Sunday, December 15, 2019

Answer 1: His parents were Roman citizens.

Answer 2: All citizens of Tarsus were citizens of Rome.

Answer 3: He was granted citizenship for his service to the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem.

Answer 4: He served in the Roman army for six years.

Answer 1: The right to vote.

Answer 2: The right not to be scourged without a trial.

Answer 3: The right not to be bound without being condemned.

Answer 4: The right to be tried before the Emperor.

Answer 1: Rome.

Answer 2: Syria.

Answer 3: Galatia.

Answer 4: Judea.

Answer 1: Ananais.

Answer 2: Mechizadek.

Answer 3: Annas.

Answer 4: Caiphus.

Answer 1: He had him struck in the mouth for almost no reason.

Answer 2: He had him scourged to make him tell the truth.

Answer 3: He sent him to Rome.

Answer 4: He had him thrown into a windowless prison for three months.

Answer 1: For calling him a whitewashed wall.

Answer 2: For calling him a crook and a thief.

Answer 3: For preaching that the high priest should be thrown out of office.

Answer 4: For defiling the Temple by bringing Gentiles into it.

Answer 1: By comparing his doctrine to that of the Pharisees.

Answer 2: By stating that he was a Roman citizen.

Answer 3: By pointing out that Jesus was from Galilee.

Answer 4: By citing historical precedent for the coming of a Messiah.

Answer 1: The Roman commander had to extract him due to a violent argument between the Pharisees and Sadducees

Answer 2: He was convicted of heresy and condemned to scourging and prison.

Answer 3: The trial was stopped when he declared his rights as a Roman citizen.

Answer 4: The trial was stopped so that Paul could be punished for insulting the high priest.

Answer 1: They did not plan to convict him; they planned to murder him.

Answer 2: They planned to send him before Herod Agrippa II, over whom they had great influence.

Answer 3: They paid witnesses to say that Paul had brought Gentiles into the Temple.

Answer 4: They bribed the Pharisee leaders to stay silent.

Answer 1: His nephew told him.

Answer 2: An angel came to him in a dream.

Answer 3: The Roman commander discovered the plot.

Answer 4: Three of the men botched the first attempt and were fought off by Roman guards.

Answer 1: Paul sent his nephew to tell him.

Answer 2: He was told by a Roman spy in the Sanhedrin.

Answer 3: Guards stopped a group of suspicious looking Jews outside the prison and discovered they were armed.

Answer 4: Another prisoner, whom the plotters thought was Paul, was murdered by mistake

Answer 1: He sent him to the governor in Caesarea with a large armed escort.

Answer 2: He hunted down the plotters and imprisoned them.

Answer 3: He put Paul in a secure cell and tripled the guard.

Answer 4: He did nothing; he thought that it would solve a lot of problems if Paul was murdered by other Jews.

Answer 1: Felix.

Answer 2: Porcius Festus.

Answer 3: Agrippa II.

Answer 4: Claudius Lysias.

Answer 1: Tertullus.

Answer 2: The high priest Ananais.

Answer 3: King Agrippa II.

Answer 4: Caiaphas.

Answer 1: They had no real witnesses against him.

Answer 2: He was a Roman citizen and they did not have the right to prosecute him.

Answer 3: He had been purified in the Temple and had paid for four others to be purified, as well.

Answer 4: He had not preached anything that could not be found in the Jewish Bible.

Answer 1: None. He let Paul rot in prison for two years.

Answer 2: He found that Paul was guilty of causing a riot, but could only be sentenced in Rome.

Answer 3: He found that Paul was not guilty of any crime against Rome, but should be tried by King Agrippa.

Answer 4: He found Paul guilty and sentenced him to scourging and prison.

Answer 1: Drusilla.

Answer 2: Portia.

Answer 3: Aggripina.

Answer 4: Bernice.

Answer 1: He was told to hold Paul until Herod Agrippa could be consulted.

Answer 2: He was lazy and corrupt.

Answer 3: He was waiting for Paul to offer him a bribe.

Answer 4: He thought the Jews would appreciate him keeping Paul in prison.

Answer 1: He immediately ordered a new trial to be held before him in Caesarea.

Answer 2: He let Paul rot in prison without a trial.

Answer 3: He tried to get Paul to give him a bribe.

Answer 4: He ordered Paul to be transported to Jerusalem, for trial before the high priest.

Answer 1: He appealed to Caesar and was transported to Rome so the appeal could be heard.

Answer 2: He was convicted of heresy and died in prison in Jerusalem.

Answer 3: He was found innocent and set free, to being his fourth missionary journey.

Answer 4: He was scourged and crucified upside down.

Answer 1: Herod Agrippa II.

Answer 2: Herod Antipas.

Answer 3: Herod the Great.

Answer 4: Ananias ben Nebedeus

Answer 1: The sister of King Agrippa II.

Answer 2: The first wife of Samson.

Answer 3: A friend of Mary Magdalene.

Answer 4: A founder of the church in Antioch in Pisidia.

Answer 1: Agrippa II and Berenice.

Answer 2: Ananias ben Nebedeus.

Answer 3: Caiaphas.

Answer 4: Claudius Caesar.

Answer 1: Three.

Answer 2: Four.

Answer 3: Five.

Answer 4: Six.

Answer 1: That he might have been set free if he had not appealed to Rome.

Answer 2: That he should be help in prison as a favor to the Jews.

Answer 3: That he would cause trouble between the Pharisees and the Sadducees if let free.

Answer 4: That he should be punished for heresy.

Answer 1: Cyprus and Crete.

Answer 2: Ephesus.

Answer 3: Macedonia.

Answer 4: Antioch.

Answer 1: Fair Havens.

Answer 2: Salonica.

Answer 3: Tyre.

Answer 4: Knossos.

Answer 1: A Roman grain ship.

Answer 2: A Phoenician trading ship.

Answer 3: A passenger ship.

Answer 4: A Roman military galley.

Answer 1: The eastern tip of Crete.

Answer 2: The south side of Cyprus.

Answer 3: The port of Ephesus.

Answer 4: Athens.

Answer 1: Throw Paul overboard.

Answer 2: Throw the cargo overboard.

Answer 3: Throw the food overboard.

Answer 4: Throw the ship tackle overboard.

Answer 1: You should have listened to me.

Answer 2: An angel has come to me and will see us to safety.

Answer 3: Sail to the east and we will be saved.

Answer 4: Pray, and trust in God, for we are not intended to die.

Answer 1: The Adriatic Sea.

Answer 2: The Aegean Sea.

Answer 3: The Atlantic Ocean.

Answer 4: Off the coast of Egypt.

Answer 1: The sailors.

Answer 2: The Roman soldiers.

Answer 3: Paul and his companions.

Answer 4: The captain.

Answer 1: 276.

Answer 2: 147.

Answer 3: About 100.

Answer 4: 82.

Answer 1: It broke up on a reef.

Answer 2: It ran ashore on a beach.

Answer 3: The passengers and crew abandoned it in a bay.

Answer 4: It broke up and sank in open water, just off a rocky island.

Answer 1: Those who could swim swam to shore. Others hung onto planks or other pieces of the ship.

Answer 2: They ferried from the ship to land in the ships boat.

Answer 3: They beached the ship and jumped.

Answer 4: Islanders saw them and rowed out to rescue them.

Answer 1: Proverbs.

Answer 2: Psalms.

Answer 3: Matthew.

Answer 4: Genesis.

Answer 1: Malta.

Answer 2: Crete.

Answer 3: Cyprus.

Answer 4: Santorini.

Answer 1: He was bitten by a viper.

Answer 2: He fell from a cliff.

Answer 3: He was attacked by a pack of wild dogs or wolves.

Answer 4: The soldiers thought he was a witch and tried to burn him.

Answer 1: They thought he was a murderer.

Answer 2: They thought he had offended the god Posiedon by not giving him thanks.

Answer 3: They thought Jews were cursed.

Answer 4: They believed he was part of a plot to conquer Malta.

Answer 1: Fever and dysentery.

Answer 2: An outbreak of boils.

Answer 3: Fits (convulsions).

Answer 4: Leprosy.

Answer 1: Syracuse, a city in Sicily.

Answer 2: Crete, a Greek island.

Answer 3: Puteoli.

Answer 4: Napoli.

Answer 1: Three Inns.

Answer 2: The farm of Ignatius.

Answer 3: The crossroads of Via Appia and Via Claudia.

Answer 4: The cedar grove outside Borsa.

Answer 1: Romulus and Remus.

Answer 2: An image of Athena.

Answer 3: A shepherd with a staff.

Answer 4: A barebreasted image of Venus.

Answer 1: A private house, where he lived under house arrest.

Answer 2: In a cell underneath the Colosseum.

Answer 3: Mamertine Prison (Carcere Mamertino), also called Tullianum.

Answer 4: A cell in an unknown place, but with windows that allowed him to speak to outsiders.

Answer 1: Because he converted and accepted Gentiles as members of the church.

Answer 2: Because he preached life after death.

Answer 3: Because he violated Jewish dietary laws.

Answer 4: Because he attempted to reconcile Pharisees and Sadducees.

Answer 1: Two years.

Answer 2: Six months.

Answer 3: Four years.

Answer 4: Until he died.

Answer 1: Like little children.

Answer 2: From an ordained priest or minister.

Answer 3: While kneeling.

Answer 4: With clean clothing.

Answer 1: He took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Answer 2: He told their parents to keep them under control.

Answer 3: He gave them a spanking.

Answer 4: He told his disciples to let them alone, because "children will be children"

Answer 1: It was without form.

Answer 2: It was a round lifeless object, without light.

Answer 3: It was covered by dark waters.

Answer 4: It was a fiery ball of light where no creature could live.

Answer 1: There was light.

Answer 2: The sun was formed.

Answer 3: Heaven began to glow.

Answer 4: Thomas Edison was born.

Answer 1: They were vegetarians.

Answer 2: They could not eat apples.

Answer 3: They could not eat bacon.

Answer 4: They could not cook their food, because they had no fire.

Answer 1: God created man, both male and female, in His image.

Answer 2: God created man in His image, but not woman.

Answer 3: God created men fully in His image, and women partially in His image.

Answer 4: God created men, but was not pleased with the result, so he created women in His image.

Answer 1: There is no Book of Revelations in the Bible.

Answer 2: St. John the Divine.

Answer 3: Saint Augustine.

Answer 4: Luke the Evangelist.

Answer 1: Revelation.

Answer 2: Pslams.

Answer 3: Isaiah.

Answer 4: Gospel of John.

Answer 1: Because the world does not know God.

Answer 2: Because they are blind to the light.

Answer 3: Because they focus their sight on the filth of their own sin.

Answer 4: Because Jesus can only be known by the spirit.

Answer 1: They will receive mercy.

Answer 2: The viper will not sting their heel.

Answer 3: They will be called the children of God.

Answer 4: They will see God.

Answer 1: We will be liable to go to hell.

Answer 2: Others will have no mercy on us.

Answer 3: We will be judged for our own foolishness.

Answer 4: We will not be allowed to offer sacrifices at the alltar of God.

Answer 1: Leave church and do not come back until the matter is resolved.

Answer 2: Confess our anger during our prayers and ask for forgiveness.

Answer 3: Talk to him as soon as church is over.

Answer 4: Talk about the problem with one of the elders or clergy.

Answer 1: Those who seek it.

Answer 2: Those who purify themselves of sin.

Answer 3: Those whom God has appointed.

Answer 4: Those who see through the superficiality of the world.

Answer 1: Before the world began.

Answer 2: When Christ was born.

Answer 3: When Christ was crucified.

Answer 4: When Christ arose from the dead.

Answer 1: Through the spirit.

Answer 2: In the Bible.

Answer 3: By forgiveness of their sins.

Answer 4: By unstopping their ears.

Answer 1: Wisdom.

Answer 2: Holiness.

Answer 3: The strength to free Israel.

Answer 4: The coming of the Messiah.

Answer 1: David.

Answer 2: Samuel.

Answer 3: Saul.

Answer 4: Ananais.

Answer 1: During his third journey.

Answer 2: During his fourth journey.

Answer 3: While in prison in Jerusalem.

Answer 4: While in prison in Rome.

Answer 1: Nobody knows, but probably Jews returning from the east.

Answer 2: Peter.

Answer 3: Paul.

Answer 4: James (the Greater)

Answer 1: To impart a spiritual gift to the church there.

Answer 2: He did not want to go; he was taken in chains by a Roman guard.

Answer 3: To correct errors of faith among the people there who called themselves Christians.

Answer 4: To found a great church.

Answer 1: All of these.

Answer 2: The barbarians.

Answer 3: The wise.

Answer 4: The foolish.

Answer 1: Those who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Answer 2: Those who deny Christ.

Answer 3: Those who dwell in the darkness of their own heart.

Answer 4: Those who seek the glory of other men.

Answer 1: He does not excuse it.

Answer 2: By sending Christ to them after their death.

Answer 3: By making Christ the salvation of Gentiles and Jews alike.

Answer 4: By spreading the gospel throughout the world.

Answer 1: Sexual perversion.

Answer 2: Greed.

Answer 3: Pride.

Answer 4: Avarice.

Answer 1: Those who give approval to it.

Answer 2: Those who sell boys into prostitution.

Answer 3: Those who worship idols.

Answer 4: Those who refuse to acknowledge the existence of God.

Answer 1: Those who judge homosexuals while committing sin themselves.

Answer 2: Those who amass money while poor Romans starve.

Answer 3: Those who practice other forms of sexual licentiousness.

Answer 4: Those who spill innocent blood in the name of the law.

Answer 1: Neither.

Answer 2: Gentiles, because they do not worship God at all.

Answer 3: Jews, because they continue to sin even though they have received the law.

Answer 4: Jews, because their religious leaders crucified Christ.

Answer 1: Two pennies.

Answer 2: A copper.

Answer 3: A song.

Answer 4: Three coins.

Answer 1: Those who can kill the body.

Answer 2: Important people in rich robes.

Answer 3: The godless.

Answer 4: The high priests who sit in judgment.

Answer 1: Who appointed me judge or arbiter between you and your brother?

Answer 2: Why do you seek treasure that will rust and spoil?

Answer 3: Do you believe these riches will make you happy?

Answer 4: Have you gone to your brother and given him your forgiveness?

Answer 1: Tear down his barns and build bigger ones.

Answer 2: Bury his gold in the earth.

Answer 3: Force his brother to give him half of their inheritance.

Answer 4: Hire guards to protect him from thieves and murderers.

Answer 1: They should not condemn those who eat meat.

Answer 2: They should be emulated.

Answer 3: Their faith is strong.

Answer 4: They will live long lives.

Answer 1: Gives them up to dishonorable passions.

Answer 2: Sends them to hell when they die.

Answer 3: Scratches out their name in the book of life.

Answer 4: Leaves their life in the hands of the god they have created.

Answer 1: They approve of sinfulness in others.

Answer 2: They turn their face from the true God.

Answer 3: They engage in homosexual acts.

Answer 4: They gossip.

Answer 1: They are storing up the wrath of God for themselves.

Answer 2: They should be thrown out of the church.

Answer 3: They would be wise to tend their own garden.

Answer 4: Others must talk to them and show them the error of their ways.

Answer 1: God is not partial, and those who do good will be rewarded, be they Jew or Greek.

Answer 2: He favors the Jews, because they were faithful to him for 2000 years while the Gentiles lived in sin

Answer 3: Gentiles, because they have not had the benefit of the law.

Answer 4: Jews, because they keep the Sabbath holy.

Answer 1: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Answer 2: They will not be judged until they hear the word of God first.

Answer 3: Christ will come to them after their death, to give them a chance to ask forgiveness.

Answer 4: They will be judged according to whatever they believed.

Answer 1: They were fooling themselves, because they were all hypocrites.

Answer 2: They would be saved only by perfect adherence.

Answer 3: The Sadducees might find salvation, but the Pharisees were guilty of condeming Christ.

Answer 4: They were righteous only until Christ was born.

Answer 1: The Jews believed it was required for salvation and were reluctant to allow Gentiles into churches.

Answer 2: It was causing death and mutilation, because of infection.

Answer 3: He was not circumcised and did not want to be criticized about it.

Answer 4: It was a much more painful and dangerous process for Gentiles who came to God as adults

Answer 1: Yes, because Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Answer 2: Yes, because Jews who followed the law were righteous in the eyes of God.

Answer 3: No, because the Jews were all hypocrites.

Answer 4: No, because the Jews were responsible for the murder of Christ.

Answer 1: No, because all men lived under sin.

Answer 2: No, because the Jews had murdered so many people when conquering Canaan.

Answer 3: Yes, because they had lived under the law of Moses.

Answer 4: Yes, because they were the descendants of Abraham.

Answer 1: Theodor Dostoevsky

Answer 2: St. Augustine.

Answer 3: C. S. Lewis.

Answer 4: Thomas Aquinas.

Answer 1: Romans.

Answer 2: The Catholic ritual of confession.

Answer 3: Shakespeare.

Answer 4: Revelation of St. John the Divine.

Answer 1: Martin Luther.

Answer 2: Saint Paul.

Answer 3: Simon Peter.

Answer 4: Karl Barth.

Answer 1: By faith.

Answer 2: By circumcision.

Answer 3: By putting his son on an altar as a sacrifice.

Answer 4: By promising to follow the laws of God.

Answer 1: David and Uriah the Hittite.

Answer 2: Onan spilling his seed on the ground.

Answer 3: Absalom rebelling against David.

Answer 4: Solomon having 300 concubines.

Answer 1: Genesis.

Answer 2: Exodus.

Answer 3: Acts.

Answer 4: Proverbs.

Answer 1: Because the Jews believed in righteousness by works.

Answer 2: Because he believed it was hygenic.

Answer 3: Because it was easier to identify people who believed in God if the men were all circumcised.

Answer 4: Because it needs to be done when the person is a small boy, or else it is dangerous and painful.

Answer 1: Abraham.

Answer 2: Moses.

Answer 3: Jesus.

Answer 4: Peter.

Answer 1: Sarah.

Answer 2: Ruth.

Answer 3: Hannah.

Answer 4: Naomi.