1 0 1 0 0 1:1 The Ancient: That is, the ancient bishop St. John, being the only one of the twelve apostles then living. To the lady Elect. . .Some conjecture that Electa might be the name of a family, or of a particular church; but the general opinion is, that it is the proper name of a lady, so eminent for her piety and great charity, as to merit this Epistle from St. John. 1 1 1 0 0 1:10 Nor say to him: God speed you: This admonition is in general, to forewarn the faithful of the dangers which may arise from a familiarity with those who have prevaricated and gone from the true faith, and with such as teach false doctrine. But this is not forbidding a charity for all men, by which we ought to wish and pray for the eternal salvation of every one, even of our enemies. 1 10 1 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 1: He recommends walking in truth, loving one another and to beware of false teachers.