Posts Categorized: Discernment

1 John 5: 5 – Who Overcomes the World?

Once more we need to deal with a controversial issue.  It’s a great separator of those who believe in the pre-Tribulation Rapture and those who are post-Tribulational in their understanding.

Colossians 4:14 – Demas

If someone as steeped in the Holy Spirit and discerning as Paul can be duped, is it any wonder that some people today can deceive us by pretending to be a blood-bought believer in Jesus Christ?  In Paul’s various epistles, he had the habit of mentioning faithful followers of Christ.  He told of how they…

Isaiah 22:13 – You Did Not Look To Him

In Isaiah 22, the prophet gives an oracle – a vision – for Jerusalem.  I could be wrong, but it appears to me that this is both a lament for what had already occurred and a warning of what was to come with the destruction of the daughter of my people (Isaiah 22:4).  A great…

Galatians 3:7 – Sons of Abraham

One of the most egregious deceptions going around in Christendom is that since the faith of both Christians and Muslims is descended from Abraham, we are all co-equal sons of God.  This is wrong on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to start, but begin we will. This lie of equivalence is behind…

Ecclesiastes 3:11 – He Has Put Eternity Into Man’s Heart

King Solomon – the Preacher in Ecclesiastes – had an astounding gift from God.  Because at the time of his ascension to the throne, he was humble and asked nothing for himself, God gave him the wisdom of the ages.  No one, before or since, has had the wisdom of Solomon.  It’s a strange thing,…