Satan loves to have the Lord’s people, and even many of the people of the world, get all hot under the collar over all kinds of organisations which conspire for world domination, and to focus their attention on these organisations, for this distracts them from his greatest masterpiece. Yes, the Illuminati is real; Freemasonry is real; Communism is real; Islam is real. And yes, all of them wield influence, all of them hate biblical Christianity, all of them are a threat, and all of them desire, and are working for, absolute world control. But as evil and as powerful as they are, Satan is using all them to deflect attention away from Rome, especially from its Jesuits, which enables it to continue with its own agenda without being noticed. And, put simply, that Papal agenda is to rule the whole world.
For a long time it was always “the Jewish conspiracy for world domination”, and also “the Illuminati/Freemason conspiracy”. Then, in the twentieth century, “the Communist conspiracy” came to the fore. And today, “the Islamic conspiracy” is the one everyone is focusing on, and getting all worked up over.
And Christians, alas, fall for it each and every time.
The “Jewish Conspiracy”
A vast literature has arisen, over centuries of European anti-Semitism and encouraged by the Roman Papacy, on what is vaguely, inaccurately and foolishly referred to as “the Jewish conspiracy”. And even though there is accurate and useful information to be found in some of this literature, it is always wrong when it deals with “the Jews”, as a people!
If you are surprised, please read on.
It is essential, before proceeding, to define what is meant by a Jew. As this is hardly ever adequately done, the Jews as a people have become the scapegoats for a great many conspiracy theorists, who vaguely and incorrectly claim “the Jews” are seeking world domination and the annihilation of Christianity. When these conspiracy theorists deal with what they often call “the Jewish conspiracy”, very few of them ever make a distinction between the racial Jew, the religious Jew – and a minority of influential Jews who belong to powerful secret societies and organisations which are seeking for world domination and the annihilation of Christianity.
There are those who are Jews racially, although they are not (as is frequently believed) of absolutely pure Jewish stock from the people of Judah in biblical times. They are, today, of mixed ancestry, as indeed virtually all people groups, or “races”, in the world are. One’s racial identity is a matter of birth. No one can help being born into a particular “race”, which is why no true Christian ever has any justification to be anti-Semitic, anti-Arab, anti-Afrikaner, anti-Zulu, anti-German, or anti- any other people group, taken as a people group, but must seek to proclaim the Gospel to all.
Even so, it is not wrong to state that a nation or “race”, in general, is doing something evil – if it is, and if there is proof! Paul the apostle certainly did this when he wrote, “One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true” (Tit. 1:12,13). Did he mean every single Cretian without exception? Of course not. But if it is a large percentage of a people who can be described in a certain way, then we may say so. For example, we say, “The Germans were Nazis during World War II”. It is a generalisation. Not every German was a Nazi – but such is an accepted form of speech when a nation in general, or even its government, behaves in a certain way.
There certainly have been, and are today, Jewish organisations which plot for world domination. One which has exercised great influence is B’nai B’rith, a Jewish Masonic society, founded in 1843 in the United States by some German Jews. “Its constitution, District Lodges, Grand Lodges, stamp it as a Jewish Masonic Society. Like most societies, it covers its political activities under the cloak of ‘benevolence and philanthropy.’ From its inception, until the present time, its… chief aim [has been] the establishment of the supremacy of the German Jews in all world affairs through the channel of ‘Internationalism’ [i.e. Communism].” Yes, there have been, and are, Jews plotting for world domination; but in this they are no different from Gentiles who are doing precisely the same thing.
But where is the evidence that Jews, as a people, have been plotting for world domination? Jewish people, in general, are not part of some “Jewish conspiracy” plotting such a thing.
Then there are those who are Jews religiously. They follow some branch of the religion of Judaism. Although Christians are not to be anti-Semitic, i.e. anti- the Jewish “race” (or anti- any other “race” either), Christians certainly reject, as false, all branches of the religion of Judaism, just as they reject as false the religion of Romanism, Islam, Hinduism, etc. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father (Jn. 14:6; Acts 4:12), which means that all religions of the world are false, not of God but of the devil, leading men astray. Christians preach Christ to the followers of all religions, that the elect among them may be saved and forsake these religions.
It is in fact true that there are Jewish secret societies and organisations which seek to place their members above all other people of the world. But note: their members. These Jewish groups do not speak for all religious Jews. They are only interested in the advancement of their own members. In this they are no different from Gentile secret societies. And thus it is very wrong to speak of “the Jewish conspiracy” as if all Jews are involved in one.