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ACTS AND THE PAULINE LETTERS, PCUSA Bible Content Exam, (from actual exams, 1988-2010)

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According to Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, what is the counterpart to a physical body?
a. a perishable soul
b. a spiritual body
c. a terrestrial body
d. an immortal soul
A spiritual body
"For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.'' From which letter does this quotation come?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Ephesians
d. 1 Timothy
1 Corinthians
In 1 Corinthians 15:1-7, there is what is believed to be an early creedal statement. What is its central emphasis?
a. the death, resurrection, and appearance of Jesus
b. the future joys of the kingdom
c. the miracles of healing done by Jesus
d. the virgin birth of Jesus
The death, resurrection, and appearance of Jesus
In which letter does Paul say that ''the greatest of these is love''?
a. Galatians
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Romans
d. 2 Corinthians
1 Corinthians
Paul gives the words of institution for the Lord's Supper in which of the following books?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. Ephesians
c. Philippians
d. Colossians
1 Corinthians
Paul's counsel not to marry if one is not already married is found in which book?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Ephesians
1 Corinthians
Paul's instructions, 'If you are hungry, eat at home' pertains to which of the following?
a. conditioning for the trip to Corinth
b. eating of food offered to idols
c. preparation for a Jewish festival
d. the Lord's Supper
The Lord's Supper (1 Corintheans)
Paul's words in 1 Corinthians concerning the excellence of love come in the midst of a discussion concerning what?
a. marriage
b. salvation of the gentiles
c. spiritual gifts
d. the resurrection of Christ
Spiritual gifts
To which church did Paul write, ''I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue''?
a. Corinth
b. Ephesus
c. Galatia
d. Jerusalem
Corinth
What is the context of Paul's discussion of the ''body of Christ'' in 1 Corinthians 12 - 13?
a. apostolic authority
b. marital ethics
c. spiritual gifts
d. the resurrection
Spiritual gifts
What should those who speak ''in a tongue'' pray for?
a. The power to convert
b. The power to exorcize demons
c. The power to heal
d. The power to interpret
The power to interpret
When Paul responds to the problem created by some Christians who ate meat that had been offered to idols, offending the consciences of others, what does he advise?
a. That both sides ignore the problem since it was unimportant
b. That both sides pray for guidance
c. That the meat-eaters refrain from eating meat for the sake of weaker brothers and sisters
d. That the meat-eaters ignore the complaints of their weaker brothers and sisters
That the meat-eaters refrain from eating meat for the sake of weaker brothers and sisters (1 Corintheans)
Where does Paul cite these words as being ''of first importance'': ''that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures''?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Philippians
d. Colossians
1 Corinthians
Which book contains the following: ''All things are lawful for me, but not all things are beneficial''?
a. Acts
b. 1 Corinthians
c. 2 Corinthians
d. Ephesians
1 Corinthians
Which letter contains the following quotation: "...and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, 'This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me'"?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. 1 Thessalonians
1 Corinthians
Which letter contains this quotation: 'And now faith, hope, and love abide these three; and the greatest of these is love'?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. Ephesians
c. Philippians
d. Colossians
1 Corinthians
Which of the following books devotes the most attention to problems of disunity in the church?
a. Acts
b. Romans
c. 1 Corinthians
d. Galatians
1 Corinthians
Which of these claims is found in 1 Corinthians?
a. ". . .work out your own salvation in fear and trembling. . . ."
b. "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. . . ."
c. "Three times I was shipwrecked. . . . "
d. "For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God."
"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. . . ."
"Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever"" occurs in which book?
a. 2 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Ephesians
d. 1 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians
Which of Paul's letters maintains that ''the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night''?
a. Romans
b. Ephesians
c. Colossians
d. 1 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians
Which of the following is a question from Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians? .
a. What about Christians who have died?
b. What about the secret teachings of Jesus?
c. What should be done about Judaizers?
d. What should be done about the divisions of the church?
What about Christians who have died?
Widows figure prominently in the discussion in which of the following letters?
a. Romans
b. Galatians
c. Philemon
d. 1 Timothy
1 Timothy
Because the Corinthians had been reconciled to God through Christ and had been given the ministry of reconciliation, how were they to consider themselves?
a. as ambassadors of Christ
b. as contenders for the faith
c. as shepherds of the flock
d. as soldiers of the cross
As ambassadors of Christ (2 Corintheans)
Fill in the blank: ''Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness, not like Moses, who put _________ to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside.''
a. a veil over his face
b. blindness in the eyes of his people
c. boundaries about the mountain
d. his staff to the rock
A veil over his face (2 Corintheans)
In 2 Corinthians Paul asserts that Christ was made sin for us so that we might be what?
a. glorified
b. justified
c. reconciled
d. sanctified
Reconciled
In 2 Corinthians, what words conclude the following sentence: ''So if any one is in Christ, there is...''
a. "...much rejoicing in heaven."
b. "...a new relationship with Christ."
c. "...friendship with God."
d. "...a new creation."
''...a new creation.''
In which letter does Paul maintain that believers are ''the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life''?
a. Philemon
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Romans
2 Corinthians
In which letter does Paul say, ''If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ''?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. 2 Corinthians
d. Galatians
2 Corinthians
In which letter does Paul speak of a ''painful visit'' to a congregation and of a letter he wrote ''out of much distress and anguish of heart and with many tears''?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Philemon
2 Corinthians
Many biblical scholars suspect that this book is actually a collection of multiple Pauline letters that were assembled into a single document.
a. 1 Corinthians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. 1 Thessalonians
d. Philemon
2 Corinthians
Paul appealed to the Lord three times to remove his ''thorn in the flesh.'' What response did God give?
a. "Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?"
b. "My grace is sufficient for you."
c. "You must not boast about it."
d. "You will inherit a spiritual body."
'My grace is sufficient for you.'' (2 Corintheans)
The following passage is often used as a Declaration of Pardon in worship: ''So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!'' Where is it found?
a. 2 Corinthians
b. Ephesians
c. Philippians
d. Colossians
2 Corinthians
''The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all'' is a benediction given by whom?
a. Jesus
b. John
c. Paul
d. Peter
Paul
When Paul wrote, ''My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness'' to what was he referring?
What he had learned from the Lord about his thorn in the flesh (2 Corintheans)
Which book warns of a time when a figure known as ''the lawless one'' will be revealed?
a. 2 Corinthians
b. Philippians
c. 2 Thessalonians
d. 1 Timothy
2 Thessalonians
On what does Paul base his order to the church of the Thessalonians: ''Anyone unwilling to work should not eat''?
a. "Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God."
b. "For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you."
c. "I know your works; you have a name of being alive, but you are dead."
d. "What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?"
''For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you.'' (2 Thessalonians)
What chapter concerns the coming of Christ?
a. John 15
b. Romans 13
c. 1 Corinthians 12
d. 2 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 2
Which book addresses problems created by people not doing any work because they anticipated the Second Coming of Jesus?
a. Ephesians
b. 2 Thessalonians
c. 1 Timothy
d. 2 Timothy
2 Thessalonians
'All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness'' is found in which book?
a. 2 Thessalonians
b. 1 Timothy
c. 2 Timothy
d. Titus
2 Timothy
In 2 Timothy, we are told that ''all scripture is inspired by God'' and that it is profitable for what?
a. Praying
b. Preaching
c. Teaching
d. Worship
Teaching
What is the conclusion of this retrospective view of Paul's career: ''I have fought the good fight...''?
a. "and Christ has given me the victory."
b. "and my strength is made perfect in weakness."
c. "I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
d. "and my head is bloody but unbowed."
"I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.'' (2 Timothy)
According to the book of Acts, what sparks a riot in Ephesus?
a. The local Jews were offended by Paul's disregard for the law.
b. The local silversmiths thought their business was in jeopardy.
c. The local citizens claimed that Christians were advocating customs unlawful for Romans.
d. The local priests of Zeus wanted to offer sacrifices to Barnabas and Paul.
The local silversmiths thought their business was in jeopardy.
According to the opening chapter of Acts, for how many days did the resurrected Jesus appear to the apostles?
a. three
b. twelve
c. forty
d. fifty
Forty
According to the second chapter of Acts, the early followers of Jesus received the Holy Spirit during which feast?
a. Booths
b. Dedication
c. Passover
d. Pentecost
Pentecost
According to their trial testimony in Acts, by what means did Peter and John heal a lame man at the temple gate?
a. by speaking in tongues
b. by the name of Jesus Christ
c. through the power given them by God
d. through the power of the Holy Spirit
By the name of Jesus Christ (Acts)
After his conversation with the Ethiopian eunuch, what did Philip do?
a. he ate with him
b. he baptized him
c. he introduced him to other Christians
d. he took him to the temple
He baptized him (Acts)
After Peter concluded his sermon on the day of Pentecost, what did he invite his hearers to do?
a. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
b. Confess their sins and join the church.
c. Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ
d. Treat each other justly and share their possessions.
Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts)
After the apostles were arrested by the Jerusalem authorities and beaten for refusing to cease teaching in the name of Jesus, the book of Acts tells us: 'As they left the council, they rejoiced...' for what reason?
a. because day by day the Lord added to their number
b. because the Lord gave them power to testify to the gospel
c. because the Lord had set them free
d. because they were considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name
That they were considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name
By whom are the sermons in Acts preached?
a. Ananias, James, and Paul
b. Luke, Andrew, and Paul
c. Peter, John, and Paul
d. Peter, Stephen, and Paul
Paul, Peter and Stephen
In the first chapter of Acts, what words complete Jesus' commission to the apostles: ''But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and...''?
a. lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
b. peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you."
c. this is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
d. you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth
In what context did Paul quote from Greek poets?
a. His defense before the Emperor
b. His sermon in Antioch of Pisidia
c. His sermon in front of the Areopagus in Athens
d. His trial before the Proconsul Gallio
His sermon in front of the Areopagus in Athens (Acts)
In which city was Paul stoned?
a. Athens
b. Antioch
c. Jerusalem
d. Lystra
Lystra (Acts)
Paul and Barnabas made a special trip to Jerusalem to meet with the apostles and elders because of what issue that was troubling the church?
a. "How can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?"
b. the complaint of widows that they were not being fairly treated
c. "Unless you are circumcised. . .you cannot be saved."
d. "We have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
''Unless you are circumcised. . .you cannot be saved.'' (Acts)
Peter's visit to Cornelius in Caesarea concerned which of the following, about which he had had a vision?
a. Gentiles receiving the word of God
b. The stoning of Stephen
c. The appointment of a new disciple
d. The preaching of the Gospel
Gentiles receiving the word of God (Acts)
Simon, who practiced magic in Samaria, tried to do which of the following?
a. burn his own books
b. buy the power to bestow the Spirit
c. convince Philip of his error
d. go with Saul on his travels
Buy the power to bestow the Spirit (Acts)
Stephen's words before the council rehearse which part of Israel's history?
a. the destruction of Jerusalem
b. the exile of Israel
c. the patriarchs and the exodus
d. the return of Judah from exile
The patriarchs and the exodus (Acts)
The Book of Acts mentions?
a. dispute about circumcision
b. speaking in tongues
c. the shipwreck of Paul
d. all of the above
all of the above
The disciples appointed seven men to oversee the care of the Hellenists' widows in Acts. One of these, Philip, is remembered for what?
a. his opposition to communal living
b. his preaching to the Ethiopian eunuch
c. his work in Galatia
d. his work with Peter
His preaching to the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts)
The people gathered in the upper room after Jesus was lifted up into heaven included which of the following?
a. Barnabas
b. Mary
c. Nicodemus
d. Timothy
Mary (Acts)
The riot led by the silversmiths took place in what town?
a. Athens
b. Caesarea
c. Ephesus
d. Lystra
Ephesus (Acts)
"The seven'' in Acts 6 were appointed by the Jerusalem church for what purpose?
a. to carry out a ministry of the word and prayer
b. to carry a message to Antioch
c. to wait on tables
d. to undertake the Samaritan mission
To wait on tables
What book or letter contains an account of the day of Pentecost?
a. Acts
b. Romans
c. 1 Corinthians
d. Ephesians
Acts
What did the disciples of Jesus do to replace Judas?
a. They commissioned Matthew to record the teaching of Jesus in a Gospel.
b. They decided that the eleven disciples who had then received the Holy Spirit were sufficient.
c. They selected a man converted on the day of Pentecost.
d. They selected a man who had accompanied Jesus throughout his ministry.
They selected a man who had accompanied Jesus throughout his ministry. (Acts)
What is Paul's situation at the end of the book of Acts?
a. He is in jail in Corinth.
b. He is on his way to Spain.
c. He is on trial for his life.
d. He is under house arrest in Rome.
He is under house arrest in Rome.
What is the issue that prompts the gathering in Jerusalem in Acts 15?
a. the debate over circumcision and salvation
b. the rejection of Jewish law by Paul
c. the replacement of Judas
d. the way to preach the gospel in synagogues
The debate over circumcision and salvation
What was Peter's accusation against Ananias and Sapphira (who sold property while keeping back some of the proceeds)?
a. They dishonored the name of Jesus.
b. They lied to God.
c. They spoke blasphemous words.
d. They were filled with new wine.
They lied to God. (Acts)
What word completes the following quotation: ''And it was in _________ that the disciples were first called 'Christians.'''?
a. Antioch
b. Caesarea
c. Damascus
d. Jerusalem
Antioch (Acts)
When Paul was brought to trial, he was able to set Pharisees against Sadducees by raising what issue?
a. fate versus free will
b. justification by faith
c. paying taxes to Caesar
d. resurrection of the dead
Resurrection of the dead (Acts)
Where does Paul preach a sermon to people who have dedicated an altar "to an unknown god"?
a. Antioch
b. Athens
c. Lystra
d. Philippi
Athens (Acts)
Which book contains Paul's famous sermon in front of the Areopagus in Athens?
a. Galatians
b. Ephesians
c. Colossians
d. Acts
Acts
Which of the following baptized the man known as the Ethiopian eunuch?
a. Barnabas
b. Peter
c. Philip
d. Stephen
Philip (Acts)
Which of the following describes a woman named Lydia, who appears in Acts?
a. She was a dealer in purple cloth.
b. She was a widow devoted to acts of charity.
c. She was the wife of Ananias.
d. She was a slave-girl with a spirit of divination.
She was a dealer in purple cloth.
Which one of the following books is addressed to a man named Theophilus?
a. Acts
b. Romans
c. 1 Corinthians
d. 1 Thessalonians
Acts
Who addressed the men of Judea at Pentecost?
a. James
b. Paul
c. Peter
d. Stephen
Peter (Acts)
Who does NOT appear in the account of Paul's ministry in Acts?
a. Agrippa and Bernice
b. Felix and Drusilla
c. Festus
d. Pilate
Pilate
Who said, and in what situation, ''I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you. . .?
a. Paul to Felix, who "hoped that money would be given him by Paul"
b. Paul to the owner of the soothsaying girl in Philippi
c. Peter to Simon Magnus, who wanted to buy the Holy Spirit
d. Peter to the lame man at the Beautiful Gate of the temple
Peter to the lame man at the Beautiful Gate of the temple (Acts)
Who was on his way to Damascus when he heard a voice that said, ''Why do you persecute me?'
a. Barnabas
b. Peter
c. Philip
d. Saul
Saul (Acts)
Who was struck dead after trying to deceive Peter by misrepresenting the sale price of a piece of property?
a. Ananias and Sapphira
b. Aquila and Priscilla
c. Barnabas
d. Lydia
Ananias and Sapphira (Acts)
According to Acts, from which city did Saul come?
a. Antioch
b. Athens
c. Jerusalem
d. Tarsus
Tarsus
The Christ hymn that begins ''He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation'' is found in what book?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Colossians
Colossians
The epistle to the Colossians describes Christ as which of the following?
a. the firstborn from the dead
b. the firstborn of all creation
c. the image of the invisible God
d. all of these
All of these
The Epistle to the Colossians says, speaking of Christ, "He is _________, the firstborn of all creation." What words belong in the blank?
a. "the King if Kings, the Lord of Lords"
b. "the great high priest of God"
c. "the true light, which enlightens everyone"
d. "the image of the invisible God"
''the image of the invisible God''
According to Ephesians, how should husbands love their wives?
a. As Christ loves the church
b. As their wives love them
c. By giving them clothing without spot or wrinkle
d. Be treating them fairly
As Christ loves the church
According to Ephesians, what is God's ultimate plan for ''the fullness of time''?
a. to baptize all nations
b. to bring repentance to all the earth
c. to make every tongue confess Jesus as Lord
d. to gather up all things in Christ
To gather up all things in Christ
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God--not the result of works, so that no one may boast'' occurs in which book?
a. Ephesians
b. Colossians
c. Titus
d. Philemon
Ephesians
Which book contains the following exhortation: ''Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil''?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Ephesians
d. Philippians
Ephesians
Which book contains the following: 'Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her'?
a. 2 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Ephesians
d. Philippians
Ephesians
Which one of the following New Testament letters features this exhortation: ''Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is head of the church. . .''?
a. Philemon
b. 1 Corinthians
c. 1 Timothy
d. Ephesians
Ephesians
In Galatians, what does Paul claim is the source of his gospel?
a. A revelation of Jesus Christ
b. An event on the Damascus road
c. Personal reflection
d. The apostles in Jerusalem
A revelation of Jesus Christ
In which letter does Paul maintain, ''There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus''?
a. Philippians
b. Galatians
c. Romans
d. Ephesians
Galatians
''For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.'' Where is this found?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Colossians
Galatians
Freedom in Christ is a major theme of which book?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Philippians
d. Colossians
Galatians
In Galatians, which of the following women illustrate a point in Paul's argument?
a. Euodia and Syntyche
b. Mary and Martha
c. Tryphaena and Tryphosa
d. Hagar and Sarah
Hagar and Sarah
In which letter does Paul express the following concern: ''I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel ...''?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Philippians
d. Galatians
Galatians
Paul's statement, ''For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that counts is faith working through love'' characterizes his exhortations in what letter?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Ephesians
d. Colossians
Galatians
Where does the following quotation appear: ''But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children''?
a. 1 Corinthians
b. Galatians
c. Ephesians
d. 1 Thessalonians
Galatians
Which of the following completes this quotation from Galatians: "For _______ Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery"?
a. faith
b. freedom
c. justification
d. love
Freedom
Which of the following is a major theme of Galatians?
a. circumcision is not necessary mark of Christian identity
b. Paul's impending trip to Rome
c. the offering for the church in Jerusalem
d. the resurrection of Christ
Circumcision is not a necessary mark of Christian identity
For the sake of which church did Paul collect offerings?
a. Athens
b. Caesarea
c. Ephesus
d. Jerusalem
Jerusalem (Acts)
For whom did Paul take up a "contribution"?
a. the Christians at Boroea
b. the church at Rome
c. the people of Athens
d. the poor saints of Jerusalem
The poor saints of Jerusalem (Acts)
Paul said which of the following statements:
a. "For to me, living is Christ, and dying is gain."
b. "I have been crucified with Christ."
c. "If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness."
d. All of the above
All of the above
In which book does this line of argumentation appear: ''Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother''?
a. Galatians
b. 1 Timothy
c. 2 Timothy
d. Philemon
Philemon
Paul urges Philemon to welcome Onesimus as he would welcome whom?
a. Christ
b. God
c. Paul
d. one in the Lord
Paul
Where was Paul when he wrote to Philemon?
a. in jail
b. in Nicopolis
c. on board a ship
d. In Crete
In jail
Who was Onesimus?
a. a disciple
b. a politician
c. a slave
d. a soldier
A slave (Philemon)
How does this quotation from Philippians end: ''Work out your salvation with fear and trembling...''?
a "for faith without works is dead."
b. "for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure."
c. "for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."
d. "for the one who is righteous will live by faith."
''for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.''
In which book does Paul say time and again: ''Rejoice''?
a. Acts
b. Philippians
c. Colossians
d. Hebrews
Philippians
In which epistle does Paul indicate that he is in prison?
a. Romans
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Philippians
Philippians
"Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited'' is found in which book?
a. Romans
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Ephesians
d. Philippians
Philippians
This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus'' is found in what book?
a. Philippians
b. 1 Thessalonians
c. 2 Timothy
d. Titus
Philippians
Under intense persecution, Paul says in Philippians that ''living is Christ.'' What, then, is dying?
a. gain
b. God
c. loss
d. Satan
Gain (Philippians)
What chapter includes references to the self-humbling of Christ and his subsequent glorification?
a. Romans 13
b. 1 Corinthians 12
c. Galatians 5
d. Philippians 2
Philippians 2
What is Paul's situation when he writes those in Philippi?
a. He is in prison.
b. He is on a ship.
c. He is preaching in Corinth.
d. He is traveling in Spain.
He is in prison.
Which letter contains the following quotation: 'Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice'?
a. Romans
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Ephesians
d. Philippians
Philippians
In discussing Israel In Romans, Paul held:
a. "For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him."
b. "God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew."
c. "If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you."
d. All of the above.
All of the above
In which letter does Paul commend "Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchreae" to his readers and describe a female co-worker named Junia as "prominent among the apostles"?
a. Philippians
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Romans
Romans
"A person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real _____________ is a matter of the heart - it is spiritual and not literal." What is the missing word?
a. circumcision
b. conversion
c. love
d. sacrifice
Circumcision (Romans)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith... For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, 'The one who is righteous will live by faith''' appears in which of the following?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Ephesians
d. Colossians
Romans
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord'' is found in which book?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Ephesians
d. Philippians
Romans
How does Paul answer the question, ''Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?''
a. "By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?"
b. "You will fulfill the law of Christ."
c. "Sin boldly! Grace will abound."
d. "Love covers a multitude of sins."
''By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?'' (Romans)
In Romans 9-11, as Paul discusses the fate of the Jewish people and their place in God's plan, which of the following statements does he make?
a. "Your house is left to you, desolate"
b. "All Israel will be saved"
c. "Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles"
d. None of the above
All Israel will be saved
In Romans, Paul contrasts one man, Jesus Christ, who brought the free gift of grace and eternal life, with what other man?
a. Abraham
b. Adam
c. David
d. Melchizedek
Adam
In Romans, why did Paul say that he was not ashamed of the Gospel?
a. because he had Roman citizenship
b. because he was trained under Gamaliel
c. because it came from the risen Lord
d. because it is the power of God for salvation
Because it is the power of God for salvation
In which chapter does Paul emphasize the "election" of God's people?
a. Romans 9
b. 1 Corinthians 15
c. Philippians 2
d. 1 Thessalonians 4
Romans 9
In which epistle does Paul state his desire to visit Spain?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Galatians
d. Philemon
Romans
In which letter does Paul maintain that ''all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God''?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. 2 Corinthians
d. Galatians
Romans
Paul writes, ''Do not be overcome by evil, but...''
a. "be wise as serpents and innocent as doves."
b. "become all things to all people."
c. "overcome evil with good."
d. "overcome the evil one."
''overcome evil with good.'' (Romans)
Paul's argument in Romans regarding the advantage of Jews over Gentiles emphasizes which of the following?
a. That they are circumcised
b. That they are entrusted with the oracles of God
c. That they are judged by the law
d. That they are justified by works
That they are entrusted with the oracles of God
To which church did Paul write a letter before visiting them?
a. Athens
b. Corinth
c. Philippi
d. Rome
Rome
What is the effect of the "law. . .written on their hearts" in Romans 2?
a. it condemns Jews for their disobedience
b. it gives Jews an advantage over Gentiles
c. it is the basis of the new covenant
d. it makes it possible for Gentiles to know what the law requires
It makes it possible for Gentiles to know what the law requires
Where is the following found: ''We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose''?
a. Romans 8
b. 2 Corinthians 6
c. Galatians 5
d. Ephesians 5
Romans 8
Which book poses the question "Has God rejected his people?" and immediately responds, "By no means!"?
a. Romans
b. 1 Corinthians
c. 2 Corinthians
d. Hebrews
Romans
Which of the following sayings is from Paul's letter to the Romans?
a. "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."
b. "You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone."
c. "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are."
d. "Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?"
''Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?''
Which of the following statements best summarizes Paul's discussion of Abraham in his letter to the Romans?
a. As Abraham was a wanderer and a sojourner, so Christians are pilgrims and sojourners in this world.
b. Justification by faith is exemplified by Abraham, since he received the promise by faith before he was circumcised.
c. Since Abraham was circumcised, all should be circumcised.
d. The promise made to Abraham is now extended to the Gentiles and is no longer valid for Jews.
Justification by faith is exemplified by Abraham, since he received the promise by faith before he was circumcised.
Which statement best summarizes Paul's argument in Romans that there is no difference between Jew and Greek?
a. they all need milk, not solid food
b. they are the temple of the living God
c. they all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
d. they have this treasure in earthen vessels
They all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
'Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?'' is a cry from whom?
a. Paul
b. Peter
c. Silas
d. Titus
Paul (Romans)
1 Timothy contains which of the following?
a. advice concerning widows
b. advice for the bishop
c. advice for deacons
d. all of these
All of these
To whom does Paul give the following advice: ''Let no one despise your youth''?
a. Barnabas
b. Epaphras
c. John Mark
d. Timothy
Timothy
These qualities describe whom? One who is ". . . blameless, he must not be arrogant or quick tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, master of himself, upright . . . "
a. all Christians
b. apostles
c. bishops
d. husbands
e. disciples
Bishops
The phrase found in the marriage service, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh" is quoted from Genesis in:
a. Romans
b. Galatians
c. Philippians
d. Ephesians
Ephesians
Where do Christians read these words of assurance from Paul: "For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first."?
a. Colossians
b. 2 Corinthians
c. Philippians
d. 1 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians
In 2 Timothy, Paul is deserted by
a. Timothy
b. Demas
c. Mark
d. Aquila
Demas
Identify: "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose."
a. Romans 8
b. 1 Corinthians
c. Galatians 5
d. Ephesians 5
Romans 8
Who was the first Christian martyr?
a. Ananias
b. Paul
c. Peter
d. Stephen
Stephen
"Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus" is a theme from which of the following?
a. Paul's letter to Rome
b. Paul's sermon at Mars Hill
c. Paul's second letter to Corinth
d. Peter's sermon at Pentecost
Paul's letter to Rome
When the residents of Lystra thought Barnabas was Zeus and Paul was Hermes, what did Barnabas and Paul do?
a. Exhorted the local magistrate to calm the crowd
b. Left the city immediately
c. Refused to acknowledge they understood the local tongue
d. Tore their clothes and delivered a speech
Tore their clothes and delivered a speech
In the book of Acts, who was accused of speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God, defended himself with a speech making extensive use of the Old Testament, and was stoned?
a. Barnabas
b. Paul
c. Philip
d. Stephen
Stephen
Where was Paul when he wrote to the church in Philippi?
a. at sea
b. in prison
c. shipwrecked
d. visiting Aquila and Priscilla
In prison
Which of the following books devotes the most attention to divisions within the "body of Christ"?
a. Acts
b. Romans
c. 1 Corinthians
d. Galatians
1 Corinthians
Which of the following concerns does 1 Timothy address at length?
a. Children
b. Drunkards
c. The rich
d. Widows
Widows
Which of these themes may be said to be characteristic of Ephesians?
a. defense of Paul's authority
b. dissension in the church
c. explanation of the Second Coming
d. unity in Christ
Unity in Christ