“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you.” 3 John 2
Dear mates, I pray that ya may enjoy good health and all may go well with ya. It gives me great joy ter hear ’bout yer faithfulness ter tha truth and how ya continue ter walk in it. I ‘ave no greater joy than ter hear that my mates and crew be walking in Skipper and his Sun’s true and righteous ways.
Please send others along thar way in a manner that honors Skip. It be fer tha sake of tha Sun that ya and them others went out. Ne’er ferget, we ought ter always be accommodating to folks who work fer tah truth.
I do call yer attention ter them who be gossiping maliciously and command they cut it out. Imitate what be good, not evil. Now then, ’till I arrive back in port and kin speak with ya plainly ter yer face, stick ter tha Sun’s instructions and way. Keep ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct.
Fair winds and following seas, mate. May peace and mercy be yer mark as Skipper’s crew.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. – 1 John 3:2 (1 John 3)
How great is tha love Skipper has heaped on us? Why, Skip loves us so much he calls us his children. Ever one who has tha hope of being in Skipper’s family, ‘ill end up being jest like Skip. That feller or lass purifies themselves, just as Skip be pure. They don’ keep on wallowing in mud and sin, of that ya kin be sure.
Tha reason tha world don’ know Skip—and tha reason them in tha world hates us—be that they don’ know Skipper. A good many thinks they do. Some even be hired on as priests and pastors, teachers and leaders. But they don’ know Skip, not really. They spout stuff about tha Sun and Skipper and spin a good yarn like they believe Skipper’s words, but then they go and say stuff like Skip ne’re meant what he said.
Feller who says that be calling Skip a liar.
Ever one who sins breaks Skipper’s Code of Conduct. In fact, lawlessness, which be less law, be sin itself.
Skip showed himself ter us through his Sun. He done this so as ter take away our sins. In tha Sun, thar be no sin. Not a lick.
No one who really lives in Skipper keeps on sinning. Not and feel good about it. That guilt of sinning ‘ill be ter much. Don’ even ‘ave ter get caught by Skipper ter feel bad. Ya just know in yer heart ya let down yer Father, Skip, and that be enough ter cause ya ter cry.
No one who continues ter sin has either seen, heard, or knows Skipper or his Sun. Tha Sun says as much: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day [when judgement comes], ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Harsh words from tha Sun, but ne’re ferget this. When tha Sun speaks, Skipper speaks, and when Skipper speaks, tha Sun speaks. They be one in tha same.
This be a great mystery that only them with Skipper’s Spirit be able ter understand.
Think on this: when tha Sun appears, we ‘ill be like him. We ‘ill see him jest as he is. Don’ be cogitating ‘bout what ya will look like. That not be tha most important thing. Tha main idear be that ya ‘ill get ter see tha Sun—which really be Skip—in all his glory.
Such a thing ‘ll take yer breath away, of this ya kin be sure.
Everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. – 1 John 2:16 (1 John 2)
Doth not love tha world. Things of tha world be shiny and pretty ter look at, but our cravings fer ‘em come from tha devil.
That black-hearted snake be more crafty than any creature Skipper made. Right off he tricked Eve. He pointed ter some fruit and said, ““Did Skipper really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
But that not be what Skipper said ah tall. That scoundrel be twisting Skipper’s words like serpents ‘ill be known ter do. Thar be plenty of trees Eve and Adam could ‘ave eaten from, if they had a mind ter. Skipper only pointed out thar be but one off limites and it in tha middle of the garden.
But when Eve saw that the fruit of tah tree be fit ter eat and pleasing ter her eyes, and good fer gaining wisdom, she took a bite. From thar man’s passage veered off course something terrible.
This be tha way things always go. A good many folks who deny tha Sun and his authority go out from our crew ever day. They ne’re really belonged ter us. It be hard to know sometimes what be in a feller’s heart, don’ ya know.
But ya have been smeared with tha Sun’s tanning oil, so ter speak. Anointed and appointed by tha Holy One. Ya know all things ‘cause of him. Ya know that truth ‘cause of him. Tha smearing on of his Holy oil remains on ya and his truth remains in ya. With that Holy Ghost of Truth, ya know ‘bout all things. His oil not be counterfeit like some knock-off brands knaves and reprobates peddle on tha wharf.
If ya looking ter test who really be one of tha Sun’s crew, watch what he does. Them born of tha Sun does what be right. Them born of tha world does what seems right by tha world, but be contrary ter Skipper’s Code of Conduct. Them born of tha world says they be in Skipper’s crew, but hate thar brother and sister and most other folks who don’ agree with ’em. If a feller or lass be coated in tha Sun’s oil, they ‘ill correct with gentleness, not with harsh words.
A good many ‘ave gone off and hurt folks by treating Skipper’s words like it be tha cat o’ nine tails. Watch out fer folks like this. If ya see one beating a feller with Skip’s Code of Conduct, kindly ask him ter stop.
Skipper’s words be a book of love, not a book of tha lash.