Knijga O Kristu

Prva Ivanova poslanica 4

Prepoznavanje lažnih proroka

1Dragi moji, ne vjerujte svakome tko tvrdi da govori od Duha. Iskušajte ih da vidite dolazi li njihov duh od Boga. Jer u svijetu je mnogo lažnih proroka.

Po ovomu ćete poznati Božjega Duha: svaki prorok koji priznaje da je Isus Krist došao u ljudskome tijelu, ima Božjega Duha.

Ali tko god ne priznaje takvog Isusa, nije od Boga. U njemu je duh Antikrista o kojemu ste čuli da dolazi i koji je već u svijetu.

Vi, draga moja djeco, pripadate Bogu i takve ste već pobijedili jer je onaj koji je u vama jači nego onaj koji je u svijetu.

Oni pripadaju ovome svijetu; zato i govore njegovim jezikom i svijet ih sluša.

Mi pripadamo Bogu; zato nas i slušaju oni koji Boga poznaju. Tko nije od Boga, ne sluša nas. Po tomu ćemo znati ima li tko Duha istine ili duha prijevare.

život u ljubavi

Volimo jedni druge, dragi moji, jer ljubav dolazi od Boga. Svaki koji voli, od Boga je rođen i poznaje Boga.

Tko ne voli, nije upoznao Boga jer Bog je ljubav.

Bog je svoju ljubav prema nama iskazao tako što je poslao svojega jedinorođenog Sina na svijet da po njemu imamo vječni život.

10 To je prava ljubav. Mi nismo voljeli Boga, ali je on volio nas i poslao je svojega Sina kao žrtvu pomirnicu za naše grijehe.

11 Budući da je on toliko volio nas, dragi moji, i mi moramo voljeti jedni druge.

12 Boga nitko nikada nije vidio, ali ako volimo jedni druge, Bog živi u nama i njegova je ljubav u nama potpuna.

13 Da mi živimo u njemu i on u nama, znamo po tomu što nam je dao od svojega Duha.

14 Osim toga, vidjeli smo vlastitim očima i sada svjedočimo da je Otac poslao svojega Sina da bude Spasitelj svijeta.

15 Tko priznaje da je Isus Božji Sin, Bog živi u njemu i on živi u Bogu.

16 Upoznali smo Božju ljubav prema nama i pouzdali se u nju.Bog je ljubav; tko živi u ljubavi, živi u Bogu i Bog živi u njemu.

17 Kako živimo u Bogu, naša ljubav postaje sve savršenijom. Zato se na Dan suda nećemo bojati, već ćemo pred njega stati s pouzdanjem jer smo mi poput Krista u ovomu svijetu.

18 U ljubavi nema straha jer savršena ljubav izgoni svaki strah. Bojimo li se, to je zbog straha od kazne, što pokazuje da njegova ljubav u nama nije savršena.

19 Mi volimo zato što je on nas prvi volio.

20 Kaže li tko: 'Ja volim Boga

21 A Bog nam je zapovjedio da moramo voljeti ne samo njega već i svoju braću i sestre.

Amplified Bible

1 John 4

Testing the Spirits

1Beloved, do not believe every spirit [speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet]; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world. By this you know and recognize the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ has [actually] come in the flesh [as a man] is from God [God is its source]; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus [acknowledging that He has come in the flesh, but would deny any of the Son’s true nature] is not of God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and is now already in the world. Little children (believers, dear ones), you are of God and you belong to Him and have [already] overcome them [the agents of the antichrist]; because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind]. They [who teach twisted doctrine] are of the world and belong to it; therefore they speak from the [viewpoint of the] world [with its immoral freedom and baseless theories—demanding compliance with their opinions and ridiculing the values of the upright], and the [gullible one of the] world listens closely and pays attention to them. We [who teach God’s word] are from God [energized by the Holy Spirit], and whoever knows God [through personal experience] listens to us [and has a deeper understanding of Him]. Whoever is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know [without any doubt] the spirit of truth [motivated by God] and the spirit of error [motivated by Satan].

God Is Love

Beloved, let us [unselfishly] [a]love and seek the best for one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves [others] is born of God and knows God [through personal experience]. The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.] By this the love of God was displayed in us, in that God has sent His [One and] only begotten Son [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind] into the world so that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [that is, the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering] for our sins [fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating His wrath]. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us [in this incredible way], we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time. But if we love one another [with unselfish concern], God abides in us, and His love [the love that is His essence abides in us and] is completed and perfected in us. 13 By this we know [with confident assurance] that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given to us His [Holy] Spirit. 14 We [who were with Him in person] have seen and testify [as eye-witnesses] that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

15 Whoever confesses and acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides continually in him. 17 In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love]. 19 We love, because [b]He first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates (works against) his [Christian] brother he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should also [unselfishly] love his brother and seek the best for him.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 John 4:7 See note 2:10.
  2. 1 John 4:19 Because God bestowed on humanity a free will, man is not forced to love Him, but rather consciously and freely chooses the response he makes to God’s love.