Discernment – some helpful resources


1 John 4:1


Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.


The Discerning of Spirits

The Objective, Biblical Means to Discern Spirits

by Bob DeWaay

“My thesis is this: discernment is objective and the Scriptures alone give us the tools to discern spirits. In this article we shall see from the Bible that this is the case . . .”

HT: Sherry of He Hath Said, A Joyous Rejoicing!, quotes and notes and opinions, and X Mass H8ers Blog


Discernment Database

Pulpit & Pen

Links to lists of resources on persons, movements, and churches that will help with discernment.


YouVersion: A Discernment-Free Zone

Bud Ahlheim

“YouVersion is a discernment-free zone where potentially anyone self-identifying as Christian, especially those of celebrity status, can pen plans, edited, one presumes, for digital space only.  Content adherence to common sense Biblical interpretation, compliance with sound doctrine, or allegiance to orthodoxy is clearly not given editorial oversight.”



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