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    Chapter 6 — Huss [1373-1415]

    1. What progress had the gospel made in Bohemia, and what difficulties had it encountered before the days of John Huss? 97:1, 2 [109:1; 110:1]
    GC-SG 13.1

    Note.—The bull of Gregory VII mentioned in the text was issued in 1079 A. D.GC-SG 13.2

    2. The Scattering of believers by persecution or oppression has frequently been signally blessed of heaven in disseminating light. Acts 11:19-21. This is illustrated in the history recorded in this chapter. 97:1; 100:3 [109:1, 112:2]GC-SG 13.3

    3. Wycliffe belonged to a family of the nobility, and he had no financial difficulties to face in the acquisition of an education. Huss furnishes an example of a youth from a home of poverty. Both, however, applied themselves diligently to study, and both were exemplary in the purity of their lives. 98:1, 2 [110:2, 3]GC-SG 13.4

    4. What calling did Huss choose to follow, and what positions did he fill? 98:2; 99:1 [110:3; 111:1]
    GC-SG 13.5

    5. What providential circumstances led to the spread of Wycliffe’s writings to Bohemia? 99:2, 3 [111:2, 3]
    GC-SG 13.6

    6. What did Huss recognize as the greatest need of the congregation to whom he was called to minister? 99:1 [111:1]
    GC-SG 13.7

    7. What incident illustrates the power of visual education? 99:3; 100:1 [111:3; 112:1]
    GC-SG 13.8

    8. What circumstances led to the placing of Prague under the papal interdict? What conditions prevailed under the terms of such an interdict? 100:3; 104:1 [112:3; 113:1]
    GC-SG 14.1

    9. What principles should guide us if we are called to choose between the counsel of Christ found in John 10:12, 13 and that found in Matthew 21:23? 101:2 [113:2] Look up references to the foregoing texts in the “Scriptural and Subject Index to the Writings of Mrs. Ellen G. White,” pages 45, 58.
    GC-SG 14.2

    Note.—”Which of these two precepts must I follow? Between these two contrary recommendations, which ought I to obey? . . . I cannot say.” So wrote Huss. (Bonnechose, Vol. I, p. 86).GC-SG 14.3

    10. What was Huss’s final decision in this matter, and how did his course vindicate the assurance, “We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth”?

    GC-SG 14.4

    11. What were the two prime reasons for calling the Council of Constance, 1414-18? 104:2, 3 [117:2, 3]
    GC-SG 14.5

    12. Note the points of contract between John XXXIII, the accuser, and Huss, the accused. 104:3; 106:2 [117:3; 119:3]GC-SG 14.6

    13. What tracings of the prophetic gift do we find in this chapter? 97:1; 108:1 [110:1; 122:1] “Huss also was visited by visions and prophetic dreams.”—Bonnechose, Vol. II, p. 24.
    GC-SG 14.7

    14. Considering their previous privations in prison, can the courage and keenness of mind of Huss and Jerome be accounted for on natural grounds? 107:2; 112:2, 3 [121:2; 127:2, 3]
    GC-SG 14.8

    15. What was the immediate effect in Bohemia of the execution of Huss? 115:3 [131:3]
    GC-SG 15.1

    16. What success attended the efforts of the armies of Sigismund against the Bohemian defenders of the principles of religious liberty? 117:2 [133:2]GC-SG 15.2

    17. How was that which could not be accomplished by force, effected by diplomacy? 118:1 [134:1]
    GC-SG 15.3

    18. Who were the “United Brethren”? What was their influence in maintaining the truth? 119:1-3 [135:1-3]
    GC-SG 15.4

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