Jul 27, 2017
This is episode one on 1 John, chapter four, verses 1-6. I’ve entitled it “That’s the Spirit” because John is going to repeatedly use the Greek word, pneuma, which can be translated as Spirit and oftentimes refers to the Spirit of God. But to just what kind of spirit is it that John refers? How are we to know that what we hear preached or taught is of God? How are we to tell the difference between God’s Spirit and what John refers to as the spirit of the antichrist? As with everything else John has said in the last three chapters, it all hinges on who we believe Jesus to be. Was He the Son of God and the Savior of the world? Had He been sent by God to sacrifice His life on behalf of sinful mankind and to die as a substitute for the penalty we deserved? If anyone preaches something other than Jesus as Lord and Savior, they are the wrong kind of spirit. They have the wrong kind of message. And they are to be avoided at all costs. The Spirit of God will always lift up the Son of God. And that’s the only Spirit worth listening to.