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Chapters 11-15

Chapter Eleven

1. Why is it necessary for people to address the historical pain in their lives before they deal with their present conflicts?

(a) The present is usually not that important.

(b) If people focus first on their present situations, they will not be able to fully resolve them since the roots of their present pain are in the past; if the historical pain is resolved first, the present situation will become easier to deal with.

(c) It is better to just put the past behind you and focus on what is happening in the present since one cannot change the past.

(d) None of the above.

 

2. It is important that you as the TPM facilitator DO NOT augment, add to, or fill in any aspects of the ministry recipient's memories because:

(a) Though it is not likely to occur, you could be accused of implanting falsehoods in their mind.

(b) This would be guiding and directing the process and not TPM.

(c) You do not know what is true or not true in their memory.

(d) All the above.

 

3. There is NO NEED for the facilitator to augment, add to, or fill in any aspects of the ministry recipient's memories because:

(a) They already have enough to worry about without adding more to the situation.

(b) The memory is easily changed and therefore you might confuse them.

(c) Their memory events do not need to be changed; it is their false interpretations of their memory events that need to be renewed with truth.

(d) None of the above.

4. Validating the content of people's memories is NOT a necessary part of TPM because:  

(a) What actually happened may never be fully known.

(b) It is not the event that is causing the pain but rather the lies.

(c) Inaccuracy in memory details does not invalidate people's experiences; it just puts some of the details in question.

(d) All of the above.

 

5. What should be the facilitator's primary focus if not seeking to validate memories?

(a) On helping the ministry recipient to identify the lies that they believe about their experiences rather than on the content of their memories.

(b) On what is important to the person in the moment.

(c) On keeping track of what is going on.

(d) All of the above.

 

6. When the ministry recipient is hesitant to let go of their sins, what should the facilitator do?

(a) Release them to their folly.

(b) Assume that there is some demonic hold in place.

(c) Assume that the person is probably not a Christian.

(d) Look for the beliefs that are holding them hostage because when people hold onto sin they are usually constrained by some deception.

7. Why do people whose minds have been renewed by truth still make wrong decisions?

(a) Because of demonic strongholds.

(b) They do not have good decision-making skills.

(c) They need to read their Bibles more.

(d) People still retain their free wills no matter how much mind renewal they experience.

 

8. What is the TPM approach concerning helping people who exhibit the symptoms of true mental illness?

(a) They need to be committed to psychiatric care.

(b) TPM teaches that people with true mental disorders have lie-based thinking also and assumes that since all people need truth, ministry can be done on this basis while working hand-in-hand with the mental health community.

(c) They should be placed on medication.

(d) This could be demonization that is acting like mental illness.

 

9. TPM CANNOT fulfill the necessity for Christian growth and discipleship because

(a) It is hard for the person to read the Bible while they have their eyes closed during ministry.

(b) Its intent is to replace specific lies in memories with experiential truth, not to teach people overall biblical truth.

(c) TPM is only a part of the overall work that God is doing in a person's life.

(d) Both B and C.

 

10. What criteria can facilitators use to determine whether they should use the Theophostic ministry approach with people or, instead, suggest another ministry approach?

(a) If a person is crying then use TPM.

(b) People who can benefit from the TPM approach are those who have lie-based thinking at the root of their troubles.

(c) People who cannot feel their emotions very well may not be good candidates for TPM.

(d) People can be given a personality test to determine if they are a "feeling" type of person or not. 

Chapter Twelve

1. A ministry facilitators should receive ministry for themselves because

(a) The primary hindrance to this process is the facilitator's own lie-based pain.

(b) An effective and wise facilitator will be actively and aggressively seeking their own mind renewal.

(c) Mind renewal is for every person.  No one is exempt. 

(d) All of the above.

 

2. Which one of the options below completes the following statement? 

When a person does TPM for themselves, after they identify their present emotions and belief statements and identify the memory and the matching emotions and beliefs it contains, they should

(a) Wait and see what happens.

(b) Ask Jesus to reveal what is true in the memory.

(c) Invite the Lord to reveal truth and then check to see if they have arrived at perfect peace throughout the entire memory.

(d)  Ask the Lord to take them to other memories that need resolution.

 

3. What might you do if you feel emotion but simply cannot identify any memory that seems related?

(a) Stop the process and seek help from someone trained in TPM.

(b) Ask yourself, "What do I believe will happen if I allow myself to remember?"

(c) Flow through all the memories of your childhood that you consciously know about and see if the emotion is related to any of these.

(d) All of the above.

 

4. Which one of the options below completes the following statement?

If Christians encounter demons while doing TPM for themselves, they should

(a) Stop the session immediately and call for help from someone more spiritual.

(b) Know that demons are present because of what they believe and focus on discerning their lies and emotions and finding the Lord's truth.

(c) Plead the blood of Jesus and demand the demon leave.

(d) All of the above.

 

5. How should non-believers handle a demonic encounter when doing the ministry for   themselves?

(a) They should not proceed beyond this point.

(b) Pray without ceasing.

(c) Command the demon to leave them in Jesus' name.

(d) All of the above.

 

Chapter 13 - 14  

1. Which one of the following options is the appropriate response that facilitators should offer to people who ask if the TPM process is a new revelation from God?

(a) Point them in the direction of what this ministry teaches as opposed to what someone has said.

(b) Help them to see that TPM is not a divine revelation from God, but is a system by which people can cooperate with what God is doing now and always has been doing throughout scripture to bring about mind renewal for His people.

(c) Provide them with a copy of "Healing Life's Hurts" where this false interpretation is discussed.

(d) All of the above.

 

2. Why should TPM facilitators avoid using guided imagery, directed visualization, hypnosis or any other directive technique?

(a) Because it is NOT TPM.

(b) It is bad therapy to do so.

(c) To allow the people they work with and the ministry process to be directed only by the Holy Spirit and to be careful that they could never be accused of implantation of ideas

(d) All of the above.

 

3. Why is TPM, when applied appropriately, a very safe ministry approach?

(a) Because it lets Jesus take people to the memories and not the facilitator.

(b)  Because the facilitator has read the Basic Manual and watched all the DVD training sessions.

(c) The basic principles and guidelines of the ministry do not allow the facilitator to provide memory content or any other information for ministry recipients or direct the session in any manner.    

(d) All of the above.

 

4. Whose responsibility is it to discover if memories that surface during ministry are true or false memories?

(a) The Holy Spirit through the discernment of the gifted facilitator.

(b) Ministry recipients should be allowed to make this discovery and distinction themselves with careful love and support from the ministry facilitators.

(c) The facilitator and prayer partner working together.

(d) All the above working together.

 

5. What does TPM teach about whether or not ministry recipients should confront their suspected abusers?

(a) That it is not always the best thing to do.

(b) Only if the ministry recipient desires to do this and not at the urging of the facilitator.

(c) TPM clearly teaches that people should never confront their suspected abusers until they can do this in perfect peace and from genuine compassion.

(d)  All the above.

 

6. What should facilitators do to be certain that they are not planting information into people's memories?

(a) Never make any insinuations, suggestions, or ask questions that would provide memory content for ministry recipients.

(b) Never make comments about what has been reported by the ministry recipient.

(c) Avoid repeating what has been shared.

(d) None of the above.

 

7. Why is it important for facilitators to follow the TPM Guidelines when they encounter repressed or forgotten memory during ministry?

(a) So that they will not forget what they are supposed to do.

(b) So that the ministry recipient can feel better about the session.

(c) So that they avoid all practices that might contribute to fabricating memories

(d) None of the above.

 

8. Should forgotten memories surface during ministry, facilitators should

(a) Handle loosely what is shared unless it can be verified with other evidence and witnesses.

(b) Not assume that what is being remembered is factual in all respects or even factual at all.

(c) Restrain from making any allegations concerning any person until they are absolutely certain of the accuracy of their memories, and can take action when they can do so with the peace of Christ

(d) All of the above.

 

9. What should facilitators encourage people to do in rare cases when forgotten memories cannot be substantiated with credible evidence?

(a) Know that memory is not a perfect science and inaccuracies are possible.

(b) Keep getting ministry around any unresolved negative emotion they may feel toward the person they think may have hurt them.

(c) Operate wisely and from the love and peace of Christ in relation to those who may have done harm to them

(d) All of the above.

 

10. Some people claim that TPM's focus on lie-based pain rather than on sin causes sinners to feel that they are merely poor victim's of their circumstances and that they are not accountable for their behavior. The truth is

(a) People only and always sin because of free will choice.

(b) All people will give an account to God for every word, thought or deed.

(c) TPM teaches that no matter what people's circumstances are as adults or have been during childhood, they are still accountable to God and must stand before him to give an account for all the behavior they have chosen.

(d) All the above.

 

11. Which one of the following options is the best response that facilitators can give to the question of whether or not the TPM principles are found in the Bible?

(a) TPM is nothing new in that God has been doing the same things throughout the ages.

(b) The Bible is full of examples in which God has used the TPM principles to help His people know truth by bringing them, through life situations, to the place where they can receive truth at an experiential level.

(c) God desires His children to walk in truth and be free from lies; this is TPM.

(d) All the above.

 

12. How is pain caused by lie-based thinking different from pain that comes to people as a result of life's circumstances?

(a) Lie-based pain is not God's will for His people since it is rooted in deception; pain from life's circumstances is allowed by God for the maturing of believers and is used as a primary tool by God to expose people's lie-based thinking.

(b)  They are basically the same.

(c) All pain is rooted in lies at some level.

(d) All the above.

 

13. What is the best proof for the effectiveness of TPM?

 (a) The transformation of people's lives with fruit that last.

(b) Empirical evidence proven by scientific research.

(c) The number of people who have gone through the training.

(d) All of the above.

 

14. Which of the following statements are valid.

(a) All memories require careful consideration by facilitators because inaccuracies in the details of memories do not invalidate the experiences people have had. 

(b) They should avoid assuming that what is reported is absolute fact unless the person obtains substantial corroboration but, also, avoid dismissing the authenticity of someone's report simply because it cannot be corroborated by outside witnesses.

(c) The reality is that there are both false and true recovered memories, so each individual case should be carefully considered.

(d) All of the above.

  

Chapter 15

1. When introducing TPM to the church, why is it important that the name "Theophostic" does not become the main focus?

 (a) Most people already know the name.

(b) People need to focus on reading the manual and other training materials first.

(c) The focus should be on Jesus mainly because He is the one who sets people free, not the ministry method or the process.

(d) None of the above.

 

2. Why is it necessary that churches know the requirements for doing TPM training and for using the name "Theophostic"?

 (a) This helps keep people from saying they are doing TPM when in fact they may be doing something else.

(b) It protects the consistency of the TPM approach so that others do not discredit the ministry by distorting the process.

(c) It helps church to do better marketing when using the TPM name.

(d)  Both A and B.

 

3. Why is it advised that pastors do not allow their churches to become "Theophostic" churches?

(a) TPM should only be one part of the overall mission of a church because it does not focus on other important church functions and necessities such as biblical education and evangelism. 

(b) There are already too many churches know for this.

(c) Because it might start a new denomination.

(d) All of the above.

 

4. How can potential division be avoided when TPM is introduced to the local church body?

(a) Make sure that the primary leadership understands the core teachings of TPM.

(b) By helping those who receive mind renewal understand how to share their experiences so that they communicate that their experiences of Christ during ministry do not put them on a higher spiritual plane than others

(c) Avoid the "them and us" syndrome.

(d) All of the above.

 

5. When trying to introduce TPM to the local church, what should people do if pastors do not embrace the principles of TPM?  

(a) Submit to the authority in the church, be patient, pray, and, if necessary, find a church where it is possible to minister more freely

(b) Confront the pastor with another witness present.

(c) Do the ministry anyway and leave the outcome up to God.

(d) None of the above.

 

6. What can pastors do to gradually move their congregations in the direction of embracing the principles of TPM?

(a) Be transparent about his or her own mind renewal journey.

(b) Preach sermons that educate the church members concerning the principles of mind renewal that are presented in the TPM Basic Seminar Manual

(c) Help the body to see that we are all emotionally hurting.

(d) All the above.

 

7. How is mind renewal accomplished?

(a) Mind renewal results as people become free from the lie-based thinking found in the painful moments of their lives as they receive truth from the Lord.

(b) Truth replaces lies.

(c) Through a connection with the presence of Christ.

(d) All the above.

 

8. How is spiritual maturity accomplished?

(a) Through practicing the spiritual disciplines of bible study, prayer, meditation, etc.

(b) Working hard at doing the right thing through controlling ones behavior.

(c) Spiritual maturity results from a lifelong journey of suffering, enduring, and receiving grace and growing in the knowledge of Christ.

(d) Both A and C.

 

9. Why is it important that the teaching and education that a church provides its members is not just logically cognitive but also experiential?

 (a) Because it is not taught in most Sunday School classes.

(b) People need more than just going to church and fellowship.

(c) Spiritual maturity and knowing God do not just come from gaining knowledge because experiencing the Christian walk and experiencing God are also needed. 

(d) None of the above.

 

10. What is the evidence that results when people have true encounters with God?

(a) They often manifest shaking and trembling.

(b) Lives are altered and people come away transformed

(c) They always speak in an unknown tongue.

(d) They sometimes glow with the glory of God.


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