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 sprete: but proue þe spretes, whether they are of god or not, for many false prophetes are gone out into the worlde. 1 John 4:2 Herby shall ye knowe þe sprete of God. Euery sprete that confesseth that Iesu Christ is come in the fleshe is of God. 1 John 4:3 And euery sprete which confesseth not that Iesus Christ is come in the flesshe, is not of God. And this is that sprete of Antichrist, of whom ye haue hearde, howe þt he shulde come: and euen now alredy is he in the worlde. 1 John 4:4 Lyttell chyldren, ye are of God, and 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 worlde, therfore speake they of the worlde, and the worlde heareth them. 1 John 4:6 We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth vs: he þt is not of God, heareth vs not. Herby knowe we the sprete of veritie, and the sprete of erroure.
and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.
1 John 4:7 Dearly 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 þe loue of God to vs ward, because þt God sent hys onely begotten sonne into the worlde, þt we might liue thorow him. 1 John 4:10 Herin is loue, not þt we loued God, but þt he loued vs, & sent hys sonne to be the agrement for oure synnes. 1 John 4:11 Dearly beloued, yf God so loued vs, we ought also to loue one another. 1 John 4:12 No man hath sene God at eny tyme. If we loue one another, God dwelleth in vs, & hys loue is parfect in vs. 1 John 4:13 Herby knowe we þt we dwell in hym, and he in vs: because he hath geuen vs of hys sprete. 1 John 4:14 And we haue sene, & do testifye, that the father sent þe sonne to be the sauyour of the worlde. 1 John 4:15 Whosoeuer confesseth, þt Iesus is the sonne God, in him dwelleth God, & he in God. 1 John 4:16 And we haue knowen and beleued the loue þt God hath to vs. God is loue, & he that dwelleth in loue, dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:17 Here in is the loue perfect in vs, þt we shuld haue trust in the daye of iudgement: For as he is, euen so are we in this worlde. 1 John 4:18 Ther is no feare in loue, but parfect loue casteth out feare, for feare hath paynfulnes. He þt feareth, is not parfect in lone. 1 John 4:19 We loue him, for he loued vs fyrst. 1 John 4:20 If a man say, I loue God, and yet hate his brother, he is a liar. For how can he þt loued not hys brother whom he hath sene, loue God whom he hath not sene? 1 John 4:21 And this commaundement haue we of hym: þt he which loueth God, shuld loue his brother also.