What is it to discern?
The dictionary definition is to perceive by
the sight or some other sense or the intellect; see, recognize, or
Our approach to
discernment is threefold:
1. Apologetics and defending the faith: ..but sanctify
Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to
everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet
with gentleness and reverence; (1 Peter 3:15)
All Christians are called to defend the faith.
With Christianity under attack, seemingly more so today than any other time
in the history of the Church. The faith today is constantly under
attack, not only from the outside, but on the inside as well. So many
-isms are assaulting the Christian faith every day, New Ageism, Darwinism,
Satanism, Paganism, Relativism, Pluralism, Secular Humanism, Atheism and
Post-Modernism. Christians are falling prey to these, bringing them
into their lives, most of the time not knowing the dangers. Satan is
using every trick in the book to deceive as we approach the End Times.
Christ told His disciples "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall
deceive many." (Matthew 24:11). There is no doubt that these false
prophets, false teachers are infesting our churches more and more.
This only leads to deception, confusion and apostasy. These "teachers"
and "prophets" at best are misguided and confused. At worst, they are
heretics and under Satan's influence.
2. The Bearean call: 10
The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and
when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 Now these were more
noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with
great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things
were so. (Acts 17:10-11)
Do not believe everything you are taught or
anything that you read. Search the Scriptures to determine what you
have read or been told is of God, then accept the teaching.
3. The Watchman on the Wall:
6 On your walls, O Jerusalem,
I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep
silent. You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves;
7 And give Him no
rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Just as Jerusalem had watchmen on their walls
to warn the people of impending doom, so today we must be watchmen, to look
at the conditions of the world and the signs of the end to warn all of the
impending doom upon the whole earth.
This ministry exists to teach the Church how to
fight the enemy, so the Truth will win out against all comers, no matter how
strong they may be. We are in a war, a spiritual war. Satan can use
all the false prophets he wants, none will be able to defeat any who believe
Jesus Christ is Lord. Remember what Jesus said:
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.~~John
14:6. There is no other way, only through Jesus can His followers
come to His and our Father.
Remember this: False teachers do not expand the Kingdom of God.
False teachers can only expand the future population of Hell.
Discerning for the Truth is a
Christian fundamentalist educational and apologetics ministry. We do
this through our blog "Got Discernmet?" and postings on Facebook and
Twitter. In the future we hope to use You Tube to present video
Now we understand
that many people see the term "fundamentalist" as the Westboro
Baptists and other far fringe groups and people who label themselves as
That is not what
fundamentalists are. We believe there is Christian doctrine that are
essential to the faith. These are the doctrinal points that all
Christians can point to as the foundation as Christian beliefs. We use
the "Five Fundamentals" as put forth by the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in 1910:
The inerrancy of Scripture
The virgin birth of Christ
The substitutionary blood
atonement of Christ by His death on the cross
The bodily resurrection of
The authenticity of
That is fundamentalism. Now, there have been additions to these basic
five in the years since 1910, but they all are basic to the Christian faith.
Click here for our
entire Statement of Faith
About once a week or so, I'll post a new
article to our blog "Got Discernment." With all that is going on
within and outside of Christianity, there is much to write about.
Among our concerns to write on are Biblical creationism vs evolution,
abortion, general culture, end times, Israel and the Middle East, the Church
of Rome and other issues. Also, there are teaching topics that I have
written about in the past such as the Abrahamic Covenant.
How Evolution Undermines Inerrancy
February 8-10, 2013: Creation Weekend versus Evolution Weekend
The Abrahamic Covenant — Part One
The Abrahamic Covenant–Part Two
of Rome vs Israel
Beginnings: Genesis 1-11 for Individual or Group Study
Coming soon! My first book!
I am writing with the lay person in mind. I pray that the information,
the Biblical authority and the format will be a blessing to all who read.
Stay tuned for announcements for when ordering begins!
T-Shirts will also be available soon!
They will be available in all sizes. The Scripture on the back is 1
1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see
whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into