What Can You Believe?

Today, I have a questionnaire for you. Twenty questions. You just have to answer yes or no. I will first write some words that I found in various books, then  I will ask, "Do you believe?  I f you think that this will, or actually did happen [just as it was written], then answer "Yes". If you think this is just fantasy, make believe, then you say  "No".

OK. Let's start.

1. On Christmas Eve, a small, fat man in a red suit will harness eight reindeer to a sleigh full of toys and then fly through the sky, land on rooftops, come down chimneys, and leave toys for all the children of the world.

Do you believe?       Yes  O     No   O

2.The book of Genesis describes this event.  "Now, the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman [the snake is talking] , "Did God really say, you must not eat from the tree in the garden?" The conversation between the woman and the snake continued.

Do you believe?        Yes    O     No    O

3. Little Red Ridinghood  was taking some food to her sick grandmother. She met a wolf, who asked where her grandmother lived. The girl explained to the wolf, how to get there. The wolf ran ahead to the grandmother's home, knocked on the door, and using a high voice, tricked the grandmother into opening the door. The wolf then ate the grandmother and climbed into her bed; waited for Red Riding Hood. The story continues..

Do you believe?           Yes    O      No      O

4. Joshua and the Israelites came to cross the Jordan River. It was in full flood. No problem. As soon as the priest carrying the covenant touched the water's edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap. The priest with the covenant stood in the middle of the dry river bed until all the people crossed to the other side.

Do you believe?           Yes    O       No      O

5. God was angry with Balaam. He sent an angel to block Balaam's way. Balaam's donkey could see the angel, but Balaam could not. The donkey was afraid, turned into a field, shied to the side, then lay down. Each time Balaam beat the donkey. The Lord then gave the donkey the power of speech, and the donkey said, "What have I done to you to make you beat me three times?"   The conversation between Balaam and his donkey continued.

Do you believe?         Yes     O       No    O

6. T he fox was very hungry. He saw some delicious looking grapes hanging from a vine. He stood on his hind legs but could not reach them. He jumped and jumped but could not reach them. Finally he was exhausted. The fox said, "Those grapes must be sour. I wouldn't eat them if they were given to me on a plate"

Do you believe?       Yes    O    No     O

7.The unicorn was dead. A cloaked figure came to drink blood from the corpse. Harry Potter's friends ran. Suddenly, a Centaur appeared to rescue him. The centaur spoke. ,"You are the Potter boy. You know the forest is not safe for you. Can I give you a ride?" Harry climbed onto his back.

Do you believe?      Yes    O    No    O

8.God spoke to Noah and told him to build an Ark. He said that it would rain for forty days and forty nights , flooding the earth and drowning all living things, except those that were on the Ark. Noah and his family and small numbers[2-7] of male and female animals and birds[ all species] were loaded on the Ark and so survived the great flood.

Do you believe?      Yes     O    No     O

9.Eeyore has a poor opinion of most of the other animals in the Forest, describing them as having "No brain at all, some of them", "only grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake" (from chapter 1 of The House at Pooh Corner). Eeyore's favorite food is thistles. He lives in the southeast corner of the Hundred Acre Wood, in an area labeled "Eeyore's Gloomy Place: Rather Boggy and Sad" on the map in the book. He has a stick house therein called The House at Pooh Corner. Pooh and Piglet built it for him after accidentally mistaking the original house that Eeyore built for a pile of sticks. On Eeyore's birthday, he is given an empty honey jar from Pooh for keeping things in, a popped red balloon from Piglet to keep in the pot, and a note from Owl.

Do you believe?         Yes     O      No     O

10. At God's command, Moses holds his staff out over the water, and throughout the night a strong east wind divides the sea, and the Israelites pass through with a wall of water on either side. The Egyptians pursue, but at daybreak God clogs their chariot-wheels and throws them into a panic, and with the return of the water the pharaoh and his entire army are destroyed

Do you believe?      Yes     O     No     O

11. It is spring time: the weather is fine, and good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, heading up to take in the air. He ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets Ratty (a water rat), who at this time of year spends all his days in, on and close by the river. Rat takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat. They get along well and spend many more days boating, with Rat teaching Mole the ways of the river.

Do you believe?     Yes     O      No    O

11. So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.  [ Joshua 10.]

Do you believe?     Yes    O    No    O

12. Peter Rabbit, unhappy at his plain-sounding name, briefly changed his name to Peter Cottontail because he felt it made him sound more important. He began putting on airs to live up to his important-sounding name, but after much teasing from his friends, soon returned to his original name, because, as he put it, "There's nothing like the old name after all."

Do you believe?       Yes    O     No     O

14.The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

Do you believe?        Yes     O     No     O


15.“And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. From the rib, God formed Eve.

Do you believe?            Yes    O    No    O

16.On her way down the road of yellow bricks, Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole he is hanging on, restores the movements of the rusted Tin Woodman with an oil can, and encourages them and the Cowardly Lion to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City. The Scarecrow wants to get a brain, the Tin Woodman a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, courage. All four of the travelers believe that the Wizard can solve their troubles. The party finds many adventures on their journey together, including overcoming obstacles such as narrow pieces of the yellow brick road, vicious Kalidahs, a river, and the Deadly Poppies.

Do you believe?       Yes    O    No     O

17.. Having said this, he [Jesus] spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,  And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.  He went, therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

Do you believe?     Yes   O     No    O

18. Brer Bear thinks Brer Rabbit has been smashing mail boxes and hay wagons and as usual fails to catch Brer Rabbit in the briar patch. Brer Bear vows to catch Brer Rabbit as he is the constable of "Huckleberry County", but Brer Rabbit eventually gradually finds the real culprit (the smashed objects were actually accidents). In another story, Brer Bear and Brer Fox first get into a fight and after each of them tries to steal a stolen pie-both end up trapped on a sign in the middle of a frozen pond.

Do you believe?     Yes    O   No    O

19.  Jonah's name came out, and he was thrown into the open ocean that night. A gigantic fish came and swallowed him, and Jonah remained in the belly of the fish repenting and glorifying God to the maximum. God forgave Jonah out of His mercy and kindness for the man, and because he knew that Jonah was, at heart, one of the best of men. Therefore, the fish cast Jonah out onto dry land, with Jonah in a state of sickness. Thus, God caused a plant to grow where Jonah was lying to provide shade and comfort for him. After Jonah got up, fresh and well, God told him to go back and preach at his land.

Do you believe?     Yes     O    No     O

20.the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens" . All the cities of the plain were destroyed except Zoar , maybe because of Lot's faithless request. Yet just before she reached her place of safety—though she had made some effort to escape the impending disaster—Lot's wife disobeyed the angel's command and looked back. She became a pillar of salt.

Do you believe?      Yes    O    No    O


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