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Pastor Mark Dever contrasts the simplicity of presenting the good news with the importance of teaching doctrinal discernment.

Mark Dever is the pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and the author of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church.

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Irene Allen

commented on Jun 10, 2013

Excellent!

Mark Baker

commented on Jun 10, 2013

It is great to hear someone *encouraging* Believers to discern. It seems, however, we are often discouraged to do so. We are frequently mocked, minimized, judged, condemned, attacked, labeled "Pharisees," etc when we discern ... especially by Christians and leading "Christ-followers." Perhaps, in our age of error, nothing is needed more AND shunned more than biblical discernment.

Bill Williams

commented on Jun 10, 2013

Great video. The key to discernment, as he said, is to know the Gospel so well that anything that is not the Gospel will be exposed. I've been blessed to be a part of a Christian tradition that does encourage discernment; that tests all things--including our own cherished viewpoints--and holds fast to that which is good, shunning that which is evil; that is constantly going back to the Scriptures. Perhaps such communities are the exception rather than the rule, but I encourage each of us out there. Such communities that are centered on the Gospel and that encourage discernment do exist! Continue to look, and God will guide you. Blessings to each of you!

Steve Malson

commented on Jun 10, 2013

Good info, well stated . . . but WHOA!!! The audio loop in the background was such a short loop that it made it hard to listen to what was being said.

Steve Malson

commented on Jun 10, 2013

Good info, well stated . . . but WHOA!!! The audio loop in the background was such a short loop that it made it hard for a simple minded man to listen to what was being said.

David Buffaloe

commented on Jun 10, 2013

Excellent! Nuff said!

Steve Malson

commented on Jun 10, 2013

Good info, well stated . . . but WHOA!!! The audio loop in the background was such a short loop that it made it hard for a simple minded man to listen to what was being said. SEE? AN REPEATING LOOP CAN BE REALLY ANNOYING. lol Sorry . . .

Mary Davenport

commented on Jun 10, 2013

I wasn't able to see the video for whatever reason, but I will say that discernment is really needed in our churches and in the lives of believers today! A lack of discernment is a dangerous thing, because the enemy is always looking for a way to deceive God's people. We must know the Word for ourselves... Mary Davenport

C.brian Ross

commented on Jun 14, 2013

An important message! In my second book (still in preparation!) I devote a whole chapter to the importance of doctrine - for living; for thinking; for evaluation; for knowledge. "And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine." (Matt.7:28) If He taught it, then I have no reason not to do so!

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