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

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Lesson Twenty-five 
The Christian Relationship with God

This table shows the correct answers to the questions for Lesson 25.  The questions are generated from the doctrine on The Christian Relationship with God.  To check the text of the doctrine for each question and answer, go to the Check Text Page.

1] A Christian's personal relationship with God is fundamental to his or her current spiritual condition.  True or False?           (True)

2] Salvation is a matter between...

a. the person, the spouse, and God
b. the person, the ministry and God
c. the person and God
d. the person, the church and God.                   (c)

3] God will grant salvation as an unmerited gift if...

a. there are no "ifs"
b. if you do good works
c. if you have a proper relationship with God                        (c)

4] God will forgive our sins if we ___ ___ [what?]                   (ask Him)

5] God will greatly reward those who...

a. diligently study His Word
b. meditates on His way
c. serves Him
d. all of the above                                             (d)

6] The Christian builds a relationship with God because he must.  True or False?     (False)

7] The essential element to relationship between the Christian and God is the ____ _____ [what?]  (Holy Spirit)

8] Constant, constructive spiritual activity is essential if a Christian is to thrive and reach his potential.  True or False?                                (True)

9] Personal and private devotion includes:

a. prayer
b. Bible study
c. meditation
d. fasting
e. all of the above                                   (e)

10] Which of the following statements are true?

a. prayer is man's personal communication with God
b. Biblical example shows one should maintain close contact with God on a daily basis
c. Christian prayers are an offering to God
d. Personal communication with God is analogous to communication with an intimate personal friend.
e. A Christian shares his hopes, dreams, frustrations, needs and desires with God in prayer.

                                                                   (all are true)

11] Regarding prayer, what do we read in Matthew 6:5-13?    
(The Lord's Prayer - God's outline for prayer)

12] Which of the following statement are true?

a. the church and ministry usually dictate the amount of time one should devote to prayer
b. one should only pray on his or her knees
c. only certain locations are appropriate for prayer
d. personal sin has no impact on God hearing our prayers             (all are false)

13] When we go to God in faith, with a humble and contrite spirit, He will hear our prayers.  True or False?             (True, Isaiah 57:15)

14] Direct access to God, the Father in prayer was made possible with...

a. the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness
b. the building of the first Temple
c. the death of Jesus Christ
d. the establishment of the New Testament church as recorded in Acts 2           (c)

15] God wants us to come boldly before His throne in prayer with full confidence that He will both hear and answer.  True or False?                    (True)

16] The Bible and the study of it is...

a. communication with God
b. God's instruction book on how man should live
c. is the handbook of Salvation
d. is the textbook of eternal life
e. all of the above                                                (e)

17] God through the Bible is instructing man that he must personally apply biblical laws, precepts, principles and directives in his daily life.  True or False?              (True)

18] Meditation is...

a. concentrated thinking on a spiritual topic
b. focused attention on a biblical concept or passage
c. thinking before the throne of God knowing God is listening and concerned
d. closely akin to prayer
e. all of the above                                          (e)

19] Which statement is false?  Fasting is...

a. a tool by which a Christian can stimulate his personal relationship with God.
b. penance for sin
c. a self inflicted trial to remind us of our humanness and humbleness before God
d. reminds us our our ephemeral, fleeting existence                             (b)

20] The Christian builds faith and develops the essential strength of character necessary for salvation primarily by...

a. prayer, Bible study, meditation and fasting
b. facing and handling personal problems and even tragedies
c. both                                     
                    (b, prayer, Bible study, meditation and fasting are not ends in themselves)

21] Regarding Godly correction and His attitude toward it, which of these statements are true?

a. Christians are told by God not to regard lightly the discipline of the Lord
b. God disciplines those He loves
c. God is treating us as sons
d. He disciplines us for our good that we may share His holiness             (all are true)

22] When a Christian serves others [gives food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, etc.] we are actually serving Jesus Christ Himself.  True or False?        (True)

23] Only by loving one's fellow man can prayer, Bible study, meditation and fasting have any real meaning.  True or False?          (True)

24] Where in the Bible do we read this passage?

"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works."

a. Matthew 25:17-18
b. Hebrews 4:17-18
c. James 2:17-18
d. 2 Timothy 3:17-18                         (c)                              

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