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Hard to Discern?

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck, it must be a…

Goose?

And a lovely goose at that. Or, so it would seem.

Let’s try again…

If he acts like the world, looks like the world, has a filthy mouth like the world, he must be a…

Christian? Preacher? And quite a popular one. Good.

Next…

If he quotes false teachers, supports false teachers and fellowships false teachers, he must be…

“The man who has done the most for Christianity in the last century”? Or, so many would say.

Sad.

Seems the truth may be harder to discern than God would have us believe…

or,

maybe, just maybe, the problem is that, rather than turning to God’s Word so that we can discern truth, we believe everything and everyone that comes along…

everyone except God.

Maybe the truth wouldn’t be so hard to discern if we actually spent more time in it.

And maybe, just maybe, that thing that looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck really is…

a duck. 

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2 thoughts on “Hard to Discern?

  1. Isaiah 59:14-15, ‘Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off, for truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter. 15, So truth falls, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.’

    Since it is, someone is falling over themselves to be a man-pleaser, why do they have to pretend to be a Christian? They are not.

    Those who are in the flesh cannot please God, so the word of God tells us.

    Also, friendship with the world, is enmity, or an enemy, of God. It can’t be both ways.

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