Monday, August 13, 2012

You Must be Myth-taken: Rampant Myth Chasing in the Body of Christ

In my past, there has been some value in studying the "Christian" perspective of various things. UFOs, ghosts, transhumanism, conspiracies and all the rest. Through programs like Future Quake, PID Radio/VFTB and others i was given proper perspective on "a thing" and ultimately it led me back to the waiting arms of Jesus Christ. Christ transformed my fear of aliens, conspiracies, and earth ending calamities and replaced it with trust in Him.

I hope that's what this blog does. Reaffirm that God is in control, that yes there is deception and evil stuff going on, and Jesus Christ is the only way out of it.

What i hope to avoid, and what is going on in some circles is an unhealthy emphasis on those same things. And that focus, when i read about brings me to fear.

Case in point, some Christian folks are convinced planet x is coming, based on what one or two people say on a podcast. People accept it despite there being more evidence against that topic.

It doesn't have to be planet x though. You can insert comets, nephilim, fallen angels, illuminati, HAARP, and anything else. And when these don't materialize, we move to something else. The boy who cried wolf is becoming a regular occurrence.

Many of us in the body (my fear is that I'm doing it too) is that we're drawing too much attention from Jesus, and moving it to the snares of the devil. And far too often we're caught up on trying to convince each other we're right when really much of it is speculative.

Many are caught up on modern nephilim, that it was prophesied in the Bible. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Also, it doesn't have to have been addressed for it to happen.

I'm not a huge modern nephilim guy, and I question the use of "who's 'they'" in Matt 24, Dan 2 to support the existence of modern nephilim. I think "they" could mean more than just nephilim, as in everybody.

That said, articles that tell us about 150 animal human animal hybrids and this one increase the possibility there are or will be nephilim (or something like them) soon, whether or not the Bible mentions them in the last days scenarios.


Rather than standing solid in our position, we can acknowledge that yes, this is interesting and possibly a sign Jesus is coming soon, Matthew 24, etc... Repent.

Instead, what often happens is fighting, disprov-a-thons, and chasing after more and more myths and non-Biblical sources (yes, they can be useful, but take care!) that prove our point.

Thankfully, we can rely on God's word which warned us that our days would be just like this. Itching ears doctrine isn't just for the prosperity folk, Osteen-ites and Dominionist folks. It can also apply to conspiratronics.

The following passages probably pertain mostly to the unsaved, but we in the Body of Christ aren't immune to it either. Especially if tares sneak in unawares.

2 Timothy 3:1 - 10

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

2 Timothy 4:3 - 4

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Perhaps because of that first passage, many of us are quick to discount anything that doesn't fit what our itching ears want. The second passage is definitely something more common of late. People (while maybe still saved) are following myths and forgetting our precious savior. Or if not forgetting Him, are getting caught up in being right on a speculative issue.

Because there is so much deception afoot these days, we must use God's fail-safe. Examining the scripture against all that is taught. That includes everything written on this blog. If i err, please let me know!

Acts 17:10 - 11

10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

And we must also be careful not to endure the doctrine and teaching of false teachers. If i ever fall into this, please tell me so.

From a blog quoting pulpit pimps.

Here are some of the same things God says about false teachers:

• They are ravenous wolves (Matthew 7:15-16)

• They are practicers of lawlessness (Matthew 7:22-23)

• They are hypocrites ( Matt 15:7-9)

• They are thieves (John 10:1)

• They are slaves of their own appetites (Romans 16:18)

• They are men of flesh (1 Cor 3:1-4)

• They are peddlers of the word of Christ (2 Cor 2:17)

• They are accursed (Galatians 1:6-8)

• They are tricksters and schemers (Ephesians 4:14)

• They are deluders (Ephesians 4:14)

• They are deceivers (Colossians 2:8)

• They are defrauders (Colossians 2:18-19)

• They are teachers of strange doctrine (1 Timothy 1:3)

• They are blasphemers, and have been handed over to Satan (1 Timothy 1:19-20)

• They are teachers of myth (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

• They are paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1-3)

• They are liars (1 Timothy 4:1-3)

• They are conceited and understand nothing (1 Timothy 6:3-4)

• They have gone astray (1 Timothy 6:20-21)

• They are evil men, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13)

• They are empty talkers, after sordid gain (Titus 1:10-11)

• They turn away from the truth (Titus 1:13-14)

• They are false prophets, false teachers, greedy exploiters (2 Peter 2:1-4)

• They are stains and blemishes, greedy, loving of wages of unrighteuosness (2 Peter 2:13-15)

• They are slaves of corruption (2 Peter 2:19-20)

• They are ungodly (Jude 4)

• They are rebellious people (Isaiah 30:9)

It's one thing to write a blog on the latest UFO theory or a conspiracy, or how the coasts are being evacuated (with no proof of such). It's quite another to do so, but then use that as an opportunity to share the Gospel, like Paul on Mars Hill, and lead people to Christ. Failure to properly use "myths" will only build fear. God is not a God of fear.

Don't think your pet theory is the corner on truth for a given issue, be open to the ideas of others in speculative matters, but don't waver from sound doctrine. When possible, be aware of whats going on out there, but be ready to use that to share Christ and ease the fear of our wicked days.


  1. Awesomely timely message. The theory peddling has been bothering me as well and I must confess I have peddled my own a time or two.

    If we must be honest, we seek to understand the conspiracies because we are afraid of the unknown. Oh, to have the faith of a child as we are told that we must, leaning not on our own understanding. How much faith would we need to obediently follow while the scales are still covering our eyes in blindness? Could we be content in not knowing and still follow with joy and trust?

    Why do we equate biblical spirit given truth with needing the FULL picture of God's awesome design? Perhaps Mystery Babylon will remain a mystery by design until the very end. An apocalypse (ancient Greek: ποκάλυψις apocálypsis, from πό and καλύπτω meaning 'un-covering') is a revelation of something hidden. It stands to reason that if the apocalypse comes at the end, then the full picture will be hidden until the end.

    Could prophecy and devine revelation still happen to reveal God's plan? Sure, but me rumaging through garbage on YouTube ain't gonna cut it.

    1. Thanks bro!

      Great point it wouldn't be "Mystery" Babylon if we knew what it was ahead of time.

      The theory peddling is something I've done here and elsewhere, and it has been troubling my heart more lately as well. As I wrote, it helped me at first by emphasizing Jesus, but lately I've been seeing so many theories and then sensless bashing when folks disagree.

      The only way it helps to be up on the theories is if you can use them to point back to Jesus.

  2. Beautifully said. The feeling I get from all these 'Aint it awful' conspiracy shows is this numbing down sense of helplessness. Since it is evidently possible to organise so many conspiracy shows, it would be perfect to conclude every show them with an empowering session. It would be awesome to hear what wisdom the Holy Spirit would comfort us with if given the last word.

    1. Thanks. I like your idea, that's sort of what they did often on future quake, with especially dark shows or scary stuff. I think there should be more of that on "Christian" conspiracy shows, otherwise the fear still builds

  3. Hi Frank I like your tactics It is called discernment.. you are absolutely right The only thing that we can be sure about is that at an unknown hour Jesus will return we all may disagree about some things pertaining to the end-time but for me it is the growing Apostasy in many churches that is the obvious..

    some one gave me your blog site Hope you are not going to shut the coment !!!!!!!!!!!!! Godd to see hopeful commenting.

    blessings Frank

    john b

  4. Hi frank, I like your tact, discernment never rushes into that which cannot be understood.. someone gave me your blog site.. Hope you do not mine me sharing.. good to see hopeful here as well Hope you do not close your comment section!!!!!!

    blessings john B

    1. LOL! Thanks John B. I appreciate it. I just try to write and be faithful to what I think the Lord lays on my heart.

      Comments won't close, but I do moderate