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by | Apr 29, 2011 | Charisma Archive, Uncategorized

DISCERNING THE DISCERNERS

Regarding Marcus Yoars’ March column,
what might be even more enlightening from you is a discerning article
about what is really going on at these Christian discernment
ministries. You mention the goal is to “develop enough discernment to
find the pearls” in today’s media world. The fact is, in my own life I
used to be willing to compromise with a certain level of wickedness for
the sake of entertainment. As long as it wasn’t “too bad” it would
justify the pearls that would satisfy my fleshly desire for
entertainment. Many Christians don’t want to deny their fleshly desires
for “entertainment” and even believe that they must tune in to pop
culture to minister to today’s society. 

Bernis Ingvaldson, via email

 

CRISIS IN JAPAN

Thank you for your ministry. I subscribe to your Charisma News app for the iPhone, and I am glad I do!
I serve the Lord at an associate school of Christ for the Nations
International, Japan Bible School. In your recent news you have had
quite a few stories about
Japan, and they have been very encouraging to us here. I have been
forwarding some of them to my list of friends who pray for Japan,
including some Japanese people who understand English. 

Gerald Goodall, Hokkaido, Japan

 

Take a deep breath, fellow saints. It’s called an earthquake —like
in New Zealand, Chile and Haiti (“Is Japan Disaster Another Apocalyptic
Sign?”; Charisma News Online). It’s foolish humankind that builds
reactors near fault lines, buildings with inferior codes and design,
cities in flood zones; and also refuses to invest in renewable energy
sources, which nuclear energy is not. That has nothing to do with “the
end.” 

Rev. John Dale, Venice, Fla.

 

Editor’s Note:

Our article “You Can Start Over” by Brian Welch
(February) should have included the following copyright and permissions
credit: “From the book Stronger: Forty Days of Metal and Spirituality by
Brian Welch. Copyright © 2010 by Brian Welch. Reprinted by permission
of HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.”

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