Saturday, June 19, 2010

Online and interactive review quizzes on the Biblical distinctives of Baptists

Notes / Instructions:

(1) Posted below are some 40 review quizzes and activities; more will be added later. These quizzes are based on the PDFs and other materials listed in the post “Biblical distinctives of Baptists.” Print them out and review them before taking these quizzes.

(2) Set your browser to allow pop-up windows. Do not click the links; as you mouse over the word “Answer” or the numerals, the pop-up window will open automatically. Close each pop-up window before proceeding to the next question. (Alternatively, you can keep the pop-up window open; as you mouse over the next “Answer” the window will remain open, but the text will change.) You can drag the pop-up window to any place on the screen. You can also resize the window by dragging the corner handles.

The hyperlinked Scripture references below are powered by RefTagger; simply mouse over the verses and the pop-up window will automatically appear. On mouseout, the window will also automatically disappear.

How to set your browser to allow pop up windows: For Firefox, go to Tools/Options/Content and then uncheck the “Block pop-up windows” box. For IE, go to Tools, Pop-up blocker, and then check either “Temporarily allow pop-up” or “Always allow pop-ups for this site.”

(3) Fill in the blank exercises with automatic scoring will also be available. A review quiz on the church covenant is now available online.

(4) To practice your English, read the questions and recite your answers at your full speaking volume.

(5) For the activities on the assigned verses, try to recite the verse from memory. If you need help or want to know if your answer is correct, simply mouse over the verse and the RefTagger pop-up window from will automatically appear. The window will automatically close when you move your mouse. If the complete verses are not shown in the pop-up window, click “More” at the lower left hand portion of the window.

(6) You can set your own time limit for answering the quizzes and activities. As you begin to master the materials, you can shorten the time limit.

Review quizzes and activities

1. Review quiz on the church covenant (fill in the blank exercises with automatic scoring)

2. What are the so-called “Baptist distinctives”? Don’t other groups like the Methodists and Presbyterians also believe in these distinctives? Shouldn’t the better term be “Biblical distinctives of Baptists”? Answer

3. A helpful tool for learning and teaching the Biblical distinctives of Baptists is the acrostic “B-A-P-T-I -S-T-S”. What does the acrostic stand for? Answer

4. The acrostic B-A-P-T-I-S-T-S (or its shorter variation B-A-P-T-I-S-T) does not include the distinctive “congregational church governance”. Is there a problem with this exclusion? Answer

5. According to Steve W. Lemke of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, what are the nine marks which separate Baptists from Presbyterians? Answer

Biblical authority

1. Why is the Bible the only authority for the church? Answer 1, 2 and 3

2. When Baptists say that “Bible is the final authority in all matters of belief and practice”, are we referring to the Old Testament, the New Testament or both? Answer 1, 2 and 3

3. Do Baptists worship the Bible? Answer

4. When the Bible is described as being authoritative, does it mean it is authoritative in fields such as history, literature, science, etc.? Answer

5. How do Baptist differ from Roman Catholics with regards the authority of the Bible? Answer

6. With regards the inspiration of the Bible, what do the words “verbal”, “plenary”, “inerrant”, “infallible” and “”authoritative” mean? Answer

Priesthood of the believer

1. What does the expression “every believer is a priest” or “priesthood of the believer” mean? Answer 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

2. Recite 1 Peter 2:5-9

3. How does the individual priesthood of the believer operate? Answer

Autonomy of the local church

1. What does the distinctive “autonomy of the local church” mean? Answer 1, 2, 3, and 4

2. When we say that a Baptist church is autonomous, does it mean it can disregard the laws of the government? Answer

3. What are the three basic forms of “polity” or church government and their characteristics? Answer

Two officers: pastors and deacons

1. Who are the two officers of a local Baptist church? Answer 1, 2, and 3

2. What are the titles or descriptions of the pastor in the Bible? Answer

3. What are the personal qualifications for pastors? 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-13.

4. From a human standpoint, who is the Biblical leader of the church - the pastor or the board of deacons/trustees? Answer

Individual soul liberty or soul competency

1. What do we mean by individual soul liberty or soul competence? Answer 1 and 2

Church ordinance: Baptism

1. What is an ordinance? How is it different from a sacrament? Answer

2. Is baptism sacramental? Answer

3. If baptism is not essential for salvation, why do we need to be baptized? Answer

4. Can babies be baptized? Answer 1 and 2

5. Why do Baptists use immersion, not sprinkling or pouring, as the mode of baptism? Answer 1 and 2

6. How is baptism of salvation a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Answer

Church ordinance: Lord’s Supper

1. What is the purpose of the Lord’s Supper? Answer 1 and 2

2. What do the terms “transubstantiation” and “consubstantiation” mean? What is the Baptist view? Answer