1. Who provided purification for our sins? Was it: (a) Jesus, (b) Mary or (c) both Jesus and Mary?[God's Word] But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:6-8)
2. Who is sitting on the throne ruling in heaven? Is it: (a) both God (the Majesty) and Jesus, (b) Mary or (c) both Jesus and Mary?
3. Who provided purification for our sins? (a) Jesus, (b) it occurs beyond death in the flames of Purgatory.
4. Who did Jesus teach we are to pray to? (a) the Father, (b) Mary, (c) Mary and the saints.[God's Word] As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." (Luke 11:27,28)
5. Do pagans pray repetitiously thinking they will be heard because of their many words? (a) Yes (b) No.
6. Who grants our prayer requests? (a) the Father, (b) Mary, (c) Mary and the saints.
7. Is it a sin to pray repetitiously thinking you will be heard by your many words? (a) Yes (b) No.
8. Why did the woman in the crowd praise Mary? It was because: (a) she gave birth to Jesus, (b) she nursed Jesus, or (c) she both gave birth to Jesus and nursed him.[God's Word] When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you." "Why were you searching for me?" he asked." Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what he was saying to them. (Luke 2:48-50)
9. Is that the same reasons why the Catholic church exalts Mary? (a) Yes (b) No.
10. Was Jesus pleased with her praises to Mary and did he compliment that woman? (a) No, Jesus openly rebuked the woman for exalting Mary, (b) Yes, Jesus told the people to join in with her praises to Mary.
11. Who did Jesus say are the people who are blessed rather than Mary (for giving birth to him and nursing him)? (a) those who hear the word of God, (b) those who hear the word of God and obey it.
12. IF Jesus thought Mary should be praised because she gave birth to him and nursed him, was that an excellent time for him to mention it since the unnamed woman brought that up? (a) Yes, (b) No.
13. Were Mary's first recorded words to Jesus in the bible, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you." (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] Then he [the repentant thief] said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:42,43)
14. What were Jesus' first recorded words back to Mary? (a) Jesus rebuked Mary by saying, "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" (b) Jesus agreed with Mary that he himself was in the wrong.
15. Did Joseph and Mary understand what Jesus said? (a) Yes (b) No.
16. Saving grace was given to the repentant thief who sincerely and repentantly went directly to Jesus (without first going to Mary to get to him). (a) True, (b) False.[God's Word] When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. (Acts 1:13,14)
17. Where did the thief (a mortal sinner) go who got forgiven that same day? (a) Paradise (b) Purgatory.
18. Gathered in the upper room, waiting to be filled with the Holy Spirit, were the Lord's apostles and women, including Mary the mother of Jesus and his brothers. (a) True (b) False.[COMMENT: IF Mary the mother of the Lord Jesus was at the watershed Jerusalem group prayer meetings in Acts 4:23-31 and 12:12-17, she is NOT mentioned by name or referred to in the slightest way, but that doesn't make any sense with the way Catholicism has exalted Mary. What a blow that must also be to learn how Catholic apologists have wrongly taught their mariology when it is contradicted throughout God's word. Their Catholic answers are falsified. As we see everywhere, Mary was not the powerful intercessor, our hope in time of need, mediator of grace, etc. as 1.3 billion Catholic souls have been wrongly taught. Such a dogma is soul poison, as it will draw one away from God into a non-existent religious fantasy land.]
19. Mary needed to filled with the Holy Spirit as much as all the others who were also there: (a) True (b) False.
20. Is there even the slightest hint or tiniest suggestion that implies Mary was especially honored or exalted in any way by the followers of Jesus? (a) Yes (b) No.
21. Did Mary have a special place of interceding in prayer, while they were waiting and jointly praying? (a) Yes (b) No.
[God's Word] There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need. (Acts 4:34,35)
22. Was the money from the various sales placed at Mary's feet? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved." This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. (Acts 15:1,2)
23. Was Mary consulted for the vital salvation answer over Mosaic circumcision at the Jerusalem Council? (a) Yes, (b) No.
24. Who does God's word exalt as the one/s we should be honoring? (a) Mary, (b) Both Jesus and Mary, (c) Both the Father and Jesus.[God's Word] But he [Joseph] had no union with her until she [Mary] gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. (Mat 1:25)
25. Was Mary a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] Luke chapters 1 and 2 (two Catholic favorites).
26. Did Mary remain a virgin after she gave birth to Jesus? (a) Yes, (b) No.
27. Catholics try to magnify Jesus' birth, while it was never magnified by the Lord's apostles or the Lord himself. Instead, Jesus' bloody redemptive death on the cross and bodily resurrection is what has been magnified by scripture, with no mention of his birth with them (1 Cor. 15:1-4; 1 Thess. 4:14; Col. 1:20; Eph. 2:13; etc.). (a) True, (b) False.[God's Word] Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?" they asked. "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his [Jesus'] brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" (Mat 13:54-56)
28. Jesus himself openly opposed his own birth focus, as well as an exaltation of Mary for such (Lk. 11:27,28). (a) True, (b) False.
29. Is their focus, or lack there of, the true Christian focus for us today, that is, Jesus' bloody redemptive death on the cross and bodily resurrection? (a) Yes, (b) No.
30. Were James, Joseph, Simon and Judas the brothers of Jesus? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] "Come to me [Jesus], all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." (Mat 11:28,29)
31. Did Jesus have multiple sisters? (a) Yes, (b) No.
32. Could the brothers of the Lord Jesus have been spiritual brothers, since they did not believe in Jesus? (a) Yes, (b) No.
33. Did Jesus teach for us to go to him directly or to Mary to get to him? (a) Jesus taught for us to go to him directly, (b) Jesus taught for us to go to Mary to get to him, (c) Jesus taught we get to him through a priest.[God's Word] May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom 15:13)
34. Is Jesus a cruel master ready to smite us? (a) No, he is gentle and humble in heart, (b) Yes, and Mary is restraining his angry arm from hitting us.
35. Who is the focus in Jesus' teachings? (a) Jesus, (b) Mary, (c) both Jesus and Mary.
36. Who is the compassionate and merciful one? (a) Jesus, who is ready to take all in who are weary and burdened who go to him, (b) Mary, the blessed motherly figure who is more compassionate and merciful than Jesus.
37. Who is the promise maker and giver for rest for our souls? (a) Mary, (b) Jesus, (c) Jesus and Mary.
38. Is God a cruel, unmerciful and unloving God? (a) Yes, that's why we need Mary (b) No.[God's Word] Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. (Micah 7:18)
39. Does God delight to show mercy? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (2 Cor 11:3)
40. Who is to be the object and focus of Christian devotion? (a) the Lord Jesus Christ, (b) Mary, (c) both Jesus and Mary together.
41. Who gives grace? (a) God, (b) Mary, (c) someone else.[God's Word] "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols." (Isa 42:8)
42. Who gets grace? (a) those who are humble, (b) those who receive the Catholic sacraments, (c) those who go to Mary.
43. Does God share his glory with another? (a) Yes, with Mary, (b) No, not with anyone.[God's Word] For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23).
44. Is it the unique glory of God to be sinless, that is, God alone is sinless? (a) Yes (b) No.[God's Word] This is the one about whom it is written: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you." I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist ... (Mat 11:10,11).
45. Who is greater, John the Baptist or Mary? (a) Mary, (b) John the Baptist.[God's Word] Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
46. Who is the way to God? (a) Jesus, (b) Mary, as it says in the approved Fatima apparitions.[God's Word] And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Cor 11:14)
47. Can Satan transform himself into an angel of light and appear to us in apparitions or visions to deceive us? (a) Yes (b) No.[God's Word] When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour the disciple took her into his own household (John 19:26,27).
48. Since Satan is a deceiver and trying to lead us into disobedience, will apparitions produced by his power lead us away from the message of God's written word the Bible, if we believe them? (a) Yes (b) No.
49. After Jesus spoke to Mary and the disciple whom he loved [John], where did the disciple take her? (a) John took Mary to his house, (b) Mary took John to her house.[God's Word] But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. (Gal 4:26)
50. Why did John take Mary to his house to take care of her? (a) Because Mary is stronger and wiser than John, (b) John is stronger and wiser than Mary.
51. Some cite John 19:26,27 to teach Mary is the mother of the church and we are Mary's spiritual children. Is there even a single verse of scripture which mentions the disciples are spiritual children of Mary? (a) Yes, (b) Absolutely none.
52. On the other hand, is the term children of God or sons of God found over and over throughout the scriptures? (a) Yes (b) No.
53. Who is the only one shown to be our mother in scripture? (a) Jerusalem that is above, (b) Mary, the mother of Jesus[God's Word] But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, "God, have mercy on me, a sinner." I [Jesus] tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 18:13,14)
54. Did Jesus teach the tax collector got forgiven by going to God in prayer directly and without first going through the priest or Mary? (a) Yes (b) No.
55. Will a humble and sincere prayer directly to God for mercy, because of our sins, bring forgiveness? (a) Yes (b) No.
56. Did the forgiven man have to do penance (and make a good act of contrition) to be forgiven? (a) Yes (b) No.
57. Do you believe what Jesus taught? Could Jesus be wrong about anything? Are you 100% safe to go only by God's word over any other teaching? (a) Yes, for all of those (b) No.
58. Jesus called his mother woman, the same exact term he also used for other women? (a) Yes (b) No.[God's Word] He [Jesus] replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother." (Mat 12:48-50)
59. Did Jesus exalt those other women on an equal par with Mary by using the same term for each? (a) Yes (b) No.
60. Did Jesus teach anyone is on a par with and equal to Mary his mother, if he/she is doing the will of the heavenly Father? (a) Yes (b) No.[God's Word] Therefore he [Jesus] is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
61. Should the followers of Jesus today be teaching the same as Jesus did about Mary? (a) Yes (b) No.
62. How do we get to God? (a) through Jesus (b) through Mary.[God's Word] And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. (Heb 13:12)
63. Who is interceding for us? (a) Mary (b) Jesus.
64. Is there a need for a repeat of Jesus' sin sacrifice at the cross? (a) Yes, (b) No.
65. Who offered Jesus for the sins of the world? (a) Mary (b) The heavenly Father (c) Jesus himself.
66. How are the Christians made holy (a) by Jesus' blood (b) through Mary's sufferings.[God's Word] All things have been committed to me [Jesus] by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. (Mat 11:27)
67. Whose suffering is magnified? (a) Mary's (b) Jesus'.
68. Who is the only one who knows Jesus, the Son? (a) Mary (b) the Father.[God's Word] The angel went to her [Mary] and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." (Luke 1:28)
69. Is Stephen FULL OF GRACE? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] He [Jesus] did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. (Heb 9:12)
70. Was Mary filled with power, like Stephen was? (a) Yes, (b) No.
71. Was eternal redemption obtained by Jesus' blood alone? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed." (Luke 1:46-48)
72. Mary is blessed, but is that a unique description for her alone? (a) Yes, (b) No. [NOTE: Luke 1:48 and 6:28 use the same Greek word translated bless(ed).]
73. Are ALL faithful followers of the Lord Jesus blessed if they are hated, excluded, insulted and rejected because of Jesus? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. (Heb 8:6)
74. How many mediators are there? (a) Two, (b) One.
75. Who is the mediator? (a) Mary, (b) Jesus.
76. Who offered Jesus as the sin sacrifice? (a) The Father, (b) Mary, (c) Jesus.[God's Word] Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. ( 1Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)
77. The sin sacrifice was one time for all and forever. (a) True, (b) False.
78. If you are described in 1 Cor. 6:9,10, are you unrighteous and unable to inherit the kingdom of God in that spiritual condition being in those sins? (a) Yes (b) No.
79. Are Christians washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God (without any mention of Mary)? (a) Yes (b) No.
[God's Word] You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:26).
80. One becomes a son of God by: (a) church membership, (b) faith in Christ Jesus or (c) Faith in Jesus and Mary.
81. The focus of our faith, to become a son of God, must be in: (a) Christ Jesus, (b) infant baptism, (c) receiving the Eucharist, (d) Mary, (e) being a Catholic.
82. Are Christians sons of Mary and children of Mary? (a) Yes, (b) No.
[God's Word] Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:53,54)
[God's Word] "For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:40)
[God's Word] "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (John 3:36, NASB)
83. In view of the repentant thief who got forgiven and received eternal life (as he hung on the cross next to Jesus), but never had communion, did his submissive faith in Jesus Christ bring him eternal life? (a) Yes, (b) No.[God's Word] Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. (Rev 4:4)
84. Is believing on Jesus to get eternal life a consistent teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ? (a) Yes, (b) No.
85. Are there actually 25 thrones in heaven -- God's and 24 thrones for the elders? (a) Yes, (b) No.
86. Is it possible that any of the 24 thrones are occupied by Mary, since the Greek word translated elders is masculine? (a) Yes, (b) No.
87. Are 12 of the 24 thrones occupied by Jesus' apostles (with a replacement for Judas Iscariot)? (a) Yes, (b) No.
88. According to a close examination of Revelation 12, the 12 stars above the woman's head are the 12 sons of Jacob (tribes of Israel). If they are the other 12 throne inhabiters, then again we see there are no females on any of the 25 thrones in heaven? (a) True, (b) False.
89. Based on the evidence, could Mary be sitting on her sovereign throne, as taught in Catholicism? (a) Yes, (b) No.
90. FYI, did you know there no verses at all in Revelation, which show Mary gets any honor, praise, veneration or even the slightest recognition in heaven at all? Since that is fact, could the Mary taught in Catholicism be the real Mary of the bible? (a) Yes, (b) No.
91. HOW did that woman get saved and forgiven of her sins: (a) by her faith in Jesus, (b) because she prayed to Mary, (c) she confessed her sins to the priest.[God's Word] When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.'" But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount." Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." (Luke 19:5-10)
92. It is understood that because she was saved and forgiven in a moment's time, she also gained the possession of eternal life. How did she come to possess eternal life? (a) by receiving Christ in the Eucharist, (b) through Mary, (c) by her faith in the Lord Jesus.
93. Salvation came to Zacchaeus when he met Jesus and he was changed. Did that involve Mary, the sacraments and being a Catholic? (a) Yes (b) No.[God's Word] Those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. (John 5:29)
94. All three of those verses are referring to salvation and those who get it or don't. How is a saving faith in Jesus described? (a) by a person's faith in Jesus doing good, (b) by sowing to please the Spirit, (c) by believing on the Lord Jesus, (d) all of these.
95. Based on Gal. 6:8 (as quoted above), how does one reap eternal life? (a) through the Eucharist, (b) by sowing to please the Spirit of God, (c) through submission to the pope.
96. James is describing what a saving faith in Jesus is NOT. Someone claiming to have faith in Jesus, without helping one who has no clothes or daily food, has a useless and worthless faith. In other words, claiming to have faith in Jesus without such good works is really a dead faith, not a living and saving faith. (a) True (b) False.[Question] If you are not believing in accord with the scriptures (God's Word), shouldn't you change for your own soul's sake? (a) Yes, (b) No.
[God's Word] All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16,17)
97. Is the man of God thoroughly equipped for every good work with the scriptures alone? (a) Yes, (b) No.Remember: though God's truth can be disturbing, such is also vital. These truths are really good news for Catholics because they reveal reality about God and salvation and dispel lethal myths. Please pass these Bible Questions for Catholics on to Catholics you know and care about. God bless you.
98. Is the Christian way for us to use the scriptures for teaching? (a) Yes, (b) No.
99. Is the Christian way for us to use the scriptures for rebuking? (a) Yes, (b) No.
100. Is the Christian way for us to use the scriptures for correcting? (a) Yes, (b) No.
101. Is the Christian way for us to use the scriptures for training in righteousness? (a) Yes, (b) No.
102. Is any attempt to correct a teaching, apart from scripture, immediately invalidated? (a) Yes, (b) No.
103. Are you willing to believe and put into practice God's word for your own salvation's sake (Mt. 7:21)? (a) Yes (b) No.