The Battle for Truth



The Battle for Truth        
                 Text:  1 John 2:18-27


Identifying the opposition

  • Antichrists: Adversaries of Christ

    • Depart the fellowship (v.19)

      • Beware of those who forsake the church

    • Deny the faith (v.22-23)

      • Saying Jesus is NOT the Christ

      • Saying Jesus is NOT divine

      • Saying Jesus is NOT equal to the Father

    • Deceive the faithful (v.26)

      • Willfully attempting to mislead others into error

Identifying the Christians

  • What Christians have:

    • An Anointing from God (v. 20, 27a)

      • Indwelt with the Spirit of God.  (2 Cor 1:21-22)

    • A Knowledge of Truth (v.21, 27b)

      • Taught by the Spirit of God (John 14:25-26)

      • Granted Spiritual Understanding   (1 Cor 2:9-16)

  • What Christians do:

    • Abide in Him (v.24-25, 27c)

      • A life saturated by the Spirit of God

      • Receiving eternal life as your reward

Be Battle Ready

  • It’s coming…

    • Children it is the last hour. (v.18)

  • You are already equipped

    • The Spirit (v.20, 27)

    • The Truth (v.21)

    • The Father & The Son (v.23-24)

  • The Command: Abide (v.24, 27)

    • To continue in a fixed condition

    • To be resolute without yielding











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