II. The Teaching of the Divine Anointing
A. Concerning the Divine Trinity
according to the Growth in Life
12 I write to you, 1little children, because your sins have been 2aforgiven you because of His bname.
13 I write to you, 1fathers, because you 2aknow 3Him who is 4from the beginning. I write to you, 5young men, because you have 6bovercome the 7cevil one. I 8write to you, 9young children, because you dknow the 10Father.
14 I have 1written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because 2you are astrong and the word of God babides in you and you have overcome the 3evil one.
15 1Do not love the 2aworld nor the things in the world. If anyone bloves the cworld, 3dlove for the 4Father is not in him;
16 Because all that is in the world, the 1alust of the flesh and the 1lust of the beyes and the 1vainglory of 2clife, is not of the Father but is of the world.
17 And the world is apassing away, and its 1lust, but he who 2bdoes the 1cwill of God abides forever.
18 1Young children, it is the alast hour; and even as you heard that 2bantichrist is coming, even now 3many antichrists have ccome; whereby we know that it is the last hour.
19 They awent out from us, but they were 1not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have 2remained with us; but they went out that they might be bmanifested that they all are not of us.
B. For the Abiding in the Triune God
20 And you have an 1aanointing from the bHoly One, and 2call of you dknow.
21 I have not written to you because you do not know the 1truth, but because you 2know it and because no alie is of the 1truth.
22 Who is the aliar if not he who 1bdenies that 2cJesus is the Christ? This is the dantichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
23 Everyone who 1denies the Son does not have the aFather either; he who confesses the bSon has the Father also.
24 As for you, 1that which you heard 2from the beginning, let it abide in you. If that which you aheard 2from the beginning babides in you, you also will 3cabide in the dSon and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise which 1He Himself 2promised us, the 3aeternal life.
26 These things I have written to you 1concerning those who 2alead you astray.
27 And as for you, the 1anointing which you have received from 2Him 3abides in you, and you have 4no need that anyone teach you; but as 2His anointing 5ateaches you concerning 6all things and is 7true and is not a blie, and even as it has taught you, 8abide in 2Him.