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1.  What is the Kingdom of God?   Question: In Matthew 6: 10, Jesus teaches His disciples to pray for God’s Kingdom to come. What is the Kingdom of God?
2.  The Church of Christ   Question: Will only Christ’s Church be saved?
3.  Justification by Faith   Question: What does it mean to be “justified by faith”?
4.  God's Character     (F) Question: What does the Bible tell us about God’s attributes of character?
5.  The Resurrection of the Dead   Question: What is the resurrection of the dead?
6.  Consecration (F) Question: What is Christian consecration?
7.  The Times of Restitution           


Question: What is meant by “the times of restitution”?
8.  The Bible: A Divine Revelation   Question: How do we know that the Bible is a revelation from God, and not just the writings of fallible men?
9.  Satan   Question: Does the Bible teach that Satan is a personal being, or only the evil principle?
10. Jesus: Adam's Substitute   Question: Why did Jesus have to die?
11. The Second Advent-Object, Manner, Signs   Question: The objectives, manner, and signs of the Second Advent are often misunderstood. We’ll look at these briefly
12. Capital Punishment    Question: Does any government have the right to practise capital punishment? Is this state-sponsored murder?
13. Hell     Question: What is hell?
14. Cain's Wife


Question: Genesis 4: 17 states that ‘Cain lay with his wife, and she became pregnant’. Where did Cain get his wife?
15. Is Faith Relevant Today?   Question: In light of the theory of Evolution and modern science, isn’t religious faith pointless?
16. Born of God   Question: Explain John 1: 12, 13:
17. With Jesus or Against Him?   Question: How may one reconcile Matthew 12: 30 with Mark 9: 40?
18. Babbling in Prayer   Question: Explain Matthew 6: 7.
19.  God the Father, Jesus His Son   Question: Explain the words of Jesus in John 17: 5 (NIV-UK):
20. Don't Answer...Answer   Question:  Is there a contradiction between Proverbs 26 verse 4 and verse 5.
21. The Gospel Proclaimed to Everyone   Question: According to Colossians 1: 23, the gospel had by the Apostle Paul’s day been ‘proclaimed’ to everyone. How was this possible?
22. Christ the Mediator   Question: Explain 1 Timothy 2: 5, 6:
23.  Christ Subject to God   Question: Explain 1 Corinthians 15: 24:
24. The Pre-Human Existence of Jesus   Question: (a) Did Jesus exist before He became human? (b) Was pre-existence necessary to His paying the Ransom for Adam and his race?
25 Description of God Applied to Christ   Question: If Jesus is not God, why are the words of Hebrews 1: 10-12 applied to Him?
26.  'My Lord and My God'   Question: Explain the words of Thomas in John 20: 28:
27.  'Children of the Resurrection'   Question: Explain Luke 20: 34-36:
28.  Question on Leviticus 20:14   Question: Does this verse condone burning people alive?
29.  Child Training in Proverbs 22:6  

Question: Does Proverbs 22: 6 express an absolute truth? Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

30.   Jesus Forsaken by God  

Question: When Jesus was on the cross, why was He forsaken by His Father? (Matthew 27: 46) My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

31.Where are you Going?   Question: Why does Jesus say in John 16: 5, ‛none of you asks me, “Where are you going?” when both Peter and Thomas had previously asked Him?
32. The Day of Preparation   Question: The day on which Jesus was crucified is identified in the Gospels as the ‛day of preparation’. What is it?
33. God 'Gave' His Only Begotten Son.   Question: ‛God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son . . . ’ (John 3: 16). Jesus said this of Himself, so why does the text use the word ‛gave’, as though the action is in the past?
34. The Green and  Dry Tree   Question: ‛If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?’ (Luke 23: 31). What do these words of Jesus mean?
35. 'All the Cattle of Egypt'   Question: According to verse 6, all of the cattle in Egypt died under the fifth plague. Why then are Egyptian cattle mentioned in verse 19, in connection with the seventh plague, if there were none left?
36. Forgiveness   Question: Is it necessary to see evidence of repentance before one can forgive another?
37. Measuring Heaven and Earth   Question: Jeremiah 31: 37: What is meant by measuring heaven and earth?
38. Depth of Noah's Flood   Question: Genesis 7: 19, 20:  How deep was Noah’s Flood?
39. Israel Gets A King


Question: Does 1 Samuel 8: 4-7 show that monarchy as a form of governance is disapproved by God?
40. 'Free Among the Dead'   Question: The King James Version of Psalm 88: 5 reads: Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
41. The Common Descent of Man   Question: Is Man related to animals?
42. Was Adam Real?   Question: Is it necessary to the Christian faith to believe that there was a literal Adam?
43. Who Are God's People?   Question: Who are ‘God’s people’ today?
44. Spirit-Soul-Body   Question: 1 Thessalonians 5: 23:  What is meant by ‘spirit and soul and body’?


45. Water Into Wine         Question: At the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee, Jesus turned water into wine (John 2: 5). His mother told the servants to “do whatever he tells you.” Did Mary know in advance that Jesus could or would perform this miracle?
46. God Regrets                  

Question: Genesis 6: 5, 6 in the King James Version (KJV) reads: 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

47. The Last Adam               Question: 1 Corinthians 15: 45-47: In what way is Jesus the ‘last Adam’?
48.  Did Abram Lie?               Question: Genesis 12: 11-13: Did Abram lie when he passed off his wife as his sister?
49. Moses And The Three-Day Journey  

Question: In Exodus 3: 7-10 the Lord declares to Moses that He intends to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt (‘I have come down to rescue them . . .’). However, in Exodus 5: 1, 3 Moses asks Pharaoh for only a three-day journey into the desert so that they may ‘offer sacrifices’ to the Lord. Why the discrepancy?

50. Jesus And War                           Question: Did Jesus teach pacifism?
51. Things That Are Not As Though They Were   Question: What is the meaning of the second part of this verse: ‘God who . . . calls things that are not as though they were’?
52. Jesus Is Going Away: Rejoice   Question: Why should the fact that the Father is greater than I be a cause for gladness?
53. Blasphemy Against The Spirit   Question: Matthew 12: 31, 32: What does Jesus mean by ‘blasphemy against the Spirit’? Why can it not be forgiven?
54. Two Cups At The Lord's Supper  

Question: Accounts of the Last Supper in Matthew and Mark record that the breaking and distributing of the bread preceded the passing around of the cup. The following passage from Luke 22: 15-20 (with emphasis added) seems to confuse the issue. It implies that Jesus distributed two cups, or the same cup twice (17, 20). What is the explanation?

55. The Triumphal Entry And The Two Animals   Question: Verse 7 says the disciples ‘brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon’. Does this mean that Jesus rode both animals?
56. Jesus The Light For All   Question: In the King James Version of John 1: 9 it is said of Jesus that He is ‘[T]he true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.’ Does this mean that Jesus will give the Gospel truth to everyone?
57. Faith That Can Move Mountains   Question: Matthew 17:20. This verse seems to suggest that one can accomplish anything so long as he or she possesses enough faith. Is this the correct thought?
58. Of Kings . . .  And Queens   Question: Is monarchy an unscriptural form of government?
59.Peter's Shadow And Paul's Handkerchief   Question: How might one explain the unusual healing methods attributed to Peter (Acts 5: 12-16) and Paul (Acts 19: 11, 12)?
60. Who Only Hath Immortality      Question: To whom does the Apostle Paul refer in v. 16 by ‘who only hath immortality’ – Jesus or Jehovah?
61. Israel And The North Parts        Question: What is meant by Gog coming from the ‘north parts’?
62.   Man Not Evolved   Question: From a biblical point of view, could Man have been brought about by Evolution?
63. Job And The Point Of No Return   Question: What did Job mean by, ‘shall come up no more’?
64. The Second Death            (F) Question: Revelation 20: 14: ‘And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.’ Why is it called the second death?
65. Jesus Not Sympathetic To Demons   Question: Why did Jesus comply with the devils’ request?
66.The Purposes Of The Second Advent   Question: What are the purposes of the Second Advent?
67. The Christian and Voting   Question: Does the Bible approve of Christians voting?
68. The Rest of the Dead and the Second Death   Question: What is meant in Revelation 20: 5 that the dead do not come to life until the Millennial Age is past?
69. Breaking  Bread at the Memorial Service        Question: At the Last Supper, did Jesus break the bread into eleven pieces (Judas being absent), or into two, each disciple then breaking off a piece for himself? How should we apply this to our own local Memorial service?
70. The First Gentile Convert   Question: Who was the first Gentile convert to Christianity: the Ethiopian chamberlain or the centurion, Cornelius?
71. Baptised for the Dead   Question: What is meant in 1 Corinthians 15: 29 by being ‘baptised for the dead’? [I]f there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptised for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptised for them?
72. Matthias Not An Apostle   Question: Acts 1: 26 shows that following the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, the eleven remaining Apostles picked a replacement for Judas. Does this mean that St. Paul was the thirteenth Apostle?
73.  How Did Saul of Tarsus See Jesus?   Question: How could Saul of Tarsus have seen Jesus, if He was personally in Heaven, and was to remain there until the end of the Age?
74.  God and Mammon   Question: In Luke 16: 13 Jesus tells us we ʻcannot serve God and Mammonʼ. But in v. 9 He tells us ʻmake yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousnessʼ. How does one reconcile these contradictory statements?
75.   Secret Prayer  

Question: Explain Matthew 6: 6.  But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

76.   Bread and Stones (F)

Question: In Matt. 7: 9-11, Jesus says: ʻWhat man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a [snake]? If ye, being evil [unrighteous], know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?ʼ

77.    Why Christ Returns   Question: Why does Christ need to come again, and will we see Him?
78.     A New Earth   Question: Revelation 21: 1: ʻAnd I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.ʼ Does this mean that the planet itself will be destroyed?
79.     When Was Jesus Like Adam?  

Question: Was the man Christ Jesus like unto Adam before Eve was taken from his side, or after Eve was taken from his side, and before sin entered?

80.     Election versus Free Grace    (F)

Question: Will only the elect Church be saved?

81.  Godʼs Supervision Of The Nations     Question: Does God guide the affairs of nations, and choose their rulers?
82.   In What Way Was Jesus The ʻSon Of Manʼ?   (F)

Question: Why does Jesus call Himself the ʻSon of manʼ? See, for example, Matt. 24: 27; Mark 8: 31.

83.    St. Paul One of the Twelve Apostles  


Question: Was Paul one of the twelve apostles?
84.    Thy Will Be Done On Earth'  


Question:   Matt. 6: 10: ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven’. What does this mean?

85.   Hard Sayings  

Q. What were these ‘hard sayings’?

86.     Limited Horizons (F)

Q. In Mark 13:32, with reference to the prophesied Time of Trouble, Jesus says ‘of that day and that hour, knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father’ (comp. Matt. 24:36). How could Jesus be ignorant on such details?

87.   Israel – The Necessary Country  

Q. Why is Israel important to the world?

88.  The Adamic Curse  

Q. Please explain Gen. 3: 17-19: ‘Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.’

89.  Why we should forgive (F)

Q. Why should we forgive those who trespass against us and how many times?

90.    Israel and Zech. 12-3   Q. Please explain Zech. 12:3: ʻIn that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.ʼ

91. Christ Both Advocate And Mediator

(F) Q. What is the difference between Christ in his role as Advocate and his role as Mediator?
92.    Covenants  

Q.What is a covenant?

93.  The Creation of Evil  

Q. Isaiah 45:7 reads: ‘I form the light and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.’ Does this verse teach that God made evil?

94.   A Saving Faith  

Q. How is one ‘saved’ through faith’?

95.   The Balfour Declaration  

Q. What is the ‘Balfour Declaration’?

96.    Child Training  

Q.Proverbs 22: 6: ‘Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.’ (NIV-UK, 1984)

97.A Heavenly And An Earthly Resurrection


Q. Is the resurrection heavenly or earthly?

98.  ‘God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son   Q. How, exactly, did God ‘so love the world’?

99. ‘Let the dead bury their own dead.’

  Q. In Matt. 8:21, 22 we read of a man who wished to be a follower of Jesus, but asked ‘first let me go and bury my father’. Jesus replied, ‘follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead’.
100. The Soul   Q What does the Bible say of the soul?


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