Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Test the spirits.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 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. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 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. (1 John 4:1-6 NKJV)

Where ever we go to church or having bible study group, it is important to make sure the sermons are agreeing to the Word of God. A church should have sound doctrine, no condemning spirits, full of unconditional love for one another. The more we focus on Christ, study and read His Word, and pray, the better we can recognize the difference of the spirit of truth apart from spirit of error.

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