Second John was written by John the apostle in the late first century to warn against the same false teaching that he spoke of in 1 John. This letter, however, was addressed to a Christian woman and her family, and focused on Christian hospitality. False teachers were using the kindness of Christians to gain influence within John’s congregations. John’s letter spoke of this danger and warned against opening one’s home to these destroyers of the faith. While the basic themes of 1 John-holding fast to the truth, love, and obedience-are evident, there is the additional focus on what Christian hospitality is all about. Only when you find agreement on sound doctrine, says John, will you find meaningful fellowship. Marquis reads from the ESV Bible.
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