Living a Life Worth Living – Writings by Robin McKinley
3 John is a personal letter from John to Gaius. It is in the New Testament of the Bible.
John was glad to hear that Gaius taught the true Christian message. John was also glad that Gaius looked after other Christians. These Christians were travelling to teach God’s message elsewhere. And Gaius helped them.
There were some problems in Gaius’s church. John wanted to come so that he could help Gaius.
This epistle follows 2 John. 2 John is a short letter, in the Bible (New Testament). The author was John, who also wrote John’s Gospel, Revelation, and two other letters.
The book of 2 John teaches that we should love other Christians. God orders us to love each other (2 John 5-6).
We must not accept people who teach wrong things about Jesus (2 John 7-11). Jesus is God. But he became a man so that he could die for us. When he died, he suffered the punishment for our evil deeds. This is the true Christian message.