There are two levels of understanding contained in the words—and thus the precious truths—of the Bible. M: any religions believe there is God and they use different intermediaries to link up with God. 1 John 3:24 - 4:6. Jesus identifies the Holy Spirit as the spirit of truth. 2) John 14:6 says Jesus is the truth and by His Spirit He is the Spirit of truth. What makes a belief system a cult? 2 This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. In that context the writer said, “no lie is of the truth”, and he said, “who is a liar but he… They say, “I can see what the Bible says on the surface but God has shown me a deeper meaning that supersedes the plain reading of the Text and only those that are SPIRITUAL will except my new revelation! It says in 1 John 4 verse 1 to 6: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are 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 that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND ERROR I John 4:1-6 Because of the competition and contrasts between truth and error, Christians are called to be discerning. Test the spirit behind the message before you accept it as truth. 1:7). Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error" (1 Jn. He has co-authored a number of books, including Comparing Christianity with World Religions … 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 that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. 3 But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God. The increasingly common argument proposed by these Christians is that the Holy Spirit is showing us something new. I John 4:6 ".....By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error." THE CALL FOR TESTING (1) - What is required for Christians? This is a tough one, for many who are of God talk in their sleep the things of slumber and not of the truth, and grieve the Holy Spirit. 1 John 4:1-6. There are several groups in Revelation which will not, cannot, come to fruition apart from the full operation of the Spirit of Truth. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You simply cannot believe everything you hear. 1John 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God; 1John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. “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. The "spirit of error" is the teacher of error; the "spirit of truth" is the teacher of truth. Offering answers to seven fundamental questions, these concise brochures compare Christian Science, Spiritualism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, Mormonism, Wicca, and others to the Word of God. He wrote with urgency to warn them about anti-Christ in chapter two. The Holy Spirit of truth reveals the truth about God, man, sin, judgment, atonement, salvation, eternal life, etc. From vss. 2 This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. 4:1, 6). Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18. TEXT: 1 John 4:1-6 Throughout the first epistle of John it is clear that the apostle is concerned about Christians being deceived. The Holy Spirit is called “ the Spirit of truth ” a few times in the books of John and 1 John, but today’s passage is a little different in that it states “ the Spirit is truth. However, there are people saying they have new truth which has never been revealed before. [bctt tweet=”Test the spirit behind the message before you accept it as truth. John 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? As we fast approach the end of this age, the need for the Body of Christ to have discernment has never been greater, for we are told in Scripture that "in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons," (1Tim.4:1). What does this description imply for how we come to understand God’s truth? The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth, as you seek after Him. Two kinds of Spirits a. That is not by the Spirit of Truth – that is the Spirit of Error! One of the names God calls His Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of truth” (John 14:17). You’d do well to run from them, not walk. Harris on Ga. runoffs: '2020 ain't over until Jan. 5' T Bone Burnett talks 'O Brother' anniversary 2:13–14). There is a "mystery of iniquity," a spirit of lawlessness (2 Thess. We are of God: hee that knoweth God, heareth vs: he that is not of God heareth not vs, hereby know wee the spirit of trueth, and the spirit of errour. This is the spirit of the antichrist; you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” -1 JOHN 4: 1-6. 12:32). I. DILLON BURROUGHS (B.A., Indiana State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) serves as a professor of youth and culture at Tennessee Temple University. Compare it to the Word of God. THE COMMANDS 1. 6 and 7 we found that the Spirit of Truth is the Holy Ghost.That is, the Spirit is Truth. 4 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. The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus. We have a command PROHIBITING the acceptance of anyone who CLAIMS to have the Spirit. And this is the antichrist you heard is coming, and even now is already in the world. in their midst, and in their individual lives.. Stop believing every spirit - These believers were guilty of gullibility ... this needed to stop 2. 1) John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26 reveals the Comforter is the Spirit of truth and the Comforter is Christ. “The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error” (1 John 4:1-6) March 16, 2017 The outline of this passage will be clearer after we note 6 stark contrasts John draws. 2:7). Two kinds of mindsets a. Gullible (1a) b. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming; even now it is already in the world. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is mine and declare it to you." There is a "spirit of fear," and a spirit of love and power (2 Tim. He is co-author of the pamphlet Comparing Christianity with World Religions. Watch Queue Queue God praises discernment in His children. Shocking truth of how I got secret powers as a fake pastor| – Ps Makhado . 1 John 4:1-3 ESV “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. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which … Jesus said, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. Belief is encouraged, urged and also commanded. The Holy Bible has all the truth, and there are no more pages being written into it. STEVEN CORY is a former academic editor for Moody Publishers. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and…