Romans & 1-2 Corinthians

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This quiz is based on the teaching of the Biblical books Romans and 1 & 2 Corinthians February 2, 2011.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The primary word that reflects what Romans is all about is

    • A.

      Judaism

    • B.

      Righteousness

    • C.

      Legalism

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Righteousness
    Explanation
    The word "righteousness" reflects what Romans is all about because the book of Romans in the Bible primarily focuses on the concept of righteousness. It explores the idea of how humanity can be made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ. The book emphasizes that righteousness is not achieved through adherence to the law or any human effort, but rather through faith in Jesus and his sacrifice. Romans teaches that righteousness comes from God alone and is received by grace through faith.

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  • 2. 

    One of the primary purposes Paul has in writing the first chapters of Romans is to show how depraved both Gentiles and Jews are.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the first chapters of Romans, Paul aims to demonstrate the depravity of both Gentiles and Jews. He presents a detailed argument highlighting the sinful nature and moral corruption of humanity, regardless of their religious background. By emphasizing the universal need for salvation, Paul sets the stage for his later discussion on the redemptive work of Christ. This theme of universal depravity helps to establish the foundation for his teachings on justification by faith and the need for all people to rely on God's grace.

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  • 3. 

    The primary difference between Christianity and all other religions is Christianity's view on the institution of marriage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The primary difference is that Christianity is the only religion in which God does all the work to bridge the gap between himself and man. He comes down to us, we don't have to work our way up to him.

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  • 4. 

    Chapter 6 of Romans tells us that in order to personally experience Christ's righteousness we need to consider ourselves

    • A.

      Dead to sin

    • B.

      Joyful in the Lord

    • C.

      Upset with the sin in our life

    • D.

      To be stronger than sin

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Dead to sin
    Explanation
    In Chapter 6 of Romans, it is explained that in order to personally experience Christ's righteousness, we need to consider ourselves dead to sin. This means that we should no longer let sin have power over us and should strive to live a life free from its influence. By recognizing our old sinful nature as dead, we can embrace the new life in Christ and live according to his righteousness. This understanding helps us to overcome the temptations and struggles associated with sin and allows us to fully experience the grace and transformation that comes from a relationship with Christ.

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  • 5. 

    Paul tells us in chapter 7 of Romans that the law doesn't make us sinful, it simply shows us how good we can be.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The law shows us how short we've fallen of his perfect standards and how sinful we really are.

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  • 6. 

    Paul tells us in chapter 8 of Romans that we are now under a new law that lifts us above the old law. The new law is the law of

    • A.

      The beatitudes found in Matthew

    • B.

      The prophets

    • C.

      Moses

    • D.

      The Spirit

    • E.

      The body of Christ

    Correct Answer
    D. The Spirit
    Explanation
    In chapter 8 of Romans, Paul explains that believers are now under a new law that surpasses the old law. This new law is referred to as "The Spirit." Paul emphasizes that through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers are freed from the condemnation of sin and are able to live a life in accordance with God's will. The Spirit empowers believers to walk in righteousness and experience the transformative work of God in their lives. Therefore, "The Spirit" is the correct answer as it aligns with Paul's teachings in Romans 8.

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  • 7. 

    Corinth was such a sinful place that the word 'corinthianize' became synonymous for corruption and prostitution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Corinth was known in ancient times for its immoral and corrupt practices, particularly in relation to prostitution. The term 'corinthianize' was indeed used to describe engaging in such immoral activities.

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  • 8. 

    The problem at Corinth was that

    • A.

      They were forming factions

    • B.

      There was incest going on amongst church members

    • C.

      People were eating meat sacrificed to idols

    • D.

      Single people were avoiding marriage so they wouldn't be tempted

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The problem at Corinth was multifaceted. Firstly, they were forming factions, which means that there were divisions and conflicts within the church community. Secondly, there was incest going on amongst church members, indicating a moral issue that needed to be addressed. Additionally, people were eating meat sacrificed to idols, which could be seen as compromising their faith. Lastly, single people were avoiding marriage to avoid temptation, suggesting a lack of commitment and potential moral struggles. Therefore, the correct answer is that all of the above issues were problems faced by the Corinthian church.

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  • 9. 

    Another problem at Corinth had to do with the Lord's Supper. Some of the wealthier members of the church wouldn't share their food and drink with the less fortunate members. Plus the wealthier members would often get drunk at the Lord's Supper.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the explanation provided states that there was a problem at Corinth regarding the Lord's Supper. The wealthier members of the church were not sharing their food and drink with the less fortunate members, and they would often get drunk during the Lord's Supper. This behavior indicates a lack of unity and consideration for others, which goes against the principles of the Lord's Supper.

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  • 10. 

    Much of 2 Corinthians is about Paul

    • A.

      Criticizing the Corinthians for their gambling practices

    • B.

      Giving one of his greatest theological teachings

    • C.

      Defending his authority as an apostle

    • D.

      Giving the Corinthians a 'come-to-Jesus' meeting about singing secular songs in church

    • E.

      Rating the pastor's sermon by holding up evaluations in the back of the sanctuary during the sermon

    Correct Answer
    C. Defending his authority as an apostle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Defending his authority as an apostle." In 2 Corinthians, Paul spends a significant amount of time addressing the doubts and criticisms that the Corinthians had regarding his apostleship. He defends his authority by recounting his experiences, his suffering for the sake of the Gospel, and the signs and wonders that accompanied his ministry. Paul emphasizes his role as an apostle chosen by God and asserts his legitimacy in order to counteract the influence of false teachers who were undermining his authority among the Corinthians.

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  • 11. 

    One of the main defenses Paul used to defend his ministry was by

    • A.

      How much he had to suffer for the Gospel

    • B.

      Telling them that some times in prayer he would begin to levitate off of the floor

    • C.

      The many miracles he had performed

    • D.

      Giving them a long list of numbers of churches he had started and how many members were in each church

    Correct Answer
    A. How much he had to suffer for the Gospel
    Explanation
    Paul used his suffering for the Gospel as a defense for his ministry. By highlighting the hardships he endured, Paul demonstrated his commitment and dedication to spreading the message of the Gospel. This emphasized the sincerity of his mission and helped to validate his authority as a minister. Paul's suffering also served to inspire and encourage others, showing them that the Gospel was worth sacrificing for.

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  • 12. 

    In chapter 8 of 2 Corinthians, Paul gives one of he longest teachings on giving financially to the church. Which of the following is NOT part of his teaching on giving?

    • A.

      You should give 'til it hurts

    • B.

      You should give voluntarily

    • C.

      You should give joyfully

    • D.

      All giving should be accountable

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. You should give 'til it hurts
    Explanation
    In chapter 8 of 2 Corinthians, Paul teaches about giving financially to the church. He emphasizes that giving should be done voluntarily and joyfully, as these are important aspects of a sincere and generous heart. Additionally, Paul highlights the importance of accountability in giving, suggesting that all giving should be done in a responsible and transparent manner. However, Paul does not teach that one should give 'til it hurts. This concept implies giving beyond one's means or causing oneself financial distress, which is not encouraged in Paul's teaching on giving.

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