1 John 4:1-3 (NIV) (1) Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Praying through 1 John 4:3 . Beloved, believe not every spirit, — A simpleton believes every word that he hears, but “the wise man’s eyes are in his head,” so he examines what he sees and hears, and does not blindly accept whatever may be told to him. Mar 12, 1995. John Piper May 5, 1985 883 Shares Sermon. For it is God's nature to be kind, and to give happiness. The Spirit of God and the Spirit of Antichrist. Without the new birth, a person is incapable of understanding or obeying God’s truth. John … Commentary on 1 John 4:7-13 (Read 1 John 4:7-13) The Spirit of God is the Spirit of love. John Piper Mar 12, 1995 95 Shares Sermon. 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 4 Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired statement,* + but test the inspired statements* to see whether they originate with God,+ for … 1 My dear friends, not every spirit is to be trusted, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets are at large in the world. CHAPTER 4. Scripture: 1 John 4. Hymns for 1 John 4 from Hymnary.org, an authoritative index of hymns and hymnals. 1 John 4:1-3 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John or I John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles.There is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the Johannine works.The author of the First Epistle is termed John the Evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as John the Apostle. Thank You that Jesus is the incarnate Word of God, Who came from God as our sin-substitute and kinsman-Redeemer. For "confesses" see note at 1 John 4:2. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. The law of God is love; and all would have been perfectly happy, had all obeyed it. Love One Another for Love Is of God. Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario (Oregon) teaches through the Bible from the book of 1 John. 1:1-4); 2) he wanted to keep Christians from sin (1 Jn. In the first 11 months of 2020, we had 6.99 million users from 237 countries around the globe access this Hymnary website! Christianity is a person, a body of truth, and a lifestyle. 1 John 4:1. He that does not love the image of God in his people, has no saving knowledge of God. This is so important that John repeats the phrase “from God” in 4:1, 2, 3, 4, & 6 (twice). Any spirit that confesses that "Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. 1 John 4:15, KJV: "Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God." 1 John 4:1–21 On Denying the Incarnation 4 Dear friends, s do not believe every spirit, t but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. John takes us back to Jesus. 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. 1 John 4 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. I want you to open your Bible, if you will, to 1 John chapter 4, 1 John chapter 4, and I want to read to you a portion of Scripture that is directly applicable to the subject at hand. 2 John Greeting. 1 John 4:15, ESV: "Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God." 2 Peter 2:1. 1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Verses 1-21. The First of John. The apostle John wrote his first epistle because: 1) he wanted his readers to have fellowship with the Father and the Son (1 Jn. Jesus says in Matthew 24:24 that many false prophets and false christs will arise, and they will do signs and wonders so that it will be possible for them to deceive even the elect. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. Bkmrk. God Is Love (1 John 4:1-21) by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson Audio. The Samaritan Woman. The Bible, then, is clear that in the church era, spiritual power to do miracles is present in false ministers, but that it is evil and misdirected. 1 John 4:1. 1 John 4:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 4:15, NIV: "If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God." * [4:1–6] Deception is possible in spiritual phenomena and may be tested by its relation to Christian doctrine (cf. 1 John 4:1 King James Version (KJV). For there are many false prophets in the world. 1 John 4:1 Test the Spirits 4 Beloved, t do not believe every spirit, but u test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for v many w false prophets x have gone out into the world. 1 John 4 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Here, he shows why it is so important. 1 Thessalonians 5:21. but test everything; hold fast what is good. 1 a The elder to the elect lady and her children, b whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who c know d the truth, 2 e because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 f Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father … Thank You that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. 1 John 4:1 - 4:21. (2) This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, (3) but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. Now viewing scripture range from the book of 1 John chapter 4:1 through chapter 4:21... 1 John Chapter 4. 1 John 4:1-21. May 12, 1985. If love is of God , then those who claim to be born of God , and claim to know God , must be able to love one another in the body of Christ. Segna di Bonaventura, "St. John the Evangelist" (1320s), tempera on wood, gold ground, 88.9 x 55.9 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. 1 John 4:1. One of John's three tests of a true Christian is theological truth concerning the person and work of Jesus (cf. 1 Cor 12:3): those who fail to acknowledge Jesus Christ in the flesh are false prophets and belong to the antichrist. The Greatest of These Is Love: An Introduction to the Series. 4 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. In 1 John 4:1-6, John says the way to avoid being deceived is amazingly simple. 1 John 2:22-23; 4:1-3; 5:1,5). 1 John 4:1-6 Testing the Spirits 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the truth it contains. By way of contrast, the false teachers and those who follow them are “from the world” (4:5, twice). 1 John 4:1-21—Read the Bible online or download free. This is also matched in 1 John and James with lifestyle love and obedience. Scripture: 1 John 4:1–6. 2:1); 3) he wanted to warn his brethren about those who would lead them astray (1 Jn. Let us love one another, for love is of God: John’s emphasis on love among the people of God (shown in passages like 1 John 2:9-11 and 3:10-18) is powerful. 1 * Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, just his disciples), * 3 he left Judea and returned to Galilee.. Free E-mail Bible Study Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. Scripture: 1 John 4:7–11. 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