ZITAT: Be More Discerning!

I hope you don't think it would be the height of arrogance to quote myself for one of these "Zitat" posts, but I posted something on Facebook yesterday that I truly feel needs to be preserved here as well. It's just too important a subject these days, IMHO.

Exercising discernment (just learning how to be more discerning, for that matter) is absolutely essential for all Christians, especially with 2 Timothy 4:2-5 in plain view for us.



Another one of those days today. The unexpected kind. It always breaks my heart and literally makes me both sad and sick for short period of time whenever I hear or read about (or know) other well-meaning Christians who are being deceived by a false gospel and “doctrines of demons” even though that’s precisely what the Lord told us to expect (1 Timothy 4:1; Galatians 1:6-7; 2 Corinthians 11:4; 2 Peter 2:1). Such was the case with something I read today that still caught me completely off guard.

Dearly beloved, just because someone comes to you claiming to be a “Christian” and they are emotionally stirring, sincere, and they even use Biblical language does not necessarily mean that he or she is, in fact, a Christian let alone that he or she even advocates sound, Biblical truths.

Please remember Jesus’ words to us today now more than ever at a time when the "wolves" just want to make sure our ears are being "tickled" with half-truths and outright lies.

Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (See also Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:1; Matthew 24:11; Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22).

I pray that the Lord will give me and each and every person who reads this the ears to hear and the eyes to see the truth, His truth, as found in the Holy Bible, or in the immutable Word of God.

Lord, come quickly!


*- Jeffrey K. Radt / Concerned Christian

Please anchor yourself to the truth of His Word (2 Timothy 3:16).

Allow His Word to inform your perspective (exegesis) rather than beginning with your own perspective and then seeking to find something in God's Word to support it (eisegesis).

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