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).

Conspiracies still abound today, driven by the desire to make sense of threatening social forces. Many modern schemes originate by planting an idea in the mind of another, where it thrives on fear, gullibility and ignorance and is fuelled by rumours, speculations and opinions instead of the facts. We should not promote anything which is not based on verifiable truth.  

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: end times, fact, myths, New World Orderopinions, rumours.

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