Jay (Login BrotherJ) Editor Posted Nov 17, 2009 2:11 PM
The major difference there is it is stated the HS not the spirits.
i.e. we are talking and referring to the Holy Spirit not the spirits...
But I agree we are to test to see which doctrines are counterfeit as satan.. the greatest and most important work of Satan is to counterfeit the doctrines and experiences of God as revealed in Scripture in order to deceive the saints.
So yes we are commanded to test every doctrine and supernatural experience to see if they are from God or from Satan (1 Cor. 2:12-16; Phil. 1:9-10; 1 Th. 5:21-22; 1 Jn. 4:1-6).
Due to the diversity among the world's religions, their doctrines and individual experiences among their adherents, it is obvious that they cannot all have godly origins. Therefore, we must judge between them by gaining a clear understanding of the clearlywritten Word of God.
The greatest danger for Christians is to unquestioningly accept everything in the realm of the supernatural as originating with God.