Illuminists, Abolitionists, Spiritualists and Apostates (and they’re all related)

by Al Benson Jr.

Just recently I have written about the Illuminati, founded on May 1, 1776 in Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt. It was and is an anti-Christian organization, one of the main functions of which was to destroy Christianity and overthrow legitimate government (not what we have today).  I noted that many historians claim this organization pretty much died out in the early 1800s and was never a serious problem after that. I wonder who taught these historians that. The evidence seems to give the lie to that convenient (for the Illuminati) little theory.

In his book To The Victor Go The Myths And Monuments Arthur Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society noted: “A popular opinion in the early 1800s was that the abolitionists were agents of England, and there were a few who viewed them as an extension of the Illuminati. The masthead of the Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper, reinforced this latter idea. The initial slogan on the paper was: ‘Our Country is the world–Our Countrymen are Mankind’.” This is consistent with the worldview of the Illuminati. And Garrison’s worldview leaned very much in that direction.

In a booklet I wrote several years ago on the abolitionists as part of my Home School History Course I noted some of Garrison’s comments and observed that he sounded strongly internationalist in his outlook. Garrison said that, after the overthrow of slavery, the cause of peace would command his attention, and he concluded by saying that: “As our object is universal emancipation–to redeem woman as well as man from a servile to an equal condition–we shall go for the rights of women to their utmost extent.” Garrison’s writings could  be strongly embraced by any Marxist, then or now. What Marxist is there, or has there ever been, who was not strongly committed to universal suffrage (at least for one election), world citizenship, peace, and women’s rights?  Remember who hired Marx to write his manifesto. The Illuminist worldview shines through here for those with eyes to see.

Mr. Thompson stated that Garrison visited England in 1833, where he made some rather uncomplimentary comments about his country in general and not just about the slavery issue.  And Thompson noted: “Someone had to organize this visit to England. You did not just get off the boat and start planning your speeches. Politically motivated organizations set them up by what were called lyceums, which were associations for discussion and instruction by lectures and other means…These lyceums were copies of the Illuminist  organizations on the European continent.” Mr. Thompson duly noted Garrison’s relationship with a George Thompson, a Chartist abolitionist leader. Donnie Kennedy and I mentioned the Chartists in our book Lincoln’s Marxists. Allan Pinkerton of the famed Pinkerton Detective Agency and a friend of Lincoln had been a Chartist in Britain before he came to this country.  The Chartists were British socialists. Mr. Thompson labels them as communists, and I surely won’t dispute him. In fact he noted that: “Garrison’s relationship with Thompson was so close that he named his son George Thompson Garrison after this Englishman.” And he also observed, with all this, it was easy for many to think that the abolitionist movement may have been English in origin, but then he said: “However, this just hid the real impetus behind the abolition movement. We must not forget that the epicenter of the Conspiracy had increasingly moved out of the Continent into England after 1800. Gradually, the leadership and top minions of all the Conspiracy’s second generation organizations were ensconced in London: Mazzini, Marx, etc. From there the epicenter moved to New York in the last half of the 19th century…you see that the issue was not simply confined to anti-slavery.” Mr. Thompson is correct. The abolitionist movement was, indeed, about a lot more than freeing slaves. That was the “up front” issue for the uninitiated.

In the circles of supposed anti-slavery, Mr. Thompson also mentioned Samuel Gridley Howe, of Secret Six fame and the husband of Julia Ward Howe. I did a series of articles for my newsletter The Copperhead Chronicle a few years back on the Secret Six and one of them was on the vaunted Mr. Howe. Turns out that Howe traveled to Germany, “In the company of Albert Brisbane, the communist, and he had a knack for showing up at revolutionary insurrections in Europe. His idea to aid anti-slavery in Kansas was guns…While in Europe, Howe was the head of an American Committee in Paris, which was helped and funded by the Illuminist Lafayette and played a role in the Polish revolution in the early 1830s.” He was a friend of Henry Longfellow and Charles Sumner, who was infamous for his hatred of the South.  Sumner was a Radical Republican who advocated world government and who would eventually join the communist First International.  So, as you can see, these people had a whole other agenda than freeing the slaves. That was but one step up the ladder in their ascent to world government.

And through all of this, hidden behind the curtain that you are not supposed to pull back and look behind,  is the shadow of the Illuminati–yesterday, today, and tomorrow. More to come. I haven’t yet touched on the Spiritualists, and they are something else!

The Illuminati, Conspiracies, And A Concern About American History

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.

Whether the Cultural Marxists Destroy Your Culture Or Not Just May Be Up To You

by Al Benson Jr.

Recently a good friend of mine in New England sent me a copy of a new book just out, written by Arthur R. Thompson, present CEO of the John Birch Society. I am still working my way through the introduction after skimming several pages here and there throughout the book.

While I think there might be a couple of areas Mr. Thompson and I might disagree about, over all, this looks to me like a book worth reading and as I go, I will probably end up doing an article or two on what he brings out.

What immediately struck me when I got the book was the title, To The Victors Go The Myths and Monuments. In light of the cultural Marxist assault on our faith, flags,  monuments and history here in the South over the past several years, especially in the last year or so, the title of the book sounded almost prophetic.

Over the years we’ve all heard the old remark that “the winners get to write the history books” and that’s true. No argument there. Problem is, that’s not as far as it goes. Not only do the winners get to write and promote their narrative of what happened, if they are vindictive enough (and the Yankee/Marxist IS a vindictive animal) they will try to change your whole culture, mindset, worldview, and not only yours, but also your children’s. If they are successful in erasing your unique culture from the minds and consciousness of your children, then your children, in a very real sense, become “their” children because they have conditioned them in regard to how they should think and reason. So most people in this situation end up losing more than they think.

The heinous onslaught against literally everything Confederate or Southern that started back in June of 2015 shocked so many Southern folks that they literally sat benumbed as it occurred, not sure what to make of it or do about it. The cultural Marxists had a field day before most Southern folks woke up. When some did awaken, they started to push back, and, all things considered, did a pretty good job for awhile. There were Confederate flag rallies and Confederate flag caravans on some major highways in the South, and Confederate flags went up all over the place. More in my area than ever I’d seen before and I have to admit they sure were pretty to look at.

However, the cultural Marxists, being if nothing else, keen students of human nature, anticipated all this. They realized that, after a certain point, their agenda would get pushback, and when it got to that point they stopped, sat down, and took a breather for the rest of the year. They knew what they were going to do. Their opposition mostly didn’t have a clue, so when the cultural Marxists backed off so did their opposition. The flags came down,  the caravans ceased, the rallies ceased, and lots of Southern folks, thinking they’d won a victory of sorts, went home and rested on their laurels. The cultural Marxists had only stopped to take a breather, not to quit. The average Southerner where he was involved at all,  went home, turned on the television and went back to sleep.

Guess what? This Spring it started all over again and if you are prone to watch the “news” on television or in what we laughingly refer to as the “newspapers” you can see, if you are perceptive at all, that this year is going to be a repeat performance of last year–only worse! The cultural Marxists she shifting into high gear again and most of the rest of us have yet to bestir ourselves. Always takes longer to get up and going on the second go-round. Takes longer to get psyched up to do it all over again, and some just never quite seem to make it. So the boob tube and the reality shows claim yet more cultural victims!

Much of this ran through my mind when I saw the title of Mr. Thompson’s new book. It was like I could hear the cultural Marxists telling us all “We’ve got you on the run now, and we WILL take down your flags, your monuments, rewrite your history, change your place names and street names, and when we get through, you won’t recognize anything anymore. Your culture and the memory of it will be erased and you will have no future because you  have allowed us to rewrite your past.”

So we need to ask ourselves–is this the legacy we want to leave our grandchildren? Only we can answer that question–and how we answer it will determine how much of what the Lord has given us we are willing to fight to preserve. So think about it. Pray about it–and do what the Lord would have you to do. And then get out and DO it!

How About “Civil War” Re-enactments With No Battle Flags?

by Al Benson Jr.

This is the weekend for the re-enactment of the tragic Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Re-enactors come from all across the country to take part in one army or the other. However, one Pennsylvania politician does not welcome the Confederate Battle Flag. Undoubtedly there are others but this lady is creating somewhat of a hostile environment by her commentary on the flag. Southern hospitality is something that apparently does not abide in her

The lady is Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, a Democrat from Philadelphia and she has quite a history. According to a recent article on http://abc27.com  Brown “…recently protested a Confederate flag in a display at the state Capitol…and Gov. Tom Wolf ordered it removed. Brown says its a symbol of hatred and murder which wasn’t mentioned in the Capitol display and likely won’t be on the battlefield reenactment.” She’s right–it probably won’t be mentioned–for the simple reason that it is not true. Whether Ms. Brown realizes that or not I don’t claim to know. Brown said “If they’re not going to tell the story properly, then they should not be displayed and they should not be reenacted unless they are going to tell the truth.” Ms. Brown is a cultural Marxist, whether she even realizes it or not (though I think she does) and what her statement means in that context is that if the story is not told in a way that is compatible  with the cultural Marxist agenda then it should not be told at all or the history should simply be rewritten to fit the cultural Marxist agenda because that’s what most of these “memory hole” Marxists are really all about. Brown just makes the statement that the flag is a symbol of murder and hate. Where’s her proof for such a statement? Black soldiers fought under that flag. Were they murderers too? Ms. Brown is either woefully ignorant of the real history or she fervently hopes those who listen to her inflammatory statement are.

But then Ms. Brown has some interesting connections.  Back in September, 2013 Ms. Brown was scheduled to be the featured speaker at the Coatesville Area NAACP Diamond Anniversary Celebration. I don’t know if she got to speak or not but she was listed to so we can assume she did and we can also assume that, had she not agreed with the NAACP’s cultural Marxist program she wouldn’t have been invited.

Also back in June, 2013, according to http://www.pahouse.com Ms. Brown “…announced the hiring of John Jordan as her chief of staff for her Philadelphia constituent services office…His most recent position was the director of civic engagement for the Pennsylvania NAACP, where he spearheaded the fight against the voter ID law…” Like I said, Brown has some interesting connections and lots of them seem to spell NAACP.

In the process of all this checking, I ran across another article on http://fellowshipoftheminds.com posted on March 17, 2014 by a Dr. Eoywn. The headline for this one was Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats. The article started off: “Angela Couloumbis and Craig McCoy report for The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2014, that a 3-year undercover sting operation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office captured five state officials  on tape accepting money…” The article listed the five officials, one of which was “State Rep. Vanessa Brown who took $4,000 in exchange for voting against a bill requiring  voters to show identification at the polls. Brown did vote against the bill…” Another representative got $3,500, but said she could not recall taking any bribe. I suppose the Tooth Fairy brought her the money and left it under her pillow at night. Last I read Ms. Brown was still awaiting trial in July of 2015 because she didn’t have a lawyer. Supposedly Brown had signed an agreement to plead guilty but pulled out before she was to appear in court. That bit of into is from http://www.witf.org

Folks, these are the kind of people that are out there denigrating your culture and heritage because they want to replace it with what they have to offer and what they have to offer (cultural Marxism) is not what we want. The assault on our faith, culture, history and heritage continues this year just as it did last year and we need to begin again to resist it this year and keep on resisting it. Ms. Brown displays the cultural agenda that is supposed to replace our culture and history if we give in to those people. Ask yourself–is this what you want? If not, then you need to stand up and fight back.

 

Just So You’ll Know–I’m not only picking on the Southern Baptists!

by Al Benson Jr.

My last couple articles have dealt with problems in the Southern Baptist Convention, specifically with their Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and its position as a non-governmental entity in the United Nations, which position means that it has to agree with the objectives of the United Nations as expressed in the UN Charter. Suffice it to say that such objectives are at war with the Christian faith.

However, in all honesty, there are other churches that have similar problems. Lest anyone think I enjoy picking on the Southern Baptists ( I don’t) I will note an article recently read that deals with the Presbyterians (of which I am one, but not, thank Heaven, in the denomination noted here).

In an article on http://www.layman.org the headline for June 22nd read “Prayers to Allah offered at PCUSA’s General Assembly plenary session”  The article started out with “Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path–the path of all the prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.”

There was more but that’s enough for you to get the idea. The prayer was offered by a Wajidi Said from the Portland Muslim Community, as part of the “first order of business” during the opening plenary session of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The article noted that: “At the conclusion of the afternoon plenary session on Wednesday, June 22, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev. Gradye Parsons, offered an apology. He said that he had become aware that some had found the prayer of Saturday offensive. Parsons said that sometimes mistakes can be made in ecumenical relationships and stated it was not intentional.” I’m glad someone was offended! My question is–Why do you have a Muslim even praying at the beginning of a Presbyterian General Assembly to begin with??? Whose brainchild was that? Did someone sit up all night thinking that one up so the local Muslims wouldn’t be “offended” that a Presbyterian meeting was being conducted in their area?

Does it even begin to occur to anyone that when you entertain people of different religions as part of your program you are surrendering a little bit of your Christian truth so they can give you a little bit of their pagan error? Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t try to reach people of other religious persuasions with the Gospel. You should. But inviting them to come in as unbelievers and pray in your official meetings shouldn’t be one of the ways you do it. That just doesn’t cut the mustard!

More and more in our day we seem to be seeing a brand of evangelicalism that has a soft underbelly that is open to all manner of compromise with anyone and because we seem to have gotten to the point where we don’t stand for much of anything anymore, the world runs over us and we let them. I’m sorry, but this is not Christian love. It is abject surrender and we should not be doing it.

I wonder of the PCUSA ever took any position on taking down Confederate flags? If they did, I almost shudder to think what it was.

Are Some Churches Literally Going To Hell?

by Al Benson Jr.

A good subtitle for this article might be Who Really Runs the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention? 

Earlier this week someone sent me an article from http://faithandheritage.com written by someone named Adi on June 20th. I don’t know who Adi is, but he dealt with some things that need to be dealt with. The headline for his article was Russell Moore Endorses Idolatry. Some may recall, from a previous article, that Russell Moore is presently the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Adi writes of him that: “Moore reached a new low this week, however, besides ousting the Confederate Battle Flag from a historically Southern denomination, in defending his active support for the increased institutionalization of idolatry in the United States, when he was asked about his commission’s support for the erection of an Islamic mosque in Bernards Township in New Jersey.”

The planning board of this township, back in December of 2015 “voted down an application from the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a 4,252 square feet mosque on Church Street.” Naturally the Islamic Society filed a lawsuit that accused the planning board of violating their religious liberties.  Adi tells us that “An amicus brief was filed on behalf of the Islamic Society, fighting for the establishment of the mosque on the basis of religious liberty. In addition to Moore’s ERLC, the brief was also signed by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey.” What a woeful mix of supposed Christian orthodoxy and outright false religion! You have to wonder why some church groups are making common cause with the Krishnas and the Unitarian Universalists? Isn’t there a verse somewhere in the Scriptures about Christians not being yoked together with unbelievers? Last time I checked it was still there.

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC, currently chaired by Mr. Moore is an “interesting” group, which I am sure many Southern Baptists probably don’t know a lot about.

According to an article on http://www.thewatchmanwakes.com  the ERLC is classified as a NGO (non-governmental organization) of the United Nations and it has a “special consultative status.” This article noted a Dr. Albert Mohler and says of him that “Dr. Mohler is a Founding Fellow of the Research Institute (think tank) of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC is the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention…Why is this information noteworthy? Because the ERLC is a non-governmental organization..of the UN…What does it mean that the ERLC partners with the UN as an NGO? What are the criteria for NGO’s to be granted this status? The following are just a few…The NGO must support the principles of the Charter of the UN…The NGO must have a clear mission statement that is consistent with those principles…the NGO must promote knowledge of the principles and activities  of the UN.” Now stop and think about these for a minute. What this means is that your organization, as an NGO must be one that will support the principles of the United Nations.

Should any church organization of any denomination, be that closely involved with the United Nations that it has to have a mission statement that is consistent  with the principles of the United Nations?  Does anyone out there especially in churches, have the remotest concept of what the United Nations stands for? You should, especially if you are a Christian, because if you are, then the United Nations stands against everything you stand for as a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord.

There are a couple books out there that you might still be able to come up with on this subject.  One is called The Fearful Master and is a masterful study of the United Nations written by G. Edward Griffin several years ago now. You might be able to find it on Amazon and if you can and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, get it. The other one is Freedom at the Altar–The UN’s Crusade Against God & Family by William Norman Grigg. Check Amazon for that one too. It was first printed in March, 1995 by the John Birch Society. Both of these books will give you an understanding of the United Nations and its real goals and aims that every Christian should have.  And you will then have to ask yourself–why is any organization that is part of my church involved with anything the United Nations does? More Southern Baptists, and others too, need to start asking that question and demanding answers from their leadership. Oh, I realize that in the SBC each church is independent, but, folks, as long as your denomination is represented  by the ERLC you have a major problem and you need to start to deal with it.

The Southern Baptists Have Had Problems For Awhile

by Al Benson Jr.

Let me start off by saying that I have several friends who are Southern Baptists and I know some Southern Baptist preachers who are good, patriotic pastors for their congregations. My comments here are not directed at them or their congregations. I realize they see some of the same problems I am addressing here as much as I do.

Last week and earlier this week (this was originally written on Sat. June 18th) I did two articles on my other blog spot http://thecopperhead.blogspot.com  about the Southern Baptist resolution to disavow and remove all Confederate battle flags. The Southern Baptists have  been holding their yearly meeting this past week and the anti-Confederate flag resolution was of many that passed by a healthy margin so I am told. The people in the Southern Baptist Convention that pushed this resolution feel that all Christians should show “solidarity” (a good Marxist term) by removing any Confederate flags they have up anywhere. I hope they don’t hold their breath! This resolution denies the legitimacy of the Cause that all Confederate soldiers fought for (which was not “racism” or slavery) and it verbally slaps in the face today anyone who has a Confederate ancestor that resisted Yankee/Marxist aggression, and that includes me. Whatever Confederate flags  I have out  (and I vary them) are going to stay out and I seriously question the “concern” of those Southern Baptists that tell me I am “racist” for keeping them out. Oh, I don’t doubt the politically correct do have a concern–but for what and who? A lot of us here in the South are really getting fed up with the “perpetually offended” who expect us to totally dismantle our Christian culture and heritage just because they claim it bothers them. If I got to the point where I started listing things in their cultures  that bother me we could really have a donnybrook.

Unfortunately, the situation with the Confederate flag seems to be a symptom of where the Southern Baptists are headed in the main. I just read an article on http://www.wnd.com  the headline for which was: Pastor to Southern Baptist Convention: Stop push for Muslim refugees.  The article stated: “The Southern Baptist Convention threw down a gauntlet at the feet of Republican nominee Donald Trump and many conservatives, adopting a resolution encouraging churches and families to welcome and adopt refugees into their churches and homes…The resolution did not specifically refer to Islam or Muslims. However, Russell Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Commission has been a prominent critic of Donald Trump and his proposed immigration policies…The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention is also supporting the building of a mosque in Bernard, New Jersey.” Needless to say, some of the local residents in that area are not overly enthused about the mosque and their concern about Shariah law in their area is a legitimate one. So why is the Southern Baptist Convention even doing this? I could see some of the culturally Marxist churches such as those in the National Council of Churches supporting this because they have been making common cause with the enemies of Christ for decades now, so it would come as no surprise to see them involved. But the Southern Baptist Convention is supposed to be a “conservative” group. Or has the definition of conservatism been changed?

One Southern Baptist pastor, Carl Gallups noted: “What should the Southern Baptist Convention have done about the mosque in New Jersey? They should have stayed out of the situation altogether!  They should have left the matter up to the voice of the local people and their elected and appointed officials…” Gallups made an accurate observation when he said: “…the ERLC would be hard pressed to find anywhere in the scriptures, or elsewhere, where the early church was aligning itself with government entities and ‘interfaith coalitions’ to assist in the constructing of more pagan temples, shrines and altars to Emperor worship in the Roman Empire–in the name of ‘religious liberty’.”

Gallups also noted that this was not the first attempt by the SBC committee at supporting the building of mosques.  The WorldNewsDaily article also observed that: “Gallups also pointed to the history of the ERLC in supporting mosque construction, notably the support of the Executive Director Richard Land for building the ‘Ground Zero mosque’ in 2010.” Gallups said: “I find it very suspicious that the ERLC, just a few years ago, under Richard Land attempted the same ‘mosque building agenda’…Now, only five years later, Dr. Russell  Moore does the very same thing.” Whether he realizes it or not, Pastor Gallups is observing cultural Marxism at work and in living color. The cultural Marxists, whether in churches or out (and there are a number of them within churches) do not deviate from their agenda and their agenda is ultimately anti-Christian, so they will work to get the church, in our apostate day, to support the cutting of its own spiritual throat–all in the name of “love” naturally.

Pastor Gallups mentioned Richard Land a couple times in his comments. So who is Richard Land? Richard Land, who used to hold high positions in the Southern Baptist Convention, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, at least they have him listed as a member as of June 18th of this year.  So why does a leading Southern Baptist belong to the CFR? There would seem to be a contradiction or at least a major conflict of interest here. A prominent Southern Baptist as a member of the premier One World Government organization in this country, a member of the leading organization that promotes One World secular government! Something smells here and it ain’t in Denmark.

Now I’ve had a few folks over the years my Dad included, who told me I had a suspicious mind, but when you start to see things like this, how can you not have a suspicious mind unless you’ve quit thinking altogether?

I also ran across another interesting article on http://www.texemarrs.com that was published back in 2007 that dealt with the Council on Foreign Relations and Christian pastors that seem to be part of that group. The article dealt with “global spirituality.” It stated, in part, “To achieve this, the Illuminti’s premier political and economic organ, the socialistic, pro-Zionist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), has elevated to membership two key operatives, two men who are at the helm of America’s most influential Christian evangelical groups. I refer to Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback Community Church in California, and Dr. Richard Land, reigning religious potantate and poobah  of the massive Southern Baptist Convention. For the first time in the almost 100-year history of the CFR, evangelical leaders have been elevated to elite status as members of the exclusive globalist secret society.” I have often wondered about these evangelicals that end up with hundreds of churches following their agenda, whatever it happens to be at the time, and when I found out that Rick Warren was a big supporter of Obama in his first term, I knew I had been right to be suspicious. In regard to Dr. Richard Land, it turns out that he was (is) a big promoter of environmentalism.  It has been said that “Land essentially believes that Jesus died on the cross to save Mother Earth and to save human souls. Land says that the Great Commission includes the preaching of environmentalism just as much as it does the traditional John 3:16 message.”

So, has the CFR suddenly become interested in the Gospel message–or is it more interested in finding usable Christian pastors to push its “gospel” message onto unsuspecting Christian believers? It might be worthwhile and good for Southern Batist believers to start doing a little homework on Dr. Land and this One World Government organization he is part of.  If you want to read about the Council on Foreign Relaltions check out Gary Allen’s book None Dare Call It Conspiracy. It was published way back in 1976 but it is still relevant today. I understand that it is now out on the Internet and so you can check it out there for nothing, and you DO need to check it out.