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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for 2 John 1:10
1:10 If any came to you - Either as a teacher or a brother. And bring not this doctrine - That is, advance anything contrary to it. Receive him not into your house - As either a teacher or a brother - Neither bid him God speed - Give him no encouragement therein.
View People's Bible Notes for 2 John 1:10
2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine. That of Christ. If he be a deceiver, an opposer of Christ, one who denies that "Jesus Christ came in the flesh". Receive him not into [your] house. Do not recognize him as a brother and extend to him a brotherly welcome. He is to be fellowshipped. Neither bid him God speed. Give him no encouragement in his work of destruction. To give him greetings is to wish for his success.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-02-16 12:45:05:
We have to keep the context of what this passage is talking about. If anyone does not believe in the virgin birth of Christ, then that person is an Anti-Christ, and you are not to bid them God speed. This does not mean that you treat all unbelievers as Anti-Christian. We are to be salt, and light in the world, and we should witness to unbelievers so that they can come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and escape the snares of the devil. To the one that has a child that is having sexual orientation issues, you must love them, but hate the sin. Pray for them, that God will open their eyes to the glorious gospel of truth. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance, (2 Peter 3:9).
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