Hi Vicki!! Hmm I am not sure, lol about Revelation. It would be good to read it through, I just don't want any debates to erupt on this thread. You did say that debates could be moved to another thread, so I hope people listen to that!!! You heard her people!!!! If you want to debate about Revelation, do it elsewhere!!!!!cslewislover wrote:
Hi Nathaniel!! Ok. The next three "books" are very very short, and I was wondering if I should keep going directly and include Revelation. I think I will. The beginning of Revelation is very good to meditate on, and the rest is highly interesting, with Angels and destruction and all , even if none of us know what all of it means for certain. A lot of people don't read Revelation, from what I can tell, so it would be good to post it I think. Any lengthy discussions or hair-raising debates can be directed to another thread.
Care for some?
I would love some!!!!
Thanks again for posting this!!! Who is he writing too though? Who is this lady? Hmmm... now I really want to know, lol I was reading this at work earlier and I just couldn't figure it out!!! So maybe you can tell me!!!! Other than that I understand most of it. Except where he is saying not to welcome them, aren't we supposed to welcome all to us? Wouldn't that give them a chance to witness to the false teachers and hopefully set them on the right path to God? On this I am confused a bit. I thought Jesus wanted us to show all people love and hospitality and wish them well.cslewislover wrote:2 John (NIV; Bible Gateway)
To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth - 2because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love.
4It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 5And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
7Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. 11Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
12I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
13The children of your chosen sister send their greetings.
Thank you for all your hard work!!!!