1 John 4:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Another way to test “the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” is to see who listens to them. As servants of God, we have “conquered,” or overpowered through God, the false teachers, prevailing over their endeavors to draw us away from the truth found in the Word of God.
Satan the Devil is “the father of the lie,” who has deceived people since the beginning of human history. (John 8:44) In order to uphold the truth, we need to know the spirit of the truth, and it is important that we get the sense of Scriptures that we use in our lives and share with others in our ministry. We need to take into account their context and the intent of the author, what did he mean by the words that he used.