CHRISTIAN LIGHTNING RODS: The Obviously Apostate
Distracting Christians while Deception infiltrates their Churches
NO DISCERNMENT NECESSARY
Satan has raised up groups or individuals who are evil and very easy to spot. Why is this? Does the devil feel sorry for Christians? Why are these groups always getting the attention of Satan’s mouthpiece, the Corporate Media? Is it because the media is concerned about Christians? What’s the real dangers these easy-to-discern decoys are distracting us from?
THE OBVIOUSLY APOSTATE LIGHTNING RODS ATTRACT CHRISTIAN ATTENTION
Lightning Rod: noun \ˈlīt-niŋ ˈräd\ someone or something that attracts criticism or gets blamed when things go wrong
One must give the devil his due: Satan is tricky.
While his minions are busy undermining, infiltrating and coercing Christian churches in America, the enemy has set up a variety of “lightning rods” to attract the attention of Christians while his more stealthy operatives go about their business undetected, unhindered and–in many cases–assisted by Christians themselves.
Many times, these lightning rods look like Christianity, pretend to be a part of Christianity and declare with their lips “I love Jesus.” However, their fruit is bad and contrary to Scripture.
These obviously apostate lightning rods are promoted by the Corporate Media. The worldly Corporate Media, a favorite tool of Satan, hates Christians. If the Corporate Media is promoting the “next big thing” in Christianity, one can be sure this “next big thing” is of its father, the devil.
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Lightning rods are also promoted by the Christian mass media. “Promote” is a term which is used here to denote “coverage.” Sometimes, a subject can gain attention under the guise of attacking it or “examining’ it. Warnings are rarely issued by the Christian mass media–even for the obviously apostate.
There are two types of lightning rods Satan uses to attract attention: Christian lightning roads and non-Christian lightning rods.
CHRISTIAN LIGHTNING RODS
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“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
When an obviously apostate Word Faith TV preacher declares one of Satan’s oldest lies–“We are little gods”–on TV in front of hundreds of thousands of “Christians,” there’s several reasons for this.
- He is indoctrinating his followers, who cannot discern whether such an apostate is from God or from Satan. If such followers cannot discern such major doctrinal errors, how can they every hope to discern the real trickery of the enemy?
- He is drawing attention to himself from those with a little discernment who are congratulating themselves for not falling for such obvious unbiblical nonsense. Meanwhile, the occult and New Age enter freely into such people’s churches.
- He is lessening the shock of other, waiting-in-the-wings heresies to come. Hearing a lie repeated over and over lessens the shock value. Hearing “We are little gods” the 50th time doesn’t have the impact of one hearing it the first time.
For the purposes of this article, let’s concentrate on #2.
Here’s a list of obviously apostate lightning rods which Satan has scattered about the land. These men and/or organizations draw great attention to themselves, especially from Christians.
One of the reasons for these obviously apostate lightning rods are to reassure Christians that they have some discernment.
- Emergent Church
- Liberal Theology – Higher Criticism
- Word of Faith prosperity gospel preachers
- Roman Catholic Papal system
- Millionaire TV preachers
- Science Fiction Church
- Seeker Sensitive Mega-Churches
- Westboro Baptist
- Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, other Masonic “christian” cults
- Snake Handlers
- False prophets, false apostles
If the reader is a member of one of the above groups, instead of getting angry he needs to sincerely ask God for wisdom and discernment to enable the reader to make a correct choice concerning this group.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.“
However, it’s at this point that the reader should also be reminded of Ecclesiastes 1:18.
“For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
Below are a list of resources for further study and information.
Postmodernism and the Emerging Church Movement
The Other Side of Emergent: The New Apostolic Reformation
Envisioning Emergence, part 1 – 7-part series
What is liberal Christian theology?
What are redaction criticism and higher criticism?
Questions about False Doctrine
The Significance of Youth-Filled Stadiums: Revisiting Latter Rain Prophecies in Light of Current Events
Is the Word of Faith Biblical?
List of Roman Catholic Heresies and Human Traditions
The Pope and the Papacy
The Great Outpouring of Wealth: Prosperity plus Power
End Times Deception: Modern American Prophecy Industry
Nephilim, Giants and Fallen Angels: The Other Side of the Story
HOMO NEPHILUS: Extraterrestrials, Noah’s Flood, Pseudo-Humans,
Pseudo-Science, Nephilim and Space Alien DNA; Part 1: The Rise of Endtime Occultism
Church of Tares: Purpose Driven, Seeker-Sensitive, Church Growth & New World Order
The seeker friendly purpose driven church growth movement
Apostasy: New Age Laodicea in Joel Osteen’s America
Westboro Baptist: Fred Phelps archive – Westboro Baptist is a hate group
Comparison Grid of Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christianity
Exposing Pseudo-Christian Cults
What does the Bible say about snake handling? Should we be handling snakes in church?
The New Apostolic Reformation: An introduction to the Movement
New Apostolic Reformation Archives
The above list is not a complete one. It is only a “starter” list.
NON-CHRISTIAN LIGHTNING RODS
NON-CHRISTIAN LIGHTNING RODS: So even those with no discernment can feel like they know Who and What’s from God
If many American Christians don’t have the discernment necessary to recognize that the Christian Lightning Rods are not from God, never fear.
Satan has thoughtfully provided a group of non-Christian lightning rods that even those with no discernment can recognize as not being from God.
- Godless Communists
- New Age
- Church of Satan
- False religions
- New Paganism
- Luciferians, the New World Order
- Occult – Prayer circles
- Homosexual movement
- International Bankers
- Obviously Evil Abortion Doctors
- Evolution and other fake “science”
With this second type of lightning rods, even those pew-sitters whose level of discernment is so low as to follow a Benny Hinn or a Joel Osteen or a Joyce Meyer or Pat Robertson or Rick Warren can feel good about their discernment.
“Did you see what those atheists want to do? Why I can’t believe it!”
“They want to teach our kids homosexuality in grade school! Isn’t that terrible?”
Satan’s mouthpiece, the Corporate Media, is always considerate to make sure to publicize the activities of this second group. Ever wonder why? Is it because they have love for Christians, a group of people about which they not been silent and absolutely detest? Is it because they feel like they have to warn Christians? Why are the doings of such a small segment of antichrist Americans always in the newspapers, on TV and in magazines?
Answer: Even those who are hopelessly entangled in the world need to feel morally superior to somebody.
CONCLUSION: THE PURPOSE
The purpose of the two groups of lightning rods is to distract Christians from the real threats that challenge the Church of Jesus Christ in these last days. While Christians are busy with Communists, homosexual marriage and atheists, the Church is being attacked by more dangerous, harder-to-discern threats.
A few of those threats, which receive far less publicity, are:
1. Dominion Theology – The idea that Christians have to take over the earth before Jesus can come back. These are men looking for an earthly kingdom and are willing to use the name of Jesus to obtain it. They are to be in charge of a physical and spiritual cleansing of the earth. The Bible says that they will be successful for a season.
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
2. The Occult, New Age and Eastern Mysticism – The ideas that experiences trump the Word of God. That emotions, feelings and sensory information are better indications of God’s will than His Holy Word. Included are the ascetic practices of purification rituals and extreme fasting which turn “holiness” into a man-centered event.
This also includes the revival of gnosticism and its never-ending quest to split the Body of Christ into two groups: the super spiritual overcomers who have secret knowledge and revelation–and everyone else.
3. The Desire for Miracles, Signs and Wonders – The Bible is clear that Christians are to walk by faith, not sight. Yet so many Christians want visible signs of God’s presence: miracles, signs and wonders. The Bible says that a great end times Church will rise up and do signs and wonders for those who belong–and for the whole world to see. This Church will not be Jesus’ Church. It will be the whore of Babylon Church of Satan.
“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,“
—2 Thessalonians 2:9
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,“
—Revelation 13:11, 13
3. New Revelation – The idea that God is speaking “new revelation” through “apostles and prophets” and whoever is a willing conduit. This turns God’s Word into an open canon of Scripture–which the Bible expressly forbids.
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.“
“Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.“
“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.“
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.“
All of these dangers–whether they are easy-to-discern distractions especially provided by the enemy or sly, cunning stealth doctrinal poison–achieve one thing: they distract from the saving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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What can the believer do in times such as these?
Pray for wisdom. Pray that you aren’t deceived. Pray for strength.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.“
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.“
Trust in the Word of God.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.“
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
by Jeremiah J. Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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