Answers to Scripture Test

1. The correct answer is d) We rely on the living God Who is the Saviour of all mankind . . .

Here is I Timothy 4:9-11 in full: “Faithful is the saying and worthy of all welcome (for for this are we toiling and being reproached), that we rely on the living God, Who is the Saviour of all mankind, especially of believers. These things be charging and teaching.”

        The language of these verses should be quite surprising to those who have been told that some of mankind are saved, but most are tormented endlessly. That “God is the Saviour of all mankind, especially of believers” cannot be true if the Christendom’s doctrine of endless torment in hell for most or even some of mankind is true.

2. The correct answer is d) Peddlers.

Paul wrote in II Corinthians 2:17: “For we are not as the majority, who are peddling the word of God, but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God in Christ are we speaking.”

3. The correct answer is d) Stupidity with God.

I Corinthians 3:18-23 reads as follows: “Let no one be deluding himself. If anyone among you is presuming to be wise in this eon, let him become stupid, that he may be becoming wise, for the wisdom of this world is stupidity with God. For it is written, ‘He is clutching the wise in their craftiness.’ And again, The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain. So that, let no one be boasting in men, for all is yours, whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or the present, or that which is impending -- all is yours, yet you are Christ's, yet Christ is God's.”

4. The correct answer is e). Through God’s will and grace.

Paul wrote, “For I am the least of the apostles, who am not competent to be called an apostle, because I persecute the ecclesia of God. Yet, in the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace, which is in me, did not come to be for naught, but more exceedingly than all of them toil I — yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me.”

Paul began I Corinthians with “Paul, a called apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God . . .”  and II Corinthians, Ephesians, Colossians, and II Timothy with “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God . . .”

We’ve often heard the myth that God will never violate the alleged “free will” of humans, forcing His salvation upon them. If there be such a thing as “free will,” God violated Paul’s on the road to Damascus in a most dramatic way. Paul’s salvation by pure grace is a pattern for all others who happen upon their salvation in the body of Christ.

5. The correct answer is d) Paul

“For there is one God, and one Mediator of God and mankind, a Man, Christ Jesus, Who is giving Himself a correspondent Ransom for all (the testimony in its own eras), for which I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the nations in knowledge and truth (I Timothy 2:5-7).

6. The correct answer is d) With prayer and thanksgiving.

“Be rejoicing in the Lord always! Again, I will declare, be rejoicing! Let your lenience be known to all men: the Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, that is superior to every frame of mind, shall be garrisoning your hearts and your apprehensions in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).

7. The correct answer is d) Blind and stupid hypocrites.

"Now woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are locking the kingdom of the heavens in front of men. For you are not entering, neither are you letting those entering to enter . . . Woe to you, blind guides! who are saying, 'Whoever should be swearing by the temple, it is nothing; yet whoever should be swearing by the gold of the temple is owing.' Stupid and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that hallows the gold? And, 'Whoever should be swearing by the altar, it is nothing; yet whoever should be swearing by the approach present upon it is owing.' Stupid and blind! for which is greater, the approach present, or the altar that is hallowing the approach present?” (Matthew 23:13, 16-19).

8. The correct answer is d) The evangel of the coming earthly millennial kingdom for Israel.

“And Jesus led them about in the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and heralding the evangel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every debility among the people” (Matthew 4:23).

Now [Jesus], answering, said, "I was not commissioned except for the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24). The body of Christ was not in view until Christ called Paul on the road to Damascus and gave him the evangel of the grace of God for us.

9. The correct answer is e) – b, c, and d.

“To me, less than the least of all saints, was granted this grace: to bring the evangel of the untraceable riches of Christ to the nations, and to enlighten all as to what is the administration of the secret, which has been concealed from the eons in God, Who creates all, that now may be made known to the sovereignties and the authorities among the celestials, through the ecclesia, the multifarious wisdom of God, in accord with the purpose of the eons, which He makes in Christ Jesus, our Lord; in Whom we have boldness and access with confidence, through His faith” (Ephesians 3:8-12).

            “But of nothing have I a word, nor yet am I making my soul precious to myself, till I should be perfecting my career and the dispensation which I got from the Lord Jesus, to certify the evangel of the grace of God” (Acts 20: 24).

10. The correct answer is d) The epistles of Paul.

Paul, commissioned by Christ as the chief apostle to the nations (Acts 26:17-18), directed Timothy and all who are part of the body of Christ to follow his Christ-commissioned teaching, using his exacts words:

“And what things you hear from me through many witnesses, these commit to faithful men, who shall be competent to teach others also” (II Timothy 2:2).

“Have a pattern [literally, stencil] of sound words, which you hear from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. The ideal thing committed to you, guard through the holy spirit which is making its home in us” (II Timothy 1:13-14)

11. The correct answer is e). Believe that Jesus died, was buried and resurrected from the dead.

Paul wrote, “Now I am making known to you, brethren, the evangel which I bring to you which also you accepted, in which also you stand, through which also you are saved, if you are retaining what I said in bringing the evangel to you, outside and except you believe feignedly. “For I give over to you among the first what also I accepted, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was entombed, and that He has been roused the third day according to the scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas [Peter], thereupon the twelve” (I Corinthians 15:1-5).

12. The correct answer is d) Inherent in the heavens.

“For our realm is inherent in the heavens, out of which we are awaiting a Saviour also, the Lord, Jesus Christ, Who will transfigure the body of our humiliation, to conform it to the body of His glory, in accord with the operating which enables Him even to subject all to Himself” (Philippians 3:20-21).