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Chapter Three - Five

Chapter Three
 

1. Which of the following are realistic expectations about what can happen for ministry recipients as the result of a single session of TPM?  

(a) They can be set free of all the lies that they have believed. 

(b) They can move from deep pain to perfect peace in a specific area of memory pain. 

(c) They can have specific transformation of behavior, attitude and life. 

(d) Both (b) and (c). 

  

2. Why is dealing with the sin in people's lives not emphasized as much as dealing with the lies that peoplebelieve in TPM? 

 (a) Because if you get rid of your lies you won't have sin problems. 

 (b) Because sin is not all that important since Jesus died for our sin. 

 (c) Because sin is secondary to lies one believes. 

 (d) Both are very important, but TPM is designed to deal with and focuses primarily on lie-based thinking 

  

3. Why is it not necessary for the memory of an event to be changed in order for mind renewal to take place?  

(a) The reality of an event cannot be altered but the false interpretation of an event does need to be changed by the Lord's truth for mind renewal to take place. 

(b) When the lies held in the memory are replaced by the Lord's truth, the emotional pain will be replaced with peace while the memory remembered remains the same. 

(c) The emotional pain in a memory is not present because of the details of the event but rather because of how the event was interpreted. 

(d) All the above 

  

4. Which of the following is NOT a way that people can become infested with lies?  

(a) From their own false interpretation of what happened. 

(b) From the negative messages they receive from others. 

(c) Through mental telepathy from powerful evil people. 

(d) From deceiving spirits that implant false beliefs in painful life experiences 

  

5. What is the best definition for the term experiential knowledge?  

(a) Lie-based thinking. 

(b) Information consisting of the interpretations of past life experiences that are connected to the memories of the experience, including the emotions felt at the time. 

(c) That which a person learns from a life experience, not the memory of the experience itself, but the interpretation harbored in the memory. 

(d) Both B and C 

    

Chapter Four

1. What does TPM teach is the most productive way for you to deal with a painful past?  

(a) Just choose to put it behind you and live in the victory of the Cross. 

(b) When painful thoughts come to mind, think about something else. 

(c) Know that painful memories are the devil's way to oppress you so you should do spiritual warfare when painful thoughts come to mind. 

(d) Recognize that pain in a memory is normally due to a false belief that you hold.  Choose to identify the belief and find truth from the Lord. 

  

2. Which statement is incorrect concerning lie-based and sin-based pain? 

(a) Lie-based pain is "other-inflicted" or "event-inflicted" and sin-based pain is "self-inflicted" by willful choice. 

(b) Lie-based pain is the pain one would expect to feel if the lies were actually the truth.  Sin-based pain is the natural consequence of disobeying God. 

(c) The is no real difference between the two. 

(d) Lie-based pain needs truth to resolve it.  Sin-based pain is rooted in the willful choosing to sin and is resolved through confession and receiving forgiveness. 

  

3. What does TPM teach about sinful choices people may make when they are hurting?  

(a) Sinful choices are often a vain attempt to medicate one's pain. 

(b) During pain the "roaring lion" is lurking about seeking to offer short-term solutions.  

(c) The choice to sin rests completely on the will of people, not on their pasts 

(d) All the above. 

  

4. How is controlled behavior different from self-control?  

(a) Both are the same; it's just a different way of saying the same thing. 

(b) Controlled behavior is when people make the choice to do the right thing, through their own strength, and through denying and suppressing contrary feelings; self-control is a gift or fruit of the Holy Spirit that people receive as they admit total defeat and surrender to God  

(c) Controlled behavior is at the heart of all other world religions whereas self-control is exclusively "Christian" in that it is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. 

(d) Both B and C. 

  

5. What is the difference between the way that mind renewal and the way that justification is accomplished in people's lives?  

(a) One is accomplished by knowing the Scriptures and the other is by doing the Scriptures. 

(b) They are the same thing. 

(c) Mind renewal is a sanctifying process accomplished as people work in concert with God on a daily basis through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; justification is the result of Christ's work on the cross 

(d) One is works and the other is about grace. 

  

6. What can ministry facilitators do to help ministry recipients discover root lies that are at the source of their pain?  

(a) Ask questions that are reflective of what they surface during ministry.  

(b) Remain totally dependent on the Holy Spirit's leading. 

(c) Trust the ministry recipient's ability to figure things out for themselves since they know what is going on in their minds more than the facilitator. 

(d) All the above.  

  

7. The intense emotional and often physical pain that people sometimes express during ministry when they are experiencing a memory is called  

(a) Abracadabra 

(b) Abreaction 

(c) Albuquerque 

(d) Asphyxiation 

  

 8. If God does not reveal truth within a few moments after the ministry recipient embraces their emotions and identifies their lies within a memory, the facilitator should 

(a) Assume that they are simply not yet at the place they need to be.  

(b) Let the journey be the responsibility of the ministry recipient and a work of God. 

(c) Have them back up, return to the memory, redefine their emotions, and reflect on what has happen thus far. 

(d) All the above. 

  

9. What purpose does anger usually play for people who hold onto it?  

(a) It provides a false sense of protection from being hurt again. 

(b) It often stands in front of deeper more vulnerable pain. 

(c) It can be a form of revenge against others that have hurt us. 

(d) All the above. 

  

Chapter Five

1. There are four primary components of the TPM process that the facilitator must focus on in order to help bring about the ministry recipient's mind renewal. Which of the following options is NOT one of these primary components?  

(a) Identifying their current presenting emotion 

(b) Validating the memory content and details 

(c) Encouraging them to identify the original memory container that is holding the false belief 

(d) Helping them identify the lie-based thinking held in the memory which is causing the emotional stress 

(e) Offering the exposed lie up to the Lord to receive His truth 

  

2. Which of the following best describes the TPM term, "emotional echo"? 

(a) The emotional link or bridge from the present to the memory that contains the belief 

(b) The sounds that carry down the hallway during a ministry session 

(c) The painful feeling that is usually present in people who come for ministry because a lie they believed in the past is being triggered by a current situation that is similar in some way to a past experience     

(d) Both  A and C 

  

3. What is meant by the phrase, "We feel what we believe." 

(a) We have bad days because we believe we will have them. 

(b) Emotions are accurate representations of what we experientially hold to be true. 

(c) Feelings can be trusted to point us in the direction of our experiential belief system. 

(d) Both B and C. 

  

4. What is the best definition for the TPM term, "aroma of the lie"?  

(a) The overall essence of the belief. 

(b) An emotion currently being felt that is emanating from a lie belief in the original memory and that can be followed like a "smoke trail" leading back to the original place and lie-based thinking. 

(c) The distinct aroma that different lies give off. 

(d)    The unpleasant odor that is sometimes detected in a ministry session. 

  

5. What is the best explanation of the TPM term, "being triggered"? 

(a) When I experience a current event, my brain instantly accesses the memory of a similar former event, finds the interpretation in the memory, and generates the emotion that matches the interpretation. 

(b) When something happens that exposes my lie-based thinking, it causes me to feel the emotional pain of the belief.  

(c) When someone "punches my buttons" that are connected to my lie-based thinking, it stirs up a painful feeling. 

(d)   All the above. 

  

6. Where do the ministry recipient's presenting emotions (the ones they come to a ministry session with) usually originate?  

(a) They originate in the dark hidden places in their subconscious mind. 

(b) They are presently associated with their current situation but are linked to earlier thinking. 

(c) They come from the lie-based beliefs held in their past experiences. 

(d)  Both B and C. 

  

7. What do people's minds initially draw upon when evaluating, interpreting, and responding to their present life situations?  

(a) What they think other people may be thinking. 

(b) The vast reservoir of information from past experiences. 

(c) The comfort that it is never as bad as it may get. 

(d) The latest Bible verse that they have memorized.  

  

8. When is a person experiencing "emotional overload?"  

(a) When a person is given more emotionally than they can bear. 

(b) When a person cries excessively in a ministry session. 

(c) When the facilitator's deep compassion for the ministry recipient becomes too great to carry. 

(d) When the historical lie-based emotions causes a current situation to feel more painful than the current situation warrants. 

  

9. How much emotional pain does the ministry recipient need to feel in order for the TPM process to work?  

(a) They usually only need to feel as much emotion as is necessary to identify the lie they believe. 

(b) At least a "7" on a scale of '1-10". 

(c) They usually need to at least start crying.  

(d) The more pain they feel the more healing they can receive. 

  

10. Why is it important for the ministry recipient to feel the emotional pain of the lies they harbor? 

(a) If they cannot feel then they will not be able to identify the lies they believe. 

(b) It is because they have felt the pain that they are seeking ministry. 

(c) The emotional pain is the bridge that is linked to the lies. 

(d) All the above. 

  

11. After the ministry recipient's presenting emotions have been identified, what ministry component needs to be identified next?  

(a) Their date of birth and SS number 

(b) The original memory picture that contains the falsehood 

(c)  The identities of the people in the memory 

(d) The presence of demonic spirits 

  

12. During ministry, the ministry recipient's movement toward freedom is initially dependent upon: 

(a) Their willingness to let their present situations go, feel the emotional pain and follow it back to earlier sources 

(b) Their willingness to own what it is they have believed and expose it and hold it up to the Lord 

(c) Their willingness to let go of protective measures such as anger, "numbing out", dissociating, etc. 

(d) All of the above 

  

13. What is the best definition for the TPM term,"memory picture or container"?  

(a) Any images that come to mind in a ministry setting 

(b) The earlier place where the lies were implanted 

(c) Usually the original or earliest places where the ministry recipient first felt the emotions that they are feeling in their present lives  

(d) Both B and C.  

  

14. Which of the following statements is true about a situation where the ministry recipient cannot identify or define what they are feeling? 

(a) This is a strong indication that they are in denial. 

(b) You should never move forward until they are able to identify what they are feeling. 

(c) Identifying emotions is helpful but not necessary.  They  need to feel what they feel but defining it may not always be possible. 

(d) If they cannot define it then define it for them. 

  

15. Facilitators of TPM must be certain that they AVOID: 

(a) Making suggestive statements, inserting their own insights, or asking leading questions 

(b) Telling the ministry recipient what needs to happen  

(c) Interpreting visuals the ministry recipient may have 

(d). All the above 

  

16. When are TPM facilitators likely to become motivated to interject their own logic and beliefs during the ministry process? 

(a) If they feel stressed, are emotionally triggered, or if the ministry session gets stuck 

(b) When they are not sure what to do 

(c) When the person acts out in a manner that is out of the comfort zone of the facilitator 

(d) All the above 

  

17. What has God given people's minds the ability to do when something bad happens to them that they do not want to remember?  

(a) Ability to store painful memories outside of their conscious awareness in a place within their brains where they may no longer be able to easily access the memories. 

(b) Ability to provide a defense of denial, allowing them to keep pushing memories away 

(c) Ability to emotionally "numb out" the feelings associated with painful memories 

(d) All the above 

  

18. When using TPM, the ministry recipient DOES NOT need to have a perfect recollection of a memory event because: 

(a) They can always rely upon other people's recollection of the event. 

(b) Memory cannot be trusted anyway. 

(c) The lie contained in the memory, not the event itself, is the actual source of the emotional pain that needs to be dealt with. 

(d) None of the above. 

   

19. When there is uncertainty and vagueness in the content of a memory, facilitators must AVOID: 

(a) Telling the ministry recipient what he thinks may have happened 

(b) Assuming that what has been shared is accurate 

(c) Supplying their own opinions or beliefs, no matter how certain they may be of their thoughts 

(d) All the above 

  

20. What is the main purpose that you as facilitator should focus on when dealing with the memories that the ministry recipient surfaces during TPM sessions?  

(a) To get to the bottom of what has happened and bring the perpetrator to justice 

(b) To discern what is false (lie-based thinking), not what is accurate (memory details), in a memory container 

(c) To help them to come to their own conclusions without offering your own thoughts or information  

(d) Both B and C 

  

21. Which of the following describes "secondary memories"? 

(a) Memories that are of lesser importance 

(b) Usually late adolescent or adult memories that contain the same lie-based thinking as was learned in an earlier childhood event 

(c) Memories that are dealt with second after the first one 

(d) None of the above 

  

22. At the beginning of a session it is helpful for you to ask the ministry recipient to retell their current story because:  

(a) The more you know about them the more effective you can be. 

(b) Knowing what is going on in their life can give you insight as to the direction the session needs to move. 

(c) If you know what is stirring them up in the present, you are in a good place to give them biblical instruction. 

(d) Retelling the current situation will often trigger their emotions which in turn helps them feel their way back to the original source of their pain and can help them bypass their mental defenses. 

    

23. When working with ministry recipients who are reporting memories that are difficult to believe, facilitators should be careful that they DO NOT: 

(a) Assume that the report is true or not true, since the facilitator only knows what he knows and nothing more.  

(b) Tell the person that what they have reported is probably a false notion. 

(c) Believe every detail that people share or try to talk people out of what they believe.  

(d) Steer the person away from the idea. 

(e) Offer support to the person by telling them that you still believe them no matter what. 

  

24. Facilitators must make certain that they never offer any additional information during ministry.  Which of the following lists what they should AVOID doing?  

 (a) Making insinuations, offering suggestions, filling in the blank, or sharing visual imagery that the ministry recipients do not produce themselves 

(b) Doing anything that causes the session to move in a direction that the facilitator think that it should go 

(c) Convincing the person one way or the other about what might have happened to them 

(d) All of the above 

  

25. The primary reason(s) ministry recipients sometimes feel worse as a result of their initial ministry experience is because: 

(a) The facilitator may be insensitive to their needs. 

(b) There is often much pain beneath the surface with people who have been living lives of performance and not being real. 

(c) If they have been pushing down and denying their emotional pain for years it, is to be expected that they would experience more emotional turmoil when they choose to open up and embrace their pain.  

(d) Both B and C. 

  

26. After the ministry recipient's emotions and memories have been identified, what component of TPM needs to be pursued next? 

(a) Decide what time you will be breaking for lunch. 

(b) Discover the lie-based thinking or the lie message that the memory event holds. 

(c) Make sure that you have prayed several warfare prayers to eliminate all demonic influences. 

(d) Make sure that they understand all the basic concepts. 

  

27. Which one of the following options describes the primary ways through which original lies are planted in people's minds? 

(a) Formed by their own thinking and reasoning 

(b) Implanted through the words and actions of others 

(c) Suggested by demonic spirits 

(d) All of the above 

  

28. The ministry recipient's original lie is the most crucial ministry component to identify because  

(a) It is the source of the emotional stress they are feeling. 

(b) The lie is the primary reason that they are struggling in their daily existence apart from willful sin. 

(c) If the lie-based thinking that was planted in their mind when the event happened is not identified and exposed, little or no change may result from the ministry process. 

(d)  All of the above. 

  

29. The Facilitator sometimes needs to help the ministry recipient understand the difference between what is true and what feels true during a ministry session. Which of the following statements might the facilitator use to help the ministry recipient understand? 

 (a) "Look to see how true that statement FEELS to you as opposed to if it IS true." 

(b) "Don't be so stupid. Anyone would know that what you just said was a lie."  

(c) "Try not to rely on logic to figure out lies because emotional pain is illogical when you deal with it in the present."   

(d) Both A and C. 

  

30. Since God does not withhold anything good from people, what is actually the only thing that can block them from receiving His freeing truth?  

(a) Demons 

(b) Strongholds of the mind 

(c) Deep wounds of the heart 

(d) The person's free will to not look at and own that which they believe and feel 

 

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