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Answers to the Facebook Quiz: Biblical Vs. Tradition

Posted by undergroundchurch on October 10, 2009


The answers to the Facebook quiz: Biblical Vs. Traditional are below with explanations.

Why is this important?  If you don’t know what the Bible says, how can you defend your understanding of it?


Question #1:

David was the second king of Israel


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
Ish-bosheth – 2 Samuel 2:10 reigned 2 years after the death of Saul was the second king


Question #2:

Three wise men visited Jesus after his birth


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
Matthew 2:1-12 talks about the Magi visit, and name the gifts (Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh) but don’t number the magi.  The Hymns like “We three kings” establish this tradition.

Question #3:

The wise men followed a star to the manger where Jesus was born


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
Yes, the followed a star, no they didn’t go to the manger.  In fact, they may have been as late as 2 years late for the birth based on Herod’s execution order where he wanted to kill all the boys, 2 years and younger.  They visited Jesus in a house. (Matthew 2)

Question #4:

Adam and Eve ate an apple in the garden which is what God told them not to do.


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
God told them not to eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, not and “apple”.  (Genesis 2-3)  We don’t know what type of fruit it was.

Question #5:

Elijah went to heaven in a firey chariot


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
He went up in a whirlwind, although there was a fiery chariot nearby, he didn’t use it. (2 Kings 2:1, 11)

Question #6:

Peter stands by the pearly gate


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
Not in the Bible.  Total tradition.

Question #7:

Jesus was Crucified on Friday


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
There is some dispute on this matter, but the biggest argument is that Jesus said he would be in the ground 3 days and 3 nights.  If He was crucified on Friday, even using the Jewish understanding of the day which started at sunset, he would have only been dead at best, three days (more likely 2) and two nights. This would make Jesus a liar, which we know can’t be.  There are many discussions on this, but even though the Sabbath is talked about, It doesn’t say he was crucified on Friday.

Question #8:

Angels sing in the Bible


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
No where do Angels ever sing.  They always speak, even when worshiping God.  The biggest indication of “singing like an angel” comes from hymns like “Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing over the plains”.  Whether they sing or not, is conjecture, but the Bible never indicates that they do.

Question #9:

Heaven’s streets are paved in gold


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
Not in the Bible.  The only place that has streets paved with Gold are the streets of the New Jerusalem, which is not heaven.  It is a city coming from heaven and will reside on the new earth.  The New Jerusalem will be the eternal home for believers and for God. (Revelation 20-22)

Question #10:

“God helps those that helps themselves” is in the Bible


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
Quote from Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac 1757

Question #11:

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is in the Bible


Options:
Biblical » Bible Minded
Yep, Luke 6:31

Question #12:

All angels have two wings


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
I can’t find a scripture that says they have two wings.  I find four wings (Ezekiel 1:11), six wings (Isaiah 6:2) and no wings, but not two wings.

Question #13:

Mary Magdelene had seven demons cast out of her


Options:
Biblical » Bible Minded
Yep, Luke 8:2

Question #14:

Believers in Jesus will spend eternity in heaven


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
See question 9.  Nowhere in the Bible do you see believers in heaven for eternity.  There eternal home is the new Jerusalem which is back on the newly rebuild earth with God. (Revelation 22-23)

Question #15:

Luke was a doctor


Options:
Biblical » Bible Minded
According to Paul. Colossians 4:14

Question #16:

Noah gathered the animals 2×2 to take on the ark


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
Actually, God gathered them together – Noah didn’t lift a finger, except to build the ark. (Genesis 7:9)

Question #17:

God created the heavens and earth in 7 days


Options:
Traditional » Bible Minded
6 days – he rested on the 7th (Genesis 2:1)

Question #18:

All believers are saints


Options:
Biblical » Bible Minded
Saints is a term used dozens of times to refer to all the believers (Paul and John use the term a lot)

Question #19:

Judas hanged himself


Options:
Biblical » Bible Minded
Yep. Matthew 27:5

Question #20:

Jesus Christ died on a cross for our sins and if we accept that sacrifice on our behalf, we will be saved.


Options:
Biblical » Bible Minded
Yes, John 3:16, et. al
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