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                      "THE SECOND EPISTLE OF JOHN"

                              Chapter One

The Elder greets the elect lady and her children (1-3), expressing joy
over hearing her children were walking in truth, with a plea to love one
another (4-6).  He then warns of deceivers (antichrists) who deny Jesus
as coming in the flesh, telling her not to receive into her home those
who do not bring the doctrine of Christ (7-11).  Hoping to see her soon,
he concludes with greetings from the children of her elect sister
(12-13).

POINTS TO PONDER

   *  Walking in truth and love, abiding in the doctrine of Christ

   *  Identifying antichrists, refusing to support false teachers

REVIEW QUESTIONS

1) What are the main points of this chapter?
   - Greetings - 2Jn 1:1-3
   - Walking in truth and love - 2Jn 1:4-6
   - Beware of deceivers and false teachers - 2Jn 1:7-11
   - Farewell - 2Jn 1:12-13

2) What four phrases related to truth are used by John in his greeting?
   (1-3)
   - Love in truth, known the truth, truth abides in us, in truth and
     love

3) What caused John to rejoice greatly? What plea did he make? (4)
   - That children of the "elect lady" were walking in the truth
   - That they love one another

4) How does John define love? (6)
   - That we walk according to His commandments

5) Who does John describe as "a deceiver and an antichrist"? (7)
   - One who does not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh

6) Why did John counsel self-reflection? (8)
   - That we not lose those things we worked for, to ensure we receive a
     full reward

7) What happens if one transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine
   of Christ? (9)
   - He does not have God

8) What phrase clearly contradicts the Oneness doctrine of the Godhead?
   (9)
   - "...both the Father and the Son"

9) How was one to respond to those who did not abide in Christís
   doctrine? (10)
   - Neither receive him or greet him, lest one shares in his evil deeds
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