Bible Academia Challenge - Chapter 1-7
Chapter 1: Start of Seisho’s Journey
The second hour of the day after the sunset, 29th day of Adar year 5828. It is still the summer school break of Seisho Chosa, a soon to be 1st year middle schooler student entering UST (University of Systematic Truth). He is watching from the widescreen outside the house near the people's park, the semi-finals of the Bible Academia Challenge year 2, also broadcasting in World Channel 777. And the last question had been given to the participating three schools. And they are waiting for the final decision for the final answer. Two students for each school, six students in total are vying to get the final answer and be chosen as the winner of the 1st part of the semi final elimination round.
The question that was given was “Where in the Bible you will find or read that there is no female angels of God?” Whosoever get this answer right, will be given 50 points. If all of them are correct or all of them are wrong the winner will still be UE (University of Excelsior) because they are leading on the scoreboard showing 480 points.
The DLSU (Divine Love of Spirits University) students, from the left of the stage has a score of 450 points in the scoreboard, if UE and UST got their answers wrong, UST will be the winner of the 1st Round Elimination, they show their answer to the screen. “Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” They answered that because they believe that there are really female angels in the Bible.
The UST students in the middle, shows their score of 440 points,and their answer on the screen and it is written, “Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.”
Next the UE students on the far right had answered, “Zechariah 5:9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.” They answered that because they also believe that there are female angels of God.
The manner of questioning are logically true, and it always will defy the intellect of the students to really squeez out the their knowledge of the Word of GOD.
This tournament is the most prestigious and most sought after competition in the history of the whole world. All the schools all over the world is fighting over with each other in with their knowledge of the Holy Book of the Bible. And becoming the number one title holder of the “Bible Masters” that no school has ever gotten yet. It says in the Bible “Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” This is why this game was a brainchild by The Real Church of God, International, and the Over-All-Steward of this organization is Brother Eriya Gomenani. Brother Eriya doesn’t want to be called in any kind of honorary titles, except by which Jesus Christ said that they call each other brothers and sisters. “Mathew 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.”
Any school that attains being the number one or the champion, only shows that they are really the best school in the world that teaches everything to gain Wisdom and Knowledge not only spiritual, but also academic, mental, emotional, and physical aspects of learning. That is why Brother Eriya is doing this because even though he knows all the questions a man can ask from any walks of life, and he gives the answer taken only from the Bible. He wants also to make sure that his answers are still are written and trust worthy.
The prize winnings of this contest are not only for the students benefits but for the entirety of the whole school. Free education for all of its students, meaning they will be the one to pay for all the students tuition and other payments and together with the salaries of all of the school admin staff, teachers, service staff, etc.. The only thing the owner of the school will pay is the taxes due to the government.
Seisho is patiently waiting for the answer to be given, so that he can add it, to all the answers he had jotted down from all the challenge games, since it all started out last year ago, and the present year. He have watched every single challenged but the questions ar so vast it was almost have not been given twice from the list he compiled. He has also been reading the Bible since then and finish it from cover to cover. And still he is not able to give impromptu answers from the question being ask on the challenged. It only proves that without any help, he cannot memorize all the things written in the Bible and understand everything properly all by himself. The reason for this is, he would like to be part of the team of the school he will be attending this coming school year, that will start on the 4th day of Sivan this year.
His memory flashbacked to him when everything got started with Bible Academia Challenged. He was in his 5th grade elementary when it began, while he was waiting for the answer to be given. There were 2 schools who have won the challenged 2 years ago, and the first one who got ⅔rds of the prize was given OU (Oxenforth University) and the other one who got ⅓rd of the price was with LVCC (Le Virtu Christi College). The title “Bible Masters” and also the winning prize can only be given when all the answers that had been asks in the whole year of competition were all one hundred percent correct.
Once the winner of this current round will be known, only 2 more slots will be needed to be filled out to the Finals of Bible Academia. From this 2 slots there will be 6 schools who will be competing with each other to complete the “Final Round”.
Seisho saw Brother Eriya bow down his head, and before writing down the answer to be be shown on the screenboard , he swayed his head from left to right twice. It is like he was anticipating the answers that the participants will give, are from the four possible answers available. And he press the green button, and it showed the answer on the screen, the answer of UST was the right one “Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.” They were jumping and shouting and their coaches and teammates all rushed to them to celebrate getting the first slot from the 3 slots available for the current year season. Even the ones in their school were all rejoicing with the outcome because finally they have the chance to get the benefits everyone have been waiting for.
While the DLSU and UE students were somehow asking how about their answers, and saying can they get an explanation why there answers are wrong? The Brother Eriya gave the explanation to them in a subtle way of speaking, first the “Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” and “Zechariah 5:9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.” they said these two verses are a part of a prophecy and this are just symbols of something or someone. While the answer of UST angels are called also sons of God, satan himself is an angel actually he is a Cherub a much higher type of angel that was before he rebelled to God and loose that distinction.
Brother Eriya did not show the three other possible answers to the question, maybe because he was not satisfied at all with the answers of the two schools DLSU and UE answer. There are time that Brother Eriya explains much thoroughly regarding the answer so that all the students, some other judges, the expectators will be able to know and understand why it is like that. Seisho making a snap of his fingers saying to himself what a low down, those questions are like diamonds that he was waiting, but instead he was not able to grasp the knowledge he could have learned. And he also made a jump of joy when UST have won, since he will be studying there he will not pay anything for schooling. If they definitely won the championship, UST is the nearest school from his house, it is a couple of blocks away and without taking any ride, he can just go there by walking, and when he saw that the school may stand a chance to winning he told his mother to enroll him for his middle school a couple of months ago.