“Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.”
King James Version (KJV)
Streetpreacher's comment on 2022-07-26 07:35:05:
Benson Commentary on 1 John 4:1
Because the Gnostics and other heretics, in the first age, to gain the greater credit to their erroneous doctrines, assumed to themselves the character and authority of inspired teachers, John put his disciples in mind,
(1 John 2:27) that they had an unction from the Holy Spirit, by which they were enabled to judge with certainty, both of teachers and of their doctrine. He therefore, in this chapter, commands them not to believe rashly every teacher who pretended to be inspired, but to try the inspiration by which any preacher professed to speak, whether it was from God or from evil spirits; that after trial they might know whom it was their duty to attend to, and whom they ought to disregard and reject. And to secure them, as far as possible, from being deceived, he especially desires them to consider whether the teacher, who came to them, pretending to inspiration, held the great and fundamental doctrines of the gospel, which all the teachers, really inspired of God, regularly and uniformly maintained. His words may be paraphrased as follows: Believe not every spirit - By which any teacher is, or professes to be, actuated: or, believe not every teacher who pretends to be inspired by the Spirit of God; but try the spirits - Namely, whether they are of God - By the rule which God hath given. We are to try all spirits by the written word: To the law and to the testimony! If any man speak not according to these, the spirit which actuates him is not of God. Because many false prophets Or false teachers; are gone forth into the world - With an intention to draw disciples after them.
[This is really relevant to these days we're living in. I had to run it by a commentary, but it's all good]
Super trooper's comment on 2022-07-25 03:47:54:
1 John 4:1
They don't come out and say it , they actually will agree with it , but their doctrine reveals their errors .
They spiritualize Christ in their doctrines to the neglect of His humanity , therefore another Christ that apostle Paul warned us about .
If you post this it's a miracle to me .
Peace to the truth in spirit . Amen
Truth seeker's comment on 2021-01-25 12:35:23:
Yes Jesus is the way to God .
Read gospel of John anyone that is interested in this all important subject of Jesus and the Father .
Chapter 12 to chapter 17 , may the Lord find you and reveal the truth to you , we all are still learning . Press on !
Ray ortiz's comment on 2015-04-21 14:10:08:
That verse is saying that you confess that Jesus is the Son of God and he dwelleth in you, you are saved. GOD be the Glory.
MockingBird's comment on 2015-04-21 03:37:11:
I believe that Jesus is the Son of God . I am always striving to have I and my Lord Jesus working together toward a working fellowship . Therefore I say the same thing that He says in His word and with help of Holy Spirit within I am obeying and submitting to His will.
Fredrick's comment on 2015-04-21 00:43:48:
To agree with what God has done
Marty's comment on 2014-07-31 09:23:05:
We all know we can confess with our mouth ,but is our life a confession that we really believe