If a Christian does not discriminate between truth and error, she will lose her reward. Commentary on 2 John 1:12,13 (Read 2 John 1:12,13) The apostle refers many things to a personal meeting. He may usurp the role of Christ (1Jn 2:18). Don’t give them a warm welcome to your congregation.” This applies solely to antichrists. 2 John 1:7b This is a deceiver Not less than forgiveness is cleansing a promise of God, and therefore a matter of faith. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. Only those who through the Spirit of God have been born-again into this beautiful, eternal union with the Lord Jesus, can … Will there be any reward, any fruit? And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, ‘Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?’ 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. Perhaps some of the money you are giving to local charities is being funneled to groups who do community service while being hostile to Christianity. Re 3:11 “Behold, I am coming quickly! He will search your hearts and give a reward for what is done for His glory. . for Do not let anyone cheat you out of your reward. We need not disdain the created order, for God will redeem it. Jesus Christ is the substructure for everything in the Bible. Restoration Will there be any crown on our head there? 1Jn 2:22 “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? 6 But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.” To advance beyond Christ is to reject Christ. PRINCIPLE: False love loves without discrimination. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”, Ac 4:12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”, 1 Co 3:11 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”, Col 2:9 “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”. “This doctrine” is the doctrine of the incarnate Christ. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” PRINCIPLE: There is joy in Christian fellowship. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.” The test of truth is always the Word of God and the person of Christ. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to 2 John 1:6. If you fall into either of these extremes, repent today and begin to walk in truth and love. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” O Lord, come!” Marriage and Commitment. You will be accountable for the life that God gave you. This word never carries casual or superficial connection. John 1:6–9. Such a heart says at all times, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. PRINCIPLE: The existence of error demands self-examination. It is one thing for the truth to abide in the believer and it is another for the believer to remain in the truth. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.” He knew the remedy for their anxieties as well. 2Ti 3:5 “…having a form of godliness but denying its power. Daily readings for devoted living. God always rewards justly. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. View Resource, Are you walking according to the truth, not just by studying the Word but by putting it into practice through concrete deeds of love toward others? He will not lose his salvation but his reward. Debunking Sex Myths With The Word Of God. However, since he did give effort for his reward, he can lose reward. A “deceiver” is a religious seducer who leads others astray (1Ti 4.1). I did not wish to do so with paper and ink; Sign In. Mt 6:16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to 2 John 1:6. who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. View Resource, Are you unwittingly supporting the work of false teachers? 9 “I am the door. Churches today refashion their faith increasingly on therapies centered on self. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. If a person is wrong about Jesus Christ, he is wrong about everything from God’s viewpoint. 1Co 3:8 “Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. The “lady” and her children will lose their reward for faithful missionary service if they fall for the false teachers. They sneak in surreptitiously. There is no place for sloppiness in expounding the truth of the Word of God. The word “for” gives the reason for the sharp prohibition of verse 10 – “Do not greet them.” We have to be accurate in the truth of God. Mt 5:12 “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. Jesus said He is the way, the truth, and the life. If there is anything coming to us, we should get it all. The first century person used the word “greet” for the arrival and departure of a visitor (2Co 13:11). If we confess the Son, we possess the Father. What gracious words to the church are these wise instructions from the ageing apostle John. To show hospitality to false teachers is to partake of their heresy. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Day 4 – John 3:16 – How do I know God loves me? (2Jo 1:7-9) A warning against the presence and dangers of false teachers. Amen.” 24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” (NIV) ... my main blog is the daily devotional called "Heaven's Highway." APPLICATION: Even if Christians lose some reward they will not lose all reward. Col 2:18 “Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind…” If we do, we may lose reward. The exhortation to deal definitely with false teachers appears strange in a day when compromise, accommodation and doctrinal confusion reign supreme. For the third time, John uses the word “doctrine.” It is impossible to be a Christian without doctrine. and an antichrist Amen.” We come to the conclusion of 2 John in verses 12 and 13. 2 John 1–3. Having many things to write to you, As John weaves these themes throughout this book he uses them, not only to show us who God is, but to tell us what God expects from us as His children. Generally God rewards hospitality (Mt 10:41; 25:40) but not in this case. Dead orthodoxy cannot produce vital fellowship with God. John Wesley called this concept of perfection “constant obedience.” That is, a perfect heart is a responsive heart, one that answers quickly and totally all the Lord’s wooings, whisperings and warnings. It is quite clear that some will not receive full reward. Christian courtesy and hospitality do not extend to false teachers. Get daily devotions with scriptures and a biblically inspired word from Joyce Meyer's daily devo. They will seduce you if they can. When Christians deviate from the truth, they defect from God who is the truth. The word “shares” conveys close union and active participation. Those who embrace Jesus Christ embrace the Father as well. We have a short time down here to be effective; then God will usher us into His presence. The same God that forgives sin also cleanses from it. Groups that claim that the Bible is not fully sufficient to tell us all that we know about God are in error. Although the creation is presently fallen, God originally made it very good. 2 Peter 1:6 Devotional. Scripture: Mark 14:1-11, Matthew 26:2-16, Luke 22:1-6, John 12:1-8 Denomination: Assembly Of God Summary: This sermon challenges God's people to be completely devoted to Jesus on the basis of his infinite worth. We Christians cannot afford to relax our vigilance against false teaching. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.’”, Jn 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way [literally, road], the truth, and the life. “Paper” here is papyrus, not parchment (which is much more costly). God always rewards us according to absolute fairness. For you are the temple of the living God. This is the John who was called by Jesus from a life of fishing (Matt 4:21), was given the nickname, along with his brother James, Sons … Sproul writes in his commentary John: “All light finds its origin in Jesus Christ, who is the fountain of all truth.” Whenever people use reason and come to the knowledge of the truth, they are benefiting from Christ’s enlightening work even if … Marriage and Commitment. Jn 5:23 “…that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He did not work for it in the first place so he cannot lose it in the second place. Spoken words face to face are a more suitable method of interaction than writing. There are two extremes to this issue: 1) There are those who coddle any idea that comes down the pike; they use no discrimination regarding with whom they fellowship. False teachers who denied the incarnation did visit the elect lady’s congregation. 2 John 1:9 “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. The communion of saints should be maintained by all methods; and should tend to mutual joy. APPLICATION: We live in a day when almost no one wants to exercise spiritual discrimination because we live in a culture that neutralizes truth. He expects that we will love Him, and that we will love one another, because, as John says, God is love. but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, If we wish heretics well, we fellowship with their heresy. This is an exhortation to the “elect lady” and her children. Both of these extremes are wrong. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 18 “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.’” We have to know Whom we believe, what we believe and why we believe it. Hastings. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” Day 2 – 1 John 4:7 – Where does love come from? At other times we might think we are being loving if we do not confront someone involved in serious sin. True belief always revolves around a proper view of Christ. He chronicles doctrinal death among evangelicals. Choose Book of Bible to StudyGenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SolomonIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Search Wikipedia using spiritual discretion. Any true Christian who gets involved with a cult will lose his reward. We come now to the second warning – intolerance for the access of antichrists to the local congregation. 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