Instructions And Questions

Instructions And Questions
By B. E. Echols
Information Concerning Use Of Questions

The two following sets of questions have been prepared in consecutive order to cover the “Four Essentials Unto Salvation,” including chapter two through chapter five. The teacher and student should be able to trace them through all the chapters, for the proper answer, without too much difficulty.

I suggest that before anyone makes use of these questions, for any special study, that they FIRST read the chapter or part to be studied and list such Scriptural references and notations along with each question that will help them to determine the correctness of each answer given; otherwise, some erroneous point of doctrine might be suggested or unintentionally injected. I also think it is best to have the class to recite with closed books. This practice should prompt more studying before class, will very likely increase attention and interest during recitation, and help produce more lasting results.

Both sets of questions are correspondingly divided into equal numbers for each lesson. Therefore, if time permits and the teacher so desires, he may use questions from both groups for the same study without becoming confused. Questions for a final examination may also be selected from among those given in each listing or the teacher can prepare some of his own preference.

There are 162 questions divided into twelve lessons in each group they are divided to constitute twenty-four lessons if only one group is studied at a time, or for twelve lessons if questions are used from both groups for each study.

“The True and False Questions” often prove to be interesting and profitable for adults as well as for youth, or even when both groups are taught together and should provoke more points for discussion than the “General Questions.” The teacher should underscore the point (true or false) that is the correct answer and list Scriptural references and other notations in order to be prepared for such discussions that might arise or for those he might wish to introduce. Then, by asking for Scriptural references or quotations to substantiate the answers given, such would likely give added assurance that they were correct and leave a more lasting impression upon all the students or class.

Finally, the best results are always obtained, from any study of God’s Word, when one prays and implores God’s guidance and blessings upon His efforts. See Proverbs 3 :5, 6 ; Matthew 7:7 ; James 1:5-7 and 4:2.

General Questions

I Chapter 2

1. What is the general theme of Chapter Two?

2. What is the theme for the entire book?

3. What is it an unsaved person can believe in that is the power of God unto salvation”?

4. Who could be classed as a “spiritual pauper”?

5. Is there any hope for people who do not have any faith in God or His word?

6. What attribute of God should always help anyone believe in Him and His Word?

7. What are some good definitions of faith?

8. From what source does all faith, or the ability to believe God, come?

9. What are the three methods by which a man may obtain faith from God?

10. What is the first and only method the unsaved person may resort to, in order to obtain faith from the Lord?

11. How do some folk lose the faith that comes to them by the method of hearing?

12. Why are some folk dead and in eternity without a ray of hope for the future, according to this chapter or point of study?

13. Is there a chance for anyone to be saved AFTER they die?

14. What dangerous situation do some people get into BEFORE they die?

15. How may one who is filled with doubts and fear due to being misinformed about “the way of truth,” obtain faith to be saved?

16. Does seeing with the natural eye often produce faith in one’s heart?

17. How may we Christians help someone to believe for a specific need?

18. What are some good Scriptural admonitions for those who would be proliferous soul-winners?

19. (a) Does the Bible classify unbelief as being sin? (b) If so, give some Scriptural references for proof.

20. How may one, who is corrupted and hindered by unbelief, rid him-self of same?

21. Will believing alone appropriate any of God’s promises?

22. Who is God always ready to save, heal, deliver, or bless in some special way?

23. What, besides God’s Word, is a very powerful weapon with which to fight sin and the devil?

24. What controls and operates the greatest power known to man?

25. What is the BEST and SAFEST thing anyone can do in time of danger, sickness, storms, war, etc.?

26. What seems to be the greatest hinderance for people complying with the gospel of Jesus Christ and being saved, after they begin to believe? (Procrastination).

27. What is generally the hardest step for most people to make in their efforts to be saved? (To believe God and His Word).

28. What terrible and disastrous mistake has some people made when instructing people how to be saved? (That faith alone saves them).

29. To what “works” does Ephesians 2:8 and Titus 3:5 refer?

30. What is some church folk’s answer to Acts 16:30, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved”?

31. Does faith ever produce or accomplish anything before it is put into action?

32. What is that grace one generally needs to put faith into action?

II Chapter 3

1. What is the next step for one who has heard the gospel and believes it?

2. Is it possible for a person to be saved without repenting of his sinful acts?

3. What do you think was the Apostle Paul’s strongest point on repentance?

4. What did the Apostle Peter teach concerning repentance?

5. When does one begin to discover the sinfulness of his sins?

6. What has God declared that every tongue shall do?

7. Who can explain what is meant by confession to whom confession is due?

8. What is one of those often overlooked elements of repentance?

9. Who was the little man that believed in making restitution for any defrauding acts?

10. When seeking salvation for the soul, what is it that one can do that will really touch the heart of God?

11. Who was strong on the message of repentance besides Jesus Christ and His Apostles?

12. What subject should always be preached and greatly emphasized, to the unsaved, besides faith and water baptism?

13. What is a sinner treasuring up against himself when he hardens his heart and refuses to repent?

14. (a) How does the act of repenting often effect the person who is repenting? (b) How may it effect the one to whom we repent?

15. What are some of those good reactions one often feels in his heart after he repents?

16. Does the fact that one has been made happy by repenting of his sins mean he has also been saved, before he has been baptized in water and receives the Holy Ghost?

17. What is it that first produces a tenderizing effect upon a sinner’s heart?

18. What is the danger of one stopping at repentance?

19. Can anyone repent sufficiently who has never been convicted of his sins?

20. What are some of the things that will help one receive that heart-felt conviction he needs to prompt him to repent?

21. Can anyone afford to give up seeking the Lord for the salvation of his soul, under any circumstances or for any reason?

22. (a) Who is classed as a “chronic seeker”? (b) Also, is there any hope for those who have sought the Lord for years to no avail?

23. What are those things that seem to hinder some people the most, and the longest, when seeking the Lord?

24. Does God save anyone because of their moral goodness, honesty, neighborly kindness, good citizenship, etc.?

III Chapter 4

1. What are the three main points for prayerful and Scriptural consideration concerning water baptism?

2. What is meant by some teachings of the Scriptures being a “cardinal doctrine”?

3. Is water baptism, administered in the name of Jesus Christ, essential unto salvation?

4. Does St. John 3:5 refer to water baptism and to one’s receiving the Holy Ghost, as they received it on “The Day of Pentecost”?

5. If Peter did not believe that water baptism was essential unto salvation, why did he command those three thousand converts to be baptized?

6. Whom did Peter command to be baptized after they had received the Holy Ghost?

7. For what purpose did Ananias baptize Saul of Tarsus, who was later known as the Apostle Paul?

8. How soon was the Philippian jailer baptized, after he was converted?

9. What Biblical and historical instance did Peter connect with water baptism in order to emphasize the importance and necessity of same?

10. Is there more than ONE Scriptural way to baptize folk in water, who have repented?

11. What is the only Biblical mode for water baptism?

12. What is the Greek word for “baptize” and what does it mean?

13. How many recordings do we have in the New Testament of where people were sprinkled when baptized?

14. What mode of baptism is suggested by the statement, “We are BURIED with Him by baptism”?

15. Why did John the Baptist baptize his converts in Aenon near Salem?

16. What implies that Philip immersed the Ethiopian eunuch when he baptized him?

17. (a) Is Matthew 28:19 a formula for water baptism? (b) If not, what is it?

18. What is the correct and only Scriptural formula for water baptism?

19. Who are the only church folk who actually baptize their converts “IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” as Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19?

20. Who can explain how Jesus, the Son, could also be the Father and the Holy Ghost?

21. Are people baptized in the name of Jesus when only the titles, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost of Matthew 28:19 are used as the formula when baptizing?

22. How does the marginal rendering of Scofield’s Bible, the translations of Moffatt, Weymouth, Goodspeed, Berkeley, the Amplified New Testament, and the Revised Version render the TITLE “Lord,” of Acts 10:48, as a name?

23. How many references in the “Acts of the Apostles” show that people were baptized in the name of “Jesus Christ” or the “Lord Jesus”?

24. Is there a single reference in the New Testament where the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost were ever used as a formula for water baptism?

25. Can the titles “Lord” and “Christ” be Scripturally added to the name Jesus when baptizing?

26. How did the Apostle Paul admonish the church folk of Colosse to do everything they did “in word or deed”?

27. Are we safe in following the teachings and examples of the Apostles concerning the mode and formula for water baptism?

28. Who was entrusted with “the keys… (to) the kingdom of heaven”?

29. Did the Apostle Peter think there was any other name given under heaven whereby a person could be saved, other than the name of Jesus?

30. What did Jesus have to do in order to provide “remission of sins… in his name?”

31. (a) Actually, what is the reason for baptizing anyone — when viewing it from the literal viewpoint, as defined by Webster? (b) Would it be possible for any of us to become the bride of Christ, if we were to refuse His name in water baptism?

32. According to the Apostle John, how are we to obtain spiritual life from Jesus Christ? (“Through His name” St. John 20:31).

IV Chapter 5

1. What is the last thing that is essential unto salvation, that is connected with the plan of salvation?

2. What did Paul think about the man who did not have the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Ghost? (Romans 8:9 and Acts 19:1-7)

3. Does an unsaved person have to do anything besides obey the gospel of Jesus Christ in order to get the blood applied to his soul?

4. What is a very serious mistake and erroneous belief or teaching concerning the blood of Jesus Christ?

5. Had Peter’s converts on the “Day of Pentecost,” and at the home of Cornelius, been “born of the Spirit” prior to those times and places? (There are no Scriptural records to this effect) .

6. Who taught that the “Holy Ghost” baptism was essential unto salvation besides Jesus?

7. What did Jesus liken the Holy Ghost to upon two occasions?

8. What kind of a well did Jesus say His living water would produce in one’s life or soul?

9. If the water Jesus told the Samaritan woman about would produce “everlasting life”, is not the Holy Ghost essential unto salvation?

10. Where is “the water of life” last referred to in the Bible?

11. Excluding money, what is the price of God’s living water?

12. What is it that definitely puts one into God’s Church — after he believes, repents, and is baptized in water into the name of Jesus Christ?

13. Can you tell us how many Scriptural ways there are for one to get into God’s Church?

14. What is it that God seals His people with “unto the day of redemption”?

15. What is going to happen to sinners and church folk who are not “sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,” when this dispensation of grace begins to come to an end?

16. How large will those locust be that are to sting and torment people for five months?

17. How long will those big stinging-locusts torment a man before he dies?

18. How many classes of folk can you name that will be among those that will be tormented for five months by the stinging-locusts?

19. Will people have to get the Holy Ghost and speak with tongues in order to have “the seal of God in their foreheads”? (See Ephesians 1:13, 14 with Acts 19:1-6).

20. Can anyone live a life, free from sin, free from the alluring elements of this ungodly and pleasure-loving world, and free from the cunning trickery of Satan without the power of the Holy Ghost in his life?

21. What was it that enabled Samson to slay the lion, to kill a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, and to carry the doors and posts of the gate of Gaza about forty miles, to a hill before Hebron?

22. How was Paul enabled to smite a man with blindness, who was trying to turn the deputy away from “the faith”?

23. Can anyone “perform exploits” like Samson and Paul did without the power of the Holy Ghost to help them?

24. Will great learning and oratorical ability enable us to testify of the goodness of God and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, as we should, without the aid or help of the Holy Ghost?

25. Is it possible for a person to have a strong heart without being filled with the Holy Ghost?

26. What kind of a fix is a person in who has a weak heart, in reference to doing the things he would like to do or not do?

27. Is there any difference between being a Spirit-filled Christian and in just being a nominal Church-member?

28. Are people often inspired by the Lord to sing, pray, testify, and preach before they receive the Holy Ghost?

29. Will the anointing of the Holy Ghost help people to speak in pub, lic gatherings and at church services who are backward, timid, or fearful?

30. How long will a person continue to be anointed of the Lord, after he receives the Holy Ghost?

31. What kind of effect does the anointing of the Lord produce upon the listener or observer?

32. Who is in a much better position to receive divine guidance than anyone else?

33. How often does one need to receive guidance from the Lord?

34. Can God’s people obtain guidance from Him, in reference to material and domestic affairs, the same as for spiritual things if they will ask for such?

35. Will the Holy Ghost ever lead anyone contrary to the teachings of God’s Word?

36. What is a definite sign, as given by the Apostle Paul, that anyone is a son or daughter of the Lord?

37. What else besides Scriptural admonitions might help some folk to forsake the “casting of lots” to obtain divine guidance?

38. How do some people err in “fleecing the Lord” to obtain guidance from the Lord?

39. What is the correct “Scriptural usage” for fleecing the Lord?

40. How should one always fleece the Lord?

41. What is the best means anyone can resort to for a better under-standing of God’s Word?

42. Does the fact, that one has received the Holy Ghost mean that there is no need for him to read and study God’s Word?

43. What places all the good attributes and graces of God in one’s heart?

44. How is one sanctified, according to the Scriptures?

45. What is it that becomes so many things to us, once we have received “it” in our hearts?

46. What is it that a Christian never knows how to properly perform without the aid of the Holy Ghost?

47. What is it that enables one “both” to will and to do of His (the Lord’s) good pleasure?

48. What is it that the carnal mind is never subject to, to the extent it should be?

49. In what way will the Holy Ghost definitely testify when He comes to abide in one’s soul?

50. Are there any New Testament records where anyone ever received the Holy Ghost without speaking with tongues?

51. What is one thing a person always does when he receives the Holy Ghost?

52. Who did Peter say the Holy Ghost was for in Acts 2:38, 39?

53. Do we have any “present-day proof” that the Holy Ghost is still for people today?

54. Is there such a thing as “abiding faith”?

55. For whom is this “abiding faith” reserved?

56. How are “spiritual gifts” bestowed and operated?

57. Can one live an overcoming life before he receives the Holy Ghost?

58. What are some of the things God has promised for the overcomer?

59. Does the Bible say, “There is NO fear in love” and that “perfect love casteth out fear”?

60. What portion of the “fruit of the Spirit” is a counterwork of fear?

61. What do people constantly need to enable them to always be truthful?

62. During this “dispensation of grace”, when does God place our names in “the book of life”?

63. According to the Bible, can a person backslide and commit sin and still have his name in “the book of life”?

64. What is it going to take, besides living a life free from sin, to pre-pare one to be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, when He returns for His bride?

65. How does anyone enter into God’s Church, His mystical body?

66. What is it that makes a person a new creature in Christ Jesus?

67. What happens when one becomes a new creature in Christ, as explained by Paul in II Corinthians 5:17?

68. Will anybody make it to heaven other than according to God’s plan or way? (See St. John 10:1, 14:6 and II Peter 3:9).

69. How are some people trying to get around obeying Acts 2:38?

70. Did Jesus, or any of the apostles He chose, teach differently concerning the plan of salvation for this dispensation?

71. What kind of ministers does God need today to proclaim this “Apostolic Message”?

True Or False Questions

I Chapter 2

1. The gospel of Jesus Christ does not have any power in it to deliver anyone from a life of sin true or false?

2. A person, who has sufficient faith in God, can obtain anything from the Lord if he will only ask for it  true or false?

3. Some people seem to believe in anything and everything except Go  true or false?

4. There is positively no way for a person with an unbelieving heart to rid himself of same  true or false? (See I John 1:9, 7 with I Tim. 1:13, 14).

5. A person who places his hope and confidence in God is sure to be disappointed true or false?

6. There are definitely no Scriptural Methods for obtaining faith from the Lord, it is altogether a ‘hocus-pocus maneuvered affair true or false?

7. There are three methods by which a person can obtain faith from the Lord true or false?

8. One of the hardest and most uncertain ways of obtaining faith from God is by listening to someone read, preach or teach God’s Word true or false?

9. Faith that is obtained by the method of hearing is not an abiding faith and should be exercised promptly true or false?

10. Procrastination is a great enemy of faith that comes by hearing, unless such faith is acted upon immediately true or false?

11. A person cannot obtain any kind of faith from the Lord until after he is saved — true or false?

12. Some folk are dead and in eternity without a ray of hope of ever being saved, because they never did attend church where they could have heard the full gospel preached true or false?

13. There is positively no chance of one’s being saved after death claims his soul true or false?

14. Seeing is one of the best methods known for building up one’s faith true or false?

15. God- is ready to help anyone rid himself of an unbelieving heart, if he will repent and do something about it himself true or false?

16. Faith never profits anyone unless he puts it into action true or false?

17. God’s “unalterable law of receiving” is to believe and ask for what you want — true or false?

18. It is possible for “a man of faith” to fail to obtain the things he may desire of the Lord true or false?

19. A person who does not have any faith can still please the Lord –true or false?

20. One is sure to be lost if he does not (1) believe and (2) obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ true or false?

21. It is possible for one man’s faith to help avoid disaster for a multitude of people — true or false?

22. Faith in God is a very risky and dangerous thing to rely upon when one is sick, in times of storm or trouble of any kind, when threatened with bodily injury or property damage of some kind, when in war or when called to the armed services, etc. We true or false?

23. Some people seem to have more faith in their doubts and fears and in what some people say than they do in God true or false?

24. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, as,-powerful as it is, cannot save men and women who are very wicked — who lie, steal, curse, get drunk, live immoral, gamble, rob banks, persecute God’s people, etc. –true or false?

25. The greatest power known to man is controlled and operated by faith true or false?

26. The greatest mistake one can ever make, pertaining to his salvation, is that of allowing himself to believe that faith ALONE can save him true or false?

27. The works of Ephesians 2:9 and Titus 3:5 do not exclude the necessity of an unsaved person having (1) to repent (2) be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, or (3) tarrying for the Holy Ghost until filled true or false?

28. Gospel perverters will try to make people believe they can be saved by faith only true or false?

29. The Lord Jesus Christ, when he comes to this earth again, is going to punish people in flaming fire” who do not obey his gospel –true or false?

30. Faith never produces anything until it is put into action true or false?

31. One who has faith never needs any courage to go with it — true or false?

32. Peter’s courage failed him when he ventured to walk those boisterous waves to where Jesus was true or false? (It was his faith that failed because he looked at the waves instead of to Jesus) .

II Chapter 3

1. Faith and repentance, with godly sorrow, prepares one for water baptism true or false?

2. There is no Scriptural reason for anyone being baptized unless he has thoroughly repented and is willing to FORSAKE his sinful and ungodly ways true or false?

3. God’s Word demands repentance of EVERY person who desires to be saved true or false?

4. There is no need of anyone confessing his sins if he does not intend to forsake them true or false?

5. The Apostle Peter would baptize folk who had not repented if he could persuade them to do so true or false?

6. A man believeth with his heart unto salvation and confesses with his mouth unto righteousness true or false? (Who can give the correct Scriptural statements for these points?)

7. If one would confess all his sins to God he would never have to confess any of them to anyone else true or false?

8. God will save folk and LET THEM KEEP all those STOLEN chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, cows, hogs, horses, goats, sheep, guns, watches, money, clothes, suitcases, billfolds, ladies’ purses, knives, fountain pens, carpentry tools, car tools, garden tools, plow tools, tractors, mowing-machines, lawn-mowers, barber tools and equipment, automobile parts and tires, cooking utensils, plumbing fixtures, shaving equipment, household furniture, books, school supplies, building material, etc., which they have taken without per-mission true or false?

9. Jesus informed Zacchaeus that he would NOT have to make any restitutions in order to be saved true or false?

10. One does not have to pay for things he has stolen or killed if the owner of such forgives him true or false?

11. Repentance is a subject that was never referred to in the Old Testament true or false?

12. The Apostles Peter and Paul were NOT POSITIVE that EVERY-BODY had to repent true or false?

13. An unsaved person is not endangering himself when he procrastinates and plans to get saved at some future time true or false?

14. One never gains any favor or mercy from God by repenting of anything wrong he has done true or false?

15. Sometimes, after people have thoroughly repented, they feel such a relief from their load and guilt of sin until they sometimes think they are saved true or false?

16. True repentance often affords one with a measure of joy and heartfelt appreciation for what God has done for him true or false?

17. No one will ever obtain lasting joy and satisfaction by merely repenting, he must be baptized in water and with the Holy Ghost in order to reach that height true or false?

18. If a person stops at repentance he may soon be possessed with more evil spirits than ever true or false?

19. One can repent of his sins, regardless of the fact that he feels no conviction of having done anything wrong, if he will only try true or false?

20. Holy Ghost anointed praying, singing, testifying, preaching, and teaching all have a great tendency to produce conviction in a sinner’s heart — true or false?

21. “Chronic seekers” have been known to receive the Holy Ghost after they had sought the Lord for many years — true or false?

22. Good deeds of charity and self-righteousness do more to hinder some folk than they do to help them, when they begin to seek God true or false?

23. God will save a rascal or scoundrel, if he will repent and obey the gospel, as quickly as He wilt: anybody else true or false? (See Matthew 21:31, 32 with Luke 13:1-5).

24. The “New Birth Route” is the only route to righteousness and true holiness which are acceptable in the sight of God true or false?

III Chapter 4

1. Any candidate for water baptism should be baptized exactly as the Apostles baptized people, in the very beginning of this “Grace Dispensation” true or false?

2. Water baptism is definitely a part of the gospel requirements and is essential unto salvation true or false?

3. The person who cannot be made to believe in the essentiality of water baptism, and is never baptized properly and Scripturally, will be lost — true or false? (See Mark 16:15, 16 with St. John 3:5).

4. The Apostle Peter, on the “Day of Pentecost,” commanded EVERY ONE of those three thousand converts to be baptized “in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…” true or false?

5. Peter did not think it was necessary for the Gentiles to be baptized in water, since they had received the Holy Ghost BEFORE they were baptized true or false?

6. Ananias merely baptized Paul to identify him with the followers of Christ — true or false?

7. Paul and Silas baptized the Philippian jailer and his household just as soon as they could, after they were convicted of their sins and had repented  true or false?

8. Peter believed, that Noah’s being saved by water emphasized the importance of the people of his day being baptized in order to be saved  true or false?

9. It does not matter which mode is used when baptizing converts, whether you sprinkle or immerse them true or false?

10. There is but ONE mode of baptism that is Scriptural, which is baptism by immersion true or false?

11. Paul’s statement concerning “ONE Lord, ONE faith, (and) ONE baptism” perfectly harmonizes with what Jeremiah had prophesied concerning the Lord giving the people”…ONE heart, and ONE way…, for the good of them, and of their children after them” true or false?

12. The Greek word “baptizo” does not suggest that the correct mode for water baptism is immersion true or false?

13. There is positively no New Testament record of where anyone ever used the “mode of sprinkling” when baptizing anyone true or false?

14. It is unscriptural and contrary to common reasoning to interpret the statement made by Paul, that “…we are BURIED with Him by baptism…” as meaning that baptism should be administered by immersing the candidates true or false?

15. John the Baptist did not need MUCH water to baptize his converts when near Salem true or false?

16. Philip (1) stood near some water (2) while he sprinkled the Ethiopian Eunuch true or false?

17. Matthew 28:19 is a COMMAND concerning how to baptize anyone and is never to be considered as a formula   true or false?

18. The name of Jesus, in the Hebrew language, means “Jehovah
Savior” or Jehovah saves — true or false?

19. THE NAME referred to in Matthew 28:19 is the name of Jesus (English) or Jehoshua in the Hebrew  true or false?

20. A person is never baptized in the name of Jesus, the Son’s name, when the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are used as the formula when baptizing — true or false?

21. Scofield’s Bible (Marginal reference), Goodspeed, Weymouth, Moffatt, Berkeley, and the Revised Version all render “Lord” of Acts 10:48 as referring to the name of Jesus Christ — true or false? (See Acts 9:3, 4 with Luke 13:12-15, 23 where Jesus acknowledges that both the name Jesus and the title “Lord” refers to Himself).

22. There is not a SINGLE reference in the “Acts of the Apostles,” (the Book of Acts) where anyone ever used the titles Father, Son and Holy Ghost as a formula for water baptism when baptizing anyone true or false?

23. The name of Jesus, or “Jehoshua” in the Hebrew, is THE ONLY name of God that has salvation incorporated in it true or false?

24. It is also Scriptural to add the titles “Lord” and “Christ” to the name of Jesus for a formula of water baptism true or false?

25. One will never go wrong or be found in error when following the examples and instructions of the Apostles concerning water baptism or anything else true or false?

26. People who ignore what the Apostles taught and practiced, on any point of doctrine, will certainly build on a faulty and unscriptural foundation — true or false?

27. The ONLY PEOPLE who receive “remission of sins,” according to the Bible, are those who thoroughly repent and are baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ — true or false? (See Acts 10:43 and 13:37, 38 of Moffatt’s translation with King James of Acts 2:37, 38; 4:10-12 and Luke 24:46,47).

28. The ONLY MEANS by which the name of Jesus can be permanently INVOKED upon anyone is by baptizing them in His name —true or false? (See Gal. 3:27 with Col. 3:17 and Romans 7:4).

29. According to Webster’s Dictionary, to baptize means “to name or GIVE a name unto” — true or false?

30. There is positively no chance whatever to INVOKE the name of Jesus, the Son’s name, upon anyone when Matthew 28:19 is used as a formula for water baptism true or false?

31. According to Isaiah 66: 5, those who hate, cast out, and persecute people (1) who baptize and (2) who are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, will be PUT TO SHAME when He ( Jesus) appears for His people or bride — true or false?

32. People who have ignored the plain teachings and admonitions of the Scriptures concerning administering water baptism in THE NAME of Jesus Christ should give them a more prayerful and thorough examination, for their own good and the good of those they may baptize — true or false? (See I Tim. 4:13,15,16; II Tim. 3:16-4:4 with Rev. 22:18, 19; Romans 2:16 and II John 9-11).

IV Chapter 5

1. Many people are not aware of their need of the Holy Ghost — true or false?

2. The baptism of the Holy Ghost could be called the crowning act or “finishing touch” of the plan of salvation — true or false?

3. The application of the blood of Christ is taken care of when one thoroughly obeys the gospel — true or false?

4. Jesus informed Nicodemus, ” . . . that unless A MAN is born of .. . the Spirit, he CANNOT enter the kingdom or God” true or false?

5. The “birth of the Spirit,” the “baptism of the Holy Ghost,” and “being filled with the Holy Ghost” are all identical experiences –true or false?

6. Jesus Christ, Peter, and Paul all taught that the baptism of the Holy Ghost was essential unto salvation true or false?

7. The- fact that Jesus compared the Holy Ghost to natural water upon two occasions, and called it “rivers of living water,” is additional proof that it is essential unto salvation true or false?

8. Whosoever will may partake of “the water of life” freely, according to Revelations 22:17, if they will comply with all the requirements of the gospel of Jesus Christ — true or false?

9. People without money, even hoboes or tramps, may partake of God’s living water if they will believe (Rom. 1:16) and meet the conditions Peter gave as recorded in Acts 2:38 — true or false?

10. It takes the baptism of the Holy Ghost in addition to faith, repentance, and water baptism to put one into God’s Church true or false?

11. Actually, there is no other way to get into God’s Church besides obeying Acts 2:38 and being filled with the Holy Ghost — true or false?

12. The Holy Ghost baptism is God’s seal “unto the day of redemption,” if we will not break it by committing sin and partaking of ungodly things — true or false?

13. The disciples of John the Baptist “were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise” “AFTER . . . (they) heard the word of truth, the gospel of … (their) salvation” true or false?

14. The baptism of the Holy Ghost, which is the seal of God, is going to be the only protection from those horrible woes referred to in the ninth chapter of Revelations — true or false?

15. Some locusts as large as horses are going to sting and torment men and women for five months, due to the fact they did not have “the seal of God” in their foreheads A— true or false?

16. The torment of those stinging locust will be so painful until men will be seeking some means to kill themselves in order to get out of such suffering — true or false?

17. All lukewarm and backslidden church folk, along with hypocrites and sinners — in or out of churches, will be among those who will be tormented for five months by those stinging locust true or false?

18. People will have to obey Acts 2:38 and speak in tongues, as they did on the “Day of Pentecost” (Acts 2:1-4) and at the house of Cornelius (Acts 10:44-46), in order to have “the seal of God in their foreheads” — true or false?

19. When people get to suffering from the terrible tormenting stings of those big locust and cannot find a way to commit suicide or escape from those manhandling scorpions, they will then likely wish they had obeyed Acts 2:38 and had been filled with the Holy Ghost — true or false?

20. There is no person living who can live a victorious life over sin, the world, and the devil without Christ in him in the power of the Holy Ghost — true or false?

21. The Spirit of God is so powerful until it enabled Samson to kill a young lion that “roared against him,” to kill one thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass and to carry the doors and posts of the gate at Gaza, some forty miles to a hill BEFORE Hebron true or false?

22. Though Paul was “filled with the Holy Ghost” he could not do any-thing with that sorcerer, who was trying to tarn the deputy away from “the faith” he preached true or false?

23. Most anyone could have performed exploits like Samson and Paul did without help from God, by employing some `black art’ of ‘hocus-pocus’ methods true or false?

24. We need the anointing and inspiration of the Holy Ghost at all times to pray, sing, testify, preach and teach true or false?

25. A person who has a weak heart needs a filling or refilling of the Holy Ghost true or false?

26. A weak-hearted person cannot always do the things he would like to do; neither can he always keep from doing the things he knows he. should not do — true or false?

27. It is a reproach to the cause of God for church folk and ministers to be spiritual weaklings — true or false?

28. There is no difference between being a nominal Christian and in beng one filled with the Spirit true.or false?

29. There is a marked difference when anyone is anointed by the Holy Ghost to preach, sing, pray, or testify true or false?

30. The anointing of the Holy Ghost transforms folk who are back-ward and subject to stage-fright into bold witnesses and fluent speakers — true or false?

31. Something has happened to a person who has received the Holy Ghost, when those divine anointings have completely ceased true or false?

32. The anointing of the Holy Ghost makes all our efforts more effective upon those to whom we minister — true or false?

33. The Holy Ghost does not afford one any advantages when it comes to receiving guidance from the Lord — true or false?

34. One seldom ever needs the Lord to help him know what he should do or not do — true or false?

35. The Lord will guide people concerning their material needs and domestic affairs the same as he will for spiritual things — true or false?

36. There is one thing everybody can be assured of, the Holy Ghost will never lead them to do anything contrary to the Scriptures true or false?

37. The “casting of lots” to obtain divine guidance Scripturally ended with the outpouring of the Holy Ghost, on the “day of Pentecost”, and is not an advisable method for anyone to resort to anymore  true or false?

38. “Fleecing the Lord” should never be resorted to as the FIRST means for obtaining divine guidance — true or false?

39. When “Fleecing the Lord” one should always be resolved to abide by such decisions, if in harmony with God’s Word and make all of them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ  true or false?

40. There is no need of one delaying himself and others to take time to “fleece the Lord” when he already has a definite leading from the Lord, to do or not do certain things  true or false?

41. There is nothing one can resort to or obtain that will give him a better understanding of God’s Word than the Holy Ghost r— true or false? (See I Cor. 2:11-14; Job 32:8 and St. John 16:13).

42. The fact that one is filled with God’s Spirit does not nullify the necessity of his studying God’s Word in order to rightly divide it, and thus meet with God’s approval — true or false

43. The Holy Ghost is an all-around-conditioner and control for God’s people, if they will seek Him sufficiently to remain spiritual — true or false?

44. One is never completely sanctified until after he is saved or filled with the Holy Ghost true or false?

45. The Holy Ghost is that Great Paraclete – the Comforter, Consoler, Advocate, Counselor, Intercessor, Helper, Aide, Sustainer, Supporter, and Keeper — that Jesus promised to send back to His disciples after His departure, which came to dwell in the hearts of God’s people on the “Day of Pentecost” and even unto our day — true or false?

46. No one can ever pray as earnestly and effectively as he should with-out the assistance of the Holy Ghost — true or false?

47. The Holy Ghost works in “two special ways” to help one do God’s will, by (1) supplying one with a decision to that effect and (2) by giving him the grace to perform it — true or false?

48. Definitely a person who is carnal minded and does not have the Holy Ghost to help him control his thinking, can never do God’s will in a manner that will please Him true or false? (See Rom. 8:5-8 and Zech. 4:6).

49. One will not have to guess about being saved or having Christ in his heart, after he has been baptized with the Holy Ghost — true or false?

50. People always speak with tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance, when they.are baptized with the Holy Ghost — true or false? (See Acts 2:1-4, 10:44-47, 19:1-7 with Isaiah 28:11,12 and Mark 16:17).

51. Isaiah prophesied about people speaking with “another tongue” about seven hundred and fifty years before the “day of Pentecost” —true or false?

52. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is for anyone today who will believe and obey Acts 2:38  true or false?

53. We have millions of people in the world today who have received the Holy Ghost and spoke with tongues — true or false?

54. The Holy Ghost supplies one with “abiding faith,” which he can use for himself and for others — true or false?

55. This “abiding faith” is strictly for those who will believe and obey Acts 2:38, and receive the Holy Ghost true or false?

56. Spiritual gifts are always bestowed and operated by the Holy Ghost — true or false?

57. “The righteousness of the law” is only fulfilled in those who have received the Holy Ghost and continues to walk after the Spirit –true or false?

58. The Holy Ghost brings one into an overcoming life of glorious victory, if he will continue to live after the Spirit. true or false?

59. When one has the Holy Ghost in his heart or soul he has more power within himself than the devil ever possessed true or false? (See I John 4:4 and Eph. 3:20).

60. If anyone will get filled and stay filled with the Holy Ghost it will deliver him from all kinds of tormenting fear — true or false? (See II Tim. 1:7 and I John 4:18).

61. The peace of God and fear are never in one’s heart at the same time — true or false?

62. During the “Dispensation of Grace” a person’s name is never placed in God’s family record, the book of life,” until he is born into God’s Royal Family according to St. John 3:5 and Acts 2:38 true or false? (See Psalms 87:5, 6 and Hebrews 12:22, 23).

63. The Lord removes the names of all those who commit sin from His “family record Book”  true or false?

64. Nominal church folk, who have never been saved from a life of sin, do not have their names in “the book of life” — true or false?

65. Sinless church folk will not be raptured or caught up to meet the Lord in the air, unless they are filled with the Holy Ghost — true or false? (See Matt. 25:1-13 with Romans 8:9, 11 ) .

66. No one is ever in God’s Church until he obeys the gospel and receives the Holy Ghost true or false?

67. A person must become a new creature in Christ Jesus or he will never enter God’s heaven   true or false?

68. The only way to become a new creature is by being born of water and of the Spirit according to St. John 3:5 and Acts 2:38 — true or false?

69. The Lord is making all things new; therefore, in order to harmonize with God’s new order of things, one will have to be a new creature according to II Corinthians 5:17 — true or false?

70. It is going to be wonderful to be one of those privileged characters to live with Christ forever, where all things have been made new true or false?

71. Many people are trying to make it to heaven without obeying the gospel and becoming new creatures in Christ Jesus — true or false?

72. People who try to make it to heaven other than the Bible way will be considered as thieves and robbers true or false?

73. Jesus and the Apostles all taught and preached the same plan of salvation — true or false?

74. God is no respecter of persons; therefore, what he demands of one person he will certainly demand of all true or false?

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