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Are you THINKING like a Roman Catholic or a Bible-believing Protestant?

Do you really think the way you identify?

Take this short 10 question quiz to find out

Instructions: Read each pair of statements. Choose the one that most closely represents your personal beliefs. Then check the answer.

(choose one)
  1. God gives a man right standing with Himself by mercifully accounting him innocent and virtuous.

  2. God gives a man right standing with Himself by actually making him into an innocent and virtuous person.

Answer 1

PROTESTANT: God gives a man right standing with Himself by mercifully accounting him innocent and virtuous.

CATHOLIC: God gives a man right standing with Himself by actually making him into an innocent and virtuous person.

(9 more to go)
(choose one)
  1. God gives a man right standing with Himself by placing Christ’s goodness and virtue to his credit.

  2. God gives a man right standing with Himself by putting Christ’s goodness and virtue into his heart.

Answer 2

PROTESTANT: God gives a man right standing with Himself by placing Christ’s goodness and virtue to his credit.

CATHOLIC: God gives a man right standing with Himself by putting Christ’s goodness and virtue into his heart.

(8 more to go)
(choose one)
  1. God accepts the believer because of the moral excellence found in Jesus Christ.

  2. God makes the believer acceptable by infusing Christ’s moral excellence into his life.

Answer 3

PROTESTANT: God accepts the believer because of the moral excellence found in Jesus Christ.

CATHOLIC: God makes the believer acceptable by infusing Christ’s moral excellence into his life.

(7 more to go)
(choose one)
  1. If a sinner becomes “born-again” (the regenerating, transforming process of character), he will achieve right standing with God.

  2. If the sinner is granted right standing with God through faith (“born-again”), he will then experience transformation of character.

Answer 4

CATHOLIC: If a sinner becomes “born-again” (the regenerating, transforming process of character), he will achieve right standing with God.

PROTESTANT: If the sinner is granted right standing with God through faith (“born-again”), he will then experience transformation of character.

(just 6 more to go)
(choose one)
  1. We receive right standing with God by faith alone.

  2. We receive right standing with God by faith which has become active by love.

Answer 5

PROTESTANT: We receive right standing with God by faith alone.

CATHOLIC: We receive right standing with God by faith which has become active by love.

See here for more info about faith & grace.

(You’re half done!)
(choose one)
  1. We achieve right standing with God by having Christ live out His life of obedience in us.

  2. We achieve right standing with God by accepting the fact that He obeyed the law perfectly for us.

Answer 6

CATHOLIC: We achieve right standing with God by having Christ live out His life of obedience in us.

PROTESTANT: We achieve right standing with God by accepting the fact that He obeyed the law perfectly for us.

(only 4 more to go)
(choose one)
  1. We achieve right standing with God by following Christ’s example by the help of His enabling grace.

  2. We follow Christ’s example because His life has given us right standing with God.

Answer 7

CATHOLIC: We achieve right standing with God by following Christ’s example by the help of His enabling grace.

PROTESTANT: We follow Christ’s example because His life has given us right standing with God.

(only 3 more to go)
(choose one)
  1. God first pronounces that we are good in His sight, then gives us His Spirit to make us good.

  2. God sends His Spirit to make us good, and then He will pronounce that we are good.

Answer 8

PROTESTANT: God first pronounces that we are good in His sight, then gives us His Spirit to make us good.

CATHOLIC: God sends His Spirit to make us good, and then He will pronounce that we are good.

(just 2 more left!)
(choose one)
  1. Christ’s finished work on the cross and intercession at God’s right hand gives us favor in the sight of God.

  2. It is the indwelling Christ that gives us favor in God’s sight.

Answer 9

PROTESTANT: Christ’s finished work on the cross and intercession at God’s right hand gives us favor in the sight of God.

CATHOLIC: It is the indwelling Christ that gives us favor in God’s sight.

(Only 1 left!)
(choose one)
  1. Only by the imputation of Christ’s righteousness through faith can we fully satisfy the claims of the Ten Commandments.

  2. By the power of the Holy Spirit living in us, we can fully satisfy the claims of the Ten Commandments.

Answer 10

PROTESTANT: Only by the imputation of Christ’s righteousness through faith can we fully satisfy the claims of the Ten Commandments.

CATHOLIC: By the power of the Holy Spirit living in us, we can fully satisfy the claims of the Ten Commandments.


Prepared by Films for Christ. Based on a test prepared by Dr. J. Ronald Blue for a class on Roman Catholicism at Dallas Theological Seminary.

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