29 April 2010

Bible Quiz Show

The 700 / 7000 horsemen thing in my last post reminded me of this fun NonStampCollector video.

Here are links to the contradictions mentioned in the video.

  1. How long does God's anger last?

  2. Does Yahweh tempt people?

  3. Is salvation by faith alone?

  4. Can God be seen?

  5. Does Yahweh delight in burnt offerings?

  6. Is God the author of evil?

  7. According to Genesis, were humans created before the animals?

  8. On the road to Damascus, did Paul's traveling companions hear the voice that spoke to Paul?

  9. Will the earth last forever?

  10. Is Jesus the only man to have ascended into heaven?

  11. In Old Testament Law, were children to be punished for the sins of their fathers?

  12. Does God ever get tired?

  13. How many valiant men drew the sword for Israel as counted by Joab?

  14. How many horsemen did David take ?

  15. How much did David pay for the threshing floor?

  16. How many men did the chief of David's captains kill?

  17. When are two thieves one thief?

  18. How many blind men did Jesus heal near Jericho?

  19. How many women came to the tomb?

  20. Whom did the women see at the tomb?

  21. Are riches a curse or a blessing?

  22. Did the temple curtain rip before or after Jesus died?

  23. Who put the gorgeous purple robe on Jesus, Herod's soldiers or Pilate's soldiers?

  24. Did Jesus curse the fig tree before or after driving the merchants from the temple?

  25. Should homosexuals be killed or exiled?

  26. Given that Quirinius became governor of Syria nine years after king Herod's death, was Jesus born during the reign of King Herod or the governorship of Quirinius?

  27. When the women arrived at the tomb of Jesus, was the tomb opened or closed?

  28. Did Judas die by hanging himself or by falling over in a field and having his guts fall out?

  29. Is God the author of confusion?

And the crimes punishable by death in the Bible:

  1. Fortune telling (Leviticus 20:27)

  2. Hitting a parent (Exodus 21:15)

  3. Cursing a parent (Leviticus 20:9)

  4. Not listening to a priest (Deuteronomy 17:12)

  5. Following another religion (Exodus 22:20)

  6. Adultery (Leviticus 20:10)

  7. Not seeking the Lord God of Israel (2 Chronicles 15:12-13)

  8. Fornication (Leviticus 21:9)

  9. Prophesying falsely (Zechariah 13:3)

  10. Who has to kill a false prophet? (Zechariah 13:3)

  11. Homosexuality (Leviticus 20:13)

  12. Blasphemy (Leviticus 24:10-16)

  13. Working on the Sabbath (Exodus 31:12-15)

  14. Having a few people in your town worshiping another god (Deuteronomy 13:13-16)


twillight said...

"That means 10 points for everyone ... including me."

Matthew Blanchette said...

I noticed that, at the end of the video, the author of the video credits your site with all the content; is that why you posted it, or just because it was amusing and consise? ;-)

Either way, I've got a smile on my face, now...

Steve Wells said...

Matthew: Well, I appreciated the credit at the end. I've worked 20 years on the SAB; it's good to see that it's used now and then.

But that's not why I posted it. I posted it because I thought it was well done.

MD1985 said...

Of course you will notice that the list at the end of the blog of crimes punishable by death are all old covenant laws and the only one that is new convenant is to love The Lord - in which case the punishment of "death" is referring to not inheriting eternal life.

Hence - Jesus Christ. You know... the "saviour" of the world.

Also re: Contradictions in video...Context is a wonderul thing :)

fyodor said...

So how doyou address all the contradictions given that people will defend it to "death" how all these contradictions have meanings which if we are patient enough we shall understand in time to come?

Matthew Blanchette said...

I've worked 20 years on the SAB; it's good to see that it's used now and then.

Really? Holy crap, that's longer than I've lived! :-O

skanksta said...

20 years well spent - now back to work !

3D said...

MD1985 said...
"Of course you will notice that the list at the end of the blog of crimes punishable by death are all old covenant laws and the only one that is new convenant is to love The Lord - in which case the punishment of "death" is referring to not inheriting eternal life.

Hence - Jesus Christ. You know... the "saviour" of the world."

Wow, it must be tiring for people to scour any corner of the Internet looking for people denigrating the Bible, then try to find ways to "support" a God who used to love killing and bloodshed for 3,500 years and then suddenly decided to stop =)

Person0123452 said...


1. Try reading the description. He has looked into the quotes. Simply saying "context" is a stupid cop-out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7P7uZFf5o&feature=related

Something I've been wondering. you say now that jesus came we don't have to follow the old laws, however in romans 3 it seems to talk about how whilst faith is all that is required, you should still stick to the law.
22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Also, could you tell me where jesus said the old laws are abolished? I don't know all the bible of course, but if it does say that then I believe there is another contradiction. Because in Matthew 5 he says:
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

MD1985 said...

Person 0123452:

I don’t believe we should sin recklessly becuase we believe Jesus died on the cross and therefore we are forgiven – *I* think if people live that way they do not have a correct or accurate understanding of Grace. *I* do believe our salvation is no longer dependant on our obedience to the law. But in saying that, when Jesus ascended to Heaven He left with us a ‘comforter’ or ‘helper’ in the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is in us (once we make a decision for Christ) He will guide us in the ways of righteousness as the laws are now no longer written on tablets of stone but on our hearts (Romans 2:14 – 15) – therefore in being led we know right from wrong and in our actions we become ChristLIKE (not Christ).

Romans 3:22 in my understanding is saying that if we have a genuine reliance on Jesus Christ and His sacrifice it will lead us to salvation

Romans 3:23 in my understanding is saying that God has a standard – the old covenant illustrates this standard. Man could not meet this standard and so would make animal sacrifices. Just as we cannot meet that standard now – so Jesus made that sacrifice for us.

Which leads to Matthew 5:17 : I believe Jesus DID fulfil the law – Once a year under the old law the High priest would enter the Holy of Holies and the sins of all people would be put on to the head of a lamb or goat etc and that animal would be sacrificed. But then Heb 9:11 – 14 says

When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here,[b] he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. 12He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[c] so that we may serve the living God!

Therefore he fulfilled the old law (blood sacrifice) once and for all when He offered Himself unblemished (without sin) to redeem mankind.

Re : Romans 3:31 – The law has not been made invalid - Christ perfectly and completely obeyed the law for us then offered Himself as a penalty for all our lawbreaking (sin) – therefore God’s standards are eternally valid – completely established through Christ.