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Bible doctrines

Apostolic Church of God

7th day ministries

Apostle Dr Daisy M Lake MBS D.Min [International Overseer]

Pastor Ronald A Lake BBS MSc [ Deputy International Overseer]


Email:
lake22d@aol.com
ronaldlake77@aol.com


Web: www.acog7.org.uk


CONTENTS

LESSON TOPIC PAGE

1 THE BIBLE 4

2 CREATION [ORIGIN OF ALL THINGS] 6

3 ORIGIN OF EVIL AND THE FALL OF MAN 9

4 THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION 12

5 JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR 15

6 FAITH 18

7 REPENTANCE 21

8 CONVERSION 24

9 CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS 26

10 WATER BAPTISM 28

11 THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 31

12 THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT 34

13 THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT 37

14 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH 40

15 THE FOUR BEASTS AND THE LITTLE HORN OF DANIEL 7 43

16 THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH 47

17 PROPER OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH 50

18 THE CHANGE OF THE SABBATH – SUNDAY OBSERVANCE 53

19 TITHES AND OFFERINGS 56

20 CHURCH ORDER 59

21 CHURCH ORGANISATION 62

22 CHURCH ORGANISATION – HISTORICAL PROOF 65

23 THE FIVE MINISTRY GIFTS FOR THE CHURCH 68

24 PROPHETS AND THE GIFT OF PROPHECY – FOR TODAY 71

25 EVANGELISTS, PASTORS AND TEACHERS 75

26 THE JEWISH QUESTION 77

27 THE APOSTACY, THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, THE ANTI-CHRIST 81

28 PROPHECY, PAST AND PRESENT 84

29 THE IMAGE OF DANIEL 2 87

30 THE SEVEN HEADED BEAST OF REVELATION 13 AND 17 90

31 THE TWO HORNED BEAST AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST 93

32 HEALTHFUL LIVING – THE LAW OF CLEAN AND UNCLEAN 97

33 THE GODHEAD 100

34 SOUND DOCTRINE 103

35 [1] HEALING [2] HEALING THROUGH DELIVERANCE 105

36 CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST 113

37 CHRIST’S SECOND COMING 116

38 THE SIGNS OF CHRIST’S COMING 118


Contents Cont’d

39 GROWTH IN GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE 122

40 PUBLIC WORSHIP AND REVERENCE FOR GOD 125

41 MEDITATION AND BIBLE STUDY 128

42 FOOT WASHING AND THE LORD’S PASSOVER 130

43 WHAT ABOUT EASTER, LENT AND GOOD FRIDAY 133

44 THE LAW OF GOD AND THE LAW OF MOSES 137

45 PRAYER 141

LESSON 1

THE BIBLE

1. Where do we derive the name ”Bible”? By whom was it given and when?

Ans. The name “Bible” comes from the Greek “Biblia” meaning the “Books”. It was first given to the collection of books by Chrysostom in 500 A. D.

2. How many books are there in the Bible?

Ans. 39 in the O.T. and 27 in the N.T. (66)

3. What is the Scriptural name for the Bible?

2 Timothy 3: 15, 1 6.
4. Are the writings of the New Testament to be considered as inspired and on an equal basis with the Old Testament?

2 Peter 3: 15, 16.


5. How were the scriptures given?

2 Tim 3: 16, 17; 2 Peter 1: 21


6. When the prophets wrote who was speaking through them?

Hebrews 1: 1; 2 Pet, 1: 21


7. Can we add or take away from the Scriptures?

Deuteronomy 4: 2; Revelation 22: 18, 19


8. How do we receive the knowledge necessary for salvation?

Romans 10: 17; 7:7


9. What does Paul say of the character of the Word of God

Hebrews 4: 12
10. What power is there in the word of God?

1 Peter 1: 23-25; John 6: 63


11. What does God say about false prophets?

Jeremiah 23: 30-32


12. How does God regard his Word?

Psalms 138: 2; Jer. 23: 29


13. What test are we to use in determining false or true prophets?

Isaiah 8: 19, 20


14. Do we need any more scriptural writings today?

Revelation 22: 18, 19


15. In what language were the original Books of the Bible written

Ans. The O. T. in Hebrew, the N. T. in Greek (Hailey’s Bible Handbook p. 361)


16. What is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures made by 70 Jewish scholars about the year 285 B.C?

Ans. The Septuagint


17. When did the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament become generally recognized and accepted as Sacred Scriptures?

Ans. The Septuagint version of the old scriptures was the one used in Jesus’ day, the New Testament books were added to make our complete Bible at the council of Carthage, 397 A.D. This complete Bible was translated into Latin by Jerome (400 A.D.) and is called the Vulgate and was generally used until our present King James version was translated (Authorized version) in 1611.



LESSON 2

CREATION

THE ORIGIN OF ALL THINGS
1. When and by Whom were all things made?

Genesis 1: 1; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1, 2.


2. For what purpose was the earth made?

Isaiah 45:18


3. What testimony besides the bible bears witness of the omnipotent Creator?

Psalms 19:1-3.


4. How long a time did it take God to create all things?

Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:11.


5. What is the scriptural definition of a “day”?

Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31; Leviticus 23:32


6. What did God do on the “seventh day”?

Genesis 2:2, 3


7. How was man created?

Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:7


8. Why did God create man?

Isaiah 43:7; Eph. 2:10


9. What was man’s status at creation?

Psalms 8:4-6


10. What provision did God make for man when he was created?

Genesis 2:8
11. What was man’s work given by His Creator?

Genesis 2:9, 15


12. What does God say about pseudo (false gods)?

Jeremiah 10:11


13. What test of supremacy and creative power did God make to these gods?

Isaiah 41:21-23


14. Were these gods able to meet the challenge?

Vs. 28, 29


15. Does man have an” immortal soul” within himself?

Genesis 2: 7, 17


16. Who only hath immortality?

1Timothy 6: 15, 16


17. What is one distinguishing characteristic of the Creator?

Isaiah 40: 28


18. Who is the Father of all mankind?

Malachi 2: 10


19. How has the theory of evolution been absolutely disproven?

Genesis 1: 24-28

Note: Modern scientists have proven that there con be no evolution of a new species. The propagation of life is fixed within the boundaries of each species. Therefore man did not and could not evolve from a lower form of life. The amalgamation of man and beast, for instance, has never produced a living protoplasm. Animal interbreeding never produces a new species. The only reasonable answer for the origin of man is creation.
20. Will this present world continue forever?

2 Peter 3:7, Revelation 21:1

O Thou Eternal One! Whose presence bright

All space doth occupy, all motion guide;

Unchanged through time’s all devastating flight!

Thou only God – There is no God beside



LESSON 3

THE ORIGIN OF EVIL

AND

THE FALL OF MAN

1. With whom did sin originate?

1 John 3: 8

2. How does the Bible speak of the fall of Satan?

Revelation 12:7 – 9

3. Who else was involved in this rebellion?

Same scripture and Jude. 6; 2 Peter 2: 4

4. What did Jesus say about the devil?

John 8: 44

5. How did Satan appear to Eve in order to deceive her?

Genesis 3: 1 – 5

6. For whom did God prepare the lake of fire?

Matthew 25: 41

7. What original sin resulted in the fall of man?

Genesis 3: 6

8. As a consequence of this sin how many have become sinners?

Romans 5: 12

9. What was the immediate result of sin?

Genesis 3: 16

10. What was the immediate result of sin?

Genesis 3: 7, 10

11. What curse fell upon woman?

Genesis 3: 16

12. What curse fell upon man?

Genesis 3: 17 – 19

13. What curse came upon the ground?

Genesis 3: 17, 18; 4: 11, 12

14. What curse was pronounced upon the serpent?

Genesis 3: 14, 15

15. What did God do to prevent Adam from living forever as a sinner?

Genesis 3: 22, 24

16. Did God place man on the earth without any governing laws?

Genesis 2:15 -17

17. What did God say would be the result of disobedience?

Genesis 2: 17; Romans 6: 23

18. What judgment fell upon the antediluvian world?

Genesis 6: 5 – 7; 7: 21 – 23

19. How will God destroy the world the second time?

2 Peter 3: 10 – 12; Malachi 4: 1, 3

20. Is there any hope for the ones who obey God?

Genesis 3: 15; Romans 3: 24, 25; John 3: 16

21. Will God’s plan for this world and for man finally be realized?

Revelation 21: 1; Revelation 22: 1 - 5; 2 Peter 3: 9, 13

God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform

He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skill

He treasures up His bright designs, and works his sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; The clouds ye so much dread

Are big with mercy, and shall break in blessing o’er your head,

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust Him for His grace

Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.

- William Cooper



LESSON 4
THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION

1. As the result of the original sin of Adam, how many have been made sinners?

Romans 3: 23; Romans 5: 12

2. How did David express this universal condition of man?

Psalms 51: 5

3. Has there ever been anyone except the sinless Son of God that has not needed the saving grace of God?

Isaiah 64: 6, 7; Romans 3: 9 – 12

4. What is the result or wages of sin?

Genesis 3: 15; John 3: 16; Romans 5: 17 – 19

5. What plan did God devise to rescue and redeem man from the condemnation of death?

Genesis 3: 15; John 3: 16; Romans 5: 17 – 19

6. Was there anyone else besides Jesus that could become man’s substitute and pay the penalty of sin?

Acts 4: 12; 1 Timothy 2: 5, 6

7. In what condition were we in when Christ died for our sins?

Romans 5: 6, 8, 10

8. Does God have any pleasure in the death of the wicked?

Ezekiel 18: 32

9. What was it then that prompted God in saving man?

John 3: 16; Romans 5: 8

10. When was the first promise of redemption and victory over the devil made?

Genesis 3:15

11. What does the “woman” represent?

Revelation12: 1 – 6, 17

12. Did Paul recognize the scripture in Gen. 3: 15 as referring to the final victory of the Church over Satan?

Romans 16: 20

13. Note some of the expressions used by the Messianic prophet (Isaiah} in reference to the humiliation and death of our Lord?

Isaiah 53: 1 – 12

14. Does God have a specific time for the fulfilling of His plan in behalf of mankind?

Ephesians 1: 10; Galatians 4: 4; Daniel 9: 24 - 27

15. Could the blood of bulls and goats take away sin?

Hebrews 10: 1 - 4

16. Is there any remission of sins without the shedding of blood?

Hebrews 9: 22; Leviticus 17: 11

LESSON 5
JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR
1. For what purpose did Jesus Christ come into the world?

1 Timothy 1: 15; John. 1: 29


2. What is the meaning of “JESUS”?

Matthew 1: 21


3. What is one of the earliest prophecies relative to the coming of Christ?

Deuteronomy 18: 15; Acts 3: 22


4. What prophecy foretold His coming from a virgin?

Isaiah 7: 14; Matthew 1: 22, 23


Where was Christ born?

Micah 5: 2 Matthew 2: 1


5. What sign was given that he was the Christ Child?

Luke 2: 12


6. What does John say of the incarnation of Christ?

John 1: 1 – 3, 14


7. Did Jesus accept his humiliation willingly?

Philippians 2: 5 – 8


8. In order to be our Saviour what did he take upon himself?

1 Peter 2: 24


10. What did Jesus suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane?

Matthew 26: 36 – 44
11. How was he betrayed into the hands of His enemies?

Matthew 26: 47 – 50


12. What false charge brought the death sentence upon Jesus?

Matthew 26: 59 – 66


13. How was Jesus mocked at?

Matthew 26: 67, 68; 27: 26 – 31


14. How did Jesus react under this treatment?

Matthew 27: 12; Isaiah 53: 7


15. Where was Jesus crucified?

Luke 23: 33; Matthew 27: 33


16. At what hour of the day did he die?

Matthew 27: 45, 46, 50


17. What happened to the veil of the temple when Jesus died?

Matthew 27: 51


18. What did this signify?

Hebrews 9: 8; 6: 19, 20; 10: 19,20


19. Therefore, what did Christ proclaim himself to be?

John 14: 6; 10: 9


20. Who then purchased our redemption, and by what?

1 Peter 1: 18, 19; Acts 20: 28


What can wash away my sin, nothing but the blood of Jesus;

What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood of Jesus.

O precious is the flow, that makes me white as snow

No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.

“For unto us a child is born unto us a son is given, the government shall be upon his shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, ,The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9: 6



LESSON 6

FAITH
1. What is the first essential thing one must have to obtain salvation?

Hebrews 11: 6


2. How can one receive this faith?

Romans 10: 17, and verse 14


3. What is faith?

Hebrews 11: 1 “Belief”


4. Is a theoretical belief in God sufficient for salvation?

James 2: 19


5. From whom does faith come?

Ephesians 2: 8


6. What precious legacy has God given mankind that will impart faith?

John 5:39


7. How much of the Bible should we search?

2 Timothy 3: 15


8. What relationship does faith have with the Holy Scriptures?

2 Timothy 3: 16, 17


9. Besides bringing us salvation what else will genuine faith do for us? Matthew 9: 22; 15: 28

10. Name four phases of faith?

d. A. Faith that brings salvation – Hebrews 11: 6; 2Timothy 3: 15

B. Faith that brings healing. – Matthew. 9: 22

C. Receive the Spirit through faith – Galatians 3: 14

D. Faith that makes us overcomers – 1John 5: 4


11. By what principles is genuine faith actuated?

Galatians 5: 6


12. What is the evidence that one has faith?

James 2: 17, 18; 1 Thessalonians 1: 3


13. Is it important that we perform our service in faith?

Romans 14: 23


14. Can faith develop and grow?

James 2: 22; 1: 3


15. To what part of ancient warfare is faith compared?

Ephesians 6: 16


16. What relation does faith have to prayer?

James 1: 6


17. What is the faith chapter of the Bible?

Hebrews 11


18. What is the ultimate purpose of faith?

1 Peter 1: 8, 9; Romans 1: 17


19. What is one characteristic of the saints besides the keeping of the commandments of God that identifies them as true people of God?

Revelation 14: 12

20. Is there a difference between the faith that every believer has and the gift of faith? Romans 12:3; 1 Corinthians 12: 9
“Faith and works are as necessary to our spiritual life as Christians, as soul and body are to our natural life as men; for faith is the soul of religion and works the body”. – Colton -

LESSON 7
REPENTANCE
1. What is the meaning of Repentance? “To feel regret, contrition, or compunction for what one has done or omitted to do and to resolve to amend ones life, to change ones mind. – Webster
2. What did Peter say was one initial step for salvation?

Acts 2: 38; 3: 19


3. Who are called to repentance?

Luke 5: 32


4. How many are sinners?

Rom. 3:9
5. What divine agency has God provided that brings repentance?

Acts 9: 3-6; John 16: 8
6. How must one feel about his or her sins?
7. What brings about this sorrow?

Romans 2: 4


8. Then what will godly sorrow bring?

2Corinthians 7: 10


9. What kind of sorrow brings death?

Same verse


10. How does godly sorrow manifest itself?

Verse 11


11. What did John the Baptist say to those who came to him to be baptized?

Matthew 3: 7


12. What did he tell them to do?

Verse 8


13. How did the men of Nineveh escape God’s judgment?

Jonah 3: 10


14. Will God punish those who do not repent?

Luke 13: 3; Ephesians 5: 6


15. What is it that brings to man the knowledge of sin?

Romans 3: 20; 7: 7


16. What is the Bible definition of sin?

1John 3: 4; James 1: 5


17. What is the ultimate result of sin?

Romans 6: 23; James 1: 15


18. What provision did God make that man may have eternal life?

John 3: 16


19. David is said to be a man “after God’s own heart” yet we find that he committed some of the vilest sins. He committed adultery with another man’s wife, then he tried to cover his sin by committing another sin - murdering a man, and then taking another man’s wife to be his own. He obtained the forgiveness and favour of God because he made genuine repentance.
Read Psalms 51 for the record of David’s sorrow and repentance. Is God willing and able to forgive the grossest and vilest sin?

Isaiah 1: 18; John 8: 11


20. Which is the only sin that cannot be forgiven?

Matthew.12: 31; 1 John 5: 16; Matthew 27: 3-5



LESSON 8
CONVERSION
1. How did Jesus emphasize the importance of conversion?

Matthew 18: 3


2. What expression did Paul use with reference to this experience?

1Cor. 4: 15


3. What other writer uses the same term to this experience?

1 Peter 1: 3, 23


4. How does James say this experience is brought about?

James 1: 18


5. How does John refer to one that is begotten of God?

1 John 5: 1, 18


6. What happens to one’s sins when genuine conversion takes place?

Acts 3: 19


7. How is the heart and spirit of man affected at conversion?

Ezekiel 18: 31


8. What does it mean to be carnally minded?

Romans 8: 8; and verse 6


9. Why is it necessary to have our minds renewed?

Romans 8: 7


10. What must dwell in us to be spiritually minded?

Romans 8: 7

11. Is it necessary to have the indwelling of God’s Spirit?

Romans 8:11


12. What happens when the Spirit of God comes into ones life?

Ephesians 2:5; John 6: 63


13. How does Paul describe the one who is converted?

2 Corinthians 5:17


14. Does outward form avail anything without an inward work of grace?

Galatians 6: 5


15. How much was Paul willing to give up for Christ?

Philippians 3: 7, 8, 10


16. What was Peter able to do after conversion?

Luke 22: 31, 32


17. By what power is this change accomplished?

2 Corinthians 3: 18


18. What is the experience of everyone who thus yields to God?

Romans 8: 1


19. What kind of life will the truly converted live?

Titus 2: 11, 12


20. Is sanctification a part of conversion?

1Thessalonians 4: 3, 4; 5: 23


21. How is one sanctified?
John 17: 17, 19; Ephesians 5: 26

LESSON 9
CONFESSION and FORGIVENESS

1. What is necessary on our part to receive forgiveness of sin?

1 John 9; 1-9
2. How does one make confession?

Romans 10: 10


3. What is it that we must confess?

Verse 9
4. Is it necessary to confess our sins as well?

Numbers 5: 6, 7
5. Why is it essential that we confess all our sins?

Numbers 32: 23


6. What is the result of covering our sins?

Proverbs 28:13


How definite should one be in confessing sins?

Leviticus 5: 5


8. When David confessed his sin what did God do for him?

Psalms 32: 5


9. Will God hearken to the sincere cry of confession?

Psalms 86: 5


10. What is the measure of God’s mercy and forgiveness?

Psalms 103:11


11. What else are we to confess?

James 5: 16


12. To what extent does God pardon and forgive our transgressions?

Isaiah 55: 7


13. How completely does God absolve us of our guilt and sin?

Micah 7: 19; Psalms 103: 12


14. What will accompany the confession?

Acts 19: 18, 19


15. What is necessary on the believer’s part before water baptism?

Matthew 6: 5,6


16. If we want God to forgive us what must we be willing to do?

Matthew 6: 12-15


17. What spirit must we manifest to others that we may be forgiven?

Ephesians 4:32


18. What is the blessed condition of one whose sins are forgiven ?

Psalm 32:1, 2


19. What is the condition of one who refuses to confess his sins?

Psalm 32:3, 4


20. If we refuse to confess Jesus Christ now will we be accepted by God? Luke 12:8, 9
Confession of sins comes from the offer of mercy – mercy displayed causes confession to flow, and confession flowing opens the way for mercy. If I do not have a contrite heart, God’s mercy will never be mine,, but if God had not manifested His mercy in Christ, I could never have had a contrite heart.
LESSON 10
WATER BAPTISM
1. What commission did Jesus give his disciples just before he ascended to heaven?

Matthew 28: 19, 20


2. What is the meaning of the word “Baptism”?

Ans. Our English word “baptism” comes from the Greek word “baptizo” meaning to completely immerse, to dip under. The modern use of the term is a perversion of the Bible meaning.


3. Who was the first one to use this ordinance in connection with the forgiveness of sins?

Mark 1: 4


4. Did Jesus recognize baptism as a necessary part of Christian duty?

Matthew 3: 15


5. What was the form of Jesus baptism? Verse 16.

Note: Jesus came straightway out of the water indicating He had gone down into the water.


6. How does Paul describe baptism?

Romans 6: 4


7. Were the people commanded to be baptized after the resurrection of Christ?

Acts 2: 38


8. In reply to his enquiry concerning salvation what was the Philippian jailor told to do?

Acts 16: 31


9. What followed immediately after the jailor accepted Christ?

Acts 16: 33


10. How many of the converts in Samaria were baptized?

Acts 8: 12


11. What question did the Ethiopian eunuch ask Philip?

Acts 8: 36


12. What condition did Philip make as a prerequisite for baptism?

Verse 37
13. What form of baptism did Philip use?

Verse 38, 39
14. Were the Gentile converts required to be baptized?

Acts 10: 47, 48


15. In whose name were the disciples commanded to baptize?

Matthew 28: 19


16. In obedience to this command, what Name did the disciples employ when they performed the ordinance of baptism?

Acts 2:38; 10: 48; 8: 16; 19:5


17. According to the requirements for baptism should infants be baptized?

(One must repent, confess, believe and forsake sin before being baptized)


18. What happens to the old man of sin at baptism?

Romans 6: 3-6


19. What life does one put on after baptism? Galatians 3: 27; Romans 6: 11-13


20. Therefore what does Peter declare baptism to be?

1 Peter 3: 21





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