As I have argued on the "Responding to Government Tyranny” thread, this is definitely not God’s will for this time and this place; and those who rise to heed this call could very well bring about the death and/or imprisonment of many, including those who don't endorse their violent tactics. This is likely to occur when individuals seeking to "restore their constitutional liberties" by violent means are branded by the media and government, not as "patriots" but as “terrorists” who deserve to be treated as criminals. Ultimately, it is likely that all conservative Christians who hold politically incorrect views, will be lumped together with such “terrorists,” and will suffer a fate similar to theirs.
Has it occurred to those who believe in conspiracy theory that a general rebellion against the United States government would serve the purposes of any so-called New World Order by allowing it to identify, eliminate or jail it’s adversaries? But would a civil war in the U.S benefit anyone else? There are may who believe that the the big winner would be our true external foes, the Russians and the Chinese.
There have been a number of prophecies given by contemporary Christian prophets indicating that the Russians and Chinese are going to attack the United States after an internal civil war begins in our country. There is also a good deal of factual evidence out there which indicates that the Russians and Chinese are not our friends, and that they secretly desire to bring us down. (Russia's creation of the "Iranian problem" by building the Iranian nuclear reactors being one case in point, among many.)
Here's a couple of posts, by JR Nyquist, which do an excellent job of summarizing the lethal Russian strategy against the US. (The first one is the "short version.")
Given the fact of Russia's ingenious and diabolical final phase plans, it's very interesting to observe that our Russian foes appear to be conspiracy theory 'true believers.'
They also apparently foresee a coming civil war in the U.S.
In a recently archived broadcast on a NWO type conspiracy web-site (from early December, 2009) it was stated that "high level sources" have revealed that our government is preparing to move against Christians, gun-owners, former military personnel, anti-abortion activists, etc., and that, in thinly veiled terms, it's time to get ready for a fight. This move, it was said, might occur as soon as January. Some of those being targeted are supposedly on a "yard farming list;" meaning that they (and their families), will simply be taken out with hell fire missiles, delivered courtesy of attack helicopters guided by GPS devices planted by government census workers.
The thing that concerns me here is that if this individual is telling the truth about what he has heard from his "high level sources," then it might indicate that the there are those who are attempting to use such sources to plant information which might incite right wing extremists into beginning a "rebellion" that will have to be put down. Such a strategy would serve to eliminate the major sources of opposition to the current administration's political program of "change." [Other possible explanations for the man's statements might be: 1) His "high level sources" are simply being fed false information so that they can be ferreted out when the information is revealed, 2) He or his family members are being "held hostage" by threats from Russian FSB (intelligence service) agents, 3) the man is a paid Russian FSB agent (not likely, in my opinion) or 4) ? ]
Whatever the motivation for this man's statements, a number of his listeners who suspect that they are on the 'government hit list' may be tempted to be "pro-active" and strike first, thus bringing about an inevitable government move against such "home grown terrorists" for the sake of national security. If enough violence is instigated, martial law could be proclaimed (and constitutional rights suspended), then a general round up of all 'potential terrorists' is quite likely to take place. (Google: "DHS Report On Right-wing Extremism" to find out who is a 'potential terrorist.')
On the "Responding To Government Tyranny" thread I have made the case for Christian non-violent resistance to any perceived violations of our constitutional rights. To react violently in this time and place, may very well play into the hands of our enemies--be they foreign, or domestic.
Conspiracy theory can be very captivating to those who are susceptible to it's hypnotic, Siren song. But such a belief will serve to, when conditions are perceived to be dire enough, bring about a "kill the bastards" response in the hearts of those who subscribe to it. And perhaps that's exactly what the foes arrayed against us want--particularly our spiritual foes--something that will result in the premature deaths of their perceived enemies.
I for one, as a Christian, will take counsel from the words of Jesus, who said to Pilate, "IF my kingdom were of this world my followers would fight" (against the Jewish puppet government of his day, and the Roman government backing it). Since Jesus' kingdom is not currently and earthly kingdom I, for one, am not going to be found fighting against my own, duly elected government. Of course, this will be seen by those "fighting to restore our constitutional liberties" as a cowardly response. Should they prevail, then such "cowards" may even suffer a traitor's death.
In response, all I can say is that it is one thing for a Christian to fight against the external foes of our nation. It is quite another to take up arms against our own government, even if one believes that it is evil. This is a lesson which the Christians, living in the time of the evil/pagan Roman empire--an empire which periodically denied them the right to life because of their religious beliefs--knew and practiced. In spite of the fact that they were persecuted by the Roman government for their faith, they choose to go to their deaths non-violently, as sheep to slaughter, because they know that such a "glorious death" was but the beginning of their eternal happiness. We would do well to follow their example. But I fear that such counsel will fall on deaf ears and, as a result, millions, could be imprisoned or executed as so-called terrorists.
Should this worst-case 'civil war scenario' come to pass, the Russians will, no doubt, gleefully anticipate the coming the fulfillment of their plans, and then they will be in a position to put their next generation of missiles and nuclear warheads to "good use." Perhaps they will, ironically, tell the world that they had to attack us, "in order to save us from ourselves."
But in the meantime, many Christians may very well be faced with the strong temptation to take up arms against their own government. I believe that it is for such people that the the following words of Jesus are particularly relevant. Jesus said, “The thief (the Devil) comes to kill, steal and destroy.” Truly those who believe the Devil's lie that they must physically fight against a government sanctioned “New World Order” will be setting themselves up to fall prey to “The Thief’s” plan for their and their loved ones lives….
Perhaps the real answer to the question, “Why Conspiracy Theories” is found in the words of a man who’s web site I happened to come across today:
God is raising up this beast kingdom to crucify us as their forefathers crucified our Master. At the same time, the beast will purge Christianity of those who refuse to go to their cross of death to self.
Christians constantly send me e-mails about the conspiracies of the government and it's leaders. Most of this is “he said that she said” stuff with no real proof. Unsubstantiated accusations are just gossip and forbidden by God’s Word. According to Law no one can be accused without two or three witnesses. Witnesses see and know personally. We shouldn’t accept accusations against a government or person without witnesses, earthly or heavenly.
The devil is being permitted by God to stir up conspiracy theories so that paranoid, disobedient Christians will fight this government and be destroyed. The Lord said to me, “Spirits of paranoia will stir up Christians to fight against this country. In this way I will cleanse my Church of those that refuse to obey and go to their cross.”
“The cross” that is spoken of here is the cross of non-violent martyrdom for the sake of one’s witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the same cross that millions of Christians have nobly born during the past 1900 plus years, and it is the same cross that many will soon be called upon to embrace. May we be numbered among those who resisted the coming Beast government of the Antichrist, not by force of arms, but by means of the word of our testimony, and the blood of the Lamb.
“And they overcame him (the Dragon/Devil, who gives his authority to the end-of-the-age Beast government*) because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.” Rev.12:11
*See Rev. 12:1 through Rev. 13:18
Edited by NBT Truth, 05 January 2010 - 06:00 AM.