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Particulars of Christianity:
315 Global Conspiracy
(and Freemasonry)

Intro: A Biblical Look at "Conspiracy"

Intro: A Biblical Look at "Conspiracy"
Conspiracy: What does the Bible Say?
Conspiracy Against God in the End Times
Revelation Records the Conspiracy
The Lifespan of the Conspiracy (Part 1)
The Lifespan of the Conspiracy (Part 2)
Mystery: The Religion of the Conspirators (Part 1)
Mystery: The Religion of the Conspirators (Part 2)
Part 1: Mystery Religion in Modern Groups
Part 2: Financial Influence and Freemasonry
Part 3: The Great Merchants and Global Deception
Conspiracy Study Reference and Research Section
Controlling the News: Goldberg and Quigley

[Note: This study is intended as a companion study to our series
"Prophetic Symbols."]

In modern American culture, perhaps no other word has become so closely associated with "kooks" and "nuts" as the word "conspiracy." The term invokes images of the Kennedy Assassination, the moon landings, and UFO's.

Of course, the most concerning and imposing of all conspiracy theories is the one that describes a secret society of wealthy global elitists controlling governments from behind the scenes and ever so subtly pushing the world toward a tyrannical, totalitarian government. This last conspiracy theory is rejected at face value by the western world at large including most Christians. And for that reason it is this theory that we will focus on and examine in this series of articles.

But why is such a conspiracy so quickly dismissed or disregarded by so many in the Christian community?

Many Christians today, particularly those in America, are too young to remember the tragedies of history. Not only the Great Depression and the two World Wars, but now as generation-X rises to fill in the professional ranks, even the Vietnam War has become little more than a fictional movie. While we remember the fact that these events did occur, we do not know the horror of them. They are scarcely more real to our conscious perception of the world than the Die Hard or Star Wars trilogies.

The effect has overwhelmingly been a pervasive, subconscious perception that the world will always be OK. Since we are a generation that has never experienced true hardship, we have the illusion that things will always be this good. And while we might consciously know that there is no such guarantee, our worldview has been sufficiently shaped by this underlying perception so that we live and work everyday mentally unaware that change could come at any moment.

When change does come, even significant change, like the events of September 11, many of our lives may remain largely unaffected. Those of us whose lives are shaken by such events are often overcome with shock and disbelief - disbelief that the world is not as peaceful and easygoing as we had thought.

Perhaps nothing in recent memory has demonstrated this trend as quickly as the events of September 11, 2001. And that was just a single day. Vietnam, the Great Depression, the World Wars - these events lasted years, not hours. Seen from this perspective one begins to wonder how we would respond under a long, difficult period of time in which all of our lives were significantly and severely altered? How would our worldview be affected? Would we still be so confident that everything will be OK, that things will always be good for us?

But this isn't an article about the effects and lessons of September 11.

The point is, most Americans Christians, particularly those under age 30-35 have been somehow infused with the notion that there is perpetual easiness and beneficial progress to life. Whether there is a conspiracy or not, this perception shapes our worldview, even our Christian worldview, and it is detrimental to the accuracy of that worldview. And so, whenever we hear about a global conspiracy, in the back of our minds we think, "That's not possible. That wouldn't happen. That couldn't happen."

This "everything will be OK" mentality has made many Christians susceptible to some very popular eschatological views, which have incorporated this philosophy. With regard to the conspiracy, thanks in part these flawed end time theology, any concern that Christians might have had regarding the last days has been greatly alleviated for two reasons. And because many Christians have become reassured that such things won't affect us, they often readily accept not only this flawed end time theology, but also the following two factors, which prohibit them from investigating any possible conspiracy.

Factor one: even if we are the generation, which will witness the Great Tribulation, most modern Christians believe we will not be here for that terrible time of persecution. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of Pre-Tribulation theology as exemplified in the Left Behind book series. (For a thorough point by point, verse by verse refutation of Pre-tribulation theory please visit "The Last Trumpet" by Tim Warner. We highly recommend this site.)

Factor two: because of such books as the Left Behind series and the popular beliefs they reflect, most Christians believe that the events of the end times will just EXPLODE SUDDENLY into existence. POOF! The antichrist will emerge out of nowhere. POOF! He will establish a global empire. POOF! There will be a global economic system. All accomplished in less than 3 1/2 to 7 years. We might call this the "End Times Big Bang Theory."

Together, Pretrib theology and the End Times Big Bang theory have created a state of uninterested disbelief regarding any global conspiracy agenda. And these two trends have also created a lack of concern because of two underlying perceptions that they foster. 1) "We won't be here." 2) "There's no way to understand these events before they happen."

The first perception is the natural byproduct of the poor eschatology mentioned above. The second perception usually occurs when someone who subscribes to the first perception is exposed to the overwhelming scriptural evidence and common sense, which contradict this poor eschatology. When confronted with competent refutation of their view of eschatology, distraught and dismayed they often give up and conclude that "there is no way to understand these events before they happen."

There is of course another option. It is to stop relying solely and naively on what others teach about the matter and look into it for yourself. But such diligent study would involve hard work and some change from an easygoing lifestyle.

With regard to whether or not we can understand end times prophecy we would ask four questions. If we are not to understand then why is such a large portion of scripture prophetic in nature? And why is so much of that prophetic scripture related to the end times? Why is this prophetic scripture filled with detailed descriptions of such things? Why are we told by Jesus to watch regarding his coming? Clearly, the answer to all of these is that God intends for us to understand such matters. And if God intends for us to understand them then surely he has given us the means and ability to understand them.

With regard to the "everything will be OK" mentality that permeates popular eschatology we will only make two points to set the stage before we delve in to what the Bible tells us about conspiracy. Both demonstrate the inherent contradiction between this view and a proper Biblical perspective. First, the New Testament repeatedly states that the Christian life is not an easy one and that we as followers of Jesus Christ will share in his sufferings.

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

2 Corinthians 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

Scriptures such as these do not necessarily require that all true believers will suffer, but they do assure us that whenever there is suffering for our faith, Christians should expect to go through that suffering. In other words, we should not expect God to remove us from all suffering. Suffering was a way of life for the first and second century Church. So we should no presume that we will be removed from the Great Tribulation on the basis that God would not want us to suffer persecution. (For a thorough point by point, verse by verse refutation of Pre-tribulation theory please visit "The Last Trumpet" by Tim Warner. We highly recommend this site.)

Second, in all three records of the Olivet Discourse Jesus states that this persecution, affliction, and tribulation of his followers will continue right up until he gathers his followers to meet him and that this persecution will be accompanied by great deception (Matthew 24:5,9; Mark 13: 5-6,13; Luke 21:8,12). Whenever Jesus comes, be it before or after the Great Tribulation, we as Christians can expect persecution, suffering, and deception to abound and not an "everything will be fine" scenario.

With that said we now turn to the question at hand, what does the Bible have to say about conspiracy? Does the scriptural evidence indicate the end-time agenda emerges suddenly with a Big Bang? Or is it the product of a gradual, historic evolution? Let's take a look and see what the Bible has to say about a global conspiracy.