"HOW CAN YOU KNOW TRUTH
IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD?"
1 John 4:1-6
INTRODUCTION: Quoutes from "Religion and the Challenge of
Philosophy". (P. 7-8)
How do you know truth in the religious world? What is the
yardstick-for truth? The ultimate yardstick for both
theology and all other matters of faith and life is what
God Himself has said.
T.S: Apostle John tells us that we are not to believer
every Spirit, but test the spirits! How can we tell truth
What are some criterion for determining religious truth?
You will know it is religious truth:
1. BY THE INDWELLING OF A DIVINE SPIRIT.(1)
Exp: (3:24)-Promise of the divine spirit which is in us.
God has given to each of us the Holy Spirit. He
said we must test the spirits to see if they are
from God because many false prophets have gone
out into the world.
Ill: Romans 8:16--His spirit bears witness with ours!
App: Since you have the presence of Christ's spirit
in you, then you have the spiritual capacity
to discern truth from error. If your Spirit
which should be saturated with God's Spirit,
does not bear witness, then it is not of God.
*Does this other religion teach about the
Spirit of God indwelling you?
2. BY THE CONFESSION OF A DIVINE LORD.(2-3)
Exp: The test: Jesus Christ in flesh is from God.
If it does not then this is spirit of anti-christ!
Spirit of anti-christ is already in world today!
Ill: We have fabricated real ...
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