Careful who you welcome

We would all agree that hospitality is a gift and we should love even our enemies. So this is a bit difficult ….

“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.” (2 John 10-11)

If we consider that the houses were the places of worship and ‘teaching’ (v10) then what John is saying is ‘don’t give false leaders a welcome into the public place where they can teach their lies about Jesus Christ.’ Limit their opportunities.

In a world where it seems the Church have mastered the art of division, nevertheless, it is crucial that we know what we must never compromise on:-

1. Are we teaching the authentic orthodox position of the person of Jesus Christ?

2. Are we aligning ourselves with Christians who are not Christians and therefore approving a diluted gospel message?

How much will we not compromise?

This is a big deal for John. The protection of the truth is crucial because he had heard, seen, looked and touched the risen Jesus. (1 John 1)

This is not about rejecting those who do not hold to our teaching on any other issue but it is about our beliefs being held tightly regarding the person of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the Christ, the Incarnate, the Virgin birth, the cross, the resurrection, the ascension and the coming King. This is the foundation of the Christian belief and practice. We must not compromise on the teaching of Christ. There should be no welcome for such.

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