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2nd and 3rd John
1:1 The elder unto the elect lady.(nothing
more known about this woman, other than she appears to be in a matronly
position in the church in that city).and
her children, whom I love in the truth and not I only, but also all they
that have known the truth;
1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth,
as we have received a commandment from the Father.
1:5 And now I beseech you, lady.(verse
1), not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but
that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his
commandments. This is the commandment.(love),
that, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it..(how?.Matthew
1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world who confess not that
Emmanuel the Christ is come in the flesh.(or
more correctly 'comes in flesh'; that is, in our flesh, in
us). This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
1:8 Look to yourselves.(2Corinthians
10:12), that we lose not those things which we have wrought.(the
higher consciousness things of the spirit that are in eternity and
regarding us, having to do with our eternity), but that we
receive a full reward.
1:9 Whosoever transgresses and abides not in the doctrine.(the
Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine.(1Timothy
he has both the Father and the Son.(*).
what about the Holy Spirit, what happened to the so-called.trinity
here? and what
does having both the Father and the Son mean? and this verse here says
to abide in the teachings of Christ, yet in Hebrews
6:1 it says to move from them?
1:10 If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive
him not into your house.(a
saying to be wary
of those with deceiving messages),
neither bid him Godspeed.
1:11 For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
10 above and this one do not mean that you are not to be kind to people
who may not spiritually think as you do, so always be honest with people,
yet avoid encouraging them in their pathway if you see them on the road
of error and stay away from wasting your time on those coming to convince
you of their religious stance when you know they are close-minded
about their beliefs; avoid getting further involved:.Hosea
4:17; Proverbs 19:27; there
was a time previous to how we now think that was different for us too:.Romans
12:18; Hebrews 12:14.
1:12,13 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with
paper and ink, but I trust to come unto you and speak face to face, that
our joy may be full. The children of your elect.(simply
means she is also a believer:.1Timothy
4:12; who are the elect?).sister
greet thee. Amen.
1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper
and be in health, even as your soul
to put it another way 'My wish is for you to prosper in your physical living
by seeing that your spiritual life produces that': John
10:10; 1Timothy 6:17;.Philippians
4:8; 2Peter 1:3. And so then, what
1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk
1:5 Beloved, you do faithfully whatsoever you do to the brethren.(spiritual).and
not yet out of their ego
1:7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing
of the Gentiles.
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers
to the truth..(be
fellow helper to the truth)
1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.
He that does good.(what
is good?).is of God.(*),
but he that does evil.(what
is evil?).has not seen.(or
as original has it, means perceived).God.
1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men and of the truth itself.
Yea and we also bear record and you know that our record is true.
New Testament book is Jude