Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Monday, October 24, 2016

Questions 901 to 1000

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 901: In Romans 5, why does Paul say that we rejoice in our sufferings?
Answer 1: Because endurance comes from suffering, and hope from endurance.
Answer 2: Because it shows our obedience to the laws of God.
Answer 3: Because it demonstrates our faith to other people.
Answer 4: Because it punishes us for our sins.

Explanation and information: Paul did not think that suffering was desirable, but when he had to suffer, he rejoiced in it, "knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame . . . ." (Romans 5:1-5

medium Question # 902: According to Edmund Burke, when does evil triumph?
Answer 1: When good men do nothing.
Answer 2: When we believe we know all.
Answer 3: When people cease to worship God.
Answer 4: When we sleep.

Explanation and information: Burke was a famous Irish philosopher and politician who supported the American Revolution.

hard Question # 903: In Romans 5, who does Paul compare Jesus with?
Answer 1: Adam.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: David.
Answer 4: Isaiah.

Explanation and information: He compares Jesus with Adam, because sin came into the world through one man, Adam, but was also overcome by one man, Jesus.

hard Question # 904: In Romans 5, what is a distinction Paul draws between Adam and Jesus?
Answer 1: Adam was important for committing one sin, but Jesus provided forgiveness for countless sins.
Answer 2: Adam was married.
Answer 3: Adam begat the law by his actions, but Jesus fulfilled the law.
Answer 4: Adam was the first to exist on earth, but Jesus existed before him.

Explanation and information: Romans 5:15-17

hard Question # 905: What is universalism?
Answer 1: The belief that Jesus forgave all sin, whether the sinner believes in Him or not.
Answer 2: The belief that God is everywhere and permeates the world.
Answer 3: Believing that God is one person, rejecting the idea of the Trinity.
Answer 4: The belief that members of a univeral church have been predestined by God.

Explanation and information: In a broader sense, universalism is sometimes used to refer to the argument against predestination. More commonly (and correctly), however, it refers to the notion that belief in Christ is not necessary to share His grace, a notion which Paul repudiates in Romans.

medium Question # 906: According to Romans 6, what happens when we are baptized?
Answer 1: We die to sin.
Answer 2: Our name is written in the book.
Answer 3: We become circumcised in our spirit.
Answer 4: We agree to do good works so that our soul can be saved.

Explanation and information: "How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?" (Romans 6:2)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 907: When will Christ die again?
Answer 1: Never. He defeated death forever when he was resurrected.
Answer 2: When four horseman appear, he will die once more and be resurrected for eternity.
Answer 3: In the second coming, before he judges all people, he will die to visit those in hell.
Answer 4: At the end of days, Christ will die once more so that his blood can wash all those who repent.

Explanation and information: The whole point of Christ's resurrection is that he defeated death, both on his own behalf and on behalf of all who believe in him. (Romans 6)

medium Question # 908: Why does sin still have dominion over us after we are baptized?
Answer 1: It does not., because we no longer live under the law, but under grace.
Answer 2: Because of Adam and Eve.
Answer 3: We do not know, but when we stand before God, we will know all things.
Answer 4: Because Satan has dominion over the flesh.

Explanation and information: Once we confess our faith in Christ and receive the Holy Spirit, we no longer live under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6)

hard Question # 909: In Romans, why did Paul use the analogy of slavery to describe relationships between men and righteousness?
Answer 1: Because it was something the people of Rome could understand.
Answer 2: Because God made us and thus owns us.
Answer 3: Because we give God absolute obedience without question.
Answer 4: Because our free will disappears when we are baptized.

Explanation and information: We are not actually slaves to God or to his righteousness. Paul called Christians "slaves to righteousness" because he felt he needed to speak "in human terms", because of our natural limitations to understand God.

medium Question # 910: What does Paul tell us are "the wages of sin"?
Answer 1: Death.
Answer 2: Eternal torment.
Answer 3: Alienation from God.
Answer 4: Money, while will be spent and forgotten in a day.

Explanation and information: "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

medium Question # 911: In Romans 6, what analogy does Paul use to show that the law binds us only until we die?
Answer 1: Marriage.
Answer 2: Ownership of land.
Answer 3: The lilies of the field.
Answer 4: Obedience to an earthly king.

Explanation and information: Paul shows that marriage lasts only as long as both partners live; when one dies, the other can remarry. The law against adultery no longer applies. (Romans 7:1-6)

medium Question # 912: Why does Paul say that the ten commandments created sin?
Answer 1: Because we did not know that our actions were wrong before the law existed.
Answer 2: Because the Hebrews built a golden calf while Moses was on the mountain.
Answer 3: Because people became judgmental of others.
Answer 4: Because the ten commandments were written on stone, but righteousness is written in our spirit.

Explanation and information: Paul argues that God gave us the law so that we might know what was right and wrong, but once we knew what we were doing was against the will of God, sin seized the opportunity to deceive us.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 913: What did Paul mean when he said, "I do that which I hate".
Answer 1: He was unable to stop sinning no matter how hard he tried.
Answer 2: He forced his companions into situations that resulted in imprisonment and death.
Answer 3: He had to stay in one place and write letters, when he wanted to travel and preach.
Answer 4: He defended himself before the high priest, who did not have the right to judge him.

Explanation and information: "For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate." (Romans 7)

medium Question # 914: What did Paul find happened when he wanted to do right?
Answer 1: Sin lay close at hand.
Answer 2: He was able to do it through the power of prayer.
Answer 3: The Holy Spirit would lead him.
Answer 4: Once he accepted Christ, the "scales fell from his eyes".

Explanation and information: "So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members." (Romans 7:21-23)

medium Question # 915: What is the third step in Alcoholic Anonymous (abridged)?
Answer 1: Turning your will over to the care of God.
Answer 2: Studying the Bible every day.
Answer 3: Admitting that you are helpless before your addiction.
Answer 4: Memorizing the ten commandments.

Explanation and information: The original text is "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." This is similar to Paul's message in Romans 8, concerning the difference between leading a life in the Spirit as opposed to a life in the flesh.

medium Question # 916: Does God live inside of us?
Answer 1: Yes, because the Holy Spirit lives within us.
Answer 2: Yes, because we were made in the image of God.
Answer 3: Yes, because we become one body with Christ when we are baptized.
Answer 4: No, because we are sinful while we live on earth.

Explanation and information: E.g., "You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you." (Romans 8:9)

medium Question # 917: According to Romans, how are we heirs of God?
Answer 1: Because we are His children.
Answer 2: Because he has written us in His book.
Answer 3: Because the chain of baptism extends back to Saint Peter.
Answer 4: Because our covenants with God extend all the way back to Abraham.

Explanation and information: "The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him." (Romans 8)

medium Question # 918: What is the theme of the hymn "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God"?
Answer 1: The saints of God are all kinds of different people.
Answer 2: The saints of God were willing to die for their beliefs.
Answer 3: The saints of God bring righteousness to a world that is often filled with sin.
Answer 4: We should remember the saints of God in our prayers.

Explanation and information: "They lived not only in ages past, there are hundreds of thousands still."

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 919: Which book containt the quote, "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us"
Answer 1: Romans.
Answer 2: 1 Corinthians
Answer 3: 1 Peter.
Answer 4: 1 John.

Explanation and information: This famous quote is from Romans 8:18

medium Question # 920: In Romans, to what does Paul compare the sufferings of life?
Answer 1: The groanings of childbirth.
Answer 2: The pain of an athlete close to the finish line.
Answer 3: A nightmare that occurs just before dawn.
Answer 4: A drowning man pulled from the water.

Explanation and information: "For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. " (Romans 8)

medium Question # 921: According to Romans 8, why should we not be too worried about the words we use in prayer?
Answer 1: Because the Holy Spirit will help us pray.
Answer 2: Because God understands what is in our minds without us having to pray.
Answer 3: Because there are many prayers we can read in the Bible.
Answer 4: Because anyone can learn the Lords Prayer.

Explanation and information: "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us . . . ." (Romans 8:26)

medium Question # 922: Complete this quote of Paul: If God is for us . . .
Answer 1: who can be against us?
Answer 2: Satan and all his minions cannot defeat us.
Answer 3: there is no snare that can hold us fast.
Answer 4: our place in the congregation is assured.

Explanation and information: "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

medium Question # 923: Which of the following is NOT in the list of things that Paul says cannot "separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord?"
Answer 1: Time nor distance.
Answer 2: Angels nor rulers.
Answer 3: Height nor depth.
Answer 4: Anything else in creation.

Explanation and information: "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8)

medium Question # 924: Why does Paul say he could wish that he were accursed and cut off from Christ?
Answer 1: So that the Israelites might be saved.
Answer 2: So that he could suffer for his persecution of Christians in his early life.
Answer 3: So that he might experience the joy of discovering the gospel again.
Answer 4: Because he allowed Stephen to be murdered by the high priests in Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: "For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites." (Romans 9) Paul overstated a bit, but he was genuinely in agony over the Jews who would not accept the message of Christ.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 925: What child of Abraham was sent away to wander the earth?
Answer 1: Ishamael.
Answer 2: Isaac.
Answer 3: Cain.
Answer 4: Ahab.

Explanation and information: Muslims claim that Mohammed was descended from Ishmael.

medium Question # 926: Who was the mother of the first son born to Abraham?
Answer 1: Hagar, a servant.
Answer 2: Sarah, his wife.
Answer 3: Rebekah, his wife.
Answer 4: Naomi, whom he took in after her father died.

Explanation and information: Abraham's first son was born to his maid, Hagar, with the blessing of his wife Sarah.

medium Question # 927: From what book of the Bible did the movie "Tender Mercies" get its title?
Answer 1: Psalms.
Answer 2: Song of Solomon.
Answer 3: Proverbs.
Answer 4: Matthew.

Explanation and information: Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me. (Psalm 40:11)

medium Question # 928: Can all people be saved?
Answer 1: No, and we do not know why.
Answer 2: No, because Satan takes some children at their birth.
Answer 3: Yes, because we have free will.
Answer 4: Yes, because Christ loved all people.

Explanation and information: This is a very hard lesson and not a popular one in modern society, but the Bible clearly teaches that God is God, and for reasons we cannot understand condemns some people (although some might say God, who knows all, simply realizes in advance that some people will not accept Christ). For example, in Romans 9:18, Paul says "So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills."

medium Question # 929: In Romans 9, to what does Paul compare a person who complains to God about his or her lot in life?
Answer 1: A pot that complains to a potter about its shape.
Answer 2: A beggar who complains that a coin given to him is copper.
Answer 3: A workman who complains that he has received the same wages as another, who has not worked as long.
Answer 4: A son who complains that his brother got a greater inheritance.

Explanation and information: Will what is molded say to its molder, "Why have you made me like this?" Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use" (Romans 9) The workman complaining about wages is from a parable of Christ.

hard Question # 930: How many books are in the New Testament canon of the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Bibles (in that order)?
Answer 1: All have 27.
Answer 2: 27, 28, and 31.
Answer 3: 25, 27, and 28.
Answer 4: 27, 27, and 29.

Explanation and information: The Old Testaments of the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox (canonical) Bibles vary, and in a few cases vary widely; however, all mainstream Christian churches share the same New Testament canon of 27 books.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 931: What is the last book in the Old Testament?
Answer 1: Malachi.
Answer 2: Hosea.
Answer 3: Song of Solomon.
Answer 4: Daniel.

Explanation and information: The last book in the Jewish Bible (the "Tanakh") is Chronicles, which is not split into two parts as it is in the Old Testament. The Tanakh and the Protestant Old Testament contain nearly identical content, but it is arranged in different order.

easy Question # 932: What famous prayer asks God to give us "the courage to change the things that we can"?
Answer 1: The Serenity Prayer.
Answer 2: The Lords Prayer.
Answer 3: A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom.
Answer 4: The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Explanation and information: It begins, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference."

medium Question # 933: According to Isaiah 1 and Romans 9, how many of Israel will be saved?
Answer 1: Only a remnant, i.e., a small number.
Answer 2: The great body, i.e. a large majority
Answer 3: Israel itself, i.e. all of Israel.
Answer 4: A dozen times a dozen thousand, i.e. 144,000

Explanation and information: In Romans 9, Paul bewails the number of his fellow Jews who will be lost, because they are unable to accept the Gospel.

medium Question # 934: In Romans 9, what reason does Paul give for followers of Judaism not finding salvation?
Answer 1: They sought righteousness through works rather than faith.
Answer 2: They crucified Jesus.
Answer 3: They build a great temple and became prideful.
Answer 4: Their swords were covered in blood.

Explanation and information: Perhaps the most fundamental theme of Romans is that righteousness before God can only be accomplished through faith and grace, rather than through works.

medium Question # 935: In Romans 9, to what does Paul compare the law of Moses?
Answer 1: A stumbling stone.
Answer 2: A graven image.
Answer 3: A candle in the wilderness.
Answer 4: The teachings of Jesus.

Explanation and information: Paul taught that the Jewish emphasis on following rules, rather than concentrating on faith, was a stumbling stone to their salvation. Romans 9:30-33.

hard Question # 936: At the beginning of Romans 10, what did Paul say was the desire of his heart and his prayer to God?
Answer 1: That his fellow Jews might be saved.
Answer 2: That the Roman church would stop bickering among themselves.
Answer 3: That the Emperor would cease persecuting the followers of Christ.
Answer 4: That they would send a missionary to Gaul and Spain.

Explanation and information: "Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they [the Jews] may be saved." Romans 10:1

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 937: Where is the Soweto Gospel Choir from?
Answer 1: South Africa.
Answer 2: Zimbabwe.
Answer 3: New York City (Harlem).
Answer 4: Lesotho.

Explanation and information: Soweto is a lower-class-populated urban area of the city of Johannesburg. Its Gospel Choir is possibly the greatest gospel choir in the world today.

medium Question # 938: In Romans 10, what parts of the body does Paul say are responsible for salvation?
Answer 1: The heart and the mouth.
Answer 2: The mind and the eye.
Answer 3: The eye and the ear.
Answer 4: The feet and the hands.

Explanation and information: "For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved." Romans 10:5-13

hard Question # 939: What body part of those who preach the good news is "beautiful", according to Romans 10?
Answer 1: The feet.
Answer 2: The heart.
Answer 3: The mind.
Answer 4: The tongue.

Explanation and information: As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" Paul is talking about the importance of missionaries traveling, because how else could the world receive the good news when there were no newspapers or televisions (or internet)? (Romans 10:14-17)

hard Question # 940: When Paul wrote his Epistle to the Romans, what other area was he especially concerned about?
Answer 1: Spain.
Answer 2: Greece.
Answer 3: Egypt.
Answer 4: Turkey (Anatolia).

Explanation and information: Paul was most anxious that a mission be sent to Spain, a major Roman colony, because he had never been west of Greece. He saw the church in Rome as a stepping-off point for such a mission.

medium Question # 941: In Romans 10, what did Paul say about the inability of most Jews to accept the Gospel?
Answer 1: They had no excuse.
Answer 2: They would be given more time, because of their long history of worshipping God.
Answer 3: Because of the promise made to Abraham, they would be given a chance to repent after their death.
Answer 4: They would be saved in the Second Coming.

Explanation and information: Paul was pained by the number of Jews who would not accept Jesus, but it did not excuse them. On this point, he quoted Isaiah, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people." (Romans 10:18-21)

hard Question # 942: What tribe did Paul claim to be a member of?
Answer 1: Benjamin.
Answer 2: Judah.
Answer 3: Levi.
Answer 4: No tribe.

Explanation and information: "For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin." (Romans 11:1)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 943: In 1 Kings, when Elijah despairs of Israel, how many Israelites does God promise him will remain faithful?
Answer 1: 7,000.
Answer 2: 144,000.
Answer 3: As many as there are grains of sand.
Answer 4: 144.

Explanation and information: "I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." [1 Kgs 19:18]

hard Question # 944: In which book is Elijah NOT mentioned?
Answer 1: Joshua.
Answer 2: 1 Chronicles.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: James.

Explanation and information: Joshua lived before Elijah,and the book Joshua concerns events long before Elijah lived.

hard Question # 945: What is the origin of the expression "eyes to see, and ears to hear"?
Answer 1: Deuteronomy.
Answer 2: Romans.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: Genesis.

Explanation and information: "Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day." (Deut. 29:4)

hard Question # 946: When Paul wrote in Romans that "if the root is holy, so are the branches", what specifically was he referring to?
Answer 1: The Tree of Jesse.
Answer 2: The Tree of Life.
Answer 3: An olive tree outside the walls of Jerusalem.
Answer 4: Human expression of the Holy Spirit.

Explanation and information: In Romans 11, Paul uses this expression in talking about the relationship of the Jews to Gentile Christians. The "Tree of Jesse" is an expression of the blood relationship of Jesus to Jesse (and thus Abraham), where Jesse is compared to the root of a tree and Christ, the fruit.

hard Question # 947: According to Romans 11, what happened to the Tree of Jesse in the years following the crucifixion?
Answer 1: Some branches were broken off, and some were grafted on.
Answer 2: Its fruit ripened so that the Gentiles might partake of it.
Answer 3: It was cut down and a new tree arose.
Answer 4: The seed of its fruit was spread, and new trees arose over the earth.

Explanation and information: "But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches" (Romans 11:17-18)

medium Question # 948: In Psalm 42, what creature pants for the water brooks?
Answer 1: A deer (or hart).
Answer 2: A man in the desert.
Answer 3: An ox.
Answer 4: A sheep.

Explanation and information: "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." (Psalm 42:1, KJV)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 949: In Romans 11, why does Paul tell us that the Jews are beloved of God, even though they refuse to accept Christ?
Answer 1: For the sake of their forefathers.
Answer 2: Because they still worship Him, even if they live in sin.
Answer 3: Because Jesus was one of them.
Answer 4: For their faith when they were in Egypt.

Explanation and information: "As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers." Romans 11:25-36

medium Question # 950: In Romans 12, what sacrifice does Paul call upon us to make?
Answer 1: Our bodies.
Answer 2: Our lives.
Answer 3: Our worldly goods.
Answer 4: The fruit of our labor.

Explanation and information: "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice . . . ." Romans 12:1

hard Question # 951: In Romans 12, Paul tells us not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by what?
Answer 1: Renewal of our mind.
Answer 2: The Holy Spirit within us.
Answer 3: The resurrection of Christ.
Answer 4: Rebirth.

Explanation and information: Romans 12:2. Paul was telling us to use our minds to seek out God's will.

hard Question # 952: What will we not do if we follow the exhortation of Paul in Romans 12:2?
Answer 1: Buy expensive clothes because they are fashionable.
Answer 2: Have an affair with the woman next door.
Answer 3: Yell a curse at someone who cuts us off in traffic.
Answer 4: Sleep until noon.

Explanation and information: In Romans 12:2, Paul writes: "Do not be conformed to this world" or "this age". (All of the answers could be stretched to fit, but following fashion is the direct meaning.)

medium Question # 953: In Romans, to what does Paul compare the different roles of people in the church?
Answer 1: Parts of the human body.
Answer 2: Plants and animals on a farm.
Answer 3: Ranks in an army.
Answer 4: Parts of a grist mill.

Explanation and information: "For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another" Romans 12:3-8

medium Question # 954: According to Paul in the Epistle to the Romans, who are we NOT obligated for forgive if they persecute us?
Answer 1: Nobody, we must forgive anyone who persecutes us.
Answer 2: Those who reject Christ.
Answer 3: Those who adamantly refuse to repent of their action.
Answer 4: Those who do not ask for forgiveness.

Explanation and information: Paul, like Christ, does not put any qualification on forgiveness; we must bless our enemies. Romans 2:14,19-21.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 955: When Paul tells us (in Romans 12) to contribute to the needs of the saints, who are the "saints" he is talking about?
Answer 1: Christian missionaries.
Answer 2: Those who have been martyred.
Answer 3: People who have been beatified by the church.
Answer 4: Himself and his companions.

Explanation and information: It is also possible to read the passage as referring to all Christians in need. Romans 12:13

hard Question # 956: According to Romans 12:15, what can we always rejoice in, no matter how hard things get?
Answer 1: Hope.
Answer 2: Life.
Answer 3: Our election.
Answer 4: The brotherhood of Christ.

Explanation and information: The word "hope" is often used in the Bible slightly differently than in ordinary modern usage, since it represents a certainty rather than a wish.

medium Question # 957: What was the root cause of the Thirty Years War?
Answer 1: Church leaders who were corrupted by politics.
Answer 2: A passage from Genesis.
Answer 3: A misinterpretation of a statement by Paul to be zealous in converting Gentiles to Christianity.
Answer 4: Inaccurate translations of the Bible.

Explanation and information: The Thirty Years War, perhaps the most devastating war ever fought, was at the deepest level a product of mixing politics into church life.

hard Question # 958: Which chapter of Romans gives us rules for living a Christian life?
Answer 1: 12
Answer 2: 8
Answer 3: 4
Answer 4: 2

Explanation and information: The first eleven chapters of Romans deal almost exclusively with more abstract theological issues, especially concerning the harmonization of the Gospel with Judaism. Chapters 11-16 are much more concerned with practical rules for Christian living.

medium Question # 959: Who said, "Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good"?
Answer 1: Paul, in Romans.
Answer 2: Peter, in 1 Peter.
Answer 3: Jesus, in the Gospel of Luke.
Answer 4: St. Thomas Aquinas.

Explanation and information: This is a quote from Romans 12:9.

easy Question # 960: For how many years did God lead Moses and the Hebrews in the wilderness?
Answer 1: Forty.
Answer 2: Twelve.
Answer 3: Three.
Answer 4: None.

Explanation and information: "Remember the long way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness . . . . " Deut. 8:2

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 961: Who said, "You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you."
Answer 1: Moses.
Answer 2: Joshua.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Isaiah.

Explanation and information: This is a quote from Deuteronomy 8:10.

medium Question # 962: What book of the Bible tells us "Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction"?
Answer 1: Proverbs.
Answer 2: Psalms.
Answer 3: 2 John.
Answer 4: Malachi.

Explanation and information: Although you probably do not know the exact quote, this is recognizable as a Proverb because of its nature and tone. Proverbs 13:18.

medium Question # 963: In Romans 12, how does Paul characterize the relationship of members of a church?
Answer 1: Brothers and sisters in a family.
Answer 2: Sheep in the same flock.
Answer 3: Citizens of a nation.
Answer 4: Soldiers in an army.

Explanation and information: Paul often emphasized the similarity of Christian interaction as one of love between siblings.

medium Question # 964: What is a term used to describe a person who goes to church every week, but does not apply Christianity in his or her daily life?
Answer 1: A Sunday Christian.
Answer 2: A Check Writer.
Answer 3: A backslider.
Answer 4: A Church Mouse.

Explanation and information: A backslider is someone who has generally fallen away from Christianity. A church mouse is a fictional character invented by Lewis Carroll.

medium Question # 965: Which of these best exemplifies Romans 12:16, "Do not be wise in your own sight"?
Answer 1: Someone who is poor in spirit.
Answer 2: The leader of a church.
Answer 3: A Biblical scholar.
Answer 4: Someone who reads the King James version of the Bible.

Explanation and information: Unfortunately, we all fall short of the glory of God, and nowhere is this more true than in the sin of pride in our own knowledge. But the theoretical person who is "poor in spirit" is by definition the opposite of a person wise in his own sight. (Romans 12:16; Matthew 5:3)

hard Question # 966: Which of the following is canonical in the Catholic Bible, but not the Protestant Bible?
Answer 1: 2 Maccabees.
Answer 2: Jude.
Answer 3: The Gospel of Thomas.
Answer 4: 1 Esdras.

Explanation and information: Jude is canonical in all Christian Bibles. 1 Esdras is apocryphal in both Catholic and Protestant Bibles. The Gospel of Thomas is a spurious "pseudepigraphic" (forged) book denounced by all mainstream Christian churches.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 967: What does Paul say we should do in regards to the civil government?
Answer 1: Obey it.
Answer 2: Work to make it reflect the values of Christ.
Answer 3: Ensure the election of Christian rulers.
Answer 4: Ignore it.

Explanation and information: "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities." Romans 13:1

medium Question # 968: Which of the following is the longest?
Answer 1: The Orthodox Bible.
Answer 2: The standard Protestant Bible.
Answer 3: The Catholic Bible.
Answer 4: The Jewish Bible (Tanakh).

Explanation and information: The New Testament of all mainstream Christian Bibles is identical. The Old Testament of the Protestant Bible is 39 books; of the Catholic Bible, 46 books; and of the Orthodox Bible, 51 books. The Jewish Bible, or Tanakh, is roughly the same as the Old Testament in the Protestant Bible.

medium Question # 969: How is the Book of Jude best described?
Answer 1: Epistle.
Answer 2: Major prophet.
Answer 3: Minor prophet.
Answer 4: Historical.

Explanation and information: The Book of Jude is an encyclical epistle, that is, a letter to be circulated among many different churches. Although tradition holds that the Jude or Judas who wrote it was the brother of Christ, the name was very common and nobody is really sure who wrote it.

medium Question # 970: How long before the birth of Jesus did Isaiah predict His coming?
Answer 1: 750 years.
Answer 2: 75 years.
Answer 3: 7.5 years.
Answer 4: 7500 years.

Explanation and information: Isaiah lived in the 8th Century B.C.

easy Question # 971: Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican?
Answer 1: Michelangelo.
Answer 2: Leonardo da Vinci.
Answer 3: Raphael.
Answer 4: Fra Lippo Lippi.

Explanation and information: It took him four years to complete the work, considered one of the greatest artistic achievements of all time.

easy Question # 972: Which of the following is a Christian symbol of Christmas?
Answer 1: A star on top of a Christmas tree.
Answer 2: Icicles on a Christmas tree.
Answer 3: A reindeer.
Answer 4: Presents wrapped in gold paper.

Explanation and information: The star at the very top of a Christmas tree symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 973: Which book of the Bible (Protestant Apocrypha) describes the Hebrew fight against the Empire of Alexander the Great?
Answer 1: 2 Maccabees.
Answer 2: 1 Esdras.
Answer 3: Barcuch.
Answer 4: The Prayer of Manassas.

Explanation and information: 2 Maccabees contains the story of Judas Maccabeus, a great Jewish warrior who fought for decades to save Israel from Antiochus II, the ruler of Alexander the Great's Empire.

medium Question # 974: Which of the following is considered a minor prophet?
Answer 1: Amos.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Isaiah.
Answer 4: Paul.

Explanation and information: Moses and Isaiah were monumental figures in Jewish history and are therefore called "major" prophets. The great figures of Christianity are not generally called prophets, but apostles or saints; and Paul would not be called "minor" in any case!

hard Question # 975: Who first used the term "the day of the Lord", referring to a day of judgment, wrath, or salvation?
Answer 1: Amos.
Answer 2: Hosea.
Answer 3: Ezekiel.
Answer 4: Isaiah.

Explanation and information: See e.g. Amos 5:20, "Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light?"

hard Question # 976: Which of the following books of the Bible contains the writings or speeches of Jeremiah?
Answer 1: Lamentations.
Answer 2: Exodus.
Answer 3: 1 Kings.
Answer 4: 2 Chronicles.

Explanation and information: Of the five books called "major prophets", two contain the prophecies of Jeremiah: Jeremiah and Lamentations.

medium Question # 977: Where did the man live who wrote the Book of Revelation?
Answer 1: Patmos.
Answer 2: Cyprus.
Answer 3: Antioch.
Answer 4: Minos.

Explanation and information: John the Divine is also known as John of Patmos.

hard Question # 978: In Revelation 5, who is able to open the scroll?
Answer 1: The Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Answer 2: The Son of a Virgin.
Answer 3: A white dove with seven heads.
Answer 4: Twelve men with emblems blazoned on their foreheads.

Explanation and information: "Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals." (Rev. 5:5)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 979: From which book of the Bible does Handel take the text for the chorus, "And the Glory of the Lord"?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Jeremiah.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: Hebrews.

Explanation and information: "And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." (Isaiah 40: 5)

medium Question # 980: Which of the following was not born to a barren woman?
Answer 1: Jesus.
Answer 2: Samuel.
Answer 3: John the Baptist.
Answer 4: Isaac.

Explanation and information: Many scholars believe that Mary went on to have other children after the birth of Jesus; but at any rate, there is no evidence she was barren.

medium Question # 981: What was the name of the father of John the Baptist?
Answer 1: Zechariah.
Answer 2: Aaron.
Answer 3: Matthias.
Answer 4: Simon.

Explanation and information: Zechariah was a priest in the temple "walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord". He is not to be confused with the minor prophet of the same name, after whom a book of the Bible is named.

medium Question # 982: In Romans 13, what does Paul call "the fulfilling of the law"?
Answer 1: Love.
Answer 2: The Holy Spirit.
Answer 3: Faith.
Answer 4: Discipline.

Explanation and information: "Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law." (Romans 13:8) Also, "Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."(Romans 13:10)

medium Question # 983: Which of the following is the best example of "love" as Paul uses the term, e.g. in Romans 13?
Answer 1: Helping someone who needs help.
Answer 2: Staying faithful to your spouse.
Answer 3: Greeting other Christians with a kiss.
Answer 4: Getting together with your friends for Bible study.

Explanation and information: All of these involve love, are good things to do, and are in fact things that the Bible mentions we should do. But the duty of love we are given means helping those who need it, whether we like them or not, and whether or not we have other obligations to them.

medium Question # 984: In Romans 13, what rather unusual activity does Paul caution the church members to avoid?
Answer 1: Orgies.
Answer 2: Paid combat.
Answer 3: Professional sports.
Answer 4: Excessive bathing.

Explanation and information: The phrase "Roman orgy" is not an accident, as orgies of eating, drinking and sex were a rather common practice among the upper crust of Roman society at the time.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 985: In Romans 13, to what immediate purpose does Paul instruct the church to "put on the Lord Jesus Christ"?
Answer 1: To avoid gratifying desires of the flesh.
Answer 2: To withstand persecution.
Answer 3: To set aside old grudges so that they can love one another fully.
Answer 4: To preach the Gospel to the Gentiles.

Explanation and information: "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires." (Romans 13:24) The Romans were notorious for sensual self-indulgence.

hard Question # 986: Who wrote (or said), "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you"?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Jeremiah.

Explanation and information: "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you." (Isaiah 60:2)

medium Question # 987: In Romans 14, to whom was Paul referring when he said "the weak person eats only vegetables"?
Answer 1: Christians who continued to adhere to Jewish dietary laws.
Answer 2: People who became ill from lack of protein.
Answer 3: People who thought that killing animals was a sin.
Answer 4: People who could not afford meat.

Explanation and information: Paul actually was not being critical of these "weak" persons, although he thought stronger faith would result in Jewish converts abandoning the Old Testament instructions on dietary habits. He rather supported them for honoring the Lord in their own way and instructed people who ate meat to stop criticizing others for what they ate.

medium Question # 988: How did Paul instruct the Roman church to observe the Sabbath?
Answer 1: He thought that it was all right not to observe the Sabbath (or any other special day) at all.
Answer 2: He told them to honor the resurrection of Christ by worshipping on Sunday, rather than the Sabbath.
Answer 3: He told them each person should choose between Saturday and Sunday as a special day of worship.
Answer 4: By prayer and fasting.

Explanation and information: Paul actually seemed to think that people with the strongest faith would treat all days equally, although he did not object to people keeping the Sabbath, since they did so "to honor the Lord." (Romans 14:1-8) The tradition of Sunday worship came later.

hard Question # 989: How many books of minor prophets are there in the Old Testament?
Answer 1: 12
Answer 2: 5
Answer 3: 10
Answer 4: 17

Explanation and information: Hosea, Joel,Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

medium Question # 990: What is the Greek name for the prophet Isaiah?
Answer 1: Esais.
Answer 2: Isaac.
Answer 3: Elisha.
Answer 4: Ismael.

Explanation and information: Esais is a Greek transliteration of his Hebrew name, roughly "Yeshayahu".

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 991: What great empire was Isaiah instrumental in defeating and destroying, when it invaded Judah?
Answer 1: Assyria.
Answer 2: Babylonia.
Answer 3: Seleucid.
Answer 4: Egypt.

Explanation and information: Israel and Judah's great wars with Babylonia and the Seleucid Empires occurred after Isaiah's death. After Moses, the Egyptians were never the magnitude of problem that the other three were (at least until the 20th Century). Very roughly speaking, Isaiah died around 700 BC, Babylonia invaded around 600 BC and the Seleucids in 200 BC.

medium Question # 992: What does "Immanuel" mean?
Answer 1: God with us.
Answer 2: Son of God.
Answer 3: Savior.
Answer 4: Lamb of God.

Explanation and information: Immanuel was the name used twice by Isaiah to refer to Christ. E.g. Isaiah 7:14. Surprisingly, it only appears three times in the Bible: twice in Isaiah and once in Matthew where Isaiah is quoted.

hard Question # 993: Which of the following was a king when Isiaiah was alive and prophesizing?
Answer 1: Ahaz.
Answer 2: Jehosephat.
Answer 3: Josiah.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: These are all Kings of Judah, from the House of David. David and Jehosephat lived before Isaiah, Josiah after.

easy Question # 994: "Many are called, but ______________________"
Answer 1: few are chosen.
Answer 2: few are listening.
Answer 3: most are too busy.
Answer 4: only the righteous answer.

Explanation and information: "Many are called, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:14

easy Question # 995: What language was the Old Testament originally written in?
Answer 1: Hebrew.
Answer 2: Greek.
Answer 3: Egyptian.
Answer 4: French.

Explanation and information: The Old Testament, being the religious writings of the Hebrews, was written in Hebrew! (Actually, some of it was written in an ancient language called Aramaic.)

easy Question # 996: Who built a giant boat?
Answer 1: Noah.
Answer 2: Jonah.
Answer 3: Adam.
Answer 4: Titanicus.

Explanation and information: Noah built a great boat, called an ark, to survive a great flood that God sent.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 997: Which book of the Bible contains the Ten Commandments?
Answer 1: Exodus.
Answer 2: Genesis.
Answer 3: Proverbs.
Answer 4: Joshua.

Explanation and information: The Ten Commandments were given to Moses during the period after the Hebrews left Egypt, called "the exodus".

easy Question # 998: Who was Jeremiah?
Answer 1: A prophet.
Answer 2: A king.
Answer 3: A military leader.
Answer 4: A bullfrog.

Explanation and information: Jeremiah was one of the great prophets of the Old Testament, and has a book named for him.

easy Question # 999: What is the Apocrypha?
Answer 1: Bible books that are good to read, but not considered sacred.
Answer 2: Bible books that are wicked.
Answer 3: Bible books that are sacred but were written in Greek originally.
Answer 4: Bible books that are sacred, but do not fit in either the Old or New Testament.

Explanation and information: The Apocrypha is a collection of books that are not considered sacred, but they are approved reading and often very interesting and enlightening. They are all "Old Testament" books, i.e. written before Christ.

medium Question # 1000: From which book of the Bible did Handel take the text for his famous choral work, "For Unto Us a Child is Born"?
Answer 1: Isaiah.
Answer 2: Jeremiah.
Answer 3: Matthew.
Answer 4: Luke.

Explanation and information: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6)