Teacher: Russell Earl Kelly, PHD
One: Jan – May 2016
Textbook: Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible (p212-275)
TEST 1; P212-216
1. Which are the synoptic gospels?
a. Matthew, Mark, John
b. Matthew, Luke, John
c. Mathew, Mark, Luke
d. Mark, Luke, John
2. What aspects of Jesus’ character are best symbolized by the 4 Gospels?
a. He is God, King, Man and Servant
b. He is
God, Prophet, Priest and Judge
c. He is
God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
d. He is
a Lion, Man, Ox and Eagle
3. Which Gospel has more One-on-One encounters?
4. Which Gospel focuses most on the
Davidic side of Jesus?
5. Which Gospel focuses more on Gentiles?
6. Which Gospel most often refers to Jesus
as the Son of God?
7. Why are there two different genealogies in the Gospels?
b. One is Joseph’s through David and Solomon
c. One is Mary’s through David and Nathan, Solomon’s brother
d. B and C
8. Matthew 1 and Luke 3 both contain 42 generations from Abraham to David.
9. Why are John and
Luke’s prefaces so different?
a. The Holy
Spirit inspired it to be that way.
is about God declaring the deity of Christ.
is inspired man bearing eyewitness to what God did.
d. All of the above.
10. How is Acts linked to Luke?
a. It is not linked
b. Luke wrote both under inspiration
c. Acts repeats the same story as the Gospels
d. Acts is before Calvary; Luke is after Calvary
11. There are 42 men in Matthew 1. Why are there only 5 women?
a. All 5 women were always examples to follow
b. All 5 women were in Jesus’ lineage before marriage
c. All 5 women were questionable links in Messiah’s genealogy
d. All 5 women were Gentiles before marriage
12. Who is Gabriel and what is his rank?
Zacharias was a priest and father of __________________
14. From where did Jesus get His deity? ____________Cite
15. Is Jesus humanity
more like Adam before or after Adam sinned?
GOSPELS, TEST 2, Pages 216-221
16. ISAIAH 7:4
READS “VIRGIN” HEBREW: ALMAH
can also refer to a young woman.
in Mt 1:23 only means “chaste woman”
Mary remained chaste before and after Jesus’ birth
d. a and b
17. We call Jesus “Jesus” because
a. That is his name in every language.
comes from Hebrew to Greek to Latin to English
is not called Jesus in the New Testament
d. The Hebrew
for Jesus does not mean Jehovah has saved.
18. From Matthew 1:23, Joseph knew her not UNTIL she brought forth her
a. This is literally true.
b. Joseph had normal relations afterwards.
“brethren” were from Joseph and Mary.
d. All of
19. Why did Mary call Jesus “My Savior” in Luke 1:47?
a. She was a sinner and sinned
b. She did
not intend to speak those words
c. It is
part of the Roman Catholic doctrines.
d. It was
merely a figure of speech
20. Zecharias included the “House of David” in Luke 1:70
a. He believed God was about to forever disinherit Israel
b. He believed the Church was the new House of David
c. He believed God’s literal promises to literal Israel.
d. This was part of a memorized praise with no real meaning.
21. John the Baptist fulfilled prophecy
preparing Israel for Messiah.
a. Because he was one of an ever-present
line of prophets
b. He skillfully made his life
agree with the prophecy
c. It was a coincidence
d. God guided his birth just as He guided Jesus’ birth
22. God gives believers only one kind
a. Yes, explosive power like dynamite (the Greek word)
b. Yes, and He commands us to be witness with power.
c. He gives us authority but no real Spirit power.
d. He gives us both dynamite and authoritative power
23. Jesus was probably born after fall harvest
a. Which is the best time to tax
b. When shepherds
of Israel were still in the fields
c. A and
d. Yes, on December 25, to mock the birth of the Sun god
24. Baby Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes
a. To keep his bones straight
a. So his
mother did not have to attend him
Joseph and Mary were wealthy
d. They looked cute
Women had to wait longer to be purified for female babies.
b. The Law makes no mention of
c. Yes, the law required it.
d. It was a meaningless custom in the Bible.
GOSPELS; Test 3, Steps
26. SIMEON’S PRESENCE IN THE TEMPLE; Step 2; P223
A. WAS NEVER REFUTED BY JESUS’ CRITICS
B. PROVED THAT MESSIAH WAS EXPECTED SOON
C. MAY INDICATE HE STUDIED DANIEL 9
D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
WISE MEN; Step 4; P223
WERE NOT PAGAN ASTROLOGERS
PROBABLY CAME FROM CHINA
PROBABLY WORSHIPPED ONE GOD, ZORASTER WITH A GOOD AND BAD SIDE
D. DEFINITELY FOLLOWED THE STAR TO BETHLELHEM
FRANKINCENSE; Step 4; P223
COULD SYMBOLIZE JESUS HUMANITY
B. WAS SMOKED BY WEALTHY WISE MEN
C. COULD SYMBOLIZE THE PRAYERS OF SAINTS
D. A AND C
OF EYGPT I HAVE CALLED MY SON”; Step 6; P225
A. REFERS TO BOTH ISRAEL AND JESUS
B. ONLY REFERS TO O.T. NATIONAL ISRAEL
C. HAS NO RELEVANCE TO HEBREWS 10:4-6
D. IS NOT AN EXAMPLE OF TYPOLOGY
JESUS “INCREASED IN WISDOM”; Step 8; P226
A. COULD ONLY MEAN JESUS WAS NOT SELF-AWARE OF HIS
IDENTITY AS A BABY
COULD ONLY MEAN THAT JESUS GRADUALLY BECAME AWARE OF HIS IDENTITY
C. PROVES THAT JESUS WAS NOT ALL-KNOWING
D. NONE OF THE ABOVE
DID JESUS PROBABLY GO AT AGE 12? Step 7; P225
TO THE INNER TEMPLE TO SPEAK WITH LEVITES AND PRIESTS
B. TO BOOTHS SURROUNDING THE INNER TEMPLE TO SPEAK WITH
TO THE COURT OF THE GENTILES TO SPEAK WITH JEWISH AND
D. THE BIBLE TELLS US THE ANSWER CLEARLY
JOHN REFUSED TO BAPTIZE JESUS
BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID OF HIM
BECAUSE HE WAS JEALOUS OF HIM
BECAUSE GOD TOLD HIM JESUS WAS SINLESS
BECAUSE JESUS WOULD NOT REPENT BEFORE HIM; Step 9; P226
33. JOHN BAPTIZED
JESUS; Step 9; P226
BECAUSE JESUS TOLD HIM TO DO IT
BECAUSE IT WAS NECESSARY
BECAUSE HE WAS A GOOD MAN
A and B
34. IT WAS NECESSARY FOR JESUS TO BE BAPTIZED; Mt 3:15
A. SO THAT CHRIST’S IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS CAN BE THE
BECAUSE OUR WATER BAPTISM IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR
BECAUSE WE ARE SAVED BY CHRIST’S EXAMPLE
D. BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT INDWELL THE BELIEVER
AT THE MOMENT OF JUSTIFICATION.
35. “BAPTISM DOTH ALSO NOW SAVE
US,” 1 PET 3:21; Matthew 3:11
REFERS TO OUR BAPTISM BY IMMERSION
REFERS TO WASHING OF THE FILTH OF THE FLESH
C. REFERS TO OUR CLEAR CONSCIENCE AT THE MOMENT OF
4. HAS NO RELEVANCE TO JESUS’ BAPTISM
#4, Steps 10-17; Pages 226-231
36. Jesus was tempted (Step 10, p226)
a. Exactly as we are tempted
b. Not to use his deity to resist.
c. To avoid Calvary
d. To turn to the Father by faith
e. c and d
quoted the Word of God (Step 10, p226)
Out of context
he did not compare other Scriptures
A. and C.
38. The Holy Spirit fully enters the believer (Eph 1:13;
a. Only after a period of growth in sanctification
b. At the moment one is saved (justification)
c. But the believer can subsequently remove the Spirit by
because mankind’s body already belongs to God by creation
39. Jesus called Peter a stone; Step
11, p228 (Mt 16:16-18)
to build the church upon him
the reason would become clear later
c. because Peter was a rock of a man
d. because Peter would lead the first Jerusalem church
Jesus told Nathaniel he would see angels ascending and descending upon the Son of man; Step 12; p228
a. referred to His ascension per D. Kelly
b. referred only to Jacob’s ladder
may refer to Jesus’ daily communication with heaven
d. does not refer to Jesus as our Mediator
Best comment: Jesus turned water into wine at Cana; Step 13; p229
a. wine was used to purify unhealthy water
b. wine was not distilled and was very low alcohol
c. drunkenness is a sin
d. Since a little alcohol often leads to
drunkenness, it is unwise to
today (Rom 12:1-2)
42. When Jesus cleansed the temple; Step 15; p230
a. Others should have done the same before He did
b. The moneychangers were abusing the people
c. a and b
d. Jesus was performing an illegal act
The gospel (John 3); Step 15; p230
Is a judgment message
Brings God’s end-time verdict to the present time (Heb 9:27)
c. “He that believeth not is condemned already” is true
d. All of the above.
44. All have an appointment to stand
before God to account for sins (Heb 9:27); Step 15; p230
a. No longer applies to believers
b. Is still valid if Hebrews 9:27 is literally true
c. Was kept for us by Jesus if Hebrews 9:28 is literally true.
d. Believers will never stand before God for anything.
e. a and c
45. The Samaritans of John 4; Step 17; p230-231
Worshipped 2 golden calves as YAHWEH.
most of northern Israel around 722 B.C.
c. a, b and d
Only accepted Genesis through Deuteronomy as inspired canon
Gospels: Test 5; Steps:
46. “ONE DRINK, NEVER THIRST: JN 4:14; Step 17; p230-231
a. means that one can fall from grace
b. refers to drinking water
c. means that one cannot fall from grace
d. refers to water baptism
THE JUBILEE PASSAGE JESUS QUOTED, ISA 61:1-2a; LK 4:18; Step 19; p231
a. refers to every 50th year
b. refers to both physical and spiritual release from bondage
c. was fulfilled in the Person of Jesus Christ
d. all of the above
48. JESUS TOOK OUR INFIMITIES, ISA 53:4;
Step 20; p231-232
only refers to Calvary
occurred when virtue went out from Jesus to heal
c. refers to goodness and grace from Christ
d. B and C
JESUS TOUCHED THE LEPER; Step 21; p233
The Son of God became defiled
He remained clean (i.e. the sacrificial exception)
c. all who touched lepers become defiled
d. Jesus was not an exception to the general rule
JESUS WAS ACCUSED OF BLASPHEME; Step 22; p233
a. because He disagreed with the Pharisees
b. because He forgave sins as God
c. because only priests could forgive sins
d. because He broke the Law of Moses
THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH OF THE LAW; Step 23; p233
a. was commanded to all mankind
b. was commanded to Old and New Covenant Hebrews
c. was a sign of God’s (Old) Covenant with Israel, Ex 31:13-18
d. did not end at Calvary
WAS UNLAWFUL TO HEAL ON THE SABBATH; Step 24; p233
a. God commanded only rest on the Sabbath
b. acts of necessary mercy were exempted
c. this was an interpretation of the Pharisees
d. all of the above
EVIL SPIRITS KNEW WHO JESUS WAS; Step 25; p233
because Satan told them
because they had previously known Him as unfallen angels
c. they wanted to speed up Jesus’ ministry
d. believers need to listen to evil spirits
MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN; Step 25; p233-234
a. only contain Old Covenant context (black)
b. only contain New Covenant context (white)
c. contain both Old and New Covenant context (grey)
d. none of the above
55. THE NEW COVENANT BEGAN
a. the moment Jesus died on Calvary
b. where my Bible says it began ---at Matthew 1:1
c. during the Lord’s Supper proclamation
d. at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit officially descended
Test 6, Steps 28-30; P235-242
The “Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:9-15
A. is indeed the “Lord’s Prayer”
B. is actually the “Model” or “Disciples Prayer”
C. is actually the unsaved “Sinner’s Prayer”
D. has no relevance to Jesus’ prayer in John 17
“God-fearers” refers to:
non-Hebrew worshippers of the true God
Pharisees who became Christians
Gentiles who are not saved
58. Pharisees: Step 27; p235
A. believed in the resurrection of the dead
B. like Roman Catholics, added their own tradition to inspiration
C. were easier to convert than Sadducees
D. all of the above
is by grace through faith alone”:
is only true after Calvary
is only taught by Conservative Baptists
is true for every born-again (saved) person
D. was not true under the Old Covenant Law
“BLASPHEME AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT”; Step 27; p235
A. refers to unpardoned sins of unbelievers
B. does not apply after Calvary
C. is the sin of unlawful re-marriage
D. is only committed by Jewish Pharisees
BEEL-ZE-BUB; Step 27; p235
was the Canaanite “Lord of the flies”
B. was part of one (of many) pagan trinities
C. did not cast devils out of his own house
D. All of the above
UNLIKE ALLEGORIES, PARABLES: Step 38E; p238
A. only taught one spiritual truth
B. everything in a parable had a hidden meaning
C. the story of Lazarus and the rich man was neither
D. A and C
JESUS STOPPED THE STORM AT SEA, PETER ASKED “WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS?”; Step 29; p239
A. B, C and D
B. Peter was still learning about Jesus
C. We will need eternity to grasp the depth of God’s love
D. 2 Cor 3:18 is a relevant text here
WHEN JESUS SAID IN LUKE 5:32 “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”; Step 30A, p239
A. Pharisees were already righteous and saved and did not need His
B. only lower-class prostitutes and the poor would accept His teaching
Pharisees were self-righteous and could not be saved until they admitted they were lost sinners
D. all of the above
JESUS RAISED JAIRUS’ DAUGHTER FROM THE DEAD
it was a common miracle for true prophets
such miracle had not occurred since Elisha’s time (2 Kings 4:35)
C. she had really only been in a deep sleep
D. reputable newspapers report faith healers doing this even today