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Answer Key Chapters 8-15

TPM Basic Training Manual Review


Chapter 8

1. What often blocks us from receiving the good things that God offers us?

 (b) We are blocked by what we believe and what we choose because of our beliefs.

2. What can facilitators do when the ministry recipient truly wants to be free at the conscious level but is stuck in the process because they are choosing to say "No" at a subconscious level?

 (d) All of the above.

3. When the ministry recipient is stuck and the ministry process is not able to progress, the facilitator should AVOID

 (d) All of the above.

4. What is the "true will" of a ministry recipient whose conscious mind is saying "Yes" but whose subconscious or experiential mind is saying "No"?

 (c) Their true will is made evident by what they are doing in the present moment.

5. Why should facilitators avoid all forms of diagnosis when ministering to others?

 (d) All of the above.


Chapter 9

1. In order to observe the necessary safeguards for doing ministry, what type of supervision or authority should lay people who are doing TPM seek to minister under?.

(c) A church, a pastor, or a mental health professional.

2. When beginning to practice TPM, the best people to work with are…

(a) People that are known and trusted rather than with strangers.

3. How long should members of a church ministry team minister with each other before venturing out to work with others?

 (d) Until they are comfortable with the process, have had consistent success and have received significant personal ministry.

4. What can you do if you want to learn to facilitate TPM but your location is one where there is no one to minister alongside?

 (b) Find someone who is trustworthy and willing learn to do TPM.  Work together.  Offer TPM first to each other and then for others.  Continue this process until you have a group of facilitators.

5. When presented with the current emotional issues of a married couple, what should the facilitator do??

 (b) Acknowledge that the current pain is real, but encourage the couple to be willing to put aside their present situation, and to look for their individual lie-based woundedness.

6. Why is it so extremely important for people to stop believing that others are the primary source of their pain?

(d) All the above

7. What primary caution should a lay person   be aware of concerning charging for ministry?

 (c) This will establish them as being professional and they may then be held to the same legal standards as a professional.

8. Which of the following are behaviors that facilitators should AVOID so that they do not give the impression that what they are doing is therapy rather than prayer ministry?

 (c) Providing psychological testing, using professional terminology or making a diagnosis.

 9. How can using the Ministry Session Record Sheet be helpful for both facilitators and ministry recipients?

 (d) All of the above.

10. What is the purpose for using the Ministry Path Record Sheet?

 (b) It helps keep track of the ministry recipient's movements from memory to memory.  

11. The facilitator should have the ministry recipient sign the Hold Harmless Agreement before TPM sessions begin because

 (c) It provides evidence of what actually occurred in the ministry session if such is ever questioned.

12. As a facilitator, you do not need to know all the details of the ministry recipient's memories in order for the ministry process to be effective because

 (b) You only need to know enough details to be able to discern what to ask the ministry recipient in order to help them discern their  lie-based thinking.

13. Since the facilitator does not need all the details of a ministry recipient's memory, in what specific ministry situation might it be necessary for the ministry recipient to surface the details of a memory?

 (d) All of the above.

14. Why is abreaction a necessary part of processing some traumatic memories during ministry?

 (b) Letting go of denial is always necessary, and in some cases abreaction is an unavoidable part of embracing the reality of painful events.

15. Do all ministry recipients need to experience a high level of emotional intensity in order to discern the lies they believe?

 (b) No, but if they feel no pain or numbness in a memory that should have emotion then something may be wrong.

 16. Why is it important that facilitators avoid all forms of guided imagery when doing TPM?

 (d)  Both B and C.

17. What should the facilitator do if people report seeing a visual of Jesus?

 (d) All the above.

 18. What is a primary reason that facilitators should avoid all forms of channeling and foretelling?

 (c) There is a high risk of having deceptive spirits mislead them.

19. What danger is there in the overuse of rote prayers, renunciations, and laying down excessive parameters for demonic control during ministry?

 (d) All of the above.

20. What is at the root of the vows, bonds, and agreements that people make?

 (b) The beliefs the people hold and the decisions they make based on their beliefs.

 21. Which of the following tells what facilitators should do when praying during ministry sessions, other than when praying on behalf of the ministry recipient to receive truth from the Lord?

 (c) Pray discretely and quietly so as not to distract the ministry recipient.

22. Which one of the following tells what you as a facilitator should do when speaking to a ministry recipient during ministry sessions?

 (b) Ask questions that are reflective of what the ministry recipient has reported.

23. During ministry sessions, the facilitator should keep their hands to themselves and not seek to comfort the ministry recipient in their pain because

 (d) All the above.

24. During ministry sessions, it is important that the facilitator work within the ministry recipient's will because

 (c) Ministry recipients move forward in the process by the choices they willingly make.

 25. If you as facilitator are not able to minister in perfect peace, it is important that you

 (b) Take responsibility for this and look to see what is hindering you from having peace.

26. What is the purpose for the form entitled, Evaluation of Ministry Received?

 (b) It provides the facilitator with precise statements from the ministry recipient that indicates whether they have facilitated according to the Ministry Guidelines.

Chapter 10 Part One

1. When dealing with demonization, what is the foundational belief from scripture that TPM is based upon?

 (b) Satan's earthly position changed as a predetermined divine outcome of the Lord's death and resurrection; therefore, we can stand in the assurance of God's word that we "overcame him because of the blood of the lamb and because of the word of (our) testimony" (Rev.12:11).

2. What important question should facilitators ask themselves whenever they have a demonic encounter?

 (d) Why is this demon here?

3. Which of the following options lists the reasons why demons can be present in ministry sessions?

 (d). Both A and C.

4. When the ministry recipient needs deliverance, what is the primary goal of TPM?

(a) Help them to first identify why the demon is present (their belief and choice) and then lead them to find truth from the Lord.

5. What is the reason that facilitators should NEVER need to engage the devil in a struggle or a fight?

 (d) Both A and C.

6. Although Satan lost his power of death through the Cross and resurrection of Christ, how can he still affect the lives of believers?

 (d) All the above.

7. What is the difference between demonic power and demonic deception?

(a) Demonic power is the ability to make or force someone to do something against their will; demonic deception is influencing or manipulating someone to do something but not forcing the person to do it.

8. What is Satan's current position from a post-resurrection perspective?

(a) The devil has been rendered powerless by the Cross and resurrection of Christ.

9. What is redeemed man's position following the death and resurrection of Christ?

 (b) Redeemed man has been restored to even to a higher place that he held before the fall since he is "seated in heaven with Christ in God."

10. What is demonization in an individual directly related to?

 (c) The person's belief system and the choices made based on it.

11. When dealing with people's sins as a possible cause for demonic strongholds what should be a primary focus beyondleading people to confess, and repent?

 (b) Their lie-based thinking. If people's lie-based beliefs are not identified and replaced with truth, they will continue to find it difficult to stop sinning until the beliefs that affect their choices are changed. 

12. What is at the root of ALL of Satan's devices, fiery darts, and snares that he uses against us?

 (c) The lies we believe.

13. What is revealed about a facilitator who addresses and gives a demon a command more than once?

 (b) A facilitator's responses to demon's reveal whether or not they understand their true authority in Christ.

14. Rather than being viewed as "helpless victims of the devil," people who report being demonized should be viewed as

(a) People void of some element of truth and, thus, deceived and held captive by the "snare of the devil," as opposed to being held captive by the "snarer" himself.

15. What is the difference between the influence that Satan can have over lost humanity and the influence that he can have over the redeemed?

 (b) The devil rules in the lives of lost humanity and has some measure of control since they belong to his kingdom of darkness, but in the life of the believer, he is defeated and does not have the ability to make a child of God do anything that the child does not willingly choose to participate in.

16. What is the real source of practical evil in this world?

 (d) All evil is accomplished through people choosing for it to be done.

17. Why is casting out a demon simply not enough to produce life-changing transformation within the ministry recipient?

 (d) All the above.

 18. When people report feeling depressed, despondent, and experience powerful/painful negative emotions, what is probably happening?

 (d) They are being triggered in their own lie-based pain.

 19. If demons are involved when the ministry recipient experiences depression and other negative emotions, how should the facilitator address this?

 (d) All the above.

20. When crises, difficulties, and sufferings come into people's lives, what possible explanation is there for this other than attributing these situations to Satan's attack?

 (d) All of the above.

21. If the ministry recipient speaks with different voices or presents strange behavior during ministry, what cause could there be for this other than a demonic cause?

 (b) They may be experiencing symptoms of the kind of dissociation as found in Dissociative Identity Disorder.

 22. If the ministry recipient throws up, their bodies shake or contort, or they report extreme body pain during a ministry session, what should the facilitator do?

 (c) Know that these manifestations are probably related to the memory and encourage the person to go as far as they are willing to go.

23. The five primary time periods of Satan in the Bible are pre-fall, post-fall to incarnation, incarnation, post-resurrection, and events leading to the final judgment. In what time period should the facilitator operate when dealing with a demon manifestation?

 (c) Deal with the demon in the time period that it is limited to and the only period we live in, which is the post-resurrection period.

24. Although scripture reveals that Satan is defeated, what can cause people to misinterpret the post-resurrection scriptures and continue to fight Satan?

 (d) All the above.

25. Christians never have to do battle when they encounter demonization because

 (d) All the above.

 26. During ministry, what determines the parameters in which demons can operate?

 (d) Both B and C.

27. What is needed during ministry in order to have demons depart without a fight?

(a) The ministry recipient needs to embrace truth and let go of the lies they are experientially holding onto that give demons the freedom to stay active in their lives.

28. What enables demons to create inner distractions, barriers, and walls in the ministry recipient's mind during ministry?

 (b) The ministry recipient is looking for a way of escape and the demon simply supplies it.

29. How can the facilitator use a demon as a "lie detectors" during ministry?

 (b) The facilitator should ask the ministry recipient to figure out what the demon's behaviors, words, and antics reveal about the lie-based beliefs that are present.

 30. If a demon has entered the ministry recipient's life during childhood, what can enable the demon to remain into adulthood?

 (b)  The ministry recipient may have been demonized as an innocent child, but it is their own lie-based beliefs and choices that allows the demon to remain or have any influence.

31. Demonized people DO NOT need someone spiritually stronger to rush in and rescue them by force from the clutches of the devil because

(a)  The devil is merely operating within the lie-based areas of their thinking and when they know the truth the demon will lose its influence.

32. Which one of the options below completes the following statement? Post-resurrection deliverance involves gently correcting the person, asking God to grant them repentance or a change of thinking and… (Hint 2 Tim. 2:25-26) 

 (b) Through ministry invite them come to the knowledge of the truth by connecting with Christ so that they can come to their senses and thereby escape from the devil's snare. 

33. What will demons assume if facilitators use dramatic displays of strong and forceful commands, repeated directives, and loud demonstrative speaking?

 (d) All the above and more.

34. How does God use Satan for His purposes?

 (b) God is using Satan (as He is using all things) to bring about the exposure of the lies we believe and ultimate purification of our faith/belief.

  Chapter 10 Part Two

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

(d) All the above.

2. The level of manifestation that occurs during ministry is related to  

(b) The facilitator's and the ministry recipient's beliefs.

3. How does God's allowing demons to torment people by stirring up their lie-based pain serve God's purposes?

(a) God wants the demon to expose the person's lie-based thinking. 

4. As demons try to interfere with the ministry recipient's mind renewal process, what will eventually happen to them?  

(b) They end up exposing themselves and make it easy for people to identify them and the ministry recipient's lie based pain.

5. How can demons motivate people?  

(c) They can motivate people to move ahead in the mind renewal process as they choose to discover the lies that the demons are exposing in order to find freedom.

6. What benefits may a ministry recipient receive when the facilitator verbally state demon-controlling parameters during ministry sessions?

(a) Ministry recipients can be given a biblical understanding of who they are in Christ and awareness that they are not helpless victims of demonization.

7. Some causes for people to present distinct personalities are  

(b) Possibly demonic manifestation, but more likely the presentation of "alters" as is seen in Dissociative Identity Disorder.

8. In what ways, other than through inhabitation, are demons able to accomplish demonic manifestations?  

(b) Much demonic manifestation is accomplished by demons that are outside of people's physical beings but are deceiving people into acting in many strange ways.

9. What can a person do on a daily basis that will give the greatest protection against Satan's oppression that a person can have?  

(b) Keep seeking personal ministry for the emotional pain that is rooted in their lie-based thinking since oppression is merely the triggering of one's lies.

10. Which one of the following options gives the reason why God sometimes allows His people to experience external harassment and oppression?

(a) It exposes the lies people believe, keeps them dependent on Him for strength  and truth and keeps them humble.

11. The best definition for oppression is  

(d) Both B and C.

12. How do demons use temptation and oppression to cause people to sin?

(a) They will usually activate oppression first and then provide temptation as the means for resolving the oppression.

13. When a demon surfaces during ministry, what should facilitators do before considering exorcism?  

(d) All of the above.

14. How can people be defiled?

(a) Only through their own sinful choices.

15. What are some possible explanations that can be given if a demon is commanded to leave but does not?

(c) Either it is not a demon or the person has willed it to stay based upon some belief.

Chapter 11 

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

 (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.

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:

 (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:
 (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.

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

 (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.

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

 (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?

 (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?

 (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.

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

 (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?

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


Chapter 12

1. A ministry facilitators should receive ministry for themselves because

 (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

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

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

 (d) All of the above.

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

If a Christian encounters a demon while doing ministry for themselves, they should...

(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.

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

(a) They should not proceed beyond this point.


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?

 (d) All of the above.

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

 (d) All of the above.

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

 (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.     

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

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

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

 (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.

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

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

8. Should forgotten memories surface during ministry, the facilitator and ministry recipient should

 (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?

 (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

 (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?

 (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.

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

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

14. Which of the following statements are valid.

 (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?

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

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

 (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. 

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

 (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

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

 (d) All the above.

7. How is mind renewal accomplished?

 (d) All the above.

8. How is spiritual maturity accomplished?

 (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?

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

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

 (b) Lives are altered and people come away transformed

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