Conspiracy Theories and the Christian

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Being caught up with conspiracy theories can involve the Christian in a number sins.

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  • 1. Theyre Outto Get You! Avoiding being carried away by conspiracy theories.

2. Conspiracy Theories in the Bible

  • Saul thought that David and Jonathan had conspired against him.(1 Samuel 22:8, 13; 15:26-28)
  • The Israelites put more stock in the their conspiracy theories than in the power and promises of God (Isaiah 8:9-15)

3. What is Wrong withConspiracy Theories?

  • They play on our mistrust of those in authority(1 Tim. 6:1-6; 2:1-3; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Romans 13:7)
  • They cause people to think and speak evil of others(Titus 3:1-3; 1 Peter 2:1-2; Prov. 6:16-19; Romans 1:29)
  • They propagate fear(Isaiah 8:12; 41:10-13;Luke 12:4; 2 Kings 6:15-17; Psalm 34:7)
  • They play to peoples ignorance and they are not founded in truth(2 Peter 2:12; Proverbs 11:9)
  • They hide the real problem(Isaiah 51:12-13)

4. Motives BehindConspiracy Theories?

  • Fear and mistrust
  • Malice
  • Ignorance

5. The End of Conspiracy Theories!

  • We may boldly say: The Lord is my helper;I will not fear. What can man do to me? -- Hebrews 13:6