4 Beloved, (A)do not believe every spirit, but (B)test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for (C)many (D)false prophets (E)have gone out into the world.2 By this you know the Spirit of God: (F)every spirit that confesses that (G)Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,3 and every spirit (H)that does not confess Jesus is not from God. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. 21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 20 fIf anyone says, “I love God,” and ghates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot1 love God hwhom he has not seen. 19 We know that we are from God, and qthe whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 1 John 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 12 qNo one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and rhis love is perfected in us. 5:21; [1 Cor. 7 Beloved, j let us love one another, for love is from God, and k whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and bnow is in the world already. 8 qWhoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. 2 nBy this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; jsin is lawlessness. 2 ebecause of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 fGrace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. 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. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that n God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. yBecause his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. 2 Beloved, we are zGod’s children cnow, and what we will be dhas not yet appeared; but we know that ewhen he appears1 fwe shall be like him, because gwe shall see him as he is. 4 d And he had to pass through Samaria. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 29 If you know that whe is righteous, you may be sure that xeveryone who practices righteousness has been born of him. yGod is love, and zwhoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 1996-2020. 1 John 2:23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us ceternal life, and dthis life is in his Son. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? 1 John 2:13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. And sby this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then nyou too will abide in the Son and in the Father. Blue Letter Bible. 3 and every spirit athat does not confess Jesus is not from God. 1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 3 See ywhat kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called zchildren of God; and so we are. 12 tThough I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. 16 For all that is in the world—xthe desires of the flesh and ythe desires of the eyes and pride of life3—is not from the Father but is from the world. 25 And this is the promise that he made to us5—oeternal life. 6 We are from God. 8 lAnyone who does not love does not know God, because mGod is love. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: y every spirit that confesses that z Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit a that does not confess Jesus is not from God. 6 This is he who came uby water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. 15 wWhoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that twhen he appears uwe may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his vcoming. 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