1 John 4:1 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.

Test the Spirits to See Whether They Are of God
Hearing the gospel with openness and confessing Christ with loyalty is the work and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
12. Exegetical Commentary on 1 John 4:1-6
Structure The present section, 4:1-6, is one of three units within the letter (the other two are 2:12-14 and 2:15-17) that virtually all interpreters would regard as a self-contained unit. The subject matter of each of these sections is so clearly distinguished from the surround...
Test the Spirits | Reformed Bible Studies & Devotionals at Ligonier.org
When we studied the authority of Scripture a few months ago, we spent time focusing on 2 Timothy 3:16–17 and its teaching on inspiration. In addition to the Bible’s being God-breathed, this important passage tells ...
Two Ways to Recognize a Cult
A couple came to our door the other day and said they wanted to read the Bible to us. They were very friendly, but later my uncle said we shouldn't have let them in because they belong to a cult. Now they want to come back and talk to us about their beliefs. Should we let them?
Lesson 18: Spiritual Discernment (1 John 4:1-6)
Expository study of 1 John: Believers must be discerning in spiritual matters.
Testing The Spirits - Truth For Life
The Apostle John understood the need of every believer to be certain that authorities teach the truth of Christ, and not a message distorted by the evil one. Highlighting the contrast between the messages and audiences of both truth and falsehood, Alistair Begg helps us to unders...
No One Born of God Makes a Practice of Sinning
Being born again doesn't mean being sinless. It means coming to Jesus as your advocate.
The Test of Acknowledgement of Jesus :1 John 4:1-6
In a world of false preachers, how do I know which preacher to listen to?
Christians need to develop strong discernment in order to avoid misleading teachings that will lead them astray. Here are some things to look for in a leader we should listen to.

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