The Letter of John 2

1:1The Elder,

To the chosen master and her little ones in the faith, whom I truly love, and not only I but also everyone who has known the truth.1:2Because of the truth that will be with us for eternity,1:3we also have favor, mercy, and peace with God the Father and Jesus the Anointed, the Son of the Father in truth and love.

1:4I was overjoyed to find out that your little ones live in the truth, in accordance with the command we received from the Father.1:5And now I am asking you, madam, not writing a new command to you but one which we had from the beginning: that we love each other.1:6And this is the love we should keep up with, according to his commands; this is the command you heard from the beginning and keep practicing.1:7For many deceivers have gone out into the world, who deny that Jesus the Anointed came in the flesh; such are the Deceiver and the Impostor Anointed.

1:8Watch yourselves, so you don’t destroy what we worked for but get your full pay.1:9Anyone who assumes leadership but does not remain in the teaching of the Anointed does not have God. But anyone who remains in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.1:10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your home; don’t even greet them!1:11For the one greeting them participates in their evil work.

1:12I have much to write to you. But I decided that instead of using paper and ink I would visit you in person and speak to you, so we can all be happy.1:13The little ones of your chosen sister greet you.