Questions and Answers 1
Who created the heavens and the earth?
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
By what means did God bring the heavens and earth into existence?
“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . . . For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:6–9
Why was the Earth created by God?
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited. Isaiah 45:18
How did God produce occupants for the newly created world?
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. . . . Genesis 2:7
In whose image was man created?
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27
Through by whom did God create all things?
“For by him (the Son) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him” Colossians 1:16
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, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Hebrews 1:1–2
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:3
Who will inhabit the earth created by God?
“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.” Psalm 115:16
What was the purpose of mans' creation?
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet. Psalm 8:6
How will the needs of God's people be supplied?
“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24
How great is God’s love for man?
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
How is the character of God, described in one word?
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” 1st John 4:8
What is said of the tender compassion of God?
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalm 86:15
On Christ's second advent, will there be a judgment?
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Acts 17:31
How will man, be judged?
And the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:12
What is the promise declared by Christ, about his second coming?
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3
How will the Christ appear, the second time?
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 1st Thessalonians 5:2-4
At his ascension, how was Christ’s reappearance promised?
“And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:10–11
How will the majority of earths inhabitants meet Him?
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.” Revelation 1:7
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men . . . said to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.” Revelation 6:15–16
Will Christ’s coming be a time of reward?
“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.” Matthew 16:27.
“And, behold, I come quickly: and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12
What warning was given by Christ concerning false prophets?
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. Matthew 24:23-26
How visible in the earth is Christ's second coming?
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:27
Upon Christ's second advent, what happens at the trumpet sound?
For the Lord himself. shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 1st Thessalonians 4:16
What separation will take place upon Christ's return?
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats. Matthew 25:31-32
What separation will take place upon Christ's return?
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: Matthew 25:31-34
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:41
What will be the status of the living wicked when Christ comes?
As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot. the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17:26-30
How did the apostle John describe the New Jerusalem?
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation, 21:2
Who will be excluded from entering the New Jerusalem?
“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie.” Revelation 21:27
Who will be allowed to enter the New Jerusalem ?
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14