Rebecca Stark is the author of The Good Portion: God, the second title in The Good Portion series, a series written to encourage women to immerse themselves in the depths of Christian doctrine.

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Quiz: Justification

I like making them, and people seem to like doing them, so it’s a shame it’s been so long since we’ve had a theological quiz. This one is on justification.  It is, as you might expect, from a historic reformed protestant* position on the subject, so if you want to get an A+ on the quiz, then you have to give the historic reformed protestant answers.

I will attempt to give a short justification for the answers I accept as correct when I post the answers to the quiz on Saturday.

Ready, set, go: Choose the one option that is most correct.

 1. Justification is

  • a. an act of God’s grace.
  • b. a legal or judicial act of God.
  • c. a progressive work of the Spirit.
  • d. a and b.
  • e. all of the above.

2. Justification includes

  • a. the forgiveness of our sin.
  • b. the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to us.
  • c. the declaration that we are righteous in God’s sight.
  • d. a and c.
  • e. all of the above.

3. Justification changes

  • a. our moral condition
  • b. our natures.
  • c. our legal status.
  • d. b and c above.
  • e. none of the above.

4. Included in the grounds for our justification is/are

  • a. The good works produced by the Spirit within us.
  • b. Our faith.
  • c. Christ’s righteous life and obedient death.
  • d. b and c.
  • e. all of the above.

5. We are justified when we

  • a. believe.
  • b. are baptised.
  • c. produce a certain level of good works.
  • d. a and b.
  • e. none of the above.

6. Which of the statements below describes faith’s role in our justification?

  • a. It produces the good works upon we can be justified.
  • b. It receives Christ’s full satisfaction of the penalty for sin and perfect fulfillment of God’s precepts.
  • c. It is accepted by God as a form of righteousness upon which we can be justified.
  • d. a and c.
  • e. none of the above.

*Yes, I know that phrase is redundant. I’m just trying to cover all my bases.

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Great quiz! I've posted what I think are the answers on my blog.

July 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

1 - d
2 - e
3 - c
4 - c
5 - a
6 - b

I wonder though, whether "b and c" is also a possible answer for question 3.

July 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Dekker

Boy. Was not that easy. Anyway ...
1)d, 2) e, 3) c, 4)c, 5) a, 6)b

God Bless

July 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRaj Rao

1 - d
2 - e
3 - d
4 - d
5 - e
6 - b

July 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterloraena


July 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I think I'm with the "d e c c a b" crowd. That does seem to be the most popular lineup too.

July 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Pierce

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