How is Your Heresy IQ?
Without resorting to a search engine to find the answers on the internet (honor system here) or referencing a book, place the most appropriate definition in the space next to the heresy that the statement best represents. (Again, answer with a letter.)
1. Pelagianism _____
2. Monophysitism _____
3. Nestorianism _____
4. Arianism _____
5. Apollinarianism _____
6. Manichaeism _____
7. Docetism _____
8. Adoptionism _____
9. Eutychianism _____
10. Sabellianism _____
(a) Jesus was good, obeyed the law and was rewarded by being made divine.
(b) The world and creation are evil and redemption is gained by becoming purely “spiritual”.
(c) Jesus Christ was like the Father but was not of the same substance.
(d) Jesus Christ had only one nature and that nature was divine.
(e) Man’s will has the power to break the bondage of sin.
(f) Jesus did not have a human body and only appeared to suffer and die.
(g) The word (or logos) replaced the mind (or soul) in Jesus at the Incarnation.
(h) The humanity and divinity of Christ were joined only by his will and thus there was no essential unity in one person.
(i) Jesus was both fully man and fully God in one person.
(j) Jesus was a good man, but never in any sense God.
(k) Jesus’ humanity is absorbed and lost in Christ’s divinity.
(l) The Son and Holy Spirit are only temporary manifestations of the Father and the Father was thus crucified.
The answers will be posted this evening at 6.00 pm (PST) in the comments section of this post.
Ten right – Grand Inquisitor
Nine right – The Grand Inquisitor is watching his back
Eight right – You get the corner office
Seven right – You’ve been raiding the pastor’s library
Six right – You missed a few books you should have borrowed
Five right – Halfway to sound doctrine
Four right – Cause for concern
Three right – Buy a Church History book
Two right – Buy two Church History books.
One right – Take “attending seminary” off your bucket list
None right – Don’t answer the door, it may be a Jehovah’s Witness!