What Is God Speed
When John wrote this, there were already antiChrist proselytizers dissing Christ's 100% diety or Godhood in the world. "Godspeed" here means "welcome". lit.Gk: "He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and The Son. Jesus professes: I and Father are one. The person that has seen me has seen The Father. If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into house, neither tell him welcome. For he that tells him welcome is partaker of his evil deeds." II Jn.9+ Jn.10:30+ 14:9+ II Jn.10,11.
---Eloy on 7/27/10|
That is also like, a saved man or woman from the True Light calling a man or woman that is in non-saved 'darkness' brother or sister.
What has communion has light( The One God Jesus name Church of The Living God ) with darknes( the Man - made trin - relig - org's churches ) NONE.
What fellowship has the righteous( The One God Jesus name Church of The Living God ) with the unrighteous( the Man - made trin - relig - org's - churches ) NONE.
---Lawrence on 7/27/10|
2 John 1:10 and 11. I think that these verses are a warning regarding how closely we become involved with those trying to bring us 'another gospel' e.g. J.Ws.
---M.A. on 10/28/07|
I like Helen's answer. I think the Scripture refers specifically to Jehovah witnesses and Mormons in our day and time.
---mima on 7/10/06|
The phrase "God speed" is often used as a blessing on those departing on a journey,or on a mission. (and Jack says it may be used as a welcome)
The passage here says that if you give such a blessing or welcome to one who has a false doctrine, you are endorsing that false doctrrine, and so are evil.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/10/06|
Exactly Creamcup, and we wouldn't want to add God's blessing to antichrist or those who preach a false gospel.
---Geoff on 7/10/06|
I think God's speed is God's blessing.
---Creamcup on 7/10/06|
Cute John_T. :-)
Mima, the full context is straight forward:
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. 2 John 1:10-11.
Now which doctrine? Isn't it that Jesus is come in the flesh-v7? Notice we are asked to keep the original Commandments.
---Geoff on 7/10/06|
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---John_T on 7/10/06|
The Scripture refers to greeting those who bring another gospel, and that we should not let them into our household because we would be partaking of their evil deeds. We should be very careful not to help anyone in any way e.g. taking their literature if they are bringing another gospel.
---Helen_5378 on 7/9/06|
The Greek word rendered "Godspeed" in the KJV is XAIPETE, which is simply the generic greeting in Greek (as it is today), simply meaning, 'Howdy" or "Hello."
---Jack on 7/9/06|
Please give the scripture reference, so we can see the context in which it was said.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/9/06|
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