The Importance Of Spiritual Discernment

1 Thessalonians 5 is an excellent overview of the coming day of the Lord, and instruction for esteeming those who teach sound doctrine. Verse 21 is a simple, yet profound statement that should be another foundational pillar of our Christian walk:

1 Thessalonians 5:21 (New American Standard Bible)

But (A)examine everything carefully; (B)hold fast to that which is good;

I will say it again – false teachers, apostates, heretics, pimps and other purveyors of antichrist advancement would not be able to molest the Church with reckless abandon if God’s people were able to spiritually discern God’s Word and His Spirit.

Our brothers over at ProclaimHisWord are back with another video about the importance of spiritual discernment as an antidote to the spread of false and destructive doctrine:

Spiritual Discernment

1 Response to “The Importance Of Spiritual Discernment”

  1. 1 dr. jay worth allen October 27, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Sadly, when most of us good believers come together for the purpose of study, we are not studying the Bible. Instead we study easy to understand books written in contemporary language which seek to render in the simplest, easy to comprehend terms what may or may not be Biblical truth – substituting, in some cases real theological truth into a poorer form of mythology. Which will indoctrinate us into confusion, doubtfulness and division rather than truth. This intrusion is evident in many assemblies – worship may be the major element or Baptism or whatever, but the full truth of the Word is never experienced or expressed – forms of tradition or contemporary logic is exercise and therefore the believers never experience maturity. No matter how well written these books may be or how good they make us feel, we will never learn about the Lord, His Church, His foundation, without the scholarship He has established in His book the Bible.
    “As a wise master builder,” said Paul, “I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let every man take heed how he builds upon it” (1 Corinthians 3:10). We build the church (of which every believer is an interical part) of the Lord Jesus, of which He is the foundation, according to the pattern given the apostle Paul – according to God’s plan – and if we built it according to what God has said, then His glory will fill His Church.

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