2 John is done and dusted and I got to say I loved this little book. In this mornings service I quoted two Anglican/Episcopalian bishops. One comment conforms to 2 John 7 – 11 and the other stands in conflict with it. Two guesses which bishop I think is the bees knees.
“If you must make a choice between heresy and schism, always choose heresy. As a schismatic, you have torn and divided the body of Christ. Choose heresy every time.”1
“Controversy in religion is a hateful thing, It is hard enough to fight the devil, the world and the flesh, without private differences in our own camp. But there is one thing which is even worse than controversy, and that is false doctrine tolerated, allowed, and permitted without protest or molestation”2
1 Lee, Peter 2004. Heresy better idea than schism? Washington Times.
2 Ryle, J. C. 2000:141. Evangelicalism Divided. Ed. Murray, Iain. Banner of Truth.