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a. Rev. Rutayisire's evaluation is correct, as a reading of John 20:30-31 confirms. The synoptic gospels record many miracles for the purpose of showing Jesus's compassion towards needy people, but the miracles in John's gospel are not designed to show Jesus's love. b. Rev. Rutayisire's evaluation fails to distinguish adequately between the primary and the secondary purposes of Jesus's raising of Lazarus. It is true that John recorded the miracle to demonstrate Jesus's authority over death (primary purpose), but the act itself also shows Jesus's love and compassion. c. Rev. Rutayisire's evaluation both fails to distinguish adequately between the primary and the secondary purposes of Jesus's raising of Lazarus and gets the priority wrong: the miracle primarily shows Jesus's compassion (see John 11:35-36), and secondarily evidences his power of death. d. Rev. Rutayisire's has missed the mark in his assessment. John 11:1-6 and 11:35-36 clearly show that the purpose of the miracle was to show Jesus's love and compassion for Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. The miracle does show Jesus's power over death, but that is now why John recorded it. 39.Expert opinion is divided as to whether Luke 17:21 should be translated "thekingdom is within you" or "the kingdom is among you". Smith favours "amongyou" because Jesus was talking to the Pharisees, so it is likely he was tryingto emphasise the internal, spiritual nature of God's kingdom. a.Trueb.False 29
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40."In Mark 10, the Pharisees asked Jesus, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce hiswife?' It was a general question, to which he gave a general answer that wecould summarise, 'It is not lawful for a man to divorce his wife.' In Matthew'saccount, the Pharisees ask, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for anyand every reason?' Their question probes what constitutes a valid reason fordivorce. We could paraphrase Jesus's reply, 'You may not divorce for any andevery reason, but you may divorce for marital unfaithfulness.'" The abovestatement faithfully summarises the essence of the two accounts. 41.Pastor Herbst says, "Mark 10:14 teaches that all children automatically go toheaven if they die under the age of accountability." Which of the following isthe best evaluation of Pastor Herbst's statement?
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