Second Epistle of John encourages us as Christians to
walk in Truth, walk in Love and to avoid false teachers.
The author of this epistle is also John. He wrote this
letter in Ephesus in approximately 90 A.D. As in the
First Epistle, John preaches against the heresy of
Docetism which taught that Christ did not come in the
flesh, but only seemed to have a body and to suffer and
die on the cross. The people that taught this heresy
were men that claimed to be Christians, but John in this
letter clearly refuted their lies and preached to the
believers to cling to the truth of who Jesus Christ was
and what He did for them. The recipients of this letter
are the elect lady and her children.
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There are two view
points on who the elect lady and her children are. One
view point claims that she is a church community and the
other claims that she is a specific woman who was
respected in her community. The true identity for whom
this letter was written remains unknown but the keys to
what John is preaching in this letter should not be
taken lightly by anyone. Let him who thinks he stands
take heed lest he fall1 Cor 10:12 is a major theme of
this little epistle. May God bless you as you read this
short, but to the point letter of this online Bible.
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