Test the Spirits

1 John 4:1-6
Why does truth matter and can anyone claim to know the truth? In this passage, John agrees with the rest of Scripture by telling us that there are many voices who make religious claims. The task of the church is to discern the truth from error. He commands, “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” How are we to make this discernment? John gives us at least one important test.