Don't love the world and what it offers. Those who love the world don't have the Father's love in them.
Not everything that the world offers--physical gratification, greed, and extravagant lifestyles--comes from the Father. It comes from the world, and
the world and its evil desires are passing away. But the person who does what God wants lives forever.
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.
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.
The Holy One has anointed you, so all of you have knowledge.
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.
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.
Everyone who rejects the Son doesn't have the Father either. The person who acknowledges the Son also has the Father.
Make sure that the message you heard from the beginning lives in you. If that message lives in you, you will also live in the Son and in the Father.
Christ has given us the promise of eternal life.