Sometimes I think the way we interpret this passage says as much about us as it does the passage. 4:4 Ye have overcome these seducers, because greater is the Spirit of Christ that is in you than the spirit of antichrist that is in the world. To many Christians, 1 John 4:4 is just another in a line of marketable catchphrases. 1 John 1:5-10. 1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them. 3. People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:4. 1 John 1:1-4. God is *light and we should walk in the *light. 1 John 5 Chapter 4 In this chapter the apostle exhorts to try spirits ( v. 1 ), gives a note to try by ( v. 2 , v. 3 ), shows who are of the world and who of God ( v. 4-6 ), urges Christian love by divers considerations ( v. 7-16 ), describes our love to God, and the effect of it ( v. 17-21 ). John’s intent, however, isn’t to promote a clever one-liner marketing catchphrase. Let us love one another, for love is of God: John’s emphasis on love among the people of God (shown in passages like 1 John 2:9-11 and 3:10-18) is powerful. He instead has in mind to give confidence to believers battling against the false teachings of Gnosticism. To many Christians, 1 John 4:4 is just another in a line of marketable catchphrases. 1. The Word of life. Commentary on John 4:1-42 View Bible Text . 2. The Context. Christ speaks for us and we should obey God. 1 John 2:1-6 [Continue reading the full article at the new] Written by. 1 John 5:18-21 1 John 4:1-6 1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. Here, he shows why it is so important. Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:4. The Real Bible Nerd. If love is of God , then those who claim to be born of God , and claim to know God , must be able to love one another in the body of Christ.