The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Every Christian, therefore, should be on his or her guard against such arts; and while he should (upon all subjects) be open to conviction, and be ready to yield his own opinions when convinced that they are wrong, yet he should yield to truth, not to people; to argument, not to the influence of the personal character of the professed religious teacher. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 aThe elder to the elect lady and her children, bwhom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who cknow dthe truth, 2 ebecause of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 fGrace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. W. Hall Harris III. We are to love the truth, and always be ready to follow it. 2 John 1:13. They study and understand the arts of persuasion. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. (2 John 1:1) The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth–and not I only, but also all who know the truth – John was the apostle and teacher in the Church who wrote the Gospel of John, the Book of Revelation, and three letters in the Bible. John said he loved such a family; and he said that it was loved by all who had any knowledge of them. At the start of the letter, the writer calls himself the‘*elder’. John shows Jesus came from heaven, demonstrating that Jesus is God. Bible > Pictures > 1 John 2:13 1 John 2:13 Bible Verse Slide. 2 John Commentary; OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional Illustrations Radio Bible Class 2 John. In 1 John 2:12-17 John addresses his readers with words of reassurance.216 In 1 John 2:18-27 there are strong warnings concerning the secessionist opponents. Interactive Bible study with John Piper . (4) we may see that it is possible for us to lose a portion of the reward which we might enjoy in heaven, 2 John 1:8. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV. John 3:16, Jesus faith love) KJV. (1-4) A crowd gathers to Jesus near the Sea of Galilee. Watch our overview video on the Gospel of John, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Since they believed in God, they could also believe in Him. My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” John also makes note of His unwillingness to commit Himself to others at this time a. When false doctrine threatened members of the true body of believers, John found it necessary to spell out to them the dangers in it, even though the brethren had been thoroughly grounded in the truth. John’s (platonic) love for Sherlock became clear, as did his devotion; this man was willing to orphan his child in order to be by his best friend’s side. It is treating others as God has treated us in Christ. By imitating God’s character (He is love), we make our lives a, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. A predestination paradox, also called either a causal loop, or a causality loop, and (less frequently) either a closed loop or closed time loop, is a paradox of time travel. 1 John 2. It is the third in a series of 3 epistles that bear the Apostle John’s name. Solid Joys. 1. 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