Know Your Bible? 8 Question Pop Quiz. (Subject: Jesus)

I’m going to put up 8 questions and then the answers at the very end.  DO NOT scroll to the bottom unless you want the answers.  Try to answer first, then scroll.  Leave a comment on how you did and what surprised you…

1. If Jesus ‘fulfilled the Law’ thus doing away with it, how did He fulfill the Laws that pertained specifically to Levites, or farmers, or women?

2.  When was Jesus raised from the dead?

3.  Who, according to Jesus, did He come to  save?

4. What will Jesus teach upon His return?

5. Is believing and following Torah contrary to believing and following Jesus?

6. When Jesus says, “If you love Me, you will keep my commandments,” what commandments is He speaking of?

7. If Jesus is the Good Shepherd and the Son of David, what kingdom will He rule over and for how long?  Who will live in it and where?

8. What does the name ‘Jesus’ mean?

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Following are the answers.  Do not scroll past this point if you still want to ponder…

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1. If Jesus ‘fulfilled the Law’ thus doing away with it, how did He fulfill the Laws that pertained specifically to Levites, or farmers, or women?  Jesus was neither a woman or a Levite and by most reckonings, He was not a farmer.  He could not have fulfilled those Laws in the sense that He did/lived/performed those laws…  Further, the passage from which the phrase ‘fulfill the law’ comes from is generally misinterpreted.  Let’s look at it briefly.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17-19)

Notice a couple things:

  • Jesus explicitly says, “I did NOT come to abolish” therefore, ‘fulfill’ cannot mean ‘do away with,’ ‘put and end to,’ ‘terminate,’ ‘abrogate’ or any other fancy word that is a synonym for ‘abolish.’
  • Jesus DOES say, ‘Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law..’
  • Jesus says that break or teaching to break the commandments is grounds for being the least in the kingdom.
  • Jesus says that keeping and teaching to keep the commandments is grounds to be greatest in the kingdom.
  • There is not even a HINT in this passage of the Law or the prophets being abolished or done away with.  In fact, exactly the opposite is true!!

Here is a 15 minute video that spells out the case and definition for the Greek word, ‘pleroo,’ here translated: fulfill.  Pleroo the Law

2.  When was Jesus raised from the dead?  Tradition teaches that He was raised at sunrise, ‘Easter’ morning.  Is that even possible?

Jesus said, in Matthew 12:39-40:

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

40 For as Jonas 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.

His own testimony says, ‘three days AND three nights.‘  If He died at/near sunset on the day of His atonement, is it even possible to rise at dawn??  Uhm…  No!

He was raised at sunset on the Sabbath.  That was the third day of His rest.  The Hebrew day begins at sunset.  The feast of First Fruits began at sunset and He was the First Fruits offering…  More on the timing and related verses in the chart on this page.  Test your tradition.  Seek truth.

3.  Who, according to Jesus, did He come to  save?  Again, let’s quote Jesus,

 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

By His OWN testimony, He came ONLY for the ‘lost sheep of the house of Israel.’  Frankly, that immediately shook up my theology….  Made me REALLY wonder what it means to be grafted in.  I recommend two video teachings that explain much more and spell out who you really are and why Jesus/Yeshua really came…  It was about MUCH more than just saving us from sin.  See: The Lost Sheep and Grafted In.

4. What will Jesus teach upon His return?  Jesus/Yeshua will teach Torah.  It is what He taught on His first coming and it is what He will teach in His second coming.

24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

28 And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.  (Ezekiel 37:24-28)

See also, Micah 4, particularly verses 2-3, as well as multiple other passages in Scripture that speak of the Law going forth from Zion.

5. Is believing and following Torah contrary to believing and following Jesus?  John 5:46-47 says,

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

Jesus/Yeshua is the Living Word, the Word made flesh.  We are called to ‘walk as He walked’ and the definition of HOW He walked IS Torah.  1 John 2:3-7 says,

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

6. When Jesus says, “If you love Me, you will keep my commandments,” what commandments is He speaking of?  Simply, Torah.  Consider several points:

  • The definition of ‘commandments’ is consistent from Genesis to Revelation.  At no point is this word ever redefined to mean anything other than Torah.
  • Scripture NEVER parses the Torah into categories that are moral/civil/ceremonial.  The common theological idea of a three-fold division of the Law wherein two are done away with and one remains, though only partly (see the Fourth Commandment), is a tradition of man that is a fallacy cut from whole cloth.  Clear example of man’s ‘wisdom’ getting him into deep trouble.  Go back and reread the answer to question #1.
  • Jesus/Yeshua is the Lawgiver.  What then are His commandments?

7. If Jesus is the Good Shepherd and the Son of David, what kingdom will He rule over and for how long?  I’ll just quote Ezekiel 37:24-28 and let you find the answers…

24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

28 And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

8. What does the name ‘Jesus’ mean?  Nothing.  His name wasn’t ‘Jesus’…  The word/name did not exist until about 500 years ago.  His actual name was ‘Yehoshua’ or ‘Y’shua’ for short…  It means, ‘salvation’ or ‘deliverance.’  Here is a terrific short film that explores this topic and the relevance to us today.

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I hope this quiz has blessed and challenged you.  We must pursue truth and shun tradition.  Many items on this quiz identify closely held traditions that damage our credibility when we witness to the Person and Work of Messiah Yeshua.

Please take time to read and study more on this blog as we seek dig out from under centuries of tradition and reveal the truth of Scripture.

Shalom aleichem!!

About Pete Rambo

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6 Responses to Know Your Bible? 8 Question Pop Quiz. (Subject: Jesus)

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