Dec. 31, 2021
18Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
28And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
Regardless of how old the Bible is, it’s always new. It’s always new to us but there’s nothing new under sun and so names and places change but old heresies keep raising their heads.
I’ve recently read a couple of books about Progressive Christianity. I didn’t know it had a name, but I knew the teaching wasn’t right. The books are Another Gospel by Alisa Childers and A Grand Illusion by David Young. The two authors came up against this new Progressive Christianity and the books reflect their journeys traversing the tides and waves that beat against Christianity. If you are interested, you can view a conversation between Alisa and David on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R4zPAoY9yw
Verse 28 – very good advice.