The 2nd edition has some modifications (includes updated understanding of IRC 508 status, adds 2 new chapters, etc.).
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b. The proper motivation and goal
d. Family government and conscience
e. Civil government
f. God desires nations to glorify Him
g. Israel – the only theocracy ordained by God
h. God is the God of Israel
i. God desires Gentile nations to glorify Him
j. God judges nations
k. Satan orchestrates the world system
b. Definition, organization, and purposes of a church
c. Christ, the Bridegroom/Husband/Head of the church
d. Heresy and apostasy
e. Recent accelerated apostasy in America
f. Apostasy at the end of the church age
g. The church will reign with the Lord
c. Dispensational theology versus covenant theology
d. Distinct differences between church and state
e. Render unto God the things that are His
f. Christ-church, Husband-wife, Bridegroom-Bride
b. The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts
c. The Baptists in Rhode Island
d. The Separates and Baptists in New England e. From New England to the South
f. To Virginia
g. To the New Nation
b. Spiritual versus legal entities
c. Incorporation of churches
d. Federal government control of churches
through 501(c)(3) tax
e. The incorporation 501(c)(3) control scheme
f. Spurious rationale for incorporating: limited liability
g. Spurious rationale for incorporating: to hold property
h. Spurious rationale for incorporating: tax exemption
and tax deduction for contributions
Salvation is the beginning of a ______ __________.
What is one’s purpose after salvation?
Jesus said to Peter who rebuked Him for speaking of His coming sufferings and death at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes:
“Get thee behind me _______________: thou art an _________________ unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of _________, but those that be of _______. If any manwill come after me, let him deny ______________, and take up his _____________, and follow ________. For whosoever will ________ his life shall lose it: and whosoever will _________ his life for my sake shall __________ it. For what is a man profited if he shall gain the ______________ __________________ and lose _____ _____ _______ For the Son of man shall _____________ in the glory of the ______________ with his _______________; and then he shall reward every man according to _______ _________” (Mt. 16.23-27).
Where does hope begin?
Who has hope?
A saved individual has rejected _______ and _____________ and ____________ rule and turned to ____________ and _____ principles.
One who is saved, continues in God’s Word, and seeks to live according to biblical principles has the promise of wwhat while on this earth?
“Yea, and all that will live ___________ in Christ Jesus shall _________ _______________” (2 Ti. 3.12).
Some Christians forget that although every saved person will go to heaven, there they will still be rewarded according to ____________ __________:
“For other _________________ can no man lay than that is laid, which is ___________ ___________. Now if any man build upon this foundation ________, ___________, precious _____________, _________, ______ ______________-; Every man’s ______ shall be made manifest: for the ______ shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by _______; and the ________ shall try every man’s ________ of what sort it is. If any man’s work ____________ which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a ______________. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer ___________: but he himself shall be saved: yet so as by ___________” (Mt. 3.11-15).
A _______, a ____________, or a ______________ made up of Christians (those who are saved and follow the principles of God) has ____________.
According to 2 Peter 1.3-13, what 8 things does a believer need to prevent himself from being barren and unfruitful and to keep himself from falling?
God would have us exercise these qualities in _____ ___________. “According as his divine power hath given unto us_____ ___________that pertainunto life and ________________, through the ___________________ of him that hath called us to ___________ and __________: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious _______________: that by these ye might be partakers of the __________ __________, having escaped the ________________ that is in the world through ________” (2 Pe. 1.3-4).
All things would include all ______________ of the Word of God: The _____________ of church, state, and separation of church and state are therefore to be _____________ diligently and ____________ by the Christian. Unfortunately, most Christians are deficient, especially in _______________.
The principle of Hosea 4.6-19 concerning rejection of _________________ and the inevitable ____________________ thereof, although directed immediately to the children of ____________, is also a general principle which applies to ___________________ today. Sadly, in any nation, the lost and the saved who are not seeking to ______________ after God’s ________ ________. As a result, no civil ______________________as ever been under God for any length of time, and every _________ government has been or will be judged by God before He sets up His kingdom.
Did God give us all the principles people need for success as individuals, as families, as churches, and as nations knowing that we would always ultimately fail?
Since when did God know that man would ultimately fail?
God knew we would totally ______________ ourselves even with all His ______________ at our disposal. He knew that we would ultimately totally _____________ all His ____________, _____________, and __________________________. And along the way, He knew that _____ _______, at any time, would ever fully comprehend ________ and __________’s ways. Yet, because of His ________, He sent His own Son to pay the price for our _______________ _______. He gave each and every person a _______ _______. That way was not _____________, one’s ________________, one’s ______________, one’s ________________, one’s _________ _______________, one’s _______________ __________________, one’s _______________, or one’s ________ _______________. That way was _______ _______. Period.
God said, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O _______________, _____ __ ____ _________!howart thou ____ _____ __ ____ ______, which didst _________ the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will _________ into _____________, I will exalt my ___________ above the _________ of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the ______________, in the sides of the ____________: I will ascend above the heights of the ____________; I will be like the _________ __________. Yet thou shalt be brought down to _________, to the sides of the _____. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to ___________, that did shake ______________; That made the world as a ________________, and destroyed the ____________ thereof; that opened not the house of his ________________” (Is. 14.12-17)?
Satan’s __ __________ marks the introduction of sin into the universe.
Satan makes __________ and ______ the scene of his tireless activity
After the creation of man Satan entered into the _____________.
How did Satan beguile Eve?
He secured the downfall of ____________, and through him of the __________, and the entrance of _______ into the world of ________.
Satan seduced Eve with the same temptation whereby he was tempted: “____________________.” He said to Eve:” “For God doth know that in the day ye _____ thereof, then your eyes shall be __________, and ye shall be as __________, knowing _______ and ________.” (Ge. 3.5). Since that day, Satan has been the ______ of this world.
The ____________ ________________ promised the ultimate destruction of ___________ through the ‘_______ of the woman.’
Upon what principles is the present world system organized? Whose are these principles, God’s or Satan’s?
As ‘prince of the power of the air’ (Eph. 2:2) ____________ is at the head of vast host of demons.
To _______________, under God, was committed upon _____________ the power of death.
Cast out of heaven as his proper sphere and ‘first estate,’ _____________ still has access to God as the ‘______________ of the brethren’ (Rev. 12:10)
______________ is permitted a certain power of sifting or testing the self-confident and carnal among believers. (Job 1:6-11; Lk. 22:31-32; 1 Cor. 5:5; 1 Tim. 1:20) This is strictly __________ and ____________ power, and believers so sifted are kept in faith through the advocacy of ___________ (Lk. 22:31-32; 1 John 2:1,note).
When will Satan’s privilege of access to God as accuser will be withdrawn?.
When will Satan be bound for one thousand years?
When will Satan be ‘loosed for a little season.’
When Satan is loosed, he will become the __________ of final effort to ____________ the kingdom. Defeated in this, he will be finally cast into ____ _____ ____ _______, his final doom.
Men, except for the ______________, and nations always choose the principles of ________ over the principles of ________, and men and nations will always suffer the __________.
To what does “Kosmos[translated ‘world’ in Revelation 13.8] in the sense of the present world-system, the ethically bad sense of the word, refers to what?
The god of this world blinds people to the __________.
At the same time Satan is blinding people to truth, he indoctrinates people into ____ ________ ____________.
A specific instance of God directly addressing Satan is recounted in ____________ 28. Although speaking to the king of Tyre, as in Isaiah 14.12, the language goes beyond the King of Tyre to __________, inspirer and unseen ruler of such pomp and pride as that of Tyre…. The _____________ state of Satan is here described; his fall in Isa. 14.12-14.. But there is more. The vision is not of Satan in his own person, but of Satan fulfilling himself in and through an __________ king who arrogates to himself divine honours, so that the prince of Tyrus foreshadows the ___________ (Dan. 7.8; Rev. 19.20).
Does God desire that a government be under Satan?
Pursuant to the Word of God, God desires every government—______-government, __________ government, _________ government, and ____________ government—to be under ______. But He gives every government a ________.
Even a nation (civil government) can _________ and turn to God at any time.
Just as the doom of self, family, and churches is directed by _____________, so will the downfall of all ___________ be orchestrated by Satan. It is important to remember, however, that God gives every __________, every ________, every _________, and every ____________ a choice between going by ________ or ____________ principles. All individuals and institutions are ___________ if they let _______________ principles of force, greed, selfishness, ambition, and/or pleasure influence them to give in to their lusts and follow __________.
Ultimately, as the __________ reveals, one’s only hope is to come to _____ with a ______ and contrite spirit, ___________ of sins, and trust the ______ ________ _______ as his/her personal __________. This will be the beginning of a new life in which one who continues in His Word will become His disciple and will know the __________ which will make him _________.
2.Did God warn Israel and Judah that he was going to judge them if they did not keep His commandments and His statutes, before he used __________________ and _______________ to take them into captivity?
Did He warn them in advance of exactly what he was going to do (See, e.g., Je. 25.11)?
Of what did God’s prophets repeatedly warn the Jews?. As you read the Old Testament, make note of the many relevant prophecies of warning to Israel. Review those given in the lesson.
Does God judge Gentile nations?
Who gave Gentile nations their authority (Da. 2.37-40)? Who will hold Gentile nations to account? As you read the Old Testament, make note of the many relevant scriptures which deal with these matters. Review those given in the lesson.
What is the test for a Gentile nation?
According to ___________ and ___________ evidence and __________ __________, what has happened to Gentile nations who bless Israel? What happens to a nation who “curses” the nation Israel?
What is the meaning of the “times of the Gentiles?”
When did “times of the Gentiles begin? Since that beginning who has Jerusalem been ruled by?
Only a _____________ returned to Israel after seventy years in captivity. That ____________ remained until ________________ was destroyed and the Jews were ____________ throughout all nations.
What did Christ foretell concerning the future of Israel and Jerusalem (see Lu. 21.24)?
The whole world system, made up of the Gentile nations after the dispersion of the Jews, fell into and will remain in _________________ until the Lord returns.
In the prophets “Babylon,” when not referring to the city [as in Is. 13], is used symbolically to denote the ______________________________________________________________.
Who will conquer the nations with a crushing blow (Da. 2.45, Da. 7.9-11; Re. 19.11-21), and set up His kingdom?
Ultimately, ____________ will return and gather the nation Israel, from all nations where He has scattered them, and bring them into the land He has given them.
What nation is referred to in the Bible as the “the apple of the eye of the Lord of hosts.”
Christ will establish His kingdom by ________________, not persuasion.
Christ will establish His kingdom after the divine ____________ upon the ___________ world powers.
In addition to His treatment of Israel at His return, Christ will ______________ the present political world-system (Da. 2.34, 35; Re. 19.11-21) and _____________ the nations (Jl. 3.1-8; Mt. 25.31-46). Then there will follow world-wide Gentile _______________ and ________________ in the blessings of the kingdom.
God will use _________________ to “break in pieces the nations” (See Je. 51.19-23).
The order of events [of the last days] is:
“(1) We are now at the ___________ of the times of the Gentiles. The end began in _______ when ____________ became a nation.
What nation was born in one day?
24.What scripture recorded the prophecy that a nation would be born in a day?
In what or whom did the Jews trust in their return to the land in 1948?
Without the Holy Spirit the Jews are nothing but __________________ (Eze. 37.1-14).
At this time, Israel is returning to the land in _____________.
‘Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summerisnigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away’ (Mt. 24.32-35). The fig tree is _______________ (Jud. 9.11; Jl. 1.7; Mt. 21.18-19).”
Israel will be invaded by ________________ and ________________ allies – ___________ (Rosh), _________________ (Moscow-Eastern Capitol), _______________ –(Western Capitol), __________ – (Iran), ________________, __________________, _______________ (Southern Russia), ________________ (Eze. 38-39). This alliance includes ___________, ________________ (Persia) and their Moslem allies. These nations will be miraculously defeated by _____________.
The invasion of Palestine by Gentile world powers will be headed up under the ________________ and _______________ ________________.
The destruction of the invaders will be by the _______________’s army.
After the above events Judah will ______________ in the land.
The answer of Jehovah to the repentence will be the pouring out of the ________________.
Then the Lord will return in _____________ and ________________ by the regathering of ____________________ and the judgment of the _____________________.
Finally will come ____________ and permanent _________________ blessing.
Does God force civil governments to choose to proceed under Him?
Name some nations in which the Old Testament that illustrate that God wants Gentile civil governments to recognize Him as who He is.
Did King David speak to the issue of rulers and the guidelines for rulers?
What did God do to Nebuchadnezzar so that he would come to know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will” (Da. 4.32b).
What did Nebuchadnezzar come to be called as to his relationship with Jehovah?
How did God judge King Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar’s son, because he did not humble his heart and “lifted up [himself] against the Lord of heaven” and had not glorified God “in whose hand [Belshazzar’s] breath [was]and whose [were]all his ways,” knowing what God had done to his father (See Da. 5.17-31)?
What did Darius, after seeing that God miraculously delivered Daniel when he was thrown into the den of lions, decree?
What did Cyrus choose to do as to serving God?
What designation is given Cyrus that has never been given any other Gentile by God?
What mission did God Jonah as recorded in the Old Testament book of “Jonah.”
What did Jonah cry as he went through the city of Nineveh?
What was the response of the people of Ninevah to Jonah’s message?
After God saw the good works of the people of Ninevah and that they turned from their evil way in response to Jonah’s message what did He do?
What message did Nahum deliver to Ninevah more than a century after Ninevah? Why?
Was Ninevah destroyed as prophesied by Nahum?
Does God wish each civil government to choose to rule for His glory under His precepts; that is, to establish free will for every individual while ruling under biblical principles, but not to enforce God’s rules concerning man’s relationship with God?
Why are civil governments without excuse for failing to rule under God?
What did God promise the nation Israel he would do to nations that blessed her?
For how long was the promise mentioned in the last question?
To what other nation was the promise mentioned in question 1 above given?
Who made the following statement as recorded in 2 Samuel 7.23-26? “And what one nation in the earth islike thy people, evenlike Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God. And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said…. And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts isthe God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee” (2 S. 7.23-26)
After the giving of what covenant was the statement in the last question made?
What did God distinctively tell Israel as recorded in Leviticus 20.24, 26 and Numbers 23.9?
Why did God tell Israel the things mentioned in Leviticus 20.24, 26 and Numbers 23.9?
What did God promise repeatedly to Israel, an example being Jeremiah 30.10-11?
How many times does the Bible identify God as “the God of Israel?” “The God of Jacob?” “The God of Abraham?” “The God of Isaac’?”
God is called (in the Bible) the God of what ethnic group other than the Jews?
To whom was the land of Israel unconditionally given?
Who gave the land of Israel unconditionally to Abraham and his seed?
In what covenant was land of Israel given to Abraham and his seed?
The Abrahamic Covenant as formed (Gen. 12.1-4) and confirmed (Gen. 13.14-17; 15.1-7; 17.1-8) is in how many distinct parts?
List the distinct parts of the Abrahamic Covenant.
How many dispossessions and restorations of Israel to the land modify the gift of the land?
How many dispossessions and have been accomplished?
Israel is now in which dispersion?
What event will mark the restoration of Israel to the land at the end of the third dispersion?
When was the nation Israel reestablished?
Was the reestablishment of Israel as a nation in 1948 a complete restoration to all the land that God gave to the Jews?
Did God Himself perform that 1948 restoration although Isaiah prophesied it (See Isaiah 66)?
What three kinds of promises did God make the Abrahamic Covenant?
Which promises made by God in the Abrahamic Covenant have not yet been fulfilled?
Was the Abrahamic Covenant an everlasting or a temporary covenant?
Upon whom did the Abrahamic covenant depend?
Explain why the Bible teaches that the Abrahamic Covenant is an everlasting covenant (of not, if you disagree and believe that it is a temporary covenant).
Israel entered the land under the leadership of whom? Under what Covenant?
In conjunction with the Palestinian Covenant, what significant promises did God make to Israel?
When will God return and gather the children of Israel from all nations into which he has scattered them?
When will the Jews return to the LORD their God, obey His voice according to all that He has commanded them with all their heart and soul?
When the Jews return to the LORD their God, obey His voice according to all that He has commanded them with all their heart and soul, what will the LORD their God do in response?
When the Lord their God returns Israel to their land, what will the LORD their God will put upon their enemies, and on them that hate them, which persecuted them?
When the Lord returns the Jews to their land what will the Jews do in regards to the voice of the LORD and all his commandments which I command thee this day.
Were the promises made to Israel by God to be fulfilled with literal or spiritual Israel? Explain.
Is the final fulfillment of these promises to Israel is in the future or have these promises already been fulfilled?
What does God’s intent to fulfill these promises to Israel when all the curse of Deuteronomy 28 concerning the nation Israel has been completed show?
What does God’s promise to restore Israel to the land which he gave to Abraham and his descendents when allthe curse of Deuteronomy 28 has been fulfilled guarantee as to Israel’s permanent ownership of that land?
What does the Word of God in the promises of the Palestinian Covenant guarantee?
What does the future blessing of Israel as a nation rests upon? What does this give to predictive prophecy?
When will the exaltation of Israel be secured?
From whom does the kingdom takes its power?
What is the interpretation of “Emmanuel?”
When did God make a covenant with David?
Does 2 Samuel 7.8-17 call God’s promises to David a covenant?
Do other passages clearly indicate that God was establishing a covenant with His servant?
What 5 things does the Davidic Covenant “upon which the glorious kingdom of Christ ‘of the seed of David according to the flesh’ is to be founded secure?
After Israel utterly violated the conditions of the Palestinian Covenant, what happened to Israel?
Why was Israel dispersed?
What 2 dispersions were prophesied?
Which dispersion does the following verse prophecy? “The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone” (De. 28.36).
After the Babylonian captivity of 70 years prophesied by Jeremiah what did God, through his prophet Jeremiah, promise he would do to the king of Babylon and the nation Babylon?
What did God, through Moses, tell Israel that her continued disobedience would be punished by?
In what verse did The Lord Jesus confirmed Moses’ words referred to in question number 53?:
After the siege and total destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. what did almost all Judea become for nineteen-hundred and fifty years until 1948?
Does the same covenant unconditionally promises a national restoration of Israel which is yet to be fulfilled? Review the verses in the lesson which show this in many prophesies.
Where is Israel at prophetically at this time?
What will mark the end of Jerusalem being trodden down of the Gentiles?
To whom did God speak these words: “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chr. 7.14)?
When Israel repents in the future will she still be in the dispersion?
What will God’s reaction be to Israel’s repentence?
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