Friday, September 18, 2015
3 John 2 is a greeting, not God's will for us
3 John 2 is a greeting, not God's will for us. Just like you would start a letter to someone, "I hope this letter finds you well," that is the exact same thing John is saying in verse 2 of his third letter: "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul." Notice the word "prosperity" is nowhere to be found, because these pastors will use a paraphrase that adds it. This does not mean anything close to "God wants you people in my congregation to be prosperous and healthy." If only you'll just "go all in!"
Posted by Rev. Fredric Barrett at 5:03 AM