Theological English Weekly Writing Quiz
Course: Theological English (In MTE)
Teacher: Pierce Hibbs
The Writing Section in Theological English Course Weekly Quiz. We were required to complete 7 or 8 multiple-choices questions and the writing section within 20 minutes. I post my answers(after correction) below. If you answer like this, you will get a perfect score in the writing section in the TE weekly quiz.
TE Week 1 Quiz (June 3, 2016)
In a brief paragraph (2-3 sentences), define the Creator-creature distinction and explain the role (purpose) of revelation with regards to it. After you have written your paragraph, underline the adjectives you have used.
Because of the distinction between Creator and creature, we are not able to know or acquire any true knowledge of God. However, God reveals himself by the means of revelation, whereby a bridge is built between him and human beings. Even though our nature and characteristics are not as the same as that of the Creator, they are not totally different from his; therefore, we can perceive and recognize the Creator by his revelation.
TE Week 2 Quiz (June 10, 2016)
In a unified, coherent, and developed paragraph, define the word “evil.” Use one comparative structure in your paragraph.
In general, evil is an abstract concept which means “bad” things. It always is contrasted with the word “good.” A series of evil actions would include things such as like murder, shooting, rape, felony, and telling a lie. In contrast, the word “good” can refer to love, kindness, patience, and control. If we pay attention to the surroundings in our daily life, we can easily perceive that evil is much more negative than good. Obviously a normal person does want to be evil at all. However, certainly he or she is eager to become a good person. In conclusion, evil is the opposite of good.
TE Week 3 Quiz (June 17, 2016)
In a well-developed paragraph, explain how the concepts of “promise” and “sacrifice” come together in the work of Christ. In your paragraph, use at least 3 nouns that have suffixes.
Through the sacrifice of Christ, God’s promises are fulfilled. In the Scripture, in the time of the Old Testament, people had to offer goats and other animals in the temple as sacrifices repeatedly. Obviously God’s promises were not fulfilled at that time. These sacrifices were only physical sacrifices. However, you can see in the New Testament that with the coming of Jesus Christ, he was delivered to death and made alive after three days. This sacrifice is all-sufficient because it is a spiritual sacrifice, through which all the promises of God are accomplished.
TE Week 4 Quiz (June 24, 2016)
In a single paragraph, explain why the bodily resurrection of Christ is important for believers (recall what you have learned about the meaning of the word “firstfruits”). In your paragraph, use at least two verb + preposition combinations.
The bodily resurrection of Christ is important for Christians because he died for us, and his resurrection brings hope for us in our bodily resurrection. Jesus Christ, who is our representative of us on in terms of bodily resurrection, was raised from the dead after three days, which reveals that we shall be raised as he was in the future. On the other hand, just imagine if he were not resurrected and his death were not on account of us, that is, that the resurrection were not a historical truth or he had not died for us. Obviously, we would not have the chance to be resurrected in the future.
TE Week 5 Quiz (June 31, 2016)
In a unified, coherent, and developed paragraph, suggest one way in which the study of church history can be useful for us today. In your sentences, modify or describe at least three nouns using the structures you have learned (adjective phrases, relative clauses, prepositional phrases, other noun phrases).
The study of church history can apply to our daily spiritual lives. In other words, we not only acquire intellectual knowledge from the development of our Christian church, but also learn how to apply this information. For instance, Augustine, who is a famous pious and distinguished church Father, lived during the ancient church period. His life is a good model, whereby we can learn the true meaning of piety and dedication. Another example which can lend credence to my main point is the life of a great reformer, John Calvin. Apart from his achievement of systematic theology and biblical interpretation, he was also a weak person who was tortured by illness for a long time, and he always boasted in his weakness, which reflects how strong our God is . What can we learn from him? The answer is that we can turn our negative situations into positive ones. In conclusion, the study of church history is applicable and it is precious.
TE Week 6 Quiz (July 8, 2016)
Using at least three of the patterns of preposition use you studied in Lesson 22 of the Theological English textbook, write a unified, coherent, and developed paragraph about how our reception of the benefits of salvation is related to the person of Christ.
All blessings that we receive from the work of salvation are related to the person of Christ. First, Christ is a divine person, so that he is the only one who can give us blessings through the work of salvation. To be more specific, there is no one else who has the ability to offer us such good gifts because he or she is not God so that the person is not qualified to do the work of salvation. Second, all goodness that we can acquire from God cannot be separated from the work of salvation that was accomplished by Christ in the time of the NT. That is, there is an organic connection between the work of salvation that has been done by Christ and all of the good things that God gives us. To sum up, our reception of these good things of salvation is closely connected to the person of Christ.