Those who say no to the Son don't belong to the Father. But anyone who says yes to the Son belongs to the Father also.
Make sure that you don't forget what you have heard from the beginning. Then you will remain joined to the Son and to the Father.
That's what God has promised us. We have eternal life.
I'm writing these things to warn you about those who are trying to lead you down the wrong path.
But you have received the Holy Spirit from God. He continues to live in you. So you don't need anyone to teach you. God's Spirit teaches you about everything. What he says is true. He doesn't lie. Remain joined to Christ, just as you have been taught by the Spirit.
Dear children, remain joined to Christ. Then when he comes, we can be bold. We will not be ashamed to meet him when he comes.
You know that God is right and always does what is right. And you know that everyone who does what is right has been born again because of what God has done.