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Scofield's Reference Notes
2 John 1



Verse 5

that we love one another

Law (of Christ), Summary: The new "law of Christ" is the divine love, as wrought into the renewed heart by the Holy Spirit Romans 5:5; Hebrews 10:16 and outflowing in the energy of the Spirit, unforced and spontaneous, toward the objects of the divine love; 2 Corinthians 5:14-20; 1 Thessalonians 2:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:8. It is, therefore, " the law of liberty"; James 1:25; James 2:12 in contrast with the external law of Moses. Moses' law demands love,; Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 6:5; Luke 10:27 Christ's law is love; Romans 5:5; 1 John 4:7; 1 John 4:19; 1 John 4:20 and so takes the place of the external law by fulfilling it; Romans 13:10; Galatians 5:14. It is the "law written in the heart" under the New Covenant.

(See Scofield "Hebrews 8:8").

Verse 7


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8").

Verse 9


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .


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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 2 John 1:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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