Dear Lighthouse Trails:
I have a good friend who has been a solid believer in Jesus Christ of the Bible. In the past several months he has gotten involved in all the Q anon information, which seemed to be his first step off the path down a lot of dark rabbit holes. He is highly intelligent, an engineer who has worked for IBM for over 30 years. He has been a devoted student of the Word. Now, he seems to have gotten in a place where he no longer knows what to believe about the Bible. He believes it’s true but questions whether some of it could have been corrupted by Satan. He questions whether the serpent in Genesis 3 is actually Jesus. He thinks now he is a Jew and the Jews in Israel are not really Jews at all. He thinks people who are dead, such as John F. Kennedy Jr. and Rush Limbaugh, are really alive and people who are alive, such as Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, are really dead, and someone is playing as their body double. He now questions whether the Holocaust really happened. He is almost convinced the earth is flat. He questions reincarnation, thinking it might be true.
What he is willing to consider as possible truth goes on and on into the realm of absurdity. He originally got involved with this because he was trying to find answers to the Trump election and all the cheating that went on there. It appears there is some truth in what he reads, but a lot of it sounds very dark, New Age, and occultic.
I would really like some help in trying to guide my friend because I am afraid he is going in a very dangerous direction. He is very resistant to anything I say and thinks he is just trying to figure everything out and is willing to put everything on the table to figure out if it’s true or not. He says he doesn’t know what to believe anymore, but insists he is still very much intact of his core beliefs.
Sincerely and deeply concerned, Mary (not real name)
(photo from Warren B. Smith’s DVD cover: Exposing the Quantum Life)