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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

All creation was created by God the Father through Jesus Christ


1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.

4 In him was life: and the life was the light of men.

5 ¶ And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.

8 He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light.

9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.

10 He was in the world: and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own: and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.

13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

15 ¶ John beareth witness of him and crieth out, saying: This was he of whom I spoke: He that shall come after me is preferred before me: because he was before me.

16 And of his fulness we all have received: and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the Bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

19 ¶ And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites to him, to ask him: Who art thou?

20 And he confessed and did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No.

22 They said therefore unto him: Who art thou, that we may give an answer to them that sent us? What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaias.

24 And they that were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize, if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?

26 John answered them, saying: I baptize with water: but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not.

27 The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.

28 These things were done in Bethania, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 ¶ The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.

30 This is he of whom I said: After me there cometh a man, who is preferred before me: because he was before me.

31 And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him.

33 And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw: and I gave testimony that this is the Son of God.

35 The next day again John stood and two of his disciples.

36 And beholding Jesus walking, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God.

37 ¶ And the two disciples heard him speak: and they followed Jesus.

38 And Jesus turning and seeing them following him, saith to them: What seek you? Who said to him: Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Master), where dwellest thou?

39 He saith to them: Come and see. They came and saw where he abode: and they stayed with him that day. Now it was about the tenth hour.

40 And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who had heard of John and followed him.

41 He findeth first his brother Simon and saith to him: We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking upon him, said: Thou art Simon the son of Jona. Thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted Peter.

43 ¶ On the following day, he would go forth into Galilee: and he findeth Philip, And Jesus saith to him: follow me.

44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip findeth Nathanael and saith to him: We have found him of whom Moses, in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth.

46 And Nathanael said to him: Can any thing of good come from Nazareth? Philip saith to him: Come and see.

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and he saith of him: Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.

48 Nathanael saith to him: Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

49 Nathanael answered him and said: Rabbi: Thou art the Son of God. Thou art the King of Israel.

50 Jesus answered and said to him: Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, thou believest: greater things than these shalt thou see.

51 And he saith to him: Amen, amen, I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.


Jesus Christ is God and pre-existent before all things. The opponents are of their father the devil.


1 ¶ And Jesus went unto mount Olivet.

2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple: and all the people came to him. And sitting down he taught them.

3 And the scribes and Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery: and they set her in the midst,

4 And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery.

5 Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou?

6 And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

7 When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

8 And again stooping down, he wrote on the ground.

9 But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee?

11 Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.

12 ¶ Again therefore, Jesus spoke to: them, saying: I am the light of the world. He that followeth me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

13 The Pharisees therefore said to him: Thou givest testimony of thyself. Thy testimony is not true.

14 Jesus answered and said to them: Although I give testimony of myself, my testimony is true: for I know whence I came and whither I go.

15 You judge according to the flesh: I judge not any man.

16 And if I do judge, my judgment is true: because I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

17 And in your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true.

18 I am one that give testimony of myself: and the Father that sent me giveth testimony of me.

19 They said therefore to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus answered: Neither me do you know, nor my Father. If you did know me, perhaps you would know my Father also.

20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

21 ¶ Again therefore Jesus said to them: I go: and you shall seek me. And you shall die in your sin. Whither I go, you cannot come.

22 The Jews therefore said: Will he kill himself, because he said: Whither I go you cannot come?

23 And he said to them: You are from beneath: I am from above. You are of this world: I am not of this world.

24 Therefore I said to you that you shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin.

25 They said therefore to him: Who art thou? Jesus said to them: The beginning, who also speak unto you.

26 Many things I have to speak and to judge of you. But he that sent me, is true: and the things I have heard of him, these same I speak in the world.

27 And they understood not that he called God his Father.

28 Jesus therefore said to them: When you shall have lifted up, the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he and that I do nothing of myself. But as the Father hath taught me, these things I speak.

29 And he that sent me is with me: and he hath not left me alone. For I do always the things that please him.

30 When he spoke these things, many believed in him.

31 ¶ Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.

32 And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.

33 They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall be free?

34 Jesus answered them: Amen, amen, I say unto you that whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

35 Now the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the son abideth for ever.

36 If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

37 I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

38 ¶ I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do the things that you have seen with your father.

39 They answered and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham.

40 But now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not.

41 You do the works of your father. They said therefore to him: We are not born of fornication: we have one Father, even God.

42 Jesus therefore said to them: If God were your Father, you would indeed love me. For from God I proceeded and came. For I came not of myself: but he sent me.

43 Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.

44 You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

45 But if I say the truth, you believe me not.

46 ¶ Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me:

47 He that is of God heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.

48 The Jews therefore answered and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a devil?

49 Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father. And you have dishonoured me.

50 But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

51 ¶ Amen, amen, I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever.

52 The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets: and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever.

53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself?

54 Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God.

55 And you have not known him: but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him and do keep his word.

56 Abraham your father rejoiced that hemight see my day: he saw it and was glad.

57 The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old. And hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM.

59 They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.


Follow Christ and no other


1 ¶ After this, Jesus shewed himself to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And he shewed himself after this manner.

2 There were together: Simon Peter and Thomas, who is called Didymus, and Nathanael, who was of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee and two others of his disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith to them: I go a fishing. They say to him: We also come with thee. And they went forth and entered into the ship: and that night they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning was come, Jesus stood on the shore: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5 Jesus therefore said to them: Children, have you any meat? They answered him: No.

6 He saith to them: Cast the net on the right side of the ship; and you shall find. They cast therefore: and now they were not able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes.

7 That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter: It is the Lord. Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, girt his coat about him (for he was naked) and cast himself into the sea.

8 But the other disciples came in the ship (for they were not far from the land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net with fishes.

9 As soon then as they came to land they saw hot coals lying, and a fish laid thereon, and bread.

10 Jesus saith to them: Bring hither of the fishes which you have now caught.

11 Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, one hundred and fifty-three. And although there were so many, the net was not broken.

12 Jesus saith to them: Come and dine. And none of them who were at meat, durst ask him: Who art thou? Knowing that it was the Lord.

13 And Jesus cometh and taketh bread and giveth them: and fish in like manner.

14 This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to his disciples, after he was risen from the dead.

15 ¶ When therefore they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? He saith to him: yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

17 He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.

18 Amen, amen, I say to thee, When thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself and didst walk where thou wouldst. But when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not.

19 And this he said, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had said this, he saith to him: Follow me.

20 ¶ Peter turning about, saw that disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also leaned on his breast at supper and said: Lord, who is he that shall betray thee?

21 Him therefore when Peter had seen, he saith to Jesus: Lord, and what shall this man do?

22 Jesus saith to him: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee? Follow thou me.

23 This saying therefore went abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. And Jesus did not say to him: He should not die; but: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee?

24 This is that disciple who giveth testimony of these things and hath written these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

25 But there are also many other things which Jesus did which, if they were written every one, the world itself. I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written.


Only if we confess our sins to Christ are we cleansed, forgiven, by His blood


1 ¶ That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, of the word of life.

2 For the life was manifested: and we have seen and do bear witness and declare unto you the life eternal, which was with the Father and hath appeared to us.

3 That which we have seen and have heard, we declare unto you: that you also may have fellowship with us and our fellowship may be with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

4 And these things we write to you, that you may rejoice and your joy may be full.

5 ¶ And this is the declaration which we have heard from him and declare unto you: That God is light and in him there is no darkness.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth.

7 But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light, we have fellowship one with another: And the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 ¶ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all iniquity.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar: and his word is not in us.


If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.


1 ¶ My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. But if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the just.

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

3 ¶ And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments.

4 He who saith that he knoweth him and keepeth not his commandments is a liar: and the truth is not in him.

5 But he that keepeth his word, in him in very deed the charity of God is perfected. And by this we know that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.

7 ¶ Dearly beloved, I write not a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard.

8 Again a new commandment I write unto you: which thing is true both in him and in you, because the darkness is passed and the true light now shineth.

9 He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now.

10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light: and there is no scandal in him.

11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness and walketh in darkness and knoweth not whither he goeth: because the darkness hath blinded his eyes.

12 ¶ I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

13 I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one.

14 I write unto you, babes, because you have known the Father. I write unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.

15 Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world is the concupiscence of the flesh and the concupiscence of the eyes and the pride of life, which is not of the Father but is of the world.

17 And the world passeth away and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God abideth for ever.

18 ¶ Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour.

19 They went out from us but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us: but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us.

20 ¶ But you have the unction from the Holy One and know all things.

21 I have not written to you as to them that know not the truth, but as to them that know it: and that no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son hath the Father also.

24 As for you, let that which you have heard from the beginning abide in you. If that abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning, you also shall abide in the Son and in the Father.

25 And this is the promise which he hath promised us, life everlasting.

26 These things have I written to you concerning them that seduce you.

27 And as for you, let the unction, which you have received from him abide in you. And you have no need that any man teach you: but as his unction teacheth you of all things and is truth and is no lie. And as it hath taught you, abide in him.

28 ¶ And now, little children, abide in him, that when he shall appear we may have confidence and not be confounded by him at his coming.

29 If you know that he is just, know ye, that every one also who doth justice is born of him.


Wonder not, brethren, if the world hate you.


1 ¶ Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.

2 Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God: and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know that when he shall appear we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.

3 And every one that hath this hope in him sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.

4 ¶ Whosoever committeth sin committeth also iniquity. And sin is iniquity.

5 And you know that he appeared to take away our sins: and in him there is no sin.

6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: and whosoever sinneth hath not seen him nor known him.

7 Little children, let no man deceive you. He that doth justice is just, even as he is just.

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

9 Whosoever is born of God committeth not sin: for his seed abideth in him. And he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever is not just is not of God, or he that loveth not his brother.

11 ¶ For this is the declaration which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another.

12 Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just.

13 Wonder not, brethren, if the world hate you.

14 ¶ We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death.

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. And you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself.

16 In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word nor in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

19 In this we know that we are of the truth and in his sight shall persuade our hearts.

20 ¶ For if our heart reprehend us, God is greater than our heart and knoweth all things.

21 Dearly beloved, if our heart do not reprehend us, we have confidence towards God.

22 And whatsoever we shall ask, we shall receive of him: because we keep his commandments and do those things which are pleasing in his sight.

23 ¶ And this is his commandment: That we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as he hath given commandment unto us.

24 And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him. And in this we know that he abideth in us by the Spirit which he hath given us.


In Christ we overcome the Antichrist


1 ¶ Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus is not of God. And this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh: and he is now already in the world.

4 ¶ You are of God, little children, and have overcome him. Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world. Therefore of the world they speak: and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God. He that knoweth God heareth us. He that is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

7 ¶ Dearly beloved, let us love one another: for charity is of God. And every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God: for God is charity.

9 By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him.

10 In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

11 My dearest, if God hath so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us: and his charity is perfected in us.

13 In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us: because he hath given us of his spirit.

14 ¶ And we have seen and do testify that the Father hath sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.

15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.

16 And we have known and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him.

17 ¶ In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world.

18 Fear is not in charity: but perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath sin. And he that feareth is not perfected in charity.

19 Let us therefore love God: because God first hath loved us.

20 If any man say: I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God whom he seeth not?

21 And this commandment we have from God, that he who loveth God love also his brother.


Only in the Son of God, Jesus Christ, do we know the true God. Idolatry is the sin unto death.


1 ¶ Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God. And every one that loveth him who begot, loveth him also who is born of him.

2 In this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the charity of God: That we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not heavy.

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world. And this is the victory which overcameth the world: Our faith.

5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

6 ¶ This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ: not by water only but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit which testifieth that Christ is the truth.

7 And there are Three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.

8 And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit and the water and the blood. And these three are one.

9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony of God, which is greater, because he hath testified of his Son.

10 ¶ He that believeth in the Son of God hath the testimony of God in himself. He that believeth not the Son maketh him a liar: because he believeth not in the testimony which God hath testified of his Son.

11 And this is the testimony that God hath given to us eternal life. And this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son hath life. He that hath not the Son hath not life.

13 These things I write to you that you may know that you have eternal life: you who believe in the name of the Son of God.

14 ¶ And this is the confidence which we have towards him: That, whatsoever we shall ask according to his will, he heareth us.

15 And we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask: we know that we have the petitions which we request of him.

16 He that knoweth his brother to sin a sin which is not to death, let him ask: and life shall be given to him who sinneth not to death. There is a sin unto death. For that I say not that any man ask.

17 All iniquity is sin. And there is a sin unto death.

18 ¶ We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not: but the generation of God preserveth him and the wicked one toucheth him not.

19 We know that we are of God and the whole world is seated in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come. And he hath given us understanding that we may know the true God and may be in his true Son. This is the true God and life eternal.

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.


Only in Christ do we approach God


1 ¶ The Ancient to the lady Elect and her children, whom I love in the truth: and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth,

2 For the sake of the truth which dwelleth in us and shall be with us for ever.

3 Grace be with you, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus the Son of the Father: in truth and charity.

4 I was exceeding glad that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

5 ¶ And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing a new commandment to thee, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.

6 And this is charity: That we walk according to his commandments. For this is the commandment that, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in the same:

7 ¶ For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.

8 Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward.

9 Whosoever revolteth and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.

10 ¶ If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him: God speed you.

11 For he that saith unto him: God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works.

12 ¶ Having more things to write unto you, I would not by paper and ink: for I hope that I shall be with you and speak face to face, that your joy may be full.

13 The children of thy sister Elect salute thee.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Walk in truth and charity


1 ¶ The Ancient, to the dearly beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

2  Dearly beloved, concerning all things I make it my prayer that thou mayest proceed prosperously and fare well, as thy soul doth prosperously.

3 ¶ I was exceedingly glad when the brethren came and gave testimony to the truth in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

4  I have no greater grace than this, to hear that my children walk in truth.

5  Dearly beloved, thou dost faithfully whatever thou dost for the brethren: and that for strangers,

6  Who have given testimony to thy charity in the sight of the church. Whom thou shalt do well to bring forward on their way in a manner worthy of God:

7  Because, for his name they went out, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

8  We therefore ought to receive such: that we may be fellow helpers of the truth.

9 ¶ I had written perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, doth not receive us.


11  Dearly beloved, follow not that which is evil: but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: he that doth evil hath not seen God.

12 ¶ To Demetrius, testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself: yea and we also give testimony. And thou knowest that our testimony is true.

13  I had many things to write unto thee: but I would not by ink and pen write to thee.

14  But I hope speedily to see thee: and we will speak mouth to mouth. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.