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1 John 4:1 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God; and every spirit which separates Jesus Christ is not of God, but is of antichrist."[297]

1 John 4:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

by the Apostle John, who says that "already many false prophets are gone out into the world," the fore-runners of Antichrist, who deny that Christ is come in the flesh,[740]

1 John 4:1 - NIV, NAB - in Dubious Hippolytus Fragments

Believe not every spirit, because many false prophets are gone out into the world."[37]

1 John 4:2 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

John, moreover, brands that man as "a liar" who "denieth that Jesus is the Christ; "whilst on the other hand he declares that "every one is born of God who believeth that Jesus is the Christ."[398]

1 John 4:2 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

But whosoever denies that He is come in the flesh is not of God, but is of the spirit of Antichrist."[184]

1 John 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

"For whosoever does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is antichrist; "[41]

1 John 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Antiochians

And he that rejects the incarnation, and is ashamed of the cross for which I am in bonds, this man is antichrist.[24]

1 John 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

But in his epistle he especially designates those as "Antichrists" who "denied that Christ was come in the flesh,"[361]

1 John 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

and do not acknowledge[741]

1 John 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Flesh of Christ

the virgin friend of Apelles. Surely he is antichrist who denies that Christ has come in the flesh.[339]

1 John 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

no one has as yet escaped from Antichrist;[144]

1 John 4:3 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LXXII

how can either darkness illuminate, or unrighteousness justify? And when they say that "they are not of God, but are of the spirit of Antichrist,"[20]

1 John 4:4 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle VIII

re already crowned, while some are even now within reach of the crown of victory; but all whom the danger has shut up in a glorious company are animated to carry on the struggle with an equal and common warmth of virtue, as it behoves the soldiers of Christ in the divine camp: that no allurements may deceive the incorruptible stedfastness of your faith, no threats terrify you, no sufferings or tortures overcome you, because "greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world; "[2]

1 John 4:4 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus

John, in his epistle, proves this, saying: "Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world."[70]

1 John 4:4 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Of this thing also in John: "Greater is He who is in you than he who is in this world."[430]

1 John 4:6 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Commandment Third

How then can I live, since I have acted thus? "And he said to me, "Your feelings are indeed right and sound, for you ought as a servant of God to have walked in truth, and not to have joined an evil conscience with the spirit of truth, nor to have caused sadness to the holy and true Spirit."[5]

1 John 4:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

"God," then, being good, "is love," it is said.[175]

1 John 4:8 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book I

But perchance some one may ask of us the same question which Hortensius asks in Cicero: If God is one only,[22]

1 John 4:9 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

but endured all things for us, that we might live in Him.[50]

1 John 4:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

"And we have seen His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father; "[179]

1 John 4:12 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise of Novatian Concerning the Trinity

If God cannot be seen, how was God seen? Or if He was seen, how is it that He cannot be seen? For John also says, "No man hath seen God at any time; "[135]

1 John 4:15 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

But "whosoever shall confess that (Jesus) Christ is the Son of God" (not the Father), "God dwelleth in him, and he in God. "[436]

1 John 4:15 - NIV, NAB - in Epitome of the Divine Institutes by Lactantius

Nor let the Jews, or philosophers, flatter themselves respecting the Supreme God. He who has not acknowledged the Son has been unable to acknowledge the Father.[116]

1 John 4:16 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

And if "God be love," piety also is love: "there is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear."[144]

1 John 4:16 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book V

It is not, then, without reason that we commanded boys to kiss their relations, holding them by the ears; indicating this, that the feeling of love is engendered by hearing. And "God," who is known to those who love, "is love,"[30]

1 John 4:16 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of Clement from the Latin Translation of Cassiodorus

But John himself also in this same Epistle says, "God is love: "[76]

1 John 4:16 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise I On the Unity of the Church

The word of the blessed Apostle John is: "God," saith he, "is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God dwelleth in him."[43]

1 John 4:16 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the Epistle of John: "God is love l and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."[385]

1 John 4:18 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Commandment Seventh

For, fearing the Lord, you will not do these deeds, but will refrain from them. For fears are of two kinds:[2]

1 John 4:18 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Who is the Rich Man that Shall Be Saved?

"Perfect love casteth out fear."[70]

1 John 4:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

affirming that there is no fear in love: "For perfect love casteth out fear, since fear has punishment; and he who fears is not perfect in love."[82]

1 John 4:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione

"There is no fear," says he, "in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear has torment"-the fire of the lake, no doubt. "He that feareth is not perfect in love"[41]

1 John 4:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione

But the man who does not fear to suffer, he will be perfect in love-in the love, it is meant, of God; "for perfect love casteth out fear."[59]

1 John 4:18 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of the Epistle of Phileas to the People of Thmuis

.[4]

1 John 4:20 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the same place: "If any one shall say that he loves God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he who loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God whom he seeth not? "[382]