Children, 1it is the last hour, and as you have heard that 2antichrist is coming, so now 3many antichrists have come. 4Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
5They went out from us, but they were not of us; for 6if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, 7that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
But you have been 8anointed by 9the Holy One, and 10you all have knowledge.
I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
Who is the liar but 11he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is 12the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
13No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
Let 14what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then 15you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
And this is the promise that he made to us--16eternal life.
I write these things to you about 17those who are trying to deceive you.
But 18the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and 19you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and 20is true, and is no lie--just as it has taught you, abide in him.
And now, little children, abide in him, so that 21when he appears 22we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his 23coming.