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How well do you know Scripture?

05 Nov

Periodically, pastor and blogger Tim Challies includes a quiz on his blog about different areas of theology. They serve as good teaching tools as each question gives the answer and Scripture passage to back it up.

He has posted three quizzes thus far:

See how much you already know and perhaps where you need to grow in your knowledge of these doctrines.

 
3 Comments

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in Theology, Tim Challies

 

3 responses to “How well do you know Scripture?

  1. Steven Hoyt

    November 5, 2015 at 8:17 am

    funny, but to take a test in the form of true/false on this stuff is ridiculous. athanasius? why not tertullian? better, how about questions that matter like, did you know the trinitarian theology nearly died out under two emperors but made a comeback under another and emperors, not the church, decided on this theology? or, did you know the only shared belief among all christian is that christ atones and, that no one knows how? or, many theologians tell us creeds, old and new, have to do with culture and not jesus the christ, true or false? or, true or false, to answer any question on church doctrine, you can only do so by asking about how a particular person or group defined it, because christian theology has been and is developmental.

    here’s a great read on the trinity, for example, to illustrate the point:

    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/trinity/trinity-history.html

     
    • wheelsms

      November 5, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Steven,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m not quite sure what you are objecting to. If you read through the various quizzes, you would see that the questions are not based on what different theologians say, but they are taken from and backed up by Scripture.

      Mark Wheeler

      “Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” Jim Elliot

       
      • Steven Hoyt

        November 5, 2015 at 9:19 am

        essentially, that the answers do depend of who you ask or read. and, they’re all scriptural. i gave one example of athanasius an turtullian but could have extended prior to turtullian where no trinitarian concepts existed among any church father; polycarp, irenaeus, noetus, martyr, etc. and the divinity of christ wasn’t developed either and when it appeared, it was is the pre arian form of subordinationalism.

        so if the quiz, for example, would say, “according to [x person] … ” it’d fair much better.

         

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