2 John 11-13
2 John 1:11 (KJB)
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
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Here John gives the reason that Christians are not to aid in any way those who bring false gospels. If we give any aid to them then we are partaking of their false teachings which the Bible here calls evil deeds. It is always evil whenever the true Gospel is attacked because the source of attacking the true Gospel is Satan. False teachers are still in the kingdom of Satan and if we help them, then we are helping the Kingdom of Satan in its fight against the Kingdom of God. That is something no true Christian wants to do intentionally and that is why we must be very careful who we associate with or invite into our homes. It would be like true Christians inviting a Jehovah’s Witness to teach a Bible study in their home. That would be disastrous and spiritually compromising because the unsaved can offer nothing in the way of understanding the Bible.
2 John 1:12 (KJB)
Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
Here John ends this Epistle with the desire to come in person to these Christians. Apparently, there were many more issues he wanted to discuss with them but instead of writing them in this letter, he desired the more personal touch. The Apostle Paul was the same way even though his letters were longer, he always desired to visit the Christians that he wrote to. John saw that if they would meet, it would be a very joyous meeting. It seems that is lacking in today’s Christianity as we text message, send e-mails, fax, and other things which cause us to remain isolated. It seems the personal touch of Christianity has fallen by the wayside. This is one reason that we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together because Christianity is a personal faith which involves itself with others of like mind.
2 John 1:13 (KJB)
The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.
Here again John could be conveying greetings either from a sister church where he was or it may be from a home where he was staying. It may have been the home of the nieces and nephews of the saved sister. Since there was no greeting from her, she may have gone home to be with the Lord or maybe was absent at this time.