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Why Do Christians Believe Jesus Is Messiah? Quiz


Christians believe Christ to be Messiah, the Annointed One, and the Son of God. See if you can tell why they believe this is true. (All references are from the King James Version of the Bible.)

A multiple-choice quiz by logcrawler. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Question 1 of 10
1. One of the places that Christians point to as an indicator that Jesus was Messiah, (meaning Anointed One), is the 50th chapter of the book of Isaiah. What is prophesied about Messiah in this text, that is also spoken of in the earlier-written book of Job and is later fulfilled in the book of Matthew? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In what Old Testament book is the following quotation found, which Christians believe is a direct reference to Jesus?
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be."
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Question 3 of 10
3. An Old Testament prophet named Isaiah spoke well in advance, (about 700 years before Christ), of the birth of the Messiah. In which New Testament book do we find a similar reference to Jesus like that seen in Isaiah 9, that intimates that Messiah will have all authority resting upon his shoulders and that he will rule from the throne of David? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "That Prophet".

This was a very familiar term to the Jewish people, because for centuries since the time of Moses they had been awaiting the promised Messiah. In fact, they had even asked another man if he was "that prophet", but he denied that. He did, however, indicate that Jesus WAS the one that they were expecting as the Anointed One. Who was this predecessor of Jesus?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Isaiah 53:3-5 speaks of Messiah's coming and Christians see many parallels in what Isaiah wrote and events that were recorded in the New Testament. In this text, which of the following statements did Isaiah *NOT* say about the Messiah who was yet to appear? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In which Old Testament book is the arrival of Christ riding on a colt into Jerusalem foretold? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. There is no evidence that God the Father ever referred to Jesus as being His son; in fact, Jesus Himself never laid claim to such a notion.


Question 8 of 10
8. Psalms 41:9-11 is another indicator that Christians believe points to Jesus being Messiah, the Saviour of the world.
Verse 9 says, "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me."

Which one of Jesus' disciples do Christians believe is referenced as "mine own familiar friend"?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In which Old Testament scripture may you find words that Jesus uttered while he hung on the cross at Calvary?
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
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Question 10 of 10
10. When Jesus was living in Egypt; that's right; a Jew in Egypt, which Old Testament prophet's words were being fulfilled? Hint



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1. One of the places that Christians point to as an indicator that Jesus was Messiah, (meaning Anointed One), is the 50th chapter of the book of Isaiah. What is prophesied about Messiah in this text, that is also spoken of in the earlier-written book of Job and is later fulfilled in the book of Matthew?

Answer: the people would beat and spit on Him

In Isaiah 50:6 the author says "I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting."

In Job 17:9-11 we read "He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me; he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. God hath delivered me over into the hands of the wicked."

Matthew 26:63 begins with Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest asking Jesus if He is the Christ, the Son of God, and Jesus responds that Caiphas himself has stated this to be the case. In verse 64, Jesus then continues, " ...Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven." (This segment is a direct reference to scriptures found in Psalm 110:1 and Daniel 7:13.)

Continuing in Matthew 26:65-67 we see the following exchange. "Then the high priest rent (tore) his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands."

Later, when Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate, a similar thing occurred, this time in the presence of the gentile people. In chapter 27:29-30, the Roman soldiers treated Him much the same way:
"And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head."
2. In what Old Testament book is the following quotation found, which Christians believe is a direct reference to Jesus? "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be."

Answer: Genesis

In Genesis 49:10 we find a reference made to "Shiloh", which is a prophetic way of speaking of Messiah. The word Shiloh, (pronounced 'Shee-low') means something like "he who's it is" and is derived from the root word Shalah, perhaps meaning to "send". Like many other names in the Old Testament, this one was applicable to a place as well as to a person.

One reason that Christians believe that this is a reference to Christ is because in the lineage of Jesus as recorded in the gospel of Luke 3:23-38, and specifically in the 33rd verse, it states that Jesus was a descendant of "... Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda..."

This lineage or 'pedigree' continues all the way back to Adam, "...which was the son of God." (verse 38). In Revelation 5:5 we see Jesus referred to as "the lion of the tribe of Judah."
3. An Old Testament prophet named Isaiah spoke well in advance, (about 700 years before Christ), of the birth of the Messiah. In which New Testament book do we find a similar reference to Jesus like that seen in Isaiah 9, that intimates that Messiah will have all authority resting upon his shoulders and that he will rule from the throne of David?

Answer: Luke

Isaiah 9:6 and 7 says, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this."

Luke 1:32 and 33 says this; "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

In the 4th chapter of John, Jesus met a woman from Samaria who had come to draw water from Jacob's well. During the verbal exchange between them, Jesus said to her "...But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he."

Not only do Christians believe that God's kingdom has already been established within the hearts of those who accept Christ as Savior or Messiah, but also that the supreme manifestation of the kingship of Jesus is yet to be revealed after his second advent.
4. "That Prophet". This was a very familiar term to the Jewish people, because for centuries since the time of Moses they had been awaiting the promised Messiah. In fact, they had even asked another man if he was "that prophet", but he denied that. He did, however, indicate that Jesus WAS the one that they were expecting as the Anointed One. Who was this predecessor of Jesus?

Answer: John the Baptist

In John 1:19-21, the King James Version of the Bible reads thus: "And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No."

In verses 26 and 27, John the Baptist further states, "John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose."

"That prophet" is the same as the one found in the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, chapter 18. In the 15th verse, it says, "The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken."

Christians believe that this Prophet is a direct reference to Christ, especially since John the Baptist very pointedly stated that "there standeth one among you" in verse 27.
5. Isaiah 53:3-5 speaks of Messiah's coming and Christians see many parallels in what Isaiah wrote and events that were recorded in the New Testament. In this text, which of the following statements did Isaiah *NOT* say about the Messiah who was yet to appear?

Answer: he is born to a virgin

Isaiah 53:3-5 says this about the man that Christians say is the Son of God. "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

John 1:11-12 says "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."

Luke 23:44-46 says, "And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost."

(While Christians do believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, Jewish teachings speak of his birth being to a "young maiden"; however, in the text of Isaiah 53:3-5, this topic is not addressed.)
6. In which Old Testament book is the arrival of Christ riding on a colt into Jerusalem foretold?

Answer: Zechariah

Zechariah 9:9 foretells of the king of the Jews this way: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass."

Christians feel that a fulfillment of those prophetic words may be found in Mark 11:7-11.
"And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve."
7. There is no evidence that God the Father ever referred to Jesus as being His son; in fact, Jesus Himself never laid claim to such a notion.

Answer: false

Yes, God the Father made it quite clear that Jesus was His first-begotten Son. Not only did He say so, the angel Gabriel announced it to Mary, Jesus' mother; several of the disciples proclaimed it upon meeting Him; John the Baptist stated it; and Jesus Himself declared it to be true. Even demonic spirits acknowledged that He was the Son of God. A few of the places in the scriptures that speak of Jesus as being the Son of God are as follows:

Luke 2:11 - "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

John 1:1-12 - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"

Psalm 2:7 - "I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee."

Mark 9:7 and 8 - "And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves."

1st Peter 1:13-21 - "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God."

Mark 5:6-7 - "But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not."

Matthew 3:16-17 - "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Christians believe that through Christ, ALL mankind can come to the Father and be born spiritually into the family of God, and that Jesus is the first Son of God, and that all those who believe in Him and repent of their sins are continually being added in as the newest members of the family of God.
8. Psalms 41:9-11 is another indicator that Christians believe points to Jesus being Messiah, the Saviour of the world. Verse 9 says, "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me." Which one of Jesus' disciples do Christians believe is referenced as "mine own familiar friend"?

Answer: Judas Iscariot

The King James version renders king David's Psalm 41:9-11 this way, "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me."

Christians see both Judas Iscariot and the devil as well in this text. The "friend" spoken of is believed to represent Judas, while the "enemy" spoken of represents the devil.

Jesus, speaking in John 13:18, "I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me."

Luke 22:47-48 states, "And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?"

Jesus prayer to the Father in John 17:12 says: "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled."
9. In which Old Testament scripture may you find words that Jesus uttered while he hung on the cross at Calvary? "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Answer: Psalm 22

The psalmist David, (who was an ancestor of Jesus), wrote these words centuries before Christ was born. He continues in Psalms 22; "Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly. Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me. Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog."

To encapsulate SOME of the things mentioned in this text, in an effort to see why Christ is regarded as the Son of God by Christians everywhere, we will examine a few of them:

1. Matthew 27:46 " And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
2. Luke 23:11 " And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate."
3. Luke 23:36 "And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself."
4. John 19:33-37 "But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced."
10. When Jesus was living in Egypt; that's right; a Jew in Egypt, which Old Testament prophet's words were being fulfilled?

Answer: Hosea

In Hosea 11:1, we read, "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt."

While the man named "Israel", who was also known as "Jacob" was an old man, he lived in Egypt, as did his descendants for over 400 years, until the time of the Exodus. Obviously, because Israel was NOT a child at that time, this was not a reference to him, but to one who was yet to come. Christians believe that Jesus was the One to come out of Egypt, based on the following scripture. Read on...

In Matthew 2:13-15, Christians believe that they have found the fulfillment of that prophecy concerning the man whom God referred to as His son. As the magi, or wise men left after visiting Christ as a small child, the King James Version of the Bible says this:
"And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son."
Source: Author logcrawler

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