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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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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