My children, this is the last hour, and as you have heard that an antichrist was coming, and now many antichrists are already risen, whence we may know that it is the last hour.
and every spirit which confesses him not, is not from God. And this is that spirit of Antichrist of which you have heard that it is coming, and that now it is already in the world.
Who is the liar if not the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the Antichrist, even he who disowns the Father and the Son.
I say this because many deceivers are gone forth into the world, those who deny the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist.
For false christs and false prophets will arise, and will work great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if it were possible, the very elect.
Know this first, that mockers will come in the last days, in their mockery, men who walk the way of their own lusts
Do not believe every spirit, beloved, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets are gone out into the world.
how they used to say to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will be led only by their godless passions."
"Be ye watchful lest any one mislead you. Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and will mislead many.
"At that time if any one tell you, 'See, here is Christ,' or 'See, there he is,' do not believe it;
I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come among you, and they will not spare the flock;
Let no one deceive you by any means. For it will not come until after the Great Apostasy, and the revealing of the Man of Sin, the son of perdition,
Now the Spirit distinctly declares that in latter days there will be some who will fall away from the faith, by listening to spirits of error, and to teachings of demons
But of this be sure. In the last days grievous times will come.
For a time will come when they will not listen to wholesome teaching, but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will heap up for themselves teachers upon teachers to satisfy their own fancies.
has at the end of these days spoken to us in a Son whom he appointed heir of all things; through whom also he made the universe.
who, through faith, are continuously guarded by the power of God for a salvation, ready to be revealed in the last days.
He was indeed foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your sake.
But there were false prophets, too, among the people, just as among you also there will be false teachers. These will secretly bring in destructive sects, denying even the Master who bought them, and bringing swift ruin upon themselves.