Hi, welcome to this page. This page is specifically created for 300L students of Tai Solarin University of Education to test their ability and understanding on the course “Soteriology”. Each student must meet the minimum of 70% cut of percentage. Kindly partake in all questions and submit your score to your coordinator.
You have a total of 47 questions to answer, in order to meet up with 70% cut off, you must get 33 questions correct out of 47 questions. Good luck.
#1 After Adam and Eve fell into sin, God immediately determined he would save sinners.
#2 God’s work of salvation depends upon all three persons of the Trinity.
#3 The Father, rather than the Son or Holy Spirit, chose the people he would save.
#4 Every person born has been a sinner except one—Jesus.
#5 Every person born, except Jesus, needs to be saved from the wrath of God.
#6 With sufficient time and effort, we could make ourselves worthy so God would save us from his wrath.
False. We can “by no means” make ourselves worthy, but “on the contrary we daily increase our debt” because we can’t stop sinning (Heidelberg Catechism, Questions 13). See Psalm 130:3.
#7 Because God is love, in the end, every sinner will be saved from his wrath.
#8 The Father sent the Son to reconcile God and sinners.
#9 On the cross, Jesus voluntarily substituted himself for the sinners the Father chose to save and bore the wrath of the God in their place.
#10 A sinner must pray “the sinner’s prayer” to be saved.
False. A sinner must believe the good news of salvation in Christ to be saved. As the Westminster Confession of Faith says, “The principal acts of saving faith are accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone for justification, sanctification, and eternal life…” (Chapter 14, Section 2). See Acts 16:31.
#11 Persuading a sinner to believe the good news is primarily the work of the preacher.
False. It is primarily the work of the Holy Spirit. That any sinner believes is due to “the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts” (Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 14, Section 1). See Ephesians 1:17-19.
#12 A sinner must repent of their sins to be saved.
#13 A sinner must be born again (or regenerated) to be saved.
#14 The new birth (or regeneration) is accomplished by the Spirit when and where he pleases.
#15 A sinner is born again (or regenerated) as a result of their faith.
False. Believing is a result of being born of God. The apostle John wrote, “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God…” (1 John 5:1).
#16 Saving faith can be lost if a person commits grievous sin.
False. According to 1 Peter 1:5, God’s power sustains the faith of those who are being saved, causing them to endure to the end.
Saving faith can be lost if a person commits grievous sin.
#17 Saving faith never wavers and never doubts.
False. Saving faith, says the Westminster Confession of Faith, “is different in degrees, weak or strong; may often and many ways assailed, and weakened,” but does eventually “get the victory” (Chapter 14, Section 3). See Matthew 6:30 and 8:10.
#18 Saving faith always results in good works.
#19 In justification, God makes sinners righteous.
False. The people God justifies are ungodly (Romans 4:5), so we know “justify” doesn’t mean “to make righteous.” See also Romans 3:19-24.
#20 In justification, God declares sinners righteous.
#21 Justification includes the forgiveness of sin.
#22 For God to justify sinners, his just wrath against them must be satisfied.
True. Sinners are justified “through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation [a sacrifice that satisfies God’s wrath] by his blood…” (Romans 3:24-25). See the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 11, Sections 1, 3, and 4.
#23 The legal basis for a sinner’s justification is the good works the Spirit produces within them.
False. Justification is “apart from works” (Romans 4:6-7). See also Romans 3:20, Philippians 3:9, and the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 11, Section 1.
#24 The legal basis for a sinner’s justification is their faith.
False. Faith necessary for our justification, but it isn’t what merits it. Rather, faith is the instrument by which we receive our justification. It is “self-emptying and has no merit in itself” (Question 61, Heidelberg Catechism).
#25 The legal basis for a sinner’s justification is Christ’s righteous life and obedient death counted as their own (or imputed to them).
True. Sinners are justified “for the perfect obedience and full satisfaction of Christ, by God imputed to them” (Question 70 of the Westminster Larger Catechism). “Perfect obedience” refers to Christ’s righteous life and “full satisfaction” to his death.
#26 Sinners are justified when they believe.
#27 Those who believe are adopted by God and become his children.
True. “[T]o all… who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).
#28 After sinners are reborn and justified, the Spirit continues to work within them to make them like Christ.
True. Believers are being “created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:23-24). They “are being transformed” by “the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 2:18).
#29 Becoming holy is a matter of letting go of all effort and letting the Spirit do his work within
False. The Spirit’s work within is the incentive for believers themselves to work to become more like Christ. Paul encourages the Philippians to continue in their obedience by working out their “own salvation,” because God was working in them “both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13).
#30 The presence of the Holy Spirit producing Christlikeness within believers means it is possible for them to become perfectly righteous in this life.
False. As the Westminster Confession of Faith says, growth in Christlikeness is always “imperfect in this life, there abiding still some remnants of corruption in every part” (Chapter 13, Section 2). See 1 John 1:10 and Philippians 3:12.
#31 The act of baptism is a guarantee of the believer’s final salvation.
#32 God’s plan of salvation is sufficiently revealed in Creation that all can hear, believe, and come to salvation.
False. God’s plan of salvation is revealed in the Bible which must be heard for a person to come to salvation (Romans 10:14).
#33 God’s work of salvation will be completed when Christ comes again and all believers receive their resurrection bodies.
True. As the Westminster Larger Catechism states, on the last day, believers “that are then found alive shall in a moment be changed” and those that have died “shall be raised in power, spiritual, incorruptible, and made like to his glorious body” (Question 87). See 1 Corinthians 15:51-53.