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“It does not refer to the future but to an event in the past whose effects continue even to the present time.” (Page 134)
“this multiplicity of pneumata is at work especially in the preaching of the false prophets” (Page 132)
“Moreover, 2 John shows that the presbyter was not only acknowledged in his immediate surroundings but was able to make his authority effective in other communities as well, and was active in spreading Christian teaching and making the love commandment a reality among Christians.” (Page xxxix)
“Since ἐκ describes origin,7 this means that the condition of belonging to God and truth, in contrast to the world and lies (cf. also 2:22*) or to the devil (3:8*, 12*), is the thing to be tested.” (Page 132)
“The letter of Polycarp of Smyrna (died 156) to the Philippians (7.1) already has an indirect citation:” (Page xxix)