Just a Thought

by | Apr 22, 2020 | Courage, Creativity, Discipline, Grace, Holy Spirit, Vision. | 0 comments

In the past, I have written about being careful regarding conspiracy theories. I even quoted Scripture that cautions us on the subject. Like you, I have my opinions. 

A theory is something that remains speculative until the evidence arrives to verify the issue in question. Verification is what moves theory into the realm of reality. The uncomfortable truth is that in the current sea of conspiracy theories, some of them might actually prove to be true. Conspiracy is not what we want leading our lives, but to dismiss all of them out of hand because it is fashionable to do so is as foolish as believing everything floating across our computer screen.

Cynicism, hipster theology, or the need to remain credible at all costs can blind us from seeing a deeper reality. We can be like people, who out of fear, begin to make absolute statements and end up rejecting all conspiratorial issues out of hand. One of fear’s most powerful tactics is the dismissal of the things that make us uncomfortable.

Perhaps the wisest course of action is to wait and see before we start issuing absolutes about things that have not yet fully run their course. This does not mean we cannot challenge an outright lie that stands in opposition to God’s word. It merely means we don’t have to correct every theory we disagree with. Time will do that work for us. Correction can become a distracting, fulltime job – a job that none of us do very well. 


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