September 25, 2020

The phenomenom, QAnon, may be what Jesus was referring to in His Olivet Discourse

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JD: Let's get started by first getting into the basics of what the term QAnon actually means and how the movement got started and the general idea behind it.

DJ: Well let me get started with the question about what QAnon is in general. The New York Times put it this way, QAnon is the umbrella term for a sprawling set of internet conspiracy theories that allege falsely that the world is run by Satan worshiping pedophiles who are plotting against Mr. Trump while operating a global child sex trafficking ring. Now I just need to insert here the statement in the article that this is false is precisely what the controversy is about because advocates believe this conspiracy theory and skeptics don't obviously. 

Then the article goes on to say QAnon followers believe that this click includes top Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, as well as a number of entertainers and Hollywood celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and religious figures including Pope Francis and the Dali Lama. In October 2017 an anonymous user put a series of post on the mostly anonymous message board and the user signed off as Q and claimed to have a high level of security approval known as Q clearance. The Anon in QAnon stands for anonymous. So Q's followers are called Anons.

JD: Why are so many believers getting caught up in this and other conspiracy theories?

DJ: Well I think the one reason some believers get caught up in the conspiracy theories as something are just difficult to explain and because of Biblical prophecy we know this is all going somewhere with the conflict between good and evil and of course the Lord is going to win. There are things going on in our world that are hard to explain but two things help me stay balance. One is to stay away from too much speculation when it comes to the Bible. We don't interpret the Bible in light of current events. The Bible is our authority. And the other thing is the so what question. What I mean by that is even if the given conspiracy theory were true what difference would it make in my day to day life. We need to trust the Lord for how this is all going to work out and stay faithful in the mean time.

JD: David James, Bible in hand explaining the phenomenon of QAnon.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

I started in the headline for David's report that Jesus may well have been referring to QAnon in his last message the Olivet Discourse recorded in Matthew 24. Jesus mentioned in that message four times in Matthew 24 deception. In the last days we must not be deceived. The absolute knowledge for the future is found in God's prophetic passages. We must allow Bible prophecy to be our guide.