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Discernment

Karen
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:26:06 GMT

2/11/17 Dear God, For the first time since I've been going to my congregation, I'm hearing private disagreement among members over certain things being taught in our Bible class. I feel an uneasiness listening to the teacher in this class but don't know why. I just do not think some things being taught are true, but I don't want to judge him. I do not know enough scripture to oppose or defend what he is saying. So this past week, I avoided going to his class. I do not know if that was right or wrong, but I do not feel comfortable listening to his teaching. I get scared when I cannot trust the teacher, and I'm not sure this man is teaching truth. But what if he is teaching truth, and I am misjudging him? What should I do? I don't want to create a problem or cause any drama, so I am choosing to avoid going to the class at all. But by doing so, I am separating myself from my brothers and sisters and that's not good either. I don't know what to do. I do not want to get caught up in controversy, or talk about him behind his back. Please help me with this problem, and give m e wisdom. I love my congregation, and this upsets me. People told me that the enemy always comes in and tries to destroy something good. I saw it happen to our congregation when I was a child. People started disagreeing and the church split and no one was ever the same. Please do not let this happen in our congregation. Keep us unified and stop people from talking among themselves --including me--and guide us to the elders or the teacher himself if there is disagreement. If this man is not speaking truth, please remove him from the role of teacher. Help me to discern truth. Please help the elders to be more observant and aware of what is being taught so they can protect us from wolves who appear as sheep. Help me not to judge. Please show me what to do. I am starting to feel confused over this, and your Word says you are not the author of confusion.