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Quizzing the New Testament : 1 John
John (I, II and III)
"This quiz is part of a series looking at the books of the New Testament. John is writing to a church going through difficult times and sets out his understanding of what it means to stand firm in Christian love. Come and step inside."
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Historically, the apostle John has been regarded as the author of this letter. In what way does the writer, in his introduction, seek to reinforce the truth of his message?
By stating that it's all perfect common sense
By describing himself as a witness to the life of Jesus
By drawing upon his authority as an apostle and church leader
By claiming that God will strike dead any that don't believe him
What is the message that John claims to have heard from Jesus and is now proclaiming to his readers?
God is forever
God is all-powerful
God is light
God is not dead
John says that some people deceive themselves - the truth is not in them - when they say that they are living without what?
At the beginning of chapter 2, John encourages his readers, saying that they have Jesus to help them in their fight with sin. Which of these is NOT one of the phrases that he uses to describe this work of Jesus?
His punishment will stop us making the same mistake again.
He speaks to the Father in our defence.
He is the "Righteous One".
He is an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
People are torn, according to John, between the things of the world and the things of God. He implores his readers not to love the world or anything in it. Which word completes the following quote?
"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives _______." (1 John 2 v. 17)
In chapter 2, John addresses three groups of people, differentiated by age. Which of these is NOT one of those groups?
Grandfathers in the faith
Like many in the early church, John believed that the end times and second coming were near. John refers to which happening in order to support this belief?
A comet has been seen in the sky.
There has been a division within the church.
A date has been printed in the church notices.
A totally reliable prophet has predicted the event.
"Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them." (1 John 3 v. 24)
What does John offer as evidence that Jesus lives in Christians?
Old Testament prophecy
The martyrdom of Stephen
He offers no evidence
The gift of the Holy Spirit
Echoing many of the New Testament writers, John warns that his readers should not be surprised if the world hates them. To which Old Testament story does he refer, claiming that it shows an evil man killing his righteous brother?
Judah and Joseph
Jacob and Esau
Cain and Abel
Moses and Aaron
At the beginning of chapter 4, what does John say it is necessary to do when anyone claims spiritual revelation?
Test the spirits
Run a mile
Put their ideas into action
Promote them within the church
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Compiled Jun 28 12