We thought we'd put together a pop-quiz. Hopefully it won't be too hard because each question is multiple choice. To make the quiz a little easier we've also provided links for all of the answers so that you can get more information before you make your decision. Are you ready? Here we go.
This is a painting depicting the crucifixion of the the Apostle Peter (click on the image to enlarge it). Church history tells us that he was martyred by the Emperor Nero in Rome. However, Peter didn't feel worthy enough to experience the same death as our Lord and savior Jesus Christ so he was crucified upside down. It took several days for him to die.
Why was the Apostle Peter martyred?
A. Because he was caught preaching a sermon series on How to Have the Greatest Sex Ever?
B. Because he was teaching people how to love themselves?
(The correct answer is C. If you thought it was A or B, then you need to read your Bible more)
The statue to the right depicts the beheading of the Apostle Paul (click on the image to enlarge it). He was also murdered by the Emperor Nero. Because he was a Roman citizen, Paul's death was 'easier' than Peter's. Paul was beheaded.
Why was the Apostle Paul martyred?
A. He stubbornly preached 'Christ Crucified for Sinners'. A message that is a stumbling block for Jews and foolishness for Greeks.
B. He was caught teaching people "How to Become a Better You" and was overheard sharing the 7 keys for improving your life everyday.
(The Answer is A. If you chose B then you are probably attending a heretical church)
Watch the video posted below. It is one of the deleted scenes from the movie Gladiator. It depicts Christians being fed to the lions in the coliseum. After viewing the video answer the question below.
Why were these Christians put to death in the Coliseum?
A. Because they were teaching that God wants people to be rich and prosperous.
B. Because they were teaching the 10 Commandments of Health and Wellness.
(The correct answer is C. If you got this one wrong please send us an email and we will pray for you.)
Question 4 - (This is the toughest one. Be sure to read all the options before you answer.)
Which message do you think he needs to hear the most?
G. That Jesus Christ died on the cross to atone for his sins and that he needs to repent and believe the gospel.
(The correct answer is G. If you got this one wrong then we REALLY need to talk. Have your Christian friends contact us and we'll schedule an intervention for you.)
Have you noticed that none of the popular American sermon themes seem appropriate in these contexts. There is a reason for that. The reason is because too many pastors are not preaching sound doctrine. Instead, they are preaching messages that tickle the ears of the unsaved in order to attract a crowd.
If you've found this quiz to be eye-opening or convicting would you please email the link to the quiz to your Christian friends and family?