What Is the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory? Is It In the Bible?

by Jack Wellman on March 29, 2012 · Print Print · Email Email

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).

What is the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory

A theory by definition is conjectural, a supposition and is hypothetical.

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.

One-World Government

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.

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El July 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Illuminati is real Alright Im a Freemason it started way back into Egypt. How do you think the Pharoh was displeased with Moses? He thought he was just another magician like the his servant. Now if you think, magic cant be accomplised by yourself but by a God. Clearly God was not with them but Satan was.

Now the illuminati [I guess you can call it that] are stronger than ever. The only way to do anything about the wickedness is by and if you were Chosen by God. Remember Im a Mason but the other Masons have no idea about my knowledge of the LIES they teach. I want to get out but I do not know How

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Cynthia July 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

You answered your own question. The God of the Universe will save you if you only believe, repent and accept Jesus as your Savior.

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Jack Wellman July 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Yes, Cynthia is right…the God of the universe is powerful enough to deliver you and you yourself said, “The only way to do anything about the wickedness is by and if you were chosen by God” and so claim His promise to deliver (John 10:28-29).

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El July 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

When I said “You have to be Chosen” I did not mean you have to be Chosen to be Saved, (Good trick Satan does) I mean You are Chosen on how you will serve God. I believe in God alright but thing is its over. Im not going to him anymore, he has to come to me this time, its his turn. HIS ways are too much I tryed to fight it but now Im going to fight him instead. So if he wants to save me, he would have done it before all this happened. Are you gonna pray for me now? If you are tell him I want to see & hear him instead of people so I can know what “His Grace” really means

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Jack Wellman July 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I know Cynthia will pray for you El and so will I. Please humble yourself, fall on your knees, tell God you have repented, confess your sins, see your need of a Savior because God is near the broken hearted and those of a contrite, humble spirit. We know God wants to save you and others too but you must submit, bow the knee, pray to Him because if you wait and hope that He will come to you, you will always have doubt. Even so, praying for you my friend.

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Cynthia July 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

El, I’m so sorry for your distress. I am praying for you. Know that whatever turmoil you are going through it is because God and satan are fighting over you! Turn to God and away from satan and do it now. Do not make demands of the most High for He is God. Be humbled and assured that you are here on this forum and reaching out for prayer for a reason. Don’t fight it. Surrender. Repent and God will forgive ALL your sin and heal your heart. Believe that he can and will save you, cry out to Him and give your life over to Him. Your distress may not be gone immediately, but if you persist you will know God has won and you will know the peace His salvation brings. Praying for you.

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Adam May 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm

The Bible tells us that few will find the narrow path that leads to salvation.
The Bible provides examples of what constitutes a few.
eg. the flood – eight people from millions saved.
Sodom and Gemarrah – three saved from tens of thousands.

So El, if you want to be part of the few, make the effort, if not, God is quite happy for you to be part of the unsaved majority. The choice is yours, not God’s.
God has already provided you with the gate to enter by for salvation, i.e. Jesus Christ, you have to take the step and enter.
Don’t blame God for your failure to enter, the blame is and always will be your own. That El is what free choice is all about.

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El July 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I will not fall on my knees to only go back and Sin and Rebel in a prayer. I can not be Both. I dont care how much of the holy spirit I had in me or how much good I got. There is no point to it, the only way I can be saved is if He personal comes to me like all the others. I tryed alot I went and cryed to him, I went and told Him to change me before it got worse, and I DID fall on my knees, He is the most high. Go and ask Him if Im lieing because even he should know all the pain I suffered to Follow him. Im Done Here.

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Jack Wellman July 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I am sorry El….I hate to see you leaven in such an unsettled state. If you were to die tonight, could you be certain that you would be in the presence of the Lord forever or be separated from Him forever. I can not possibly ask Him if you are lying. I did not accuse you of that my friend. Please know that we do care and will pray for your salvation. God can change you but you must be willing to participate. God can not change you like a genie can make someone something else. We all will suffer in following Him. That is what Jesus said when He said we will all have to bear our cross and the way to eternal life is hard and difficult, the path is narrow and that all who live godly will suffer.

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Dickens Cheung July 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Precious Brother Jack In Christ,

I’ve actually been reading a few of your posts and articles, and have been encouraged and inspired by your love of His Word and your uncompromising stance on Truth. However, upon reading this post of yours, your statement has brought much concern to me, because what you have stated concerns Salvation, and we really can not afford to be wrong on that. From what you have posted, it appears to me that you are alluding to the last part of Our Lord’s Sermon On The Mount, in Chapter 7 of Matthew, regarding the narrow path. Why the way to eternal life is “hard”, is not because not many are willing to suffer for Our Lord Jesus Christ; rather, it is because the way to eternal life is “too simple”, which makes it “hard” for our flesh, because we are self-righteous by nature, and we have a hidden desire inside of us to “work out our own salvation”. Only those who 100% trusts in Our Lord Jesus Christ For Salvation and attributes nothing to their own self-effort will have eternal life, because we rest In His Righteousness, not our own self-righteousness. We only live godly lives because The Holy Spirit Dwells Within us, not because we have any merit. When our view of Salvation is perverted by our own works or efforts in “earning it” by our devotion and surrender to Christ, or by our vain efforts of “maintaining it” by the same, then we are robbing God of His Glory; Our Lord Jesus Christ Is The One Who Surrendered completely, Who Did ALL the work for us.

The “Christians” that The Lord Jesus Christ Rejects in Matthew 7:21-23 are exactly those who bought into the “faith + works” lie, who have never been Sealed By The Holy Spirit For The Day Of Redemption, who believe that their good works, devotion, service, or surrender to Christ has any bearing on Salvation whatsoever.

Brother, since you are a pastor, and you are shepherding The Lord’s sheep, I felt that it was especially important to confirm this with you. In the non-essential matters, I wouldn’t really bother like this, but with regards to Salvation, I certainly do not want to see you preach another gospel, and consequently lose any rewards at The Judgment Seat Of Christ.

God Bless you and Keep you my brother.

Dickens

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Jack Wellman July 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Thank you Dickens for your comment done in love. Where have I stated that salvation is Christ plus works? Math 7:21-23 is for those who are not Christian but only profess faith…I know many who are still watching R or X-rated movies, using filthy language, dropping “F-bombs” and thinking damn is God’s last name, they are doing drugs and get drunk…but they say, “oh yeah, I’m a Christian” but 1 John chapter 3 says otherwise and these who profess Christ do not possess Christ. If He is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all, right? Math 7:21-23 will be a horrible realization for some that they thought, by name, were Christians but indeed were not. Is life not hard? Are we not to not bear our cross for Him? Are we not to enter the kingdom thru many hardships as Jesus said? No, works are not part of salvation…works are a result of salvation. Not saved by them but the saved do them….a natural by-product of their wanting to be the hands and feet of Christ. Salvation is fully a work of God and Galatians and Romans chapter show this…indeed, all the teachings of the Old and New Testament. Please point out to me where I said that works are needed for salvation and I will correct it, if it is indeed there at all Dickens. There is only one gospel (Gal 1, etc.) and I am not preaching another. Please show me otherwise. Thank you sir.

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Adam May 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Well said Jack, too many modern “Christians” think that belief/faith is all God talks about, where they live like the world, but they have faith, where they enjoy worldly sin, but they have faith.

A Jesus who would encourage His followers to disobey/rebel against His Father’s Word, is not the Jesus of the Bible, but the Jesus of their imaginations offering a false faith and salvation.

Jesus/God requires us to no longer be conformed to the world, to come out and be separate from the world, where friendship with the world is enmity with God.
Those who claim to be Christians, but dress like the world, speak like the world, live like the world, behave like the world, are indeed not Christians.
Only those who submit and obey Jesus, following the narrow path, qualify to be Christians, the rest are on the broad path of false teachings, the path to damnation.

Sadly these false Christians have called obedience legalism and no longer obey God, their women wear pants like the worldly heathen, cut their hair short and no longer wear head veilings during prayer.
Both genders dress immodestly in the latest worldly fashions, they have introduced the devil’s rock and roll music into their worship services.
They have appointed forbidden women elders and pastors and now look to allow homosexuals as members.

Truly we live in a time when the church has fallen and practices that which is abominable as though it was the Gospel truth. Worse yet, biblical Christians remain silent and do not challenge these false preachers in case offense is given.

The true Gospel offends sinners, if when preaching the Gospel to the unsaved they are not offended, then perhaps one has failed to preach the Gospel.

El July 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

So your saying this is suppose to happen?….

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Jack Wellman July 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Yes my friend. I lost a child and also my mother abandoned me….I never even knew my father and also my mother dumped me and didn’t want me…and I have chronic cluster headaches so severe that I am at times disabled…and fibromyalgia to boot…and….much more.

Does God have a purpose in allowing Christians to suffer?

“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps” (1 Peter 2:21).

“For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake” (Philippians 1:29).

“For this is commendable, if because of conscience towards God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully” (1 Peter 2:19).

“My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience” (James 5:10; compare Hebrews 11:24-26).

Job lost all 10 of his children, his livestock, his servants, his wealth, his home….he lost everything yet he was blameless….Jesus spent hours on the cross, suffering, being spit on, ridiculed, scorned, rejected…and more yet they hated Him without a cause or any reason. Isaiah is traditionally said to be a prophet who was killed by being “sawn in two” (Hebrews 11:37). We read that “others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection” (verse 35), and some “had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment” (verse 36). Stephen, just before he was martyred, cried out to those who were ready to stone him: “Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One [Jesus Christ], of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers” (Acts 7:52).

Which apostle learned that his ministry would be filled with suffering?

“. . . I will show him [the apostle Paul] how many things he must suffer for my name’s sake” (Acts 9:16; compare 2 Timothy 1:11-12).

When God first called and converted him, the apostle Paul learned that a part of his service to Christ would be to suffer. Paul’s sufferings were directly related to the great purpose of his calling. He was commissioned by the resurrected Jesus Christ to go to the gentiles “to open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God . . .” (Acts 26:18). His mission attracted intense opposition and persecution.

What types of suffering did Paul encounter?

“. . . Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; . . . in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, . . . in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness—besides the other things which come upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches” (2 Corinthians 11:25-28).

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Aisa de la Cruz October 2, 2013 at 4:10 am

Thank you, thank you thank you for this. All I read about Illuminati come from Christians who tend to concentrate on the “end times”. I do believe that evil exists in many forms. What makes the Illuminati seem worse is that it’s organized — a definitely more harrowing version of the Sicilian mafia. But organized or not, at the end of the day, what is most important is one’s faith in Jesus Christ.

My concern with some people’s fear and focus on this group is that through discussing it, they tend to obscure the true nature of Jesus Christ who is loving and all-forgiving. Yes, there is oppression and all caused by certain unjust systems and events (developed by the Illuminati or what), but we have a God who is bigger and who loves us all. The truth is the message which we all Christians (non-denominational, denominational, etc.) are called to speak about.

God bless you more sir!

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Jack Wellman October 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

Thank you my friend for your comment. I love it. Yes, people have fears over this but this shows a lack of trust in Christ and having weak faith in God. God is sovereign over even the sparrow that falls to the ground and how much more so over all things human. It is sad that these things, like the Illunimanti make them take their eyes off of Jesus when Jesus is enough to protect us from all our fears and whatever happens, nothing can separate us from Him (Rom 8:26-39, John 6:37. 39, John 10:28-29, etc.).

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veronique November 11, 2013 at 4:45 am

Hello. I watching a video and at the timing of 04:15 it says that King James was a Freemason. Does that mean the (KJV) is false?

Also, I watched another video and it said something about controlling the masses of the world by first starting out using entirely print, and when they said that they shown a bible. Does that mean the bible is fake and only a deception to control people?

Please help me out with this. This is very troubling. Thank you.

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Jack Wellman November 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Thank you Veronique for your questions and comment. King James was not a Freemason and was not even a Christian and so the King James Bible is a reliable translation of God’s Word so not it is not false. Also, the Bible is not deceiving people but conversely, the world at large is deceived by the Devil into believing that he does not exist, that God does not exist, and that there is no hope in this world. I would not place any significance to what is proclaimed on YouTube because this is no source for truth. Only the Bible is and you can rely on it with your life.

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El November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

There are a couple books that have been tempered with such as the New King James Bible what do you think Jack?

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Jack Wellman November 12, 2013 at 10:46 am

What couple of books do you mean have been “tampered with” my friend? The King James Bible have sufficient knowledge on how to be saved. Do you not agree? Do you not believe that God has the power to preserve His book for us all?

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El November 12, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Something I dont understand myself. Why is Satan allowed to switch around words in the Bible and I mean the New King James Version, the one with the symbol on its cover. It has been switched around, oh morning star

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Jack Wellman November 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

Even the Devil is God’s Devil and he can never thwart God’s sovereignty and even uses evil for good. I do not know why the “switching around” the morning star effects a person’s salvation. Can the Devil prevent someone who God calls and that they will be saved? Most certainly not. What damage is done by using a different name for Satan and what is your authority is claiming that it has been switched around. What symbol do you mean is on the cover? What does a symbol have to do with God’s power to save?? i.e, Romans8, John 6:37, 39, John 10:28-29. What Bible translation do you use El?

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El November 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

In the New King James Version Satan is called the “morning star” and so is Jesus. Would you like someone to call your savior the same name that is given unto Satan. See the damage? There is a symbol on that bible that represents the “trinity”. It is not a good symbol. My authority? Dont you remember? How about you scroll up to see my name again. Im suppose to be saved so it gives me tons of authority

Jack Wellman November 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

Do you claim to have the same authority as God Himself? What do you mean? Do you mean by using the name “El” which is God’s name. Surely you are not proclaiming yourself to be God are you?

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Mike Kube November 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

Don’t look at the different versions of the Bible as versions, but as perversions. Any time something is written, re-written, and re-written again, biblical truths get less and less “true”. The NIV doesn’t reference the word sodomite, but sodomy is still a sin. The 2011 NIV, wanting to be gender neutral, removes references to men being in biblical authority. Now, the LGBTI group have written a bible for themselves, removing all references against homosexuality, but homosexuality is still a sin. I like to use this example: In the state I live in, the posted speed limit out side of the city limits is 55 MPH, unless otherwise posted. That is the law; everyone knows it. So, if someone were to go around tonight and take all the speed limit signs down, the speed limit would still be 55MPH. My point being, even though you change or remove a scriptural reference to sin, it is still a sin.

The boldness with which you speak may become your downfall. Read the book of Job; the suffering he went through, the loss of his family, his possesions, his heallth. God allowed him to go through this to prove to Satan that he would not curse God or charge Him falsely. When Job’s wife tells him to “curse God and die!” he tells her to mind her business. He asks her are we to serve God only during the good times and not the bad?
Psalm 88 is another book on the suffering of a Christian. The first verse lets me know the person is saved; it reads: “O LORD God of my ‘salvation’, I have cried day and night before thee”.
Psalm 34:19 reads ” Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”

Being a Christian does not mean you will never suffer, but that God, through His power and might, will walk you through it.

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Mike Kube November 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

I have read the article but havve noticed a scriptural mis reference. about a third of the way down the article, you mention Paul’s teaching that no man can separate us from the Love of Christ, but you give Romans 3:38 instead of Romans 8:38. Can you repair that?

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Jack Wellman November 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

I have corrected it and I appreciate your keen insight my friend. I certainly apologize for that and thank you Mr. Kube for bringing it to our attention.

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Amber November 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

“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

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Mark June 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

This verse in no way prohibits Christians from investigating conspiracies or believing in conspiracies.

First of all Isaiah 8:12 cannot be used to indicate that there are no conspiracies. Certainly the Old Testament records a number of conspiratorial plots. And, since the Old Testament records the existence of conspiracies, then why would Isaiah 8:12 tell us not to believe in or investigate their existence? Such an instruction would only serve to make us blind and perhaps susceptible to the evil plots made by men.

Second, this passage from Isaiah can hardly be speaking of conspiracies in the sense of a secret, evil plot. Why? Because of the context. The Hebrew word itself can also speak of an unlawful treaty, or in other words, a treaty made, which is forbidden in the Law of God. When we examine Isaiah 8 in its entirety we see that God is describing the coming attack from the king of Assyria, and he is telling Isaiah not to go the way of his people. For the people of Israel would often make treaties with surrounding nations during this period of their history in order to strengthen themselves militarily against another power in the region.

This is why the word is translated “confederacy” in the King James and it is also why in verses 13-14, God tells them to sanctify him and he will be a sanctuary for them. From the context of this passage, God is not instructing Isaiah to resist belief in any potential conspiracy. God is clearly talking to Isaiah about the Israelites calling for confederacies with other nations instead of looking to God for protection. There is nothing in Isaiah 8:12, which should discourage us from investigating and, when necessary, believing in conspiracies.

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Susie February 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Dear Mr. Wellman,

I had posted my comments two days ago to your article, but somehow they showed up on the bottom of a creation/evolution article on another page.. I cut and pasted my comments here so you could see them.

Thank you so much for your article!

My daughter, who is 23, sent me many Internet links on Illuminati this month: she was so confused with all articles. She was panicking when she read about the evil powers taking over the earth.

When I started reading the articles, the Holy Spirit’s discernment showed me right away that the information was heresy. I was physically nauseated as I read, and had to stop reading. I called her immediately on Skype and told her that it was not Biblically accurate and was New Age theory.

I assured her that since she asked Jesus in her heart as a child, that she has power through Jesus to overcome any evil. I told her, “we aren’t supposed to focus on what might happen, but keep our focus on Jesus. There are spiritual powers of darkness, but Jesus, in His death and resurrection for our sins, overcame satan and his demons.”

I just sent her the link from your article. I loved your simple explanation on world’s theory and Biblical facts.

If you have any more information on this subject online, I would be interested so that I can pass the information onto her.

God Bless you!
Susan C Gay Singel

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Jack Wellman February 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Thank you for your kind words about this Illuminati article. It is too bad that so many have needlessly worried about what is in the world when the Word says that “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” Why worry? God is sovereign even over the pagan kings (or rulers today) heart (Prov 21:10). I am glad we could help and I hope your precious and beloved daughter reads it and it reassures her of God’s dominance over everything human. I don’t really have anything more on this but if you type a key word into the search box like “worry” or “anxieties” etc. we have over well over 1,000 biblically based articles that cover just about anything. May God richly bless you and your daughter and again, thank you Susie for coming to visit us. You can certainly call me Jack. I am a pastor…but tell my church that they can call me Jack or just “train wreck” as I am still in progress (read Rom 7)! The pastor of disaster…LOL or really I am only an under-shepherd of the Mulvane (KS) Brethren Church to the Great Shepherd and He is the read Head of HIS church.

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Jack Wellman February 25, 2014 at 6:01 pm

In the event that she begins to have doubts again (your daughter that is) have her know we all have them and it can be the Enemy and spiritual attacks. More on this at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/spiritual-attacks-putting-on-the-armor-of-god/

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Susie February 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Dear Jack,

I have heard back from my daughter. She thanked me for
the link to your article. She is going to pass on the information to her friends also. I have had many conversations with her about her relationship to Jesus.
She did accept Him in her heart as a child, but many things happened and she struggled with knowing who she was in Christ as a teenager. She walked away from her closeness to Him. She is doing much better than years ago in her walk with the Lord, but had lost years in reading His Word.
I encouraged her to get into His Word. I told her that you can’t discern the lies from the world (New Age/cults) unless you are armed with the truth in the Bible. It reminds me of the branch of the government that looks for counterfeit bills to get them out of circulation. The only way they can spot a counterfeit bill is if they study the genuine bill and know it well. They study each detail, spending hours studying the genuine bill… the same should be for someone who has asked Jesus into their heart… unless we know His Word, the details of His truth, we won’t be able to discern what is truth.

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Jack Wellman February 25, 2014 at 6:29 pm

That is great advice and very wise too…and the example of the counterfeit bill is a perfect one. Well done. This example sounds familiar but I can’t remember who once used it and it is a very sound principle. I like to put it this way: If you get into the Word the Word will get into you. If you go through the Word the Word will go through you. If you read the Bible the Bible will read you. Read it cover to cover and it will uncover you!

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Susie February 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Love it! Your last statement is awesome! I am going to share that on my Facebook page:)

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Danielle April 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

Dear Jack,
I am so thankful for this article. I have recently become slightly obsessed with the illuminati and mind control, etc. I am a very sensitive person, so the things I take in go much deeper than the average person. I found myself having difficulty sleeping, being alone in my home, and having a general sense of unrest. After reading this, and remembering the scriptures that plainly express the power we have through Christ, I have a weight lifted off of my shoulders and mind. I sent this to a relative of mine who also has done some research on the topic. though I cannot say that the theory holds no water, I can say absolutely and confidently say that no weapon formed against me shall prosper, greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world, and there is NOTHING that can separate me from the love of God!! I have made it my business to stop researching this matter, and will focus on doing things that glorify God, and that will spread the Gospel. Thank you so much!!
Danielle

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Jack Wellman April 21, 2014 at 11:59 am

That’s such an awesome testimony Danielle. Truly the Scriptures you gave are perfectly fitting for this. Thank you for your encouragement and for those who will read your edifying comment later on. I believe it will surely give others hope.

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Mark June 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

This article is a little confusing. Not sure what it’s trying to prove. The author says: “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” then continues to talk about the One-world government and says “There is a world power that is supposed to come onto the scene just prior to Jesus’ Second Advent.” Not sure why it’s so difficult to connect the Illuminati with the One-world government prophesied in the Bible. How can one deny that this conspiracy is already in play today? It’s not like one ruler is going to come on the scene overnight and trick all the people of the world….the world will already be deceived to accept the antichrist and welcome him unto the scene. The one-world government will already be working before this charismatic leader shows up.

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Jack Wellman June 14, 2014 at 11:50 am

Mark, thank you sir for your comment. Are you saying then that the Illuminati is this one-world government then? Are believers going to fall for this? That is the point of this article that no one can deceive the very elect as Jesus said in His Olivet Prophecy. So the supporters of this so-called Jewish nation will be this one-world government? Really? Show me in the Scriptures or in the secular world’s records where this is so? Show us proof and we will believe.

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Brady September 20, 2014 at 12:52 am

I am a young person and a christian. I try to be a good christian but one of my faults is being very gullible when it comes to this subject. I see many things on this supposed society and after reading this it calms me. However I am still worried though I try not to fall victim to things like this, but I do anyway. I go to both the Bible and to the Lord to be my guides, but I still can’t overcome this. Is there any way that you could suggest I overcome this because it makes me worried a great deal. I don’t want to fall victim to something that could cause me to lose my place in Heaven when the time of Christ comes. What I am confused about and wanting to know is that is that, is this going to happen before the second coming of Christ, or could Christ come at any moment whether this come to pass or not. Help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Jack Wellman September 20, 2014 at 9:23 am

Thank you Brady for your comment and question. The very fact that you are struggling with sin shows evidence that the Holy Spirit is living in you and working in you to convict you of sin. The world does not have such conviction. Jesus, when He gives eternal life, He gives it to us based upon His saying “It is finished” which in the Greek is basically “paid in full” so trust what God says in His Word and not what your feelings are which are subjective and subject to error. Read John chapter 6, 10, and Romans 8 to see why I can say this.

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Brady September 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Thank you Mr. Wellman for suggesting this, I really do think it helped.

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Jack Wellman September 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Thank you Brady…you can see that the spiritual giant, Paul struggled with sin (Rom 7) but still had confidence in his ultimate victory in Christ (Rom 8) and I am glad I could be of some use to you my brother in Christ.

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Jack Wellman May 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

So true Adam. That is why I think we need to give the full gospel and the Word of God comforts the afflicted but it afflicts the comfortable. Until we tell lost people that they are never going to be good enough to be saved and that their own works are not enough to save them, the good news of the gospel is meaningless. Let’s say that you walk into a doctor’s office and he says, “Here, take this prescription” but you think, “Hey, I didn’t even know I was sick” you wouldn’t likely take the medicine but if the doctor came in and showed you the results of some tests you had and that you had a fatal disease then you would gladly take the medicine because you knew that you would die without it. This is what sinners must hear. They have the wrath of God abiding on them and being a “good person” will never get them off the hook on judgment day (Rev 20:11-15) and many who believe that they are a good person or that they claim that they are a Christian will hear the most terrifying news in their life someday because “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness” (Math 7:21-23). By then, it will be too late. Their fate would be sealed.

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