R4534-367 Berean Studies On The Atonement

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Questions on Scripture Study V.—Man for whom Atonement was made


(1) “Hell and destruction are before the Lord.” (Prov. 15:11.) What does this signify? P. 367, par. 7.

(2) “The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell (sheol) beneath.” (Prov. 15:24.) What does this signify? P. 367, par. 9.

(3) What is meant by the statement, “Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell (sheol) (Prov. 23:14.) P. 368, par. 1.

(4) “Hell (sheol) and destruction are never full.” (Prov. 27:20.) What does this signify? P. 368, par. 2.

(5) “There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave (sheol, hell).” (Eccl. 9:10.) What is the meaning of this statement? P. 368, par. 7.

(6) “Hell (sheol) hath enlarged herself.” (Isa. 5:14.) What is the significance of this Scripture? P. 369, par. 3.

(7) What is meant by the statement, “Hell (sheol) from beneath is moved for thee, to meet thee at thy coming?” (Isa. 14:9.) P. 369, par. 5.

(8) “We have made a covenant with death, and with hell (sheol) are we at agreement.” (Isa. 28:15.) What does this Scripture teach? P. 369, last par., and P. 370.

(9) What is meant by the statement, “The grave (sheol, hell) cannot praise thee?” (Isa. 38:18.) P. 371, par. 3.


(10) “Thou … didst debase thyself even unto hell (sheol) (Isa. 57:9.) What is signified by this expression? P. 371, last par.

(11) “He went down to the grave (sheol) … I cast him down to hell (sheol); … they also went down into hell (sheol) (Ezek. 31:15-17.) What is signified by this reference to hell? P. 372, par. 1.

(12) “The strong among the mighty shall speak to him, and them that help him, out of the midst of hell (sheol) (Ezek. 32:21.) Explain the Scripture in harmony with this statement, “There is no wisdom, nor knowledge in sheol.”

(13) What is meant by, “They which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war”? (Ezek. 32:27.) P. 372, last par.

(14) What is meant by the statement, “I will ransom them from the power of the grave (sheol, hell)? … O grave (sheol, hell), I will be thy destruction.” (Hos. 13:14.) P. 373, par. 1.

(15) Who are they that “dig into hell”? (Amos 9:2.) P. 374, par. 1.

(16) Who prayed to God “out of the belly of hell” and was heard? (Jonah 2:2.) P. 374, par. 1.

(17) What is meant by the statement, “Enlargeth his desire as hell (sheol)”? (Hab. 2:5.) P. 374, last par.


(18) What word in the New Testament Greek corresponds exactly to the Hebrew word sheol in the Old Testament? P. 375, par. 1.

(19) When translations are made from the Old Testament Scriptures into the New Testament and the word sheol is included, how is it uniformly translated in the New Testament Greek? P. 375, par. 1.

(20) What is the meaning of the Scripture, “Thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell”? (Matt. 11:23.) P. 375, par. 2.

(21) Explain the Scripture, “I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matt. 16:18.) P. 375, par. 4.

(22) Quote Luke 10:15 and explain it. P. 376, par. 1.

(23) “In hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments.” (Luke 16:23.) Explain this Scripture in harmony with the declaration that there is no wisdom, nor knowledge, nor device in sheol, in hades. Is the nation of Israel dead, but its people alive? P. 376, last par.


(24) What is meant by the Scripture, “Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell”? (Acts 2:27.) P. 377, par. 2.

(25) Christ’s soul was not left in hell. (Acts 2:31.) What does this signify? P. 377, par. 3.

(26) What did the Apostle mean by the words, “O hell (hades), where is thy victory?” (I Cor. 15:55.) P. 377, last par.

(27) “I have the keys of hell and of death.” (Rev. 1:18.) P. 378, par. 1.

(28) “Hell followed with him.” (Rev. 6:8.) What does this statement signify?

(29) “Death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them.” (Rev. 20:13.) Explain this Scripture. P. 379, par. 2.

(30) What is meant by the statement that “death and hell were cast into the lake of fire”? (Rev. 20:14.) P. 318.

(31) What conclusion should we reach in respect to these various Scriptures examined? P. 381.


(32) What is meant by the statement that “Our Savior Jesus Christ … hath abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel”? (2 Tim. 1:10.) P. 383.

(33) Have mankind a longing for a future life? If so, why so. P. 383.

(34) Did God encourage man’s aspirations for a future life? P. 383, last par.

(35) Is there any direct promise of eternal life in the Old Testament? If so, what and where? And does it contain any statement respecting human immortality either present or prospective? P. 383, last par.

(36) “The Gospel was preached to Abraham”; did it contain any mention of human immortality? Did it contain any basis of suggestion of a future life? P. 384.

(37) State what assurances of everlasting life or immortality or both are mentioned in the New Testament and to whom they are applicable. P. 384.

(38) State what the New Testament assurances respecting a future life imply—the basis for the hope, the conditions for its attainment and the process by which those blessings may be secured. P. 385.

(39) Does the abundance of the Divine provision imply that eternal life is already a possession of humanity or that it will be forced upon Adam and his race? P. 385, last par.

(40) Quote some Scriptures bearing upon this subject and showing that eternal life is a gift from the Almighty and that it must be striven for, in order to be obtained. P. 386.


— December 1, 1909 —