1 John 2:15-23 (New International Version)

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Do Not Love the World

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.1 If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.2 16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man,3 the lust of his eyes4 and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away,5 but the man who does the will of God6 lives forever.

Warning Against Antichrists

18 Dear children, this is the last hour;7 and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,8 even now many antichrists have come.9 This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us,10 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.11 20 But you have an anointing12 from the Holy One,13 and all of you know the truth.a14 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it15 and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son.16 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.17
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