Apostle John compares the Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error

I wrote in the previous post that “false prophets and teachers cause evil to be spoken about the way of truth”.  Apostle John taught us clearly the hallmarks that differentiate between the  SPIRIT OF TRUTH and THE SPIRIT OF ERROR:

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error (1 John 4: 6).

APOSTLE JOHN COMPARES THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH

AND

THE SPIRIT OF ERROR

SPIRIT OF TRUTH

SPIRIT OF ERROR

Spirit of God
That Spirit of antichrist (not a person)
Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: Confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh
Knows God He that is in the world.
Hears those who preach truth He that is not of God heareth not us.
  The world hears them
  False prophets

UPCOMING POSTS!

1. Exploring the Greek word for “error”

Planē  (G4106) is the Greek word for error in the New Testament.  Synonyms are:

  • deceit
  • deceive
  • delusion

2. What does it mean to “try” the spirits.

3. What spirits are we to try?

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