This is a secret (often political) plan for accomplishing an illegal or dishonest purpose. Nathan the prophet exposed David’s conspiracy to cover up his sin of murder (2 Sam 12:9). The religious leaders of Jesus’ day feared the disciples would conspire to steal His body and claim He was resurrected so they in turn conspired to defeat the possibility by posting guards (Mt 27:64). Later Paul’s nephew uncovered a plot to assassinate him, and by revealing this scheme the attempt was foiled (Act 23:12,20-22).

Diverse viewpoints and suspicion give rise to conspiracy theories — a belief that an event or situation is the result of a secret plan made by powerful people, with the official explanation differing to the actual truth.  Driven by the desire to make sense of social

The truth comes out in the end

forces and world events, ideas thrive on fear, gullibility, sensationalism, intrigue, ignorance and are fuelled by rumours, speculations, fake news and opinions instead of genuine facts. We should endeavour to analyze the facts and not promote anything which is not based on verifiable truth. Critical thinking explores other views besides the official explanation.  Many times the wisest course of action about an issue is to keep your views to yourself until the truth becomes apparent. 

While the Bible speaks of an anti-Christ and New World Order in the end times, it is not for us to advance our theories about the details. Indulging in unprofitable speculation and deliberation detracts from focusing our attention on Jesus and our task of making Him known (Mt 28:19,20; Act 17:21; 1 Tim 1:4, 4:7, 6:3,4; Tit 3:9). There are many mysteries that we as humans can't figure out, yet we can rest confident that God who is all-knowing (omniscient) is always in control and no plan of His can be prevented (Job 42:2; Isa 46:10; Eph 1:11,20-22; Phil 3:21).                   

See also: critical thinking, end times, fact, myths, New World Orderopinions, rumours, truth.