Serious Christians Should Consider
the Validity and Implications
of Selected Conspiracy Theories
Many people know little about conspiracies going on in the world today, because they have delegated their thought processes to "experts" in the government and media. Some people actually think it＊s unwise or bad to spend time researching any conspiracy theories. This article explains why and how we should try to be informed about important potential conspiracies going on today.
An age-old debating tactic is for the proposition side to narrow the scope of the debate in such a way as to belittle, deride or block any serious attempts of the opposition side to present a valid opposing argument and thus gain an unfair advantage over the opposition side. In 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch that coined the term "conspiracy theories§ and recommended methods for discrediting such theories. The goal was to counter and discredit the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the circulation of such claims. As time went on, they had the help of the mainstream media to carry out this form of mind control or neural linguistic programming. Therefore, it's time to take charge of our own thought processes, stop following the mooing herd and think outside the artificial, self-serving box which the powers that be have placed around us.
Why do men form conspiracies?
For thousands of years, men have formed conspiracies to prepare and execute evil deeds in secret, because it was not convenient to do so openly. According to G. Edward Griffin, a conspiracy is a plan or plot by two or more people using coercion or deceit to obtain something by illegal, immoral and/or unethical means. The fundamental reason men form conspiracies to do evil is that they are evil or depraved. Many people will not admit to having evil in their hearts, but the Apostle Paul explained how evil man really is in Romans 3:9-20 NKJV:
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. As it is written:
※ There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.§
※Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit§;
※The poison of asps is under their lips§; ※Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.§
※Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.§
※There is no fear of God before their eyes.§
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Examples of conspiracies in the Bible
Conspiracies are nothing new. The Bible is full of examples of conspiracies. Here are 25:
Gen. 37 每 Joseph＊s brother conspired to kill him
Jud. 9 每 Abimelech hired worthless men and killed his 70 brothers
1 Sam. 23 每 Saul plotted evil against David
2 Sam. 15 每 Absalom and Ahithophel conspired against David
1 Ki. 15 每 Baasha conspired against Nadaab the son of Jeroboam and killed him
1 Ki. 16 每 Zimri conspired against Baasha and killed him
2 Ki. 12 每 King Jehoash＊s servants conspired and killed him
2 Ki. 14 每 the people conspired against Amaziah, son of Joash, and killed him
2 Ki. 15 每 Shallum conspired against Zechariah, son of Jeroboam III, and killed him
2 Ki. 15 每 Pekah, an officer of Pekaniah, conspired and killed him
2 Ki. 15 每 Hoshea led a conspiracy against Pekah and killed him
2 Ki. 21 每 The servants of Amon, son of Manasseh, conspired and killed him
Neh. 4 每 Sanballet, Tobiah, the Arabs, Amonites and the Ashdodites conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion
Est. 2 每 Mordecai discovered a plot against King Ahasuerus
Est. 3 每 Haman conspired against the Jews
Est. 5 每 Haman plotted against Mordecai
Ps. 2 每 The nations plot a vain thing against the Lord＊s anointed
Isa. 5 每 Syria, Ephriaim and the son of Remaliah plotted evil against Judah
Jer. 40 每 Baalis, the king of the Ammonites, sent Ishmael to murder Gedaliah
Dan. 6 每 The administrators and satraps plotted against Daniel
Mt. 22 每 The Pharisees plotted against Jesus to entangle him in His talk and destroy him
Jn. 12 每 The chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death
Acts 9 每 The Jews in Damascus plotted to kill Saul after his conversion
Acts 20 每 The Jews in Greece plotted to kill Saul as he was about to sail to Syria
Acts 23 每 40 Jews in Jerusalem formed a conspiracy to kill Paul
Increased conspiracies in modern times
Although history is full of conspiracies, there are good reasons to believe that they have increased rather than decreased in modern times:
Since the invention of gunpowder and it＊s implementation in firearms, warfare changed dramatically. One man with a gun could kill 100 skilled swordsmen. This meant that the army with the biggest and most guns usually won wars. This, in turn, opened up a door for bankers to take over governments, as they funded war efforts and the acquisition of weapons. They learned, though, that this is most effective if it is done quietly behind the scenes, without the masses understanding what＊s going on.
In the days of kings and kingdoms, most government leaders simply did as they pleased with minimal consideration of how the common people felt about their policies and actions. However, the idea of democracy forces leaders to constantly consider the interests of the common people 每 at least on the surface. This has led to very sophisticated methods of propaganda and suppression of truth and dissent. In fact, the more technologically advance a country is, the more deceptive its propaganda is.
Hundreds of years ago, when men did evil, word of it spread mainly by word-of-mouth, but the invention of the printing press, radio, TV and Internet, necessitated a higher degree of stealth and layers of protection. Otherwise, the people would know the truth, be angry and take action to stop the government. Thus, we live in a day of extremely secret conspiracies.
End times delusion
When Jesus＊ disciples asked Him about His return at the End of the Age, He spoke about a high degree of deception in those days:
And Jesus answered and said to them: ※Take heed that no one deceives you ＃ For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. (Mt. 24:4,24 NKJV)
The Apostle Paul also spoke of a strong delusion in the last days:
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Th. 2:9-12 NKJV)
Why do many people scoff at the idea of conspiracy theories?
Former governor and US Navy seal, Jesse Ventura, has said, ※A lot of conspiracy theories sound crazy until you start investigating them.§ With modern technology the amount of sophistication of some conspiracies is often unbelievable, and many people have an initial reaction of feeling that it would be a waste of time to even consider it, not to mention actually researching the facts. Sadly, many conspiracy theories affect the lives of many people and are already proven to be factual. Most people just do not give due diligence. They fail to act like Bereans:
These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11 NKJV)
Neil Clark, co-founder of The Campaign for Public Ownership notes, ※The labeling of people as ＆conspiracy theorists＊ by gatekeepers in the West has nothing to do with how much evidence there is to support a claim or the quality of that evidence, but is a political call, based on who the conspiracy theory concerns and who is making it＃Labeling someone a 'conspiracy theorist' is their standard way of declaring that person to be 'off-limits', i.e. he/she is an unreliable source and a 'crank'. It＊s a way that dissent and debate is stifled in what appear to be free, democratic societies - and how people who challenge the dominant establishment narrative are deliberately marginalized.§
If you are still skeptical about the entire idea of considering the validity of selected conspiracy theories, consider the following:
Thoughts from G. Edward Griffin:
The conspiratorial view is the correct view; it only tries to describe human behavior.
The opposite of conspiracy theory is coincidence theory.
Top-level strategic planning meetings among the elite are rational and logical.
What＊s wrong with trying to interpret modern events in ways the powers that be do not?
People tend to think that conspiracy happens anywhere but in their own government.
Elites who openly call for a New World Order it is for our moral good.
If history is written by those who win wars, then that means there must be another story worth listening to.
Forewarned is forearmed; what you don＊t know can hurt you.
J. Edgar Hoover, 1st Director of the FBI:
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.§
How dissenters are silenced
A guest of Alex Jones of Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.com once said that when the elite are faced with people who expose their evil plans, there is often a process of trying to silence dissent:
Ignore it in the name of free speech, and just hope it goes away.
Attack the messenger and ridicule ※conspiracy theories§ as crazy ideas.
Buy out the dissenter buy offering them a role in the propaganda.
Make threats to the person regarding him or her or his or her family
Silence them through a staged suicide or accident
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What is the benefit of researching selected conspiracy theories?
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. (Hosea 4:6 NKJV) A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. (Pr. 22:3 NKJV)
How much time should be devoted to researching conspiracy theories?
Study of conspiracy theories is like exercise 每 everyone must decide how much is right for him/her, but we＊ll give an account to God for how much time we give. One extreme is to give 8 hours/day to this study. Another extreme is to totally ignore conspiracy theories. The correct amount is probably somewhere in between the extremes.
How to start studying conspiracy theories
Here are a few tips:
Be skeptical of official versions of major news events.
Always filter all information through the Bible (2 Tim. 3:16,17)
Try to find more than one view and decide for yourself what sounds most logical.
Be willing to consider the views of some leading conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones, G. Edward Griffin, Gerald Celente, Wayne Madsen, Adrian Sarbucci, Max Keiser, Al Cuppett and Steve Quayle. It is not necessary to agree 100% with all their views. God can use anybody to proclaim truth.
Consider the life and values of the conspiracy theorist. Test the spirits (1 Th. 5:21; 1 John 4:1-3). It is important to not just listen to their words but the fruit of their lives 每 are they speaking up for the interests of the common people, the poor, widows and orphans, or are they speaking for the interests of the global elite and multinational corporations? Do they believe they are sinners themselves? Do they support Israel? (Gen. 12:3)
Subscribe to alternate media sources on the Internet or listen to radio talk shows not under the control of the mainstream media (while information is still readily available 每 before censorship happens). Some examples are:
Go to http://www.youtube.com/ and watch selected documentaries about major conspiracy theories. Some are listed below.
HAARP 每 a US scientific experiment that may be a weather modification weapon, an instrument for mind control, or both.
Global Warming 每 may be an elitist scam
Big Brother 每 is the U.S. Government become like the ※big brother§ of 1984, or worse?
Secret Societies 每 is the Bilderberg Group planning strategies for world domination?
Manchurian Candidate 每 how ordinary citizens into programmed assassins
Apocalypse 2012 每 why the US Government is building massive underground bunkers all over the US, especially under the Denver International Airport, which has mysterious artwork.
Area 51 每 is this secretive military complex in a laboratory for advanced technology?
Wall Street 每 how Wall Street elitists to caused the financial meltdown and who has the power to manipulate the stock market and the prices of oil, and precious metals.
Police State 每 is preparation being made by the government for declaring martial law and sending people to internment camps?
Great Lakes 每 why are corporations and the super-rich are buying up water rights around the world? Is it part of a plan in controlling nations and their masses?
BP Oil Spill 每 about rumors that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a staged event by companies like BP and Halliburton to reap in profits from the cleanup, as well a administer toxic agents into the Gulf coast waters as part of a larger depopulation program, inspired by the Hurricane Katrina disaster, to modify the world's ocean currents and weather, and to target the Louisiana coastline to gain complete control of its oil reserves.
The Pentagon 每 was it a missile, and not a hijacked airliner, that hit the Pentagon during the September 11 attacks?
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ※If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.§ (John 8:31,32 NKJV)
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