Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2009, September 12

Book of Mormon: “Conspiracy Theory and Gadianton Robbers–What about Now?” by grego

Book of Mormon: Conspiracy Theory and Gadianton Robbers–What about Now?

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“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
–Benjamin Disraeli, first Prime Minister of England, 1844 novel “Coningsby, the New Generation”

“It is also important for the State to inculcate in its subjects an aversion to any ‘conspiracy theory of history;’ for a search for ‘conspiracies’ means a search for motives and an attribution of responsibility for historical misdeeds.”
–Murray N. Rothbard, “The Anatomy of the State”, 1965

(WARNING: Maybe you have already read most of the ideas and the majority of these quotes on the internet. Nevertheless, I *guarantee* this article will shock the great majority of the LDS who read it. If you don’t want to get mad or are not ready to have/ don’t want your current world beliefs and views challenged, especially political-wise, DON’T READ ON! P.S. For a reminder about comments, please read near the bottom at “About Me and this Blog”.)

No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m a conspiracy realist.

I got that way partly through studying the Book of Mormon. (No wonder many Mormons don’t like reading and especially studying it… Other people might call you cRaZy for believing something other than what “they” want you to believe…) Other things helped, like friends and enemies I had when I was young.

The Book of Mormon (and a little of other scriptures, including the Old Testament and the Pearl of Great Price) is quite clear that secret combinations started with Cain, were among the Jaredites, the Nephites, the Lamanites, that they exist now, and that they will exist in the future; and that if especially the USA has any desire of and hope for liberty, they must be stopped—and that the Church might not have much to do with that; or that if it does, it might be the means of “the great split”. In addition, there is one main secret combination, the “Gadianton robbers”.

So if the Book of Mormon is for our day, and it contains serious warnings about secret combinations and conspiracies, space was small and the most important things were written for us, and it includes mentions and warnings of secret combinations and Gadianton robbers—is this all for nothing, or for something?

I’ll take a look at what the Book of Mormon says:
1. Secret combination and secret combinations
2. What they are and what they look like

This will lead to some surprising answers of who “It” *can’t* be.

Then I’ll give some political leaders quotes (JFK, FDR, etc.), some LDS leaders’ quotes (not just President Benson), and a strong dose of reality as we look into an organization that best fits the ONE major secret combination—one you have likely never heard of and don’t even know exists, yet all the top men of the world… (Whoops, getting ahead of myself there…)

Many LDS don’t even really believe that there is a “big bad wolf” Gadianton robbers secret combination/ group in these modern times or latter days like the one the Book of Mormon prophets witness and warn against. But: will what happened to the three little piggies that believed and prepared at different levels, also happen to Mormons/ LDS?

Here are some actual quotes on views held by believing LDS on this “big, bad wolf”:

—“Any theory that stipulates that one group is responsible for basically all the evil in the world is called “conspiracy theory”, and I don’t believe in conspiracy theories…”

—“The problem is that it’s much more comforting to believe that powerful forces are at work that cause problems such as these. It’s much scarier to understand that a confluence of myriads of factors can cause disaster. Conspiracy theories help people feel in control.”

—“Like the “great and abominable Church” of Book of Mormon prophecy, the secret combinations of the last days are archetypal. Any number of entities, groups, categories could fit the definition in a number of respects; to the extent that they do, they fulfill prophecy.”

—“The terrorist organizations of today fit the definition as if it were custom-made for them.”

—“I’m actually kind of sad that people are wasting time on conspiracy theories with wild, wild, wild speculation… meanwhile ignoring the very real and very obvious threats and secret combinations in their very presence (Pornography rings, gangs, organized crime, Saints who swindle Saints…) sad”

As you can see, ideas and beliefs are all over the board, and mostly in the “disbelief” section.

Obviously there are many evil conspiracies, on different levels—from “don’t tell daddy and mommy” to “don’t tell the children” on up—and they all need to be dealt with for a happy life, so to say.

But is there really *a* big, bad wolf?

In evaluating this, we need to remember to avoid the “blind men and the elephant” trap of holding on to one part of the whole, with one sense, and coming to a conclusion based just on that, while ignoring all the other parts and experiences. Yes, it’s easier and simpler, but it’s not as truthful.

Here are a few key characteristics the Book of Mormon says about *the* secret combination—the modern Gadianton robbers organization—and how to recognize it:
1. There are many smaller minor ones, all over the world (“secret combinationS”).
2. There is one main one in particular (*the* “secret combination”):
1. founded and led by Satan himself (this actually rules out most of them, right? evil men =\= led by Satan himself);
2. world-wide (rules out anything “just local”);
3. desire the “overthrow the of freedom of all lands, nations, and countries” (rules out most every secret combination known to typically-informed man…);
4. secret oaths, signs, etc. (rules out most—gangs flashing street signs isn’t quite secret, nor do I think pharmaceutical companies or Amway require this for membership);
5. purpose is to promote and enjoy the fruits of power, murder, acquisition, lies, adultery/ sex, etc. (sure, most all secret combinations have some type of evil as their methods and purpose/ desired result, but this will be a big part of its membership and means);
6. slay the saints (and the blood of innocent people) (This could include some secret combinations, but I wonder if this is a real intent of purpose for the real Gadianton robbers. Why the saints? Maybe they would most oppose them and their wicked ways? Maybe they would want to reveal them?);
7. bringeth to pass the destruction of all people (not just a town, a city, a rival group or company, a race, etc.—so that also rules out most);
8. “by their secret plans”, “obtain kingdoms and great glory” (think, when’s the last time you know of that kingdoms have been obtained? We’re talking control/ overthrow of governments and leaders, replacing the leaders, making big money off of getting in positions of power and authority, getting in the history books and brainwashing/ controlling others’ beliefs, etc.);
9. seduce the righteous by getting them to partake of their spoils (when’s the last time a gang or organized crime offered you a cut of their profits if you didn’t tell they killed someone? ;) –not really their thing, huh?);
10. usurp power and authority of countries, even by “legal” means;
11. one sticking point for many: infighting, etc. does not in any way rule an organization or individuals out—look at Seezoram and Seantum, both blood brothers and oath brothers (this is an example that contradicts a main objection that some people have to the big, bad wolf—“but they would destroy each other!”–yes, they sometimes do, over time).

Let’s make a distinction between secret combinations and *the* secret combination. President Benson said:
“Secret *combinationS* lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. *A* secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of *all lands, nations, and countries* is increasing in its evil influence and control over America and the entire world.” –Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, Nov. 1988 (Conference Report), p. 87

First, there are many secret combinations that conspire due to “lusting for power, gain, and glory”. They include:
friends doing secret things together;
street gangs;
the Mafia and other “organized crime”;
drug cartels;
(political/ religious/ ideological) terrorist organizations (but are these all lusting for “power, gain, and glory”, or trying to protect their countries/ people/ liberties from foreign interests?; remember, the only difference between a terrorist organization and a freedom/ resistance organization is who labels it; a rose is not a rose is not a rose…);
international companies and corporations (especially fruit companies, pharmaceuticals, oil, etc.);
the “Military Industrial Complex” (corporations who mostly make money off of war);
possibly a few of the more “radical” branches of religions/ cults (but we must ask, is that really what it is, or is it a front for another someone/ some organization?);
etc.

Though some of these seem huge, they are all minor (and/ or subset) combinations, and are tools used by, often encouraged by, and sometimes supported by *the* secret combination. None of them—**NONE OF THEM**—including terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda—fit the definition of “the secret combination” warned against in the Book of Mormon, not even with a lot of pushing, squishing, and forcing (like Cinderella’s sisters…). (Go back to the list, look at the quote by President Benson to double check this for yourself.) For example, not one of them “seeks to overthrow the freedom of *all lands, nations, and countries*”.

Now, I’m going to add a few more examples of secret combinations to the list above. You might recognize a few of these names and institutions. (And yes, there is plenty of evidence that they are tools of the secret combination. In fact, I encourage everyone to go search yourself.) Here:
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Ford Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Lucis Trust
American political parties, leaders, and government leaders from all over the world
…and others.

But grego!!… Hold on, hold on. Just like in a family or club or society, not everyone in these groups are wicked or do bad things, nor is everyone responsible for what the others do (my bishop’s wife works for Carnegie!). Not everyone joins or works out of a desire to do evil; in fact, the great majority join in order to do good; most *do* do good, and are completely in the dark about anything else or the true purpose of the organization; some are born into it; some join out of fear or loneliness; some have friends who persuade them; etc. Like with many other things, it only takes a few people—or perhaps even one—in a key part of the organization to take them secretly down the wrong road (as the forthcoming quotes show). Most all the people “at the bottom” have no clue as to what’s going on, and I’m sure many or at least some “at the top” don’t, either. And in fact, many at the bottom are doing good things (or think they are) and contributing positively to society. However, there are enough–and usually only enough—at the very top who are quite clear that their doing wrong things brings power and money, which is what they desire, and that is the real purpose of the organizations.

While all of these could, in a way, be considered secret and combinations, once more, NONE of these, by definition, are *the* secret combination. Once more, at most they are only tools/ subsets of it.

Well, what about communism/ socialism/ fascism/ etc.? That was what President MacKay and Benson and many others spoke about all the time, right? Yes, but there was more.

Note that when President Benson gave his talk on secret combinations in October 1988, USSR communism was already in deep trouble and drastic changes of reform towards making the USSR a less communistic state had already been planned and some of the reforms already instated.

Why fear this secret combination if it is “USSR communism”? What about communism in other countries? What about other “ism”s? So, communism doesn’t make sense as being *the* secret combination.

If one were to also include other forms of dictatorial governments, then yes, that would kind of fit the definition—but not quite. While these are definitely the big guns of the secret combination, they are not the secret combination itself. We’re not looking for something that at the very top is split up, but whole—and as such, these can only play a part—though a big one at that. I mean, if you were Satan/ his cohorts, would you rather take over the world politically 1 billion at one fell swoop and then do as you please with freedoms, or ideologically a few hundred a day over a period of years and years and years and…?

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Now, I’m going to provide a few quotes from world leaders that lend hints to *the* secret combination:

“I think the Communist conspiracy is merely a branch of a much bigger conspiracy.”
— Dr. Bella V. Dodd (former U.S. Communist Party leader), The Naked Capitalist, 1970
(Note that even she—the top communist leader in America—was in the dark as to what was really going on. She also said that she was told that if there were any serious complications/ problems, to call a certain number—which surprised her, because the number was a local Manhattan number, not a number in Russia or even Washington, D.C.)

“Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government.”
— Henry Kissinger speaking at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 Bilderberg meeting

“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”
–Woodrow Wilson, US President, from his book The New Freedom (1913) (Note that this is *before* World War I, communism, socialism, etc.)

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
–Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.”
–Henry Kissinger

“In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.”
— Strobe Talbot, Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

“The most powerful clique in these (CFR–Council on Foreign Relations) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for “the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government.”
— Harpers, July 1958

“… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the new world order … and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.”
— H. G. Wells, in his book entitled The New World Order (1939)

“The age of nations must end. The governments of nations have decided to order their separate sovereignties into one government to which they will surrender their arms.”
— The U.N. World Constitution

“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

The New World Order cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change its perceptions.”
— Henry Kissinger World Affairs Council Press Conference, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, April 19th 1994

“By the end of this decade we will live under the first one world government that has ever existed in the society of nations…a government with absolute authority to decide the basic issues of human survival. One world government is inevitable.”
–Pope John Paul II

“Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”
— Sara Brady Chairman, Handgun Control, to Sen. Howard Metzanbaum, “The National Educator,” January 1994, Page 3.

“It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance.”
— President George Bush, Sr. Addressing the General Assembly of the U.N., February 1, 1992

“The Persian Gulf crisis is a rare opportunity to forge new bonds with old enemies (the Soviet Union)… Out of these troubled times a New World Order can emerge under a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders.
–President George Bush Sr. September 11, 1990

“The world can therefore seize the opportunity (the Persian Gulf crisis) to fulfill the long held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind.”
— President George Bush, Sr. State of the Union Address, January 29, 1991

“From the days of Sparticus [note: before communism], Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemberg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution [note: before communism]. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century [note: before communism]. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”
— Winston Churchill, stated to the London Press, in 1922

“The great and good ends proposed by the Illuminati as the ultimate objects of their union, are the overthrow of religion, government, and human society civil and domestic.” (Yale Professor Timothy Dwight IV, 1798, quoted in “The American Mind: Selections from the Literature of the United States”, p. 220.)

“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 subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now 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 auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
–David Rockefeller, Bilderberg Meeting, June 1991 Baden, Germany

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So, who really is at the head of this secret combination? Who are the “intellectual elite” and the “world bankers” that David Rockefeller was referring to? Here’s where it gets much more secretive and very dark, yet there’s enough light to make some of them out.

The temple-endowed LDS would do very, very, very well to remember the words of cursed Lucifer and his plan of opposition.

This quote from Carter in Rush Hour gives great insight: “follow the [money] trail to the rich white guy”.

Maybe these quotes–and especially some of the names of the people quoted–will help:

“The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.”
— Nelson Rockefeller

“I want to own nothing and control everything.”
— JD Rockefeller I

“The hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte

“It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
–Henry Ford

“The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debts.”
–Henry Ford

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”
–Letter from FDR to Colonel House, November 21st, 1933

“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen….At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.”
— John F. Hylan, 1922, then mayor of New York City

“[T]he Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes, I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent. ”
–Larry P. McDonald, US Congressman, November 1975 in “The Rockefeller Files” (http://www.sianews.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2253) and
http://www.sheilacasey.com/2009/03/congressman-larry-p-mcdonald-died-four-months-after-exposing-the-nwo-on-crossfire.html (around 3:30)

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.”
— Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952

“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
— Benjamin Disraeli, first Prime Minister of England, 1844 novel “Coningsby, the New Generation”

“…we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks… Some people think the Federal Reserve banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders.”
— Congressman Louis T. McFadden in 1932 (Rep. Pa)
Read speech at http://home.hiwaay.net/~becraft/mcfadden.html or http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/ArticleDisplay.php?Article=McFadden1932&Entity=FedResBoard

“The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans.”
— Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, 1876

“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire… The man that controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.”
— Baron Nathan Mayer de Rothschild (1777-1836)

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world – no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
— President Woodrow Wilson (The president whose administration passed the Federal Reserve Act)

“Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.”
— David Rockefeller

“For more than a century, ideological extremists, at either end of the political spectrum, have seized upon well-publicized incidents, such as my encounter with Castro, to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe *we are part of a secret cabal, working against the best interests of the United States*, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists,’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
— David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002, p. 405

“A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
–Ted Turner, CNN McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, June ’96

“Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about Glasnost and Perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.”
— Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Politburo November 1987

For more understanding, watch Alex Jones’ “Endgame” and Bilderbergers information. (Note: Alex Jones is not without his own problems of involvement in the scheme of things… However, that is a quite informative movie.)

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Ok, on to a few quotes from LDS church leaders:

“Is there any one so naive as to think that things will right themselves without a fight? There has been no more fight in us than there is a bunch of sheep, and we have been much like sheep. Freedom was never brought to people on a silver platter, nor maintained with whisk brooms and lavender sprays. And do not think that these usurpations, intimidations, and impositions are being done to us through inadvertence or mistake; the whole course is deliberately planned and carried out; its purpose is to destroy the Constitution and our constitutional government; then to bring chaos, out of which the new Statism with its slavery is to arise, with a cruel, relentless, selfish, ambitious crew in the saddle, riding hard with whip and spur, a red-shrouded band of night riders for despotism. If we do not vigorously fight for our liberties, we shall go clear through to the end of the road and become another Russia, or worse.”
— Pres. J. Reuben Clark – Church News PPNS pg. 327

“There are still those in our land to whom freedom means nothing. There are influences and movements and groups and organizations within the borders of the U.S. which today, if they could, would rob us all of our free agency.”
— Elder Mark E. Petersen – April 1946 (Conference Report)

“I heard the prophet Joseph Smith say the time would come when this nation would so far depart from its original purity, its glory, and its love for freedom and its protection of civil rights and religious rights, that the Constitution of our country would hang as it were by a thread. He said, also, that this people, the sons of Zion, would rise up and save the Constitution and bear it off triumphantly.”
— Eliza R. Snow

“…because if it (communism) comes here it will probably come in its full vigor and there will be a lot of vacant places among those who guide and direct, not only this government, but also this Church of ours.”
— J. Reuben Clark

“I testify that wickedness is rapidly expanding in every segment of our society. It is more highly organized, more cleverly disguised, and more powerfully promoted than ever before. Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world.
I testify that the church and kingdom of God is increasing in strength. Its numbers are growing, as is the faithfulness of its faithful members. It has never been better organized or equipped to perform its divine mission.
I testify that as the forces of evil increase under Lucifer’s leadership and as the forces of good increase under the leadership of Jesus Christ, there will be growing battles between the two until the final confrontation. As the issues become clearer and more obvious, all mankind will eventually be required to align themselves either for the kingdom of God or for the kingdom of the devil. As these conflicts rage, either secretly or openly, the righteous will be tested. God’s wrath will soon shake the nations of the earth and will be poured out on the wicked without measure. But God will provide strength for the righteous and the means of escape; and eventually and finally truth will triumph.”
— Ezra Taft Benson, “I Testify,” Ensign, Nov. 1988, 86

“The devil knows that if the elders of Israel should ever wake up, they could step forth and help preserve freedom and extend the gospel. Therefore the devil has concentrated, and to a large extent successfully, in neutralizing much of the priesthood. He has reduced them to sleeping giants.”
“And now as to the last neutralizer that the devil uses most effectively-it is simply this: “Don’t do anything in the fight for freedom until the Church sets up its own specific program to save the Constitution.” This brings us right back to the scripture I opened with today-to those slothful servants who will not do anything until they are “compelled in all things.” Maybe the Lord will never set up a specific church program for the purpose of saving the Constitution. Perhaps if he set one up at this time it might split the Church asunder, and perhaps he does not want that to happen yet for not all the wheat and tares are fully ripe.”
“Brethren, if we had done our homework and were faithful, we could step forward at this time and help save this country. The fact that most of us are unprepared to do it is an indictment we will have to bear. The longer we wait, the heavier the chains, the deeper the blood, the more the persecution and the less we can carry out our God-given mandate and world-wide mission. The war in heaven is raging on earth today. Are you being neutralized in the battle?”
— Ezra Taft Benson, “Actively Engaged”

There is more, but I will finish with this last one. After 9/11 and at the beginning of Gulf War II, President Gordon B. Hinckley was supportive of the actions of the American government; saying, for example:
“You are acutely aware of the events of September 11, less than a month ago. Out of that vicious and ugly attack we are plunged into a state of war. It is the first war of the 21st century. The last century has been described as the most war-torn in human history. Now we are off on another dangerous undertaking, the unfolding of which and the end thereof we do not know. For the first time since we became a nation, the United States has been seriously attacked on its mainland soil. But this was not an attack on the United States alone. It was an attack on men and nations of goodwill everywhere. It was well planned, boldly executed, and the results were disastrous. It is estimated that more than 5,000 innocent people died…
Recently, in company with a few national religious leaders, I was invited to the White House to meet with the president. In talking to us he was frank and straightforward.
That same evening he spoke to the Congress and the nation in unmistakable language concerning the resolve of America and its friends to hunt down *the terrorists* who were responsible for the planning of this terrible thing and any who harbored such…
*Those of us who are American citizens stand solidly* with the president of our nation. The terrible forces of evil must be confronted and held accountable for their actions. This is not a matter of Christian against Muslim [implying that the terrorists are Muslim]. I am pleased that food is being dropped to the hungry people of a targeted nation. We value our Muslim neighbors across the world and hope that those who live by the tenets of their faith will not suffer. I ask particularly that our own people do not become a party in any way to the persecution of the innocent. Rather, let us be friendly and helpful, protective and supportive. *It is the terrorist organizations that must be ferreted out and brought down*.
We of this Church know something of such groups. The Book of Mormon speaks of the Gadianton robbers, a vicious, oath-bound, and secret organization bent on evil and destruction. In their day they did all in their power, by whatever means available, to bring down the Church, to woo the people with sophistry, and to take control of the society. We see the same thing in the present situation…
On the Larry King television broadcast the other night, I was asked what I think of those who, in the name of their religion, carry out such infamous activities. I replied, “Religion offers no shield for wickedness, for evil, for those kinds of things. The God in whom I believe does not foster this kind of action. He is a God of mercy. He is a God of love.”
–President Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Times in Which We Live,” Ensign, Nov 2001, 72
(http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=9caa8c6a47e0c010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD)

Later, in 2004, he similarly said:
“HINCKLEY: Oh, I don’t see it in that light. I see the war, the terrorism factor, as the work of a group of misguided, evil men. Their interpretation of their religion may be a factor in what they do. But that is not representative of the great body of the Muslim people across the world.”
CNN (December 26, 2004; http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0412/26/lkl.01.html)

In other words, President Hinckley firmly believed the official 9/11 story about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and believed they were terrorists similar to the Gadianton robbers.

Eight years later—after what I imagine must have been a rereading of the Book of Mormon, at least during the previous year, and further study and pondering—President Hinckley republished a speech where, for the first time as prophet and second since talks have been recorded on http://www.lds.org (1973, I believe), the topic of his writing was one of President Ezra Taft Benson’s most-given topics—the Book of Mormon and freedom. This article was basically a repeat of an article President Hinckley wrote in 1988, as First Counselor in the First Presidency. Interestingly, he also encouraged all LDS to read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year…

In the article President Hinckley wrote:
“Its narrative is a chronicle of nations long since gone. But in its descriptions of the problems of today’s society, it is as current as the morning newspaper and much more definitive, inspired, and inspiring concerning the solutions to those problems.
I know of no other writing that sets forth with such clarity the tragic consequences to societies that follow courses contrary to the commandments of God. Its pages trace the stories of two distinct civilizations that flourished on the Western Hemisphere. Each began as a small nation, its people walking in the fear of the Lord. Each prospered, but with prosperity came growing evils. The people succumbed to the wiles of ambitious and scheming leaders who oppressed them with burdensome taxes, who lulled them with hollow promises, who countenanced and even encouraged loose and lascivious living, who led them into terrible wars that resulted in the death of millions and the final extinction of two great civilizations in two different eras.
No other written testament so clearly illustrates the fact that when men and nations walk in the fear of God and in obedience to his commandments, they prosper and grow, but when they disregard him and his word, there comes a decay which, unless arrested by righteousness, leads to impotence and death.”
— Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Power of the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Jun 1988, 2
(This is also the almost same speech that appeared in The First Presidency Message,
“A Testimony Vibrant and True,” Ensign, Aug 2005, 2–6.)
The Power of the Book of Mormon
A Testimony Vibrant and True

I will leave the reader to ponder what appears to be a change in thought as to whom the true Gandianton robbers are and imagine the key role the Book of Mormon played in this change of understanding and belief in President Hinckley.

Now, if you think that communism is dead and therefore none of those quotes by church leaders such as President McKay and President Benson apply anymore, remember the quote by Gorbachev! Also, remember that the Communist Agenda for America is coming along very well. Here are some lists to ponder:
http://www.communistgoals.com/goals/goals.htm (slightly outdated–more checks and exclamation points)
http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/10planks.htm
http://www.firesociety.com/forum/thread/22913/California-s-School-Agenda-To-Teach–Communism-/

(By the way, did you really think that we were really in a cold war with Russia back in the Reagan years? Here are three quotes, given in chronological order:

“In the last ten years alone, the United States and other Western nations have sold to the Soviet Union and its satellites more than fifty billion dollars worth of technical equipment the communists could not produce themselves. In addition, the Soviets have been able to purchase entire factories, designed and built by Western engineers and financed in large part by American and European banks.”
— Senator William Armstrong, 1982

“This campaign against the American people – against traditional American culture and values – is systematic psychological warfare. It is orchestrated by a vast array of interest comprising not only the Eastern establishment but also the radical left. Among this group we find the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the money center banks and multinational corporations, the media, the educational establishment, the entertainment industry, and the large tax-exempt foundations.
Mr. President, a careful examination of what is happening behind the scenes reveals that all of these interests are working in concert with the masters of the Kremlin in order to create what some refer to as a new world order.”
— Senator Jesse Helms, December 1987, Senate speech

“Billions of dollars in loans at terms that American borrowers can only dream of are being provided to the Soviet government and, in turn, are being used to help finance Soviet aggression and adventurism around the world.”
— Congressman Toby Roth, “Look Who’s Funding Moscow,” The Constitution, May/June, 1988, p. 6.)

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Based on the above and numerous other reasons brings us to one conclusion:

The international bankers are at the head of the secret combination (though they are likely not the only ones). You may have heard of the “Illuminati”. They are real. Alex Jones has videos on the Bilderbergers that makes this apparent (“End Game”, which can sometimes be found on youtube.com and other places on the internet—it used to be a “make a copy for everyone” movie, don’t know if it still is.

Now for a little speculation…

The Church of Satan

Do you really think that Satan—after 7,000 years or so—is stupid and unorganized (wait… has he *ever* been that way?)? Do you really think the “bad stuff” you see in the news, is the best that he can do, using all his abilities?

As to the magnitude and importance, just imagine that Country A has all the problems of warring gangs, county conspiracies, bribing of some officials, etc. Imagine lots of people working really hard, and getting all of those problems taken care of. Now, imagine that a freedom-depriving form of government (communists/ socialists/ fascists/ dictators/ direction of current America) took over Country A. Was all that work—wiping out the minor evils—worth it, or would it have been much better to keep the country safe from takeover? When the secret combination takes over, all those things exist in one fell swoop, and much more.

It’s much easier to take control over a few people (government leaders) and deprive a billion people of freedom, than to take control of and take away freedom from over a billion people, individual by individual, sin by sin. Satan is not stupid, never has been, and won’t be (in his ways of tempting and leading men to misery and evil). Fortunately, his way and his ways don’t lend to strong unity and fervent life-long loyalty among all his followers.

Understand that many of the followers of Satan, even when involved in wickedness and churches named after him, are often like many followers of Christ: they are deep in misunderstanding, lack loyalty and dedication, don’t really believe, aren’t really his, etc.

Especially in light of that, here’s my heaviest speculation of it all:

Imagine, if you would, an organization whose head and God is Satan, who promises and gives to his followers/ worshipers the blessings—or at least the promises of blessings—not of eternal life, but of power, money, glory, and almost anything else they want, in this life. This organization is diligently zealous in its worship of that god, who is diligently zealous in his overthrow of freedom and in promoting the oppression and the misery of its inhabitants. Nothing—laws of God, laws of man, peace, war, Republican, Democrat, America, third world countries—stands in their way or means much to them; everything that can be “bought” or even used as a tool for their purposes, is; what can’t be bought, is made powerless, brought down, or destroyed in one way or another. Loyalty through wicked action and promotion of the organization, and what someone brings to the table, allows for promotion inside the church. (For an article on a similar topic, see here.)

Imagine one president in at least occasional personal contact with Satan, counselors, and a top council of maybe twelve, thirteen? members. Imagine a lower tier of leaders, responsible for areas of the world. Imagine local/ centralized leaders. Imagine members rising in rank, depending on their faithfulness and loyalty, their usefulness and skills. Imagine them working with and among many other organizations, as wolves in sheep’s clothing among the sheep.

If you have imagined up an organization very similar to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/ LDS/ Mormon Church, but one that worships and serves Satan instead of God—you are correct. This “mirror image”—so similar, but backwards—is the true Church of Satan that opposes the true Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter-day Saints), and wars with the saints.

On top of that, this true church of Satan uses war, murder, threats, lies, “fronts”, corruption, and anything and everything else useful to attain its purposes, be it with its members, friends, or enemies.

Remember, one of Satan’s greatest weapons and esteemed titles is “Imitator” or “Counterfeiter”.

Welcome to the TRUE church of Satan.

This organization, with certain rich and powerful men at the top, controls and coordinates all lower organizations for its purposes. Alex Jones’ video report, Endgame, makes that especially apparent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmawyAAV3ck&feature=related

Welcome to the real world.

YOUR world.

(For more information on the Illuminati, New World Order, one world government, etc., I suggest the following, which is like a “broker” site: http://www.rense.com. This will give you many more links to follow and study. Yes, you will find many articles and websites that might seem outrageous. Some of it is outrageous, and completely false. Other parts have parts of truth in it. Overall, though, you will also find more truth about the world and how it works than you have ever known and will ever know from the standard media outlets.)

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