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Bible Doctrines Exam 4


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Psalm 103:8
The LORD is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger, abounding in love.
Proverbs 15:3
The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good
Ecclesiastes 12:14
For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil
Jeremiah 23:24
Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" Declares the LORD.
Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
Malachi 3:6
"I the LORD does not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed
Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
John 15:26
When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them
Close at hand, nearby
Present everywhere
All powerful
All knowing
Ramifications of the fact that God is true
1.God is the only true God 2.God is all He should be 3.God is always consistent 4.In regard to all things God has revealed, He has revealed them accurately and truthfully 5.God and his revelations are completely reliable
The significance of God’s faithfulness
1.His almighty power enabled Him to create the universe out of nothing 2.God’s omnipotence includes that which take place in heaven 3.God’s omnipotence includes the inhabitants of heaven 4.God’s omnipotence includes Satan and evil forces 5.God’s omnipotence includes the experience of people
The right use of knowledge, the ability to use knowledge in a manner that will best accomplish ones purpose
The withholding of penalty and punishment that is deserved
Undeserved favor
Slow to become angry, to show self-restraint in the face of aggravation
To be desirous of
Chief, highest, supreme, above all
Ways in which God’s love is demonstrated
1.In His care for all He has created 2.In sending Jesus Christ to die for our sins 3.In saving those who believe in Christ 4.In helping those who believe in Him in all circumstance in life 5.In discipling those who belong to Him, for their profit 6.In the provision of the Bible 7.In the provision of Human love
The objects of God’s love
1.Jesus Christ 2.The world 3.Believers
Evidence of God’s sovereignty
1.He existed before all things 2.He created the physical universe 3.He sustains all living things 4.He owns all things 5.He transcends all things 6.He is all knowing 7.He is all powerful 8.He rules over all things
General categories of things and people that are subject to God’s sovereign power and Authority
1.Angels 2.Forces of evil 3.Nature 4.Animals 5.Nations 6.People
Ways God works to carry out His sovereign plan
1.Directly accomplishes many things by himself 2.Works through the laws of nature 3.Works through angels 4.Works through people 5.Works through 6.Works through the Bible
Know a whole lot of the attributes that God possesses
1.Eternal 2.Transcendent 3.Infinite 4.Holy 5.Immortal 6.Life 7.Light 8.Just 9.Self-existent 10.Self-sufficient 11.Great 12.Righteous 13.Majestic 14.Gracious 15.Perfect 16.True 17.Faithful 18.Immortal 19.Omnipresent 20.Omnipotent 21.Omniscient 22.Wise 23.Love 24.Merciful 25.Kind 26.Good 27.Longsuffering 28.ealous 29.Immutable 30.Sovereign
Give thorough evidence of the following statement: God is everywhere, but there are varying manifestations of His presence
God is everywhere, but in different manifestations. He dwells in Heaven, but not on earth in the same sense.
List natural limitations regarding God’s omnipotence and explain why each of those limitations is true
1.He can’t die- He’s eternal 2.He can’t lie- He is true 3.He can’t be tempted to sin- He is holy 4.He can’t look on sin w/approval- He is holy 5.He can’t fail- He is all powerful 6.He can’t deny himself or go back on His word- He is faithful
Give Biblical examples of how God has wisely used even wicked people to accomplish His purpose
1.God used the Assyrians and Babylonians to conquer Israel and Judah as judgment for their sins. 2.The crucifixion
Summarize the heretical teaching known as universalism and refute it with Biblical evidence
Basically universalism is the belief that God is love and because He is, He will ultimately save all people God’s love doesn’t operate apart from His other qualities. His love cannot overpower His holiness and save those who reject Christ and die in their sins. He is holy and His holiness demands that the price of our sins be paid. Christ died to pay the price for our sins. If we chose to reject His gift, then we must pay that price.
Distinguish between the Old Testament concept of grade and the New Testament concept of grace
-OT ⬢ Deliverance from enemies, affliction or adversity ⬢ Daily guidance -NT ⬢ Adds the provision of salvation
Distinguish between mercies and grace
Mercy- o God withholds deserved punishment o Pardons o Removes the guilt and penalty of sin Grace- o God freely bestows undeserved favor o Justifies o Imputes righteousness
Why is it appropriate for God to be jealous and what circumstances cause Him to become appropriately jealous?
God is sovereign and worthy and deserving of our praise, worship, honor and allegiance. He becomes jealous when we give others anything that rightly belongs to Him
Explain what is involved in correctly understanding passages that seem to present God as “repenting” and not sending the judgment He warned He would send. Be sure to include the three principles related to this matter
The Hebrew word used in those passages is naham. It’s from the root verb meaning to sigh, breath strongly. Therefore naham is used in a sense of feeling deep emotion. Some passages should be understood in the sense of God being grieved over the wickedness of man. The Hebrew word shib is used to indicate human repentance. It means to “change your mind” or “to turn”
List and explain the four basic aspects of God’s providence
1.General providence a.God cares for all things and people, providing all their needs to suit His purpose. b.He preserves all things that He created. 2.Special Providence a.He directly and actively intervenes in peoples lives. b.God overcomes peoples “misfortunes” to accomplish His purpose for them 3.Preventative providence a.God sometimes prevents things He knows are harmful or sinful 4.Permissive providence a.He permits people to rebel against Him and suffer the consequences
What is the purpose that characterizes everything God has done, is doing, or ever will do?
His glory
Does God’s sovereignty make Him the source of sin and evil? Explain your answer, giving the basis for that answer
God is absolutely holy. For Him to be the source or creator of sin contradicts the very basis of His character. God didn’t create sin, but he allowed the possibility of sin to come into the world. Mankind is responsible for that making the choice that let sin into our world. God could have prevented sin, but He didn’t and so that makes it a part of His sovereign plan. God can do no wrong so there must be a purpose for sin that is beyond our comprehension.
If God is in control, how can the world be so filled with evil?
He is omniscient and wise and He could stop sin and evil in their tracks if He wanted to. The fact that He doesn’t means that it’s a part of a bigger picture that we don’t see. God can only do what is right and what is best. Eliminating sin and evil would also mean God eliminating our free will. God wants us to come to Him willingly and lovingly. I don’t think He wanted robots.
List and explain the three different aspects of God’s will
1)A perfect aspect 2)A permissive aspect 3)A providential aspect
If God is in control, why do wicked people sometimes prosper? Include why we should not envy wicked people who prosper
God is wise and omniscient and He does everything in the best way possible to achieve His purpose. God is gracious, merciful and patient. We were all wicked people at some point before we repented and turned to God. If He decided to wipe out all of the evil people in the world right this minute, it would mean that they would all go to hell. God wants to give people a chance to repent. And sometimes wicked people make smart decisions. It’s a simple cause and affect situation. He wants to bestow the same grace, mercy and patience on the wicked as he bestowed on us. Just because the wicked prosper now, doesn’t mean that they will always. There will come a time of judgment
Does the sovereignty of God contradict the free will of mankind? Explain your answer
If we didn’t have free wills, why did God give us commands and consequences for disobeying those commands? We have to choose to repent and believe in Christ. The fact that many will die w/o being saved is an indication that God, who wants everyone to be saved, lets everyone use their own free will.
The appropriate ways for us to respond to God’s sovereignty
1)A sense of awe and reverence 2)A passionate desire to worship Him 3)The confidence that God is in control 4)An assurance that God can bring good out of evil 5)A moment by moment trust in God 6)Dependence upon Him to meet our needs 7)Humble submission 8)Obedience to Him in daily life 9)Gratitude that God desires to use us in His work 10)A desire to serve Him faithfully and bring Him glory
Be able to explain what the term “Trinity” does not mean and what it does mean
Trinity means that there are three divine persons, but only one God who externally exists in three persons. What it doesn’t mean 1)3 gods 2)3 different manifestations of God 3)God the father created the Son or Holy Spirit 4)The Son or Holy spirit are forces of God
Reasons why godly people sometimes suffer
1)They are part of a sinful world 2)The hostility of the world 3)Foolish choices
Beneficial purposes God accomplishes through suffering
1)To promote practical holiness and spiritual growth 2)Discipline 3)Instruction 4)Bringing us into obedience of His will
Biblical admonitions concerning false gods
1)No other god was to take His rightful place 2)No images of heathen gods 3)Don’t call on the name of other gods 4)Don’t make covenants w/people who worship idols 5)Worship of other Gods is an abomination to the one true God
Evidence that each member of the Trinity is God
1) Each member is specifically called God 2) Each member posses the attributes of God 3) Each member does things only God can do
Old Testament evidence for the existence of the Trinity
1)The Hebrew word for God, Elohim, is used most frequently in the plural sense 2)Some OT passages distinguish persons within the trinity
New Testament evidence for the existence of the Trinity
1)Each one is specifically called God 2)Is evident in the virgin birth of Jesus 3)Evident at the baptism of Jesus 4)In the earthly ministry of Jesus 5)Evident in Jesus’ promise to send the Holy spirit 6)Evident in Jesus’ command to baptize 7)Apostolic benediction 8)Salvation

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