FULL GOSPEL FUNDAMENTALS 1 I-223
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1. DOCTRINAL UNITY
THE CALL FOR DOCTRINAL UNITY RATHER THAN DIVISIONS
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement.
1 Corinthians 1:10
THE EXAMPLE OF FOLLOWING DIVINELY AUTHORIZED LEADERS
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF SHALL FALL. DIVISIONS, A MARK OF CARNALITY. THE SERVANT OF THE LORD MUST NOT STRIVE. WE ARE TO ENDEAVOR TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE. BE YE ALL OF ONE MIND, AND THE GOD OF LOVE AND PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU.
See Luke 11:17; 1 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Timothy 2:24; 2 Timothy 2:14; Ephesians 4:4; 1 Peter 3:8; 2 Corinthians 13:11
2. THE SCRIPTURES
BOTH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS ARE VERBALLY INSPIRED OF GOD AND GIVEN AS REVELATION OF GOD'S WORD, WILL, AND WAY TO MANKIND. THE WORD OF GOD IS THE INFALLIBLE AND AUTHORITATIVE RULE OF DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE, SUPERIOR TO CONSCIENCE OR REASON.
PROPHECY GIVEN BY THE HOLY GHOST
For the prophecy came not in the old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Peter 1:21
ALL SCRIPTURE GIVEN BY INSPIRATION
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
2 Timothy 3:16
THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
GOD'S PROPHECY IS INFALLIBLE
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:19
THE WORD OF THE LORD ETERNALLY ENDURES
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
3. THE DIVINE GODHEAD
THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, ETERNALLY SELF-EXISTENT, WHO HAS REVEALED HIMSELF AS FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. HE IS UNCHANGEABLE, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPOTENT, AND OMNIPRESENT. HE IS THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM, AND TO HIM IS DUE ALL OUR WORSHIP AND OBEDIENCE.
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.
GOD IS A SPIRIT
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH
For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.
A THREE-FOLD CREATOR (TRI-UNITY) MADE A THREE-FOLD CREATURE (SPIRIT, SOUL, BODY).
GOD CREATED MAN IN HIS IMAGE
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE
For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
GOD IS ETERNAL, IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, AND IS DUE WORSHIP
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:17
JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.
1 John 5:5
THE FATHER IS GREATER THAN THE SON
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
THE FATHER AND THE SON ARE EQUAL
Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER AND THE SON
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.
THE THREE ARE ONE
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1 John 5:7
4. THE GOSPEL
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, MESSIAH OF ISRAEL, AND THE ONLY SAVIOR OF ALL MANKIND. HE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY GHOST, BORN OF A VIRGIN, LIVED A SINLESS LIFE, WORKED MANY MIRACLES, DIED FOR OUR SINS, BODILY AROSE FROM THE DEAD, ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, AND IS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER, AND WILL COME AGAIN.
JESUS IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
JESUS IS THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL
He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
JESUS IS THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WORLD
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
JESUS WAS CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY GHOST
See Luke 1:26-35
THE WORD (CHIRST) WAS GOD, AND WAS WITH GOD, AND WAS MADE FLESH (INCARNATION)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:1, 14
THE INCARNATION IS A MYSTERY
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
1 Timothy 3:16
JESUS WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on the wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.
1 Peter 2:22
For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.
See also John 8:46; Isaiah 53:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 1:19
JESUS WORKED MANY MIRACLES
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, what do we? For this Man doeth many miracles.
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.
JESUS HEALED THE SICK AND RAISED THE DEAD
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Matthew 11:5, 6
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE OF THE LAMB OF GOD PROVIDED AN ATONEMENT FOR THE SINS OF HUMANITY.
THE PURPOSE OF THE SON IS TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL
...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, the he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8
JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ dies for our sins according to the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3
WE ARE REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers.
1 Peter 1:18
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
1 Peter 1:19
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
JESUS TOOK AWAY OUR SINS
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.
THROUGH CHRIST BELIEVERS ARE JUSTIFIED
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised for our justification.
Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Acts 13:38, 39
CHRIST ROSE PHYSICALLY FROM THE DEAD.
GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Matthew 12:39, 40
And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But God raised him from the dead.
Acts 13:29, 30
CHRIST WAS BODILY RESURRECTED
And that He was buried, and then He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:4
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me. And see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
CHRIST CONQUERED DEATH, HELL, AND THE GRAVE
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
JESUS ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN
And he lead them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
Luke 24:50, 51
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Wherefore He saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
THE PRESENT MINISTRY OF CHRIST AS PRIEST, MEDIATOR, ADVOCATE, AND INTERCESSOR.
JESUS IS NOW EXALTED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD
Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.
1 Peter 3:22
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
CHRIST IS OUR HEAVENLY HIGH PRIEST
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
JESUS IS THE ONLY MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:5
JESUS IS OUR RIGHTEOUS ATTORNEY
My little children, these things write I unto you; that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 John 2:1
CHRIST IS NOW MAKING INTERCESSION FOR US
See Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25
MAN WAS CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD AND IN A STATE OF INNOCENCE, AS A FREE MORAL AGENT TO CHOOSE AND ACT FOR HIMSELF. ADAM FELL BY VOLUNTARY TRANSGRESSION, RESULTING IN A SIN NATURE, WHICH BRINGS PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL DEATH UPON ALL MEN. ALL MEN ARE LOST, SUBJECT TO ETERNAL JUDGEMENT, AND IN NEED OF SALVATION. SALVATION IS THE GIFT OF GOD, OFFERED TO ALL WHO WILL REPENT FROM SIN, TURNING TO GOD AND EXERCISING FAITH IN CHRIST. WE ARE FORGIVEN THROUGH ATONEMENT OF CHRIST, AND REGENERATED OR BORN AGAIN BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE EVIDENCE OF SALVATION IS THE INWARD WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT, LOVE OF THE BRETHREN, AND THE LIFE MANIFESTING THE FRUIT OF A NEW CREATURE.
THE FALL OF MAN INTO MORAL DEPRAVITY.
THE SIN OF ADAM BROUGHT DEATH TO ALL MEN (SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL)
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:22
ALL PEOPLE HAVE GONE ASTRAY
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
WE HAVE ALL SINNED
For we have all sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8
ALL MUST BE SPIRITUALLY REBORN.
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
A SPIRITUAL REBIRTH
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
SALVATION BY THE MERCY OF GOD AND THE GRACE OF CHRIST, NOT BY HUMAN MERIT OF MAN'S MORALITY.
SIN RESULTS IN DEATH, BUT GOD GIVES LIFE THROUGH CHRIST
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8, 9
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
ALL NEED TO REPENT AND COME TO CHRIST.
COME TO CHRIST
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and to him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND SAY IT WITH YOUR MOUTH
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart the God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:9, 10
REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD AND FAITH TOWARD CHRIST
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shown you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:20, 21
REPENTANCE, WATER BAPTISM, AND RECEIVING THE HOLY GHOST
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
THE PRINCIPLE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST IS REPENTANCE AND FAITH
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.
BELIEVE IN CHRIST AND YOU WILL BE SAVED
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
ALL WHO COME TO CHRIST WILL BECOME NEW CREATURES.
THE SPIRIT ASSURES US THAT WE ARE GOD'S CHILDREN
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
WE BECOME A NEW PERSON
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
WE DENY SINFUL THINGS AND BEGIN LIVING RIGHT
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.
OLD THINGS ARE REPLACED BY NEW
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
WE KNOW WE ARE SPIRITUALLY ALIVE BECAUSE WE LOVE CHRISTIANS
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
1 John 2:5
TO HAVE THE SON IS TO HAVE LIFE, NOT HAVING THE SON IS NOT HAVING LIFE
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1 John 5:12
6. WATER BAPTISM
NEW CONVERTS ARE TO BE BAPTIZED (BY IMMERSION) IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST, BY A DIVINELY AUTHORIZED MINISTER OF GOD, AS SOON AS PRACTICAL. THIS IS THE BELIEVER'S IDENTIFICATION WITH CHRIST IN HIS DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION. BAPTISM IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR SAVLAVTION, IT IS DONE AS A WITNESS TO THE WORLD OF ENTERING INTO A PERSONAL CHRISTIAN COVENANT WITH CHRIST.
WATER BAPTISM IS BIBLICAL
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
THROUGH WATER BAPTISM WE IDENTIFY WITH THE DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
WE MUST BE BURIED IN THE WATER
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
CHRIST PROVIDED AN EXAMPLE FOR US TO FOLLOW
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
MODE: JESUS WENT UP OUT OF THE WATER AND THE SPIRIT DESCENDED UPON HIM
And Jesus, when he was baptized went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.
THREE THOUSAND RECEIVED THE WORD, WERE BAPTIZED, AND ADDED TO THE CHURCH
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
A WHOLE FAMILY WAS BAPTIZED AFTER MIDNIGHT
And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
BY A DIVINELY AUTHORIZED MINISTER (JOHN, PHILIP, ANANIAS, PAUL)
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
Then Paul said, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 19:4, 5
JOHN THE BAPTIZER REQUIRED MUCH WATER TO PERFORM BAPTISM
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
PHILIP AND THE EUNUCH WENT DOWN INTO THE WATER THEN CAME UP AND OUT OF THE WATER
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
Acts 8:38, 39
NOTE: Questions are based directly on the verses used.
- A house divided against itself shall fall.
- Divisions are a mark of carnality.
- The servant of the Lord must strive with his fellow servant.
- We are to speak the same thing and have the same mind and same judgement.
- Paul never really desired his converts to be perfectly joined together.
- The prophecies of the Bible really originated from __________.
____ A. The Holy Ghost
____ B. Holy men of the East
____ C. Conscientious Scribes
____ D. Men who liked to write
____ E. Unknown Legends
- The __________ is verbally inspired of God.
____ A. Manuscripts deemed Canonical
____ B. The Talmud, Koran, The Vedas, etc.
____ C. Classical art, music, and poetry
____ D. Good commentary footnotes
____ E. All Scripture
- Paul wrote __________.
____ A. The Word of God
____ B. Religious letters
____ C. What he learned from Gamaliel
____ D. His own compositions
____ E. The words of other great men
- The Bible cannot be taken as a __________ guide.
____ A. Sure and settled
____ B. Authentic and genuine
____ C. Trustworthy
____ D. Unreliable Jewish fiction
____ E. Infallible and dependable
- The Bible is an old fashioned and outdated book.
- The Old and New Testaments are full of unsolved contradictions.
- Modern science and archaeology have disproved much of what we thought was true.
- Higher critics through textual analysis have disproved the authorship and dating of a number of books of the Bible.
- The teachings of the Bible though once controversial, are now easily accepted by the public.
- The Bible is usually so vague that each individual must interpret it the way he sees bast.
- The heavens and the earth were created by __________.
____ A. A spontaneous big bang followed by gravitational pull upon gasses and dust
____ B. An accident over billions and billions of years
____ C. One unique supreme being
____ D. One of the subordinate sons of God
____ E. A vast hierarchy of gods and goddesses
- God is the great Spirit.
- God formed the earth in vain.
- God formed the earth to be inhabited.
- God said, Let _____ make man in _____ image.
____ A. Him - his
____ B. Us - our
____ C. Her - her
____ D. Me - my
____ E. It - its
- The Lord says, I __________.
____ A. Am always changing
____ B. Change not
____ C. Know
____ D. Know not
____ E. Change little
- God is not __________.
____ A. Unknowable
____ B. Eternal
____ C. Immortal
____ D. Invisible
____ E. All knowing
- God gave man dominion over fish, fowl, and beast.
- We are to give honor and glory to God forever.
- Those who overcome the world, believe that Jesus is __________.
____ A. A great man
____ B. A deluded man
____ C. A Jewish teacher
____ D. A son of God
____ E. The Son of God
- The Father is greater than the Son.
- Though Jesus being in nature God, __________.
____ A. Never fully realized His divinity
____ B. He demanded His rights to be equal with God
____ C. Thought it not robbery to be equal with God
____ D. Considered equality with God something to be grasped
____ E. Didn't consider Godhood something to be sensationalized
- After Jesus ascended to the Father He sent __________ from the Father.
____ A. The eternal good influence
____ B. The comfort of His robe or sacred shroud
____ C. The Comforter, the Spirit of Truth
____ D. Truthfulness, the Godly attitude and disposition
____ E. Holy smoke, the essence of beauty
- Only Jesus can overcome the world
- When the Son ascended to the Father, He sent the Holy Spirit back.
- The Holy Spirit testifies of the Son of God.
- God so loved the world that He gave __________.
____ A. The sunshine and the rain
____ B. Holy men of old
____ C. The blood of bulls and goats
____ D. His only begotten Son
____ E. The mighty archangel, Gabriel
- Jesus __________.
____ A. May have been a messiah of the Jews
____ B. Was the Messiah of Israel, the Christ of God
____ C. Was not the Messiah
____ D. True identity was a deep mystery
____ E. Could have been half God and half man
- Concerning salvation: __________.
____ A. Jesus is the exclusive way of salvation
____ B. We are all striving for the same goal
____ C. There are many religious ways to God
____ D. There is salvation in a life of good works
____ E. It makes no difference what one believes
- If you don't believe in Christ __________.
____ A. Orthodox Judaism will take you to heaven
____ B. Eventually everyone will be restored to God
____ C. You shall die in your sins
____ D. Stay with what you were brought up in
____ E. The mercy of God will cover you
- __________ came upon the Virgin Mary so that she conceived in her womb.
____ A. Saint Joseph
____ B. An archangel
____ C. A Roman soldier
____ D. An unknown man
____ E. The Holy Ghost
- The power of the Highest overshadowed Mary so she brought forth the Son of God.
- The Word being with God and also was God is an impossibility.
- The Word (Logos) did not necessarily mean Jesus Christ.
- The Word made flesh __________.
____ A. Means that Christ became a human being
____ B. Does not refer to the incarnation
____ D. Cannot be Scripturally proven
____ E. Refers to the canonization of the scrolls
____ F. Refers to the leather cover on old Bibles
- __________ was manifested in the flesh.
____ A. God
____ B. Man
____ C. An angel
____ D. Evolution
____ E. Reincarnation
- A __________ conceiving and bearing a son was a sign. (A happening regarded as a miraculous demonstration of God's power.)
____ A. Young girl
____ B. Virgin
____ C. Damsel
____ D. Maid
____ E. Female
- Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost after she "came together" with Joseph.
- Jesus sinned in all points like as we, yet without temptation.
- Jesus was guilty of no sin.
- Our High Priest is not __________.
____ A. Holy
____ B. Harmless and blameless
____ C. Defiled
____ D. Separate from sinners
____ E. Exalted higher than the heavens
- The enemies of Christ would not admit that Jesus did miracles.
- It is no secret that Jesus was __________ by miracles, wonders, and signs.
____ A. Certified by the Pharisees
____ B. Authenticated by the Scribes
____ C. Verified by the Gentiles
____ D. Confirmed by the Jews
____ E. Approved by God among you
- Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power.
- Some people need healing because they have been oppressed by demons.
- What Jesus did not do:
____ A. Made the lame walk
____ B. Made the blind see and the deaf hear
____ C. Raised the dead and cleansed the lepers
____ D. Preached the Gospel to the poor
____ E. Worked for social justice
- Jesus destroys the work of the devil.
- Paul preached how Christ died for his sins, according to the Scriptures.
- We are redeemed by __________.
____ A. Corruptible things
____ B. Silver
____ C. Gold
____ D. The precious blood of Christ
____ E. A sacrificial life of good works
- The Son of man came to give His life as a ransom for many.
- Behold, the Lamb of God which __________ of the world.
____ A. Taketh away the penalty of sin
____ B. Taketh away only the guilty
____ C. Taketh away the sin
____ D. Taketh away the sin nature
____ E. Taketh away the ability to sin
- Christ was raised again for His justification.
- Believers in Jesus are forgiven for sins past, but not justified in the present.
- The Law of Moses justifies all them that believe.
- As Jonah was three days and nights in the whale, so Jesus was three days and nights in the heart of the earth.
- Enemies killed Jesus, God buried Him, but friends raised Him.
- Christ was dead and buried, but He arose again the next day, according to the Scriptures.
- A spirit doesn't have flesh and bones as Jesus had after His resurrection.
- The Apostles bore witness of the resurrection of Jesus with great forcefulness.
- Just as the Spirit of God raised Jesus from the dead, likewise if the Spirit of God dwells in us, He will also make our physical bodies alive again.
- Jesus' flesh was not left in hell, neither did His soul see corruption.
- Jesus appeared to His disciples, led them out, lifted up His hands, blessed them, was parted from them, carried up into heaven, and a cloud received Him out of their sight, and they all stared after Him.
- Jesus first ascended up into heaven then descended into the lower parts of the earth.
- Jesus is now __________.
____ A. Buried in a certain sepulcher
____ B. In the sandstone tomb
____ C. Drifting on the other side
____ D. Absorbed back into the universal soul
____ E. On the right hand of God
- Jesus is now set on the left hand of the Majesty on high.
- Jesus is our great High Priest in the heavens.
- Which is the true statement?
____ A. God is the mediator between man and Jesus.
____ B. Man is the mediator between God and Jesus.
____ C. Jesus is the mediator between God and man.
____ D. The mediator is between man and Jesus.
____ E. Jesus and God are the mediators between men.
- Jesus is the advocate for all the unrighteous.
- Our perfect partner is the sinless intercessor.
- In Christ all die, but in Adam all are made alive.
- Everyone naturally strays and goes their own way.
- __________ have sinned.
____ A. Most all
____ B. Some
____ C. All
____ D. Not all
____ E. Only criminals
- If we say we have sinned, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
- Jesus taught that a man __________.
____ A. Has got to make amends
____ B. May reform through steady effort
____ C. Should turn over a new leaf
____ D. Must be born again
____ E. Ought to wipe the slate clean
- We must experience a new spiritual birth in order to become a part of God's kingdom.
- The wages sin pays is death.
- Eternal life is a free gift from God.
- We are saved __________.
____ A. By grace through faith
____ B. By grace through works
____ C. By good works and Christ
____ D. Water baptism and church membership
____ E. By working for Christ if we don't boast
- We are not saved __________.
____ A. By God
____ B. By works of righteousness which we have done
____ C. According to His mercy
____ D. By the washing of regeneration
____ E. By the renewing of the Holy Ghost
- All people that the Father gives to Jesus shall come to Him.
- People who come to Christ will not be cast out.
- If we confess with our heart, and believe with our mouth we shall be saved.
- With the heart man confesses salvation, and with the mouth man believes unto righteousness.
- When a person does their part of believing with their heart and confessing with their mouth, God will do his part of saving them.
- Paul taught publicly and privately to the Jews and Greeks repentance toward God and faith in Christ.
- Paul taught there are __________ steps to salvation.
____ A. 12
____ B. 10
____ C. 7
____ D. 3
____ E. 2
- Peter preached the following order of events:
____ A. Water baptism, repentance, the gift of the Holy Ghost
____ B. The Holy Ghost, repentance, water baptism
____ C. Water baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, repentance
____ D. The gift of the Holy Ghost, water baptism, repentance
____ E. Repentance, water baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost
- The first lesson or principle doctrines of Christ is:
____ A. Infant baptism, followed by confirmation
____ B. Close your eyes, bow your head, raise your hand, stand to your feet and kneel at the altar
____ C. Take a card, fill it out, and publicly join the church
____ D. Hit the sawdust trail, weep awhile, and shake the preacher's hand
____ E. Repentance from dead works and faith toward God
- If you believe on Jesus you will be saved.
- The Spirit assures us that __________.
____ A. We are children of God
____ B. We may become the children of God
____ C. After we die, we will know if we made it to heaven
____ D. We are the children of morally clean parents
____ E. Our good deeds outweigh our bad deeds
- We are to put on our new self, created to be like God, which reveals itself in true righteousness and holiness.
- God's grace teaches us to __________ ungodliness and worldly lust.
____ A. Experiment with
____ B. Delight in
____ C. Deny
____ D. Condone
____ E. Include
- When a person becomes a Christian, he will not find that __________.
____ A. He became a new person
____ B. Old things have passed away
____ C. Everything became new
____ D. He has a fresh start in life
____ E. Everybody likes him
- We know that we have passed from life unto death because we love other Christians.
- He that loveth not his brother __________.
____ A. Walketh in darkness
____ B. Dwells in God's love
____ C. Abideth in God's Word
____ D. Abideth in death
____ E. Lives in the light
- We know that we are Christians because __________.
____ A. We have been religious all our lives
____ B. We pay our debts and abstain from adultery
____ C. We don't smoke, drink, or chew or run with them that do
____ D. We attend church and pay our tithes
____ E. We do what Christ tells us and are growing in His love
- You can't have eternal life without Jesus.
- Water baptism by immersion is __________.
____ A. According to the way of the Bible
____ B. To be done if we feel led to
____ C. According to the dictates of our own conscience
____ D. A religious suggestion
____ E. An optional proposition
- God wants people to believe and not be baptized.
- When people are baptized in water, they are baptized into __________.
____ A. Membership in that denomination
____ B. The congregation that saved them
____ C. Jesus Christ
____ D. The church of their choice
____ E. Being a disciple of the officiating minister
- We are __________ with Christ by baptism into death.
____ A. Simply dampened or moistened
____ B. Poured on the head with water
____ C. Sprinkled or splattered with the fingers
____ D. Buried or planted
____ E. Christened with a rose, etc.
- Water baptism is a likeness of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
- By going through water baptism, you are saying you have faith that God's power raised Jesus from the dead.
- Jesus wanted to be baptized in water because it was befitting for Him to fulfill all __________.
____ A. Requirements of all religious rites
____ B. Traditions of the Jews
____ C. Customs of the land
____ D. Righteousness
____ E. The demands of the disciples of John
- When Jesus was baptized he went __________ the water.
____ A. Up out of
____ B. Straightway to
____ C. Almost into
____ D. To the edge of
____ E. And kneeled by the bank of
- The 3,000 who accepted Peter's message were __________.
____ A. Identified and classified
____ B. Gladly initiated
____ C. Baptized
____ D. Depersonalized and shaven
____ E. Taught the sign of the cross
- Paul baptized the Philippian jailer and his family __________.
____ A. Not many days hence
____ B. Straightway on the next Sabbath
____ C. At a more convenient season
____ D. The same hour of the night
____ E. After a sufficient trial period
- We have no New Testament record of the following administrator of water baptism:
____ A. John, the baptizer and forerunner
____ B. Philip, the deacon and evangelist
____ C. Ananias, the prophet and elder
____ D. Paul, the apostle
____ E. Dorcas, a devout disciple
- John baptized in Aenon near to Salim because __________.
____ A. He needed only a little water
____ B. There was much water there
____ C. It was a narrow, shallow spot
____ D. It was nice and shady there
____ E. It wasn't very muddy there
- Philip stood by the chariot as the Eunuch went down into the water and was baptized.
- Baptism in water by immersion is a requirement for salvation.
- Jesus said to baptize people __________.
____ A. In the title of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
____ B. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
____ C. In the name of Jesus Christ
____ D. In the name of the Lord Jesus
____ E. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost