ImmerseMessiah NLT - Page 461



2 JOHN
This letter is from John, the elder.
I am writing to the chosen lady and to her children, whom I love in the
truth—as does everyone else who knows the truth—because the truth
lives in us and will be with us forever.
Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus
Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in
truth and love.
How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded.
I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one
another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from
the beginning. Love means doing what God has commanded us, and
he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the
beginning.
I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They
deny that Jesus Christ came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and
an antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so
hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward. Anyone
who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But
anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both
the Father and the Son.
If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about
Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in
their evil work.
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