Sunday, April 8, 2018

Christ in 2 John

~ Jesus Christ Is The Source of Truth—The One Who Is Truth ~

The Bible is about Jesus Christ  ~  “Jesus said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).

Jesus Christ in John’s Three Letters  ~   He is everlasting love in all three epistles.  He is the Great Lover coming for His Bride (His true Church).  But also note that the Apostle John wrote many familiar words in his account of the life of Jesus Christ.  One of the more familiar verses is amplified in these three epistles.  “Jesus said to him [Thomas], ‘I am the way [3 John], the truth [2 John], and the life [1 John].  No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6).

Jesus Christ in the Epistle of 2 John  ~  He is the Son of God who has come in the flesh to earth.  He is the manifestation of the One who is True.  As we step back and look at the big picture of the Bible a key part woven throughout the Old and New Testaments is The Messiah coming in human flesh.  Interestingly, a common characteristics of many cults, false religions, and false teachers is the denial of God’s Son coming to earth in bodily flesh.  “This is love, that we walk according to His commandments.  This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.  For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh.  This is a deceiver and an antichrist.  Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward” (2 John 6-8). 

Comment  ~  We have only touched the surface of Christ in 2 John.  The Apostle Paul told us the Scriptures present many shadows of things to come but the reality is found in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:17). 

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