1 John: Review Questions (ANSWERS)

  1. Write the five memory verses.
    "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:7.
    "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world." 1 John 2:15, 16.
    "We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death." 1 John 3:14.
    "We love Him because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19.
    "And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." 1 John 5:11, 12.
  2. What are three reasons that John wrote 1 John?
    That those who believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, might have the assurance of salvation; that they might have fellowship with God; that they might be warned against false teaching.
  3. When and where was 1 John written?
    We don’t know for sure.
  4. Why should we believe what John and the apostles have to say about Jesus Christ?
    They were eyewitnesses of His life and resurrection.
  5. How can believers walk with God?
    By walking in the light.
  6. How can believers receiving forgiveness and cleansing?
    By confessing their sins.
  7. When is Jesus our Advocate?
    When we sin.
  8. What is the “new commandment”?
    That we love one another.
  9. What is worldliness?
    Anything that does not conform to the image of Christ.
  10. Who protects the believer from error, and leads into all truth?
    The Holy Spirit, who is called the Spirit of truth.
  11. What is the difference between imputed righteousness and imparted righteousness?
    Imputed righteousness is the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is given to those who believe in Him. Judicially, believers are righteous before God. Imparted righteousness is the righteousness produced in the Christian through Jesus Christ by the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
  12. What produces a purifying effect in the life of the believer?
    The hope of the second coming of Christ.
  13. What are three things that can be said of those who hate the brethren?
    They walk in darkness; they continue in death; they don’t really know God.
  14. What is the two-fold command that we have received from God?
    We should believe on the name of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and we should love one another.
  15. How can believers distinguish between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error?
    Because of the believer’s relationship with God, and the indwelling presence of the Spirit of truth.
  16. How did God show His love for the world?
    He sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
  17. How do we overcome the world?
    By faith.
  18. Who has eternal life?
    He who has the Son has life.
  19. What are five evidences that believers have eternal life?
    We keep His commandments; practice righteousness; love the brethren; have the witness of the Spirit; have God’s word.
  20. What does our prayer life indicate?
    Our confidence in God.


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