Thanks goes out to dark_matter, who made a comment that inspired me to expound upon this principle.
The title of this post comes from Helaman 6: 39, speaking of the Gadianton robbers. The full scripture reads this way:
And it came to pass that the Lamanites did hunt the band of robbers of Gadianton; and they did preach the word of God among the more wicked part of them, insomuch that this band of robbers was utterly destroyed from among the Lamanites. And it came to pass on the other hand, that the Nephites did build them up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them, until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites, and had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils, and to join with them in their secret murders and combinations. And thus they did obtain the sole management of the government, insomuch that they did trample under their feet and smite and rend and turn their backs upon the poor and the meek, and the humble followers of God. And thus we see that they were in an awful state, and ripening for an everlasting destruction. (Helaman 6: 37-40)
I wonder, does anyone still doubt that we are in the same situation?
Documenting the Most Abominable of the Secret Combinations
Here I present some non-LDS researchers who are documenting in minute detail the main secret combination, the one which Moroni referred to as seeking “to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries”. (See Ether 8: 25.) These men and organizations have been doing our work for us and we LDS have largely been ignoring and mocking their findings and conclusions:
- suggested by what4anarchy
- suggested by PallasAthena
- suggested by a lot of people
To be fair, not all LDS are turning a blind eye to the secret combination:
- recommended by no one (I just stumbled upon them)
There are also a lot of 911 truth sites that point to the existence of a secret combination among us. For example:
In addition to the above, there are many other web sites and researchers who are documenting the plans, words, actions and membership of the chief secret combination, both its supporting organizations as well as its main players (the ones actually calling the shots). But the above web sites should be sufficient to get an idea of what is really going on and who is really in control of our government.
September 2008 Was Our Wake-up Call
Moroni’s warning to us about the multinational secret combination in Ether 8 prophesied that there would come a time “when ye shall see these things come among you” (Ether 8: 24.) September 2008 was the time when everyone, the world over, finally and plainly saw the handiwork of the secret combination. It was our wake-up call. That call is also accompanied with a commandment from the Lord to wake up:
Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. (Ether 8: 24)
The Secret Combination and Those Who Build It Up
I think it is safe to say that most LDS are not a part of the secret combination. (At least, I hope not.) But do we build it up? If you say, “No,” then I ask you, How is it even possible to build up the secret combination? What is the chief means used by secret combinations to obtain power and authority over men? There is only one scriptural answer to these questions. It is government.
The Secret Combinations of the World Gravitate to Government
Government control is always what they seek, from the lowliest, local, organized crime gang to the largest multinational combinations. They want to rule and only government provides them the means to lord it over the people through the use of force.
This is why the first Nephite secret combination, started by Gadianton and Kishkumen had, as its goal, to elect Gadianton to the judgment seat so that he could cause the members of the gang to also have government jobs. Here are Mormon’s exact words describing Gadianton’s plan:
“If they would place him [Gadianton] in the judgment-seat he would grant unto those who belonged to his band that they should be placed in power and authority among the people” (Helaman 2: 5.)
Some years ago, I started to write a script for a movie called, The Sons of Helaman, based upon the Book of Helaman. The script was going to tell the story of the Gadianton robbers and so I had to develop the character of the first robber. Here was my description of him (not a direct quote from the script, which I no longer have in my possession) :
Gadianton wasn’t some two-bit thug, such as a local mugger or gang-member, he was an illustrious man of the community, a self-made man of means, a prominent businessman, having utilized the capitalistic system to further his wealth and influence upon the people to the point where he could no longer make the profits he wanted to make and do the things he wanted to do because of government interference. Honest people in government stood in his way to making more money and getting more power and control. He was a well-known and influential citizen that felt that the amount of money you made and the amount of education you had (he was “exceedingly expert in many words”) ought to determine who ruled and who did not, not the voice of the people. It wasn’t enough that he owned a lot and influenced many, he needed to own everything and influence (rule) all things.
Some in government could be bought, while others (like Pahoran and Helaman) could not. So, the plan was to put Gadianton directly in government instead of going through front-men or puppets.
Kishkumen and his gang assassinated Pahoran so that Gadianton would be put in power. This means that they fully expected to get him into office after the assassination, indicating that Gadianton was a viable and visible candidate for the judgment-seat. Helaman, though, was voted in by the voice of the people (and not Gadianton), and then he (Helaman), too, was targeted for assassination, with the thought that this would finally get Gadianton in. So, the profile painted by the scriptures is that Gadianton was popularly known, had campaigned for the highest government office in the land, possibly already held a governmental office, was a man of means and influence, was highly educated and was not just some thug or assassin. In other words, Gadianton was a member of the Nephite elite, or at least thought of himself this way. The other robbers also were elites as they thought they had sufficient influence over the people to get Gadianton elected.
Additionally, the plan of Gadianton wasn’t his own. This strategy—which consisted of infiltrating the government by a shadow government that has its own “citizens”, secret laws, trials, code words, covenants, oaths, signs and wonders (see Alma 37: 27) by which to recognize a brethren of the order, and then, once members obtain positions of power and authority, they use their influence to grant other members government jobs until they can use the combined influence to change the government into one that more closely matches the shadow government they belong to, essentially establishing a monarchy—was directly revealed to Gadianton from Satan himself. (See Hel. 6: 26-29.) So, this secret plan and strategy is the master blueprint that all secret combinations rely upon, including that most abominable one that is among us now.
Gadianton, then, became the Master Mahan of the Western Continent, when Satan likely appeared to him as an angel of light and revealed to him the ancient plans of how to obtain “kingdoms and great glory” (Ether 8: 9). Kishkumen and his band adopted the plans of Gadianton when it became apparent that these were the real (satanic) deal, the actual blueprint from the black soul of the devil himself.
So, while Shiblon was conferring the sacred records upon his nephew Helaman (in Alma 63), Satan was conferring the cursed plans upon Gadianton. Nevertheless, although blackhearted, in all outward appearances Gadianton was still the upright and “moral” citizen, after all, he was blessed materially so he must have been blessed by the Lord, right? (The pure doctrine of “If ye keep the commandments of the Lord, ye shall prosper in the land” was perverted into the satanic doctrine of “If ye are prosperous in the land, it shows that ye do keep the commandments of the Lord.” To this very day, all robbers use the riches = righteousness defense.)
The Gadianton Robbers Were all Elites, as Is the Present Combination
Every Gadianton robber thought that it was his right to rule (and to literally own) the people and their lands and property and this is consistently shown from the time of Gadianton to the end of the Nephite civilization. Their means of rule was always the government and consistently their tactics were to infiltrate the judgment-seats with their own members and work to consolidate all governmental power into an executive branch, to eventually appoint a king.
Although Anthony E. Larson’s Nephite-American harbinger theory (see parts 1, 2, 3 & 4) explains that the Gadianton robbers paralleled Islamic terrorist cells and organizations in our own day, the Nephite combination only used these gorilla tactics when they were forced from their government positions of power and from the community itself. While they still resided among the people, they infiltrated and sought to control, not fight, the government and to change it from within. The Islamic terrorists do not work this way.
The Gadianton robbers are the pattern for the secret combination in our day. The combination we have among us is comprised of elites. They come from families of power, prestige, wealth, education, influence, fame, etc. They feel, like the ancient Gadiantons, that they were born to rule and they use government as a means to that end.
The modus operandi and goal is always the same. Compare, for example, Giddianhi’s words (threats) with President Bush’s words (threats) concerning the need for a 700 billion dollar robbery, er, bailout:
And behold, I am Giddianhi; and I am the governor of this the secret society of Gadianton; which society and the works thereof I know to be good; and they are of ancient date and they have been handed down unto us. And I write this epistle unto you, Lachoneus, and I hope that ye will deliver up your lands and your possessions, without the shedding of blood, that this my people may recover their rights and government, who have dissented away from you because of your wickedness in retaining from them their rights of government, and except ye do this, I will avenge their wrongs. I am Giddianhi. And now it came to pass when Lachoneus received this epistle he was exceedingly astonished, because of the boldness of Giddianhi demanding the possession of the land of the Nephites” (3 Ne. 3: 9-11.)
And now for President Bush.
How We Build Up the Secret Combination
Just as the ancient robbers sought to consolidate governmental power into one executive branch, so the current combination seeks to do the same. Every law or action taken by the Congress, by the President or by the Justices that builds up executive power and reduces the power of the legislative and judicial branches, and/or reduces (or eliminates) the checks of power put into the government by the Constitution, builds up the secret combination.
Below the level of the Federal government, all robbers and their accomplices in State, county and city governments have the dual job of consolidating power into the executive branches of these governments, with the intention of eventually handing over the reigns to the Federal handlers. Thus, we see robbers on all levels performing their secret work of destruction as they intentionally destroy their local economies and stall budget deals (sound familiar California?), so that local governments will need federal bailouts, becoming federalized (or nationalized) and consolidating power into one central location. With their mouths they speak lies, saying they are working to save us, while in reality they work to destroy and enslave us.
This work of destruction of liberty has gone on since the beginning, but as time goes on it becomes more pronounced due to greater numbers of robbers (and their accomplices) and more infiltration of all levels of government. Eventually, they reach the point where they in fact do obtain the sole management of the government. It is then that they rape, pillage, murder and rob the people with impunity and in full view. We are at that point now.
As the secret combination has been in government since the publication of the Book of Mormon, and as it uses government to accomplish its goals, if you have supported or voted for anyone at all in government who has concentrated power and authority in the hands of the President (or any of the executive branches), or you have supported or voted for any measure, proposition, law or policy that does the same thing, you have built up the secret combination. Whether it was done knowingly or unknowingly, directly or indirectly, the effect is the same.
The Hands of the LDS and of the People of this Nation are NOT Clean
If you are like most LDS, you have probably voted for people or issues that have concentrated governmental power into the hands of the secret combination. You may think Moroni’s prophecy of vengeance “upon those who built [the secret combination] up” (Ether 8: 24) doesn’t apply to you, because you did not do it intentionally to build it up, but the Lord at the last day will show you that it does. (This brings to mind the saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”) We are an unclean people and have largely sought to build up power bases and authority instead of seeking, like Moroni, to pull them down.
Repentance is Our Only Option
I believe the literal and complete and final fulfillment of the following prophecy is about to burst upon us:
Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments; and also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets—the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh—but that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world; that faith also might increase in the earth; that mine everlasting covenant might be established; that the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers. (D&C 1: 17-23)
Moroni has given us the solution to this major problem on our hands: “Repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you.” If we do not follow this counsel, the penalty is destruction, for the weak are about to break down (destroy) the strong. Destruction will be upon the secret combination (for the Lord will not allow it to accomplish its goal in this nation) and also upon all those who built or who are building it up.
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