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2 John One: Funny Thing Is…

Posted: October 17, 2011 in 2 John

2 John 1:9

“Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.”

John continues his “you can tell a Christian by their fruits” motif in second John. Here’s what I find odd in John’s writings, though…they’re designed to convince a believer of their right standing with God- they ain’t supposed to convince a sinner of their lostness.

I think the reason for this is because a lost person, apart from the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, will never recognize their lack of conformity to the person of Jesus. They’ll refuse to believe that things may not be well with their soul, and as they swing out into eternity they will be shocked to find themselves on the receiving end of God’s wrath.

Don’t assume anything. Make your calling and election sure.