1 John 2:5-6; 1 John 2:24; 1 John 2:27-28
But those who obey God's word really do love him. That is the way to know whether or not we live in him.
Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Christ did.
So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will continue to live in fellowship with the Son and with the Father.
But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don't need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you all things, and what he teaches is true -- it is not a lie. So continue in what he has taught you, and continue to live in Christ.
And now, dear children, continue to live in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.