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

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Lesson Twenty-six 
The Christian Relationship with

This table shows the correct answers to the questions for Lesson 26.  The questions are generated from the doctrine on The Christian Relationship with Fellowman.  To check the text of the doctrine for each question and answer, go to the Check Text Page.

1] Which of the following statements are true.

a. a Christian has responsibilities toward his fellowman
b. a Christian must love his neighbor as himself
c. a Christian must be a light to the world by setting a proper example
d. a Christian must do good toward all men as the opportunity arises     (all are true)

2] The Christian fully recognizes the diversity among humans on this planet and strives to live in harmony and peace with all men everywhere.  True or False?   (True)

3] Christians must be "in" the world but are not to be "of" the world (part of anything contrary to God.  True or False?       (True)

                                 Race Relations in the Church
4] Loving one's neighbor as himself transcends the human barrier of racial, ethnic and social background.  True or False?          (True)

5] Regarding race relations, which of the following are teachings of the church?

a. loving one's neighbor means that a Christian must not harbor prejudice within his heart
b. discrimination towards persons because of race or ethnic origin is contrary to the teaching of the Bible
c. Almighty God is the creator of the races
d. God puts no spiritual distinction between the races
e. in the Kingdom of God there will be no racial stigma              (all are our teachings)

6] Which of the following statements are true?

a. God is no respecter of persons
b. God shows no partiality
c. God deals justly with all people
d. God has no double standard
e. There is one law for all people                            (all are true)

7] In matters of church fellowship and office, there is no discrimination because of ethnic background.  True or False?        (True)

8] Which element does not apply.  Ordination to the ministry -at whatever level- is based on:

a. conversion of the member
b. calling of the member
c. ethnic origin of the member                          (c does not apply)

9] God has integrated His church to teach us His way of harmony between peoples.  True or False?  (True)

10] Which of the following statements are true?

a. we in the church cannot allow society to determine our racial mores and standards
b. we in the church cannot allow society to force us into its mold of racial bigotry
c. our conduct is to be exemplary of the principles set forth in the Bible.        (all are true)

11] Which of the following statements are true?

a. God created the races and national groupings of families
b. God created the diversity in man to encourage the richness of cultural experiences
c. God wants each ethnic group to take pride in its own origin and heritage
d. in the World Tomorrow (reign of Jesus Christ) there will be different races and nations and each will be encouraged to maintain and strengthen its own identity and culture      (all are true)

12] Wise marriages are those which match people suited for each other.   True or False?  (True)

13] The church cannot and does not forbid people of the same race or ethnic background to marry even when unsuited to each other.  True or False?    (True)

14] The church cannot and do not forbid people of different racial or ethnic backgrounds to marry even though such marriages may not be wise.  True or False?    (True)

15] The church simply does not attempt to regulate who may or may not marry.  True or False?  (True)

16] It is the responsibility of each church member to repent of past wrong attitudes toward those of other race or ethnic groups.  True or False?                (True)

                            Christian Responsibility in the Community
17] The proper attitude for a Christian is to hate both the sinner and the sins they commit.  True or False?    (False, hate the sin, not the sinner)

18] The world has never done anything good.  Rather, they are abundantly evil.  True or False?  (False)

19] Worldliness is partaking in norms of society such as vanity, false pride, greed, envy, lust and strife.  True or False?  (True)

20] Which of the following are true.  A Christian needs to...

a. serve their fellowman
b. love their neighbor as themselves
c. look to the needs of others
d. be zealous of good deeds
e. visit the fatherless and widows
f. all of the above                                          (f)

21] God's Word encourages us to earn extra money for the sole purpose of having money to help him that is in need.  True or False?  (True, see Ephesians 4:28)

22] Matthew 5:16 says, "let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works.  These works include prayer, Bible study and fasting.  True or False?     (False)

23] Local church members should individually and collectively serve its neighbors such as through programs to help the elderly, the sick and the blind.  True or False?   (True)

24] Which of the following statements are true?  A Christian carries out his or her civic responsibilities and privileges by...

a. being subject to higher authorities
b. paying taxes
c. obeying local, state and Federal laws
d. showing patriotism for your country                               (all are true)

25] The church prohibits members from voting in local, regional and national elections.  True or False?  (False, the church does not legislate in the matter of voter registration or voting in any election)

26] Which of the following statements are true?

a. the church as an organization does not enter into this world's political affairs
b. the church does not support any political party
c. the church does not attempt to influence its members to support or not support any issue or person
(all are true)

27] The kingdom a Christian looks and longs for is an eternal kingdom or government, not a temporal, physical, human one.  True or False?    (True)

28] The church in no way prohibits its members from holding public office or serving on juries.  True or False?    (True)

29] Should a Christian ever take his Christian brother to court?  Yes or No?    (No)

30] May a Christian ever take a non-Christian to court?  Yes or No?

(Yes, this is an individual decision of the Christian which assumes all other avenues, including the Matthew 18 process has been exhausted)

31] Should a Christian join the military service and participate in war?  Yes or No?    (No)

32] Does refraining from war and military service lessen or negate his feelings toward his country?  Yes or No?    (No)

33] A Christian's loyalty is first to God and his religious beliefs before his loyalty to his country.  Yes or No?   (Yes)

34] As Christians and brothers of Christ, we must follow His example of genuine outgoing concern for our neighbor in our thoughts, actions and attitudes.  True or False?   (True)

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