Bible Study: 4/19/95
Bible Study: 3/29/95
I John 4:1-10
Everybody is looking for a God, some just
want to Him to be defined by their selfish
1. Test the Spirits....How do we test the
Spirits? How about if we have to test the
spirts in something that is not interactive
e.g. the writing of false prophets? How do
we test that? How about other religions or
denominations? Is this the only test? E.g.
how about Catholicism?
2. "He who knows God, listens to us"....Who
3. What does... "God is Love" mean? Is love
4. Why would a "God of love" allow so much
strife and trouble and pain in the world?
Many people say that they can't believe in a
God that would send people to hell. Because
they believe that God is love. Discuss why
they are or aren't wrong.
Throw in the Wrench Question: Is God a God
of love? Is He a God of love only?
5. Which other religion has a loving god?
Where do people get the idea of a loving
god? Is a loving god a logical conclusion?
What type of god/gods do other religions
have (specially pre-Christian religions)?
6. If a loving god is not common in other
religions, where did people get that
concept? If they got it from the Bible, is
their perception valid? Are they getting the
Throw in the Wrench Question: Why don't
people want to take other aspects of God out
of the Bible? Why do they only want the love
part but never any other part?
Next week's question: 1. 1John 4:7
.......and everyone who loves is born of God
and knows God.... The one who does not love
does not know God......Everyone who loves