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How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? (Romans 10:14-15) You have studied the Biblical world view. You have viewed the world through the eyes of God. Now. . . what is YOURpersonal response to this great challenge?
122 SELF-TEST1. Write the Key Verse from memory. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. What is the key event that must occur before the end of the world? ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. What two books of the Bible provide the most information on the end of the world and the climax of God's plan for the nations? _______________________________and_______________________________ 4. Where is the most detailed information given on the "rapture"? ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. Where is the most information given on the new heaven and earth? ______________________________________________________________________________ 6. What verse describes how the heaven and earth will be destroyed? ______________________________________________________________________________ 7. Summarize the events leading to the end of the world and the climax of God's plan for the nations. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ (Answers to tests are provided at the conclusion of the final chapter in this manual.)
123 FOR FURTHER STUDY1. Study more about what God has revealed concerning the end of the world: -Study the books of Daniel and Revelation -Study Matthew 24 -Study I Thessalonians 4:13-18 and II Peter 3:10 2. The book of Revelation deals with the end of the world and the climax of God's plan for the nations. In previous lessons you studied the "world in the Word" throughout the entire Bible with the exception of the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation contains the final references on this subject. The following verses are the last specific references in the Bible to the nations of the world: -Jesus is prince of the kings of the earth: 1:5 -The coming of Jesus to earth: 1:7 -Promises to believers of all nations: 2:26; 3:10 -The final preaching and harvesting of the nations of the world: 14:6-7, 15-19 -The end of the world: 10:5-6; 11:15; 13:8; 17:8 -Descriptions of the new Heaven and earth and events occurring therein: 5:9-10,13; 7:9-11; 15:4; chapters 21 and 22 (specific references to nations in 21:24,26; 22:2)
124 ANSWERS TO SELF-TESTS CHAPTER ONE: 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) 2. The one true God who is revealed in the Holy Bible. 3. Two reasons for the different stories of creation: Because people did not have access to the true facts about creation and because they chose not to believe the true story of creation when they heard it. 4. Some people do not accept the true facts of creation because if they do, they must acknowledge there is a God. If they accept the fact there is a God then they must acknowledge His sovereign rule over them. They must also believe His Word and do something about their evil lifestyle. Because people do not want to change their way of life they choose to deny the Biblical account of creation and the existence of God. 5. When we speak of developing a Biblical world view, it means we are basing our understanding of the world on what is revealed by God in His written Word, the Bible.