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.“
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.