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ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 1Q: Describe the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture as well as the relationship ofeach one of these issues to one cripture Texts:2 Timothy 3:15-17Matthew 5:17-182 Peter 1:20-21Matthew 28:18Jude 1:25Matthew 7:29John 10:35Titus 1:2Matthew 12:5Matthew 19:4Matthew 22:31Mark 12:26Acts 17:112 Corinthians 10:5Psalm 191 Thes. 2:13Prov. 30:5Resources:InspirationPaul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2008), 161-168.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 73-82.Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 17.Millard Erickson, Christian Theology (Baker, 1983), 224-245.InerrancyThe Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. Available at http://www.bibleresearcher.com/chicago1.htmlPaul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2008), 168-172.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 73-89, 90-104.Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 17-18.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

Millard Erickson, Christian Theology (Baker, 1983), 246-285.AuthorityPaul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2008), 164-168.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 108-109.Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 16-37.Michael Frost, “Scriptural Authority, Not Culture, Defines Theology, Mohler Declares,”Baptist Press (August 30, 2001). Available at http://bpnews.net/ bpnews.asp?id 11598ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 2Q: Describe the sufficiency of Scripture. Relate the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture tothe practice of biblical counseling. Research and respond to the arguments of at least oneintegrationist or Christian Psychologist regarding the insufficiency of Scripture for counseling.Definitions:Sufficiency of ScriptureScripture Texts:2 Timothy 3:15-172 Peter 1:3ffMatthew 5:18, 24:35John 10:35, 16:12-13, 17:171 Corinthians 2:13Hebrews 4:12Resources:SufficiencyJay Adams, The Christian Counselor’s Manual (Zondervan, 1986), 18-23, 97.Jay Adams, Ready to Restore (P&R, 1981), 11.Paul Enns, The Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody Press, 2008), 158.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 122-3.John MacArthur & Wayne Mack, Introduction to Biblical Counseling (Word, 1994),63ff.Stuart Scott & Heath Lambert eds., Counseling the Hard Cases (B&H Academic, 2012),1-24.Steve Viars & Rob Green, “The Sufficiency of Scripture,” in Christ Centered BiblicalCounseling, edited by James MacDonald, Bob Kellemen, & Steve Viars (Harvest House,2013), 89-106.Critique of the “insufficiency” viewHeath Lambert, The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams (Crossway, 2012),chapter 5.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

Eric Johnson, ed., Psychology & Christianity: Five Views, 2nd ed. (IVP, 2010), 143-147,194-198, 245-273. In this “multiple views” book, David Powlison writes the articlewhich articulates the biblical counseling view of counseling and its relationships topsychology (245-273). However, he also offers critiques of both integration (143-147)and Christian psychology (194-198) from a biblical counseling viewpoint.David Powlison, “Critiquing Modern Integrationists,” Journal of Biblical Counseling XI(1993): 24-34. Available from grationist and Christian Psychology (potential resources for critique)Eric Johnson, Foundations for Soul Care (IVP, 2007)Stanton Jones & Richard Butman, Modern Psychotherapies (IVP, 1991)Mark McMinn & Clark Campbell, Integrative Psychotherapy (IVP, 2007)ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 3Q: Describe your position on the nature of continuing revelation (i.e., prophecy, tongues, wordsof knowledge). In particular explain whether you believe prophecy is a present gift in today’schurch. Explain the relationship between your understanding of the gift of prophecy and thesufficiency of uing revelationMiracles, prophecy, tonguesScripture Texts:2 Peter 1:32 Timothy 3:15-17Rev. 22:18Heb. 1:1-2Hebrews 2:3-4Jude 1:32 Cor. 12:121 Cor. 14:21-22Revelation 22:18-19John 14:26Resources:Nathan Busenitz, “Charismatic Counterfeits: Do the Modern Gifts Meet the BiblicalStandard?” (Strange Fire Conference presentation, 2013), available al-standardThomas Edgar, Miraculous Gifts: Are They for Today? (Wipf & Stock, 2001).Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2008), 280-285.John MacArthur, Charismatic Chaos (Zondervan, 1992), esp. chs. 2, 5, 9, 10.John MacArthur, “Does God Still Give Revelation?” (Grace to You Article, July 13,2009), available at -give-revelationJohn MacArthur, Strange Fire (Thomas Nelson, 2013).ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

The Master’s Seminary Journal Volume 14, Number 2, Fall 2003 contains several articlesrelevant to this question. The articles are available atwww.tms.edu/JournalIssue.aspx?year 2003ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 4Q: Define general revelation and special revelation and describe the nature of their authority aswell as their relationship to one another.Definitions:General RevelationSpecial RevelationScripture Texts:Psalm 19Romans 1:18-212 Peter 1:32 Timothy 3:15-17Resources:Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2008), 158-161.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 122-124.Wayne Mack & John MacArthur, eds., Introduction to Biblical Counseling (Word, 1994), 71-78.(NOTE: this resource is out of print but used copies are available online).Millard Erickson, Christian Theology (Baker, 1983), 177-223.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 5Q: Explain the doctrine of common grace relating the doctrine to the ability of secularpsychologists to understand true information about the human condition.Definitions:Common graceScripture Texts:Matthew 5:45Acts 14:17Psalm 145:8-9Rom. 13:1ffResources:Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 8-9.Jay Adams, The Christian Counselor’s Manual (Zondervan ), 92.Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 432-446.Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2014), 346-349Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 657-665.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 6Q: Explain the doctrine of the noetic effects of sin relating the doctrine to the ability of secularpsychologists to understand true information about the human condition.Definitions:Noetic effect of sinScripture Texts:Jeremiah 17:9Romans 1:21Romans 3:10-18Ephesians 4:17-19Resources:Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), ch. 11 (165-173).Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 246-247.Jeff Forrey, “Where Do We Find Truth?” in Scripture and Counseling, eds. Bob Kellemen &Jeff Forrey (Zondervan, 2014), 72-75.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 497.R. Albert Mohler, Jr., “The Way the World Thinks: Meeting the Natural Mind in the Mirror andin the Marketplace” in Thinking, Loving, Doing: A Call to Glorify God with Heart and Mind,eds. John Piper and David Mathis (Crossway, 2011), 56-58.Martin Murphy, “Total Depravity” in After Darkness, Light, ed. R.C. Sproul, Jr. (P&R, 2003),18-19.David Powlison, “Critiquing Modern Integrationists” Journal of Biblical Counseling Vol. 11/3(1993): 24-34. Available at: stsACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 7Q: Explain the doctrine of the Trinity, and provide its biblical basis.Definitions:TrinityScripture Texts:Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 45:5-71 Corinthians 8:4, 6Matthew 28:192 Corinthians 13:14John 14:9, 16Luke 3:21-22Romans 8:9-112 Corinthians 13:14Acts 5:3-4Mark 12:29John 1:1, 14Hebrews 1:1-3, 8-10Romans 1:7John 10:30Hebrews 10:15-17Resources:Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 88-93.Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2008), 202-206.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 226-261.Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 82-99.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 8Q: Explain each of the following attributes of God describing the practical implications of eachattribute for life and counseling: wrath, mercy, holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, andomnipresence.Definitions:Scripture Texts:Exodus 15:11Exodus 32:9-10Exodus 34:6Leviticus 19:2, 1 Peter 1:15-162 Samuel 24:14Psalm 115:3Psalm 139Psalm 147:4Proverbs 5:21Jeremiah 23:23-24Romans 1:181 John 3:20Resources:Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 57-81.Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2014), 193-203.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 156-225.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 9Q: Explain, using biblical categories, your understanding of the image of God in man.Definitions:Image of GodScripture Texts:Genesis 1:26-28Genesis 5:1, 5:3, 9:62 Cor. 4:4Col. 1:15John 14:8-9Heb. 1:3Romans 8:292 Cor. 3:18Col. 3:9-10Eph. 4:22-241 Cor. 15:491 John 3:2Resources:Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 442-450.Anthony Hoekema, Created In God’s Image (Eerdmans, 1986).Millard Erickson, Christian Theology (Baker, 1983), 517-536.Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 118-120.Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 202-210.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 10Q: Provide a biblical description of the dichotomist view of mankind. Explain the counselingimplications of this doctrine with regard to the inner and outer man.Definitions:Dichotomist/DichotomyScripture Texts:Matthew 10:28Luke 6:45,Mark 7:21-23Romans 8:101 Corinthians 15:51-542 Corinthians 4:16, 7:1Resources:Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 472-487.Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 192-196.Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 97-118. (note that Adamsuses the term “duplexity” to describe the dichotomist view of man)Winston Smith, “Dichotomy or Trichotomy? How the Doctrine of Man Shapes the Treatment ofDepression” in Journal of Biblical Counseling Vol. 18/3 (2000): 21-29.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 11Q: Describe the biblical understanding of manhood and womanhood from both an egalitarian andcomplementarian perspective. Explain which view you embrace and outline why you believe itto be the most ipture Texts:Genesis 1-2Galatians 3:281 Timothy 2:8-15-3:13Titus 11 Corinthians 11:3-16Ephesians 5:22-33Resources:The Danvers Statement – www.cbmw.org/core-beliefsPaul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2014), 668-678.Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 937-945.Wayne Grudem and John Piper, eds., Rediscovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood(Crossway, 1991), 345-363.Andreas Kostenberger, God, Marriage & Family (Crossway, 2004).Andreas Kostenberger, Thomas Schreiner, and H. Scott Baldwin, eds., Women in the Church(Baker, 1995).John MacArthur, Different by Design (CVP, 1994).Alexander Strauch, Men and Women: Equal Yet Different: A Brief Study of the Biblical Passageson Gender (Lewis & Roth, 1999).ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 12Q: Describe the dual natures of Jesus Christ and explain why this reality is crucial for salvation.Definitions:Scripture Texts:Matthew 4:2, John 4:6, 19:28John 1:1, 1:14John 8:58Philippians 2:5-8Hebrews 1:3Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:14-161 Timothy 2:5Resources:Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 529-567.Millard Erickson, Christian Theology (Baker, 1983), 699-755.Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 315-320.Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2014), 235ff.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 13(This question was updated in 2018.)Q: Provide an explanation of and the biblical basis for the doctrine of substitutionary atonement,explaining the implications of this doctrine for human guilt over sin.Definitions:Substitutionary atonementGuiltFalse guiltScripture Texts:Romans 32 Corinthians 5:21Matthew 5:22James 2:10Romans 2:15Romans 141 Corinthians 9Resources:Atonement:Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 568-607.Millard Erickson, Christian Theology (Baker, 1983), 818-840.Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 367-383, 392399.Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2014), 335-361.Bruce Demarest, The Cross and Salvation (Crossway, 1997), 147-202.John Murray, Redemption Accomplished and Applied (Eerdmans, 1955).Leon Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, 3rd rev. ed. (Eerdmans, 1965).J.I. Packer & Mark Dever, eds., In My Place Condemned He Stood (Crossway, 2007).Gabriel Fluhrer, ed., Atonement (P&R, 2010).ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey & Andrew Sach, Pierced for Our Transgressions (2007).Guilt and False Guilt:Jay Adams, Competent to Counsel (Zondervan, 1986), 9-14 (see especially footnote 1 onp. 14)Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan, 1979), 144-146.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 14Q: Explain what it means to trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.Definitions:Trust/faith/beliefScripture Texts:Matthew 4:17Luke 13:3, 5John 1:12, 3:16, 18, 36, 5:24, 11:25-26, 12:44, 20:31Acts 2:38, 16:31, 17:30, 20:21Romans 3:28, 10:9-10Ephesians 2:8-102 Timothy 1:9Titus 3:52 Peter 3:91 John 5:13Resources:Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 709-721.Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, New Com. Ed. (Eerdmans, 1996), 480-509.Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2014), 344-346.ACBC Exam Study Guide 2015 Keith Palmer – [email protected]

ACBC Exam Study GuideTheology Exam 15Q: Provide an explanation and bibli

Matthew 5:17-18 2 Peter 1:20-21 Matthew 28:18 Jude 1:25 Matthew 7:29 2 Corinthians 10:5 John 10:35 Psalm 19 Titus 1:2 1 Thes. 2:13 Resources: Inspiration Paul Enns, Moody Handbook of Theology, rev. ed. (Moody, 2008), 161-168. Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994), 73-82. Jay Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling (Zondervan ...