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Nov 26, 2014

What Is A Discerning Christian?

Spiritual Maturity and Biblical Discernment

Christian discernment begins first with salvation in Christ (Hebrews 5:1-14) and then maturing as a believer through the teaching of God’s Word (1 Timothy 4:1-8). As the believer grows in their walk relationship with God, they ought to be able to discern between both good and evil, to "test the spirits to see whether they are of God," and to separate from spiritual error and false teachings.

Subjects covered in this message include Contending for the Faith, patience and kindness in evangelism, the dangers of redefining biblical terminology, Christian bookstore and book endorsement compromises, the danger of pastoral vagueness in not naming the names of false teachers, and confusion in the body of Christ as a result of sharing speaking platforms with known false teachers.

Various illustrations include the dangers of redefinition of terms in pseudo-Christian Cults and in the Church, the dangers of yoga, Harry Potter witchcraft, vampirism and bloodlust, Oprah Winfrey and friends (Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Eric Butterworth, A Course in Miracles), astrology and the occult, Worldview confusion, false Christs, false "anointed ones", and more.

(Recorded: Aug 2009 / Posted: Nov 26, 2014)

Chris Lawson
Jude 3