1 John 4
He warneth them not to believe all teachers, who boast of the Spirit, but to try them by the rules of the catholick faith:
1 John 4:1 Beloued, beleeue not euery spirit, but trie the spirits, whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the spirit of God: euery spirit that confesseth that Iesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God. 1 John 4:3 And euery Spirit that confesseth not that Iesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of Antichrist, whereof you haue heard, that it should come, and euen now already is it in the world. 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and haue ouercome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world. 1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speake they of the world, and the world heareth them. 1 John 4:6 We are of God: hee that knoweth God, heareth vs: he that is not of God heareth not vs, hereby know wee the spirit of trueth, and the spirit of errour.
and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.
1 John 4:7 Beloued, let vs loue one another; for loue is of God: and euery one that loueth, is borne of God and knoweth God. 1 John 4:8 Hee that loueth not, knoweth not God: for God is loue. 1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the loue of God towards vs, because that God sent his only begotten Sonne into the world, that we might liue through him. 1 John 4:10 Herein is loue, not that wee loued God, but that he loued vs, and sent his Sonne to be ye propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:11 Beloued, if God so loued vs, wee ought also to loue one another. 1 John 4:12 No man hath seene God at any time. If wee loue one another, God dwelleth in vs, and his loue is perfected in vs. 1 John 4:13 Hereby know wee that we dwell in him and he in vs, because hee hath giuen vs of his Spirit. 1 John 4:14 And we haue seene, and doe testifie, that the Father sent the Sonne [to be] the Sauiour of the world. 1 John 4:15 Whosoeuer shall confesse that Iesus is the Sonne of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 1 John 4:16 And we haue knowen and beleeued the loue that God hath to vs. God is loue, and hee that dwelleth in loue, dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:17 Herein is our loue made perfect, that wee may haue boldnesse in the day of Iudgement, because as hee is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:18 There is no feare in loue, but perfect loue casteth out feare: because feare hath torment: hee that feareth, is not made perfect in loue. 1 John 4:19 We loue him: because hee first loued vs. 1 John 4:20 If a man say, I loue God, and hateth his brother, he is a lyar. For hee that loueth not his brother whom hee hath seene, how can he loue God whom he hath not seene? 1 John 4:21 And this commandement haue we from him, that he who loueth God, loue his brother also.