Does modern Christian teaching agree with the New Testament?...

The New Testament challenges modern Christianity

Does the New Testament have Something New to say to You?
Question: Customary answer: The New Testament says: NT References
When was Jesus born? December 25th, 0 A.D. Autumn, 4 B.C. Matt. 1-2; Luke 1-3;
When was Jesus crucified? Good Friday, 33 A.D. Wednesday, 31 A.D. Matt. 12:40, 16:21, 17:23, 20:19, 28:1; Mark 8:31, 16:1; Luke 23:56, 24:21; 1 Cor. 15:4
When was Jesus resurrected? Dawn, Easter Sunday Sunset, Saturday night
Was Jesus an only child? Yes, Mary (his mother) was a perpetual virgin. No, he had at least 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Matt. 1:18, 13:55
On which day did the New Testament Church worship? Sunday, the "Lord's Day" Saturday, the day of which "the Son of Man is Lord". Matt. 12:8; Acts 17:2
Which special days did the NT church observe? Christmas, Lent, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Atonement Acts 2:1, 20:6, 20:16, 27:9; 1 Cor. 5:7, 16:8
What is the Holy Spirit? A person of the Trinity Power and presence of God Luke 24:49
What is the central core of a human? The immortal soul The temporary human spirit ("soul"="heart" & "mind") 1 Cor. 2:11, 15:45, 1 Tim. 6:16, John 3:16
What is sin? Anything churches don't like. Disobedience to God's instructions Rom. 3:20, 5:13, 6:13
What are works of the flesh? Honky-tonking Fornication, hatred, drunkenness, etc. Gal. 5:19-21
What is "the Law"? Arbitrary regulations that make life hard. Instructions that keep us out of trouble. Matt. 7:12,
What are the 10 Commandments? Obsolete rules intended to lead us to Christ, that didn't work. Eternal truths about loving God and humans, kept by Jesus, our example Matt. 5:17-19, 19:17; Acts 24:14; 1 John 3:22, 5:2
What is "under the Law"? Having to keep irksome rules. a) under a covenant defined by laws,
b) under the penalty for law-breaking
1 Cor. 9:20
Romans 6:14
What is "grace"? A free pass from God to do whatever we like. God's gifts of mercy so that we can become like Jesus. Acts 20:32, Romans 5:17
What is the reward of the saved? They go immediately to heaven. They await the resurrection of the just. Luke 14:14
What happens to the incorrigibly wicked? They burn forever in hell-fire. They will be burned up at the "second death". Matt. 10:28
What happens to aborted babies? Hell-fire, Limbo, ??? They get their chance in the resurrection of judgement. Rev. 20:11-13
What is Heaven? Clouds and harps God's throne on the "sea of glass" Rev. 4
What is Hell? People, burning for ever, under Satan's control. "The grave" (hades), "fire that burns up garbage" (gehenna) Matt. 16:18, Matt. 5:22
What does the future hold? All things will continue. Christ will return. 1 Cor. 1:7; 1 Thess. 4:15
What is Satan's future? Torturing the wicked in Hell. The blackness of darkness for ever Jude 1:13
What about other religions? There are many roads to God. There is only one name by which we can be saved. Acts 2:21, 4:12
How do we obtain salvation? Just accept Jesus. Believe Jesus, repent, be baptized, receive the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38, 16:31
Can we lose salvation? Once "saved" by accepting Jesus, always saved. We must strive to enter in, for we can fall short. Luke 13:24; 1 Tim. 1:19; Heb. 2:3
What is love? A warm feeling A behavior: living God's way. Luke 10:33-37; John 15:10; 1 John 5:2-3; 2 John 6


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