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
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)