures that our Lord was made “in the likeness of sinful flesh” just what does this signify—that he was a sinner?—that he was just like a sinner?—or what? Cite the Scripture and paraphrase it so as to bring out its proper thought. P.121, par. 1.
(32) What bearing would the doctrine of the ransom have in respect to the above questions? If Jesus had been born of a human father and thus partaken of a blemished, fallen, human nature, like sinful flesh in general, could he have been our Redeemer, our ransom? If not, why not? P.122, par. 4.
(33) We read, “Himself took our infirmities.” Does this signify that the man Christ Jesus was born with human infirmities? Cite the occurrences of the statement in the Old and New Testaments and explain their proper signification. P.122, par. 2.
(34) Our Lord, according to the Scriptural accounts, was in some respects less vigorous than some of his disciples and some other men at the time of his death. How could this be, if they were born imperfect and he was a perfect being, unblemished? Explain the philosophy. P.122, par. 3; P.123, par. 1.
(35) Does Matthew’s Gospel offer an explanation of the Prophet’s words under consideration, “Himself bare our sicknesses”? What is the inferable explanation? P.124, par. 1,2.
(36) Did our Lord Jesus use his own physical strength in the healing of sickness or was it done by special outside strength supplied? P.124, par. 3.
— October 1, 1908 —