I like Q. That said, I have serious Biblical reservations about Q’s end game, as I’ve previously detailed. (Here is one such post: http://garyritter.com/the-q-quandary-part-1/.) The bottom line for me is that in the natural, from a political and cultural perspective, Q is doing some very good things. He has exposed the Deep State for the evil that it is. He has communicated the process and steps by which the Trump Administration is going after those who perverted justice while working in the government at taxpayer expense. Importantly, he has shined a light on the elite pedophile rings that pervade high government positions, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and throughout the world.
These accomplishments to date, with seemingly many more to come, are nothing to dismiss. Adding to these things, I have to ask: Who else is fighting against these entrenched interests that are so detrimental to America? What other person or group is doing for this nation and for truly victimized individuals like what Q is doing? To answer the rhetorical: no one.
Countering these positives is a disturbing reality that Q declares the final end of all these activities as a “beautiful brave new world” (Q drop 3858) that will be achieved through a “great awakening” (Q drop 2450). There are other Q posts that point to a Gnostic worldview or one associated with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), each of which discount the coming Rapture and 7-year Tribulation. If one follows Q’s thought process to this end, one gets to a very unbiblical place. Scripture is very clear where this world is heading, and it’s not to a glorious new day (at least until the 2nd coming of Jesus).
So, what are we to do who like what Q does in his fight against the evil and corruption that pervades politics and culture? I’ll tell you what my approach is: I eat the meat and spit out the bones. Am I the only one who is able to compartmentalize this? Q has never pretended to be a religious figure. Yes, he makes religious comments, but so do many who are admirable in the secular world, but whom Christians would never say they’re worthy to follow in a Godly sense. Why can’t people cheer on the fight that Q does against such ingrained evil, and simply discard anything that encroaches upon Biblical truth?
A couple things have disturbed me lately leading to the writing of this essay. I belong to a private Facebook page for credentialed ministers with the Assemblies of God. Not long ago someone posted a mainstream news article that—as such pieces almost universally do—disparaged Q without any proof and had no counter information discussing the good work Q does. You might think that being Pentecostal pastors, some in this group might acknowledge the positive, conservative actions that come from Q. Nope. I think there were two of us versus maybe another ten who commented negatively about Q during a lengthy dialogue. And, it’s not as though they were pointing out the Gnostic errors; they were simply haranguing against Q in the vein of this news article and accepting the mainstream narrative about how untrustworthy and conspiracy-minded Q and his followers are.
Where’s the discernment?
I had no intention of writing this article before hearing about this other issue. A well-known social media presence, whom I like immensely and listen to regularly, condemned Q because there are apparently those in the Qanon community who claim to be Christian yet spout serious antisemitic rhetoric against Israel. I agree with this commentator as to the egregious error that anyone makes who considers himself a born-again believer yet hates Israel. People who take that stand are setting themselves up for a major disappointment when they stand before God. Unfortunately, this analyst painted with a very broad brush and essentially denounced the entire Q movement.
Granted, I have not followed Q since his inception in 2017, having only found his work within the last year. However, in that time I’ve never seen a Q post that contained anything remotely antisemitic. Yes, the Rothschilds are part of the Deep State, but calling them out as Q does isn’t an antisemitic action. It’s against evil characters, regardless of race or religion, whose every intent is to control and destroy.
So, who are these Christians who utter anti-Israel, anti-Jewish nonsense? As far as I know, they must be a fringe element. The Qanon community is largely comprised of those who love God (although, as I’ve stated, some are misled to a false light) and/or are patriots. They are not, as the mainstream media likes to portray, inciters of violence. They are not a bunch of kooks. They are not a collection of Israel haters. If they were, how could they support President Trump with all the positive actions he’s taken to ensure Israel’s sovereignty during his term?
Once more I ask, where’s the discernment? Why can’t people accept the good without throwing out the whole batch? If we were dealing with a religious teacher who had an infestation of doctrinal leaven, then by all means, toss the dough. But we simply can’t apply the same standard that we have within the Christian community to one outside of it. We might as well retreat to our mountaintops if we think we have to do that. The world is much too tainted in that case for us to have anything to do with it.
Alright, my rant is over. What do you think? Am I on target here, or am I missing something?
Gary W. Ritter is a lay pastor, Bible teacher, and serves as Missions Director at his church. He is also a prolific author. His Whirlwind Series is comprised of three books: Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind, and There Is A Time. These books are contained in the collected volume of the Whirlwind Omnibus. Gary has been given the Christian Redemptive Fiction award for two novels: The Tattooed Cat and Alien Revelation. He has recently released a new novel on eco-terrorism called Green Dreams, and Looking Up – Volume 3, a non-fiction work that contains essays and devotions on end-times and prophetic events. Gary’s intent in all his writings is to bring a strong Christian witness to what people read. You can reach him at his website: www.GaryRitter.com or his Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/gritter3390. You can also see his video Bible teachings on his Gary Ritter YouTube channel – look for the fish symbol.