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NIV Test – Does The NIV Have The Answers?

Try Answering These From Your NIV

By Rex L. Cobb

INSTRUCTIONS:  Using the New International Version Bible, answer the following questions. Do not rely on your memory. As the Bible is the final authority, you must take the answer from the Bible verse (not from footnotes but from the text).

1.        Fill in the missing words in Matthew 5:44. “Love your enemies,________ them that curse you, _________ to them that hate you, and pray for them that _______ and persecute you.”

2.        According to Matthew 17:21, what two things are required to cast out this type of demon?     a. ______ b. _______

3.        According to Matthew 18:11, why did Jesus come to earth? _______________

4.        According to Matthew 27:2, what was Pilate’s first name? ________

5.        In Matthew 27:35, when the wicked soldiers parted His garments, they were fulfilling the words of the prophet. Copy what the prophet said in Matthew 27:35 from the NIV. ________________

6.        In Mark 3:15, Jesus gave the apostles power to cast out demons and to: ____________

7.        According to Mark 7:16, what does a man need to be able to hear? ____________

8.        According to Luke 7:28, what was John? (teacher, prophet, carpenter, etc.). What is his title or last name? _____________

9.        In Luke 9:55, what did the disciples not know? _______________

10.     In Luke 9:56, what did the Son of man not come to do? _______ .According to this verse, what did He come to do? ________

11.     In Luke 22:14, how many apostles were with Jesus? ___

12.     According to Luke 23:38, in what three languages was the superscription written?   a. _______ b. _______ c. ________

13.     In Luke 24:42, what did they give Jesus to eat with His fish? ______________

14.     John 3:13 is a very important verse, proving the deity of Christ. According to this verse (as Jesus spoke), where is the Son of man? __________

15.     What happened each year as told in John 5:4? ____________

16.     In John 7:50, what time of day did Nicodemus come to Jesus? _______

17.     In Acts 8:37, what is the one requirement for baptism? _______

18.     What did Saul ask Jesus in Acts 9:6? _______

19.     Write the name of the man mentioned in Acts 15:34. _______

20.     Study Acts 24:6-8. What would the Jew have done with Paul? _______ What was the chief captain’s name? _______ What did the chief captain command? _______

21.     Copy Romans 16:24 word for word from the NIV. _____________

22.     First Timothy 3:16 is perhaps the greatest verse in the New Testament concerning the deity of Christ. In this verse, who was manifested in the flesh? _______

23.     In the second part of First Peter 4:14, how do [they] speak of Christ? _______. And, what do we Christians do? _______

24.     Who are the three Persons of the Trinity in 1 John 5:7? a. ___ b. ___ c. ___

25.     Revelation 1:11 is another very important verse that proves the deity of Christ. In the first part of this verse Jesus said, “I am the A______ and O______, the ______ and the _____:”

Conclusion: Little space is provided for your answers, but it’s much more than needed. If you followed the instructions above, you not only failed the test, you receive a big goose egg. (Ed. These are all missing in the NIV.)

So now what do you think of your “accurate, easy to understand, up to date Bible”?

If you would like to improve your score, and in fact score 100%, you can take this test using the Authorized (King James) Bible.

October 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WHY N.C. Pastor Will Burn Bibles, Books, & CD’s

NC Pastor to Burn Bibles

The title says it all…or does it?


Holding a “sin-burning” (as some would call it) is nothing new.  However a Bible is the last thing you would expect to see thrown in the fire!  Nevertheless, as crazy as it sounds that is exactly what one North Carolina church is doing.

The church also plans to burn religious books by such eminent authors as Billy Graham, Rick Warren, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Franklin Graham , Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Robert Schuller, Mother Teresa , and The Pope!

Tapes and CDs which contain what the pastor considers ungodly music are also on the list.

Needless to say it has sparked a firestorm of controversy.  In fact the church’s website was down for some time, perhaps after being overwhelmed by visitors. But can it really be as bad as it sounds?  After all, they don’t plan to burn every kind of Bible… just everything that is not the King James. Versions like the NIV, ASV, NASB,  etc.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t burn Bibles of any kind.  But I kind of feel bad for the poor old boy… He is trying to draw attention to the issue of Bible versions… a fact that the media glosses over with ease.

What if, next Sunday morning you attended a church where the preacher stood up and, reading from “the Bible” said, “You SON OF A BITCH?”  Well that’s exactly what he would say if he was reading from one of the first editions of the Living Bible.

In 1Samuel 20:30 the King James Version reads: “Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman…” But Kenneth Taylor’s Living Bible says, “…You son of a bitch…”


Being a Christian, I hate to even type that out but that’s exactly what it says.  The editors of that version have since changed the wording because of complaints, but I kid you not, that is exactly what the Living Bible says.

Knowing that, would you still fault him for burning a Living Bible?

I’m not trying to defend Mr. Grizzard’s publicity stunt (which is all this amounts to).  If I was the host of such an event I certainly wouldn’t give an interview to a reporter in my overalls like this Pastor did! I do wish he would have spell checked his flier at least before he sent it out, its littered with misspelled words.

Nevertheless, Christians should be alerted to the issue of Bible versions.

Take the NIV for instance, if you’re an avid reader, you must have noticed that it removes entire verses in some places.

Also in John 1:1 the King James Bible says, “…the Word was God.”  Those of you familiar with the Bible know that “the Word” is a reference to Jesus.

The deity of Christ (Jesus being God in the flesh) is one of the most basic Bible doctrines. But the New World Translation says,”…the Word was a God.”  Thus the NWT, a ‘translation’ put out by the Jehovah Witnesses, denies the deity of Christ.

There are many other examples I could list but time fails me.  I simply want to say that this man who has been slaughtered by the media, might have his heart in the right place even if his methods are questionable.


Again, I wouldn’t do it myself; but when we ask WWJD, let’s not forget we’re talking about the same Jesus who, when He saw the commercialism in the Temple, “…made a scourge of small cords…” and then “…drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.” (John 2:15-16)

Leave your thoughts and comments.

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Bible, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments