1 John 4:3-4

3 and every spirit that 1does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the 2antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and 3now it is already in the world.
4 You are from God, 4little children, and 5have overcome them; because 6greater is He who is in you than 7he who is in the world.

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1 John 4:3-4 In-Context

1 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.
2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
3 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.
4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.
6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Cross References 7

  • 1. 1 John 2:22; 2 John 7
  • 2. 1 John 2:18, 22
  • 3. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-7; 1 John 2:18
  • 4. 1 John 2:1
  • 5. 1 John 2:13
  • 6. Romans 8:31; 1 John 3:20
  • 7. John 12:31
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