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Biblical Discernment01

  1. 1. Biblical Discernment Weighing God’s Truth against a World in Error
  2. 2. Course Introduction <ul><li>“ believers today accept too much with too little discernment, resulting in great confusion and compromise.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Introduction <ul><li>“ believers today accept too much with too little discernment, resulting in great confusion and compromise .” </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In a general sense, a mixture of several things promiscuously; hence, disorder; irregularity; Tumult; want of order in society; A blending or confounding; indistinct combination. (Webster’s) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compromise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An amicable agreement between parties in controversy, to settle their differences by mutual concessions; Mutual agreement; adjustment; To agree; to accord. (Webster’s) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>The need for biblical discernment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In regards to preaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In regards to reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In regards to the local church </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The doctrine of biblical discernment </li></ul><ul><li>The practice of applying biblical discernment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>Discernment </li></ul><ul><li>To distinguish or understand the difference </li></ul><ul><li>of two things or ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD </li></ul><ul><li>thy God, to keep all his commandments which I </li></ul><ul><li>command thee this day, to do that which is right in </li></ul><ul><li>the eyes of the LORD thy God. (Deuteronomy </li></ul><ul><li>13:18) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>Discernment </li></ul><ul><li>To distinguish or understand the difference </li></ul><ul><li>of two things or ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD </li></ul><ul><li>thy God, to keep all his commandments which I </li></ul><ul><li>command thee this day, to do that which is right in </li></ul><ul><li>the eyes of the LORD thy God . (Deuteronomy </li></ul><ul><li>13:18) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Call to Biblical Discernment <ul><li>Why Biblical Discernment? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discernment- Good and Necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biblical Discernment- Vital and Essential </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about </li></ul><ul><li>our common salvation, I found it necessary to write </li></ul><ul><li>appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for </li></ul><ul><li>all delivered to the saints. (Jude 1:3) </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Call to Biblical Discernment <ul><li>What is Biblical Discernment? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discernment- The act of discerning; also, the power or faculty of the mind, by which it distinguishes one thing from another , as truth from falsehood, virtue from vice; acuteness of judgment; power of perceiving differences of things or ideas, and their relations and tendencies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biblical Discernment- discernment that is Spirit lead and based on the truth of God’s Word. Involves obedience. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Call to Biblical Discernment <ul><li>How do we get Biblical Discernment? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By the Spirit (Gal. 5:25) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By the Word (II Tim 3:16) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By communing with the Father (Eph 1:15-18) </li></ul></ul>

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