1 John 2:18-21
1. In the last hour
2. Who is the Antichrist?
3. Who are the antichrists?
4. Who are the Christians (the anointed ones)?
Summary: Be aware of deception. We must be discerning of people and doctrine. Through the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, we are kept from being swayed by new teachings about Christ or salvation not found in Scripture. John writes that the mark of counterfeit Christian is that they go out from the body of Christ, from the church, proving that they do not hold to Christ. Evidence of a genuine Christian, on the other hand, is abiding in the church, anointed by the Holy One, abiding in God’s truth.