- 2 John 11-13
- 2 John 1:11 (KJB)
- For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
- Partaker - Shares
- 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.