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

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Lesson Sixteen - Law of God

This table shows the correct answers to the questions for Lesson 16.  The questions are generated from the doctrine on Law of God.  To check the text of the doctrine for each question and answer, go to the Check Text Page.

1) God's law teaches man how to:

a) properly love God
b) love his fellowman
c) Live life abundantly
d) prepare for eternal spiritual life in the Family of God
e) all of the above                                     (e)

2) The law of God is only found in the Old Testament.  True or False?    (False)

3) What does our church use as the foundation of its doctrines and teachings?

a) Old Testament
b) New Testament
c) both                           (c)

4) God's laws are all designed to lead to knowledge and understanding a) of God, b) of the purpose of life, and c) of godly love and character.    True or False?    (True)

5) Divine law is the totality of the means or way by which God instructs man on how to live most abundantly in this physical life.  True or False?   (True)

6) New Testament writers express a [positive, neutral, negative] attitude towards God's law. (positive)

7) According to 1 John 2:4 a person who keeps not His commandments is ____ [what?]  (a liar)

8) The English term "law" and the biblical term "law" have the same definition and meaning.  True or False?  (False)

9) The term "Law of Moses" and "Law of God" are used interchangeably in the Bible.  (True or False)  (True)

10) The term "law" in the English translation may imply...depending on the original Hebrew and Greek and the context...which of the following:

a) legal system
b) regulation
c) sacrificial ritual
d) ten commandments
e) principle
f) natural law
g) the Pentateuch
h) customary tradition
i) belief
j) all of the above                  (j)

11) God is love (1 John 4:8).  God's love is essentially taught through His law.  True or False?  (True)

12) The first time man knew of God's law was when the commandments were given to Moses at Mt. Sinai.  True or False?  (False)

13) Ultimately, the love of God can only be discerned through His Spirit.  True or False?  (True)

14) Which of the following statements is false?

a) the knowledge of love is conveyed through legal, ethical and moral regulations.
b) the laws in their deepest significance are set up as a code by which a person could be adjudged innocent or guilty.
c) the laws point to the true end and provide a means of reaching it.
d) laws were designed to show the way of love of God and love of man.         (b)

15) To fulfill the law to its greatest extent is to have perfect love.  True or False?  (True)

16) Law in the Old Testament is limited to the Pentateuch, also know as the "Torah".  True or False?  (False)

17) All of the laws of the Old Testament are permanent laws.  True or False?  (False)

18) Which of the following laws are shown to be in effect in Genesis by direct scripture examples?

a) law against adultery
b) law against homosexuality
c) circumcision being a requirement for the descendants of Abraham
d) private property to be respected
e) standard weights to be used in business
f) law against theft
g) all the above                                      (g)

19) A change in the administration or the environment often changes the interpretation and application of the law without altering the underlying principle.  True or False?   (True)

20) During the millennial reign of Christ which of the following will be reinstituted?

a) temple
b) sacrificial system
c) both
d) neither                        (c)

21) The New Testament teaching presume the Old Testament and the Judaism of the time.  True or False?  (True)

22) It is critical for a full understanding of God's law in the New Testament to realize that the apostles assumed that a great deal of the law and the Old Testament was publicly obvious, and therefore saw no need to repeat it all in the New Testament.  True or False?   (True)

23) Jesus was...

a) not doing away with the law
b) was magnifying and lifting it to a spiritual plane
c) making it a matter of the spirit rather than just the letter
d) was showing the law's intent and purpose
e) introducing a system of law which could be kept only by the Holy Spirit
f) all of the above                                   (f)

24) Old Testament law only focused on what one did, by external conformity to law.  It never addressed attitude and intent of the heart.  True or False?   (False)

25) No one can be completely righteous without perfect obedience.  Since this is impossible, no one is, by himself, righteous.  True or False?    (True)

26) Paul...

a) never spoke of the law
b) was in full support of keeping the law
c) preached the law done away                        (b)

27) If there is no law, there is no need of Christ.  True or False?   (True)

28) According to Romans 6:23, the wages of sin is _____ [what?]  (death)

29) Can the law, in and of itself save someone?  Yes or No?  (No)

30) According to Galatians 3:11, justification must be by _____ [what?]  (faith)

31) The Law is...

a) Holy
b) just
c) good
d) spiritual
e) eternal
f) all of the above                      (f)

32) If we rely on the works of the law-the keeping of the law we...

a) will fail
b) are justified
c) are saved
d) all of the above             (a)

33) Justification is only by faith [the Salvation Process].  Do we keep the law in the Salvation Process?  Yes or No?  (Yes)

34) The 10 Commandments originated with the Sinaitic covenant.  True or False?  (False)

35) In Ephesians 6, Paul tells the Gentiles to keep the 10 commandments.  True or False?  (True)

36) Faith without works (of faith) is dead.  True or False?  (True)

37) The book of Revelation never mentions the keeping of the 10 Commandments.  True or False?  (False)

38) Since it was Jesus Christ who established the law in the Old Testament, He would never have discarded it in the New Testament church.  True or False?  (True)

39) The Old Testament is an essential part of the biblical canon.  True or False?  (True)

40) Grace means...

a) forgiveness of past sins
b) release from having to keep the commandments
c) the unmerited freely-given gift of eternal life.                        (a and c)

41) Which of the following are true statements?

a) law defines sin
b) God's forgiveness of our sins is grace
c) grace establishes the law
d) without law there can be no grace                  (all are true)

42) Which of the following statements is false?

a) the purpose of law is to provide a means of earning forgiveness and salvation
b) salvation cannot be earned
c) salvation is by grace alone
d) salvation is a gift of God through faith in Jesus Christ    (a)

43) Salvation is a free gift of God, but comes with a prerequisite, that of keeping the commandments.  True or False?  (True)

44) God expects Christians to repent of their sins but repentance alone does not remove the death penalty.  True or False?  (True)

45) A chief element of the Salvation Process is to invoke the power of the Holy Spirit in the form of Godly principles [doing good].  The best way to fight sin is to displace it by doing good.  True or False?  (True)

46) The church, as ordained of God and authorized by Jesus Christ, has the power of binding and losing-of making judgments on the basis of biblical principles.  True or False?  (True)

47) What is true about circumcision?

a) circumcision was instituted as a sign of the covenant of Abraham
b) it is not voluntary, but carried out on newborn infants
c) whether it was required of gentiles was debated in the early church
d) today the only requirement for membership in the Body of Christ is circumcision of the heart and mind
e) all are true.                    (e)

48) Which statement is false regarding animal sacrifices:

a) they pictured and looked forward to the sacrifice of Christ
b) required the temple
c) are required today.                      (c)

49) The principle of sacrifice has not been eliminated for New Testament Christians.  However the sin offering we look to is not an animal sacrifice but the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  True or False?  (True)

50) Clean and unclean meats was part of the sacrificial system and down away with the sacrifice of Christ.  True or False?  (False)

51) Which of the following is true regarding clean and unclean meats?

a) true Christians avoid unclean meats, blood, and animal fat because God says so
b) the church maintains rigid rules on this subject and monitors it's membership
c) the church forbids members to eat in restaurants or to buy packaged foods
d) the church sees these laws  of overriding spiritual importance.                       (a)

52) One should not lend money at interest to anyone in genuine need.  True or False?  (True)

53) In New Testament times we have essentially replaced physical Israel with spiritual Israel.  True or False?  (True)

54) Regarding the principle of loosing and binding the church is authorized to make decisions...

a) based on the basis of the Old Testament
b) using proper respect of the Bible
c) while seeking the mind of God
d) all of the above                              (d)

55) In keeping the law a Christian must...

a) keep the letter of the law
b) discover, acknowledge and keep the spirit of the law
c) apply the spirit of the law in godly love
d) all of the above                                         (d)

56) The law of God, properly understood in its spiritual intent...

a) enables one to express love toward God
b) enables one to express love toward fellow human beings
c) in no way restricts the flow of godly love
d) enables a Christian to fulfill the law
e) instructs man on how to love
f) is the framework of a godly life
g) nurtures the qualities of holiness, justice and goodness
h) defines our relationship with God
i) all of the above                                          (i)

57) Doing service [invoking the power of the Holy Spirit in the form of godly principles] is how a Christian builds character.  True or False?  (True)

58) In doing service, a Christian will never make any mistakes.  True or False?  (False)

59) Self righteousness is perhaps the worst spiritual malady.  True or False?  (True)

60) Comprehension of God's law requires...

a) effort
b) study
c) time
d) experience
e) all the above                (e)

61) Which apply:  The Christian grows, develops and builds character as he or she...

a) contemplates the law
b) meditates on the law
c) sees its purpose and judgment                     (a, b and c)

62) Which of the following is false?

a) faith is directed at the future
b) faith requires no action on your part
c) faith implies action and requires works
d) good works are fulfillment of law
e) good works are an end in themselves
f) the ultimate goal of faith is the Kingdom of God
g) love is the natural product of the Holy Spirit                  (b and e are false)

63) If one does not have good works he does not have the Holy Spirit.  True or False?  (True)

64) When it comes to the law, obedience to it is the beginning and love is its end.  True and False (True)

65) The law of God is...

a) the perfect law of liberty
b) the royal law
c) the mind of God
d) all of the above                    (d)

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