Those peddling conspiracy theories and seeing paganism under every rock are engaging in modern day witch hunts!
That thought occurred to me last night while I was busy purging my Facebook friends list of people I can't even remember accepting as friends, and with whom I never communicate.
While it's no secret that Facebook has always included these types, I was shocked at how their numbers have multiplied exponentially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the extent of the raw viciousness, vitriol and general evil being spewed on their walls and in groups.
And yet, every single one of them claims to be either a Christian or Torah observant believer! (I've never knowingly accepted friend requests from unbelievers, nor bother to visit their walls because YHWH commands us to stay away from them. Example: Proverbs 4:14-19 and 2 Timothy 3.)
What I witnessed last night reveals that, while "knowledge" has increased since the Middle Ages (Daniel 12:4), the "fallen nature" of people hasn't changed one bit. It seems many (if not most) THRIVE on gossip, slander and all the things YHWH hates. (See Proverbs 6:16-19 and Romans 10:1-14.)
Clearly, some of the worst gossip-mongers in the world can be found in "religious" circles. And the sad part is, anyone who dares challenge them with actual biblical or scientific TRUTH (depending on the topic at hand) is either immediately berated or verbally "beaten to death."
When you try to extricate yourself from their ectoplasmic online claws, some will attempt to hound you with one Messenger "message attempt" after the next. And, if that doesn't succeed, they will coax one of your Facebook friends into relaying their "urgent messages" to you. (THAT is exactly how our mortal enemy works - and many who view themselves as believers, are falling for his wiles!)
In the meantime, those who are busy "serving two masters," will continue to post Scripture on their own walls to show the world just how "holy" they are - because they truly BELIEVE they are doing God's work....
None of this is surprising, though, because the BIble warns us that these things would happen:
Isaiah 30:10: They say to the seers, "No more visions," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us the truth. Speak to us pleasant words; prophesy illusions. (CJB)
2 Timothy 3: 1. But know this: That in the latter days hard times will come: 2. and men will be lovers of themselves and lovers of money, boasters, proud, revilers, unyielding towards their own people, deniers of grace, wicked, 3. unloving, addicted to irreconcilable malicious gossips, ferocious, haters of the good, 4. treacherous, rash, inflated, attached to pleasure more than to the love of Elohim, 5. having a form of respect for Elohim but wide from the power of Elohim. Them who are such, repel from you. (AENT)
Romans 16: 17. And I plead with you, my Brothers, that you beware of them who cause divisions and stumblings apart from the doctrine which you have learned: and that you stand distant from them. 18. For they who are such do not serve our Master Y’shua the Mashiyach, but their own belly: and by bland speeches and good wishes, they deceive the hearts of the simple. (AENT)