1. Upon whom did Christ pronounce a blessing?
“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God,” Matthew 5:8.
2. Did He not say the impure mind was a violation of the seventh commandment?
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart,” Matthew 5:27, 28.
3. Does not Paul teach the carnal mind to be a violation of all God’s commandments?
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be,” Romans 8:7.
4. Concerning purity, what words of instruction were given Timothy by the apostle Paul?
“Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partakers of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure,” I Timothy 5:22.
5. If we want to purify our lives what must we follow?
“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart,” II Timothy 2:22.
6. To whom are all things pure?
“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled,” Titus 1:15.
7. What are God’s people warned against?
“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks,” Ephesians 5:3, 4.
8. What are mentioned as works of the flesh?
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,” Galatians 5:19-20. See also verse 21.
9. Will those doing such things inherit the kingdom of God?
“They which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God,” Galatians 5:21.
10. With whom are we warned not to keep company?
“But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat,” I Corinthians 5:11.
11. Why are evil associates to be avoided?
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners,” I Corinthians 15:33.
12. Instead of sanctioning evil what should we do?
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret,” Ephesians 5:11, 12.
13. Should we allow corrupt words to pass out of our mouth?
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers,” Ephesians 4:29.
14. Will the human family be called upon to give an account of the idle words they have been using?
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment,” Matthew 12:36.
15. Will they be condemned because of the use of idle words?
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned,” Matthew 12:37.
16. What does the Lord call upon the wicked man to do?
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon,” Isaiah 55:7.
17. With what should one’s mind be engaged?
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you,” Philippians 4:8, 9.