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Truth and Love Through the Father and the Son

John Collins04/28/2012
In a letter to the Christians, John writes in 2 John 1 that we should walk in the Truth.

He said that he was not writing a new commandment to them; there was no secret mystery with new revelations that must be kept.  He said that he was writing the same commandment that everyone had heard from the beginning:  That we love one another.  

He said that to walk according to God's commandments together was showing Love.  It was the same commandment that they had heard from the beginning.

John said that many deceivers have gone out in the world.  They do not teach the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh.  He said that those who do not teach this is the deceiver and the antichrist.

He warned to watch yourselves, so that you do not lose this great and wonderful teaching.  He said to keep it so that you would win a full reward.

John said that everyone who goes on ahead and does not continue teaching the Gospel does not have God.  Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.  If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, John said not to even receive him in your house or greet him.

He said that whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Have we walked in the Truth?  Have we kept the original commandment of Love, or do we teach that there is some greater mystery that must be found?  Do the people of our churches Love one another?  Do our preachers preach the Love of God, or do they teach some other thing?  Are they deceivers or workers of the Truth?  Have we lost the teaching of Jesus Christ and now teach something else?  Do we teach BOTH the Father and the Son, or do we only teach part of the Truth?  Are we taking part in the Truth, or are we taking part in wicked works?