2 John 1:6 The Reader Is Dependent

2 John 1:6 (KJV)
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Notice that this epistle is not self contained. The reader is dependent upon those things “ye have heard from the beginning” for proper understanding. The transgression of the doctrine of Christ, mentioned in verse nine, can only be properly informed by what we learn in other passages.

The Mormons have a doctrine of Christ
But it is different than a Christian’s.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have a doctrine of Christ
But it is different than a Christian’s.

The Seventh Day Adventists have a doctrine of Christ
But it is different than a Christian’s.

Even the Muslims have a doctrine of Christ
And it is different than a Christian’s.

In every case to understand the doctrine of Christ we must refer to what has been previously taught. In order to get the doctrine right we must go back to what the Bible teaches and not a church denomination or other religion.

 

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2 John 1:6 The Reader Is Dependent

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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