3 John



The apostle John. See Introduction to 2 John: Authorship.


Uncertain; probably late in the first century.


Love for the truth; and support for true Christian teachers.


To encourage love among brothers and service to traveling missionaries.


The Contribution of 3 John to Redemptive Revelation

John wrote this letter to a faithful Christian man about whom we know little except his name, Gaius. This common Latin name belonged to other men in the New Testament (Acts 19:29; 20:4; Rom. 16:23; 1 Cor. 1:14)—and to more than one Roman dictator. The Gaius whom John loved was no dictator. John calls him “beloved” four times in this short epistle (3 John 1,2,5,11), a lavish reminder of his pleasure in Gaius’s faithfulness. He is a model of soul prosperity (3 John 2) by the power of God’s truth (3 John 3-4), producing the fruit of love and missionary support (3 John 5-8).

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