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1John 2
The Message
2I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus.G3450G5040G5023G1125G5213G3363G264G3363G2532G1437G5100G264G2192G3875G4314G3962G2424G5547G1342

The Only Way to Know We’re in Him

2When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good—not only ours, but the whole world's.G2532G846G2076G2434G4012G2257G266G1161G3756G4012G2251G3440G235G2532G4012G3650G2889 3Here's how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments.G2532G1722G5129G1097G3754G1097G846G1437G5083G846G1785 4If someone claims, "I know him well!" but doesn't keep his commandments, he's obviously a liar. His life doesn't match his words.G3004G1097G846G2532G5083G3361G846G1785G2076G5583G2532G225G2076G3756G1722G5129 5But the one who keeps God's word is the person in whom we see God's mature love. This is the only way to be sure we're in God.G1161G3739G302G5083G846G3056G1722G5129G230G5048G26G2316G5048G1722G5129G1097G3754G2070G1722G846 6Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived.G3004G3306G1722G846G3784G846G2532G3779G4043G2531G1565G4043 7My dear friends, I'm not writing anything new here. This is the oldest commandment in the book, and you've known it from day one. It's always been implicit in the Message you've heard.G80G1125G3756G2537G1785G5213G235G3820G1785G3739G2192G575G746G3820G1785G2076G3056G3739G191G575G746 8On the other hand, perhaps it is new, freshly minted as it is in both Christ and you—the darkness on its way out and the True Light already blazing!G3825G2537G1785G1125G5213G3739G2076G227G1722G846G2532G1722G5213G3754G4653G3855G2532G228G5457G2235G5316 9Anyone who claims to live in God's light and hates a brother or sister is still in the dark.G3004G1511G1722G5457G2532G3404G846G80G2076G1722G4653G2193G737 10It's the person who loves brother and sister who dwells in God's light and doesn't block the light from others.G25G846G80G3306G1722G5457G2532G2076G3756G4625G1722G846 11But whoever hates is still in the dark, stumbles around in the dark, doesn't know which end is up, blinded by the darkness.G1161G3404G846G80G2076G1722G4653G2532G4043G1722G4653G2532G1492G3756G4226G5217G3754G4653G5186G846G3788

Loving the World

12I remind you, my dear children: Your sins are forgiven in Jesus' name.G1125G5213G5040G3754G266G863G5213G1223G846G3686G1223 13You veterans were in on the ground floor, and know the One who started all this; you newcomers have won a big victory over the Evil One. And a second reminder, dear children: You know the Father from personal experience.G1125G5213G3962G3754G1097G575G746G1125G5213G3495G3754G3528G4190G1125G5213G3813G3754G1097G3962 14You veterans know the One who started it all; and you newcomers—such vitality and strength! God's word is so steady in you. Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a victory over the Evil One.G1125G5213G3962G3754G1097G575G746G1125G5213G3495G3754G2075G2478G2532G3056G2316G3306G1722G5213G2532G3528G4190 15Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father.G25G3361G2889G3366G1722G2889G1437G5100G25G2889G26G3962G2076G3756G1722G846 16Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him.G3754G3956G1722G2889G1939G4561G2532G1939G3788G2532G212G979G2076G3756G1537G3962G235G2076G1537G2889 17The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.G2532G2889G3855G2532G1939G846G1161G4160G2307G2316G3306G1519G165

Antichrists Everywhere You Look

18Children, time is just about up. You heard that Antichrist is coming. Well, they're all over the place, antichrists everywhere you look. That's how we know that we're close to the end.G3813G2076G2078G5610G2532G2531G191G3754G500G2064G2532G3568G1096G4183G500G3606G1097G3754G2076G2078G5610 19They left us, but they were never really with us. If they had been, they would have stuck it out with us, loyal to the end. In leaving, they showed their true colors, showed they never did belong.G1831G1537G2257G235G2258G3756G1537G2257G1063G1487G2258G1537G2257G302G3306G3326G2257G235G2443G5319G3754G1526G3756G3956G1537G2257 20But you belong. The Holy One anointed you, and you all know it.G2532G5210G2192G5545G575G40G2532G1492G3956 21I haven't been writing this to tell you something you don't know, but to confirm the truth you do know, and to remind you that the truth doesn't breed lies.G1125G3756G1125G5213G3754G1492G3756G225G235G3754G1492G846G2532G3754G3956G3756G5579G2076G1537G225 22So who is lying here? It's the person who denies that Jesus is the Divine Christ, that's who. This is what makes an antichrist: denying the Father, denying the Son.G5101G2076G5583G1508G720G3754G2424G2076G3756G5547G3778G2076G500G720G3962G2532G5207 23No one who denies the Son has any part with the Father, but affirming the Son is an embrace of the Father as well.G3956G720G5207G2192G3761G3962G3670G5207G2192G3962G2532 24Stay with what you heard from the beginning, the original message. Let it sink into your life. If what you heard from the beginning lives deeply in you, you will live deeply in both Son and Father.G3306G3767G3306G1722G5213G3739G5210G191G575G746G1437G3739G191G575G746G3306G1722G5213G5210G2532G3306G1722G5207G2532G1722G3962 25This is exactly what Christ promised: eternal life, real life!G2532G3778G2076G1860G3739G846G1861G2254G166G2222 26I've written to warn you about those who are trying to deceive you.G5023G1125G5213G4012G4105G5209 27But they're no match for what is embedded deeply within you—Christ's anointing, no less! You don't need any of their so-called teaching. Christ's anointing teaches you the truth on everything you need to know about yourself and him, uncontaminated by a single lie. Live deeply in what you were taught.G2532G5545G3739G5210G2983G575G846G3306G1722G5213G2532G5532G2192G3756G2443G5100G1321G5209G235G5613G846G5545G1321G5209G4012G3956G2532G2076G227G2532G2076G3756G5579G2532G2531G1321G5209G3306G1722G846

Live Deeply in Christ

28And now, children, stay with Christ. Live deeply in Christ. Then we'll be ready for him when he appears, ready to receive him with open arms, with no cause for red-faced guilt or lame excuses when he arrives.G2532G3568G5040G3306G1722G846G2443G3752G5319G2192G3954G2532G3361G153G575G846G1722G846G3952 29Once you're convinced that he is right and righteous, you'll recognize that all who practice righteousness are God's true children.G1437G1492G3754G2076G1342G1097G3754G3956G4160G1343G1080G1537G846


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