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Quiz 5 Study Guide

Towns: pp. 660–708

What is the major characteristic of the Episcopal form of church government?

Why should this form of church government be rejected?

What is the major characteristic of the Representative form of church government? 

Why should this form of church government be rejected?

By what principle is the Congregational form of church government based?

Understand that as a solution, the New Testament seems to reflect aspects of all three of the above stated forms of church government.  In what ways is this so?

Know the reasons listed in the textbook why the church can be described as independent and indigenous.

Know the reasons listed in the textbook why local churches should be in fellowship and cooperation with one another.

Is the word or the concept of a denomination found in the New Testament?

In regards to organizational authority in the local church, can it be said that democratic vote is always the best means to decision-making?

What are the four conditions stated to receive a person into church membership?

What should be the doctrinal knowledge of a candidate for church membership?

To what does water baptism identify the believer?

Why is this important in reference to church membership?

What is the measuring line for determining if a particular sin should exclude a prospective member from being accepted into church membership?

Does the Bible exclusively teach a plurality of elders?

Are there biblical examples where the terms “elder” and “bishop” are used interchangeably?

Note that the descriptive title of “shepherd” denotes the pastor’s role in leading the church, feeding the church, and tending the church.

According to Strong, what is “ordination” as applied to pastors?

What is the basic definition of “deacon” as the term is found in the New Testament?

Be familiar with the duties of a deacon as listed in the textbook.

Be familiar with the qualifications of bishops and deacons as listed in the textbook.

What is the definition of the Greek word from which we get our English word “baptism?”

How does the symbolism of baptism demand the mode of immersion?

Be familiar with the arguments against understanding “water baptism” as sprinkling.

According to the textbook, does a person have to be baptized for salvation?

According to the textbook, baptism is a testimony to whom?

Be familiar with some of the listed reasons why (and how) the Lord’s Table (Lord’s Supper, Communion) is such an abused and misinterpreted aspect of doctrine.

What outward symbols does the Lord’s Supper communicate? (A list is provided in the textbook.)

Is the Lord’s Table for believers only, or can the “seeking lost” also participate?

Be able to differentiate between open communion and closed communion.

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