2/6/09

Discernment vs. Deception

Discernment vs. Deception
We are not immune to deception, there is no inoculation against it, no short cut! We NEED to know the word of God.
Websters Dictionary…
DECEP'TION, n.1. The act of deceiving or misleading.
All deception is a misapplication of the established signs used to communicate thoughts.
2. The state of being deceived or misled. Incautious and inexperienced youth is peculiarly exposed to deception.
3. Artifice practiced; cheat; as, a scheme is all deception.

False teachers:
Lead by their sensual feelings
Subversive in the church
And others will be drawn away
to false doctrines of demons

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Galatians 1:6-10
There is nothing new under the sun, Satan has no “new” tricks.
Genesis 3…the enemy caused Eve to question the word of God. The enemy went after the woman, where was Adam, her protector? No where to be seen. Did she wander off on her own, possibly, but had he been aware of what his wife was doing, perhaps she would not have been deceived. The Bible warns us against being silly women...or there may be consequences.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
II Timothy 3:1-7.

Just because Professors speak with authority doesn’t mean they are speaking the TRUTH….and yes…there is such a thing as absolute truth! The worldly just choose their own absolute truth so they don’t have to accept God’s absolute truth into their own life.Jesus is the way, the TRUTH and the life!
I can not beg you, urge you, no... implore you to check everything by the word of God often enough!
What mechanic would dream of putting a Porsche together using a manual written by a History Professor who “feels” like he knows the “way” to put together a Porsche engine.

Webster’s Dictionary…
DISCERN, v.t. s as z. [L., to separate or distinguish, Gr.]
1. To separate by the eye, or by the understanding. Hence,
2. To distinguish; to see the difference between two or more things; to discriminate; as, to discern the blossom-buds from the leaf-buds of plants.
Discern thou what is thine--Gen 31.
3. To make the difference.
For nothing else discerns the virtue or the vice.
4. To discover; to see; to distinguish by the eye.
I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding. Prov 7.
5. To discover by the intellect; to distinguish; hence, to have knowledge of; to judge.
So is my lord the king to discern good and bad. 2 Sam 14.
A wise mans heart discerneth time and judgment. Eccl 8.

Webster's Dictionary...
DISCERN, v.i.
1. To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.
2. To have judicial cognizance.

READ JUDE!

Do not allow anyone to draw you away from the pure simplicity of devotion of Jesus!
Be in prayer, have your Bible open and pray, and as we walk through this life, sow love to draw back those that have been drawn away by deception.
All that said, use God's word to discern the following movement hosted at the following site.

The site is Born again American
The video began with Norman Lear. Below is a quote from him as to why he used the term Born Again American

"I use the phrase BORN AGAIN AMERICAN for another reason. Robert Bellah has pointed out that any functioning society needs two great myths to propel it forward -- a shared national myth and a shared religious myth. Often overlooked in the United States, in Bellah’s words, is an elaborate, well-entrenched civil religion that exists alongside of, and clearly differentiated from our churches, and synagogues. This civil religion has a religious dimension that has the seriousness and integrity of any other religion, and requires the same care and understanding." read the full story here

By the way....the lyrics are My country tis of THEE.... not my country tis of ME.

This site encourages your involvement in People for the American Way. If your way is to stop "discrimention against gay couples" and encourage acceptance of families in any shape, or form or gender, then this site is for you.

This is a FAITH based movement...not Faith in God and the Jesus of the Bible, just to "have Faith".

Use discernment, or be deceived.

Guard your heart with all dilligence, for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23

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© Monika Hardy

6 comments:

The Southern Housewife said...

Monika,

Thank you for pointing this site out! I know this is probably not what you were hoping for, but when I read this website, I was absolutely behind it. I did sign the petition. I did read Lear's speech.

I believe in the religious freedom of all men. Although I am a practicing and devoted Christian, it is not my place to judge who or what is right and condemn them. That is His job. All I can do is take care of myself and my family and help others when I can.

I agree with his comments about our last administration and I don't think it was run in a very Christian way.

Although we disagree on this issues, I will continue to visit your blog as I am always so inspired by it. It is something that I look forward to reading. I would sincerely hope that disagreeing on things would not diminish friendship and fellowship. :)

In Him,
Jennifer

The Southern Housewife said...

I was just thinking about my comment to you and I HOPE that I did not come off sounding as mean or judgemental as that was NOT my intention. please please please don't take away anything negative from it. hugs!

Civilla said...

Great blog. Have decided to follow it. Have a nice day.

Domestically Inclined said...

Welcome Civila!

Domestically Inclined said...

Hello Southern Housewife! I appreciate your comments even if we don't agree on some issues. I don't have time to reply fully right now, but please be at peace, I take no offence at your words, and look forward to sharing more soon!

Civilla said...

Thanks for following my blog.

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