1 John 2:28 - 3:3
2:28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
3:2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
3:3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.