Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But by going out they made it plain that none of them belongs to us. But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and all of you have knowledge. I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and you know that no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; everyone who confesses the Son has the Father also. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he has promised us, eternal life. (1 John 2:18-25, NRSV)
Our job while we are here is to share the love of God with everyone. Some will seem to get it, but according to 1 John they won’t.
They will walk away because they are full of the devil. If you deny Jesus or the Father you can not be a part of the body.
But how do we deny God, Jesus, or the Father?
Out right saying they don’t exist is denying, but is denying not following where they lead?
Is denying not doing what God is leading you to do, when it doesn’t fit your idea of what following God is?
So who is with God, and who is denying God may not be clear, only to God.
So love everyone, even when it seems they might be walking away from God.
Only God truly knows their heart!