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5: Warnings against the Antichrist (1Jn 2:18-27)

The Basics


From the start of the epistle, John has been warning the believers of the evil that opposes true fellowship with God. Sin, darkness, Satan, and the world can make a person blind and can cause him to stumble. Therefore, believers need to be aware of them. In this passage, John discusses another element of evil-the antichrist-in order to guard the believers against the deception of heresy.

Key Verse

“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him” (2:27).








Key Words/Phrases

Segment Analysis

1.   What are the ways and teachings of the antichrist?

2.   What is “the last hour”?

3a. Explain the meaning of verse 19. Who does “us” refer to ?
3b. According to this verse, where might the antichrist come from in the last days?

4a. What is “the anointing”?

4b. What is the purpose of the anointing? Explain how the anointing accomplishes this purpose.

5a. What does it mean by “you know all things”?

5b. Do you “know all things”? Explain.

6.   How do we know that the antichrist is from the wicked one?
7.   How do we acknowledge the Son?

8.   Does verse 27 mean that we do not need to be taught by others about anything? What is the context of this statement?

9a. List all the recordings of “abiding” in this passage.

9b. How can we abide in Christ?

10. Review the passage and write down how we can guard against the antichrist.

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