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 Ye beloued, beleue not euery spirite, but proue the spirites whether they be of God, or not, for manye false prophetes are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:2 Hereby shall ye knowe the spyryte of God. Euerye spyrite that confesseth that Iesus Christe is come in the fleshe, is of God. 1 John 4:3 And euerye spyryte þt confesseth not that Iesu Christe is come in the fleshe, is not of God. And this is that spyrite of Antechrist, of whom ye haue hearde, how that he shoulde come, and euen nowe alreadye is he in the worlde. 1 John 4:4 Lytel chyldren, ye are of God, and haue ouercome them, for greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world. 1 John 4:5 They are of the world, & therfore speake they of þe world, and 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. Here by knowe we þe spyrite of verity, & the spirite of erroure.
and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love.
1 John 4:7 Beloued, let vs loue one another, for loue commeth of god. And euery one þt loueth is borne of God, & knoweth God. 1 John 4:8 He that loueth not, knoweth not God: for God is loue. 1 John 4:9 In this appered the loue of God to vsward, because that God sent his onely begotten sonne into the world, that we myght lyue thorow him: 1 John 4:10 Herin is loue, not that we loued God, but that he loued vs, & sente his sonne to make agrement for our synnes. 1 John 4:11 Beloued yf God so loued vs we oughte also to loue one another. 1 John 4:12 No man hath sene God at anyetime. Yf we loue one another, god dwelleth in vs, and his loue is perfect in vs. 1 John 4:13 Hereby knowe we þt we dwel in him, and he in vs, because he hath geuen vs of his spyrite. 1 John 4:14 And we haue sene and do testifye, that the father sent the sonne, whyche is the sauyour of the world. 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 & 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 Herin is the loue perfect in vs, that we shoulde haue trust in the daye of iudgement: For as he is, euen so are we in thys worlde. 1 John 4:18 There is no feare in loue, but perfecte loue casteth out all feare, for feare hath paynfulnes. He that feareth is not perfect in loue. 1 John 4:19 We loue him, for he loued vs fyrste. 1 John 4:20 Yf a man saye, I loue God, and yet hate his brother, he is a lyar. For howe can he that loueth not his brother whom he hath sene, loue god, whom he hath not sene? 1 John 4:21 And this commaundemente haue we of him that he which loueth God, should loue his brother also.