John makes the famous statement: "God is love." In this lesson we explore the loving nature of God as revealed throughout the Scriptures. Many struggle with seeing God as a loving, merciful and compassionate Father. Having a clear picture of the nature and character of God will transform how we handle trials in this life, and how we treat others. In this passage John also warns the church that false prophets will arise. We look at the implications of this warning for us, today.