Quiz: Are You a 'Passion' Christian?


Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" affected Christians in different ways: many felt deeply moved by the film, while others found it troubling or theologically off-center. How you reacted to the movie may reflect which Christian beliefs are most important in your faith life. Take our quiz to see where you fall on the "Passion" spectrum.
Q1. If I had to choose, the event in Jesus' life I'd say is most meaningful to me is:
1. His Incarnation
2. His sacrifice on the Cross
3. His Resurrection
4. Other
Q2. Reflecting deeply on Jesus' suffering, even the most gruesome elements of it, helps me be a better Christian.
1. Yes
2. No
Q3. When I think of Jesus sacrificing his life, I think most often that:
1. He did it for me and my sins
2. He did it for humanity
3. He was a victim of a cruel system
Q4. The gospel passages I turn to most are:
1. Jesus' teachings (parables, Sermon on the Mount, I am the vine)
2. Jesus' healings and miracles
3. Jesus' suffering and death
4. Jesus' resurrection
Q5. Church songs like "There is a fountain filled with blood [from Emmanuel's veins]" or "Washed in the blood of the Lamb" are:
1. Inappropriately fixated on blood atonement
2. Stirring or inspiring to me
Q6. If I had to choose one, I'd say the most important thing Jesus did was:
1. Teach love, mercy, and justice
2. Die for our sins
3. Challenge an unjust system
4. Overcome death
Q7. If someone doesn't think Jesus' death was blood payment for our sins, s/he is not a Christian.
1. True
2. False
Q8. When I look at a painting or crucifix with a severely mutilated Jesus, I:
1. Think 'This is not my Jesus'
2. Feel moved and grateful for his sacrifice
3. Feel both pity and revulsion
Q9. People's pain is private; for movies or TV to dwell too much on torture, even in a good cause, is obscene.
1. Yes
2. No
Q10. If Jesus' death on the cross doesn't pay for our sins, then:
1. The Christian faith is meaningless
2. The Christian faith still has value


 

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