Monday, September 5, 2016

The Risk of Conspiracy Theories to Christians

I write this article to any and all brethren who have got caught up in the things of this evil world to such a degree that they have lost focus and perspective about the things they must be concerned about.  Conspiracies and fear of death are not what the kingdom of God is about.  You should not fear what the evil of this world does.  I, as your brother in Christ, speak these things in love and concern for you.  Please do not be so easily offended and think of me as your enemy because I tell you the truth.

KJV Galatians 4:16
16.  Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

For most, it’s not even an issue. Christians who are rooted in their faith and focused on their family likely do not get involved with fringe, alternative news or conspiracy theory websites.

Below should be our focus.

KJV Colossians 3:1-4
1.  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
 2.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
 3.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
 4.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

KJV Colossians 2:8
 8.  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

KJV John 14:27
 27.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Jesus and Paul tell us where our focus needs to be and that we should not have obsessive fear of death over these conspiracy theories EVEN IF THEY ARE TRUE.

We must wake up and ask ourselves, WHERE IS OUR FAITH IN GOD AND JESUS?  Why are we so afraid of Fukashima, chem trails, haarp or anything else??
Read below the scripture and examine yourself, ask yourself are these things of my faith in God???

KJV John 12:25
25.  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life everlasting.

 KJV Psalms 3:6
6.  I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

KJV Psalms 27:1
1.  The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

KJV Psalms 56:3
 3.  What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

KJV Psalms 56:11
 11.  In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

KJV Psalms 112:7-8
7.  He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
 8.  His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

KJV Proverbs 3:25-26
 25.  Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
 26.  For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

KJV 1 Peter 3:12-15
12.  For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
 13.  And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
 14.  But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
 15.  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Jesus tells us who we need to be afraid of:

KJV Luke 12:4-5
4.  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
 5.  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Those who focus on their flesh to the extreme, to where they lose focus on the things of God and Christ and driven by various conspiracy theories are on dangerous spiritual ground.

Another part of it is because many conspiracy theories get debunked, but that can’t be the whole of it. There are some conspiracy theories that turn out to be absolutely correct.
 Had you told Americans just two years ago of a conspiracy theory that their government had complex and universal methods of collecting data on them as well as peoples and leaders from around the world, the majority would have dismissed you as a tin-foil-hat-wearing loony. Then, Edward Snowden demonstrated that it was happening in June, 2013.
The other part of the reason that most Christians don’t get involved is that the phrase “conspiracy theory” has such a negative connotation in modern society. There are so many insane conspiracy theorists out there being guided by their delusions to do crazy things that the association has become unwanted, men like Dr. Bill Deagle, David Icke and Alex Jones.

Still, we are told to fight for the faith and many of the things that oppose the faith are also opposed by conspiracy theorists. This creates the conundrum.

‘Conflicting’ Doctrine

There is a perceived disconnect that many will point to in the New Testament that can confuse believers as it pertains to conspiracy theories. Let’s take a look at each:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:2 (KJV)

This tells us, in essence, that we should not be mindful of this world but of the Kingdom of God and the Will of our Lord. There are many verses that echo the same sentiment and tell us that we shouldn’t concern ourselves with the deceptions and evil forces that are against us. However…

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

This chapter of the Bible details persecutions, challenges that were faced at the time, and problems that we face even today. It is, in many ways, a call to fight against the powers that are against us and could be used as a call to action for Christian conspiracy theorists.
In reality, there’s no contradiction at all. Part of the doctrine to not be of this world means we must fight the temptations, distractions, and manipulations that surround us. Unless someone has the complete and bold faith to let completely go of this world and to be nurtured only by our Father, we have an adversary that can only be defeated by the Armor of God.
And that’s the whole point.

Awareness versus Action versus Addiction

You must be aware. There’s no way to get around that. It’s possible to live a proper life as a good Christian without ever having looked into or even known of the existence of conspiracy theories, but things are changing. Unfortunately, there are things happening in the world today that could influence a person’s or family’s ability to properly discern the truth from the deceptions that are coming forward every day.
 That doesn’t mean that you need to start reading alternative news sites or hanging out at conspiracy conferences, but it means that knowing at least a little bit about the deceptions that are here and the potential deceptions that are coming is a prudent move. We will try to warn people on this site about things that we’re shown.  I’ve written a few times about the Illuminati, for example, and it doesn’t seem to most to be too far fetched. It’s not like we’re claiming that the moon landing was faked or that humans came from Mars.
For some, the calling will be to take action. Between action and awareness, there is an extremely important warning that must be issued: don’t get caught up in it.

It is OK to build castles in the clouds as long as we do not try to move into them.

Focus strictly on what is important to you as a believer. For example, there is a conspiracy surrounding the idea of a Pre Tribulation Rapture and the trinity that Christians should investigate.
Conspiracy theories are a rabbit hole that can take your focus away from things that are truly important. They can become an addiction. This is where   Romans 12:2 becomes so important for all of us.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2 (KJV)

There’s another reason to avoid getting wrapped up in them. The adversary uses them. Many of the most prominent conspiracy theory buffs of the world have a conspiracy theory wrapped around them, that they’re promoting a concept of truth and freedom while actually participating (willingly or unwittingly) in the evil efforts of the forces they claim to oppose. 
This isn’t a black and white issue. There are different degrees of culpability and deception that are at play. Focus on your faith, your Father, and your Lord and Savior and you will be prepared for whatever the enemy throws at you.

Speaking for myself, I am aware of many conspiracy theories, but I do not overly concern myself with them because I have faith in God and Christ.  I spend my time in the study of scriptures, prayer, meditation and fellowship with Gods saints.  I know this is what we all should be doing because all of this is life everlasting whereas this physical life is only a temporary shadow.

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