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.

New International Version - UK

1 John 4

On denying the incarnation

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognise the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognise the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

God’s love and ours

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: he sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: in this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 John 4:6 Or spirit