Tough Nuts to Crack
Baptists are often challenged by religions of the
world on their understanding of Salvation. As you
have seen on these pages, Primitive Baptists are
unique in rightly dividing the timely aspects of
J.B. Hardy, Sr. (1837-1913) wrote a series of questions he
felt that those insisting upon bringing about their
own eternal life would have to answer if the
scriptures are true. He called them Tough Nuts.
They covered these subjects:
How are Sinners Saved? Apostasy
Election and the Atonement.
original questions were published into a
pocket-sized book. His family later revised the
booklet and added even more questions. The total
325 queries were designed to force closer
examination of one's true belief - and the
Scriptures. Our version has 284 of these
#73 asks: Will a sinner accept a
proposition while it is foolishness to him?
The Answer of
course, is No. In fact, it's an impossibility. We
know from the scriptures that only a spiritual mind
can understand the things of God, and a spiritual
mind only exists in a born again child of God, ergo,
the reasoning behind preaching to them that are lost
truly becomes foolishness, which a sinner can't
understand or accept.
question didn't run your reasoning in a circle,
simply adding one or two more certainly would.
#24. Is the
unchangeable God (Mal. 3:6), changed by the will of
Yikes! If so,
then Malachi is a lie and the entire Old Testament
can be thrown out. If not, what chance has the poor
sinner? And if he has a will to be born again,
isn't that evidence that he has fruit of the
Spirit? And only one who has been born can bear
You get the
idea. So, for your edification, your study,
and to help you sharpen your understanding of
scripture, we offer Tough Nuts.
For those not familiar with the term Arminianism,
here is a link to the Wikipedia article
The term is generally used by
Primitive Baptists to label the doctrine of means salvation
promoted by Jacobus Armininius, specifically, that man must
participate in his eternal salvation.
We often say "the Arminian
position, or the Arminians believe” or similar language. We
aren’t suggesting there is a group or ethnicity called
Arminians. We use the name as a wholesale term to identify
those opposed to the doctrines of grace defined in the
covenant of redemption. While there is a country called
Armenia, use of this term (with a slightly different
spelling) points only to those who have ascribed to the
beliefs of Jacobus Arminius.
By the way - those who
understand the Doctrines of Salvation, as taught by the
Scriptures have no problem with any of these 284 questions.
When you rightly divide the word of truth, giving the honor
and glory to God where it belongs, every scripture falls
into place. We don't understand it all - no one on this
planet does, but what has been revealed can be studied and
confirmed. We believe the truth can withstand the most
intense scrutiny. There is no contradiction in God's word.
TOUGH NUTS FOR ARMINIANS TO CRACK
1. Are all men both saint and sinner free agents? If
so, is not the sinner as free as the saint?
2. If a sinner cannot come to Christ of his own free
will, is he a free agent?
3. If all sinners possess will and power to come to
Christ, why did Christ say (John 6:44), "No man can
come unto Me except the Father which hath sent Me
4. Has any man the power to refuse to come to Christ
when the Father draws him?
5. Are those characters free agents that shall do
wickedly and none of them shall understand? (Dan.
6. Were those free agents that Peter said (II Peter
2:12), were made to be taken and destroyed, and
should utterly perish?
7. Were those free agents who were before of old
ordained to this condemnation? (Jude 4.)
8. Are those free agents that Jesus says (John
5:25), shall hear, and they that hear shall live?
9. Are those free agents of whom God says (Heb.
8:10-11), "I will be to them a God and they shall be
to Me a people; and they shall not teach every man
his neighbor and every man his brother, saying know
10. Could not a free agent believe, notwithstanding
Jesus said, (Acts 13:41), "I work a work in your
days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe,
though a man declare it unto you?"
11. Would not the doctrine of free agency make man
the cause of his own salvation?
12. Can man be a free agent and God be a sovereign?
13. Is any one free that is a servant?
14. Are not all men the servants of sin until they
are made free by the Son? (John 8:34-36.)
15. Is the sinner free to wig, free to choose, free
to love, free to become a Christian, or, free to let
it all alone?
16. If we are saved by our free will, is it not a
fact that the only difference between the saved and
the lost is that the saved made a better use of
17. Has one the power over his will to incline it to
good or to evil?
18. How many different effects can arise from the
19. Are we made free from sin before we become
servants of God, or do we have to serve Him in order
to be made free from sin?
20. Do we have to obey God in order to become a
child of God?
21. Does a child have to obey its parents in order
to become a child of its parents?
22. If God only wills to save those that are willing
to be saved, is not God's will dependent upon man's
23. Does God work all things after the counsel of
His own will (Eph 1:11), or does He work some
things after the will of the sinner?
24. Is the unchangeable God (Mal. 3:6), changed by
the will of the sinner?
25. Does salvation or damnation depend upon the use
that a man makes of his will?
26. Does a sinner have the will to do God's will
prior to being born again? If so, is his will
changed in the spiritual birth?
27. Has man the power to resist God and the devil at
the same time?
28. If man's will is controlled by the influence of
another, is it free?
29. Does God begin the work of grace in the sinner
independently, or is the sinners'
will first consulted?
30. Is the will and act of the sinner changed before
God works in him to will and to do of his good
pleasure? (Phl 2:13)
31. Does Christ have to get the consent of the
sinner before He can save him?
HOW ARE SINNERS SAVED?
32. Does the sinner have to accept Christ in order
to be saved, and reject Him to be lost? If so, is
not Christ limited in the work of salvation to what
the sinner sees fit to do?
33. Is belief a condition of salvation, or is it an
evidence of salvation?
34. Do we have to believe in order to be saved or is
the believer already in possession of eternal life?
35. Did Paul tell the truth when he said sinners are
saved by grace and not of works (Eph. 2:8-9)? If
so, why do men preach otherwise?
36. If Christ saves sinners by grace (Eph. 2:8),
did He not know from eternity whom He would save by
37. If sinners are saved by grace alone (Eph. 2:8),
why such ado about sending missionaries to save the
38. Does Christ save sinners or do sinners save
themselves, or is salvation a partnership work?
39. If sinners are saved otherwise than by grace
alone, Will some one please cite the chapter and
verse which says so?
40. If God purposed to save all men and changes not,
will not all be saved? If not, why not?
41. If God works all things after the counsel of His
own will (Eph. 1: I 1), was it His will to save
those that will not be saved?
42. If Christ came to save sinners and did not do it
(I Tim. 1:15), is not Christ a failure?
43. If Christ is a failure, upon what does the
Christian's hope depend?
44. If grace is favor bestowed upon an unworthy
object, does not grace stop where worthiness begins?
45. If the salvation of sinners depends upon their
acts, is it not their bad acts, as there are none
that doeth good? (Rom. 3:12)
46. Can a sinner dead in sin act in a spiritual
capacity previous to being quickened by the Spirit?
47. When a sinner is quickened by the spirit, is he
not in possession of eternal life?
48. Is there any intermediate space between life and
49. Do we have to act in order to live, or does life
always precede action?
50. Did Christ come to seek and to save sinners
(Luke 19:10), or to save those that seek Him?
51. If sinners have to seek God in order to be
saved, and none seek Him (Rom. 3:11), will any be
52. Does not the saving of sinners come before the
calling, and does not God do both, and are we either
saved or called according to our works? (II Tim.
53. If God saves sinners according to His own
purpose (II Tim. 1:9), is not the plan of salvation
as old as God's purpose?
54. If Christ came to save sinners (I Tim. 1:15),
and finished the work (John 19:30), what is left for
the preachers and sinners to do in the work of
55. Were the different gifts for the salvation of
sinners, or for the edifying of the body of Christ?
56. Could there be an effect without a cause?
57. Is the first cause of salvation the work of God
(Phil. 1:6), or the work of the sinner?
58. Do good works produce the Spirit, or does the
Spirit produce good works?
59. If Christ only made salvation possible and the
sinner makes it sure by his acts, which deserves the
60. If belief a condition of salvation, is it not a
cause of salvation?
61. Is belief a voluntary act of the creature, or do
we believe according to the working of God's mighty
power? (Eph. 1: 1 9)
62. Does not the word convert mean to change?
63. If you do not believe a thing, do you not have
to be converted before you can believe it? If so,
does not conversion come before belief?
64. Is the work of man in any sense the cause of the
work of the Spirit in the heart?
65. If God is certain, can the destiny of any man be
66. Is the proclamation of the gospel the means of
salvation? If so, can sinners be saved unless the
means are used?
67. Can we use the means without works? If not, is
salvation by grace and not of works? (Eph. 2:9)
68. If means must be used in order to salvation, are
not the means the cause of salvation?
69. Can anything be the means of doing a thing it
does not do?
70. Does a means of doing a thing always accomplish
the end when used? If not, does it not cease to be a
71. If the preaching of the gospel is the means of
salvation, why is it foolishness and a stumbling
block to the unbeliever?
72. Does the preaching of the gospel save those that
it is foolishness to , or those it is power and
73. Will a sinner accept a proposition while it is
foolishness to him?
74. If it took Christ and what He did to save
sinners, will a proclamation of that fact reach
75. If sinners are sent to hell for rejecting the
gospel, would it not have been better for sinners if
the gospel had not been preached?
76. If Christ could not damn sinners without giving
them a chance for heaven, is it not a pity that He
ever gave them a chance?
77. Would not a chance system damn more souls than
it would save?
78. If God gives every body a chance for heaven,
does He not call every body?
79. Are not the called justified and glorified?
80. Are we not sanctified by God the Father and
preserved in Christ Jesus before we are called?
81. Can Christ be an equal Saviour of all the race
of man and a special Saviour of part of the race? (I
Tim. 4: 1 0)
82. Can we know Christ except by revelation? (Matt.
83. Can flesh and blood reveal Christ to a sinner?
84. Is not the Spiritual birth called in the Bible a
creation? (Eph. 2:10)
85. Can man create or can he assist the Lord in the
least in creation?
86. Does not God work as independently in salvation
as in creation?
87. Is the reward reckoned of grace to him that
worketh, or to him that worketh not? (Rom. 4:4)
88. Is it work or faith that is counted for
righteousness? (Rom. 4:5)
89. Is it in man that walketh to direct his steps? (Jer.
90. Will not a sinner go the way the strongest
influence is brought to bear on his mind?
91. If the Lord desires the salvation of all men and
the devil the damnation of all; will not the one get
them that can bring the strongest influence to bear
upon their mind?
92. Can we confess with the mouth before we believe
with the heart? (Rom. 10:10)
93. Can we believe on Christ before the heart is
changed? If so, and all believers are saved, what is
the necessity of the change of heart?
94. Is belief the cause of salvation, or is
salvation the cause of belief? (John 5:24)
95. If there was grace given us in Christ before the
world began (II Tim. 1:9), was not our salvation
purposed of God before the world began?
96. If we work for a thing, is it a gift, or do we
make it a debt? (Rom. 4:4)
97. Did God either purpose or try to save those that
go to hell?
98. Did God ever try to do anything?
99. Is not our nature such that if we had the power,
we would save all men?
100. Is not our nature such that if we had the
power, we would deliver the millions of suffering
humanity that are in the world; and has not God the
power and does not do it?
101. Would parents see their children put to death
in the cruel ways God's children have been if they
had the power to prevent it, and yet is not God's
love greater than ours?
102. Is not the plan of salvation perfect?
103. If God's work is perfect (Deut- 32:14), can we
add anything to it?
104. Is anything perfect that is performed by man?
105. If God works all things after the counsel of
His will (Eph. 1:11), and it is His will that all
men be saved, will any be lost?
106. Do we obtain salvation by our obedience, or by
the appointment of God? (I Thes. 5:9)
107. If God chose His people unto salvation from the
beginning (Thes. 2:13), what do they have to do with
108. Does a goat have to believe on Christ in order
to become a sheep, or do they believe not because
they are not sheep? (John 10:26)
109. Is not Christ under obligation to the Father to
give eternal life to as many as the Father gave Him?
110. Is Christ under obligation to sinners to save
111. Can sinners by their obedience bring Christ
under obligation to save them?
112. Are the Scriptures the truth if they are not
113. Would the Scriptures have been fulfilled if the
son of perdition had not been lost? (John 17:12)
114. Is it possible for all men to be saved and the
Scriptures be the truth, if some had to be lost in
order to the fulfillment of the Scriptures?
115. If God knows all things (I John 3:20), does He
not know who will be saved and who lost?
116. Can anything be different from the way God knew
it would be?
117. If Jesus knew from the beginning who they were
that believed not (John 6:64), did He not know from
the beginning who they were that would believe?
118. If the Lord can do everything (Job 42:2), can
He not save a sinner without help?
119. Is Christ our Saviour before He saves us?
120. Do we have to believe on Christ before He will
save us? If so, do we have to believe He is our
121. If we believe that Christ is our Saviour when
He is not, do we not believe a lie?
122. Does not every one that denies eternal life
being the gift of God make God a liar?
123. Is a person required to obey anything before
being born in order to be born?
124. Is there not a begetting and a travail before
we are born of God?
125. Does the thing begotten have anything to do
with the begetting, the travail or the birth? If so,
126. Does a natural work produce a spiritual birth?
If not, does the natural man have anything to
perform in order to the spiritual birth?
127. Did Christ ever command a sinner to be born
128. Does it take an external work to change the
heart from natural to spiritual?
129. Can a birth be conditional upon the part of the
thing to be born?
130. Is obedience required before or after the
131. If the gifts and calling of God are without
repentance (Rom. 11:29). do we have to repent in
order to receive them?
132. If Christ gives repentance (Acts 5:31). what do
we have to do in order to receive the gift?
133. Was Christ exalted a Prince and a Saviour to
give repentance and remission of sin to any but
Israel? (Acts 5:31)
134. Is repentance the act of the creature or the
gift of God? (Acts 5:31)
135. If whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Rom.
14:23). and we pray for the salvation of all men
without faith to believe all will be saved, do we
not commit sin?
136. Does godly sorrow ever fail to work repentance
unto salvation? (1 Cor. 7:10)
137. Are the Arminians as confident as Paul was that
when a good work is begun in you
it will be performed until the day of Jesus Christ?
138. If the object in making Christ to be sin for us
was to make us the righteousness of God in Him (II
Cor. 5:21), are we not as certain to be made the
righteousness of God as Christ was made to be sin
139. Is faith the act of the creature, or the fruit
of the spirit? (Gal. 5:22)
140. If faith is the fruit of the spirit, can it be
a condition to be complied with in order to receive
141. Is not Christ the author and finisher of our
faith? (Heb. 12:2)
142. Have all men faith? (II Thes. 3:2)
143. Can we please God without faith? (Heb. 11:6)
144. Does the preached word profit any except those
that have faith? (Heb. 4:2)
145. If temperance is the fruit of the spirit (Gal.
5:22-23), do those that have the spirit need
146. If belief comes by the will or choice of man,
why does he ever believe that which he had rather
147. If belief is the cause of election, and all
believers are in possession of eternal life (John
what are we elected to?
148. Are we elected according to our works, or
according to God's foreknowledge?
149. If man by his works procure his own election,
is it not of works instead of an election of grace?
150. If the choice before the foundation of the
world (Eph. 1:4), embraced only the twelve
apostles, why did Paul include himself in the number
151. Did God ever purpose in time to do anything, or
is all He does according to His eternal purpose?
(Eph. 3:1 1)
152. If God is in one mind (Job 23:13), did He not
have a mind in eternity to do everything that He
does in time?
153. If what God doeth shall be forever (Eccl.
3:14), did He convert those who apostatize?
154. If it is not the will of the Father that one of
these little ones should perish (Matt.18:14), will
the Father's will be done?
155. If the Lord Knew before He converted a sinner
that he would fall from grace and go to hell, why
did He convert him?
156. Does the dog turning to his vomit and the sow
to her wallowing prove apostasy?
157. Were the children of God ever known by the
appellation of dog or sow?
158. How can a child cease to be the child of its
159. Can a child be born and then be unborn?
160. Will all Israel be saved (Rom. 11:26), if a
part of Israel apostatize and are lost?
161. Can we fall away and be renewed again? (Heb.
162. If God can cease to love a saint on earth, can
He not do the same in heaven?
163. If one saint can apostatize and be lost, would
not all be lost if heaven was not secured to them by
164. If the Christian lives because Christ lives
(John 14:19), will the life of the Christian cease
while Christ lives?
165. Did Jesus tell the truth when He said, "I give
unto them eternal life, and they shall never
perish?" (John 10:28)
166. If the preachers say that they can and do
perish whom Jesus says shall never perish, which
shall we believe? Jesus or the preachers?
167. If the Lord made all things for Himself (Prov.
16:4), will not all things answer the purpose for
which He made them?
168. Did God ever do any thing in vain?
169. If God from the foundation of the world
prepared a kingdom in heaven for all of the blessed
of the Father (Matt. 25:34), and one falls to get
there, who will inhabit it?
170. Will any enter in except those for whom the
kingdom was prepared from the foundation of the
world? (Matt. 25:34-46)
171. Why were the names of some persons written in
the book of life from the foundation of the world
and others were not? (Rev. 17:8)
172. Why was one of Abraham's sons born after the
flesh and another by promise? (Gal. 4:22-23)
173. If the Lord's portion is His people (Deut.
32:9), will He get His portion and will He take any
174. Does not God bless, choose, and cause men to
approach unto Him? (Psa. 65:4)
175. Does belief come by the will or choice of man,
or through the force of evidence?
176. If divine power has given unto us all things
that pertain unto life and godliness (II Pet. 1:3),
does anything pertaining to Life and godliness
depend upon man?
177. If salvation depends upon the volition of human
will, how can the idiot be saved?
178. If man is excused or saved on account of
ignorance, why send missionaries to enlighten the
179. Does the Son quicken whom He will (John 5:21),
or, who will let Him?
180. Does a sinner have to mourn in order to be
blessed, or is the mourner already blessed? (Matt.
181. If Jesus saves His people according to the
testimony of the angel (Matt. 1:21), are they not
His before He saves them?
182. Were they not given to Christ by the Father
(John 10:29), before they were saved or redeemed?
183. If Jews and Gentiles are all under sin (Rom.
3:9), are not infants born under sin, or are they
neither Jews nor Gentiles when they are born?
184. If the gospel was preached to every creature
(Col. 1:23), to the extent of the command, why spend
more than one hundred million dollars annually to
accomplish that end?
185. Will not a true witness testify to the truth
without money and without price?
186. When the gospel was preached to the poor (Matt.
11:5), was it not done without money?
187. If money is the motive for preaching, is not
the preaching apt to be done in a way to please the
188. If we seek to please men, are we the servants
of Christ? (Gal. 1:10)
189. Does not the world believe what the Arminian
190. Did the world believe what the apostles
191. If the Arminians preach the truth and the
unconverted believe it, why do they want them
192. If convert means to change and sinners believe
the truth and you convert them, will they believe
the truth then?
193. Cannot the Ethiopian change his skin or the
leopard his spots just as easily as those can do
good who are accustomed to do evil? (Jer. 13:23)
194. Is a work acceptable with God except it be
195. Can any perform a righteous work except they be
born of God? (I John 2:29)
196. Does a sinner have to accept spiritual life in
order to live spiritually?
197. Did Adam have to accept natural life in order
to live naturally?
198. Does a sinner have to bear good fruit in order
to be made alive spiritually?
199. If a tree begins to bear fruit, is it an
evidence that it will be alive or is it evident that
it is already alive?
200. Do we have to hunger and thirst after
righteousness in order to become righteous?
201. Does a person hunger and thirst after that
which nourishes a life that he does not live, or
that which nourishes the life that he does live?
202. Do we not have to live a spiritual life before
we can hunger and thirst after spiritual things?
203. Does the seed sown prepare the ground, or does
the seed have to fall into good ground in order to
bring forth fruit? (Matt. 13:23)
204. Is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit a sovereign?
If so, how can the sinner be a co- willer or
coworker in the work of regeneration?
205. If the carnal mind is enmity against God (Rom.
8:7), are not the works of the carnally minded the
206. Can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit
(Matt. 7:18), or must the tree first be made good?
207. If a corrupt tree can bring forth both evil and
good fruit without being changed, how can we know a
tree by its fruit? (Matt. 7:16)
208. Is heaven assured to man in consequence of the
work of man or the work of Christ?
209. If Christ has done all that He can do and
sinners are not saved, is Christ the Saviour of
210. Does a sinner's salvation depend upon his
obedience to either law or gospel?
211. Will a sinner come to Christ while he is
destitute of the love of God? (John 5:40-42)
212. Is not every one that loveth born of God? (I
213. Is not God's love everlasting (Jer. 31:3), and
is not His power equal to His love?
214. If it is God's will to save all men, is not His
love and power equal to His will?
215. Did not God love us when we did not love Him?
(I John 4:10)
216. Did not God love us when we were dead in sins,
and did He not quicken us because of that love?
217. Is not God's love to us the cause of our love
to Him (I John 4:19)? If so, will He not cause every
one to love Him that He loves?
218. If we love God because He first loved us, will
the effect cease as long as the cause exists?
219. If whosoever is born of God cannot sin (I John
3:9), how can they apostatize and be finally lost;
or can one apostatize without sinning?
ELECTION AND THE ATONEMENT
220. Did not Jesus love us before He washed us from
our sins in His own blood? (Rev.1:5)
221. Is not redemption the fruit of God's love?
222. Does not the word atone mean "at one?"
223. Is not He that sanctifieth and they who are
sanctified all of one? (Heb. 2:11)
224. Will any be lost that are with Christ?
225. If God loved His people as He loved Christ, and
He loved Christ before the foundation of the world
(John 17:23-24), did He not love His people before
the foundation of the world?
226. If God loved sinners when they were dead in
sins, will His love ever cease toward those who
refuse to repent and obey the gospel?
227. If the goodness of God leadeth to repentance
(Rom. 2:4), will not His goodness lead all to
repentance that are embraced in His eternal love?
228. If God changes not (Mal. 3:6), did He not love
every object in eternity that He loves now or ever
229. Are we by the blood of Christ redeemed to God
(Rev- 5:9), or just part of the way?
230. If all men are redeemed to God, how can any of
them get away from Him if they are kept by His
power? (I Pet. 1:5)
231. If Christ died for all men and all men are not
saved, did not Christ die in vain?
232. If Christ died for all men and rose for their
justification, are not all justified?
233. If the justified are lost, who will be saved?
234. Will not all be saved that are justified? (Rom.
235. Did Christ give Himself for the world or for
the church? (Eph. 5:25)
236. Did Christ give Himself for the church to give
it a chance for heaven, or that it should be holy?
237. Did not Christ love the church before He gave
Himself for it? (Eph. 5:25)
238. Are not some persons greater sinners than
others? If so, is not the greater sinner forgiven
the most (Luke 7:41-47)? If so, is not the atonement
239. If Christ did not know every man and every act
of man, how could He atone for the sins of those who
lived a thousand years after His death?
240. Was the atonement made for man before he
believed, or is it made for him after he believes?
241. Did Christ die for the godly, or for the
ungodly? (Rom. 5:6)
242. Did not Christ redeem His people from all
iniquity? (Titus 2:14)
243. If Christ has redeemed all men from all
iniquity, for what does God send a man to hell?
244. Is a sinner sent to hell for the same sins for
which Christ died?
245. Did Christ atone for all of the sins of all men
and then say there were some sins which should not
be forgiven unto men? (Matt. 12:31)
246. Do not all have forgiveness of sins who have
redemption through the blood of Christ? (Eph 1:7)
247. Will God punish man after all his sins are
248. Did Christ lay down His life for the goats, or
the sheep? (John 10:15)
249. Did Christ die for those that were in hell at
the time He died and give them a chance for heaven?
250. Why are not all Universalists who believe that
Christ died alike for all men?
251. Does the Bible positively teach that all men
will not be saved (Matt. 25:46)? If so, does it
teach the possibility of all being saved?
252. If the Lord redeemed His people (Luke 1:68),
were they not His before He redeemed them?
253. If we become righteous by obedience to a law,
is there such a thing as imputed righteousness.
254. Does not God impute righteousness without
works? (Rom. 4:6)
255. Can sinners satisfy justice by their obedience?
256. Are sinners made righteous by their obedience,
or by the obedience of Christ? (Rom. 5:19)
257. If a man was redeemed and placed back as he was
before he sinned, is he a sinner?
258. Was the world that God loved (John 3:16), and
the world that wondered after the beast (Rev. 13:3),
the same world?
259. Did not all wonder after the beast whose names
were not written in the book of life from the
foundation of the world? (Rev. 17:8)
260. Does the whole world that lieth in wickedness
include those that are of God? (I John 5:19)?
261. Were those that Christ said should weep and
lament included in the world which he said should
rejoice? (John 16:20)
262. Did not Christ say, "I pray for them, I pray
not for the world?" (John 17:9)
263. If Christ prayed for His people and did not
pray for the world, were they included with the
world under consideration?
264. Were not all of the component parts of man
taken from the dust of the earth?
265. When man became a living soul, was he a mortal
or an immortal soul?
266. When man transgressed the Law of God, did he
die in whole or only in part?
267. If man only died in part in the transgression,
would the Bible be the truth when it says there is
no soundness in him? (Isa. 1:5-6)
268. Is man in possession of a divine principle
prior to the new birth? If so, can he be a natural
269. Did not Paul say the first man was of the earth
earthy? (I Cor. 15:47)
270. Is not the damnation of sinners just?
271. Are we damned for unbelief?
272. Is unbelief sin?
273. Is unbelief a violation of law? If so, what
274. Is unbelief an act, a condition, or the effect
of a principle?
275. Is man damned for an act, or a principle?
276. Did not God put the principle in man which he
had before the violation of the law?
277. Did the violation of the law put a new
principle in man?
278. Does the act of man change his principle, or
does he act from principle?
279. Is not predestination a Bible truth?
280. Is not predestination a purpose previous to the
performance of an act?
281. Does not every sane person purpose previous to
acting? If so, is not every sane person a
282. Is not God a predestinarian? (Gen. 1:26)
283. Does not God save sinners according to
predestination? (II Tim. 1:9)
284. Is not the same man resurrected that sinned in
Adam, that was redeemed by Christ, born of
corruptible seed, born of incorruptible seed and