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Questions on Select Portions of the Gospels


Jesus describes the life-giving power of the Gospel

John 5:24-29

  1. What is meant by hearing my word? (John 5:24)

  2. Who sent Jesus Christ into the world?

  3. For what purpose was he sent? (John 3:17)

  4. What is it to believe on God?

  5. What is here meant by everlasting life?

  6. What did Jesus say concerning condemnation in his conversation with Nicodemus? (John 3:18-19)

  7. Was this condemnation experienced in the present life or reserved for the future existence?

  8. Was the everlasting life mentioned here enjoyed in this state of existence or reserved until the next?

  9. Are any quickened, or made alive, from this state of death while they continue to live in this world? (Eph. 2:1; Col. 2:13; 1 John 3:14)

  10. What did Jesus mean by saying that the genuine disciple is passed from death unto life?

  11. To what period did Jesus refer when he asid the hour is coming, and now is? (John 5:25)

  12. Is this phrase ever used in the Scriptures to denote a period far distant?

  13. Who are meant by the dead? (John 5:24)

  14. Who is the Son of God?

  15. What is meant by hearing the voice of the Son of God?

  16. What is meant by they that hear shall live?

  17. How does the apostle Paul describe the opposite states of spiritual life and death? (Rom. 8:6)

  18. What does the apostle John say concerning the enjoyment of this life in the present world? (1 John 5:12)

  19. From whom did Jesus receive the life-giving power? (John 5:26)

  20. To whom does he communicate life?

  21. Through what means, or medium, does he bestow life?

  22. What authority did he declare he had received from the Father? (John 5:27)

  23. What did Jesus say to the Pharisees concerning his coming into the world for judgment? (John 9:39)

  24. From the construction of this verse would you suppose the judgment was rendered in this life or the next?

  25. When did Jesus say he would render judgment? (Matt. 16:27-28; John 12:31)

  26. At what did Jesus exhort his disciples not to marvel? (John 5:28-29)

  27. Whome did he mean by all that are in the graves? (John 5:24-25)

  28. Are people, who yet live in the flesh, ever represented in the Scriptures as being in the graves, or as having been brought forth from the graves? (Ezk. 37:12-13)

  29. What is meant by hearing his voice? (John 5:24-25)

  30. What is meant by the resurrection of damnation? (John 3:18-19)

  31. Does damnation mean the same as condemnation?

  32. Shall all people at last be raised from a state of natural death to a state of immortality? (1 Cor. 15:22)

  33. In what terms did Jesus describe that resurrection? (Luke 20:36)

  34. How did the apostle Paul describe the same resurrection? (1 Cor. 15:42-58; 1 Thes. 4:13-18)

  35. Do either of these descriptions assert, or imply, taht some shall then be raised to life and some to damnation?

  36. Can we suppose that any who are equal to the angels are to endure endless misery?

  37. Can we suppose that any whom Jesus terms children of God are subjects of endless damnation?

  38. Can we suppose that any who bear teh image of the heavenly man have come forth to the resurrection of damnation?

  39. When death is swallowed up in victory will it continue to reign over any portion of mankind?

  40. Can it be supposed that any who dwell for ever with the Lord shall be excluded from happiness?

  41. Can you find any thing in either of these descriptions which conveys the idea that mankind shall at last be divided into two classes, the one to enjoy life, and the other to endure damnation?

  42. Is it probable, then, that in the passage we have been considering, Jesus speaks of the same resurrection which is so differently described in the other passages?

  43. Had he not previously, in this discourse, spoken of a resurrection, or a passing from death to life, the enjoyment of life and the endurance of condemnation, or damnation, while men continued to dwell on the earth?

  44. Which is the more probable, that he continued to speak of the same kind of resurrection, or that he described the general resurrection in such a manner as to contradict what he himself said on another occasion, and also to contradict the testimony of an apostle, to whom he had revealed the truth?
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