A Study on Discernment

True or False

“The dangers of buying counterfeit products aren’t always obvious,” notes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which seizes all manner of such goods in its role as an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “There are economic impacts, legal implications, and health and safety risks that are important for you to know before you buy.

(Newsweek Journalist Nancy Dunham , September 19, 2019).

The best way to fight back is to educate yourself.

(Money Talks News)

Read 1 John 4:1-6

Points to Ponder

  • Many false prophets are in the world
  • We must test all teaching to discern what is from God
  • True followers will recognize, listen to, and follow God’s word

Something to Think About

In Matthew 7:15 Jesus warns that false prophets are ravenous wolves disguised as sheep. In 2 Corinthians, Paul warns us that they come as apostles of Christ and that even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. If we are to avoid being misled by false teachers and their deceptive teaching it is critical that we educate ourselves in God’s word.

© 2021 Sandra Bivens Smith

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