Friday, August 24, 2018

Correcting Misunderstandings Regarding 2 John 9-11

"A loving approach to cultists may be thought contradictory to 2 John 9-11: If anyone does not bring the teaching of Christ’s true deity and humanity, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Since itinerate teachers were not given salaries, but hospitality, to put them up was to support them in their non-Christian cause. The principle here is not to share or support their deceptive work (verse 11). Christians ought not to give money or goods to cultists. However, compassionately and patiently seeking to help them understand and receive the gospel in no way aids or abets their cause."

Gordon R. Lewis, Confronting the Cults, p. 12

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