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Answer Key - Introduction, Chapters 1-7

Theophostic Basic Seminar Manual Review




1. What is Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM)?

 (d) Focused intercessory and petitioned prayer

2. Which one of the following areas is a primary focus of TPM? 

(a) Lie-based emotional pain.

3. All of the following describe what the role of the facilitator is during TPM sessions


 (c) To help the person discern the validity of his memories during the session

4. All of the following describe what the role of the ministry recipient is during TPM sessions EXCEPT:

(a) To look for Jesus in his memories

5. What is the primary focus of TPM?

(a) Lie-based thinking

6. The types of people who should be facilitators of TPM sessions are:

(a) People who are mature and spiritually minded and have a good biblical knowledge

7. If the ministry recipient receives TPM but is not helped by it, the facilitator should be able to explain the possible reasons for this. All the reasons listed below would be good explanations EXCEPT:

 (b) The person could be held captive by the devil.


Chapter 1

1. What statement(s) below express the message of TPM?

 (e) All of the above

2. The memories that surface during ministry sessions ARE NOT in need of healing because

 (b) Memories are merely containers for people's emotional pain and lie-based thinking, and do not need to be healed themselves. 

3. Which person of the Trinity is most likely the one that communicates truth to people during TPM sessions?

 (c) The Holy Spirit

4. Which one of the following options lists the ways that the Holy Spirit generally conveys truth to people during a TPM ministry session?

(a) Through personal words and images, a sense of God's presence, and realization of truth

5.  How do you know if the "truth" received by a person in a ministry session is valid?

 (e) All of the above.

6. What is the most correct meaning of the TPM term, "lie-based thinking"?

(a) False beliefs people form to make sense of life experiences that tend to produce emotional pain

7. What is the best definition for the TPM term, "maintenance-free victory"?

 (d) Victory that is fully empowered by the indwelling presence of Christ.

8. Which one of the following is NOT a reason that people sin?

 (d) Being victims of terrible childhood experiences

9. What is the only way of truly overcoming sin?

 (c) Christ in us empowering us with His life.

10. Which of the following gives the BEST description of "performance-based spirituality"?

 (c)  Not sinning by living godly through self-effort and controlled behavior.

11. Which one of the following things is NOT warned against when administering the TPM process?

 (d) Avoiding drinking too much coffee before a long session.


Chapter 2

1. Which of the following is NOT true about the basic principles of TPM?

 (c) The principles provide a formula for doing this ministry.

2. The true cause for much of the ongoing emotional pain that people experience is

(a) Lie-based thinking that is rooted in and conceived during past life events

3. Which of the following are NOT benefits of being stirred up emotionally when our lies are being triggered?

 (d) Lie-based painful emotions build character and we need to learn to live with them.

4. Which one of the following options is NOT one of the four basic components needed in the mind renewal process?

(a) Immediate validation of memory content.

5. Which of the following are the two basic factors that keep people in bondage? 

 (c) A person's beliefs and choices

6. Which of the following is NOT a way that lies influence people's lives?

(a) Lies make us do that which we do not want to do.

7. Which of the following does NOT suggest God's divine intervention is needed for people to truly find freedom?

 (d) God wants to help us if we are willing to put out a good effort in His direction for God will help those who help themselves.

8. How should the facilitator help the ministry recipient deal with sin-based pain if it surfaces during the ministry session?

(a) Lead them to the cross of Jesus for confession and repentance.

9. How should the facilitator help the ministry recipient deal with lie-based pain if it surfaces during the ministry session?

 (d) Focus on the emotional pain knowing that it is rooted in their belief.


Chapters 3

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

 (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?

(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?

 (d) All the above

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

 (c) Through mental telepathy from powerful evil people.

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

 (d) Both B and C


Chapter 4 

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

 (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?

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

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

 (d) All the above.

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

(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?

 (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

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

 (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

 (b) Abreaction

 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

 (d) All the above.

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

 (d) All the above.


Chapter 5  

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?

 (b) Validating the memory content and details

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

 (d) Both  A and C

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

 (d) Both B and C.

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

(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.

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

 (d)   All the above.

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

 (d)  Both B and C.

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

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

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

 (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.

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

 (d) All the above.

11. After the ministry recipient's presenting emotions have been identified, what ministry component needs to be identified next?  
(b) The original memory picture that contains the falsehood

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

 (d) All of the above

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

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

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

 (d). All the above

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

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

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

 (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?

 (d) Both B and C

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

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

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

 (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.

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

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

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

28. The ministry recipient's original lie is the most crucial ministry component to identify because
(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?
 (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?
(d) The person's free will to not look at and own that which they believe and feel


Chapter 6 

1. Which one of the lists below correctly completes the following sentence?

The eight basic types of lies are metamorphic, cluster, clone, memory linked...

 (b) Guardian, splinter, osmotic, and thematic.

2. What are metamorphic lies?

(a) Lies that still feel true even though what was true or potentially true when a past event occurred is no longer true in the present.

3. How are cluster liesdefined?

 (c) Several lies that are all in the same memory, yet each is separate and distinct

 4. Clone lies can best be described as:

 (d) Both B and C

5. What are memory-linked lies?  

 (d) Both A and C

6. What type of lie blocks access to the root lies and keeps people from moving into memories or letting go of such things as anger?

 (d) Guardian lies

7. If the ministry recipient does not receive truth after a guardian lie has been identified and held up to the Lord, what might the facilitator choose to do to move forward?

 (d) All of the above.

8. What do people who hold onto unforgiveness need to understand before they can truly forgive those who wronged them?

 (d) All of the above.

9. What is required for reconciliation to take place between two people?

 (b) After the wronged person can forgive the one who wronged them and Jesus brings freedom, then reconciliation is possible, but only if the one who did the wrong acknowledges and repents of his actions and desires to be reconciled. 

10. If the ministry recipient has rebuilt a relationship in the present with someone who wronged them, is it still important for them to allow the pain of the past wrong to resurface and seek the Lord's truth?

 (a) Yes, because the pain is rooted in lies that they believe.  Lies do not go away simply because a relationship improves.

11. What should the ministry recipient be aware of before deciding whether or not to confront the person who abused them?

 (d) All of the above.

12. Reconciliation between the wronged person and the one who wronged them IS NOT necessary for the wronged person to experience complete recovery because:

 (d) All of the above.

13. What should the facilitator do when the ministry recipient says, "I have already dealt with this memory"?

 (d) All of the above.

14. What distinguishes splinter lies from the other types of lies?

 (d) All of the above.

15. How are osmotic liesproduced in people?

 (b) Through observation of another person's attitudes and behavior

16. What are thematic lies?

 (d) All the above.

17. Which one of the lists below correctly completes the following sentence?

The Eight Categories of Lies are fear, abandonment, shame, taintedness…

 (d) Hopelessness, invalidation, powerlessness, and confusion.

18. Which one of the following is NOT a guideline that you as a facilitator should follow if the ministry recipient surfaces "womb memories"?

 (c) Be cautious when you seek to interpret what you think it all means.

19. What should the facilitator keep in mind regarding the ministry recipient's watershed memories so that neither the facilitator nor the ministry recipient becomes discouraged and thinks that something is wrong? 

 (d) Both A and B.


Chapter 7 Part One

1. After the facilitator completes Step One of the TPM process of "Preparing the Person for Ministry", why is it NOT NECESSARY to be concerned about the order in which the rest of the ministry steps unfold?

(a) The Holy Spirit can direct the order in which the steps of the ministry process occur.

2. The final outcome for the ministry recipient that should result from TPM is:

 (d) All of the above.

3. Which one of the following is NOT an educational tool that can be used to help people comprehend what TPM is all about?

 (b) "The Ministry Guide for Doing TPM Correctly"

4. According to this chapter, why do people sometimes experience emotions in their present lives that seem to be irrational?

 (c) Such emotions, if traced back to their original memory, were appropriate and rational based on the interpretation given to the event. If these painful emotions are transferred into the present without the other memory components, the emotion becomes inexplicable but not irrational.

5. What explanation can the facilitator offer to help a person understand the emergence of memories in the session of which they previously had no conscious  awareness?

 (d) All of the above.

6. What is one of the purposes of the secondary shielding emotions that people sometimes have when they come for ministry?

(a) These emotions serve as a defense against going to places in their memory where they do not want to go.

7.  If the ministry recipient cannot name the emotion they are feeling the problem may be:

 (b) Nothing.  They simply may not be able to do so and that is okay.

8. Which of the following options tells what you as the facilitator should do to make sure that you are being sensitive to how the mind of this particular ministry recipient processes?

 (d) All of the above.

9. When ministry recipients are feeling and waiting for memories to surface, facilitators should AVOID:

(a) Doing anything to move the session in any direction at all

10. When memories need to come to the surface during ministry, what do you as a  facilitator need to know about the role of the free will of the ministry recipient?

 (d) All of the above.

11. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate response for the facilitator to have when trying to help a ministry recipient who is having difficulty identifying the memory that matches their presenting emotions?

 (c) Gather as much information as you can and then help them create a memory picture that seems most logical.

12. The Ministry Session Record Sheet is useful to facilitators when they need to:

 (d) All of the above

13. After the ministry recipient's painful emotions have been owned and embraced and their lies have been identified what should the facilitator do next?

 (b) Ask the Lord to reveal His truth.

14. Which of the following are NOT helpful steps for the facilitator to take when a person cannot receive truth in a ministry session?

 (c) Explain to the person that God will not hear the prayer of a person who is not repentant.

15. How long should the facilitator keep the ministry recipient focused on intense emotion?

 (d) Both A and B

16. The true source for the messages that the ministry recipient receives during ministry should be the Holy Spirit. Other possible sources that may surface during ministry but will not result in true mind renewal are:

 (d) All the above

17. How can the facilitator test to see if the ministry recipient is supplying their own truth instead of receiving it from the Lord Jesus?

 (c) Observe what happens following the revealing of truth because truth from the Holy Spirit will result in the peace of Christ and the ministry process moving forward.

18.  What should the facilitator do when demons speak into the ministry recipient's mind and mislead and cause confusion during ministry sessions?

 (d) All of the above.

19. Which one of the following lists the precautions that the facilitator should take concerning the words heard and the word pictures and visual images the ministry recipient may receive during ministry?

 (b) Check to be certain that the words, pictures, and images the person receives always agree with the written Word of God. Be cautious concerning directions about the future or predictions.

20. Which one of the following are ways that ministry recipients receive truth from God during TPM sessions?

 (d) All of the above

Chapter 7 Part Two 

1. Facilitators can block the effectiveness of the TPM process if:

 (d) All of the above.

2. Some of the hindrances that ministry recipients can have that block the flow of the TPM process are:

(a) Avoidance of pain, anger, mental defenses, dissociation.

3. According to this chapter, what main issue on the part of both facilitators and ministry recipients can hinder the TPM process?

 (d)  Both B and C.

4. What is a "no-see, no-hear type person"?

 (b) A person who does not experience visuals or hear the spoken messages of the Lord during ministry sessions but does come to realizations of truth and receives peace

5. What is the primary hindrance experienced in the TPM process?

 (c) The facilitator's own lie-based pain getting stirred during the ministry session.

6. If you as the facilitator find that your own lie-based emotions are getting triggered and hindering the effectiveness of the ministry session, what should you choose to do?

 (b) Not act on your stirred-up feelings and maintain the guidelines and principles and get ministry for yourself afterward. 

7. It is important for the ministry recipient to confess and surrender defensive ways that they may have developed for dealing with emotional pain because:

 (d) All the above.

8. Is it important for the ministry recipient to receive truth that is experiential rather than logical during a ministry session?

 (d)  Both A and C.

9. What statement is most typical as to how unconfessed sin may hinder the ministry process?

 (b) The Lord will typically not reveal truth in a particular area to a Christian believer if they are consciously holding onto  a sin in that area.

10. How can the term "Christian" best be defined?

(a) One who possesses the Spirit of Christ and has been spiritually regenerated by appropriating the death and resurrection of Jesus

11. What truth should the facilitator help the ministry recipient understand concerning what is required of them in order to be set free from their sins?

 (c)  The cross of Jesus broke the power of sin, on the grounds of which forgiveness and freeing truth are given to us as we repent and, therefore, people cannot overcome sin by working at it.

12. What is usually the problem during ministry sessions when the ministry recipient sees a visual of Jesus or senses Jesus' presence, but Jesus will not do or say anything?

 (d) The appropriate lie that is producing the emotional stress, the one Jesus wants to address now, has not been correctly identified.

13. The ministry recipient sometimes reports hearing, seeing, or feeling a demonic presence during ministry sessions.  These types of manifestations mean that:

 (c) The demon is merely acting on and pointing out the person's belief.

14. Dissociation is defined in TPM training as:

 (c) A mental process of disconnecting from elements of a traumatic event while it is happening, such as the emotional pain, physical sensations, and/or visual memory.

15. All of the following are typical signs of dissociation EXCEPT:

 (b) Having hot and cold flashes during the session

16. Which of the following tells what you as the facilitator should be doing when working with ministry recipients who may have more complex issues?

 (d) All the above.

17. Which one of the following options tells the approach that you as the facilitator should use when you suspect that you are encountering some measure of dissociation in the ministry recipient?

(a) Move slowly and cautiously and normalize the condition for the ministry recipient by helping them see that their emotional state is common and expected.

18. Which one of the following options tells what you as the facilitator SHOULD DO when you suspect that the ministry recipient is dissociated?

 (d) All of the above.

19. What is the primary principle that should be applied when ministering to dissociated people?

 (b) Dissociation is held in place by belief and choice. They will find freedom as they discover what objections (guardian lies) they have concerning moving toward their emotional pain and their memories. 

20. What principle(s) should the facilitator keep in mind to help in discerning what the true will of the ministry recipient is regarding moving forward in the ministry process?

 (d) All of the above.

21. When people are held captive, what is the true reason for their captivity?

 (c) They are held captive only by their own belief.

22. What choice(s) must people make in order to find freedom from captivity?

 (d) All the above

23. What should facilitators know to help them distinguish between a dissociated person and a no-see, no-hear (NSNH) type person?

 (c) The dissociated person will have difficulty getting to the memory or the emotion. The no-see, no-hear type person will be able to feel the emotion, follow it back to its memory source, and identify the lies, but will be unable to see the Lord or get any audible words of truth.

24. What is the primary benefit to the ministry recipient for having a clear understanding of the TPM process?

 (b) The process will go more smoothly because the ministry recipient can become a partner in the process and actually help facilitate much of what happens.

25. If anger is not released soon after the offense occurred, how can this affect the ministry recipient?

 (d) All of the above.

26. What is the fundamental difference between emotions such as worry, stress, helplessness, abandonment, or fear and the emotion of anger one might feel due to being treated unjustly

 (a) (a) The first group of emotions are usually rooted in lies;  anger in its original context is usually rooted in the truth.

27. People can confess sin but still not experience the reality of God's forgiveness emotionally because:

 (c) Confession of sin results in God's forgiveness, but sometimes truth is needed in the memory of the time when the sin occurred for shameful or guilty feelings to be resolved.

28. Which one of the following options tells what facilitators can do that may help expose the lie-based beliefs that keep revengeful emotions (such as anger) in place?

(a) Ask: Why do you feel this anger? What do you believe will happen if you let it go?

29. Which one of the following options tells what you as the facilitator should do if the ministry recipient confesses revengeful emotions that are in a memory but still does not experience release?

 (d) All of the above.

30. What is the reason that the facilitator should ask the ministry recipient twice if they are truly willing to release their revengeful emotions to the Lord?

 (b) In about 30 to 40 % of cases people will answer the second time with hesitancy because they believe a lie that the revengeful emotions are a protection for them. 

31. What is the best way for you as the facilitator to deal with the ministry recipient's truth-based emotions such as sadness, loss, and disappointment?

(a) Ask them if they are willing to focus on these emotions, identify them in their bodies, and ask Jesus to take the pain upon Himself.

32. If the ministry recipient reports a "jesus" who is proclaiming complete healing, which of the following options tells what the facilitator should do?

 (d) All of the above.

33. Which of the following is a good test to determine if the renewal was genuine?

 (d) All of the above.

34. When the ministry recipient receives messages during ministry that are contrary to biblical truth, what are the possible sources for these messages?

 (c) Both A and B.

35. What is the reason that ministry recipients sometimes find complete peace in abuse memories, but cannot feel compassion and forgiveness for those who hurt them?

 (d) Both B and C.

36. What is the benefit to the ministry recipient of the Theophostic Prayer Ministry Guidelines sheet?

 (b) It gives a brief but concise picture of what a TPM session should look like so that they can determine if the facilitator has administered genuine TPM for them.

37. What is the reason why it is wise to request  the ministry recipient to read and sign the Informed Consent for Ministry sheet?

 (d) All of the above.

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