“THE CROSS AND THE CROWN“

  1. A central part of what your book calls “the first gospel sermon,” was a declaration of war between
    A. man and Satan.
    B. man and God.
    C. man and woman.
    D. Satan and God.
  2. Which one of the following statements is false?
    A. Jesus was the first man in history whom death could not forcibly grasp.
    B. Victory can be ours even if we persist in loving sin.
    C. Jesus became our Champion by winning a representative victory for us.
    D. The warrior Benaiah provides an illustration of what Christ has done.
  3. According to your book, Satan’s “head” consists of
    A. sin, the law, death.
    B. principalities, powers and authorities.
    C. unbelief and rebellion.
    D. the flesh, and a carnal mind.
  4. “The immediate effect of the coming of Christ, and of his resurrection, was the
    destruction of Satan.”
    The above statement is
    A. true, because scripture teaches that Jesus came to destroy Satan.
    B. false, because Satan was not destroyed until after the ascension, when
    Jesus put Satan “under his feet.”
    C. true, because through the incarnation Satan was deprived of his right to
    go freely about the earth.
    D. false, because Satan himself will not be destroyed until Christ returns in
    glory.
  5. Which one of the following would not be a good definition of “luo”?
    A. relaxing the knots of a rope, so that it can be easily untied.
    B. releasing a catch so that a door may be freely opened.
    C. removing entirely from a person whatever imprisons him.
    D. freeing a tightened nut so that a child might unscrew it.
  6. Which one of the following distracters is false?
    A. Sin is primarily a social and genetic problem.
    B. The atonement automatically covers the guilt of sin done unaware.
    C. Religious formalism is named in the gospels as a work of the devil.
    D. Sickness is identified in scripture as an oppression of the devil.
  7. Which one of the following expressions suggests that the victory of Christ over
    Satan was like an ancient Roman victory procession?
    A. Disarmed him.
    B. Made a public example.
    C. Led captivity captive.
    D. Triumphed over him.
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  8. The description Josephus gives of a Roman “triumph” is used in your book to
    illustrate the victory
    A. Christ gained at Calvary.
    B. the believer gains in baptism.
    C. of the church in the heavenlies.
    D. that Christ will display at his return.
  9. “Deigmatizo” means –
    A. to exhibit publicly.
    B. to hold a firm opinion.
    C. to live uprightly.
    D. to crush totally.
  10. Bishop John Robinson says that the various forms of “supranatural” atonement
    theory
    A. are acceptable only when “supranatural” is changed to “supernatural.”
    B. are a perversion of what the Protestant Reformers actually taught.
    C. may have been useful in more primitive times, but are irrelevant to
    modern man.
    D. deny that the atonement consists of an interplay between two personified
    parties.
  11. “Atonement theory shows God as acting like a man pulling a drowning insect
    out of the water.”
    A proper response to the above statement would be –
    A. “A good illustration of Reformation theology.”
    B. “True of some evangelical theories, but not others.”
    C. “A superficial deus ex machina concept.”
    D. “The teaching of an ancient Roman Manic sect.”
  12. Select the false statement –
    A. The New Testament clearly presents a theory of atonement based on the
    incarnation, death, and resurrection of the Son of God.
    B. There is an irreconcilable conflict between the incarnational and atonement theories of salvation.
    C. The death of Christ is described in the New Testament as an expiation, a
    sacrifice, and a ransom.
    D. The discovery by each person of pardon and of new life must at least
    begin at the cross of Christ.
  13. Your book argues that the basic secret of Calvary’s power lies in
    A. the example it gives of invincible love.
    B. the physical and spiritual sufferings of Christ.
    C. the fact that Jesus appeared to die, but did not actually do so.
    D. the fact that he was crucified at the exact time of the Passover sacrifice
    in the Temple.
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  14. Among the varieties of wounds suffered by Christ, which one of the following is
    not listed?
    A. Laceration.
    B. Contusion.
    C. Lesion.
    D. Incision.
  15. There are three N.T. references to “water” and “thirst” that are recorded only in
    the gospel of
    A. Matthew.
    B. Mark.
    C. Luke.
    D. John.
  16. Your book says (commenting on Jn 19:28) that the measure of the riches the
    Father is willing to bestow on us is
    A. the reverse of the measure of poverty Christ accepted at Calvary.
    B. the measure of the limitless starry heavens above us.
    C. the value of the countless sacrifices offered on Israel’s altars.
    D. the combined worth of all that is in the entire universe.
  17. Jesus’ citation of Psalm 22:1
    A. was rhetorical only; it did not reflect any real questioning of the Father’s
    purpose.
    B. shows that Jesus was at least partly ignorant of what was happening to
    him.
    C. was a deliberate act on his part, to show that his crucifixion was a
    fulfilment of prophecy.
    D. was rhetorical only; it cannot be imagined that he was actually forsaken
    by God.
  18. Concerning Matthew 27:46,
    A. Jesus and the psalmist alike experienced the horror of being utterly forsaken by God.
    B. neither man nor devil will ever know the horror of being utterly forsaken
    as Jesus was.
    C. the cry “forsaken” is the common spiritual experience of mankind, and for
    this reason was uttered by Christ at Calvary.
    D. no other human being, nor even Satan, has yet experienced what it
    means to be utterly forsaken.
  19. At Calvary, Christ’s “own arm brought him victory, and he was upheld by his … “
    A. love.
    B. righteousness.
    C. faith.
    D. anger.
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  20. The achievements of art
    A. are an expression of man’s determination to create without God.
    B. are condemned in scripture as a form of idolatry.
    C. are unique to the human race and beyond the skill of angels.
    D. have in them a strong element of restoring man’s good opinion of
    himself.
  21. The two groups of citizens excluded under old English law from “trial by combat”
    were
    A. bishops and priests.
    B. noble lords and ladies.
    C. women and children.
    D. women and priests.
  22. There is a place in Isaiah’s prophecy where it says that the Messiah would be
    A. in the grave for three days.
    B. crucified in Jerusalem.
    C. in heaven for 2520 days before his return in glory.
    D. made sick by the will of God.
  23. Henley’s poem “Invictus”
    A. is remarkable for its complete lack of any fear of death.
    B. poignantly describes a natural man’s yearning for immortality.
    C. portrays a man who has found peace through contemplation of the cross.
    D. pretends to be optimistic, but is troubled throughout by grim irony.
  24. The phrase “a spiritual body”
    A. is used in Reformation theology, but cannot be found anywhere in the
    writings of the apostles.
    B. indicates that in the resurrection we will retain our identity but will lack
    substantiality.
    C. describes a body that has physical properties but transcends normal
    physical restraints.
    D. is sometimes applied to the resurrection, but its primary reference is to
    the church as the body of Christ.
  25. Select the false statement –
    A. No other person has ever risen from the dead as Jesus did.
    B. We do not know how the resurrection of Christ occurred.
    C. We have a reasonably clear picture of Jesus’ present human form in
    heaven.
    D. Scripture makes it clear that the work of redemption was not completed
    at the cross.
  26. Select the false statement –
    A. The proofs of Christ’s resurrection are “infallible” only to those who are
    disposed to believe them.
    B. There has never been any possibility of proving beyond all doubt that
    Jesus rose from the dead.
    C. Only during the days just after the resurrection was it possible to “prove”
    to a secular mind that Christ had risen.
    D. A “neutral” attitude toward the resurrection cannot be other than an
    actual rejection of the evidence.
  27. Select the false statement –
    A. Christ avoided giving evidence of his resurrection that could be
    absolutely validated historically.
    B. After his resurrection, Christ appeared to probably less than 150 people.
    C. Celsus argued against the resurrection on the grounds of Jesus
    appearing to so few people.
    D. Origen contended that no one could see the risen Christ except those
    who had the right kind of eyes.
  28. Origen argued that
    A. Christ came into the world to hide himself as well as show himself to
    human eyes.
    B. Jesus chose the witnesses of his resurrection without reference to their
    personal capability.
    C. Christ fully revealed himself to the few to whom he was known personally
    during his ministry.
    D. the risen Christ could not show himself to all men, for the sight would
    destroy them.
  29. Select the true statement –
    A. The limited and veiled post-resurrection appearances of Christ show that
    the historicity of the event is no longer important.
    B. It was not possible for God to offer proof of the resurrection sufficient to
    convince everybody everywhere that Jesus is alive.
  30. If one or more of the following statements is false, mark the “A” square on your
    answer sheet. If they are all true, mark the “B” square.
    A. Old Testament intimations of the resurrection of Jesus can be found in
    Isaiah, the Psalms, Jonah, and Hosea.
    B. In the Old Testament, “three” or “third” are several times used in settings
    that suggest the idea of a resurrection.
    C. Smith suggests that types of the resurrection can be seen in Genesis
    1:9-13; 42:17-18; Exodus 10:22-23; and also in other places.
    D. The authorities probably allowed the body of Jesus to be buried in a
    tomb, instead of in Hinnom, as a protection against a spurious resurrection.
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  31. If one or more of the following statements is false, mark the “A” square on your
    answer sheet. If they are all true, mark the “B” square.
    A. Paul gathered at least some of the information contained in 1 Corinthians
    15:3-8, within ten years of the resurrection.
    B. Liberal scholars seriously question Paul’s authorship of 1 Corinthians, so
    they deny the value of the resurrection evidence given in 1 Corinthians
    15:3-8.
    C. Mark is probably the earliest of the gospels, and presents documentary
    evidence of the resurrection dating from as little as 30 years after the
    event.
    D. Mark was probably “the young man” who was in the garden on the night
    Jesus was arrested.
  32. God had no interest in providing “scientific” evidence of the resurrection of
    Jesus, because
    A. the resurrection was essentially an act of physical resuscitation, and
    nothing useful could be added to it.
    B. the resurrection presented a new and spiritual mode of being which could
    not be objectively demonstrated.
    C. the disciples were already prepared by their knowledge of the Old Testament predictions to accept the resurrection.
    D. he has already predestined those who will believe (with or without evidence) that Jesus rose from the dead.
  33. Concerning Jesus’ family (his “mother”, and his “brothers and sisters”):
    A. each of the gospel writers carefully excludes Mary from those who
    thought he was “mad”.
    B. John was the oldest of the Lord’s half-brothers, and legend tells that he
    refused to eat until the risen Jesus had appeared to him personally.
    C. a special post-resurrection appearance of Christ to his sisters is mentioned at least twice in the New Testament.
    D. the brutal martyrdom of James, after he had borne public witness of
    Christ, is recorded by two independent historians, Hegesippus and Josephus.
  34. Select the true statement –
    A. After Paul there has not been, nor will there be, any other special “witness” of the resurrection of Christ.
    B. There is no measurable difference between the vision Paul had of Christ
    and the visions of Christ many others have had since then.
    C. It is notable that all four gospel writers were eye-witnesses of one or
    more of the post-resurrection appearances of Christ.
    D. The NT documents carefully avoid describing the resurrection of Christ
    as a tangible and historical event.
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  35. According to Justin Martyr
    A. the Jews were still claiming, as late as 150 AD, that the disciples had
    stolen the body of Jesus.
    B. the tomb of Jesus was sealed with seven seals, and guarded by seven
    soldiers, commanded by Petronius.
    C. the claim that Nicodemus had stolen the body was a popular explanation
    for the empty tomb.
    D. Petronius was the only man to claim that he had actually seen Jesus
    walk out of the tomb.
  36. In relation to the resurrection, there are two irreducible facts that are fully verifiable historically. One of those facts is
    A. the appearance to Paul on the Damascus Road.
    B. the early Christian belief in the resurrection.
    C. the outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
    D. the conversion of Jesus’ mother, Mary.
  37. The chief proof the early church offered for the resurrection was
    A. the church itself.
    B. the empty tomb.
    C. the testimony of the four gospels.
    D. the conversion of so many Jewish priests.
  38. There are three things for which only the resurrection seems an adequate
    explanation –
    A. the New Testament, Sunday, the Eucharist.
    B. the Eucharist, Baptism, the Episcopate.
    C. the church, the apostles, the prophets.
  39. Which one of the following propositions does not represent a biblical viewpoint?
    A. The physical universe is a closed system running in conformity with
    universal law.
    B. Although miracles are described in scripture, the actual biblical position is
    that there is no real distinction between “natural” and “supernatural”.
    C. God is imminent in the world, not aloof from it, and therefore continually
    involved in its affairs.
    D. The laws of nature do not represent ultimate truth, nor are they their own
    reason for existence.
  40. Augustine argued that
    A. the only inviolable law, whether in heaven or on earth, is the will of God.
    B. a clear distinction must be maintained between miracles and ordinary
    events.
    C. the laws of nature are absolute, and outside of them no knowledge is
    possible.
    D. the resurrection is the only event in history that has violated natural law.
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  41. Which one of the following propositions is not part of the argument contained in
    Lesson Six, sections (I)(A)(3) to (I)(A)(5)?
    A. Jesus was a man so apart from sin that no one can say with certainty
    what was possible or impossible for him.
    B. To acquire faith in the resurrection eventually demands that one take a
    step beyond the evidence, and beyond reason.
    C. Reason alone cannot bring one to belief in the resurrection, because the
    trustworthiness of reason is itself something we accept by faith – it cannot
    be “proved”.
    D. The resurrection was not a violation of natural law, but was quite congruous with God’s unchanging manner of working in the world.
  42. When you have carefully read right through Chapter Six of your book, mark the
    “A” square of your answer sheet..
  43. Which one of the following objections to the “hallucination theory” is not given in
    your book?
    A. It is inconceivable that a group of diverse people, who had no
    expectation of seeing an apparition, nor any desire to see one, could
    simultaneously experience the same hallucination.
    B. There was no apparent external cause for such an hallucination – they
    were expecting to find a dead body, cold in the grave, not to meet a living
    man.
    C. Paul omitted from his list the names of any female witnesses, not
    because he thought them unreliable, but probably to avoid any possible
    suggestion of hysteria.
    D. The New Testament portrays the apostolic witnesses as sober men, not
    given to fantasy, sceptical of all but the most certain miracles, devoid of
    any psychopathic tendencies.
  44. The Gospel of Peter is cited in your book as evidence of
    A. a post-resurrection appearance of Christ to Pilate.
    B. a non-biblical post-resurrection appearance of Christ to Peter.
    C. the identity of the people Paul calls “all the apostles” in 1 Corinthians
    15:7.
    D. the tendency to fantasy which characterises the non-canonical gospels.
  45. Christ was raised from the dead by
    A. a direct act of the Father, indirectly assisted by Christ himself, and by the
    Holy Spirit.
    B. a direct act of Christ himself, indirectly assisted by the Father and the
    Holy Spirit.
    C. Christ himself, and the Father, acting through the direct agency of the
    Holy Spirit.
    D. an unexplained joint act of the Father and of Christ, in which the Holy
    Spirit participated.
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  46. “Thou, over whom thy Immortality / Broods like the Day … ” Those words were
    written by a man who saw a proof of immortality in
    A. the Buddha.
    B. a child.
    C. human society.
    D. Jesus.
  47. Preference for a spiritual instead of a bodily resurrection was first expressed in
    the church
    A. as early as the time of the apostles.
    B. during the 4th Century.
    C. just prior to the Reformation.
    D. about 150 years ago.
  48. Which one of the following statements is given in your book as the most
    probable reason why there were some in the early church who preferred the
    idea of a “spiritual” resurrection to a “bodily” one?
    A. A belief in the seeming impossibility of gathering the body together again,
    once it had decayed into dust.
    B. A dualistic concept in which matter and spirit were seen as being mutually antagonistic.
    C. A belief that any kind of “body” would be an intolerable hindrance in the
    spiritual realm of heaven.