1 John 2:18-29
In today’s passage from 1 John we, again, see John addressing false teachers and the “antichrist,” those who deny that Jesus is the Christ. A warning for the church there pertains to us today.
1 John 2: Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
Did you notice that the false teachers came “out of us,” that is the church. Our missions as members of the Body is to know the scriptures and weigh teachings versus the inspired Word of God. If not, we are in danger of suffering the same reality.