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6. Besides God's carlier revelations, to whom did he particularly manifest himself?
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. (103 P.7.)
7. How did God make the brightest revelation of himself?
God, who, at sundry times and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son. (1 Heb. 1, 2.)
8. Did Jesus Christ announce his power to reveal the knowledge of God?
All things are delivered to me of my Father : and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. (10 Lk. 22.).
9. What did Christ say as to the nature of God?
God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (4 Jn. 24.)
God is one, self-existent, eternal. 10. What has God said of himself? I am that I am. (3 Ex. 14.)
I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no god. (44 Is. 6.)
There is no god beside me; a just God and a Saviour: there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. (45 Is. 21, 22.)
U. What hare the inspired writers stated as to the eternal God?
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. (90 P. 2.)
One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (II Pet. 3. 8.)
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (I Tim. 1. 17.)
The Power and Greatness of God. 12. How are the power and greatness of God described in the Scriptures?
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. (145 P.3.)
Great is our Lord, and of great power; his understanding is infinite. (147 P.5.)
He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (4 Dan. 35.)
The Omniscience, Omnipresence, and infinite Knowledge,
of God. 13. How does God assert his universal presence and knowledge ?
Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord. (23 Jer. 23, 24.)
14. How do the Scriptures in various parts mention the omniscience and wisdom of God?
His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. (34 Job, 21, 22.)
His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. (11 P.4.)
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (15 Pr. 3.)
Hast thou not known, bast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. (40 ls. 28.).
All things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. (4 Heb. 13.)
15. Does God know our hearts and secret characters?
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes : but the Lord pondereth the hearts. (21 Pr. 2.)
The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. (1 Sam. 16.7.)
16. What are suitable prayers for us when we are seriously thinking of an all-seeing God?
Thou God seest me. (16 Gn. 13.)
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (139 P. 23, 24.)
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!-For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (11 Ro. 33 and 36.)
The Love, Mercy, and Goodness of God. 17. How did God proclaim himself to Moses?
The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty. (34 Ex.6,7.)
18. How does God assert his love, mercy, and goodness, to his people?
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. (49 Is. 15.)
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. (54 Is. 7, 8.)
I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love. (11 Hos. 4.)
19. What other texts declare the love and mercy of God?
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.-Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. (103 Ps. 8, 13.)
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works. (145 P. 8,9.)
20. What was the brightest manifestation of the love of God?
God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us; because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (I Jn. 4. 8, 9, 10.)
God's Holiness and Justice. 21. How does God assert his holiness?
Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. (57 Is. 15.)
22. What passages of Scripture describe the holiness and justice of God?
Shall mortal man be more just thap God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker? Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his,angels he charged with folly. (4 Job 17, 18.)
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water? (15 Job 15, 16.)
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne; mercy and truth shall go before thy face. (89 P. 14.)
23. How do pure and blessed spirits worship God in heaven?
They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (4 Rev. 8 and 11.)
God's Truth and Unchangeableness. 24. What does God say of his unchangeableness and truth? I am the Lord; I change not. (3 Mal. 6.) I will be their God in truth and in righteousness. (8 Zec. 8.)
25. What parts of the Bible affirm the truth and unchangeableness of God?
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? *(23 Num. 19.)
He is the Rock: His work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. (32 Deu. 4.)
With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (1 Jas. 17.)
26. What is the song of Moses and the Lamb, sung by the saints in heaven?
Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shali not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy. (15 Rev. 3, 4.)
God to be worshipped and glorified. 27. What is the first commandment? Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (20 Ex. 3.) 28. What is the second commandment ?
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (20 Ex. 4, 5, 6.)
29. Is God our Creator and continual Preserver ?
God that made the world, and all things therein--and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before ap. pointed, and the bounds of their habitation-in Him we live, and move, and have our being. (17 Ac. 24, 26, 28.)