Epistles of Thomas

December 4, 2008

3 John

Filed under: New Testament — Thomas @ 23:31

3 John was written to Gaius of whom John has heard only good things. He commends Gaius for walking in the truth. He also names names and declares Diotrephes to be a false teacher, “spreading malicious nonsense about us” (v10). He promises to deal with him soon. He also commends Demetrius, who is spoken well of by everyone, even the truth. He again concludes by promising to visit soon and see them face to face. The Greek idiom for “face to face” is rather humorous to English speakers. It says literally that he will see them soon and speak “mouth to mouth.”


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