Joe Carter From The Gospel Coalition Explains the Problems for Christians Embracing the Q Anon Conspiracy Theory

Over at The Gospel Coalition Joe Carter wrote an article about the problems with Q Anon and why Christians should reject the conspiracy theory. This blog appreciates Joe Carter’s article and wants to encourage people to read it. 

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Abraham Lincoln

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28 NIV

 

The other day The Gospel Coalition was pushing a recent Joe Carter article at The Gospel Coalition. Before I proceed let me explain one of the reasons why tribalism should be rejected. Indeed this blog regards tribalism as a threat to our modern culture and way of life. The problem with tribalism is that it prevents you from hearing truth at times or listening to other points of view. In my life I read articles from all points of view and try and build friendships with people from people of all perspectives. Now, I disagree with reformed theology, but when Joe Carter talks about the problems with conspiracy theories like Q Anon, this blog agrees with Joe Carter. That is why I am doing this post and pushing this article.

In March over at The Gospel Coalition Joe Carter wrote, “The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About QAnon.” In that article he did a summary of the Q Anon conspiracy theory. In addition he also explained the problems with Christians embracing Q Anon. He makes some good points that this blog wants to acknowledge. He talks about how its a political cult and similar to the satanic panic on the 1970’s and 1980s. Joe Carter also has explained how the belief system has lead to violence. Here is how Joe Carter describes Q Anon.

The QAnon movement frequently engages in slander, which James calls demonic behavior (James 3:15–16). The QAnon movement often traffics in lies, which Jesus says are associated with Satan. The QAnon movement repeatedly sides with demonically inspired falsehoods that divide professed Christians from faithful believers. And the QAnon movement has a tendency to call evil that which is good, and good that which is evil, and to put darkness for light, and light for darkness (Isa. 5:20). As movement of Satan, QAnon is incompatible with Christianity.

This blog is grateful for Joe Carter;s article and hope people read and consider it.

 

7 thoughts on “Joe Carter From The Gospel Coalition Explains the Problems for Christians Embracing the Q Anon Conspiracy Theory

  1. Some topics, I just have to shake my head.

    The biggest reason to reject qanon is that it’s not true. It makes predictions that then don’t happen. Boom, case closed.

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    • What if QAnon is Inerrant SCRIPTURE(TM)?
      (Even to the point of parsing it letter-by-letter for its Secret Bible Codes.)

      There’s been a LOT of “67th Book of the Bible”s that completely supersede the other 66. During my time in-country, it was Late Great Planet Earth. In 2008 (year of John Galt Celebrity Impersonators) it was Atlas Shrugged. Now it’s QAnon.

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    • And QAnon’s TRVTH!!! is largely a retread of a Christian Culture War shtick of the 1980s: The Satanic Panic.

      Secret Illuminati of Satan-worshippers controlling EVERYTHING? All Gorvernments, All Media, EVERYTHING?
      Check.
      Secret Satanic Rituals of Pedophilia?
      Check.
      Followed by human/child sacrifice and Cannibalism?
      Check.
      All held in Secret Basement Ritual Rooms like those at McMartin Preschool and Comet Ping-Pong?
      Check.
      With Anointed Christian Prophets coming out of nowhere with direct Words from God to lead us against Them? (Then, Mike Warnke. Pat Pulling, Constance Cumby, Lauren Stratford, John Todd, Joanna MIchaelson, et al. Now, that fireman who wrote The Trump Prophecies: The Astonishing True Story of the Man Who Saw Tomorrow… and What He Says Is Coming Next (2017).)
      Check.

      The only new angles this time around are the term “Deep State” and the deification of Donald Trump as Messiah who will Save Us From The Satanic Deep State. Actually not much of a stretch from the original. The Satanic Panic probably never died (think the Christian blowback to Harry Potter) but had been smoldering like a California brushfire waiting for a new wind to fan it into a fire tornado. And the winds are whipping up (like Ken Copeland blowing his sacred breath through the TV screen to blow COVID away, just send seed money).

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