Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Opus 2011-74, Spiritual Gifts: Discernment

(1 Corinthians 12:10 KJV)  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Why is it that some people are so gullible and others know when something isn’t right?  It could be that one has the gift of discernment or as the KJV phrases it, the “discerning of spirits.”

The Holy Spirit gives some people the ability to tell what the spiritual state is of an idea, a person, a project, you name it.  If we look at the word being used in Hebrews we see that it involves the ability to see if you are dealing with good or evil.
(Hebrews 5:14 KJV)  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
There are many questions that we face that require this knowledge.  Should you let someone work in your nursery?  Should the church borrow money? 

I think this gift is being ignored in the church today.  Because of the teachings of multiculturalism and diversity we don’t want to take any stands that might say something is wrong or evil.  The gifts of mercy and service are being made king and without the balance of wisdom and discernment, evil gets the upper hand.

It is time to wake up and get on with the business of righteousness.

homo unius libri

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