What Does God Require of Us?
Questions for Lesson 3
Who Is Jesus Christ?
Lesson 3.4: Unlike Adam, though Jesus was perfectly obedient to God
under even the greatest test. He could therefore sacrifice his perfect
human life to pay for Adam's sin.
Q: Did Jesus offer only a sacrifice in payment of Adam's sins
or for all sinners? Consider the following verses (emphasis in italics
1 John 2:2 And he is a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins, yet
not for ours only but also for the whole world's. (NWT)
Romans 5:15 But it is not with the gift as it was with the trespass.
For if by one man's trespass many died, the undeserved kindness of God
and his free gift with the undeserved kindness by one man Jesus Christ
abounded much more to many. vs 16...but the gift resulted
from many trespasses in a declaration of righteousness.
Rom 5:18 So then, as through one trespass the result to men of all
sorts was condemnation, likewise also through one act of justification
the result to men of all sorts is a declaring them righteous
Rom 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man many
were constituted sinners, likewise also through the obedience of the one
(person) many will be constituted righteous
John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, Behold,
the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave
His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall
not perish, but have eternal life.
also see John 4:42 / John 6:33 / 1 Peter 3:18
Lesson 3.4: This is what the Bible refers to as the "ransom."
Adams children could thus be released from condemnation to death. All who
put their faith in Jesus can have their sins forgiven and receive everlasting
life (1 Timothy 2:5,6 ; John 3:16; Romans 5:18, 19).
Q: The question is do you honestly believe that all who put their faith
in Jesus will have their sins forgiven and have everlasting life?
Q: As we shall see in later chapters the WTS does not believe this...do