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Which of the following is the correct definition of Gnosticism?
A.a teaching that considers matter evil and denies the real incarnation and bodily resurrection of Jesus
B.a teaching that considers matter good but rejects the bodily form of Jesus
C.a teaching that today proposes an open study of the Scriptures to discover its truths
A. a teaching that considers matter evil and denies the real incarnation and bodily resurrection of Jesus
How does the author of your textbook define The Great Tradition?
A.key teachings of first-century church leaders
B.essential beliefs taught through history by key evangelical theologians
C.essential beliefs handed down from the apostles to the early church fathers
C. essential beliefs handed down from the apostles to the early church fathers
Which of the following is the correct definition of Orthodoxy?
B.a style of worship very meaningful to some Christians
A. doctrinal correctness
Which of the following is one of the sources and norms of Christian belief historically accepted by the church?
Which of the following is the correct definition of Sola Scriptura?
C. Scripture alone
Which of the following may be translated from Greek as Gnosis?
What heretical teaching in the early church taught that one man's prophecies were equal with the apostles' teachings and writings?
What is Christianity's "ultimate source and final norm for faith and life?"
B.The Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit
C.The Church's historical leaders
A. God's Revelation
Which of the following is not one of the primary ways through which God has revealed himself?
Which of the following is one of the forms that special revelation takes, as believed by German theologian Karl Barth?
A.Salvation through Jesus Christ
B.The Church of Jesus Christ
C. Jesus Christ
Where have Christian groups like the Quakers tended to locate revelation from God?
A.within a small nucleus of believers
B.within the fellowship of believers - the church
C.within the heart of every individual
C. within the heart of every individual
What perspective did the 16th century Reformers hold regarding the Bible for determining proper Christian belief and practice?
They rejected the Bible over and above other sources and norms.
They valued the Bible equally with tradition as the ideas of The Great Tradition developed.
They elevated the Bible over and above other sources and norms.
C. They elevated the Bilbe over and above other sources and norms
Which of the following is the correct statement?
Scripture is more than a (or the) Christian classic and is supernaturally inspired by God.
The biblical writers were religious geniuses who cooperated with the divine Spirit so completely that their writings achieved an inspiriting quality and effect seldom if ever noticed elsewhere.
The Bible is technically correct in everything upon which it touches, including matters of history and the origins of the universe.
A. Scripture is more than a or the Christian classic and is supernaturally inspired by God.
Why is the Bible a mediated authority?
God is above Scripture and Scripture is culturally conditioned.
Scripture is "direct divine speech," and nothing is needed outside Scripture to understand it.
God is in Scripture so we have all we need in Scripture to understand Him.
A. God is above Scripture and Scripture is culturally Conditioned
What does it mean when theologians talk of the functional nature of Scripture?
A.God's Word infallibly directs its readers to God and salvation
B.The Holy Spirit inspired the authors of Scripture in every word that they used.
C.God's Word is a form of grace to those who read it.
A.God's Word infallibly directs its readers to God and salvation
What is God's transcendence?
A.His standing above the entire universe
B.His purpose to be near His creation at all times
C.His desire to save all humankind
D.His dwelling within the entire universe
A. His standing about the entire universe
Which of the following is the view in which God is portrayed as both Creator of the cosmos while being relatively uninvolved, if not uncaring?
Which of the following is the view in which too much emphasis is placed on God's immanence while neglecting God's self-sufficient transcendence?
Which of the following is the true statement?
A.Transcendence is being present in love while immanence has to do with quality of being.
B.Transcendence is love while immanence is self-sufficiency.
C.Transcendence has to do with quality of being while immanence suggests being present in love.
C. Transcendence has to do with quality of being while immanence suggests being present in love
Which of the following is usually not included when God's attributes of transcendence are discussed?
What word is used to describe a person who seeks to separate human nature from human existence?
What is the one exception that orthodox theologians have usually made when considering God's immutability?
Jesus' crucifixion and burial
Jesus' Resurrection from the dead
Jesus' coming to earth (His Incarnation)
Jesus coming to earth (His Incarnation)
What creed was meant to serve as a definitive statement on the Trinity?
A.The Nicene Creed
B.The Chalcedon Creed
C.The Apostles Creed
A. The Nicene Creed
What term refers to God's self-limitation?
What is the "key" to the doctrine of the Trinity that holds it together with monotheism?
A.the idea that all three persons share all essential divine attributes
B.the idea that there is no essential distinction in the Godhead
C.that God is three persons and one substance
C. that God is three persons and one substance
Which of the following teaches that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not three distinct persons but merely three distinct modes of revelation or manifestations of the single person who is God?
Which of the following is a statement believed by those who practice subordinationism?
A.We are saved by God who subordinates the Son and the Holy Spirit to Himself.
B.We are saved by Christ but the Holy Spirit is the One who "officiates" the work.
C.We are only saved by God, and if Jesus Christ is not God we are not saved.
A. We are saved by God who subordinates the Son and the Holy Spirit to Himself
What two analogies have been used to help us in our study of the Trinity?
A.psychological and social
B.medical and physical
C.moral and ethical
A. psychological and social
Which of the following is exemplified in Psalm 139:7, which proclaims, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?"
What is creatio ex nihilo?
A.A balanced view of creation as emphasized by your textbook
B.Creation out of nothing
C.Creation expressing itself through the universe
B. Creation out of nothing
Which of the following, according to your author, is not one of the alternatives to Christian belief in creation?
Which of the following is a present day example of Monism?
A. New Age
Which of the following provides, according to Olson, the basis for most of the arguments of creation?
A.issues surrounding when or how God created
B.all the other choices
C.issues surrounding the age of the earth and the origin of the species.
C. issues surrounding the age of the earth and the origin of the species
What are the two qualifications many Christians have made when referring to God's will?
A Asto God's perfect will for our lives and God's "second" will for our lives
B.As to God's ideal and God's permissive will
C.As to God's regulating and God's controlling will
B. As to God's ideal and God's permissive will
What was Arminius's belief relating to providence?
A.Arminius believed God controlled reprobates such that they could not do otherwise than disobey.
B.On the doctrine of God's providence Arminius is the same as Calvin.
C.Arminius affirmed a limited divine control such that God permits and does not foreordain evil or suffering.
C. Arminius affirmed a limited divine control such that God permits and does not foreordain evil or suffering
What interpretation of divine providence teaches that God exhaustively wills everything that happens in nature and history?
C. meticulous planning
Which of the following represents the belief of an open theist?
A.What happens in nature and history is exhaustively willed by God, so that His will will be accomplished.
B.What happens in the future in regards to nature and history is not known fully by God.
C.What happens in nature and history could be controlled by God but He chooses not to.
B. What happens in the future in regards to nature and history is not known fully by God.
What is imago dei, as generally understood in Christian beliefs?
A.image of man
B.image of angels
C.image of God
C. image of God
Which of the following represents values for a secular humanist?
A.our human nature, which is understood to include one's own "God-self" within an individual.
B.the specific belief that humans are born without flaw, fault and sin.
C.humanity, which is the measure of good and bad, right and wrong.
C. humanity, which is the measure of good and bad, right and wrong
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