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Quizzing the New Testament : 2 & 3 John
John (I, II and III)
"This quiz is part of a series looking at the books of the New Testament. John is writing in the midst of disagreements over doctrine and church leadership. Come and step inside. "
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
How does John introduce himself in both letters?
In 2 John, he is writing to "the chosen lady and her children". What do most people interpret this to mean?
They have no idea
The Virgin Mary and the siblings of Jesus
A church congregation
A woman he was hoping to marry
In both letters he describes the recipients as having brought him great joy by doing what?
Walking in the truth
Supporting him financially
Learning verses from scripture
Using stand-up comedy to promote the gospel
It appears that John is having to address an element of disorder within the church. He returns to a familiar theme - "Love one another" - but how does he define love on this occasion?
Obeying God's commands
Showing hospitality to pilgrims
Laying down your life if required
Imitating those in leadership
John warns the church against deceivers. What is the particular heresy that he attributes to these people?
They do not acknowledge that Jesus came in the flesh.
They believe that sacrifices are still necessary.
They do not acknowledge the authority of John.
They believe that Jesus was a woman.
How does John urge his readers to treat any visitors that do not bring "the teaching of Christ"?
Drown them in the nearest river
Try to convert them to the truth
Do not welcome them
Report them to the apostles
John's third letter is addressed to Gaius, an individual whom John is clearly seeking to bring to his point of view. How does he describe Gaius in the introduction?
My sparring partner
My dear friend
My father in the Lord
My old mate
It appears, from 3 John, that John is having problems with a fellow church leader named Diotrephes. Which of these is NOT a fault that John attributes to him?
Refusing to have anything to do with John
Putting people out of the church
By contrast, John is full of praise for someone who shares a name with a silversmith that caused a riot in Ephesus when Paul was visiting. What is this name?
In both letters, John says that there is more to be said but doesn't want to do so in writing. Instead, how is he intending to communicate?
Face to face
Through mutual friends
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Compiled Jun 28 12