Christians are commanded to test the spirits in 1 John 4:1. In this article, we explain why and how are we to do this?
Loyalty, Community, Discernment
Christian community should be quite different from the world. It should be based in a relationship with God, truth, and obedience. The Bible calls it fellowship.
It is not unusual to have loyalties. Scripture speaks of a loyalty that should far exceed any other. The standard of loyalty was set by Jesus Himself.
Christians are saved from the wrath of God and the penalty of sin. Still, we must give account on the day of judgment. We can have full confidence toward that day!
Christian discernment is not about being critical or judgmental. It is about loving God enough to base our actions upon His standards and not our own. God’s holy name is at stake.