Christian discernment is learning the difference between what is good and what is evil, what is of God and what is a lie from Satan. The Bible was given to us to help us do that. Anything that is contrary to what God said in His word is Satanic. There is an obvious lack of discernment in Christendom today because many confessing Christians do not know what God said. They cannot discern the truth so they cannot see the difference between God’s plants and Satan’s plants in the world. Some Christians like to water toxic weeds and then they wonder why it produces deadly runoff.
We do have to be careful in our identification of Satan’s plants because many of the plants that look like toxic weeds might just turn out to be one of God’s plant that just needs some extra care. Nevertheless, there are common obvious obnoxious weeds that anyone rooted in God’s good ground should be able to discern.
With all the weed watering that is going on in even our churches, perhaps Christians need to take a brief Gardening 101 class so that they can better identify Satan’s plants in the world and within Christendom. If the Devil’s plants are not watered by Christians they still will be seen in the world but at least they will not be found on Church grounds. Everything you need to spot the weeds is found in God’s abundant growing manual.
To help you along in your quest to identify Satan’s plants I will identify three good examples. All three claim to be Christian plants so they are being watered by many ignorant Christians that actually believe them. Those that trained themselves in God’s manual would be able to discern Satan’s plants by the peculiar order that emanates from them. They usually smell a little like money or baloney.
Barack Obama – Is one of Satan’s plants. How do I know? Because everything he does is contrary to God’s manual. He is not just a misled soul. He has been told the truth and he has rejected the truth for universalism. True Christians do not attend hate churches for twenty years that teach a gospel of racism and hate. He attended there because Wright was a mentor. Christians do not take the wrong side on every moral issue and appoint the most immoral scum ever seen in the history of this nation. He appoints such people to high position because he identifies with them and wants to make America conform to their ideals. Christians do not give lip service to Christianity but then promote an antichrist religion like Islam. Christians do not believe in forced redistribution of wealth. Christians do not constantly lie. Christians do not play hate cards in order to set the poor against the rich, and one race against another. Obama is arguably the most divisive President in the history of this nation. We cannot even get a straight answer on his earlier life and he is a mocker of anyone that questions him or disagrees with him. Christian leaders claiming that Obama is a Christian need a reality check.
Newt Gingrich – is one of Satan’s plants. I am sure Gingrich will have a big say over who gets the Republican nomination for President if he does not get it himself. Gingrich is a CFR member and he is part of the globalist establishment. Here is a guy that knows about Christian doctrine and tries to identify with Christian conservatives but he is anything but a Christian or a Conservative. Newt Gingrich believes in the third way or third wave, which is Communitarianism.
“Communitarianism is a collectivist philosophy that explicitly rejects individualism. It does not merely relegate individualism to a subordinate position, but is openly hostile to it. It is an ideology of ‘civic society’ which is nothing less than one version of Post-Marxist collectivism which wants privileges for certain wealthy and influential organized groups, and in consequence, a renewed feudalising of society.”, Vaclav Klaus.
Communitarianism is central planing for a futurist’s idealist world. In Gingrich’s brave new world all people will be forced to comply with the decrees for the common good. Gringrich is always the opportunist, having all the answers for everyone else, but he cannot get his own personal life together. He is on his third marriage after a couple of affairs while in Congress. He disgraced himself in office and was forced to resign as Speaker of the House. He thinks he can now become President because he believes Americans will not care. Even when he had total control of the House he furthered the progressive globalist agenda. Recently Gringrich was pushing global warming cap-and-trade which is really a globalist ploy to redistribute the wealth and to gain global governance over everything. Now that most Americans turned against global warming legislation he flipped like a newt (often confused with a chameleon).
Gingrich has been working hard to reinvent himself. He wants Christians to believe that he has matured and that he has seen the light and the error of his sinful ways. Yet, did Gingrich join a biblical church? Like his globalist friend, Tony Blair, Gingrich became a Catholic. He also has connections with leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation (dominionists). If Gingrich got elected and had a Republican House and Senate there would be no stopping world governance and I am sure the world harlot religion that Tony Blair is pushing and the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Emergent Church leaders would play a large part in it.
I think if Gingrich got in power he would become the most scary figure in the world since Attila the Hun. Think of a system running the world much like the Chinese government now runs China and you might get the picture. Group think and team concepts will rule at lower levels and the selected elites would rule the world at high levels but govern like fascists. This Satanic plant is being watered by some misled conservative leaders that like the rhetoric coming from Gingrich that is and will be designed specifically for their ears. The NAR dominionists and emergent leaders will be pushing each other over (pun intended) to pour their anointed holy water on his head. However, Gingrich is anything but a Christian Conservative, but he will shape shift into one, if that gets him the presidency.
Harold Camping - is one of Satan’s plants. This man with his date setting for the Rapture and the end of the world will do more to destroy premillennial Christian theology than anyone in our time. Some might say he is just misled. No. he is not mislead, he has done this before and he refuses to be teachable. He has been told the truth but he rejects it. He wants people to believe in his Gnosticism and formulas but even that is probably all a big con. The Bible tells Christian to warn people about their wrong doing and if they continue to persist to have nothing to do with them. His Rapture date setting is not his only heresy either. Yet, tens of thousands of Christians continue to water this Satanic plant with their money and they help him promote lies.
How can I say Camping is a clear Satanic plant? Because he uses his TV and radio networks to deceive with a doctrine that is sure to bring ridicule to the body of Christ. Once again, the world has reason to mock those that believe that Jesus will come again to take away His Bride. The atheists and those that hate this doctrine have already scheduled mocking parties for next week. Many pastors being the politically correct cowards that they are will never allow the Rapture doctrine to be taught in their church anymore. Because of Camping you can be sure the NAR and Emergent types and Liberals in Christendom will soon join the mocking and fulfill 2Pet 3:4.
2Pe 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
There will be real consequences to Harold Camping’s erroneous teaching in the world and it will not just be spiritual. Some people have given up their life savings and their living and are now just waiting for the big day this Saturday. Some will go into massive depression and even kill themselves when the Rapture does not occur. It is things like this that could make preaching futurist eschatology against the law, it already is against the law in some nations. Camping is not doing Christianity and Christian doctrine any service. He is clearly helping to destroy the ministries of those that teach sound doctrine. It is all a Satanic plot and Camping is his plant.
How do I know that the Rapture will not happen on May 21st 2011? I don’t, but there is a better than 99.9 percent chance that the Rapture will not happen on that day. I also know that there is a 100 percent chance that the end of the world will not come five mouths later like Camping claims. Such timing is in direct contradiction to scripture.
There are many Satanic plants posing as Christians that are being watered by Christians. I will list just a few plants from the Emergent and New Apostolic Reformation movement that is now merging and will merge with others that cannot discern the truth to become the mother of all Satanic plants called the great Harlot.
C. Peter Wagner
What these people and thousands of Satan’s plants such as them have in common, is that they all twist scriptures, and they all also give new revelation from arguments of arrogant human intellect or presumptuous and demonic spiritual mysticism contrary to the clear teaching of the Bible.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.