Theology & Doctrine Quiz

Why Believers Should Take This Quiz:

God intends that His own believe as one (Eph 4:4-5).

God intends that His own know biblical doctrine (Jude 3).

God intends that His own testify of biblical revelation; best done by organizing and summarizing.

God intends that His own mark and avoid false teaching; knowing what is authentic avoids error.

God intends that His own study to show themselves approved (2 Tim 2:15).  While this Quiz is elementary, falling short of a comprehensive survey of Bible doctrine, it presents selected essential highlights which —taken together —point to the value of further systematic study of the Bible.



The Quiz is 156 questions (291 possible points): 15 Multiple Choice (possible 97 points); 108 True or False (possible 108 points); 31 Matching (possible 31 points); and a two part Essay.  Part 1 of the Essay (possible 35 points) asks the student to write a personal Statement of Faith based in part on understanding questions 1 – 14 listed in Section III, along with knowledge gleaned from completing the self-correcting Quiz.  Part 2 of the Essay asks the student to write their Testimony of Saving Faith (possible 20 points).

Remember: only when we prepare before our study with prayer do our efforts produce lasting and accurate mastery of the truths God reveals in His Holy Word.  Believing that the Holy Spirit is our primary teacher, we agree to be taught by the Word, rather than seeking confirmation of our own convictions.

Section I.  Multiple Choice  ( Click all that apply)   (97 possible points)
  • What are some biblical truths about angels?

    1. Angels are messengers from God to man.
    2. Angels are emissaries sent on specific missions.
    3. Angels are able to respond to man’s requests/directions.
    4. Angels can be male or female.
    5. Angels were created when Adam and Eve were created.
    6. Man will rule angels in eternity.
    7. Angels have never been able to usurp their created place.
    8. Angels have ranks and duties.
    9. All of the above
    10. None of the above
  • What are some biblical truths about evil, the Devil and demons?

    1. The Deceiver can take away someone’s salvation.
    2. Hell was created for the devil, not man.
    3. Only as God allows, can Satan harm us.
    4. The Holy Spirit and the devil cannot cohabit.
    5. Quoting the Word doesn’t always fend off evil.
    6. Evil works increase at the end of this Age.
    7. At our birth, the Adversary is our father.
    8. Satan & sin will be destroyed as eternity begins
    9. The devil is actually a deposed demiurge.
    10. Satan is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.
    11. All of these
    12. None of these
  • What are some biblical truths about salvation from hell?

    1. God causes which souls will be lost.
    2. After Adam and Eve sinned God devised salvation.
    3. It is possible by sinning to ‘fall from grace’.
    4. Water baptism saves us if we believe it does.
    5. Christ’s shed blood is necessary to save.
    6. Salvation may be granted to a soul after death.
    7. The symbol of salvation is the cross
    8. Spiritual fruit evidences abiding faith in Christ.
    9. God judges all men according to how each one individually measures up to other good men.
    10. We are saved if we study and apply divine truth.
    11. Self improvement leads to eternal life.
    12. Sanctification and salvation are the same things.
    13. All of the above
    14. None of the above
  • What are some biblical truths about the “Translation of the Saints”?

    1. This is the same as Jesus’ transfiguration
    2. This will affect only part of Christ’s Body
    3. This is another name for “the gathering”
    4. This coincides with Jesus Christ’s return to earth.
    5. This is the next event on the prophetic calendar
    6. Believers receive new bodies at this event
    7. This event fulfills resurrection texts 1Thess 4:17 & 1 Cor 15:52
    8. Another name is ‘Rapture’
    9. A crown is promised those who listen for the Bridegroom to call them to the Lamb’s Supper.
    10. All of these
    11. None of these
  • What are some biblical truths about the Godhead?

    1. God’s foreknowledge does not include knowledge of those who will be lost in hell.
    2. “I AM that I AM” means that God always exists, before time, and for all  eternity.
    3. God judges all mankind according to how we individually measure up, comparing men to men.
    4. God lives in every person who has ever been created;  All possess a part of  ‘divine nature’
    5. God cannot change; His perfect attributes of justice, mercy and love are always operative.
    6. God’s omnipotence means He is all powerful, but never able to change wrong to right.
    7. God is omnipresent because He is in everything and everything is Him.
    8. God can be understood;  therefore we may relate to God as we individually understand Him.
    9. All of the above
    10. None of the above
  • What are some biblical truths about the Holy Spirit?

    1. The Spirit is a neutral force, an energy, and related in the same way to all people.
    2. The Spirit is subordinate in divinity and authority as compared to God the Father and the Son.
    3. The Spirit visits some people to give them gifts and others to anoint their ministry.
    4. The Spirit always does the work of the Father, bringing honor and glory to the Son.
    5. The Spirit can be obeyed, resisted, blasphemed, lied to, grieved, or quenched.
    6. The Spirit breathed the very Words of God into the men selected to write the Bible.
    7. The Spirit transforms a soul into a child of God, by washing them in the water of the Word.
    8. The Spirit relates equally to all persons, and for the same reasons, whether saved or lost.
    9. All of the above
    10. None of the above.
  • What are some biblical truths about Israel?

    1. Not all Israel are of God.
    2. The God of Israel has replaced the Jews with the Church.
    3. All Covenants starting with Abraham are made with Israel.
    4. There are no saved Jews.
    5. It is possible to be both a Jew and a Christian.
    6. The nation Israel will inherit the earth.
    7. All the people of earth are blessed through Israel.
    8. God revealed His Word through Israel.
    9. God cannot break His Covenant with His People, Israel.
    10. Jesus is a Jew, the Lion of Judah
    11. All of the above.
    12. None of the above.
  • What are some biblical truths about the Bible?

    1. Because fallible men penned the Bible, other men’s opinions are equal to the Bible’s authority.
    2. The Bible is authoritative, but not infallible.
    3. The DaVinci Code proves the Bible has errors.
    4. The Bible is only one of many divine revelations.
    5. The Bible was written over 1000 years.
    6. The New Test. is more important than the Old Test.
    7. The Bible Canon is 66 books.
    8. God will destroy the Bible when Christ Returns.
    9. The Bible was written in Latin and Greek.
    10. The Bible is God-breathed, meaning it is inspired.
    11. Jesus Christ is the Living Word.
    12. The Bible records the revelation of God’s glorious plan, progressively unfolding over time.
    13. Holy Spirit-guided, systematic study is the best way to learn biblical history and doctrine.
    14. After thousands of years of copying, the Bible’s truth & message is not changed.
    15. Not all scholars agree which manuscripts are valid texts for use in translating the Bible.
    16. Complete, exact fulfillment of prophecy is the primary proof the Bible is divinely inspired.
    17. The Bible will judge men in eternity.
    18. All of these.
    19. None of these.
    20. Early Hebrew Bibles had 63 books, with both books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles in one.
  • What are some biblical truths about sin?

    1. “Man is not as bad as he can be, but is as bad off as he can be.”
    2. Children are born sinful.
    3. Many ways of atoning for sin, if honest, are effective.
    4. Faith and prayer cleanse our sin.
    5. There are 8 aspects of sin taught in the Old Testament and 12 taught in the New Testament.
    6. The Bible declares pride is the fountain of sin.
    7. It is possible to neutralize sin by ignoring it.
    8. Leaven and leprosy are symbols used in the Bible to typify sin.
    9. Sin will be destroyed.
    10. Only vicarious atonement for sin is effective.
    11. All of these.
    12. None of these.
  • What are some biblical truths about the existence and attributes of the One True God?

    1. Sound, systematic theology offers the best way to organize and present the Bible’s message.
    2. The Bible documents the revelation of God’s glorious plan, progressively revealed over time.
    3. The ordered existence of all life is one proof that the only, personal, intelligent God is real.
    4. God first created Himself
    5. We can know God through clairvoyance and yoga meditation.
    6. God ordained cyclical time
    7. God only accepts worship of Him in Spirit and in Truth.
    8. God’s omniscience means He knows everything.
    9. Tri-unity means God exists in 3 persons.
    10. God is independent of His creation, endlessly self-existent
    11. All of these
    12. None of these
  • What are some biblical truths about Jesus Christ?

    1. Jesus is the Angel of Jehovah in the Old Testament.
    2. Jesus’ power is subordinate to God.
    3. Jesus is the Righteous Branch, a Son of David.
    4. Jesus is the eternal Creator of all things.
    5. Messiah ben (son of) David is yet to return.
    6. Messiah ben (son of) Joseph as already come.
    7. Christ’s death, not His resurrection, assure the Christian eternal life.
    8. Jesus was not a Jew.
    9. You must believe Jesus is God in order to be saved.
    10. Jesus is honored by the Holy Spirit.
    11. Jesus cannot be both God and man.
    12. Jesus will Judge His Bride at the Judgment Seat.
    13. All of these
    14. None of these
  • What are some biblical truths about prophecy?

    1. Waging Armageddon war is prophecy’s main theme.
    2. Most prophecy has already occurred.
    3. It is necessary to know prophecy to be saved.
    4. Prophets are still receiving new prophecies.
    5. The 1,000 year reign of Christ is only an approximate.
    6. Prophecies have no exact meaning.
    7. All first coming prophecies about Christ were fulfilled.
    8. God will purge the earth by fire.
    9. 144,000 Jewish missionaries will evangelize a great harvest of souls during the Tribulation.
    10. Prophecy ends with a new heaven and earth.
    11. Jesus now reigns on David’s throne in heaven.
    12. We are being prepared for our place in eternity now.
    13. All of these
    14. None of these
  • What are some biblical truths about the true Church, the Body of Christ?

    1. The year 2007 is in the Dispensation of the Church; that Age will end when the Bride has left.
    2. The church called “catholic” with a small ‘c’ is the universal Body of all believers in Christ.
    3. The Apostle Peter founded the church.
    4. The church will eternally exist with Christ.
    5. The professing church is the same as the confessing church.
    6. The church is a building.
    7. The Bride of Christ is the Body of Christ.
    8. The church is a royal priesthood of all saints
    9. The church has replaced Israel as God’s chosen vessel.
    10. The church was born at Pentecost.
    11. The church, a mystery, was hidden in the Old Testament.
    12. None of these.
    13. All of these.
  • What are some biblical truths about Dispensations of time and God’s Covenants?

    1. The next dispensation will be the Kingdom Age.
    2. Dispensation is a stewardship by man.
    3. Adam and Eve lived in the Age of Innocence.
    4. Man’s history covers seven dispensations.
    5. Abraham’s faith ushered in the Age of Promise.
    6. Christ’s death ended the Mosaic Covenant.
    7. The land called Palestine is promised to Israel.
    8. The New Covenant is yet future for Israel.
    9. In all dispensations God’s deals graciously with men.
    10. There are only three Covenants.
    11. The teaching that there are only 3 covenants is false.
    12. All of these
    13. None of these
    14. Covenant theologians and some Baptists do not agree the Bible teaches dispensational eras.
  • Which of these statements correctly describe some naturalistic anti-theistic beliefs?

    1. Atheists publicly deny that God exists.
    2. Marcionists deny that the Old Testament is valid.
    3. Agnostics privately deny that God exists.
    4. Dualists believe good and evil are equal.
    5. Both Theistic Evolutionists and anti-theistic evolutionists deny that God is the Creator.
    6. Materialists deny that any reality is spiritual.
    7. Polytheists deny there is One God.
    8. Pantheists assume matter is eternal and can self-generate both physical and spiritual life.
    9. All of these
    10. None of these (Suggestion: look up definitions;   they are simple ideas.)
Section II.  True or False    (Click True or False)     (117 possible points)
  • Christ’s Body will be removed from the earth just before the middle of the Tribulation.
  • The Triune nature of the Godhead means the Father existed first, created the Son next and then the Holy Spirit.
  • ‘Israel’ in the Bible means Jews in the Old Testament and means followers of Christ in the New Testament.
  • All theological systems are correct;  Even if they teach contradictory points, they are true for those who believe that way;  We should not try and educate anyone to believe differently.
  • The church is a ‘hidden mystery’ in the Old Testament; The Apostle Paul was called by Christ to specifically unveil this mystery, teaching the church’s unique place in dispensations.
  • The Apostle Paul founded the Church;  He was commissioned by Christ to do this.
  • While on earth, Jesus Christ had two separate natures; He was divine and human;  each nature  was individually in effect depending on whether He was operating as Priest or Prophet.
  • It is possible to receive a ‘second touch’ of blessing from the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving or possessing greater gifts than or different gifts from another Christian.
  • Paul and Peter were at odds with each other, as evidenced by some scriptures.  Paul had to make sure his followers understood Peter was not a teacher of the Gentiles, but Paul was.
  • Man’s nature is such that he cannot overcome his sin even if he learns to obey, the best he can, both of Christ’s Commands.
  • The teachings of the church are equal in authority to the teachings of the Bible.
  • The study of the Church, or the Body of Christ, is called “Ecclesiology.”
  • Dispensational Theology was not known or taught until the 1800’s.
  • For the Protestant believer, Martin Luther’s teachings are equally important to Paul’s.
  • The study of “Eschatology” means the study of ‘things to come’.
  • No one is able to know for certain if they will go to heaven or hell after they die.
  • Any musical offering or song in Worship is acceptable to God if we sincerely offer it.
  • The “Angel of the Lord,” referred to in the Old Testament, is Jesus Christ, pre-incarnate.
  • The Mercy Seat of the Ark was a type and shadow of Cross of Christ.
  • We control the direction and quality of our life by ‘speaking into reality’ that which the Holy Spirit leads us to desire, according to our faith in the Word of God.
  • 144,000 souls will be saved in the Tribulation, including any who did not respond before.
  • All souls living before the death of Jesus Christ were damned.
  • It is possible to avoid falling into apostasy by applying Acts 17:11 “search the scriptures”.
  • The Church can be redefined or undefined by making her purpose be man’s purpose.
  • The divine nature of God is perfected in us when we yield to His nature within us.
  • The most ‘spiritual’ gift of all is that of speaking in tongues, followed by interpretation.
  • A “minister of the gospel” means those trained to go into foreign mission fields.
  • One English Bible version is inspired, the same as the original writings are inspired.
  • There are 65 books in the canon of the Bible.
  • Evidence for Jesus’ life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension is more extensive and credible than evidence for the lives of many of the world’s historical leaders.
  • Hell is a real place and a real existence, eternally experienced by all who die without the benefit of saving faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Philosophy, Psychology, Science, and the Bible are all equally accurate sources for explaining man’s existence, his nature, his needs, and his final disposition.
  • The perfect Law, outlined in the book of Leviticus, is a mini portrait of Jesus Christ’s perfect, sacrificial life, offered as the final sin offering to take away the sins of the world.
  • There are 28 books in the canon of the New Testament.
  • In John 1:1 “The Word” (Logos) does not have the same meaning as in Greek Philosophy.
  • Isaiah 52:13 – 53: identifies the suffering of God’s Chosen People, the Jews.
  • Romans 13 teaches a Christian how he is to live “in the world but not be of it.”
  • God has always existed in 3 persons, but was not incarnate in human form until Jesus was conceived in his mother, Mary.
  • The true canon of the Old Testament also includes the books of the Apocrypha.
  • Syncretism and not separatism is the pattern taught in the New Testament for the church.
  • The Sect of the Sadducees did not believe in life after death, but the Pharisees Sect did.
  • Jesus’ religious practice was most closely identified with the Sect of the Pharisees.
  • Correctly interpreted and applied teaching on predestination means that some people cannot be saved, since God did not die for the whole world, but only for whom He selected.
  • One reason each book of the Bible is included in the Canon is that each agrees with the truth in the other books of the Bible, contributing to the whole revelation of God’s glory.   True
  • Belief in approved Creeds or Statements is the same as belief in the truth of the Bible.
  • At the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem an exact copy of the Book of Isaiah from the caves in Qumran is displayed.  It matches, word for word, the Book of Isaiah in the Bible.
  • Being justified by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, marks the funda-mental difference between the faith of most Protestant Christians and Roman Catholics.
  • The “Israel of God” refers to those with true faith in this age as described in Rom 4:12.
  • It is possible to perfectly obey God’s command to live righteously by placing one’s saving faith in Jesus Christ.
  • The “Morning Star” in Isaiah 14:12 is not the same “Morning Star” in Revelation 22:16.
  • There are lost ‘inspired or divine’ books of the Bible that have been rediscovered.
  • The study of Pneumatics is the study of the Holy Spirit.
  • Gap Theory incorrectly teaches that there was a race of men that lived before Adam.
  • The earth was created out of nothing (ex nihilo) in six twenty-four hour (solar) days.
  • The flood experienced by Noah was a regional catastrophe, not a global deluge.
  • God created the earth and all life by the causing the event called The Big Bang.
  • A great mystery is our salvation.  While today is the day of salvation; no one is saved except if drawn to God by His cords of love.  His love is for all but is only applied if one responds.
  • Ponerology is the study of evil (Satan); Hamartiology is the study of (man’s) sin.
  • OT saints (e.g.) Noah, Moses, John and tribulation saints are not members of the Church.
  • It makes no difference for our eternal soul what we believe;  all belief is subjective.
  • The Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church, but not the Body of Christ.
  • Converts to Jesus Christ become so by hearing and believing the gospel of the Kingdom.
  • The god of atheism teaches belief in self as the final source of truth and authority.
  • Salvation is provided by God’s grace leading to faith in Jesus followed by water baptism.
  • The sovereignty of God is demonstrated in that all things are in His ultimate control.
  • After the new birth, the new nature continues to be at war with that soul’s old nature.
  • The gospel of Grace is entirely based on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Non-contradiction law does not exclude abrupt creation and evolution both being true.
  • We either respond to Spirit conviction and are saved; or we reject Christ and are damned.
  • God’s grace provides unmerited favor granted to man, independent of any effort by man.
  • First repentance is turning from idols to God, obeying the indwelling Holy Spirit’s work.
  • (S)he who violates one point of the Law is not guilty of violating all points of the Law.
  • Saved Gentiles are grafted into the rich olive tree of Israel, now God’s chosen church.
  • Gentile followers of Christ are wild branches grafted among the natural Jewish branches.
  • Romans 10 reveals the nation Israel’s present blindness to the meaning of Christ’s cross.
  • Romans 11 does not reveal Israel’s future glory.
  • Romans 9 reveals the nation Israel’s past history.
  • God provides all men general revelation of Himself through His created universe.
  • God specifically reveals Himself through His Word which may be optionally received.
  • The Papal system is imposed on Christ’s church without providing apostolic succession.
  • The Spirit seals us to the day of redemption because we stop sinning; we have repented.
  • Observing communion and water baptism are marks of obedient church members.
  • Not all facts of history and of science included in the Bible reflect accurate knowledge.
  • The Bible is a continuous Revelation, in 66 books, having been progressively revealed.
  • The canon includes individual books recognized as divinely inspired by early Christians.
  • The Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Nag Hammadi Library also teach divine truth.
  • Idolatrous worship sources to wrong beliefs which are sourced to incorrect interpretation.
  • 1 Jn 2:27 means the Holy Spirit provides freedom to individually interpret the Bible.
  • Universalism is a false teaching that all persons will eventually be with God in eternity.
  • Annihilation is a false teaching that although hell is a place of suffering, it is temporary.
  • Ecumenism correctly teaches the church obeys God to ignore doctrinal disagreements.
  • Hermeneutics is the study of the principles of how to correctly interpret the Bible.
  • The Bible teaches a distinct and chosen earthly nation Israel; a distinct, heavenly Body, the Church; with both of them spiritually distinct from all the lost.
  • God has been testing man since Creation.  In every test, in every age, man has failed.
  • There are four dispensations or ages.  We live in the Ecclesial dispensation.
  • During the next age the Bride of Christ will reign on earth with Jesus for 1,000 years.
  • After His resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven where He is seated right of the Father.
  • After Jacob’s Trouble Jesus will reign on the throne of David in geographic Jerusalem.
  • The resurrection of the dead in Christ occurs at His Second physical coming to earth.
  • Old Testament and martyred tribulational saints will be resurrected at Tribulation’s end.
  • All other souls not listed in 108. and 109. will be resurrected after the Kingdom Age.
  • Judgment for collective sin was satisfied at the Cross but not believers’ individual sins.
  • Judgment of each Christian’s work in the body will be conducted at Christ’s Bema seat.
  • Eternal life is for preselected souls receiving the gift of Christ’s substitute death.
  • Grace justifies, redeems, forgives, and provides flexibility for our sinful behavior.
  • The Bible distinguishes between God’s Law and His Grace.  Being condemned to hell is according to Law; being eternally saved from the penalty of sin is according to grace.
  • The wicked, except souls reincarnated or in Purgatory, will experience Rev. 20-11-15.
  • All nations, except USA, will be judged in Jehoshaphat’s Valley during Tribulation.
Section III.  Matching   Match the numbered concepts with their correct name. (possible 31 points)
  1. Mankind’s natural, lost condition is
  2. God’s unmerited favor bestowed on man is
  3. The process of a man receiving eternal life is
  4. The act of God charging our debts to Him is
  5. God serving in our place to atone for sin is
  6. The act of turning from idols to God is
  7. God purchasing us out of the slave market is
  8. God making peace with sinful man is
  9. The ‘satisfaction of the mortgage of sin’ is
  10. God’s judgment that we are accepted in Christ is
  11. Continuing conformance to Jesus Christ is
  12. Being irrevocably accepted in Christ is
  13. The glorious assurance of eternal destiny is
  14. The blessed hope and promise of eternal life is
  15. The ‘called out ones’ who are Jesus Christ’s Body
  16. False teaching that the Kingdom of God has come
  17. The place where Christ first performed a miracle
  18. The Bible book that teaches the road to heaven is
  19. The Apostle sent specifically to teach Gentiles is
  20. A future time when God will judge the nations is
  21. The Bible book that teaches about Christ’s sacrifice
  22. A Hebrew city now barred to Jews is
  23. A time of reward for a believer’s works is the
  24. The day when Jesus will physically return to earth
  25. The absolute certainty of the Bible’s truth is its
  26. Describing the struggle to obey in the Christian is
  27. False teaching that Christ’s death was not for all is
  28. The heresy that Jesus was created by God is
  29. Jesus’ self-denial for man, as described in Phil 2:7
  30. The most important truth denied about Christ is
  31.  “Terrible Day” taught by the Prophets & Apostles
  1. Justification (10)
  2. Sanctification (11)
  3. Propitiation (9)
  4. Security (12)
  5. Resurrection (14)
  6. Reconciliation (8)
  7. Depraved (1)
  8. Predestination (13)
  9. Imputation (4)
  10. Grace (2)
  11. Regeneration (3)
  12. Substitution (5)
  13. Repentance (6)
  14. Redemption (7)
  15. Romans (18)
  16. Leviticus (21)
  17. Hebron (22)
  18. The Church (15)
  19. Paul (19)
  20. Day of the Lord (31)
  21. Postmillennialism (16)
  22. Cana (17)
  23. Tribulation (20)
  24. Arianism (28)
  25. Kenosis (29)
  26. His Deity (30)
  27. Inerrancy (25)
  28. Two Natures (26)
  29. Judgment Seat of Christ (23)
  30. Second Coming (24)
  31. Limited Atonement (27)
Section IV.  Essay Part 1  Write a personal Statement of Faith based in part on understanding questions 1 – 14 listed in Section III, along with knowledge gleaned from completing the self-correcting Quiz. (possible 35 points)
Section IV.  Essay Part 2  Write your Testimony of Saving Faith. (possible 20 points)