Commentary: Conspiracy Theory (Part Sixteen)
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 11-Apr-15; 12 minutes
I hope that you have caught on that each one of these commentaries is linked to the previous one. It's almost like this is a soap opera, going from one stage to the next. This one is linked to the last one, and the next one will be linked to this one.
If any of you have done any serious looking into the huge number of books and news articles regarding suspicions of conspiracies at work in the United States of America, I think that you will agree that they all accuse a fairly wide variety of men as those moving the clandestine operations. My focus is on the word "men." Almost all the lists of those considered most likely candidates regarding involvement are found in two occupations: banking and politics. A distant third group on that list would be high corporate officials employed in business other than banking.
You will also find named people, as a group, would also be members of the same organizations, such as the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, various very liberal think-tank nonprofit foundations, such as the Ford, Rockefeller and Carnegie foundations, and of course, the largest employer of all, the American federal government.
But one major driving force element of leadership within the conspiracies these authors write about, they do not research into, and therefore do not write about, the unseen leadership of Satan—God's and mankind's number one enemy. This is a major, major oversight. But at the same time, it is also powerful evidence of how cunningly he has operated his deceptive activities. He has accomplished this by almost totally disguising the reality of God's existence, and at the same time destroying the validity of the Bible as a source of spiritual, moral, and ethical truths.
The evidence of Satan's thorough involvement is clearly stated in the Bible. John 8 reveals him as a murderer and a liar from the beginning. Revelation 12:9 states that he has deceived the whole world. Revelation 13:4 shows that he gives power to the coming beast. Perhaps the most revealing of all is Ephesians 2:2, which clearly states that he is the prince of the power of the air that now works in the sons of disobedience. He is the leader of all rebelling against God and his purpose, and that includes those deceptively enslaved by him to establish a supra-human government over mankind.
This lack of awareness of him exists because mankind lives by sight. People can grasp men organizing and carrying out a conspiracy, but they cannot literally see either God or Satan, and thus they are not considered in their thinking and writing. In order to get a truly correct grasp and appreciation of the size and the scope of what has been building through the centuries until now, God and Satan must be considered. As long as they are not, these writings are going to be pretty much misleading.
Of late, I have been commenting on one of the major operations of Satan that he has taken in order to prepare this world—his world—for the time of the end. This has been primarily accomplished in the secular educations given in the universities. Matters of faith are overwhelmingly distrusted in those institutions. The university administrations' gods are science and philosophy, and their leadership accepts as proof only those things from the physical realms, combined with human reason. Those things of faith are simply scoffed at.
In the past commentary, I used the biblical truth as an illustration that sheep will follow their shepherd because they know his voice. The sheep trust the shepherd, and thus they follow by accepting and submitting to his teachings. Philosophers have been used by Satan as major purveyors of his deviations to spread them through the populations so that his lies regarding how life should be lived became part of the populations' culture.
Has he been successful? Listen to these two statistics. One hundred fifty years ago, 60% of England's population attended church on a regular basis. By 1970—that's only 45 years ago—that percentage of those attending church regularly had dropped to 12% In 2012, only 5% in England attend church regularly. That's evidence of the effect that he has had on the morality of that nation.
In the United States of America, the figures are not as stark, but the steadily attending percentage right now is just over 30% of Americans attend church regularly. Meanwhile, the Barna organization is reporting that young adults, those who are between the ages of 25-45 in the United States, are leaving in droves, and that the Millennials—those under 25, the next generation down—are barely attending at all. They hardly even got started. We're going the same path as Britain.
Meanwhile, conservative blog writers have begun prophesying that the next attack claiming discrimination against them by the LGBT and feminist groups is going to be against Christian churches. Not bakers, not cooks—none of that stuff. They are going to pretty much leave them alone. They're going to begin to attack Christian churches. Not individuals, but any church that preaches against their beliefs. In other words, if a church preaches against homosexuality as a biblical doctrine, and the LGBT group decides that those people are ripe for plucking, they are going to demand of the courts and the government that that church be put out of business. In other words, they are intensifying their attack.
I am sure you have all heard of the nephilim from the very familiar Genesis 6 recording of that period just before the flood. Jesus said that just before His return, it would be as in the days of Noah. There is a connection here to the word nephilim. That Hebrew word is most frequently translated in most Bibles as "giants." That is because it can literally be translated as such, and thus indicate large human beings. But some researchers and translators have ventured to render it as "tyrants," indicating arrogant, anti-God human leadership who garnered great enslaved followings of people. They point to leaders like Nimrod, who is even named in the Bible as a mighty hunter against the Lord.
One such researcher, whose name is Kevin Swanson, applied that term, nephilim, to those in fairly modern times who, by means of their popularity, have led the populations of the Western world into the gross immorality abounding today, mostly through their writings in the political area.
Would you consider Adolf Hitler as a tyrant? Could the word nephilim be applied to him? How about Joseph Stalin, who, if we pointed to an individual who was operating right on the edge of the Western world, is responsible for the murder of 50 million human beings? Was he a tyrant? Yet he had a massive following as well. He was not in the Western world, but it seems as though Mao Zedong gets the "honor" of having put the death the most people in his lifetime: almost as high as 100 million people.
The nephilim may be alive in the world today. In my next commentary, I'm not going to talk about political nephilim, but journalistic and educational nephilim, who were the teachers of people like Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Who is more responsible, the one who led them, or they themselves? Think about it.