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Growth in Grace — Exam 6

By Victor M. Matthews, Th.D.
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1. When we are at fault the thing to do is to

a. conceal the fact as long as possible.
b. admit it and confess to God that we need cleansing.
c. deny it since all confession is an admission of weakness.
d. give up all further attempts to live a holy life.

2. Where does it say in the bible that God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse sins when they are confessed to Him? In

a. John 3:16.
b. Acts 4:12.
c. Romans 8:9.
d. I John 1:9.

3. Jeremiah 17:9 declares that the human heart is

a. warm, loving and generous.
b. deceitful and bad beyond all knowing.
c. holy, just and good.
d. instinctively loves God.

4. The sinful nature of the old man

a. can be brought into subjection to the will of God.
b. is capable of being reformed if we are willing to make the effort.
c. is implacably hostile to God
d. makes it impossible for Christians to do anything pleasing to God.
e. ceases to operate once a person becomes a Christian.

5. Christians need cleansing from the power of the old nature because of

a. what it is.
b. what it does.
c. what it does not do.
d. all the above.

6. So far as the old nature is concerned, the Christian

a. Has an option as to whether or not he will renounce it.
b. has been commanded by God to renounce it.
c. has an obligation to put up with it since his failures help keep him humble.
d. has no part to play in ridding himself of it  since "Calvary cover it all".

7. The believer is judicially "dead to sin". In its Biblical context this means that

a. the old nature has been stripped of its power.
b. when a believer sins he ceases to be a Christian because thereafter he is "dead in sin".
c. he is no longer able to sin.
d. when he dies a believer will be taken to heaven.

8. The conditions for cleansing and holy living include

a. deliberate counting on what God has said and on what Christ has done.
b. deciding to live free from the old nature.
c. depending on God for the ability to practice a holy life.
d. all the above.

9. When confessing failure to the Lord Jesus it is necessary to be

a. vague rather than specific at all times.
b. exceedingly specific at all times.
c. specific when it comes to sins of the flesh but general when it comes to sins of the spirit.
d. specific if it is a sin against another Christian but general if it is a sin against God.

10. Which of the following best summarizes the basic principle of progressive sanctification?

a. Praying through works wonders.
b. The harder we try the easier it becomes.
c. If at first you don't succeed, try again.
d. When we obey, God works.
e. Never say die.

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