When Not To Bid Godspeed.

The passage from which the title of this article originates is found on 2 John 9-11. John writes, “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” It is clear from this passage that Christians are not to provide aid and comfort to (nor even greet) those who are not preaching the gospel within the boundaries of the doctrine of Christ. While John was dealing with the specific problem of gnosticism and the denial that Jesus came in the flesh (2 John 7), the principle applies to any who would deliberately pervert the gospel of Christ (Galatians 1:6-9). This means that we need to understand what John is speaking about to not be guilty of supporting false doctrine.

There can be no fellowship with the doctrines applying to the teaching of the Watchtower and Jehovahs Witnesses, the Latter Day Saints or Mormons and specifically the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church unless as the scripture clearly states you want to be a partaker of their evil deeds.


churinga churinga
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1 Response Jan 14, 2013

Whatsoever you do to the least ...... That is what Jesus said.