You are not welcome (2 John 1:10)

“Do not receive

Into your house

Or welcome


Who comes to you

That does not bring

This teaching.”

εἴ τις ἔρχεται πρὸς ὑμᾶς καὶ ταύτην τὴν διδαχὴν οὐ φέρει, μὴ λαμβάνετε αὐτὸν εἰς οἰκίαν, καὶ χαίρειν αὐτῷ μὴ λέγετε·

This author said “Do not receive (μὴ λαμβάνετε αὐτὸν) into your house (εἰς οἰκίαν) or welcome (καὶ χαίρειν αὐτῷ μὴ λέγετε) anyone who comes to you (εἴ τις ἔρχεται πρὸς ὑμᾶς) that does not bring this teaching (καὶ ταύτην τὴν διδαχὴν οὐ φέρει).”  This author seems to be against hospitality.  Perhaps this author meant the house church where and when they gathered.  He did not want any disrupters in these community meetings.  They were not to receive or even give a welcoming greeting if these people did not bring the correct teaching about Jesus Christ.  If they brought the wrong teaching about Jesus Christ, they were not welcome.  Have you ever told someone that they were not welcome in your house?

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