A Biblical Quiz On Symbolism And Worship

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  • 1. 
    What do I mean by "The Literalists," (which is also the inherent danger of using symbols in worship)?
    • A. 

      The symbol is a window to heaven.

    • B. 

      Literalists literally believe the Bible is inspired by God.

    • C. 

      The Literalists take a literal position in biblical criticism, leading to higher criticism.

    • D. 

      The symbol can end up replacing the thing that it represents.

  • 2. 
    God himself appointed many symbols in worship, especially in the Old Testament.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The water of baptism more than just symbolizes a spiritual reality; it serves as a metaphor. Likewise, of the bread and wine, Jesus did not say, "Act like this is my body and blood," but he said, "this IS my body and blood." There is something deeper than mere symbolism in these acts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The following are common symbols used in the Roman Catholic church: (choose as many as apply)
    • A. 

      Prayer beads (the rosary)

    • B. 

      The Host (leftover bread from Communion)

    • C. 

      Crucifix (the body of Jesus on the cross)

    • D. 

      Zildjian (crash, china, ride and hi hat)

    • E. 

      Rainbow (universal salvation)

  • 5. 
    Jesus apparently wore a Jewish prayer shawl, with tzitzit attached to the corners. He also prayed humanly-composed memorized prayers in the synagogue, using the traditional Jewish posture for prayer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Secularists have taken the name of Christ out of the word Christmas because they wanted to remove the name of Jesus from being associated with His birthday. So when you see "Merry Xmas" that is a secular sign that Christians (Xians) should rightly oppose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The practice of abbreviating the name of God goes back to Old Testament scribes who wanted to avoid taking the name of G_d in vain when they wrote it. So they would leave the vowel points off of The Name.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Prayer posture among Jews and early Christians commonly used these features:
    • A. 

      Eyes open, looking upward

    • B. 

      Arms extended outward with palms out and/or up

    • C. 

      Prayer shawl around the shoulders (men) or over the head (women)

    • D. 

      Head bowed, eyes closed, hands locked together

    • E. 

      Standing up

    • F. 

      Sitting down

  • 9. 
    The name IXTHYS (Ichthus) means "fish." But it is also an acronym for what phrase?
    • A. 

      My Father Can Beat Your Father in Dominoes Any Day

    • B. 

      I Can't Think You Silly

    • C. 

      Fishy Smells As Fishy Does

    • D. 

      Jesus Christ God's Son Savior

  • 10. 
    When Christians pray with their eyes turned upward in church, what are they looking at? 
    • A. 

      The bald spot on the head of the man in front of them, if they are short.

    • B. 

      In an Orthodox church they see a Christ Pantocrator icon above them. In a Roman church, they are likely looking at a Crucifix. Either way, it is a symbol of Jesus.

    • C. 

      The inside of their eyelids, if their eyes are not open.

    • D. 

      Heaven, which is where their treasure lies.

  • 11. 
    What do the letter IHS stand for? (sometimes JHC)
    • A. 

      Jesus H. Christ

    • B. 

      In His Service

    • C. 

      I Am

    • D. 

      Jesus

    • E. 

      I Have Money

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are some of the stations of the cross?
    • A. 

      Grand Central

    • B. 

      Veronica With the Towel

    • C. 

      Jesus Falls the Second Time

    • D. 

      Soldiers Cast Lots for His Robe

    • E. 

      Simeon is Forced to Help Jesus Carry the Cross

    • F. 

      Jesus says, "Ouch!"

    • G. 

      Jesus Speaks to the Women of Jerusalem

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