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- Look at the table above, summarizing the contrast in 1 John 4:1-11 between the world (left column) and the children of God (right column). What separates one from the other? What words and actions define each?
- What is the primary aim of the false prophets or the spirit of antichrist? What do they deny? 1 John 2:22-23; 2 John 7.
- On what does our confidence rest, of victory over the devil and the world? John 12:31-33; 16:31-33; Romans 8:31. How will we overcome the world? 1 John 5:1-5
- What does it mean to be “from the world?” (1 John 4:5—see parallel in v. 3). What are the characteristics of “worldliness?” 1 John 2:11, 15-17; 5:19; James 4:4; Galatians 5:19-21.
- Christ made John and His other apostles spokesmen for God and the truth. How did Jesus express this? Luke 10:16. What crucial test must be made to any prophet or teacher or pastor’s words? 1 John 4:1, 6; Acts 17:11.
- Where does genuine love originate? 1 John 4:10, 19. Why must Christians also manifest Christ’s love? 1 John 4:8;