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Truth Discernment

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Truth Discernment

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TO DISCERN THE WORKS OF EVIL SPIRITS

IV. Discern the spirits

c. The Spirit of truth and the spirit of error

In the same book, John is quick to bring out the distinction between the children of God and the antichrists. The difference is the former remains with God and the latter has gone into the world (1 Jn. 4:3). To go out to the world is an act of separating oneself from the community of God. They are no longer the servants of the Lord. They are being taken captive by the wicked one to achieve his will. That is they are programmed to go against the church and the work of the Lord. Their works are intended to confuse the word of God and lead the believers away from the truth.

How did the church identify the antichrists in the body of Christ? Apostle John was well aware of the danger of not exposing them. The believers would be misled into thinking that those who preached another gospel are acceptable in the light of the church’s inaction. John, knowing that they (the apostles) are of God, courageously makes their stance clear that anyone who does not listen to the apostles is not of God. With this principle put in place, the distinction becomes crystal clear: the church is able to tell who is of the Spirit of truth and who is of the spirit of error.

The end-time true church is facing greater challenges than ever, with believers finding it much harder to submit to the mighty hand of the Lord. This problem is further compounded with the increase of knowledge and self-centeredness at the persuasion of the world. However, the principle of God remains unchanging. It is always sound to use this principle to measure against any teaching that is not found in the community of faith. We must always follow what the apostles preached. Issues of the Bible on which the apostles kept silent, we therefore keep silent on. With this, the church shall always be able to discern correctly.

[To Be Continued]


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