16 For 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.

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17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

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Warnings Against Denying the Son

18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

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19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

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20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.a

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    • g 2:20 - Some manuscripts "and you know all things"
      21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.

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      22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.

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      23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

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      24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.

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      25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.

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      26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.

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