Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Friday, October 21, 2016

Questions 1501 to 1600

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1501: As we see in 1 Corinthians, what most impeded the Greeks from accepting the Gospel?
Answer 1: They were schooled in wisdom and logic.
Answer 2: They considered the Hebrews to be foreigners.
Answer 3: They were fixed on the idea of many gods.
Answer 4: They made a lot of money from selling idols and tokens of the Greek gods.

Explanation and information: All of the reasons given seem sound and were no doubt true on occasions. In fact, in Acts, there is a riot against Paul by the people who sell souvenirs at the Temple of Artemis. But the great stumbling block, which was responsible for 1 Corinthians to be written, was the Greek attachment to philosophy and wisdom. This caused many arguments and divisions in the church in Corinth, and Paul had to straighten them out, telling them "my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power."

easy Question # 1502: How do we best come to know God?
Answer 1: Through the Spirit.
Answer 2: Through our minds.
Answer 3: Through our hearts.
Answer 4: Through television programs.

Explanation and information: Intelligence and emotion are important in our faith, but it is our spiritual life by which we actually know God. "And I, when I came to you, brothers and sisters, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. " 1 Corinthians 2:1-2

medium Question # 1503: According to 1 Corinthians, how do we truly know God?
Answer 1: Through our spirit.
Answer 2: Through what we hear.
Answer 3: Through the wisdom of our minds.
Answer 4: Through our heart.

Explanation and information: Paul is quite clear, that the true wisdom of God must be known through the spirit. E.g., "So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God." 1 Corinthians 2:6-11

medium Question # 1504: How does Paul characterize his epistles (in 1 Corinthians)?
Answer 1: The interpretation of spiritual truths into words.
Answer 2: The thoughts of a humble servant of God.
Answer 3: The product of much prayer.
Answer 4: A mission given to him by God, to continue the work of Christ after His ascension.

Explanation and information: "And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual." 1 Corinthians 2:11

easy Question # 1505: Which is not part of the Trinity?
Answer 1: The Holy Saints of God.
Answer 2: God the Father.
Answer 3: Jesus.
Answer 4: The Holy Spirit.

Explanation and information: The Trinity refers to three manifestations of God to humanity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost).

hard Question # 1506: In 1 Corinthians,when decrying the divisions and arguments between Christians, to what does Paul compare Christians leaders?
Answer 1: Gardeners.
Answer 2: Shepherds.
Answer 3: Saints.
Answer 4: Christ.

Explanation and information: "What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth." 1 Corinthians 3:7-9

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1507: What did Paul think about churches forming into different denominations?
Answer 1: It was the result of people living in the flesh, rather than in the spirit.
Answer 2: It was to be expected, due to differences in language and culture.
Answer 3: Such divisions must turn away from their leaders and follow Paul.
Answer 4: They might worship separately but must remember and show their love for those in other denominations

Explanation and information: "And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?" 1 Corinthians 3:3-6

medium Question # 1508: Who originated the metaphor of our bodies as a temple?
Answer 1: Paul, in 1 Corinthians.
Answer 2: John, in the Gospel of John.
Answer 3: Peter, in 2 Peter.
Answer 4: Jack Lalanne, on the Today Show

Explanation and information: "Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple." 1 Corinthians 3:15-17

medium Question # 1509: In 1 Corinthians, Paul calls Christ a foundation. What does he suggest be built upon that foundation?
Answer 1: Our lives, made of materials that will not perish in fire.
Answer 2: A church of living stone that will withstand wind, rain and earthquake.
Answer 3: A house for the children of God, built by His Word.
Answer 4: A city upon a hill, shining before all the people of earth.

Explanation and information: "Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw — each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done." 1 Corinthians 3:12-14

easy Question # 1510: What is the second book in the Bible?
Answer 1: Exodus.
Answer 2: Leviticus.
Answer 3: Numbers.
Answer 4: 2 Kings.

Explanation and information: The first five books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch, are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers.

medium Question # 1511: In 1 Corinthians 3, how does Paul suggest that we may become wise?
Answer 1: By becoming fools.
Answer 2: By constant study and prayer.
Answer 3: By listening to Cephas (Peter) and Apollos.
Answer 4: By focusing our attention somewhere other than our own lives.

Explanation and information: "Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God." 1 Corinthians 3:18-20

medium Question # 1512: What book of the Bible contains a mysterious figure called The Preacher?
Answer 1: Ecclesiastes.
Answer 2: Job.
Answer 3: Revelation.
Answer 4: Song of Solomon.

Explanation and information: Ecclesiastes begins, "The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem."

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1513: In 1 Corinthians, how does Paul prove that Christians should not boast of their salvation?
Answer 1: By showing that boasting is contrary to salvation.
Answer 2: By showing that Christ forbade boasting in His name.
Answer 3: By comparing pride to overeating (gluttony).
Answer 4: By focusing on the habits of idolatrous Gentiles.

Explanation and information: "I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?" 1 Corinthians 4:6-7 In essence, Paul shows that boasting is contrary to Christian faith, and therefore, boasting about one's faith is self-contradictory.

medium Question # 1514: According to Paul, what standard should we use to judge ourselves?
Answer 1: We should not judge ourselves.
Answer 2: The life of Christ.
Answer 3: The apostles, who were living their lives to spread the word of Christ.
Answer 4: Those who had died for their faith.

Explanation and information: "In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me." 1 Corinthians 4:2-3 Paul actually takes the teaching "judge not, lest ye be judged" and applies it to judging oneself.

medium Question # 1515: Who made four missionary journeys, described in great detail in the Bible?
Answer 1: Paul.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Rick Steves.

Explanation and information: Much of Acts is given to accounts of the four journeys Paul made.

hard Question # 1516: In 1 Corinthians 4, who does Paul call the scum of the earth?
Answer 1: The apostles.
Answer 2: Publicans.
Answer 3: Hypocrites.
Answer 4: People who are like he once was, tracking down Christians to arrest them.

Explanation and information: Paul is actually referring to himself and other apostles, who endure poverty and mockery while spreading the Word. "When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things." 1 Corinthians 4:12-14

medium Question # 1517: What did Paul say the church in Corinth should do with a man who took his stepmother as his mistress?
Answer 1: Expel him from the church and let his flesh destroy him.
Answer 2: Forgive him without any qualifications.
Answer 3: Forgive him but counsel him about his behavior.
Answer 4: Demand that he repent and cease his conduct.

Explanation and information: "Let him who has done this be removed from among you." 1 Corinthians 5:1-5

medium Question # 1518: What was one of the problems in the church of Corinth that led Paul to write 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: Sexual immorality.
Answer 2: Gnostic heresies.
Answer 3: Widespread murder by Roman authorities.
Answer 4: Refusal of Jewish Christians to accept Gentiles.

Explanation and information: "It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you." 1 Corinthians 5:1-5

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1519: Jesus said, Follow me and I will make you ____.
Answer 1: Fishers of men.
Answer 2: Worthy of God.
Answer 3: My disciples.
Answer 4: Rich and happy.

Explanation and information: Matthew 4:19.

easy Question # 1520: Paul told his readers to pray without . .. what?
Answer 1: Ceasing.
Answer 2: Written prayers.
Answer 3: Expectation of reward.
Answer 4: Your eyes shut.

Explanation and information: 1 Thessalonians 5:17

easy Question # 1521: What is greater than faith and hope?
Answer 1: Charity (love)
Answer 2: A true friend.
Answer 3: Kindness.
Answer 4: Thanksgiving.

Explanation and information: "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." 1 Corinthians 13:13

easy Question # 1522: Who was killed by his older brother?
Answer 1: Abel.
Answer 2: Isaac.
Answer 3: Jacob.
Answer 4: Daniel.

Explanation and information: Genesis 4:8 "Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him."

medium Question # 1523: In 1 Corinthians, what does Paul compare boasting to?
Answer 1: Leaven for bread.
Answer 2: A noisy wind.
Answer 3: A ripe grape without sugar.
Answer 4: The babbling of a fool

Explanation and information: "Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened." 1 Corinthians 5:6-8

medium Question # 1524: In 1 Corinthians, what did Paul advise two believers with a dispute to do?
Answer 1: Take their dispute to be settled by their church.
Answer 2: Take their dispute to a civil court, for it was beneath the church to consider it.
Answer 3: Pray until they dropped their dispute and reconciled.
Answer 4: Talk to one another until they settled the issue.

Explanation and information: Paul does say that to have such disputes at all is "a defeat" for those involved, but if they must have a dispute resolved, they should have it resolved by members of their church. 1 Corinthians 6:1-8

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1525: In 1 Corinthians, how does Paul tell the church at Corinth to handle sexual immorality among its members?
Answer 1: Expel them from the church.
Answer 2: Have a group of elders confront them.
Answer 3: Counsel and teach them until they repent.
Answer 4: Ignore them, for the influence of the church will prevail against their sin.

Explanation and information: Paul is very harsh about sexual immorality among church members (and also greed, swindling, idolatry, etc.). He tells the Corinthians to disassociate themselves entirely from anyone calling himself a Christian but engaging in ongoing sin.

hard Question # 1526: In 1 Corinthians 5, what does Paul compare boasting to?
Answer 1: The leaven in old bread.
Answer 2: A stone in the hoof of a donkey.
Answer 3: A heavy garment in hot weather.
Answer 4: The bleating of a goat.

Explanation and information: "Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened." 1 Corinthians 5:6-7

hard Question # 1527: When Paul says, Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach is meant for food, in 1 Corinthians, what is he talking about?
Answer 1: Something said by church members who are unwilling to abandon the sin of gluttony.
Answer 2: The natural and proper use of the human body.
Answer 3: He used this phrase as a metaphor to compare earthly pleasures with the love of God.
Answer 4: He was comparing righteous pleasures to sinful ones.

Explanation and information: "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food" — and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 Paul was teaching against a movement that claimed they could sin as much as the please, because they would be forgiven for it.

medium Question # 1528: What should a Christian do if his or her spouse is a nonbeliever?
Answer 1: Let the nonbelieving spouse decide whether or not they should stay married.
Answer 2: Separate from the nonbelieving spouse and remain chaste.
Answer 3: Separate from the nonbelieving spouse, and either remain chaste or remarry to a Christian.
Answer 4: Hold the marriage together in the hope of bringing the spouse to Christ.

Explanation and information: "T[I]f any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. . . . But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace. For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband?" 1 Corinthians 7:12-16

medium Question # 1529: What should a Christian man do, if his wife wants to have sex a lot more often than he does?
Answer 1: It is his duty to satisfy her sexually.
Answer 2: He should send her to a deacon or church elder for instruction on lust.
Answer 3: He should talk to her about the sin of lust himself.
Answer 4: He should pray to the Holy Spirit that she might be made holy.

Explanation and information: This may come as a surprise to some people. The Bible encourages married people to make sure their spouse is sexually satisfied. "The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control." 1 Corinthians 7:1-11

medium Question # 1530: In 1 Corinthians, what does Paul say a widow should do about her sex life?
Answer 1: Either stay single or, if her passion is strong, remarry.
Answer 2: She should marry a Christian man who wants a wife.
Answer 3: She should stay single so that she can devote her time and energy to Christ.
Answer 4: She may sleep with another single Christian, but not marry.

Explanation and information: "To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion."

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1531: What does Paul tell Christians about their station in life?
Answer 1: To accept who we are.
Answer 2: To make some extra money, so that we might help the poor.
Answer 3: To liberate ourselves from oppression.
Answer 4: To educate ourselves for a better life.

Explanation and information: "Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. . . . Were you a bondservant when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

medium Question # 1532: Why did Paul consider getting married a sin?
Answer 1: Paul did not consider marriage (or sex between spouses) sinful at all.
Answer 2: Because it takes time away from service of Christ.
Answer 3: Because it makes life more troublesome.
Answer 4: Because we should consider ourselves married to Jesus.

Explanation and information: "But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned." 1 Corinthians 7: 27-28. Paul actually encouraged married couples to have intimate relations.

medium Question # 1533: Which church allows priests or ministers to marry, but requires bishops to be unmarried?
Answer 1: Russian Orthodox.
Answer 2: Catholic.
Answer 3: Latter Day Saints (Mormon).
Answer 4: Southern Baptist.

Explanation and information: The Russian Orthodox has "white" priests, who take a vow of celibacy and are eligible to become bishops, and "black" priests, who may marry but may not rise in the hierarchy of the church. This two-tier approach is true of nearly all Eastern Orthodox churches.

medium Question # 1534: Why should a Christian not eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols?
Answer 1: Because others might think that he believes the meat is special.
Answer 2: Because Christians should have nothing to do with idols.
Answer 3: Because the meat is tainted with sin.
Answer 4: Because he should not be associating with people who serve such meat in the first place.

Explanation and information: "Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol's temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?" 1 Corinthians 8:8-10

medium Question # 1535: Why does Paul boast of his accomplishments in 1 Corinthians 9?
Answer 1: He was being slandered by false teachers.
Answer 2: He was having trouble being taken seriously by several important church leaders.
Answer 3: He was writing primarily to people who had never met him.
Answer 4: He needed to make a record of his work, to help others establish churches in southern Greece.

Explanation and information: Corinth had fallen into secterianism, with numerous teachers seeking to gain followings in their own names instead of in the name of Christ, and these people undermined and criticized Paul.

hard Question # 1536: In what book does Paul assert that preachers have a right to income from their ministries?
Answer 1: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 2: Philippians.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: 2 Timothy.

Explanation and information: "If we have sown for you the seed of spiritual things need you be greatly perturbed because we reap some of your material things? And if there are others with the right to have these things from you, have not we an even greater right?" 1 Corinthians 9:10-11

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1537: In 1 Corinthians, why does Paul say he has spent his life traveling and spreading the Word of Christ?
Answer 1: Because he felt compelled to do it and would be miserable if he did not.
Answer 2: Because Christ has ordered him to do it.
Answer 3: Because God would reward him for his service.
Answer 4: Because he had been chosen by the Council of Jerusalem as there missionary to Anatolia and Greece.

Explanation and information: "For I take no special pride in the fact that I preach the Gospel. I feel compelled to do so; I should be utterly miserable if I failed to preach it. " 1 Corinthians 9:16

hard Question # 1538: 1 Corinthians makes an indirect reference to what ancient event?
Answer 1: The Corinthian games.
Answer 2: The festival at the Temple of Apollo.
Answer 3: The Battle of Samarthrace.
Answer 4: The conquest of Corinth by Alexander the Great.

Explanation and information: "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable." 1 Corinthians 9:16-20 The Corinthian Games were very much like the Olympian Games, an international event held every four years. Paul's extensive athletic analogy, involving runners and boxers, was crafted to appeal to the people of Corinth because of this.

medium Question # 1539: In 1 Corinthians 10, to whom did Paul compare the Christians of Corinth, at some length?
Answer 1: The Hebrews in Exodus.
Answer 2: The seeds that were sown among thistles.
Answer 3: The Pharisees who judged Jesus.
Answer 4: The people of Sodom.

Explanation and information: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 "For I should like to remind you, my brothers, that our ancestors all had the experience of being guided by the cloud in the desert . . . Yet in spite of all these wonderful experiences many of them failed to please God, and left their bones in the desert."

hard Question # 1540: In 1 Corinthians 10, how many people does Paul say God destroyed in a single day, for their immorality?
Answer 1: 23,000
Answer 2: 24,000
Answer 3: 50,000
Answer 4: 1,100

Explanation and information: "Neither should we give way to sexual immorality as did some of them, for we read that twenty-three thousand fell in a single day!" 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 It is not clear where Paul got this figure, although Numbers mentions 24,000 being destroyed by a plague for sexual immorality with outsiders. Numbers 25:9

medium Question # 1541: Paul says that a person might be unable to resist temptation under what circumstances?
Answer 1: None. There is no temptation we cannot resist.
Answer 2: When we are tired.
Answer 3: When it is a weakness we are born with.
Answer 4: When we are in the company of sinners.

Explanation and information: "No temptation has come your way that is too hard for flesh and blood to bear. But God can be trusted not to allow you to suffer any temptation beyond your powers of endurance. " 1 Corinthians 10:13

easy Question # 1542: Which of the following is NOT one of the seven deadly sins?
Answer 1: Idolatry.
Answer 2: Greed.
Answer 3: Pride.
Answer 4: Anger.

Explanation and information: The "Seven Deadly Sins" deal with matters of temptations of the flesh, so many basic sins such as idolatry and blasphemy are not among them. They are: Pride, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, and Envy.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1543: In 1 Corinthians, what did Paul say must be avoided at all costs?
Answer 1: Idolatry.
Answer 2: Adultery.
Answer 3: Eating unclean food.
Answer 4: Greed.

Explanation and information: 1 Corinthians 10:14-15 "The lesson we must learn, my brothers, is at all costs to avoid worshipping a false god. I am speaking to you as intelligent men: think over what I am saying."

medium Question # 1544: 1 Corinthians says that all things are lawful for Christians, but . . . what?
Answer 1: Not all things are helpful.
Answer 2: Not all things are right.
Answer 3: Not all things please God.
Answer 4: Not all things are from the Spirit.

Explanation and information: “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24

medium Question # 1545: What does the Bible say about people covering their head during worship?
Answer 1: Women should cover their heads, but men should not.
Answer 2: Men should cover their heads, but women should not.
Answer 3: Both men and women should cover their heads.
Answer 4: Nobody needs to cover their head, for that was part of the law of Moses and no longer is required.

Explanation and information: "Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven." It is not completely clear whether the admonition for women to cover their head during worship applies to all women, or only married ones. 1 Corinthians 11:4-5

medium Question # 1546: Which of the following is a reason Paul encourages men, but not woment, to wear their hair short?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: Because beautiful hair is a glory to a woman.
Answer 3: Because a man with feminine hair is a disgrace.
Answer 4: To avoid contention.

Explanation and information: "Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God." 1 Corinthians 11:13-16

medium Question # 1547: What is one problem Paul heard about, in the celebration of the Lords Supper, at the church in Corinth?
Answer 1: People would get drunk.
Answer 2: People would fight over Jewish dietary laws.
Answer 3: There were different opinions about transubstantiation.
Answer 4: Poor people were told to stand outside.

Explanation and information: "When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk." 1 Corinthians 11:19-21

medium Question # 1548: What seems to be the principal reason that Paul wrote 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: The church of Corinth was filled with divisions and quibbling.
Answer 2: The Corinthians had misunderstood the Holy Spirit.
Answer 3: Many Corinthians were insisting that church members be circumcised.
Answer 4: The church had asked Paul to return to Corinth to lead the church himself.

Explanation and information: The primary thread of 1 Corinthians is ending numerous divisions in the church, ranging from outright formation of splinter sects to quibbles over personal grooming.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1549: On the night in which He was betrayed, he took bread.
From what epistle do these words, often used in communion services, come?

Answer 1: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 2: 1 John.
Answer 3: Hebrews.
Answer 4: Romans.

Explanation and information: "For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes." 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

medium Question # 1550: When Paul criticized the behavior of the Corinthians during the Lords Supper, what harsh analogy did he make about their conduct?
Answer 1: They were guilty of killing Jesus.
Answer 2: They were adulterers of the Spirit.
Answer 3: They were indulging themselves as if at a Roman orgy.
Answer 4: They were walking on the corpse of Christ.

Explanation and information: "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 11:26

medium Question # 1551: What does Paul say happens when we celebrate communion without preparing ourselves properly?
Answer 1: We bring judgment on ourselves.
Answer 2: It has no more significance than eating a fig in a market.
Answer 3: We eat and drink to satisfy our bodies, but our souls go hungry.
Answer 4: We disgrace the sacrfice of Christ.

Explanation and information: "Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself." 1 Corinthians 11:27-28

medium Question # 1552: According to 1 Corinthians, how can we tell if a person has received the Holy Spirit?
Answer 1: They will say, Jesus is Lord.
Answer 2: They will act with love towards other people.
Answer 3: They will show gifts that they did not have before.
Answer 4: They will speak in tongues.

Explanation and information: "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says 'Jesus is accursed!' and no one can say 'Jesus is Lord' except in the Holy Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:1-3

easy Question # 1553: In what part of the Bible do we learn about the details of the Holy Spirit?
Answer 1: The Epistles.
Answer 2: The Gospels.
Answer 3: Proverbs.
Answer 4: Psalms,

Explanation and information: In the Gospels, Christ told his followers that the Spirit would come to comfort them after he had left, but it is not until we reach the Epistles that the details of the Holy Spirit are given.

medium Question # 1554: In 1 Corinthians 12, what gift of the Holy Spirit does Paul *not* mention?
Answer 1: Converting the unfaithful.
Answer 2: The interpretation of tongues.
Answer 3: The utterance of wisdom.
Answer 4: Healing by the Spirit.

Explanation and information: "For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues." 1 Corinthians 12:8-10

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1555: In 1 Corinthians, what analogy does Paul make to the roles of different people in the church?
Answer 1: The parts of a human body.
Answer 2: The government of Rome.
Answer 3: The hierarchy of angels.
Answer 4: The parts of a farm.

Explanation and information: "For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,' that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' that would not make it any less a part of the body." 1 Corinthians 12:15-18

medium Question # 1556: What is Paul taking about, when he says that our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty?
Answer 1: People with lowly jobs go unnoticed in secular life.
Answer 2: We should wear clothing that does not emphasize our sexuality.
Answer 3: We must be kind to people who have not found Christ.
Answer 4: People do not tend to talk about their sinful conduct.

Explanation and information: Paul's lesson is that God glorifies those who serve in humble positions in the Church, unlike in the secular world. "But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another." 1 Corinthians 12:21-30

medium Question # 1557: The passage on Faith, Hope, and Charity (or Love) is directly tied to what other section of 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: We are all members of one body.
Answer 2: The dissertation on Christian marriage.
Answer 3: The role of the apostle.
Answer 4: Givng no offence to Jews or Gentiles.

Explanation and information: Paul's great essay on the importance of love was intended as a conclusion to the previous chapter (1 Corinthians 12), on the importance of different roles within the church.

medium Question # 1558: In 1 Corinthians 13, a clanging cymbal is a metaphor for what?
Answer 1: Empty, ineffective speech.
Answer 2: The call to final judgment.
Answer 3: Realization that Christ was the Son of God.
Answer 4: The conversion of Paul.

Explanation and information: "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." 1 Corinthians 13:1

easy Question # 1559: In what book do we find the words: Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things?
Answer 1: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 2: Galatians.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: Gone with the Wind.

Explanation and information: This is part of the famous passage in 1 Corinthians 13, often read at weddings.

medium Question # 1560: Which of the following did Paul NOT say about love, in 1 Corinthians 13?
Answer 1: Love is God, and God is love.
Answer 2: Love is patient and kind.
Answer 3: Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing.
Answer 4: Love does not insist on its own way.

Explanation and information: "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth." 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 The idea that "God is love" is most famously stated in 1 John 4.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1561: What did Paul mean by the phrase: now we see through a glass, darkly?
Answer 1: Humans can see only an imperfect reflection of God.
Answer 2: We see things like we are wearing sunglasses.
Answer 3: We see life as if we are looking through a tinted window.
Answer 4: We distort reality when we drink wine.

Explanation and information: The more modern translations are, e.g., "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known." (ESV) 1 Corinthians 13:12

easy Question # 1562: In which book do we find: When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became a man, I gave up childish ways?
Answer 1: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 2: 1 Timothy.
Answer 3: Mark.
Answer 4: Proverbs.

Explanation and information: This famous quote from 1 Corinthians 13 is often read at weddings.

easy Question # 1563: Complete this sentence: Faith, hope, and . . .
Answer 1: Charity.
Answer 2: Righteousness.
Answer 3: Chastity.
Answer 4: Prayer.

Explanation and information: "So now faith, hope, and charity abide, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. "Charity" in this famous quote does not mean just giving money to the needy, but many aspects of Christian love, and many Bibles translate it "Faith, hope, and love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

hard Question # 1564: Saint Bernard started a monestary in . . . ?
Answer 1: France.
Answer 2: Italy.
Answer 3: Switzerland.
Answer 4: Austria.

Explanation and information: A treacherous pass in the Alps between France and Switzerland was named for him, as members of Clairvaux Abbey were known for rescuing stranded travelers.

medium Question # 1565: According to 1 Corinthians 13, what never fails?
Answer 1: Love.
Answer 2: Hope.
Answer 3: Faith.
Answer 4: Forgiveness.

Explanation and information: "Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away." 1 Corinthians 13:8-10

medium Question # 1566: Did Paul prefer worship in church by prophecy or by speaking in tongues?
Answer 1: Prophecy, because it built up the church.
Answer 2: Prophecy, because speaking in tongues was not valid.
Answer 3: Speaking in tongues, because it brought the Holy Spirit into the midst of the group.
Answer 4: Speaking in tongues, because prophecy could be created in the mind.

Explanation and information: " For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. " 1 Corinthians 14:2-5

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1567: How does Psalm 100 begin?
Answer 1: Make a joyful shout unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Answer 2: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Answer 3: Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!
Answer 4: Blessed is the man who walks not in the way of sinners.

Explanation and information: The other three are the first lines from Psalms 1, 23, and 119. These are four of the best-known and most read Psalms.

medium Question # 1568: In 1 Corinthians, when does Paul suggest that worshippers speak in tongues?
Answer 1: In private prayer.
Answer 2: When the spirit is strong and vibrant.
Answer 3: At the beginning of a worship service.
Answer 4: Inside a church building, so that outsiders will not misunderstand.

Explanation and information: "I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue." 1 Corinthians 14:18-19

medium Question # 1569: What is one reason Paul discouraged speaking in tongues during a church service?
Answer 1: Unbelievers would think that the speaker was crazy.
Answer 2: It would drown out other people speaking.
Answer 3: It is too often faked.
Answer 4: It is not an appropriate expression of the Holy Spirit.

Explanation and information: " If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?" 1 Corinthians 14:23-24

medium Question # 1570: What was one big problem in the church in Corinth, that impelled Paul to write 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: People were talking at the same time and church services were chaotic.
Answer 2: Several members insisted that Christ was appearing to them at night.
Answer 3: Jews were refusing to attend worship services with Gentiles.
Answer 4: There was a major division over whether wine or grape juice should be used to celebrate communion.

Explanation and information: "If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged, and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." 1 Corinthians 14:31-33

medium Question # 1571: In 1 Corinthians, what did Paul teach that women should do in church?
Answer 1: Be silent.
Answer 2: Sing hymns.
Answer 3: Address the congregation only when asked.
Answer 4: Read from the Bible but not prophesy.

Explanation and information: "As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches." 1 Corinthians 14:33 This passage had become (yet another) unfortunate controversy in Christian churches, impeding the great commandment of love so eloquently presented in 1 Corinthians 13.

medium Question # 1572: In 1 Corinthians, why did Paul say he was unusual about his ministry?
Answer 1: He was the last disciple chosen directly by Christ and received the Word after His resurrection.
Answer 2: He refused to take any money for his work, but supported himself.
Answer 3: He was a sinner when he was called to Christ.
Answer 4: He did not stay in Judea, but traveled vast distances to bring the Word to those all over the world.

Explanation and information: While all of the answers are correct statements about Paul, only one is unique to him. "Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me." 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1573: Who did Paul call the hardest-working of all the apostles of Christ, in 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: Himself.
Answer 2: Peter.
Answer 3: Stephen.
Answer 4: Timothy.

Explanation and information: " For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed." 1 Corinthians 15:1-11;

medium Question # 1574: Which of the following was NOT a mistaken belief of the church in Corinth, which Paul corrected in 1 Corinthians?
Answer 1: It is wrong and un-Christian to speak in tongues.
Answer 2: There is no resurrection from the dead.
Answer 3: That Christians can do whatever they want, because all their sins will be forgiven.
Answer 4: It is sinful to eat food that has previously been offered as a sacrifice to heathen idols.

Explanation and information: Paul thought that there was too much emphasis on speaking in tongues in church services, but he certainly did not say it was wrong in general, and in fact stated that he did it himself in his private prayers. The other three ideas were all things that some people in Corinth believed, but Paul corrected in his first Epistle to the Corinthians.

hard Question # 1575: According to 1 Corinthians 15, who is the last enemy to be destroyed?
Answer 1: Death.
Answer 2: Satan.
Answer 3: Sin.
Answer 4: The antichrist.

Explanation and information: The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

easy Question # 1576: Who led the Hebrews out of Egypt?
Answer 1: Moses.
Answer 2: Abraham.
Answer 3: David.
Answer 4: Solomon.

Explanation and information: The Book of Exodus is the story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt, into the land that would become Israel.

easy Question # 1577: What type of writing is Hebrews?
Answer 1: Epistle.
Answer 2: History.
Answer 3: Gospel.
Answer 4: Wisdom.

Explanation and information: Hebrews was written as a letter, or "epistle", by Paul to the Hebrews. It is in the New Testament.

easy Question # 1578: Who lived to the age of 969?
Answer 1: Methuselah.
Answer 2: Abraham.
Answer 3: Noah.
Answer 4: Strom Thurmond.

Explanation and information: Methuselah has come to be a symbol for something very old, such as a Methuselah pine tree. Few people believe that the calendar used at the time of his death was the same as the one we use now -- in other words, although he was very old when he died, the "years" were a period of time shorter than what we call "years" today.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1579: Where does the phrase -- Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die -- come from?
Answer 1: Ecclesiastes.
Answer 2: Acts.
Answer 3: Revelation.
Answer 4: Shakespeare.

Explanation and information: The phrase is also used repeatedly in Isaiah without the "be merry" part. "A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil." Ecclesiastes 2:24

medium Question # 1580: To what did Paul compare our human bodies changing, when we are resurrected?
Answer 1: A seed from which a plant grows.
Answer 2: An egg that hatches a fowl.
Answer 3: A caterpillar and a moth.
Answer 4: An acorn and an oak tree.

Explanation and information: "What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain." 1 Corinthians 15:36

medium Question # 1581: According to 1 Corinthians, what will we look like?
Answer 1: The man of heaven.
Answer 2: We will be invisible.
Answer 3: Angels.
Answer 4: Human beings.

Explanation and information: "As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven." The Bible is not terribly clear about this, but we will have the general form of Christ after His resurrection, and we know that he was able to appear just as he was before he died. 1 Corinthians 15:48-49

hard Question # 1582: Where in the Old Testament do we find the phrase, O Death . . . where is thy sting?
Answer 1: Hosea.
Answer 2: Isaiah.
Answer 3: Micah.
Answer 4: Psalms.

Explanation and information: The actual quote, transformed a bit by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55, is "O death, where are thy plagues? O Sheol, where is thy sting?" Hosea 13:14

medium Question # 1583: Who wrote a famous musical work based on the text in 1 Corinthians 15: The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised?
Answer 1: Handel.
Answer 2: Mozart.
Answer 3: Haydn.
Answer 4: Bach.

Explanation and information: "The Trumpet Shall Sound" is a baritone aria from Handel's masterwork, The Messiah.

medium Question # 1584: In 1 Corinthians, how much does Paul say one should give to the church?
Answer 1: A sum in accordance with how much one has.
Answer 2: One part in ten.
Answer 3: Nothing - Paul does not concern himself with money.
Answer 4: As much as one can spare.

Explanation and information: "On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper . . . ." 1 Corinthians 16:1-2

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1585: According to later history, how did Timothy end his days?
Answer 1: He was stoned while acting as the Bishop of Ephesus.
Answer 2: He traveled to Rome with Paul, and was thereafter lost to history.
Answer 3: He died of old age in Corinth.
Answer 4: He saided to the west with Stephen and was apparently killed in Spain.

Explanation and information: Timothy, Paul's great protege, apparently went to Ephesus as its bishop in his later years, although the Bible contains no account of it. History tells us that he was stoned by the members of a parade of pagan idolators.

hard Question # 1586: Where was Apollos from?
Answer 1: Alexandria.
Answer 2: Rome.
Answer 3: Corinth.
Answer 4: Damascus.

Explanation and information: Apollos was a Jew from Alexandria, who was baptized by John the Baptists. Acts 18:24-28

medium Question # 1587: From what book do we get the instruction, Greet one another with a holy kiss?
Answer 1: 1 Corinthians.
Answer 2: Gospel of John.
Answer 3: 2 John.
Answer 4: 2 Peter.

Explanation and information: 1 Corinthian 16:20

hard Question # 1588: Name the prophet: What are you, that you fear men, who will die, and the sons of men, who are made like grass?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Ezekiel.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: Jeremiah.

Explanation and information: "I am he who brings you comfort. What are you, that you fear men, who will die, and the sons of men, who are made like grass? You have Jehovah your creator, who stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth." Isaiah 51:12-13

hard Question # 1589: Approximately when was Jerusalem sacked, and the First Temple destroyed?
Answer 1: 600 B.C.
Answer 2: 300 B.C.
Answer 3: 120 B.C.
Answer 4: 400 A.D.

Explanation and information: The exact date is probably 598 B.C., when the Babylonians tired of fighting with the Kingdom of Judah and laid waste to Jerusalem, destroying the Temple and taking the Hebrews back to Babylonia in chains.

easy Question # 1590: Who was Nebuchadnezzar?
Answer 1: King of Babylonia.
Answer 2: One of the three Hebrew children in the fiery furnace.
Answer 3: The pharoah of Egypt who let Moses and the Hebrews free.
Answer 4: A heavy metal band.

Explanation and information: Nebuchadnezzar conquered the Jews and took them back to Babylonia as slaves.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1591: Who was Charles Haddon Spurgeon?
Answer 1: A Baptist preacher in England.
Answer 2: A Methodist minister in Massachusetts.
Answer 3: The given name of the only Pope from Great Britain.
Answer 4: The founder and first choirmaster of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Explanation and information: Charles Spurgeon was a 19th Century Baptist preacher, writer, and theologian in England, and one of the most famous and influential preachers in the history of Protestantism.

hard Question # 1592: What is the theme of Psalm 13?
Answer 1: Faith in God during times when it feels like he has forgotten us.
Answer 2: The wrath of God for those who do not follow His commandments.
Answer 3: The great bounty of God.
Answer 4: The strength of the hand of God, who has made all things.

Explanation and information: The short psalm begins "How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?", but ends with a statement of faith and praise.

medium Question # 1593: According to Hebrews 12, who does the Lord discipline?
Answer 1: Those He loves.
Answer 2: Those who wander from the path.
Answer 3: Those who have lost hope.
Answer 4: Those who do not keep His commandments.

Explanation and information: "'My child, do not regard the Lord's discipline lightly, or lose heart when you are punished; for the Lord disciplines those whom he loves, and chastises every child whom he accepts.' Endure life's trials for the sake of discipline. God treats you as his child; for what child does a loving father not discipline? It always seems painful rather than pleasant; but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."

medium Question # 1594: Which Old Testament figure was known for his extensive predictions of the coming of Christ?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Daniel.
Answer 3: Micah.
Answer 4: Ezekiel.

Explanation and information: E.g. Isaiah 42, which begins: "This is my servant, who I support, and my chosen, in whom my soul delights: I have put my Spirit upon him, and he will bring justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry out, nor raise his voice, nor make it heard in the street."

easy Question # 1595: Who is the head of the church?
Answer 1: Christ.
Answer 2: The Pope.
Answer 3: Every one of us.
Answer 4: The Holy Spirit.

Explanation and information: "And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross." Colossians 1:18-20

medium Question # 1596: What Roman emperor is especially well-known for persecuting Christians?
Answer 1: Nero.
Answer 2: Caligula.
Answer 3: Augustus.
Answer 4: Tiberius.

Explanation and information: Nero used the Christians, who seemed very strange to him, as the scapegoats for the great fire of Rome in 64 A.D. He slaughtered them cruelly as a public spectacle, including feeding them to lions in the Colosseum and burning them alive as torches for evening parties.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1597: How long did Jesus fast in the wilderness after his baptism?
Answer 1: Forty days.
Answer 2: Three days.
Answer 3: Three months.
Answer 4: Three weeks.

Explanation and information: "And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days." Luke 4:1-2 We celebrate Jesus' fast during Lent, which lasts for 40 days.

easy Question # 1598: What did Jesus, who was very hungry, reply when Satan tempted Him to turn a stone into bread?
Answer 1: Man shall not live by bread alone.
Answer 2: Get thee behind me, Satan.
Answer 3: On this rock I will build my church.
Answer 4: I must be about my Fathers business.

Explanation and information: And when the [forty days] were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." And Jesus answered him, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone." Luke 4:1-8

easy Question # 1599: How many sons did Jacob, also called Israel, have?
Answer 1: Twelve.
Answer 2: Two.
Answer 3: Three.
Answer 4: Seven.

Explanation and information: The twelve sons of Jacob (or Israel) became the patriarchs of the twelve tribes of Israel, which are named for them.

hard Question # 1600: How many wives did Jacob have?
Answer 1: Four.
Answer 2: Three.
Answer 3: Two.
Answer 4: One.

Explanation and information: Jacob wanted to marry Rachel but her father wanted him to marry her older sister, Leah. So, eventually, he married them both! Later, they found him two more wives, Bilhah and Zilpah, so that he might have more children.