The Illuminati is known to be a super-secret society that has penetrated governments, finance, science, business, and specifically, the entertainment industry. They have one goal in mind: To Establish World Domination and form a one world government.
For Christians, this belief may hold a grain of truth from the book of First John. John mentions the coming of the Antichrist, a charismatic leader who will take control of the world's governments and rule for 42 months.
Many who study Bible prophecy say the Illuminati are laying the groundwork for the Antichrist. Many different theories abound. Some of the speculation links everything from wars to depressions, rap music to TV commercials, and now the Internet and social media to the Illuminati's overall plan to disguise and pacify people for their gradual takeover.
The secret Illuminati society was started in 1776 in Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt, a professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt. Weishaupt patterned his organization on the Freemasons, and some say Illuminati infiltrated that group.
It wasn't long before members began fighting each other for control. In 1785 Duke Karl The odor of Bavaria banned secret societies, fearing some might be a threat to the government. Weishaupt fled to Germany, where he began expanding his philosophies of a one world government.
Illuminati researchers suggest that the organization started the French revolution to further its goals of a society ruled by reason. As a free thinking organization, the Illuminati spread throughout Europe, picking up 2,000 members across Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Italy.
Weishaupt died in 1830. Because of the connection between the Illuminati and Freemasonry, many speculate that Illuminati played a part in the early history of the United States.
Many of America’s founding fathers were Freemasons. Mysterious symbols on paper money and even monuments in Washington, DC have been attributed to Masonic influence.
Over the years, the Illuminati have become a popular topic for movies, novels, websites, and even video games. Theorists blame the Illuminati for everything from the Great Depression to world wars. In many people's minds, the Illuminati’s strategy is to bring about a New World Order, a current political idea about a one-world government, religion, and financial system.
Some theorists say the New World Order is the outward goal and the Illuminati are the secret power working behind the scenes to achieve it. Many entertainers are aware of Illuminati doctrine and work those symbols into their acts to fuel speculation and gain notoriety.
Supporters of this idea say organizations like the United Nations, European Union, the Bulderberg Group, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, G-20 Economic Group, the World Court, NATO, Council on Foreign Relations, World Council of Churches and various multinational corporations are pawns of the New World Order, nudging the world closer and closer to this socialist, one-economy, one-religion future.
Whether there is any reality behind all this is a moot point for believers in Jesus Christ, who hold to the truth that God is sovereign. He alone controls planet Earth and his will can never be thwarted by man.
Even if there is a grand plan to merge all the countries into a one-world government, it cannot succeed without God's permission. God's plan of salvation could not be stopped by the high priests or Romans, nor will his plan for humanity be pushed aside by human manipulations.
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is assured by the Bible. Only God the Father knows when it will occur. Christians, in the meantime, can be certain that events will play out exactly as Scripture says:
"For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming." (Second Thessalonians 2:7-9).
There is, however, one profound definite fact that has been established, the Illuminati is real, and they are working hard to acheive their goals:
For a list of alleged Illuminati members, visit:
The Illuminati Committee of 300
The Primary Goals of the Illuminati, visit:
The Illuminate Committee of 300 Strategic Targets
Bilderberg, a Steering Committee for the Illuminati, visit:
The Bilderberg Group
The Illuminati and The Chinese Communist Party, visit:
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