1 John 41 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 of God: 3 And every spirit that does not confess Jesus, is not of God: this is the spirit of antichrist, of which you have heard that it was coming; and now is already in the world. 4 You are of 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 of the world: therefore what they speak is of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God: he who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God, and every one who loves is born of God, and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. 9 In this was the love of God revealed among us, that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No man has seen God at any time, but if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 17 In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so we are in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has to do with punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love, because he first loved us. 20 If a man says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him, That he who loves God must also love his brother.
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