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    CHAPTERS: 1 John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 1 John 4:3

    και 2532 παν 3956 πνευμα 4151 ο 3739 μη 3361 ομολογει 3670 5719 τον 3588 ιησουν 2424 χριστον 5547 εν 1722 σαρκι 4561 εληλυθοτα 2064 5756 εκ 1537 του 3588 θεου 2316 ουκ 3756 εστιν 2076 5748 και 2532 τουτο 5124 εστιν 2076 5748 το 3588 του 3588 αντιχριστου 500 ο 3739 ακηκοατε 191 5754 οτι 3754 ερχεται 2064 5736 και 2532 νυν 3568 εν 1722 τω 3588 κοσμω 2889 εστιν 2076 5748 ηδη 2235

    Douay Rheims Bible

    And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus, is not of God: and this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world.

    King James Bible - 1 John 4:3

    And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    World English Bible

    and every spirit who doesn't confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God, and this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of whom you have heard that it comes. Now it is in the world already.

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-01 iv.ii.vii Pg 2, Anf-01 v.xv.v Pg 4, Anf-03 Pg 14, Anf-03 v.ix.xxviii Pg 5, Anf-03 v.iii.xxxiii Pg 22, Anf-03 Pg 15, Anf-03 v.vii.xxiv Pg 11, Anf-03 v.viii.xxii Pg 18, Anf-04 iii.viii.xxii Pg 8, Anf-05 iv.v.xii.iii.ix Pg 6, Anf-05 iv.iv.lxxii Pg 38, Npnf-104 iv.ix.vii Pg 26, Npnf-107 iv.ix Pg 69, Npnf-107 iv.xiii Pg 43, Npnf-202 ii.x.xxxii Pg 8, Npnf-203 iv.ix.ii Pg 378, Npnf-206 vi.iv Pg 181, Npnf-210 iv.iv.iii.xvi Pg 3, Npnf-212 ii.iv.clviii Pg 13, Npnf-212 ii.v.xix Pg 23

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    1John 4:3

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 iv.ii.vii Pg 2
    1 John iv. 3.

    and whosoever does not confess the testimony of the cross,378

    378 Literally, “the martyrdom of the cross,” which some render, “His suffering on the cross.”

    is of the devil; and whosoever perverts the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts, and says that there is neither a resurrection nor a judgment, he is the first-born of Satan.379

    379 [The original, perhaps, of Eusebius (Hist. iv. cap. 14). It became a common-place expression in the Church.]

    <index subject1="Fasting" title="34" id="iv.ii.vii-p4.1"/><index subject1="God" subject2="how to draw near and serve Him" title="34" id="iv.ii.vii-p4.2"/><index subject1="Prayer" title="34" id="iv.ii.vii-p4.3"/><index subject1="Temptation" title="34" id="iv.ii.vii-p4.4"/><index subject1="Vice forsaken and virtue followed" title="34" id="iv.ii.vii-p4.5"/>Wherefore, forsaking the vanity of many, and their false doctrines, let us return to the word which has been handed down to us from380


    Anf-01 v.xv.v Pg 4
    Comp. 1 John ii. 22, 1 John iv. 3; 2 John 7.

    Moreover, he who affirms Christ to be a mere man is accursed, according to the [declaration of the] prophet,1239


    Anf-03 Pg 14
    1 John iv. 1–3.

    and do not acknowledge5932


    Anf-03 v.ix.xxviii Pg 5
    See 1 John ii. 22, iv. 2, 3, and v. 1.

    Wherefore he also exhorts us to believe in the name of His (the Father’s,) Son Jesus Christ, that “our fellowship may be with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.”8165


    Anf-03 v.iii.xxxiii Pg 22
    1 John iv. 3.

    and who refused to think that Jesus was the Son of God. The one dogma Marcion maintained; the other, Hebion.2211

    2211 Comp. Epiphanius, i. 30.

    The doctrine, however, of Simon’s sorcery, which inculcated the worship of angels,2212


    Anf-03 Pg 15
    Solventes Jesum. This expression receives some explanation from the Vulgate version of 1 John iv. 3: “Et omnis spiritus qui solvit Jesum Christum ex Deo non est.” From Irenæus, Vol. I., 443 (Harvey, ii. 89), we learn that the Gnostics divided Jesus from Christ: “Alterum quidem Jesum intelligunt, alterum autem Christum,”—an error which was met in the clause of the creed expressing faith in “One Lord Jesus Christ.” Grabe, after Socrates, Hist. Eccles. vii. 32, says that the oldest mss. of St. John’s epistle read πᾶν πνεῦμα ὅ λύει τὸν ᾽Ιησοῦν. If so, Tertullian must be regarded as combining the two readings, viz., that which we find in the received text and this just quoted. Thus Grabe. It would be better to say that T. read ver. 2 as we have it, only omitting ᾽Ιησοῦν; and in ver. 3 read the old lection to which Socrates refers instead of πᾶν πνεῦμα ὅ μὴ ὁμολογεὶ.

    Jesus (to be the Christ), meaning in God the Creator. According, however, to Marcion’s view, it is really hard to know whether He might not be (after all) the Creator’s Christ; because according to him He is not yet come. But whichsoever of the two it is, I want to know why he comes “in all power, and with lying signs and wonders?”5933


    Anf-03 v.vii.xxiv Pg 11
    1 John iv. 3.

    By declaring that His flesh is simply and absolutely true, and taken in the plain sense of its own nature, the Scripture aims a blow at all who make distinctions in it.7278

    7278 Disceptatores ejus.

    In the same way, also, when it defines the very Christ to be but one, it shakes the fancies of those who exhibit a multiform Christ, who make Christ to be one being and Jesus another,—representing one as escaping out of the midst of the crowds, and the other as detained by them; one as appearing on a solitary mountain to three companions, clothed with glory in a cloud, the other as an ordinary man holding intercourse with all,7279

    7279 Ceteris passivum.

    one as magnanimous, but the other as timid; lastly, one as suffering death, the other as risen again, by means of which event they maintain a resurrection of their own also, only in another flesh.  Happily, however, He who suffered “will come again from heaven,”7280


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxii Pg 18
    1 John iv. 3.

    no one has as yet had to bewail the downfall of Babylon.7428


    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 4

    VERSE 	(3) - 

    1Jo 2:18,22 2Th 2:7,8 2Jo 1:7


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