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Test 7 – Lessons 25-28
Bible Correspondence Course
Test 7 – Lessons 25-28

PASSOVER – The Beginning of God’s Master Plan (Lesson 25)
1. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross
completed God’s plan of salvation.
did not complete the work the Father had commissioned Jesus to do.
was the first step in God’s plan of salvation.
was justly deserved because He was guilty of blasphemy and treason.
2. God’s seven annual festivals and Sabbaths
were for the ancient Israelites only.
were ceremonial occasions needed only so long as the law of Moses was in force.
should be observed by Jewish Christians, but not by Gentile Christians.
keep God’s Church in a right understanding of the true way to salvation.
3. When God brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, they
were told to keep all their old customs.
had to modify a few of their customs.
needed a complete reorganization of their social, religious and work customs.
were allowed to continue to use the Egyptian calendar.
4. The first month of the year according to the Hebrew religious calendar
was originally named Nisan by Moses at the time of the exodus from Egypt.
is named Abib, from a Hebrew word meaning “ears” or “green ears of grain.”
is in midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere.
is the time when winter wheat and barley are planted in the Northern Hemisphere.
5. God instituted the festival of Passover
just before the Israelites left Egypt.
after the Israelites had broken covenant and needed sacrifices.
as a ritual sacrifice to pay for sins under the covenant made at Sinai.
immediately after Adam and Eve sinned.
6. The lambs killed in the first Passover pictured the Messiah, who
was slain on the 14th of Abib.
was without spiritual blemish, sin or spot.
is the Lamb of God.
All of the above.
7. After the Israelites killed their Passover lambs,
they remained outside their homes until they saw the death angel pass over them.
they drank a small amount of the blood in a symbolic ceremony.
they smeared some of the blood on the doorposts of their homes.
they boiled the flesh and ate it.
8. God protected the Israelites from the plague of death of the firstborn
through the lamb’s blood they had smeared on their doorposts.
because the plague was a genetic disorder that affected only the Egyptians.
by leading them out of Egypt before the plague.
because they had partaken of unleavened bread and a little wine.
9. Jesus Christ
may have kept the Passover, though the Bible doesn’t directly say.
kept the Passover both as a child and during His New Testament ministry.
never kept the Passover.
told His disciples that the annual festivals would be unnecessary after His crucifixion.
10. Jesus instituted the New Testament Passover service
using new symbols to represent His sacrifice.
on the eve of His suffering and death.
and commanded His disciples to teach others to keep it also.
All of the above.
11. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
Foot washing was an Old Testament ritual and therefore is part of the Passover service today.
Jesus instituted foot washing as part of the new way of observing Passover.
Christ told Peter he could have no part with Him unless he participated in the foot washing.
Christ commanded His disciples to teach others what they had been taught by Him.
12. Jesus instituted the observance of foot washing in connection with the New Testament Passover because it was a
ritual cleansing of the dirtiest part of the body.
symbol of service, an example His disciples and all true Christians were to follow.
symbol that He was no longer needed as their Lord and Master.
All of the above.
13. After Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, He instituted new symbols for the Passover –
special leavened wafers and grape juice.
these become His literal body and blood.
broken unleavened bread and wine.
and commanded the disciples to use these symbols every Sunday.
14. Which one of the following statements is TRUE?
Jesus was given the fairest trial possible.
Despite the brutal treatment of Jesus, He never became angry or vindictive.
The soldiers knew Jesus was harmless and therefore treated Him gently.
Pilate knew Jesus deserved to die.
15. Before Jesus was nailed to the cross, He was
scourged with a multi-lashed whip.
beaten and spit on.
wounded with dozens of disfiguring gashes and bleeding cuts.
All of the above.
16. Jesus suffered His excruciating torture and death
so that He could pay the penalty of physical sins for all humanity.
merely to fulfill prophecy.
because He taught His disciples to disavow the laws of the Roman Empire.
because He was guilty of blasphemy and treason.
17. Through faith in Jesus’ broken body, symbolized by broken unleavened bread in the New Testament Passover service, Christians
are forgiven their spiritual sins.
who are sick will be instantaneously healed every Passover service.
may be forgiven their physical sins – their transgressions of God's laws of physical and mental health, the primary cause of sickness and disease.
look forward to the Millennium, when God will begin to heal the sick miraculously.
18. Unlike many victims of crucifixion who agonized on their crosses for up to three days, Jesus died in about six hours. Why did He die so quickly?
The soldiers broke His legs and He suffocated.
One of the soldiers speared Him in the side and He bled to death.
His heart spontaneously ruptured from His emotional agony.
He was in poor health and very weak.
19. Jesus Christ was able to pay the penalty of the sins of all mankind because He was
perfectly sinless and did not deserve to either suffer or die.
our Creator and therefore worth more than all humanity put together.
the Lamb of God, foreordained to shed His blood as our Passover Savior.
All of the above.
20. Paul told the Gentile Christians at Corinth about the New Testament Passover
and commanded them to observe it.
only for its historical analogy.
because he had heard about it from the Apostle Peter.
but explained to them that it was an optional service.
21. History records that the churches in Asia Minor
soon began to celebrate Christ’s resurrection rather than His crucifixion.
kept the Passover long after most other churches had been absorbed by a counterfeit Christianity.
convinced the bishop or Rome to keep the Passover the way Christ had commanded.
had been taught by the apostles to observe Easter.
22. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
Polycarp, a bishop or elder from Smyrna, said he had observed the Passover with the Apostle John.
Polycrates, a later bishop who succeeded Polycarp, persisted in observing “the day when the people put away the leaven.”
When Christ returns, He will abolish the Passover as completely fulfilled and therefore unnecessary.
Jesus commanded His followers to keep the Passover in memory of Him even until He returns.
23. How often should the New Testament Passover, commonly called the “Lord’s Supper,” be observed?
As often as anyone wishes.
this is established by the traditions of each denomination.
Once in a lifetime, as an initiatory commitment.
As often as Christ observed its Old Testament equivalent – as often as the early true Church did – once each year.
24. Paul told the Corinthian Christians to
not take the Passover in a disrespectful and unworthy manner.
have a large potluck meal before the Passover service.
examine themselves after each Passover.
be worthy of Christ’s sacrifice.
25. The Passover service is
open to anyone who is curious.
limited to baptized members of God’s Church – spiritually circumcised individuals who have faith in Christ’s sacrifice.
the only annual festival God commands His people to observe.
unnecessary, despite what the Bible says.
Feast of Unleavened Bread – Our Part in God’s Master Plan (Lesson 26)
26. God ordained that His people observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread to
stress that they have their part in God’s plan by putting sin out of their lives.
remind them they must repent and strive to put sin completely out of their lives.
picture keeping His commandments.
All of the above.
27. When Paul wrote “let us keep the feast,” he
was clearly referring to the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
meant the feast known today as Easter.
was writing to Jewish Christians only.
meant the Passover, not the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
28. How did the ancient Israelites learn about the Feast of Unleavened Bread?
It had been an annual occasion from the time of Abraham; perhaps even earlier.
God, through Moses, commanded this festival shortly before they left Egypt.
The Israelite elders created the festival as a national holiday to give the people national identity.
It was an agricultural festival celebrated by everyone in Egypt.
29. When God led the Israelites out of Egypt, He
led them by the quickest possible route to the Promised Land.
caused their flight to be so rapid that the Egyptians gave up pursuing them.
abandoned them in the desert and let them fend for themselves.
purposely led them into a trap from which He supernaturally delivered them.
30. According to Church tradition and the plain intent of Scripture, the Israelites crossed the Red Sea
where it was only a shallow marsh.
by borrowing ships of the Egyptian navy.
on the seventh day of the first Feast of Unleavened Bread.
on the Feast of Firstfruits.
31. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
The ancient Israelites kept God’s festivals faithfully from the time of Moses until Christ.
The ancient Israelites fell into idolatry many times.
God’s Temple sometimes fell into disuse and disrepair.
King Hezekiah realized that Judah’s national troubles were the result of the nation having forsaken God.
32. When King Hezekiah and King Josiah restored the true worship of God to Israel, they
said the Holy Days were for Jews only.
restored the keeping of God’s Holy Days.
told the people God’s laws would soon be done away.
preached that salvation is by faith only.
33. The seven annual festivals
were instituted by the Most High God and given through His Spokesman to His people.
are “feasts of the Lord.”
were commanded to be kept forever.
All of the above.
34. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
Christians today do not need to follow the example set by Christ and His apostles.
Jesus kept the Feast of Unleavened Breed.
The Apostle Paul commanded Gentile converts to keep the Feast.
The early true Church kept the Feast.
35. Paul told the Colossians to
quit observing the Sabbath and the Holy Days.
ignore outsiders’ criticisms – whether from Gentiles or Jews – of their newfound Christian conduct.
allow their pagan neighbors to sit in judgment of their observance of God’s Holy Days.
observe all the sacrifices and rituals of the law of Moses that were associated with the Sabbaths and Holy Days.
36. What was figuratively nailed to Jesus’ cross
God’s commandments.
The seven annual festivals.
The debt we incurred by following the commandments and doctrines of men.
All of the above.
37. Christians today should observe God’s seven annual festivals and Holy Days because.
God has told us to do so.
they foreshadow good things to come.
they picture the seven major steps in God’s Master Plan for offering salvation to all mankind.
All of the above.
38. In Egypt the ancient Israelites were slaves and were not allowed to obey God. This symbolically pictures that
sinners are the servants or slaves of sin.
God no longer commands people to quit sinning.
God’s laws are not relevant to our modern society.
Christ’s Passover sacrifice guarantees our salvation and consequently we do not have to obey God.
39. Just as God required the Israelites to walk out of Egypt. Christians today
must leave their ungodly neighbors and form separate Christian communities.
should walk as the only healthy form of exercise.
must willingly start out of sin by obeying God.
should believe that Christ has obeyed God for them.
40. When Paul asked if we, after being forgiven, should continue in sin, what did he answer?
Faith in Christ had made God’s spiritual law null and void (Rom.3:31).
Sin is no longer a relevant issue in the New Testament era of grace (Rom. 6:15).
Sins committed after baptism will keep a person out of God’s Kingdom (1 Cor. 6:9-10).
Christians must not be enslaved to sin (Rom. 6:6, 12).
41. After Christians begin to obey God, Satan
is pleased because they have abandoned faith in God’s grace.
will attempt to discourage them, to get them to quit their newfound faith.
can no longer deceive them on any point of doctrine.
has no more power over them because they now perceive him as merely an abstract personification of evil.
42. Christians today should remember Lot’s wife because
modern society is nothing like ancient Sodom’s.
the fate of unrepentant sinners is to be perpetual pillars of salt.
she is an example of one who did not really want to forsake sin and its environment completely.
she is the best biblical example of complete conversion.
43. God prohibits leaven and leavened breads
during the Feast of Unleavened Bread because leaven puffs up and spreads and, during that week, symbolizes sin.
because they cause health problems.
only for the Jews.
during the Lenten season before Easter.
44. When Paul learned that the Corinthian Christians were permitting an unrepentant person to fellowship with them, he told them
that their good example would eventually convert the man.
to put him out of their fellowship because his example would eventually spread to other members in the Church.
that the man’s sin was not serious.
a little spiritual leaven would not spread throughout the whole Church.
45. God wants His people to put the leaven of sin out of their lives
only so long as it is convenient.
only during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
with all their heart, mind and , together with God’s help.
by deciding their own moral standards.
46. The first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is
usually a convenient time to finish removing leaven from the house.
a holy convocation, a God-ordained religious assembly and Sabbath.
the same day as the Passover.
All of the above.
47. On the evening of the 15th of Abib, true Christians
gather in small family groups for the “Night to Be Much Observed.”
observe the New Testament Passover service.
rejoice at having been freed from slavery to God’s laws.
remain awake all night in memory of the death angel passing over the Israelites’ firstborn.
48. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
If a Christian finds some leaven in his home during the Feast, he should discard it immediately.
Even during the Feast, it is all right to eat leavened bread in a restaurant because we have no control over the chef.
Christians should eat unleavened bread during this festival to symbolize righteousness.
God allows us to drink wine in moderation during the Feast.
49. During the Feast of Unleavened Bread, an ancient ceremony was performed that pictures the resurrected Messiah or Christ
through the symbolism of a wave offering of the first of the firstfruits.
who gives us the spiritual power to overcome sin and become righteous.
who ascended to His Father’s throne on the First day of the week during this festival.
All of the above.
50. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
Christ, our High Priest, intercedes for us.
Christ lived a righteous life so we wouldn’t need to.
We can pray to the Father in Jesus’ name.
Christ lives His life in Spirit-begotten Christians and helps them overcome every type of temptation.
Pentecost – Only “Firstfruits” Now Called! (Lesson 27)
51. Of the 5,000,000,000 people alive today, God has called and put into His Church
as many as He can.
about 100,000.
almost 10,000,000.
about 20 percent – the 1,000,000,000 who claim to be Christians.
52. Before the vast majority can live in a world of peace, truth and opportunity for salvation,
Jesus Christ must return and set up the Kingdom of God.
Satan must be prevented from deceiving humanity.
spiritual-minded rulers and teachers must be prepared to assist Christ.
All of the above.
53. Before Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, He promised His disciples He would
give them the Holy Spirit.
call everyone who would hear them preach.
rapture all true believers to heaven.
All of the above.
54. God’s New Testament Church began when
Christ fed the multitude of 5,000.
God’s Spirit was given to about 120 disciples on Pentecost, AD 31.
Christ gave the Sermon on the Mount and concluded with an altar call.
John the Baptist came baptizing and announcing that the Kingdom of God was at hand.
55. The Feast of Firstfruits
comes at the end of the Palestinian spring grain harvest.
pictures the firstfruits of salvation.
is a yearly reminder that God is calling only a few out of this world.
All of the above.
56. If Adam had eaten from the tree of life, he would have been
guaranteed salvation instantly.
given an immortal soul.
given God’s Holy Spirit, and an opportunity for salvation.
All of the above.
57. After Adam and Eve sinned, God
cut them off from access to His Spirit.
told them their penalty would be eternal torment in hell.
began to try to correct the damage and redeem them.
cursed Satan and then bound him.
58. Since no one could be given eternal salvation before Christ paid the penalty of sin,
God immediately instituted animal sacrifices and rituals to pay the penalty of sins.
God sent the Messiah to earth right after Adam sinned to minimize the damage.
God’s plan required that the vast majority be not yet judged and not yet allowed to understand His truth.
all non-Christians are condemned to eternal suffering.
59. Since the vast majority do not now have an opportunity for salvation, God will
resurrect them after the Millennium to physical life and give them an opportunity.
judge them by the morals of their societies.
judge them according to their consciences.
give them eternal life no matter what they may have done.
60. The purpose uppermost in God’s mind is
getting as many as possible saved as soon as possible.
finding a way to reverse Satan’s apparent success.
helping missionaries reach the millions who are not yet saved.
restoring His government to the earth.
61. To prepare for the restoration of His government on earth, God is now
calling a few to prepare for His Kingdom, which will be the government that restores His laws worldwide.
working in the churches of this world.
emphasizing faith and grace, instead of obedience, as the way to salvation.
struggling with Satan for the souls of mankind.
62. When Jesus preached to the multitudes, He spoke in parables
so everyone would understand.
but explained their meaning only to His disciples.
and called everyone to be His disciples.
so they would repent and be forgiven.
63. The members of God’s Church are now preparing for God’s Kingdom by
speaking in tongues, thereby demonstrating their spirituality.
trying to convert the multitudes.
being taught by and supporting the ministers God has chosen to preach His Gospel to the world.
storing enough food to last through the Great Tribulation.
64. The spiritual Temple that Christ will return to at His Second Coming
is God’s Church, His firstfruits.
will be built by the Jews.
is the Moslem Dome of the Rock, the building now on the Temple Mount.
will be an interdenominational building soon to be built on the Mount of Olives.
65. Who will help Christ rule and teach after God’s Kingdom is established on earth?
Millions of angels.
The politicians, educators and theologians of today’s world.
The members of God’s Church, who are now being trained for their future responsibilities.
The Bible does not reveal this matter.
66. Why are the firstfruits called and given their opportunity for salvation before the vast majority are called?
Because it is easier to be saved now.
So they can be prepared as kings and priests, co-rulers and co-saviors with Christ.
As special favors to those God chooses.
Because they have more natural abilities than those who are not called in this age.
67. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?
Christians can overcome sin and righteous character only through power of God’s Spirit.
The work of the Church is done by the power and inspiration of God’s Spirit.
Christians must not only have God’s Spirit, but they must also be yielded to it.
God’s Spirit forces His children to do the works He wants.
68. God uses humans to support and do His work because
they are being trained by their participation.
that’s the quickest, easiest way.
they do the job better than angels could.
no one else will do the job.
69. The annual Feast of Firstfruits, the day of Pentecost, pictures
God’s Church being called and trained for their future jobs as rulers and teachers.
all those who will be born into God’s Family at Christ’s Second Coming.
the first group to be called to salvation, and the job they are now doing, empowered by God’s Spirit.
All of the above.
70. In ancient Israel, the Levitical priests made a special wave offering on the day of Pentecost – two leavened loaves that represented
man’s dual nature.
the firstfruits called during the Old and New Testament periods.
that humans can be sinful yet accepted by God.
the two ways humans can be saved.
71. The Feast of Firstfruits is
the day God gave the Ten Commandments, according to Jewish tradition.
an annual reminder to God’s Church that they are the first to be offered salvation.
a memorial of the beginning of the New Testament Church, which first received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, AD 31.
All of the above.
72. The Levitical priests were commanded to ceremonially wave once each year the first of the firstfruits of the grain harvest. This wave offering
was to be presented annually on the day after the first annual Sabbath.
was called the Feast of Firstfruits.
represented our Savior’s appearance in heaven to be accepted by the Father on the very day the ceremony occurred.
was presented before God annually on the day that both Sadducees and Pharisees agreed upon.
73. Greek-speaking Jews and Christians came to call the Feast of Firstfruits pentekoste, which means “fiftieth,” because
the firstfruits harvest was about one-fiftieth or two percent of the total harvest.
it was the fiftieth day after the cutting of the omer or first of the firstfruits.
they gave one-fiftieth of their harvest to the priests.
it was the fiftieth day of the year.
74. Jesus Christ fulfilled the symbolism of the omer or first of the firstfruits wave offering by
becoming the firstborn Son of God, the firstborn of many brethren.
being resurrected on Sunday morning.
being the first and only begotten Son of God.
His birth in Bethlehem.
75. The New Covenant
includes spiritual laws that Christians today should keep as their part in that covenant.
is a marriage agreement between Christ and His Church.
will be finalized at the first resurrection.
All of the above.
Feast of Trumpets – Why World Won’t End in Cosmocide (Lesson 28)
76. The Feast of Trumpets pictures the
singularly most important event in world history.
return of Jesus Christ to earth to rescue humanity from annihilation.
beginning of the world tomorrow.
All of the above.
77. When Jesus Christ returns to earth,
not a single human being – not even animal life – will be left alive.
He will establish a new civilization based on God’s law.
He will not take the throne of the earth from Satan.
mankind will welcome Him.
78. More than 1,950 years ago, Christ
told His disciples He would rapture away true believers when He returns.
came to announce that He would at that time set up the Kingdom of God.
said “I will come again.”
came to earth to put an end to sin, forcibly.
79. The nations, at Christ’s return, will
surrender peacefully to God’s government.
be furious because of divine intervention interfering in their plans.
have finally formed a world government to bring peace.
have solved most of the world’s problems.
80. In Revelation 11:18, the phrase, “the time of the dead, that they should be judged,”
is an exact translation of the official printed Greek text of the Greek Orthodox Church.
proves the dead will be judged at Christ’s return.
should be translated, “the time of the nations, that they should be judged.”
is an exact translation of what John the Apostle was inspired to write.
81. What sign will announce the return of Christ?
The loud sound of a trumpet.
The unification of all Christian churches.
The formation of a world supergovernment.
None of the above.
82. Christ promised that He would cut short the time of great tribulation
to allow humans one more chance to solve their problems.
not to save humanity from cosmocide.
for the sake of a small group of people called “the elect.”
to show Satan who really is in charge of world affairs.
83. The seventh trumpet, announcing the victory of the King of kings, will be blown
before this present generation passes away.
in a time of world war.
in a time when man has the power to wipe all life from the face of the earth.
All of the above.
84. The Feast of Trumpets is to be observed
on the first day of the seventh month.
50 days after the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
on the seventh day of the first month.
None of the above.
85. According to Numbers 10, silver trumpets were blown specifically
on days of gladness.
on solemn days.
at the beginning of months – including the seventh month.
All of the above.
86. The piercing blast of the shophar or ram’s horn
filled those who heard it with joy and gladness.
was forbidden on the Feast of Trumpets.
gave the joyous Feast of Trumpets its contrasting note of solemnity.
was not an alarm of war in Old Testament Israel.
87. God’s faithful servants today
are not responsible for warning the world of impending war.
are preaching the true Gospel and warning of impending World War III.
are forbidden by Christ to use their voices symbolically like trumpets to warn God’s people.
are not “watchmen” over His people.
88. The seven trumpets of the book of Revelation
announce cataclysmic world events to occur just before Christ’s return.
portray the day of Satan’s wrath against mankind.
precede the Great Tribulation.
are blown by the two witnesses.
89. Which one of the following is FALSE?
The trumpets of Revelation portray the day of the Lord, the time when God intervenes in world affairs.
God will protect His faithful servants during the future time of world turmoil.
The 144,000 and innumerable multitude of Revelation 7 will be protected from the trumpet plagues.
Christ will blow each of the seven trumpets.
90. When the third angel blows his trumpet,
the sun and moon will cease shining, and the stars of heaven will fall to the earth.
a gigantic firestorm will burn all green grass and one third of the trees.
one third of earth’s drinking water will become bitter and poisonous.
only life in the seas will be gravely affected.
91. The three woes described in Revelation
are the same as the final three trumpets.
involve three final major conflicts, each so horrifying that it is called a “woe.”
will not strike those who have the seal of God in their foreheads.
All of the above.
92. Which one of the following is FALSE?
The modern-day descendants of the ancient House of Israel will be protected from the crisis at the close of this age.
The first woe depicts the armies of the beast attacking enemies to the east.
John used the symbolic term locusts to describe weapons unfamiliar to him.
The beast power will be the 10th and final revival of the Roman Empire.
93. The beast power – that is, the final restoration of the Roman Empire in Europe – will
be guided by Satan the devil.
be backed by a great false religion.
arise out of the symbolic “bottomless pit.”
All of the above.
94. The sixth trumpet
and second woe are not identical.
announces the counterattack by a union of nations to the east against the armies and cities of the beast.
heralds the return of Jesus Christ.
signifies events that occur before the prophesied day of the Lord.
95. The two witnesses, whom God will have sent to plead with mankind to repent, will
be put to death by the beast power.
lie dead in the streets of Jerusalem for three and one-half days.
be resurrected in the sight of their murderers, further proving that God sent them to prophesy.
All of the above.
96. Which one of the following statements about the seventh trumpet is FALSE?
It is divided into the seven last plagues.
It announces Christ’s return to take over the kingdoms of this world.
God’s Master Plan of salvation will be complete when it is blown.
The third woe and seventh trumpet are identical.
97. Jesus Christ, the new world Ruler, will
be immediately accepted by the warring nations as the King of peace.
destroy the armies sent against Jerusalem in the climactic battle of World War III.
forgive the two primary leaders of the end-time political and religious system.
maintain the present civilization pretty much as is.
98. At the last trumpet, God’s elect – the firstfruits – will
be harvested into God’s spirit-composed Family.
be resurrected and/or changed to immortal life.
rejoice, but the nations on earth will be mourning.
All of the above.
99. At Christ’s return, the modern-day descendants of ancient Israel will
be left scattered in captivity among all nations.
be delivered from captivity and taken to the Promised Land as physical human beings.
be changed to immortality to rule with Christ.
not loathe themselves for the evils they committed.
100. God’s faithful ministers in this end time are
warning of impending world war, but few will heed and turn to God in repentance.
not held responsible for warning the descendants of ancient Israel of God’s imminent punishment for their sins.
announcing God’s warning message, which most people will heed.
working to unite all churches before Christ’s return.