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Lesson: Search the Scriptures - God is the Creator

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Search the Scriptures

1. From what source do we get the scriptures, and by whom are they given?

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God," II Timothy 3:16.

2. Of what value are the scriptures, and for what are they profitable to us?

"All scripture is . . . profitable, for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works," II Timothy 3:16, 17.

3. What are we admonished to do, that we may understand the Word correctly, and finally receive divine approval?

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth," II Timothy 2:15.

4. By studying and receiving a knowledge of the sacred word, what will it finally acquire for us?

"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus," II Timothy 3:15.

5. Why is a personal knowledge of the scriptures of vital importance to every person, and without it why might they be deceived?

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world," I John 4:1.

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness," II Corinthians 11:14-15.

6. In what way does God warn His people to be on guard?

"Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day . . . . having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with he preparation of the gospel of peace," Ephesians 6:13-15.

7. We notice that when Satan was tempting Christ for forty days and nights (Luke 4:1-12), that Christ always answered him by quoting a text of scripture. What does the Holy Spirit instruct us to do, when we are likewise tempted?

"Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear," I Peter 3:15. "Prove all things, hold fast that which is good," I Thessalonians 5:21.

8. Why did Paul declare the people of Berea to be more noble in God's sight than those living in Thessalonica?

"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so," Acts 17:11.

9. From what source did the prophecies of the Bible come to us?

"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost," II Peter 1:21.

Creation and the Creator

1. By whom and when were both the heavens and the earth made?

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth," Genesis 1:1.

2. For what purpose did God make the heavens and the earth?

"For thus saith the LORD, that created the heavens: God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain: He formed it to be inhabited," Isaiah 45:18.

3. What do the Scriptures state that the heavens declare?

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork," Psalm 19:1.

4. To whom is worship and adoration at all times due?

"O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker," Psalm 95:6.

5. What will become of the graven images and false gods of the heathen?

"Thus shall ye say unto them, the gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens," Jeremiah 10:11.

6. How does God contrast His own power with that of false gods, and in what way does He inform us to distinguish between them?

"Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things what they be, that we may consider them: and know the latter end of them, or declare us things for to come. Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods," Isaiah 41:22, 23.

7. Who created man, and whose likeness is he?

"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them," Genesis 1:27.

8. The character and power of man is just a little inferior to what great class of God's creatures?

"What is man that You are mindful of him? And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor," Psalm 8:4, 5.

9. What home did God first give man after his creation?

"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed," Genesis 2:8.

10. What did the Lord provide for food for this man, and what did He give him to do?

"And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food . . . . And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it," Genesis 2:9, 15.

11. What great lesson may we learn through the things that are made?

"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made: even His eternal power and Godhead: so that they are without excuse," Romans 1:20.

12. In view of the curse upon this earth by reason of disobedience and sin, what hath our Creator promised?

"For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered nor come into mind," Isaiah 65:17.