1 John 2:18-25 NIV

Warning Against Antichrists

18 Dear children, this is the last hour;1 and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,2 even now many antichrists have come.3 This is how we know it is the last hour.

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19 They went out from us,4 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.5

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20 But you have an anointing6 from the Holy One,7 and all of you know the truth.a8

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    • d 2:20 - Some manuscripts "and you know all things"
      21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it9 and because no lie comes from the truth.

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      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.10

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      23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.11

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      24 See that what you have heard from the beginning12 remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.13

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          25 And this is what he promised us--even eternal life.14

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