We always act according to what we believe. All errant behavior is the result of errant belief.
We tend to only care about the errors that affect us. Spiritual error affects us profoundly. The spirit of truth is good for us.
Week 6 of 1st John: LOVE Scripture: 1st John 4:1-6 Teacher: Kari Patterson Date: 12/3/13 Listen or download:
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PURPOSE: to know the true gospel and test false gospels Six Counterfeit Gospels: From Trevin Wax in Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope [ paperback | kindle ] (Chicago: Moody, 2011), 210. Verse to memorize:
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than He who is in the world.” —1 John 4:4
“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world!” —1 John 4:4
Scriptures: 1st John 4:1-6
4 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. 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Whoever 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 error.
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