Intercontinental Church of God Correspondence Course - Lesson Eighteen of Bible Course--Answers

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Lesson Eighteen - Biblical Covenants

This table shows the correct answers to the questions for Lesson 18.  The questions are generated from the doctrine on Biblical Covenants.  To check the text of the doctrine for each question and answer, go to the Check Text Page.

1] A covenant may be defined as an agreement, written or verbal, whereby two or more parties agree to a certain relationship governed by specific rules and yielding commensurate results.  True or False?

2] In a covenant, God and man are equal partners in the agreement.  True or False?  (True)

3] In a covenant, who set the rules, conditions and results?

a) man
b) God
c) both man and God                (b)

4] If man chooses not to comply with a covenant...

a) nothing happens
b) he still receives the blessings of the covenant
c) he suffers the terrible liabilities of the covenant                 (c)

5] The purpose of covenants are...

a) to show what God expects of man
b) to show man what he can expect of God
c) to give man a better understanding of God's will
d) to show the conditions which lead to prosperity and abundance
e) all of the above                         (e)

6] Most covenants in the Bible are interrelated.  True or False?    (True)

7] The covenant with Israel included spiritual benefits, including forgiveness of sins.  True or False?

8] The New Covenant replaces the Old covenant made with Israel.  True or False?   (True)

9] The New Covenant contains "better promises" than the Old Covenant.  True or False?   (True)

10] The New Covenant is offered to...

a) Jews only
b) all the tribes of Israel
c) Descendants of Abraham
d) everyone                                        (d)

11] The New Covenant is now fully confirmed and applicable in its full force.  True or False? 
(False, it will not be in full force until Christ returns)

12] However, the New Covenant is in force for all true Christians today.  True or False?  (True)

13] True Christians today will not receive the promises of the New Covenant until the return of Christ.  True or False?       (True)

14] God will fulfill the promises of the New Covenant to all His people, from all ages and eras of man...

a) at different times
b) at the same time                      (b)

15] Under the New Covenant, Christians are now more full responsible to keep the Law in its complete spirit and intent.  True or False?           (True)

16] How does one develop or gain Godly character?

a) allow God to mechanistically rewrite their brains and reprogram their minds
b) by a process of conscious experience, test and trial, growth and development          (b)

17] Today the process of conversion (Salvation Process) is available to a relative few.  True or False?     (True)

18] After the return of Christ, the Salvation Process will be available to everyone who has ever lived.  True or False?        (True)

19] The Law of the Old Covenant required physical obedience and offered physical promises.  The Law of the New Covenant requires spiritual obedience and offers spiritual promises.  True or False?  (True)

20] With the New Covenant...

a) the Law no longer needs to be obeyed
b) the Law remains the same as under the Old Covenant
c) the Law is expanded and made more binding.                               (c)

21] Today God is calling a few elect individuals to His church and the accompanying New Covenant relationship.  True or False?     (True)

22] God has formulated covenants which...

a) make plain our responsibilities as Christians toward Him
b) make plain God's responsibility toward us
c) both                                                                       (c)

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