Are You Discerning of Truth?

Important reminders about deception…..If you have hopes of being discerning, you need to have and listen to the Holy Spirit….and He usually teaches us truth through God’s Word, the Bible. Also, know that the best deception is the counterfeit that is closest to the truth.
Look at the truth of being saved by grace through faithand not by our works. God saves by grace. We put all our faith in Him so that we trust our lives to constant love relationship with Him. We do good works because we follow Him and love Him, not in order to be saved or blessed by Him. That truth is a narrow road.
One ditch says…if I am saved by grace because I beleive Jesus is the Savior, then it does not matter what I do. The ditch on the other side sayd, if I do not do “rigteous” acts and follow religious rules, then I might not be saved or blessed. Do you see both twists on the real truth?
NAR has similar twists. See if you can tell the difference. For example,

  1. Nothing is impossible for God and He does do miracles sometimes. But, we are to seek God and His wil, not run after or demand supernatural signs and womders.
  2. God does have ministry gifts of apostale (message bearersof His good news of Jesus) and prophets (those who preach about His prophetic scriptural Words concerning Jesus), but they are ministries of service….and God can us any believer in these ministry gifts. Apostles and prophets are not a heirarchy of religious leaders. True apostles and prophets always point everything towards Jesus….and in no way are they future tellers, psychic readers, spiritual guides, or soothsayers (speaking smooth nice words people want to hear).
  3. God does desire that all people be saved from evil and are restored to His good kingdom through Jesus, but He gives everyone free choice. God is not a dictator over robots. Jesus told us to teach about Him and make disciples….that people would be “born again” ….a work in the individual’s inner man/heart. Jesus did not tell us to conquer governments, religions, economies and business, educational systems, entertainment, or media. Plus, our part is to humble ourselves, and it is His power and glory that overcomes evil.
    Now do you see why discernment is so difficult? If we have a lack of knowledge of God and His Truth, we have no standard of comparison…we can be easily fooled. Deception is skillful in twisting terminology with double meaning.
    If you check out the first few chapter of most of tne New Testament epistles, you will see that they often begin with “why have you so quickly forsaken the true gospel which we preached unto your salvation…and turned to another gospel?”….or the writer being so delighted to still find that church assembly still walking in true faith. This is not a new thing. Stan has been deceiving since the Garden of Eden!
    So, what makes you think you are not deceived in anything? Is it time to turn to the Holy Spirit and ask for His help to reveal the Truth in thie Word of God (the Bible) to you? How often does the Bible say to examine ourselves, our minds and hearts…to be sure we are still thinking and living in Truth?

Scriptural Proof and Warnings about False Prophets, Teachers, and Leaders:
1 Corinthians 11: 13-15
Galatians 1: 6-10
2 Peter 2: 1-3
1 Timothy 4: 1-2
2 Timothy 4: 2-5
The verses most condemning of New Apostalic Reformation doctrine and revealing them as false are below. Test the spirits and the fruit.
1 John 2: 16
Matthew 10:39
Mark 8: 35
Matthew 6:24
John 10: 11-15
If you continue researching NAR, you will find they have already infiltrated all 7 areas of their “Seven Mountain Mandate”. You will be able to identify individuals, organizations, and media sources involved. You should also go back and read Revelation chapters 2 and 3 so you have a firm idea of Jesus warnings to His church. It is important we stay on His narrow road and out of the worldly ditches.

If you continue researching NAR, you will find they have already infiltrated all 7 areas of their “Seven Mountain Mandate”. You will be able to identify individuals, organizations, and media sources involved. You should also go back and read Revelation chapters 2 and 3 so you have a firm idea of Jesus warnings to His church. It is important we stay on His narrow road and out of the worldly ditches.

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