Secret Combinations in More Simple Terms

the illuminatiEther 8: 18-26 (paraphrasing): It is wisdom in God that these things be shown unto you (What things? The Secret Combinations and their works) that thereby (1) ye may repent of your sins and (2) suffer not that the combination get above you. In verse 24 we are commanded to awake to our awful situation because of this Secret Combination.

Sometimes people get caught up thinking of these things as simply “conspiracy theories” and negative things we don’t need to be talking about, others dismiss it altogether, and some take it too far or to the extreme. It seems that society has taught us that only crazy people (wackos/kooks/nuts) believe in “conspiracy theories” and the media will often use those same words to quickly dismiss something as nonsense.

Let’s bring it back into perspective, in simpler terms. Who is the one that built up the Secret Combination? The devil, the father of all lies. He proclaimed that he would use money and buy up armies and navies and use governments to destroy the work of the Lord and to have his way. That’s what the Secret Combinations are – the secret organizations (sometimes not so secret) controlled by Satan for the purpose of getting his way, getting us to follow him, destroying our freedom and agency, and keeping us from returning to our Father.

Joseph Fielding Smith said:

Satan has control now. No matter where you look, he is in control, even in our own land. He is guiding the governments as far as the Lord will permit him. That is why there is so much strife, turmoil, confusion all over the earth. One master mind is governing the nations. It is not the President of the United States …it is not the king or government of England or any other land; it is Satan himself. (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 3, pp.314-315)

Moroni was commanded to write the warnings about Secret Combinations that evil may be done away with… and that we may be persuaded to do good continually, and come to the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.

What we are facing here, in Satan’s attempt to destroy the freedom of all lands, nations and countries, is the continuation of the war in Heaven on Earth. The war between good and evil, agency/freedom vs. force.

In 2007 President James E. Faust stated:

I think we will witness increasing evidence of Satan’s power as the kingdom of God grows stronger… It is not good practice to become intrigued by Satan and his mysteries. No good can come from getting close to evil. Like playing with fire, it is too easy to get burned… However, President Brigham Young said that it is important to “study…evil, and its consequences.” Since Satan is the author of all the evil in the world, it is essential therefore to realize that he is the influence behind the opposition to the work of God… My principal reason for choosing this subject is to help young people by warning them, as Paul said, “lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” … Nephi has given to us the pattern or formula by which Satan operates: “And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

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10 Responses to “Secret Combinations in More Simple Terms”

  • Avatar for Blog Lundbæk Says:

    It seems to me that elements of the three/four – fold mission of the Church are the focal point of most lessons and talks presented in church meetings, to the deliberate exclusion of discussion of freedom, secret combinations, the US Constitution, and related topics. Occasional references to freedom, secret combinations, the US Constitution, and related topics are few and far in between.

    I see two possible reasons for this. 1.) The Lord wants us focused on the issues we are now hearing and reading the most about, and 2.) The Church leadership is trying not to “tweak the tail of the beast”.

  • Avatar for Blog Walter Says:

    Another reason, and probably the most significant, is the large numbers of socialists in priesthood leadership positions today, those whom Presidents J. Reuben Clark Jr. and Ezra Taft Benson referred to as “wolves within the flock” and “ravening Wolves”. Such people do not recognize the existence of secret combinations, and have no regard for the Constitution.

  • Avatar for Blog Lundbæk Says:

    In our Scriptures I can find only 2 staatements that I consider a commandment Re. the US Constitution. In the Preface to D&C 98, it states: “The saints are to befriend the constitutional law of the land.” And in 98:6 is written “I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land.” But I find otherwise good members who think the wording of these 2 statements is such that they are not commandments, but something less than an actual commandment. I think some, especially the many who were not around in the days of President’s McKay’ Clark, anad Benson, may assume we will get further instruction when the time is right. These same people think that the statements of past LDS prophets and apostles do not apply to our time.

  • Avatar for Blog Benjamin Says:

    The biggest problem I see, is the regular getting involved in the Global Warming Movement by Church members. Sure, the members preach that it’s about saving those in the third world. But Global Warming is not the role of Church authority to take a stance on. Our role in the church, regardless of the climate threat, is a matter of more than just temporally saving people or serving a political cause: it’s also about preaching the truth, and nourishing the soul. I may believe that our Earth has an amazing, dynamic, and changing climate, and I do believe in honest accounting of the resources we use. But understand the importance of finding the opportunities to show the light of Christ, because it’s important to do so whether the result of the near future is worldwide famine or a new ice age, it doesn’t matter, we shouldn’t let the terror of that overcome our endeavors to testify of how important the gospel truths are.

    In addition to what Lund mentioned, it even mentioned that storms cannot stop the work from progressing, Global Warming/Climate Change won’t stop it either.

  • Avatar for Blog john erickson Says:

    I like the tweaking the tail of the beast comment. The goal of the secret combinations today is to get all contries to participate in the world economy, commonly refered to as “the core”. Iraq Afganistan and Pakistan are the latest contries targeted. The west has much expierence with regime change. The Church waits quietly for their oportunity to enter and fulfill prophecy. We know the end. The Church will go to all the world and the great whore will fall into the pit designed to insnare the saints. We as conservatives know the big picture. This might be a possible bigger picture. I believe we should question the actions of the church, they indicate the mind and will of the lord.

  • Avatar for Blog James Says:

    the modern day secret society has PLAGIARIZED their plan of action / strategy from the book of mormon. for example see this informative outline of how they did it:

    Plagiarism of the Devils Secret Society lifted from: The Book Of Mormon – CLICK HERE NOW to view

  • Avatar for Blog Micah Burnett Says:

    Not much is said, but enough is said to let those that are awake know that the Lord has not rescinded his commandments, or our responsibilities. When I read D&C 112:25-26 I worry for the members who support an endless number of wars on the flimsiest of excuses.

    The Lord will let us suffer for our choices. It feels good, though my family suffers along with the Republicrats, the war-mongers, those that love to believe a lie, to know I’m on the side of truth. We are, however, gaining a lot of ground, and these are exciting times to live in, to be part of the resistance.

  • Avatar for Blog Ben Arnold Says:

    I wish I could do so much more, I have left, like Lehi did, and occasionally hold out hope that I was wrong. First let me say there’s no such thing as a fallen prophet because God would kill him first. There are false prophets and true prophets, no fallen ones. Now let me say what can save America and spare even more than just a residue or remnant of the saints when it hits, no votes, no legislation, nothing can save a nation whose enemy is not China, is not the Secret Combinations, but is the very One of Israel whose sword and arm cannot be held back. He is the One who can stay His own arm and sword if He chooses based on the prayers, and faith of that nation’s people. Ah I hear them saying in one accord that they have faith but have forgotten what works can be claimed as faith: doing what the Prophet says, and this is what Pres.Monson and all the others have said repeatedly: listen to the Holy Ghost and do what it says. And also understand Isaiah because it reveals the entire last days events in their entirety. Because the saints do not know why the sword hangs above them, I assume they did not understand Isaiah. There’s no time here to explain, and there’s no use. When death comes, do not fear, we all make mistakes and the sword strikes all of us from time to time, it does not mean we are condemned, not all who died in the Flood of Noah were sons of perdition, many babies drowned were noble elect, and even of the adults not all were completely culpable. Even Moses, even the Apostles made mistakes. So I don’t judge, I merely state the facts that a sword is about to fall and only a remnant or residue will be spared. Farewell until we’re all clothed and crowned at our next meeting my dear brothers and sisters!

  • Avatar for Blog Timmy Says:

    Gangs being a smaller crude version of governments and evil global entities teach us how they opperate.
    Street gangs around the globe have some or all of these:
    Initiation practices
    Secret hand signs
    Rules for what will happen if someone tells about these secrets
    Oaths promises and requirements upon its members
    No leaving once you have entered
    New names – mike aka “smash” or ben aka “trigger”
    Marks in the form of tattoos on the skin
    Special clothing that sets that group apart from other gangs
    Desire to gain power both within the gang and
    power struggles to gain control of money land resources through force.
    Gang kind-of becomes your surrogate family

  • Avatar for Blog lundbæk Says:

    It appears that the leadership of the LDS Church is no longer able to direct, influence, or otherwise instruct the Church members with regard to issues involving the decline or loss of freedom in the United States . To do so would incur retribution by the powers now in control of the U.S. Government. Such retribution would include causing financial instability and greatly hinder the Church’s missionary and building programs. However, there is nothing to prevent members of the Church from individually or in groups with others, doing any of the above things we have been commanded to do.

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