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.

The Good Portion — God explores what Scripture teaches about God in hopes that readers will see his perfection, worth, magnificence, and beauty as they study his triune nature, infinite attributes, and wondrous works. 

Rebecca also blogs at Out of the Ordinary.

                         

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Monday
Aug272007

Quiz on the Biblical and Historical Doctrine of the Trinity

I’m in the quiz making business again and this one’s on the Trinity. The directions are simple: Indicate which of the following statements are not true according to the Biblical and historical doctrine of the Trinity.

  1. There is one God.
  2. God is one person.
  3. God is one being.
  4. There are three persons in the Godhead.
  5. The three persons in the Godhead are related eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 
  6. Each of the three persons of the Godhead is one-third of God.
  7. The Father is fully God.
  8. The Father has the whole fullness of God’s being in himself.
  9. The Father is eternal.
  10. The Father is not the Son.
  11. The Father is not the Holy Spirit.
  12. The Son is fully God.
  13. The Son has the whole fullness if God’s being in himself.
  14. The Son came into being at the time of the incarnation. 
  15. The Son was brought into being in eternity past.
  16. The Son is eternal.
  17. The Son is not the Father.
  18. The Son is not the Holy Spirit.
  19. The Holy Spirit is fully God.
  20. The Holy Spirit has the whole fullness of God’s being in himself.
  21. The Holy Spirit is eternal.
  22. The Holy Spirit is not the Father.
  23. The Holy Spirit is not the Son.
  24. The persons of the Trinity are distinct.
  25. In their nature, the Son and the Holy Spirit are co-equal and co-eternal with the Father.           
  26. The Son and the Spirit are subordinate to the Father in their essence or nature.
  27. The Trinity is unique.
  28. There is both unity and diversity in the being of God.
  29. The persons of the Trinity have distinct primary roles.
  30. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are simply different names for the one person of God showing himself to us in three distinct roles.
  31. A right understanding of the Trinity is vital to right worship of God.
  32. A right understanding of the Trinity is vital to a right understanding of redemption.
  33. Any analogy used to explain the Trinity will not represent it completely accurately.
  34. The doctrine of the Trinity cannot be derived from the Biblical text.

Look for the answers to be posted on Wednesday or thereabout.

Like theology quizzes? Here are some that were posted  previously:

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    Rebecca has a quiz on the Trinity (answers here). I think #29 is a little ambiguous, but in all it's a great quiz.
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    How well do you understand the biblical and historical doctrine of the Trinity?

Reader Comments (5)

This is good brain exercise! I am especially interested in No. 30. My understanding of the Trinity is one God made up of three distinct personalities or persons each with a unique role. Statement 30 seems to describe God as one person distinguished by the role He happens to encompass at the moment. However, the example of Jesus, who was empowered by the Holy Spirit during His life here on earth and prayed to the Father continually seems to contradict that, as all three persons of God were at work at once. Looking forward to Wednesday's answers!

August 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Statement 30 seems to describe God as one person distinguished by the role He happens to encompass at the moment. However, the example of Jesus, who was empowered by the Holy Spirit during His life here on earth and prayed to the Father continually seems to contradict that, as all three persons of God were at work at once.

You use your brain power well. :)

August 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

I found 5 statements not true. Looking forward to your answers.

August 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

Rebecca, this is great. These could be fun and informative for sermons or Sunday School. They're very to the point kind of questions and address such things as modalism (q.30) so well. Each quiz is a sermon in itself.

August 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny Helms

I don't know if you want the nos.of the statements - so I'll just say I found 6 incorrect statements.

August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCatez

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