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 Dearely beloued, beleeue not euery spirit, but trie the spirits whether they are of God: for many false prophets are gone out into this worlde. 1 John 4:2 Hereby shall ye know the Spirit of God, Euery spirit which 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: but this is the spirit of Antichrist, of whome ye haue heard, how that he should come, and nowe already he is in this world. 1 John 4:4 Litle children, ye are of God, and haue ouercome them: for greater is he that is in you, then he that is in this world. 1 John 4:5 They are of this worlde, therefore speake they of this world, and this 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. Heereby knowe 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 commeth of God, & 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 Herein was that loue of God made manifest amongst vs, because God sent that his onely begotten sonne into this world, that we might liue through him. 1 John 4:10 Herein is that loue, not that we loued God, but that he loued vs, and sent his Sonne to be a reconciliation for our sinnes. 1 John 4:11 Beloued, if 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 know we, that we dwell in him, & he in vs: because he hath giuen vs of his Spirit. 1 John 4:14 And we haue seene, & doe testifie, that the Father sent that Sonne to be ye Sauiour of the world. 1 John 4:15 Whosoeuer confesseth that Iesus is the Sone of God, in him dwelleth God, & he in God. 1 John 4:16 And we haue knowen, & beleeued ye loue that God hath in vs. God is loue, and he that dwelleth in loue, dwelleth in God, & God in him. 1 John 4:17 Herein is that loue perfect in vs, that we should haue boldnes in the day of iudgement: for as he is, euen so are we in this world. 1 John 4:18 There is no feare in loue, but perfect loue casteth out feare: for feare hath painefulnesse: and he that feareth, is not perfect in loue. 1 John 4:19 We loue him, because he loued vs first. 1 John 4:20 If any man say, I loue God, and hate his brother, he is a liar: for how can he that loueth not his brother whom he hath seene, loue God whom he hath not seene? 1 John 4:21 And this comandemet haue we of him, that he that loueth God, should loue his brother also.