2 John 9 (ESV) Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. We have a “Firm Foundation” that we may be complete and equipped for every good work; The Scriptures; The Bible! The teachings of Christ and the Scriptures go hand in hand. If we do not hold to these teachings, the Scriptures declares that we do not have God. However, if we hold to these teachings of Scripture, we have God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son.