by Alex Reiman and Jason Duncan
Make a tin foil hat with us, download this episode to disposable Walkman or print this article and immediately turn off your electronic device, this episode will send you spiraling and may flag you to government. We match up modern day conspiracies with famous “end times” bible passages and figure out how this whole thing is going to go down. Seriously, people believe this stuff! So hurry, listen before the government shuts us down… or Jesus comes back. The end is near!!! (scroll below for article and shady links that will take you to websites that will probably contract viruses.)
(article by Jason Duncan)
Not going to lie, I love conspiracies! I also love “end of the world” type stuff. I find it terrifying yet strangely fascinating. Jesus and other biblical writers inspired by God certainly had prophetic thoughts and visions about the future. Dark thoughts of terror, war, earthquakes, persecution, fire and destruction. These prophecies have been debated for literally thousands of years, and I’m certainly not in any scholarly position to discern how the end is going to play out. That said, I have had some fun trying to link modern conspiracies to bible passages. Here are seven of my favorite conspiracies linked to bible passages. These start light and get dark, so put on your tinfoil hat, and lets jump in the hole!
Many of these theories do not represent my personal convictions, these are simply what I have observed and perceived as “something people believe.” This article is not an attempt to prove or disprove any particular eschatology or dispensation.
1 Evangelism and the spread of the gospel message will bring on the end of the world!
OK, I’m an evangelical, I was born into a church going family, my Dad was church planting Southern Baptist preacher, so this didn’t seem so crazy at first, but then the more I think about it, the creepier it gets! So in Matthew 24, Jesus throws this little sentence out there, “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Not too crazy right? But something sounded off the first time I heard a pastor say something along the lines of “We have the ability to end the world!” I’ve heard these type statements from some of the greats like J.I. Packer, David Platt, and John MacArthur. Check out this article from 2011 from billygraham.org. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but when the people who believe the destruction depicted in Revelation is yet to come, also believe that they can kick off those events through evangelism, it sounds a little weird. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. Hey, maybe we’ll be raptured, and not have to witness those dark times anyway! I have to admit, after hearing the heartbreaking testimonies during the Larry Nassar trials… I’m kinda ready for Jesus to come back.
How close are we to the end? check out this article at the Joshua Project.
2 Cataclysmic Weather!
This doesn’t seem so crazy anymore. Hollywood has provided us with hundreds of films about gigantic storms, asteroids, volcanoes, and solar flares, it’s almost like they are preparing us for it. But before Hollywood, there was Jesus! Read what he says in Matthew 24:7-8 “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Any way you slice it, humans have treated the earth like garbage of the years and it’s going to take its toll. Jesus called it birth pains, Paul called it groaning, and many bible writers personify the earth as hurting and dying because of the sins of mankind. Then in Revelation, this happens!
“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.”
Not cool, I couldn’t help read that description and then think about the Super-volcano under Yellowstone that blew in the movie 2012. In fact, I found this article about what it would be like if that Super-volcano was ignited by some giant earthquake and the similarities are explosive! You can read about it here.
But scarier than humans neglecting the earth until it keels over and dies, is humans manipulating mother nature! Insert your favorite chem-trails theories here, but chem-trails don’t sound so crazy once its re-branded as “Cloud Seeding” and Cloud Seeding is the real deal! Check out this article at science.howstuffworks.com
If you want to dive deep into the abyss, some theories exist that Bill Gates has the technology to corral hurricanes.
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3 Population Slips into an alternate Dimension!
OK, Christians call this “the Rapture.” Many of us grew up with the movie series “Left Behind” and were terrorized by images of piles of clothes where humans used to be. I hope I didn’t just sin, I don’t want to miss the boat! Now what the rapture is, is debated by many in the christian realm, you can read and fight over the scriptural basis in 1st Thess. 4 and Matthew 24. I’m not here to persuade you in any way. What I will tell you is there is a steady drum beat these days of the multiverse and alternate dimensions working their way into our TV shows and science.
Stranger Things has “the upside down,” Leftovers…. Is about, well, the leftovers, and my favorite, Fringe, is just all kinds of drug induced craziness. Believe it or not, the latest theories have large swaths of people disappearing into another realm, and in the chaos of figuring out where people went… the aliens come and provide some explanation comfort… Ok thats a bit out there, even for me, but still, check out these fun stories of people slipping into alternate dimensions. For more fun, Google and YouTube “The Mandela Effect.” See you on the other side!
4 The rebuilding of the Temple!
Ok, there is a lot here! Tons of history, tons of bible, tons of the theories good and bad, but make no mistake, at some point near the end, Satan himself will mistakenly take ownership of the Temple. Check out what Jesus had to say,
“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.”
Sounds like a fair warning to me! Now some theologians, think this text has already played out at the destruction of the temple in 70 AD, many of them also posit that the new temple of God (the residence of the Holy Spirit) is made without human hands and indeed lives within the hearts of believers as they are sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit… But still many others want this temple rebuilt. Many of those people happen to be Americans, who are eager to help fulfill Old Testament prophecy and see the land of Israel completely restored as it was in “biblical times.” This is why president Trump fulfilled a campaign promise to proclaim Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
But say these Antichrist prophecies by Jesus and Paul (Thessalonians) haven’t been fulfilled yet? Could we see the temple rebuilt and danced upon by the “Abomination of Desolation” in our lifetime? I don’t really know, but what I do know is, while the physical structure of the temple hasn’t been built yet, much of the furniture is under construction and some of its complete, including a 2 million dollar gold plated menorah!
5 – Nuclear War!
Believe it or don’t, but the bible is pretty silent on nukes. That only makes sense since it was written thousands of years before present day doomsday missiles, but that doesn’t stop people from inserting nuclear war into the bible. Check out this verse from 2nd Peter 3,
“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.”
It’s a bit of contextual stretch, but it does sound an awful lot like a nuclear attack. To stretch it even further, check out these words by Jesus, “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” Right? Clouds? Missiles? There could be something here, but most likely not.
Some biblical conspiracy theorists (Or theologians) interpret the phrase “Coming on the Clouds” the same as they do in Ezekiel 38/39 in the description of the battle between Gog and Magog. God instructed Ezekiel to record that same phrase and explains that God is going to carry out his judgement on each by having each nation destroy each other and themselves. Some people have a hard time seeing Jesus being the force of destruction, rather insisting he is using a symbolic language to say he is stepping aside and allowing it to happen. The very judgement of mankind in these moments, may just be God stepping back and “giving us what we want.” That’s kind of creepy to think about.
Others think there will be multiple wars, when you read about Gog and Magog they didn’t fight with nukes, they fought with swords and bows, it literally sounds like a battle for Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings. Just listen to the words of Albert Einstein
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein
6 – The Army Hiding in the Hollow Earth!
Hold tight, put your tinfoil hat on, this gets deep! Let’s start with two biblical gems from Revelation 9.
Rev 9:1-3 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Ok, so at some point near the end, a giant pit is going to open up and super locusts are going to wreak havoc on the earth, but what does the bible say these locusts look like
Rev 9:7-11 In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails. They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.
Ok, I get that this reads like a sci-fi, but hold on. Locusts in their current form are pretty rad bugs that can do some pretty cool stuff, so much so, that engineers have been studying them for years to learn how they fly. The end result of that engineering… drones! Drones are capable of doing some pretty awesome stuff, they are about to make a leap into everyday lives with corporations like Amazon using them to deliver goods in the near future. They can also be used to carry weapons or lasers that can inflict damage, and you can bet the U.S. Army is going to use them in the future. A recent X-Files episode even had Mulder being swarmed by a locust like drone army!
So what of the pit and the beast-like-robots?
This is where we get dark! The Nazi’s before and during WW2 where all over the world, there are rumors that they found a gateways deep into the earth where a race of giants (or aliens) live. The theory goes that the occult regime of the Nazi party were trying to make the perfect and super human race and divined the location of the Nephilim on accident. The demons then told them the location of the hollow earth gateway at the North Pole, then in Tibet (google pictures of Nazi’s in Tibet!), and also at the South Pole.
Now this sounds crazy, but the Nazi’s were into some crazy stuff. After WW1 and signing of the Treaty of Versailles the Germans started developing new and crazy technologies. The Versailles pact disarmed the Germans and they sought to find loopholes in effort to defend themselves. They began developing rockets which were not part of the treaty, they traveled the world in search for higher powers (see Indiana Jones), and they even consulted with demons. That’s right, demons! One of those allegedly demonic inventions was what’s known as the Nazi Bell, you can Google it and YouTube it, it freaking looks like a very primitive UFO. Legend goes, that the Nazi’s received the technology by one of their higher ups engaged in “automatic writing” the process by which you let your hands (or a demon) do all the writing for you. The end result was the plans for the Nazi Bell.
During the war, the Nazi’s sent several boats of soldiers down to Antarctica, for reasons still unknown. After the war, the U.S. sent North Pole explorer Admiral Richard Byrd along with a small fleet to destroy any escaped Nazi regime, it was called “Operation Hi-Jump,” but what happened could not be foreseen. The small U.S. fleet was destroyed by “fast moving disc shaped crafts.” The remaining soldiers made it back home and soon after, a collective of post war countries signed a peace treaty to explore Antarctica, a southern land mass that has largely been out of the news until of late. Many theorists think shadow governments have been researching super advanced technologies out of the public limelight for over 50 years!
What’s interesting is some people believe that the Roswell crash, wasn’t alien at all, but that the Nazi’s were sending one of their UFO’s to Area 51 for research and it crashed on accident.
Now back to the Revelation, and the pit. Is it possible that over the last 50 years a secret multi-government breakaway society has been developing deep beneath the ice. What if there were a whole civilization of human hybrids down there that had access to North and Tibet though underground network of tunnels and open caves. Maybe that’s not so crazy after all… look it up, decide for yourself! Also look up “Operation Paperclip.”
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7 – NWO and New York the whore of Babylon!
Finally, we come to the whore of Babylon, the great city which is the crown of the New World Order where all commerce across the globe is carried out. Some people believe that this great city is none other than post America New York. Sure, why not, I mean if Martin Luther can claim its the Vatican, why can’t fearful American’s pitch the idea of New York. It does fit some the biblical requirements, its a beacon of wealth, its a port city with great access to water for shipping, and it even landed the attention of the Ghostbusters super villains Zuel and Vigo.
Listen to the reaction of earthlings at the destruction of this great city, and take note of the items that come from it.
Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.
Ok, this is dark and depressing, but some conspiracy theorists believe that American birth certificates are actually bonds. Which, in the event America can’t repay excessive debts, the birth certificates become the right by which citizens can be offered up as collateral and repayment. That’s creepy, it’s all a 80’s ponzi scheme and probably totally fake, but you can read about it more here. <–seriously that’s a super solid source right?
There is no doubt that the whore of Babylon is going to be the physical heart of everything evil. Just read this description in Revelation 18:23-24 “for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery. And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth.”
Pretty creepy eh? I mean after all, New York is the headquarters for the United Nations, which many believe is part of the New World Order. Maybe this is the wealthy giant city after all? Also of creepy note, this city is destroyed and flatten in a single hour in Revelation. I can’t think of a city Hollywood has destroyed more in its films than New York. Almost like they’re preparing us for something… Personally, I don’t think so, but it does wrap a nice bow on this biblical conspiracy article…
Here is how it’s all going to play out.
Once Johnny B Good-christian reaches that last remote people group with the gospel, the Christian population is going to slip into an alternate dimension with Jesus. Meanwhile, chaos will erupt on earth, earthquakes are going to shake apart the neglected and tortured floating ball. As people are trying to cope with the dramatic climate change, a secret post-Nazi government with a human/robot hybrid army will come on the clouds and cease the remaining population and take them by storm. The whole world will succumb to a single seemingly nice dude who provides goods and services for his followers so long as they identify with him by taking his number. As he’s sitting upon his giant commerce empire the inhabitants of earth will be forced into the labor of cleaning up the disaster of all that left behind laundry and rebuilding a mock temple so he can have one final throwdown with God. It will take 7 years, and then he’ll be destroyed by Jesus, and the earth and all who have ever lived, will live happily ever after.
Either that, or you totally just wasted some precious moments of your life reading this article and listening to two dudes who couldn’t make it as pastors instead of actually helping current people in actual need. Still kinda crazy though, hope you were entertained!
What are your favorite conspiracies? I’d love to hear them!
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