1. In his creation with whom is man compared?
“But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man that Thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that Thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of Thy hands,” Hebrews 2:6, 7.
2. What is the nature of angels?
“But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection,” Luke 20:35, 36.
3. What difference is there between the two Adams?
“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit,” I Corinthians 15:45.
4. Which is first, spiritual or natural?
“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual,” verse 46.
5. When does man become a spiritual being?
“It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body,” verse 44.
6. To what does the sowing refer?
“So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption,” verse 42.
7. How is man’s nature here defined?
“Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his Maker?” Job 4:17.
8. What is God’s nature?
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen,” I Timothy 1:17.
9. Of what was man formed in the beginning?
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,” Genesis 2:7.
10. By what act was he (the man) made a living soul?
“And [God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul,” Genesis 2:7.
NOTE: The living soul was not put into the man; but the breath of life which was put into man, made him _ the man, a living soul.
11. Are others besides man called “living souls” in the Bible?
“And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea,” Revelation 16:3.
12. Do other creatures besides man have the breath of life?
“And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died,” Genesis 7:21, 22.
13. Do they have the same breath as man?
“As the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast; for all is vanity,” Ecclesiastes 3:19.
14. What does Job call that which was breathed into man’s nostrils?
“All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,” Job 27:3.
15. Can the soul and spirit be separated?
“For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12.
16. How many times is the word “immortal” used in the Bible?
One time, I Timothy 1:17.
17. To whom is it applied?
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God . . . ,” I Timothy 1:17.
“Who (God) only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; Whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to Whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen,” I Timothy 6:16.
18. By whom was death abolished and immortality brought to light?
“But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,” II Timothy 1:10.
19. How may one obtain this immortality?
“To them who by patient continuance in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life,” Romans 2:7.
20. When will the faithful receive immortality?
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed,” I Corinthians 15:51, 52.
21. What is then to be swallowed up?
“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory,” verse 54.
22. How is this, the greatest of all victories gained?
“But thanks be to God, Which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ,” verse 57.