"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. " — Hebrews 11:1-2

The Faith Quiz

True or False Section

1. T or F: By her own words, we see that Mary the virgin mother had justifying faith.


2. T or F: Jesus Christ provides the Bible's GREATEST example of a person with justifying faith.


3. T or F: Abel, the first "hero of faith" listed at Hebrews 3, was the third human being to be born.


4. T or F: Jesus commended a Roman centurion for having great faith. The Bible later affirms that this centurion was the same one present at Jesus' crucifixion.


5. T or F: When He called Moses to deliver the children of Israel from bondage, God gave Moses the ability to work three miraculous signs in order to provoke belief in the children of Israel.


Multiple Choice Section

6. The phrase "the just shall live by faith", quoted at least three times in the New Testament, is found in this Old Testament book:

A. Habakkuk.   B. Haggai.   C. Hezekiah.   D. Psalms.  

7. Choose the most Biblically accurate description of the nature of the faith that justifies lost sinners.

A.  The gift of God which must be cultivated by the sinner in order for him to be justified.
B.  An imperfect work done by the sinner under grace which God accepts in the place of perfect obedience to the Law.
C.  Recognition by the sinner of the truth of essential Biblical doctrines.
D.  The gift of God which conveys His grace in Christ to a needy sinner.

8. Jesus commended a woman's faith when she compared herself to:

A.  a goat.
B.  a raven.
C.  a dog.
D.   a wild olive tree.

9. Which person's faith is not mentioned in connection with what God did in his or her case?

A.  Sarah, in conceiving Isaac.
B.  Enoch, when he was taken to heaven without seeing death.
C.  The woman who said to herself, "If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well."
D.  Lazarus, when he was raised from the dead.

10. Jesus illustrated the power of faith when He said that mountains could be moved by it. Similarly, He said that one with even a little faith would be able to:

A.  Command that repentant sinners receive the Holy Spirit.
B.  Walk on water.
C.  Say to a mulberry tree "Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea."
D.  Charm snakes

11. According to the Gospel of John, when Simon Peter said to Jesus, "...we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God", Jesus replied:

A.  Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?
B.  My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
C.  He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.
D.  I did one work, and you all marvel!

12. This man expressed faith when he said, "the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."

A. Jonah   B. Job   C. Joseph   D. Jehoshaphat

13. To which three would the phrase "who through faith subdued kingdoms" best be applicable?

A.  Job, Noah, and Daniel.
B.  Gideon, Joshua, and David.
C.  Jeroboam, Abiathar, and Zedekiah
D.  Mordecai, Rehoboam, and Zeruiah.

14. Seeing the faith of this person and his or her friends, Jesus said, "Your sins are forgiven you."

A. Bartimaeus   B. A leper   C. Mary Magdalene   D. A paralytic

15. 1 Corinthians 13:13 reads, "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." Choose the best interpretive comment:

A.  The three graces are listed in reverse order of practical relevance. Practically speaking, hope is greater than faith and love is greater than faith and hope.
B.  Love is called the greatest because it will abide eternally; faith and hope abide in this life only.
C.  Since elsewhere the Bible says, "God is love", therefore love is the greatest.
D.  All three are vital to the Christian life. Paul the apostle was simply feeling the grandeur of love more than that of hope and faith at the time he wrote this passage.

16. Faith's first mention - by name - in Scripture is in:

A. The Law   B. The Gospels   C. The prophets   D. The Psalms

17. Which statement is not found in Scripture?

A.  Cursed is the man who trusts in man
B.  Do not put your trust in princes
C.  He who trusts in his own heart is a fool
D.  All of the above are Biblical statements.

18. According to the Gospel of Mark, a father agonizing over his son's distress exemplified the best prayer which someone struggling with faith can pray when he said to Jesus:

A.  Your will be done.
B.  Please give me a sign!
C.  I ask this in Your name, Lord.
D.  Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!

19. To which three would the phrase "who through faith...out of weakness were made strong" best be applicable?

A.  Isaac, Shimei, and Abigail.
B.  Solomon, Jehoida, and Ishmael.
C.  Isaiah, Rebekah, and Asaph.
D.  Samson, Elijah, and Nehemiah.

20. Although not mentioned by name in the Hebrews chapter 11 roster, these three were heroic in their faith.

A.  Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah
B.  Shiphrah, Puah, and Peninnah
C.  Hophni, Phinehas, and Uzzah
D.  Joab, Abishai, and Asahel

Type in the Blank(s) Section. Spelling counts!

21. King sent dignitaries to the prophet to ask for prayer when the forces of the King of Assyria beseiged Jerusalem. (Each blank is one word.)

22. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: and and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone." (Each blank is one word.)

23. "As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a to all who trust in Him."

24. "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one ."

25. Biblical writer "...found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints."