18Children, 1it is the lasthour ; and just as you heard that 2antichrist is coming, 3evennowmanyantichrists have appeared ; from this we know that it is the lasthour.
194They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, 5so that ait would be shown that they all are not of us.
20bBut you have an 6anointing from 7the HolyOne, and 8you allknow.
I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but 9because you do know it, and cbecausenolie is 10of the truth.
22Who is the liar but 11the one who denies that Jesus is the dChrist ? This is 12the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
2313Whoeverdenies the Son does not have the Father ; the one who confesses the Sonhas the Fatheralso.
As for you, let that abide in you which you heard14from the beginning. Ifwhat you heard from the beginningabides in you, you also15will abide in the Son and in the Father.
2516This is the promisewhich He Himselfemade to us: eternallife.
26Thesethings I have written to you concerningthose who are trying to 17deceive you.
As for you, the 18anointingwhich you received from Him abides in you, and you havenoneed for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing19teaches you aboutallthings, and is 20true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, fyou abide in Him.
28Now, 21littlechildren, abide in Him, so that when He 22appears, we may have23confidence and 24not gshrinkaway from Him in shamehat His 25coming.