THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY: Secret Societies And The Illuninati
By Venerable Dr Ifechukwu U Ibeme
“The mystery of lawless iniquity [spirit of the Antichrist] is already at work in the world.” (2Thessalonians 2:7; 1John 2:18; 2John 1:7)
NOTE: Despite all possible attempts at (or suspicions of) evil subversive conspiracy, the “Perilous Times” of the Antichrist spoken of by the Apostles (2Timothy 3:1-5) or any “Illuminati” evil New World Order or New Age can never come to pass except in accordance with God’s own original programme, because “God surely rules sovereign over all human kingdoms” (Daniel 4:17).
SECRET SOCIETIES are of two types:
1. MYSTICAL SECRET SOCIETIES (Esoteric Schools): seek Mastery of personal life (for protection and prosperity, safety and success, health and happiness, affluence and influence, peace and power) through ancient mystical knowledge, mysterious Gnosticism and occultist divination and enchantment. E.g. Freemasonry and Rosicrucian AMORC, many of which have imbibed forms of subversive illuminatism.
2. POLITICAL SECRET SOCIETIES (Subversive Brotherhoods): seek Manipulation of politics and economics (for domination and monopoly, or emancipation and revolution) through subversive globalised conspiracy, ideological utopianism and fraternal solidarity. E.g. Islamist subversive utopianism as found in Al Qaeda and Atheist Illuminatism as found in the Bohemian Grove Cult of California in the United States and even Satanist Illuminatism as found in some Theosophist New Age Cults.
WHAT IS THE ILLUMINATI?
The first Illuminati Subversive Secret Society was an elite cult formed with the aim of bringing about a globalised New World Order where the Church is subtly replaced with anti-Christian mysticism, while the Pope and the Feudal Monarchs of Europe are subversively “taken out of the way” from governance and replaced by a world rationalist “democratic” government of purported “political-cum-moral freedom” and “social equality” without any regard to anything called Word of God or God.
“Although several groups called themselves “Illuminati” in the past, the most influential and memorable of them was the Bavarian [Southeast German] Illuminati. Founded on May 1, 1776, the organization created by [renegade Jesuit trained] Adam Weishaupt blurred the line between “spiritual” and “political” Secret Societies. By mixing the occult sciences of Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism while conspiring to achieve precise political goals, the Illuminati became an actor on the world stage. While most Secret Societies of the time catered to rich people and their fascination with occultism, the Bavarian Illuminati actively sought to profoundly change the world.” – Secret Arcana
“In more modern contexts the name [‘Illuminati’] refers to a purported conspiratorial organization which is alleged to mastermind events and control world affairs through governments and corporations to establish a New World Order. In this context the Illuminati are usually represented as a modern version or continuation of the Bavarian Illuminati” – Wikipedia
The “New World Order” as it is called today, designates “World Citizens Cosmopolitan Republic” proposed by the 18th century enlightenment philosophers like Immanuel Kant and pursued by members of the “Secret Order of the Illuminati” in Bavaria, Germany as far back as about between 1776 and 1796. The “World Citizens Cosmopolitan Republic” is envisioned to come through “revolutions” and “wars” and midwifed by global “League of Nations” which will police the world with “irresistible force” toward “perpetual peace”!
According to the enlightenment and Illuminati writers between 1776 and 1796, the envisioned illuminatist World Cosmopolitan Republic movement was meant to be secretly manipulated by a network of Illuminati lodges to revolt against the feudalist Aristocrats and ecclesiastical Clergy. The secret cult of “illuminated philosophers” will make it seem as if the society is “ruled by reason” but in actual fact the Illuminati will secretly manipulate society by “moderate authoritarianism” (called “benevolent dictatorship” today) to achieve a “conversion of the community”. The word “illuminati” means “enlightened” or “illuminated” Elites. Illumination or enlightenment was purported to be sought through (free thimkimg) reason and knowledge generally, but was actually sought by the Illuminati through gnostic mysticism and esoteric occultism antagonistic to Christianity, the Church and personal morality. Illuminatist mysticism and occultism eventually acknowledged Lucifer (Satan) as their ultimate enlightener or illuminator!
For more details, see http://www.scribd.com/doc/33532504/Liberal-Eyewitnesses-Expose-the-Illuminati
Ernst August Anton von Göchhausen’s 1786 book on the Illuminati ideology of World Citizens Republic is available in German on Google books at http://books.google.com.ng/books/download/Enth%c3%bcllung_des_Systems_der_Weltb%c3%bcrger.pdf?id=bisiAAAAMAAJ&output=pdf&hl=en&capid=AFLRE706Ev7aUs7Ebo8z0zUCJnZMrWCENW-PLAZUcoUv6taAFCHD2V2O4SkNtEEGTkeoHIdaSXgwAYX7d0rsCwANDdPmpV8Sqddf9M3Tx5RgFn-9qkFnA4Y&captcha=reards
In 1777 Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Bavarian Order of the Illuminati gave these press infiltration matching orders to his Illuminati followers:
“We must bring our opinions into fashion by every act–spread them among the people by the help of young writers. We must preach the warmest concern for humanity, and make people indifferent to all other relations…. If a writer publishes anything that attracts notice, and is in itself just, but does not accord with our plan, we must endeavour to win him over, or decry him. A chief object of our care must be to keep down that slavish veneration for princes which so much disgraces all nations… We must assiduously collect anecdotes, [of] the honourable and mean actions….”
Today, many “secretly subversive” (illuminati) cults, that have espoused globalising heathenish godless agenda are mushrooming and clandestinely collaborating together. Their vehicle of propagation are the print media, the film industry, multimedia information technology and party music which are used to promote and celebrate all sensual vices and vile passions (sexual promiscuity, nude and crazy fashion, drug addiction, revelry, bloody violence and demonic religious involvement). They use the sponsorship of financing institutions and banks to sponsor atheistic educational philosophy, global upheavals, globalised alliances, espionage and diplomacy, etc (Even the Islamists have also developed their Islamic financing system to secretly fund the violent propagation of their own brand of subversive utopian global order). They evil cults promise that when every person is free to unwind and satisfy all his/her base animal instincts without moral censure, they will actualise themselves then the world will experience advantageous release of human potentials in a harmonious New Aquarian Age or New World Order. It was David Rockefeller who made staggering revelations in his famous New World Order statements.
“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.” – David Rockefeller [June, 1991]
“This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long… We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the New World Order.” – David Rockefeller speaking at the United Nations Ambassadors’ dinner. [Sept. 23, 1994]
THE ILLUMINATI AND “TAKING OUT OF THE WAY” CONSPIRACY
Now that democratic governance is the norm and Monarchs and the Church are “taken out of the way” from governance and economics, the modern “Illiminati” cults are further syndicating together for the true Gospel to be “taken out of the way” from the Church’s life and teaching; or at least that the Christian Faith be corrupted to the core with mundane carnality and modern paganism. In this way, the Bible becomes irrelevant in the Church’s worship and witness or biblical message twisted by casuistry and revisionist reinterpretation. According to already apparent illuminatist propaganda, even the now popular democratic government ideology will soon be “taken out of the way” to be replaced by a world government ideology and eventually a “benevolent dictator” ideology.
These obviously prepare the grounds for the Antichrist.
To some Christians who are falling prey to illuminati manipulations, the pax romana’s restraint (and even the Church’s influence) being “taken out of the way” (2Thessalonians 2:7) is misunderstand to mean “taken up to heaven” or “caught away up to the air or to heaven” (1Thessalonians 4:17).
These trends and events which will lead to the Antichrist tribulation are clearly predicted in the Scriptures as inevitable antecedents before Christ comes to destroy the Antichrist and gather His saints to Himself to reign:
(1) Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to be with him: I beg you, my friends,
(2) not to be so easily confused in your thinking or upset by the claim that the Day of the Lord has come. Perhaps it is thought that we said this while prophesying or preaching, or that we wrote it in a letter.
(3) Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For the Day will not come until the final Rebellion takes place and the Wicked One appears, who is destined to hell.
(4) He will oppose every so-called god or object of worship and will put himself above them all. He will even go in and sit down in God’s Temple and claim to be God.
(5) Don’t you remember? I told you all this while I was with you.
(6) Yet there is something that keeps this from happening now, and you know what it is. At the proper time, then, the Wicked One will appear.
(7) The Mysterious Wickedness is already at work, but what is going to happen will not happen until the one who holds it back is taken out of the way.
(8) Then the Wicked One will be revealed, but when the Lord Jesus comes, he will kill him with the breath from his mouth and destroy him with his dazzling presence.
(9) The Wicked One will come with the power of Satan and perform all kinds of false miracles and wonders,
(10) and use every kind of wicked deceit on those who will perish. They will perish because they did not welcome and love the truth so as to be saved.
(11) And so God sends the power of error to work in them so that they believe what is false.
(12) The result is that all who have not believed the truth, but have taken pleasure in sin, will be condemned.