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There are people out there who believe that the Illuminati still exist today. They believe that the entertainment industry is a part of it and that those who expose the entertainment industry of their partaking of the activity of the Illuminati is true. I've shown someone your article entitled, "Naughty, Naughty Illuminati". They refused to believe it, saying that you're wrong. Are there any Scriptures that show how this conspiracy theory is false? How about Scriptures on idolatry, sexual immorality, and what God will do to those who condone these things and partake in them?
Dear Not Entertained,
There isn’t any specific Bible verse that addresses the Illuminati because whether they do or don’t exist doesn’t change anything from a Bible standpoint. The Bible tells us how to live (2 Pet 1:3), and then any secret society, idolatrous influences, etc. become irrelevant.
For verses that deal with sexual immorality and idolatry, we recommend that you show your friend 1 Cor 6:18, Gal 5:19-22, and Rev 21:8… those should get the point across.
What does the Bible say about the whole ‘2012 doomsday’ thing? Will it happen or not?
Counting The Days
Dear Counting The Days,
Feel free to do your shopping for the holidays in 2012; the world isn’t likely to be destroyed on Dec. 21, 2012. For those of our readers unfamiliar with the 2012 doomsday schtick… we will take a moment to explain this New Age teaching. The idea that the world is going to be destroyed or transformed on December 21st (some say 23rd), 2012 is based off of the Mayan Long Count calendar. The Mayan Long Count calendar is a non-repeating calendar that was used in Mesoamerica during the height of the Mayan civilization, and because it is a non-repeating calendar (unlike the Roman calendar which repeats every 365 days), it eventually runs out of days. The last day on the Mayan Long Count calendar is December 21st, 2012. Therefore, some folks are expecting a cataclysmic change to the world order on that day.
Now that we’ve explained what it is, let’s explain what it isn’t. It isn’t right. We here at AYP are pretty sure that if God was going to hide the date of the end of the world in a conspiracy-theory fashion, He probably wouldn’t hide it in the calendar of a blood-drinking, child-sacrificing, snake-worshipping heathen culture. But, hey, maybe that’s just us…
God promises that He will return like a thief in the night (1 Thess 5:2). The whole world would be a lot better off if it stopped trying to guess the day it will end and start trying to be prepared for when it does.