God desires that nations choose to glorify Him
Part ONE, Section I, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed
Give as many Bible verses (where appropriate), comments, and explanations as you can to support your answers. Click here to review biblical teaching on “God Desires that Nations Choose to Glorify Him”.
- Review the verses given in the lesson that prove that God ordained nations, that He is over every nation, but that He gives every nation a temporary choice of whether to submit itself to the sovereign God, that prove that God is over all nations and wishes each nation to choose to glorify Him. The next time you read through the Old Testament, note what is being taught about civil government and nations.
- Who divided the nations their inheritance? When?
- Whom does the Bible tell kings and judges of the earth to serve with fear as they rejoice with trembling
- Whom does the Bible instruct the kings and judges of the earth to kiss? Why?
- Who are blessed?
- Who will be turned into hell?
- What can the righteous do if the foundations be destroyed?
- To whom are the lands to make a joyful noise unto? Whom are they to serve and how? How are they instructed to come before the presence of the Lord.
- Whom are the lands to know is God? Who made them?
- Who is high above all nations? Whose glory is above the heavens?
- What exalts a nation? What is a reproach to any people?
- What does a wise king scatter and bring a wheel over?
- What two things preserve the king? What is his throne upholden by?
- What happens when the wicked is taken from before the king?
- What do the people do when the righteous are in authority?
- What do the people do when the wicked beareth rule?
- How are the nations viewed by God, as to their power?
- Who sits upon the circle of the earth? The inhabitants of the earth are as what to God?
- What does God bring the princes to? What does he make the judges of the earty?
- What will God do if a nation against whom God has pronounced turns from their evil?
- According to the Apostle Paul, speaking to those at Lystra
- a) Who would have worshiped Paul and Barnabas, who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein?
b) Who gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness?
- According to Paul in his sermon on Mars’ hill:
- a) Who made the world and all things therein?
b) Who is is Lord of heaven and earth?
c) Does He dwell in temples made with hands?
d) Who hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth?
e) Who has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation?
f) Why has He done this?
g) In whom do we live, and move, and have our being?
- What will God show in his times?
- Under whom do civil governments still exist and have responsibility to rule for?
- Who gives every civil government a choice of whether to go by His or Satan’s principles.
- According to Roger Williams, whom ought the civil magistrate to cherish?
- Do civil governments choose, at least for any significant period of time, to be “under God,” to guide their actions by His principles?
- Who said: “Where are your checks in this government. Your strongholds will be in the hands of your enemies. It is on the supposition that your American governors shall be honest, that all the good qualities of this government are founded; but its defective and imperfect construction puts it in their power to perpetrate the worst of mischiefs, should they be bad men. And sir, would not all the world, from the eastern to the western hemispheres, blame our distracted folly in resting our rights upon the contingency of our rulers being good or bad? Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty.”