Bible: 1 John 2:18-29; 3:2-12; 4:1-6
Warning About False Teachers
2:18 Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists 1 have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour. 2:19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us, because if they had belonged to us, they would have remained 2 with us. But 3 they went out from us 4 to demonstrate 5 that all of them do not belong to us. 6
2:20 Nevertheless you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 7 2:21 I have not written to you that 8 you do not know the truth, but that 9 you do know it, and that 10 no lie is of the truth. 2:22 Who is the liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ 11 ? This one is the antichrist: the person who denies the Father and the Son. 2:23 Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. The person who confesses the Son has the Father also. 12
2:24 As for you, what you have heard from the beginning must remain 13 in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 2:25 Now this 14 is the promise that he 15 himself made to 16 us: eternal life. 17 2:26 These things I have written to you about those who are trying to deceive you. 18
2:27 Now as for you, the anointing 19 that you received from him 20 resides 21 in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as his 22 anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as 23 it 24 has taught you, you reside 25 in him.
Children of God
2:28 And now, little children, remain 26 in him, 27 so that when 28 he appears we may have confidence and not shrink away from him in shame when he comes back. 29 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you also know 30 that everyone who practices righteousness has been fathered 31 by him.
3:6 When 8 the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, 9 was attractive 10 to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, 11 she took some of its fruit and ate it. 12 She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 13 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
The Judgment Oracles of God at the Fall
3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the
The Story of Cain and Abel
4:1 Now 1 the man had marital relations with 2 his wife Eve, and she became pregnant 3 and gave birth to Cain. Then she said, “I have created 4 a man just as the
4:3 At the designated time 9 Cain brought some of the fruit of the ground for an offering 10 to the
4:6 Then the