Live in the Truth
4 How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded.
5 I am writing to remind you, dear friends,[c] that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. 6 Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.
7 I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ came[d] in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we[e] have worked so hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward. 9 Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son.
10 If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. 11 Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in their evil work. ~ 2John 1
This is from 2John — this book is just one chapter but is very powerful and full of truth. He is writing again to encourage those who have come to the faith to remain strong. He is warning that there will ALWAYS be people coming along, coming into our churches who will bring a false teaching. It may sound good and if you do not know the Word of God and you do not have relationship with God you will be deceived very easily and it clearly says that if you walk away you have NO relationship with the Father or the Son.
He says to LOVE one another and again here he is speaking to believers — WE NEED ONE ANOTHER to remain strong, to teach, protect, have my back and I have your back. Take care of one another, walk through life with one another. DO NOT try to be a lone ranger Christian it is way to easy to be led astray!!! And you might make the difference in someone else’s salvation. YOU NEED THE CHURCH and the CHURCH NEEDS YOU!!!!
Now go out and have an EPIC day today.