Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Version Selector Up Arrow
KJV King James Version
NKJV New King James Version
NLT New Living Translation
NIV New International Version
ESV English Standard Version
HCSB Holman Christian Standard Bible
NASB New American Standard Bible
NET New English Translation
RSV Revised Standard Version
ASV American Standard Version
YLT Young's Literal Translation
DBY Darby Translation
WEB Webster's Bible
HNV Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 Reina-Valera 1960
VUL Latin Vulgate
WLC Westminster Leningrad Codex
LXX Septuagint
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on TwitterConnect on FacebookConnect on InstagramConnect on PinterestConnect on Google Plus

Receive our Blue Letter Bible Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 John 4:2

toggle collapse
Intro. We were told to test the spirits to see if they were of God because of the many false prophets.
I. WHAT IS THE BASIC TEST?
A. Their testimony concerning Jesus Christ.
1. I have noted that Satan has three main targets. The Bible as the inspired word of God; the Deity of Jesus Christ; the work of the Holy Spirit.
2. In the beginning with Eve, he questioned the word of God.
a. "Hath God said?"
b. He then challenged the word of God. "You will not surely die."
c. He uses this tactic today. We find it very rampant in, of all places, seminaries where men are being trained for the ministry. It is known as higher criticism.
d. In Acts 1 Peter said, "Men and brothers, the scriptures must be fulfilled which were spoken by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of David."
1. He acknowledged that the scriptures were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Divine inspiration."
2. He declared that if it was written, it must come to pass. The infallibility of the scriptures.
3. The attack against the deity of Jesus Christ.
a. There are those who declare that they believe that the Bible is the word of God, but they deny the deity of Jesus Christ.
b. They would make Him something less than God.
1. Michael the arch angel.
2. The brother of Lucifer.
3. A great master, by which they mean teacher.
c. The prophecies of the Messiah indicated that He would be the Son of God.
1. "Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given."
2. PSA 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
3. When Micah prophesied of the birthplace of the Messiah, he said of Him, "Whose going forth have been from old, from everlasting.
4. In His prophecy of the Messiah, Isaiah said, "His name shall be called, Wonderful Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace."
5. Jeremiah said, "His name in that day shall be called "The LORD our righteousness, which in Hebrew is: Jehovah Tsidkenu"
6. Isaiah also prophesied that a virgin would bring forth a Son and call His name Immanuel, which by interpretation means, "God with us."
d. The Jews of Jesus day recognized that the Messiah would be the Son of God.
1. Peter's confession, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
2. When the High Priest asked Jesus if He were the Messiah, and Jesus answered in the affirmative, he then asked, "Are you then the Son of God." Again Jesus answered in the affirmative.
e. The clear plain teaching of the New Testament is that Jesus is God in the flesh.
1. At His baptism, the Father spoke from heaven saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
2. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
3. "He who was in the beginning with God and thought it not robbery to be equal with God."
4. Great is the mystery of Godliness, God was manifested in the flesh.
f. Jesus declared He was God.
1. I and the Father are One.
2. If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.
3. Before Abraham was, I am.
4. When the Jews took up stones to stone Him,
JOH 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
JOH 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. "Are continually making yourself God."
g. "Why do you call Me good? There is only One that is good, that is God."
1. They understood what Jesus was saying about Himself, even though the Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons do not seem to understand it.
B. This is the true litmus test of the spirits, the witness of Jesus.
1. The confession is actually that Jesus is the Messiah, He is God come in the flesh.
2. This is the witness of the Spirit. The witness of the Word of God.
3. Speaking of the Israelites Paul said,
ROM 9:5 Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh The Messiah came, who is God over all blessed for ever. Amen.
II. HOW CAN WE TELL THE FALSE PROPHETS?
A. There witness of Jesus.
1JO 4:3 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.
1. The spirit of antichrist is that spirit that is opposed to Jesus Christ, not the person called the antichrist that shall rule the world in the last days.
2. In John's second letter he makes a similar warning,
2JO 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
2JO 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
2JO 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2JO 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:
3. You cannot separate the Godhead, you cannot have the Father without having the Son, and visa versa.
4. Jesus said,
MAT 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and [he] to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him].
JOH 5:23 That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
5. John said that the spirit of antichrist had already begun to work in his day.
a. One of the first heresies that the church had to deal with was known as the Arian heresy. Arius taught that Jesus was not God come in the flesh, but was a created being in the angel category. He suggested that He was possibly Michael.
b. Most of the Jehovah Witness heresy is borrowed from Arius.
c. The book of Hebrews declares concerning Jesus,
HEB 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
HEB 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
HEB 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
6. When Satan tempted Jesus with the promise to give Him the world and its glory if Jesus would bow down and worship him, Jesus answered, "It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord, thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve."
7. The mormons are seeking to be recognized as another denomination in the body of Christ. This is impossible until they change their position concerning Jesus Christ.
8. There are many apostate denominations where they might fit, for among many denominations there is a denial of Jesus as begotten of God.
9. The Muslims teach that God is not begotten, neither does He beget. The beliefs of the Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons are more closely aligned to the Moslems than to true orthodox christianity. Don't be gullible, try the spirits, see if they are God, what is their witness concerning Jesus the Messiah?
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2017 Blue Letter Bible

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Did you forget your password?


Register a new BLB account

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login