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Q&A – How Do I Know if Something is Part of the Illuminati?


How do I know if something is part of the Illuminati?


Illuminati–it sounds very mysterious, doesn’t it? There is so much myth and legend surrounding the Illuminati that it’s nearly impossible to find trustworthy information on this alleged secret society. What are the Illuminati and do they even exist anymore?

The dictionary defines the word “Illuminati” as “persons claiming to possess special knowledge or enlightenment.” Recently, “Illuminati” seems to refer to a group of rich and powerful people who subtly influence world events in the name of evil.

As I said, there is a shortage of trustworthy information available on the Illuminati, but I have found some information that might give us a clearer idea of what the Illuminati are and what their purpose is or was.

Historically, the Illuminati was formed in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt. Originally known as the “Order of the Bearers of Perfection,” the Illuminati allegedly had five members and ceased to exist in 1786, meaning that it only lasted about 10 years. The original goal of the Illuminati was to overthrow individual world governments and institute a one world government.

The Book of Revelation does not explicitly refer to the development of a one world government in the end of times. Revelation does talk about a leader who will come to power and promote world peace, tolerance, and unity among the nations of the world. Christians have traditionally called this leader the Antichrist.

There are symbols that have been ascribed to the Illuminati: One is the triangle and the other is making a goat/bull sign with the hand.

In my humble opinion, the Order of the Illuminati no longer exists as it did in 1776. I think people like Jay-Z use it as a status symbol and to make people think that they have more power and influence than they really do.

My advice on this issue:

  • Don’t get caught up worrying about things that don’t matter. If Satan can distract us with conspiracies and secret societies then we lose focus on God and that is exactly what Satan wants. Don’t lose any sleep over this.
  • If you are worried that a particular celebrity or company may be part of a shady conspiratorial society, then don’t support them.
  • Beware of people preaching things like “all paths/religions lead to God,” “coexist,”or “tolerance.” As Christians we are called to love people, but we are not called to tolerate sin or false teachings.

[The symbols from left to right: Islam, pacifism, gay rights, Judaism, Paganism, Taoism, and Christianity.]

  • Learn to distinguish between fiction and non-fiction. There was a resurgence in Illuminati interest after the publication of Dan Brown’s novel Angels & Demons, but it’s just a work of fiction. In recent years, many people have begun to let fiction deeply affect their beliefs. No good can come when you base what you believe on something that came out of another person’s imagination. Be educated and be wise.

There is no method for determining whether something is “Illuminati” or not. As Christians, we use the Holy Spirit to discern what is true and what is false; what is of God and what is not.

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ (Philippians 1:9-10).

Why are people so distracted by secret societies and conspiracy theories? What do you girls think?

As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith (1 Timothy 1:3-4).

Written by Jenn Arman


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  1. harleylynn

    Posted by harleylynn on June 14, 2014 at 21:34

    I don’t see what’s wrong with the “coexist” signs. I believe in everybody’s religion and their right to it. Simple as that. But I’m also gay (yeah yeah hate on. It won’t bother me one bit.) And pretty open minded.

  2. Marianna

    Posted by Marianna on January 13, 2014 at 18:23

    One of our family members was a member of the Illuminati. He died before I was born, and we didn’t know until after he died, when they found the pendant.When you would join, you were threatened, under pain of having your intestines ripped out, that you wouldn’t tell people what they did there. So obviously, it is nothing like Christianity, and isn’t as harmless as some people think.

  3. Sarisa

    Posted by Sarisa on March 18, 2013 at 21:49

    This is good stuff. Thanks for making a note on it

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Hannahbelle1994 on December 16, 2012 at 06:17

    I have been researching this for the past few days, since my cousins and I began talking about it. I will confess I have not always been on the right path with our lord and savior. I have been trying to change that. It is hard to do ‘over night’, but I have been really looking at the artists and songs I listen to. I do believe in this “Illumnati” conspiracy. Only because I think that it is there, and that maybe they do not go by that name anymore. I have been researching the hand signs, and really looking at the messages in the videos and song lyrics.

    There is one I really cannot get out of my head. Kesha’s “Die young” video has triangles (Pyramids) upside-down crosses, and shows her in a male/female orgy in a satanic church with a five point pentagram. In the beginning of the video you see her come out of a car (which has the word evil on the back) dressed in all black. From there you see what seems to Illuminati symbols.

    Another example of this would be Beyonce, or Sasha Fierce. In an interview Beyonce clearly states the following.
    “When I am on stage something takes over me.”
    “I would not like to meet Sasha Fierce off the stage.”
    She also says “Sasha Fierce was ‘born’ in the video Crazy in love'”
    Let me break down the video of “Crazy in Love”
    You see good girl Beyonce walking, and she lets down her hair. You see Jay-Z in the car. But he is not driving, nor in the passenger seat. He is in the back, which indicates a higher power is driving the car. Fast forward, you see Beyonce walking onto a wooden stage type thing. She “Falls down” but not only physically but spiritually and defense wise. Then you see her dancing on the floor in a very unladylike way. Lastly you see “Beyonce” trapped in a car, and it cuts to Jay-Z dropping a lighter in lighter fluid and explodes the car “killing” Beyonce, or her good girl side. Next see “Sasha Fierce” come out.
    Keeping with Beyonce you can see how she has changed from Destiny’s Child to when she is introduced to Jay-Z. In some pictures you can see her wearing a Baphomet outfit, and a ring in the shape of his head. She has an album out called “I AM” as in the bible god references himself as “I AM” And in this album she has a song “Diva” which in Latin is “Goddess” So here you have her calling herself a God/Goddess.

    Moving on to Rihanna, and her album “Good girl gone bad” is just that, a good girl going bad. In her song “Unberella” you see in the beginning six female dancers, where she is dancing in the water, the water touches her six times, and at the end of the video you have six male dancers. Not only is that strangely enough. In a split second you can see what appears to be Rihanna in a pyramid kneeling down, arms spread back of her as “Horns” and something is not right, something atictamally wrong with they way she is. Her head is bowed down against the floor, and only a few strands of hair are on the ground. Defying gravity? In this split second you see what appears to be the goat’s head of Baphomet or “Rain man” and surely enough Jay-Z is featured in the song and he says “Rain man is back”, hm.
    In another photo you see Rihanna sitting on her knees and what seems to be words behind her that say “Rihanna” “Princess” and “Illuminati”.

    There are other celebrities which show these types of symbols and little hints in their music and in their music videos.

    I do not believe the singers themselves had sold their soul, but the people who they work for, producers, directors. I believe they are so wrapped up in fame, riches, and other benefits that come with their life that they do not see what kind of messages they send to young people in this world. Now I have listened to these artists my whole life, and only recently began to see the harm. Even though I never truly liked today’s pop music. Just recently did I delete all songs from the mentioned artists above and replaced it with songs from good bands, and singers I knew were right.
    Please, tell me if I am reading to much into this.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jeanni on June 16, 2012 at 16:42

    This is a sign that we are living in the end times. Everything is coming true. What’s next? The Rapture. I know I’m ready but anybody out there who isn’t ready needs to accept Jesus Christ! he’s coming in a twinkling of eye. I can’t wait till the Lord comes and takes the true believers up to Heaven to live with him forever and ever! (: Jeanni

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Attie the Jesus Freak on June 14, 2012 at 16:00

    I’m not sure if they exist but there’s a LOT of hidden “Illuminati” stuf hidden in shows and movies like: The Simpsons (I don’t watch I’ve seen pics), Disney Movies, Nick, and some products. I don’t think you have to join them if you are famous like loooooooooooots of conspiracy theorists say. But hey, we go to heaven if they try a takeover so……. Yeah we’re gooooood! ^_^

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by cutecupkait on June 1, 2012 at 00:06

    Yeah, there are so many ominous conspiracy theories all claiming to uncover a bunch of dark secrets that you can’t keep up with them. While they’re interesting, I don’t think they are necessarily true. The question is: is the ungodly influence on our culture, celebrities, etc because of something organized (Illuminati) or is it just because gradually Satan has tricked people into accepting ideas contrary to God’s will and that’s why. Either way, I agree with you. It is best to just follow the Holy Spirit and trust God. It doesn’t matter whether it’s organized in that way or not, though the idea of the Illuminati is intriguing.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by prolife4life on May 18, 2012 at 23:37

    i am personaly for gay marriage because they seriously want to get married well their not making a mokery of marriage the poeople who go to vegas and get marries after knowing eachother for 2 min are. i honestly think that if gay marriage was legall that it wouldent do anything harmfull to america!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by MudBloodPrincess on December 27, 2012 at 01:04

      Finally, someone who thinks the same way I do! Love is love, no matter the gender!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Gloria on July 16, 2012 at 15:45

      Where I live homosexuality is a taboo of a social, cultural and religious kind and recently a lot of argument sprung up about whether or not we should just let them be and how their personal activities behind closed doors don’t really affect anyone just them and I guess its okay to say that and its okay to think homosexuality and gay marriages are okay BUT only if you’re of this world.And we are not,we’re just passing through and the Bible warns us not to be conformed to the ways of this world so we must remember that we may be in the world BUT we are not we are not of the world. When you read Genesis 2:18 when God talked about creating someone ‘fit’ for man, it wasn’t another man God created but a woman.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by katethegreat1011 on November 21, 2013 at 18:35

        But God created a woman for the purpose of reproduction. If He didn’t want people to be gay, He wouldn’t have made them that way, right?

        And no, homosexuality is NOT a choice. There is very strong scientific evidence that homosexuality is caused by genetic means, NOT by simply “choosing” to be gay. If you choose to refute and ignore scientific evidence…well, that makes you rather naive.

        Think of it this way: when did you CHOOSE to be straight? Did you wake up one morning and decide, “I think I’m going to be straight now!”?

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Anonima on April 27, 2012 at 18:35

    “In recent years, many people have begun to let fiction deeply affect their beliefs. No good can come when you base what you believe on something that came out of another person’s imagination. Be educated and be wise.”
    And what do you think your “god” is for a lot of us? I have the same feeling about religion. Not christianity, but any kind of religion. For a lot of people, including myself, the creacionist theory is a farytale, “something that came out of another person’s imagination”, but we have to “be educated and be wise”, dont we? However, i dont claim to have the true because, as an science and philosophy believer, the only thing i know for sure is that NOTHING can be proven. Nothing. Not even movement can be proven.
    What brought me to write this comment is not your religion propaganda, but the fact that youre using it personal profit! angel membership? shirts and jewlery? I consider it very hipocrit of you. And its like putting capitalism and religion together. My two nightmares together.
    Im sorry for my bad english. My native lenguages are italian and spanish, and english is new to me.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Attie the Jesus Freak on June 14, 2012 at 16:05

      She’s gotta keep the site up somehow! Besides think, for the products, if I had money to spend I’d buy a “Project Inspired” T-shirt or bracelet to try and get the word out! As for the membership, A. She has to keep the site up! 2. If there weren’t members, Nicole would be BOMBARDED with video chatters on Thursday. Please, state your opinion, but don’t bash the site without taking a realtiy check. Thanks, and God bless

      • Posted by Nicole on June 14, 2012 at 22:24

        aww thank you SOO much for understanding, because you are 100% right!!

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by alli on March 1, 2012 at 16:31

    I have a coexistence bumper sticker on my car. Should I take it off or does having it not really matter? As a Christian, I want to practice what I preach & not send the wrong image

    • Posted by Nicole on March 1, 2012 at 20:18

      yes I would take it off and replace it with fish 🙂

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by 101magster on February 18, 2012 at 19:37

    I really hate “coexist” bumper stickers but what i hate more is when evolutionist have things like the metal christian fish that christians have on their cars but theors have four legs and sometimes say “darwin” inside.

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ezziani on January 26, 2012 at 16:34

    I don’t believe in the Illuminati, but I believe that we should “Coexist” and that all religions lead to the same path. I’ve talked to people from different religions who say that they feel such love from their god(s). Could Satan imitate love?

    Doesn’t it depend more on the person than what god they worship? Someone may say they are Christian, but they don’t live the Christian way. Someone might be Buddhist but be the most kind, giving, caring, loving person in the whole world.

    So are you saying that the way I believe things to be is false, and that other people’s religions are a complete and total lie?

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Brianna on January 22, 2012 at 15:45

    Something that i discovered recently are the ‘Georgia Guidestones.’ To me, these are very scary because of how vague they are. The first commandment on them is to keep the world population under 500 million in order to “be not a cancer on the earth.” Right now our world population is at 6.9 billion.

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Avalon on January 17, 2012 at 13:56

    The Illuminati ARE still around. But the All seeing eye is more of a freemason thing. And most of YCN is Illuminati bassed. The statue of liberty is the work of an Illuminati member, and the statue is spost to represent Lucifer. The Illuminati worship Lucifer (I think).
    P.S. Sorry about my spelling and/or grammer.

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by Hopeforthisheart on December 22, 2011 at 02:03

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. What makes us “brothers” with Muslims? Read the bloody Quran and tell me that they are not a religion bent on hatred for Jews and Christians. e constantly hear of little Christian girls being raped and made to marry these pigs. How about Sharia law? Christians are being murdered in Egypt for not accepting Sharia law. Totally misogynistic, unethical, and sick. I will never bow to a god that preaches hate, nor a pedophilia prophet who wed his 6-year-old cousin. Seriously, research these “innocent” things. I don’t hate Muslims, and I am sincerely thankful to the Muslims turned Christians who are spreading Christ’s love while risking their lives. God help all the Christians trying to resist Sharia Law’s effects.

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jackie on December 21, 2011 at 11:46

    as for mee….personally…i belive its true because they deal with demonic forces..and in the Bible it says that there will be signs and wonders ..and that could mean for bad things to…because the end time is here..but i try to stay away from secualar music..and they are even part of the government…

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by alie120 on December 11, 2011 at 14:21

    Im still confused on what the Illuminati actually is. I heard they are people who get money or fame, ect. for making an agreement with the devil.

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by redspottedpurple on December 7, 2011 at 14:39

    I do absolutely believe the illuminati exists. Look at how satanic Lady Gaga’s music and videos are. If it didn’t still exist, why are artists always promoting anti-godly things? Hmmm, let’s think here.

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by 1_artist on December 5, 2011 at 19:45

    Informative, I did wonder what the Illuminati were about. I always knew there was something wrong with it, there’s always something wrong with a cult (plus there’s this dumb kid in my class who keeps bringing up the illuminati like it’s so glamourous. I’ll bet he doesn’t really know anything about it–he doesn’t even think it’s satanic!). I won’t even join a sorority in college, b/c I think sororities are just excuses to have a cult, and cults don’t abide by the word of God.

  20. Marianna

    Posted by Marianna on December 4, 2011 at 17:48

    Freemasonry is much more likely than being an member of the Illumanati.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Hopeforthisheart on December 22, 2011 at 02:11

      I don’t believe the Masons are bent on Satanic things like the New world order or Illuminati are. Many Christian U.S Founding fathers (George Washington was a well documented Christian) were masons.

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lilliterra on December 4, 2011 at 16:22

    I have… heard of them, but I thought that they stopped existing a long time ago. I still think that. People think I’m weird enough for beleiving in Creation and stuff without getting into bizarre conspiracy theories and the like.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Hopeforthisheart on December 22, 2011 at 02:15

      Nah. The New World order has been around for 80 years or so….they all still exists…

  22. kala12395

    Posted by kala12395 on December 4, 2011 at 09:59

    This confuses me…

    • kala12395

      Posted by kala12395 on December 4, 2011 at 12:28

      I believe that the whole “coexsist” thing has more to do with understanding the different beliefs, relgions, and cultures that make people up. I think it is more about excepting people for who they are and not discriminating against them for it. We need to embrace diversity, we’d be nothing without it.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by Ezziani on January 26, 2012 at 16:41

        @JessicaLS (won’t let me reply… O.o)

        Government isn’t always “evil”. How did we come to such a great country in the first place? Government is what created the U.S. and is revolutionizing the world. Certainly, government can be cruel, but it isn’t always “evil.”

        Is it really such a bad thing if people come together, set apart their differences, and accept other religions as right? Sure, we may not follow their religion, but we can accept their belief and not judge them based on it. Imagine if there was no religion: there wouldn’t be nearly as much war, judging, fights over certain beliefs. Would God want more war or discrimination against other beliefs?

        Maybe this whole “merging” thing isn’t such a bad thought after all. Besides, how do we know what is truth? How do we know that the Buddhists don’t have it right and we do?

      • JessicaLS

        Posted by JessicaLS on December 5, 2011 at 06:14

        Actually, this whole thing about coming together is not about “embracing diversity”…but rather ACCEPTING the other religions as “okay and true.” This is WRONG. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life. The antiChrist is trying to bring all religions together to literally mix them up. This will cause many Christians to not also believe in Muhummad and Buddah and etc. Have you heard of Chrislam? It’s already happening now. The government is trying to mix Christianity and Islam…and many people have fallen into that trap. Recently, the pope and Obama went to Israel and set a date starting next February for all religions to “come together as ONE in ‘peace'”. This is WRONG. The government will try to make this sound “okay”…but remember that the government is always evil!

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on December 4, 2011 at 09:58

    Wait, so as for the Antichrist, does that mean world peace is a bad thing? As in, we should be in war? Because Jesus is “The Prince of Peace” which confuses me about the Antichrist…

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Amari on December 6, 2011 at 20:27

      The peace sign comes from a satanic origin. It’s the broken cross turned upside down.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by Hopeforthisheart on December 22, 2011 at 02:09

        The Chinese Peace Sign is the Swastika reversed. Peace isn’t that peaceful, is it?

    • Posted by JennArman on December 4, 2011 at 22:09

      The Antichrist will call for a peace and tolerance that will forbid us from expressing our beliefs about God in a free manner. Right now we enjoy religious freedom in America, but the Antichrist will bring about a world order that seems peaceful but in reality is peaceful because it will take away our right to express our religious beliefs freely.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by JennaBel on December 6, 2011 at 14:49

        Ok, thank you!

      • Posted by JennArman on December 6, 2011 at 11:37

        Yes Jenna it will be a false peace that is brought about by the Antichrist, not the true peace of the Lord.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by JennaBel on December 5, 2011 at 16:36

        So it’s false peace? Not peace brought about by agreeing to disagree?

      • JessicaLS

        Posted by JessicaLS on December 5, 2011 at 06:09

        That’s very true Jenna! 🙂 Most people have trouble understanding this…but it’s the Truth! So, keep preaching it! 🙂

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by RachelMarie on December 4, 2011 at 19:42

      The AntiChrist will bring a false peace to the world. He’ll make it seem alright, but it really isn’t. Jesus is the only one who can bring a true peace to the world

  24. punk4Godx20

    Posted by punk4Godx20 on December 4, 2011 at 00:18

    I think the Illuminati still exists. Maybe not necessarily by that specific name, but I can almost guarentee you it does exist.
    It’s kind of concerning, how people are totally comfortable playing around in the devil’s playground. Some might think that the Illumanti isn’t a thing of the devil, but it really is.
    If someone supports the Illuminati, or even likes it, for that matter, I really don’t think people should continue supporting them…you know??

  25. garneraddy

    Posted by garneraddy on December 3, 2011 at 20:22

    Informative article 🙂 great job 😀

  26. Project Inspired

    Posted by Monica on December 3, 2011 at 19:37

    Can’t we still love our Muslim and Hindu friends? 🙂 I find Middle Eastern and Asian culture and food instersting though. We have to keep an open mind to innocent things but a closed mind to sinful things. 🙂

    • Posted by JennArman on December 4, 2011 at 22:07

      Girls, I’m not trying to say that we shouldn’t love our friends of other faiths. I am saying that we need to beware of people who say that we should all get along because all religions are equal and good. I do not think that the people who created the coexist symbol meant any harm, but there are people who take that to an extent that is can be harmful if we let it.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by RachelMarie on December 4, 2011 at 19:43

      Of course. We should love everyone, that’s how we spread the love of God to others

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by NoraMarielle on December 3, 2011 at 18:32

    The coexist sign is not made for Christians. Its for people who believe in finding peace with all the other religions and beliefs. We don’t have to grasp the message, but I seriously doubt the people who came up with it had bad intentions. Also, to so many other religions WE have the false teachings. We can’t change every single person who doesn’t believe like we do, so all we can do is try to spread love and respect a person’s beliefs so they respect our’s.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by IamLaura on December 4, 2011 at 18:13

      Yes, I agree. Coexist is not meant to tell everyone “all religions are equal and perfect” but “accept your differences and don’t hate”.

  28. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ann Marie on December 3, 2011 at 16:39

    I think people are distracted by secret societies and conspiracy theories because they think there will be a day when one comes to harm us all which is reasonable. But if we believe in God they cannot hurt our spiritual beliefs unless you let them. I think this is a reasonable opinion and theory but did Jesus not give his life for us? And if something like that came our way shouldn’t we also give our lives for God?

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Amari on December 4, 2011 at 10:30

      Jesus did die for us. We’ll be with Him before the world succumbs to the darker paths.

  29. JessicaLS

    Posted by JessicaLS on December 3, 2011 at 14:11

    Great article! I do believe that the illuminati still exists. I’ve done my own research and the illuminati are called “the enlightened ones” because they believe they now how the knowledge of good and evil. (This was first mentioned in Genesis when Adam and Eve fell into temptation. By eating the fruit, they became “enlightened” by knowing the knowldege of good and evil from Satan. Of course, they have not really become enlightened though. For, God is the ONLY One who is the Way, Truth and Life. Only God gives true Wisdom. Many celebrities have sold their soul…That’s why most celebs out there are so evil and crazy. Their part in helping Satan is by showing symbols throughout their videos that flash. These images get stuck in your brain and are used by Satan. Examples of singers with these symbols in their videos are- Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Rhianna and so many more. Just watch their videos and look out for these constant images that they all depict. They have sadly sold their soul….and they are trying to bring more people down with them. God is always stronger and wiser! And, you’re right…Don’t let it worry you because we as God’s children are saved! <3 🙂

  30. Project Inspired

    Posted by Amari on December 3, 2011 at 13:43

    Checkerboards are a part of it, too. So are diamond shaped things with a G (symbolizing freemasonry, a lower level of the illuminati) and pentograms. They also use symbols in Greek and Egyptian mythology. Covering one eye symbolozes the Eye of Horus, the egyptian god of death. He looks like an owl. They’re in families like the DuPontes, the rockafellers, and the carnegies. It’s rumored that they knew about 9/11 before it happened. There’s a lot of symbolism with them on Disney channel too.