Theological Survey – Complete List


I had to try to fiddle with this, because the website didn’t give a way to see all the questions. So, here you are – the complete Lifeway/R. C. Sproul survey.

Some of the questions are trick questions. Seriously. I would have had trouble answering one or two because the questions were incorrect as written.

You could choose “stronly disagree”, “somewhat disagree” “neutral”, “somewhat agree”, “Strongly agree”.

While I am excessively troubled about the results, Sproul was more concerned with answers that violated the TULIP theology. Look, if you’re going to be a Calvinist, that’s your decision – but understand that a great many Christians do not agree with it. By using those questions, you are deliberately skewing the results.

however, I do agree with Sproul’s major contention that America is sliding into Relativism and Humanism. I stand by my earlier statements that the vast majority of people attending churches in America are in for a horrible afterlife.

So, take a look at the questions, and see what you think?

STATEMENTS

God is a perfect being and cannot make a mistake.

God knows everything that occurs in the world but does not determine all that happens.

God continues to answer specific prayers.

God is the author of Scripture.

There is one true God in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

God created male and female.

Biblical accounts of the physical (bodily) resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate. This event actually occurred.

Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God.

Jesus is truly God and has a divine nature, and Jesus is truly man and has a human nature.

The Holy Spirit is a force but is not a personal being.

The Holy Spirit gives a spiritual new birth or new life before a person has faith.

The Holy Spirit is a divine being but is not equal with God the Father and Jesus.

Modern science discredits the claims of Christianity.

Everyone sins a little, but most people are good by nature.

People have the ability to turn to God on their own initiative.

Even the smallest sin deserves eternal damnation.

By the good deeds that I do, I partly contribute to earning my place in heaven.

The Bible, like all sacred writings, contains helpful accounts of ancient myths but is not literally true.

The Bible was written for each person to interpret as he or she chooses.

The Bible alone is the written word of God.

The Bible is 100% accurate in all that it teaches.

A person obtains peace with God by first taking the initiative to seek God and then God responds with grace.

An individual must contribute his or her own effort for personal salvation.

Salvation always begins with God changing a person so that he or she will turn to Him in faith.

Heaven is a place where all people will ultimately be reunited with their loved ones.

Hell is an eternal place of judgment where God sends all people who do not personally trust in Jesus Christ.

God would be fair to show His wrath against sin.

There will be a time when Jesus Christ returns to judge all the people who have lived.

Worshiping alone or with one’s family is a valid replacement for regularly attending church.

Churches that do not preach from the Bible should not be considered a Christian church.

My local church has the authority to withhold the Lord’s Supper from me and exclude me from the fellowship of the church.

The church should be silent on issues of politics.

There is little value in studying or reciting historical Christian creeds and confessions.

God is unconcerned with my day-to-day decisions.

God has authority over all people because He created human beings.

The Bible has the authority to tell us what we must do.

Humans exist to bring God glory and to enjoy Him.

Sex outside of traditional marriage is a sin.

Abortion is a sin.

Gender identity is a matter of choice.

God will always reward true faith with material blessings.

The Bible’s condemnation of homosexual behavior doesn’t apply today.

The Bible is the highest authority for what I believe.

It is very important for me personally to encourage non-Christians to trust Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of my sin.

Only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior receive God’s free gift of eternal salvation.

2014 survey

STATEMENTS

There will be people in heaven who have never heard of Jesus Christ.

A person obtains peace with God by first taking the initiative to seek God and then God responds with grace.

An individual must contribute his/her own effort for personal salvation.

Salvation always begins with God changing a person so that they will turn to Him in faith.

People will have a second chance to follow God after they die.

Salvation is found through Jesus Christ alone.

There are many ways to get to heaven.

Everyone sins at least a little, but most people are by nature good.

People do not have the ability to follow God on their own initiative.

Even the smallest sin deserves damnation.

God loves me because of the good I do or have done.

Heaven is a real place, not just a concept.

Hell is a real place, not just a concept.

God is unconcerned with my day-to-day decisions.

God has authority over people because He created human beings.

God shows His wrath.

God is a perfect being and cannot make a mistake.

God does not determine all that happens, He simply knows it in advance.

God continues to answer specific prayers.

Biblical accounts of the physical (bodily) resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate. This event actually occurred.

Jesus is the first creature created by God.

Jesus is fully God and has a divine nature, and Jesus is fully man and has a human nature.

There will be a time when Jesus Christ returns to judge all the people who have lived.

God the Father is more divine than Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit is a force, not a personal being.

The Holy Spirit indwells every true Christian.

The Holy Spirit gives a spiritual new birth or new life before a person has faith.

The Holy Spirit is less divine than God the Father and Jesus.

The Bible, like all sacred writings, contains helpful accounts of ancient myths but is not literally true.

The Bible was written for each person to interpret as they choose.

The Bible alone is the written word of God.

The Bible is 100% accurate in all that it teaches.

The Bible has the authority to tell us what we must do.

God is the author of Scripture.

The Book of Mormon is a revelation from God.

There is one true God in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Humans exist to bring God glory and to enjoy Him.

Worshiping alone or with one’s family is a valid replacement for regularly attending church.

My pastor’s sermons are not authoritative over my life.

There is little value in studying and/or reciting creeds and catechisms.

My local church has the authority to declare that I am not a Christian.

The church should be silent on issues of politics.

Sex outside of marriage is a sin.

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???

5 thoughts on “Theological Survey – Complete List”

  1. I will eventually re blog this. You give the needed information for understanding the survey, and the list of questions to make it easier to understand. Good job. Was there a reason you did not include a link to the site?

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