Hi. I am a Christian. I am also a conspiracy theorist. Though I doubt they would readily admit it, I’m sure that the latter causes many of my fellow faithful to keep me at an arm’s length. This is mostly understandable to me as there was a time I imagine I was the same way. But something changed.
“Awakened” is another term or phrase that Christians shy away from because it carries with it the societal connotations of some new age philosophy or occult like process. What I know is this. I have had plenty of supernatural events occur around me, throughout my life, but with increased frequency and intensity in the last several years. They have entailed many things, both mentally and physically. As a fundamental Bible believing literalist, and I am just that, I must try and fit these things that I can’t ignore into my Christian worldview. To accomplish this, I have to do what any person of my professed faith should do. Hold it up against what the Bible chooses to inform us on for context. This isn’t always easy, but there are clues into the unknown. Some of my favorite places to go scripturally to support this are the story of the witch of Endor, the Genesis 6 account, Matthew 24 and just about anything ambiguously prophetic.
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” – Jeremiah 33:3
Few of us would argue that there isn’t a whole lot going on behind the scenes that we “do not know.” This goes for both the unseen realm, as well as the known realm. History shows that some of the most horrific atrocities were carried out under the guise of something protective and beneficial, while others were simply ignored as too irrational to be true. I had a huge moment of clarity a few years ago when I stumbled upon what is known as Project MK Ultra. For over two decades former Nazi scientists working under the CIA conducted illegal and torturous acts on unsuspecting citizens. The goal was to research and refine mind control methods, as well as information extracting techniques to the tune of millions and millions of dollars. There were deaths involved, but because most of the records were destroyed before the project was exposed, it’s hard to say how many. This is just one example, and it’s from the recent history of the good old USA.
“For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – if that were possible.” – Matthew 24:24
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” – Matthew 24:42
To me, it’s hard to confuse these verses. There is a lot of talk throughout churches and Bible studies about what we call “The Great Deception.” I don’t want to get into a discussion about who or what the “elect” are at this point, but apparently this deception is so great, this group of people are even susceptible to it. Many like to think they have an idea or a monopoly on just what is or could be being referenced here, but if it were that easy to see and figure out, would it really even be something that deceitful? While I simply see much plausibility in many conspiracies that most consider absurd or asinine, in addition, I believe that they are more likely candidates for mass deception than the things that most people are looking for or talking about. By this I am talking about anything from alien full disclosure to the illuminati card game. Why and how these things are beneficial to the forces of darkness are lengthy discussions of their own accords. To ignore or dismiss anything, however, is to be potentially negligent in our keeping watch. One can consider flat earthers misguided or ignorant of basic facts, but before we dismiss anything, lets listen to why they feel this way and what the motivation behind any perceived extreme deception could be. There are a lot of smart fundamental Christians out there saying some seemingly crazy things. People had a hard time believing and accepting other shocking moments in history too before undeniable facts started trickling out. For these things we can go to our blueprint and find two relevant instructions. “Call to me” and “Keep watch.”