Conspiracy (n) : the act of secretly planning to do something that is harmful or illegal
Theory (n) : a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based
This is not an insult, not to a Christian. When the world hates us, we keep in mind that it hated Jesus first. If we belonged to the world, it would love us as its own. As it is, we do not belong to the world, but have been chosen out of the world. That is why the world hates us (John 15:18). It is no surprise. We have been warned and instructed to “put on the full armor of God, so that we will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” -Ephesians 6:11.
The Bible teaches us “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15) and “even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). “The serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness” (2 Corinthians 11:3). Satan is the deceiver. His mission is to destroy human life (war, addiction, abortion, suicide, murder, lies, broken homes, despair, self-doubt, etc.) and he knows that his time is limited. He is running rampant and has armies of help.
As Christians, we believe Satan is planning to do something harmful, something deceitful. We hold to the theory that we are at war. As the war wages we hold tight to the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness and our feet are ready. With the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation we lift up the sword of the Spirit, the word of God, and we move forward (Ephesians 6:10-18). Our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8), but we are prepared. We know the demons tremble in our wake (James 2:19). “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world– our faith” -1 John 5:4.
2 Corinthians 4:-6 –Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ….”
“…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.
Christians are conspiracy theorists. We live in a world that is against us. We have an adversary that never sleeps. We act according to a set of principles, detailed in the Bible. We are persecuted. We are tortured. We are killed. And we endure. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).