All through the book of first john we remember how the apostle insisted on giving us little tests to insure that we were following in the way. Jesus ministry is public and the main topics are life and light, appearing 82 times as opposed to only 6 times afterwards. The apostle salutes the elect lady and her children. Read 2 john 1 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. And this is love the principal proof of true love, first to god, and then to his people. Youre already logged in with your bible gateway account. The exhortations to mutual love among christians, and the use of that phrase from the beginning, are so common in st. John warned us against these antichrists in his first letter 1 john 2. The events recorded in chapter one of johns gospel take place in bethabara or bethany, but in john 1. This spirit of antichrist will one day find its ultimate fulfillment in the antichrist, who will lead humanity in an endtimes rebellion against god.
It is the first and largest in a series of 3 epistles that bear the apostle johns name. Here is a summary and commentary on first john chapter two. Please use the dropdown menus below to select the book, chapter, and verse you wish to study with andrews online bible commentary. Starting your free trial of bible gateway plus is easy.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, jesus christ the righteous. In john 17 jesus ministry shifts from the crowds to the disciples. The writer of this book identifies himself as the elder. The next step is to enter your payment information. When we meet john in this gospel, we immediately see it is not by happenstance that he will play out his role as the first one to identify jesus as the son of god. Derickson provides evidence and evaluation of all exegetical and theological options while interacting with the latest scholarly literature. John 2 on the third day there was a wedding at cana in.
There have been various conjectures over the years that another disciple of christ named john. Gary dericksons volume in the evangelical exegetical commentary on john is firstrate analysis and synthesis of one of the most important collections of writings in the new testament. Edmond hiebert professor emeritus of new testament mennonite brethren biblical seminary, fresno, california and this is the message we have heard from him and announce to you, that god is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. Matthew mark luke john acts romans 1 corinthians 2 corinthians galatians ephesians philippians colossians 1 thessalonians 2. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. Conformity to truth is proof that we love the lord. Online bible study through 1 john the book of 1st john is a book of great encouragement and teaching for the believer.
For then you will make your way prosperous, and then. Verse 1 described jesus as the logos, meaning the word, of god. In the preceding section, my revered brother ambrosius, brother formed according to the gospel, we have discussed, as far as is at present in our power, what the gospel is, and what is the beginning in which the word was, and what the word is which was in the beginning. After these things jesus went over the sea of galilee, which is the sea of tiberias. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 john 1 and more. Zerrs commentary on selected books of the new testament. Truth includes matters of both faith and practice, and thus designates what christians are to believe v. Obvious similarities to 1 john and the gospel of john suggest that the same person wrote all three books. Written late in the 1st century, the apostle john wrote the book to provide boundaries on our beliefs about christ. Johns fiery passion for truth is coupled with his gentle compassion for his readers, giving these letters a pastoral quality that is both personal and profound. In him is life, and that life is the light of the world.
In this letter alone, it occurs 18 times, more than in any other new testament book, 1 corinthians being 2nd with 14 times. They are those who not only oppose jesus, but also offer a substitute christ. Structure 2 john is a personal letter, unlike 1 john, and at 245 greek words is shorter than any other new testament book except 3 john with 219 greek words. The second epistle of john, often referred to as second john and often written 2 john or ii john, is a book of the new testament attributed to john the evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the other two epistles of john, and the gospel of john though this is disputed. Then a great multitude followed him, because they saw his. Of all people, we who have left the worldwide church of god wcg in the past decade should be most aware of the antinomian spirit working in the church of god. An expositional study of 1 john part 2 of 10 parts. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the father, jesus christ the righteous. And this is love, that is, the love which god the father, by christ his eternal son, has enjoined upon christians one towards another, as appears from the connection. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition of. And as these vessels were very likely for washing of hands, such.
Grayston, who after surveying usage of the term from the fourth century b. Barr says that the underlying theme of the action in john 112 is the descent of the word into the world 1. Your credit card wont be charged until the trial period is over. The apostle here salutes an honourable matron and her children v. Verse 2 continues to introduce jesus, while countering false views of spirituality. And this is love, that we walk after his commandments by observing them as a rule of conversation, in so doing love is shown to god. Since the letter identifies no specific church, location, or individual to whom it was sent, its classification is as a general epistle. Armstrong had as their goal the removal of gods law, particularly the sabbath, from the churchs beliefs. A free bible version and commentary johns second letter in easyenglish. Version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of 2 john. To do this, we have to desire to live the eternal life. God has chosen john and commissioned his role as a witness to jesus.
Something similar is taking place here, and seems to be the best explanation of 1 john 2. The book of 2 john does not directly name its author. The aim is evidently to warn his friend against certain false teachers. This summary of the book of 2 john provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of 2 john. The tradition from the earliest days of the church states that the author was the apostle john. It is a friendly, personal letter, written some time after the first letter, to the elect lady who, as i think, was johns friend, and not a church or some nation as has sometimes been argued. My little children, i am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. Commentary on 2 john 1 by matthew henry blue letter bible. Jesus is a living message, a definition of god the father. Overcome and grow in the grace and the knowledge of jesus christ ii peter 3. David guzik commentary on 2 john 1, where the apostle john emphasizes the importance of.
Articles sermons topics books podcasts filter resources by. Online bible study through 1 john randy white ministries. Do we want to know god and do his will at the same time. My dear children, i am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the. The apostle john begins with the purpose of writing this letter by stating, i am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. The doctrinal changes that began to be instituted mere months after the death of herbert w. And there were set six water pots of stone to distinguish them from other vessels made of different matter. Allen culpepper, the bible knowledge commentary, 1 john, 2 john, 3 john colorado springs. As those changed by god, genuine believers will characteristically love the truth and exhibit true love for others. So, do i understand correctly that any christian is capable of believing any of the false teachings mentioned in 1 john and 2 john and it would result in loss of rewards but not salvation.1245 737 236 251 1540 1335 171 1061 425 307 1184 538 1361 1037 325 1571 1212 1220 269 1070 594 462 1007 746 51 518 1485 778 1040 659 100 850 1271