"I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed." — Daniel 7:13-14

Quiz on the Present Ministry of Christ

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1. Christ's state of humiliation included His lowly condition throughout His earthly life, His death, and His burial. Christ's state of began with His resurrection.

2. After Jesus rose from the dead, He ascended into Heaven and "sat down at the right hand of God" (Hebrews 10:12). This is called His:

A. Advent Sabbatical   B. Heavenly Session   C. Millenial Triumph   D. Celestial Chairmanship  

3. "Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear." What is "THIS WHICH YOU NOW SEE AND HEAR" in that Biblical sentence?

A.  The gift of God which must be cultivated by the sinner in order for him to be justified.
B.  The judgment upon Ananias and Sapphira.
C.  The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem.
D.  The miraculous signs of Pentecost.

4. T or F: It is likely that Jesus' location in the universe will be discovered sometime before His second coming.


5. In Psalm 24:7-11 we read,

Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

This passage primarily refers to:

A.  The past coming of God the Holy Spirit into the Church on the day of Pentecost.
B.  The future, second coming of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
C.  The timeless sovereignty of God the Father, in poetic language.
D.  The return into heaven of the Lord Jesus Christ about forty days after His resurrection.

6. As quoted in the epistle to the Hebrews, David in the Psalms prophesied this about Christ's present ministry: "The LORD has sworn and will not relent, 'You are a forever according to the order of Melchizedek.'"

7. The New Testament might be described as the documentation of the New Covenant in Jesus' blood (cf. Luke 22:20). Which Biblical quotation best summarizes the blessings of that New Covenant?

A.  "This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male child among you shall be circumcised."
B.  "I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: Your seed I will establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations."
C.  "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them." Then He adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."
D.  "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."

8. In the book of Revelation, the risen and ascended Christ describes Himself to the Ephesian church as He Who:

A.  "walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands."
B.  "holds the twelve stars in His hands."
C.  "loves the Nicolaitans, but hates their sin."
D.  "knows the heresy of those who say they are Christians and are not."

9. Complete this verse from the book of Hebrews: "But to which of the has He ever said: 'Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool'."

10. T or F: Hebrews 13:8 reads, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hence, Jesus will have His resurrected human body forever.
Please note, this quiz was first posted on January 3, and this question was edited on January 7, 2009 A.D. thanks to a friend's helpful observation about its original wording.


11. Jesus asked His heavenly Father to glorify Him:

A.  In heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
B.  With the Shekinah glory of the ancient tabernacle.
C.  With the glory which He had with the Father before the world was.
D.   If it were possible for Him to drink that cup.

12. When Jesus said, "It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you", He was referring to:

A. John the Baptizer   B. The Holy Spirit   C. The angel Gabriel   D. The apostle Paul

13. Complete what Roman governor Felix said about the apostle Paul: "When the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation against him of such things as I supposed, but had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had , whom Paul affirmed to be ." (Each blank is one word.)

14. T or F: Other than those found in the Acts of the Apostles and Revelation, the Bible records no words of Christ spoken after His ascension to heaven.


15. Which statement can be Biblically affirmed regarding the present state of those who have died in Christ?

A.  Nothing is revealed about this in the Bible.
B.  They are in either Purgatory or Limbo.
C.  To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
D.  Their souls are sleeping and their earthly bodies are decaying.

16. The power of God, exercised by the risen Christ on earth at present, is the:

A. Gospel   B. Church militant   C. Holy Spirit   D. Eucharist

17. T or F: Before His death and resurrection, Jesus prayed for all Christians who would live down through coming centuries to the present day.


18. According to Romans 8, which two make intercession for God's people at present?

A.  Moses and Elijah.
B.  The Father and the Son.
C.  The Father and the holy angels.
D.  The Son and the Holy Spirit.

19. After his words to the Ephesians et. al., the risen and ascended Christ says this to the church of the Laodiceans:

A.  "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."
B.  "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come."
C.  "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?"
D.  "He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword."

20. That the living Christ presently lives through His people is:

A.  A false doctrine held by a first century heretical group, the Bodysnatcherites.
B.  A way of expressing the deep commitment of the very devout.
C.  An idea that does not appear in the Bible or the annals of Church history.
D.  A truth taught in the Bible.

21. T or F: In at least one instance, the risen and ascended Christ asserts that He is being persecuted still.


22. That God raised Christians up together, and made them sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus is:

A.  A reference to those who have died in the Lord.
B.  A way of speaking of the afterlife as if it were present.
C.  A present spiritual reality for God's people alive on earth.
D.  A teaching found in the Apocrypha.

23. As he died at the murderous hands of his persecutors, this martyr cried out, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

A. Polycarp   B. Stephen   C. Antipas   D. Peter

24. Choose the most Biblically accurate statement about the subject matter of this quiz, "the present ministry of Christ."

A.  Whether His resurrection is fact or myth is but a theological quibble. It is by His profound moral teachings that Jesus has ministered through the centuries down to this very day.
B.  Following His real death in approximately 30 A.D., Jesus of Nazareth literally and bodily rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, from where He now rules over all things.
C.  Jesus' present ministry as King of kings and Lord of lords goes as far as it is a sincere, spiritual reality in the hearts of Christians.
D.  The present ministry of Christ is identical with the present ministry of the Church.

25. "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left...Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world...Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his '." (Each blank is one word.)