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1 John 2:13-23 (GOD'S WORD Translation)

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13 I'm writing to you, fathers, because you know Christ who has existed from the beginning. I'm writing to you, young people, because you have won the victory over the evil one. 14 I've written to you, children, because you know the Father. I've written to you, fathers, because you know Christ, who has existed from the beginning. I've written to you, young people, because you are strong and God's word lives in you. You have won the victory over the evil one. 15 Don't love the world and what it offers. Those who love the world don't have the Father's love in them. 16 Not everything that the world offers--physical gratification, greed, and extravagant lifestyles--comes from the Father. It comes from the world, and 17 the world and its evil desires are passing away. But the person who does what God wants lives forever. 18 Children, it's the end of time. You've heard that an antichrist is coming. Certainly, many antichrists are already here. That's how we know it's the end of time. 19 They left us. However, they were never really part of us. If they had been, they would have stayed with us. But by leaving they made it clear that none of them were part of us. 20 The Holy One has anointed you, so all of you have knowledge. 21 I'm writing to you because you know the truth, not because you don't know the truth. You know that no lie ever comes from the truth. 22 Who is a liar? Who else but the person who rejects Jesus as the Messiah? The person who rejects the Father and the Son is an antichrist. 23 Everyone who rejects the Son doesn't have the Father either. The person who acknowledges the Son also has the Father.
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