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2 John 1:12-13

Read Introduction to 2 John   “Having many things to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13 The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.”   We come to the...

2 John 1:11

Read Introduction to 2 John   “…for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.”   for   The word “for” gives the reason for the sharp prohibition of verse 10 – “Do not greet them.”  he who greets him shares in his evil deeds   To show hospitality to false teachers is...

2 John 1:10b

Read Introduction to 2 John   “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him…”   do not receive him into your house John warned his readers not to provide hospitality to false teachers.  There is no...

2 John 1:10

Read Introduction to 2 John   “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him…”   We come now to the second warning – intolerance for the access of antichrists to the local congregation.  If anyone comes to...

2 John 1:9

Read Introduction to 2 John   “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.”   John now demonstrates the gravity of defecting to the false teachers (cf....

2 John 1:8b

Read Introduction to 2 John   “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.”   but that we may receive a full reward The “lady” and her children will lose their reward for faithful missionary service if...