Dear children, this is the last hour;1 and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,2 even now many antichrists have come.3 This is how we know it is the last hour.
They went out from us,4 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.520
But you have an anointing6 from the Holy One,7 and all of you know the truth.a821
I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it9 and because no lie comes from the truth.