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Lesson8: Origin of Catholic, Protestant Denominations; Division, Unity

Jesus Is Lord Free Online Bible Study CourseJesus Is Lord Lesson 8 - Free online Bible study course: How did Catholicism and Protestant denominations begin? How do they compare to Jesus' church in the Bible? Does Jesus' true church exist today?

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Where Can You Find the Church
that Belongs to Jesus? Part 2

Quiz on Jesus Is Lord - Lesson #8

*1* Jesus is head over how many things to the church? Answer: Jesus is Head over things to the church.

*2* What is left for men to be head over in the church? (a) church laws, (b) things on earth, (c) nothing. Answer: .

*3* Where is Jesus now (Hebrews 8:1; 1 Peter 3:22; Eph. 1:20)? Answer: Jesus is in .

*4* Then where is the headquarters of Jesus church? (a) heaven, (b) Rome, (c) Salt Lake City. Answer: .

*5* What is the work of elders? (a) feed (shepherd) the flock, (b) oversee the church, (c) set a good example, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*6* An eldership should have oversight of the work of how many churches? (a) two, (b) every one in the diocese, (c) the one among them. Answer: .

*7* If a church changes this pattern, would it be honoring Jesus? Answer (yes or no): .

*8* What danger does Paul warn about? Answer: Elders might draw away after themselves.

*9* Can religious leaders lead people into error? (yes or no) Answer: .

*10* What error will people be guilty of? Answer: They may turn from the and follow fables.

*11* What does the Spirit predict will happen? Answer: Some will from the faith.

*12* What particular doctrines will be taught? (a) some food (meat) should not be eaten, (b) some people should not marry, (c) both of these. Answer: .

*13* In what way should we be like the Father and the Son? Answer: We should be as the Father and Son are.

*14* In what ways do the Father and Son contradict one another? (a) about how to worship, (b) about how to be saved, (c) about what church to attend, (d) none of the preceding. (See also John 12:49,50.) Answer: .

*15* What does God say about division? Answer: There should be no among us.

*16* Is Christ divided? Does He contradict Himself? (yes or no) Answer: .

*17* Jesus does not contradict Himself, but churches do contradict one another. So are "all the churches following Jesus"? (yes or no) Answer: .

*18* What is God's relationship to confusion? Answer: God is not the author of .

*19* Is the existence of many churches confusing? (yes or no) Answer: .

*20* Is God the source of all the denominations? (yes or no) Answer: .

*21* How many true "God and Fathers" are there? Answer: There is God and Father.

*22* Can we please God if we think there are many acceptable gods, and we may just worship the god of our choice? (yes or no) Answer: .

*23&24* How many "bodies" and "faiths" are there? Answer: There is body and faith.

*25* Can we please God if we think there are hundreds of acceptable bodies and faiths, so we can just take our choice? (yes or no) Answer: .

*26* To be God's true children, what must we do about practices and churches that God has not authorized? Answer: We must come out from among them and be .

*27* How do we purify our souls? Answer: We purify our souls in obeying the .

*28* What is the seed by which we are born again? Answer: We are born again by God's .

*29* How long will this seed endure? Answer: .

*30* How does the seed relate to the harvest? Answer: Whatever a man sows, that is what he will .

*31* Suppose you believed and obeyed Buddhist doctrine. What would that make you? (a) a Christian, (b) a Hindu, (c) a Buddhist. Answer: .

*32* In the first century, when people obeyed Jesus' gospel, what kind of Christians did they become and what church did they become members of? (a) Lutherans, (b) Catholics, (c) just Christians, members of Jesus' church. Answer: .

*33* If you were to obey simply the gospel today, without any man-made changes, what kind of Christian would you become and what church would that make you a member of? (a) the same as in the first century, (b) a modern denomination, (c) no one knows. Answer: .

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*34* What conclusions do you reach regarding what the Bible teaches about the existence of Catholic and Protestant denominations?

*35* How can a person be faithful to the Lord today in an age with so much religious error and confusion?

*36* If you have been part of a church, is that church following Jesus' true pattern for His church, or is it a group that has departed from His way?

*37* While you have been studying this course, have you made any significant changes in your faith, spiritual conduct, church membership, or relationship with God? If so, please explain.

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