1. In the beginning what was upon the face of the deep?
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” Genesis 1:3.
2. Since darkness covered the deep, how came the light?
“And God said, Let there be light,” Genesis 1:3.
3. What was the result?
“And there was light,” Genesis 1:3.
4. After light had been brought about what great work did God perform?
“And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness,” Genesis 1:4.
5. What name was given the light, and also the darkness?
“And god called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night,” Genesis 1:5.
6. By adding the darkness and the light together what do they make?
“And the evening [dark] and the morning [light] were the first day,” Genesis 1:5.
7. What words of Christ would teach that it takes both darkness and the light to make one day as set apart by God?
“And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny Me thrice,” Mark 14:30.
8. Have we any proof that these things happened in the dark part of the day?
“He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night,” John 13:30.
NOTE: Here we have two statements proving beyond any question of doubt that the night is included in the day, or in other words, it takes both darkness and light to make one complete day, and that this is what God had reference to when He said, “The evening and the morning were the first day,”
9. According to the Bible when does the evening begin?
“But at the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth of Egypt,” Deuteronomy 16:6.
10. Upon one occasion, at what time of day were the sick brought to Christ?
“And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto Him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils,” Mark 1:32.
NOTE: These scriptures, as well as many others teach, that the going down of the sun is the beginning of the evening, as well as the beginning of the day.
11. Do we find other scriptures teaching the going down of the sun to be the beginning of the evening?
Answer. Yes, Please read the following Scriptures: II Chronicles 18:34; Numbers 9:21; Leviticus 22:6,7; Deuteronomy 23:11; Judges 14:12-18.
12. Concerning the beginning of the Sabbath what does Nehemiah say?
“And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the Sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the Sabbath day,” Nehemiah 13:19.
13. Which day of the week is the Sabbath day?
“But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God,” Exodus 20:10.
14. When does this day commence, and at what time does it close?
“From even unto even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath,” Leviticus 23:32, last part of verse.
15. For how long did God say they should keep the Sabbath?
“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations for a perpetual covenant,” Exodus 31:16.
16. What does Christ say of breaking the commandments?
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven,” Matthew 5:19.
“WHOSOEVER KEEPETH THE WHOLE LAW, YET OFFENDS IN ONE POINT IS GUILTY OF ALL”
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