|Where in the Bible
does it say,
"God helps those who help themselves"?
|It doesn't. This is
a saying from American Benjamin Franklin.
|Eve gave Adam an
apple in the Garden of Eden, right?
||Actually, it only
says "fruit". (Genesis 3:6 KJV).
|If a person obeys
the 10 Commandments of God, then they go to Heaven, right?
||Wrong. It is
by Faith in Christ's Atonement. "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of
the Law, but by the Faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we
might be justified by the Faith of Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the Law
shall no flesh be justified" (Galatians 3:16 KJV).
"I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then
Christ is dead in vain" (Galatians 2:21 KJV).
The Ten Commandments was a covenant between God and the Nation of Israel at Mount
Sinai. Christians have nothing to do with the Ten Commandments (Read Paul's Epistle
to the Galatians!).
|Mary, mother of
Jesus, must intercede on behalf of Christians for forgiveness of sins, right?
And the Pope must intercede to Mary, who intercedes to Christ,
And special requests have to go to saints who are in
charge of certain things, right?
Christians have Christ the Son as their Mediator & God the Holy Spirit as their
"For there is One God, and One
Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a Ransom for
(1 Timothy 2:5-6 KJV).
" ... for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Itself maketh
intercession for the Saints according to the will of God. And He that searcheth hearts
knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the Saints
according to the will of God" (Romans 8:26-27 KJV).
|But, it's very
important that you pray your "Hail Mary's", right?
After all, the Blessed Virgin Mary has special access to
Jesus her Son, right?
|Wrong. Let's see
what Jesus said: "And it came to pass, as He spake these things, a certain woman of
the company lifted up her voice, and said unto Him, blessed is the womb that bare Thee,
and the paps which Thou hast sucked. But He said, 'YEA RATHER, BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HEAR
THE WORD OF GOD, AND KEEP IT'" (Luke 11:27-28 KJV).
And the multitude sat about Him, and they said unto Him, Behold, Thy mother and
Thy brethren without seek for Thee. And He answered them, saying, 'WHO IS MY MOTHER,
OR MY BRETHREN?' And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and said, 'BEHOLD
MY MOTHER AND MY BRETHREN! FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL DO THE WILL OF GOD, THE SAME IS MY
BROTHER, AND MY SISTER, AND MOTHER' (Mark 3:32-35 KJV).
|The "Word of
God" is the Bible right?
||Yes, but so is
Jesus. " ... and His name is called The Word of God" (Revelation 19:13 KJV).
|The Bible is a
the Bible is a collection of 66 books written by at least 40 human authors.
|Noah took two of every creature
into the ark with him, right?
||Yes, but some of them he took in
groups of seven, probably for sacrifice since they were ceremonially "clean"
|Jesus carried His
Cross all the way to Calvary, right?
||Wrong. A North
African man, Simon the Cyrenian, from Libya, carried Jesus' Cross a significant part of
the way. (Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26, cf. John 19:17).
|According to the
movie "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", the Chalice or Cup of Christ used at
the Last Supper can bring eternal life ... right? maybe?
"water" that Jesus spoke about was the sealing of the believers by God the Holy
Spirit at the moment of Salvation.
(John 4:13-15, 7:37-39).
|Only really good
people can be Saved, right? Not those who have committed lots of sins, right?
positively WRONG. ALL people can come to Christ. (Luke 7:36-50).
|Okay, then people
who haven't sinned don't need to be Saved since they are already going to Heaven, right?
||Wrong. ALL people
have sinned from the worst sinner to the best preacher and ALL must come to Christ (Romans
|God wants to send
people to Hell, right?
||Wrong. Hell was
prepared for the Devil and his angels. People only can choose this alternative. (Matthew
25:41, 2nd Peter 3:9).
never sin after they are Saved, right?
||Wrong. It is a
problem even for them until the day they die. (1 John 2:1-2).
|Joining a church
and taking Communion as Remembrance of Christ's Sacrifice are the ways to be Saved, right?
||Wrong. These are
activities to be engaged in AFTER Salvation. (Romans 10:9-11).
|God is finished
with the Nation of Israel in His plans, right? They blew it by crucifying their King
and Savior, right?
Israel is temporarily "blinded" to Christ as Savior. (Romans 11:25-29). He
is coming back for them (Zechariah 12, 14) after they rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
|The Rainbow is not
mentioned in the Bible is it?
Rainbow is a symbol and reminder to God not to destroy the entire Earth with a flood again
can only be elected through the long and complicated election process of the Catholic
"Saints" cannot be elected by ANY Church. All Christians are elected as Saints
by God Himself when they become Believers in Christ. Every single Christian is therefore a
Saint and no one can boast otherwise. (Romans 1:6-8; Ephesians 2:8-10).
|Jehovah is the Name
of God, right?
|Actually, the word
"Jehovah" does not really exist in the texts but is in fact an Anglicized word
that is made from the tetragrammaton YHWH which was modified to be pronounced YaHWeH. YHWH
is in fact an unpronounceable Hebrew word.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" the Ark of the Covenant was a radio to
communicate with God ... This can't really be true, right?
|The Ark of the
Covenant held the Ten Commandments and was placed in Holy of Holies when Jews offered
animal sacrifices for their sins. The High Priest of Israel was the only person who could
enter the Holy of Holies. Jesus became the Great High Priest (Hebrews 9-10). No, it was
not a radio box ... Incidentally, the Ark of the Covenant WILL be or has been found and
will be placed in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem sometime in the very near future (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4).
|You should pray
with your eyes closed, right?
||Jesus prayed with
His eyes open in the Garden of Gethsemane (John 17).
|The King James is
the only authorized Bible, right?
|Well, the King
James was never "authorized" but King James I of England did order the new
translation at the request of the Puritans. The NASB (New American Standard Bible) is a
good choice for a modern, accurate rendering as well as the New King James Bible
(NKJV). Books such as The Living Bible, Good News for Modern Man and The Book are
paraphrases of the original manuscripts and are not recommended for serious study.
|Jesus died on Good
Friday and rose on Sunday the Sabbath, right?
|Well, let's examine
what Scripture says. Remember, Jesus was a Jew and the Jewish Sabbath is Saturday;
Christians are the ones who observe Sunday as the Lord's Day.
Jesus made a direct, prophetic statement concerning His death:
"For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son
of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" (Matthew 12:40 KJV).
So, Jesus was likely crucified Thursday and arose early Sunday morning (according to
Jewish reckoning [1 day = sunset to sunset]):
Thursday (Burial & Night 1)
Friday (Day 1 & Night 2)
Saturday (Day 2 & Night 3)
Sunday (Day 3)
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week,
he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils"
(Mark 16:9 KJV).
So, before sunrise Sunday (the first day of the week) morning: "The first day of the
week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, (the tomb) and
seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre" (John 20:1 KJV).