Yea, these people went out on their own and were NO longer in fellowship with the apostles....<quoted text>read the verse before this verse.1 john 2:19
and then you can easily understand why those anti christs didnt stay with john and his group.
they werent Christians or saved individuals, they were anti christs in the first place.
that is why we are encouraged NOT to take one verse and make our doctrine out of it.
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
and you would think that they believe this 19th verse is proof positive that OSAS is Biblical , but they dont take that 18th verse in its entirity and show how it aligns itself with that 19th verses.
using the two together gives us a better understanding of what John is saying to Us.
and if I was a betting man, I would venture to say, that it will go over Marge's head . even when the Truth is shown to some people, they dont have enough intelligence to fully understand, which is why I told her to find a better teacher than 4bdn et al.
and that includes graham(yeah, I saw gif buttering up to thost people) who broke Gods admonition not to "curse" Gods people, of course he accuses me all day long about "cursing "he and his wife.lol
I believe they didn't respect the apostles' authority....
As we read in the following verses:
1 John 4:3-6
3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
5 [They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.]
6 [We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.] This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
Their true nature comes out....resisting the apostles' authority...
And, yes, we cannot just take one verse alone...