They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us. (1 John 2:19).
Last week on the program, Mike Gendron, founder of Proclaiming the Gospel, joined us to discuss the importance of discernment, which is the ability to distinguish between truth and error, especially when the error contains truth.
Mike used the example in Acts 17 of the Bereans, who received Paul’s preaching with “great eagerness” but practiced discernment by “examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.”
When there’s a lack of discernment, all manner of false teaching enters the church, leading Christians astray. As doctrine after doctrine gets reimagined, the church eventually enters into apostasy.
What is apostasy? Mike Gendron joins us again this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss how the death of discernment leads to four progressive steps into apostasy, offering examples from Evangelicalism and Roman Catholicism.