Don’t worry, I don’t plan to make a career out of writing about Q and the various quandaries that have arisen from those who follow, or conversely, dislike him. Once again I thought I was finished with this series, but after spending a couple hours mowing the grass weeds—just me, the mower, the green stuff, and God—I knew I had to respond to an impassioned plea I received from my previous Q post.
Essentially, she urged that we should not have anything to do with Q because of our weakness as humans to be easily deceived and fall into sin. Her bottom line, as I understand it, is that we need to keep focused on the Word of God rather than look at anything else around us.
Let me just say that I appreciate her concerns. We are weak. Our flesh yearns to engage in sin. Additionally, if we aren’t rooted in God’s Word, we’re in big trouble, because then we have no idea how to live righteously, nor do we know what’s going on in the world and why. This is the value of Scripture, and within that, Bible prophecy. God has shown us exactly what’s going to happen, and in fact, it’s occurring right before our very eyes.
During my hours of mowing, God brought the Apostle Paul to mind. He had a unique approach to the Gospel that he outlined in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23:
“For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.”
In other words, Paul did not shy away from interacting with others so that he might find a way to share the Gospel with them.
Likewise, Paul took a unique approach with Timothy in the very same vein. We see this in Acts 16:1-5:
“Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.”
So that the Jews would accept Timothy, i.e. to even get to a place where they would listen to him, Paul wanted Timothy to be circumcised. This made him acceptable to the Jews and opened the door for the preaching of the Gospel. In fact, that strategy led to many converts.
As a believer in Jesus Christ who knew the Word of God, Paul wasn’t about to be deceived by any of the falsehoods that those to whom he brought the Gospel believed. He was a Jew and knew the shortcomings of that religion solely under the Law. He knew about the pagan gods and had no interest in worshiping them. He understood the biases of those around him and adjusted his approach to preaching the Gospel based on those prejudices. Let’s bring this concept forward to Q. Why can’t believers today who are solidly rooted in God’s Word do the same with the Qanon community?
Within that community, there are some similarities among Q followers. There are Christians who don’t know any better who buy into the Gnostic end game that the Great Awakening implies. The reason for this will often be because they don’t know the Bible and/or Bible prophecy. This is a serious problem associated with the great apostasy, i.e. the falling away, of the church prior to the Rapture.
Another group would be conservatives and/or those who dislike the Deep State for one reason or another. These aren’t necessarily Christians, although they may have familiarity with Christianity.
A third group, for the purpose of this essay, are true, Bible believing, prophecy-understanding Christians who follow Q for various reasons. These might include appreciating Q’s fight against the Deep State and/or his exposure of the elite pedophile and human trafficking rings. This group should be the most aware simply because of being rooted in God’s Word. Perhaps, given an understanding of how following Q to the end leads to a deadly cliff, these folks will rise up in obedience to Christ’s commands in Matthew 28:19:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Maybe by their following Q, they can be a light that shines the true Word of God into the lives of the first two groups. Wouldn’t it be a good thing to bring correction to those who profess Christ and are teachable, yet who have embraced an incorrect Bible-based eschatological notion? And, how wonderful it would be, if because of their common appreciation of Q, the true Christians could share Jesus with those who don’t know Him?
Many Christians seem to think that we should all just stick to the Word of God and spend our days reading that. It’s a nice thought, but totally undoable. Actually, God tells us to be in the world but not of it. We aren’t to ascend to the mountain heights and simply wait for the Rapture. We’re instructed to occupy in this world. By so doing, we’re engaged in the Father’s business:
“Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’”
“Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.”
(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)
Should everyone in the church follow Q? Probably not, unless they are given good instruction. How often have we lamented that the pulpits are silent and pastors never discuss important things going on in the world? Wouldn’t teaching on the Q phenomenon be a good start? Obviously, that would mean pastors would have to do the research both on Q and on Gnosticism. Rather than simply going along with the mainstream news narrative that Q is bad because it’s far right, violent, and a deep-seated conspiracy theory because there really is no Deep State, maybe instructing on Q would give pastors a reason to encourage their flock to awaken. Notice the verse above in Revelation. God’s people are supposed to be awake and alert. How wonderful it would be for a lesson on Q to turn into multiple lessons on Bible prophecy and the lateness of the hour!
Well, I suppose I can dream.
A famous quote attributed to Edmund Burke is: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” It may not be Scripture, but it certainly contains truth. As I’ve noted, one of the evils that Q focuses on is human trafficking, i.e. the elite pedophile rings that are literally systemic within government circles. In a recent series of posts, i.e. that Q drops, Q provided an extensive list of politicians at various authority levels, both Democrat and Republican, who have been charged with sex crimes against children. My unofficial count from Q’s four posts came to ninety-one (91) individuals charged in these matters.
Please believe me when I say this. Q’s list is truly only the tip of the iceberg. This article on American Thinker refers to this with a small sampling of the people involved: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/q_names_pedophile_politicians_vulnerable_to_blackmail.html.
This is evil. Q is revealing this wickedness in high places to the public. Who else is doing it? Where else has this been publicized? Rhetorical questions. Only by Q that I’m aware of.
Integral to these politicians and others engaging in these acts is the high potential for blackmail. It is believed that Jeffrey Epstein videoed all his visitors to Orgy Island as an intermediary for someone else so that all these elites would be vulnerable to blackmail. Question: Why do you think so many highly placed people are so intent on destroying Donald Trump? Answer: Perhaps it’s because Trump has learned where the proverbial bodies are buried, and these people are extremely fearful that they will be exposed. This depravity is exceptionally deep and wide because so many are anti-God; in fact, many worship other gods which inevitably leads to sexual immorality and deviancy. Think about it.
In summary, I ask: How does the church fight evil in the world?
The most clear-cut way is through prayer, but Scripture encourages us to do more. Once we’re saved by grace, we’re instructed to do works as the fruit of our salvation. Lawlessness is alive, well, and increasing dramatically, as is depravity—just as in the days of Noah and Lot. The political system is designed to combat that, although the nation is so fractured that this function of government isn’t working well in many places. In conjunction with President Trump, Q is the sole entity addressing this problem. If we’re going to be in the world, then Q’s fight is our fight if we’re going to stand behind the president and be a party to the solution of pushing back against the darkness, i.e. be among those who are occupying while we wait for the Lord’s return.
We can and must object to where Q believes this war ultimately ends, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t join in the journey for a time to push back against the tide of evil that’s overtaking this land. There’s always a crossroads. We can travel with someone but part ways when it becomes prudent to do so. This doesn’t mean we’re yoked with him, just that we enjoyed his company for a season.
To quote someone with whom I had a recent email exchange about this topic: “Q is doing, wittingly or unwittingly, much of the fighting the pulpits won’t do.”
So, my advice remains the same: Appreciate what Q is doing. Understand it. Be a part of it if God has placed you in such a position. Use the opportunity of discussing Q to lead into the Gospel. Articulate the difference. Perhaps God will use you to open someone’s eyes and bring another soul into the Kingdom.
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.
Note: It has come to my attention through Rapture Ready that some readers lament that their churches don’t teach the Bible nor Bible prophecy. Last Fall the Lord put it on my heart to lead a class for my church where we read through the Bible entirely this year and focus on Scripture’s 30% emphasis on prophecy as we encounter it throughout the text. In addition, we dig into the supernatural aspects of Scripture that most people don’t understand, thus losing the bigger context of God’s Word as it plays out from Genesis to Revelation. The class is highly unique because of this double emphasis. Each morning I write study notes based on the day’s OT and NT readings and post them to a private Facebook page. In addition, we have a weekly class that I’ve videoed since the COVID crisis began. Over time, we’ve added several remote folks who wanted to participate.
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