Test the Spirits

Test the Spirits

1 John 4:1–3

[1] Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for 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, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Problem: False Teachers

Solution: Test the Spirits

Practical Applications

1. Strive to be known by what you are for, not by what you are against

2. Start with the Jesus test

3. Just because someone quotes the Bible doesn’t mean you can trust them

4. Get familiar with God’s Word

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