Ed Stetzer wrote an op-ed in USA Today about the issue of evangelicals embracing Q Anon conspiracy theory. This post is about Stetzer’s article and for me it reminds me why I have left evangelicalism. Conspiracy theories like Q Anon show how evangelicalism is bankrupt as a movement.
“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.
The truth is far more frightening – Nobody is in control.
The world is rudderless.”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6 ESV
Before we get into Q Anon and evangelicals I have an announcement to make. I am a Q. And I have some bills to pay so if any of you out there want to paypal me some money that could help my greatly. 😀 So don’t forget your leader, it is me speaking to you and I am asking you to send me your money. 😀
Okay seriously. The other day Ed Stetzer wrote a good op-ed in USA Today about evangelicals and Q Anon. Stetzer wrote about how it is time to tackle the Q Anon conspiracy theory. In the USA Today piece Stetzer talks about how Q Anon is taking in evangelicals within churches. In the process many are showing that they can’t practice discernment and are gullible to conspiracy theory. Its also notable because the FBI has identified the Q Anon conspiracy theory as having the potential to incite domestic terrorism and violence. Stetzer then speaks about how social media is a petri dish for conspiracy theories and problems. But what is most notable from my perspective is how Stetzer ties those who believe in Q Anon with the theory from Mark Noll that deals with the “Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.” While Ed Stetzer does have his issues and some of them were revealed in the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal. This blog agrees with an appreciates his comments on the problems with conspiracy theory. This blog would encourage you to read this article in, “Evangelicals Need to Address the Q Anoners in Our Midst.”
Q Anon Reveals How Far Evangelicalism Has Fallen
For the life of me I can not believe that at this blog I am doing articles about a political cult that is influencing evangelicals in churches. Q Anon reveals to me as to how broken and bankrupt evangelicals are. This theory shows me that many evangelicals don’t know basic theology or understanding of scripture. As someone who has left evangelicalism movements like this reminder that leaving is the solid and wise thing to do. The merger of faith and politics has been deadly for evangelicalism. Why? Because now evangelicals are putting their efforts into electing a certain type of individual. Its not in the redemption of man or preaching the Gospel to those who are lost. Nope for evangelicals its about putting your faith in man made systems and now to have a political conspiracy theory behind it. Evangelicalism which was in the gutter has been crawling into the sewer. For me what is heartbreaking is seeing the people I once respected from Mars Hill, Sovereign Grace or Harvest Bible Chapel who swallow this conspiracy theory hook, line and sinker. They will never learn and as they do this while jumping from one church to another its a reminder as to why I don’t belong in evangelicalism.