Pure or adulterated?

YouTube has banned all videos linking 5G to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes after a live-stream on Monday 6th April 2020 saw conspiracy theorist David Icke claim that 5G and the pandemic are connected. He wildly declared that a coronavirus immunization will incorporate “nanotechnology microchips.” This claim is not new. I have seen gnostics, spiritualists, mystics and a few fellow Christians claim it. This kind of unity of thought is quite troubling for me. 

David Icke is not your ordinary fellow. He first rose to prominence in the UK as a soccer player, however, this was abruptly cut short when he was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 21. He remained in the public square as a sports broadcaster and a spokesman for the ecologically conscious Green Party.

What’s that got to do with us?

You could be wondering why I am interested in this stuff. Okay, I have been following Icke, the guys I have mentioned in this post, and their likes for quite some time. But that is beside the point. I am particularly writing out of deep concern. A concern that some of my Christian friends could find themselves stuck in murky waters of conspiracy theories. Once you believe in one conspiracy theory then it becomes natural to believe in others. You start seeing patterns where they don’t exist. You start seeing Satan more than God. It is more confusing when prophecies that correspond to psychics, mediums, Bible deniers and new agers statements start to swirl around like tornadoes. 

Some of Icke’s beliefs

David Icke believes that the world is controlled by Illuminati, and the governments, the British royal family, celebrities (like Bill Gates), and journalists are all in it. The Illuminati are the descendants of a race of shape-shifting, blood-drinking, child-sacrificing alien lizard people. They’re feeding off humanity. They’re converting humanity into a slave race. They feast on human energy. They feast on the energy of children. Numerous of these evil lizard people are Jewish. Icke alleges that the Rothschilds, a prominent wealthy Jewish family, are lizards. Yet he has also said that the British royal family the Windsors are too, and so are US Presidents.

Icke maintains that a chain of cataclysmic earthquakes and floods will ultimately cause New Zealand to vanish, and the moon is actually a monitoring system established by the lizard people to spy on us. Moreover, the Illuminati is using vaccines in an attempt to control us. Icke did not start the vaccine allegations today. He has made these claims for many years.

The spirit behind Icke’s formation

It was while Icke was hunting for a cure to his joint paints, as a consequence of Rheumatoid Arthritis, that he started to consider alternative medicine. From there, he shifted his excitement to New Age spiritualism. He then moulded a fellowship with psychics, and eventually claimed that he himself was ‘the son of a Godhead.’

David Icke has amassed fanatical fans in various countries. His primary instructor Betty Shine (who taught him from 1989-1990), ‘prophesied’ to him that he had a mission to “heal the earth,” and that “the spirit world” would transfer concepts to him.

Most of Icke’s beliefs are sourced from his interpretations of the Gnostic texts – the Nag Hammadi, as well as biblical Apocrypha like the Dead Sea Scrolls. Gnosticism was an early church heresy. It was a three-course meal served in the form of Platonism, Zoroastrianism, and elements of Christianity. It was a buffet worldview; affording a variety of platefuls. It was vehemently opposed by Church fathers such as Bishop Irenaeus, Christian theologian Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus and Hippolytus. Gnostics used the same Holy Scriptures as the Church, but they interpreted them otherwise. According to them, the true God was not the Creator of the Old Testament; they classified several Christs from among the beings of the heavenly world (Aeons). By the way, Gnosticism has been experiencing a resurgence. 

Back to Icke 

Icke believes that the Gnostic writings bear testimony that particular higher vibrational beings of frequency, known as Archons, live on Earth as humans, disguising their true reptilian form.

Icke also appropriates Zechariah Sitchin’s accounts of the ancient Sumerian myths which describe the Anunnaki – ancestral race of Reptilian aliens. These Reptilian aliens came to Earth and interbred with humans, resulting in superior civilizations in Sumer, Egypt, Babylon, and the Indus Valley. Sitchin’s central theme is the ‘production’ of mankind through the mixing of Annunaki and Homo Erectus DNA. The purpose of this was to create humans who would be their slaves and mine gold and other minerals. This is fabulously told in Zecharia Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles book series. Dr Michael Heiser has done a commendable job in pointing out errors in Sitchin’s interpretation work.

Now, Icke has written many books and he claims to have gotten all his data about how reality “truly works” from a fantasy he had in the wake of consuming Ayahuasca. The active ingredient in Ayahuasca is N,N-Dimethyltryptamine; a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug that occurs naturally in various plants and animals. It is commonly employed in Shamanistic procedures. 

So, apart from Betty Shine and Zecharia Sitchin, who else influenced David Icke? Alice Bailey and Brian Desborough.

Alice Bailey was a conscious medium. She is the mother of New Age spiritualism. You can find more about her on the internet. 

Brian Desborough insists that the Bible including its God was made up by the Illuminati.

He claims that when he was eighteen months old he contracted what was believed at the time to be a terminal disease. From then he has possessed the ability to do astral projections. 

During one of his astral projections in 1971, he met five extremely spiritually developed non-physical beings who told him that he must write a revisionist history of the world.

So what?

The idea that there is a relationship between the COVID-19 and 5G network and vaccinations are motivated by the New Age and Gnostic teachings and grounded in their ‘Theology.’ Most of the people who have embraced these conspiracies are adherents of New Age, Modern Gnosticism, Spiritualists and some shady cults. 

It can sometimes be pretty troubling when our fears, as Christians, match those of psychics. It gets worse when we dish out prophecies that resemble New Age teachings to the core. Worst still is when faithful followers jump the bandwagon and start castigating Bill Gates. 

I wonder why we cannot love our Omnipotent God with our minds. 

I wonder why we don’t talk to one another, at least to share notes. We have become our own physicians. We have become our own authority. It is so easy to find ourselves teaching and practising falsehood and worse heresy if we hold that we cannot consult fellow Christians for advice and direction. In fact, that is pride. 

We prefer personal experience to serious Bible Study. We demonise and vilify theology as if it were something wicked. And in the process, we have become purveyors of half baked gospel. It only gives emotional satisfaction but does not form a grounded individual who has the spine to face suffering, scepticism, atheism and other modern challenges without caving in. I have witnessed several young people leave the Faith in favour of atheism, Kemetism, and other ‘appealing’ worldviews. Could it be that we never gave them serious Scriptural grounding? Could it be that we never taught them Church History and that Christian Faith is rational and not just an emotional crutch? Could it be that we told them that there is no suffering in Christianity and that life is bliss after bliss? Could it be that there is something that we are doing wrong?

I think the time has come when we should go back to the serious study of the Word of God. That time to get balanced has arrived. That time to work together is here. We need everyone alive. And we need everyone in this endeavour. Teachers of the Word, Prophets, Apostles, Pastors, Evangelists, ordained and lay leaders, theologians and philosophers alike.   

It is my hope God will bless you as you ponder over these solemn matters. It is also my hope that this post will not be taken out of context or a strawman argument formed out of it. I pray that God keeps you like an apple of His eye. 

“If people stop believing in God the danger is not that they will believe in nothing, but that they will believe in almost anything.” G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936).

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