Chapter 2 Quiz

All questions must be answered.

1. Which of the following DOES NOT correctly describe the format that Jesus uses in writing to the seven congregations? (vs. 1-4)


2. The theme of the EPHESIAN letter is that they had left their “first love.” Which of the following DOES NOT properly describe their condition? (v.4)


3. To arouse the Ephesians into considering their spiritual state, Jesus specifically told them to “fast”. (v.5)


4. What did Jesus mean when He warned the Ephesians to repent; otherwise, He would remove their “lampstand from its place”? (v.5)


5. The “Nicolaitans” were most likely sincere Christians that subjected themselves to the authority of the Apostles. (v.6)


6. In the closing comments about Ephesus, additional information is given about the format Jesus uses at the conclusion of all seven letters. Which of the following IS NOT a correct comment? (v.7)


7. Because SMYRNA was subjected to heavy persecution for their faith, which DOES NOT describe how Jesus presented Himself to them? (v.8)


8. Which best describes what Jesus refers to as “a synagogue of Satan”? (v.8)


9. Although the meaning of the “ten day testing” Jesus told Smyrna they would have to endure is uncertain, it might be a reference to the only other ten day test recorded in the Bible. Which prophet endured it? (v.10)


10. Which crown did Jesus promise as a reward to those in Smyrna who remained faithful until death? (v.11)


11. In His title to Pergamos as “He who has the sharp two-edged sword” Jesus was making it clear to the congregation that as the Possessor of the Word of God He has been able to “cut” into the heart of their doctrine, and subsequently has been able to righteously divide truth from untruth. (v.12)


12. In His rebuke of Pergamos, Jesus accused the leadership of holding to “the doctrine of Balaam.” What were they doing? (vs. 14-15)


13. What was it Jesus promised to the overcomers at Pergamos when He said that He would give them “a white stone”? (v.17)


15. Thyatira is the only congregation of all the seven churches that IS NOT given over to idolatry. (v.18)


16. It’s unclear whether “Jezebel” (the self-proclaimed “prophetess” in Thyatira) was the name of an actual woman, or merely a reference to the ancient Queen of Israel. But because of her Jesus rebuked this congregation’s leadership. Why? (v.20)


17. What might best explain our Lord’s warning to Thyatira that they would be cast into “great tribulation”? (v.21)


18. Thyatira DID HAVE some faithful members. (v.21)