In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The book of Second John is the sixth of the eight general epistles. This letter is similar to First John but is addressed to a smaller audience. It is uncertain whether John was writing to a woman and her children or to a church and its members. Like First John, this letter was most likely written just prior to AD 96.

In this short letter, John expressed joy over his children who were continuing to walk in truth. He reemphasized to them that love is walking in the commandments of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. This was not a new commandment. John clearly stated that it is the same commandment, which they had received from the beginning; that commandment is to love one another.

John also warned his children not to be deceived by false doctrine. Heresy was emerging and denying that Christ came in the flesh. John identified the false teachers of this heresy as antichrists. He instructed his children not to follow these false teachers lest they loose their reward. Only those who abide in the doctrine of Christ have both the Father and the Son. Finally, John gave instructions to not to receive these false teachers into their homes. Participating with them would be sharing in their evil deeds.

Second John verses 1-6: Greetings; rejoicing in truth; walking in the commandment of love

Second John verses 7-13: Warning against false doctrine; avoiding false teachers