بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Bible was only meant for the children of Israel, for that time.
Christ peace be upon him
said in the Gospel
of Mathew, Ch. No. 15, Verse No.
24… ‘I am not sent,
but to the
sheep of the house of
The creation of the Earth and the Heaven - the universe was in six, 24-hour days. Light was then before the source of light –
Book, Book of Genesis, 1st
Light (Day) came into existence before creation of Earth.
in Genesis Ch. No.
1 Verses No. 3 and 5,…‘Light
was created on the
Earth came into existence before Sun.
Vegetation came into existence, before sunlight
says in Genesis,
Ch. No.1, Verse No. 11 to 13…‘The vegetation, the herbs
the shrubs, the trees - they
were created on the 3rd day And the
Light of the Moon is its own light.
Bible says in Genesis,
Ch. 1, Verses No.16, that…‘God
created two lights the
greater light, the Sun to rule
the day, and the lesser light the Moon, to rule the night.
translation, if you go to the Hebrew text, it is
‘lamps’…‘Lamps having lights
of its own.’ And that you will come to know better, if you
read both the Verses
The earth - Will it perish or will it abide forever?
Regarding the concept of Earth, there are various Scientists who have described… ‘How will the world end.’ Hypothesis - Some may be right, some may be wrong. But either the world will perish or the world will live forever. Both cannot take place simultaneously – It is unscientific. But this is exactly what the Bible says. It is mentioned in the Bible, in the book of Hebrews, Ch. No.1 Verses No.10 and 11, and the book of Psalms, Ch. No.102, Verse No.25 and 26, that… ‘Almighty God created the Heavens and the Earth, and they will perish.’ Exactly opposite is mentioned in the book of Ecclesiastics, Ch. No.1, Verse No.4, and the book of Psalms, Ch. No.78, Verse No.69, that… ‘The earth will abide forever.’ One has to be unscientific - Both cannot take place. The world cannot abide forever as well as perish – It is unscientific.
The earth has got pillars. The heavens have got pillars.
Regarding ‘the Heavens’, the Bible says in Job, Ch. 26, Verse 11, that… ‘The pillars of the Heaven will tremble.’ Qur’an says in Surah Luqman, Ch. 31, Verse No.10, that…‘The Heavens are without any pillars - Don`t you see? Don’t you see the Heavens are without any pillars? - Bible says heaven have got pillars. Not only do the Heavens have got pillars - Bible says in the first book of Samuel, Ch. No.2 Verses No.8, as well as the book of Job Ch. No.9, Verse No.6, and the book of Psalms Ch. No.75, Verse No.3, that… ‘Even the earth have got pillars.’
Diet and Nutrition: ‘You can have all plants and all vegetation, including the poisonous plants?’
The Bible says in the book of Genesis, Ch. No.1, Verse No.29, that… ‘God has given you all the herbs bearing seeds, the trees bearing fruits - those that bear seed, as meat for you.’ New International Version says… ‘The seed bearing plants, and the trees bearing fruits bearing seeds are food for you, all of them.’ Today, even a layman knows that there are several poisonous plants like wild berries, stritchi, datura, plants containing alkaloid, polyander, bacaipoid - that which if you ingest, if you eat there are high possibilities you may die. How come the Creator of the universe and the human beings, does not know, that if you have these plants, you will die.
True Believer Test, The scientific test the falsification test, of Mark, Ch. No. 16, Verse No. 17 and 18.
The Bible has a scientific test how to identify a true believer. It is mentioned in the Gospel of Mark, Ch. No.16, Verse No.17 and 18 - It says that… ‘There will be signs for true believers and among the signs - In my name they shall cast out devils, they shall speak foreign tongues, new tongues, they shall take up serpents - And if they drink deadly poison, they shall not be harmed - And when they place their hand over the sick, they shall be cured.’ This is a scientific test - In scientific terminology, it is known as the ‘confirmatory test’ for a true Christian believer. In the past 10 years of my life, I have personally interacted with thousands of Christians, including missionaries - I have not come across a single Christian, who has passed this confirmatory test of the Bible. I have not come across a single Christian who took poison - I have not come across any who took poison, and who has not died. And in scientific terminology, this is also called as the ‘falsification test’ That means if a false person tries and does this test… takes poison, he will die. And a false person will not dare attempt this test - If you are not a true Christian believer, you will not dare attempt this test. Because you try and attempt the falsification test, you will fail. So a person who is not a true Christian believer, will never attempt this test.
Rainbow in the sky, as a promise to the human kind, never to submerge the world again by water.
What does the Bible say regarding ‘Hydrology’? Bible says in Genesis, Ch. No.9, Verse No.13 to 17, that… ‘After God, at the time of Noah submerged the world by flood, and after the flood’ subsided, He said… ‘I put up a rainbow in the sky as a promise to the humankind never to submerge the world again, by water. To the unscientific person it may be quite good… ‘Oh rainbow is a sign of Almighty God, never to submerge the world by flood again.’ But today we know very well, that rainbow is due to the refraction of sunlight, with rain or mist. Surely there must have been thousands of rainbows before the time of Noah, peace be upon him. To say it was not there before Noah’s time you have to assume that the law of refraction did not exist - which is unscientific.’
Using Blood to Disinfect the House, against plague of leprosy.
In the field of medicine, the Bible says in the book of Leveticus, Ch. No.14, Verse No.49 to 53 - it gives a novel way for disinfecting a house from plague of leprosy… disinfecting a house from plague of leprosy. It says that… ‘Take two birds, kill one bird, take wood, scale it - and the other living bird, dip it in water… and under running water - later on sprinkle the house 7 times with it.
Sprinkle the house with blood to disinfect against plague of leprosy? You know blood is a good media of germs, bacteria, as well as toxin - You do not use this method of disinfecting the OT, the operation theatre.
A woman remains unclean for double the period, if she gives birth to a daughter, as compared to a son.
mentioned in the book of
Bitter water test for adultery?
The Bible also has a very good test for adultery - How to come to know a woman has committed adultery, in the book of Numbers, Ch. no.5 Verse No..11 to 31. I’ll just say in brief. It says that… ‘The priest should take holy water in a vessel, take dust from the floor, and put it into the vessel - And that is the bitter water ‘And after cursing it, give it to the woman And if the woman has committed adultery, after she drinks it, the curse will enter her body, the stomach will swell, the thigh will rot, and she shall be cursed by the people. If the woman has not committed adultery, she will remain clean and she will bear the seed. A novel method of identifying whether a woman has committed adultery or not. You know today in the world, there are thousands of cases pending in different parts of the world, in different courts of law - only on the assumption that someone has alleged that a woman has committed adultery. I had read in the newspapers, and I came to know from the media, that the President of this great country Mr. Bill Clinton, he was involved in a sex scandal. I wonder, that why did not the American court use this ‘bitter water test’ for adultery? He would have gone scot-free immediately. Why did not the Christian missionaries of this great country, specially those who are in the medical field, use this bitter water test to bail out their President, immediately.
different contradictions in less than 60 Verses of
‘Mathematics’ is a branch, which is closely associated with science, with which you can solve problems, etc. There are thousands of contradictions in the Bible - hundreds deal with mathematics, and I’ll first touch on few of them.
mentioned in Ezra,
Ch. No.2, Verse No.1, and Nehemiah,
Ch. No.7, Verse
No.6, the context that…
people returned from exile, from
In these 60 Verses there are no less than 18 times - the name is exactly the same but the number is different.
There are no less than 18 contradictions in less than 60 Verses, of these two Chapters. This is the list - I don’t have time to run through the list –
The total is different is both the chapters.
is mentioned in Ezra,
Ch. No.2 Verse No.64 that… ‘The total congregation,
if you add up… if you add up,
it comes to 42,360.’
And if you read in
Are there 200 singing men and women, or are there 245 singing men and women?
Further if we read, in Ezra Ch. No. 2, Verse No. 65, it says…There were 200 singing men and women - Nehemiah Ch. No. 7, Verse No. 67…‘There were 245 singing men and women.’ Were they 200 - or were they 245 singing men and women? Context is the same - A mathematical contradiction.
Was Jehoiachin 18 years old, or was he 8 years old when he began to reign? Did he reign for 3 months, or 3 months 10 days.
mentioned in the 2nd
Did Solomon had 3000 baths, or 2000 baths?
is mentioned in the 1st
that Basha, how could he invade
more it is mentioned in
the First Kings,
Ch. No. 15, Verse No. 33,
that… ‘Basha, he died in the 26th
year of reign of Asa.’ And 2nd
I have listed only few, out of the hundreds available unscientific points in the Bible… scientific errors - And I request you to answer them. And irrespective whether you use the ‘concordance approach’ or the ‘conflict approach’… as long as you are logical, you will never be able to prove scientifically, all these aspects I have told him. We agree in Jesus Christ peace be upon him - to him was revealed the Injeel. This is not the Injeel - It may contain part of God's word - But the other unscientific portion is not the word of God. I would like to end my talk by giving the quotation of the Glorious Qur’an, from Surah Baqarah, Ch. No. 2, Verse 79 …. (Arabic)…. ‘Woe to those who write the book with their own hands, and then say this is from Allah, to traffic with it for a miserable price. Woe to those for what they write, woe to those for what they earn.’ Wa Aakim Dawana Anil Hamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
According to your theory of probability, Bible is not the word of God. Irrespective whether you use the ‘conflict approach’ or the ‘concordance approach’ , if you are logical, you will not be able to take out a single Verse of the Qur’an, which is contradicting - Neither a single Verse which is against the established science. If you cannot understand the Qur’an - That does not mean, Qur’an is wrong.
incited David to count the fighting men of
(a) God did (2 Samuel 24:1)
(b) Satan did (1 Chronicles 21:1).
that count how many fighting men were found in
(a) Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9).
(b) One million, one hundred thousand (1 Chronicles 21:5).
many fighting men were found in
(a) Five hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9).
(b) Four hundred and seventy thousand (1 Chronicles 21:5).
God sent his prophet to threaten David with how many years of famine?
(a) Seven (2 Samuel 24:13).
(b) Three (1 Chronicles 21:12).
old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over
(a) Twenty-two (2 Kings 8:26).
(b) Forty-two (2 Chronicles 22:2).
old was Jehoiachin when he became king of
(a) Eighteen (2 Kings 24:8).
(b) Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9).
long did he rule over
(a) Three months (2 Kings 24:8).
(b) Three months and ten days (2 Chronicles 36:9).
The chief of the mighty men of David lifted up his spear and killed how many men at one time?
(a) Eight hundred (2 Samuel 23:8).
(b) Three hundred (1 Chronicles 11:11).
did David bring the Ark of the Covenant to
Before defeating the Philistines or after?
(a) After (2 Samuel 5 and 6).
(b) Before (1 Chronicles 13 and 14).
many pairs of clean animals did God tell Noah to take into the
(a) Two (Genesis 6:19, 20).
(b) Seven (Genesis 7:2). But despite this last instruction only two pairs went into the ark (Genesis 7:8, 9).
When David defeated the King of Zobah, how many horsemen did he capture?
(a) One thousand and seven hundred (2 Samuel 8:4).
(b) Seven thousand (1 Chronicles 18:4).
How many stalls for horses did Solomon have?
(a) Forty thousand (1 Kings 4:26).
(b) Four thousand (2 chronicles 9:25).
what year of King Asa’s reign did Baasha, King of
(a) Twenty-sixth year (1 Kings 15:33 - 16:8).
(b) Still alive in the thirty-sixth year (2 Chronicles 16:1).
How many overseers did Solomon appoint for the work of building the temple?
(a) Three thousand six hundred (2 Chronicles 2:2)
(b) Three thousand three hundred (1 Kings 5:16).
Solomon built a facility containing how many baths?
(a) Two thousand (1 Kings 7:26).
(b) Over three thousand (2 Chronicles 4:5).
Of the Israelites who were freed from the Babylonian captivity, how many were the children of Pahrath-Moab?
(a) Two thousand eight hundred and twelve (Ezra 2:6).
(b) Two thousand eight hundred and eighteen (Nehemiah 7:11).
How many were the children of Zattu?
(a) Nine hundred and forty-five (Ezra 2:8)
(b) Eight hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:13).
How many were the children of Azgad?
(a) One thousand two hundred and twenty-two (Ezra 2:12).
(b) Two thousand three hundred and twenty-two (Nehemiah 7:17).
How many were the children of Adin?
(a) Four hundred and fifty-four (Ezra 2:15).
(b) Six hundred and fifty-five (Nehemiah 7:20).
How many were the children of Hashum?
(a) Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:19).
(b) Three hundred and twenty-eight (Nehemiah 7:22).
many were the children of
(a) Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:28).
(b) One hundred and twenty-three (Nehemiah 7:32).
2:64 and Nehemiah 7:66 agree that the total number of the whole
42,360. Yet the numbers do not add up to anything close.
The totals obtained from each book is as follows:
(a) 29,818 (Ezra).
(b) 31, 089 (Nehemiah).
How many singers accompanied the assembly?
(a) Two hundred (Ezra 2:65).
(b) Two hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:67).
What was the name of King Abijah’s mother?
(a) Michaiah, daughter of Uriel of Gibeah (2 Chronicles 13:2).
(b) Maachah, daughter of Absalom (2 Chronicles 11:20). But Absalom had only one daughter whose name was Tamar (2 Samuel 14:27).
Joshua and the Israelites capture
(a) Yes (Joshua 10:23, 40).
(b) No (Joshua 15:63).
Who was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary?
(a) Jacob (Matthew 1:16).
(b) Heli (Luke 3:23).
Jesus descended from which son of David?
(a) Solomon (Matthew 1:6).
(b) Nathan (Luke 3:31).
Who was the father of Shealtiel?
(a) Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12).
(b) Neri (Luke 3:27).
Which son of Zerubbabel was an ancestor of Jesus Christ?
(a) Abiud (Matthew 1:13).
(b) Rhesa (Luke 3:27). But the seven sons of Zerubbabel are as follows: i. Meshullam, ii. Hananiah, iii. Hashubah, iv. Ohel, v. Berechiah, vi. Hasadiah, viii. Jushabhesed (1 Chronicles 3:19, 20). The names Abiud and Rhesa do not fit in anywhere.
Who was the father of Uzziah?
(a) Joram (Matthew 1:8).
(b) Amaziah (2 Chronicles 26:1).
Who as the father of Jechoniah?
(a) Josiah (Matthew 1:11).
(b) Jehoiakim (1 Chronicles 3:16).
How many generations were there from the Babylonian exile until Christ?
(a) Matthew says fourteen (Matthew 1:17).
(b) But a careful count of the generations reveals only thirteen (see Matthew 1:12-16).
Who was the father of Shelah?
(a) Cainan (Luke 3:35-36).
(b) Arphaxad (Genesis 11:12).
Was John the Baptist Elijah who was to come?
(a) Yes (Matthew 11:14, 17:10-13).
(b) No (John 1:19-21).
Would Jesus inherit David’s throne?
(a) Yes. So said the angel (Luke 1:32).
(b) No, since he is a descendant of Jehoiakim (see Matthew 1:11, 1 Chronicles 3:16). And Jehoiakim was cursed by God so that none of his descendants can sit upon David’s throne (Jeremiah 36:30).
(a) One - a colt (Mark 11:7; cf. Luke 19:35). And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it.”
(b) Two - a colt and an ass (Matthew 21:7). They brought the ass and the colt and put their garments on them and he sat thereon.”
How did Simon Peter find out that Jesus was the Christ?
(a) By a revelation from heaven (Matthew16:17).
(b) His brother Andrew told him (John 1:41).
Where did Jesus first meet Simon Peter and Andrew?
(a) By the sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18-22).
(b) On the banks of river
When Jesus met Jairus was Jairus’ daughter already dead?
(a) Yes. Matthew 9:18 quotes him as saying, “My daughter has just died.”
(b) No. Mark 5:23 quotes him as saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death.”
Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey?
(a) Yes (Mark 6:8).
(b) No (Matthew 10:9; Luke 9:3).
Did Herod think that Jesus was John the baptist?
(a) Yes (Matthew 14:2; Mark 6:16).
(b) No (Luke 9:9)
Did John the Baptist recognise Jesus before his baptism?
(a) Yes (Matthew 3:13-14).
(b) No (John 1:32, 33).
Did John the Baptist recognise Jesus after his baptism?
(a) Yes (John 1:32, 33).
(b) No (Matthew 11:2).
According to the Gospel of John, what did Jesus say about bearing his own witness?
(a) “If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true”(John 5:31).
(b) “Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true” (John 8:14).
(a) Yes (Matthew 21:12).
(b) No. He went into the temple and looked
around, but since it
was very late he did nothing. Instead, he went to
The Gospels say that Jesus cursed a fig tree. Did the tree wither at once?
(a) Yes. (Matthew 21:19).
(b) No. It withered overnight (Mark 11:20).
Did Judas kiss Jesus?
(a) Yes (Matthew 26:48-50).
(b) No. Judas could not get close enough to Jesus to kiss him (John 18:3-12).
What did Jesus say about Peter’s denial?
(a) “The cock will not crow till you have denied me three times” (John 13:38).
(b) “Before the cock crows twice you will deny me three times” (Mark 14:30). When the cock crowed once, the three denials were not yet complete (see Mark 14:72). Therefore prediction (a) failed.
Did Jesus bear his own cross?
(a) Yes (John 19:17).
(b) No (Matthew 27:31-32).
Did Jesus die before the curtain of the temple was torn?
(a) Yes (Matthew 27:50-51; Mark 15:37-38).
(b) No. After the curtain was torn, then Jesus crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last (Luke 23:45-46).
Did Jesus say anything secretly?
(a) No. “I have said nothing secretly” (John 18:20).
(b) Yes. “He did not speak to
them without a parable, but
to his own disciples he explained everything” (Mark 4:34).
The disciples asked him “Why do you speak to them in parables?”
He said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given” (Matthew 13:10-11).
Where was Jesus at the sixth hour on the day of the crucifixion?
(a) On the cross (Mark 15:23).
(b) In Pilate’s court (John 19:14).
The gospels say that two thieves were crucified along with Jesus. Did both thieves mock Jesus?
(a) Yes (Mark 15:32).
(b) No. One of them mocked Jesus, the
Jesus (Luke 23:43).
Jesus ascend to
(a) Yes. He said to
the thief who defended him, “Today you will be with me in
(b) No. He said to Mary Magdelene two days later, “I have not yet ascended to the Father” (John 20:17).
Paul was on the road to
(a) Yes (Acts 9:7).
(b) No (Acts 22:9).
When Paul saw the light he fell to the ground. Did his traveling companions also fall to the ground?
(a) Yes (Acts 26:14).
(b) No (Acts 9:7).
Did the voice spell out on the spot what Paul’s duties were to be?
(a) Yes (Acts 26:16-18).
(b) No. The voice commanded Paul to go
into the city of
there he will be told what he must do. (Acts 9:7; 22:10).
the Israelites dwelt in Shittin they committed adultery with the
died in that plague?
(a) Twenty-four thousand (Numbers 25:1 and 9).
(b) Twenty-three thousand (1 Corinthians 10:8).
many members of the house of Jacob came to
(a) Seventy souls (Genesis 46:27).
(b) Seventy-five souls (Acts 7:14).
What did Judas do with the blood money he received for betraying Jesus?
(a) He bought a field (Acts 1:18).
(b) He threw all of it into the temple and went away. The priests could not put the blood money into the temple treasury, so they used it to buy a field to bury strangers (Matthew 27:5).
How did Judas die?
(a) After he threw the money into the temple he went away and hanged himself (Matthew 27:5).
(b) After he bought the field with the price of his evil deed he fell headlong and burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out (Acts 1:18).
Why is the field called “Field of Blood”?
(a) Because the priests bought it with the blood money (Matthew 27:8).
(b) Because of the bloody death of Judas therein (Acts 1:19).
Who is a ransom for whom?
(a) “The Son of Man came . . .
to give his life as a ransom for
many” (Mark 10:45). “ . . . Christ Jesus who gave
himself as a ransom
for all . . . “ (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
(b) “The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless for the upright” (Proverbs 21:18).
Is the law of Moses useful?
(a) Yes. “All scripture is . . . profitable . . .” (2 Timothy 3:16).
(b) No. “. . . A former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness . . . “ (Hebrews 7:18).
What was the exact wording on the cross?
(a) “This is Jesus the King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:37).
(b) “The King of the Jews” (Mark 15:26)
(c) “This is the King of the Jews” (Luke 23:38).
(d) “Jesus of
Did Herod want to kill John the baptist?
(a) Yes (Matthew 14:5).
(b) No. It was Herodias, the wife of Herod who wanted to kill him. But Herod knew that he was a righteous man and kept him safe (Mark 6:20).
Who was the tenth disciple of Jesus in the list of twelve?
(a) Thaddaeus (Matthew 10:1-4; Mark 3:13-19).
(b) Judas son of James is the corresponding name in Luke’s gospel (Luke 6:12-16).
Jesus saw a man sitting at the tax collector’s office and called him to be his disciple. What was his name?
(a) Matthew (Matthew 9:9).
(b) Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27).
Was Jesus crucified on the daytime before the Passover meal or the daytime after?
(a) After (Mark 14:12-17).
(b) Before. Before the feast of the
Passover (John 13:1) Judas
went out at night (John 13:30). The other disciples thought he was
going out to
buy supplies to prepare for the Passover meal (John 13:29). When Jesus
arrested, the Jews did not enter Pilate’s judgement hall
because they wanted to
stay clean to eat the passover (John 18:28). When the judgement was
against Jesus, it was about the sixth hour on the day of Preparation for the Passover (John 19:14).
Did Jesus pray to The Father to prevent the crucifixion?
(a) Yes. (Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42).
(b) No. (John 12:27).
In the gospels which say that Jesus prayed to avoid the cross, how many times did he move away from his disciples to pray?
(a) Three (Matthew 26:36-46 and Mark 14:32-42).
(b) One. No opening is left for another two times. (Luke 22:39-46).
Matthew and Mark agree that Jesus went away and prayed three times. What were the words of the second prayer?
(a) Mark does not give the words but he says that the words were the same as the first prayer (Mark 14:39).
(b) Matthew gives us the words, and we can see that they are not the same as in the first (Matthew 26:42).
What did the centurion say when Jesus dies?
(a) “Certainly this man was innocent” (Luke 23:47).
(b) “Truly this man was the Son of God” (Mark 15:39).
When Jesus said “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” in what language did he speak?
(a) Hebrew: the words are “Eli, Eli . . . “ (Matthew 27:46).
(b) Aramaic: the words are “Eloi, Eloi . . . “ (Mark 15:34).
According to the gospels, what were the last words of Jesus before he died?
(a) “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” (Luke 23:46).
(b) “It is finished” (John 19:30).
(a) Yes (Matthew 8:5).
(b) No. He sent some elders of the Jews and his friends (Luke 7:3, 6).
Which one is true?
(a) Adam was told that if and when he eats the forbidden fruit he would die the same day (Genesis 2:17).
(b) Adam ate the
fruit and went on to live to a ripe old age
of 930 years (Genesis 5:5).
Which one is true?
(a) God decided that the life-span of humans will be limited to 120 years (Genesis 6:3).
(b) Many people born after that lived longer than 120. Arpachshad lived 438 years. His son Shelah lived 433 years. His son Eber lived 464 years, etc. (Genesis 11:12-16).
Apart from Jesus did anyone else ascend to heaven?
(a) No (John 3:13).
(b) Yes. “And Elijah went up by
a whirlwind into heaven”
(2 Kings 2:11).
Who was high priest when David went into the house of God and ate the consecrated bread?
(a) Abiathar (Mark 2:26).
(b) Ahimelech, the father of Abiathar (1 Samuel 21:1; 22:20).
Was Jesus’ body wrapped in spices before burial in accordance with Jewish burial customs?
(a) Yes and his female disciples witnessed his burial (John 19:39-40).
(b) No. Jesus was simply wrapped in a linen shroud. Then the women bought and prepared spices “so that they may go and anoint him [Jesus]” (Mark 16:1).
When did the women buy the spices?
(a) After “the sabbath was past” (Mark 16:1).
(b) Before the sabbath. The women
“prepared spices and
Then, “on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment” (Luke 23:55 to 24:1).
At what time of day did the women visit the tomb?
(a) “Toward the dawn” (Matthew 28:1).
(b) “When the sun had risen” (Mark 16:2).
What was the purpose for which the women went to the tomb?
(a) To anoint Jesus’ body with spices (Mark 16:1;Luke 23:55 to 24:1).
(b) To see the tomb. Nothing about spices here (Matthew 28:1).
(c) For no specified reason. In this gospel the wrapping with spices had been done before the sabbath (John 20:1).
A large stone was placed at the entrance of the tomb. Where was the stone when the women arrived?
(a) They saw that the stone was “Rolled back” (Mark 16:4). They found the stone “rolled away from the tomb” (Luke 24:2). They saw that “the stone had been taken away from the tomb” (John 20:1)
(b) As the women approached, an angel descended from heaven, rolled away the stone, and conversed with the women. Matthew made the women witness the spectacular rolling away of the stone (Matthew 28:1-6).
Did anyone tell the women what happened to Jesus’ body?
(a) Yes. “A young man in a white robe” (Mark 16:5). “Two men . . . in dazzling apparel” later described as angels (Luke 24:4 and 24:23). An angel - the one who rolled back the stone (Matthew 16:2). In each case the women were told that Jesus had risen from the dead (Matthew 28:7; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:5 footnote).
(b) No. Mary met no one and returned saying, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him” (John 20:2).
did Mary Magdelene first meet the resurrected Jesus? And how
did she react?
(a) Mary and the other women met Jesus on their way back from their first and only visit to the tomb. They took hold of his feet and worshipped him (Matthew 28:9).
(b) On her second visit to the tomb Mary met Jesus just outside the tomb. When she saw Jesus she did not recognise him. She mistook him for the gardener. She still thinks that Jesus’ body is laid to rest somewhere and she demands to know where. But when Jesus said her name she at once recognised him and called him “Teacher.” Jesus said to her, “Do not hold me . . . “ (John 20:11 to 17).
What was Jesus’ instruction for his disciples?
(a) “Tell my brethren to go to
(b) “Go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God” (John 20:17).
did the disciples return to
because when they saw Jesus in
(b) After at
least 40 days. That evening the disciples were still in
To whom did the Midianites sell Joseph?
(a) “To the Ishmaelites” (Genesis 37:28).
(b) “To Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah” (Genesis 37:36).
brought Joseph to
Ishmaelites bought Joseph and then “took Joseph to
Midianites had sold him in
(c) Joseph said to his brothers
“I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold
Does God change his mind?
(a) Yes. The word of the Lord came to Samuel: “I repent that I have made Saul King . . .” (1 Samuel 15:10 to 11).
(b) No. God “will not lie or repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent” (1 Samuel 15:29).
(c) Yes. “And the Lord repented
that he had made Saul King over
i. The Lord was sorry that he made man” (Genesis 6:6). I am sorry that I have made them” (Genesis 6:7)
ii.“And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people” (Exodus 32:14)
iii.(Lots of other such references).
The Bible says that for each miracle Moses and Aaron demonstrated the same by their secret arts. Then comes the following feat:
(a) Moses and Aaron converted all the available water into blood (Exodus 7:20-21).
(b) The magicians did the same (Exodus 7:22). This is impossible, since there would have been no water left to convert into blood.
Who killed Goliath?
(a) David (1 Samuel 17:23, 50).
(b) Elhanan (2 Samuel 21:19).
Who killed Saul?
(a) “Saul took his own sword and fell upon it. . . . Thus Saul died... (1 Samuel 31:4-6).
(b) An Amalekite slew him (2 Samuel 1:1-16).
Does every man sin?
(a) Yes. “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46; see also 2 Chronicles 6:36; Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20; and 1 John 1:8-10).
(b) No. True Christians cannot possibly sin, because they are the children of God. Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God . . (1 John 5:1). “We should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1). “He who loves is born of God” (1 John 4:7). “No one born of God commits sin; for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God” (1 John 3:9).
(c) But, then again, Yes! “If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).
Who will bear whose burden?
(a) “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
(b) “Each man will have to bear his own load” (Galatians 6:5).
How many disciples did Jesus appear to after his resurrection?
(a) Twelve (1 Corinthians 15:5).
(b) Eleven (Matthew 27:3-5 and Acts 1:9-26, see also Matthew 28:16; Mark 16:14 footnote; Luke 24:9; Luke 24:33).
Where was Jesus three days after his baptism?
(a) After his baptism, “the
spirit immediately drove him out
wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days … (Mark 1:12-13).
(b) Next day after the baptism, Jesus
selected two disciples.
Second day: Jesus went to
baby Jesus’s life threatened in
(a) Yes, so
Joseph fled with him to
(b) No. The
family fled nowhere. They calmly presented the child at the
When Jesus walked on water how did the disciples respond?
(a) They worshipped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God” (Matthew 14:33).
(b) “They were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened” (Mark 6:51-52).
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