2018

AUDIO January 5th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for January 5th is:
“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 6:23

 

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

Antichrist’s Character in History – His Great Swelling Words

 

B317:3-317:4 How do the references in this section show how this Papal boasting continues even in more recent times?

 

Have we seen, since Pastor Russell’s time, how these “swelling words” continue from Papacy?

 

B318:1-319:1 Why is the Papal teaching of “church infallibility” so insidious in its ongoing effects?

 

What does it mean that Papacy has “proscribed” God’s Word?

 

B319:2-320:1 As we read through this section in smaller pieces, discuss how they document Papacy’s attitude concerning the Word of God.

 


AUDIO January 12th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for January 12th is:
“I have not hid Thy righteousness within My heart; I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation: I have not concealed Thy loving-kindness and Thy truth from the great congregation.”  Psalm 40:10

 

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

Antichrist’s Character in History – His Great Swelling Words

 

B320:2-322:5 As we read through this section in smaller pieces, discuss how they document Papacy’s attitude concerning the Word of God.

 

B323:1-B324:1 What are the origins of the doctrine of the immortality of the soul and why is it so insidious and also so blasphemous?

 

How & why did the teachings of “purgatory” and “masses for the dead” develop as a result?

 


AUDIO January 19th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for January 19th is:
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  Proverbs 17:17

 

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

Antichrist’s Character in History – His Great Swelling Words

 

B324:2-328:3 Describe the doctrine and practice of “Indulgences” and what was its effect upon the people.

 


AUDIO January 26th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for January 26th is:
“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips.”  Psalm 89:34

 

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

“It Was Given Him to Make War with the Saints and to Overcome Them” To “Wear Out the Saints of the Most High”

 

B328:4-329:1 What is the spirit of true Christianity?

 

What does it mean in Dan. 7:25 that, “he … shall wear out the saints of the most High” and what role did the confessional play in all this?

 

In Matthew 10:34 our Lord states, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Why was this necessary? (See B236:1)

 

How do we envision this wilderness condition prepared for the true Church? (Rev. 12:6,14) How was she nourished in this condition?


AUDIO February 2nd, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for February 2nd is:
“Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.” Psalm 149:5

 

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

“It Was Given Him to Make War with the Saints and to Overcome Them” To “Wear Out the Saints of the Most High”

 

B330:1-2 How would we characterize the persecutions under Pagan Rome? What insights do we gain from the three citations in Acts and the citations regarding Pilate?

 

What insights do we gain from the three citations in Acts and the citations regarding Pilate?

 

B331:1-2 Now contrast the persecution by Papacy directed at those considered opposers.

 

B332:1 Trace the history that led to an increasing spirit of intolerance and relentless persecution.

 

B332:2-334:2 How were the civil kings and emperors compelled to be involved in exterminating “heresy”?

 


AUDIO February 9th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for February 9th is:
“Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God.” Deuteronomy 8:18

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

“It Was Given Him to Make War with the Saints and to Overcome Them” To “Wear Out the Saints of the Most High”

 

B334:3-335:1 (2) Who were the Waldenses and the Albigenses?

 

Why were they so hated by Papacy?

 

B335:2-337:1 (4) How did Papacy attempt to deal with these “heretics”? What other resources were called upon?

 

How did Papacy justify these extreme measures?


AUDIO February 16th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for February 16th is:
“This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing.” Isaiah 28:12

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

“It Was Given Him to Make War with the Saints and to Overcome Them” To “Wear Out the Saints of the Most High”

 

B337:2-338:2 (4) What was the Diet of Worms?

 

In how many ways was the true spirit of Christianity violated by these massacres?

 

B339:1-341:1 (3) What do these paragraphs demonstrate in regard to Antichrist?

 

The Inquisition or “Holy Office”

 

B341:2-342:1 (3) What was the stated (and the underlying) purpose of the Inquisition or “Holy Office”?

 


AUDIO February 23rd, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for February 23rd is:
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, …humbleness of mind.” Colossians 3:12

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

The Inquisition or “Holy Office”

 

B342:2 Who were some of the principle instigators? How does the Papal system regard them still?

 

B343:1 (1) What methods were employed and for what purpose during the trials of the inquisition?

 

B343:2-346:2 We will read through these sometimes graphic accounts of the tortures during the inquisition. No specific questions will be posed. We will pause every few paragraphs for any thoughts.

 


AUDIO March 2nd, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for March 2nd is:
“Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger.” John 6:35

 

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

The Inquisition or “Holy Office”

 

B343:2-346:2 We will read through these sometimes graphic accounts of the tortures during the inquisition. No specific questions will be posed. We will pause every few paragraphs for any thoughts.

 

B347:1-348:1 (2) What results when the true spirit of Christian truth is suppressed and replaced?

 

B348:2-350:1 (2+3) What effect did the corruptions of Papacy have upon the civil leaders and the people at large?

 

 


AUDIO March 9th, 2018

 

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for March 9th is:
“The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5

 

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

The Inquisition or “Holy Office”

 

B349:1-350:1 (2+3) What effect did the corruptions of Papacy have upon the civil leaders and the people at large?

 

What do we need to remind ourselves of to keep the true spirit of Christ always fresh in our minds and hearts?

 

B350:2 (1) How do corrupted doctrines poison men’s sensibilities and conscience? Examples of specific teachings?

 

B350:3-352:1  This section has several examples of ‘recent’ (Pastor’s time) showing Papacy’s on-going oppression. We will read through these pausing for any thoughts. We wont have the table read.

 


AUDIO March 16th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for March 16th is:
“Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

The Inquisition or “Holy Office”

 

B352:1-353:up to heading (1+3+2+2) This section has several examples of ‘recent’ (Pastor’s time) showing Papacy’s on-going oppression. We will read through these pausing for any thoughts. We wont have the table read.

 

Are there any such examples even more recent since Pastor Russell’s time?

 

The Papal Millennium

B353:last paragraph – 354:1 & footnotes What date marks the beginning of the Papal Millennium and what historical events lead up to this?

 

Do Catholics themselves recognize this Papal Millennium and little season?

 


AUDIO March 23rd, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for March 23rd is:
“I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and be established in the present truth.” 2 Peter 1:12

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

The Papal Millennium

 

B354:2 & footnote What events and date mark the end of this Papal Millennium?

 

B355:1-356:1 Describe the four stages of the development and exaltation of Antichrist.

 

B356:2-6 Trace the four periods that mark the fall of Papal influence and power.

 

Is There Room For Doubt?

 

B356:7-357:1 (2) Summarize what has been validated in regard to Antichrist in this chapter.

 

How has John 5:43 been fulfilled?

 


AUDIO March 30th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for March 30th is:
“They sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” Revelation 15:3

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

Is There Room For Doubt?

 

B357:2 (1) Why were evidences of even further “gross immoralities” not included?

 

B357:3-358:1 (2) what is the point of this quotation from Macaulay?

 

Antichrist’s Final End

 

B358:2-3 (2) What principle influence will bring an end to Antichrist and how will this influence operate among mankind?

 

How do we understand the opening phrase in 2 Thes. 2:9 (KJV), “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan …”

 


AUDIO April 13th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for April 13th is:
“That…we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.” Hebrews 6:18

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

Antichrist’s Final End

 

B359:1 (1) In this age of enlightenment, how is Satan still able to deceive and polarize many against liberty and truth?

 

B360:1 (1) Do we find such polarization today as described in this paragraph?

 

Why is it important for the saints to stand separate from either side?

 


AUDIO April 20th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for April 20th is:
“Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast.” 1 Corinthians 5:7,8

STUDY IX – THE MAN OF SIN—ANTICHRIST

 

Antichrist’s Final End

 

B360:2-361:1 (2) How could this possibly happen in the United States that is so very diversified and where freedom of religion is a basic right?

 

B361:2 (1) Are we impressed that Papacy is the Antichrist? How should this affect us?

 

B362:Poem How does this poem nicely support and conclude this chapter?

 


AUDIO April 27th, 2018

The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for April 27th is:
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” 1 John 5:3

 

STUDY X – THE TIME IS AT HAND

 

B363:1 (1) How have the preceding studies shown that “Nothing intervenes” the establishment of the Redeemer’s Kingdom?

 

B364:1-2 (2) what are four objectives gained through understanding the fulfillment of these time prophecies?

 

B365:1 (1) How should these time prophecies affect, motivate and inspire our consecrated activities?

 

B366:Poem – Any reflections on this concluding poem?