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In verses 1–3, John speaks first of the "spirit of God VS the "spirit of antichrist". In verses 4–6 he speaks of the "spirit of truth" VS the "spirit of falsehood" ("error" in KJV). These are the same two spirits; the restating of same concept in different terms is common in OT and NT. So the spirit of God is the spirit of truth, and the spirit of ...


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Of the Apostles, John was possibly the most concerned with the Spiritual aspects of the Kingdom of God. Most of Johns writings (John, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John) are all primarily dedicated to exposing the Deity of Jesus and that The Kingdom of God is totally Spiritual. And with this in mind let us analyze Some Scripture starting with the Scriptures you quote. ...


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Bible Gateway has an electronic copy of the Mounce Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament. Here, you can find the meaning of Greek words used in various contexts of the Bible. The word, "spirit", used here is πνεῦμα (pneuma). Throughout the Bible, this word may refer to the Holy Spirit, a spiritual being, a foul spirit, spirit as a vital ...


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Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.'s article What are Possession and Obsession by the Devil?, implies the thesis that demons are human unbelieving souls is false in writing: We have been reflecting mainly on the angels, as such, and have seen something of what happened at the dawn of angelic creation. Some of the angelic hosts remain faithful to God. Others ...



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