by Al Benson Jr.
Many folks that have read a little history have come across references to the Illuminati at some point. The take some of the folks you read about that address it will depend on where they are coming from and what they have been taught about it, and by who.
There seem to be some basic facts about it that even Wikipedia has picked up. It was founded on May 1, 1776 by Adam Weishaupt as a secret society, which means he did not want average folks to be aware of it or whatever influence it might have in their lives. It was the kind of organization that you would hardly share your knowledge about with Aunt Gertrude or Uncle Harry, and so Weishaupt practiced and advocated subterfuge or camouflage. He said: “A cover is always necessary. In concealment lies a great part of our strength. Hence we must always hide ourselves under the name of another society.” In other words he advocated the formation of groups with noble-sounding names that seemed to be doing something good while actually doing something completely opposite–sort of along the idea of Communist front groups, or some of these groups today that claim they do what they do to promote “racial healing” when actually what they are doing is the exact opposite.
The hidden agenda of the Illuminati started off with the destruction of the Christian faith. Whatever else they did, this was their main objective. They encouraged the dissolution of the family. They discourage patriotism. They sought to suppress the right of private property, and they sought the destruction of nations in favor of a universal One World Government. If you read The Communist Manifesto you will see just about all these objectives introduced there. And considering that Karl Marx was hired by a group called the League of the Just (with Illuminati roots) to write “his” manifesto, that should come as no surprise. So Marx wasn’t even the originator. He was just a literary shill hired to put the Illuminati program into readable fashion.
Some historians have claimed that the Illuminati died out in the early 1800s. Most of what I have read in the past several years would indicate that it is rather the other way around. It has, in fact, flourished under a myriad of different titles and organizations today that promote what it stood (stands) for and which are as thick as ticks on a hound dog. The entire concept of a New World Order, as envisioned by Bush One in a speech several years ago is the spiritual grandchild of the Illuminati.
Could you say that the way all this has worked out and is being worked out would fall under the definition of a conspiracy? Well, I reckon you could. Just the thought of the word “conspiracy” scares some Christians absolutely witless. They don’t want to hear about it, talk about it, or, heaven forbid, DO anything about it. The very idea of existing anti-Christian conspiracies is something many are terrified of. Do I believe in them? Yes. Do I advocate being scared silly about them? NO! In fact, with a little study and some resultant action on the part of Christians, some of them could be routed. So I don’t recommend that Christians be scared of conspiracies–I advocate that Christians be ticked off about them because what they are trying to do is to bring our Savior and His Church into disrepute and inaction by their actions. And, in many cases, well-informed Christians willing to stand up and fight back could actually change some of this. Will we? Maybe if some can get to the point where they quit being afraid of offending the devil, we might. I have often wondered over the years (and continue to do so) if some of the rank passivity and utter complacency of so many Christians today is part of the conspiratorial agenda. They’ve been neutralized and don’t even realize it. What was it the man said–“the brainwashed never wonder”?
Suffice it to say here that our history books have been thoroughly sanitized to an extent you would not believe. When my wife and I started home schooling (long long ago now) we went to several home school conferences to listen to what they had to say and to check out what was available for books. I learned after the situation in Kanawha County, West Virginia in the mid-1970s that you always check out the books. So I checked out the home school history texts first thing. What I found was mostly appalling. A lot of it was little more than public school material with a few Bible verses sprinkled over the top of it–like sugar sprinkled over the top of rotten corn flakes to cover up the taste.
Folks, I learned one thing a long time ago. If we don’t get the history right then we won’t get anything that has happened since right either. Current events will be like a Chinese jig saw puzzle to us because we will have had an incorrect and incomplete historical framework to deal with them through. And this is so terribly widespread that it cannot be by accident. Indeed, others whose material I have read, people who had more knowledge than I ever hope to, have come up with the same conclusion. Often your kids are taught bad history because bad history will not, can not, produce good results.
What I have said here is very basic and I hope it may give some folks something to think and pray about, and, Lord willing, I will hope to do more in this area.