NEW YORK (Reuters) – About Nine in 10 Online Discernmentalist Ministries show signs of addictive behavior that could have negative effects on their family, friends and Christian circles according to a new study.
Researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) and the National Institute on Discernment found that some discernmentalist show symptoms of sloppy research, miscommunication, misinformation, haughtiness and flagrant disregard for others. Researchers think some use “discernment” to escape their problems (or to conceal their own) and becoming restless or irritable when they stop discerning.
Dr D. Vador, the president of the National Institute on Discernment which strives to minimize the harm of discernmentalists suggests that this is a wake-up call for Christians.
“This study gives everyone a better idea of the scope of the problem,” he explained.