AGNOSTIC sounds dignified; thus it is given a degree of respect by many and comes from the Greek Language.
Oral Roberts claimed a 600 feet tall Jesus threatened his life if he did not extort millions of dollars out of God’s people for a hospital to be built. Jan Crouch claimed a little Jesus about 3 foot tall peeked over the foot of her bed, then began to levitate her. That is just the short list of charismatic celebrities that claim to have seen Jesus in the flesh.
I do not believe the above accounts of seeing Jesus. Neither do I believe your account of seeing Jesus. You, or they may have seen something, but it was not; Jesus; the God of the Holy Bible (AV1611 of course). Instead I chose to take God’s word on the subject, and you should too. Take a look with me at Matthew chapter 24.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; BELIEVE IT NOT For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; BELIEVE IT NOT.For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto te west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
We have good AUTHORITY to BELIEVE IT NOT, about the Jesus sightings of people; famous and not so famous; who have nothing to add to what is already revealed in the words of the Living God (AV1611 of course).
Using the New International Version Bible, answer the following questions.
Do not rely on your memory. As the Bible is the final authority, you must take the answer from the Bible verse (not from footnotes but from the text).
Conclusion: Little space is provided for your answers, but it’s much more than needed. If you followed the instructions above, you not only failed the test, you receive a big goose egg.
(Ed. These are all missing in the NIV.) So now what do you think of your “accurate, easy to understand, up to date Bible”?
If you would like to improve your score, and in fact score 100%, you can take this test using the Authorized (King James) Bible.
This year for Christmas I just want the truth;
Come clean, if you will, and stop deceiving our youth!
Isn’t it true that only Jesus knows
When we’ve been good or bad, Santa, isn’t it so?
And all of that hype about presents for everyone,
You know the greatest gift is God’s beloved Son!
And, Santa, are you really coming in the sky,
Or will it be Jesus in the twinkling of an eye?
And that home in the north of which you tell,
Why, it’s really God’s throne, and your home is Hell!
That’s right, Santa, you’re Satan in disguise;
Folks could see it in your name if they’d open their eyes!
So, come on, Santa, let’s have the real story,
Just rip off your mask and give God the glory!
A child of Jesus