1 John 4:1-3 Exploring CSB Spurgeon


The Spirit of Truth and the spirit of Error

1 John 4:1-3 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

This is how you know the Spirit of God; Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

but every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming; even now it is already in the world.

Order in Church Meetings

1 Corinthians 14:26-33 What then, brothers and sisters? Whenever you come together, each one has a hymn, a teaching, a revelation, another tongue, or an interpretation. Everything is to be done for building up.

If anyone speaks in another tongue, there are to be only two, or at the most three, each in turn, and let someone interpret.

But if there is no interpreter, that person is to keep silent in the church and speak to himself and God.

Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should evaluate.

But if something has been revealed to another person sitting there, the first prophet should be silent.

For you can all prophesy one by one, so that everyone may learn and everyone may be encouraged.

And the prophets’ spirits are subject to the prophets,

since God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

Diversity of Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1-3 Now concerning spiritual gifts; brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be unaware.

You know that when you were pagans, you used to be enticed and led astray by mute idols.

Therefore I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.