Before relating the following account, let me say something about the Mormon Church system, within which this writer was raised...
This church was created by a man named Joseph Smith, however the REAL power behind its growth was John C. Bennett, who was apparently one of many Scottish Rite agents assigned to infiltrate the various religious movements of the world.
If one does a thorough study of the Masonic connections to major denominations they may discover some surprises. For instance... Norman Vincent Peale was a 33rd degree mason, as were the founders of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Theosophy, Scientology, Unitarianism, and other religious 'denominations' (not to mention political and economic institutions, which were also targeted for infiltration)... and even several mainline denominations - which were not deliberately created by 33rd degree masons - NOW have 33rd degree masons operating within the leadership positions, as a result of a long-term agenda of infiltration).
The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, incidentally, was created by Jesuits-Masons at the Parisian college of Clermont. Dr. John Coleman states that 13 Maltese Jesuits, 13 Wicca-Masons and 13 Black Nobility members make up the 39 members of the Bildeberger group, which is ultimately controlled by the BAVARIAN Illuminati through the Scottish Rite.
The Master Mason John C. Bennett convinced Smith to sell out to the Masonic lodge (Scottish Rite) and Bennett worked to establish an "Order of the Illuminati" within the deeper levels of Mormonism, according to Klaus Hansen's book "QUEST FOR EMPIRE". This was a secret council of 50 Mormon-Masons code-named the "YTFIF" (or "FIFTY" spelled backwards, since the group called itself the "Council of Fifty"...)
There is a large branch from the traditional L.D.S. ("Latter-Day Saint" or "Mormon") church, formerly known as the RLDS or "reorganized Latter Day Saint" church, more commonly known as the "Community of Christ". For a large part, this denomination has left the ranks of Pharasitical CHURCH-ianity and have come closer to true CHRIST-ianity, teaching that it is not the denomination which saves, but "JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED". The cross symbol, which has been anathema to the traditional LDS church, is now an accepted symbol for the C.O.C. Yet this is only ONE denomination that has been targeted by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
Mormonism, by the way, became a hybrid religion between Christianity (worship of the "Lamb") and gnostic Scottish Rite Masonry (worship of the "Serpent"). Even today the Mormon masses in Utah and elsewhere believe that they are "Christians", and even the majority of the "Council of 12" - unknown to the most of its membership - are actually controlled by the Scottish Rite "Council of 50" behind the scenes. These "Insiders" allow only the oldest members of the outer "Council of 12" to become President of the Church. Apparently the older these council members are, the less likely they will be to discern what is going on behind the scenes, to make waves, or to make changes, or challenge the hidden Scottish Rite infiltrators and controllers.
One can see a similar power-play being carried out in the Vatican. For instance Pope John Paul I sought to make some heavy-duty changes in the Catholic system, but the "powers that would be" had different ideas. After Pope John Paul I was assassinated in true Scottish Rite fashion (only 33 days into his term), a former Nazi sympathizer who had earlier in life sold cyanide gas to the Nazis for their gas chambers, was elected Pontiff... this new Emperor of the "Holy Roman Empire" was the man who changed his name to "John Paul II".
The (Jesuit) Scottish Rite has the power to control the media and therefore the influence to manipulate public opinion to support or tear-down a particular denomination. In their desire to be a "friend of the world" and escape criticism, many main-line religious leaders must sell-out to the Scottish Rite Masons or risk "persecution". Most Mormons outwardly profess their hatred of "secret combinations", not realizing that they - along with most other mainline denominations throughout the world - have fallen victim to that very force. They do not realize that they are one of the many "controlled" religions that the Bavarian (German) Illuminati plans to keep in check so that they do not interfere with the "New World Order".
In recent years, various fundamental Mormon factions began warning about the "New World Order", that is until those in the seat of power in the Mormon Church were given instructions to rebuke these Patriots as being out of line with Church policy. If they kept up with their anti New World Order activities, they could be excommunicated and their salvation would be on the line (so these religious deceivers told them).
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