2 John 1:1-2 (KJV) By Truth, John meant Christ

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.


The word truth is used five times in the first four verses of this thirteen-verse letter. With only a bit of examination, one can see that, by truth, John meant Jesus Christ.


He loves these people in the Lord
Indeed, it is because of the Lord he has cause to know them. If it had not been for the Lord he would have been fishing with his brother.


He has known the Lord
Through personal contact and communication. Further, many others have come to know Him through the ministry of John and other witnesses.


The Lord dwells in us and shall be with us forever
This is true of the Holy Spirit and of the Word of God but is so obviously applied to Christ in this case.


This letter is a battle for the truths surrounding Jesus Christ. But more so it is a battle for Christ.

  • It is Christ who is defamed by heresy
  • It is Christ who is betrayed by backsliders
  • It is Christ who is trampled by those who lightly treat the faith


Some people argue that truth is relative. Jesus Christ is not. He is. He is the same yesterday today and forever. He is the way the truth and the life for all men.


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2 John 1:1-2 (KJV) By Truth, John meant Christ

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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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