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Test 3 – Lessons 9-12

What is REAL Repentance? (Lesson 9)
1. What is sin?
Doing what the world tells us is sin.
Going to movies, dancing and playing cards.
The transgression of God’s law.
All of the above.
2. Beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
all humans, except Christ, have sinned.
most, except for a few, have sinned.
eternal death has not been the penalty of sin.
most people have obeyed God’s law.
3. What is the only way the eternal penalty of sin can be paid for us?
By professing that Jesus is the Lord.
By joining the church of our choice.
By attending church every week.
By claiming the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins.
4. The first step toward salvation – to having one’s sins forgiven and the penalty of sin erased – is to
repent of sin.
have a “religious experience.”
merely be sorry for one’s sins and mistakes.
avoid all association with this evil world.
5. Repentance is
simply an emotional “feeling” we must somehow work up to become a Christian.
merely “accepting Christ.”
not really necessary for salvation.
the first step toward becoming a true Christian.
6. To “repent”
means to stop transgressing one’s conscience.
has nothing to do with making a total commitment to following God’s way of life.
means to “change direction” – to go the opposite way; in this case, God’s way.
definitely does not involve a change of direction in any facet of one’s way of living.
7. What, exactly, are we to repent of or turn from?
Certainly not our disobedience to God’s law.
Sin as defined by God’s Word.
Only our breaking of the Ten Commandments in the letter.
Only our breaking of man’s laws.
8. Satan is the
father of sin (John 8:38-44).
god of this world (II Cor. 4:4).
prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2).
All of the above.
9. Where do evil thoughts and desires to commit sin originate?
From nowhere in particular.
They have been inherited from Adam and Eve who first sinned.
From Satan, who “broadcasts” the evil characteristics of his sinful nature to our minds.
From an evil nature God created in each of us.
10. “Human nature” is in reality
inherited from our parents.
the acquired nature or attitude of sin which comes from Satan.
the good which comes from within our natural minds.
None of the above.
11. The natural or “carnal mind” (Rom. 8:7), influenced by Satan’s “broadcasting,” is not
selfish and greedy.
respectful and obedient to God’s authority.
self-centered, but always concerned about the welfare of others.
12. Real repentance
must involve a deeply sincere and heartfelt abhorrence of one’s past sins.
is not something God must grant.
is being thankful you are so “good” that you can see and accept God’s truth.
is taught by the churches of this world.
13. Repentance
involves merely going to church once a week.
involves giving one’s life in total obedience and service to God.
is a matter of giving up everything that is good for us.
and conversion do not make possible our right use of God’s material creation through the guidance of His laws and Holy Spirit.
14. What is the Bible definition of “righteousness”?
God’s commandments and our keeping of them.
Following the dictates of human nature.
Following the ways of this world’s societies.
Doing what comes naturally.
15. Who is justified before God?
The hearers of God’s law.
The doers of God’s law.
No one can be justified before the great God, because “all have sinned.”
All are now justified because Christ died for the sins of the whole world and kept God’s law in our stead.
16. The spiritual intent and purpose of God’s law is
to show us how to love God and neighbor.
not to show us where we need to change our way of life.
to exact the death penalty on mankind as punishment for disobeying the law.
to withhold His blessings from mankind.
17. Who does God command to repent?
Only those to whom Jesus personally preached the gospel.
Just those to whom Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost.
Everyone, because “all have sinned.”
Certainly not those who have little, if anything, of which to repent.
18. The “natural mind”
does not want to submit to God.
seeks to minimize or explain away sins.
rejects God’s way of life in order to keep the traditions of men.
All of the above.
19. The forgiveness of our sins is possible
through human works of penance to pay for our sins.
only by our repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice to pay the penalty of our sins.
by much fasting and afflicting of one’s body.
through the use of beads, indulgences or other forms of penance.
20. What does God command those who would become true Christians?
To dabble in the religious philosophies of this world.
To participate in this world’s religious customs.
To totally divorce themselves from everything and everybody in the world.
To forsake all of the world’s ways which are defined as sin in the Bible.
21. The “sorrow of the world”
leads to true repentance.
leads to death.
is required for salvation.
is what Peter referred to when he commanded, “Repent!” (Acts 2:38.)
22. One reason David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22) was because he
sinned grievously.
was “sorry” for his mistakes.
always was a righteous man.
repented deeply and sincerely of his sins.
23. To “examine” oneself spiritually
means to ask a friend if he thinks you are living a “good” life.
means to compare your life, thoughts, words and actions with the Word of God.
means to compare your way of life with the standards of this world.
does not involve evaluating yourself to see if you have the “fruits” of God’s Spirit in your life.
24. What kind of individual will God not accept?
One who is self-righteous and full of human pride.
One who is meek and humble.
One who seeks God’s mercy and forgiveness.
One who is willing to turn from works and deeds which God’s Word brands as sin.
25. Lesson 9 clearly revealed that true repentance
is not just feeling sorry for one’s sins.
requires a permanent change of one’s way of living.
is a total commitment to following God’s way of life.
All of the above.
Should You Be Baptized? (Lesson 10)
26. Water baptism is
no longer to be practiced today.
a required step in God’s plan of salvation for mankind.
not essential for receiving the Holy Spirit.
a basic Bible doctrine which is clearly understood and properly performed by all churches today.
27. Water baptism is an outward expression of one’s
faith in Christ as his Savior.
belief in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
sincere and total repentance of his old sinful life.
All of the above.
28. Which one of the following statements about the symbolism of baptism is false?
Baptism does not picture one’s death, burial and resurrection from a “grave.”
Going down into the waters of baptism pictures the death of Christ and of our old life of sin.
Being immersed – “buried” – in water pictures the burial of Christ and of our old sinful life.
Coming up out of the water pictures Christ’s resurrection and our coming up to begin living a new life of obedience to God.
29. Which one of these statements about Noah and the Flood is not true?
The Flood was a watery grave for the sinning world.
The Flood pictures our deliverance from the penalty of sin through the symbolic meaning of baptism.
Noah’s rescue from the Flood is not referred to in the Bible as a type of New Testament baptism.
Noah was brought up out of the water that destroyed the sinful world and was saved physically – a type of our being saved spiritually from the eternal penalty of sin if we really believe Christ died for our sins, and if we symbolically bury them in the waters of baptism.
30. How was Israel’s deliverance from the Egyptian Pharaoh through the waters of the Red Sea a type of Christian baptism?
It pictures a baptized person’s deliverance from the bondage of his past life of sin.
The drowning of Pharaoh and his army in a watery grave pictures our past sins being buried in baptism.
The cloud overhead and the walls of water on either side were clearly a type of the watery “grave” of baptism.
All of the above.
31. John the Baptist
was a self-proclaimed prophet of God.
was commissioned by God to baptize the repentant in water.
sprinkled repentant believers, but never immersed them.
claimed to be the Messiah prophesied in the Scriptures.
32. Which one of the following was not the purpose of the “baptism of repentance” that John preached?
He was gathering a following for himself.
To emphasize the need for repentance from sin and for God’s forgiveness.
To baptize those who repented of their sins as a result of his preaching.
To prepare a repentant people to receive and obey Christ when He began His ministry.
33. Jesus was baptized
by pouring.
by sprinkling.
by total immersion in water as an example for us to follow.
because He was a repentant sinner.
34. Which one of these four statements is true?
Christ was baptized to set the example for His apostles only.
Baptism is not really necessary for salvation today.
Baptism was commanded only for the early New Testament Church of God.
Christ commands all His ministers to baptize repentant believers.
35. What must a repentant person believe before baptism?
That Christ is the Savior of mankind – that’s all.
Christ’s “gospel,” which includes not only believing on Him as personal Savior, but also as the King of the coming Kingdom of God.
That Jesus did away with His Father’s commandments.
That Jesus obeyed the law of God in our stead.
36. What did the Apostle Peter command believers on the Day of Pentecost?
To repent only.
To be baptized only.
To repent and be sprinkled.
To repent and be baptized for the remission of sins and they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
37. “Sprinkling” and “pouring” are
forms of baptism which are just as acceptable to God as complete immersion in water.
unscriptural methods of baptism which were introduced by men.
words mentioned in the Bible, therefore they are valid forms of baptism.
the methods of baptism practiced by the true Church of God today.
38. The Greek word baptizo, from which the English word “baptize” is derived, means
to immerse, plunge into, or put into.
to sprinkle.
to pour.
both to sprinkle and to pour.
39. John the Baptist and Philip went down into the water to baptize people because
it was easier to “sprinkle” water on the repentant while standing in the water.
“pouring” required a lot of water.
this made it easier to completely immerse repentant believers in the water.
they enjoyed the invigorating feeling of the cold water.
40. Baptism in water
is strictly symbolic.
is an outward sign of inward repentance.
demonstrates to God one’s desire to put away permanently his or her old way of life and follow God’s way of life.
All of the above.
41. The “baptism of the Holy Spirit”
is just a religious sounding phrase which has no special meaning.
was only for Christ and the apostles.
is simply the receiving of the Holy Spirit which automatically puts us – immerses us -into the body of Christ which is His true Church.
has nothing to do with being immersed, plunged into – put into-the true Church of God.
42. To be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19) means
to be baptized “in the name of Jesus Christ.”
to be immersed or put into the divine Family and power of God as a spirit-begotten son or daughter upon receipt of the Holy Spirit.
to be baptized by their authority.
to be baptized by their express permission.
43. Which “baptism” should a person not seek?
Baptism in water.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism into the Family of God.
Baptism with fire.
44. Those who seek the “baptism with fire”
will receive the Holy Spirit.
realize what they are asking for.
don’t realize they are seeking to be immersed in hell fire – the ultimate fate of incorrigible sinners.
would not be burned up by it.
45. Which one of the following statements is true?
The Bible says Jesus personally baptized more people than John.
Christ’s disciples baptized repentant believers “in the name of Jesus Christ” that is, by Christ’s authority or express permission – for Christ.
Jesus’ disciples baptized by their own authority.
Christ’s ministers today do not baptize ”’in the name of Jesus Christ.”
46. God’s Holy Spirit is given
before baptism.
immediately upon baptism.
by prayer and the “laying on of hands” of God’s minister immediately following baptism.
long after baptism.
47. When is a person ready to be baptized?
When he is truly repentant of his sins and has “counted the cost” (Luke 14:28-30) of beginning and continuing the Christian way of life.
“Counting the cost” has absolutely nothing to do with when a person is ready.
He certainly doesn’t need to understand anything about the Christian way of life before baptism.
Not until he thoroughly understands the entire Bible.
48. What should one who feels he is ready to be baptized then do?
Just meditate about it.
Put it off as long as possible.
Go to the closest church to be baptized.
Seek out a minister of God’s one true Church to counsel about baptism.
49. Which one of the following statements is not true?
Nowhere in the Bible is there an example or command to baptize infants or young children.
Jesus set the example by baptizing infants and young children.
Jesus, by blessing little children, set an example for His true ministers to follow.
An immature mind is not able to comprehend the real meaning of repentance and baptism.
50. Should a person ever consider rebaptism?
The Bible shows rebaptism should never be done.
Only if he thoroughly understood exactly what God required of him before his baptism.
Not having received the Holy Spirit certainly would not be a reason to be rebaptized.
Definitely – especially if he now realizes he knew little or nothing about the real meaning of repentance, baptism and the Christian way of life when first baptized!
Why You Need The Holy Spirit (Lesson 11)
51. God promised to give His Holy Spirit
only to the apostles.
to those whom He calls and who truly repent of their sins and are baptized.
to all who would merely profess the name of Jesus.
only to Jesus Christ and the early New Testament Church of God.
52. Why is it absolutely necessary for us to receive God’s Holy Spirit?
It is the begettal of the spiritual life of God in us.
So we can develop the very character of God.
So we can be resurrected to glorious eternal life at Christ’s return.
All of the above.
53. Who are true Christians in God’s sight?
Those who merely profess Christianity.
Those who have been “born again.”
Only those who possess the Holy Spirit.
Most churchgoers today.
54. What is the Spirit of God?
The power and energy of God, as well as the very nature, life and mind of God.
A “third person” of a limited “trinity.”
Simply our “inner consciousness.”
Spiritual power that we were born with.
55. How are God and man alike?
Both are composed of spirit essence.
Both have unlimited spiritual powers.
Man was created in God’s “likeness” – His form and shape – but with limited physical powers.
Both are immortal.
56. Which one of the following statements is not true?
The word “holy” means free from sin.
The two Beings presently composing the God Family possess a sinless or “holy” attitude of mind.
The Holy Spirit expresses the very mind and character of God.
The Spirit of God does not exist in various states as does matter.
57. How did God the Father raise Jesus Christ from the dead?
God does not reveal the means in the Bible.
We can’t be sure Christ was raised from the dead.
By the power of the Holy Spirit.
Christ actually raised Himself from the dead.
58. What does the Father promise spirit-begotten Christians?
Nothing very great to look forward to.
That one day He will change or raise them to immortality, power and glory as He did Christ.
Riches, power and glory in this life.
Just a slightly better life here and now.
59. What can a spirit body do?
Suddenly appear and disappear.
Pass through barriers or walls.
Travel through space at incredible speed.
All of the above.
60. Which one of the following statements about spiritual begettal is not true?
We are born again when begotten by the Father’s Spirit.
Before our spiritual creation can begin, God the Father must beget each of us spiritually.
Each human mind is like the nucleus of an egg with which the Spirit of the Father unites.
A “seed” or “germ” of the Father’s Spirit unites with the “human spirit” when one is spiritually begotten.
61. When does one receive the Holy Spirit become spiritually begotten?
The day he is born into this world.
Upon spiritual birth at the resurrection.
When a minister of God lays hands on him after baptism and prays for his receipt of God’s Spirit.
As soon as he decides to live God’s way of life.
62. Why is it necessary to be begotten by God’s Spirit?
Because spiritual life and growth in us is impossible without spiritual begettal.
Certainly not so we can develop the spiritual character of God.
So we will never sin again in this life.
So we can be born of God at the same time.
63. To grow spiritually, the begotten Christian must take in spiritual nourishment. How does one receive this spiritual food?
Through regular reading and studying of God’s Word, the Bible.
Through daily, personal contact with God in prayer.
Through regular fellowship with other spirit-begotten members of the body of Christ.
All of the above.
64. By which one of the following ways is God’s character not developed in a person?
Suddenly and completely when he or she is begotten by God’s Spirit.
By practicing obedience to God.
By helping and serving others.
By helping to further the very Work of God.
65. What does the expression “filled with the spirit” (Eph. 5:18) not mean?
That one is imbued with the Spirit of God which is administered through Jesus Christ.
That the Spirit from Jesus Christ is working in and through one’s mind to enable him to grow spiritually.
That Jesus Christ is living in one through the presence of God’s Spirit in that individual.
That one is “Possessed” by God’s Spirit.
66. Which one of the following is true?
Spiritually revealed concepts and principles are not beyond the comprehension of human intellect alone.
The Holy Spirit, added to one’s “human spirit,” gives one the capacity to understand the spiritually revealed truth of God.
Only the most highly educated can understand spiritually revealed truths with their natural minds.
The Bible cannot be known in an academic sense.
67. How can one begin to truly obey God?
It isn’t really possible.
Through sheer human willpower.
Through God’s Spirit which imparts the spiritual faith, love and strength needed to resist the devil and do God’s will.
Through the Holy Spirit which forces one to obey God.
68. What is the love of God?
Certainly not an attribute or “fruit” of God’s Holy Spirit.
The chief character trait of God manifested in a child of God through the Holy Spirit.
It definitely has nothing to do with keeping God’s commandments.
A sentimental feeling – another form of human love.
69. Does one manifest the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit suddenly?
Yes, by talking in “tongues.”
Yes, one begins bearing all the attributes of the Spirit when begotten by God.
No, it takes time for one to grow spiritually and manifest the “fruit of the Spirit” mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23.
One cannot literally bear the attributes of the Holy Spirit until after he is born again.
70. Which one of the following statements is not true?
One must draw on – use – the Spirit from Christ to produce the results of the “mind of Christ.”
The supply of the Spirit from Christ must be renewed in one daily to produce spiritual “fruit.”
One receives more of God’s Spirit by asking Him for it in believing prayer every day.
One receives enough of the Spirit all at once to last as long as he lives.
71. Was God’s Spirit available to mankind during the Old Testament era?
Only to a few patriarchs and prophets of God.
Only to Adam and Eve.
All, without exception, were cut off from God’s Spirit because of Adam’s sin.
Yes, mankind in general has always had access to the Holy Spirit.
72. What was the name of the day on which God sent His Holy Spirit to start begetting those whom He would call into His Church?
Good Friday.
73. What makes one a true member of God’s spiritual Church?
Having one’s name on its membership list.
One’s belief in Christ.
One’s baptism in water.
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:9).
74. What is God’s purpose for His Church and chosen ministry?
To make the members feel righteous.
To overcome sin for God’s people.
To “feed” God’s spirit-begotten children with His Word so they may grow spiritually.
To make the members’ decisions for them.
75. The Holy Spirit-led true Church of God
does not understand the truth of God.
rejects the Word of God, especially the Ten Commandments, claiming they were done away by Christ.
is not preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God as a witness to all nations.
is rather easy to find if you apply the Biblical description of God’s Church.
Christianity is a Way of Life (Lesson 12)
76. True Christianity
is not a “way of life.”
has nothing to do with following the teachings of Christ.
is God’s way of successful living outlined in the Bible.
is indeed practiced by professing Christianity today.
77. A real Christian
is willing to change when shown where he or she is wrong – to admit and repent of sins and wrong beliefs.
thirsts for God’s “righteousness” – strives to obey His laws.
is described by Christ in Matthew, chapters 5-7.
All of the above.
78. To “walk with God”
means to obey God’s commandments and laws as revealed in the Bible.
is possible while still following the customs and practices of this world.
is not the same as following in Christ’s steps, striving to emulate His example.
is something no one has done before.
79. What does God call the person who claims to “know” Christ, but refuses to walk in His ways – refuses to keep His commandments?
A true Christian (Rom. 8:9-10).
A lukewarm Christian (Rev. 3:14-16).
A liar! (1 John 2:3-4.)
None of the above.
80. Which one of these statements about the Ten Commandments is not true?
God’s commandments free their adherents from the hurtful ways of this world.
They bring us into the bondage of sin.
They are a reflection of the perfect character of God which can be summed up in the word love, for “God is love” (1 John 4:16).
They are the way to peace, happiness and joy.
81. God’s seventh-day Sabbath
was “made” by Christ by His resting on the last day of what is commonly called Creation Week.
was intended only for the Israelites to keep.
was never to be a great blessing for all mankind.
is now Sunday, the first day of the week.
82. The weekly Sabbath
reminds us that God is the Creator and Ruler of all things.
is a special “sign” of identification between God and His obedient people.
is a foreshadow picturing the coming eternal “rest” that spirit-begotten Christians will enter when born into God’s eternal family.
of the above.
83. Which of the following annual observances are authorized by God in the Bible?
The seven festivals of Leviticus 23.
Christmas and Easter.
Both B and C.
84. God’s seven annual festivals
picture the steps in His great Master Plan for mankind.
picture great events in the working out of God’s plan.
help to keep spirit-begotten Christians in remembrance of God’s plan of salvation for them and the rest of mankind.
All of the above.
85. The Passover
never pictured in advance Christ’s sacrifice for the sins of mankind.
is a memorial of the sacrifice of Christ, “our Passover” (1 Cor. 5:7).
was done away at Christ’s death.
does not picture the first step in God’s plan of salvation.
86. The Feast of Unleavened Bread
is the only festival during which leavened bread is eaten.
teaches us the lesson that a little sin is not harmful to our spiritual lives.
pictures our putting the “leaven” of sin out of our lives.
shows that spirit-begotten Christians don’t need to strive to keep sin out of their lives every day of the year.
87. The day of Pentecost
is not the only annual Sabbath whose exact calendar date is determined by counting.
is a memorial of the arrival of the Holy Spirit from God to start begetting and strengthening the “firstfruits” of His Master Plan.
does not mark the birth of the New Testament Church of God.
in AD 31 was not especially significant for the New Testament era.
88. The Feast of Trumpets
pictures Christ’s coming to “rapture” away His saints.
pictures the beginning of seven “trumpet” plagues.
does not picture Christ’s coming to save the world from total annihilation.
pictures Christ’s return to give immortality to spirit-begotten Christians and to set up the Kingdom of God on earth.
89. The Day of Atonement
pictures the destruction of Satan.
pictures the deposing and imprisonment of Satan at Christ’s return so man can become “at one” with God.
does not picture the time when Satan will bear the ultimate guilt of all the sins of mankind.
is a kind of Jewish “Lent” because God commands us to fast on this day.
90. The Feast of Tabernacles
pictures the Millennium – 1,000 years of peace under the righteous rule of Jesus Christ on earth.
is a seven-day period during which God’s people rejoice together and receive instruction from God’s Word.
is an annual foretaste of the happiness, joy and prosperity of the world tomorrow.
All of the above.
91. Which one of the following statements about the final annual festival – The Last Great Day – is not true?
It shows that today is indeed the only “day” of salvation.
It pictures the final step in God’s great Master Plan for mankind.
It shows how completely fair God is toward the unsaved billions of humanity.
It pictures a period of time, after the Millennium, when all who never knew or understood God’s truth will have their opportunity to learn to live God’s way and be born into His Family.
92. Which one of the following is not true?
Being the Creator of all things, God obviously owns everything – even the wealth produced by our labors.
God requires that we return to Him only a tithe, or tenth, of all we earn.
Jesus did not uphold God’s law of tithing.
God says we are stealing from Him if we withhold His rightful tenth of all our increase (Mal. 3:8-10).
93. What does God do with the tenth He reserves for Himself?
He has commissioned His Church to proclaim to the world the good news of the coming Kingdom of God over the powerful, but expensive mediums of television, radio and the printed page.
God’s tithe is also used to spiritually nourish His begotten children.
He has authorized His New Testament ministers to receive part of His tithe for their personal support.
All of the above.
94. Which one of the following is not an enemy of all Christians?
Satan the devil.
The Spirit which begets us.
The distractions in society which lead us away from God.
Our own often deceitful, rationalizing minds (Jer. 17:9).
95. How can a Christian successfully wage spiritual warfare against Satan’s evil influence?
By fleeing from the devil.
By just knowing the Word of God thoroughly.
Only by diligent, fervent prayer.
By putting on the whole spiritual armor of God described in Ephesians 6:10-18.
96. Why is it so important for a spirit-begotten Christian to spiritually grow and overcome in this life?
So he can become perfect like God now.
Certainly not so he can become more spiritually mature.
He won’t enter God’s Kingdom if he doesn’t grow and overcome.
Not so he can qualify for a greater responsibility in God’s ruling government.
97. How can we prepare to rule in the world tomorrow?
By not caring for our physical possessions.
By neglecting to use and develop our talents.
By not learning to control our tempers and physical appetites.
By learning to rightly use and direct our comparatively little powers, abilities and responsibilities so we can be faithful and productive servants of God.
98. The faith that enables one to overcome and live the Christian way of life
is supplied by each Christian.
can be “worked up” if one is a true believer.
is the very faith of Jesus Christ imparted by the Holy Spirit.
is not a “fruit” of the Holy Spirit.
99. How can one become a close friend of God?
By reading and studying His Word daily, as this is how God talks to us.
By talking to Him daily in prayer.
By having the mind of Christ as a result of the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit.
All of the above.
100. What is the key ingredient we must possess to successfully live the Christian way of life?
Only the will to succeed.
Confidence in one’s own ability.
God’s Holy Spirit!
A hesitant, fearful attitude.