What can we learn from 2 Johns?

What can we learn from 2 Johns?

The only way to have the truth in you is to accept God's instructions, and the only way to obey those commands is to have Christ abide in you, according to First John 2:4,5. It is founded only on the fact that God chose us and will keep us eternally. Salvation is thus a privilege of faith, not of blood. Jesus said, "I tell you that anyone who acknowledges me before men will also acknowledge him before his father in heaven." (Matthew 10:32) We believe this confession of Jesus Christ to be necessary for salvation.

There are two ways to obtain salvation: through faith in Jesus Christ or by keeping the commandments of God. Since we know that no one can keep the commandments of God and still live, we must conclude that salvation is by faith alone. The Lord Jesus said, "He who believes in me will not perish but have eternal life." (John 6:47) He also said, "No one who lives in me keepses sin, but he who sins has neither seen me nor known me." (John 14:20) Faith saves because it produces obedience to God's will.

We know that everyone who comes to God must believe in order to be saved, but how does God cause people to believe? He uses human instruments, called prophets, to write His will for our benefit. The Bible says, "The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

What was the purpose of the 2 John letters?

2 John is a more personal letter sent to the Ephesian church. And John instructs the church to "(1) walk in the truth, (2) observe God's laws, (3) love one another, and (4) protect Christ's teachings so that they are not mislead by the antichrist."

The purpose of this letter is to encourage the believers in Ephesus to live right lives and to prevent them from being deceived by false teachers who would come to the city.

Ephesus was a major city at the time, with a population of about 500,000 people. It was also one of the seven churches chosen by Jesus to represent all Christians. Thus, this letter is important for Christians everywhere because it tells us what actions we should take to remain faithful to Christ.

John writes this letter around A.D. 90-95. Since this letter was written after the first century, it can be assumed that false teaching had already begun to creep into the church there. So John sends his letter to warn the church and help them stay true to Christ.

What is the purpose of 2nd John?

As with 1 John, John appears to have written this letter in response to incorrect doctrines that Jesus Christ did not come to earth in the flesh. Members who preached that Christ did not have a bodily body could not be welcomed into one's home or church, he said (see 2 John 1:7–10). Therefore, they were causing him grief by promoting a false belief system about his nature.

John writes to encourage his readers to continue in their faith, no matter how difficult it gets. He tells them that God will always remain with them and that they should never quit following Christ because of persecution or any other circumstance.

In addition to being an apostle, John may have been the author of Revelation as well. If so, he would be the first person ever named as a prophet in the New Testament. His role as a prophet would explain some of his actions, such as why he wrote this letter while in prison. He was likely keeping himself available for future work from which he could benefit financially; if he had died in prison, his followers would have lost their main source of income.

According to history, John was executed around A.D. 95 along with his friend and mentor James, the brother of Jesus. They were both crucified at Nicomedia in Asia Minor.

What Does the Book of 2 John Say?

The Book of 2 John also serves as a strong warning to be on the watch for deceivers who claim that Christ did not genuinely resurrect in the flesh. 2 key verses "And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his instructions," John 6 says. "His order is that you walk in love, as you have heard from the beginning." 2 John 9-10.

These verses make it clear that walking in love means following what Jesus told the disciples to do. And since he commanded them to live by faith, not by sight, we know that loving one another requires risking everything to follow Christ's example.

In other words, obeying Jesus' commands means that you risk losing your life. It means putting God first in all you do and say, and walking according to His perfect will not your own. It means accepting others as they are and helping them find redemption through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Loving one another means never taking someone else for granted, but instead seeking their good always. It means being willing to give up our own desires for theirs. It means caring about others' feelings more than ours. It means serving others without expecting anything in return.

Loving one another means living daily with the knowledge that we could lose our lives any minute now, and that would be it. There wouldn't be any second chances because we'd go straight to heaven or hell based on how we lived and loved during our time on earth.

What did John say in the Book of John?

He told the receivers of this letter about Jesus, adding, "so that you, too, may have fellowship with us; and really, our relationship is with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:3). Later, John added, "so that you will not sin" (2:1) and "so that you will know that you have eternal life" (5:13).

John wrote this letter so that his readers would know that they had salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and that this salvation was based on God's grace rather than their good works. It also explains what kind of love Christians should have for one another.

Throughout history, Christians have been persecuted for their beliefs. In some countries, being a Christian can result in death punishment. But God has always raised up prophets and apostles to proclaim the gospel during these times of persecution. Today, almost 100 years after John's death, the church still needs people who are willing to go to places where there is no church to preach the gospel message and to lead people to Christ.

Why do we need missionaries? People often ask me this question. The short answer is that we need them because people are going to hell in large numbers and need to be saved. Missionaries go out to tell others about Jesus that might not ever get a chance to hear about Him otherwise. They go where the church isn't yet, teaching about Jesus and leading people to believe in Him so that they can receive eternal life.

Missionary work is not easy.

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