The Discipline of Discernment, Part 6

“…Test everything; hold fast what is good.”

1 Thess. 5:21

Warren E. Berkley

Part 6 – Passages that challenge us  (Final in Series)                   

1 Jno. 4:1-6

What we are dealing with in this blog this week is well punctuated right here, at the end of this paragraph: NOTICE, “the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” Our society is rapidly moving away from the principle of ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Our secular society seems to be walking or running away from the foundational premise – that there is ABSOLUTE TRUTH FROM GOD. So, what I’m writing here is nonsense to the world. Most people want to believe that the only absolute is – THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

But we are not “most people.” We are God’s people (I hope you are). We not only believe in God.  We believe He has communicated truth to us. And that we are obligated and should consider it a blessing – to adhere to the truth He has given.

And that means – as John says in verse 1 – we don’t just believe anything people say … or write … or post … or tweet.

We understand the reality that many false prophets have gone out into the world. They are from the world, therefore, they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. We listen to God – and use His Word, to discern to distinguish truth from error.

 “…Test everything; hold fast what is good.”

End of Series

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