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OforneU InmBraitg Slihtarg 

CHARLES WILLIAM WASON 

COLLECTION 

CHINA AND THE CHINESE 



THE GIFT OF 

CHARLES WILLIAM WASON 

CLASS OF 1876 

1918 



Cornell University Library 
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EASY QUESTIONS 



TOR: 



BEGINNERS 



iN 



ENGLISH AND CHINESE. 

PEEPAKED B¥ EEV, O. GIBSON, FOR THE USE OF 
CHINESE SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN AMEICICA| 

PJJICi:-/-20 OSNTS .>0K SiSGI.E COPY. 




FOOCHOW, 
M. E. MISSION PRJ:SS. 

1883. 



■CONTENTS. 



PART FIRST. 



Pagk 
lEssoif I. About God-. . .. ; .' l 

iffssaos 11. About the Bible 3- 

Lesson hi. About the Sabbath 6 

Lbsson IV. About the Ckeation of Man . . ., i 8 

IjESSon v. About Man 9 

Lbsson VI. About Adiam And Evb 1 1 

Lesson vii. About CAin aj«> Abel : 13 

Lesson vm. About the Flood ^ ....,..'. Ad 

Lesson ix. About Abraham - 18 

Lesson x. About Esau and- Jacob ., 29: 

Lesson xi. About Joseph AifD his Brethren. 22- 

Lesson xii. -History of Moses 24 

Lesson xiii. About the Plagues of Egypt 26 

liBssoN XIV. The Lord's Passoveb' ........ ,^. .,..., . . ..28 • 



K CONTENTS. 

Lesson xt. The Commandments , . $i 

Lessgn xvj. The Jews Forty Years in the Wilderness.. rf:! 

Lesson xvh. The History op David. ."js 

Lessen xvih. About King Solomon 39 

Lesson xix. More about So-lomon.. 41 

Lesson xx. About Job, the Patient Man 4a 

Lesson xxr. About Elijah 45 

Lesson xxii. More about Eujah 49' 

Lesson xxiije. About Eij&ha 52 

Lesson xxiv. The Tjhkee Hebrew Children 55 

Lesson xx v. Aboctt Daniei. 57 

PART SECOND. 



PAGE. 

Lesson i.. About the Lord Jesus Christ 61 

Lesson ii.. More about the Lord Jesus Crr-ist. ...... ...6.3: 



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Lesson hi. About the Miracles ov Christ. 64 

Lhsson IV.. About thb Death of Jesus Christ. 6T 

Lesson v.. About the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. . ..;6f>' 

Lesson vi. About the Day op Pentecost. Vl 

Lesson vii. AnotirT Repentance ,.-.75- 



CONTENTS. in 

Bhsson Till. About Faith 73 

Tjbsson IX. About Death Y7 

Ijbsson X. About the Judgmestt Dat f 9 

LsssoN XI. MoBB About the Judoment 81 

Lbsson XII. About HKAVE^ir 8^ 

Lesson xiii. About Hell . 84 

Lbsson xiv. About tub Pkodigal Son 86 

Lesson xv. About a New Heart 87 

Lesson xti. About ibe Prodigal Son 89 

Lesson xvii. About the Rich Man and Lazarus J>0 

Lesson xvin. About Stephen 91 

Lesson xix. About Saul of Tarsus 93 

Lesson xx. About Paul the Apostle 9T 

IjEasoN xxr. About the Pardon of Sin 99 

ijV.<sQii XXII. 'About Baptism ] 00 

Lesson xx'iii. About the Lord's Supper 102 

r.EssoN XXIV. About the Devh 1 0.3 



LussoN" XXV. About the Holy Spirit , . . . . lOa 



T.EssoN XXVI. About Prater 106 

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■4 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

6. "What does the Bible tell us ? 

It tells us how the world was made. 
1. How was the world made? 

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earths 

8. What more does the Bible tell us ? 
It tells us how man was created. 

9. How was man created? 

"So God created man in bis own image <" 

10. i)id God make man's body, or his soul in his own image ? 
His soul, not his body. 

11. How was man's soul created in the im ige of God? 
He was made holy and happy. 

12. Whose law does the Bible teach? 
God's law. 

13. What does the Bible promise to good people? 
Everlasting happiness. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

14. Where will good people enjoy that happiness ? 

In Heaven, 

15. What is Heaven? 

A holy and happy place. 

16. What does the Bible say about wicked people ? 
The Bible says the wicked shall be sent to Hell. 

17. What is Hell ? 

A place full of sin and sorrow. 

18. What does the Bible tell about Jesus Christ? 
It tells about his life and death. 



19. What does it say about his death? 

It says that Jesus died to save sinners. 

20. How many parts are there in the Bible ? 
Two parts 

21. What are these two parts called? 
The Old and New Testaments. 



10 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGmNERS. 

3. How waa man's soul made in the image of God? 

He was made holy and happy. 

4. Did man continue to be holy and happy ? 
He did not. • 

5. Why not? 

Because he disobeyed God, 

6. How did he disobey God ? 
He ate the forbidden fruit. 

7. What led them to disobey God? 
The devil tempted them. 

8. in what foi-m did the devil tempt thenl? 
In the form of a serpent. 

9. What did the sei-pent tell them? 
He said, "Te shall not surely die." 

10. Did they listen to the devil's word ? 
They did, and ate the ffuit. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOE BEGINNERS. 11 

LESSON Vl 

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ABOUT ADAM AND EVE. 

1. How did Adam and Eve feel after they ate the fruit? 
They felt ashamed. 

2. Why were they ashamed? 
Because they were guilty. ^ 

3. What did they hear in the garden? 
The voice of God. 

A. What did they do? 
•They hid themselves. 

5. What did God say to them? 

God said; "Adam, where art thou.'' 

6. What did Adam say? 

He said, "I was afraid and hid my:Self." 

7. Did Adam confess his sin? 

. He did, but he said, Eve gave me the fruit. 



1 2 EASY . QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

8. What did God say to Eve? 

He said, "why have you done this?" 
9> What did Eve answer? 

She said, "The serpent beguiled me and I did eat. 

10. What did God then do ? 
He cursed the serpent. 

11. Did God punish Adam and Eve? 
He did. 

12. How did he punish them? 

He doomed them to a life of labor and sorrow. 

13. Did God allow them to remain in Eden? 
No; he drove them out of the garden. 

14. Did they die at once ? 

Their hearts became full of sin, dead to good thoughts. 

15. Why did they not die at once, both soul and body? 
Because God gave them a promise of grace. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. IS 

16. What promise did God give them ? 

The seed of the womau shall bruise the serpent's head. 

17. Who is meant by the seed of the woman? 
Jesus Christ. 

18. What is meant by bruising the serpent'a head? 
Breaking the power of the devil. 

29. How did this promise save Adam and Eve? 

It led them to trust in Jesus Christ. 
20. How did trusting Jn Christ save them ? 

God forgave their sins for Christ's sake. 

LESSON VII. 

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ABOUT CAIN AND ABEL. 
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What was the name of Adam's eldest son ? 

Cain. 



What the name of his second son? 



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U EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS.. 

LESSON VIII. 

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ABOUT THE FLOOD, 

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1. Wten the people became numerous were they good or bad ? 

They were very wicked. • ' 

2. How did God punish them ? 
Destroyed them by a flood. 

3. What man in those days pleased God? 
Noah. 



4, Why did God love Noah ? 
Because he was a good man. 

5, How did God show his love for Noah ? 
He saved him from the flood. 

6. What did God tell Noah to make ? 
An ark. 

7. What is an ark? 

A ship built like a house. 



_ EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS- IV 

8. Who went into this ark with Noah? 

His wife, his three sons and their wives. 

9. What were his sons' names ? 
Shem, Ham, and Japheth, 

10*. What else did Noah take into the ark ? 

A male and female of all kinds of creatures. 

11. How old was Noah when he entered into the ark? 
Six hundred years. 

12. How many years sinbe? 

More than four thousand years. 

13. How many days did the rain fall? 
Forty days and forty nights. 

14, What became of the people who were not in the ark ? 
They were all drowned. 

15, Why did G-od destroy all the people? 
Because they were so wicked.' 

16, How long did the flood continue on the eartk? 



18 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

One hundred and fifty days, 

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17. When the flood was dried away -what did Noah and his 
company do ? 

They came out of uhe ark. 

18. What did Noah do after he left the arfe? 
He built an altar to worship Gfod. 

19. What did God promise Noah? 

That there should not be another flood. 

20. What was the proof of this promise ? 
The rainbow. 

21. What does the rainbow teach us? 
Of God's mercy. 

LESSON IX. 

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ABOUT ABRAHAM. 

1. What good man did God call to leavfr his own country 
and go ip dwell in Canaan ? 

Abraham. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 19 

2. "What did G-od promise to Abraham? 

"In thee shall all the ^milies of the earth be blessed." 

3. "What was the name of Abraham's son? 
Isaac. 

4. When Isaac was a large boy, what did God tell Abraham 
to do with him? 

To oifer him for a burnt offering. 

5. What did Abraham do? 

He bound Isaac upon the altar and was about to ^lay 
him. 

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6. "Wliat did God then tell Abraham ? 
He told him not to kill Isaac. 

7. "What did Abraham offer instead of Isaac? 
A lamb~ found in the bushes. 

'8. Who had pro-yided thi^ lamb for an offering ? 

God. 
9. What did the Lord renew with Abraham at that time? 



20 EASY QUESTIONS EOR BEGINNERS. 

His covenant. 

10. What did this covenant promise to Abraham? 
That in his seed all men should be blessed. 

11. What was meant by Abraham's seed? 
Jesus Christ. 

12. How was this promise fulfilled? 

By the coming and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

LESSON X. 

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ABOUT JACOB AND ESAU. 

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1. What was the name of Isaac's wife? 
Bebecca. 

2. What the names of his two sons ? 
Esau and Jg,cob. 

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3. What did Esau sell to Jacob ? • 

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His birthright. 
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EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS, 2X 

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A, mess of pottage. 

5. How did Esau feel when Jacob received the blessing ? 
He hated Jacob. 

6. What did he desire to do to Jacob ? 
To kill him. 



7, What did Jacob do? 

He fled to hia uncle Laban. 

8, How long did he Hye -jvitb Laban ? 
Twenty years. 

9, When Jacob came back who met him ? 
Esau, -with an army of soldiers, 

10, Did Esau hurt Jacob ? 

He did not; he made friends witjb him, 

11, How many sons had Jacob? 
Twelve sons. 

12, What numerous people came from these twelve sons? 
The Je;^s. 



22 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

LESSOJf XI, 

ABOUT JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHBEN. 
1. Which son did Jacob loVe best? 
Joseph, 



2, What did Jacob give to Joseph ? 
A coat' of maBy colors, 

3, How did Joseph's brethren like this? 
They bated Joseph, 

4, What made them hate him still more ? 
Because Joseph had two wonderful dreams, 

5, What did his brothers wish to do to Joseph? 
To WI him, 

6, Did they kill him? 

No; they cast him into a deep .pit, 
1. Afterwards what did they do with him? 

They sold him for a slave, 
8, What did they do with bis coat ? 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNESa 23 ' 

They dipped it in blood and took it to his father. 

9. How did their father feel when he saw the coat? 

He was very much grieved. 

10. What do you think of Joseph's brethren? 
I think they were very wicked. 

11. What became of Joseph? 
He was taken 'to Egypt. 

12. What happened to Joseph in Egypt ? 

He was accused falsely and cast into prison. 

13. Why was he brought out of prison? 
To explain a dream to Pharaoh. 

14. How did Pharaoh reward him? 
Made him ruler over all his kingdom. 

15. Who came to Egypt to buy corn ? 
Joseph's ibreihren. 

16. What did Joseph do to his brethren ? 
He put the^ in prison, 

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24 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

17. What did they remember while in prison ? 

Thev remembered their former unkindness to Joseph. 

18. Did they know Joseph? 
They did not know him. 

19. After Joseph took them from prison, how did he treat 
them? 

Very kindly. 

'20v For whom did Joseph send to come and live with tim 
in Egypt? 

For his father, ■ 

21. How did his father feel when he heard all about Joseph? 

Very glad. 

LESSON XII. 

HISTORY OF MOSES. 

1. When Moses was a baby who put him in a Jittle boat 
And hid him by the brink of the river? 

His mother. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 2S 

2. Who found Moses in the river? 

The daughter of king Pharaoh. 

3. What did the king's daughter do with Moses? 
She brought him up as her own child. 

4. Where did Moses go when he became a man ? 
He went to the land of Midian. , 

5. How did God appear to Moses there? 
In a burning bush, 

6. What did God tell Moses to do ? 
To lead the Jews out of Egypt. 

*t. What did God promise to do for them? 
To smite Egypt with his wonders. 

8. Was Moses willing to go ? 
He wished to be excused. 

9. Whom did God send with Moses? 
Aapon his brother. 

10. How did God convince Moses of his power? 



26 EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

He changed his rod into a serpent. 

11. "What did he do with the serpent? 
, Changed it into a rod again< 

12, What did Moses promise to do? 



To obey the Lord. 

LESSON XIIL 
THE PLAGUES OF EGYPT. 

1. What did Mosfes and Aaroii do? 

They called the people of Israel together and told theM 
God's commands. 

2. Did the people believe? 

They did believe and worshipped God. 

3. What did Moses and Aaron say to king Phdraoh? 
They told him, he must let the Jews go out of Egypt. 

i. What did Mng Pharaoh say about that? 
He said, I will not let them go. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 2r 

S. What was the first plague -whicii i&od sent lipon Egypt? 

"the riveir was turned into blood* 

'6- Wllat 'wa's th'S secoiwi $»k^«6? 

The land wis 'coV6r6d with frogs. 

7. What was iiie ttird pkgftfe? 
The d^st was turned into licfe. 

8. What ^as the fourth plague? 
Vast s^toms of dies, ,. . 

^. What was the fifth plague? 
The Cattle all died* 

10. What was the sixth plague? 

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Boils broke ottt oh all the people. 

11. What was the Seventh plagtie? 

A stomi of hail-, thunder-, ahd fit's. 

12. What was the eighth plague? 

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Swarms ci lofiusts. 
i3. What was the ninth plague ? 

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28 EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

A thick darkness for three days. 

14. i)id all these plagues soften the kilig's heaft? 

No; his heart grew harde:^. 
is-. What was th'6 tehth plague? 

God sle'<7 the eldest child of eve^ faniily itt Eg^j^t. 
i'&. What dtd idiig S'haraoh say then? 

He said tiie people lAay go. 
i?. Wliat kiiid of a mail was Hng ^hataoJi? 

A veiy wicked mail. 

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i. What did Qad tell tlie people to tio befol'e tliey "left? 

To kill a lamb. 
2. What €id he teli the'm to do Vith the blood? 

To spHtokl« it oil ttieJl' t^oor posts. 
8i Why wias tlie blood to be spSJn^led on the (ioior ? 



tASt QUESftONS FOR BfiGINffERS- 29 

That their children might not be destroyed - 

4. What was their last supper in Egypt called? 
The Lord's passovet. 

5. Why was it called the Lord's passoter? 

Because the Lord passed by the doors that were sprinkled 
with blood; and did liot enter to slay the first born. 

6. What happened to those houses where blood was not 
sprinkled on the door? 

The first born in those houses were destroyed. 
^. What did the Jews do the next morning? 

Thev departed from Egypt. 
8. By what sea did they encatop? 

The Red Sea. 



9. What did kiflg Pharaoh do ? 

He went aftef them with his army. 
10. What did he wish to do with them ? 
To destroy them all. 



30 EAS-r QUESTIONS fOK SEGIKNERS. 

11. What did the Jews do? 

They prayed unto God. 

12. What did God do for them? 
He protected them. 

13. How did he protect them? 

He placed a tliick cloud between them ahd the Egyptians.- 

14. Why did God place this elolid between them? 
That Pharaoh might not overtake them. 

15. What di(5t Gqd tell Moses to do ? 
To stretch his rod over the sea. 

16. What happened when Moses stretched his rod over the sea ? 

The waters Were divided, making a dry {)ath through the 
middle of the sea. 

17. What did the Jews do when they saw this path ' 

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They tvent through to the other side. 

18. Who followed them into the sea? 
Pharaoh and his army. 



SASY QUESTIONS fOU BMtJlJfifEka'. 3i 

i'9. wWt did God do to.the Egyptana? 

H'6 idrowned tllem all. 
20. Why did God drown all the Egyptians? 

Because the.y w^re so wickedi 
21; What did the jews do! 

'liiay praised the Loi'ds 
22. Why should we be afiraid to be Wicked? 

Because God will pUnifeh usi 

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THte TEN COMMANDlVlENTS. 

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i. How long a tittle frotn the feed Sea to iaouht Sinai? 

Threfe inonthSi 
2. What occurred at Mouilt Sinai? 

God appeared to Moses on the mouliti 
8. How did the mount appear at the time? 

< It was covei-ed with fire and smokej and trembled greatly ? 



4. Who did God call up into the mount? 
Moses. 

5. What did God give Moses o*n thfe mount? 

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The ten comti4a]idment&. 

6. tipon -what were these commandnieAts -wiitteii? 
tJpon two tables 61 Stoil6. 

7. What is the dtst comiflaiidifieilt ? 

Thou shalt have no othet gods befote me. 

8. What does the Secolid commandment forbid? 
It fofbids tke worship of iniftges. 

9. What does tile third commato^eht ^ay ? 



Thou shalt not take the name of tiie tord thy 'Q-od in' 



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lO. What does the foiirth coWmaindnisetet say? 



Remember the Sabbath day^ to ketp it koly. 
11; What does the fifth Cohiniahdment say? 
tionor thy father and thy mother. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR i^EistMEltS. ^h 

i2. What is promised to those who keep this cdniiilaiid? 

Long life. 

13. What the sixth cotoinatidmeiit ? 
Thou Shalt hot kill; 

14. What is the sevSilth eommandnient ? 
Thou shalt heft commit adultery. 

15. What is the eighth commandmeht ? 
Thou shalt hot steal. 

is. What is the iliilth coramahdment ? 
Thoil shalt not bear falsei -Witness. 

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17. What is the tehth oommandmeiit? 

Thou shalt hot cbvritj thy UeiglihoUr's hohsfe, nor his Wift 
nor his ttiah servant, nor his maid servant nor his ox, 
nor his ass, rlol' any thing thdt is thy neighbour's. 

LESSON XVi. 
•the jews EOETY teaks in the WliitlEiiNESS. 

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i. In what country did God tell the Je*s to settle? 

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&4 EAst QUESTIONS ^OU BEGtSJfESS. 

The land of Canaan. 

2. "Whoni did Moaes send forwafd to spy out the land? 

Twelte men. 

3. How long did those twelve ineti traVel in tBe country ? 
Forty daySi 

4. On their tetum, what did they say of the land? 
That it was a good land; 

5. What did they say qf the peiople? 
That they were mighty. 

6. What did ten of the spies say? 

That the Jews could not conquer the peopiej 

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7. AVho said that the Jews were able to conquer the peopls 7 

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Caleb and Joshua 

8. Which did the people telieve? 
The spies. 

9. How did the people behave? 

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Tbe^ murmured agaiitst Godj tlley cried all ilight; they 
said, "Would God We had died in this -Wilderness." 

10. Wllat did tkejr |)roj)ose to do? 

To i^etutn to Egypt. 

il. How did God jpunish theiti for tiieir wicked conduct? 

He Sentenced tilBlti all to die in the wilderness except 
Caleb and Joshliai 

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i2. So# Inany yeats did iltK&f rBhi&.iii in the widemess? 

Forty yeats. 
13. Why did God ptonish thein sb severely? 

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Because they murmured agaifast Godi 
14:. Wheffe did AartJii die ? 

In hiolint Hor. 
15. Where did Moses die? 

On mount Neb6. 
16 After forty years who led the Jews into Cianaaii? 

Josktia. 



88 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS-. 

17. What did Jcislltla do td the Canaanites? 

Destroyed them all; 
18; Why did God destroy the Qailaahites. 

because they worshipped idols and were vel-y wicked; 
19. What -Ufill God do tO all sinners if they do not repent f 

Destroy them. 

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tiESSON XVII. 

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*HE filS^OET OF DAVIti; 

1; Whose son was l)avid? 

The sofa of JeWs. 
2. To what place did Jesus send David ? 

To the Camp of Saul. 



Who was Saul? 

The first king of Israel; 

Who defied the God of Israel? 

Goliath) a giant. 



EASr QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS Z1 

S- What did David do? 

He fought with Goliath. 

6. "What weapons did David use ? 
A shng and a stone. 

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7. What did the giant say ? 
He laughed at David. 

8. What did David do? 

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He killed Goliath. 

9. How did he kill him ? 
With a stone from his sling. 

10. How did king Saul feel? 
He hated David. 

11. What did Saul try to do to David? 

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He tried to kill him. 

12. Where did David hide himself ? 
In the wilderness. 

13. What heeame of .Saul ? 



3« EASY QUESTIONS FOR BBGINNBES. 

He was killed in battle. 

14. After Saul was dead who was king? 

Da^id. 

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15. Which of David's sons was disobedient? 

Absalom. 

16. What did Absalom do to his father ? 
Made war upon his father. 

17. What happened to Absalom? 
Joab killed him. 



18. Who was Joab ? 

Joab was David's general. 

19. What did David say when he heard of Absalom's death' 

He wept and said, "0 my son Absalom, my son, my 
son Absalom! would God I had died for thee. O Absa- 
lo^, my son, my son!.'' 

20. What did God do to David's enemies ? 
He destroyed them all. 



EASY QUESTIOKS FOR BBGINNEES. S« 

21. "Where did David die? 

In Jerusalem. 

22. How long was David king f 
Forty years. 

LESSON XVIII. 

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ABOUT KING SOLOMON. 

1. Whb was king of Israel after David? 
Solomcm, David's son. 

2. What favor did God show to Solomon? 
To ask for the thing he most desired. 

3. What did Solomon ask for? 
He asked for wisdom. 

4. What did God give him? 

A wise and understanding heart. 

5. What did God give Solomon besides wisdom ? 
He gave him honor, riches and long life. 



iO EAST QUESTIONS FOB BEGINNERS. 

6. What did Solomon propose to do ? 

To build a holy temple. 



7. What is said of Solomon's wisdom ? 
He -was wiser than all men. 

8. Who came to hear his wisdom ? 
People from all parts of the world. 

9. Who assisted Solomon to build the temple? 
Hiram, king of Tyre. 

10. What did God promise to do? 
To dwell in the temple. 



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11. What did God say the people must do, if he dwelt in 
the temple? 

God said the people must obey his laws. 

12. How long was Solomon buUding the temple? 
Seven years. 

13. Where did he build the temple? 
In Jerusalem. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGHNNERS. <41 

LESSON XIX. 

MORE ABOUT SOLOMON. 

1. What did Solomon do after the temple was finished? 

He gathered the people together and dedicated the temple 
unto Grod. 

2. What did the priests bring into the temple ? 
The ark of the Lord. 

3. What was the ark of the Lord? 

The chest containing the ten commandments. 
i. On what were those commandments written? 
On two tables of stone- 

5. Where did the priests put the ark? 
Into the most holy place. 

6. What did Solomon offer in sacrifice to the Lord? 
Great numbers of sheep and oxen. 

1. What more did he do? 



42 EASY QUESTION.S FOR BBGINNKBS- 

He prayed unto the Lord. 

8. What took place after he had prayed? 
God's glory filled the temple. 

9. What did the people do ? 
They praised the Lord. 

10. Who came to learn the wisdom of 'Solomon? 
The queen of Sheba. 

11. How did Solomon treat h^er? 
With great honor. 



12. When Solomon was old what sin did he corrimit ? 

He left off serving the Lord, God was angry with hiili 
and punished him. 

13. How long was Solomon king? 
Forty years. 

14. Where was he buried ? 
In Jerusalem. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINJJERS. 4S 

LESSON XX. 
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ABOUT JOB, THE PATIENT MAN. 

1^ 1^ W p|E ;^. ^ 

1. Where did Job live? 
In the land of ITz. 

2. "What was his character? 

He feared God and departed from evil. 

3. How many children had Job? 
Ten. 

4. "Was Job rich or poor? 
He was very rich. 

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5. What did Satan wish Job to do? 



Satan desired to make Job disobey God. 

6. What did God permit Satan to do? 
To destroy all Job's property. 

7. What did Satan do to Job's children ? 
He killed them. 



ii EAST QUESTIONS FOK BEGINNERS. 

8. What did Satan think Job would do ? 

Satan thought Job would Curse God. 

9. What did- Job say? 

He said, the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; 
blessed be the name of the Lord. 

10. After this what did God permit Satan to do to Job? 
To smite him with boils. 

11. How did Job bear this? 
He bore it patiently. 

12. How did Job's friends treat him ? 
They treated him very unkindly. 

13. Why did Satan wish to trouble Job ? 
Because Job was a good man. 

14. Why did God permit Job to suffer so much ? 
To try Job's faith. 

15. When Job proved himself faithful, what di<,l God do for 
him? 



EASY QUESTIONS FOE BEGINNERS. 43 

Eestored him to health. 

16. What did God give him? 

Twice as much as he had before. 
17 i What did his friends do on his recovery ? 

They brought him presents. 

18. What should God's dealings with Job teach us? 
Never to doubt God's love. 

19. What was the most remarkable part of Job's character ? 
Ho patience. 

LESSON XXI. 

ABOUT ELIJAH, 

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1. Who was once fed by ravens? 

Elijah. 
2 What did Elijah say about the rain and dew? 

He said, there should be none for three years? 
3. Why did God not sen't^rain for three years? 



46 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

To puiiieh the Jews. 

■ 4. Why did God punish the Jews? 

Because they were Tvicked. 

5. Where did God send Elijah during the famiaie? 
To the brook Cherith. 

6. How did Ehjah get his food ? 
The ravens brought him food. 

7. Who sent the ravens to feed Elijah? 
God sent them. 

8. When the water dried up where did Elijah go ?. 
To a poor widow. 



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9. How much food did this poor widow have ? 
A handful of meal and a little oil. 

10. What did she do with her roeal and oil? 
She fed the prophet. 

11. Who ate it besides the prophet? 
The widow and her son. 



48 EASY QUESTIONS FOU BEGINNEES. 

The prophets of Baal. 

21. To what place did those propheta come? 
To mount Carmel. 

22. What did Elijah do ? 
He built two altars. 

23. What was placed upon each altar? 
A- bullock. 

24. How did he require the prophets of Baal to .prove that 
their idol was God ? 

By causing fire to fall from heaven to consume the 
bullock . 

25. What did the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal do ? 
The prayed to Baal all day. 

26. Did Baal answer their prayer? 
He did not, because he could not. 

27 In the evening what did Elijah do ? 
Prayed to the Lord. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BESINNERS. ili 

23. What did the Lord send in answer to his prayer? 

Fire. 

29. What did the fire bum ? 
The bnllock and the altar. 

30. Vrh&t did the people say? 



They said, the Lord he is God. 
81. What -was done to the false prophets? 
They were killed. 

LESSON XXII. 

MORE ABOUT ELIJAH. 

1. Who wanted to kill Elijah? 
Jezebel. 

2. What did Elijah do? 

He went away to Beersheba. 

3. How did he feel ? 
He wished to die. 



5» EAST QUESTlOlfS FOR BEGINNK8S. 

4. Who brought him food? 

An angel. 

5. What food did the angel bring him ? 
A cake and some water. 

6. How long did this food last Elijah? 
Foity days. 

7. To what place did Elijah then go? 
To mount Horeb and lived in a cave. 

8. How did God speak to him in the cave? 
In a still voice. 

9. Hpw many good people did God tell Elijah were left wS» 
did not worship Baal ? 

Seven thousand. 

10. Where did God send Elijah ? 
To Damascus. 

11. Who was to be prophet in Elijah's place? 
Elisha. 



EAST QUESTIONS FOR BBGIinSERS. ■ 6V, 



12. iVTiere did Elijah find Elisha? 
PlougMng. 



13. WTaat did Klijak do? 

I Threw his mantle over Elisha. 

14. What did Elisha do? 
Fallowed Elijiih, 

15. Who sent fifty men to take Elijah prieoner 
The king of Samaria. 

16. What did iGod do to those fifty aiem ? 
He destroyed them with fire. 

17. Why did the ting wish to take Elijah? 
Becamse Elijah had foretold the kiag's death, 

18. What happened to the king? 
He died as Elijah had foi«told. 

19. Where did Elijah and Elisha go? 
To tlie river Jordan, 

20. How did they cross the river? 



»8 EAST QUESTIONS FOR B|»INlTBR»i 

On dry ground. 

21. How could they ctobs on dry ground? 
God di-vided the water for them. 

22. What appeared m the heavens? 

A chariot of fire and horses ol £re. 
as. What happened to Elijah? 

He wpnt up to Hea'wn in this chariot of fire, 

24. What became of Elijah'^ mantle? 
It fell and Elisha caught it. 

25. What else fell upon Elisha ? 

A double portion of EMsha's ^irit. 
36. What do you think of ElijaJi ? 
He was a mighty prophet. 

LESSON XXIII. 

ABOUT ELISHA, 

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1, Where did Elisha live after Elijah went to Heaven f 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. U 

In Jericho. 



2. What kind of water did they drinir at Jericho ? 

Bad water. 

3. What did Elisha do to the water ? 

He put some salt into the water and made it very good ? 

4. How could the salt make the water good ? 
By God's power. 

5. Where did Elisha go ? 
To Bethel. 

G. What did some little children do ? 

They mocked Elisha and said "Go up, thou bald head 
go up, thou bald h,ead." 

7. What happened to the children ? \ 
The bears came out of the wood and killed them. 

8, Who sent the bears to kill the children ? 
QoA sent them. 



64 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEOINNERS. 

9. Why did God send them ? 

Because thej' mocked Elisha. 

10. What did Elisha do for Naaman ? 
I Cured him of leprosy. 

11. Who was Naaman? 

A Syrian, a gi-eat warrior. 

12. Who told Naaman about Elisha? 
A little Hebrew girl. 

13. What did Elisha tell Naaman to do ? 
To wash himself in Jordan. 

14. What happened when Naaman had washed? 
He was healed. 

15. Did the washing in Jordan cure the leprosy ? 
No, it did not. 

16. What then cured Naaman? 
The power of God. 



EAST QUESTIONS FOE, BEGINNERS. , «S 

LESSON XXIV. 

THE THREE HEBREW CHILDEEK 

1. Who led the Jewa captive to Babylon? 
Neb-uchad-nez-zar, 

2. What three Jews became rulers in Babylon ? 
Sha-drach, Me-«hach and A-bed-ne-go. 

3. What did Neb-m-chad nez-zar make ? , 
A golden image, 

4:. What -were the people to do to this image ? 
To worship it. 

5. What did the kiag say he wonld do to those who would 
not worship the image? 

He said that he would burn them in fire, 

6. Did the people worship tibte image? 
They did. 

7. What sin did they commit? 



M EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS^ 

The sin of idolatry. 

S. What comm-aJidm'eHt forbicVs idolatry ? 
The secondi. 



8. Who refused to worship the image ? 
Sha-drach, Meshach aad A-bed-ne-go. 

10. What did the king do? 



He called theim and threatened to bum tibem, 
H. What did they say to the king? 

They, told him they would aot worship the image. 

12. Who did they say could save them from the fire? 
The Almighty God. 

13. How did the king feel? 

He was very angry and commanded to heat the furnace 
seven times hotter than before, 

14. What then did he do to the three Hebrews? 

Bound tl^eir hands and feet and cast them into the iuruace. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNEI^S. Bt 

15. What did the flames do to the men who cast them into 
the furnace? 

Burned th^ to death. 

16. What were the three faithful Jews seen to do? 
To walk about in the fire. 

17. Who was seen with them? 
The Son of God. 

18. When the king saw this what did he do? 
He called them out of the fire. 

19 Hsd the fire burned them ? 

It had not. 
20. What did the king do when he saw this? 

He glorified God. 

LESSON XXV. 

ABOUT DANIEL. 

1 Who explained Bcveral dreams to the king of Babylon ? 



6« , EAST QUESTIONS FOE BEQINXERS. 

Danidl. 

2. Who made Daniel the chief ruler? 

Darius the king. ' 

. 3. How did the other princes feel about this ? 

Thev were wicked and envied Daniel. ' 

4. What did they try to do ? 

To tind some fault in Daniel and to spoil his good name. 
6. Did they succeed? 

They did not. 

6. Whayplan did they try to ruin Daniel? 

They asked the king to make a new law forbidding prayei' 
to God for thirty days. 

7. What was to be done to the man who broke this law ? 
He must be cast into the lions' den. 

8. Did Daniel keep this law? 
No. 

9. Why did Daniel refuse to keep this lav? 



EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS g» 

Because it was a wicked law. 

10. What did Daniel's enemies do? 
They accused him to the king. 

11. What did the king try to do ? 



He tried to save Daniel, because he loved him. 

12. Why could not the king save Daniel? 
Becausp the laws would not permit. 

13. What was done to Daniel? 

He was thrown into the lions' den. 

14. Who went to the lions' den early in the morning ? 
The king. 

15. Why did the king go there? 
To see if Daniel was still alive. 

IB. Did Daniel answer the king's call? 

He did, and said that God had saved him from the lions. 
17. What did the long then command? 



«(}■ EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

To take Baniel out and to cast his enemies into the lione' 
den. 

IS. What did the lions do to his enranies ? 

Ate the&a up, 
19. What does Daniers history teach us ? 

That it is always safe to serve God. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 



PART SECOND. 



LESSON FIRST, 



ABOUT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. 

1. Who was Jesus Christ? 
The Son of God. 

2. What did Jesus Christ do for sinners? 
He died to save sinners. 

3. Was Jesas Christ a man ? 
He was both God and man. 

,4, Where was Jesus bom? ' 
In Bethlehem. 



62 EAST QUESTION'S FOR BEGINNERS. 

5. "What was Ms mother's name ? 

Mary. - 

6. "Whb sung songs of jOy at his birtli ? 
The angels. 

7. Who saw the angels? 
The shepherds. 

8. What appeared in the sky? 
A sta^. 

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9. Who saw the star and came to worship Jesus? 
Wise men from the East. 

10. Who tried to kill the infant Saviour? 
Herod the king. 

11. Who told Joseph and Mary to take Jesus away? 
God told them in a dream. 

12. ^here did God send them? 
■ Into Egypt. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS «3 

13. "What did Herod the king do ? 

He killed all the infants in Bethlehem, 

14. Why did he kill them all ? 
Because 'he wanted to Mil Jesus. 

15. When Herod was. dead, what did Joseph and Mary do? 
They brought Jesus back and dwelt in Nazareth. 

LESSON II. 



MORE ABOUT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. 



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1. When Jesus was twelve years old where did he go? 
To Jerusalem. 

2. Where did his mother find him? 

In the temple talking with learned men. 

3. What did the learned men think of him? 
They were astonished at his wisdom. 

4. After this what did Jesus do? 
He returned home. 



84 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNEES. 

5. As Jesus grew up, who loved him? 

"^ Both God and man. 

6. Did Jesus ever commit any sin ? v 
He never did. 

7. How should we feel towards Jesus? 
We should love him. 

LESSON in. 



ABOUT THE MIEACLES OF JESTJS CHRIST. 

1. Where did Christ perform his first miracle? 
In Can a of Galilee. 

2. What miracle did Jesus perform in Cana of Galilee? 
He turned water into wine. 

3. By what power did he do it? 
By his divine power. 

4. What man did Jesus cure? 

A man with a withered hand. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. *5« 

5. How long a time'*'id it take Jesus to cure it? 

Only a moment. 

6. What did he do to cure it? 

He did nothing, but speak a word. 

7. Jesus had a friend in Bethany, what was his name? 
Lazarus. ' 

8 What were the names of the two sister's of Lazafrus? 
Martha and Mary. 

9 When Lazarus died was Jesus present? 
He died while Jesus was absent. 

10 How long had he been buried when Jesus came ? 

Four days in the temb. 
11. What did Jesus say ? 



He said, "Lazarus, come forth!" 
12 Did Lazarus come forth alive ? 
He did. 



66 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNER3- 

13. How could Jesus call him to life again? 

By his divine powei-. 

14. What did Jesus do for blind Bartimeus ? 
Gave him sight. 

15. What did Jesus do for deaf persons? 
He made them hear. 

16. What other miracles did Jesus do? 
He cured all sorts of sick people. 

17. Did he do these things publicly or privately ? 
Publicly. 

18. How often did he perform these miracles? 
Constantly. ' 

19. For how many years? 
Three years. 

20. What do these things prove? 
That Jesus Christ was God. 



EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 67 

LESSON IV. 

ABOUT THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST. 

1. Who died to save sinners? 
Jesus Clirist. 

2. How did Jesus Christ die ? 
On the cross. 

3. Who crucified the Lord Jesus ? 
The wicked Jews. 

4. Who betrayed Jesus to the Jews ? 

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Judas, one of his disciples. 

5. How much did the Jews give to Judas? 

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Thirty pieces of silver. 

6. Where did they find Jesus? 
In a garden praying. 

7. How did Jesus feel while praying? 

In great agony, and sweat great drops of blood. 



68- EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

8. Why did he suffer so much? 

He suffered for our sins. 

9. What did the soldiers do with Jesus? 

They dragged him away to Pilate the governor^ 
la. ■ What did PHate say ? 



He said, 1 find no fault in him. 

11. What did Pilate do with Jesus? 
He condemned him to be crucified. 

12. Why did Pilate condemn him ? 
Because he feared the Jews. 

13. What "did the soldiers do to Jesus in Pilate's hall ? 
They mocked him and scourged him. 

14. To what place did they then take him' 
To Cahary and nailed him to the cross. 

15. Why did Jesus die on the cross' 
To save sinners from theii" sins. 

16. What must sinners do to be saved' 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 69 

They must repent and believe in Jesus Clirist. 

17. Will Clirist save sinners who will not repent and believe' 



He will not. 

18. How ought we to feel towards Jesus Christ? 
We ought to love hini, 

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19. Why ought we to love him ? 
Because he first loved us. 

LESSON V. 
ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST. 

1. Before the Jews crucified Jesus, what did he say? 
He said he would rise from the dead in three days. 

2. Where did they bury Jesus? 
In Joseph's new tomb, 

S, What did they place at the door? 

A large stone. 



70 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

4. Whom did the Jews set to watch the tomb? 

A company of Koman soldiers. 

5. Why did the Jews watch his dead body? 
They feared it might be stolen. 

6. Why were the Jews afraid to lose his body? 
Because Jesus had foretold his resurrection. 

7. Did the Jews believe that Jesus would rise again ? 

mizAimmp^m^^'^^ji. 

They were afraid he would. 

8. Why were they afraid to have him rise again? 

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Because it would prove that he was the Saviour. 

9. Why did they not wish him to be the Saviour ? 
Because they had rejected him and killed him. 

10. On the third day who rolled the stone away? 
An angel. 

11. What did the Eoman soldiers do? 

They fell down upon the ground, greatly terrified; 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERa 71 

12. Who came forth from the tomb? 

Jesus Christ. 



13; Did any one see Jesus after his resurrection? 
Yes, many people saw him. 

14, What did Jesus do the last tjme the disciples saw him? 
He ascended to Heaven. 

15, How long from his resurrection to his ascension? 
Forty days. 

16, Will Jesus ever come to this world again? 
Yes; he will come to judge the world. 

LESSON VI. 

M A U 

ABOUT THE DAY OF PENTECOST. 

1. After the ascension of Jesus where did the disciples of 
Jesus meet on the dav of Pentecost ? 

They, all met together in an upper room in Jerusalem. 

2. What did they hear ? 



n EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

A sound from Heaven like a rushing mighty wind. 

3. What did this sound fill? 

The house where the discipies were sitting. 

4. What appeared to the disciples? 
Cloven tongues, like fire on their heads 

5. With what were the disciples filled ? 
They were filled with the Holy Spirits 

6. What did they begin to do ? 
To speak in many languages. 

7. Who enabled them to speak in so many languages? 
The Holy Spirit. 

8. What did the people think of them? 
They were amazed. 

9. What did Peter do ? 

He preached to the people. 
10. What did he preach? 
The Gospel of Christ . 



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EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. It 

11, How did the people receive the Gospel? 

They were pricked to the heart. 

12. Who pricked their hearts? 
The Holy Spirit.' 



13. What did the people ask? 

They said, "Men^and brethren what shall we do" 

14. What did Peter tell them to do ? 
To believe in Jesus Christ. 

15 . How many of them believed on that day ? 
-About three thousand. 

16. What did the apostles do for thenr? 

Baptized them in the name of the Father, ai:d of the Son, 
and of the Holy Ghost. 

LESSOX VII. 
ABOUT REPENTANCE. 

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1. What must we do, who wish God to forgive our sins ? 



•74 EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGIKNERS. 

We must repent. 

. 2. What is repentance ? 

Sorrow for our sins, 
3. Why should we repent?^ 

Because God commands it. 
i. Whom does God command to repent? 

Everybody. 

5. Why does God command everybody to repent? 
Because everybody has sinned. 

6. What will God do to those who will not repent? 
God will punish them. 

7. How will God punish 'them ? 
He will send them to Hell. 

8. What is Hell ? 

A place of eternal misery. 

9. When does God command us to repent? 
( Now. 



aSASY -.QUESTIONS FOR BBGiiNOT^^ ~n 

,10. "Why jio simiers refuse toirepent? 

Because they love 'sia. 

11. Why .do they Icwe sin ? 
Because their hearts are wickea. 

12. How then -can they repent ? 
The Sdly :Spirit <wi[l help them. 

13. When:Binners truly repent, iowdo they behave:? 
They ileave off deing wrong. 

14. Are we sinners'? 

We are grea,t sinners. 

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15. What then ought we to do? 
We omght to repent at oixce, 

LESSON" VIII. 
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ABOUT FAITH. 

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1. In W&om must "we believe, if we wish -to he saved? 
In Jesus Christ. 



76 BA3Y <JUESTIOHB FOB BBGINNfiHS. 

2. "What does Christ -ao for those Tvho "believe in him? 

He forgives ^heir Bins and gives ithem new hearts. 

3. "What is meant by a new "heart ? 

The wicked heart is -changed into a good one. 

4. Who can change wicked hearts into good -ones ? 
The Holy 'Spirit, 



S. Whose hearts does the Holy 'Spirit ^change ? 

He -changes the 'hearts of all those who believe in Jesus, 
'6. How 'do Ithpse persons if eel who 'believe in -Jesus Chnst? 

They feel very happy. 

7. What ^ill they 'enjoy after death'? 
Eternal life in Hea"ven. 

8. Is there any >other way to be saved ? 

No; Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, sand the life,"*' 

9. May little children believe in Jesus ^Christ? 

Yes; -Jesus said, ""Suffer the little chUdren to come xtnto 
me." 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 7T 

10. What did Jesus do to little children ? 

He took them in his arms and blessed them. 

I LESSON IX. 

ABOUT DEATH. 

1 . What gfeat event will sometime hap^ri to all men ? 
Thej must all die, 

2. Can we tellfhow long we may live? 
No; we cannot tell. 



3. What then should we do at once? 



We should all repent and believe in Jesas Christ. 

4. Hov,f do good people feel when they die? 
They feel very hapipy. 

5. What makes them feel so happy ? 

Because Jesus cofoiforts them. 
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6. How do wicked people feel when they die? 
They are afraid to die. 



78 ' EASY QUESTIOIsS FOE BEGINXERS- 

7. Wliy are they ' afraid to die? 

Because their sins are not forgiven. 

8. Why are not their sins forgiven? 
Because they wouki not trutit in Jesus, 

9. What will become of our bodies after death? 
They will turn into dust. 



10. When will our bodies rise again ? 
At the day of judgruent. 

11. What sound will the dead hear? 
The trumpet of the archangel. 

12. How many will rise from the dead ? 
All the' dead will rise. 

13. What will the bodies of good men be like ? 
They will be like Christ's glorious body. 

14. Where then will all men stand ? 
Before the judgment seat' of Christ. 

15. Why will they stand there ? 



■iJA-SY QUESTIOl^^S TOR -BEGmWE-KS. 
To be jiidf ed. 

16, What will tke righteous receive? 
Honor amd glory. 

17. What will the wicked suffer? 
Shame aad everlasting contempt. 

LESSON :x:. 

ABOUT THE JUDGMENT DAY. 

1. Who is to be the Judge of all men ? 
Jesus Christ. 



2: When wUl the judgment day come? 

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At the ead ©f the world. 
•3. Does any man imow when tjiat day will come? 

No, only God^knows when that day will come. 
■i. What will be done to the whole earth in that day? 

In will be burned with fiire. 
■5. What will happen to the sun? 



80 EASY <QUEST-IGNS -FOE BMJINNEKS, 

It will turn to blackness. 

6. What will Ibecome of the stars? 
Tiiej- will \f all from Heaven. 

7. What will the moon do"? 
It will turn into blood. 

S. How will Christ appear? 

He--\tol appear in the heavens Bitting on a great white 
throne, 

■9. Will ^ood people be afraad? 
They will not be afraid. 

10. Why not? 

Becaase Jesus will be their friend. 

11. Why will Jesus be their friend? 
Because tkey have trusted in him. 

12. Who will be gathered before Jesus in that day? 
All nations of the world. 

13. Shall we all be there? 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. St 

We shall all be there. 

14. What then ought we now to do ? 

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We ought to love Jesus. 

LESSON XI. 
MOEE ABOUT THE JUDGMENT. 

1. When all nations stand before the Judge whal will be 
done? 

The righteous will be separated from the wicked. 

2. Where will the righteous stand ? 
At the right hand of Jesus. 

3. Where will the wicked stand? 

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At the left hand of Jesus. 
i. What will then be done ? 
The books will be opened. 
5. What is written in those boojis ? 

All our actions, words and thoughts. 



82 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

6. ' What will Jesus say to the righteous? 

"Come, ye blessed of my Father." 

7. Where will the righteous Uve? 
In Heaven. 

8. How loiig' will they live in Heaven ? 
Forever and ever. 

9. Where will Jesus send the wicked ? 
Into everlasting fire. 

10. With whom will they dwell there ? 
With the devil and his angels. 

11. When will they come out of that bad place ? 
Never. 

12. Does God love to have men perish ? 
He does not. 

13. Why then are not all men saved ? 
Because some men will not trust in Jesus. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 8S 

LESSON XII. 

ABOUT HEAVEN. 

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1. "Where do good people go after death? 
To Heayen. 

2. What is Heaven? 

A very happy place, 

3. Who dwell there ? 

God, the holy angels, and the souls of good people. , 

4. What do good peoi^le do in Heaven ? 
Praise and serve God. 

5. Is there any pain, or sickess, or death in Heaven ? 
None at all. 

6. What do the good wear on their heads in Heaven? 

#APi«±. mm^mm. 

Crowns of glory. 
1. What clothing do they wear ? 
White robes. 



S4 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

8. Witli what do they make music ? i 

With harps of gold. 
9 What do they think and sing about in Heaven? 

They thin!^ and sing about the love of Jesus. 
10. How long will they live there? 

Forever and ever. 

LESSON XIII. 



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ABOUT HELL. 

1. Where do wicked people go after death? 
To Hell. 



2. What is Hell ? 

A Place of great misery and sorrow. 

3. Who dwell in Hell ? 



The devil and his angels, and all wicked people. 
What is in that dreadful place? 
A fire that will never go out. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS?; ' S5 

5. Is it light or dark in Hell? 

It is always dark. , 

6. What do the wicked do in Hell? 

They weep and wail and gnash their teeth. 

7. Why are the wicked sent to Hell? 
Because of their sins. 

8. When will the wicked escape from Hell ? 
Never. 

9. Does God wish to send sinners to Hell ? 

No; "God so loved the world, that he gave his only 
begotten Sou, that whosoever believeth in him should 
not perish, but have everlasting life." 

10. Why then does God send sinners to Hell ? 

Because they refuse God's mercj-. 



11. What must we do to keep out of Hell ? 

Believe in Jesus and keep his •commandments. 



SS EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

LESSON XIV. 

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ABOUT THE LAW OF GOD. 

1. "What book teaches us God's law? 
The BiDle 

2. Is the Bible for a few persons, or for all men? 
It is for all men, in all the world. 

?>. What kind of a law is God's law? 
It is holy, just, and good. 



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i. What did Jesus say about the law of God ? 

He said two things were important. 
5 . What two things are important ? 

First, to love God; second, to love our neighbors. 
C. How should we love God? 

With all our heart and soul and mind and strength. 

7. How should we love our neighbor? 
As ;vve love ourselves. 

8. How can we love our neighbors as ouraelves? 



EASY QUESTIONS ?0E BEGINNERS. S'? 

By seeking their happiness as we seek our own. 

9. Who is our neighbor ? 

Everybody. 
10. What will God do if we break his law ? 

He will punish us. 

LESSON XV. 
ABOUT A ISfEW HEART. 

1. Are men bom with good hearts? 
No. 

2. How do we know that men are bom with wicked hearts? 
Because they act wickedly. ' ^ 

3. Can we go to Heaven with wicked hearts? 
We cannot. 

4. "Wliy cannot wicked hearts go to Heaven? 
Because Heaven is a holy place. . 

5. What does Jesus say about our hearts? 



68 EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGIMfERS. 

He says our hearts must be mader new. 

C. Who can change the heart ? 

The Hqly Spirit. 

7. What does the Bible say about those who have new heart* 
It says, they are converted, they are bom agaiai 

8. What does "converted" or "born again" mean? 
To have a wicked heart changed into a good one. 

9. Can we change our own hearts ? 

No; only the Holy Spirit can change our hearts. 

10. What can we do^ if we have good hearts ? 
Good actions. 

11. How does a new heart feel? 
Very happy. 

12. Why does a new heart feel very happy? 
' Because God lives in it. 

13. What does a new heart desire to know?' 
The love of Jesus Christ. 



EASY QUESTIONS fOK BEGINWEB*. »1 

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14. Where -will all good hearts go? 
To Heaven. 

LESSON XVI. 
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ABOUT THE PKODIG YL SON. 

1. What did the prodigal son do? 

He left his father and went into a far countrjr. 

2. How did he behave in that far country ¥ 
He spent his property in riotous living. 

S. How then did he obtain his food? 

He became a feeder of swine and ate the busts. 

4. How did he feel ? 

He felt very badly and thought of his father's house. 

5. What did he say? • " 



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He 8aid, "I will arise and go to my father." 

What did his father do? 

Met him, kissed him and took him home. 



S» BAST QUESTIONS FOK BEGINN'ER&- 

7. What did the prodigal son then do? 

He confessed his sin, and promised to serve bis father. 
B. What did ' he father then do for him ? 

Put the h^et robe upon him and made a feast for him. 
9. How are sinners like the prodigal son ?' 

They wander from God our Father. 

10. If sinners will return to God, and confess their sins. 
will God receive them? 

He will receive them and bless them. 

11. How will God bless them? 

He will forgive their sins and give them a new h-eatt. 

LESSON xvri. 
ABOUT THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS. 

1. Who laid at the rich man's gate? 

A beggar, full of sores, whose name was Lazarus. 

2, What did Lazaru^ ask for ? 



EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. n 

The crumbs from the rich man's table. 

3. What did the dogs do for Lazarus? , 

Came and licked his sores. 
A. What happened to Lazarus? 

He died and angels carried his soul to Heaven. 
5. Why did they carry his soul to Heaven ? 

Because he was a good man. 
G. What about the rich man ? 

He died and went to Hell. 
7.. V/hy did helgo to Hell? 

Because he was a bad man. 

8. Where are those two men now? 

Lazarus is happy in Heaven; the rich iuan is misepVle" 
^ in Hell. 

LESSON XVIII. 
ABOUT STEPHEN. 

1. Where did Stephen live? 



9» EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNEKS. 

In Jerusitlem. 

2. What sort of a man was Stephen? 

A ^ood man, full of faith and of the Holy Ghost. 

3. What did Stephen perfoi-m among the people? 
Great wonders and miracles, 

4. What did his enemies do ? 
Disputed with him about the Gospel. 

5. What did they bring against him ? 

False witnesses, and accused' him before the peojile. 
0. Was Stephen afraid? 

He was not, for God helped him. 
7. How did his face apj)ear? 

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Like the face of an angel. 
S. What did the chief priest ask him ? 

' 'Are these things so ? " 
■ 9. What did Stephen say ? 

He e.Kplained the Gospel clearly. 



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10. How did the council feel? 

They were cut to the heart, and gnashed on him with 
their teeth. 

11. Where did Stephen look and what did he see?- 

He looked into Heaven and saw the glory of God, and 
Jesus Chri3t standing at the right hand of God. 



12. When Stephen told this, what did the council do ? 
They cast him out of the city and stoned him to death. 

13. What did Stephen do for his enemies? 
He prayed for them. 

14. Why did he pray for his enemies? 
Because of the love of Christ in his heart, 

15. What does Stephen's conduct teach us? 
To love our" gnemiea and pray for them. 

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ABOUT SAUL OF TARSUS. 

1. Whnt did Saul do to the Church of Chriat? 



n EASY QUESTIONS FOR. T5EGIKXKKS. 

He persecuted the Cliuroh. 

2. How did he treat Christians? 

Very badly; entering every house and sending, men awd 
Avomen to prison. 

3. They sent him tc Damascus to persecute the Christians '/ 
The cliief priests. 

4. What happened to Saul on his way to Damascus ? 

A bright light shone upon him and he heard a voice from 
Heaven . 

5. Whose voice did he hear from Heaven? 
JesuB Christ's voice. 

6. W^hat did Jesus say to Saul? 

"Saul, Saul, why peraecutest thou me." 

7. What did Saul ask? 
"Who art thou Lord." 

8. W^hat was the answer? 

"I am Jesua whom thou persecutest," 



EASY QrESTIONS FOR BEGISXKRS. .j.1 

9. AVhat did Sp.uI then do? 

He trembled and aaid, "Lord, what wilt thou have rue 
to do.?" 

10. To what place did the Lord aend Saul ? 
To Damascus. 

Whom did the Lord send Saul to see ? 
A Disciple whose name was Ananias. 

12. What happened to Saul when he met Jesus ? 
He became blind. 

13. What did Ananias do to Saul? 
Put his hands on him. 

14. What happened to Saul when Ananias put his hands on 
him. 

Scales fell from his eyes, he reee|ived his sight, and he 
was filled with the Holy Ghost. 

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15. What did Saul then become? 

A Christian man and was baptised. 



«6 EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

16. What name did Saul take when he became a Christian '! 

Paul. 

17 . To what work did Paul devote himself ? 
Preaching the Gospel. 

18. Where did he preach the Gospel? 
In many places. 

19. Did the people believe his preaching? 
Some believed and some persecuted him. 

20. What miracle did Paul do at Lystra? 
Healed a cripple. 

21. What did the people then think of him ? 

Th€v thought him a god and wanted to worshilJ him. 

22. What did Paul do ? 

He forbade the people to worship him. 

23. What did some wicked Jews do ? 

They hired some bad men to stone Paul and leave hisH 
almost dead. 



EAST QUESTIONS FOR BEGDWKii^ H 

24. When they left him, what d;d Paul do? 

God gave him strength and he rose up. 

LESSON XX. 
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ABOUT PAUL THE APOSTLE. 

1. ■ What did Paul do at Jerusalem? 

•Preached the Grospel. 

2. What did the Jews ,do to him ? 

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Accused him to Fel/x, the governor . 

3. What did Paul say to Felix? 
He explained the gospel clearly. 

4 . How did Felix feel when he heard the Ooepel ? 
He trembled greatly. 

5. Why did he so tremble ? 

Because the Holy Spirit assisted Paul's preachiilg. 

6. Before what other king did Paul sttod ? 



»8 . EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS. 

King Agrippa. 

7. What did Paul say? 

He told his experience. 



8. What did Agrippa say to him? 

"Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." 

9. What did God inspire Paul "to -^rite ? 
A part of the New Testament. 

10. How did Paul spend his life? 

In, labors and sufferings for the Gospel of Christ. 

11. How did Paul die? 
He was beheaded. 

12. Where did he die ? 
In Rome. 

13. Was he afraid to die? 
He was not. 



14. What did he say was laid up for him in Heaven? 
A Crown of life. 



EAST QUESTIONS POR BEGINNERS. 98 

LESSON XXI. 

ABOUT THE PAEDON OP SIN. 

1. "Who are sinners? 
All men are sinners. 



2. How are all men sinners? 

Because all men have broken Grod's law. 

3. How can a sinner obtain pardon? 

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By repentance erf sia, and faith in Jesus Chjist. 

4. "Where shall we find God's promise of pardon? 



In the Gospel of Jesua Christ. 

5. "Who pardons the sins of the guilty ? 
God^ by an act of free grace, pardons sin. 

6. How many of our sins will God forgive ? 

God will forgive all our sins, for Jesus Christ's sake. 

7. Why will God forgive our ^ing for Jesus Christ's sake ? 

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Ja9 EAST QUESTIONS TO^ BEGIimEBS. 

Because Jesus died for us. 

8. How does- God regard the pardoned man? 
He regards him as his child. 

9. What does the pardoned man enjoy? 

Peace, joy, a hope of gloiy, and the favor of God. 
IQ. Can a man buy all these blessings ? 

He cannot. 
11. How can a man secure all these blessings? 

By trusting in Jesus Christ. 
12; Is there any other way of securing them ? 

There is on other way. 
13. Hojw many parsons may obtain all these blessings ? 

All persons who trust in Jesus Christ. 

LESSON XXII. 
ABOUT BAPTISM. 
1. "Why should all Christians be baptized? 



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Because Christ commanded it. 

2. How must tliey be baptized? 

With water; in the name of tbfe Father, the Sop, and 
the Holy Ghost. 

3. What does baptism represent? 
The washing of the heart from sin. 



4:. Do all baptized persons have clean hearts? 

They do not. 
-5. Why not? 

Because some men do not truly believe in the Lord Jesus 

Christ. 

6. What must baptized persons renounce ? 
The devil and all his works. 

7. What are the works of th,e devil? 
All kinds of sin. 

8. What is meant by the wicked world? 
All. wicked pleasures and follies. 

9. What more must baptized persons renounce? 



102 EASY QUESTIOSS POR KEGIJTJIirRS- 

The lusts of the flesh. 



10. What must baptizecj x>ereoiis believe ? 



The Bible. 

11. How ought baptized persons to behave? 

They must keep God's oommandm^nts as long as they 
live. 

LESSON XXIH. 

ABOUT THE LORD'S SUPPEE. 

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1. Who instituted the Lord's supper? 
The Lord Jesus Christ. 

2. Why did he institute this sacrament? 

That his disciples should remember his d^ath. 

3. What gr^at blessing do Christ's disciples obtain thiougb 
his death? 

They obtain eternal life. 

4. What is received in the Ijord's supper? , 
Bread and wine. 



EASY QUESTIONS POR BEGINNERS. 103. 

"WTiat are the bread and wice called? 

Outward symbols. 

What does the bread i:epresent? 

Christ's body. 



7. What does the wine represent? 
Christ's precious blood. 

8. May children receive the Lord's supper? 
Yee, if liev love Jesus Christ. 

9. What must we do, if we take the Lord's supper? ' 
We must repent of our sins and love all men. 

10. What ought we to have? 

A firm faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Wesson xxiv. 

ABOUT THE DEVIL. 
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1. 'What is the devil called? 

Satan. 



104 EASY ^tJESTIONS POR EE&IJfNEES. 

2. Who is Satan ? 

A fallen angel. 

3. What did he and his companions do ? 
They sinned against God. 

4. When did they sin against God? 
Before God created man. 

5. • What did God do to tbem ? 

Cast them out of Heaven, down to Hell. 

6. What does Satan love to do ? 

To tempt men to sin ^.gainst God. 

7. How does he tempt men? 

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He puts , bad thoughts and desires into their hearts. 

8. Where does the devil wish to lead men? 

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To Hell. 

9. How can we resist these temptations? 

By watching, and praying to God for help. 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEOINNBES. los 

LESSON XXV. 



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ABOUT THE HOLY SPIKIT. 

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1. How many Gods are there ? 
Only one. 

2. How many persons in the God head? 

Three; the Father, the Son, and the Holy )&host. 

3. Whom did the Holy Ghost insjjire ? 
Holy men to write the Holy Scriptures. 

4. In what book are the Holy Scriptures cfontained? 
The Holy Bible. 

5. What does the Holy Spirit do for sinners? 

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Shows them their sins. 

6. What does the Holy Spirit^do for those who believe in 
Christ ? 

Enlightens their minds to understand the Bible. 

7. What does the Holy Spirit do for believers Who are in 
trouble ? 

Comforts them. 



106 EASY QUESTIONS FOE BEGINNERS. 

8. Wkat more does he do for believers? 

JSear^ witness to their spirits that they are the children 
of God. 

9. What does he do to the hearts of believers ? 

Destroys sin, makes them holy, and fills them with the 
love of God. 

10. What does the Holy Spirit do for ministers? 

Calls them to preach, fits them for their work, and helps 
them. 

LESSON XXVI. 
ABOUT PEAYER. 

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1. Who taught his disciples to pray? 
Jesus Christ, 

2. What is prayer? 
Telling God our wishes. 

3. What has God promised ? 
"Ask, and ye shall receive." 



EASY QUESTIONS FOR BEOINNEItS. ICf? 

4. How does. Gk)d require us to pray to him? 

God requires that our hsarts shall feel what our tongues 
speak. 

5. When we ask God to bless us what must we believe? 

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That he will answer us. 

6. "When shall we expect an answer? 
At the time we ask it. 



7. What prayer did Jesus teach his disciples? 
The Lord's prayer. 

8. Can you repeat the Lord's prayer? 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, 
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in ea-rth, as it is in 
heaven.. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive 
us our trepasses, as we forgive them that trespass against 
us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver u-s 
from evil. For thine is the kingdom, ancl the power 
and the glory, forever. Amen. 

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108 EAST QUESTIONS FOE, BBOINIfERS. 

9. In whose name must we pray? 

In the name of Jesus Christ. 

10. Why in his name ? 
Because he died for us. 

11. How many kinds of prayer are there? 

Three; secret prayer, family prayer, and public prayer. 

12. Who sees us when we pray in secret? 



Our Heavenly Father. 

t3. What will he do for us ? 
Answer our prayers. 

X4r. How oiten should we pray in secret? 

At morning, noon, and night. 
X5. How often should there be family prayer? 

Every morning. 



How should this be done ? 



EASY QUESTIOlfS FOK BEGINNERS. 10» 

All the family should be called together, and read a 
portion of Scripture; then all should kneel and one 
should pray aloud, the others listen. 

17. When, should there be public prayer? 
At every public meeting. 

18. Can we get to Heaven without prayer? 



No; prayer is the key that unlocks the door.