Thursday, December 27, 2007

Did you pay attention in church over the holiday?

For your third day of Christmas celebrations, here's a little Christmas Bible Quiz:

http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Bible/Quizzes/Quiz2.htm

It makes you realize how much tradition and legend has woven its way into the Bible. Not all of that is bad, but we should pay more attention to what is really there.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"It makes you realize how much tradition and legend has woven its way into the Bible."


Ain't that the truth!! Reminds me of the legend of the trinity and water baptism in the titles "Father, Son and Holy Spirit". Both "legends" started by men centuries removed from truth. :-(

BrianC said...

Agh! The quiz is WRONG!

So far, I've noticed it's wrong about question 14: The Heavenly host WAS an "angelic choir" because, contrary to what it states as the correct answer for 15, the angels sang "Glory to God in the Highest." See Luke 2:14.

Also regarding question 16, it also is incorrect as the wise men did indeed see the star over Bethlehem according to Matthew 2: 8-11.

Sorry to be nitpicky!

Diane Haag said...

Part of the discrepancy is in the translation. On the angels - the NIV has angels "praising God and saying..."

BrianC said...

Oh, I guess not everyone can have such an enlightened translation as the NAB. :)

I won't even get into the comments about trinitarian baptism being legend.... 8[