Thursday, April 15, 2010
Spurgeon once stated "Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right." This quote nicely presents the greatest problem facing our churches today. Many are content being able to tell the difference in doctrinal error so long as the error is in one of the major areas of Scripture. Yet they most often will not realize that all areas of truth get at the very foundation of who God is, for all truth is God's truth. This implies that for discernment to be properly exercised we must not only be concerned with the major but also the minor (as we perceive it) for any attack on the truth is an attack upon God.