This GCSE RE Christianity quiz takes a look at Jesus and some key Christians. Jesus is described by St Paul as 'the true author and perfector of our faith', but there have been other inspirational believers following in the footsteps of each of them.
Jesus’ first followers were the fisher-disciples he called away from their nets to ‘become fishers of men’; it was not long before He was standing in one of their boats, a little off the shoreline, bouncing His voice off the water to preach to crowds on the land that were following His every word and move. The accounts of His earthly life by people who were there, or directly knew others who had been, constitute the narrative backbone of the early New Testament (i.e. the Gospels and Acts); much of the rest of it consists of the correspondence and other written wisdom of St Paul and other writers.
After a downright hostile start, Paul turned out to be a stalwart founder and promulgator of church activity around the eastern coastal regions of the Mediterranean: a standard diagram of his journeys by land and ship would hardly shame a modern regional airline route-map. And in almost 2,000 years since then, the hand and light of God have shone through an otherwise extraordinary collection of people ~ as with the original disciples, God’s choice, though they might not have been our own.
In the confines of a quiz we can do little more than touch on a tiny but fascinating selection, but we’ll do our best to meet a few such people and see how their lives were touched by their faith, and how they in turn brought God's message and values to others.