This book is intended as an overview of secret combinations, to make it clear what they are, who they are, how they operate and what their agenda is.
The world is divided into two powers. One is the gospel of the Son of God, based on the order of heaven, promoting peace and righteousness. The other is the order of secret abominations — the mode of governing mankind by the means of terrible oaths and by the law of force.
“There is no conspiracy theory in the Book of Mormon — it is a conspiracy fact.” (Ezra Taft Benson)
Those who are watching sense the world is becoming more wicked and more corrupt over time. The issues we face today are like fires, but these are not accidental fires. While putting out the fires is a good cause, it’s also important to identify the arsonists. Many evils in this world have been made possible and supported by well-meaning but ignorant people who did not understand the consequences of their actions.
“In any struggle, it is essential to know both what you are fighting for and what you are fighting against. If knowledge of the former is lacking, the will to win will be absent. If knowledge of the latter is lacking, confusion and uncertainty will result.” (J. Edgar Hoover, Former FBI Director)
Topics covered in this book: Why we need to understand evil. What are secret combinations. Secret combinations in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Secret combinations have existed since Cain. The world is full of secret organizations. The false left-right paradigm. What is our responsibility. The parable of the tower.
“..it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain … 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 …” (The Book of Mormon, Ether, chapter 8)
“I testify that wickedness is rapidly expanding in every segment of our society. It is more highly organized, more cleverly disguised, and more powerfully promoted than ever before. Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world.” (Ezra Taft Benson)