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2016 December 19

Music, Astronomy and Deceit (1556-1557)
Paolo Veronese (1528-1588)
Late Italian Renaissance (Mannerism) Style
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: In 2 John, John states that he is writing to "the elect lady and her children" (an individual or a church) for the sake of the truth which dwells in us and shall be with us forever. He wishes grace, mercy, and peace to his readers from the Father and the Son (1-3).
     He greatly rejoices that he found the children of the "elect lady" walking in the truth, as God commanded. He speaks anew the old commandment that we are to love one another. He warns them that deceivers (antichrists) are in the world who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. He warns them to be careful not to loose the reward for their obedience by forsaking the teachings of Christ. They must abide in him. Also they should not receive any who do not bring Christ's doctrine, and they should not bid them God speed (4-11).
      He had many things to write to her, but he preferred to speak to her face to face that her joy might be full. He sent greetings from her elect sister (12-13).
     [Sermons: John Stott. Mark Dever. Various. ]
     [Illustration: Today's painting symbolizes deceit as a two-faced woman. In today's chapter, John warns against deceivers who deny Christ and are antichrist in spirit. ]


          [THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 2 John: Romans 13:10; 1 John 2:18, 22; 1 John 4:3. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


Gospel Harmony - Summary. | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine. | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible. |

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF). | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF).

*** For Additional word studies use one of the Greek Interlinear Bibles below. ***

Mounce Interlinear. Bible Hub Greek Interlinear. Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible.

Book Outline:


1. Cling to Love through Obedience (2 John - Verses 1- 6) - 90 A.D. Israel
2. Shun Deceivers (2 John - Verses 7-13) - 90 A.D. Israel

2 John

1. Cling to Love through Obedience (2 John - Verses 1- 6) - 90 A.D. Israel

     1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; 2 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever [into the eons]. 3 grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
     4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

2. Shun Deceivers (2 John - Verses 7-13) - 90 A.D. Israel

7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
     12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face [mouth to mouth], that our joy may be full. 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

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