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Bible Quiz: "Clean" and "Unclean"

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1) At the time of Jesus, the Jews had very strict dietary and ceremonial laws about what was "clean" (acceptable) and "unclean" (forbidden). But Jesus said it is not what we eat or what rituals we observe that really matter. What we think, say and do are the really important things.

According to Jesus, which of these things would make a person "unclean" or unholy?


Eating with unwashed hands



2) Which other thing would make a person "unclean"?

Doing work on the Sabbath




3) Shortly afterward, a Gentile woman approached Jesus and begged Him to cure her daughter who was possessed by an evil spirit. He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." What did Jesus mean by that?

The evil spirit had come from a pack of wild dogs.

The woman must repent of her sins before her daughter could be healed.

Jesus' mission was primarily to the Jews, not the Gentiles.

All Gentiles were possessed by evil.

4) What did the woman reply?

"Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof."

"Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

"It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'"

"Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are-the Holy One of God!"