As I was reading 1 John chapter 4 in preparation for today’s Bible study, I couldn’t help but sing the song by Mercy Me of which I borrowed the title. I’ve embedded the video below so you can worship along. That line, is from 1 John 4:4. In this chapter, John is warning us about the evil voices that we hear from the devil who rules this world. He sends false teachers and false prophets to mislead us.
In John’s day, there were false prophets claiming that Jesus didn’t come in the flesh, but was only a spirit. Those were the Gnostics. John was warning the Christians to not believe everyone who claimed to be speaking “in the spirit”.
That warning applies to us today. Though we may not have Gnostics, we have the feel-good preachers (Progressives) who water-down the Gospel and don’t preach the truth of salvation. Also, we have the Roman Catholic priests, cardinals, bishops and popes who have been deceiving people for centuries. Then, there are also the Mormons, JWs and other cults who add to the true Gospel to fool people into following them.
How do we overcome? How do we know what is the truth? John tells us right here…
If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then…
Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.
Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly…
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?
Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!
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