Review Questions

1. True or False: a major part of Reformed theology is its belief in salvation completely through God's grace and not by human effort?

2. Which of these provides a summary affirming the main content of the Christian faith?

3. Israel split into how many separate nations after the death of Solomon?

4. What motivated God to send Jesus to live and die among humans?

5. Which of the following is not one of the principles of Robert's Rules of Order?

6. True or false: The central task for us as we try to obtain salvation is making ourselves worthy of God's love?

7. Which of these statements reflects our understanding of the relationship between faith and science?

8. On an map of the Roman province of Palestine, Which is the order of the following cities starting at the Sea of Galilee and traveling south?

9. As they relate to the Nativity, which Gospel tells us of the manger, shepherds, and angels and which Gospel tells us of the star and wise men?

10. Which of the following is not one of the forms of church government listed in your text?

11. Orthodox Christians believe that the Holy Spirit is

12. Which of these statements is not a certain truth about salvation?

13. Which of these is not part of decision making at a church council?

14. Which pair of the works of the Holy Spirit most closely relates to our use of the Bible?

15. Which of these is not one of the Great Ends of the Church?

16. True or false: Presbyterian services are structured so that the congregation may watch and listen quietly as the pastor leads worship by preaching and praying for the congregation.

17. How can you forgive those who have really hurt you?

18. The history of the church's rejection of public ministry for women was primarily an assault against

19. Which is more important to Presbyterians, what happens to the bread and grape juice when they are consecrated or what happens to us as a result of receiving the communion elements?

20. Which of these is a consequence of God alone being "Lord of the conscience"?

21. The phrase from Matthew 7:1 "do to others as you would have them do to you," is often called

22. Which commandment forbids racism and sexism?

23. Martin Luther began the Reformation when he posted a list of 95 debating points, or "theses," on a church door in what year?

24. One useful way to begin to understand the second table of the law is to look at the last commandment first. Which is the last commandment?

25. The Presbyterian Church is a representative democracy which governs itself by representatives chosen from the local congregation. It consists of governing bodies which in turn include more bodies from lower to higher. What is the proper order of these bodies smaller (lower) to larger (higher)?

26. Although many activities may be considered "means of grace," which of these was not discussed in your reading?

27. "Amen" is a Hebrew word that we often use in religious conversation. What does it mean?