For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying: “ Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. The LORD of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble; They shall fall and be broken, Be snared and taken. ~ Isaiah 8:11-15 NKJV
The Illuminati, New World Order, FEMA death camps… having a website named “Flee Babylon”, I certainly have been contacted by many professing Christians that are obsessed with end time conspiracy theories. Let me first say that this post is NOT intended to contradict any of these popular topics. In fact, I believe there are some truths in these matters. My main contention rather is with the unbiblical obsession with these topics that do little to mortify the sinful members or produce the life of Christ in any believer.
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. ~ Luke 9:23-24 NKJV
Believing in the “end times” does not make you a believer in Christ. Following the latest conspiracy theories does not make you a follower of Jesus. As I responded to one email that asked me about large quantities of black coffins being stored in a major US city… “What about the black coffins in your own heart”. We are commanded to love our neighbor, turn from greed, hatred, pride, lust, and to love the Lord with all of our hearts; we are never commanded to become obsessed with conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories revolve around the fear of man and government. I think many professing Christians obsess about these things because they refuse the cross now in times of peace. They are at ease in Zion and fear anything that will disturb them on their comfortable beds of ivory. For now they can convince themselves that they are following Christ, but what about when the choice has to be made to be killed or accept the mark? That day cannot be prepared for by simply storing up food and water or watching the national news. We must feed on bread from heaven and drink living waters and watch our own hearts if we are to stand for Christ in that day. Christ is still a rock of offense to those who claim to believe His Gospel but live their lives by avoiding the cross at any price.
“And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! ~ Luke 12:4-5 NKJV