Just as accurate Bible teaching produces spiritual maturity and the ability to discern good and evil (Heb 5:14), so false or muddled teaching will lead into evil. Learn to discern by discovering the necessity and means of sharpening spiritual faculties. Listen and read as Gene teaches these truths from the Rocky Mountain Bible Conference.
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Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2012
Learn to Discern
The original notes handout for this conference can be found . “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” (ISA 5:20) Political correctness is spiritual blindness. If we can't identify evil how can we avoid or resist it. "... of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food." (Heb 5:11-12). Evil at is root meaning denotes "bad" outcome. To choose evil is to choose its consequences. We need to discern evil to be able to: (1) identify our enemy; (2) to defend ourself; (3) to forewarn those around us; (4) to make good decisions; (5) so that we can pray the intercessory prayer of a priest. "...dull of hearing" indicates a persistent condition -- progressive decline (Gal 5:4, Heb 12:15). Grace is sufficient (2Co 12:9). "...by this time you ought to be teachers..." indicates reversion to childishness. Hearing alone is not enough. There has to be the practical application. Why is it difficult to discern between two things that are opposite?
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
Scripture References: Hebrews 12:15, Galatians 5:4, Hebrews 5:11-12, Isaiah 5:20
From Series: "Learn to Discern - Denver Colorado 2012"
This series was given at the 2012 annual Colorado conference. The critical need for every believer is to avoid deception by holding to truth.