by Lia Lewis
"And Jesus began to say to them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray.'" (Mark 13:5-6)
According to the Wall Street Journal, "QAnon conspiracy theory alleges that there is a battle between good and evil in which the Republican Mr. Trump is allied with the former." (Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2020). In Mark 13:22, Jesus Christ warns us about being lead astray ("'False Christs and false prophets will arise and show signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.'"). Regardless of whether I'm correct or not, it is important that we heed Jesus Christ's exhortation to us about being lead astray.
The Wall Street Journal goes on to say in the October 15, 2020 article that:
QAnon followers are awaiting two major events: the Storm and the Great Awakening. The Storm is the mass arrest of people in high-power positions who will face a long-awaited reckoning. The Great Awakening involves a single event in which everyone will attain the epiphany that QAnon theory was accurate the whole time. This realization will allow society to enter an age of utopia.
Wouldn't the "Great Awakening" be considered a false belief by asking people to follow QAnon and enter "an age of utopia?" In Mark 13, Jesus Christ tells us that we are all going to suffer one way or another during the end times. If we believe in Him, we will be questioned by and must stand firm in our faith in Him to endure tribulations by non-believers. In QAnon's theory, only specific powerful individuals will answer a great reckoning. This doesn't take into account of all the sin that is among us. Their theory does not make sense. QAnon does not take into account the fallen nature of humanity. Also, what do they mean by "an age of utopia?" Is this a reference to the second coming where Jesus Christ promises us a New Jerusalem? These are questions that may not be answerable.
As in any society, there will always be someone who rejects the norms of society. We label them hippies, free spirits, unconventional, eccentric, and in some instances, anarchists. These individuals are following their own paths whether for good or bad. They're demonstrating free will that was given to them by God. If we enter into this "utopia" and Trump is re-elected president, what will happen to the non-believers? Maybe the Anti-Christ isn't a person but a concept. Will the non-believers be persecuted? Will the LGBTQ, Jewish, Muslim, and non-Evangelical Christians be made to suffer? Maybe this is the fulfillment of Mark 13 coming to pass.
We don't know who Q is. Q refers to a top level government clearance in the Department of Energy. Q clearance is equal to "...Top Secret clearance at the Department of Defense." (The Skeptoid #738: The QAnon Conspiracy, Brian Dunning, July 28, 2020). Mr. Dunning points out that someone with that level of clearance would not be careless as to reveal government secrets. I would also posit that if anyone being cleared for this level of clearance wouldn't receive it. They just wouldn't be trustworthy enough to keep secrets.