Conspired Theories

Tom Slater, writing for Spiked, comments that a certain senior politician

"...peddled baseless smears about a Westminster paedophile ring. Now he’s getting a peerage."

He goes onto say that this man, who appeared to believe and promote lurid allegations of political grandees routinely abusing children, caused enormous damage to reputations, not least that of Parliament itself. His cushy elevation to the Lords seems to be an unjust reward for a man who, at best, allowed himself to be deceived.

This is the problem with most conspiracy theorists. They never receive as much publicity when their claims are proved false or spurious, but they get plenty of it in the initial telling. We ought to be careful what we say, and just as careful what we repeat. Jesus said:

But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. Matthew 12:36

It behoves a Christian to stick to God’s word, and not rely upon his own sentiments, private revelations or pet theories. In contrast to men’s thoughts, beliefs and opinions, we read:

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30:5

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