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TesttheSpirits1John 4.1-6,CB NT, p. 423
— False Prophets— Antichrist— Spirit ofError
How Do WeTest theSpirits?
Not by Appearance
Not by AppearanceWhen they came, he lookedon Eliab and thought,“Surely Jehovahs anointedis before him.”(1 Samuel 16:6, CB ...
Not by AppearanceBut Jehovah said to Samuel,“Do not look on hisappearance or on the heightof his stature, because Ihave re...
Not by AppearanceNice Guy
Not by AppearanceConfident
Not by AppearanceGood Presenter
Not by AppearanceKnowledge of Bible
Not by AppearanceNice GuyConfidentGood PresenterKnowledge of Bible
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:She will bear a son, and youshall call his name Jesus,for he w...
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:And the Word became fleshand dwelt among us, and wehave seen hi...
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:that which is conceived inher is from the Holy Spirit.Matthew ...
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:“Behold, the virgin shallconceive and bear a son, andthey shal...
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:Simon Peter replied, “Youare the Christ, the Son ofthe living ...
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:the light has come into theworldJohn 3:19; CB NT p. 165
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:But you, O BethlehemEphrathah, who are toolittle to be among t...
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:This was according to theeternal purpose that he hasrealized i...
Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:
Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:following the course ofthis world ... lived in thepassions of our flesh,carrying out ...
Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:Do not love the world orthe things in the world. Ifanyone loves the world,the love o...
Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:For all that is in theworld—the desires of theflesh and the desires ofthe eyes and pr...
Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:And the world is passingaway along with itsdesires, but whoever doesthe will of God ...
Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:Do not be conformed tothis worldRomans 12:2; CB NT p. 281
Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:You adulterous people! Doyou not know thatfriendship with the worldis enmity with Go...
Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:
Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guideyou into all the truth, for he will not ...
Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:which was not made known to the sons of men inother generations as it has now been re...
Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:built on the foundation of the apostles andprophets, Christ Jesus himself being theco...
Do they listen to the Apostles?Are they of the World or of God?Do they confess that JesusChrist has come in the flesh?Test ...
Little children, you are fromGod and have overcome them, forhe who is in you is greater thanhe who is in the world.1 John ...
Will today be the dayyou decideto go toheaven?
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Polygraph: ...
Full Joy: 1 John#19Test the Spirits1 John 4.1-6Compiled and Presented by:Dave Stewart19 May, 2013www.churchofchristmiranda...
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In this lesson we will learn the tests given by John to determine whether someone is a false prophet. They are whether they confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, are they of the world or of God, and do they listen to the Apostles.

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  1. 1. TesttheSpirits1John 4.1-6,CB NT, p. 423
  2. 2. — False Prophets— Antichrist— Spirit ofError
  3. 3. How Do WeTest theSpirits?
  4. 4. Not by Appearance
  5. 5. Not by AppearanceWhen they came, he lookedon Eliab and thought,“Surely Jehovahs anointedis before him.”(1 Samuel 16:6, CB OT p. 497)
  6. 6. Not by AppearanceBut Jehovah said to Samuel,“Do not look on hisappearance or on the heightof his stature, because Ihave rejected him. ForJehovah sees not as man sees:man looks on the outwardappearance, but Jehovahlooks on the heart.”(1 Samuel 16:7, CB OT p. 497)
  7. 7. Not by AppearanceNice Guy
  8. 8. Not by AppearanceConfident
  9. 9. Not by AppearanceGood Presenter
  10. 10. Not by AppearanceKnowledge of Bible
  11. 11. Not by AppearanceNice GuyConfidentGood PresenterKnowledge of Bible
  12. 12. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
  13. 13. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
  14. 14. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:She will bear a son, and youshall call his name Jesus,for he will save his peoplefrom their sins.”Matthew 1:21; CB NT p. 2
  15. 15. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:And the Word became fleshand dwelt among us, and wehave seen his glory, gloryas of the only Son from theFather, full of grace andtruth.John 1:14; CB NT p. 161
  16. 16. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
  17. 17. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:that which is conceived inher is from the Holy Spirit.Matthew 1:20; CB NT p. 2
  18. 18. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:“Behold, the virgin shallconceive and bear a son, andthey shall call his nameImmanuel” (which means,God with us).Matthew 1:23; CB NT p. 2
  19. 19. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:Simon Peter replied, “Youare the Christ, the Son ofthe living God.”Matthew 16:16; CB NT p. 32
  20. 20. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:the light has come into theworldJohn 3:19; CB NT p. 165
  21. 21. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:But you, O BethlehemEphrathah, who are toolittle to be among the clansof Judah, from you shallcome forth for me one whois to be ruler in Israel,whose coming forth is fromof old, from ancient days.Micah 5:2; CB OT p. 1488
  22. 22. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:This was according to theeternal purpose that he hasrealized in Christ Jesusour Lord,Ephesians 3:11; CB NT p. 339
  23. 23. Do they confess thatJesus Christ hascome in the flesh?Test 1:
  24. 24. Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:
  25. 25. Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:following the course ofthis world ... lived in thepassions of our flesh,carrying out the desiresof the body and the mindEphesians 2:2-3; CB NT p. 337
  26. 26. Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:Do not love the world orthe things in the world. Ifanyone loves the world,the love of the Father isnot in him.1 John 2:15; CB NT p. 420
  27. 27. Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:For all that is in theworld—the desires of theflesh and the desires ofthe eyes and pride of life—is not from the Fatherbut is from the world.1 John 2:16; CB NT p. 420
  28. 28. Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:And the world is passingaway along with itsdesires, but whoever doesthe will of God abidesforever.1 John 2:17; CB NT p. 420
  29. 29. Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:Do not be conformed tothis worldRomans 12:2; CB NT p. 281
  30. 30. Are they of theWorld or of God?Test 2:You adulterous people! Doyou not know thatfriendship with the worldis enmity with God?Therefore whoever wishesto be a friend of the worldmakes himself an enemy ofGod.James 4:4; CB NT p. 404
  31. 31. Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:
  32. 32. Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guideyou into all the truth, for he will not speak onhis own authority, but whatever he hears he willspeak, and he will declare to you the things thatare to come.John 16:13; CB NT p. 195
  33. 33. Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:which was not made known to the sons of men inother generations as it has now been revealed tohis holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.Ephesians 3:5; CB NT p. 338
  34. 34. Do they listen tothe Apostles?Test 3:built on the foundation of the apostles andprophets, Christ Jesus himself being thecornerstone,Ephesians 2:20; CB NT p. 338
  35. 35. Do they listen to the Apostles?Are they of the World or of God?Do they confess that JesusChrist has come in the flesh?Test the Spirits...
  36. 36. Little children, you are fromGod and have overcome them, forhe who is in you is greater thanhe who is in the world.1 John 4:4; CB NT p. 423
  37. 37. Will today be the dayyou decideto go toheaven?
  38. 38. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Polygraph: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Limestone_Technologies_Inc._-_Polygraph_Test.jpgPreacher: http://www.flickr.com/photos/densmore/2369607293/sizes/z/in/photostream/Masks: Masks: http://ilterzoorecchio.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/maschere.jpgInfant and Parents: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/42/42_Lk_02_02_RG.jpgClosed ears: iStock_000006775944Man with Glasses: Photoxpress_6345028Victory: iStock_000005179635
  39. 39. Full Joy: 1 John#19Test the Spirits1 John 4.1-6Compiled and Presented by:Dave Stewart19 May, 2013www.churchofchristmiranda.comSynopsis: In this lesson we will learn the tests given by John to determine whether someone is a false prophet. They are whether theyconfess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, are they of the world or of God, and do they listen to the Apostles.“Let all that you do be done with love.”“Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by CrosswayBibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
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