Friday, June 28, 2013

Lies We Believe: Answers to the Bible Quiz

or is it false?
I hope you had fun with this and maybe even did a little digging of your own to find the answers. If you didn’t, I have given the references after each answer. I hope you won’t just take my word for it, but read to discover the truth for yourself.

1.      False. We don’t know how many wise men showed up, but traditionally it has been assumed there were three because they brought three gifts. Matthew 2:1-12 tells us they visited the house in Bethlehem where Mary and Joseph were living.

2.      False. God compares himself to an eagle in Ex. 19:4; Deut. 32:11, and a mother hen in Matt. 23:37; Luke 13:34, but man is compared to the ant in Prov. 6:6 and 30:25. Wings are also mentioned in Ruth 2:12; Psa. 17:8, 36:7, 57:1, 61:4, 63: 7, 91:4, but not what kind of bird.

3.      True. Read the story in Acts 20:7-12.

4.      False. Gen. 3:6 says, “She took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.”

5.      False. Only there were only two – Enoch in Gen. 5:24 and Elijah in 2 Ki. 2:11.

6.      D. Apparently this was something He did often, since they recognized the sound. When Adam and Eve didn’t come to join Him as usual, He asked what was up, Gen. 3.

7.      We don’t know what kind of work he did. All we know about Methuselah is that he had kids and lived 969 years, Gen. 5:21-27.

8.      C. Acts 7:23-34. Moses was 40 when he left Egypt and 80 when he returned.

9.      False. They were kicked out because Satan (Lucifer) wanted to be worshiped instead of God, Ezek. 28:12-17; Isa. 14:12-15. They not only believe; they know Jesus is the Son of God! Mark 5:7; Luke 8:28; James 2:18-19.

10.  False. Their names are Michael (Dan. 10:10-21, 12:1-4; Jude 1:9; Rev. 12:7-9) and Gabriel (Dan. 8:15-19, 9:20-23; Luke 1:11-19, 1:26-38).

11.  False. Personal peace with God, yes, but world peace is not possible until sin is vanquished. The references for this are too numerous to list, but here are a few: Isa. 48:18; Jer. 6:13-15; Ezek. 13:10; Matt. 10:16-39; Luke 2:8-14; John 14:27, 16:33.

12.  False. Jesus and the Holy Spirit intercede for us; we are not to pray to people, living or dead: Rom. 8:26-27, 34; Heb. 7:24-26.

13.  False. This is strictly forbidden. Deut. 18:9-13; 1 Chron. 10:13-14; Isa. 8:19.

14.  False. All of Cain’s descendants were killed in the flood so that makes every one of us descendants of Noah and we don’t know what color he was.

15.  False. Paul reminded the early believers how important this is, Heb. 10:24-25. Jesus himself prayed for a oneness among believers as a testimony to the world, John 17:20-26. We cannot be one, or serve each other, or learn how to get along, or any of the other teachings of the New Testament unless we spend time together.

16.  False. God created all vegetation on the third day and the sun on the fourth, Gen. 1:9-19. If there had been a thousand years in between all the plants would have died.

17.  True. Solomon knew love for her child would reveal the real mother’s identity, 1 Ki. 3:16-28.

18.  False. There are three kinds – archangels, 1 Thess. 4:16; cherubim, Gen. 3:24; 2 Ki. 19:15; Psa. 99:1; Ezek. 10; and seraphim, Isa. 6:2, 6. None of these, by the way, are chubby babies with wings!

19.  False. The donkey symbolized that He came not as a conquering king, but in peace, and a fulfillment of prophecy, Zech 9:9-10; Matt. 21:4-5.

20.  False. If God never gave us anything we couldn’t handle, why would we need Him? This false statement seems to be a blend of two verses, 1 Cor. 10:13, “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear…” and Phil. 4:13, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” What God actually says is, “…My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness…” (2 Cor. 12:8-10).

21.  False. I wish this was true, but Proverbs are not promises, but sayings of wisdom that when we do A, B is usually the result, whether good or bad. This quote from Proverbs 22:6, NKJV is not a guarantee, but a reassurance for parents. Usually, if we teach our children what is right, even if they stray from it for a time, they will know how to get back to God.

22.  False. Although love is extremely important for us both, what husbands need most from their wives is respect, and what wives needs most is love, Eph. 5:25-33. That is the way we’re built.

23.  False. As long as they are willing to stay together, the believer is not to seek divorce. There’s a chance that they might be won over to Christ. 1 Cor. 7:10-16 and 1 Pet. 3:1-4.

24.  B. Pilate knew Jesus hadn’t done anything wrong, and his wife’s dream unsettled him even further, but he still didn’t want to risk a riot so he gave in to what they wanted, Matt. 27:11-26.

25.  D. Strange as this may sound what she did was highly symbolic and Boaz immediately recognized it as a request to be provided for in marriage. Ruth 3:1-18.

Next post: Lies We Believe Because We Trust the Messenger…


  1. Oh stuff. I hope a lot of people read last week and this week to get it. (I had to look up the ant! LOL)

  2. I did not know how all the names of the angels, so I did not know how many there were, I did get the train up child wrong, kind of splitting hairs, but I will give it to you.

  3. ha ha, thanks. It may seem like splitting hairs, but a pretty important distinction to the heartbroken parent whose child did not return to God's path. They need to know God has not broken His promise and has not abandoned them.