Q&A – How Do I Know if Something is Part of the Illuminati?
Written by Jenn Arman | December 3, 2011
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