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 Dearly beloued, beleue not euery spirite: but proue the spirites whether they are of God or not: for many false prophetes are gone out into the worlde. 1 John 4:2 Hereby shall ye knowe the spirite of God: Euery spirite that confesseth that Iesus Christe is come in the fleshe, is of God: 1 John 4:3 And euery spirite which confesseth not that Iesus Christe is come in the fleshe, is not of God. And this is that spirite of antichriste, of whom ye haue hearde howe that he shoulde come: and euen nowe alredy is he in the worlde. 1 John 4:4 Litle chyldren, ye are of God, & haue ouercome them: for greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the worlde. 1 John 4:5 They are of the world, therfore speake they of the worlde, & the world heareth them. 1 John 4:6 We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth vs: he that is not of God, heareth vs not. Hereby knowe we the spirite of veritie, and the spirite of errour.
and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.
1 John 4:7 Dearely beloued, let vs loue one another, for loue commeth of God: And euery one that loueth, is borne of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:8 He that loueth not, knoweth not God: for God is loue. 1 John 4:9 In this appeared the loue of God to vs warde, because God sent his only begotten sonne into the worlde, that we myght lyue through hym. 1 John 4:10 Herein is loue, not that we loued God, but that he loued vs, and sent his sonne to be the agreement for our sinnes. 1 John 4:11 Dearely beloued, yf God so loued vs, we ought also to loue one another. 1 John 4:12 No man hath seene God at any time. If we loue one another, God dwelleth in vs, and his loue is perfect in vs. 1 John 4:13 Hereby knowe we that we dwell in hym, & he in vs: because he hath geuen vs of his spirite. 1 John 4:14 And we haue seene, and do testifie that the father sent the sonne to be the sauiour of the worlde. 1 John 4:15 Whosoeuer confesseth that Iesus is the sonne of God, in him dwelleth God, and he in God. 1 John 4:16 And we haue knowen and beleued the loue that God hath to vs. God is loue, and he that dwelleth in loue, dwelleth in God, and God in hym. 1 John 4:17 Herein is the loue perfect in vs, that we shoulde haue boldnesse in the day of iudgement: For as he is, euen so are we in this worlde. 1 John 4:18 There is no feare in loue, but perfect loue casteth out feare: for feare hath paynefulnesse. He that feareth, is not perfect in loue. 1 John 4:19 We loue hym, for he loued vs first. 1 John 4:20 If a man say, I loue God, & yet hate his brother, he is a lyer: For how can he yt loueth not his brother whom he hath seene, loue God who he hath not seene? 1 John 4:21 And this commaundement haue we of hym: that he which loueth God, shoulde loue his brother also.