About this Website


Welcome to Discerning the World

We are an internet Christian ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa that was founded by Deborah Ellish in 2008. Tom Lessing founded the internet Christian ministry Waak en Bid/Watch and Pray which was closed in April 2013. Tom Lessing then joined Deborah in May 2013.  Tom moved all his articles across to Discerning the World.  Tom and Deborah together now run Discerning the World.

Our articles focus on the false doctrine of Calvinism, the Word of Faith / Apostolic / Latter Rain Movement, Pentecostalism and it’s use of false spiritual gifts such as speaking in tongues and faith healing through an individual healer by the laying on of hands, slain in the spirit, etc.  We also focus on the Emergent Church Movement and Contemplative Spirituality. The Occult which includes the New Age and the power of positive thinking, and rise of the Roman Catholic Church within Christianity today.

  • We do our best to write articles in a very self explanatory manner for all to understand.
  • If you don’t understand what it written please comment and ask questions, we will gladly help.
  • We will never tell anyone to listen to what we have to say, and will always request you consult the Bible for and by yourself.
    • This is why we have the Word of God at our disposal, so we don’t have to take another’s word for it – but can read God’s Word for ourselves.
  • Jesus Christ the Son of God commands us to test everything that is said, comparing what was said His Word.
  • The Holy Spirit abides in born again Christians as our counselor and comforter and will always lead genuine Christians into all truth, understanding and remembrance of who Jesus Christ is when studying the Word of God.
  • There is only one truth.  Only one interpretation.
  • You can’t agree to disagree with the Bible – ever!

See here:  Discernment Ministry or Counter Cult Ministry  and Christian Apologetics

Thank you 🙂

Online Hours:

Below would be our approximate online hours.  Either Tom or Deborah might be online during these times.

  • Mon-Fri:  10:00 to 16:00

See what time is it in South Africa:  CAT  or (GMT+2)


All comments are moderated and approved by Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish.

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Discerning the World is not a business; we are part of the Great Commission.

All information is free of charge – $0.00.  Discerning the World does not make a single cent from this website.  No advertising either. We do not ask for donations or receive donations of any kind.

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