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QUESTION 1

The means of grace are

a. the instruments which the Holy Spirit uses to give us the forgiveness of sins and to create and strengthen faith.

b. the Gospel, and those applications of the Gospel known as sacraments.

c. the life-giving word of the Gospel, baptism, absolution, and the Lord’s Supper.

d. All of the above.

QUESTION 2

The Law is a means of grace.

True

False

QUESTION 3

A common definition of “sacrament” is a sacred act, instituted by God, that has the promise of granting God’s grace or forgiveness, and is connected with a visible means or external element.

True

False

QUESTION 4

Baptism

a. is an invention of people.

b. is a work of the law.

c. brings forgiveness of sins.

d. has nothing to do with the Holy Spirit.

QUESTION 5

The two essential components of baptism are:

a. God’s word and wheat.

b. God’s word and water.

c. Water and wine.

d. Water and flour.

QUESTION 6

Since Christ did not command a certain form of application, Christians through history have baptized in a variety of ways.

True

False

QUESTION 7

The textbook says that infants should be baptized because…

a. they are included in Christ’s command to baptize all nations.

b. the are not sinful, but should be baptized before they sin.

c. baptism is a “spiritual inoculation” that makes them immune from sin and unbelief.

d. All of the above.

QUESTION 8

God has promised to give forgiveness, life, and salvation through baptism.

True

False

QUESTION 9

Absolution refers to God refusing to forgive sins when another person (pastor or layperson) speaks forgiveness to us.

True

False

QUESTION 10

The “words of institution” refer to Christ’s word that established absolution as a practice for the church.

True

False

QUESTION 11

The elements Christ used when he instituted the Lord’s Supper were bread and the cup/wine. (That is, a cup of wine.)

True

False

QUESTION 12

The Lutheran understanding of the Lord’s Supper

a. holds that the bread and wine are Jesus’ body and blood because Jesus says this.

b. is that communicants receive both bread and body, both wine and the blood of Christ.

c. recognizes that how Christ’s body and blood are present in, with, and under the bread and wine is a mystery.

d. All of the above.

QUESTION 13

The understanding that the bread and wine are Jesus’ body and blood in the Lord’s Supper is called:

a. Transubstantiation.

b. A symbolic or memorial meal.

c. Real presence.

d. Spiritual presence of Christ.

QUESTION 14

The understanding that the inner substances of bread and wine are replaced by Jesus’ body and blood in the Lord’s Supper is called:

a. Transubstantiation.

b. A symbolic or memorial meal.

c. Real presence.

d. Spiritual presence of Christ.

QUESTION 15

The understanding that in the Lord’s Supper a Christian’s soul reaches up to heaven to partake spiritually of Christ is called:

a. Transubstantiation.

b. A symbolic or memorial meal.

c. Real presence.

d. Spiritual presence of Christ.

QUESTION 16

The understanding that in the Lord’s Supper the bread and wine only symbolize a heavenly reality is called:

a. Transubstantiation.

b. A symbolic or memorial meal.

c. Real presence.

d. Spiritual presence of Christ.

QUESTION 17

Historically, the church has offered the Lord’s Supper only to those who are baptized, since the Lord’s Supper does not bring people into the kingdom of God.

True

False

QUESTION 18

The text suggests that proper preparation for the Lord’s Supper…

a. involves reflection on Scripture, particularly the Ten Commandments and the forgiveness Christ has won.

b. must include bodily fasting for two days before receiving the Lord’s Supper.

c. is not beneficial for anyone; all should come to the Lord’s Supper without a second thought.

d. must include ridding ourselves of all sin before we come to the Lord’s Supper.

QUESTION 19

Which of the means of grace convey the full forgiveness of all sins?

a. The Gospel

b. Baptism

c. The Lord’s Supper

d. All of the means of grace.

QUESTION 20

Since baptism gives forgiveness, one who is baptized has no reason to go to the Lord’s Supper.

True

False

QUESTION 21

The New Testament calls the church a gathering, the assembly of people God calls out of this world to be his own.

True

False

QUESTION 22

Which of these are biblical images of the church identified by the textbook? (Choose all that apply.)

a. A flock of sheep.

b. A bride.

c. A building.

d. The body of Christ.

QUESTION 3

Which of these are attributes of the church identified by the textbook? (Choose all that apply.)

a. One

b. Heavenly

c. Holy

d. catholic

e. Apostolic

f. Earthly

g. Enduring

QUESTION 24

Which of these are marks of the church?

a. Large buildings.

b. Crosses and stained glass windows.

c. Word and sacrament (the means of grace).

d. The church has no marks because it is invisible.

QUESTION 25

The church is called invisible because:

a. Only God can see faith in the heart of a person, which faith joins that person to the church.

b. The visible church is hopelessly corrupt and should be abandoned by true Christians.

c. The church is made up of invisible people united to Christ.

d. The church should never be called invisible; this is a false teaching.

QUESTION 26

The visible church…

a. is manifest before our eyes.

b. is identified by the marks of the church.

c. includes hypocrites and unbelievers.

d. All of the above.

QUESTION 27

A denomination is a religious group of like-minded congregations.

True

False

QUESTION 28

The text suggests that while unionism and syncretism are problems, sectarianism is a good thing for the church.

True

False

QUESTION 29

In the context of the church, “fellowship” is:

a. churches that share a common confession of faith and a willingness to work together.

b. churches that work together even when they have different confessions of faith.

c. churches that share a common confession of faith and yet refuse to associate with one another.

d. churches that work to isolate themselves from other believers regardless of their confession of faith.

QUESTION 30

A congregation is…

a. a group of people to be avoided at all costs.

b. something that a true Christian never takes part in.

c. a group of people whom God despises.

d. a group of Christians who share a common faith.

QUESTION 31

God’s rule over the church is referred to as:

a. God’s right-hand kingdom.

b. God’s left-hand kingdom.

c. God’s biggest mistake.

d. None of the above.

QUESTION 32

While God cares for the people in the church, he does nothing to help those outside of the church.

True

False

QUESTION 33

In God’s rule over creation,

a. he provides for people through the blessings of nature.

b. he works through government to provide protection, order, and safety.

c. he works through the Law.

d. All of the above.

QUESTION 34

Christians live as citizens of both of God’s kingdoms.

True

False

QUESTION 35

The idea of “vocation” means

a. Seeing work as a burden to be avoided whenever possible.

b. Knowing that God does not expect you to do anything.

c. Taking a trip to a far-away place.

d. A calling, through which God gives us various tasks, relationships, and responsibilities.

QUESTION 36

Vocation includes work in the church as well as other careers outside of the church.

True

False

QUESTION 37

Our vocations allow us to serve the world in tangible ways.

True

False

QUESTION 38

Vocation refers only to work; it has nothing to do with relationships in a family.

True

False

QUESTION 39

Vocations…

a. have been affected by the fall into sin.

b. are means by which God blesses humanity and provides for our many needs.

c. sometimes include the authority to do certain things.

d. All of the above.

QUESTION 40

While Israel’s theocracy was established by God, no other earthly government is.

True

False

QUESTION 41

God gives government the responsibility to protect and care for its citizens.

True

False

QUESTION 42

Death came into the world…

a. because God made death part of his original creation.

b. through the disobedience of our first parents (Adam and Eve).

c. through the flood of Noah.

d. through a meteor that destroyed the dinosaurs.

QUESTION 43

Death is a consequence of sin.

True

False

QUESTION 44

Death (physical death) is the separation of…

a. head and body.

b. soul and spirit.

c. body and this world.

d. body and soul.

QUESTION 45

Upon death the body…

a. is taken to heaven.

b. is kept in the grave without decay.

c. is sent to hell.

d. decays into its natural elements.

QUESTION 46

Jesus tells us the exact date when he will return, if we are only smart enough to figure it out.

True

False

QUESTION 47

Which of the following are signs that Jesus gives of the end of the age? (Choose all that apply.)

a. Famine

b. Pestilence

c. Wars

d. Rumors of wars

e. Growing peace among nations

f. Persecution of God’s people

g. An end to false teachings in the church

QUESTION 48

The signs that Christ gave for the end of the age have been met.

True

False

QUESTION 49

Jesus says that when he returns,

a. every eye will see him.

b. believers will see him.

c. unbelievers will be struck blind.

d. it will be in secret.

QUESTION 50

At the resurrection, Christ will raise…

a. souls to life.

b. bodies from their graves.

c. angels from hell.

d. Christians to be spiritual beings who have no body.

QUESTION 51

Who will stand before Christ for judgment on Judgment Day?

a. Believers only.

b. Unbelievers only.

c. Believers and unbelievers.

d. Neither believers nor unbelievers.

QUESTION 52

When the judgment is complete, this universe will be destroyed.

True

False

QUESTION 53

What makes hell a bad place is absence from God’s presence.

True

False

QUESTION 54

Scripture describes heaven as

a. Our eternal home.

b. A place filled with the light of God and the fellowship of his people.

c. A banquet or feast.

d. All of the above.

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