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The Study of Conspiracy Theories
I will start by humbly confessing that for many years I have been caught up in certain conspiracy theories. I believe these theories have hindered my studies of God's true prophetic word. In other words, I have spent precious hours studying radical theories instead of learning the truth from the Bible, and I have gained nothing except a pile of counterfeit pieces for a precious puzzle that are not the pieces God gave me.
Who are the conspiracy theorists exposing? Usually it is the members of the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, government leaders, the Rothschild's, the Masons, and generally anyone else who has power or money. It's hard to group these people under one banner; they are made up of a diverse range of people from various backgrounds. I would like to submit to you that the real common ground they share is control, greed, money and an unnamed powerful organization that directs these conspiracy groups like a puppet master controls a puppet.
The people that try to expose conspiracies usually make conclusions on events that they do not have a clear understanding about. They have limited views, and are not given anymore light than what they have been allowed to see. As Adventists, we are called away from the infidel "Christian" authors of the world who reject the 1844 sanctuary message and worship the image of the beast (Sunday worship). I believe we must, as Adventists, turn away from those who try to explain the world we live in without an understanding of the true prophetic message. We have been given much greater light than any other group in the world, and we must by faith, look to this information first and last as our source of clarity. None of these self styled "freedom fighting" conspiracy theorists expose the real power behind all the conspiracies at work. But we as Seventh-day Adventists are given the complete, precious truth in our understanding of the Three Angel's Messages, if we are willing to study it.
The conspiracy theorists actually tend to point the finger away from the Babylon of the Three Angel's Messages - Rome. Alex Jones for one has been confronted with the fact that Rome is behind these conspiracies, but he adamantly fights against this view. You'd think by his reaction that you are a complete idiot to consider that the Vatican is the mastermind behind anything evil at all. Meanwhile, it is revealed to the diligent reader of the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy that the final conflict will be between the church of God and the church of Satan.
Since the infliction of the deadly wound in 1798, many conflicts have been brought about through Rome's schemes to regain the civil authority over the whole world as she used to enjoy. Her servants are making sure she is well hidden behind the façade of conspiracies, deflecting our attentions away from her, and the development of the three fold union, by the use of these little white rabbits. These conspiracies that they want us to follow are simple and carelessly covered, it takes little concentration to see them, and the TV generations are lapping it up.
Genesis 3:5 "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." By knowing about conspiracies, or evil, one can think they have gained great insight into something that makes them more enlightened than the general pubic. If you really want to be more enlightened than the general public study Revelation 18:3: "For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies." When was the last time you heard a conspiracy theorist mention that? There is nothing we can gain in wasting the precious minutes of our lives studying sensational conspiracy theories and not the detailed warnings in God's inspired word because the true knowledge we need to know is in there.
50,000 people joined the Millerite movement before the Great Disappointment of October 22nd, 1844. They believed that Jesus' second coming was going to happen on that date which would put an end to this world. Some wanted to go home to be free from sin and be with Jesus while others were more concerned with the fear of loss. After that date only 50 true believers were still holding fast to their Redeemer. These were the ones that were driven not by the fear of loss, but the genuine fear, love and adoration of God. What is your motivation?
2 Corinthians 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." I submit that if you behold evil, you will be changed by that spirit too. Look away from the ugliness of this world to the face of your Redeemer, and use this God given time to allow Him to make the heart changes needed in your life. Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Stop watching videos on FEMA camps and coffins; there is no way you can prevent yourself from being in one without the strong guiding hand of the LORD. You are not smarter than Satan; you are not stronger than Rome's armies - so why study evil?
When you study conspiracies, your heart is being groomed by Satan for his church. Rome is Satan's church and he has a master plan set up to demand that the world obey, or else! He wants what God has, and he will take it by deception. Don't think for a minute that what's happening in the governments is just random acts of open stupidity and personal greed. Every democratic government in the world is being openly and purposefully mismanaged. Why is that? It is the same reason the world as a whole is being panicked about radical Islam. It is the same reason that every conspiracy theory possible is being thrown up in your face. Think about it - why is the general pubic being exposed to the conspiracies of corrupt governments on so many mainstream TV networks? The world is being duped - sold out by subtlety. The general populace is being led like sheep to feel that their country can no longer be trusted to run its own affairs. Soon the world is going to start looking for a solution; a hero that will appear not to be morally corrupt, someone that will put prosperity back into the lives of the world's citizens, someone the world has been trained to trust. Right now borders are beings dissolved, constitutions are being torn up and thrown away. Treason is happening world wide, as every country is being prepared to be run from the Vatican.
"God's word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare. She is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men. She is piling up her lofty and massive structures in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated. Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution." Great Controversy page 581.
I have seen many fellow Adventists over the last few years sending around e-mails, sharing YouTube videos, having meetings and hanging around after potluck relating the latest conspiracy out there. "I saw a video that proves that President George W. Bush was in on the fall of the twin towers! We got to expose this crime!" "In three months there is going to be a nuclear bomb dropped on the USA so we must prepare for that" "Such and such a town is under police state lock down and it is going to spread, we'd better get a food supply ready" "In six months the world's economy is going to totally collapse! Quick! Sell everything now while you can and get out into the bush!"
We must prepare, no truer statement can be made. But please do not listen to a message that stimulates you into a panic. Avoid messages where as soon as it is over, you run to the phone to call a real estate agent while your spouse packs the suitcases. God wants to use you, He has a plan for you, and He does not want you to run around directionless, guessing at what His will might be.
We must truly desire for God's will to be done in our lives, and wait for Him to guide us. Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." You may know that your car needs a new transmission, but you can't expect to do anything about it yourself without the tools and training. We must have a real Enoch relationship with Jesus our Saviour first, and then He will tell you softly, without the panic and fear, when it is time to pack and where He wants you to go. God can work in ways you can not fathom, but until you totally surrender your will to His control, you're going to make error after error by running here and there trying to figure out what God's will really is for you and your family.
For many years there has been a conspiracy afoot right in our midst, yet few pay attention to it. Compromise has been coming in among us like a flood. We are told that we should not cause a scene, we are told to promote unity in love. Accepting this position makes us powerless to stand for truth. Remember, opposition is not hate! For years spiritualism and ecumenicalism has gained ground among us; it comes in subtlety but the effects are wide reaching. Many have cast aside our true heritage and have accepted erroneous views on victory over sin, the importance of our job as the repairer of the breach and many other such errors. These errors weaken the stance we are required by God to take against the false doctrines of the Beast.
These are grave times we live in, and it is most important for us to realize the empowerment available to those seeking Jesus and the truth since 9-11. The Latter Rain has started to sprinkle again since that time. If we wish to be a part of the 144,000 we must prepare ourselves and give the message to anyone who seeks the truth. The Three Angel's Messages must be fully and loudly proclaimed. If you want to be safe, if you want to prepare, study Jesus with all your heart. He knows the end from the beginning; He has already revealed the truth to you - now it's up to you. Revelation 3:14 "... These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;"