SYSTH 3 Eccesialogy Exam

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What is a common mode of baptism practiced today?


Which mode of baptism is most closely associated with the early church?


Who should be baptized based on the 'Believers Only' view?

Those who consciously follow Jesus Christ

What is the 'Infants' view regarding baptism?

Infants should be baptized even if they haven't consciously decided to follow Jesus Christ

Which mode of baptism involves pouring a larger amount of water over the head of the person being baptized?


Why is it important to respect the beliefs of others regarding the mode and subjects of baptism?

To promote unity among believers

What is the significance of baptism for a believer?

It symbolizes the believer's identification with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

How does Paul describe the effect of baptism on believers?

It unites believers with Christ in his death and resurrection, leading to freedom from sin.

What does the text suggest about the relationship between baptism and sin?

Baptism signifies dying to sin and starting a new life in Christ.

Why does Paul emphasize the importance of baptism in his teaching?

To highlight that baptism brings about a real and lasting change in the life of a believer.

What does baptism symbolize for a believer according to the text?

It symbolizes dying to an old life of sin and rising to a new life in Christ.

How does the text characterize the new life that follows baptism?

A life characterized by freedom from sin and the ability to live righteously.

What is the basic meaning of the word 'baptize'?

To dip or immerse

In the New Testament, what does baptizō refer to?

Immersion of a believer in water

According to Acts, who baptized Saul (Paul) after his conversion?


Which event in Acts led to about 3,000 people being baptized?

Peter's preaching on the day of Pentecost

'What shall we say then?' is a question posed by whom in Romans 3:1-5?


In Romans 3:1-5, what relationship is being discussed by the Apostle Paul?

Relationship between faith and baptism

What does the Greek word 'kuriakos' mean?

Belonging to the Lord

In what context is the New Testament word 'ekklesia' used to refer to a local church?

Revelation 2:1

What is the meaning of the Hebrew word 'qahal'?

An assembly

Which biblical verse mentions the universal church as the body of all believers in Jesus Christ?

Hebrews 12:23

Where can the usage of 'ekklesia' in reference to a gathering of people for a secular purpose be found?

Acts 19:32

What is the Greek meaning behind 'ekklesia' which is the New Testament word for church?

'To call out'

What is the essence of a true church, according to the 16th century Reformers?

Preaching the Word of God

Why is it believed that the church should administer the sacraments?

To reflect the church's identity and purpose

What does the 16th century Reformers' belief about church discipline entail?

Correcting and punishing church members who sin

According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, what happens to a person who is 'in Christ'?

They become a new creation

'The church is not simply a social club or a gathering of like-minded people.' What does this imply?

The church is for believers united in faith, not just for social interaction

'Without them, the church would not be the church.' What does 'them' refer to in this context?

'The four marks'

What distinguishes the true church from all other organizations?

'The four marks'

'Be able to explain the history of the usage and the present relevance of these 4 characteristics.' What characteristics are being referred to here?

'Preaching of the Word', 'Administration of the Sacraments', 'Church Discipline'

What does John 3:3-8 emphasize as a prerequisite for entering the Kingdom of God?

Spiritual rebirth or being born again

What do the four marks of the church help Christians to do?

Understand the nature of the church

What does the foundation of the church provide, according to the text?

Stability and support for the building

In which passage does Paul compare the church to a body with many parts?

1 Corinthians 3:9-11

Which image of the church emphasizes its role as a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit?

The Temple of the Spirit

According to the Nicene Creed, what is one of the classical marks of the church?

Unity in faith, hope, and love

What is emphasized in Matthew 16:13-19 as the foundation of the church?

Jesus as the cornerstone of faith

Which passage contrasts believers finding honor and security with unbelievers stumbling and falling?

1 Peter 2:6-8

What does Ephesians 2:19-22 describe as being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets?

'A Holy Temple in the Lord'

'Unity and cohesion' provided by the foundation of the church primarily serve to:

'Strengthen' and connect the building parts together

'The Marks & Essence of the Church' category emphasizes:

'The internal characteristics' that define a true church

'The People of God' image highlights the church as:

'A community united in faith'

What term is used to describe the process by which an individual becomes a Christian?


Why is regenerate church membership considered important according to the text?

To ensure the church is composed of committed believers

What role does believer's baptism play in relation to regenerate church membership?

It signifies entry into a local church

Why is regenerate church membership considered a distinguishing mark of a true church?

It separates the church from non-believers

What does the term 'baptizō' mean in the New Testament?

To dip or immerse

Why does the text emphasize the universal practice of baptism in Acts?

To show its immediate acceptance by new believers

What is the significance of baptisms in Acts according to the text?

They symbolize conversion and faith in Jesus

What event in Acts resulted in around 3,000 people being baptized?

Peter's sermon on Pentecost

Why is the headship of Christ over the church important?

To provide the church with resources to fulfill its mission.

What is a key aspect of the Priesthood of All Believers?

Affirming the dignity and equality of all believers.

In terms of church leadership, what role does the Elder typically fulfill?

Preaching and teaching the scriptures.

What is a responsibility of pastors mentioned in the text?

Preaching and teaching the scriptures.

Why is breaking down the distinction between clergy and laity significant in the concept of the Priesthood of All Believers?

To promote active participation by all believers in ministry.

What is the primary reason for believers to examine their hearts and prepare properly before partaking in the Lord's Supper?

To approach the Supper with reverence and humility

What theological aspect does the Lord's Supper primarily symbolize?

Proclamation of the Gospel

What does Paul warn against regarding believers' participation in the Lord's Supper?

Partaking in an unworthy or irreverent way

What does the Lord's Supper encourage believers to reflect on?

Their relationship with Christ

In a church with a Strict Closed View, who is allowed to participate in the Lord's Supper?

Only members of the church in good standing

Which form of church government has a hierarchy with a bishop at the head of each diocese?


In a Presbyterian church government, who is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the church's ministry?

A group of elders

What does Christ's 'headship' over the church imply?

He is the ultimate authority and leader of the church

What is one primary reason for adopting an Open View regarding participation in the Lord's Supper?

'Open' views welcome anyone who has committed to Christ

What is the basic structure of a Congregational church government?

Democratic with power vested in the congregation

What is the theological significance of baptism according to Paul in Romans 3:1-5?

It is a real participation in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

What does Paul emphasize about baptism in Romans 3:1-5?

Baptism unites believers with Christ in his death and resurrection.

What is the primary purpose of baptism based on Paul's teaching in Romans 3:1-5?

To participate in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Which mode of baptism involves completely submerging the person being baptized in water?


What distinguishes the 'Believers Only' view of baptism from the 'Infants' view?

Believers Only view believes in adult baptism, while the Infants view believes in infant baptism.

What does Paul stress as a key aspect of the Lord's Supper according to 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 and 11:17-34?

Unity among believers in the church.

What warning does Paul give regarding the Lord's Supper in 1 Corinthians 10:14-22?

'Partaking in it signifies sharing in the body and blood of Christ.'

'The Lord's Supper is a corporate act that brings the body of Christ together.' What does this statement imply?

'The Lord's Supper fosters unity among believers and reminds them of their identity in Christ.'

'Avoidance of Idolatry' is highlighted by Paul in relation to what practice?

'Participating in sacrifices offered to idols.'

'Unity of the Church' is stressed by Paul in reference to which sacrament?


What is one of the qualifications listed in the text for a pastor's moral conduct?

Being above reproach

Which aspect is NOT mentioned as a qualification for a pastor in the text?

Physical fitness

What is the origin of the word 'deacon' according to the text?

Greek word 'diakonos' meaning 'servant'

What was the main duty of the deacons appointed in Acts chapter 6?

Handling financial affairs

According to 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Titus 1:6-9, what is NOT a qualification for a deacon?

Being married with at least three children

What is the significance of the name 'Stephen' among the deacons chosen in Acts chapter 6?

He became the first Christian martyr

Which gender limitation exists for the role of a pastor according to the text?

'The role of pastor is limited to males.'

In Acts chapter 6, why did the apostles select men as deacons instead of distributing food themselves?

'To focus on preaching and ministry.'

'Deacons are responsible for tasks such as distributing food to the needy' - this statement reflects their role in:

'Meeting practical needs of the congregation.'

'Pastors must be able to lead others in spiritual growth' - This requirement emphasizes a pastor's role in:

'Guiding others in spiritual development.'

This quiz explores the theological concept of baptism in Christianity, focusing on how believers are baptized into Christ's death and resurrection. It delves into the idea that through baptism, believers are united with Christ in his death and raised to new life.

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