1. From what source do we get the scriptures, and by whom are they given? “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” II Timothy 3:16.
2. Of what value are the scriptures, and for what are they profitable to us?
“All scripture is . . . profitable, for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works,” II Timothy 3:16, 17.
3. What are we admonished to do, that we may understand the Word correctly, and finally receive divine approval?
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth,” II Timothy 2:15.
4. By studying and receiving a knowledge of the sacred word, what will it finally acquire for us?
“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus,” II Timothy 3:15.
5. Why is a personal knowledge of the scriptures of vital importance to every person, and without it why might they be deceived?
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world,” I John 4:1.
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness,” II Corinthians 11:14-15.
6. In what way does God warn His people to be on guard?
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day . . . . having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with he preparation of the gospel of peace,” Ephesians 6:13-15.
7. We notice that when Satan was tempting Christ for forty days and nights (Luke 4:1-12), that Christ always answered him by quoting a text of scripture. What does the Holy Spirit instruct us to do, when we are likewise tempted?
“Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear,” I Peter 3:15. “Prove all things, hold fast that which is good,” I Thessalonians 5:21.
8. Why did Paul declare the people of Berea to be more noble in God’s sight than those living in Thessalonica?
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so,” Acts 17:11.
9. From what source did the prophecies of the Bible come to us?
“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost,” II Peter 1:21.