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    March 25, 1908

    “Through the Bible—II” The Medical Missionary, 17, 13, p. 244.

    ATJ

    ALONZO T. JONES

    IN order to study the Bible for what the Bible is, and for what it tells, it is veil to know what portions of the Bible are occupied with each great thought.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.1

    Creation, the first two chapters.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.2

    The Fall, the third chapter.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.3

    The Flood, the fourth to the ninth chapters inclusive.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.4

    The Repeopling of the earth, and the origin of the many languages, the tenth chapter, and first nine verses of chapter eleven.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.5

    The Patriarchal times, chapter eleven, verses 10 to 32; and the book of Job.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.6

    With the exception of a small portion to the generations of Ishmael and of Esau, all the rest of Genesis is occupied with the stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph; Abraham, 12:1 to 25:10: Isaac, 25:19 to 28:5; Jacob, 28:10 to 35:29; Joseph, 37:1 to 50:26.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.7

    The Oppression and Exodus of Israel occupies the four books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.8

    The Conquest of the land and the settling of the tribes in it occupies the book of Joshua.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.9

    The Dwelling of the People in the land occupies the books of Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel 1 to 7 inclusive.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.10

    The story of the Kingdom occupies from 1 Samuel 8:1 to the end of 2 Samuel; the first eleven chapters of 1 Kings; and the first nine chapters of 2 Chronicles.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.11

    The story of the Divided Kingdom occupies all of 1 Kings after the eleventh chapter; all of 2 Chronicles after the ninth chapter; and the books of Joel, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Zephaniah, and Habakkuk.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.12

    The story of the Captivity occupies Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.13

    The story of the Returning from Captivity, and re-establishment in the kind occupies Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah, Esther, and Nehemiah.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.14

    The succession of Empires from the time of Daniel to the end of the world, is given in the Book of Daniel.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.15

    The Coming of the Messiah and his rejection, occupies the four Gospels.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.16

    The Rebuilding and Organizing of the church of God, occupies the book of Acts, and the Epistles.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.17

    And the Course of the Church to the end, and to her glorious triumph in eternal glory, is prophetically sketched in the book of Revelation.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.18

    Please study this outline, verifying it by the Scriptures, and you will know more about what is in the Bible; and will be better prepared to begin the study of the Bible.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.19

    “How Shall We?” The Medical Missionary, 17, 13, p. 244.

    ATJ

    A. T. J.

    HOW shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.1

    How shall we? Can you tell?MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.2

    Can a man live in what he dies of? When any person dies of any disease, can he live any longer in it? No; that is why he died—he could not live any longer in it.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.3

    Having died of that disease, and were he even brought back from the dead into that very disease, could he live any longer in it? No; he would certainly and immediately die again. A person simply cannot live any longer in the thing of which he has died. This is perfectly plain to everybody.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.4

    Have you died to sin? Have you grown so sick of sin that you died of it? Have you grown so sick of it that you could live no longer in it, and so died to it?MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.5

    If you have, do not be afraid; you cannot live any longer therein. Were you even taken back from that death, and put once more in the presence of sin, you would certainly and immediately die again. You could not live any longer in it when you were there before; and because you could not live any longer in it, you died; and if you were brought back to it again, you could not live any longer in it any more than you did before.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.6

    Remember, this is being sick unto death, of sin; not sick of a few, or even many, particular sins, while at the same time you choose others, because they are pleasing to you, and become fat and flourishing on them. In this way you can live in sin forever, and then die in it, and then die the second death for it.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.7

    No; it is not sins, so that we can die to one and live to another, that are contemplated in the Scripture; it is sin,—sin in the essence,—so that when you die to it, it is a death indeed to sin in every phase and of every sort. Then, being thus dead to sin, you simply cannot live any longer therein. The very presence of the thing, the very suggestion of it, is death to you.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.8

    And being thus dead to sin, the Lord intends that we shall not live any longer in it. And intending that we shall not live any longer therein, he intends that we shall live ever longer without sinning.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.9

    There is power in Jesus Christ to keep the believer from sinning. There is virtue in the grace of God to hold back the believer in Jesus from serving the sinful propensities and passions that dwell in the human flesh. Praise his holy name forever and ever.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.10

    “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.11

    Are you dead to sin: Then how shall you live any longer therein?MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.12

    “Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.”MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.13

    Then as we are not to continue in sin, in order that grace may abound, shall we continue in sin at all?MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.14

    Surely if there could be any possible excuse for continuing in sin, it would be that grace should abound.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.15

    But that is God-forbidden; it is impossible to have even any such excuse as that for continuing in sin.MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.16

    Consequently the gist of this question is, “Shall we continue in sin?” Shall we continue in sin at all? Is there any possible ground for it? And the answer is forever, “God forbid.”MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.17

    Then when God has forbidden it, why do it? He has made abundant provision for us not to do it; then why do it? Why should not this provision be employed, so that we shall not continue in sin?MEDM March 25, 1908, page 244.18

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