Bible VersionsNAS1 John 1:7; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 2:16; 1 John 2:19-21; 1 John 2:23; 1 John 2:27; 1 John 2:29; 1 John 3:3-4; 1 John 3:6; 1 John 3:9-10; 1 John 3:15; 1 John 3:20; 1 John 4:1-3; 1 John 4:7; 1 John 5:1; 1 John 5:4; 1 John 5:17-18
1 John 1:7; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 2:16; 1 John 2:19-21; 1 John 2:23; 1 John 2:27; 1 John 2:29; 1 John 3:3-4; 1 John 3:6; 1 John 3:9-10; 1 John 3:15; 1 John 3:20; 1 John 4:1-3; 1 John 4:7; 1 John 5:1; 1 John 5:4; 1 John 5:17-18 (New American Standard)
They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious : anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
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.
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, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.