Should Christians care about conspiracy theories?

Though sometimes entertaining, conspiracy theories often produce fear. God does not want us to fear. Nor does He want us to embroil ourselves in such worldly pursuits.

Paul instructs Timothy to focus on the gift of God, not on fear, in 2 Timothy 1. He writes that "God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control" (verse 7). Romans 8:31 gives us confidence in God when it asks, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:26 that all we need to know will be revealed and that those things that are hidden will become known. The key here is trust. Do we trust our own understanding, or do we trust God?

In Ephesians 5:8–17, Paul outlines almost directly how to deal with conspiracies and such. He emphasizes for us to walk in the light and to "try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord" (verse 10). Though he also says that we are to try to expose the "unfruitful works of darkness" we are not even to speak of these things (verses 11–12). Paul continually directs our focus and attention to goodness, light, and God's will.

When we focus our energies and motivations toward pleasing God, little time is left for foolishly using our time investigating conspiracies.

Even such momentous earthly events as the assassination of a president, a moon landing, or world leaders' supposed secret allegiances pale in comparison with God's greatness and sovereignty. "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed." But "He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision" (Psalm 2:2, 4).

Colossians 1:16 tells us that all things were created for Jesus: "For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him."

Now, understand that we can find examples of pursuing truth in the Bible. Nathan confronted King David about his attempts to hide his arranged murder of Uriah (2 Samuel 12). Paul was saved from a gaggle of killers who vowed to work together to kill him because his nephew found out about it and warned him (Acts 23).

However, our focus should be on seeking truth and peace (Zechariah 8:19). Leave the exposure of hidden evil to God (John 3:20). Trust Him to reveal what He will reveal in His time (Mark 13:32).

Remember, our focus and efforts should be to seek after God and His will for our lives. Jesus gives us enough instruction to keep us occupied most days in Matthew 22:37–39: "And he said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"

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