Lesson 1
        Exam 1

Lesson 2
        Exam 2

Lesson 3
        Exam 3

Lesson 4
        Exam 4

Lesson 5
        Exam 5

Lesson 6
        Exam 6

Lesson 7
        Exam 7

Lesson 8
        Exam 8

Lesson 9
        Exam 9

Lesson 10
        Exam 10

Lesson 11
        Exam 11

Growth in Grace — Exam 3

By Victor M. Matthews, Th.D.
Copyright © 1970 Victor Matthews. All rights reserved.
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
Confirm email

Please type email address a second time.

Study your lesson carefully before answering the exam questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

Click the button to the left of the letter that corresponds to the correct or most nearly correct answer.

1. The virgin birth of Christ as narrated in the New Testament and the story of Athena

a. have much in common because both are based on actual historical incidents.
b. have this in common that both are myths.
c. have much in common because both are interesting religious notions only the one is Hebrew in origin and the other Greek.
d. have nothing in common: the virgin birth of Christ actually happened; the birth of Athena is mythical.

2. The resurrection of Christ must be regarded as

a. an actual event which took place in history.
b. an inspiring religious idea having its roots in the Egyptian Osiris myth.
c. a later addition to Christianity added to the purer concepts of Christ by the Church Fathers.
d. a minor doctrine of Christian belief, faith in which is optional.

3. Where do we read in the New Testament that the resurrection of Christ is essential to salvation? In

a. Romans 4:25.
b. Romans 10:9, 10.
c. I Corinthians 15:13-19.
d. all the above passages.
e. none of the above passages.

4. Which of the following best describes Christianity? It is

a. a non-supernatural faith evolved by mankind  to meet a real spiritual need of the race.
b. supernatural in as much as God has revealed Himself in terms of time and space.
c. a truly cosmic faith for it identifies God with the universe in a thoroughly pantheistic way.
d. the only faith which gives hope to mankind in a universe from which God has withdrawn Himself so completely that theologians can state that He is dead.

5. Paul was able to unblushingly proclaim the Gospel because

a. it made no demands upon him to believe in miracles as did the Judaism he rejected and in which he was trained.
b. he knew from personal experience the power of it in his own life and in the lives of others.
c.  it appealed to the Jewish passion for "light"; to the Greek passion for logic; and to the Roman passion for law.
d.  he was an impractical idealist who was fascinated by the subtler points of Christian theology and by the finer points of its ethic.

6. When the Bible speaks of "grace" it generally has in mind

a.  the poise, charm and dynamism which make most Christians so attractive to their non-Christian acquaintances.
b.  a form of prayer normally said before meals by devout believers.
c. the condition of soul imparted by the sacraments of the Church.
d.  the work of Christ which makes us acceptable to God apart from any effort of our own.

7. The New Testament sees the whole human race headed up in two representative men. See I Corinthians 15:22 and Romans 5:12 These men are

a. Moses and Christ.
b.  Adam and Christ.
c.  David and Solomon.
d.  Abraham and David.

8. Which of the following is true

a.  Christ as my Redeemer died for me.
b.  Christ as my Representative died as me.
c.  Christ as my Savior lives in me.
d. all the above are true.

9. God's relationship with the believer in the Lord Jesus is essentially

a.  conditional because it depends on the ability of the believer to "keep it up"
b. contractual because it links God and the believer in a covenant relationship
c.  confessional because failure to confess Christ day by day results in its termination
d. congregational because it can only be maintained in constant fellowship with other believers.

10. The demands God makes upon us as believers are

a. unrealistic in view of the many other demands (home, business, pleasure, friends, etc.) which are made upon us.
b. easy, limited and secondary in character allowing us to live as we please in this life and yet be assured of heaven hereafter.
c. total and mandatory and arise out of the very nature of our redemption. 
d. of such a nature that, in the last analysis, we are saved by our own good works.

What Do You Say?

Which of the characteristics of Biblical Christianity discussed in this lesson most challenges you? Please enter your comments in the box below.


Please feel free to submit your questions or prayer requests in the box below.


If you prefer, you may send your exam via postal mail or fax to:

Institute for Religious Research
1340 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Fax: (616) 451-8907

If you send your completed exam by postal mail, please enclose a self-addressed envelope for its return.