Why 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.

Framed out of real debate

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:

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:

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.§

Still skeptical?
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:

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:

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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:

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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