Self-exam Quetions: God Desires that Gentile Nations Glorify Him

Self-exam questions:
God desires Gentile nations to glorify Him
Part ONE, Section I, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed

Give as many Bible verses (where appropriate), comments, and explanations as you can to support your answers. Click here to go to “God Desires that Gentile Nations Glorify Him.”

  1. Does God force civil governments to choose to proceed under Him?
  2. Name some nations in which the Old Testament that illustrate that God wants Gentile civil governments to recognize Him as who He is.
  3. Did King David speak to the issue of rulers and the guidelines for rulers?
  4. 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).
  5. What did Nebuchadnezzar come to be called as to his relationship with Jehovah?
  6. 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)?
  7. What did Darius, after seeing that God miraculously delivered Daniel when he was thrown into the den of lions, decree?
  8. What did Cyrus choose to do as to serving God?
  9. What designation is given Cyrus that has never been given any other Gentile by God?
  10. What mission did God Jonah as recorded in the Old Testament book of “Jonah.”
  11. What did Jonah cry as he went through the city of Nineveh?
  12. What was the response of the people of Ninevah to Jonah’s message?
  13. 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?
  14. What message did Nahum deliver to Ninevah more than a century after Ninevah? Why?
  15. Was Ninevah destroyed as prophesied by Nahum?
  16. 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?
  17. Why are civil governments without excuse for failing to rule under God?


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