Pope John Paul II instituted a new set of mysteries to the Rosary called the Luminous Mysteries. It is suggested by the Church to say these mysteries on Thursdays.
The 3rd Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Descent of the Holy Spirit.
Saul saw Jesus as a bright light on his way to Damascus.
The first Christian in the New Testament, as well as the first evangelist, was Mary .
Paul describes Jesus as the new Adam .
The Ark of the Covenant contained three items, according to Paul, including the Word of God, manna, & the Rod of Aaron that re-sprouted.
There are at least 3 righteous people mentioned in the Book of Luke,Elizabeth, Zechariah, and Simeon .
According to the Bible, satan is the prince of the air.
The first murderer in human history was Cain.
Adam and Eve's third son was named Seth.
Jesus is a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
False--The Catholic Church added the 7 books of the "apocrypha" to the Bible after the Protestant Reformation. (Luther took them out during the Protestant Reformation).
False--The Bible condemns all tradition. (Paul says to hold fast to the traditions he taught, either orally or in writing).
The Liturgy of the Hours draws mainly from the Biblical book of Psalms.
David was completely forgiven for his sin by God, but still had to endure the death of his child as punishment.
Simeon told Mary that a sword would pierce her heart.
Psalm 22 foretells the crucifixion of Jesus and that lots would be cast for his clothes.
Bethlehem means House of Bread.
The prophet Micah foretold that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.
The prophet Isaiah foretold that Jesus would be born of a virgin.
The prophet Zechariah foretold that Jesus would be sold for 30 pieces of silver.
Judith chopped off the head of General Holofernes, saving Israel. She is a biblical type of Mary, who crushes the head of the serpent, saving the Church.
Elijah was caught up to heaven in a whirlwind. Just prior to that, Elisha asked for and received a double portion of his spirit.
Saul went to the Witch of Endor to get her to conjure up Samuel from the dead.
False - Witchcraft, sorcery, and divination are not condemned by the Bible.(The bible equates these abominations with murder).
James & John asked Jesus if he should rain fire down on a Samaritan village.
Jesus appeared to his unknowing disciples after the Resurrection on the road to Emmaus .
In John chapter 6, Jesus told his disciples that if they eat His Body and drink His Blood they would abide in him, and he in them.
The angel Gabriel called Mary full of grace, rather than by her name.
David was an Old Testament Prophet and King, who was a shepherd, was born in Bethlehem, started his Kingship at 30 years of age, and foretold that evil men would cast lots for the Messiah's clothes.
Following the death of King Solomon in 930 BC,the nation of Israel split into the Northern Kingdom, called Israel, and the southern Kingdom, called Judah.
Of the 12 tribes of Israel, 10 were in the northern kingdom, and 2 were in the southern kingdom.
The capital of the northern kingdom was Samaria, while the capital of the southern kingdom was Jerusalem.
In 722 BC, the northern kingdom was taken captive by Assyria.
In 587 BC, the southern kingdom was taken captive by Babylon.
The southern kingdom eventually returned home after 70 years of exile.
The northern kingdom assimilated with pagan countries and was never heard from again.
Jesus said that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.
According to 2 Maccabees, Jeremiah buried the Ark of the Covenant containing the 10 Commandments in a cave on or near Mount Nebo.
Also according to 2 Maccabees, the long dead prophet Jeremiah appeared to the former high priest Onias and to Judas Maccabee and presented a golden sword to Judas. Onias said the prophet prays much for the people and the holy city.
Straight out of the Bible, the Seven Sorrows of Mary are the Prophecy of Simeon, the Flight into Egypt, Jesus is lost in the Temple, Mary meets Jesus on the way to His Crucifixion, The Crucifixion, Mary takes Jesus down from the Cross, Mary lays Jesus in His Tomb.
King Antiochus, a biblical type of the antichrist, in 2 Maccabees desecrated the Jewish temple.
The Feast of the Re-dedication of this temple, attended by Jesus in John 10, is known today as Hannukah.