Sunday, April 17, 2011
Bible Challenge - "PERSECUTION AND MARTYRDOM"
>Good Evening to All!
Here we are again! It's time for the weekly Bible Challenge already! This week it covers "Persecution and Martyrdom". About this picture to my right; when I was looking for pictures to go along with this Challenge, my eyes were automatically drawn to this crown of thorns. Who in their right mind could not look at this and immediately think of Christ's Persecution and Crucifixion? When I first started looking for pictures, I thought of the usual, the "lion's den", being stoned, beheaded, that sort of thing, but when I saw the picture of this crown, I immediately shifted my thoughts. Although I included pictures of the other, this crown spelled out the meaning of persecution and martyrdom to me and my heart and brought tears to my eyes.
1. Why didn't the Egyptians want Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave? (Exodus 14:5)
a) they were using the Israelites as slaves
b) they were afraid the Israelites would organize an army and come back to invade Egypt
c) they believed God would protect Egypt as long as the Israelites were around
d) none of the above
2. Obadiah hid a hundred prophets in a cave to escape the rampage of whom?
(1 Kings 18:4)
a) the Philistines
3. When Job's children were killed in a windstorm, what was Job's response? (Job 1:20)
a) he killed himself
b) he raged at God
c) he worshipped God
d) he worshipped alien gods
4. Who was the second follower of Christ reported to have been killed for his faith?
5. In the Sermon on the Mount, what did Jesus say your response should be when people "despitefully sue you, and persecute you?" (Matthew 5:44)
a) ignore them
b) turn the other cheek
c) pray for them
d) speak to them privately; if they won't stop, speak to them with two witnesses, then take your case before then church elders
6. The logical argument of this Pharisee resulted in the release from prison of Peter and other apostles (though not without a whipping). (Acts 5:34-40)
7. As recorded in Acts, how did James the brother of John die? (Acts 12:1-2)
a) by the rope
b) by the sword
c) by fire at the stake
d) by crucifixion
8. What was the response of the Jews to James' death? (Acts 12:1-3)
a) they were pleased
b) they were afraid because they saw in it the fulfillment of prophetic condemnation
c) they were afraid because they feared it was the beginning of a period of genocide
d) none; Herod had James slain in secret
9. When Stephen was stoned, who minded
10. Who cried "Lord, lay not this sin to their charge" at the moment of death? (Acts 7:60)
a) John the Baptist
b) Jesus Christ
Good Night to All and May God Bless!