Discernment week #1: What is discernment and why do we need it?

The End Time

By Elizabeth Prata

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It’s discernment week here on The End Time! Last week I sought to encourage by posting 6 consecutive essays on the topic of heaven. This week my goal is to hopefully educate on the topic of discernment.

Yes, some people have been given the gift of discernment by the Holy Spirit (I believe I have been given this spiritual gift). But it is still incumbent on every Christian to employ wisdom to all matters based on biblical discernment. We can train up in discernment, as Hebrews 5:14 says,

But solid food is forthe mature, who because of practice have their sensestrained todistinguish between good and evil.

‘Distinguish’ is a good word, because the actual gift of discernment is phrased this way in 1 Corinthians 12:10: “distinguishing between spirits”

This is a good and permanent reminder that discernment is a battle between spiritual entities, not…

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