Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2 John, Day 1 Readings

Beware False Teachers, Only Love    

Today's reading is the entirety of the short second letter of John.  It reiterates a key teaching and warning from 1 John -- the key commandment is the love one another, and there are false teachers who are trying to lead the church away from that teaching.

In this letter, the key issue seems to be that some are teaching that Jesus was never human, but only God.  (This teaching has been rejected historically by the church which believes that Jesus was "fully human, fully divine" -- completely God and human being at the same time.)  The church must avoid such teachers, and focus only on the example and commandment of Jesus to love one another.

Read 2 John 1:1-13  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 2 John 1 today.