Discerning truth is often a hard discipline for our students. Some of them even tell us they don't like to sit still because then they have to think. They have grown up in a life where media is fast-paced and eye-catching. They have persuasive professors. They hate to tell their friends 'no'. Most of them have parents who have not actively taught them how to discern what they take in from media, friends, education, and even spiritual leaders.
The past few weeks we have had a faithful half-dozen or so who are coming to Bible study to sit, learn, discuss, ask, and discern.
Michael has been teaching them specifically to wade through the doctrines of environmentalism, discern the truth from the lies, and how to be good stewards of God's creation in a proper balance.
For the word of God is
quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder
of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.