Saturday, January 8, 2022

Commentary: Conspiracy Theories

by Guy C. LaMar

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In this commentary, I’d like to address conspiracy theories – and the largest findings in this area are the politically-based forms of conspiracies.

Now, for a long time in various churches, I have listened to this person and that person ramble on about this or that conspiracy theory.

And often I would find myself amazed and flabbergasted at the focus of “Christians” and how they allow themselves to be drawn into worldly matters which consume them!

If we, brethren, let our guard down, our armor down, then we can easily become a victim and become swayed away from the focus on the Kingdom of God and of His righteousness and to worldly matters.

I’ve been guilty of it myself. I ALLOWED myself to be a part of these fruitless conversations with worldly people IN CHURCH.

Let us always remember – Satan the devil is the god of this world - 2 Corinthians 4:4.

And this means that he is the ruler of this worldly system.

True Christians are merely strangers in this world – passengers you might say. And we are to have Jesus Christ as our guiding Light – so that others who are in darkness can see this Light of Christ that they may see a way of escape from the darkness of Satan the devil’s world and its churches.

Now, it appears to be always the same ol' same ol' – the extreme right-wing propagandists that claim that the government is “out to get them”! And the left-wing propagandists claim that former President Donald Trump had arranged riots and protests, along with creating a “deadly” COVID-19 vaccine, and so on and so on and ….

Now, ever-so-often, these propagandas turn out to have some truth to them. But, very few.

But, in this world there are certainly a slurry of conspiracy theories to choose from; and they grow exponentially year after year – e.g.
  • Did LBJ have JFK murdered?
  • Did Castro have JFK murdered?
  • Did the mob have JFK murdered?
  • Was hypnosis used by the government to send out assassins?
  • Did the US fake the 1969 moon landing?
  • Did Adolf Hitler fake his death?
  • Are there faces on Mars?
True Christians should free their minds from such worldly silliness and political things of such.

Jesus instructs us – ’ But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things [such as shelter, food, clothing, and all your needs] shall be added to you. Therefore DO NOT worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble’ – Matthew 6:33-34.

God’s living word – the Bible – tells us that God places leaders in power and He can take leaders out of power – to go along with His plan!

True Christians should focus on the living Word of God, the Truth of God, and the Plan of God – and allow God’s word to consume their thoughts.

And NOT polluting their minds with JUNK – either from the television or the Internet.

Brethren, this only makes us more worldly – enslaving us into Satan the devil’s grasp – and less holy – cf. 1 Peter 1:16.

Consuming our minds with political garbage will drift us further and further away from Almighty God and His begotten children, and we will find ourselves becoming even more wrapped in worldly matters – to the point where God becomes an afterthought.

This makes our peoples idol worshippers.

Someone who professes to be a Christian yet is so thoroughly concerned about conspiracy theories and worldly politics are merely busybodies who have lost their Christian compass.

“And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not” – 1 Timothy 5:13.

Several years ago, I met a couple who was very warm and kind, and they were in tune with the ministry work I was doing until I refused to acknowledge or accept their conspiracy theory belief – the flat earth theory. Sadly, they turned hateful towards me. I was in utter shock and dismay at how fast people can turn against you. And I was even more amazed at how easy some people can fall for some of the most insane and absurd theories.

God’s living word is crystal clear!

God’s people are NOT to allow such garbage into their minds.

God’s people are NOT to pollute their thoughts with such foolishness.

God’s people are to guard their minds.

God’s people are to allow ONLY what is good and pure (godly) in.

“Keep your heart [your mind] with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life” – Proverbs 4:23.

God’s people should have no time for the JUNK of this world!

God’s people are to focus on godly matters – i.e. the Holy Bible and to ‘live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’ – cf. Matthew 4:4.

Now, I’ve had fellow ministers try and tell me that I need to watch worldly news more. Yet, all the while I can see clearly that they have made worldly affairs more of their focus than godly matters. Sadly, I have been witness to them using worldly news to be their guide for their sermons. They would take a worldly news event or a political position and entwine it to Scripture – forcing it into their political ideologies.

They politicize the living word of God!

Last year I had some of the most trying of times in Church, with people who were consumed with worldly political affairs along with their own conspiracy theories and bringing it to the forefront of church service.

I just couldn’t get across to them that they were going down the wrong path.

Sadly, there was a man in the church that basically spit on the very word “grace.” He boastfully proclaimed to all that he was enthralled by worldly news. It has consumed him.

Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us that those who have the Holy Spirit are able to recognize those who also have the Holy Spirit – along with those who do not.

Yes, true Christians are to discern the spirits – to recognize true conversion or not. To see if one truly has God’s Spirit within them or not.

We are WARNED, brethren, not to have company with the unfruitful works of darkness.

And, we are told to expose them.

Now I, personally, have made it a point to stay clear of these types of people – and though I will not drop a name of a misguided person – I will, however, call out bad spirits influenced by Satan the devil!

The flesh is weak against Satan the devil.

When push comes to shove – Satan the devil is the one to blame.

People need to be more careful in how they are and what they allow into their thoughts because it becomes a reflection of what is inside of them.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you” – Philippians 4:8-9. □

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