Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and in love.
We rejoice that you are walking in the truth and in love, for without love we have nothing. And this is love, that we should in obedience according to the commandments that He has given to us.
And this is the commandment (love) that as you have heard from the beginning, you should with a determined mindset be walking in it.
Be watchful and on guard, for many deceivers have gone out into the world who do confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-christ.
Look to yourselves that we do not lose that we worked for, so that we may receive a full reward. For whoever goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God.
He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
Be aware that if anyone comes to you who does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
Beloved and Elect People of God, we pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health as your souls prosper. Let us rejoice in knowing that we have the truth that abides within us by walking in the truth.
Beloved and Elect People of God, be faithful in all that you do for the Kingdom of our God, for nothing we do for the Lord is never done in vain.
Do all things out of purity of heart, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of God. Do all things without murmuring or complaining that we may become fellow workers together in the truth.
Beloved Elect People of God, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good, for whoever does good is of God, but any who do evil has not seen God.
As the time draws near to the soon return of our God and King, let us rejoice in knowing that we will see one face to face as we come together in that day to celebrate our Master, Lord, and Savior, Jesus the Christ the Son of the Living God, and for this Father, we will not fail to give you the praise and glory, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The above letter was adapted from the 2nd and 3rd Epistles of John using the New King James Version of the Bible.