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proudpapa
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 The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It's Our Problem

The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It's Our Problem
Albert Mohler
While America's evangelical Christians are rightly concerned about the secular worldview's rejection of biblical Christianity, we ought to give some urgent attention to a problem much closer to home--biblical illiteracy in the church. This scandalous problem is our own, and it's up to us to fix it.

Researchers George Gallup and Jim Castelli put the problem squarely: "Americans revere the Bible--but, by and large, they don't read it. And because they don't read it, they have become a nation of biblical illiterates." How bad is it? Researchers tell us that it's worse than most could imagine.

Fewer than half of all adults can name the four gospels. Many Christians cannot identify more than two or three of the disciples. According to data from the Barna Research Group, 60 percent of Americans can't name even five of the Ten Commandments. "No wonder people break the Ten Commandments all the time. They don't know what they are," said George Barna, president of the firm. The bottom line? "Increasingly, America is biblically illiterate." [see Barna Group's web site]

Multiple surveys reveal the problem in stark terms. According to 82 percent of Americans, "God helps those who help themselves," is a Bible verse. Those identified as born-again Christians did better--by one percent. A majority of adults think the Bible teaches that the most important purpose in life is taking care of one's family.

Some of the statistics are enough to perplex even those aware of the problem. A Barna poll indicated that at least 12 percent of adults believe that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife. Another survey of graduating high school seniors revealed that over 50 percent thought that Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife. A considerable number of respondents to one poll indicated that the Sermon on the Mount was preached by Billy Graham. We are in big trouble.

Secularized Americans should not be expected to be knowledgeable about the Bible. As the nation's civic conversation is stripped of all biblical references and content, Americans increasingly live in a Scripture-free public space. Confusion and ignorance of the Bible's content should be assumed in post-Christian America.

The larger scandal is biblical ignorance among Christians. Choose whichever statistic or survey you like, the general pattern is the same. America's Christians know less and less about the Bible. It shows.

How can a generation be biblically shaped in its understanding of human sexuality when it believes Sodom and Gomorrah to be a married couple? No wonder Christians show a growing tendency to compromise on the issue of homosexuality. Many who identify themselves as Christians are similarly confused about the Gospel itself. An individual who believes that "God helps those who help themselves" will find salvation by grace and justification by faith to be alien concepts.

Christians who lack biblical knowledge are the products of churches that marginalize biblical knowledge. Bible teaching now often accounts for only a diminishing fraction of the local congregation's time and attention. The move to small group ministry has certainly increased opportunities for fellowship, but many of these groups never get beyond superficial Bible study.

Youth ministries are asked to fix problems, provide entertainment, and keep kids busy. How many local-church youth programs actually produce substantial Bible knowledge in young people?

Even the pulpit has been sidelined in many congregations. Preaching has taken a back seat to other concerns in corporate worship. The centrality of biblical preaching to the formation of disciples is lost, and Christian ignorance leads to Christian indolence and worse.

This really is our problem, and it is up to this generation of Christians to reverse course. Recovery starts at home. Parents are to be the first and most important educators of their own children, diligently teaching them the Word of God. [See Deuteronomy 6:4-9.] Parents cannot franshise their responsibility to the congregation, no matter how faithful and biblical its may be. God assigned parents this non-negotiable responsibility, and children must see their Christian parents as teachers and fellow students of God's Word.

Churches must recover the centrality and urgency of biblical teaching and preaching, and refuse to sideline the teaching ministry of the preacher. Pastors and churches too busy--or too distracted--to make biblical knowledge a central aim of ministry will produce believers who simply do not know enough to be faithful disciples.

We will not believe more than we know, and we will not live higher than our beliefs. The many fronts of Christian compromise in this generation can be directly traced to biblical illiteracy in the pews and the absence of biblical preaching and teaching in our homes and churches.

This generation must get deadly serious about the problem of biblical illiteracy, or a frighteningly large number of Americans--Christians included--will go on thinking that Sodom and Gomorrah lived happily ever after.
http://www.christianity.com/print/1270946/

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 Re: The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It's Our Problem

I find Ir interesting that s gun thread is running on the board and many are fearful that tbe government will come and take away their guns. In actuality Satan has already disarmed the church. The sword of the Spirit has been taken from tbe church. No, the Bibles have not been taken by the government. But through deception of tbe enemy in a generation theevangelical church hs replaced tbe simple reading of the word with tbe humanistic, relative, inspirational sermon to make you feel good. You have a hip pastor who stands in front of a camera. Pair of blue jeans on and shirt untucked. Probably has not shaved in 3 or 4 days babbling in his ignorance to thousands of souls why he has the secret of walking with Jesus. It is surely not found in the reading io scriptures. Or so tbe hip pastor would have you believe.

Paul wrote to Timothy to give attention to tbe public reading of scripture. Had the scriptures been more readily available to a literate people he would have said private reading also. Yet tbe illiterate people of the first century were more literate in the things of Christ then we are today
Even in the persecuted church there is far more hunger and desire for the word of Jesus than here in America. We live where Bibles abound in different translations. Bible reading programs available. Yet in the midst of a buffet we are starving.

Even in this forum systematic theology is exalted to the simple reading of scripture. Some would infer that you cannot understand the scriptures apart from a commentary or systematic theology book in your hand to interpret it. The idea of Spirit of God to show one the truth of God's word is mocked.

Oh let the theologian feed us. Give us his intellectual insights of truth. What ever happened to the simple reading of tbe scriptures to feed the heart?

Brethren to quote a football coach decades ago. "It is time to get back to basics". Christian this is a Bible. The Spirit would say please read it.

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We used to have in Little Rock Bible read-a- thons. These have not been held in recet years. I do not know why. But a team of people would read the whole Bibke from Genesis to Revelation straight through day and night. No matter tbe weather. These readings would generally take place in a public place. Like a city hall or court house or state capital

What one would find surprising would be tbe crowd of hungry people who would stand there. Sometimes for hours listening to tbe word being read. There would be be tears flowing down tbeir faces. Some would be falling on tbeir knees in repentance. Thus would be the power of the read word.

There was no preaching. No worship music. Just the power of tbe word. Dear God can we not get back to tbe simple reading of scripture?

Bearmaster.

 2013/1/19 9:34
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Hi bear

good thoughts

 2013/1/19 10:52Profile
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bearmaster....You have a hip pastor who stands in front of a camera. Pair of blue jeans on and shirt untucked. Probably has not shaved in 3 or 4 days babbling in his ignorance to thousands of souls why he has the secret of walking with Jesus. It is surely not found in the reading io scriptures. Or so tbe hip pastor would have you believe.



Right on Bear! and lets not forget about the ones that scream and holler, that gets the whole congregation up and out of the pews, dancing around like a bunch of circus animals. Jesus said in Matt 21:12 (NIV)"`My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are making it a `den of robbers. Robbers, circus animals, dancing out of control, jumping up and down like you worshiping the Pastor and not the Lord, does this reflect a "House Of Prayer"?


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Bill good point. Tbe church in America is neglecting both prayer and the word. In Acts 6 the Apostles would nkt get caught up in church business. But said we will gi e ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the word. How far we gave fallen from that first century practice. For sure we are neglecting prayer and the word. And that to our peril.

Bearmaster.

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William Tyndale gave his life so that the plough boy could have a copy a of the scriptures.in tbe vernacular of the time. Do we not dishonor the memory of this dear saint by failing to read the word? Just wondering?

Bearmaster

 2013/1/19 15:58
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What really does not help the matter at all is when people have the idea they cannot understand the Bible nor are skilled or qualified to make interpretation. Is it not unusual that man does not apply this logic to anything else? They are willing to try anything else...I suspect they are just lying...trying to soothe their conscience, perhaps?


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 Re: The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It's Our Problem

How tragically true is this article! Could we but have the spiritual insight of the ancient saint of God who wrote the classic Psalm 119! The Word of God and the God of the Word equally saturated his being. Long before the time of the full outpouring of the Spirit, he realized the joy of communion with his God and the delight of knowing and obeying the written counsel of God's written will and revelation to man.
Both the "pray the sinners prayer and that takes care of everything eternally" idea as well as the substitution of "theology" ( men's interpretations) instead of immersing one's self personally in the Word have contributed much to this dilemma. In my own life, God used what at the time seemed like a horrible experience - being betrayed by what had been trusted spiritual leaders - to bring me face to face with the reality that I needed to know both God and his Word personally. From that point on, I could no longer trust what I heard or read from men's words until I had the assurance both from the Scripture as well as from the Spirit when I had prayed that this indeed was the truth. It has since been a blessed experience which I had never before known to realize God's faithfulness in providing just that - praise Him!

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I came across this Bible Quiz i wrote for a group of 8th graders from our church several years ago. If I remember correctly, the average score was around 50%.

THE BIBLE


1) Which statement is TRUE about the Bible?


a) The four gospels are found in the Old Testament

b) The stories about Jesus are found in the Old Testament

c) The stories about Moses are found in the Old Testament

d) I don’t know because I don’t know what a “Testament” is


2) The Bible, The Book of Mormon and the Koran all say pretty much the same things but in different ways

a) agree

b) disagree


3) Which of the following is the most accurate statement about the Bible:


a) It was written by a bunch of really smart guys long long ago

b) The original copy of the Bible was found at an archaeological dig in Syria

c) God inspired human beings to write what He wanted them to write in the Bible

d) We are not really sure who wrote the Bible


4) It has been proven that the Bible contains numerous errors


a) True

b) False


5) Which of the following is MOST correct?


a) Satan believes what is written in the Bible

b) The things in the Bible don’t really apply to our world today

c) The average person can’t understand most of the Bible

d) If you memorize the Bible, you’ll go to heaven


BIBLE STORIES- OLD TESTAMENT

6) Why did Eve eat the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden?

a) There were no other fruit trees in the Garden from which to eat

b) God told her it was okay if she was really hungry

c) Satan tricked her into eating it

d) Adam said he had already tried it and told her it was awesome


7) Which is correct?

a) Abel murdered Cain

b) Cain and Abel got along great

c) Cain killed Abel

d) A lion killed both Cain AND Abel


8) God spared Noah and his family from the great flood because:

a) Noah was the only good person on the entire Earth

b) Noah was the only person who knew how to build an ark

c) Noah lived close to most of the animals that had to go onto the ark

d) Nobody knows why God chose Noah


9) Which of the following is true?

a) The story of Noah is probably just a story

b) There is no way all those animals could have fit on the ark

c) Jesus talked about Noah so Noah must have existed

d) The ark was found in 1957 by Turkish soldiers

10) Abraham was:

a) Usually disobedient to God

b) The father of the Jewish nation

c) Killed by his own son

d) The author of several books of the Bible


11) The strangest thing about the birth of Abraham and Sarah’s first child was that:


a) Sarah was 90 years old when she gave birth

b) Sarah had identical twins

c) Sarah was a virgin

d) Abraham and Sarah weren't married


12) Abraham and Sarah’s first child was named:


a) Ivan

b) Ezekiel

c) Isaac

d) Gershom

13) God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son because:

a) Abraham had disobeyed God by worshiping an idol

b) Abraham’s son disrespected his parents

c) God wanted to test Abraham’s faith and obedience

d) His son had leprosy


14) How did God stop Abraham from sacrificing his son?

a) God caused it to rain so that a fire could not be built for the burnt offering

b) God caused the ropes binding Abraham’s son to loosen so he could run away

c) God caused Abraham to fall into a deep sleep

d) God provided a lamb to be used as a sacrifice in place of Abraham’s son


15) God destroyed two cities by raining fire and brimstone on them—which two cities?


a) Sidon and Tyre

b) Joppa and Phoenicia

c) Sodom and Gomorrah

d) Cana and Philistia


16) What happened to Lot’s wife when she looked back at the burning cities, ignoring God’s warning not to do so?

a) She was blinded instantly

b) She was consumed in flame

c) She was unable to have children

d) She was turned into a pillar of salt


17) Which of the following is correct?

a) Jacob tricked Esau

b) Esau defeated Jacob in battle

c) Jacob and Esau had nothing to do with each other

d) Jacob and Esau were Jesus’s first disciples


18) What did Joseph’s brothers do for him?

a) They gave him a coat of many colors

b) They sold him into slavery

c) They killed him and told their father that a lion did it

d) They put him in charge of the herd of sheep


19) Joseph ended up in:

a) Samaria

b) Jerusalem

c) Egypt

d) Babylon


20) What terrible thing happened to Joseph?


a) He had to witness the death of his brothers

b) He had horrifying nightmares every night for a year

c) He was thrown into prison for something he didn’t do

d) He had to marry someone he didn’t love


21) What statement best summarizes the lesson we can learn Joseph’s life?


a) If you constantly disobey God, you can’t expect anything good to happen

b) God will destroy our enemies if we are obedient to Him

c) Sometimes God allows bad things to happen to us for good reasons

d) If we are Christians, then God will protect us from injustice


22) How was Moses saved from being killed by the Egyptian soldiers?

a) His mother floated him down the Nile river in a little boat

b) His sister hid him among the reeds alongside the Nile river

c) He was swallowed by a crocodile that later vomited him back up

d) His father escaped with him to Corinth


23) Which of the following was NOT a plague that God brought to Egypt?


a) Tons of frogs all over the place

b) Snakes coming out of the woodwork

c) Lice, lice and more lice

d) Flies in the buttermilk and everywhere else


24) What was Moses’s mission in Egypt?

a) To convince Pharaoh to stop worshiping idols

b) To help Pharaoh design one of the pyramids

c) To lead the Israelites out of Egypt

d) To convince Pharaoh to provide the Israelites with food

25) What body of water did God miraculously divide so that the Israelites could escape from the pursuing Egyptians?

a) The Coral Sea

b) The Sea of Galilee

c) The Sea of Tiberius

d) The Red Sea


26) While the Israelites were wandering in the desert for 40 years, how did God feed them?

a) rice and doves

b) wild goats and cheese

c) manna and quail

d) lentil stew


27) How was the “promised land” described?

a) As a land free from hostile enemies

b) As a land flowing with milk and honey

c) As a place where peace would be found

d) As a place dripping with the fruit of the vine


28) The person who took over for Moses when Moses died was:

a) Caleb

b) Samuel

c) Jeshoshaphat

d) Joshua


29) What city did God help the Israelites conquer by causing the walls to collapse?

a) Jericho

b) Lystra

c) Derbe

d) Capernaum


30) Who was Israel’s first king?

a) Moses

b) Saul

c) David

d) Ahab


31) How did God signify who would be the next king of Israel?

a) The qualified young men were lined up, and it thundered when the chosen person was pointed at

b) They played eenie meenie miny mo

c) The prophet Samuel anointed the chosen one with oil

d) The prophet Nathan anointed the chosen one with holy water


32) When David was a boy, he worked as a:

a) Farmer

b) Tentmaker

c) Shepherd

d) Carpenter


33) David is famous for killing a giant named:

a) Kron the Hittite

b) Goliath of Gath

c) Ahab of Assyria

d) Jorel the Jebusite


34) How did David kill Goliath?

a) He asked God for help

b) He shot a stone at him with a slingshot

c) He cut off his head

d) All of the above


34) King David was a murderer, adulterer and a terrible parent.


a) True

b) False


But, God loved King David and forgave him:

a) True

b) False


35) Which of the following is something that David wrote?

a) The Lord is my shepherd; he gives me all I need

b) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth

c) Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved

d) Its better to eat crumbs in peace than a steak under stress


36) David had a son named Solomon. Solomon was:

a) The smartest man who ever lived

b) The nicest man who ever lived

c) The wisest man who ever lived

d) The happiest man who ever lived


37) Samson was the strongest man who ever lived. However, he lost his strength if:

a) His hands were tied with ropes made of flax

b) He drank wine

c) He ate junk food

d) His hair was cut


38) Why did Jonah try to hide from God?

a) God wanted him to lead an army into battle

b) God wanted him to go and preach in a foreign land

c) God wanted him to move to a new city

d) God wanted him to marry someone he didn’t like


39) What crazy thing happened to Jonah?

a) A giant fish swallowed him whole

b) An entire city believed in God because of his preaching

c) A giant plant grew up over him in one day’s time

d) All of the above


40) How can the lesson we learn from Jonah’s story best be summarized?

a) Avoid the stomach acids of a giant fish at all costs

b) God doesn’t mind if we argue with Him as long as we have a good reason

c) Doing the right thing is usually easy

d) You can avoid a whole lot of trouble by doing what God wants you to do in the first place


BIBLE STORIES- NEW TESTAMENT

41) The word “gospel” means

a) Good news

b) Absolute truth

c) Writings

d) Honest


42) How did Mary find out she was going to have a child?


a) She noticed that she was gaining weight

b) Her cousin Elizabeth predicted it

c) The angel Gabriel told her

d) The wise men predicted it


43) The most miraculous thing about the birth of Jesus was:

a) He was born 10 weeks premature and still survived

b) He was born exactly 900 years after the birth of David

c) Mary told everyone for months that she just knew she was going to have a boy

d) Mary was a virgin but still became pregnant


44) What did the shepherds do after the angel’s announced Jesus’s birth?

a) They ran into Bethlehem and told all of their friends the news

b) They immediately went to tell King Herod

c) They immediately went to search for the child

d) They sent a message to the wise men that the child was born

45) Why was Jesus born in a stable?

a) Because all the places to stay in town had no vacancies

b) Because there were no hospitals back then

c) Because the baby came unexpectedly

d) Because Mary and Joseph were hiding from the Roman authorities


46) Which of the following miracles did Jesus perform as a child?


a) At age 8, he brought a dead bird back to life

b) At age 10, he healed his sick grandmother

c) At age 12, he made a stone float on water

d) None of the above


47) Which of the following is true about Jesus as a child:

a) He always got 100% on his school work

b) He never got sick

c) He never sassed his parents

d) He never fell down and scuffed his knees


48) Jesus was tempted by:

a) Mary Magdalene

b) Satan

c) Judas Iscariot

d) Joseph of Arimathea


49) Jesus resisted temptation by:

a) Quoting the Bible

b) Running away

c) Using his wits

d) Thinking about something else


50) What was Jesus’s first miracle?

a) He walked on water

b) He caused a blind man to see

c) He calmed the sea during a storm

d) He turned water into wine


51) Who delivered the Sermon on the Mount?

a) The Apostle Paul

b) Peter

c) Jesus

d) John the Baptist


52) How was John the Baptist executed?

a) He was stoned

b) He was beheaded

c) He was crucified

d) He was hanged

53) Jesus often taught the multitudes using stories. These stories are called:

a) Fables

b) The Great Narratives

c) The Galilean Sayings

d) Parables


54) Which of the following did Jesus NOT say?

a) The wages of sin is death

b) Sick people need doctors, not healthy people

c) I am the Light of the World

d) If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off


55) Which of the following principles did Jesus teach?

a) Never associate with sinful people

b) Make sure that everyone knows how much money you give to the church

c) Judging others is the duty of every good Christian

d) The gate that leads to heaven is narrow


56) Jesus told a story about a shepherd who left 99 sheep behind to go find one lost sheep. What was one of the points of this story?

a) Sinners have worth and value to God

b) If you don’t go to church, you will drift away from God

c) God likes a challenge

d) Trouble can be avoided if you stay with your group of friends


57) Who was not one of Jesus’ disciples?

a) Matthew

b) Luke

c) John

d) Bartholomew


58) Jesus was able to walk on water. Peter started to walk on water toward Jesus, but sank. Why?


a) Because human beings sink when placed in water

b) Because Jesus wanted to teach him a lesson

c) Because he lacked faith

d) Because only Jesus can walk on water


59) Which of the following did Jesus say?

a) It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven

b) Mountains will crumble to dust before tax collectors act fairly

c) Blessed are the Pharisees, for they worship in truth

d) The sin of idolatry cannot be forgiven


60) Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem:

a) Riding on a white horse

b) Walking with the cheering crowds

c) Carried by the multitudes

d) Riding a young donkey


61) Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for:

a) 30 pieces of silver

b) A promise that he would be made Chief Priest

c) A promise that his father would be released from prison

d) 14 jars of fine perfume


62) The night before He was crucified, where did Jesus pray?

a) The Garden of Siloam

b) The Temple Mount

c) The Valley of Jezreel

d) The Garden of Gethsemane


63) Judas betrayed Jesus to the soldiers by:

a) Shaking Jesus’ hand

b) Pointing at Jesus with a sword

c) Kissing Jesus

d) Saying “ Here is the one”


64) Before Jesus was crucified, he was:

a) Branded with a hot poker

b) Beaten with a lead-tipped whip

c) Forced to drink vinegar

d) Not allowed to speak


65) We know that Jesus really died on the cross because:

a) The Roman soldiers were experts in execution by crucifixion

b) When Jesus’ heart was pierced, blood and water flowed out

c) His body was wrapped and sealed in a tomb for three days

d) All of the above


66) Why was it necessary for Jesus to rise from the dead?

a) To prove that he was the Son of God

b) Because there was more that he had to do on earth to save mankind

c) Because he had to battle Satan on the Mount of Olives

d) So that he could defeat the Roman army


67) After his resurrection, Jesus showed his disciples that he wasn’t a ghost by:

a) Walking through walls

b) Suddenly appearing and disappearing

c) Telling them jokes

d) Eating with them


68) Before Jesus ascended back to heaven, he told his disciples to:

a) Form an army and free Jerusalem from Roman oppression

b) Preach the good news everywhere

c) Hunt down and kill all traitors

d) Hide so they wouldn’t be captured by the Jewish leaders


69) Who wrote most of the books of the New Testament?

a) Paul

b) Luke

c) Peter

d) John


70) The book of the New Testament that talks about future events is:

a) The Acts of the Apostles

b) The Book of Armageddon

c) The Revelation of Jesus Christ

d) The Book of Romans


GENERAL DOCTRINE


71) In order to get to heaven, you have to be a good person and try your best to be a good person.

a) Agree

b) Disagree

72) We are separated from God because:

a) God is holy and we are not

b) God cannot tolerate sin

c) Our sins have killed us, spiritually speaking

d) All of the above


73) It is possible that the nicest person on earth might not get into heaven.

a) True

b) False


74) An example of grace would be:

a) Getting a present from Santa even though you made the “naughty list”

b) Not getting expelled from school by the Principal, even though you were caught smoking in the bathroom.

75) Which of the following does the Bible say?

a) Doing a lot of good works will get you into heaven

b) You must be baptized to get into heaven

c) You are saved by God’s grace

d) You must go to church in order to get into heaven


76) We know that hell exists because:

a) Some people who have had near-death experiences state they have been there

b) Scientists have discovered an extra-hot area near the earth’ core

c) Really evil people need some place to go when they die

d) Jesus talked more about hell than he did about heaven


77) Jesus taught that people must repent to see the Kingdom of God. The word “repent” means:

a) To explain why you have been so bad

b) To simply be sorry for something bad you’ve done

c) To turn away from our own view of things and decide to follow God’s way

d) To publicly confess that you are a sinner

78) Who first said “You must be born again?”

a) Billy Graham

b) Reverend Jerry Falwell

c) The Apostle Paul

d) Jesus


79) You can believe that Jesus was a real person and believe the Bible is true and still not get into heaven.

a) True

b) False


80) Which of the following is at the core of all sin?

a) Evil intent

b) Pride

c) Genetic make-up

d) The environment we are raised in


81) True repentance:

a) Always results in changed behavior

b) Is required for salvation

c) Is only possible with faith

d) All of the above


82) Which of the following is proof that a person has true faith?

a) Visible morality(they act like nice people)

b) Religious involvement(they go to church all the time)

c) Active ministry(example, they lead a church youth group)

d) Conviction of sin(they feel sorry for doing wrong things)

e) A time of decision(they went forward in church or raised their hand during a youth group meeting)

f) A feeling of assurance(example, “I feel like a Christian so I must be one”)

g) All of the above

h) None of the above


83) Which of the following is correct?

a) There are really three Gods in Christianity- God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

b) If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit dwells inside of you

c) The Holy Spirit is not a person

d) God created the Holy Spirit to be a help to mankind


84) What must a Christian who sins do in order to restore fellowship with God?

a) Give extra money to the church on Sunday

b) Tell a pastor what he has done

c) Promise not to do it again

d) Confess his sins to God


85) Which of the following is true?

a) Some people become angels when they die

b) The Bible doesn’t say anything about angels singing

c) Angels have existed for all eternity

d) Half of the angels became demons


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