How clear is your understanding of Protestant theology? Test
yourself and see. Evaluate each of the following ten paired statements
and mark the one that you think best states a Protestant doctrinal position.
This test was prepared by Dr. J. Ronald Blue for use in conjunction
with his course on Roman Catholicism at Dallas Theological Seminary.
(1a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by
mercifully accounting him innocent and virtuous.
(1b) God gives a man right standing with Himself by actually making
him into an innocent and virtuous person.
(2a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by placing Christís
goodness and virtue to his credit.
(2b) God gives a man right standing with Himself by putting Christís
goodness and virtue into his heart.
(3a) God accepts the believer because of the moral excellence found
in Jesus Christ.
(3b) God makes the believer acceptable by infusing Christís moral excellence
into his life.
(4a) If a sinner becomes ďborn-againĒ (the regenerating, transforming
process of character), he will achieve right standing with God.
(4b) If the sinner is granted right standing with God through faith
(ďborn-againĒ), he will then experience transformation of character.
(5a) We receive right standing with God by faith alone.
(5b) We receive right standing with God by faith which has become active
(6a) We achieve right standing with God by having Christ live out His
life of obedience in us.
(6b) We achieve right standing with God by accepting the fact that
He obeyed the law perfectly for us.
(7a) We achieve right standing with God by following Christís example
by the help of His enabling grace.
(7b) We follow Christís example because His life has given us right
standing with God.
(8a) God first pronounces that we are good in His sight, then gives
us His Spirit to make us good.
(8b) God sends His Spirit to make us good, and then He will pronounce
that we are good.
(9a) Christís finished work on the cross and intercession at Godís
right hand gives us favor in the sight of God.
(9b) It is the indwelling Christ that gives us favor in Godís sight.
(10a) Only by the imputation of Christís righteousness through faith
can we fully satisfy the claims of the Ten Commandments.
(10b) By the power of the Holy Spirit living in us, we can fully satisfy
the claims of the Ten Commandments.
If you had no incorrect answers, you are a Protestant.
If you had one to three incorrect answers, you are borderline.
Refer to the answers page on the right for help!
If you had more than three incorrect answers you are a Catholic.
If you are attending a Protestant church, you'd better get your theology
straightened out! Refer to the answers page on the right for help.
This quiz only works in Netscape Communicator. If you are using
another browser such as IE or Firefox, go here
for the correct answers because the "Grade" button does not work.