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The Christian Worker and his Bible


Scripture Texts for Students and Workers By D. W. Whittle
Daniel Webster Whittle (1840 - 1901) was a Major in the Northern Army during the Civil War. Following "The War Between the States", Whittle entered the full-time ministry through the influence of Dwight Moody. He was an evangelist who traveled with the famous hymn writer and gospel singer P.P. Bliss and later James McGranahan. He wrote (mostly under pseudonym, El Nathan) the words for about two hundred hymns, including "Moment by Moment," "I Know Whom I Have Believed," and "Banner of the Cross." Click here for more biographical information.

"He that winneth souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30 "The entrance of thy word giveth light." Psalm 119:130 I. For General Use as Showing Plan of Salvation
GROUP 1 Ruin by sin is, Isa. 53:6: Ps. 53:2, 3. Redemption by Christ, John 3:16. Regeneration by the Spirit, John 1:12, 13. GROUP 2 Under the curse, Gal. 3:10. A Saviour provided, Gal, 4:4, 5. What he has done, Gal. 3:13. How he is received, Gal. 3:1, 2. GROUP 3 Man guilty, Rom. 3:19. Cannot be justified by law, Rom. 3:20. Justification provided by grace, Rom. 3:24. The death of Christ the procuring cause, Rom. 3:24, 25. Justified by faith, Rom. 5:1. GROUP 4 What you are, Rom. 3:23. Where you are, John 3:18. Whose you are, Eph. 2:2. Jesus a Saviour, Matt. 1:21. God laid our sins upon him, Isa. 53:6. He bore them, 1 Pet. 2:24.

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Our sins removed, Ps. 103:12. GROUP 5 Confession of sin, Luke 18:13. Confession of helplessness, Rom. 7:18. Invited to call on the Lord, Rom. 10:13. Invited to come to the Lord, Matt. 11:28. GROUP 6 No power but of God, Rom. 13:1. God's power in the gospel, Rom. 1:16. Self must die to know this power, Gal. 2:20. Power to live as a child of God, Col. 1:10, 11. Power to preach Christ, Rom. 15:19. GROUP 7 Under power and penalty of sin, Eph. 2:1-3, 12. Grace in God the source of redemption, Eph. 2:8, 9. The death of Christ the fact of redemption, Eph. 1:7. When Christ is trusted we have redemption, Eph. 1:12,13. Fruit of faith, Eph. 5:1, 18-20. GROUP 8 PeaceFalse: Based on ignorance, Luke 12:16-20. Based on self righteousness, Luke 18:9. Based on a seared conscience, 1 Tim. 4: 2. True: Based on sin judged and forgiven, Eph. 2:14, 17: Col. 1:20; John 20:19-22. Maintained by confession to God, confidence and communion, 1 John 1:9: Isa. 26:3, 4; Phil. 4:4-9. GROUP 9 A sinner under law, Jas. 2:10: Rom. 2:3. A disobedient child, Mal. 1:6. A rebellious subject, Luke 19: 14. A despiser of grace, John 5:40. Christ exalted to give repentance, Acts. 5:31. GROUP 10 Salvation needed, Rom. 3:9, 10. Salvation provided, Rom. 5:8. Salvation proffered, Acts 13:38, 39. Salvation rejected, Acts 13:45, 46.

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Salvation accepted, Acts 13:48. GROUP 11 Heart wrong, Matt. 22:37-39. Life wrong, Rpm. 2:1-3. Consequences, Rom. 2:8, 9. Present need, Ps. 51:10. Present duty, Isa. 1:16-18. God's present offer, Isa. 43:24-26. GROUP 12 Christ's invitation, Matt. 11:28. Who are invited? Rev. 22:17. Who will come? John 6:44, 65. What is it to come? Rom. 10:9, 10. What will Christ do? John 6:37. GROUP 13 Salvation a gift, Rom. 5:15. Through Jesus Christ, Rom. 6:23. Ask him for it, John 4: 10; Luke 11:13; 18:13. Receive by faith, Mark 2:5; 11:24. GROUP 14 Christ exalted to give repentance, Acts 5:31. Christ preached in order to lead to repentance, Luke 24:47. Repentance secured by Christ's being accepted, Acts 9:6. GROUP 15 Where Christ finds us, Gal 3:22. 23. Personal contact through the word, John 17: 20: Rom. 10:17. The Spirit of God from Christ, John 7: 39; 10:10. Where Christ takes us, Eph. 2:6-8. How Christ keeps us, John 10: 27-29. GROUP 16 The Natural Man, Gen. 5:1-3; 6:5, 13; Ps. 43:1-3; Matt. 15:18, 19; Gal. 5:19-21: Rom. 5:7, 8; 1 Cor. 2:14. The Spiritual Man, 1 Cor. 15:47-50; John 3:3, 5; 1:14, 16, 12,13; Jas. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:3.23, 25; Gal. 4:4-7; 1 John 5:1.4, 5. The Two Natures in One Man, John 5:7; Rom. 7:21-23; Gal. 5:16, 17; 1 John 1:8-10; 3:9; 1 Cor. 9:27; 10:11-13; 2 Cor. 12:7-9; Acts 15:37-39; 2 Cor. 4:10, 11; Phil. 3:20, 21; 1 Cor. 15: 5154; Rom. 8. 21-23; Rom. 13:14.

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II. Texts for Special Cases


Where the Deity of Christ Is Doubted
John 1:1-3, 14, 18, 34, 49; I. John 1:1-3; 5:10-13. 20; Acts 4:10-12; Rom. 3:14; Matt. 22, 4245; John 12:38-41 with Isa. 6; John 9: 35-38; 34:9:19:7; Mark 14:61-64.

Where Christ's Substitutionary Work as the Sacrifice for Sin is Rejected


Isa. 53:12 with Luke 22:37; Matt. 26:27, 28; Mark 10:45; Luke 24:44-48; John 1:29; 6:51; 10:15-18; Acts 8: 30-35; Rom. 4:25; 7:4; 8:3; 10:4 ;1 Pet. 1:18, 19; 2:24: 3:18; Rev. 1:5, 6.

Where the Divine Authority of the Word of God in Holy Scripture Is Questioned
John 5:39; 15:26, 27: 20:30,31; 1 John 1:1-4; John 17:20; 2 Tim.. 3:13-17; 2. Pet. 1:21; 3:15, 16.

How to Believe
Rom. 10:17; 1 John 5:9-13; 2 Tim. 1:12; Heb. 11:1-6; Eph. 1:12, 13; Luke 24: 27; John 4:50; 9:11; 7:17; Acts 8:35-37; 10:43; 16:14, 31; Rom. 10: 5-11; 1. Cor. 15:1-4; John 20:25-31.

Commands to Forsake Sin


Isa. 55:7; 59:1-3; Luke 38; John 5:14; Acts 19:18, 19; 20:21; 25:20; I. Tim. 1:5; Matt. 5:23, 24; 6:15; Ezek. 33:11-15; Micah 6:8.

Encouragement for Great Sinners


Isa. 43:22, 26; 1 Tim. 1:11-16; Luke 7:44-50; 1. Cor. 6:9-11; Eph. 2:3-10; Isa. 44:22; John 10:9-11; 2 Chr. 33:9, 11, 13; Ps. 116:1-6; Luke 19:10; 18:13, 14; 15:18-20; Mark 16:15; Matt. 9:12, 13.

How to be Kept
1 Pet. 1:5; Isa. 41:10; 40: 27-31; 45:22, 24; 1 Pet. 2:2; Col. 3: 16; John 15:4, 7; 1 John 2:24-29.

For Dark Days


Isa. 50: 10; Job. 13:15-18; Mic. 7:7,8; Ps. 37:1-11; Nah. 1:7; Heb. 10, 35-37; 13:5, 6; 1 Pet. 4:12-14; 5:4.7-11; 2 Cor. 4:16-18; Rom. 8:22, 23; 1 Thes. 4: 13-18; Hab. 3:17-19.

For Backsliders
(Let such go carefully through with the texts of Group 2, and see if they have ever truly trusted Christ, and understood redemption.) Mal. 3:10; Mic. 2:7; Hos. 14:14; Jer. 31:18-20; Ps. 32:51; Luke 22: 61, 62; Mark 15:7: 1 John 1:7-9; 2: 1, 2.

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For Those Who Look to Feeling for Faith


1. Feeling not to he trusted, Jer. 17:9; Luke 18:11, 12 2. God speaks to us through his word, not through our feelings, Jer. 23:23-30; Ps.119:113-117; John 5:24; Rom. 10:12-17. 3. The witness of the Holy Spirit is received by our receiving his testimony to Christ in the written word, 1 John 5:9-13; Eph. 1:12-14; Rom. 16:25, 26 with Rom. 8:1-4, 15, 16. 4. Feelings fluctuate, but God's word is unchangeable, Rom. 3:3, 4; 4:20, 21; 2 Tim. 1:12; Rom. 8:23 with 34-39; 1. Pet. 1:7, 23-25; John 3:34-36.

III. Forty Questions Answered from the Word of God


1. How may I know that there is a God? John 1:14, 18; 14:9-14; 20:29-31; Rom. 1:20; Ps. 19:1; Isa. 43:9, 10; Hos. 3:4, 5; John 8: 47. 2. How can I know that the Bible is true? John 5:39, 40; John 7:17; Acts 17:11, 12. 3. How can I understand the Bible? 1 Cor. 2:9-14; John 16:13: Luke 11:13. 4. If a man does the best he can, will he not go to heaven? John 3:5, 6, 36; Rom. 3:19, 20; Gal. 3:10. 5. If a man honestly thinks he is on the right road, will he he condemned? Prov. 14:12; Rom. 3:3, 4; Acts 17:30. 6. Can't a man be a Christian without believing that Christ was the Son at God? 1 John 5:9-13, 20; John 20:28-31; Matt. 16:13-18. 7. Why was the death at Christ needed to save men? Rom. 8:3; Gal. 3:10; Rom. 5:12, 19. 8. What is the first thing to do in becoming a Christian? Matt. 12:28; John 6:29, 37; Acts 16:31. 9. What is the next thing? Matt. 10:32; Rom. 10:9, 10; Heb. 13:15, 16. 10. Must I not feel my sins before I can come to Christ? How can I do this? Rom. 7:13; John 16:8, 9; Acts 2:36,37; Zech. 12:10. 11. Must I not repent? What is repentance? How can I repent? Luke 24:46, 47; Acts 5:30, 31; Acts 20:21; Luke 15:17, 18. 12. How do I come to Christ? Isa. 55:7; 1 John 1:1.3; Rom. 10:8-17; Mark 10:49, 50. 13. What is it to accept of Christ? John 1:11, 12; Rom. 6:23; John 4:10; Eph. 2:8. 14. How may I get faith? Rom. 20:37; Eph. 1:12, 13; Luke 16:29-31; John 5:39, 46, 47; John 4:50; Luke 17:5. 15. How can I know that my sins are forgiven? Mark 2:5; Luke 7:48-50; Acts 13:38, 39; 1 John 1:9. 16. How can I tell that I love God? 1 John 4:10, 19; Rom. 5:5-8; Eph, 2:4-8. 17. Why will not the Lord show himself to me, and speak to me as he did to Paul? 1 Tim.. 1:16; John 17:20; John 20: 29; 1 Pet. 1:8; John 14:16-18. 18. How may I know that the Spirit of God has come to me? John 16:8; 1 Cor. 12:3; Gal. 5:22, 23; 1 John 3:14. 19. Why do church members do wrong? Phil. 3: 18, 19; 1 Tim. 4:1, 2; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Gal. 5:17; 6:1. 20. Why are there so many different churches?1 Cor. 3:1-5; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 1 Cor. 11:19; 2 Pet. 2:1, 2; Eph. 1:17-23. 21. Must I join the church to be a Christian?Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-42, 47; Heb. 10:25. 22. Are amusements wrong for Christians? 1 John 2: 15-17; John 17: 14-19; 1 Pet. 4:2-5. 23. How shall I overcome the world? Col. 3:1-6; 1 John 5:4, 5; Gal. 1:4.

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24. Why do good Christians have so much trouble in the world? 1 Cor. 11:32; Ps. 94:12, 13: Heb. 12:6-11; 1 Pet. 4:12-19. 25. How shall I find deliverance from the power of sins that I have practiced? Rom. 6:914; Eph. 6:10-18; 1 Pet. 5: 6-l0. 26. If I sin after I become a Christian, will God forgive me? Rom. 13:14; 1 John 2:1, 2; Heb. 4:14-16; Jas. 5:16: Matt. 18:21, 22 27. What is the sin against the Holy Ghost? Mark 3:28-30: Heb. 10: 28, 29; Acts 8: 18-23 28. How will know that l am one of the elect?John 3:16; John 6:37; John 10:9; Rev. 22:17. 29. Must I forgive my enemies in becoming a Christian? Matt. 5:23, 24; Matt. 6:12, 14, 15; Eph. 4:31, 32. 30. Must I make restitution? Mark 12:31; Rom. 12:17; Luke 19:8; 2 Cor. 8:21. 31. Must I not wait until I understand the Bible better before I become a Christian? Acts 8:12, 35-37; Acts 16:30-33; 1 Cor. 2:1-5 32. Must I not become a better man before I become a Christian? Matt. 9:12-13; Matt. 17:1518; Rom. 7: 23-25; Gal. 2:16. 33. When I try to pray it seems unreal to me; how can l overcome this? Luke 11:14; John 1:18; John 17:6, 25, 26. 34. Are you sure so great a sinner as I am can be saved? Isa. 55:6-9; Isa. 43:24-26; I. Tim. 1:15,16. 35. Should I make any start to confess that I want to be a Christian while I have no feeling? Matt. 12: 10-13; Ezek. 36; 26; Eph. 2:4-6. 36. What is the greatest sin? 1 John 5:10; John 5:38; Num. 23,19. 37. If I become a Christian, what ought I to seek for most earnestly? John 14:16-18; John 20: 22; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:39; Eph. 5:17-21. 38. What will be my greatest difficulty in the Christian life? Phil. 2:3-5; Rom. 12:3, 16; John 13:12-17. 39. How can I be sure of holding out? Isa. 41:10; 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 9:8; 2 Cor. 12:9; Heb. 7:25; Jude 24; John 10:27-29. 40. I do not feel like becoming a Christian now; can I not put this off until some other time? 2 Cor. 6:2; Heb. 3:7, 8; Heb. 4:7; James 4:13-17.

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