22 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. 1 John 2:22 NASB
There are many things in the world that seem spiritual. For the true believer, the starting point needs to be that the Father and the Son are One.
Any religion that only points to the Father is a false religion. John says that they are of the antichrist. In fact, earlier in the chapter John refers to the fact that there have been many antichrists.
Those who are seeking the Lord need to understand the difference. There is only one way.
Am I observant and do I know the Scripture enough to identify false religion and false spirituality?
1 John 2 also says that the anointing we receive remains in us and we have no need for anyone to teach us, but that His anointing will teach us all things if we abide in Him (v27).
In this day and age, it is important to stay close to the Lord and follow the Holy Spirit as so many things might “seem” right, but they are not truly from God.
Lord, I want to know You so well that nothing can creep into my life that is not of You. Help me to stay in Your presence always, not having to second guess Your leading.