"...And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." — the Lord Jesus, at Matthew 25:46

Quiz on Heaven and Hell
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1) The phrase, "He descended into hell", referring to Jesus Christ, is found in:

a)  Two of the four Gospels.
b)  The New Testament and the Apostles' Creed.
c)  the prophecies of Isaiah.
d)  The Apostles' Creed.

2) Which group of three terms or phrases is NOT used in the book of Revelation's depictions of Heaven:

a)  The sea of glass, the descending city, the voice of a great multitude.
b)  The living creatures, armies on white horses, an angel speaking to birds.
c)  The scales of judgment, the winged harpists, Saint Peter's great white gate.
d)  No temple, no need of sun or moon, nothing entering that defiles.

3) On the basis of Scripture, we can be certain that this man is among the lost, who will be condemned to hell:

a)  Solomon.
b)  Judas.
c)  Ishmael.
d)  all of the above.

4) Which is the best description of the final heavenly state of the redeemed?

a)  They will be like Jesus.
b)  They will be exactly like Adam and Eve were before the Fall.
c)  They will have become angels.
d)  They will be pure spirit beings, rid of bodies forever.

5) According to Jesus, eternal fire was prepared:

a)  For the devil and his angels.
b)  By the devil, the ruler of hell.
c)  For Cain.
d)  With great Divine sorrow.

6) The unbiblical doctrine that all human beings will be saved is called:

a)  Everybodyism.
b)  Nestorianism.
c)  Universalism.
d)  Preterism.

7) The unbiblical doctrine that the lost will not suffer eternally but simply cease to exist is called:

a)  Annihilationism.
b)  Marcionism
c)  Disexistenialism.
d)  Deletism.

8) The word GEHENNA, translated hell in several passages in the Gospels, was:

a)  The place where children were offered in sacrifice to the idol Molech in Old Testament times.
b)  A garbage dump where the dead bodies of animals and of criminals, and all kinds of filth, were cast.
c)  A place where fires were always kept burning.
d)  All of the above.

9) The apostle James asserts that this is "set on fire by hell" (GEHENNA):

a)  Unquenchable greed.
b)  The heart.
c)  Secret desire.
d)  The tongue.

10) Choose the list containing ONLY terms or phrases used by Jesus in the Gospels defining and describing hell:

a)  Place of abandoned hope, perdition, where the worm dies not.
b)  The pit, eternal separation from God, where the flame is not quenched.
c)  Where the worm dies not, where the flame is not quenched, outer darkness.
d)  Where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth, Sheol, perdition.

11) Which is NOT a term or phrase used by Jesus in the Gospels to define and describe Heaven?

a)  The new Jerusalem.
b)  The kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
c)  Abraham's bosom.
d)  Paradise.

12) Jesus said that in Heaven, many would:

a)  Learn to play the harp.
b)  Find it hard to believe that they made it there.
c)  Sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
d)  Have all their questions answered.

13) Paul the apostle wrote of being "caught up to the third heaven", where he:

a)  heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.
b)  saw a great throne surrounded by twenty-four lesser thrones.
c)  was finally healed of his thorn in the flesh.
d)  looked down and saw all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

14) Will the redeemed know one another in their future, heavenly life? (Choose the best response)

a)  Maybe, but the Bible is silent on that matter.
b)  No, as indicated by Christ's teaching that marriage will not exist in heaven.
c)  Yes, that can be established by Scripture.
d)  Not at first, but they will become reacquainted swiftly.

15) Perhaps you've heard the flippant, foolish assertion, "I want to go to hell - all my friends will be there!" Select the most Biblical response:

a)  Are people who went to hell real friends?
b)  Wow, you are really skating on thin ice!
c)  How do you suppose they will be able to support or help you in your misery there?
d)  God is the source of all good things, like friendship. Those in hell are utterly and eternally separated from God, friendship, and all good things.

16) The eternal life of a redeemed person begins:

a)  Immediately upon his physical death.
b)  When he becomes united to Christ, Who is the way, the truth, and the life.
c)  At the time of his physical resurrection.
d)  When he first partakes of the Lord's Supper (i.e. Communion, or the Eucharist).

17) When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians that, "...these shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power", he was referring to:

a)  Those who have eyes full of adultery and that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children.
b)  Those who do not know God, and those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
c)  Those who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark.
d)  Those who are spots in love feasts, while they feast without fear, serving only themselves.

18) Choose the correct ending of this verse from the Gospel of John: "And this is eternal life, ___________________ ."

a)  that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
b)  keeping the commandments of God.
c)  being baptized and receiving the gift of the Spirit.
d)  the essence of heaven; to love one another.

19) Choose the correct ending of this verse from the Psalms: "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and ______________."

a)  the devils shall mock their destruction.
b)  they will remain there forever.
c)  the righteous shall be welcomed into glory.
d)  all the nations that forget God.

20) Which things will no longer exist in Heaven?

a)  Toil, night, marriage.
b)  Grief, waste, pain.
c)  Violence, disease, hatred.
d)  None of the above will exist in Heaven.

21) Choose the best synonym for the Biblical word SHEOL:

a)  Inferno.
b)  Hades.
c)  Limbo.
d)  Purgatory.

22) Jesus told of the afterlife of two men, Lazarus and an unnamed rich man. This can be observed from Jesus' account:

a)  The rich man, in Hades, was still an arrogant mocker.
b)  Lazarus showed profound compassion for the other man.
c)  Jesus did not say that it was a parable.
d)  The lost know nothing of the blessedness of the redeemed.

23) In the visions of John the apostle in the book of Revelation, death, Hades, and anyone not found written in the Book of Life are thrown into:

a)  An ocean of darkness.
b)  A lake of fire.
c)  A bottomless pit.
d)  A river of acid.

24) In the visions of John the apostle in the book of Revelation, the heavenly city New Jerusalem appeared in which geometric form:

a)  A sphere.
b)  A cube.
c)  A cylinder.
d)  A pyramid.

25) In the Gospel of Matthew, someone asked Jesus, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" Jesus replied:

a)  Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
b)  Unless you repent you will all perish.
c)  Of that matter no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
d)  The saved are a multitude which no man can number.

Questions? Comments?

For your meditative profit, here is a list of more things that will no longer exist in Heaven:

01. Alienation
02. Stress
03. Anxiety
04. Fear
05. Pride
06. Calamity
07. Disappointment
08. Boredom
09. Vermin
10. Loss
11. Confusion
12. Anger
SIN 13. Suspicion
14. Hindrance
15. Alarm
16. Darkness
17. Garbage
18. Weakness
19. Imperfection
20. Strife
21. Poverty
22. Loneliness
23. Handicaps
24. Bitterness

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