What is the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory? Since it is a theory, can it be believed? Is this theory something that can be found in the Bible? Does it hold credence for us today?
What Is the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory?
First of all, we need to know what the theory is. The word Illuminati is from a Latin word which means “enlightened.“ The name Illuminati comes from the originator of this theory Bavarian Illuminati, who founded a secret society on May 1st, 1776. It appears to be modeled after the Freemasons movement during the Enlightenment period in the 18th Century. This theory holds that an elite group in society holds a global power where only they hold power in the world. This contradicts the Scripture of the sovereignty of God. Nothing happens, not even a sparrow falls to the ground, that the Sovereign God does not know about nor does He allow anything to happen that is outside of His will (Matt 10:29). The Illuminati Theory has been popularized by pulp fiction and Hollywood. This is similar in nature to author Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code which is based solely upon fictitious events and presuppositions.
The story goes that an unknown group, a secret society, holds power over the world’s markets and the world’s major banks. Thus they hold the real power and create inflation, depressions, and recessions for the unique purpose of manipulating them to fulfill their global goal of world dominance. This group supposedly has the backing and support of a select few Jesuit priests. The goal is to create such an economic state of panic that a “New World Order” is deemed necessary and that a one-world religion is the only solution to prevent an economic disaster of unprecedented proportions. I have often heard people say that they believe that the Jews are really controlling the world’s economic system in order to gain world dominance and for financial control of all the nations. Many nations have persecuted and killed the Jews for economic depressions over the centuries. They blame the Jews for these economic upheavals. The question is, is this more than a conspiracy and is the threat from such a global control and dominance a real threat to the world?
Is the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory in the Bible?
God seems to wink at such bold human theories. Isaiah wrote, “Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread” (Isaiah 8:12-13). God has stated the true priority for humans…to fear Him and have dread of Him and not what anyone would call a theory. The Bible actually says that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov 9:10, Psalm 111:10). Jesus even addresses the fear of humans saying, “But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him” (Luke 12:5) and “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt 10:28). In reality, “It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb 10:31).
I can not find anything remotely close to the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory in the Holy Scriptures. In the first place, it is a theory. A theory by definition is conjectural, a supposition and is hypothetical. Fact and theories are not the same thing. Facts are concrete, empirical evidence with tangible proof. Theories are full of assumptions and lack complete proof; otherwise it would not be called a theory. Something that is theoretical is a hope-so; something that is factual is a know-so. This conspiracy theory has been floating around a very long time. To believe a select, secret society of Jesuit priests or supporters of the Jewish nation controls the world’s economy is nothing short of ludicrous and lacks any distinguishable evidence.
There is a world power that is supposed to come onto the scene just prior to Jesus’ Second Advent. This dominant power is prophesied to come onto the world scene and be referred to as “the Beast.“ This beast is foretold to “exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name” (Rev 13:12-17).
First of all, this world leader will deceive “the inhabitants of the earth” (Rev 13:14). The inhabitants will not even realize it. A person that is deceived doesn’t’ know that they are, otherwise they wouldn’t be deceived. A second beast during this time will force “all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their hands or on their foreheads so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark” (Rev 13:16-17). This certainly sounds like an economic-controlling, world power but this is not a theory – it is based upon the rock solid truth of the Bible. This will be no “secret society” but a world-known and globally controlling power. We can believe what we read in the Word of God. We can not always believe what we hear of human theories, not to mention having to fear them (Isaiah 8:12-13). The only fears for humans are for those who do not profess, confess, and possess faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Without a person’s having placed their saving faith in Jesus Christ, they do have to fear what men can do, but those who are His today, have nothing to fear. Not even death can separate us from God Almighty. Paul had this calm reassurance in God when he wrote, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:38). Paul had no worry at all about his future, his present condition, his life, impending death – nothing in the whole of creation – because he placed his trust in God.
A New World Order is Coming
The Book of Revelation speaks of an end-time ruler that will control the world markets and no one can buy or sell without having a specific mark or number (Rev 13:17-18). This is supposed to occur during the Great Tribulation. This anti-Christian power is mentioned in Revelation 13. No one can buy or sell except they have the mark of the beast or the number that is needed. Those who do not have this number or mark will not be allowed to buy or sell food, clothing or anything at all. A new world order will eventually come at the end of this age…but it will be the Kingdom of God mentioned in Revelation chapters 21 and 22. This new world order will be under the authority and reign of Jesus Christ – King of kings and Lord of lords. This new world order will benefit humans who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. There will be no more poverty, no more pain, no more sorrow, and every single tear will be wiped away forever (Rev 21:4).
Revelation 22:14-15 says, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”
I urge you to place your trust in God today – right now – and not in any human fable or theory. This includes the Mayan Calendar myth of Dec 21st, 2012 or the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory. Place your trust where it is unshakable. Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone of a believer’s faith. I plead with you to do this today, before He returns, for tomorrow may be too late (2 Cor 6:2). Jesus warns everyone who has not called on Him as Savior and Lord, “You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared” (Luke 12:20)? You may not have much time as Jesus said, “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done” (Rev 22:12). If you were to die today, tonight or tomorrow, you would not get a second chance. You would be forever separated from God, from all your saved loved ones, and suffer in eternal torment. Visit the “Come to Jesus” link at the top of this webpage and you to can hear these words someday, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world” (Matt 25:34) or you will hear, “throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 25:30). That is no theory. That is a fact.