1 John 4:1-6 LEB

How to Recognize the Spirit of God

1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits [to determine] if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

References for 1 John 4:1

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

      References for 1 John 4:2

        • } 4:2 - Or "confesses Jesus [as] Christ who has come in the flesh" (see also 2 John 7)
          3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God, and this is the [spirit] of the antichrist, [of] which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
          4 You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one [who is] in you is greater than the one [who is] in the world.
          5 They are from the world; {therefore}b they speak from the world and the world listens to them.

          References for 1 John 4:5

            • ~ 4:5 - Literally "because of this"
              6 We are from God. The one who 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 deceit.