It's not that deep, my friend.that is a deep verse. I go read the whole chapter and I add my few cents. that verse it mean not everyone that claim they was the bride of Christ is really the bride. All they were was a kind of anti christ and eventually they show they true colors and they was never part of the bride in the first place.
I invite you to read my whole explanation on page 23371. I explain, via scripture, how that John was referring to specific people that joined the church and tried to teach people that, one, our anointed Savior wasn't the son of "God" and, two, that he didn't come as flesh and blood. The church opposed them, though, so they left. What John was not referring to was the average believer, and that's what I'm hoping Doctor REALITY will admit. But, stubbornness and indoctrination are strong in him. Most likely, he's going to use every tactic possible to divert everyone's attention away from my post to him. He'd rather let my post slip into the past rather than admitting he was wrong, because to admit he was wrong would also open up the possibility that he's also misunderstood/misinterpreted and misunderstanding/misinterpreti ng other verses. And he can't have that.
Thanks for your comment, though. I appreciate it.