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Growth in Grace — Exam 1

By Victor M. Matthews, Th.D.
Copyright © 1970 Victor Matthews. All rights reserved.
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Study your lesson carefully before answering the exam questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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1. The basic essential for living the Christian life is:
a. the desire to live it.
b. knowledge of the principles which govern it.
c. willingness to accept defeat philosophically.
d. membership in a Bible-teaching Church.

2. The great bedrock underlying true Christianity is
a. an attractive ethic.
b. a moral code.
c. dynamic psychology.
d. an authoritative revelation.

3. Which of the following best expresses the rule for belief and practice in the Christian life?
a. Christianity is highly plastic in character and can be molded to suit any culture, temperament or situation.
b. Christianity is based on certain basic truths which can and should be interpreted according to the presuppositions of the interpreter.
c. Christianity must rest upon the Bible and no one must tamper with its content, meaning or authority.
d. Christianity is subjective and its ultimate court of appeal is the experience of the individual or the corporate experience of the group.

4. As a Christian, the place at which to start in putting to the test one's beliefs and practices is with
a. an ecstatic experience.
b. the historical Christ made known in the Bible.
c. a thorough examination of the doctrines of the Church.
d. a study of comparative religion.

5. The Lord Jesus insisted that Christianity
a. is a matter of keeping the law of Moses on a high, spiritual plane.
b. involves a personal relationship with Himself.
c. is a noble ideal but conceded that such precepts as those found in the Sermon on the Mount are beyond the possibility of daily practice under normal conditions.
d. is largely a matter of code and creed, rite and ritual.

6. A person becomes a Child of God by
a. joining the Church.
b. being baptized and taking Communion.
c. being good and helping others.
d. fanning the 'divine spark" into flame.
e. believing on the Lord Jesus and receiving Him into the life.
f. all the above methods.

7. "The way to maintain spirituality is to attend church regularly." Such a statement
a. shows a misunderstanding of the nature and purpose of the Church
b. expresses the basic truth that dynamic Christian living is necessarily linked with constant Christian fellowship.
c. gives the Church the place God intends it to have in the believer's life.
d. deliberately, willfully and unpardonably perverts the truth.

8. The legalist is right because rules belong at the very heart of Christianity.
a. right because rules belong at the very heart of Christianity.
b. wrong because the New Testament lays down no rules for living the Christian life.
c. right because God insists on obedience.
d. wrong because legalism results in a negative kind of Christianity foreign to the New Testament.

9. Religious feelings and emotional experiences are
a. part of Christianity, but are the results,
not the basis of it.
b. entirely foreign to New Testament Christianity.
c. the sole evidence that one is in the will of God.
d. native to Christianity and foreign to other

10. Christian service
a. is what Christianity is all about for "to be a Christian is to be a worker".
b. may be a snare for it is possible to be
serving something or someone else and
neglecting God.
c. should be neglected since it can all too
easily become a snare.
d. is an acceptable substitute for personal
devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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