How to Discern the Demonic Speech and Fallacies of Evil Spirits, False Christs and Antichrists
God once said: “In My plan, Satan has ever snapped at the heels of every step, and, as the foil of My wisdom, has always tried to find ways and means to disrupt My original plan. But could I succumb to its deceitful schemes? All in heaven and on earth serves Me—could the deceitful schemes of Satan be any different? This is precisely the intersection of My wisdom, it is precisely that which is wondrous about My deeds, and it is the principle by which My entire management plan is carried out” (“The Eighth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh). We have indeed seen that in each age, after God completes one stage of His work, all kinds of evil spirits immediately imitate, and they even assume God’s name and fake Christ to deceive people and disrupt God’s work. All sorts of false leaders and antichrists also use various methods to impersonate God’s firstborn sons sent by God or the man used by the Holy Spirit to confuse and deceive God’s chosen people, planning to control God’s chosen people so they will follow and obey them. All sorts of Satan’s forces are disturbing God’s work and impairing God’s management plan of saving mankind, attempting to achieve their goal of forever controlling mankind and corrupting mankind. God’s chosen people must see through Satan’s schemes.
God’s chosen people have all seen the reality of various evil spirits and Satan’s forces doing their utmost to disrupt and destroy God’s work. How should we discern this in the face of the deception, disruption, demolition and destruction of all kinds of evil spirits, false leaders and antichrists? This is what most people are lacking. Many people are easily deceived when they see the supernatural work and words of evil spirits. They think all supernatural work and words of spirits are surely the work of God. That is why words of evil spirits and false Christs that imitate God’s words can indeed deceive some people. All those who don’t understand the truth seem helpless against the deception of evil spirits. In the end, they are deceived and ruined by evil spirits, allowing Satan to trick them to the extent that they’re neither man nor ghost, lose normal rationality, become mentally ill, or are even harmed by Satan to the point of death. Why is it that people lose their rationality and become more and more abnormal as long as they accept the deception of evil spirits and believe in the words of antichrists? This is sufficient to show: All evil spirits and Satan’s forces corrupt, harm and swallow mankind; they don’t have an ounce of truth and humanity, and all they have is the reactionary substance of evil and betrayal. The discernment of the demonic speech and fallacies of evil spirits, false Christs and antichrists must be based on God’s words and the truth in order to accurately see through their essence. God is the truth, the way, and the life. God’s disposition is righteous and holy, and it is what the Lord of creation has. God’s almightiness and wisdom are unfathomable. All kinds of evil spirits and Satan’s forces not only have no truth whatsoever, they are also evil forces that oppose God and are moreover the root cause of all negative things and dark influences. Satan, all types of evil spirits, false Christs and antichrists, as well as all demons, they all possess four obvious characteristics:
First, they often lie and are full of lies. Lies oppose the truth. Lies don’t have the truth and reality within them, and are all empty words and false words that are extremely confusing and deceptive. Satan, all kinds of evil spirits and all demons have continued to lie from the beginning until now. Their purpose is to deceive, corrupt, swallow and control people.
Second, they are especially evil. Evil opposes justice and positive things. Satan and all kinds of evil forces always distort facts, pervert reason, and resist the truth. They say good is evil and evil is good, confuse right and wrong, and confound black and white in order to achieve the goal of deceiving people. The actions and conduct of Satan, all kinds of evil spirits and all demons are extremely evil, perverse and godless, and they are the root cause of world darkness.
Third, they are especially malicious. All kinds of evil spirits and all demons harm mankind, have utter disregard for human life, and abuse and oppress the people. All evil spirits possess and torment mankind and in the end swallow mankind. They set deadly traps to frame good people and kill without batting an eyelid. Their cunning schemes and methods are malicious to the extreme. All those possessed by evil spirits come to an untimely end. Their fates are extremely miserable. False leaders and antichrists frame, expel and punish the believers, not at all caring whether they live or die. They don’t have an ounce of compassion and really have poisonous hearts. They harm and ruin people like Satan, and don’t even care at all that they are forcing others into dead ends.
Fourth, they are especially arrogant. All evil spirits and all kinds of demons and antichrists are particularly arrogant and conceited. They don’t have reason and moreover don’t fear God whatsoever. All evil spirits can imitate God’s words to deceive people and don’t care at all about God’s feelings. How evil and shameless they are! False leaders, antichrists and Satan’s forces criticize and deny God’s words. Their hearts are rigid to the extreme and they would rather die than acknowledge the truth. In order to deceive God’s chosen people, they do their utmost to judge God’s work, deny God’s words, attack the man used by the Holy Spirit, and do all they can to disturb and destroy God’s work. They don’t have God in their hearts at all. This completely reveals that all kinds of evil spirits, Satan’s forces and antichrists are arrogant and conceited, without reason, and have no respect for God. Next, let’s take a look at the forces of Satan and antichrists in religious circles. In the face of God’s work of the last days, they furiously judge and condemn God’s words, do their utmost to deny the essence of the truth in God’s words, and don’t acknowledge God’s work one bit. This sufficiently demonstrates that all evil spirits, antichrists and Satan’s forces are so arrogant that they don’t have an ounce of reason and are completely lawless. Arrogance is one of Satan’s characteristics.
If you clearly understand these four characteristics of all kinds of forces of Satan and evil spirits, it will be easy to discern the fallacies and demonic speech of the various evil spirits, false Christs and antichrists. Satan’s forces predominantly include all kinds of evil spirits, false Christs, antichrists and demons; in the outside world, they refer to the great red dragon at the helm of the state, and all demons that deny and resist God. All of these are Satan’s forces. The whole world is being controlled by Satan’s forces. All of mankind is being controlled by Satan’s forces. All sorts of Satan’s forces are resisting God, betraying God and opposing God. During every step of God’s work, Satan tails God and carries out all sorts of cunning schemes to deceive God’s people and disrupt God’s work. This completely reveals that Satan’s forces are the source of the evil forces that oppose God. Therefore, no matter what evil spirits, false leaders and antichrists that belong to Satan’s forces do, from it we are able to see the four characteristics and essence of their evil nature: lies, evil, maliciousness and arrogance.
1. How to Discern the Essence of Various Kinds of Evil Spirits and False Christs
Any spirit whose work is manifestly supernatural is an evil spirit, and the supernatural work and utterances of any spirit that is carried out in people is the work of an evil spirit; all of the means by which evil spirits work are abnormal and supernatural, and are primarily manifested in the six following ways:
1. Direct control of people’s speech, which clearly shows that the evil spirit is talking, not the people themselves are talking normally;
2. The feeling that the evil spirit is instructing people and ordering them to do this and that;
3. People who, when they are in a room, can tell when someone is about to come in;
4. People who often hear voices talking to them that others can’t hear;
5. People who are able to see and hear things that others can’t;
6. People who are always agitated, and talking to themselves, and are incapable of normal conversation or interaction with people.
All those in whom an evil spirit is working inevitably have these six manifestations. They are irrational, on tenterhooks, incapable of normal interaction with people, it is as if they are unamenable to reason, and there is something detached and otherworldly about them. Such people have been possessed by an evil spirit or have an evil spirit working in them, and all of the work of evil spirits is manifest and supernatural. This is the most easily distinguishable work of evil spirits. When an evil spirit possesses someone, it toys with them so that they are completely messed up. They become irrational, like a zombie, which proves that in substance, evil spirits are wicked spirits that corrupt and devour people. The utterances of evil spirits are easy to distinguish: Their utterances fully epitomize their wicked substance, they are stagnant, turbid and stinking, they exude the stench of death. To people who are of good caliber, the words of evil spirits feel hollow and uninteresting, unedifying, like nothing but lies and empty talk, they feel muddled and convoluted, like a load of nonsense. This is some of the most easily-distinguishable of the evil spirits’ nonsense. To bewitch people, some of the more “high grade” evil spirits pretend to be God or Christ when they speak, while others pretend to be angels or famous figures. When they speak, these evil spirits are adept at imitating certain words or phrases of God, or the tone of God, and people who don’t understand the truth are easily taken in by such “high grade” evil spirits. The chosen people of God must be clear that, in substance, evil spirits are wicked and shameless, and that even if they are “high grade” evil spirits, they are utterly bereft of the truth. Evil spirits, after all, are evil spirits, the substance of evil spirits is wicked, and of a kind with Satan.
Anyone who impersonates Christ’s words to deceive people is a false Christ. All false Christs are possessed by evil spirits and speak to deceive people. How should you distinguish a false Christ who keeps speaking to deceive people? If you merely look at some of the false Christ’s words, you would scratch your head and be unable to see through what the evil spirit actually wants to do. If you continue to track this evil spirit and consider everything that it has said, it is very easy to see what it actually is, what it is doing, what it is actually saying, what it is plotting to do to people and what path it is offering people—these things will make it very easy to discern this evil spirit. We see many of the same characteristics in the things evil spirits say. They can only imitate God’s words, but cannot capture the essence of God’s words. God’s words have a context and a purpose. The eventual purpose and effect of God’s utterances is very clear and you can see the authority and the power in God’s words. They can touch one’s heart and move one’s soul. But the words of evil spirits and Satan have no context and no effect. They are like a pool of stagnant water. People feel dull in their hearts after reading them and nothing can be achieved. So evil spirits of all kinds do not hold any truths and are certainly murky and dark inside. Their words cannot bring people light and cannot show people the path they should follow. The evil spirits do not say clearly what their purpose is nor what they are putting across and there is no mention of anything related to the essence and root of the truth. Almost none. Nothing that people should understand or get can be found in the words of evil spirits. Therefore, the words of evil spirits can only confuse people and make people murky and dark inside. They cannot supply people with anything. From this we can see that the inherent nature of evil spirits is evil and dark. They have no life but are full of the breath of death. They are indeed negative and should be cursed. There is no truth at all in the speech of evil spirits. It is complete nonsense and makes people feel nauseous, disgusted and like vomiting, as if they have eaten dead flies. If people are in pursuit of the truth and possess the aptitude to receive God’s words, they will distinguish the words of evil spirits after reading them. Those who do not understand spiritual matters and do not have the ability to receive the words of God will certainly be confused by the words of evil spirits. All those people whom the Holy Spirit has enlightened and illuminated, who have an understanding of God’s words and who understand some truths will naturally distinguish the evil spirits’ lies. They will be able to see that there is no truth in any words spoken by evil spirits. They do not have what God has and is, nor do they have the slightest power or authority. Their words are a world of difference from God’s words. To use a more appropriate metaphor, the words of evil spirits are almost the same in nature as the words of an unreasonable fellow who possesses no truths. They are purely a pack of lies and nonsense.
2. How to Discern the God-resisting and God-betraying Essence of False Leaders and Antichrists
Leaders and workers of any level who don’t have the work of the Holy Spirit are all false leaders and false workers. The symbolic difference between real and false leaders is whether or not they have the work of the Holy Spirit. Whether one has the work of the Holy Spirit can make it completely clear whether they are someone who has true faith in God and pursues the truth. Therefore, it can be certain that all those without the work of the Holy Spirit are people who don’t have true faith in God and pursue the truth. This is because only God observes whether one has true faith in God and pursues the truth. God can completely reveal a person just through whether or not they have the work of the Holy Spirit. If a person believes in God for many years but never has the work of the Holy Spirit, then this person is certainly an unbeliever; if they are a leader or worker, then they are surely a false leader or false worker. This is certain beyond doubt.
What’s the relationship between false leaders or workers and antichrists? Strictly speaking, false leaders or workers and antichrists are all people without the work of the Holy Spirit. They have all been exposed by God as people who don’t truly believe in God and pursue the truth. The path they walk is the path of God-resisting antichrists, so their nature and essence are all the same. The only difference between them is how much evil they do. If false leaders and false workers commit all kinds of evil or even oppose the man used by the Holy Spirit and plan to establish their own independent kingdom, then they are antichrists. If false leaders and false workers merely don’t have the work of the Holy Spirit, are not able to supply and water God’s chosen people, cannot lead God’s chosen people into the reality of the truth, can only speak letters and doctrines or use their position to control people, or reveal some corrupt dispositions, then they only have the problem of being a false leader and false worker. If false leaders and false workers can resist the man used by the Holy Spirit, reject or suppress the work arrangements and sermons and fellowship of the above, judge the work of the man used by the Holy Spirit, do their utmost to obstruct God’s chosen people from accepting the guidance and supply of the man used by the Holy Spirit, or plan to control God’s chosen people to achieve their aim of being a tyrant, then they have evolved into antichrists. This shows that all antichrists were evolved from false leaders and false workers. False leaders and false workers are all antichrist seedlings, and the path they walk is that of antichrists. On the other hand, antichrists are all bred and developed from false leaders and false workers. Thus, if false leaders and false workers do all sorts of evil and thrive, they will become antichrists. Evidently, the path of false leaders and false workers is the path walked by antichrists. If they refuse to repent and remain stubborn to the end, then they are genuine antichrists.
The essence of antichrists is that they deny Christ in their hearts and deny the divinity of Christ. They think someone who cannot perform signs and wonders is not God, so they deny the divine essence of Christ and don’t admit that Christ is God incarnate. That is why they dare to oppose Christ and openly deceive God’s chosen people, making God’s chosen people doubt God and God’s words and instead follow and obey them. This is the essence of antichrists. Strictly speaking, antichrists don’t believe in God incarnate in their hearts and don’t admit the fact of the incarnation. It’s like how many pastors studying theology in religious circles don’t even admit that Jesus was immaculately conceived. All of them only believe in a vague God up in the sky and don’t admit the practical God incarnate. That is why when God is incarnated, they do all they can to condemn and deny Him. This is the root cause of how antichrists came into being.
All people who don’t believe that Christ is God incarnate are antichrists. There is no doubt about this. Therefore, all those who treat Christ as a man and don’t treat Him as God are ultimately all antichrists if they don’t pursue the truth, gain the work of the Holy Spirit, and achieve true knowledge of the practical God. As antichrists are not people who pursue the truth, they certainly don’t have the work of the Holy Spirit, won’t recognize that God’s word is the truth and God’s voice, and will deny that God’s word is the expression of truth. This also allows us to see a fact: All those who don’t recognize that God’s word is the truth and God’s voice are antichrists. All leaders and pastors of religious circles don’t admit that God’s word is the truth and God’s voice, and so it is no surprise that they deny Christ. Those who deny Christ must first deny God’s word and deny the truth. This is inevitable. Accordingly, those who deny God’s word, that is, deny the truth expressed by Christ, are all antichrists. This way, we have a more precise explanation of the concept of antichrists. It can be said that all those who don’t admit that Christ is God incarnate are antichrists; all those who don’t recognize that Christ’s word is the truth and God’s voice are antichrists. This is absolutely true and certain beyond doubt.
In light of the fact that antichrists deny that the essence of Christ is the truth, we can be certain: All antichrists are people who deny that God’s word is the truth, people who deny the Word appearing in the flesh. Can such unbelievers truly eat and drink God’s words and experience God’s work? Can they still gain the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit and achieve understanding of the truth? Can they still truly submit to and know God? God’s chosen people can all see the following facts in the words and actions of false leaders, false workers and antichrists:
First, false leaders, false workers and antichrists are all people who don’t know anything about their own corrupt essence. They never discuss knowing themselves and don’t admit that they have been too deeply corrupted by Satan and have satanic natures.
Second, false leaders, false workers and antichrists are all people without life experience. They cannot communicate an ounce of true experience and knowledge of God’s work, and moreover don’t have true knowledge of God.
Third, false leaders, false workers and antichrists are all people who don’t understand the truth whatsoever. All they do is talk about letters and doctrines, misinterpret God’s words, take things out of context, and distort the truth. All their actions and conduct deceive people and disrupt people from pursuing the truth.
Fourth, false leaders, false workers and antichrists are all people who do their utmost to deny, judge, attack, and hate the man used by the Holy Spirit. They do all they can to deceive and disturb God’s chosen people from following the work and guidance of the man used by the Holy Spirit.
Fifth, false leaders, false workers and antichrists are all people who do their utmost to testify that they are God’s firstborn sons and the man used by the Holy Spirit. They scheme to make people accept and obey them to achieve the purpose of controlling God’s chosen people.
Sixth, false leaders, false workers and antichrists are all people who don’t know how to eat and drink God’s words and communicate the truth, and never communicate true knowledge of God. This is sufficient to prove that false leaders, false workers and antichrists don’t have the truth and don’t have reality. This is an absolutely true fact.
The above six behaviors of false leaders and false workers are accepted facts that all of God’s chosen people can see. Accordingly, we can be completely certain that antichrists are indeed the enemies of God and also the enemies of God’s chosen people. Therefore, the battle of God’s chosen people against satanic forces is mainly a battle against antichrist forces. Antichrists are indeed the most dangerous enemies. If God’s chosen people don’t know how to discern antichrists, it is too dangerous and it is too easy for them to be deceived and controlled by antichrists.
The actions and behavior of false leaders and antichrists are sufficient to prove that they don’t eat and drink God’s words at all, and moreover they don’t pursue the truth and don’t have an ounce of experience of God’s work. This is a fact. So, apart from espousing letters and doctrines, the false leaders and antichrists are using cunning schemes to protect their own status, to control God’s chosen people, and to make everyone listen to and obey them. If you see someone whose words, regardless of what they say or communicate, have no real experience or knowledge, and you cannot see where the truth in their communication lies or how the work of the Holy Spirit enlightens and illuminates them or changes them, and you cannot see them having any knowledge of God or their own corrupt essence—all you can see are empty letters and doctrines, them continuing to toy with God’s words and stir up enmity, either judging this or attacking that, not providing God’s chosen people with true supply, much less resolving the actual problems of life entry of God’s chosen people—then this sufficiently proves that it is the work of false leaders and antichrists. All such work deceives people, tricks people, and disturbs and disrupts God’s work. This is how to discern false leaders and antichrists. Analyze and discern from what they reveal and what they say and do, and their motives and intentions, and you will be able to see through Satan’s cunning plans. The actions of false leaders and antichrists only have two purposes: One is to set their “enemy,” the man used by the Holy Spirit, as their target of attack, doing all they can to judge, deny and attack him. Seventy percent of the hard work and struggles of false leaders and antichrists is for achieving this purpose. The second purpose of false leaders and antichrists is to forcibly seize offerings to God. To achieve this purpose, they need to speak many words and of course use many deceitful statements and cunning schemes to swindle offerings to God in order to pay for the expenditures of their evil deeds. It really is the most heinous crime.
This shows that the actions of false leaders and antichrists are to achieve their purposes of deceiving and controlling God’s chosen people and seizing offerings to God. To achieve these two purposes, some of them might toil for 8 to 10 years, while others might toil for decades. It seems their aims and intentions for believing in God are completely for resisting and betraying God. To achieve their ambitions of personal power, they even act perversely and go against Heaven. These really are monstrous sins, too wicked to be pardoned. Whoever toils to experience God’s work, to pursue the truth to be saved, to bear witness to God, and to obey God, is a person whose path is completely correct and conforms with God’s intentions. If a person toils completely for the sake of pursuing status and only to distinguish themselves, rise over others, and to gain the blessings of status, even to the extent of stopping at nothing to harm, punish and expel people in order to control God’s chosen people, then their ways are too cruel, and their path is that of antichrists. It is a path resisting and betraying God, a path of no return. We can hear the arguments of various false leaders and antichrists in churches everywhere:
1) The man used by the Holy Spirit is also a corrupted human being whose work also has the impurities of man. We believe in God and don’t obey man.
2) This is the work of man. We believe in God and don’t accept man’s work.
3) We read the words of God but don’t listen to the communications of man.
4) Having the guidance of the work of the Holy Spirit is enough and there is no need to listen to the man used by the Holy Spirit.
5) The man used by the Holy Spirit is not one person but several people of whom we are also part of.
These five types of arguments are all regarded as the arguments of false leaders and antichrists. They are all arguments used to deceive people. On the one hand, the work of the Holy Spirit uses the man used by the Holy Spirit to lead from the front, while on the other, the Holy Spirit also enlightens and illuminates people who pursue the truth, so that people will understand the truth. What antichrists want is to make God’s chosen people break free from the guidance of the man used by the Holy Spirit and listen to them instead. All demons of the same type as false leaders and antichrists use many arguments similar to these five. All those controlled or deceived by these several types of antichrist’s arguments have been ruled over by false leaders and antichrists and followed antichrists. They are regarded as having boarded a pirate ship and will be eliminated by the work of the Holy Spirit. To discern the words of false leaders and antichrists first requires discerning what they said, what aims they are trying to achieve, and what outcomes it leads to, and then see whether these things conform with God’s intentions and God’s words, and whether they conform with what God’s work requires of man. This way, you will be able to see through Satan’s cunning schemes. If you take a look at all of the hackneyed and stereotyped expressions of antichrists, you will be able to see that apart from misinterpreting and delimiting God’s words, they also distort reason, take things out of context, and deny God’s words. If God’s chosen people can thoroughly see through their motives and aims, they will see through Satan’s cunning schemes. That way, the various fallacies of false leaders and antichrists will fall apart on their own. When you combine all of a person’s words and actions, it isn’t hard to see what path they are on, what things they have done, the purposes behind doing such things, what outcomes they bring to God’s chosen people, and whether they are doing evil or obeying God. Everything will naturally become clear this way. Some people toil for 3 or 5 years, and no matter how many words they speak, they mainly try to do one thing; others busy themselves for more than a decade, and they also mainly try to do one thing, which is to achieve their goal: control God’s chosen people and act like an overlord by establishing their own independent kingdom. The aims and intentions of their words are also very obvious—people who understand the truth can see clearly right away what they’re saying, what they’re doing, and what path they’re walking. This is the way to look at people. As the saying goes, “Time reveals a man’s heart.”
3. How to Discern the Fact That False Leaders and Workers Serve God yet Resist God
All those who have believed in God for several years but still cannot gain the work of the Holy Spirit are people who don’t love and pursue the truth. There is no doubt about this. Therefore, all false leaders and false workers without the work of the Holy Spirit are surely not people who love and pursue the truth. People who don’t pursue the truth certainly don’t fear God and don’t have a place for God in their heart, let alone have a heart that obeys God. That is why those who have believed in God for several years but still cannot pursue the truth are all people without conscience and reason and with no humanity. It can therefore be said that all those who have been leaders and workers for several years but still don’t have the work of the Holy Spirit surely don’t fear God, much less have a heart that obeys God, and they are absolutely not people who pursue the truth. So what behaviors will a person who doesn’t pursue the truth but is made a leader or worker of the church have? God’s chosen people must learn to discern false leaders and false workers, and must see clearly the following six types of behavior of false leaders and false workers who don’t have the work of the Holy Spirit:
1) Not exalting God and bearing witness to God in their work, not having God’s entrustment in their heart, much less having a heart that loves God; only working for status and doing things to show themselves off; not coordinating with others and always wanting power and taking control; restraining people, so that others fear them and find it hard to get close to them;
2) Not having new light in communicating the truth and being unable to speak out real knowledge of the truth, much less knowing the true state of their corruption and essence of their nature; only knowing how to discuss some letters and doctrines or repeat what others have said;
3) Not pursuing the truth and also not accepting pruning and dealing; being especially arrogant and self-righteous, having no obedience at all, and still having their old satanic disposition intact; not being responsible in their actions and not being principled in their behavior like unbelievers, following their own wishes and doing whatever they want without restraint;
4) Holding on to rules in fulfilling their duties and not practicing the truth; being full of perfunctoriness and not having a heart that obeys and satisfies God at all, much less having loyalty toward God; not achieving results in fulfilling their duties most of the time and merely going through the formalities;
5) Not fearing God and not being godly whether in prayer or the fulfillment of their duties; being especially dissolute and having no restraint in their conduct and following the preferences of unbelievers; having a disposition full of corruption and not having the likeness of a true human being;
6) Not having normal relationships with others and not willing to communicate the truth to people they come into contact with; not knowing how to support and supply people, much less how to use the truth to resolve problems; being incapable of guiding people into the reality of God’s words at all, and not having any reality of the truth whatsoever.
All people without the work of the Holy Spirit will at least have these six types of behavior. All people without the work of the Holy Spirit certainly don’t understand the truth and certainly don’t have reality, true knowledge of God and true obedience toward God. This is inevitable. Those without the work of the Holy Spirit will never understand the truth, enter reality, know God, or obey God. This is definite. Being saved from believing in God is completely the result of the work of the Holy Spirit and entirely accomplished by the Holy Spirit. False leaders and false workers don’t have the work of the Holy Spirit, so they naturally won’t have the truth and reality. This is why discerning false leaders and false workers is a very easy thing. It’s like if you want to know if a person is cultured—ask them how many books they have read and how many words they know and you will have a full understanding. So, in discerning whether one has the work of the Holy Spirit, not being able to communicate the reality of the truth is sufficient to prove that they don’t have the work of the Holy Spirit. Those who truly understand the truth can tell from the words and actions of such people. They can immediately detect whenever words that don’t conform with the truth are casually spoken; they can immediately tell when actions don’t conform with the principles of the truth are done. The saying “As soon as the experts reach out, they know” is absolutely right.
I previously communicated that there are three types of states regarding false leaders and false workers. Firstly, we need to understand the root cause of why people don’t love and pursue the truth. A person who is not kind-hearted won’t love the truth. The truth is limited to kind-hearted, honest people. Only honest people love the truth. So all those who don’t love the truth are surely not kind-hearted, honest people, that’s for sure. Some people believe in God and genuinely believe God exists; if they have experienced God’s discipline and punishment, they will have fear of God. If false leaders and false workers have some fear of God, they will be unlikely to commit all sorts of evil. Those who commit all sorts of evil definitely don’t have fear of God. As people who have experienced God’s work, we all know that people will be disciplined by God if they disobey or resist Him, and that all those who have been disciplined by God will naturally develop fear of God. Some people don’t have fear of God and can still commit all sorts of evil. Such people are categorized as demons and antichrists, which is why nothing is beneath them.
People who understand the truth can all be certain of a fact: Whenever those who fulfill their duty and serve God encounter problems, the Holy Spirit will enlighten and illuminate them to guide them if they pray to God and seek the truth. There have been too many such experiences. If false leaders and false workers can pray to God and seek the truth in the things they do, then the Holy Spirit will enlighten and illuminate them to guide them and they won’t go so far as to do evil. Those who don’t have fear of God have a rigid heart. They can actually stubbornly rebel against and resist God, and even commit all kinds of evil for the sake of their own interests, to make people obey them, and so they can enjoy the blessings of status. Such people are antichrists—demons that resist God. We have seen all the evil deeds committed by false leaders and false workers. People who truly have fear of God could never commit such deeds. There are some especially serious evil deeds that normal false leaders and false workers wouldn’t be able to commit and only antichrists could. The extent of the evil committed by false leaders and false workers is all different. Some can only do small evils, some can actually do big evils, some can even do all kinds of evils, and some can set up their own independent kingdoms. Why are the degrees of evils committed by false leaders and false workers all different? It is because of the difference in their humanities. Those with better humanities and have a bit of conscience do a little less evil, while those whose dispositions are malicious commit more serious evils. All those who do all kinds of evils are demons and antichrists destined to be punished, that’s for certain.
Some false leaders and false workers are especially repentant and loathe themselves. They never thought in their wildest dreams that they would actually become a false leader or false worker who serves God but resists God. Only now do they clearly realize the terrifying outcome of not pursuing the truth. Such people still have hope if they can genuinely repent. The only way we treat false leaders and false workers is to communicate the truth in accordance with God’s words, the truth, and how God determines the ending of each type of person. This is beneficial to making people repent, pursue the truth, and be saved.
God’s chosen people must clearly discern the various types of false leaders and false workers, among whom which people can be saved, which people cannot be saved, and which are the antichrists who commit all kinds of evils and make one’s hair stand on end. Those who can obey the work arrangements, the sermons and fellowship of the above and do some positive things for God’s chosen people are all people who can be saved. People who can be saved must be treated with love. Whatever duty they can still fulfill should be supported and they should be treated as brothers or sisters. This is the love that one should have. Those without love are all people without humanity. If the false leaders and false workers who commit all kinds of evils and do all they can to obstruct and suppress the work arrangements, the sermons and fellowship of the above, who don’t want God’s chosen people to understand and grasp the work arrangements, or listen to the sermons and fellowship of the above and are terrified that their position will be threatened, and who even incite God’s chosen people to abandon the man used by the Holy Spirit, then such people are regarded as antichrists, enemies of God, and also enemies of God’s chosen people. Antichrists should be treated in the same way as Satan and can only be despised and rejected because they are people who never repent and stubbornly resist God to the end. In other words, all false leaders and false workers who have become antichrists cannot be saved; they can still be saved if they have not yet become antichrists. God’s chosen people must understand this. That’s the principle for dealing with false leaders and false workers. In particular, there are some false leaders and false workers who can accept and obey the work arrangements, the sermons and fellowship of the above, and do some actual things for God’s chosen people. Such false leaders and false workers should be treated with love. They should be arranged whatever duties they can fulfill. They can also be arranged work in accordance with their own requests to see if they really have reason and whether they have any self-knowledge about what they are suited to doing. In short, all false leaders and false workers who don’t commit all sorts of evil and have not become antichrists can be saved. It all depends on how they repent and whether they can pursue the truth.
What are the behaviors of people who become antichrists from doing all kinds of evils?
1) Often seizing the books of God’s words of God’s chosen people, and restricting God’s chosen people from reading God’s words and pursuing the truth;
2) Segregating or expelling anyone who objects to, has critical opinions about or disagrees with them, thus harming and ruining many people;
3) Often refusing to accept the work arrangements, the sermons and fellowship of the above all to protect their own position;
4) Restricting and obstructing God’s chosen people from accepting the leading of the man used by the Holy Spirit, listening to the sermons and fellowship of the above, and being very afraid of God’s chosen people understanding the truth and being able to discern them.
Such people have tendencies toward and ambitions of controlling God’s chosen people and setting up their own independent kingdom. All those who can commit these four major evils are regarded as authentic antichrists. There is no doubt about it. If people only have the above six behaviors of false leaders and false workers but have not committed these four major evils, then they are regarded as false leaders or false workers. If, apart from the six behaviors of false leaders and false workers, they also commit these four evil deeds, then they are regarded as antichrists. There won’t be any mistakes through differentiating false leaders and false workers from antichrists in this way.
4. How to Discern the Various Fallacies and Heresies of Satan and the Notions and Imaginings of Man
“And that all positive things originate from God and come directly from Him, without passing through any processing by Satan” (“The Sixth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh). In the two times God became flesh, in the Age of Grace and in the Age of Kingdom, He said solemnly, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” This sufficiently shows that only God is the truth, only God is righteous, and only God incarnate can express the truth. All words expressed by God are the truth. All of God’s actions and conduct are the truth. All positive things come from God, and everything that comes from God is the truth. This is absolutely certain and cannot be denied by anyone.
Mankind has been corrupted by Satan to the extreme and is filled with Satan’s philosophies, Satan’s rules, and with Satan’s various toxins, becoming a degenerate with Satan’s nature. As a result, all corrupted mankind follows Satan and resists God, becoming a force of evil that opposes God. That is why corrupted mankind does not have an ounce of truth. Corrupt mankind only generates fallacies and heresies, and only man’s conceptions and imaginings. Corrupted mankind does not know God at all, and even if they believe in God and admit God’s existence, they are still satanic types that resist and betray God. This is because corrupted mankind does not have the truth.
How does one measure and discern Satan’s various fallacies and heresies and mankind’s notions and imaginings? There are six main principles:
1) All things that don’t come from God or God’s words are fallacies, heresies, and man’s notions and imaginings.
2) All things that don’t conform with God’s words, the truth, and are not regarded as positive things are fallacies, heresies and man’s notions and imaginings.
3) All things that deny God, God’s words, the truth, and positive things are fallacies, heresies, and man’s notions and imaginings.
4) All things that come from Satan and various evil spirits, no matter whose words they are impersonating, are fallacies, heresies, and man’s notions and imaginings.
5) The thoughts and theories that come from famous people, great people, extraordinary people and odd people of corrupted mankind are all not the truth—all things that violate the truth are fallacies, heresies, and man’s notions and imaginings.
6) Scientific knowledge and academic theories equipped by corrupted mankind are not the truth—all things that violate the truth are fallacies, heresies, and man’s notions and imaginings.
God uses the truth to judge and chastise mankind, utterly convincing and thoroughly conquering them. Corrupted mankind is cleansed and saved because of understanding the truth and knowing the true state of their corruption and essence of their nature. Only God’s words can change and perfect man, so only God’s words can be the life of man and only the truth can be the life of man. Only with God’s words as the life of man can one break free from Satan’s influence, truly turn to God, and become a person who truly obeys God. Only those who gain the truth and life are people who are saved and perfected, and such people truly conform with God’s intentions and gain eternal life. It is because mankind doesn’t have the truth that they were corrupted by Satan, and it will cause them to be destroyed due to their resistance to God. Satan’s various philosophies and toxins can only corrupt and harm people, turning them into ghosts which then perish. Corrupted mankind has lived by Satan’s fallacies and heresies for thousands of years, living like neither man nor ghost, struggling in sin and better dead than alive, miserable to the extreme. All of this is the result of being afflicted by Satan’s fallacies and all kinds of toxins. Corrupted mankind has been deceived and controlled by Satan’s various fallacies and heresies, and can only perish in the end. This shows that Satan’s various fallacies and heresies cannot be the life of man; only God’s words and the truth can be the life of man, and only God’s words can perfect man to live out a true life.
5. How to Discern Unbelievers and Wicked People in the Church
In every church exists three types of people: The first type are people preordained by God who truly believe in God and pursue the truth; the second type are people who are willing to perform their duties and expend their efforts for God, but they are not people who pursue the truth even though they truly believe in God; the third type are wicked people who don’t have an ounce of love for the truth and believe in God only to gain blessings, act wildly, and disrupt church life. Therefore, it seems that people who pursue the truth only make up a small proportion of the church; those willing to do service for God and perform their duty but don’t pursue the truth make up around half, and the remainder are a few wicked people who constantly disrupt church life. How can one discern these three types of people in the church?
1) The main behaviors of people who pursue the truth: They are able to normally eat and drink God’s words, communicate the truth, and live church life; they willingly fulfill the duties they ought to fulfill, don’t do evil and don’t follow wicked people, and are able to get along harmoniously with others; when they have revelations of corruption or commit transgressions they are able to repent and seek the truth, accept the truth, thus understanding the truth more and more clearly; they hunger and thirst after the truth, proactively and diligently seek the truth, and gain better and better results in the fulfillment of their duties. Such are people who pursue the truth.
2) The main behaviors of people who are only willing to expend their efforts and do service for God but don’t pursue the truth: As these people don’t have a good humanity, they don’t love the truth, are only willing to give a bit of effort, and are satisfied with just performing their duties, thinking that believing in God in this way is already pretty good and that they can surely be saved. These people believe in God for 3 to 5 years but don’t understand the truth and there is no real change visible in them; their humanity is not good and most of them are cunning and deceitful, selfish and despicable, and cannot get along harmoniously with others; they have many revelations of corruption, commit serious transgressions, and even sometimes cause disturbance and do evil. Those among such people who fulfill their duties loyally can still be kept as service-doers.
3) The main behaviors of wicked people who often disrupt church life and don’t practice the truth: As their natures are evil, wicked people don’t love the truth; they don’t fear God, and hence they are able to do whatever they please, often commit bad deeds, disturb church life, and don’t pursue the truth whatsoever. As wicked people don’t love the truth, they cannot normally eat and drink God’s words. Therefore, they always disrupt others from eating and drinking God’s words in church life, stir up enmity, talk people into quarrels, foment disunity and dissension, and disturb and prevent others from fulfilling their duties, and are only happy when others are suffering and negative. They create a foul atmosphere in the church with people fighting each other, giving them an opportunity to take advantage. They are anxious for status and to control God’s chosen people so they can tyrannically abuse their power. The more arrogant and malicious the wicked people are, the more they can fight for power and gain. If everyone is living together peacefully, they won’t be able to be at peace and must stir up some trouble. That is why wicked people are all black sheep of the flock, the source of chaos in the church. Once wicked people are segregated and expelled, the church will return to normal order, and God’s chosen people will be happy, peaceful, and liberated. All those who constantly disturb church life are regarded as unbelievers and wicked people. Wicked people certainly don’t love the truth and are animals that don’t have conscience or reason. Anyone who expects wicked people to repent is an ignorant person.
It is stated in the passage of God’s words entitled A Warning to Those Who Do Not Practice the Truth that: “In their belief in God, if people don’t hold within them a God-revering heart, if they don’t have a heart that is obedient to God, then not only will they be unable to do any work for God, but on the contrary will become people who disturb God’s work and who defy God. When someone who believes in God does not obey God or revere God but instead defies Him, then this is the greatest disgrace for a believer. If the speech and conduct of a believer is always as casual and unrestrained as an unbeliever, then this believer is even more evil than the unbeliever; they are a typical demon.”
“If the speech and conduct of a believer is always as casual and unrestrained as an unbeliever, then this believer is even more evil than the unbeliever; they are a typical demon. Those in the church who vent their venomous talk, those amongst brothers and sisters who spread rumors, foment disharmony and form cliques should have been expelled from the church. But because it is now a different era of God’s work, these people have been restricted, for they are doomed to be objects for elimination. Those who have been corrupted by Satan all have a corrupt disposition. But whereas some people only have a corrupt disposition there are others who are not like this, in that not only do they have corrupt satanic dispositions, but their natures are also malicious to the extreme. All this type of person does and says is not only expressing their corrupt satanic dispositions, but they themselves are the real devil Satan. All they do is interrupt and disturb God’s work, disturb the life entry of brothers and sisters, and destroy the normal life of the church. These wolves in sheep’s clothing must sooner or later be cleared out, and one must adopt an attitude toward these lackeys of Satan that is in no way polite; one must adopt an attitude of abandonment toward them. Only by doing this can one stand at God’s side and those who cannot do so are in collusion with Satan.”
“Every single church has people who disturb the church, people who interrupt God’s work. These people are all Satan masquerading in God’s family. This type of person is especially good at impersonating, coming respectfully before Me, nodding and bowing, behaving like mangy dogs, devoting their ‘all’ in order to achieve their own objectives, but showing their ugly countenance before brothers and sisters. When they see someone practicing the truth they attack and exclude them, and when they see someone more terrible than they are themselves, they flatter and fawn upon them, acting like tyrants within the church. It can be said that the majority of churches have this type of ‘local villainous snake,’ this type of ‘lap dog’ within them. They sneak around together, winking and secretly signaling to each other, and none of them practice the truth. Whoever has the most venom is the ‘head demon,’ and whoever has the highest prestige leads them, bearing their flag aloft. These people run wild within the church, spreading their negativity, releasing death, doing as they please, saying what they please, with no one daring to stop them, being full of satanic dispositions. As soon as they begin to cause disturbance, an air of death enters into the church. Those who practice the truth within the church are abandoned and are unable to achieve their potential, while those who disturb the church and spread death run wild within the church. What is more, the majority of people follow them. This kind of church is simply under Satan’s control and the devil is their king. If the people of the church do not rise up and cast out those head demons, then they will also come to ruin sooner or later. From now on measures must be taken against this kind of church. If those who are capable of practicing a little truth are not engaging in seeking, then that church will be banned. If there is no one in a church who is willing to practice the truth, no one who can stand witness for God, then that church should be completely ostracized, and their connections with other churches must be severed. This is called burying death, and casting Satan out.”
“It would be best for those people who say they follow God to open their eyes and take a good look to see exactly who they believe in: Is it really God that you believe in, or Satan? If you know that what you believe in is not God but your own idols, then you had best not say you are a believer. If you really do not know who you believe in then, again, you had best not say you are a believer. To say that would be blasphemy! No one is forcing you to believe in God. Do not say you believe in Me, as I heard enough of those words long ago and I do not wish to hear them again, because what you believe in are the idols in your hearts and the local villainous snakes among you.”
“Those who shake their heads when they hear the truth, who smile widely when they hear talk of death are the offspring of Satan, and they are all objects to be eliminated. There exist in the church many people who have no discernment, and when something deceptive happens they just stand by Satan’s side. When they are called Satan’s lackeys they feel so wronged. And someone might say they have no discernment, but they always stand on the side without truth. There has not been a single critical time when they have stood on the side of truth, not a single time when they have stood up and argued for the truth, so are they really without discernment? Why do they always stand by Satan’s side? Why do they never say one word that is fair or reasonable for the truth? Is this situation really created by their momentary confusion? The less discernment someone has, the less able they are to stand on the side of truth. What does this show? Does it not show that those without discernment love evil? Does it not show that those without discernment are the loyal offspring of Satan? Why is it that they are always able to stand on the side of Satan and speak the same language as it? Their every word and deed, and their expressions prove amply that they are not any kind of lover of the truth, but rather that they are people who detest the truth. That they can stand on the side of Satan proves amply that Satan really loves these petty devils who fight for Satan’s sake all their lives. Are all these facts not abundantly clear?”
“Those who do not practice the truth should not be allowed to remain in God’s family, nor should those who deliberately demolish the church. But now is not the time to do expelling work. They will merely be exposed and eliminated in the end. No more useless work is to be done on these people; those who belong to Satan are incapable of standing on the side of the truth, whereas those who search for the truth can stand on the side of the truth. Those who do not practice the truth are unworthy to hear the way of the truth and unworthy to bear witness to the truth. The truth is basically not for their ears but rather it is spoken for the ears of those who practice it. Before every person’s end is revealed, those who disturb the church and interrupt the work will first be left to one side. Once the work is complete, these people will be exposed one after another before being eliminated. During the time of providing the truth, no attention is paid to them for the time being. When the whole truth is revealed to man those people should be eliminated, as that will also be the time when all people are classified after their kind. Because of their petty cleverness, those without discernment will come to ruin in the hands of evil people and they will be led astray by evil people and will be unable to return. These people should be handled in this way, as they do not love the truth, because they are incapable of standing on the side of the truth, because they follow evil people, they stand on the side of evil people, and because they collude with evil people and defy God. They know perfectly well that those evil people radiate evil but they harden their hearts and follow them, moving contrary to the truth. Are these people who do not practice the truth but who do destructive and abominable things not all doing evil? Although there are those among them who style themselves as kings and those who trail along behind, are their God-defying natures not all the same? What excuse can they have to say that God does not save them? What excuse can they have to say that God is not righteous? Is it not their own evil that will destroy them? Is it not their own rebelliousness that will drag them down into hell? Those who practice the truth will in the end be saved and made perfect through the truth. Those who do not practice the truth will in the end invite ruination through the truth. These are the ends that await those who practice the truth and those who do not.”
“I advise those who are not planning on practicing the truth to leave the church as soon as possible to avoid committing even more sins. When the time comes, even regret will be too late, and in particular those who form cliques and create division, and those local villainous snakes within the church must leave even sooner. These people who are of an evil wolf nature are incapable of change, they had better leave the church at the earliest opportunity, never again to disturb the proper life of brothers and sisters, and so avoid God’s punishment. Those of you who went along with them would do well to make use of this opportunity to reflect upon yourselves. Will you follow the evil ones out of the church, or remain and follow submissively? You must consider this matter carefully. I give you one more opportunity to choose. I am waiting for your answer.”
Disasters are now getting bigger and bigger and people have already been divided according to their kind. How to distinguish between tares and wheat is very important for how God’s chosen people fulfill their duties and follow God. Believing in God requires being of one heart and mind with people who pursue the truth. This makes it easy to enter the right path to believing in God and is extremely beneficial to being saved and perfected. If one does not have discernment and is always controlled and disturbed by wicked people, then it is easy for them to do evil and even walk on the wrong path. What is worse, they will ruin themselves. Accordingly, one must choose people who pursue the truth in the church to have meetings and live church life with. They must keep away from wicked people, local villainous snakes, and people who don’t pursue the truth at all and also don’t fulfill their duties. Only by doing so is one being a truly intelligent and wise person. All those who follow wicked people in disrupting church life together are regarded as wicked people and will be despised and cursed by God. Those who commit all sorts of evil must be punished. Believers in God who cannot break free from the rule and control of wicked people, demons and antichrists live under the influence of Satan, still belong to Satan and are not people God will save. This is because all those who follow wicked people, demons and antichrists are surely also wicked people. The minions and accomplices of wicked people are also wicked people, so they must all be punished by God.
All God’s chosen people who genuinely believe in God and pursue the truth should feel a burden toward the church’s work, which is to lead God’s chosen people to understand the truth and enter reality. This is God’s entrustment and also a duty man ought to fulfill. Only those who are faithful even in this final period are people who will be praised by God.
Among the false leaders and antichrists in churches everywhere, some have started to self-reflect and repent, while others are still stubbornly waging a last-ditch struggle. The more they resist God the more thoroughly their satanic natures are exposed and the more obviously their satanic faces are revealed, making them easier for God’s chosen people to discern and see just how they resist God and harm God’s chosen people. Western religious circles have a saying: “Those whom God wishes to destroy, He first makes mad.” The punishment they receive in the end is simply them reaping the fruits of their own actions. God’s chosen people can come together to communicate the truth to discern wicked people. Don’t fear wicked people or Satan—bravely say “No” to Satan and have the courage to expose false leaders and antichrists. That way, Satan will be thoroughly disgraced. Only overcoming false leaders and antichrists is overcoming satanic forces. Only such people are overcomers. This is the true testimony.
April 5, 2011