December 2, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 1 John 4-5

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Commentary: John warns his readers against false spirits.  What exactly he meant by false spirits is up for debate, however, his larger theme of discerning the truth does not hinge upon that definition.  Anyone, anything, any spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord is false!  We must alway be vigilant!  We are to love each other as Christ loves us.  Think of how many times the Lord has forgiven you?  Can you even count them all?  That is how we are to love.

Focus Verses: 5:13-15  Are you confident in your faith?  Why or why not?