THEO 350 Exam 3

Liberty THEO 350 Exam 3 Answers

Set 1

  1. The classic Arminian interpretation of “biblical election” is that God elected people on the basis of his foreknowledge of their faith; essentially, the knowledge of who would choose him, as opposed to the knowledge of whom he would choose.
  2. Luther taught that salvation is by God’s grace, but God looks to the sinner to contribute the faith by which he may be saved
  3. In reference to providence, he Arminian position does not deny the capacity or ability of God as to his sovereignty; the position simply states that Godchooses not to meticulously control everything.
  4. Match the following concept with its corresponding definition.
  • Total Depravity
  • Unconditional Election
  • Limited Atonement
  • Irresistible Grace
  • Perseverance of the Saints
  1. The key difference between Calvinism and Arminianism is that Calvinism teaches that election is biblical, while Arminianism believes that election as a concept is not found in Scripture.
  2. The cornerstone of Pelagius’ view that man could choose not to sin was the freedom of the will.
  3. John Wesley, while an advocate of Calvinism, was nevertheless tolerant toward the views of Arminianism.
  4. According to the Calvinist position, due to the sovereign hand of God in all things, man has no real responsibility in making moral decisions.
  5. The Calvinist position accepts absolutely no distinction between God’s moral will and his sovereign will; they are the same.
  6. The preaching of Jonathan Edwards, along with first Great Awakening (1740­1760), was largely Calvinistic in its theological underpinnings.
  7. Calvinists hold to what is known as the “classical” view of foreknowledge, while Arminians hold to what has come to be termed the “open” view of foreknowledge.
  8. The Synod of Dort convened in 1618 to respond to the five articles of the Remonstrance (the views of Jacob Arminius). Out of the Synod of Dort came the famous “Five Points of Calvinism.”
  9. According to Pelagius, children are born neutral as was Adam; in other words, they are born without original sin.
  10. Roman Catholicism holds that man is not “totally depraved”; the Fall made man morally sick but not dead in sin. This view is in contrast to that of Luther, and in line with that of Erasmus.
  11. Match the following view with its corresponding definition.
  • The Penal Substitution View
  • The Christus Victor View
  • The Moral Government View
  1. Erasmus taught that unconverted man has the power to choose God ­­ in other words, man chooses God; God does not choose man by special election.
  2. Currently, the moral government view of the atonement has the highest level of support among evangelicals.
  3. Jacob Arminius drafted five articles to respond to Calvinism. These articles followed after the death of Calvin, and are in­tune with Semi­Pelagianism.
  4. According to the Calvinist view of God’s providence, all evil actions and events are ordained by God so as to bring about a greater good.
  5. The Old Testament sacrificial system most closely foreshadows which view of the atonement?
  6. According to Augustine, man is born with original sin, but has the freewill to nevertheless choose to follow God by accepting the work of Christ as a propitiation for sin.
  7. The open view of foreknowledge teaches not only the freewill of man, but also that the future is left open so far as God’s foreknowledge is concerned, namely because of that freewill.
  8. According to the open view of foreknowledge, the Scriptures teach that the future is settled to the extentGod wills it, but not that the future is exhaustively
  9. According to Calvinists (or the third point of Calvinism – Limited Atonement), Christ did not die for all men in general but gave himself only for the church, or the elect.
  10. The Calvinist response to the passages which teach that God wants “all the world” to be saved is that God will draw his elect from all nations (Jews and Gentiles); his love for mankind is without distinction in terms of ethnic race and origin.

Set 2

  1. Jacob Arminius drafted five articles to respond to Calvinism. These articles followed after the death of Calvin, and are in­tune with Semi­Pelagianism.
  2. According to the Arminian position, the problem of evil can be explained in that it results in the greater good of…
  3. According to the open view of foreknowledge, the Scriptures teach that the future is settled to the extentGod wills it, but not that the future is exhaustively
  4. John Wesley, while an advocate of Calvinism, was nevertheless tolerant toward the views of Arminianism.
  5. Erasmus taught that unconverted man has the power to choose God ­­ in other words, man chooses God; God does not choose man by special election.
  6. On the subject of limited atonement, most Calvinists today prefer the terms “particular redemption” or “definite atonement,” as theyclaim that this doctrine does not limit the sufficiency of the atonement, but only its intention (the intention of the cross was to save only the elect).
  7. Currently, the moral government view of the atonement has the highest level of support among evangelicals.
  8. The open view of foreknowledge understands passages that describe God changing his mind as anthropomorphism or phenomenological language, while the classical view takes these passages literally.
  9. In the debate between Erasmus and Luther, at stake is the question of whether or not man can, on his own, turn away from sin to God. This debate then centers on the willpower of the unconverted.
  10. Match the following concept with its corresponding definition.
  • Total Depravity
  • Unconditional Election
  • Limited Atonement
  • Irresistible Grace
  • Perseverance of the Saints
  1. According to the Calvinist position, due to the sovereign hand of God in all things, man has no real responsibility in making moral decisions.
  2. The following view was the predominant view of the atonement in the early church:
  3. According to Augustine, man is born with original sin, but has the freewill to nevertheless choose to follow God by accepting the work of Christ as a propitiation for sin.
  4. The preaching of Jonathan Edwards, along with first Great Awakening (1740­1760), was largely Calvinistic in its theological underpinnings.
  5. The Synod of Dort convened in 1618 to respond to the five articles of the Remonstrance (the views of Jacob Arminius). Out of the Synod of Dort came the famous “Five Points of Calvinism.”
  6. According to Pelagius, children are born neutral as was Adam; in other words, they are born without original sin.
  7. Match the following view with its corresponding definition.
  • The Penal Substitution View
  • The Christus Victor View
  • The Moral Government View
  1. Calvinists hold to what is known as the “classical” view of foreknowledge, while Arminians hold to what has come to be termed the “open” view of foreknowledge.
  2. Roman Catholicism holds that man is not “totally depraved”; the Fall made man morally sick but not dead in sin. This view is in contrast to that of Luther, and in line with that of Erasmus.
  3. The Calvinist position accepts absolutely no distinction between God’s moral will and his sovereign will; they are the same.
  4. According to Calvinists (or the third point of Calvinism – Limited Atonement), Christ did not die for all men in general but gave himself only for the church, or the elect.
  5. According to the Calvinist view of God’s providence, all evil actions and events are ordained by God so as to bring about a greater good.
  6. Proponents of the open view of foreknowledge agree that God is not omniscient.
  7. In reference to providence, he Arminian position does not deny the capacity or ability of God as to his sovereignty; the position simply states that Godchooses not to meticulously control everything.
  8. The five points of Calvinism are rife with logical inconsistencies in how the points are interrelated; there is little or no logical coherence between the five points of Calvinism.
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