2 John 1:11 Whom Do We Support?

2 John 1:11 (KJV)
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Paul taught us that, when we support a preacher’s ministry, we become part of that ministry and share in its fruits. 

Philippians 4:16-17
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

This passage indicates that the opposite is equally true; when we encourage, even in something as small as sending them on their way with our best wishes; in some way the heretic, the divider, the one who walks contrary to what the Bible teaches (especially in regard to Jesus) we becomes a partaker (participant) in their evil deed. 

As some Christians put too little stock in the former, so too so many with the latter. 

  • More support should be given to the faithful man of God
  • Much less encouragement should be given to the one who has departed from our ranks. 

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2 John 1:11 Whom Do We Support?

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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.   To my readers: I would love to hear from you. Leave comments below. For this and more than 4100 earlier Daily Visits with God visit https://mckenzie-visit-with-god.blogspot.com. There you will find daily visits going back to 2006. If you have been blessed by this blog, please subscribe to my feed and share it with others. For more resources from Pastor Marvin McKenzie visit http://puyallupbaptistchurch.com. My books are available at: My author spotlight at Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/marvinmckenzie My author Page for Kindle/Amazon http://www.amazon.com/author/marvinmckenzie

2 John 1:6 The Reader Is Dependent

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2 John 1:1-2 The Bond of Truth

2 John 1:1-2 (KJV)
The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

Because we are social beings we unite together; we form bonds. Those bonds may be manifold:

  • Politics
  • Safety concerns
  • Special interests
  • Health issues
  • Family
  • Traditions
  • Etc

The apostle speaks of unity around the bonds of the truth.

  • He loves them in the truth
  • Others love them in the truth and
  • They love them for the truth

Truth is the glue that holds people of faith together like no other because truth never changes and because we will carry this truth of Jesus Christ with us into eternity.

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2 John 1:1-2 The Bond of Truth

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