Credential Exam Essays

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Assemblies of God License Credentialing Exam Study Guide

I. Doctrine and Theology * Antichrist- the earthly leader of the Great Tribulation; Christ’s archenemy; referred to the “man of lawlessness” in 2 Thess. 2:3-9 and the Beast in Rev. 13; the Battle of Armageddon, the last conflict of the nations, which will be instigated by Antichrist, will culminate in the triumph of our Lord and the delivery of the Antichrist and his allies to the lake of fire; different than the spirit of antichrist * Apocryphal books- includes 15 books, all but one of which are Jewish in origin and found in the Septuagint; influenced by the Jewish canon of the OT, the custom arose of making the Apocrypha a separate section in the Protestant Bible, or
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On the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus the Holy Spirit was poured out on 120 believers to empower them. * Post millennialism- refers to the teaching that the millennium is the Church Age or an extension of the Church Age, with Christ ruling but not personally present. * Pre millennialism- teaches that Jesus will personally return at the end of the Church Age and will establish His kingdom on earth for a thousand years. Emphasizes the literal interpretation of the Bible. * Rapture- the snatching away of true believers for a meeting with Jesus in the air. * Reconciliation- the bringing of people to God in a restored fellowship. * Redemption- refers to Christ’s paying the penalty for our sins by His death on the cross and the shedding of His blood. * Regeneration- the Holy Spirit’s work of giving new life to the sinner who repents and believes in Jesus. * Repentance- Greek, metanoia, “a change of mind.” That is, a change of basic attitudes toward God and Christ that involves a turning away from sin and a seeking of God’s rule and righteousness. * Revelation of Christ- the return of Christ in power and glory to destroy the forces of the Anti-Christ and establish the millennial kingdom. * Saints- translates the Greek hagios, “a holy person.” In the New Testament all believers are saints, not because they have reached

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