Friday, December 31, 2010

Index of lessons and online quizzes from “The Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Rev. William Evans

“The Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Rev. William Evans, Ph.D., D.D. is a well-respected reference material for Bible students, pastors and missionaries. You can read the entire book from Google (click the picture of the book cover) or download the complete zipped e-book. We are posting lessons and online quizzes with automatic scoring from this book. Listed below are the currently available quizzes and lessons.

Online quizzes

  1. Index of quizzes
  2. Arguments for the Existence of God (flashcards; matching type quiz)
  3. Deity of Christ (gap-fill)
  4. Divine Attributes of the Holy Spirit (gap-fill)
  5. Emblems of the Holy Spirit (flashcards; matching type quiz)
  6. God’s Moral Attributes (gap-fill)
  7. Holy Spirit does things that only God can do (gap-fill)
  8. Names of God in the Old Testament (flashcards; matching type quiz)
  9. Names of the Holy Spirit (gap-fill)
  10. Natural Attributes of God (gap-fill)
  11. Offenses against the Holy Spirit, Part A (multiple-choice quiz)
  12. Offenses against the Holy Spirit, Part B (flashcards; matching type quiz)
  13. Seven symbols used to illustrate the Word of God (multiple-choice quiz)

A. The Doctrine of God
  1. Existence of God a fact taken for granted
  2. Universal belief in the existence of God
  3. Cosmological argument for God
  4. Teleological argument for God
  5. Ontological and anthropological arguments for God
  6. Congruity argument for God
  7. Argument from Scripture
  8. Spirituality of God (part 1)
  9. Spirituality of God (part 2)
  10. Personality of God vs. Pantheism
  11. God’s personality as proved by His relation to the universe and men
  12. Unity of God vs. Polytheism
  13. Doctrine of the Trinity vs. Unitarianism
  14. Omniscience of God
  15. Omnipotence of God
  16. Omnipresence of God
  17. Eternity and immutability of God
  18. Holiness of God
  19. Righteousness and Justice of God
  20. Mercy and Loving-kindness of God
  21. Love of God

B. The Doctrine of Jesus Christ
  1. The Person of Christ
  2. The Humanity of Christ
  3. Divine names are given to Christ

C. The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

D. The Doctrine of Man

E. The Doctrine of Salvation

F. The Doctrine of the Scriptures

G. The Doctrine of the Angels

H. The Doctrine of Satan

I. The Doctrine of the Last Things

This ministry does not necessarily endorse everything that Evans taught. Please always refer to the Articles of Faith and Biblical distinctives of Baptists when you study these materials.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Are you for or against the altar call and sinner’s prayer ?

(Note: You can read excerpts from the articles cited below in my “Baptist churches in the Philippines” blog.)

For the altar call

Against the altar call
Middle ground on the altar call
For the Sinner’s Prayer
Against the sinner’s prayer, and reasons not to ask Jesus into your heart
Middle ground on the sinner’s prayer
Backgrounder on Charles G. Finney, by Dr. Kevin T. Bauder, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Note: (1) You can read excerpts from the articles cited above in my “Baptist churches in the Philippines” blog. Jump to For the altar call; Against the altar call; Middle ground on the altar call; For the sinner’s prayer; Against the sinner’s prayer and Reasons not to ask Jesus into your heart; Middle ground on the sinner’s prayer; (2) Some ministries whose works are cited in this post are described as holding a “non-lordship salvation” view. This ministry uses the term “Lordship salvation” based on A.W. Tozer’s discussion in his essay “No Saviorhood without Lordshipand in “What is Biblical repentance?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Church planting materials and resources (mp3 and pdf)

Church Planting Village: Free One-Stop Shop for Church Planting resources; available in Spanish, Korean, French, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese (NAMB/SBC)

Church planting sermons by Dr. Dan Botterbrodt, Independent Baptist Institute

  1. Origin of the First Church
  2. The Lord’s Commission, Matthew 28, verses 18-20
  3. The Master Church Planter, 1 Peter 2, verses 21-24
  4. The Master Church Planter 2, 1 Peter 2, verses 21-24
  5. Church Planting Movement 1, Acts 9, verse 31
  6. Church Planting Movement 2, Acts 5-8
  7. Church Planting Movement 3, Acts 8-13
  8. Church Planting Movement 4, Acts 9-20
  9. Church Planting Movement 5
  10. Motives for Church Planting
  11. Preparing for an Increase

Churches Planting Churches, by Dr. Dennis Leatherman (Mountain Lake Independent Baptist)

Building A Solid Foundation for Church Planting, by Voddie Baucham (Grace Family Baptist Church)

Materials from Church Planting Conference 10, College Park Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina

  1. Dealing With Difficult People, by Pastor Dayton Walker
  2. Gods Work is Never Worthless, by Pastor Jeff Kelly
  3. The Elijah Syndrome, by Dr. Fred Moritz
  4. Building Churches on the Mission Field, by Dr. Fred Moritz
  5. Bud Calvert on Church Planting
  6. Tim Sneeden on Church Planting
  7. The Right Focus, by Pastor Larry Hobbes

Church Planting in France, by Tim Ross (First Baptist Church of Parker)

A Macro View of Church Planting, by Charles A. Bonadies (Suber Road Baptist Church)

Church Planting, by Michael Crawford (Immanuel Baptist Church)

Materials from 2005 ARBCA Church Planting School

  1. Theology of Church Planting, by Jim Renihan
  2. Cultivating Men for Church Planting, by Steve Martin
  3. Practical Matters of Church Planting, by Jim Renihan
  4. Legal and Financial Matters of Church Planting, by Mike McKnight

Church Planting, by Stephen Gambill (Reformed Baptist of Nashville)

Church Planting, by Jeremy Smith (Calvary Baptist Tabernacle)

Materials by Stacy A. Johnson (First Baptist of San Jacinto)

  1. Are You a Candidate for a Church Planting Team? Pt.1
  2. Are You a Candidate for a Church Planting Team? Pt.2
  3. Are You a Candidate for a Church Planting Team? Pt.3

Materials by Boon-Sing Poh (Christ Reformed Baptist Church)

  1. The Biblical and Theological Basis of Church Planting
  2. The Method and Application of Church Planting
  3. The Urgency and Need of Church Planting

Church Planting, by Douglas Van Dorn (Reformed Baptist of N. Co.)

Church Planting
, by Jeremy Van Delinder (Thompson Road Baptist Church)

Cross Roads Church Planting
, by Missionary Tim Heinrich (Calvary Baptist Tabernacle)

PDFs on church planting

Getting A Church Started, A student manual for the theological foundation and practical techniques of planting a church, by Elmer L. Towns (148 pages, 543Kb)

Starting new churches is the genius of Christianity. As the population explodes and another community comes into existence, new churches are needed. As old churches lose their fervency and slip into liberalism, new churches are needed to take their place.

Wendell Belew of the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board plans over 500 new churches in America every year. Someone asks, “What method do you plan to use to plant 500 new churches a year?” He replies, “For 500 churches, we need 500 methods.”
Every community has different needs, and every group of people reflects a different composite personality. Each pastor must minister according to his spiritual gifts, hence there is a different application of Biblical principles in every new church.

New churches are successful in rural, small towns, city and metropolitan areas. Men use a different formula in building each church. Yet, many patterns are similar because certain timeless principles transcend space and culture. These grow out of the nature of the church and the principles in the New Testament.

Some churches have grown faster than others. No church is perfect - like young children they are growing through the pains of childhood. But even in youth, there is something compelling about a child. Each church, as reflected in each of its pastor-founders, has different strengths. Hence, each is a different example to guide those building a church.

Some will not be able to follow the principles of this book and start a successful church -because they have different concepts about the church. The end product always determines the process. The end product in this book is a soul-winning, Bible-teaching church that stands for purity, obedience to the Great Commission, and separation from apostasy. Therefore, if this is not the type of church a man wants to build, all of these principles will not apply to his situation. But, in fact, not all of these principles will apply in any situation. They must be read in light of Scripture, applied in relationship to the community, and integrated by the man of God.

The church is close to the heart of God (Eph. 5:25), and those who start a church have a special place in God’s affection. When preaching on the doctrine of the church, I often ask for charter members of that congregation to raise their hands. These, I note, have a special place in God’s love for the sacrifice, vision, and labor that brought a church into existence. One of the greatest privileges in life is to help bring a candlestick (Rev. 2:1,5) into existence.
Church Planting Movements (NAMB/SBC); download David Garrison’s 1999 CPM booklet in English, simplified Chinese, Turkish, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, French, Israeli English, Hebrew)

What is a Church Planting Movement? A simple, concise definition of a Church Planting Movement (CPM) is a rapid and multiplicative increase of indigenous churches planting churches within a given people group or population segment.

There are several key components to this definition. The first is rapid. As a movement, a Church Planting Movement occurs with rapid increases in new church starts. Saturation church planting over decades and even centuries is good, but doesn’t qualify as a Church Planting Movement.

Secondly, there is a multiplicative increase. This means that the increase in churches is not simply incremental growth - adding a few churches every year or so. Instead, it compounds with two churches becoming four, four churches becoming eight to 10 and so forth. Multiplicative increase is only possible when new churches are being started by the churches themselves–rather than by professional church planters or missionaries.

Finally, they are indigenous churches. This means they are generated from within rather than from without. This is not to say that the gospel is able to spring up intuitively within a people group. The gospel always enters a people group from the outside; this is the task of the missionary. However, in a Church Planting Movement the momentum quickly becomes indigenous so that the initiative and drive of the movement comes from within the people group rather than from outsiders.

If this definition isn’t enough, we might also clarify what a Church Planting Movement is not. A Church Planting Movement is more than “evangelism that results in churches.” Evangelism that results in churches is a part of a Church
Planting Movement, but the “endvision” is less extensive. A church planter might satisfy himself with the goal of planting a single church or even a handful of churches, but fail to see that it will take a movement of churches planting churches to reach an entire nation of people.
The Process of Church Planting, by Danie Vermeulen, Dawn Africa (75 pages, 1.02 MB)
After twenty-two years of pastoral experience and having been involved in 38 church plants during this time, I have been confronted on so many occasions with the question, “How does one go about planting a church”? I have never felt adequately informed to write something in this regard but lately the Lord has burdened my heart to share on this topic from my experience, specifically within an African context.

This morning at the breakfast table I was telling my family about the new training manual I am writing on church planting. My twelve-year-old son, Danie Jr. casually remarked, “but Dad, is it really necessary? It is so basic! All you do is get a few people saved and build a building and there you go.” Needless to say after we all had a little chuckle I said to him, “You are right son, it is rather basic. It is rather basic for a married couple to have children and if we are the Body of Christ it should be rather basic for this ‘body’ to reproduce itself.” Very proud of himself he said, “So what’s the big deal.” My explanation satisfied him when I said, “Son, suppose you were unaware of the fact that one day, when you got married, you could reproduce, would you do it?

Most churches are unaware that it is actually basic that they should reproduce themselves into many other churches and that is why I feel the urgency of writing this manual.” I want every pastor and every church to know that you don’t need a special gifting to plant a new church. It is natural!

I believe that I will be able to lay a foundation for my conviction from the Scriptures to help you understand that church planting is not a good idea but rather a Biblical basis for the fulfilment of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19. I am not a theologian but I do believe with all my heart that it should be Father’s heart and vision that would motivate us and spur us on to complete the work He has given us.

Resources for Churches and Church Planters, by Roger McNamara (copyright by Baptist Mid-Missions)
Where Have All The Leaders Gone? pdf file (653 kb) is a 92-page guide for moving people from conversion, to spiritual growth, maturity, ministry, and lay leadership through a four-phase discipleship program. Each level focuses on what you want the people to know, what changes you want to see in their lives, and what you want them to be able to do at that level. A well-balanced discipleship process is the key to developing lay leaders in the church. People flounder and don’t grow unless you have an effective discipling process in place.

Checklist for Church Planters pdf file (252 kb)

Church Child Safety Guidelines pdf file (626 kb) contains 99 pages of valuable information on how to protect your church and its ministry from accusations of child abuse. Many churches are grossly negligent in this area because they think “it could never happen here.” This manual explains what constitutes “child abuse” and describes in detail the steps your church should take to minimize the possibility of it happening. Helpful information includes screening guidelines and practical steps your church can take to protect itself.

Biblical Principles of Stewardship pdf file (1.91 mb) is one of the keys to developing a healthy church plant. It enables churches to grow spiritually as well as financially. Stewardship is really about life management – how people use their time, talents, treasure, and testimonies. Biblical Principles of Stewardship grapples with the purpose, principles, parameters, promises, period, and programs of a biblical approach to stewardship. This 92-page manual will provide you with information, suggestions, and samples that will help you build stronger believers and a healthier ministry.

How to Write a Church Constitution pdf file (411 kb); Sample Church Constitution pdf file (105 kb)

STARTING THE JOURNEY – Discipleship 101 pdf file (579 kb) – the first of a series of discipleship lessons designed to help believers move from the new birth to spiritual maturity to ministry involvement and to lay leadership. This introductory set of six lessons was written for new believers, perspective members, and people who want to explore the claims of Christ. It exposes them to some of the elementary truths of Scripture that anyone wanting to be a follower of Christ should know.

CATCH THE VISION – Discipleship 102 pdf file (937 kb) – the second in a series of discipleship lessons designed to help people grow spiritually. These eight lessons focus on the local church. They serve as a get-acquainted course for those who want to know more about your congregation. They can also be used as a pre-membership for those who are thinking of uniting with your church. You will find yourself evaluating your own ministry as you move through each session, and will be challenged to improve the way in which you “do church.”
Saturation Church Planting

The Alliance for Saturation Church Planting attempts to facilitate church planting in the 27 countries of post-communist Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Alliance-related Facilitation Teams resident in 14 of these countries seek to identify, envision, train and mobilize existing and emerging churches to plant new churches. So that the gospel is available to every person, these teams desire to facilitate church multiplication. Facilitation efforts exist in Central Asia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia&Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Alliance partners are also employing saturation church planting elements in Albania, Belarus and Bulgaria.

Omega Course - a five volume set of manuals on church planter training with each manual offering 26 hours of instruction on spiritual character, inductive Bible study, leadership, mentoring and vision; designed for modular instruction in a working seminar format, the training schedule can be adapted for work/ministry realities of your trainees.

Prayer Book - a 160 page book called “Prayer that Strengthens and Expands the Church” by Glenn Livingston that examines the question “what does the prayer life of a disciple of the Lord look like?”

Prayer Care - a brochure designed to stimulate believers in their own prayer life and in their ministry.

Essential Vision - a 67 page book outlining the concept of saturation church planting and the elements involved.

Mentoring Manual - a 125 page book by Bob Martin, the manual is a practical tool that helps leaders understand the role of mentoring in helping church planters to be faithful to God’s call.

Church Planting Prayer Strategy, NAMB/SBC (65 pages, 386 Kb)

Note: This ministry does not necessarily endorse or share all the views and opinions expressed in the materials, resources or links mentioned in these posts. Please always refer to the Articles of Faith and Biblical distinctives of Baptists when you study these materials.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Study guides for Apologetics (interim curriculum)

Click hereThe articles from A Ready Defense by Josh McDowell are part of the interim curriculum. We have prepared these study guides which you can use in two ways: (1) Read the study guide first so you can have an overview of the article; and (2) After reading the article, try answering the study guide questions to test your comprehension.

Index of study guides

  1. Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in history
  2. How can you believe the miracles in the Bible?
  3. What about all those contradictions?
  4. Is the New Testament filled with myths?
  5. Was Jesus born of a virgin?
  6. The historicity of Jesus
  7. The resurrection of Jesus
  8. The Trilemma: Lord, Liar or Lunatic?
  9. Is Jesus both Messiah and God?
  10. Questions About God
  11. Questions About Faith and Reason
  12. Is the Christian experience just a delusion?
  13. Did you hear what happened to Saul?

Chapter 06 - Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in history
  1. What is one of the unique and fascinating aspects of the Bible found in no other religious literature?
  2. What do Isaiah 44:28; 54:1 prophesy about Cyrus? What was significant about this prophecy at the time Isaiah recorded it in 700 B.C.?
  3. What is Daniel’s Seventy Weeks all about? What will happen at the end of 69 weeks?
  4. What were several commandments, or decrees, in Israel’s history which have been suggested as the end of the 483 years?
  5. Based on Hoehner’s Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ, what is the only logical day for Christ’s crucifixion?
  6. After the termination of the 69 weeks and before the commencement of the 70th week, what two events had to occur?
  7. What was the prophecy or seven predictions about Tyre in Ezekiel 26 (592-570 B.C.)?
  8. What part did Nebuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great play in these predictions about Tyre?
  9. What was the prophecy about Sidon in Ezekiel 28:22-23 (592 - 570 B.C.)? According to Floyd Hamilton, how was this prophecy fulfilled?
  10. What was the prophecy about Samaria in Hosea 13:16 and Micah 1:6? How was this fulfilled?
  11. What was the prophecy about Gaza-Ashkelon in Amos 1:8 (775 - 750 B.C.) Jeremiah 47:5 (626 - 586 B.C.) Zephaniah 2:4,6 (640 - 621 B.C.)? How was this fulfilled?
  12. What were the prophecies regarding Petra and Edom by Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel? How were these prophecies specifically fulfilled?
  13. What were the prophecies regarding the Jewish people?
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Chapter 10 -
How can you believe the miracles in the Bible?

  1. What is the so-called “Hume hangover”?
  2. What is Hume’s argument against miracles?
  3. What did Dr. Lawrence Burkholder, chairman of the Department of the Church at the Harvard Divinity School, say about Hume’s arguments against miracles?
  4. What did Professor Clark Pinnock say about Hume’s methodology?
  5. What did C. S. Lewis say about Hume’s arguments against miracles?
  6. What did Merald Westphal, in his review of “The Historian and the Believer,” say about the experiences of the first explorers in Australia with regard the platypus?
  7. What is the basis for believing in the miraculous?
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Chapter 11 -
What about all those contradictions?

  1. “How can you believe a Bible that is full of contradictions?” What does this question assume?
  2. What constitutes a contradiction? What is the law of non-contradiction?
  3. What is important to remember when facing possible contradictions?
  4. “Matthew relates how two blind men met Jesus, while both Mark and Luke mention only one.” Is this a contradiction?
  5. What is the supposed contradiction in the account of the death of Sisera in the Book of Judges?
  6. What is the reason why two passages can sometimes appear contradictory?
  7. What was the supposed contradiction in the story of Paul’s conversion in the Damascus road in Acts 9:7 and Acts 22:9? How does Greek scholar W. F. Arndt refute this supposed contradiction?
  8. “Doesn’t Matthew make a mistake by attributing a prophecy to Jeremiah when it actually was given by Zechariah?”
  9. How do Dr. J. E. Rosscup of Talbot Seminary and John N. Cool explain this supposed error by Matthew?
  10. “How would you explain the inaccuracy between Judas ‘went away and hanged himself’ in Matthew 27:5 and ‘falling headlong, he burst open’ in Acts 1:18?”
  11. “How could Jesus have remained in the tomb three days and three nights if He was crucified on Friday and rose on Sunday?”
  12. Don’t the resurrection accounts repeatedly contradict themselves?
  13. What did Sir Norman Anderson, the Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London, say about apparent conflicts in the testimony of different witnesses?
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Chapter 14 -
Is the New Testament filled with myths?

  1. Did the early Christians turn a human Jesus into a supernatural figure by borrowing supernatural elements from the mystery religions?
  2. What was the taurobolium? What are several reasons why the taurobolium cannot be the source for any Christian doctrine or practice?
  3. Did the early Christians copy their rite of baptism from pagan religions around them?
  4. What was the resurrection story in the early Egyptian cult of Isis and Osiris? How is the resurrection story of Jesus different from this Egyptian myth?
  5. “Others also have claimed that the concept of rebirth is central to the mystery religions and that Christianity depended on them for its doctrine of the new birth.” Explain and refute.
  6. What are the six differences between the deaths of the so-called savior-gods and that of Jesus, according to Nash?
  7. What are the fallacies of Linking Christianity with mystery religions?
  8. What do Acts 14:11-13 say about the refusal of the early Christians to borrow from the mystery religions?
  9. What is the fallacy of combinationalism or universalism?
  10. What is the fallacy of “coloring the evidence”?
  11. What is the fallacy of oversimplification?
  12. What is the fallacy of “Who’s Influencing Whom?”
  13. What does Walter Kunneth, professor of systematic theology at Erlangen University in Germany, state concerning the exclusiveness of the gospel?
  14. What did Adolf von Harnack, the most influential German church historian and theologian of his day, say about rejecting comparative mythology?
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Chapter 17 -
Was Jesus born of a virgin?

  1. What are several reasons why the virgin birth was a necessity? What was the prophecy in Jeremiah 22:28-30 about King Jeconiah?
  2. “A common objection to the virgin birth is that it is a biological impossibility, acceptable only because of people’s ignorance of these things.” How did C.S. Lewis answer this objection?
  3. Could the story of virgin birth have been borrowed from Greek or Babylonian mythology?
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Chapter 18 -
The historicity of Jesus

  1. What did Journalist Louis Cassels write in 1973 about books trying to debunk Jesus?
  2. “What collateral proof is there in existence of the historical fact of the life of Jesus Christ? Why aren’t there more nonbiblical historical accounts of the resurrection of Christ?”
  3. Why didn’t Pontius Pilate report to Rome about Christ?
  4. What did Justin Martyr, writing in approximately A.D. 150, inform emperor Antoninus Pius about the fulfillment of Psalm 22:16?
  5. “How much nonbiblical material on any subject actually survived from the first century?”
  6. What common device did a writer of antiquity do to discredit someone?
  7. ‘“If the biblical description of Jesus’ activities is accurate, wouldn’t Jesus have attracted sufficient attention to be mentioned in first century writings?”
  8. “Is absence of evidence evidence of absence?”
  9. What did ancient secular writers like Cornelius Tacitus (born A.D. 52-54), Lucian of Samosata, Flavius Josephus (born A.D. 37), Suetonius (A.D.120), Plinius Secundus, Pliny The Younger, Thallus, the Samaritan-born historian, Phlegon, a first-century historian, say about Christ or the Christians?
  10. What does the rabbinic literature ay about Christ or the Christians?
  11. How does “The Jewishness of Jesus” prove his historicity?
  12. What examples does David Biven, the director of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Studies, give which illustrate the deep Jewish roots of Jesus’ learning and teaching styles?
  13. How was Jesus different from the rabbis who preceded Him?
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Chapter 20 -
The resurrection of Jesus

  1. “The resurrection of Jesus Christ is either one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon people, or it is the most important fact of history.” Explain.
  2. What are the positive historical, literary and legal testimony supporting the validity of the resurrection? How did scholars like Professor Thomas Arnold, B.F. Wescott, Dr. Paul L. Maier, Lord Caldecote (Lord Chief Justice of England), Dr. Simon Greenleaf (Royall Professor of Law at Harvard University), lawyer Dr. Frank Morrison, say about the resurrection of Jesus?
  3. What were the prophecies about the resurrection?
  4. “The resurrection of Jesus Christ and Christianity stand or fall together.” Explain.
  5. Why is “historical/biblical Christian faith an intelligent faith”?
  6. What does the word “tekmerion” used in Acts 1:3 by Luke mean?
  7. What were these “security precautions” all about: The Trial; Death by Crucifixion; Solid Rock Tomb; Jewish Burial; Very Large Stone; Roman Security; and Roman Seal?
  8. What are these seven facts to be reckoned with regards the resurrection: Broken Roman Seal; The Empty Tomb; Large Stone Moved; Roman Guard Goes AWOL; Grave clothes Tell a Tale; Appearances of Christ Confirmed; Women Saw Him First?
  9. What is an important principle to remember when studying an event in history?
  10. What does Dr. Ewin M. Yamauchi, associate professor of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, say about Paul’s statement to the Corinthians that there were five hundred witnesses of Christ’s resurrection still alive?
  11. What did Professor Merrill C. Tenney of Wheaton College say about the variety of locations and people involved in Jesus’ appearances?
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Chapter 21 -
The Trilemma: Lord, Liar or Lunatic?

  1. What did C. S. Lewis, who was a professor at Cambridge University and once an agnostic, say about the foolishness of saying that Jesus was simply a great moral teacher?
  2. If Jesus’ claim to be God was false, what are the two alternatives?
  3. What did William Lecky, one of Great Britain’s most noted historians and a dedicated opponent of organized Christianity, and historian Philip Schaff write about the impact and influence of Christ on men and women down the centuries?
  4. Was Jesus a lunatic? What did Clark H. Pinnock, psychiatrist J. T. Fisher, C.S. Lewis and Philip Schaff say about this view?
For further explanation of the trilemma diagram, please read the books “Evidence That Demands A Verdict” (chapter 7) and “More Than a Carpenter” (chapter 2) by Josh McDowell.

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Chapter 22 -
Is Jesus both Messiah and God?

  1. Did Jesus Think He Was Messiah?
  2. Was Jesus the Messiah?
  3. Did Jesus Really Believe He Was God?
  4. Was Jesus the God He Thought He Was?
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Chapter 40 -
Questions About God

  1. How do you know God exists?
  2. Is God different in the Old and New testaments?
  3. Isn’t there more than one way to God?
  4. Is belief in the Trinity belief in three Gods?
  5. Why does a good God allow evil to exist?
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Chapter 41 -
Questions About Faith and Reason

  1. What about all the hypocrites in the church?
  2. What about those who have never heard the Gospel?
  3. Isn’t it enough just to be sincere?
  4. Is Christianity merely a psychological crutch?
  5. I'm a good person; won’t God accept me?
  6. Can you prove Christianity scientifically?
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Chapter 42 -
Is the Christian experience just a delusion?

  1. What is the objective reality or basis for my subjective experience-a changed life?
  2. How many others have had this same subjective experience from being related to the objective reality, Jesus Christ?
  3. What did E. Y. Mullins write about Christianity being a delusion?
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Chapter 43 -
Did you hear what happened to Saul?

  1. In what four ways was Paul’s life affected by his Damascus road experience?
  2. What was Paul’s offense with the Christian message according to Jacques Dupont?

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Index of lessons and online, interactive quizzes with automatic scoring from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

Since it was originally written in 1909, the Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition) has been a very popular reference. We are preparing lessons and online, interactive review quizzes with automatic scoring based on materials from this work. This ministry does not necessarily endorse everything that Scofield taught (like the Gap Theory of creation or his view of the church, for examples). Please always refer to the Articles of Faith and Biblical distinctives of Baptists when you study these materials.

Lessons and online, interactive quizzes with automatic scoring currently available are:

  1. Index of online review quizzes
  2. Abrahamic Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  3. Adamic Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  4. Adoption (lesson); online review quiz
  5. Angels (lesson); online review quiz
  6. Apostasy (lesson); online review quiz
  7. Atonement (lesson); online review quiz
  8. Beast (lesson); online review quiz
  9. Christian doctrine of the law (lesson); online review quiz
  10. Davidic Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  11. Day of Jehovah (lesson); online review quiz
  12. Death (spiritual) (lesson); online review quiz
  13. Demons (lesson); online review quiz
  14. Dispensation of Conscience (lesson); online review quiz
  15. Dispensation of Grace (lesson); online review quiz
  16. Dispensation of Human Government (lesson); online review quiz
  17. Dispensation of Innocency (lesson); online review quiz
  18. Dispensation of Law (lesson); online review quiz
  19. Dispensation of Promise (lesson); online review quiz
  20. Dispensation of the Fulness of Times (lesson); online review quiz
  21. Edenic Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  22. Eight Covenants, summary (lesson); online review quiz
  23. Eternal life (lesson); online review quiz
  24. Faith (lesson); online review quiz
  25. Flesh (lesson); online review quiz
  26. Forgiveness (lesson); online review quiz
  27. Gospel (lesson); online review quiz
  28. Grace (lesson); online review quiz
  29. Great Tribulation (lesson); online review quiz
  30. Holy Spirit in the New Testament (lesson); online review quiz
  31. Holy Spirit in the Old Testament (lesson); online review quiz
  32. Imputation (lesson); online review quiz
  33. Inspiration (lesson); online review quiz
  34. Judgments (lesson); online review quiz
  35. Justification (lesson); online review quiz
  36. Kingdom (lesson); online review quiz
  37. Law of Christ (lesson); online review quiz
  38. Law of Moses (lesson); online review quiz
  39. Lord (lesson); online review quiz
  40. Mosaic Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  41. Mysteries in the Scriptures (lesson); online review quiz
  42. New Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  43. Noahic Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  44. Old Testament revelation of God (lesson); online review quiz
  45. Palestinian Covenant (lesson); online review quiz
  46. Priesthood in the New Testament (lesson); online review quiz
  47. Propitiation (lesson); online review quiz
  48. Purpose of the law (lesson); online review quiz
  49. Redemption (lesson); online review quiz
  50. Relation of Christ to the eight covenants (lesson); online review quiz
  51. Resurrection (lesson); online review quiz
  52. Sacrifice (lesson); online review quiz
  53. Salvation (lesson); online review quiz
  54. Sanctification (lesson); online review quiz
  55. Satan (lesson); online review quiz
  56. Second death (lesson); online review quiz
  57. Separation (lesson); online review quiz
  58. Sin (lesson); online review quiz
  59. Son of man (lesson); online review quiz
  60. Times of the Gentiles (lesson); online review quiz
  61. Two Advents (lesson); online review quiz

Scofield Reference Notes (1917) index

Old Testament:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation

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