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BIBLE STUDIES 

Home I Who Was Jesus Christ-Charlesk Badluah, 1860 I A Few Words about the Devil I Ancient Hebrew (Talmud) 

account of Christ I A review of references to Christ outside the Bible I EBIONITES--EARLY JEWISH CHRISTIANS I 

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Contradictions Old & New Testaments I 101 Contradictions Old Testament I CONTRADICTIONS IN THE NEW 



TESTAMENT I MARIJUANA AND THE BIBLE-Zion Coptic Church I Q, a product of Christian fantasy--jk I Sermon 
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1 . Jesus' lineage was traced through David's son Solomon. Mt.1 :6. 
Jesus' lineage was traced through David's son Nathan. Lk.3:31 . 

2. The announcement of the special birth came before conception. Lk.1 :26-31 . 
The announcement of the special birth came after conception. Mt.1 :1 8-21 . 

3. Jesus' parents were told of their son's future greatness. Mt.1 :1 8-21 ; Lk.1 :28-35. 
Jesus' parents knew nothing of their son's potential. Lk.2:48-50. 

4. The angel told Joseph. Mt.1 :20. 
The angel told Mary. Lk.1 :28. 

5. There were 28 generations from David to Jesus. Mt.1 :17. 
There were 43 generations from David to Jesus. Lk.3:23-31 . 

6. Jacob was Joseph's father. Mt.1 :16. 
Heli was Joseph's father. Lk.3:23. 

7. He was to be called Emmanuel. Mt.1 :23. 
He was called Jesus. Mt.1 :25. 

8. Joseph, Mary, and Jesus flee to Egypt while Herod slaughters all males under 2 years old. 
Mt.2:1 3-1 6. (Note: Jesus' cousin, John, was also under 2 and survived without having to flee.) 
Joseph, Mary, and Jesus did not flee to Egypt, but remained for temple rituals. No slaughter of 



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infants is mentioned! Lk.2:21-39. 
9. Jesus was tempted during the 40 days in the wilderness. Mk.1 :1 3. 
Jesus was tempted after the 40 days in the wilderness. Mt.4:2,3. 

10. The devil first took Jesus to the pinnacle, then to the mountain top. Mt.4:5-8. 
The devil first took Jesus to the mountain top, then to the pinnacle. Lk.4:5-9. 

11. Satan tempted Jesus. Mt.4:1-10; Mk.1:13; Lk.4:1,2. 
Satan had no interest in Jesus. Jn. 14:30. 

12. The baptism of Jesus was with the "Holy Ghost". Mk.1 :8; Jn.1 :33. 
Fire was also added to the baptism. Mt.3:1 1 ; Lu.3:1 6. 

13. John knew of Jesus before he baptized him. Mt.3:1 1 -1 3; Jn.1 :28,29. 
John knew nothing of Jesus at all. Mt.1 1 :1 -3. 

14. Jesus begins his ministry after John's arrest. Mk.1 :1 3,1 4. 
Jesus begins his ministry before John's arrest. Jn. 3:22-24. 

15. It is recorded that Jesus saw the spirit descending. Mt.3:1 6; Mk.1 :1 0. 
It is recorded that John saw the spirit descending. Jn.1 :32. 

16. The heavenly voice addressed the gathering. Mt.3:1 7. 
The heavenly voice addressed Jesus. Mk.1 :1 1 ; Lk.3:22. 

17. Immediately after the baptism, Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness. Mt.4:1,2; Mk.1 :1 2,1 3. 
Three days after the baptism, Jesus was at the wedding in Cana. Jn.2:1 . 

18. Jesus went to Bethphage and the Mt. of Olives, then left for Bethany. Mt.21 :1 ,1 7. 
Jesus went to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mt. of Olives. Mk.1 1 :1 ; Lk.1 9:29. 
Jesus went to Bethany and then Jerusalem. Jn.1 2:1, 12. 

19. Jesus and his disciples taught in Capernaum. Mk.1 :20,21 . 
Only Jesus taught in Capernaum. Lk.4:30,31 . 

20. Peter was chosen, with Andrew, by the Sea of Galilee. Mt.4:1 8-20; Mk.1 :1 6-1 8. 
Peter was chosen, with James and John, by the lake of Gennesaret. Lk.5:2-1 1 . 
Andrew chose Jesus and then got Peter to join. Jn.1 :35-42. 

21. Peter was to preach to the Jews. Mt.1 0:2,5,6; Gal.2:7. 
Peter was to preach to the Gentiles. Acts 1 5:7. 

22. Jesus cured Simon Peter's mother-in-law after he cleansed the leper. Mt.8:1-15. 

Jesus cured Simon Peter's mother-in-law before he cleansed the leper. Mk.1 :30-42; Lk.4:38 to 
5:13. 

23. Peter's mother-in-law was healed before Peter was called to be a disciple. Lu. 4:38, 39; 5:1 0. 
Peter's mother-in-law was healed after Peter was called to be a disciple. Mt.4:18,19; 8:14,15; 
Mk.1 :16,17,30,31. 

24. James and John were with Jesus when he healed Simon Peter's mother-in-law. Mk.1 :29-31 . 
James and John were not with Jesus when he healed Simon Peter's mother-in-law. Lu. 4:38, 39; 
5:10,11. 

25. Lebbaeus (Thaddaeus) was the name of an apostle - but no Judas, brother of James. Mt. 10:3. 
Judas, the brother of James, was an apostle, but no Thaddaeus. Lk.6:1 6; Acts 1 :1 3. 

26. The centurion's servant was healed in between the cleansing of the leper and the healing of 
Peter's mother-in-law. Mt. 8:2-1 5. 

The centurion's servant was healed after the cleansing of the leper and the healing of Peter's 
mother-in-law. Lu. 4:38, 39; 5:12,13; 7:1-10. 

27. The people were not impressed with the feeding of the multitude. Mk.6:52. 
The people were very impressed with the feeding of the multitude. Jn.6:14. 

28. After the feeding of the multitude, Jesus went to Gennesaret. Mk.6:53. 
After the feeding of the multitude, Jesus went to Capernaum. Jn.6:1 4-1 7. 



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29. A demon cries out that Jesus is the Holy One of God. Mk.1 :23,24. 
Everyone who confesses that Jesus came in the flesh is of God. 1 Jn.4:2. 

30. Jesus cursed the fig tree so that it would not bear fruit. Mt.21 :1 9; Mk.1 1 :1 4. 
It wasn't time for the fig tree to bear fruit. Mk.1 1 :1 3. 

31. The fig tree withers immediately, and the disciples are amazed. Mt.21 :19,20. 
The disciples first notice the withered tree the next day. Mk.1 1 :20,21 . 

32. Jesus is the mediator of the "Father". 1 Tim. 2:5; 1 Jn.2:1 . 
Jesus sits on "his" right hand. Mk. 16:19. 

Jesus and the "Father" are one in the same. Jn. 10:30. 

33. There is one "God". 1 Tim.2:5; Jms.2:19. 
There are three. 1 Jn.5:7. 

34. Jesus said to honor your father and mother. Mt.15:4; Mt.19:19; Mk.7:10; Mk.10:19; Lk.18:20. 
Jesus said that he came to set people against their parents. Mt.1 0:35-37; Lk.1 2:51 -53; Lk.1 4:26. 
Jesus said to call no man father. Mt.23:9. 

35. Jesus/God said, "You fool...". Lk.12:20; Mt.23:17. 
Paul calls people fools. 1 Cor.15:36. 

Call someone a fool and you go to hell. Mt.5:22. 

36. Anger by itself is a sin. Mt.5:22. 
But not necessarily. Eph.4:26. 

37. Ask and it shall be given. Seek and you will find. Knock and it will be opened to you. Mt.7:7,8; 
Lk.1 1:9,10. 

Ask and you shall be refused. Seek and you won't find. Knock and you will be refused entrance. 
Lk.1 3:24-27. 

38. Do not judge. Mt.7:1,2. 

Unless it is necessary, of course. 1 Jn.4:1-3. 

39. Jesus is thankful that some things are hidden. Mt.11:25; Mk. 4:1 1,12. 
Jesus said that all things should be made known. Mk.4:22. 

40. Jesus said that no sign would be given. Mk.8:12. 

Jesus said that no sign would be given except for that of Jonas. Mt. 12:39; Lk.1 1 :29. 
Jesus showed many signs. Jn. 20:30; Acts 2:22. 

41. Jesus stated that the law was until heaven and earth ended. Mt. 5:17-19. 
Jesus stated that the law was only until the time of John. Lk.1 6:1 6. 

42. The "Sermon on the Mount" took place on the mountain. Mt.5:1 . 
The "Sermon on the Mount" took place on a plain. Lu.6:17. 

43. The "Lord's Prayer" was taught to many during the "Sermon on the Mount". Mt.6:9. 
The "Lord's Prayer" was taught only to the disciples at another time. Lu.1 1 :1 . 

44. Jesus had his own house. Mk.2:15. 
Jesus did not have his own house. Lu.9:58. 

45. Good works should be seen. Mt.5:16. 
Good works should not be seen. Mt.6:1-4. 

46. Jesus said that Salvation was only for the Jews. Mt.15:24; Mt.1 0:5,6; Jn.4:22; Rom.1 1 :26,27. 
Paul said that salvation was also for the Gentiles. Acts 1 3:47,48. 

47. Repentance is necessary. Acts 3:19; Lu.3:3. 
Repentance is not necessary. Rom.1 1 :29. 

48. Non-believers obtain mercy. Rom.1 1 :32. 

Only believers obtain mercy. Jn.3:36; Rom.1 4:23. 
Only baptized believers obtain mercy. Mk.1 6:1 6. 
Mercy cannot be predetermined. Rom. 9:1 8. 



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49. All who call on the "Lord" will be saved. Rom.10:13; Acts 2:21. 

Only those predestined will be saved. Acts 13:48; Eph.1 :4,5; 2 Thes.2:13; Acts 2:47. 

50. Jesus said he would not cast aside any that come to him. Jn.6:37. 
Jesus said that many that come to him will be cast aside. Mt. 7:21 -23. 

51. Salvation comes by faith and not works. Eph.2:8,9; Rom. 11:6; Gal. 2:1 6; Rom. 3:28. 
Salvation comes by faith and works. Jms.2:1 4,1 7,20. 

52. The righteous have eternal life. Mt. 25:46. 
The righteous are barely saved. 1 Pet. 4:1 8. 
There are no righteous. Rom. 3:10. 

53. Believe and be baptized to be saved. Mk.16:16. 

Be baptized by water and the spirit to be saved. Jn.3:5. 

Endure to the end to be saved. Mt.24:13. 

Call on the name of the "Lord" to be saved. Acts 2:21; Rom.10:13. 

Believe in Jesus to be saved. Acts 1 6:31 . 

Believe, then all your household will be saved. Acts 1 6:31 . 

Hope and you will be saved. Rom. 8:24. 

Believe in the resurrection to be saved. Rom. 10:9. 

By grace you are saved. Eph.2:5 

By grace and faith you are saved. Eph.2:8. 

Have the love of truth to be saved. 2 Thes.2:1 0. 

Mercy saves. Titus 3:5. 

54. Backsliders are condemned. 2 Pet. 2:20. 
Backsliders are saved regardless. Jn. 10:27-29. 

55. Forgive seventy times seven. Mt.18:22. 
Forgiveness is not possible for renewed sin. Heb. 6:4-6. 

56. Divorce, except for unfaithfulness, is wrong. Mt.5:32. 
Divorce for any reason is wrong. Mk.10:1 1,12. 

57. Jesus approved of destroying enemies. Lk.19:27. 
Jesus said to love your enemies. Mt.5:44. 

58. God resides in heaven. Mt.5:45; Mt.6:9; Mt.7:21. 
Angels reside in heaven. Mk.13:32. 

Jesus is with God in heaven. Acts 7:55,56 

Believers go to heaven. 1 Pet.1 :3,4. 

Heaven will pass away. Mt.24:35; Mk.13:31 ; Lk.21 :33. 

59. Pray that you don't enter temptation. Mt. 26:41 . 
Temptation is a joy. Jms.1 :2. 

60. God leads you into temptation. Mt.6:13. 
God tempts no one. Jms.1 :13. 

61. Take no thought for tomorrow. God will take care of you. Mt.6:25-34; Lk.1 2:22-31. 
A man who does not provide for his family is worse than an infidel. 1 Tim. 5:8. 

62. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21 ; Rom.10:13. 
Not everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Mt.7:21 . 
Only those whom the Lord chooses will be saved. Acts 2:39. 

63. We are justified by works and not by faith. Mt.7:21; Rom.2:6,13; Jms.2:24. 

We are justified by faith and not by works. Jn.3:16; Rom. 3:27; Eph.2:8,9.; Gal.2:16. 

64. Do not take sandals (shoes) or staves. Mt.1 0:1 0. 
Take only sandals (shoes) and staves. Mk.6:8,9. 

65. Jesus said that in him there was peace. Jn. 16:33. 



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Jesus said that he did not come to bring peace. Mt.10:34; Lk.12:51. 

66. Jesus said that John the Baptist was a prophet and Elijah. Mt.11:9; Mt.17:12,13. 
John said that he was not a prophet nor was he Elijah. Jn.1 :21 . 

67. Jesus said that he was meek and lowly. Mt.1 1 :29. 

Jesus makes whips and drives the moneychangers out from the temple. Mt. 21 :12; Mk.1 1 :1 5,1 6; 
Jn.2:15. 

68. Jesus said, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees". Lk.1 2:1 . 

Jesus said, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees". Mt.1 6:6,1 1 . 
Jesus said, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod". Mk.8:15. 

69. Jesus founds his church on Peter. Mt.1 6:1 8. 

Jesus calls Peter "Satan" and a hindrance. Mt.1 6:23. 

70. The mother of James and John asks Jesus to favor her sons. Mt.20:20,21 . 
They ask for themselves. Mk.1 0:35-37. 

71. Jesus responds that this favor is not his to give. Mt. 20:23; Mk.1 0:40. 
Jesus said that all authority is given to him. Mt.28:18; Jn.3:35. 

72. Jesus heals two unnamed blind men. Mt. 20:29, 30. 
Jesus heals one named blind man. Mk.1 0:46-52. 

73. Jesus healed all that were sick. Mt.8:1 6; Lk.4:40. 
Jesus healed many that were sick - but not all. Mk.1 :34. 

74. The council asks Jesus if he is the Son of God. Lk. 22:70. The high priest asks Jesus if he is the 
Christ, the Son of God. Mt.26:63. 

The high priest asks Jesus if he is the Christ the Son of the Blessed. Mk.1 4:61 . 
The high priest asks Jesus about his disciples and his doctrine. Jn.18:19. 

75. Jesus answers to the effect of "You said it, not me". Mt.26:64; Lk.22:70. 
Jesus answers definitely, "I am". Mk.1 4:62. 

76. At the Mount of Olives, Jesus told Peter he would deny him three times. Mt. 26:30-34. 
At the Passover meal, Jesus told Peter he would deny him three times. Lu.22:1 3,1 4,34. 

77. Peter was to deny Jesus before the cock crowed. Mt.26:34; Lk.22:34; Jn.1 3:38. 
Peter was to deny Jesus before the cock crowed twice. Mk.1 4:30. 

78. The cock crowed once. Mt.26:74. 
The cock crowed twice. Mk.1 4:72. 

79. Peter makes his first denial to a maid and some others. Mt.26:69,70. 
It was only to the maid. Mk.1 4:66-68; Lk.22:56,57; Jn.18:17. 

80. Peter's second denial was to another maid. Mt. 26:71 ,72. 
It was to the same maid. Mk.1 4:69,70. 

It was to a man and not a maid. Lk.22:58. 
It was to more than one person. Jn.1 8:25. 

81. Peter's third denial was to several bystanders. Mt.26:73,74; Mk.1 4:69,70. 
It was to one person. Lk.22:59,60. 

It was to a servant. Jn.1 8:26,27. 

82. The chief priests bought the field. Mt.27:6,7. 
Judas bought the field. Acts 1 :1 6-1 9. 

83. Judas threw down the money and left. Mt.27:5. 
Judas used the coins to buy the field. Acts 1 :18. 

84. Judas hanged himself. Mt.27:5. 

Judas fell headlong and burst his head open. Acts 1 :18. 

85. Jesus did not answer any of the charges. Mt.27:1 2-1 4; Lk.23:9. 
Jesus answered some of the charges. Mk.1 4:61 ,62. 



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Jesus answered all of the charges. Jn. 18:33-37. 

86. Jesus said that eternal life would be given to all that were given to him. Jn.1 1 :27-29; Jn.1 7:12. 
Jesus released Judas in order to keep this promise. Jn.1 8:5-9. 

87. The chief priests and elders persuade the people. Mt.27:20. 
Only the chief priests persuade the people. Mk.1 5:1 1 . 

The chief priests and the people persuade themselves. Lk.23:13-23. 

88. Jesus is given a scarlet robe. Mt.27:28. 

Jesus is given a purple robe. Mk.15:17; Jn.1 9:2. 
Jesus is given a gorgeous robe. Lk.23:1 1 . 

89. The sign says, "This is Jesus the King of the Jews". Mt.27:37. 
The sign says, "The King of the Jews". Mk.15:26. 

In three languages, the sign says, "This is the King of the Jews". Lk.23:38. 

In the same three languages, the sign says, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews". 

Jn. 19:19,20. 

90. Jesus asks God, The Father, why he has forsaken him. Mt.27:46. 

Jesus said that he and The Father were one in the same. Jn.1 0:30; Jn.1 7:1 1,21,22. 

91. The centurion says, "Truly this was the son of God". Mt.27:54. 
The centurion says, "Truly this man was the son of God". Mk.15:39. 
The centurion says, "Certainly, this was a righteous man". Lk.23:47. 
There was no centurion. Jn.1 9:31 -37. 

92. Jesus was crucified at the third hour. Mk.1 5:25. 

Jesus was still before Pilate at the sixth hour. Jn.1 9:1 3,1 4. 

93. The women looked on from "afar". Mt.27:55; Mk.1 5:40; Lk.23:49. 
The women were very close. Jn.1 9:25. 

94. The last recorded words of Jesus were: 

Version 1 : "Eli, Eli ...My God, My God why have you forsaken me" Mt.27:46. 
Version 2: "Eloi, EloL.My God, My God why have you forsaken me" Mk.1 5:34. 
Version 3: "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit". Lk.23:46. 
Version 4: "It is finished". Jn.1 9:30. 

95. A guard was placed at the tomb the day after the burial. Mt.27:65,66. 
No guard is mentioned. Mk.1 5:44-47; Lk.23:52-56; Jn.1 9:38-42. 

96. Only those keeping the words of Jesus will never see death. Jn.8:51 . 
Jesus' disciples will be killed. Mt.24:3-9. 

All men die once. Heb.9:27. 

97. Upon their arrival, the stone was still in place. Mt.28:1 2. 

Upon their arrival, the stone had been removed. Mk.1 6:4; Lk.24:2; Jn.20:1. 

98. There was an earthquake. Mt.28:2. 

There was no earthquake. Mk.1 6:5; Lk.24:2-4; Jn.20:12. 

99. The visitors ran to tell the disciples. Mt.28:8. 

The visitors told the eleven and all the rest. Lk.24:9. 
The visitors said nothing to anyone. Mk.1 6:8. 

100. Jesus first resurrection appearance was right at the tomb. Jn.20:1 2-1 4. 
Jesus first resurrection appearance was fairly near the tomb. Mt.28:8,9. 
Jesus first resurrection appearance was on the road to Emmaus. Lk.24:13-16. 

101. One doubted. Jn. 20:24. 
Some doubted. Mt.28:17. 

All doubted. Mk.1 6:1 1 ; Lk.24:1 1,14. 

102. Jesus said that his blood was shed for many. Mk.1 4:24. 



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Jesus said his blood was shed for his disciples. Lu. 22:20. 

103. Simon of Cyrene was forced to bear the cross of Jesus. Mt.27:32; Mk.15:21; Lu.23:26. 
Jesus bore his own cross. Jn.1 9:1 6,1 7. 

104. Jesus was offered vinegar and gall to drink. Mt.27:34. 
Jesus was offered vinegar to drink. Jn.1 9:29,30. 
Jesus was offered wine and myrrh to drink. Mk. 15:23. 

105. Jesus refused the drink offered him. Mk.15:23. 

Jesus tasted the drink offered and then refused. Mt. 27:34. 
Jesus accepted the drink offered him. Jn.1 9:30. 

106. Both "thieves" mocked Jesus on the cross. Mt. 27:44; Mk.15:32. 
One "thief" sided with Jesus on the cross. Lu. 23:39-41 . 

107. Joseph of Arimathaea boldly asked for the body of Jesus. Mk.1 5:43. 
Joseph of Arimathaea secretly asked for the body of Jesus. Jn.1 9:38. 

108. Jesus was laid in a nearby tomb. Mk.15:46; Lu. 23:53; Jn.1 9:41. 
Jesus was laid in Joseph's new tomb. Mt.27:59,60. 

109. A great stone was rolled in front of the tomb. Mt.27:60; Mk.1 5:46. 
There was nothing in front of the tomb. Lu. 23:55; Jn.1 9:41. 

1 10. Nicodemus prepared the body with spices. Jn.1 9:39,40. 

Failing to notice this, the women bought spices to prepare the body later. Mk. 16:1 ; Lu. 23:55, 56. 

111. The body was anointed. Jn. 19:39, 40. 

The body was not anointed. Mk.1 5:46 to 1 6:1 ; Lk.23:55 to 24:1 . 

112. The women bought materials before the sabbath. Lu. 23:56. 
The women bought materials after the sabbath. Mk.1 6:1 . 

113. Jesus was first seen by Cephas, then the twelve. 1 Cor.15:5. 
Jesus was first seen by the two Marys. Mt.28:1 ,8,9. 

Jesus was first seen by Mary Magdalene. Mk.1 6:9; Jn. 20:1, 14, 15. 
Jesus was first seen by Cleopas and others. Lu.24:17,18. 
Jesus was first seen by the disciples. Acts 1 0:40,41 . 

1 14. The two Marys went to the tomb. Mt.28:1 . 

The two Marys and Salome went to the tomb. Mk.1 6:1. 
Several women went to the tomb. Lu. 24:10. 
Only Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. Jn.20:1 . 

115. It was dawn when Mary went to the tomb. Mt.28:1; Mk.1 6:2. 
It was dark when Mary went to the tomb. Jn.20:1 . 

116. An angel sat on the stone at the door of the tomb. Mt.28:2. 
A man was sitting inside the tomb. Mk.1 6:5. 

117. Two men were standing inside the tomb. Lk.24:3,4. 
Two angels were sitting inside the tomb. Jn.20:12. 

118. Peter did not go into the tomb but stooped and looked inside. Lk.24:12. 

Peter did go into the tomb, and another disciple stooped and looked inside. Jn. 20:3-6. 

119. After the resurrection, the disciples held Jesus by the feet. Mt.28:9. 
After the resurrection, Jesus told Thomas to touch his side. John 20:27. 
After the resurrection, Jesus said that he was not to be touched. Jn.20:1 7. 

120. Mary first saw Jesus at the tomb. Jn.20:1 1 -1 5. 
Mary first saw Jesus on her way home. Mt. 28:8-1 0. 

121. The women entered the tomb. Mk.16:5; Lk.24:3. 
The women stayed outside the tomb. Jn.20:1 1 . 

122. The disciples were frightened when they saw Jesus. Lk.24:36,37. 



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The disciples were glad when they first saw Jesus. Jn. 20:20. 

123. Twelve disciples saw Jesus. 1 Cor.15:5. 

Eleven disciples saw Jesus. Thomas was not there. Mt.28:1 6,1 7; Jn.20:1 9-25. 

124. The disciples doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead. Mt.28:17. 
The Pharisees and chief priests believed it possible. Mt.27:62-66. 

125. Jesus ascended on the third day after the resurrection. Lk.24:21 ,50,51 . 
Jesus ascended the same day as the crucifixion. Lk.23:42 43. 

Jesus ascended forty days after the resurrection. Acts 1 :3,9. 

126. At the time of the ascension, there were about 1 20 brethren. Acts 1:15. 
At the time of the ascension, there were about 500 brethren. 1 Cor.1 5:6. 

127. The moneychangers incident occurred at the end of Jesus' career. Mt.21 :1 1 ,12. 
The moneychangers incident occurred at the beginning of Jesus' career. Jn.2:1 1 -1 5. 

128. Zacharias was the son of Jehoida, the priest. 2 Chr.24:20. 

Jesus said that Zacharias was the son of Barachias. Mt.23:35. (Note: The name Barachias or 
Barachiah does not appear in the OT.) 

129. The coming of the kingdom will be accompanied by signs and miracles. Mt. 24:29-33; Mk.13:24- 
29. 

It will not be accompanied by signs and miracles since it occurs from within. Lk.1 7:20,21 . 

130. The kingdom was prepared from the beginning. Mt.25:34. 

Jesus said that he was going to go and prepare the kingdom. Jn. 14:2,3. 

131. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin. Mk.3:29. 
All sins are forgivable. Acts 13:39; Col. 2:1 3; 1 Jn.1 :9. 

132. The ascension took place while the disciples were seated together at a table. Mk.1 6:1 4-1 9. 
The ascension took place outdoors at Bethany. Lk.24:50,51 . 

The ascension took place outdoors at Mt. Olivet. Acts 1 :9-12. 

133. The holy spirit was with John from before he was born. Lk.1 :1 5,41 . 
The holy spirit was with Elizabeth before John's birth. Lk.1 :41 . 
The holy spirit was with Zechariah. Lk.1 :67. 

The holy spirit was with Simeon. Lk.2:25. 

The holy spirit is obtained by asking. Lk.1 1 :1 3. 

The holy spirit did not come into the world until after Jesus had departed. Jn.7:39; Jn.1 6:7; Acts 

1 :3-8. 

134. Sometimes God is responsible for unbelief. 2 Thes.2:1 1 ,12. 
Sometimes Jesus is responsible for unbelief. Mk.4:1 1 ,12. 
The devil causes unbelief. Lk.8:12. 

135. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer. 1 Jn.3:15. 

If anyone claims to love God but hates his brother, he is a liar. 1 Jn.4:20. 
No one can be a disciple of Jesus unless he hates his brother. Lk.1 4:26. 

136. Believers do not come into judgment. Jn.5:24. 

All people come into judgment. Mt.12:36; 2 Cor.5:10; Heb.9:27; 1 Pet.1 :17; Jude 14,15; 
Rev.20:12,13. 

137. Jesus says that, if he bears witness to himself, his testimony is true. Jn.8:14. 
Jesus says that, if he bears witness to himself, his testimony is not true. Jn.5:31 . 

138. Men can choose whether or not to believe. Jn. 5:38-47. 
Only God chooses who will believe. Jn.6:44. 

139. None of Jesus' followers would be lost. Jn.1 0:27-29. 
Some of Jesus' followers would be lost. 1 Tim. 4:1 . 

140. Jesus is the ruling prince of this world. Rev.1 :5. 



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The prince of this world will be cast out. Jn.1 2:31 . 

141. Jesus says all men will be saved. Jn.3:17. 

Only 144,000 virgin men will be saved. Rev. 14:1-4. 

142. God wants all men to be saved. 1 Tim.2:3,4; 2 Pet.3:9. 
God does not want all men to be saved. Jn.1 2:40. 

143. Peter asks Jesus where he is going. Jn.1 3:36. 
Thomas asks Jesus where he is going. Jn.1 4:5. 

Jesus said that no one asked where he was going. Jn.1 6:5. 

144. Jesus lost only one disciple. Jn. 17:12. 
Jesus lost no disciples. Jn.18:9. 

145. Jesus came into the world to bear witness to the truth. Jn.1 8:37. 
The truth has always been evident. Rom.1 :18-20. 

146. During his first resurrection appearance, Jesus gave his disciples the holy spirit. Jn. 20:22. 
The holy spirit was given to the disciples after his ascension. Acts 1 :3-8. 

147. The world could not contain all that could be written of Jesus. Jn.21 :25. 
All was written. Acts.1 :1 . 

148. Obey the laws of men for it is the will of God. 1 Pet.2:1 3-1 5. 
The disciples disobey the council. Acts 5:40-42. 

149. Obey God, not men. Acts 5:29. 

Obey men. It is God's will. Rom.13:1-4; 1 Pet.2:13-15. 

150. God hated Esau and loved Jacob even before they were born. Rom. 9:1 0-1 3. 
God shows no partiality and treats all alike. Acts 1 0:34; Rom. 2:1 1 . 

151. All who have sinned without the law will perish without the law. Rom. 2:12. 
Where there is no law there is no sin or transgression. Rom. 4:1 5. 

152. Doers of the law will be justified. Rom. 2:1 3. 

Doers of the law will not be justified. Rom. 3:20; Gal. 3:1 1 . 

153. The law has dominion. Rom. 7:1. 

The law does not have dominion. Rom. 6:1 4. 

154. The law was the result of sin. Gal. 3:1 9. 

Sin is the result of breaking the law. 1 Jn.3:4. 

155. Those of "God" cannot sin. 1 Jn.3:9. 
Those of "God" can sin. 1 Jn.1 :7 8. 

156. The anointing of Jesus teaches right from wrong. 1 Jn.2:27. 

The law written on the heart and conscience teaches right from wrong. Rom. 2:1 5. 

157. Abraham was justified by faith. Heb.1 1 :8. 
Abraham was justified by works. Jms.2:21 . 
Abraham was not justified by works. Rom. 4:2. 

158. It is not good to eat or drink anything that might cause your brother to stumble or be offended. 
Rom. 14:21. 

Let no one pass judgment on you in matters of food or drink. Col. 2:1 6. 

159. It is better that widows should not remarry. 1 Cor.7:8. 

It is better that young widows should remarry. 1 Tim. 5:1 1 -1 4. 

160. The god of this world blinds people to the gospel. 2 Cor.4:4. 
There is only one god. 1 Cor.8:4. 

161 . The powers of this world are wicked, so fight against them. Eph.6:1 1 -1 3. 

All powers are ordained of God and, if you resist, you are damned. Rom. 13:1 ,2. 

162. Bear one another's burdens. Gal. 6:2. 
Bear your own burdens. Gal. 6:5. 



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163. Anyone who even greets a non-believer shares his wicked work. 2 Jn.1 0,1 1 . 
Always be ready to answer any man concerning your faith. 1 Pet.3:1 5. 

164. All of the grass on the earth is burned up. Rev.8:7. 

The army of locusts are instructed not to harm the grass. Rev.9:4. 

165. Only "The Father" knows. Mk.13:32. 

"Jesus" and "The Father" are one. Jn.1 0:30; 1 7:1 1 ,21 ,22. 

166. Jesus said that he would judge. Jn. 5:22, 27-30; Jn.9:39. 
Jesus said that he would not judge. Jn.8:15; Jn.1 2:47. 
Jesus said that The Father judges. Jn.1 2:48,49. 
Jesus said that The Father does not judge. Jn.5:22. 
Jesus said that his disciples would judge. Lk.22:30. 

167. He that does not believe is damned. Mk.1 6:1 6. 

Thomas did not believe and was not damned. Jn. 20:27-29. 

168. "When his branch is yet tender". Mt.24:32. 
"When her branch is yet tender". Mk.13:28. 

169. Jesus is God. Jn.1 0:30. 

Jesus is the "image" of God. 2 Cor.4:4. 
Jesus was a man approved by God. Acts 2:22. 

170. Jesus and God are one in the same. Jn.1 :1 . 

Jesus is beside himself. Mk.16:19; Acts 2:32,33; 7:55; Rom.8:34; etc. 

171. Jesus is the Son of God. Jn.6:69; Jn. 20:31 . 
Jesus is the Son of Man. Mt.18:1 1 ; Lk.21 :27. 

172. Paul states that he does not lie. Rom. 9:1 ; 2 Cor.1 1 :31 ; Gal.1 :20; 1 Tim. 2:7. 
Paul states that he does lie. Rom. 3:7. 

173. Paul said that he does not use trickery. 1 Thes.2:3. 
Paul admits to using trickery. 2 Cor.12:16. 

174. Paul says that circumcision is nothing. 1 Cor.7:19. 

Paul says that circumcision is profitable. Rom. 2:25; Rom. 3:1 ,2. 

175. Do not covet. Rom. 7:7; Rom. 13:9. 

Paul says covet. 1 Cor.12:31 ; 1 Cor.14:39. 

176. Paul teaches not to steal. Eph.4:28. 
Paul admits to stealing. 2 Cor.1 1 :8. 

177. Paul was assured that he would not be hurt. Acts 18:9,10. 
Paul was often physically abused. 2 Cor.1 1 :23-27. 

178. Paul states that the law is necessary. Rom. 3:31 . 
Paul states that the law is not necessary. Rom. 6:1 4. 

179. Jesus said to go and baptize. Mt.28:19. 

Paul said he was not sent to baptize. 1 Cor.1 :1 7. 

180. Paul said he was not sent to baptize but to preach. 1 Cor.1 :1 7. 
Paul baptized. 1 Cor.1 :1 6. 

181. Jesus said that he did not come to abolish the law. Mt.5:1 7-1 9. 
Paul said otherwise. Eph.2:15. 

182. Jesus said that God did not condemn the world. Jn. 3:17. 
Paul said that God did condemn the world. Rom. 5:1 8. 

183. Those present at Paul's conversion stood. Acts 9:7. 
They fell to the ground. Acts 26:14. 

184. Those present at Paul's conversion heard a voice but saw nothing. Acts 9:7. 
Those present at Paul's conversion saw a light but heard nothing. Acts 22:9. 



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185. Shortly after his conversion, Paul went to Damascus where he spent some time with the 
apostles. Acts 9:19. 

Paul went to Damascus three years later and saw only Peter and James. Gal.1 :1 8,1 9. 

186. Shortly after his conversion, Paul went to Damascus and then to Jerusalem. Acts 9:18-26. 
Shortly after his conversion, Paul went to Arabia, then to Damascus, and then, 3 years later, to 
Jerusalem. Gal.1 :1 7,1 8. 

187. In Damascus, the governor attempts to seize Paul. 2 Cor.1 1 :32. 
In Damascus, the Jews attempt to seize Paul. Acts 9:22,23. 

188. The holy spirit forbids preaching in Asia. Acts 16:6. 
Paul preaches in Asia anyway. Acts 19:8-10. 

189. Paul said he would not be a servant of Christ if he tried to please men. Gal.1 :1 0. 
Paul said that he tried to please men. 1 Cor.10:33. 

190. Paul says that he was the chief of all sinners. 1 Tim.1 :1 5. 

He who commits sin is of the devil. Children of God cannot sin. 1 Jn. 3:8-1 0. 

191. Paul said that Jesus is the judge. 2 Tim. 4:1 . 
Paul said that God is the judge. Heb. 12:23. 
Paul said that the saints would judge. 1 Cor.6:2. 

192. Paul said that Jesus was the Son of God. Rom.1 :3,4. 
Paul said that Jesus was just a man. Heb. 7:24. 

193. Do not boast. Lk.18:14. 

Do not be proud. Rom.1 1 :20; 1 Pet. 5:5. 

Paul proudly boasts. 2 Cor.1 1 :1 6-18; Gal. 2:9-1 1 . 

194. Jesus commends the church at Ephesus for discerning the lying apostles. Rev. 2:1 ,2. 
Paul was the apostle to Ephesus. Eph.1 :1 . 



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