|2 John 1:9-10 |
9 Whoever runs ahead and does not remain in the teachings of Christ, does not have God. He who remains in the teachings of Christ, has both the Father and the Son.3 [Only follow; do not run ahead of the Lord's leading you exactly where to go and what to do and say. From the Word of the Lord within: "Regarding those who run ahead, they are abandoned with cruel, hard knocks. To serve without hearing is putting your life in danger. Listen to my advice; He will not spare the flock."]
10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, neither wish him Godspeed [or success in his future endeavors];4
4 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, neither wish him Godspeed [or success in his future]. Any preacher or teacher who does not bring the same hope, the same faith, the same gospel of the cross to purity, is a false prophet. Anyone who takes a salary, asks for tithes, or contributions is a false prophet. They have not been called, taught, and sent by the Lord. Do not welcome such a person into your home, do not give them money, do not wish them success in their endeavors; if you do, you will incur condemnation.