The Temple of The Holy Ghost

How did God teach Israel the lesson of His presence with them? Ex. 25:8. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Where does He desire to abide now? 2 Cor. 6:16, 1 Cor. 6:19, 20. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. How fully are we to yield our bodies to God? Rom. 12:1, Phil. 2:12, 13. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. What admonition should be heeded concerning the care of the body and the maintenance of health? 1 Cor. 3:16, 17,3 John 2. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. What must govern the child of God in all things that are good? 1 Cor. 9:25, 27. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6. Will any drunkard enter heaven? 1 Cor. 6:10. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7. What is in strong drink that ruins body and mind? Deut. 32:33. See Note 1. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NOTE 1. “One of the subtlest effects of this many-sided drug is to proutice a craving for itself, while weakening the will that could resist that craving.” “Alcohol,” Dr.Williams, p. 8.

8. What other things come under this ban? See Note 2. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NOTE 2. “Tobacco is the most subtle poison known to chemists, except the deadly prussic acid.”— M. Orfila. Margaret. J. Bilz, national lecturer for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, said before one of the public schools of Baltimore, Maryland: “When I was in Paris some years ago, I met a man who had very tiny dogs for sale. The mother dog, though small, was normal in size. I asked the owner how it was that her offspring were so abnormally small? What had he done to them? At first he refused to tell me, fearing that I would divulge his secret or become his business competitor. By a little friendly conversation I convinced him that I was simply in pursuit of knowledge.

Then, with many cautions, he confided tome his process for producing these tiny dwarfs: You see I put a little speck of nicotine in their food when they are quite young. Then I put in a little more and a little more, and then they never get big. But doesn’t the nicotine ever kill them? I asked. O yes, many of them. die; but I get a big price for the little fellows that live.

Thus he was willing to sacrifice the lives of many of his dogs for the gain brought by the sale of the few that survived.On our streets are hundreds of nicotine-poisoned little boys — poisoned by the nicotine in the cigarette. But doesn’t this nicotine poison kill them?’ you ask. O yes, many of them die; but the manufacturers of cigarettes keep right on making boy destroyers, that thus they may become wealthy.”

9. What should be our attitude toward all these things? 1 Cor. 10:31. See Note 3. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NOTE 3. “One of the briefest and best definitions of temperance is self-control. The word in the text means much more than mere abstinence from intoxicating drinks,— the limited sense now given to it. It means control, strength, power, or ascendancy over exciting and evil passions of all kinds. It denotes the self-rule which the over-comer or converted man has over the evil propensities of his nature. Commenting on this passage [2 Peter 1: 5, 6], Dr. Albert Barnes says: The influence of the Holy Spirit on the heart make a man moderate in all indulgences; teach him to restrain his passions, and to govern himself.” Bible Readings for the Home Circle, p. 186.

10. What was the original diet of man? Gen. 1:29. Of animals? Gen. 1:30. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11. How long did people live when they adhered to a plant based diet? Gen. 5:5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

12. What was added to man’s diet after he sinned? Gen. 3:18, 9:3. See Note 4. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NOTE 4. “From this it is evident that lesh food was not included in the original diet provided for man, but that on account of the changed conditions resulting from the fall and the flood, its use was permitted.” Bible Readings for the Home Circle, p. 755.

13. What beasts did God permit man to eat after vegetation was destroyed by the flood? Lev. 11:1-30, 44, 46, 47. Were they to eat the blood in it? Gen. 9:4, Lev. 3:17. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

14. How did a flesh diet affect men’s lives? It shortened life. Gen. 11:10-12, 24, 25. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

15. Does God expect mankind to always eat flesh? Compare Num. 11:1-20, 31-34, Ps. 78:26-32, with 1 Cor. 10:1-12, Rev.21:4. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

16. What will God grant to all who obey? Ex. 15:26, Ps. 103:1-5. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

17. When will the fullness of this promise be realized? Phil. 3:20, 21, 1 John 3: 1-3. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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