1 John 4:1-6 ESV

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.

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

And every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

How to Test the Spirits
I probably am more devoted to the Apostle Paul as a New Testament writer than any other writer. And that's simply because of the sheer volume of letters that he left us, the author of 13 differe...
The Test of Acknowledgement of Jesus :1 John 4:1-6
He wants us to be spiritually discerning. Look at the final sentence of verse 6. "By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error." He wants believer to be...
In an unethical selling technique called the bait-and-switch method, a retailer lures customers into his store by advertising a well-known product at a very low price. When the buyer asks to purcha&
The Spirit of the Antichrist
Anything that pulls us away from the Lord is anti-Christ.
A Salvation Check-Off List
I'm worried about my salvation. I always and deeply want to glorify God, but keep messing up. Do you have a check-off list that I can look at to see if I'm saved?
Should Christians judge the teachings of their leaders?
Should Christians judge the teachings of their leaders? When it is acceptable to question a church leader?
Who or What is the Antichrist?: Spiritual Life in God
Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas. A significant time period for the Mayas does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly ...
Does God Speak Today Apart from the Bible
Article from RPM Volume 9, Number 15
Grace to You
To turn the Spirit into a spectacle is to worship God in a way He deplores. .... The Holy Spirit has given us tests to discern spirits (1 John 4:16) as well as tests to...
1 John 4:1-6 Discerning the Spirits
Faith in Christ is not an issue of intelligence. It is an issue of wisdom. Our faith deals with identity, loyalty, and association. These things flow from th...
"Discerning Spiritual Truth" - 1 John 4:1-6
Thank you for tuning in! Coming off of our Advent Series and continuing into our study of 1 John, Pastor Jason Fritz takes us into the pastoral urging and gu...
Spiritul Discernment - Recognizing the Spirit of God (1 John 4:1-6)
How can you recognize the Spirit of God from all the other satanic spirits out there? In this video, I will explain how you can know a person is of God or th...
021 What does it mean to test the spirits (1 John 4:1)?
Answer: 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 (...
1 John 4:1-6 ~ Knowing how to Discern the Spirits
Testing The Spirits: Discerning God's Voice (1 John 4:1-6)
This sermon was delivered on October 15th 2017 The speaker is Pastor Mark Kell This is the 14th sermon in a series on 1st John
Discerning The Spirit Of Truth And Spirit Of Error (1 John 4:1-6)
by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy This message was preached by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy entitled "Discerning The Spirit Of Truth And Spirit Of Error" taken from th...
1 John 4:1-6 What Spirit Do You Have?
Spirit is mentioned 8 times here. Its linked to the previous verse in 3:24-4:1,v.2,v.3, v.3b,v.6b. Spirit- 388x in NT-Numa- in english it means Numatic, mean...
The Discerning of Spirits Part 3 5-6-18
Dr. Ken Stewart - MAY 6, 2018 THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS 126 - THE DISCERNING OF SPIRITS  PART 3 SCRIPTURES 1 John 4:1-6 (KJV) 1 Beloved, believe not eve...

Get Bible-based answers to your life questions. Bibline provides Bible study tools and resources for Bible study based on the topics you choose.