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Quizzing the New Testament : Ephesians
"This quiz is part of a series looking at the books of the New Testament. Paul's letter, to the early church in Ephesus, describes the great love that God has for us and the practical consequences of living as a loving community. Come and step inside."
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This quiz will reflect the traditional view that Paul was the writer of Ephesians. Modern scholarship, however, has questioned this. Which of the following has been put forward to cast doubt on Paul's authorship?
The vocabulary used
All of these
The length of sentences
One of the significant themes of Ephesians is that of love. In chapter 2, Paul writes that, because of God's great love for everyone, he "made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions" (Ephesians 2 v. 5). He sees this, in turn, as leading to which further development?
The creation of an independent Gentile state
The promise that God will overlook all of our sins
The uniting, in Jesus, of Jews and Gentiles
The need to separate men and women in worship so as to avoid temptation
In chapter 3, Paul is so eager to speak of the need to be both rooted and established in God's love, that he comes out with which of the following paradoxes?
He wishes people to "give birth to death within them".
He wishes people to "love with the passion of hatred".
He wishes people to "be joyful about the present sorrow".
He wishes people to "know this love that surpasses knowledge".
Paul, in chapter 4, describes the Christian church as a body with Jesus as its head. Jesus, he says, through the giving of grace, has set people into their various roles in church life. Which of these is NOT one of the offices that Paul lists?
Which radical action does Paul say his readers should do for one another as their church is growing into spiritual maturity?
Speak the truth in love
Take the place of those facing execution
Bind each other's spiritual wounds
Lust and anger are used to characterise the non-Christian way of life. Which of the following 1980s song titles comes closest to reflecting Paul's recommendation for preventing anger from leading into sin?
I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
In chapter 5, Paul continues to write about the practical consequences of living by love. Whom does he say Christians should imitate as "dearly loved children"?
The Virgin Mary
Chapters 5 and 6 also contain instructions for specific groups of people. Husbands are told to love their wives. What action of Jesus is quoted by way of an illustration?
Just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
Just as Christ loved the world and preached righteousness to it.
Just as Christ loved the temple and purged it of wrongdoing.
Just as Christ loved God and was obedient to her every command.
The devil opposes all that love stands for. Paul urges his readers to "take your stand against the devil's schemes". How does he advise them to do this?
By putting on the full armor of God
By offering sacrifices to God
By praying for 12 hours a day
By burning the houses of evildoers
Ephesians finishes in characteristic fashion as Paul prays blessing upon his readers. Which words complete the final sentence?
"Grace to all who _____________________."
Love the saints through eternity
Love like lovers do
Love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love
Believe that all you need is love
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Compiled Jun 19 13