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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010217.cfm
Beloved: Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.
Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that he made us: eternal life. I write you these things about those who would deceive you. As for you, the anointing that you received from him remains in you, so that you do not need anyone to teach you. But his anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not false; just as it taught you, remain in him.
And now, children, remain in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not be put to shame by him at his coming.
Do you deny the teachings of Christ and the Word of God? Why? All the evidence should prove to you that all of this is real. If you do not believe the words, believe your eyes. You see miracles every day, do you believe them? Or deny them? If you do deny them, how will you answer Christ when He returns?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe, I confess your words and I remain in you. I give all the praise and honor to you Lord in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.