Ordinances of the Church Bible Quiz

Check your knowledge about the work of the ordinances of the church

  1. WHAT command did Jesus give to His disciples? Matt. 28:19, 20.

  2. What must precede the baptism which Christ commanded? (a) Hearing and believing (Mark 16:16); (b) repentance (Acts 2:38); (c) whole-hearted acceptance of Christ (Acts 8:37).

  3. What does is mean to believe in Christ? 1 Cor. 15:1-4.

  4. What does Christ do for those who believe on Him? Matt. 1:21.

  5. To one thus accepting Christ, what does the ordinance of baptism mean? Rom. 6:3, 4. Note 1.

  6. To what do we die? Rom. 6:10-12; Col. 3:5.

  7. What is the newness of life in which we walk after dying to sin? Rom. 6:17, 18, 22; Phil. 4:13.

  8. Because the true Christian life begins with this dying to sin and living to God, how is one's faith and decision expressed to the public? Col. 2:12.

  9. When this step is taken in the light of God's Word, what promise is ours at baptism? Acts 2:38, 39.

  10. To whom do those who are baptized belong? Gal. 3:26, 27.

  11. In what inheritance do they share? Gal. 3:29.

  12. Is it ever necessary to be rebaptized? Acts 19:1-5.

  13. How many true baptisms are there? Eph. 4:5. Examples: Christ (Matt. 3:13, 16); Philip baptizing the Ethiopian (Acts 8:38), John (John 3:23). Note 2.

Note 1. - "Then we bring them to some place where there is water and they are baptized by the same way of baptism by which we were baptized; for they are washed in the water in the name of God the Father, Lord of all things, and of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Ghost." - Justin Martyr (A.D. 140).

Note 2. - "From these words (John 3:23) it may be inferred that baptism was administered by John and Christ by plunging the whole body under water." - Calvin
"By the Greek fathers the word baptizein is often used, frequently figuratively, for to immerse or overwhelm with sleep, sorrow, sin, etc. Hence baptisma properly and literally equals immersion." - Smith's "Bible Dictionary," article "Baptism."

Note: This quiz is based on "Fundamentals of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith", 1941, British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Watford, Bible Study No. 25, "Ordinances of the Church".

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