How well do you know the New Testament? Would you say you are fairly knowledgeable? Are you familiar with what Paul and the other New Testament writers wrote to different churches and people?
1 Peter 3:15 instructs us to always be ready to make a defense to anyone who asks you about the hope that you have. So how ready are you to do this? How well do you know the New Testament?
I was thinking about this just the other day. 2020 hasn’t been the best of years for me for my personal study. Over the past few years, I’ve stuck to a daily reading program that takes me through the New Testament in 60 days and the book of Psalms in 30 days.
This year, I guess too much other “stuff” has squeezed out the time I used to spend reading. I really need to get back on my daily plan!
Now you’re wondering why I’m asking you these questions and telling you these things.
If these were “normal” times this week would be the final week of the spring semester at Harding University. The final week of any semester at any college or university is also known as “finals week”.
This semester, several of the girl’s professors decided not to have a final or to make the final optional. But one of their professors decided to still have a mandatory final (oddly enough, it is in her Bible class). But this final is a little different...perhaps even different than the professor would have given had they been on campus.
Her class is on, well, the final 22 books of the New Testament (that’s everything but the gospels and Acts). The final exam: she has to make her own 100 question test. 20 of the questions can be True/False; the other 80 are multiple guess...I mean...choice.
Once it is finished, I have asked her to send me a copy. Once I have a copy, I would like to have some “guinea pigs” take the test.
So, there are 100 general knowledge New Testament questions...if you’re interested, just let me know: it’d be a nice way to spend a little time when you are stuck at home.
By the way, all of the questions have the book, chapter, and verse included. So if you want it to be open book, it can be. But since it’s not really for a grade, I’d encourage you to try to do it without looking first.
So, any test takers?