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. 23
Everyone who rejects the Son doesn't have the Father either. The person who acknowledges the Son also has the Father. 24
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.
25Christ has given us the promise of eternal life.
26I'm writing to you about those who are trying to deceive you. 27The anointing you received from Christ lives in you. You don't need anyone to teach you something else. Instead, Christ's anointing teaches you about everything. His anointing is true and contains no lie. So live in Christ as he taught you to do.
28Now, dear children, live in Christ. Then, when he appears we will have confidence, and when he comes we won't turn from him in shame. 29If you know that Christ has God's approval, you also know that everyone who does what God approves of has been born from God.