“2 John 9”

Categories: Bible Recall

2 John 9

“Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.”

While the apostle John has a lot to say about love, he stresses the importance of being doctrinally correct. Real love must have its basis in the love and respect for God. To move beyond the doctrine of Christ is to move beyond the truth. One can never leave the truth and retain God any more than one can leave the teaching of the gospel as an act of love.  

  • “Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love” (2 Jn. 3).
  • “But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him” (1 Jn. 2:5).
  • “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 Jn. 5:3).

--Steven J. Wallace