I remember going through my regular post-church service routine one Sunday afternoon,
*Sleep some more*
You know, the norm!
Unfortunately, my youth leader at the time decided to change my plans that Sunday.
Instead of going through the motions, he sat me down with a few of my other church friends.
Walked us into the computer room of my parents house,
Searched up a video on Youtube titled:
“The truth behind hip-hop”
Then unknowingly brought chilling fear down our fragile spines.
*(you know who you are tisk tisk tiskkkkkk lool)
That was the first day I had ever heard about the Illuminati.
Watching that video literally changed my perspective on many rap artists.
In those days,
Had I caught you listening to Jay Z, let alone had the audacity to share his music with me, I would’ve given you the fiercest cut eye a 14 year-old can give.
I had no issues listening to songs like
- “Buy you a drank” by T-Pain
- “Can I Take you Home” by Jamie Fox
- “Body on Me” by Nelly
At-least these songs didn’t blatantly have lyrics like “Lucifer Son of the morning” or other encrypted demonic-type messages when you played the song backwards.
Lool, first and foremost I want to apologize in advance if you thought this post would provide an in-depth analysis of Illuminati and its impact towards Christianity.
To be honest I’m not at all concerned about that (at least now).
The aim of this post is to rather point out this one message.
Don’t waste your time speculating on endless myths.
In his letters to Timothy, Apostle Paul consistently warned Timothy not to spend any of his time speculating on myths, but rather to focus on godliness and preaching the word.
7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come
1 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV
3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine,4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith
1 Timothy 1:3-4 ESV
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths
2 Timothy 4:1-4 ESV
I am not here to disprove any research you may have done concerning Illuminati, or any other so called “conspiracy theories”.
This is a simple reminder to all the Bible believing Christians to remain focused on what truly matters.
The word of God
Anything outside of it, is not worth speculating about.
As Christians, myths and conspiracies will unknowingly add to our curiosity and may even cost us our faith.
Jesus Christ even reminded us that He himself is the truth.
…Really think about that.
In other words, anything outside Him is not true, henceforth not worth speculating about.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me
John 14:6 ESV
Why would I choose to speculate on things that aren’t true?
That’s why I don’t speculate on how great Nigerian jollof is…..I had to say it.
We don’t need to wait for a crazy Satanic symbol before being selective in what we associate ourselves in.
Whether it be music, friends or activities we participate in.
In my earlier days (wow I sound Old), I was prepared to jump through flaming hoops and do back flips in order to avoid listening to artists like Jay Z rather than focusing on “simpler” evils within my own life such as unforgiveness, lust and pride.
My reasoning behind not listening to certain music should not be based on whether or not they are “Illuminati” but rather asking
“Will this glorify God?”
“Will this edify?”
Similar to what Apostle Paul said (in 1 Timothy & 2 Timothy), these theories only developed further speculation rather than clarity and freedom that comes through Christ.
In our everyday lives we simply need to ask ourselves one question…
Will this activity bring glory to God?
If the answer is no or even questionable, don’t wait for a Satanic looking figure to appear in your bedroom saying “Imma eat you” before you decide that its probably a bad idea.
The most “woke” thing we can do as Christians is to know and obey the word,
Run from the noise, and cling to it.
Soli Deo Gloria