The Second Epistle of John

New Testament: Student Study guide, (2003), 162

John’s Second Epistle

The Second Epistle of John is more personal than John’s first epistle and is addressed to “the elect lady and her children.” It is not clear if these are actual people or symbols for a branch of the Church and its members. Like his first letter, this contains John’s testimony of the truth of the gospel (see the introduction to 1 John).