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1John 4
New Living Translation

Discerning False Prophets

4Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.G27G4100G3361G3956G4151G235G1381G4151G1487G2076G1537G2316G3754G4183G5578G1831G1519G2889 2This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God.G1722G3739G5129G1097G4151G2316G3956G4151G3670G2424G5547G2064G1722G4561G2076G1537G2316 3But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.G2532G3956G4151G3739G3670G3361G2424G5547G2064G1722G4561G2076G3756G1537G2316G2532G5124G2076G500G3739G191G3754G2064G2532G3568G2235G2076G1722G2889 4But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.G5210G2075G1537G2316G5040G2532G3528G846G3754G3187G2076G1722G5213G2228G1722G2889 5Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world's viewpoint, and the world listens to them.G846G1526G1537G2889G1223G5124G2980G1537G2889G2532G2889G191G846 6But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.G2249G2070G1537G2316G1097G2316G191G2257G3739G2076G3756G1537G2316G191G3756G2257G1537G5127G1097G4151G225G2532G4151G4106

Loving One Another

7Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.G27G25G240G3754G26G2076G1537G2316G2532G3956G25G1080G1537G2316G2532G1097G2316 8But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.G25G3361G1097G3756G2316G3754G2316G2076G26 9God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.G1722G5129G5319G26G2316G1722G2254G3754G2316G649G846G3439G5207G1519G2889G2443G2198G1223G846 10This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.G1722G5129G2076G26G3754G3756G2249G25G2316G235G3754G846G25G2248G2532G649G846G5207G2434G4012G2257G266 11Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.G27G1487G2316G3779G25G2248G2249G3784G2532G25G240 12No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.G3762G2300G2316G4455G1437G25G240G2316G3306G1722G2254G2532G846G26G2076G5048G1722G2254 13And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us.G1722G5129G1097G3754G3306G1722G846G2532G846G1722G2254G3754G1325G2254G1537G846G4151 14Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.G2532G2249G2300G2532G3140G3754G3962G649G5207G4990G2889 15All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.G3739G302G3670G3754G2424G2076G5207G2316G2316G3306G1722G846G2532G846G1722G2316 16We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.G2532G2249G1097G2532G4100G26G3739G2316G2192G1722G2254G2316G2076G26G2532G3306G1722G26G3306G1722G2316G2532G2316G1722G846 17And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.G1722G5129G3326G2257G26G5048G2443G2192G3954G1722G2250G2920G3754G2531G1565G2076G2532G2070G2249G1722G5129G2889 18Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.G2076G3756G5401G1722G26G235G5046G26G906G1854G5401G3754G5401G2192G2851G1161G5399G5048G3756G5048G1722G26 19We love each other because he loved us first.G2249G25G846G3754G846G4413G25G2248 20If someone says, "I love God," but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don't love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?G1437G5100G2036G3754G25G2316G2532G3404G846G80G2076G5583G1063G25G3361G846G80G3739G3708G4459G1410G25G2316G3739G3708G3756G3708 21And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.G2532G5026G1785G2192G575G846G2443G25G2316G25G846G80G2532


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