The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

Enjoying Godly Fellowship

The end of 3 John is very similar to the end of 2 John.  It reads, Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.  Anyone who … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dealing with Evangelists

We’re quick to agree with Paul’s, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Prosperity of Others

The pastors of my church love 3 John.  One of the core scriptures that comes up is 3 John 1:2, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dealing with Sinners (Outside the Church)

I deal frequently with long-time Christians.  These are people who grew up in the church and essentially stayed there.  They were born into Christ and remained (for the most part) … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Christian Judgment

I’ve written on this topic several times in several forms but once gain the Holy Spirit is weighing on my heart about it.  As Christians we are not to judge … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

First-Hand Faith

I always liked the end of 2 John because John finished with a greeting appropriate even for the modern age.  He wrote, Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

A True Believer

A good portion of John’s ministry was helping Christians to determine who were and weren’t true believers.  This was (and is) probably very helpful considering that Jesus warned the people … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment