The Order of Illuminati

May Day is a holiday celebrated by communists and pagans throughout the world. The day was chosen by communists as their special day for multiple reasons, but one stands out; namely, because May 1, 1776 was the date of the founding of the conspiracy’s predecessor, the Order of Illuminati. The world-wide communist conspiracy grew out of the Illuminati cabal and is its modern standard bearer. Today we will examine the objectives and principles of the Illuminati-communist conspiracy.

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We begin with a few basic facts about the Illuminati. First, it is beyond dispute that the Order of Illuminati existed and was founded in Bavaria. It is beyond dispute that the Bavarian government attempted to suppress the Order. And it is also beyond dispute, though “experts” lie to conceal the fact, that the Order continued on in other locations and under different names after it was ostensibly suppressed in Bavaria.

The Illuminati’s founder was a man named Adam Weishaupt, who used the alias Spartacus in his correspondence. Weishaupt was an ethnic Jew raised and trained by Catholics and Jesuits. We know he studied the Kabbalah, that is, Jewish occult mysticism. He had a working knowledge of Masonry and was later initiated into the Strict Observance Lodge in Munich. He also worked, until his conspiratorial activities were uncovered, at the University of Ingolstadt as a professor of Catholic canon law.

On May 1, 1776, Franz Anton von Massenhausen, Max Edler von Merz, Bauhof, and Andreas Sutor joined with Weishaupt in his conspiracy. Together, they formed a society called in German, Perfectibilisten, or Perfectibilists (sometimes rendered as Perfectionists). The secret society later came to be known as the Order of Illuminati.

Weishaupt and his fellow initiates in the cabal wove occult ideas together with Masonic rituals and added Christian window dressing. Their aims, however, were anything but Christian. Ostensibly, the Illuminsts were philanthropists fighting for the betterment of society. Indeed, they sought the “perfection” of man, similar to how the communists wanted to create what they called “the new Soviet man.” They spoke of Liberty and fraternity and put a premium on education, or illumination. Their chief symbol was a symbol of wisdom, the Owl of Minerva – the very same used by elitist Bohemian Club today. The outward veneer, however, concealed a writhing darkness within.

The ultimate goal of the Order was to usher in a one-world government and one-world religion. This world government would be a type of elite oligarchy or dictatorship of an enlightened, or “illuminated,” few who had shaken themselves free from the dogmas, superstitions, and chains of established religions and governmental systems. Naturally, the Illuminists would sit at the pinnacle of this Platonic system of philosopher kings. Their religion would be a type of ecumenical occultism similar to that set forth by the Theosophists and other New Agers who look to Lord Maitreya and the Hierarchy of Ascended Masters for spiritual guidance. At the end of the day, what the Illuminati promoted was Anti-Christ.

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Because of his occult persuasion, Weishaupt chose a significant occult holiday on which to found his Order. In his unsurpassed book on the Illuminati, titled Perfectibilists, Terry Melanson gave some background to the May 1 origin. He wrote:

The chosen date of May 1st for the Order’s birth also has semiotic significance. Traditionally, May Day celebrations are a remnant of fire and sun worship, variously known as Beltane in the British Isles, and Walpurgisnacht in Germany and northern Europe. Weishaupt was aware of these “fire festivals” on the first of May, and instituting his Order on that day – in tandem with professing fire worship as the religion of Illuminism – was, symbolically speaking, a stroke of genius” (Terry Melanson, Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati, 218).

It is not my present purpose to discuss the pagan aspects of Illuminism in significant detail or to explain the histories of Walpurgisnacht or Beltane, though some explanation of the former will follow. However, one must never forget that Illuminism is synonymous with Satanism, occultism, and paganism. The global Marxian-Illuminati conspiracy is, as the great statesman J. Reuben Clark, Jr. referred to it, “organized paganism” (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., “The Task Ahead,” General Conference, October, 1959).

In his foundational book Fire in the Minds of Men, the late author and professor James Billington, who served as the Librarian of Congress, explained the Illuminati’s occult and Masonic connections like this:

The revolutionaries’ primitive vision of the world as a dualistic struggle between the forces of darkness and of light may originate in the neo-Manichaean view of Weishaupt’s followers that their elect group of “illuminated ones” was engaged in struggle with “the sons of darkness,” their categorical name for all outside the order. The name for the order was initially uncertain (Perfectibilists was used and Bees considered); but the name Illuminist was apparently chosen from the image of a sun radiating illumination to outer circles. At the very center within the inner circle of Areopagites burned a candle symbolizing the solar source of all illumination. The Zoroastrian Manichaean cult of fire was central to the otherwise eclectic symbolism of the Illuminists; their calendar was based on Persian rather than classical or Christian models.

Pseudonyms and symbols, which had precise esoteric significance in Masonic lodges, became deliberate instruments of camouflage for the Illuminists. Ingolstadt was both Eleusis and Ephesus; Munich was Athens; Vienna, Rome. Weishaupt’s own Illuminist name of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in ancient Rome, provided a hint of revolutionary commitment; but his original key collaborators took the names of the Greek Ajax and the Egyptian Danaus respectively, and other names ranged from Tamerlane to Confucius.

The Illuminists attempted to use the ferment and confusion in Freemasonry for their own ends. Weishaupt joined a Masonic lodge in Munich in 1777; and attempted to recruit “commandos” (groups of followers) from within the lodges of the Bavarian capital. Late in I780, Weishaupt’s campaign spread to all of Germany and to the pseudo-knightly higher orders of Masonry with the entrance into Weishaupt’s inner circle of Baron Adolph Knigge. He was a native of Hanover and a leader of occultism in Frankfurt, which soon replaced Munich as the leading “colony” of the movement. For five intensive years (until Knigge left the order in July 1785), the Illuminists recruited largely among those who had belonged to the most popular of the German higher Masonic orders, the Strict Observance. The Illuminist technique was, first of all, to discredit the more conservative rival order by fair means (helping the conference of occult orders at Wilhelmsbad in 1782 to determine that the Strict Observance Lodges were not in fact descended from the Knights-Templars) and foul (arguing that the Strict Observance Lodges were secretly controlled by “unknown superiors” who were in fact Jesuits in disguise).

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The Illuminists coopted the organizational structure of their conservative Masonic rival; in the process, they acquired some of the mysterious allure that they had not possessed as an arid cult of rationalistic intellectuals. Illuminism also became much more political. Weishaupt appears to have initially seen Masonry as a kind of intermediate training ground for Illuminists – after they had entered the order but before they joined the secret inner circles” (James H. Billington, Fire in the Minds of Men, 94-95).

There’s a lot to unpackage and digest here. We won’t attempt it all today, but a few aspects deserve greater attention. There will be more on the Masonic connection shortly. At the moment, let’s focus on the matter of “the image of a sun radiating illumination to outer circles.”

The Illuminists saw themselves as the rising sun for mankind. They were to be the group who would bring light to the world and perfect mankind. They were the heralds of the dawn of a new day. It is particularly interesting, then, that the image of a rising sun was and is used by communists throughout the world. It is one of their most commonly used symbols.

Most notably, the emblem of the Soviet Union is a sun rising over the globe. Jordan Maxwell has done a lot of interesting research on the topic of ancient Egyptian sun worship (i.e. Aton/Aten worship) and its connection with world communism. Maxwell is virulently anti-Christian, however, so exercise caution when listening to him. Regardless, his research on the occult aspects of communism is quite noteworthy. Maxwell’s research confirms the link beyond any reasonable doubt.

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As Billington mentioned above, the Illuminati deliberately aligned themselves with pagan traditions, calendars, dates, symbols, rituals, and rites. Much of this was borrowed from Masonry. Many believe Masonry to be a modern invention. In fact, it is quite ancient. Albert Churchward, a Mason, wrote extensively about Masonry’s Egyptian roots. In one book, he explained:

If Masonry had not its origin in the Sacred Mysteries of the Ancient Egyptians, how could these rites and ceremonies, signs and symbols, have found their way into it? These sacred mysteries were the same amongst the Priests of the Mayas in Central America and Peru in South America.

The passwords for the various degrees are the same, or have the same meaning; the signs and symbols are the same; and the Rituals are identical; which can be proved by any Brother who will take the trouble to learn to read the old hieroglyphic languages. . . .

From the downfall of the old Egyptian Empire, five thousand years ago, or more, up to the last few hundred years, we have passed through a dark and degenerate age. Then our altars were thrown down, our Brotherhood scattered over the face of the earth, and some of our secrets were lost to many. But there were remnants of the Brotherhood who went forth from Egypt into various parts of the world, carrying the true doctrines and secrets with them, some one part, some another.

. . . the so-called Lodges in England and Scotland were formed by a scattered few, who, to avoid the terrors of the law, and to keep their religious rites and ceremonies pure and unsullied, as they had received them from the parent source – old Egypt – met in secret places and had resort to private meetings. This, therefore, was one original source” (Albert E. Churchward, The Arcana of Freemasonry: A History of Masonic Signs and Symbols, 108-108, 111-112).

The “Brotherhood” of Masonry influenced the “Brotherhood” of the Illuminati – especially in the way it presented its rituals. Masonry is an imitation of God’s Priesthood and, as such, it’s fitting that Lucifer’s priesthood has adopted similar trappings.

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Two authors gave us an insight into how the conspiratorial Brotherhood operates, keeps its members in line, and consolidates power. They observed:

It is impossible to achieve high levels of initiation within Freemasonry unless one is hand picked by those of the higher degrees. In order to do this, one must meet their criteria of wealth, status, social class and character type. By the time the twentieth degree is reached a minimum of professional level income is required to fund progression through the system. The result of this financially dependent progression is that the top level members of the Brotherhood elite are among the richest, and most powerfully influential people in the world. They are also responsible, directly and indirectly for most of the money/power based crime such as the illegal drugs industry, political assassinations, Satanism and mind control which goes on every day, all round the world.

At the apex of the pyramid of the Brotherhood are the select few who actually know the full agenda of the organisation. These privileged elite have become known as the ‘Illuminati’, which is Latin for ‘illuminated ones’. All other members (nearly five million world-wide) are ignorant of the true purpose of their individual organisation as a front for the Illuminati. Only the most suitable are selected to rise in the ranks, those recognised as being wealthy, ambitious and corrupt enough to perpetuate the ultimate goal which is world domination. No one but the Illuminati actually knows anything of importance and therefore cannot betray the game plan. Everyone else provides a front, a smoke screen of ignorance and misinformation and all must offer complete obedience to the will of their organisation or be banished (or worse). . . .

Betrayal of the Brotherhood is the worst crime possible in the eyes of its members and is ultimately punishable by death. The Brotherhood is all powerful: all top level members of the police and military forces around the world are placed there through the Brotherhood as Brotherhood tools. Judges and lawyers, media moguls, businessmen and politicians are recruited so that no member of the Brotherhood elite is ever in danger of being held accountable by the System for any crime or misdemeanour. The Brotherhood can, and quite literally does, get away with murder because it is also the law which opposes it. If a non-Brotherhood member should slip through the net and achieve high status then there are ways to ensure that such people are unable to achieve their full potential . . . It infiltrates every area of our society at all levels, but at the top, in the highest social and monetary bracket, the Brotherhood prevails almost in total. It is the single largest vehicle for the perpetuation of the Luciferic consciousness on Earth” (Ivan Fraser and Mark Beeston, “The Brotherhood and the Manipulation of Society”).

This description captures the essence of how the world power structure actually works. It correctly demonstrates that those in positions of power are often not those who deserve to be there, but those who have sworn allegiance to the “invisible hand,” as it’s sometimes called. The account also accords perfectly with what an ancient prophet-historian documented about the workings and goals of Satan’s secret societies. Of their selfish and diabolical goals, this ancient man of God wrote simply:

[I]t was the object of all those who belonged to [this] secret band to murder, and to rob, and to gain power, (and this was their secret plan, and their combination)” (Helaman 2:8).

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This inspired writer then explained:

Satan did stir up the hearts of the more part of [them], insomuch that they did unite with those bands of robbers, and did enter into their covenants and their oaths, that they would protect and preserve one another in whatsoever difficult circumstances they should be placed, that they should not suffer for their murders, and their plunderings, and their stealings.

And it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words; and this that they might distinguish a brother who had entered into the covenant, that whatsoever wickedness his brother should do he should not be injured by his brother, nor by those who did belong to his band, who had taken this covenant.

And thus they might murder, and plunder, and steal, and commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness, contrary to the laws of their country and also the laws of their God.

And whosoever of those who belonged to their band should reveal unto the world of their wickedness and their abominations, should be tried, not according to the laws of their country, but according to the laws of their wickedness, which had been give by [the society’s founders]. . . .

Now behold, those secret oaths and covenants . . . were put into the heart of [the founder] by that same being who did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit. . . .

And behold, it is he who is the author of all sin. And behold, he doth carry on his works of darkness and secret murder, and doth hand down their plots, and their oaths, and their covenants, and their plans of awful wickedness, from generation to generation according as he can get hold upon the hearts of the children of men” (Helaman 6:21-24, 26, 30).

When you read this ancient account and then examine the Order of Illuminati and its offshoots, you’re inevitably struck by the similarities and consistency. Their secret system of “justice,” that is, of disposing with defectors and making members toe the party line, is remarkably the same. And their tactics of murder and plunder are almost wholly identical through the ages. Referring to this ancient secret society, which was called the “Gadianton Robbers,” and comparing it with the modern communist-Illuminati conspiracy, the esteemed Ezra Taft Benson declared:

When all of the trappings of propaganda and pretense have been pulled aside, the exposed hard-core structure of modern communism is amazingly similar to the ancient Book of Mormon record of secret societies such as the Gadiantons. In the ancient American civilization there was no word which struck greater terror to the hearts of the people than the name of the Gadiantons. It was a secret political party which operated as a murder cult. Its object was to infiltrate legitimate government, plant its officers in high places, and then seize power and live off the spoils appropriated from the people. (It would start out as a small group of “dissenters” and by using secret oaths with the threat of death for defectors (Hel. 11:25-26) it would gradually gain a choke hold on the political and economic life of whole civilizations.)

The object of the Gadiantons, like modern communists, was to destroy the existing government and set up a ruthless criminal dictatorship over the whole land. . . .

The stratagems of the leaders of these societies are amazingly familiar to anyone who has studied the tactics of modern communist leaders” (Ezra Taft Benson, “The American Heritage of Freedom – A Plan of God,” General Conference, October, 1961).

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The honest observer must conclude that Satan’s game plan has remained the same. The actors have changed, the tools of the trade have changed, and the outward names and forms vary, but the core ideology, aims, and essence have been handed down from generation to generation and today dominate our world. Whether you look at the Masons, Jesuits, communists, New Agers, Sabbatean Kabbalists, or others, you find the same basic elements.

A final word about Masonry seems prudent before we move on. Please do not believe, as many do, that anyone involved in Masonry is an evil anti-Christian or a plotter against humanity. It’s simply not true. Masonry itself actually contains large gems of truth that fit beautifully within the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many good, honorable people who were not conspirators in any evil plot – such as America’s Founding Fathers – have belonged to it. Indeed, in the early days, many Masons fought against Illuminati infiltration of their lodges. In Berlin, for instance, one lodge called the Order a “masonic sect that undermines the Christian religion and turns Freemasonry into a political system” (Melanson, Perfectibilists, 26).

The Craft originally emanated from a good source but has been hijacked and corrupted through the centuries by uninspired and designing men. Those who hijacked it engrafted upon it Satanic rites, rituals, and rhetoric. Today, it is used by the Illuminati as a recruiting mechanism. Adam Weishaupt regarded Masonic lodges as the Illuminati’s “nursery garden” (Nesta Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, 209-210). Other high-level communists and radicals have likewise admitted that they use Masonic lodges as recruiting stations for higher conspiracies that lower-level initiates are oblivious to. Again, be careful not to lump all Masons together incorrectly or, for that matter, to assume that because Masons had a prominent hand in founding the United States that America is the chief power in the New World Order. It’s simply not true.

I have thus far referred to the founding date of the Illuminati as May 1, 1776. This is factual. However, the founding of the ideology of Illuminism is much more ancient. As I’ve endeavored to point out, and as both ancient prophets and modern researchers have identified, the characteristic doctrines of the Illuminati go back to the very beginning.

Strictly speaking, this massive conspiracy against mankind has its origins in the pre-earth days when Lucifer rebelled against God, initiated what the Apostle John called a “war in heaven” (Revelation 12:3-9), sought to “exalt [his] throne above the stars of God” (Isaiah 14:12-17), and was eventually cast down to earth with his unembodied followers. Starting with Cain, the first murderer, Satan has exerted his cunning influence to induct people into his conspiracy – which, in the final equation, is a war against Christ and His followers (Revelation 12:17). The chaos we’ve seen in the word down through the millennia is largely attributable to this Anti-Christ conspiracy. However, the Adversary has suffered setbacks from time to time and has been forced to regroup, restrategize, and refocus. The Illuminati is the product of the most recent refocusing.

Illuminists seek worldly wealth and power. However, they also seek spiritual power. They seek to be the high priests of their god – Lucifer. They seek his protection both here and in the next life. It seems they believe that they will be shielded from divine punishment for their hedonistic debauchery, lying, theft, and murders if they throw in their lot with Satan. In quotes I won’t share here, high-level Masons and occultists like Albert Pike, Aleister Crowley, and Helena Blavatsky, make it crystal clear that they see Lucifer as a benevolent being who brought light to mankind and freed us from the intolerant cruelty of Jehovah. They falsely believe they are working for god just as Christians know we are serving the real Lord Jesus Christ. Just as Christians expect to be heirs of glory alongside Jesus Christ (Romans 8:16-17), Illuminists expect to be crowned by the hand of Lucifer in his kingdom. And no doubt they will receive their place in his kingdom!

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In a brilliant, but hard-to-find pamphlet, J.R. Ledkins wrote:

The objective of the Illuminati is to establish a one world government with Lucifer as its prince. Members of the Illuminati have literally sworn an oath to dethrone the Christ and to replace Christianity with pure Satanism. . . .

The leaders of the Illuminati . . . are a small but very powerful group of international bankers. They have induced others into their order to include educationalists, economists, etc. These men have accepted the Luciferian doctrine of Adam Weishaupt” (J.R. Ledkins, “Wherefore the Lord Commandeth You”, 41).

Another researcher has described the Elite’s pact with Lucifer in this way:

Secret knowledge equals power, the intended end result being (global) control – which is what the New Underworld Order perpetrators are seeking. This is of course the most demonic form of idolatry. Remember what Satan said to the Lord when he was tempting Him?: ‘Again, the Devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me’. ALL ‘kingdoms’ are in Satan’s hands.

What these geomasonic New Underworld Order fanatics, members of the congregation of the Synagogue of Satan (the Illuminati), have done, is the precise opposite of what the Lord did: they have fallen down before Satan to worship him. But Satan, being ‘the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning’ and ‘the author of confusion’, is of course playing deadly games with them, which is what his demons invariably do when invoked. All conjuration runs the extreme risk that those doing the invocations will certainly be deceived. Satan is not a reliable partner, and cannot easily be shaken off once a person has entered into an agreement with him or his minions” (Christopher Story, The New Underworld Order, 185).

The Elite are in for a rude awakening in the day that their god is dragged down to hell in chains (Isaiah 14:12-19). But for the present, they believe they’re on the winning side. They believe, according to the Jewish Kabbalist tradition, that Jesus is in hell burning. They believe their god – the supreme authority over worldly kingdoms – is the true god.

As part of their effort to paganize the world, the conspirators promote atheism. The communists in particular promote militant atheism. It might seem counter-intuitive for Satanists to promote atheism, but it makes sense if you think about it. At the top, these “atheists” are true believers in spirits, beings from higher realms, and supernatural power. Many of them are followers of Lord Maitreya or various other Ascended Masters of Wisdom and have attested to personal visitations from these demonic entities.

The Elite are occultists, pagans, Satanists, Kabbalists, and Witches. They’re Satanists like Karl Marx, attend pagan rituals like Vladimir Lenin, consult the Kabbalah like Adam Weishaupt, and participate in Mithraism like the popes. They perform Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA). They are big on putting occult symbolism on money, in music, in movies, in architecture, and so forth. They know, however, that establishing atheism to breakdown faith in Christ is a necessary step to ushering in a world occult order. Only by breaking down faith in the Savior and in sound institutions can faith in something else be engendered.

The Illuminati understand that they must break down society before they can remold it in their own image. Vibrant Christian societies don’t suddenly collapse – they must be eroded gradually from within. This erosion strategy was promoted by Lenin, among others, and finds its subtlest form among the Marxist Fabian Socialists. Their efforts are currently directed at breaking down and demoralizing society according to the communist plan spearheaded jointly by communist provocateurs from the bottom and elitists like the Rockefellers from the top. From the ashes of Western Christian civilization, these collaborators expect the phoenix of occult Luciferianism to rise.

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I repeat: A preliminary step to establishing global occultism is to quench faith in Jesus Christ, break down societies, crush nationalism, erode cultures, end national sovereignty, and establish a system of global governance. A one-world government is the prerequisite to a one-world religion. The political battles must be won before the spiritual war can be decided. Individual free will and agency must be extinguished before collectivized drones will follow orders. True believers must have their “superstitions” wiped away before they can be initiated into the grand secrets of illumination. This is why ideological communists so fiercely promote international Freedom-destroying, soul-sapping, retrograding bodies like the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, IMF, BRICS, SEATO, NATO, and the Bank of International Settlements, to name just a few. With our Freedom snatched from us, the Illuminati believe our spirits will break and we’ll surrender to their agenda.

Both Karl Marx and Adam Weishaupt disdained religion, except, of course, their own private occultist leanings. In the case of Karl Marx, we have good evidence that he was a full-fledged Satanist. Read Marx & Satan by the Reverend Richard Wurmbrand for the most concise treatment of the topic. Lenin and other Bolshevik leaders also attended pagan rituals while exiled in Italy. As a consequence of the Illuminati-communist formal stance on religion, the Soviet Union demolished churches (as the Red Chinese regime does today), murdered priests (as they do in China), and formally mocked Christian doctrines with so-called Museums of Atheism. Tellingly, some of these Museums of Atheism housed statues of Baphomet! So much for “atheism.”

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As noted, the Illuminati-communists often used Christianity as a cover and frequently use the guise of Christianity to seduce unsuspecting people throughout the Western world. It was the communists who invented radical Liberation Theology – a common dogma promoted by Marxist Jesuits throughout the Catholic world and particularly in Latin America. The idea is that Jesus was a revolutionary for “social justice” – an early communist, if you will. I draw a few interesting lines from Terry Melanson’s book:

The view of Jesus as a social revolutionary was to have tremendous appeal during the French Revolution, as well as impact upon the subsequent creation of communist ideology . . . Before the advent of Marx’s atheistic materialism, most French conspirators during the revolution claimed Christ “as a sans-culotte at heart if not a prophet of the revolution”; the disciples of Babeuf adopted an alternative to Christianity while at the same time proclaiming Christ as a “co-athlete.” Goodwyn Barmby, the first to use the term communism in England, published journals during the 1840s calling for a Communist Church combining “secular utopianism and Christian ritual.” The powerful Carbonari secret society engaged in elaborate initiation rituals, alluding to Christ “not in Christian terms, but in the Masonic language of ‘Grand Master of the Universe.’” Carbonari initiates were told “that Christ himself was the original Carbonaro and that His Twelve Apostles were the first Carbonari after Him. The aim was obviously not to make good Christians, but to turn good Christians into good Carbonari” . . . .

Just as the outward trappings of Christianity were only a ruse by the Carbonari, so for the Illuminati before them. . . .

To Illuminati initiates it was “revealed” that the true Christians had hid “themselves and their doctrine under the cover of Freemasonry,” which Weishaupt calls “hidden Christianity.” “[I]n the way in which I explain Christianity,” says Weishaupt, “no one need be ashamed to be a Christian, for I leave the name and substitute for it Reason”” (Melanson, Perfectibilists, 187-188).

I judge this counterfeit religious nature of Illuminism-communism to be its deadliest and most dangerous aspect. Inasmuch as it imitates Christianity, but without real authority or truth, it is Anti-Christ. It is entirely Satanic. It is the Synagogue of Satan referred to by John (Revelation 2:9; 3:9). It is Mystery Babylon. It is the beast system. It is the culmination of evil in our world, the carrier of death, the harbinger of destruction, the man behind the curtain, the conspiracy of conspiracies.

According to Vitus Renner, an early deserter from the Order, one of the Illuminati’s mottoes was: “Every King and every priest is a traitor and a thief” (Melanson, Perfectibilists, 31). Their schemes were directed at undermining Faith, Families, and Freedom. They assaulted the Catholic Church, calling the Jesuits a “plague” and forbidding them entrance to their Order (Nesta Webster, World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilisation, 26). They also attacked the concept of monarchy. In this case, I sympathize. I detest anyone who promotes monarchy – especially of the religious variety. The Illuminati’s anti-monarchical plan, followed through to its conclusion, is embodied by the bloody French Revolution.

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There’s insufficient space here to document the fact that Illuminists played a key role in instigating the French Revolution and were the force behind the Jacobins. However, this is the reality. The French Revolution, with its pretensions of “Liberty and Fraternity,” was nothing but barbaric butchery. Heads literally rolled through the streets. The Catholic Church’s property was confiscated. Priests were forced to swear allegiance to the state. Debauchery was instituted. Subversive Jews were allowed free reign in society. This is always the fruit of “democracy” – and “democracy” is always promoted by the communist conspirators whether in France, Russia, China, Cuba, or the United States.

In many ways, the Illuminati ran rampant in France. Fortunately, their revolution faltered and they were forced underground once again. It is accurate to say that the French Revolution was a trial run. It was the forerunner of the Illuminati’s most successful revolution – the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. It was an early salvo in the cabal’s quest for world domination. The next came in 1848 with the publication of The Communist Manifesto and a rash of instigated revolutions throughout Europe.

In 1848, an Illuminati front group called the League of the Just hired Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to write a manifesto of belief. Some researchers suspect that the Jewish radical Moses Hess – the man responsible for converting both Marx and Engels from Christianity to communism and an early founder of the Zionist movement – was the true author of the manifesto. Be that as it may, in February 1848, the League of the Just renamed itself the Communist League, published The Communist Manifesto, and declared war on the whole world with these words:

[T]he Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things. . . .

The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.”

When the artificial revolutions of 1848 fizzled out, the Communist League (i.e. Illuminati) realized the world wasn’t ready for full Illuminism. They went underground again. Eventually, they morphed into the Social Democratic Workers’ Party. One of its factions, the Bolsheviks, was led by the psychopathic Russian occultist Vladimir Lenin and was supported with funds from bank robberies, piracy, and other such “expropriations” by Joseph Stalin and others gangsters. Later, with political and financial assistance from fellow conspirators – Fabian Socialists, big bankers, Wall Street tycoons, Washington bureaucrats, etc. – the criminal clique of Bolshevik gangsters launched their coup in Russia, converting that nation into an Illuminati base of operations known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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It is in the Soviet Union, and in later communist conquests like Red China and North Korea, that we can more completely see the Illuminati plan in action. Illuminist Karl Marx had advocated, as did Adam Weishaupt, the abolition of private property. The two conspirators had proposed an all-powerful state ruled by a hierarchical dictatorship. Both referred to their system as “democratic.” Both set forth rules for restricting speech, thought, and dissent. Both wrote of the necessity of capturing the youth through indoctrination in public schools. Both spoke of winning over women by calling them victims of the “patriarchy” and promising them “emancipation,” to use Weishaupt’s word. Yes, the “Women’s Liberation” movement so vigorously promoted by Soviet Russia was invented in the mind of Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt.

Soviet leaders, just like Illuminati henchmen, used aliases (often to conceal their Jewish ethnicity). Lenin used some 100 aliases (Lenin itself is an alias). Stalin, also an alias, used dozens of names during his years of criminal activity. Weishaupt used at least one alias and all of his co-conspirators assumed other names as well. Communists frequently changed their names to conceal their Jewish ethnicity. They also needed aliases to hide themselves while conducting illegal operations.

Both the Illuminati and their communist spawn operated from the shadows in the same way organized crime families operate. From their system of administration, which is the equivalent of a secretive extra-legal body, to their system of furtively funding operations, they operate like career criminals. Indeed, communists are masters of organized crime, theft, counterfeiting, forgery, drug pushing, arms running, prostitution, blackmail operations, assassination, etc. Today’s feared “Russian mafia” is little more than Soviet (Illuminati) intelligence under a new name. They have turned Israel into their own private “mini-state,” to quote author Robert Friedman, and have hijacked the global criminal underworld – just as the Illuminati previously hijacked Masonic lodges, reading societies, and other such endeavors throughout Europe (Robert Friedman, Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America, 276-282).

From the first whispers of the Illuminati’s existence, patriots have raised the warning voice against its criminal machinations. On Independence Day, 1798, Timothy Dwight, then president of Yale University, gave a speech wherein he excoriated the Order of Illuminati, warning America of its danger. In so doing, he laid forth many of their principles, which, you will notice, may as well have been taken straight from The Communist Manifesto:

In the societies of Illuminati doctrines were taught, which strike at the root of all human happiness and virtue; and every such doctrine was either expressly or implicitly involved in their system.

The being of God was denied and ridiculed.

Government was asserted to be a curse, and authority a mere usurpation.

Civil society was declared to be the only apostasy of man.

The possession of property was pronounced to be robbery.

Chastity and natural affection were declared to be nothing more than groundless prejudices.

Adultery, assassination, poisoning, and other crimes of the like infernal nature, were taught as lawful, and even as virtuous actions.

To crown such a system of falsehood and horror all means were declared to be lawful, provided the end was good.

In this last doctrine men are not only loosed from every bond, and from every duty; but from every inducement to perform any thing which is good, and, abstain from any thing which is evil; and are set upon each other, like a company of hellhounds to worry, rend, and destroy. Of the goodness of the end every man is to judge for himself; and most men, and all men who resemble the Illuminati, will pronounce every end to be good, which will gratify their inclinations. 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. These they pronounce to be so good, that murder, butchery, and war, however extended and dreadful, are declared by them to be completely justifiable, if necessary for these great purposes. . . .

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It is a remarkable fact, that a large proportion of the sentiments, here stated, have been publicly avowed and applauded in the French legislature. The being and providence of God have been repeatedly denied and ridiculed. Christ has been mocked with the grossest insult. Death, by a solemn legislative decree has been declared to be an eternal sleep. Marriage has been degraded to a farce, and the community, by the law of divorce, invited to universal prostitution. In the school of public instruction atheism is professedly taught; and at an audience before the legislature, Nov. 30, 1793, the head scholar declared, that he and his schoolfellows detested a God; a declaration received by the members with unbounded applause, and rewarded with the fraternal kiss of the president, and with the honors of the sitting. . . .

Where religion prevails, their system cannot succeed. Where religion prevails, Illuminatism cannot make disciples, a French directory cannot govern, a nation cannot be made slaves, nor villains, nor atheists, nor beasts. To destroy us, therefore, in this dreadful sense, our enemies must first destroy our Sabbath, and seduce us from the house of God. . . .

. . . Shall we, my brethren, become partakers of these sins? Shall we introduce them into our government, our schools, our families? Shall our sons become the disciples of Voltaire, and the dragoons of Marat; or our daughters the concubines of the Illuminati?” (Timothy Dwight, “The Duty of Americans, at the Present Crisis,” address, July 4, 1798).

At the end of the day, we can conclude with Terry Melanson that “Weishaupt was definitely one of the original founts from which that ideology emerged” (Melanson, Perfectibilists, 58). Communism is Illuminism. And Illuminism is Satanism. Until we accept this fact, we will never succeed in our fight against organized evil “in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

What we’re really talking about when we discuss conspiracy is ideology. It doesn’t matter to Satan whether a secret society like the Illuminati or a large public group like the Council on Foreign Relations pushes forward his agenda so long as it gets pushed forward. What is consistent, however, is the ideology, the principles, and the plan. The conspiracy ideology we’re dealing with is Satanic communism. That is simply undeniable. It is also undeniable that the Order of Illuminati was the modern instrument for disseminating this revolutionary doctrine throughout the world.

Today, the conspirators operate through a myriad of front groups and organizations. They don’t all belong to the Communist Party USA. They’re not all located in Moscow or Beijing. In fact, many are found in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, and other locations posing as CEOs, Wall Street moguls, politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists, lawyers, priests, professors, etc. And many of those who do belong to outwardly radical organizations are merely pawns and front-men who know little or nothing about the real conspiracy guarded carefully at the top. Even within some of the most elite clubs and councils, not everyone is in on the plan – though they must have a general idea of what they’re engaged in. This is according to the Illuminati plan laid down by Adam Weishaupt:

The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose, and had Free Masonry not existed, this cover would have been employed; and it may be much more than a cover, it may be a powerful engine in our hands. By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labours, we may turn the public mind which way we will” (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy, 112).

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If you find a group today claiming to be the Illuminati, you can rest assured it is not. Rather, the real conspirators go by other names and cleverly conceal themselves. Often, they’ll use vague terms like “the Order” or “the Group.” Researcher Christopher Story has observed:

All secret societies using ‘The Order’ belong to the Illuminati, which in turn is the primary manifestation of a shadowy ‘Order of the Quest’, dedicated philosophically to maximising ‘human happiness’ without God.

The Jesuits call themselves The Order. Opus Dei refers to itself as The Order. The Yale-based Skull and Bones is The Order. The even more reprobate Ordo Templi Orientis styles itself The Order. Scratch around for secret societies labelled ‘The Order’, and you will immediately see the significance of the word ‘Order’” (Story, The New Underworld Order, Foreword).

The New World Order is little more than the Order of Illuminati in charge. But when full control is achieved, I doubt it will come in the name of “the Order” or “the Illuminati.” Rather, they’ll use one of their various front organizations or a coalition of international groups. Providing a short list of groups that have signed onto the Illuminati agenda might be beneficial.

The Committee of 300

The Council of Foreign Relations

The Trilateral Commission

The Round Table Groups

Royal Institute for International Affairs

The Club of Rome

Club Bilderberg

The Bohemian Club

The Jesuits

The Order of Skull and Bones

Congressional Progressive Caucus

World Federalist Movement

Socialist International

The Fabian Society

Theosophical Society

Share International

United Nations

B’nai B’rith

Anti-Defamation League

Project for a New American Century

ACLU

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP

International Council of Women

World Peace Council

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Commonwealth of Independent States

European Union

Open Society Foundations

Tides Foundation

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The Frankfurt School

Rhodes-Milner Group

World Council of Churches

Knights of Malta

Tavistock Institute

Brookings Institute

Aspen Institute

Transatlantic Council

Rand Corporation

Carnegie Endowment for Peace

Ford Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bank of International Settlements

The Federal Reserve

Bank of London

INTERPOL

MI6

CIA

GRU

Mossad

World Jewish Congress

We can debate all day which of these organizations, or others I have not listed, sits at the top of the conspiracy pyramid. Perhaps the Illuminati itself is a front group, as some believe, for the Rothschild banking dynasty. The crucial thing to know, however, is that they all share a common ideology – Satanic communism. Others prefer the term “globalism.” Some refer vaguely to “the Deep State” or “the Swamp.” Whatever you call it, the members of the conspiracy believe in the Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto, the various principles set forth by Weishaupt, and the idea of a totalitarian one-world order ruling mankind. In the final equation, it doesn’t matter which of these earthly organizations takes the lead – they are all subservient to Satan, their true founder and puppet master.

The very existence of so many powerful international organizations sharing a common ideology should shock people. Unfortunately, the world has not awoken to this existential threat. Far too many people have been seduced by socialistic something-for-nothing ideas or otherwise have been neutralized by Marxist or pagan indoctrination. The Illuminati-communist plan of demoralization is working.

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If we are to win this fight against the Illuminati-communist conspiracy, we must first acknowledge its existence, admit how dangerous it is, quarantine it like a foul contagion, and eradicate it by any means necessary. Any. Means. Necessary. You don’t compromise with cancer. You don’t peacefully coexist with Bubonic Plague. You don’t negotiate with a criminal breaking into your house at 2 A.M. You extinguish the threat ruthlessly and without hesitation.

An edict from Karl Theodor, duke of Bavaria, correctly described the danger posed by the Illuminati. The duke failed in his attempt to suppress the Illuminati contagion, but if enough people awaken to the danger, we may still thwart the Order’s endgame. Let us always remember and apply this warning from more than two centuries ago:

As more time passes it is further realized how harmful and dangerous the Order of the Illuminati will be for the State and religion, if allowed to flourish here and beyond. It is impossible to predict the deplorable effects that would result for posterity if we stand back, if not handled very seriously while there is still time to forcefully eradicate a disease which is far more daunting than the plague itself” (Melanson, Perfectibilists, 40).

Zack Strong,

May 2, 2020

Past Feeling

Civilization is in crisis. Our moral compass is haywire and we have wandered far off the correct path. Few acts exemplify this confusion of ethics better than elective abortion – the willful murder of one’s offspring. Abortion is the ultimate sign that society has become past feeling.

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Past feeling” is a phrase used in scripture to describe those whose hearts have hardened and who have left the Gospel path. In his letter to the Ephesian Saints, the Apostle Paul gave this encouragement:

[W]alk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness” (Ephesians 4:17-19).

Paul reminded his fellow Christians that disciples of the Master cannot walk as others do. We are meant to be a “peculiar people” (1 Peter 2:9). When we embrace the Savior’s covenant path, we embrace a new and higher way of life and forever leave behind old habits and corrupt ways of thought and behavior. Those who reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ alienate themselves “from the life of God.” This self-alienation comes because of ignorance, blindness of heart, and sin. A symbol of this alienation is that people become “past feeling.”

Those who are “past feeling” are those who have “their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:2). They have willfully rebelled against God and His laws to such an extent that they become numb to the Holy Spirit and can no longer properly hear or understand His quiet and subtle promptings. They are those who “are without God in the world” and who “have gone contrary to the nature of God” (Alma 41:11). All of us can slip into this state of unfeeling if we are not careful and if we do not guard ourselves against enemy interference.

A person who is “past feeling” sees the world differently and abnormally. Up is down. Black is white. Evil is good. This tragic state of affairs is a direct fulfillment of Isaiah’s ancient prophecy that people would call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

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Because their consciences are seared, they cannot reliably make moral judgment calls. They are not in tune with the Holy Spirit of God. A wise man gave an analogy about hearing the voice of the Holy Ghost. He first compared the process to using an old radio set to hone in on the proper signal and then observed:

In terms of modern communication, crystal radio sets helped us emerge from the dark ages of communication. With advanced technology, cellular phones are used for much of the communication in our time. Occasionally, however, we find dead spots where the signal coming to a cell phone fails. This can happen when the cell phone user is in a tunnel or a canyon or when there is other interference.

So it is with divine communication. The still, small voice, though still and small, is very powerful. It “whispereth through and pierceth all things.” But like my old crystal set, the message may be there but we fail to pick it up. Perhaps something in our lives prevents us from hearing the message because we are “past feeling.” We often put ourselves in spiritual dead spotsplaces and situations that block out divine messages. Some of these dead spots include anger, pornography, transgression, selfishness, and other situations that offend the Spirit” (President James E. Faust, “Did You Get the Right Message?” General Conference, April, 2004).

Using a similar analogy, Boyd K. Packer, who was a fearless defender of the faith against the forces of cultural depravity, warned:

The world grows increasingly noisy. . . .

This trend to more noise, more excitement, more contention, less restraint, less dignity, less formality is not coincidental nor innocent nor harmless.

The first order issued by a commander mounting a military invasion is the jamming of the channels of communication of those he intends to conquer” (President Boyd K. Packer, “Reverence Invites Revelation,” General Conference, October, 1991).

Satan is the arch-enemy of mankind. He is the commanding general of the forces of wickedness. He is father of all lies. In order to get us to believe his harmful deceptions, he first has to jam our communication lines. He has to disrupt the flow of subtle messages from the Holy Spirit to our individual spirits. He does this through at least three methods: 1) Luring us into sin; 2) encouraging our neglect; and 3), convincing us of false ideas.

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Sin is the most obvious way we disrupt our channels of communication. Whether through indulgence in pornography, substance abuse, dishonesty, pride, greed, adultery, or unwarranted violence, sin causes the Holy Spirit to flee. The Holy Spirit is, as the title suggests, holy. A holy being cannot and will not remain in a filthy environment. If you pollute and stain your soul, you drive the Holy Spirit out. The moment you begin to clean up the figurative mess, however, He rushes back in and helps you take out the trash.

Next, I use an analogy to talk about how neglect weakens our communication lines. If we do not charge our phone’s battery and it dies, we cannot use it to make or receive calls. It doesn’t matter if it is the latest and greatest version of the iPhone or an old flip-phone. Without a charged batter, you simply can’t make or receive calls or texts. Through neglect, we figuratively allow our spiritual batteries to die. Our spiritual muscles become atrophied overtime unless we stretch and use them. Rusty spiritual communication lines are certainly a factor in people becoming past feeling.

Thirdly, adopting false notions such as the anti-Christ concept of organic evolution, the Devilish dogmas of communism, or the idea that killing one’s children is acceptable extinguishes the influence of the Holy Ghost in your life. You cannot simultaneously harbor contradictory worldviews. As the Lord taught:

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24).

We might be sincere. We might really believe an idea. But ultimately we cannot believe two contradictory principles. They cancel each other out. We cannot stand on both sides of the dividing line between good and evil. We either believe the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ or we don’t.

For example, we simply cannot believe that man evolved from a lower species because it has been revealed: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). To believe the idea of organic evolution is to believe either that the Genesis account of creation is fraudulent or that God is something lesser than man. Both suppositions are false and would nullify the entire Gospel of Jesus Christ. They undercut the profound reality that we are the literal children of our Father in Heaven.

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By the same token, we cannot believe in the command “thou shalt not kill” and also think elective abortion – the unnecessary and voluntary killing of a child – is fine and dandy. Either we believe that we have no right to kill another unless in self-defense or to punish one who has forfeited his right to life through the malicious violation of another’s rights, or we believe that we have a right to kill. There is no middle ground. There is no third position. Either humans have a right to destroy the lives of their children or they do not. Since the Gospel of our Redeemer teaches quite clearly in multiple places “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13), it stands that to advocate killing – for any illegitimate reason – is contrary to the Gospel.

When we wander in sin, neglect our duties relative to God and our fellow men, or adopt false philosophies, we sear our conscience and jam our crucial lines of communication with God. As such, we become “past feeling” and we “quench” the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19). In this darkened state, we often gravitate towards greater darkness. It is the nature of things to be attracted to things that are similar. As a revelation states:

For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:40).

When we become past feeling, we embrace those things that are devoid of spirit, life, and light because they are comfortable and familiar. Once we successfully silence the voice of our conscience and disrupt the communications from the Holy Ghost, we are led into hedonism. We live for ourselves and don’t care about others. Our creed in life becomes, “How does this benefit me?”

To carnal individuals, the responsibilities and self-sacrifice required in marriage and parenthood are burdensome. Self-centered women who value sex and carefree living over all other things naturally embrace abortion as a means of continuing their hedonistic lifestyles while avoiding the “inconvenience” of motherhood. Lustful men, too, encourage abortion so that they can avoid the duties of fatherhood and continue sleeping around and not thinking of anyone but themselves.

In my article “Abortionism – Cult of Death,” I quoted a LifeSiteNews piece that hits the nail on the head. It explains the perverse rationale behind abortion:

““Abortionism” is essentially a philosophy that raises abortion to a sacred status, above all other democratic principles.

. . . Abortion’s now-sacred status is symptomatic of something far more sinister: the sweeping success of the Sexual Revolution. So-called “sexual rights” are now considered to be the most important “rights” our society has, and take precedence over all other rights, regardless of how fundamental they are.”

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A hedonistic and selfish society is one that almost has to adopt abortion. Unless they have carte blanche on removing any impediment to their libidinous lifestyle, even if that “impediment” is another human life, they will be forced to be responsible individuals who do what dutiful individuals have always done – find a mate, marry, and create a family. When a person’s conscience is seared and they have become numb and past feeling, however, they stop thinking straight. Their only consideration becomes how they can find pleasure and feed their ravenous animal desires.

People who are so past feeling that they only think about self-gratification are those who invent emotion-driven slogans like “pro-choice,” “women’s rights,” and “my body, my choice” to justify snuffing out the lives of unborn human beings – human beings with arms and legs, fingers and toes, skin and eyes, functioning organs and a heart beat. A pregnant woman’s choices do not involve her body alone – they involve the body of another developing, growing human being. Through sexual intercourse, they have voluntarily created this life. Once that decision is made, they have no right to cancel it out because doing so terminates the life of a separate, unique human being – a son or daughter of Almighty God.

Think of how ghastly abortion really is. The very idea of a mother willfully killing her children is repugnant and disgusting to anyone who is not past feeling. Anyone with a functioning moral compass knows that elective abortion – that is, the unnecessary and wholly voluntary termination of the life of another human being for selfish purposes – is not only wrong, but evil.

We are frequently told that women are much more emotionally prescient than men. I suppose that a well-grounded woman has better motherly instincts than a man. Why shouldn’t she? She’s a woman and women were appointed to the holy and high calling of motherhood. However, I question the popular notion that women are more in tune than men when I see thousands of women in the streets marching for their alleged “right” to mutilate and kill their babies. When I see thousands of feminist women demanding, sometimes violently, the “right” to commit infanticide, it disgusts me.

No one has a “right” to kill babies. That is not a “right;” that is murder. It is heartless and evil. And simply because a human being has not yet developed as completely as another does not give anyone the right to kill him. If we use that perverse and flawed logic, we could say that children one, two, three, or four years old who have not matured yet – either physically or mentally – can be killed, too. Don’t think I’m being facetious. After-birth abortion – that is, the murder of already born children – has been advocated by abortion extremists throughout the world.

A rationale for after-birth abortion (i.e. murder) was given by two people clearly past feeling:

[W]hen circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible. . . . [W]e propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide,’ to emphasize that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus . . . rather than to that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk” (Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, in William Saletan, “After-Birth Abortion: The pro-choice case for infanticide,” Slate, March 12, 2012).

What Giubilini, Minerva, and all those who think like them, want is society to allow them to murder children for their own convenience. To disguise the fact that this is murder, they try to use medical terminology. But infanticide by any other name is still infanticide. It is human sacrifice on the altar of the Evil One.

Let me be clear: I am not referring to the less than 1% of abortion cases involving rape, incest, or severe medical issues. I’m speaking of elective, voluntary, willful abortion. Elective abortion is, by definition, never necessary. It is an unnecessary medical procedure whose purpose is not to save but to destroy. It is the deliberate execution of another human being. It is the intentional taking of life.

I repeat: You do not have a “right” to take another person’s life – even if their body happens to be temporarily inside of you. To reason that you have a “right” to kill is to admit that you are past feeling. And for a mother of all people to flippantly say, “My body, my choice” (i.e. “I can kill my children and there’s nothing you can do about it), is not only delusional, but reprehensible in the extreme.

Don’t be fooled by the deceptive Marxian language about “rights,” “equality,” and “choice.” These emotion-laden words are meant to get you to lower your guard and accept things which your sensitive spirit knows are wrong. If you let your guard down long enough, you can adopt so much of that which is evil that you become past feeling and join those who are openly rebelling against God.

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The great Christian leader, Boyd K. Packer, once said:

World leaders and court judges agree that the family must endure if we are to survive. At the same time, they use the words freedom and choice as tools to pry apart the safeguards of the past and loosen up the laws on marriage, abortion, and gender. In so doing, they promote the very things which threaten the family. . . .

When we speak plainly of divorce, abuse, gender identity, contraception, abortion, parental neglect, we are thought by some to be way out of touch or to be uncaring. Some ask if we know how many we hurt when we speak plainly. Do we know of marriages in trouble, of the many who remain single, of single-parent families, of couples unable to have children, of parents with wayward children, or of those confused about gender? Do we know? Do we care?

Those who ask have no idea how much we care; you know little of the sleepless nights, of the endless hours of work, of prayer, of study, of travelall for the happiness and redemption of mankind.

Because we do know and because we do care, we must teach the rules of happiness without dilution, apology, or avoidance. That is our calling” (President Boyd K. Packer, “The Father and the Family,” General Conference, April, 1994).

Every soul is precious to God – and none more than those of innocent children who are pure and sinless, having come straight from His presence. He is the literal Father of all who come into mortality. We are His special sons and daughters. He surely weeps as He watches His children misuse their agency to literally butcher and kill each other – and then to justify it by saying it’s their “right.”

As Christians, we have a duty to denounce evil and promote goodness. We have a duty to follow the commandments and to use our influence, great or small, to thwart Satan’s plan – a plan which involves persuading people to kill their own children. We must not allow words like “choice” to disarm us or dissuade us from doing what is right.

Thou shalt not kill.” This is the command. A woman’s voluntary decision to sleep with a man and risk becoming pregnant does not negate the Lord’s command, nor does it negate a human being’s right to live. It is not an assault on Freedom of choice to prohibit elective abortion. Rather, it is a protection of our God-given rights, chief among which is the right of life. Those who cannot yet defend themselves enjoy the same right to live and breathe as you do. If not, then we live in a savage, might-makes-right, Darwinistic mire.

Our civilization can hardly be considered civilized when we take into account the 70+ million innocent babies whose lives we’ve destroyed in a brutal and merciless holocaust. The millions of babies who have died in horrible agony as their little bodies were literally torn apart and then vacuumed out of their mother’s womb would tell you, if they could, that they wanted to live; that they had a right to live; that it was their body and their choice to live, grow, experience earth life, and be held by a loving mother. Is that too much too ask?

To those who are past feeling, anything that prevents their full hedonistic self-gratification is too much to ask. The anguish of butchered babies means nothing to the self-absorbed who reject eternal law. Those whose hearts have been hardened and minds darkened to such an extent that they ruthlessly champion their so-called “right” to murder human beings have marked themselves as enemies to humanity, to our God-given rights, and to the Liberty vouchsafed by the Constitution of the United States.

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It is therefore the duty of every right-thinking individual – especially every Christian – who is not past feeling and who can still recognize the sweet influence of the Holy Spirit, to stand up in defense of the defenseless. It is our sacred responsibility not only to “be fruitful, and multiply” (Genesis 1:28), but to ensure that the right of life is extended to all those spirits whom our Father in Heaven desires to send into mortality. We must, as our Master did, go about doing good (Acts 10:38). And what cause is of more worth than defending the right of life of the most needy, innocent, and worthy among us?

Dear reader, abortion is evil. It is little more than coldblooded murder. It is a symptom of a spiritual sickness far worse than the hyped Coronavirus or smallpox. One thing is certain: An individual, group, or society that tolerates the slaughter of their infants is past feeling. God help us to repent. God help us to properly value life. And God help us to feel again!

Zack Strong,

February 9, 2020

The Beast and His Mark

“I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time.” – Ex-Communist, Whitaker Chambers, Witness, xxxvii

In the apocalyptic revelation given to John the Beloved, we are told of a “scarlet coloured beast” that, being ridden by a woman symbolizing “Babylon the Great,” would make war against the Lord’s people (Revelation 17:3-6). This vicious Red beast would besiege and tyrannize the whole earth. Because of the widespread power of the beast, we are informed that “the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:3-4) As a consequence, the beast causes the people of the earth to “receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads,” without which “no man might buy or sell” (Revelation 13:16-17). The purpose of this article is to show how John’s prophecy of the beast and his mark is being literally fulfilled in our day.

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Before we discuss what the “mark of the beast” is and how it is being administered, let’s discuss the beast. Who or what is this “scarlet coloured beast”? It seems apparent to me that the woman symbolizing Babylon, and the beast which carries her, represent a system of global governance created by the Dragon. As noted, it is the Dragon who gives power to the beast (Revelation 13:4). Answering who or what the Dragon is becomes most helpful in discerning what the beast really is.

The book of Revelation makes it plain in more than one location that the Dragon is Satan, the Evil One, the arch-enemy of God and man. Revelation 12 tells us that after the War in Heaven which took place before mankind came down to earth “the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:3-9).

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This War in Heaven involved all of us – you and me. We were there. We took part. And we chose the winning side! In that pre-earth state, described in detail in my book The Lineage of the Gods, God our Father proposed a Plan for the salvation of mankind. Crucial to His Plan was agency and accountability. Lucifer, however, proposed an alternative plan which would have destroyed the free will of mankind and exalted him “above the stars of God” (Isaiah 14:12-15).

When Lucifer’s perverse plan of slavery was rejected, he and those “angels” (i.e. children of our Heavenly Father) who supported his plan rebelled. They fought against our Father and those of us – you and me – who supported His Plan of Freedom and the Lordship of Jesus Christ. When Satan lost and was “cast out” of Heaven, he continued his war against mankind’s agency here. What John is seeing in Revelation relative to our day is merely an earthly continuation of that same War in Heaven.

Satan’s war is being waged against everyone, but more particularly against the humble followers of Christ. We are told that the Dragon makes war with all those who “keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17). It is in this context of Satan’s war against mankind and against Christ that we first learn of the terrifying beast.

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The beast is Satan’s weapon of choice. The beast is the vehicle through which the Dragon, or Satan, promotes his war against Christ. It is how he extends his control over the earth. The beast, of course, is not a real beast – it is a metaphor for Satan’s system of malevolence. We might accurately describe it as a “beast system.” It is with this beast system that the kings of the earth unite. These world leaders “shall give their power and strength unto the beast” (Revelation 17:12-13).

As we gaze upon the situation today, which beast-like system do we see extended throughout the whole earth? Which system do we see dominating in all lands and making war against the Lord and the principles of Liberty? While there are multiple competing systems that deny the Christ and restrict man’s Freedom, there is one more prevalent and powerful than all others: Satanic communism.

Communism has many shades and wears many masks, so it is not always immediately apparent that you are dealing with communism. But I submit that communism, in one of its many forms, is the most widely-accepted political system on earth. Socialism, for instance, is nothing but a branch of the communist conspiracy. I have often called socialism communism with a smiley face. Because it wears a smiley face, its principles have been adopted in literally every nation on earth. Look at every nation and you will find some or all of the ten planks of The Communist Manifesto in full force.

The international socialist movement, of which Fabian Socialism is the most powerful strand, was created by Karl Marx and his fanatical supporters. There is very little substantive difference between communism and socialism – and both achieve the same results. Both centralize government, ruin economies, degrade morality, abolish the family unit, and destroy Freedom. And it is this same communist conspiracy that created the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, etc. I repeat, this communist/socialist monstrosity is the most widely-implemented system in the world.

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Soviet Russia, Red China, and North Korea are the three premier examples of communism in action. But if you look beyond their borders, you find socialism absolutely everywhere. India, the second most populous nation on earth, was an early target of communist subversion and now bears a socialist government and is a formal partner in the BRICS alliance which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and other states. Throughout the Middle East, socialist governments abound. And most of these, from Iran to Egypt to Turkey to Pakistan, are propped up by the Russians and Chinese. Central and South America is a hotbed of communism, with openly-communist regimes dominating nations like Cuba and Venezuela, and closet communists ruling in Mexico, Nicaragua, and elsewhere. Africa is also a little-discussed center of communist activity. Europe is almost entirely socialist – and proudly so.  Even the United States, in contravention of her inspired Constitution, has adopted all ten planks of The Communist Manifesto to greater or lesser degree.

Without any doubt, the communist system is the most widespread system on earth. The Comintern, or Communist International, has made sure of that. And communism is the foremost system calling for “world revolution” and the overthrow of all traditional values, human Freedom, and Christ’s Church. More people have been pillaged, abused, raped, enslaved, and murdered under communism in the past century than under all other systems in all previous centuries of earth’s history combined. There has simply never been anything like the beast system of communism.

It also seems significant that the beast is described as “scarlet,” or red. In fact, during the War in Heaven described earlier, the Dragon is also described as “red” (Revelation 12:3). Author Farley Anderson, in his wonderful work The Book of Revelation Today, said this about identifying the beast:

“We next see that the beast is a military superpower (Revelation 13:4). From Revelation 13:8 we learn that almost all the earth shall worship the beast. The word worship is strong, but consider how doctrines of communism are taught and learned, and how, directly and indirectly, the world financially supports communism. We then realize that the word worship is very appropriately used. Last, but not least, we see in Revelation 17:3 that the beast is scarlet colored. Identifying the beast as satanic communism may be as simple as asking who the reds are. Lucifer used red as his banner in the pre-mortal world. The Marxist followers of our day are likewise known as Red communists or socialists” (Anderson, The Book of Revelation Today, 22).

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The communist conspiracy has taken to itself the color of red. It is the Red Menace. The Reds are the ones who have declared eternal war against humanity. The Illuminati-Jacobins – from whence sprang communism – hoisted the red flag of revolution over France. Red is the color of world revolution. Red is the color of communism. Red is the color of the beast. And red is the color of the Dragon.

Furthermore, the communist system is much more than a political system. It is an all-encompassing worldview and a counterfeit religion. Elder Bruce R. McConkie, a competent religious authority, described communism thus:

“Basically and chiefly, communism is a form of false religion; it is one of the major divisions of the church of the devil. It denies God and Christ; belittles Christianity; runs counter to the moral and ethical standards of religion and decency; denies men their agency; wrenches from them their inalienable rights; and swallows the individual and his wellbeing up in the formless mass of the state” (McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 151).

Another time, he explained:

“Communism is in reality a form of religion in which men deny the God of the Bible and worship the gods of compulsion and power and war” (McConkie, A New Witness for the Articles of Faith, 54).

The great J. Edgar Hoover also said:

“Communism is more than an economic, political, social, or philosophical doctrine. It is a way of life; a false, materialistic “religion.” It would strip man of his belief in God, his heritage of freedom, his trust in love, justice, and mercy. Under communism, all would become, as so many already have, twentieth-century slaves” (Hoover, Masters of Deceit, Foreword, vi).

In these descriptions, we see the echo of John who saw people worshiping the beast. Communism displaces God and sets itself up as man’s deity – and demands to be worshiped. It is a false idol. It is organized paganism. Communism centralizes all power in the hands of the ruling Elite, who in turn serve Satan. The state, controlled by Satan through his initiated followers, becomes the people’s object of worship and behaves like a cruel god in dispensing judgment, controlling life and death, dictating how people earn money, and dominating every aspect of life.

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Henry Makow spoke of the “New World Order” and how it is inseparably intertwined with the Satanic communist philosophy. He wrote:

“The purpose of the New World Order is the same as Communism. The Illuminati created Communism as a means to flout God’s will and enslave mankind. Karl Marx was hired to sell totalitarian rule (“the dictatorship of the proletariat”) by pretending to espouse equality. He was a Satanist as were Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin. . . .

“The Luciferians portray their rebellion against God and nature as progress and freedom. This permissiveness refers only to tearing down the Divine order. In the initiation into the Seventh degree of Satanism, the adept swears, “Nothing is true and everything is permitted.” In the Communist Manifesto, Marx said all religion and morals will be abolished and everything permitted.

“The religion of modern western society, secular humanism, is a front for Illuminism (Lucifer worship). The purpose of Illuminism is to divorce humanity from the Divine Purpose and enshrine Lucifer (i.e. the Illuminati) in God’s place. Under the guise of a humanist utopia, they are constructing an Orwellian hell – the New World Order, a.k.a. globalism.

“The goal of globalism is the same as Communism. The world’s elite masks its Luciferianism in new age paganism and Gaia worship. The Lucifer Trust runs the only chapel at the United Nations and the only statue in the UN building is the pagan god Zeus” (Makow, Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World, 66-67).

Now that we have reasonably established that the scarlet beast is the worldwide Satanic communist system, we come to the question of the mark of the beast. What is the mark of this communistic beast? The prevailing view seems to be that the “mark” is a literal identification or tracking marker forcibly given to people, such as an RFID microchip implanted in the hand or a tattoo printed on the head. I diverge from this opinion.

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A study manual printed by my Church does not give an official opinion on what the mark of the beast is, but it provides one possibility that I feel is very close to the truth. Recall that the beast’s “mark” is taken in the hand or forehead. The manual notes: “This may symbolize that the wicked show by their actions (hands) and beliefs (heads) that they do the will of the beast and accept his ideology” (New Testament Student Manual, “Revelation 12-16,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2014). It is my feeling that this is a correct interpretation and that the mark of the beast is figurative rather than literal.

Recall that John says people will worship the beast and the Dragon who empowers it. That is, they will worship the communistic system and, by default, Satan who established it. People who go along with the communist ideology, whether they recognize it as such or not, are figuratively marking themselves as enemies of God and His great Plan of Freedom. This Satanic communist ideology includes belief in all forms of socialism and welfare-statism, Darwinian evolution, humanism, atheism, New Age spiritualism, reincarnation, homosexuality, sexual immorality, feminism, abortion, no-fault divorce, drug use, radical environmentalism, ad infinitum. When we realize that all of these ideas and practices are upheld and subsidized by the Satanic communist conspiracy, and that most people believe or do at least some of them, it becomes apparent that most of the world has already marked themselves as followers of the beast system.

Thus, the beast system is spread primarily through indoctrination and conditioning. Public schools and the Marxist media are the chief tools of socialist indoctrination. Generations of unsuspecting people have been initiated into the beast system’s beliefs through public schooling, and their false beliefs are daily fortified by the controlled media. It is a diabolically ingenious system of social control – the type of system that could have only been invented and coordinated on a global scale by a supremely malevolent being and a devoted cadre of co-conspirators.

In the degraded age in which we live, it is not necessary to forcibly microchip a person in order to control him. Yes, thousands of people are now voluntarily lining up to be microchipped. And the risks posed by such a practice are high. However, there are much simpler ways to control people. Public indoctrination has been noted, but there are at least two other methods I wish to discuss.

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Yesterday, June 5, 2019, we witnessed an example of how the beast system currently curtails and controls a person’s right to buy and sell. I refer to YouTube’s demonetization of Steven Crowder’s YouTube channel. Steven Crowder is a highly popular conservative YouTuber with nearly four million subscribers on his channel. He hosts the show Louder with Crowder. Yesterday, YouTube demonetized Crowder’s channel. Why? Crowder was demonetized because he has said many things that are politically incorrect and that rub the Establishment the wrong way. In particular, he has been labeled “homophobic.” It is just the latest example of political correctness at work.

Anyone who follows my writings knows that political correctness is a communist invention imported from Soviet Russia. It is a means of thought control and one of the greatest threats to free speech. To be politically correct is to toe the communist line – or, to toe the beast’s line. To be labeled politically incorrect, one must simply dissent from and openly oppose the communist ideology. Those who oppose the communist conspiracy’s efforts to turn the world into a GULAG must be prepared to face criticism and persecution.

Under the aegis of political correctness, the powers-that-be have begun restricting certain people’s ability to carry on their careers and earn a living. They have directly attacked the pocketbooks of activists, labeled “extremists,” with whom they disagree. For example, they file lawsuits against Christians who exercise their right to not make cakes for homosexuals, effectively shutting down their businesses. They block people from accessing social media platforms and having an equal chance to reach an audience and promote products. They revoke licenses and kick people off the air, closing down their avenues for self-promotion. They ban authors’ books, or prevent them from reaching major distributors, in a kind of digital book burning. They restrict travel rights in some situations, such as when Britain banned Michael Savage. They even go after the bank accounts of businesses and high profile figures, causing their businesses to collapse.

Crowder is just the latest in a long line of blacklisted figures that includes Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Jordan Peterson, Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopolous, MS King, David Irving, etc. At the present time, yours truly is currently banned for thirty more days from Facebook. Alex Jones is perhaps the most famous person on the list. Alex Jones of Infowars fame has been permanently banned from Facebook and Twitter, had his YouTube accounts suspended, been removed from the Apple iTunes app store, been deleted on Spotify, and so forth. Google also restricts search results to filter out as many of Infowars’ stories as possible. Jones’ ability to reach an audience and, thus, earn a living and promote his message, has been severely compromised by the Marxist Establishment. Anyone who speaks out against the tide of cultural Marxism, political insanity, and Satanism sweeping the globe is a target for persecution. And it will only get worse.

Another very similar method of social control has been introduced by the Red Chinese. It is known as the social credit system. The Chinese communist government now rates its subjects, and businesses, on their level of obedience to communist dictates. They are each given a social credit rating. Their social credit score determines whether they can use public transport, buy land, have access to certain business markets, etc. Many millions of Chinese subjects have already been banned from air and train travel based on their low social credit scores. This diabolical system effectively prevents people from “buying and selling” unless they kowtow to the communist state.

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What’s worse, some in the United States are beginning to call for a social credit system based on China’s model. For instance, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang supports the system. Support will only grow as society plunges deeper into depravity and as more and more people become enamored by the false allure of socialist freebies.

Whether or not an official social credit system ever reaches our shores, an informal system is already taking shape. Tech oligarchs in United States and throughout the West are beginning to informally do what Red China is formally doing. Media platforms essentially rank their users and punish them for failure to comply with their political and cultural ideas. Just as Chinese are prevented from traveling, Americans are prevented from speaking. Once we lose the right to speak out, other rights will quickly succumb.

Red China is actively exporting its system of mass surveillance and repression to nations as diverse as Australia and Panama. It is foreseeable that the entire world will be blanketed with a similar system of top-down control as the world continues to move everything online and governments keep making excuses for interfering in internet privacy. In our digital age, we are in grave danger of losing our Liberty and being forced to take the mark of the beast. At the very least, those of us who oppose the Dragon’s system and refuse to bow down and worship the beast will be marginalized and discredited so severely that we will become second-class subjects.

It is important that Christians, and all people, wake up to the awful reality facing them. We are opposed by the greatest, most well-coordinated, most widespread system of tyranny the world has ever seen. Paganism is organized against us. An international network of Marxist Satanists is actively trying to enslave us. Gradually, mankind is being coerced or seduced into taking the mark of the beast. They are being led to believe what the beast says and follow in his footsteps of perversion and immorality. Humanity is being initiated into a Satanic world order without even realizing it.

While fear of a political world order is justified, we must realize that a political world order is a means to a more frightening end. The end sought for is an occult world order. As the world embraces Wicca (the fastest-growing religion in America and Britain), pagan spirituality, and Eastern mysticism, the beast grows in power and the Dragon laughs. We are in a war of the most serious sort and most people do not even realize it.

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Decades ago, the honorable Ezra Taft Benson warned:

“Today we are at war. It is not enough to be against communism. We must shed our complacency and aggressively meet this challenge. . . .

“There can be no compromise with the communists. They are at war with us – with the entire cause of freedom, and the sooner every American faces this hard fact, the stronger our position will be. It is a real war. The lines are tightly drawn. The war is more insidious, more devious, more devastating, and more satanical than any war in our history. Moral principles, once universally recognized are ignored. International law once respected is thrown to the wind.

“The socialist-communist philosophy is devastatingly evil – destructive of all that is good, uplifting and beautiful. It strikes at the very foundation of all we hold dear” (Benson, “We Must Become Alerted and Informed,” speech, December 13, 1963).

It is time to wake up. It is time to arise. It is time to fight back and refuse to take the beast’s mark. Yes, it is easier to be complacent. It is easier to be quiet. It is easier to not rock the boat. However, Liberty is more important than a good social credit score. Freedom is more important than a monetized YouTube channel. And doing what is right no matter the consequences is more vital than anything. Does not rocking the boat really matter if in the end you lose your soul by supporting the beast system? Lose your soul you will if you support the ideology of the beast.

J. Edgar Hoover implored:

“Communism can exist only where it is protected and hidden. The spotlight of public exposure is the most effective means we have to use in destroying the communist conspiracy. Drag that conspiracy into the light! Tear it apart. Reveal the flaws in its philosophy. Keep the pressure on it. Force it into retreat” (Hoover, The Lion, October, 1957, in Newquist, ed., Prophets, Principles and National Survival, 251).

We must use what Liberty we have remaining to drag Satanic communism into the light and tear it apart. We must expose the enemy. We must not flinch as the beast lashes out against us and as the Dragon spews fire and hate in our direction. We can stand firmly against this global monstrosity if we remember how John says the story ends. He triumphantly prophesied:

“These [kings] have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful” (Revelation 17:13-14).

In cannibalistic fashion, the beast will turn against the woman who rides it and will devour her. We are told:

“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire” (Revelation 17:16).

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When the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, overcomes the Dragon and his vicious Red beast, the followers of Christ who remained faithful will cheer and proclaim: “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen” (Revelation 18:2). Yes, Babylon will fall. Satan will be bound. And Satanic communism will be exposed, torn apart, and defeated. The only question remaining is who will be on the Lord’s side and who will succumb to Satan and unite with the beast.

If you seek to avoid taking the mark of the beast, learn of the communist conspiracy and forsake all the points of its false and Devilish philosophy. Cultivate your faith in the Redeemer Jesus Christ. Defend your Faith, Family, and Freedom. Cling to the true principles of Liberty, the U.S. Constitution, and your God-given rights. Exercise your right to speak out against the beast system that is taking over and infecting the world. Speak out, stand up, and try to save your country. In so doing, you might save your country; but you will certainly save your soul.

Zack Strong,

June 6, 2019.

May Day, Holy Day

For centuries, May Day has been a chief holiday for the peoples of Europe. While numerous groups claim May 1st as their holy day, I highlight three: the communists, the Illuminati, and the pagans. It is about these controversial segments of society that I wish to speak, highlighting the significance and origins of their shared holiday.

Before delving into details, I present an overview of this holiday as it relates to our three groups.

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May Day on Red Square

Overview

1. The holiest day on the communist calendar is May 1st, known as May Day or International Workers’ Day. May Day was selected by the communists as a day to animate the proletariat, or working class, to labor for the world revolution. The impetus for this holiday was the violent Haymarket Riot in Chicago in 1886. May Day is still an incredibly influential holiday with unmistakable communist overtones.

2. May Day is also the day the Order of Illuminati was founded in Bavaria in 1776. Adam Weishaupt deliberately founded this secret society on this day because of its occult significance. The Illuminati, in conjunction with sects of Freemasonry and Jewish revolutionary groups, formed an amalgam of evil that eventually spawned the communist movement in 1848. Communists celebrate May Day as their founding day not by happenstance, but precisely because it was the day the Illuminati Order was founded.

3. Additionally, May Day, more properly known as Beltane, is an ancient pagan holiday celebrated throughout Europe for centuries and still commemorated to this day. To pagans, it was the day that marked the return of the spring after the winter season. As such, Beltane was perhaps the most significant of the eight pagan Sabbats.

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In their book Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition, Laurie Cabot and Jean Mills – two avowed Witches – describe May Day thus:

“The word Beltane simply means “fire of Bel.” Bel is the “bright or shining one.” The Romans called him Belanos, but his roots can also be linked to Baal from Asia, which means “god.” In modern Irish, Beltane means May. In his honor, on the eve of May first, the ancient Celts set two large fires. . . .

“On Beltane, Witches celebrate the great fruitfulness of the Earth. In our rite we light a Beltane fire symbolically in a cauldron, using the sacred woods just as our ancestors did . . . In ritual we celebrate the union between the Great Mother and her young Horned God. Their coupling brings fresh new life on Earth, which we each experience in the exuberance of Spring.

“Beltane is the season to “go a-maying.” May, the fifth month in numerology, is a month of sensuality and sexual revitalization . . . On this day, couples may decide to live together for a year and a day to see if they can find a rich and loving life. After a year and a day they may decide to part company. This concept of “marriage” is an acceptable idea to the Craft” (Cabot and Mills, Celebrate the Earth, 141-142).

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Joyce and River Higginbotham, two practicing pagans, wrote an interesting book titled Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions. Inside, they discussed the various pagan Sabbats. This is what they noted about Beltane:

“Beltane (pronounced BELL-tain or bay-ALL-tin), also known as May Day, occurs on May 1, halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. This is an exuberant holiday that celebrates sexuality, fertility, and the unfolding of spring. It is a time when the divine male and female energies come together in a union whose fruits are ourselves, our crops, and livestock. The month of May was set aside to honor this “divine marriage.” . . . .

“A well-known Beltane celebration is the Maypole dance. A pole, traditionally cut from a fir tree by young men, is topped with red and white streamers and a crown of flowers and placed into the ground. The pole, of course, is a phallic symbol, which represents the male aspects of divinity, and the streamers represent male fertility. The streamers are taken by two circles of dancers, one circle of which dances clockwise (or deosil) to represent the forces of life. The other circle dances counterclockwise (or widdershins) to represent the forces of death. Typically, one circle consists of young men and the other young women. As the dancers weave the streams in and out, they weave together the forces of life and death.

“Other celebrations of Beltane include wearing wreaths or crowns of flowers, the crowning of a May Queen, and the lighting of bonfires” (Joyce and River Higgenbotham, Paganism, 21).

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The classic depiction of Witches flying to meet Satan on Walpurgisnacht

These two sets of self-proclaimed pagan authors tell a similar tale. May 1st, Beltane, is an ancient pagan holiday designed to commemorate the god Bel, or, as is usually said, to commemorate the union of the divine male and female energies/deities. On the male side, the Horned God is venerated and, on the female side, Mother Earth, also called Gaia by other earth-worship cults, is worshiped.

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Beltane’s Horned God and the Goddess

In more practical terms, Beltane is the day chosen to mark the return of spring after its long winter hiatus. It was a time when the crop would be planted and the earth bloom into life. When you recall the pastoral, agricultural nature of ancient European societies, particularly the Celts, it makes sense why May Day would be a most sacred day.

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The Maypole

This pagan holiday was celebrated in many ways. Sexual excess and immorality is a hallmark of Beltane, as the authors cited admit. Even the Maypole, to many pagans, represents the phallus. Ancient pagans worshiped the phallus, erected obelisks in representation of the phallus, and make it an integral part of their worship. From the Jewish Kabbalah to Egyptian occultism to Hinduism to European paganism, the phallus is a pagan religious symbol. Combined with the female counterpart (often symbolized by the wreath straddling the Maypole), this union represented the epitome of life, fertility, and spirituality to pagans.

There is also a more obscure tradition wherein Maypoles are seen as conduits from the spirit world to the earth. Through these poles, spirits – more correctly, demons – could be released into the world. The dancers themselves are sometimes seen as the conduits for these spirit entities. The takeaway is that Beltane was and is one of the holiest of all the pagan holy days, a time to worship the pagan deities.

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Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan

May Day is also a significant date to professed Satanists. For instance, the Church of Satan was founded in San Francisco on Walpurgisnacht 1966 by the Jew Anton LaVey. Walpurgisnacht is an occult festival which begins on the night of April 30 and ends May 1. Of this night, lover of Anton LaVey and a high priestess in his church, said:

“So each of us has his or her assigned roles, shifting kaleidoscopically, as we progress through our lives . . . listen well to those demons within and never falter. It’s all part of the Devil’s game. On this night of wickedness and remembrance, may you continue to conjure forth as much satisfaction and indulgence in your role as I do in mine.”

In short, May Day’s origin is in the worship of the pagan god Bel. It has been a favorite holy day for Witches, pagans, and Satanists alike. It is a day of perversion and Satanic rituals, and a time of invoking dark forces from the netherworld. While most people innocently hand out flowers or dance around Maypoles, the high adepts of modern Satanism know the real meaning of this all-important pagan Sabbat.

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Walpurgis Night celebration

The Illuminati:

Another organization that understood the significance of May Day was the Illuminati. As noted, May 1, 1776 was the founding date of the Order of Illuminati. Established by the Jewish ex-Jesuit Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria, the Illuminati’s goal was to subjugate the world under its iron grip and to institute a global occult theocracy. May Day 1776 was, therefore, a Satanic declaration of war against mankind.

While a professor of canon law at Ingolstadt University, Weishaupt studied heavily in occultism. He “interrogated the Cabala” and all branches of pagan thought (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy, 80). There seems little doubt that he became a committed convert of these evil philosophies. He founded the Illuminati in part to spread these “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1).

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Baphomet statue, Detroit

Author J.R. Ledkins described the Illuminati’s goals in these words:

“The latter day manifestation of the secret combination, the whore of all the earth, the beast, the church of the devil, or whatever name is used, is in fact the Illuminati. . . .

“The objective of the Illuminati is to establish a one world government with Lucifer as its prince. Members of the Illuminati have literally sworn an oath to dethrone the Christ and to replace Christianity with pure Satanism. . . .

“The leaders of the Illuminati . . . are a small but very powerful group of international bankers. They have induced others into their order to include educationalists, economists, etc. These men have accepted the Luciferian doctrine of Adam Weishaupt” (Ledkins, Wherefore the Lord Commandeth You, 15, 41).

While there have been many groups that have sought to conquer the world or to spread Satanic doctrines, the Illuminati had a well-devised plan and organizational structure to accomplish this end. One of the leading experts on the Illuminati is Henry Makow. In his book, Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World, Makow wrote:

“Deception is Satan’s way. The Illuminati literally are his servants. . . .

“The New World Order is an attempt to overthrow God and replace Him with Satan. It says black is white, evil is good. It creates a bogus reality designed to serve the few and enslave the many” (Makow, Illuminati, 17, 23).

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Today, the vast majority of so-called “experts” acknowledges the existence of the Illuminati, but claims that it was purged out of existence in the 1780s by the Bavarian government. In truth, the Illuminati – by the time the purges began – had thousands of agents spread throughout Europe and the United States operating under a myriad of disguises. As Henry Makow said, the Devil’s modus operandi is deception. His followers use deception and concealment at every turn and do most of their work through front movements.

In his worthy book The New World Order, author A. Ralph Epperson observed:

“[T]his conspiracy has, in the main, acted under the cover of concealment. They do not announce their plans before they occur. And they certainly do not announce their involvement after the planned event has occurred.

“Professor Adam Weishaupt boastfully stated that his organization would remain concealed from the eyes of the public. He wrote:

““The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation.”

“He even told the world, in his writings, where he would conceal the Order:

““None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it.”” (Epperson, The New World Order, 105-106).

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An early witness of the spread of this Satanic secret society is none other than George Washington. In an October 24, 1798 letter to G.W. Snyder, the Father of Our Country, wrote:

“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Iluminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more fully satisfied of this fact than I am.

“The idea I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or the pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may have done it, and that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects—and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.”

Indeed, it is “too evident to be questioned” that the Illuminati has propagated its doctrines in the United States and that it has done so partially under the guise of Freemasonry. This was clear to General Washington, and it ought to be even clearer to those of us with valuable historical hindsight. If anyone ever calls you a “conspiracy theorist” for believing that the Illuminati not only did not die in the Bavarian purges, but that it spread to the United States and is attempting to destroy our government, know that you are in good company.

Yes, the Order of Illuminati – a Satanic conspiracy bent on world domination through surrogate groups – was founded on May Day 1776. The fact that the pagan holy day Beltane was chosen by Weishaupt as the day in which to launch his conspiracy is no accident. It is fitting that the Illuminati, the Church of Satan, Witches, and pagans of all stripes all share a common holiday.

Communism:

When I lived in Russia as a missionary from 2006-2008, I saw parades, festivities, banners, and flags commemorating the all-important communist event known as May Day, or International Workers’ Day. This date is the time when the “workers of the world unite,” to steal a phrase from Karl Marx’s dreadful Communist Manifesto. International Workers’ Day was first celebrated on May 1, 1889. It was in commemoration of four workers who died in a riot in Chicago on May 4, 1886. And perhaps it is worthy of note that Karl Marx’s birthday is May 5.

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The Haymarket Riot, as it is known, was fomented by a group of disaffected workers. As most communist rallies do, violence soon reared its ugly head. When a rioter threw a bomb at police, police opened fire, killing four protesters. Seven policemen were also killed in the melee. Seven rioters were subsequently tried and executed for their involvement. This all-around tragic affair was used as a rallying point for the “labor” movement – a movement initiated by communists – across the globe.

Today, the violence associated with International Workers’ Day continues. On this very day in 2018 communists and their allies broke windows, threw firebombs, vandalized property, and caused chaos from Paris, France to Portland, Oregon. In London, protesters marched with portraits of Stalin. Everywhere May Day is celebrated by the “workers of the world,” communism and its symbols are sure to be found lurking nearby.

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It is not a coincidence that the communists chose May 1 as their holy day. It is a little-discussed truth that communism was spawned by the Order of Illuminati. Many early communists called themselves Spartacists, conjuring the image of Adam Weishaupt whose secret code name within the Illuminati was Spartacus.

The conspiracy that eventually morphed into communism was an amalgam of the Order of Illuminati, certain sects of Freemasonry, and various Jewish revolutionary groups. Together, this cabal professed a communistic dogma – an ideology that has remarkable continuity throughout the ages among Satanic secret societies. May Day being their holy day, it is no surprise that communists would commemorate this day.

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The caption reads: Long live the Socialist Revolution!

President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., a brilliant constitutionalist, a man who held many high-level positions within the U.S. government, and a respected religious leader, said this about communism in 1959:

“[W]e have the man [Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev] described by President McKay and commented upon so well, who in effect is the directing head of this whole great body of paganism in their ideology and in their non-belief in God. I think this is the first time in all history when God’s people have been faced with an organized paganism more or less guided and directed by one who denies God and says he is unconvertible from his atheism. . . .

“We get the impression that he has in mind that his Marxian ideology, and his atheism, shall gain control somehow and make of all of us the followers of his doctrines. . . .

“Now, let us have no illusions about this, brethren and sisters. The plan is really one of exterminating God and Christianity. . . .

“We do not have now a united front to this united paganism. We are still torn and divided among many sects. But the problem we face, if the plans of the Marxian paganism are carried out, is our extermination. . . .

“I cannot bring too strongly that here in the last days, paganism is under one head, and that head is guided by Satan himself” (President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Conference Report, October, 1959, 45-46).

Communism, though it officially professes atheism, is pure Satanism. It is “organized paganism.” This “Marxian paganism” has as its chief goal the “exterminating God and Christianity” and bringing the world under its totalitarian control.

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A Satanic ritual depicted in the movie Eyes Wide Shut

It is a fallacy of history to claim that the communist leaders were atheists. As I documented in my book A Century of Red, and again in my upcoming, about-to-be-released book Red Gadiantons: What the Prophets Have Taught about the Communist Secret Combination that Threatens Mankind, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, and other major Bolshevik kingpins were Satanists. In his phenomenal book Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand also documented evidence for the Satanic connection between communism and the Father of Lies. In perhaps the most important statement of his book, he wrote:

“It is essential at this point to state emphatically that Marx and his comrades, while anti-God, were not atheists, as present-day Marxists claim to be. That is, while they openly denounced and reviled God, they hated a God in whom they believed. They challenged not His existence, but His supremacy” (Wurmbrand, Marx & Satan, 29).

Like their Illuminati forefathers, communists are the modern high priests of Lucifer’s counterfeit religion. They are the false prophets of the world’s paganism – a paganism that is relatively united under their control. Like the Illuminati, communism operates through fronts such as the feminist, LGBT, environmental, Civil Rights, and “Islamic” terrorist movements. Again, I document these fronts in some detail in my two books A Century of Red and the upcoming Red Gadiantons.

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At the end of the day, I don’t care if a person celebrates May Day. However, I want everyone to be aware of May Day’s origins. To recap what we have covered, the ancient origin of this celebration is in the Beltane festivities. Beltane is the holiest day of the year for many pagans, a time when the male and female gods unite and the light half of the year begins with its rush of fertility and harvest. It is a day when the veil thins and the unseen world is near. Yes, Satanists, Witches, and pagans of all types venerate this momentous Sabbat. May Day was also when the Illuminati conspirators founded their movement and declared unrelenting war against the throne of Christ. And, finally, it is a day that modern communists – heirs of the Illuminati tradition – have chosen to galvanize the working class in their Satanic assault on God and all that is good in society.

If these pagans gets their way, Christianity will be repressed, our Freedom will vanish like dew before the sun, and a Luciferian theocracy will be imposed by a global government governed by Marxian pagans. These gangsters use every opportunity to promote their wicked cause. May Day, while seemingly innocent with its bright flowers and colorful Maypole, is really an unholy Sabbat in the occult tradition. By all means, celebrate it with your family and friends, hand out flowers to neighbors, and enjoy your vacation if you live in a country that officially commemorates May Day. But know and never forget the pagan origins of Beltane, or May Day, and the violent beginnings of International Workers’ Day, the holiest day on the communist calendar. Happy May Day.

Zack Strong

May 1, 2018.

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