Intercontinental Church of God Correspondence Course - Lesson Twenty-eight of Bible Correspondence--Answers

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Lesson Twenty-eight 
Church of God

This table shows the correct answers to the questions for Lesson 28.  The questions are generated from the doctrine on The Church of God.  To check the text of the doctrine for each question and answer, go to the Check Text Page.

1] The greatest truth of the Bible is that God is reproducing Himself through mankind.  True or False?  (True)

2] Humanity's goal and purpose of existence is, ultimately, to enter God's family and to become literal sons of God.  True or False?  (True)

3] Humans are immortal, born with an immortal soul.  True or False?  (False)

4] The fact that human beings were made with the potential and destiny of entering God's family is fundamental to our knowledge of who and what we are.  True or False?  (True)

5] We read about the origin of the New Testament church in...

a. Acts 1
b. Acts 2
c. Acts 3
d. Acts 7                                       (b)

6] The church was begun on the Holy Day of...

a. first day of the Days of Unleavened Bread
b. Trumpets
c. Pentecost
d. Atonement                                   (c)

7] Which of the following metaphors or analogies does the Bible use to describe the church?

a. a unified organism with members depicted as various parts of the body
b. a spiritual building
c. a family
d. all of the above                               (d)

8] Fill in the missing words.  According to several scriptures in the Bible, the name of the church is...

the ______ of ___.      (Church, God)

9] The church is often referred to as the "bride".  The bride is...

a. in a state of expectation of the return of the bridegroom, Christ
b. striving to prepare ;herself to be acceptable to Christ, through spiritual growth
c. striving to become perfect and measure up to the full stature of the bridegroom, Christ
d. all of the above                               (d)

10] Which item best applies?  A person becomes a member of God's church when...

a. he begins attending services
b. he accepts Jesus as their personal savior
c. he is baptized
d. he is called by God         (d, see John 6:44)

11] When one accepts the calling of God, they must...

a. repent of all past sins
b. be baptized by full immersion in water
c. receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands
d. all of the above                                    (d)

12] Which of the following items apply?  Church members should strive for working together to...

a. further the preaching of the gospel
b. serve the poor
c. help weak brethren
d. encourage the dejected.
e. visit the sick
f. aid the elderly
g. bear each other's burdens
h. all of the above                             (h)

13] Which best completes this sentence?  The church is...

a. a building
b. a physical organization of persons
c. a list of names on a computer listing
d. a group of persons in which the Holy Spirit dwells         (d)

14] All people who call themselves "Christian" today are part of God's true church.  True or False?  (False)

15] The church of God teaches...

a. grace only
b. keeping the Law of God only
c. grace and the keeping of the Law.           (c)

16] Which two-word phrase best fills the blanks?

________ ________ are considered the absolute standard of right and wrong.

a. biblical teachings
b. church traditions                     (a)

17] The church of God has never had to change any of its teachings.  True or False?

(False, when error is ever found the church takes swift and decisive action)

18] Which item best applies?  The head of God's church is...

a. the corporate CEO at headquarters
b. the ministry
c. the church Board
d. Jesus Christ
e. all of the above                    (d)

19] To preach the gospel to the world is the express purpose, goal, commission and very reason for being of the church.  True or False?    (True)

20] The membership is wholeheartedly and enthusiastically behind the commissions and Work of the church.  True or False?  (True)

21] The Bible describes the church as being a large church with tens of thousands of members throughout the world.  True or False?  (False, it is but a small flock)

22] Members are to be effective representatives of the godly way of life and be worthy of the gospel of Christ.  True or False?  (True)

23] The local congregations are a powerful means by which the gospel can be preached.  True or False?  (True)

24] Which of the following items apply?  The objectives of the local congregation include...

a. spiritual development
b. to support the work of preaching the gospel worldwide
c. serving as a nucleus for new converts
d. fosters educational programs to help all from the very young to the very elderly to grow in the knowledge of Christ
e. bear the burdens of the needy
f. to be a light to their communities through service to their fellow man and by the example of their personal lives
g. all of the above                                (g)

25] The second commission of the church is to feed the flock.  That is, to develop the potential of each member through sustained personal growth and development.  True or False?  (True)

26] Jesus exhorted His disciples to come to the aid of those in need.  Such humanitarian activities are the highest expression of love for God and one's fellow man.  True or False?  (True)

27] Which of the following apply?  The love of one's neighbor means that the true Christian...

a. will help his fellow man both in and out of the church in very reasonable way
b. will set an example of hard work on his or her job, during recreation and all aspects of daily life.
c. will be a witness for Christ by leading a godly life
d. all of the above                                       (d)

28] Which of the following apply?  The admonition to attend church services when possible is...

a. found in Hebrews 10:25
b. is a directive by God
c. is a warning from Paul
d. all of the above                      (d)

29] Meeting together regularly on God's weekly Sabbath and Holy Days provides Christians with the opportunity to have spiritual goals reestablished and spiritual vision renewed.  True or False?  (True)

30] The Intercontinental Church of God teaches and believes in the same basic doctrines that the original church believed and taught in the first century.  True or False?  (True)

31] Which of the following statements are true?

a. the church is not responsible for proselyting new members
b. only God can call a person to the church
c. God uses the church's preaching of Christ to call new converts
d. God determines the total number of members for the church
e. all of the above                                                                                 (e)

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