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

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Lesson Twenty-seven 
The Christian Family

This table shows the correct answers to the questions for Lesson 27.  The questions are generated from the doctrine on The Christian Family.  To check the text of the doctrine for each question and answer, go to the Check Text Page.

1] Marriage, child rearing and family are physical analogies of God's Plan for mankind.  True or False?  (True)

2] Which of the following statement are true?

a. marriage is of divine origin
b. marriage is a sacred institution in itself
c. God reveals Himself as a family
d. the God-plane relationship is shown through marriage     (all are true)

3] All people -regardless of races, nationality, social status or sex have the same ultimate goal and are spiritually equal before God.  True or False?      (True)

4] In marriage and the family the roles of both male and female are interchangeable.  True or False?  (False)

5] Natural intelligence is equally distributed between husbands and wives.  True or False?  (True)

6] The wife should contribute fully to any decisions even though the husband is the one who bears final responsibility.  True or False?  (True)

7] Which of the following statements are true?

a. husbands are responsible for providing for family needs
b. the husband is the leader of the family, not the taskmaster
c. the man is the husband and father, not the boss
d. the husband should be respected because he has earned respect                  (all are true)

8] The wife and children should be willing to submit to the husbands decisions because he has demonstrated wisdom and sound judgment and has taken their desires and suggestions into account.  True or False?   (True)

9] The wife is to be content to have her own desires overruled on occasion because she knows that her husband will give preference to her judgment when it is clearly the sounder.  True or False?  (True)

10] A husband is instructed to love his wife as Christ loves the church and to be willing to sacrifice himself for her in every way for her benefit.  True or False?  (True)

11] Which of these statements is false?

a. women are instructed to be subject to their husband as if to the Lord
b. the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church
c. God made the husband more intelligent than the wife
d. Husbands and wives are to be joined to each other as one flesh       (c is false)

12] From God's point of view both mothers and fathers have specific roles.  Both are absolutely essential.  True or False?   (True)

13] The spiritual responsibility to nurture, protect, care for, instruct and discipline belong to...

a. the church [responsibility to members]
b. mothers [responsibility to children]
c. both                                                      (c)

14] In the area of women's responsibilities, which of the following apply?

a. domestic duties - keeping the home
b. development of her talents and interests
c. to be skilled with her hands
d. to be hard-working and industrious
e. have keen sense of financial risk and responsibility
f. be a competent administrator
g. all of the above                                 (g)

15] The church does not condone husbands and wives exchanging duties if necessary [example: the wife taking a job].  True or False?    (False)

16] Improper suppression of any human's potential -male or female- is both physically unwise and spiritually contrary to God's plan.  True or False?      (True)

17] The Bible teaches that a healthy and joyous sexual relationship should be present within Christian marriages.  True or False?  (True)

18] Any sexual relations other than with one's marriage partner (such as premarital intercourse, adultery, homosexuality and bestiality) are condemned in the Bible.  True or False?  (True)

19] The church proscribes for its married couples which of the following?

a. sexual positions or practices it feels appropriate
b. size of the family (number of children)
c. birth control to be used
d. all of the above
e. none of the above                    (e)

20] How many biblical grounds are there for divorce?

a. none
b. 1
c. 2
d. 3
e. 4
f. 5
g. no set number         (d, fraud, illicit sexual activity, desertion)

21] If no adequate scriptural grounds for divorce are present, the church strongly recommends that the couple not divorce.  If they divorce, neither is free to remarry.  True or False?   (True)

22] Which of the following statements are true?

a. the church does not recommend divorce
b. God hates divorce
c. ministers and members should hate divorce
d. every possible effort should be made to reconcile a troubled marriage   (all are true)

23] What biblical principle should be given a prominent role in resolving marital problems? [name the one-word principle]      (forgiveness)

24] Child rearing is as important as marriage in portraying the plan of God.  True or False?   (True)

25] Which items apply?  Parents manifest love of their children by...

a. providing their necessities of life
b. protecting them from harm
c. giving them instruction, encouragement and respect
d. participation in family activities
e. balanced correction
f. spending time with them in both work and play
g. active listening and communication
h. establishing family nights
i. all of the above                                          (i)

26] Parents have a responsibility to provide...[which?]

a. moral and spiritual guidance
b. a nurturing of true values and moral behavior
c. punishment done in love only [never in uncontrolled anger] which is always reasonable, consistent and never injurious to the child emotionally or physically
d. all of the above               (d)

27] Which of the following statements are found in your Bible

a. he that spares his rod hates his son
b. provoke not your children to wrath
c.  Honor thy father and mother
d. all of the above                   (d, see Proverbs 13:24, Ephesians 6:4 and 6:2-3 )

28] The church advocates and strongly encourages all adult members to be married.  True or False?  (False, see 1 Corinthians 7:25-40)

29] The married state is inherently superior spiritually to the unmarried state.  True or False?  (False)

30] Regarding marriage and/or having children:  everyone should evaluate his or her own circumstances and make his or her own decisions in this very private and personal matter. True or False?  (True)

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