2 JOHN – ALEXANDER SCOURBY


It is a friendly, personal letter, written some time after the first letter, to the “elect lady” who, as I think, was John’s friend, and not a church or some nation as has sometimes been argued. The aim is evidently to warn his friend against certain false teachers.

Analysis.

  1. Greeting, 1-3.
  2. Thanksgiving, 4.
  3. Exhortation to obedience. 5-6.
  4. Warning against anti-Christs, 7-9.
  5. How to deal with false teachers, 10-11.
  6. Conclusion, 12-13.

For Study and Discussion.

  • (1) The character of the children of the elect lady.
  • (2) Evidence of real discipleship.
  • (3) How to deal with false teachers.

LISTEN TO 2 JOHN READ BY ALEXANDER SCOURBY


2 John

And this is love, that we follow his commandments; this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love. For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. Look to yourselves, that you may not lose what you have worked for, but may win a full reward. Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the doctrine has both the Father and the Son.

2 John 1:6‭-‬9 RSV

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