Study questions:  these are questions I have been using and adding to for some time now.  I keep forgetting to come back to them often, so they are not complete and I will be editing and adding to from time to time.... hopefully!

Name reasons that establish the Bible as being God's word:
    Because He makes claim that it is His word.
    God is not a liar.
    History has proven things related in the Bible as true.

What is the Bible's primary concern?
     The plan of salvation through Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
It is the Old Testament concealed and the New Testament revealed.

What is the most significant question asked in the Old Testament?
     When Abraham left the three servants at one point, he put the bundle of wood on Isaac's shoulders, took the "fire", and told the servants that they would go to the mountain to worship and for them to remain until Abraham and Isaac returned.  On the way up the mountain, Isaac asked Abraham where the lamb for the sacrifice was.
What was the answer?
     God will provide the lamb for Himself.  This statement was indeed a prophetic statement concerning the Lamb of God.

What is the distinction between light and darkness?
    It was for division of night and day.  Darkness is related to sin; those who are drunken, are drunken in the night to hide their shameful deeds.
Those who walk in the Light are knowledgeable of God's goodness; honest and open to His precepts.

What is the burden of sin under the Old Testament?
       1.The guilt of sin.  The toiling of "works".
       2.The ordinances that man added.

Why was God displeased with Cain's sacrifices?
Cain's attitude was disobedience and rebellious.

How many generations had passed before God was sorry that He had created man?
10

Did Methuselah die before the flood?
No.  According to the fifth chapter of Genesis, he died the year of the flood.  Whether it was during that year before the flood occurred or during the flood cannot be answered.


Why did God choose to have Noah build the Ark?
      Because He found Noah righteous in his generation
Covenant?  Stated:  Noah found favor in the sight of God. Gen 6:8

How many humans/beasts/fowl did God tell Noah to bring into the Ark with him?
Gen 7:1 And Jehovah said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.Gen 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, the male and his female; and of the beasts that are not clean two, the male and his female:
Gen 7:3 of the birds also of the heavens, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

How is the Sabbath constructed?
7th day
7th year
49th and 50th years
The principles of God's Sacred Calendar extend far beyond the year to include the Sabbath year and the Jubilee year. The pattern of the seventh day of rest in the week for the weekly Sabbath continues with the seven yearly Sabbath days in a year. This pattern of seven is also the number of weeks between the first yearly Sabbath of Passover and Pentecost. The pattern continues with the seventh year, which is a Sabbath year to the land.

What was it for?
     Rest in God's care, for man and for the land.  Jubilee was to set everything free and return possession of land in Israel to the original owner/family.

What is the basic differences between Man and Animal?
     conscience; man is given the choice between good and evil.

What is the difference spiritually?
Animal was created as a living being.
Man was made alive when God breathed the breath of life into him.
Man was made in God's image.

What is death spiritually/physically?
Physical death equals: separation of spirit and physical body.
Spiritual death equals: separation of spirit from God.

What does Revelation say about death?
What is the first death?
What is the second death?
What is the sting of death?
Why do we fear the sting of death?
Why does the soul of man die?
How does the soul of man die?

How is the "toil in the field" and the "bread" symbolic of the "grazing on God's word"?

Why was the slaying of an animal symbolic physically/spiritually? Why was blood shed to cover our sins?
The animal in the Garden  was slain to obtain the skin to make a cover for man's nakedness.
Christ's blood was shed to obtain the covering for our nakedness in the Body of Christ.

Is mercy tendered without obedience?
Webster's dictionary: In law, an offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture which would be incurred by non-payment or non-performance; as the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note or bond with interest. To constitute a legal tender, such money must be offered as the law prescribes; the offer of bank notes is not a legal tender. So also the tender must be at the time and place where the rent or debt ought to be paid, and it must be to the full amount due.

How did God "cleanse" the earth from its evil the first time?
He sent the flood upon the earth to destroy everything except those in the Ark built by Noah.

How will He "cleanse" it finally?
By fire and all will be melted with fervent heat.

What is our understanding of Faith and the "things unseen"?

What are we hoping for?
For God's promises/ purposes to be completed.  And for life eternal in the presence of God.

What is the "saving element" in God's plan of salvation?
Life is in the blood of Christ that covers us.
Lev_17:11  For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life.

By what 3 measures do we have the opportunity to return to God in spite of our sinful nature for a good relationship with Him?
Grace
Obedience
Endurance

What proof do we offer God that our love is genuine?

How was righteousness imputed to Abraham?
Completion of his faith in obedience before circumcision.

What is the seal of the Old Testament Covenant? Of the New Covenant?
Old Testament: physical circumcision
New Testament: circumcision of the heart +baptism+the guarantee of the Holy Spirit.

What is the significance of circumcision: the flesh being cut off?
Physical/Spiritual = separation of the physical from the spiritual.

What does it mean "sin layeth at the door "? Gen 4:7
If Cain did not do well to be accepted then the way would be open to usher in the longing and desire that would cause him to sin.

What is the significance of the awareness of being naked?
Understanding one's vulnerability and sinful nature that brings shame.