Human discernment can be developed and exercised, triggering early warning systems with the reactions of revulsion and confusion when confronted by evil.
Spiritual discernment is a gift from God, enabling us to judge between good and evil, comparing things with God's Word to see if they align with His standards.
God gives the ability to determine the source of a spiritual manifestation. However, this gift depends on a thorough knowledge and understanding of God's Word.
We are not just to know the fundamentals of Christianity, we have to put them into practice, and as we do, the more understanding we will have in using them.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on an article in The Telegraph (UK), describes a cultural phenomenon known as "adolescent geriatrics"—when a senior citizen, ignoring the ravages of time, continues youthful styles, desires, and goals. Many 60s hippies have never matured, totally untouched by the wisdom of age. The …
The subject of judging is a sensitive one in this age. Is it proper for Christians to judge matters? What does the Bible say?
The process of conversion is actually God's workmanship creating a new spiritual being with godly spiritual character- the image of Christ.
The last days of the Worldwide Church of God demonstrated a dearth of righteous judgment. God expects us to judge wisely within the parameters of His Law.
Clear vision lights the way spiritually. If the eye of the heart is aimed at spiritual treasure and the glory of God, it will remain singly focused.
Jesus experienced the same temptations and suffering we do, qualifying Him for the role of High Priest, the bridge-builder between man and God.
As we walk in the light, we will prove to ourselves and others that God's way is best. Wisdom and understanding will accrue by keeping God's commandments.
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon those factors that led ancient Israel into apostasy (Deuteronomy 29:18-21) drawing some poignant parallels to the current deplorable situation in the pernicious doctrinal changes of the Worldwide Church of God. Like a frog incrementally boiling to death, many members of our former fellowship have …
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon Paul's motivation for his letter to the Philippians, both appealing for unity and offering encouragement, reminding them that their relationship with one another was through Christ. Unity could only be maintained if they prayed for one another, exercising reasoning, discerning, and discriminating …
Using data such as website history, social media friend lists, and click behavior on news headlines, algorithms make guesses about what content to show us.
By describing the powerful, psychological effects of music, Martin Collins enlarges upon the Turkish proverb, "As the music is, so are the people of the country." Music preference is a self-conscious declaration of the community with which people identify. Sadly, the media (especially MTV) has shamelessly pandered to …