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7. How did David express the nearness of death?
There is but a step between me and death. (I. Sam. 20. 3.) 8, How did Job express the certainty of death?
Behold he taketh away, who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou? (9 Job, 12.)
I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living. (30 Job, 23.) 9. Will death be universal?
What man is he that liveth and shall not see death ? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? (89 P. 48.)
The living know that they shall die. (9 Ec. 5.) 10. How did Job express his hope?
All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come. (14 Job 14.) 11. How did the Psalmist rejoice?
This God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even unto death. (48 P. 14.)
God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for he shall receive me. (49 P. 15.) 12. What death did wicked Balaam desire ?
Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his. (23 Numb. 10.) 13. How did Job in the season of his distress allude
to death? There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest.
There the prisoners rest together, they hear not the voice of the oppressor. The small and great are there, and the servant is free from his master. (3 Job. 17,
18, 19.) 14. How did the Psalmist express his confidence ?
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for thou art with me, thy rod, and thy staff, they comfort me. (23 P. 4.)
15. What is the end of the good man?
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. (37 P. 37.) 16. How did the Psalmist exult in God when his
strength declined? Thou shalt guidė me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have. I in heaven but thee, and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart and
my portion for ever. (73 P. 24 to 26.) 17. What is the difference in the death of the wicked
and the righteous ? The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous hath bope in his death. (14 Pr. 32.) -18. Will God ransom his people from death?
I will ransom them from the power of the grave: I will redeem them from death:.0 death, I will be thy plagues ; O grave, I will be thy destruction. (13 Hosea 14.) 19. What is the last enemy?
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. (I. Cor. 15. 26.) 20. How did the Apostle Paul triumph over death?
We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
That mortality might be swallowed up of life. Whilst we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. We are confident I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present
with the Lord. (II. Cor. 5. 1, 4, 6, 8.) 21. Does God bless his saints in their death?
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of bis saints, (116 P. 15.)
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth : yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (14 Rev. 13.)
22. Has Christ power over death and the unseen
world ? I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen ; and have the keys of hell and of
death. (1 Rev. 18.) 23. To whom are we indebted for life and im
mortality? Our Saviour Jesus Christ; who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
(I1. Tim. 1. 10.) 24. Does the death of Christ give the Christian
firm confidence ? Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver them who through fear of death were all their life-time subject 'to bondage. (2 Heb.
14, 15.) 25. Was St. Paul constantly mindful of Christ's
death? Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in
our body. (II. Cor. 4. 10.) 26. What was Stephen's dying prayer?
Lord Jesus receive my spirit. (7 Acts 59.) 27. How does Christ encourage each of his fol
lowers ? Be thou faithful anto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (2 Rev. 10.) 28. Are true Christians very anxious to glorify God
both in life and death? Whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord; whether we live therefore or die we are the Lord's ; for to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. (14 Rom. 8, 9.)
XXXVII. THE RESURRECTION.
Proof and certainty of-Circumstances of-Christ's re
surrection and its connexion with ours- -Happiness of Christ's people at.
1. How did Mošes prove that there would be a re
surrection of the dead? That the dead are raised even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraha':', and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; for he is not a God of the
dead but of the living, for all live unto him. (20 Lk. 37, 38.) 2. How did Job assert it?
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
(19 Job, 25, 26.) 3. How does Daniel refer to the resurrection?
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to
righteousness, as the stars for ever and ever. (12 Dan, 2, 3.) 4. What did St. Paul assert before Felix ?
There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. (24 Acts 15.) 5. Will every one of the human race be interested in
this solemn event ? The hour is coming in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth ; they that have done good unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation. (5 Jn. 28, 29.)
6. How does Christ allude to the resurrection of
the children of God? They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage. Neither can they die any more ; for they are equal unto the angels, and are the children of
God, being the children of the resurrection. (20 Lk. 35, 36.) 7. What will take place at the time of the resur
rection ? We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed: in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed : for this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immor
tality. (1. Cor. 15. 51, 52, 53.) 8. What did Christ say to encourage every believer
in him? I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though be were dead, yet shall he live. (11 John 25.) 9. Did any of the saints arise from their graves after
the resurrection of Christ? Many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy
city, and appeared unto many. (27 Mt. 52, 53.) 10. How did St. Peter and the other Apostles announce
the resurrection of Christ to the Jews ? The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree, Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath
given to them that obey him. (5 Acis 30, 31, 32.) 11. How does St. Paul refer to Christ's resurrection?
How that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures: and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. (I, Cor. 15. 3, 4.)