What Should Christians Believe About Conspiracy Theories? (Ep. 117)

April 21, 2023

As soon as you say the phrase “conspiracy theory”, you’ve stepped into a minefield of meaning and innuendo. It helps if you understand that the phrase isn’t just used to describe the actions of shadowy groups, but is also used to cast a negative light on the people who believe in such conspiracies. And in many cases, this negative connotation is at least somewhat deserved, because many conspiracy theories are in fact ridiculous. But as anyone who has studied history knows, groups and governments do in fact conspire. So what is a good Christian to do?

In this episode, we try to approach the subject of conspiracy theories from a biblical basis and take a shot at answering a few questions: How do you live in a world full of sinners conspiring to sin which includes liars lying about what some of those conspiracies are? How do you make sense of theories and things you only know a little about? How do you stop worrying and learn to live in joy in the world that God has made and that Jesus Christ is ruling over? It turns out, God’s word has a lot to teach us on the subject. Please join us as we discuss this important topic.

Listen to the audio version here:

00:00 Controlling Narrative
05:16 Conspiracies are Real
11:02 Term Origin and JFK
19:23 Desire to Invent Answers
24:50 The First Sounds Right
35:17 Fear Others than God
46:24 The Problem in the Church
50:21 The Solutions

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

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