As a precaution against false doctrine and errant theology, every believer should know basic biblical definitions and their application to the Christian life. In other words our orthodoxy should frame our orthopraxy. Don’t get too busy to stop, study and know. What you put into your heart, spirit and mind will help you to discern true from false. More importantly, a good spiritual diet of sound doctrine will cause you to grow. Many, many Christians are stunted in their spiritual growth because they (1) don’t take sound doctrine seriously (2) are being fed milk when they should be eating meat or (3) in ignorance reject sound doctrine.
How seriously do you take 2 Tim 2:15, Proverbs 4:7 and 2 Pet 3:18? If want to start paying more attention to the fundamentals of our faith, here’s a brief quiz to test your knowledge. Try your best to answer without looking up any answers or asking anyone else. To truly gauge if you are up to par, just answer as best you know. These are pretty simple so you should have no problem. If youre fairly confident and want to share your answers go ahead. If you have questions about the questions or answers, please elaborate in the comment section.
1. What’s the penalty for sin?
2. Who is the Holy Spirit?
3. What’s the difference between temptation and testing?
4. What does the word “propitiation” mean?
5. True or false. Jesus said water baptism is a prerequisite for salvation.
6. What’s the difference between condemnation and conviction?
7. Was man created holy?
8. Was Jesus resurrected bodily or as a spirit?
9. Why did Jesus have to die?
10. According to the author, what is the intent of the gospel of John?