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The Divine Plan of the Ages Chapter 5 Questions

 

1. Since man sinned and the death penalty resulted, has God expressed his purpose to restore and bless mankind? If so, where do we find the first faint glimmer of light concerning man's restoration? (p. 77, par. 1,2)

 

2. How much time passed until God called Abraham, and to whom was the promise to Abraham afterward confirmed? (p. 77, par. 3)

 

3. What was the expectation of the twelve tribes of Israel at the time of Jacob's death? And who delivered Israel from their captivity? (p. 78, par. 1,2)

 

4. What further insight into God's plan was revealed by Moses? Who was Moses' successor, and what did he accomplish? (p. 78, par. 2)

 

5. Under what kings did the nation of Israel seem about to realize their hopes? How was their hope again deferred? (p. 79, par. 1)

 

6. What was the expectation of all Israel at the time Jesus was born? Why didn't they receive him as their long promised Messiah? (p. 79, par. 2)

 

7. How did Jesus' unexpected death affect his followers? What was their attitude after his ascension? (p. 79, par. 2; p. 80. par. 1)

 

8. When did the disciples begin to comprehend the divine purposes more clearly? What light was thrown upon the Gospel Age and its work by the Apostle James? (p. 80, par. 2; p. 81, par. 1)

 

9. What is the great mystery (Col. 1:27)? What does Christ in you signify? (p. 81, par. 2,3; p. 82, par. 1)

 

10. How has the Apostle Paul and our Lord guarded the church against any presumptive claims? (p. 82, par. 2)

 

11. How does the pyramid illustrate nicely the Lord and his church as an anointed company? Who is the chief corner stone in the building of God? (p. 82, par. 3,4; pg. 83, par. 1)

 

12. Why do "living stones" nicely illustrate the body members of the church? (p. 83, par. 2)

 

13. What is the "high calling," and why is it called a mystery? (p. 84, par. 1)

 

14. How does the Apostle Paul open up the entire mystery in Galatians 3 and 4? Why was it necessary to keep this mystery hidden for so long? (p. 84, par 2; p. 85, par. 1)

 

15. Why is the peculiar course that the little flock has been called to walk a mystery to the world? (p. 85, par. 2; p. 86, par. 1)

 

16. Will the divine purposes always remain a mystery? If not, how will the world of mankind be brought to a knowledge of God's promises which are now only appreciated by his servants and handmaids? (p. 86, par. 2,3; p. 87, par. 1)

 

17. What are the two senses in which the mystery of God is used, and when will it be "finished"? (p. 87, par. 2,3)

 

18. What does the greatness of the mystery, so long kept secret, suggest respecting the work to follow its completion? (p. 88)