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Ten Commandments Quiz


Billy Prewitt

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Copyright 2017 by Billy and Rebekah Prewitt

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Ten Commandment Quiz

Chapter 2: How Good Are You?

Chapter 3: Are You Holy?

Chapter 4: Do You Want to Know Your Future?

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Chapter 1: Ten Commandment Quiz

Care to test your knowledge?

  1. How many commandments are in the Ten Commandments?

  2. Which of the following is not in the Ten Commandments?

A. Thou shalt not kill

B. Thou shalt not swear

C. Honor thy father.

  1. How are we not to use God's name?

  2. Graven images are forbidden in which commandment?

A. Fifth

B. Second

C. Fourth

  1. What day is to be remembered?

  2. What commandment forbids other gods?

A. Third

B. Seventh

C. First

  1. What are we not to bear?

  2. What is the first commandment with a promise?

  3. What commandment concerns coveting?

A. Seventh

B. Ninth

C. Tenth

  1. How many commandments can you break and still go to heaven?

Answers: 1. Ten 2. B 3. In vain 4. B 5. The Sabbath 6. C 7. False Witness 8. Honor thy father and mother 9. C 10. Zero

How many did you miss?

What if this was a test and you only missed one question. Do you know what your grade would be? It would be an “F”. That is right. “F” for Fail.

Did you notice the answer to the last question? James 2:10 says, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” So if you missed one question in the quiz, you missed them all, but not only on this quiz. If you have ever in your entire life broken one of God's laws then you are a lawbreaker and are guilty of breaking all of them.

You might think that one law isn't a big deal, but just remember the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden because of breaking ONE commandment of God. They were never allowed back into the Garden and died the promised death for their sin.

What about you?

Have you ever committed a sin? Have you ever told a lie? The Bible says in Leviticus 19:11, “Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.” How about stealing? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever stolen from God? Malachi 3:8 says, “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.” How many times have you earned money that was never tithed? God considers this stealing from Him.

Where will you stand?

The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” It also says in Romans 2:12, “For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law.” Don't think that you are exempt because you are part of a church either, for in 1 Peter 4:17 it says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

Jesus is coming soon. Isaiah 63:3 tells of the day when He will come to bring judgment. It says, “I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.” Hebrews 10:31 rightly says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

What will you say when you stand before God? All excuses will be worthless then. When the list of your deeds is presented before Him, what hope will you have?

There is One that can change the outcome of our judgment. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Bible teaches in Colossians 2:14 that when Jesus died on the cross He was, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us.” He was then raised from the dead that we might be raised in newness of life.

If your sins are forgiven by Jesus then you can give your life to Him. Then you will not need to fear death and judgment. If you would like to be forgiven and give your life to Christ, you can pray this prayer.

PRAYER: Father God, I know that I have sinned. I have broken your commandments. I know that you sent your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. I also believe that He died and rose again. Today I repent of my sins, and I ask that you will please forgive me. Come into my life and make me new. I want to serve you for the rest of my life, and I want to go to heaven when I die. Thank you Lord, for saving me. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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Chapter 2: How Good Are You?

To be good means to be morally honorable. So, what is it that makes you morally honorable or good? Possibly an even better question is this: how good does a person have to be to be truly good?

Several years ago there was a man that lived in a smallpeaceful town. Everyone seemed to like him. He was tall and handsome, full of life, and had the reputation of always being polite and honest. In fact, he was respected so much for his honesty that people would often ask him for opinions because they knew he would tell them the truth even if it hurt a little. One day he decided to open an orphanage and pay for it himself. He worked hard to support it, and the result was that there were many children that had a home, food and even education because of his charity.

Then one day there was a story in the newspaper that a man had been killed, and the possibilities of self defense or accidental death were completely ruled out. The police had apprehended the suspect and to everyone's astonishment it was the man that was so nice. When the long awaited trial came the courtroom was packed. The room was totally silent when the charges were read, and then the judge asked, “What is your plea?”

True to his reputation, the man was honest when he said, “I am guilty as charged.”

What do you think?

• Did the man go to prison for his crime?

• Did any of his honesty and charity help him go free?

• Can he do anything to make up for his crime?

• Would you want this man as a next door neighbor or possibly as your child's school teacher?

It is pretty easy to realize that in spite of all the good qualities this man had, he was not GOOD. Good deeds do not replace nor make up for sin. The fact that the man was honest and charitable did not change the fact that he was also a murderer.

How about you? You might be thinking to yourself, “Well, I never killed anyone!” One day Jesus addressed that very issue. He said, “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment” (Matthew 5:21-22). Have you ever been angry without a cause? How many good deeds can you do to make up for one wrathful outburst? Jesus continued the same verse with these words, “And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” So Jesus considered unrighteous anger to be the same as breaking the 6th Commandment.

One time Jesus was approached by a man that asked, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” Jesus responded by saying, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”

How many commandments have you broken? 1 John 3:4 says, “Sin is the transgression of the law.” God's law is perfect. Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). Have you been perfect? God's law tells us not to steal, lie, or even covet. How many times have you lied, stolen, coved, hated, lusted, and the like? Jesus said, “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin” (John 8:34).

Just like the nice man in our story, we cannot do anything good to make up for our sins. It does not matter if we have done good deeds. Only our sinful deeds matter when God comes to judge. That is why Jesus came to earth to forgive our sins when we could do nothing to make up for them. Romans 5:6 says, “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” That means that He can remove your sin even when you are not good. Admit that you are not good today, and Jesus can wash away your sins so that when you face God, the Righteous Judge, you can do so without fear of eternal punishment. If you would like to ask Jesus for forgiveness just pray this simple prayer in faith, and God will answer it.

PRAYER: Father God, I know that I have sinned. I have broken your commandments. I know that you sent your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. I also believe that He died and rose again. Today I repent of my sins, and I ask that you will please forgive me. Come into my life and make me new. I want to serve you for the rest of my life, and I want to go to heaven when I die. Thank you Lord, for saving me. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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Chapter 3: Are You Holy?

This is the real question of life. Are you living a life of holiness? We meet people all of the time that tell us that they are "saved." They tell us that they know they are going to go to Heaven when they die, but the real issue is simply this: Are you holy?

What Is Holiness?

Holiness is the opposite of spiritual uncleanness. Romans 6:19 says, "As ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness . . . even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness." 2 Corinthians 7:1 says, "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." Have you done that? Have you cleansed yourself from the filthiness of sin? According to 1 John 3:3 every person that is of God must become pure, "And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure." Have you done that? Have you purified yourself as God is pure?

Is Holiness a Requirement in the Bible?

Yes. Hebrews 12:14 makes that very clear. It says, "Those who are not holy will not see the Lord." Did you catch that? If you aren't holy, you aren't going to Heaven. It is one of the wonderful privileges promised in the Bible that people who go to Heaven will see God. 1 John 3:2 says, "We shall see him as he is." If you are not holy, you will not be there to see Him.

How Do I Become Holy?

First, you must repent of every sin in your life. "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19). This does not simply mean telling God you are sorry. This means that you must remove the sin from your life. He will give you the power to do so. This power is called grace. Grace does not cover sins you are currently committing. It only covers the sins of your past, but it does give you power to overcome sins so that you don't do them anymore.

Then, you must evaluate every relationship that you have. "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord" (2 Corinthians 6:17). Do you hang around with people who are unholy? I know that there are times when we have no choice. We may have an ungodly co-worker that we simply cannot avoid. This is not what I am talking about. I am talking about the ungodly people that we CHOOSE to spend time with. It might be a friend, a girl or boy friend, or even a family member. If you want to live holy, you must separate yourself from people who are not.

Also, you must examine your life and remove all unclean things. "Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17). This is an amazing promise, but it has a very important responsibility attached to it. Just look around you. What are the unclean things you see? You may find things like magazines, videos, books, music, alcoholic beverages, and many other things that I have not named. What would happen if Jesus looked in the cabinets and closets of your house? Would he find unclean things? What about in the refrigerator? What if he checked your internet history? Is your house ready for inspection?

Finally, you must give yourself completely to God. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is this: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind" (Matthew 22:37). It isn't enough to simply remove ungodliness from our lives. We must dedicate ourselves to God. Romans 12:1 says, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God."

My friend, if you do not take the necessary steps to become holy, then you will miss out on all that God has in store for you. Learn the way of holiness. You only have one life in which to do so.

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Chapter 4: Do You Want to Know Your Future?

I don't know your past, but I can tell you your future. Whether you are Baptist or Buddhist, Mormon or Muslim, Pentecostal or Presbyterian, Methodist or Moravian, Catholic or Calvinist, Hindu or Holiness, Atheist or Agnostic you are on the path that will lead to your death. There is no arguing the fact that death is the end of your path on this earth. After this, you will stand before the Almighty God in judgment. The Bible says, "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

When you stand before God, you will be judged based on your works. "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad" (2 Corinthians 5:10). Make no mistake, this judgment will be thorough. You may get away with things on this earth, but there will be no hiding on that day. Every lie you have told, every profanity you have spoken, every time you had sex outside of marriage, every time you have slandered or gossiped, every time you have been drunk, and even a detailed record of your thoughts will be played before the judge of all the universe. "God's word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones. And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts. Nothing in all the world can be hidden from God. Everything is clear and lies open before him, and to him we must explain the way we have lived" (Hebrews 4:12-13).

You also need to know that punishment is certain. "God's anger is shown from heaven against all the evil and wrong things people do" (Romans 1:18). "He that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons" (Colossians 3:25). You have probably forgotten many of your sins, but God has not. He has all of your sins written in a book. "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works"(Revelation 20:12).

You may say, "I don't really have to worry about this because I believe in God." Did you know that the devil believes in God? The Bible says so. "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble" (James 2:19). If you believe in God and the devil believes in God, what makes you different from him? I'll tell you one difference. If you have not fallen on your face to repent before Christ, then there is definitely one major difference between you and the devil. The devil trembles. You apparently do not. This means that Romans 3:18 is fulfilled in your life. It says, "There is no fear of God before their eyes."

My advice to you is to call on God today. Isaiah 55:6-7 says, "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."

There were two thieves that were crucified with Jesus. One of those thieves called on Christ. The other did not. Don't be like the thief that refused to repent! If you do, all that will be left for you is a future that you will...


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