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BEREAN STUDIES ON THE ATONEMENT
THE TEXT-BOOK USED FOR THIS COURSE IS SCRIPTURE STUDIES, SERIES V (E)*
*Five years ago DAWN-STUDIES, VOL. V., was reset, and unfortunately the type was not exactly same size as before; and hence page for page they differ. The references given in these Berean Studies apply to the present edition, a copy of which postpaid will cost you but 30c. But keep your old edition, for unfortunately the new Bible Helps refer to its pages.
Questions on Study V.—The Baptism Witness of the Spirit
(1) What particular thought is marked by “The Day of Pentecost”? P. 209.
(2) Why is the blessing of the holy Spirit called a “spirit of adoption”? Who are adopted? And why? P. 210.
(3) When the holy Spirit of God is said to have been shed forth, does it convey the thought of personality or not? Are persons ever shed forth or can a person be shed forth? Could a spirit or influence be shed forth? P. 210.
(4) If the Father, the Son and the holy Spirit are really, as some claim, “one in person,” how could the Son receive the holy Spirit from the Father and shed it forth? Is it not much more reasonable and much more in harmony with the teachings of the Scriptures to understand that the Father is one person, that the Son is another person, separate and distinct, and yet one in the sense of being fully in harmony? And is it not reasonable to think of this holy influence, this Divine power, as proceeding forth from the Fountain of all Grace, the Father, and coming properly to the Son, highly exalted to Divine glory and power? And is it not proper to think of the Son receiving this holy Spirit as the Advocate or Attorney for the “household of faith,” and as the members of his Body, the Church, and dispensing it upon them? P. 211, par. 1.
(5) Some urge that Christians pray for fresh Pentecostal blessings. Is this suggestion Scriptural or not? Give the reasons. P. 211, par. 2.
(6) Which was the first baptism of the holy Spirit and what was its effect? And how was it manifested? P. 211, par. 3.
(7) Who did the baptizing of Jesus with water? Who with the holy Spirit? Who baptized the Church at Pentecost? P. 212, par. 2.
(8) What was the outward evidence of the spirit’s baptism in Jesus’ case? What in the Church’s case at Pentecost? What in the case of the first Gentile convert, Cornelius? P. 212, par. 2; P. 213, par. 1.
(9) Why was there a special manifestation of the holy Spirit in the case of Cornelius? P. 213, par. 2.
(10) If a special manifestation by spirit baptism had not been granted to Cornelius, what would have been the effect upon all of us, who by birth are Gentiles and not Hebrews? P. 213, par. 3.
(11) Do we know of any other baptism of the holy Spirit than these three that apply to the Gospel Age? And are we not deprived of some blessing in that we have no such outpouring? If not, why not? Explain the philosophy of it. P. 214.
(12) What relationship subsists between water baptism and baptism of the holy Spirit, which we are now discussing? P. 215, par. 3.
(13) How should we regard the views of some who, contrary to the Scriptures, pray and agonize for a Pentecostal blessing? P. 216.
(14) Will there ever be another baptism of the holy Spirit? If so, when, where, upon whom? P. 217.
(15) What will be the effect of that spirit baptism? P. 218.
(16) Will the outpouring of the holy Spirit upon all flesh signify that all will be received into eternal fellowship with God? P. 218, par. 1.
(17) Is there anything peculiar in the phraseology of Joel’s prophecy? State it. Then explain the statement in harmony with other Scriptures.
(18) In what sense can we properly consider the old men said to dream dreams as being the Ancient Worthies, whose philosophies were but vague visions—presentations of the wonderful Millennial facts which shall yet be fulfilled?
(19) In what way can we say that the young men of the future will see with clearness of vision and actually the things of which the Ancients but vaguely dreamed”? P. 220, par. 1.
(20) Will the holy Spirit, granted during the Millennium, be the same spirit or power or influence of God that Christians of the present age enjoy? P. 220, par. 1.
(21) Will those receiving it be similarly thrown out of harmony with the world? Why not?
(22) Will that baptism of the Spirit cost the baptised one suffering and self-denial, as the baptism of the Spirit now affects the Church? If it will not, why not? P. 220, par. 2.
(23) Will the baptising during the Millennium mean, as now, the begetting of the holy Spirit to a change of nature? If not, why not? P. 220, par. 3.
(24) What will it signify? P. 221.
(25) Was our Lord in the flesh the Second Adam? P. 221, par. 3.
(26) When did our Lord become the Second Adam? Cite the Scriptural proof. And explain how the Second Adam, a spirit being, could be the father of restored humanity on the earthly plane.
(27) While we are not to pray for fresh Pentecosts or spirit baptisms, may we pray for a filling of the holy Spirit? P. 222, par. 1.
(28) Cite a Scripture which authorizes us to pray for the holy Spirit. P. 222, par. 3.
(29) Would such prayers be miraculously answered, or by what means should we expect that the seeker would find and the knocker have the door of blessing opened up to him? P. 223.
(30) Is more than prayer necessary to the obtaining of the holy Spirit? If so, what more is essential? P. 223, par. 2.
(31) Quote and cite a Scripture which urges us to be filled with all the fulness of God? P. 224, par. 1.
(32) When our Lord assured us that our heavenly Father is pleased to give the holy Spirit to them that ask him, can this be properly understood to mean that the Father would wish us to ask for another God, a third person to the trinity of God? Is such a thought reasonable or connected with the promise? P. 224, par. 2.
(33) Where and how are we to seek and find God’s further blessing and holy Spirit? P. 225.
— March 1, 1909 —