Bible: 1 John 2:18-29

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.

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