Test Two Answers

OK, remember that the first four are just for fun, meaning that they are jokes. 

1.  What verse should everyone recite before camping?  Background:  The Israelites were enslaved in Egypt for 400 years and then Moses led them out.  Once in the desert, God gave them the 10 Commandments plus a massive amount of other laws/rules.  One of these told how to set up camp.  I am too embarrassed to print it, but it is found in Deuteronomy 23:12-14.

2.  What verse should anyone who cares for the nursery during church know?  I Corinthians 15:51b, meaning that it is from the second part of the verse:  “We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.”

3.  What verse speaks about most of those attending a committee meeting?  Acts 19:32:  “The assembly was in confusion:  Some were shouting one thing, some another.  Most of the people did not even know why they were there.”

4.  What verse shows that men will enter heaven a half-hour before women?  My wife told me I would get in trouble for this one.  The “proof” comes from Revelation.  The joke goes that men were let in, then Revelation 8:1b says, “there was silence in heaven for about half an hour,” and then the women were let in.  (Are we still friends?)

5.  Which Psalm did Moses write?  Psalm 90.  If you go to that Psalm and look under the heading you will see a subheading in smaller letters which says something like “A Psalm of Moses.”

6.  The name “Lucifer” is not found in the original Hebrew Old Testament or the original Greek New Testament; from where does it come?  Some translations (such as the King James Version) do have Lucifer, but it is not in the original Hebrew or Greek.  The verse from which it comes is Isaiah 14:22a:  “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn!”  The morning star here is not a star, but Venus, also known as the morning star.  Why does Venus shine?  Because it is reflecting the sun’s light.  Therefore, the morning star can be thought of as a bearer or bringer of light (that will soon come).  In Latin, bearer/bringer of light is “lucem ferre.”  Say this a couple of times, and you will get “Lucifer.”  Therefore, Lucifer is from the Latin for “morning star,” more of a nickname than a name given to him by God.  One more thing, Jesus is referred to as the “morning star” in II Peter 1:19 and Rev 22:16.  Some have suggested that this means Jesus and Lucifer are the same.  No, Lucifer could have been a bearer of light but he fell and was a false morning star.  Jesus was the true morning star.

7.  The word “rapture” is not in the original Greek New Testament; from where does it come?  I Thessalonians 4:12:  “After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up . . . “  The Latin for “caught up” is “raptio.”  And so that became “rapture.”

8.  Who was the first person to fall asleep during a sermon?  My space is running out:  Acts 20:9.

9.  How many times did Paul receive 39 lashes?  5 times from II Corinthians 11:24.

10.  Who wrote the book of Romans?  Tertius from Romans 16:22.  Paul was the author, but Tertius, his secretary for this book, actually wrote the letter. 

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