“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 (ESV)
At Grace City Church we are preaching through the book of 1 John. Here are some thoughts from this past Sunday’s message on “Testing the spirits”:
- False prophets and false teachers are not only an ancient problem; they exist today.
- We test the spirits by examining what is being said, not how it’s being said. Listen to the content of the message not the style of the message. Humor, story-telling, voice inflection are part of oratory, but that’s not what is primary.