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Did anyone watch the "American Bible Challenge" on the "Game Show Network"?
23 Aug 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 08/23/2012 6:43:20 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

...and if so what did you think? I LOVED it!


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KEYWORDS: 700club; bible; biblechallenge; gameshow; jefffoxworthy; vanity

1 posted on 08/23/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

What channel/network was it on and when?


2 posted on 08/23/2012 6:45:05 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Linda Frances

http://www.gsn.com/


3 posted on 08/23/2012 6:47:36 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I recorded it and tried to watch it, but cranky hubby wants to watch other stuff.

I’ll check back to this thread later, after I’ve seen it. (Spoiler avoidance)

I set it up to record the series.

Having been raised a Roman Catholic I know very little about the Bible, so I’m hoping to learn!


4 posted on 08/23/2012 6:52:31 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

I was raised Catholic too and have taken a lot of Bible study classes. Now I teach them.

You can learn the Bible. Open it up on your coffee table and read a little bit each day.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation; US Navy Vet

The Bible has 31,731 verses. If you read an average of one verse per second, you can read the whole Bible in about nine hours.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: US Navy Vet
I also watched the interview with Jeff Foxworthy a few nights ago on the 700 Club concerning this program. He's a good man and I'm glad to see that God's Word is getting such widespread exposure. I'm a big fan of Southern Gospel music and there are a lot of us "rednecks" who like that style of praise unto the Lord.

Go Jeff Go!


7 posted on 08/23/2012 7:24:51 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: jocon307
Having been raised a Roman Catholic I know very little about the Bible, so I’m hoping to learn!

Please elaborate on this or was this a humorous remark that went right over my head?

8 posted on 08/23/2012 7:26:51 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: US Navy Vet

It was good! I’m a lightweight on the Bible, because the lineage stumps me. I found that with the “Women Of The Bible” segment toward the end of the show.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 7:41:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: jocon307

http://www.insight.org/learn-online/

Online courses by Chuck Swindoll, an excellent Bible teacher.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:20 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: US Navy Vet

I LOVED IT! Loves the Gospel music, I was rockin with the Lord!!!

I felt bad for the Gospel Geezers and the Suburban(I forgot the rest of their name). The one woman from Minnies Kitchen was hoot. I’m happy they won.

I missed the “What was on the table at the Last Supper”? I got it wrong. I said towel, table and olive oil. :(


11 posted on 08/23/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: re_nortex

I have heard a RC priest say it’s not for the flock to read the Bible, but for him to do it then explain.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 7:48:28 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Thanks


13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:07 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: US Navy Vet

Meant to watch, but forgot all about it coming on. Will try to catch it next time.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 7:55:16 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Explain what was written or what he thought about it?

Do you think the bible is God's word to us?

15 posted on 08/23/2012 7:57:06 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: US Navy Vet

I just downloaded it free on my ipad. Thanks again!


16 posted on 08/23/2012 7:58:51 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: BwanaNdege

You got that right. Chuck Swindoll is awesome. I got hold of a tape he did about Romans 8 about the time I was coming to the Lord. That tape changed my life.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: jocon307
(Spoiler avoidance)

Something you missed in the past 3500 years? (TIVO doesn't cover that, ya know.)

18 posted on 08/23/2012 8:18:20 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I really enjoyed the show. Fun to watch. But the winning team had a lady that celebrated way over the top—it was a distraction. I would think the producers would ask her to turn it down some.

I am an old guy that usually watches Gunsmoke and Ice pilots. Both my wife and I found the show entertaining—I think Jeff F could step it up some—with some antics like the old Gong Show. Not bad for his first attempt.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 8:21:32 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: re_nortex

Two friends of mine in different states both said they were not encouraged to read the Bible on their own. It was their understanding that priests would disseminate what was appropriate for them to know.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 8:35:14 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr
Two friends of mine in different states both said they were not encouraged to read the Bible on their own.

That's rather astonishing if true. But could it be that your friends were engaging in a bit of whimsy with you?

I'll admit to not knowing a great deal about the culture of the Catholic Church which is why statements like this and the one from the original poster took me aback. I'll be looking forward to additional information from those who are Catholics. From my standpoint as a church of Christ member, our preacher encourages that all in the congregation read the Bible. He (there are no female preachers in the coC) has repeatedly stated that the Bible is the instruction manual for life and we all ought to "...read the instructions."

21 posted on 08/23/2012 8:50:19 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

The previous posters are correct, unfortunately.
I was raised a Catholic, as well.

We dumped pay satellite because of Bath-House Barry’s attack on the American economy...we have very, VERY basic satellite TV, where you get mostly infommercials. But, I found “Shepard’s Chapel”, and the most wonderful pastor (a Marine) who teaches the Bible, chapter and verse. I am addicted to it. I feel I have not enough time to learn what I NEED to learn.

Arrogance and man’s traditions have robbed many people of the true meaning of the scriptures.

This Marine uses a Strong’s Concordance (sp?) in his teaching so that the root language the Bible was written in can be understood more easily—Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew meanings really bring the Word to people who never understood scripture before. He’s been teaching for fifty years or so, I think, and he’s getting on in age, but I hope he lives to be 200 so I can keep learning from him.

It really has been a gift from above to find this, as I think time’s fast running out. Who knew there could be such a wonderful silver lining to becoming poorer?


22 posted on 08/23/2012 9:17:34 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh yipes, I forgot that it was going to be on tonight (or last night now).


23 posted on 08/23/2012 10:15:22 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: US Navy Vet

bump, bible show


24 posted on 08/23/2012 10:26:39 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: whistleduck

I was curious about this show and watched it tonight. Man those are some tough questions! I had no idea that there were swords mentioned at the last supper (I guessed olive oil). I also didn’t know that Dinah and Eunice were biblical names, and that they were important women.


25 posted on 08/23/2012 10:37:32 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: Mortrey

My husband found Shepherd’s Chapel quite by accident last year. It changed his life. :)


26 posted on 08/23/2012 11:21:34 PM PDT by grateful
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

agree....my office building cleaning lady was raised Catholic and she was told it was a sin to read the Bible.

Sad.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 4:07:52 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Mortrey

I’m a cradle Catholic, and maybe I’m lucky, but I can’t say that my exposure to the Bible was limited.

We were told to read and ponder the Bible readings on our own, every day.

Our services give us a healthy dose, too. On a weekday Mass, one hears an Old Testament reading, a psalm, and a Gospel reading. At a Sunday Mass, it’s Old Testament/psalm/New Testament/Gospel readings. The homilies most often dealt with the subject matter of the readings. My understanding is that the three-year liturgical cycle for Masses takes you through the whole Bible.

I’m truly sorry if that was not your experience, but I’m happy for you that you found this gift. There is really nothing like the Bible!

BTW, I did watch the quiz show last night and I beat all three teams hollow. We need more shows like this.


28 posted on 08/24/2012 4:09:26 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Mortrey

I’m a cradle Catholic, and maybe I’m lucky, but I can’t say that my exposure to the Bible was limited.

We were told to read and ponder the Bible readings on our own, every day.

Our services give us a healthy dose, too. On a weekday Mass, one hears an Old Testament reading, a psalm, and a Gospel reading. At a Sunday Mass, it’s Old Testament/psalm/New Testament/Gospel readings. The homilies most often dealt with the subject matter of the readings. My understanding is that the three-year liturgical cycle for Masses takes you through the whole Bible.

I’m truly sorry if that was not your experience, but I’m happy for you that you found this gift. There is really nothing like the Bible!

BTW, I did watch the quiz show last night and I beat all three teams hollow. We need more shows like this.


29 posted on 08/24/2012 4:09:43 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a

My apologies for the double post as well!


30 posted on 08/24/2012 4:10:31 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: re_nortex

“Please elaborate on this or was this a humorous remark that went right over my head?”

It was intended to be humorous!


31 posted on 08/24/2012 5:19:42 AM PDT by jocon307
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