The Tribulation – Daniel 12:1

Introduction: Generally speaking, the word “tribulation” refers to (tribulating; tripping during ambulation; affliction; trouble). How many different kinds of tribulation might there be (three; several; many; hundreds)? ??????? Is (persecution; hatred by others; the time of Jacob’s troubles; winning the lottery) persecution? Not lottery Acts 14:22 prophesies that Christians will suffer (persecution, tribulation, the plague; death). Tribulation John 16:33 prophesies that Christians will suffer (persecution, tribulation, AIDs; death). Tribulation Is tribulation the same thing as (affliction; persecution; the tribulation; death)? Not necessarily When we speak of “the tribulation,” Calvary Baptist Church is referring to (Jacob’s trouble; seven years of God’s wrath poured out upon the earth; the persecution of God’s church; privation and starvation). Daniel 12:1. “The children of thy people” are (Danielle and Dan Junior; our grandchildren; Israel; the children of Jacob). This verse is speaking (generically; allegorically; of a specific day; of a future period). Day & period 1935 to 1945 was (a terrible time; a tribulation; the very worst period; the time about which Daniel was writing) for the people of Israel in Europe. A terrible time of tribulation This verse says that this “time of trouble” will last (10 years; 7 years; 6 months; it doesn’t say). Doesn’t The Lord will deliver (those registered; the Jews; the elect; the church) out of this trouble. Elect, recorded Jeremiah 30:7-9. In both Daniel 12:1 and this scripture we find the same word (Israel; church; trouble; yoke). Trouble This time, that word is modified with the adjective (bad; severe; sept; Jacob’s) Jacob’s This scripture seems to be speaking about (several different periods of trouble; Nazi Germany; the Babylonian...

The Millennium – Isaiah 11:1-11

Introduction: Isaiah 11 should be interpreted (loosely; critically; literally; figuratively). Literally. “Jesse” refers to (Jesse James; the son of Obed; the grandfather of Tamar; the father of David). Last 3 The “rod” growing out of the stem of Jesse was (a tree; a bush; David; Christ Jesus). Christ Does “the spirit of the LORD” resting upon Him, make Him less than deity? Christ will eventually say (I am God; the Father judgeth no man; all judgment has been given unto the Son; the Millennium starts now). “The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:” When Christ was incarnate He dispensed (grace; judgment; justice; revelation). Grace & revelation Today, wolves (dwell with; dine with; dine upon; play with) lambs. Lions eat (straw; celery; wildebeest; meat). They are carnivores In the Bible a cockatrice is a (chicken; mythological beast; viper; poisonous snake). Viper This chapter is (foreboding; forbidding; future; fantastic). Future and fantastic Bible believers call the period described in this chapter as (the Millennium; Paradise; Heaven; my back yard). The word “millennium” is found how many times in our English Bibles (17; 100; 1,000,000; never) Never According to the average English dictionary “millennium” means (peace and prosperity; of or related to a millepede; a million; a thousand). Thousand It is taken from what Greek word in Rev. 20:1-7 (angel; thousand; resurrection; “hath part”) None of these “Millennium” is an English word borrowed from (Greek; Latin; Spanish; French). Latin (George; Jerome; Jill; Gill) used it in his translation of Rev. 20. The Greek word translated “thousand” is (thousand; millennium; chilioi; agape) chilioi khil’-ee-oy Someone who believes...

The Close of the Millennium – Revelation 20:1-10

Introduction: Put the following four items in chronological order : (_____the Nation of Israel; _____ the Patriarchs; _____ Creation; _____ the laying aside of Israel). 3,2,1,4 Put in chronological order the following four items: (_____the Great White Throne Judgment; _____ the Millennium; _____ the Church; _____ the Tribulation.) 3,4,1,2 The Tribulation will be (an extended period of trouble; a period of peace; the preparation of Israel; a catastrophe for God’s church). Preparation for Israel The Millennium (started with Christ’s incarnation; will be an extended period of peace; will feature the direct rule of the Messiah; will end in blood-shed). All except incarnation The Millennium will last for (a millennium; a million years; a million months; a thousand years). Thousand The only time that God’s word speaks about a thousand years is here in Revelation 20. No The only time that God’s word speaks about the Kingdom of Christ lasting for a thousand years is here in Revelation 20. Yes The word “millennial” is (a verb, a noun, an adverb; and adjective). Adjective Which things are the same – (the Millennium; the Tribulation; the Millennial Kingdom; Christ sitting upon the throne of His father David). Not the tribulation The events which will bring the Millennium to a close. Will (air pollution; lack of food and water; man’s sin; Satan’s rebellion) end the Kingdom of Christ? None these The Millennium will be kept from becoming a million years by (war; Satan; the will of God; man). God’s will Why doesn’t God want it to last for a million years? With the Millennial Kingdom lasting for so long, and assuming that the...

The Bride of Christ – Revelation 19:1-3

Introduction: A Biblical church is an ecclesia – which means (Bride; assembly; body; building). Assembly The difference between “a church” and “the church” is a matter of (linguistics; the difference between definite & indefinite articles; specific and generic; a single congregation and all of the churches of Christ). The Lord’s church does not include (angels; John the Baptist; all saints; unbaptized babies). Yes Christ’s church does not include (baptized babies; children sprinkled with holy water from religious fonts; elect but unregenerated saints; professing Christians who are members of “churches” founded by men). (Eliminate the incorrect) – A church of Christ is (an assembly; of saved; scripturally baptized believers; who have covenanted together to serve the Lord according to His Word). It is all correct Does the Bible speak of the Lord’s church as all the redeemed? When you look at the building on the corner of Spokane street and 12th avenue are you looking at one of the Lord’s churches? No; you are looking at the place where the ecclesia meets According to Eph. 2:21; Matt. 16:18; and I Cor. 3:10, it would (unbiblical; unreasonable; irresponsible; acceptable) to speak of the Lord’s ecclesia as a building. Acceptable if explained A building might be used to speak of a church (accurately; allegorically; figuratively; Biblically). Last three So why shouldn’t we call the white building with grey trim on north Spokane street a church of Christ (it is misleading; it is inaccurate; it confuses the truth; God would strike us dead)? Misleading, confusing, inacc According to (Eph. 2:21; Col. 1:18; Rev. 21:3; I Cor. 3:10) one of the Lord’s churches might...

Biblical Creationism – Genesis 1:1-31

Introduction: The belief Jehovah created the universe out of nothing, and the modern idea of evolution, are the only two explanations for the existence of all things (yes, no). No Creation and evolution are (diametrical opposites; mutually acceptable; mutually exclusive; contradictory). Evolution has been (thoroughly proven; thoroughly accepted by academia; made to agree with the Bible, proven to be false). Accepted, but not proven to be true If evolution is ever proven to be true then (God is a liar; God does not exist; the Bible cannot be trusted; man’s hatred of God will have been proven to be true). All of these This a moot thought because (God is always true; the Bible can be trusted; the natural man’s hatred of things spiritual is obvious; evolution will never be proven). All of these Do, or have, evolutionists ever said that all of today’s notable scientist believe in evolution? They have Is this true? Can the declarations of men who knowingly make false statements, be trusted? Can the statements of the ardent evolutionist be fully trusted? Biblical creation. Biblical creation is (one explanation for the universe; the only kind of “creation;” a product of the imagination of Moses; a deception created by God). There are other varieties of “creation.” Statements about Biblical creation can be found (only in Genesis; only in the Pentateuch; only in the Old Testament; only in the Bible). It can be seen in natural science as well as all over the Bible Which of the following Old Testament men does not refer in some fashion to God’s creation of the universe (Moses; Nehemiah; Job; the...

The Doctrine of Sin – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-6

Introduction: The natural man hates the idea of divine creation because it (presupposes the existence of God; elevates Adam & Eve over “Lucy” & the Cro magnon man; leads to the existence of sin; magnifies Christ Jesus). All If Biblical creation is not true then the ideas of (extra-terrestrial humanoid life; summer vacations; sin; salvation) would crumble. Sin and salvation The Biblical doctrine of sin (would be destroyed; would be elevated; would cease to exist; would ripen) if Biblical creation was proven to be false). Destroyed, cease to exist If man eliminated the Bible and the Biblical doctrine of creation (the average man would be delighted; sin would cease to exist; Hell would be eliminated; Heaven would be free to all). Sin would still be sin The first use of the word “sin” is in (the Book of Romans; God’s command to Adam about the Tree of Life; Genesis 3; God’s discussion with Abel). God’s talking with Cain The first human sin was committed by (Cain & Abel; Ruth & Boaz; Mary & Martha; Adam & Eve.) Despite being defined many ways in God’s Word, the context of Genesis 2 & 3 suggest that essentially sin is (eating too much; eating unhealthy food; disobedience to God; not saying “grace” before eating). The study of sin is (ridiculous; hamartiology; counter-productive; encourages sinful behavior). Grk-Hamartio The nature of sin. I Jn. 3:4 teaches that sin is (an action; a transgression of God’s law; disobedience to God; pride). All but pride Which of the following is not sin (murder; slander; theft; adultery). All of these are All of these sins are (crimes...

The Sovereignty of God – Ephesians 1:1-7

Introduction: The universe came into existence through (evolution; creation; an explosion of energy; and explosion of elements). Creation The creator of the universe was (the U.S. Senate; Jehovah; Satan; Christ). Christ / Jehovah God used (nothing; eternal energy; certain amino acids; luck) to create the universe. Nothing With the preceding thought being true, it should be realized that God is (smart; omnipotent; sovereign over all things; kind). Sovereign and omnipotent “Sovereign” and “sovereignty” are Biblical words – (yes, no, allegorically, doctrinally). No, but doctrine there The noun “sovereign” speaks of (a British gold coin; a king; someone who exercises supreme authority; Jehovah). All of these The noun “sovereignty” refers to (absolute independence; absolute authority; cooperation; the rule that Jehovah has over His creation). All of these except cooperation God’s Supremacy. When God said in Psalm 50, “thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself,” He was (stating the obvious; criticizing apostate Israel; condemning the philosophy of the day; prophesying of our day). All When men change their minds or plans it might be because (they learned something; their circumstances changed; they died; something better came along). All of these God never changes His plans or His mind because He is (omniscient; in sovereign control of all things; stubborn; timeless). Sovereign, omniscient and timeless; “stubborn” doesn’t apply to God When men deny the supremacy of God it is generally because they (don’t want Jehovah to be God; want to be rich; want themselves to be gods; they have been blinded by Satan). Not “rich” God’s supremacy can be argued from (the great distance between earth’s mightiest creatures...

The Doctrine of Election – I Peter 1:2

Introduction: When we say that Jehovah is sovereign, we mean that He (is omniscient; is omnipotent; Lord; God). Lord/God “Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the ___________, and the glory, and the ______________, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is ___________; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as _____________above all. Both ____________ and ________________ come of thee, and thou ____________ over all; and in thine hand is ____________ and _______________; and in thine hand it is to ___________great, and to give _______________ unto all.” I Chron. 29:11-12 Proverbs 29:1 is (ridiculous; the truth; frightening; humbling). Frightening, humbling truth When God’s Word says, “The king’s _____________ is in the hand of the ___________, as the rivers of water: he turneth it ____________________ ______ will,” it means that (the most powerful man on earth cannot do anything contrary to the will of Jehovah; the most wicked man on earth can be instantly made to love righteousness; the Christ-hater can be made by God to love Him; we should pray to God for our national leaders). All of these Which of the following should not be applied to the natural man (an eternal soul; depraved; dead; needy). All Spiritually, all human beings are (free thinkers; dead; asleep; in desperate need of God). Dead & needy When God’s sovereignty begins to touch on man’s salvation, Biblical terms which could apply are (dictatorship; loss of personal freedom; grace; election). Grace and election The words “elect” and “election” (are theological words; are Biblical words; are not Biblical words; are fightin’ words). Theological...

The Doctrine of Hell – Revelation 20:11-15

Introduction: Number in descending order the most hated doctrines of Bible Christianity – ____ Deity of Christ; ____ Eternal Judgment; ____ Sovereign Election; ____Heaven; ____ Salvation by Grace; ____ Human Depravity. Any Bible doctrine might be hated by unbelievers because those people are – (smarter than God; blinded by Satan; fear the truth; would like to custom-design their own religion). All but “smarter than God” The doctrine of Hell is hated by the natural man because it is – (contrary to logic; objectionable to our kind natures; fearful if true; magnifies the God of the Bible). It is logical, magnifies God and is fearful The Biblical doctrine of hell is (over preached; already sufficiently understood by the natural man; a secondary, unimportant doctrine; too frightening to consider again). None of these The word “hell” is found more than (a dozen; two dozen; fifty; a thousand) times in the Bible. 54 times It is found in (1 & 5; 2 & 6; 6 & 5; 10 & 7) Old Testament and New Testament books. 10 & 7 The Old Testament word translated “hell” is (hell, sheol, hades; gehenna). Sheol “Sheol” is translated into what three English words (hell; heck; grave; pit). Hell, grave, pit The fact that “sheol” is not always translated “hell” proves that (it should never be translated “hell;” it is never speaking of something eternal; it is a multifaceted word; we shouldn’t study it). Multifaceted The most common New Testament word translated “hell” is (hell, sheol, hades; gehenna). Gehenna The second most common New Testament for “hell” is (hell, sheol, hades; gehenna). Hades The Nature of hell....

Final Resurrection – Ps. 49:15

Resurrection. The souls of all mankind are (tangible; invisible; redeemable; eternal). Tangible means touchable – X The bodies of people are (temporal; physical; corrupt; dying). All of these With the foregoing question being true, it means there will be no human bodies in eternity – (true or false). When we say that God is omnipotent and sovereign, we mean that (He is all-knowing; He is all-thinking; He is all-encompassing; can do whatever He chooses to do). Anything which is not contrary to His nature If the Almighty wanted a ten ton boulder to hover in mid-air for eternity (He couldn’t do it; He could do it; He will have hundreds of such floating boulders hovering over the heads of the wicked; they will be imaginary). If God wanted human bodies which are dying because of the curse of sin, to become eternal (He couldn’t do it; He could do it; He will have hundreds of boulders hovering over those eternal bodies; the whole idea is preposterous). He will do it The bodies of people who died and were buried a hundred years ago one day will (live again; be raised from their graves; will stand before God for judgment; will come together whole once again). All of these The bodies of people who were blown up in explosions during WWII will (live again; be raised from death; will stand before God for judgment; will become whole once again). All of these The bodies of people who were eaten by wild animals; consumed by crematoriums, and incinerated by volcanos will (live again; be raised from death; will stand before God...

God’s Saints in Eternity – Matthew 25:31-34

By nature, when children are born into this world, they enter life (small; ignorant; spiritually dead; angelic). Despite their spiritual condition, they may have physical life for (a year; a decade; a century; a while). Apart from the intervening, saving grace of God, when these people physically die, their bodies may be (translated to Heaven; buried; cremated; eaten by fish) but their souls will (entombed; calcified; sent to hades; translated to Heaven). Not translated to Heaven, entombed or calcified – sent to Hell “Then shall (Christ) say also unto them on the left hand, _______________ from me, ye ______________, into ___________________ _____________, prepared for the devil & his angels.” Matt 25:41 When they were first born, the people who eventually die as saints of God, entered life (small; ignorant; spiritually dead; just like everyone else). All of these They became saints of God by (their holy living; their wholly living; God’s saving grace; bribery). Grace With only a few exceptions, all of God’s saints from a hundred years ago and beyond have (been burned at the stake; been resurrected; been translated to Heaven; died just like the non-saints). Died “And as it is appointed unto men (only men; all men; old men) once to _______________, but after this the _____________________: So _________________ was once offered to bear the ___________ of many; and unto them that ____________________ for ______________ shall he ________________ the second time without sin unto ____________________.” Heb. 9:27-28 “Then shall (Christ) the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye _________________ of my Father, ____________________ the kingdom _______________________ for you from the __________________ of the world.”...