11Beloved, do not believeevery2spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because3manyfalseprophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God: 4everyspirit that 5confesses that 6JesusChrist has come in the flesh is from God;
and everyspirit that 7does not confessJesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the 8antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and 9now it is already in the world.
You are from God, 10littlechildren, and 11have overcome them; because12greater is He who is in you than13he who is in the world.
514They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the worldlistens to them.
615We are from God; 16he who knowsGodlistens to us; 17he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know18the spirit of truth and 19the spirit of error.
720Beloved, let us 21loveoneanother, for love is from God; and 22everyone who loves is a23born of God and 24knowsGod.
The one who does not love does not knowGod, for 25God is love.
By this the love of God was manifestedb26in us, that 27God has sent His conlybegottenSon into the worldso that we might livethrough Him.