The Hidden Hand Behind Mega Churches
The title of this video/blog is “The Hidden Hand Behind Mega Churches.”
Mega churches for the most part are a huge money enterprise/ business. Founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard said in 1948 that “You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, start a religion.”
It certainly is a phenomenon and much more common today than in the past. Up until now, the Catholic Church with its many diocese and archdiocese around the globe seemed to have had captured the most fervent and committed followers. The “Church” as it is called was ruled by a Holy Papacy, a cardinal who would ascend to the throne of the Church in succession of the one preceding it. This succession of “rulers” over the Church was solidified in 325AD at the Council of Nicea, the first ecumenical council of the Christian church, where many policies were established including the term “Catholic”. Religious writings heretofore considered inspired by God were gathered together under the cloak of a seeming conspiracy that determined which were to be included in the Holy Bible and which ones were to be discarded. Pagan rituals and festivals were incorporated as well in order to induce and entice the so-called pagans into the fold.
Emperor Constantine I, an unbaptized catechumen or neophyte presided over the opening session. İznik,
, town, northwestern Turkey
. It lies on the eastern shore of Lake İznik.
From Britanica Encyclopedia we read
“Above all, Constantine’s achievement was perhaps greatest in social and cultural Roman Empire
. Emerging from it in the course of the 4th century were two developments that contributed fundamentally to the nature of Byzantine
and Western medieval culture: the growth of a specifically Christian, biblical culture that took its place beside the traditional Classical culture of the upper classes; and the extension of new forms of religious patronage between the secular governing classes and bishops, Christian intellectuals
and holy men. Constantine left much for his successors to do, but it was his personal choice made in 312 that determined the emergence of the Roman Empire as a Christian state. It is not hard to see why Eusebius
regarded Constantine’s reign as the fulfillment of divine providence
—nor to concede the force of Constantine’s assessment of his own role as that of the 13th Apostle
history. It was the development, after his example, of a Christianized imperial governing class that, together with his dynastic success, most firmly entrenched the privileged position of Christianity; and it was this movement of fashion, rather than the enforcement of any program of legislation, that was the basis of the Christianization of the
We need only to see the status, rank and appeal of the Catholic Church today to grasp its impact on the global stage since 325 AD.
Of course there were many schisms, wars and persecutions. Conflict between the Roman Christians and the European Christians came to a head during the Protestant Reformation of the 1500’s, with several reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry VIII rising out of the midst including King James, Calvin, Luther and others. People began to question the Papacy and its proclaimed infallible power over all aspects of life that had been wielded for at least 10 centuries. Corruption and ineptitude of the Papacy, the priests and clergy even among the believers became so rampant it was time for a change in fact time for a revolution. The wealth of the Church was unspeakable and came by thru some unscrupulous practices, however, to this day it still remains the wealthy religious entity in the world. Headquartered in Rome, it has consolidated the masses to the point where dignitaries and heads of state come from around the globe to pay their respects to the Pope and his mighty guard of soldiers, priests, cardinals and clergymen.
But somewhere along the way, the schism between the Catholics and the Protestants took an even more interesting turn.
“The Protestant Reformation
was the 16th-century religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval that splintered Catholic Europe, setting in place the structures and beliefs that would define the continent in the modern era. In northern and central Europe, reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry VIII challenged papal authority and questioned the Catholic Church’s ability to define Christian practice. They argued for a religious and political redistribution of power into the hands of Bible- and pamphlet-reading pastors and princes. The disruption triggered wars, persecutions and the so-called Counter-Reformation, the Catholic Church’s delayed but forceful response to the Protestants.”
Around the world we see huge edifices of worship, some even having been subdued by the advance of Islam changing Cathedrals into mosques or leveling cathedrals and erecting mosques in their place. But slowly but surely, the Protestant arm of Christian believers has grown exponentially and has expressed itself through many forms. Today, their churches rival the Cathedrals and mosques and their congregations are expanding rapidly.
Some world churches have sprung up from the ashes such as the Council of World Churches. The World Council of Churches is a Christian organization dedicated to the search for Christian unity. It is a voluntary fellowship (association) of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour.
“There are several groups which call themselves “Apostolic.” Generally speaking, these churches all seek to uphold or return to the teachings and practices of the first church. Some of these churches hold to Pentecostal doctrine, while some do not. The largest groups are probably the Apostolic Church (or Apostolic Faith Church), which was born out of the Welsh revival of 1904-1905; and the New Apostolic Church International, which is traced back to the British revivals of the 1830s.
Much of the theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church corresponds to common Protestant Christian teachings, such as the Trinity
and the infallibility of Scripture
. Distinctive teachings include the unconscious state of the dead
and the doctrine of an investigative judgment
. The church is known for its emphasis on diet and health, its “holistic” understanding of the person,
promotion of religious liberty, and its conservative principles and lifestyle.
The world church is governed by a General Conference
, with smaller regions administered by divisions, union conferences, and local conferences. It currently has a worldwide baptized membership of over 20 million people, and 25 million adherents.
As of May 2007, it was the twelfth-largest religious body in the world,
and the sixth-largest highly international religious body.
It is ethnically and culturally diverse, and maintains a missionary
presence in over 200 countries and territories.
Lest we forget the Worldwide Evangelist Movement namely:
The organizations represented by the websites below proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, and encourage and facilitate evangelism in all walks of life, through events, media and publications.
BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
You were created to know God in a personal way—to have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS
NORM GEISLER INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES
All in All, the Catholic Church still out rivals all the others with is 1.2 billion people worldwide according to Vatican figures. More than 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America – but Africa has seen the biggest growth in Catholic congregations in recent years.
There are too many to list here. We will skip the “New Age” movement which also has tentacles stretching around the world and has its own way of soliciting funds from its believers, initiates, associates and cohorts. Otherwise we will never get to the hidden hand behind them all.
So, let’s go back a bit and focus on the topic of this video, the phenomenon called the Mega Church.
It is quite an interesting phenomenon especially when you look at the amount of money that streams into them yearly. Since in the US in particular, churches are tax exempt, there is little oversight as to what a church can do, what a church is and what the congregation is responsible for. In the beginning the concept of Church was a small gathering of folks who came together to share a worship service, with others of like mind. Over time, these small gatherings would expand to larger ones and require a large “meeting hall”. Meeting halls evolved to large buildings, then cathedrals and now massive stadium size buildings where worshippers visit, hearts in their hands and of course, money in their pockets.
They gather around a charismatic “preacher”, “reverend”, “pastor” etc. and seek his auspices and sometimes intercession between them and “Glory”. They willfully give up their earnings and savings for the promise. The advent of the Televangelists has taken this operation to a whole new level.
To quote a commenter by the name of Barbara Bush:
“What I find ironic is how much the megachurches and their preachers borrowed from rock stars. The stadiums, the laser light shows, the big screen onstage, the audience participation (The ultra loud “Are you ready to rock and roll?” shouted from the stage has become “Are you ready to accept Jesus as your savior?” and the flicking of cigarette lighters has become the waving of arms). And the preachers get plenty of ass, just like the rock stars of the 60s and 70s. Fundamentalist preachers denounced rock and roll as the devil’s music but rock really worked out quite well for them, didn’t it?”
In brief, this document outlines the impact of Liberation Theology particularly as it relates to countries in South America that are ruled by so-called dictators. It appears to be an extension or offshoot of the Catholic Church or in a sense a reformation of the commonly available Church system inculcating the need for liberation from poverty, dictatorial rule, inequality across the social structure of the communities. Some even incorporate a violent take over of the government. While the CIA was apprehensive of its radical implications that stated that the US and other western capitalists countries were a major threat to these 3rd world nations, it also can see the advantage of these take overs and the establishment of a more democratic society. Here it can be seen that the CIA can infiltrate and manipulate according to the interests of the US. Funding certain revolutions and regime change, funneling weapons and money into these radicalized New Church goers, and on the other hand subduing and or infiltrating to align these grassroots movements to be more in accord with core principals of western democracy in particular, capitalism. When the move towards liberation includes the nationalization of resources within the countries, then a full scale divestment, sanctions or even all out war is called for.
Guerillas are created in these Churches that foster liberation theology, so again, the need for influencing both sides become even more apparent. Here we can reference the “Church Committee” and Oliver North and the impact that Oliver North had on the Sandinistas and the more successful Contras. While it may appear that this was all about religious liberation from the oppressive Catholic established church, it actually devolved into the destabilization of many countries in south America and the total ostracizing of Cuba as Castro was a strong proponent of the liberation theology. In addition it has become evident that the Papacy also participated in CIA operations especially in South America by receiving direct contributions/funding, ignoring the many atrocities perpetrated by the “liberation theology” militias or encouraging these militias. Consequently we see the CIA funding both sides of the conflict.
So where does the CIA fit in the Christian Right Fundamentalist Prosperity Doctrine that has taken the world by storm?
Further research reveals that the fundamentalist/evangelical movements in South America were a precursor to its advent and perpetuation in North America. The experiment included but is not all exclusive of mind control cointel psyops, drug trafficking, pedophilia and child molestations, homosexuality and ramped materialism particularly as these preachers amass huge sums of money for houses, cars, private jets, luxury vacations, etc. It is curious to note that the average member of these congregations did not/do not have access to the same wealth and is some instances have lost prized possessions in their effort to gain access to the “Holy Crown” of golden glory promised to them by these preachers.
Behind the scenes these preachers/evangelists/prosperity doctrine teachers are shrouded under various laws suits, tax evasion and other criminal activities mirroring in some instances the Mafia. They purport Zionist dispensationalism and often appear facist in their explosive sermons about who actually deserves the kingdom of heaven and who does not.
Deep inside the coven of these doctrines is an exceptionalism that may be tempting and appealing to any of those who may be outside of the fold and in order to enter the fold you must pay your fair share of tythes and then some.
These churches are hosted in huge stadium like facilties, with dancing, bands, loud music and lots of cheering while the preacher booms through his expensive sound equipment messages of prosperity and abundance that every one is supposedly entitled to. Though many of them if not most of them, seldom see the wealth that their preachers boast of having themselves. In fact, they are told if they don’t have it, they must be doing something wrong.
It is a well known fact that CIA operations are supposed to be done abroad, while the FBI, DHS and various other intelligence agencies work in the United States. However, the link between what started in South and Central America through Billy Graham, Falwell, AmeriCares, and a host of other evangelical/fundamentalist operations have stretched its tentacles into the United States as can be seen with the connection between these organizations on mainland USA and South and Central America. Some of these even harken back to Rev. Moon and even futher back to Billy Graham who has been purported to be not only a CIA asset but a freemason.
This research open up a rabbit hole that I had never expected to go down. Through declassified CIA documents, to the destabilization of Central and South America with the “liberation theology” and full circle to the movement of Mega Churches here in the US.
One of the most interesting discoveries was finding out who the riches pastors/preachers were in 2017, and on that list were 4 preachers from Nigeria. It seems that the concept of the Mega church has spread from the south to the north to the West and now Africans in Nigeria are rivaling the movement.
One outstanding example of this phenomenon of the material wealth that these preachers acquire is that of Edir Macedo, who establish the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, in Rio de Janeiro who is a billionaire from Brazil who has several businesses that include radios stations where he is broadcast as far as Australia. With all of that he has a militia of some 3 thousand men who are dedicated to the battle for the Lord. Several abuses have been related to his establishment that include, murder, child abuse and fraud, but he has been able to avoid an serious prosecution. It is believed to be CIA front with connections to the Mossad.
The current Mega Church leaders use a mix of New Age philosophy while claiming to be strong proponents of the Original bible text. They have become active in politics particularly the Republican party and were strong backers of the Donald Trump campaign. Springing out of the Bible belt with Billy Graham and stretching to South America it ricochet back and pulled those seeking Liberation from poverty, changed the slogans to Prosperity and fostered their evangelism through elaborate displays on television. Establishing the TBN these evangelists catered to physical as well as viewing audiences from around the country and around the globe. Seeking to have what they were manipulated to believe that Jesus did not want them to be poor, therefore, the Kingdom should be enjoyed here on Earth as well as in the Hereafter, although the hereafter became more and more an obscure goal as the riches promised in the present were displayed audaciously by these Televangelists.
There is a plethora of YouTube videos demonstrating the audacious antics of these Televangelists. Benny Hinn is a prime example along with Creflo Dollar and TD Jakes, but for what its worth, their influence is amazing in its magnetic ability to draw tens of thousands to their assemblies. Additionally, the music in these assemblies changed dramatically to resemble more of a rock concert than that of the more somber predecessors. It’s ironic to see them decry the debauchery of the fallen angels and their sinful ways, while they haughtily display the love of monetary abundance, success and notoriety.
These folks have pr managers, brands, marketing strategies, billboards and campaigns that all resemble what any modern day corporation would engage in in order to “sell” their product. The difference being that these folks are able to skirt around many laws and tax levies as they claim to be a “religious” organization. It is quite a curious phenomenon to behold.
It would seem that infiltration, manipulation and even leading some of these enclaves of riches would be the order of the day for any intelligence agency in the US. These institutions are a perfect cover for criminal activities as the leaders of these organizations have become so corrupted they have made themselves likely candidates for blackmail and subversion.
We have seen some of these individuals face the “music” as claims of pedophilia, drug abuse, sexual harassment, tax evasion, dysfunctional families, HIV-AIDS and even murder in some cases.
How are these individuals allowed to rise to such positions of power and influence over thousands and sometimes millions of people worldwide? How are they able to fly around in private jets, live in sprawling mansions, take expensive vacations, and even solicit prostitutes and father children out of wed lock and maintain their positions of preachers/pastors/healers, etc?
My research indicates that they are covers or fronts for secretive operations. The secrecy of these operations make it hard to pinpoint succinctly what and how they are conducted, but it does become apparent when from time to time, one of these individuals is “outed” by the media, for whatever reason. One can only surmise that they are outed because at some point they went beyond the pale and stepped on the wrong toes.
Clearly, there is a hidden hand behind these groups. This hand has many fingers that are manipulating many pies. From what I can surmise, the biggest and most powerful finger, is that of mind control experiment leading to a NWO type of homogeneous religious expression that crosses continents and connects people of all walks of life into this enormous fold of single minded, easily manipulated masses that will do the bidding of their leaders. These leaders are given marching orders and all must comply. Unbeknownst to the average stadium church going person, they are being drawn into a grand experiment that will render them into some type of symbiotic bondage. They will give up their own intuitive ability to discern and follow their leader to the slaughter as it were, like in the case of Jim Jones.
These charismatic leaders are specifically selected for their ability to hone the masses into a trance like state where they can implant various messages and commands that these stadium going folks will follow without question. This is clearly seen as they offer these demigods there last dime for the advancements they are promised.
So, apart from the crowd control that happens at the rock concerts and sports stadiums, here we have crowd control under the auspices of religion and receiving religious blessings and glory from the Rock Star, Super Hero Evangelist. In essence, the powers that be have covered all the basis of human experience enmasse and are steadily testing and retesting its impact on the human psyche for their ultimate agenda of total control. They are able to seed the minds of the masses around the globe through this religious infiltration. They are able to destabilize governments, uproot indigenous practices, forestall communist threat, install socialistic agendas, hide nefarious activities, traffic drugs and humans, set up dictators who are amenable to capitalism, remove those who resist their marching orders, launder money through front churches, and totally divest all participants of any sovereignty, traumatize others and acquire accolades and Peace Prizes in the process.
In a book called “War In Heaven” it states…. By Kyle Griffith
“Religious mind control is practiced in many different places besides religious services. The Theocrats often practice it on the crowds:
- attending sporting events
- in gambling casinos
- at political rallies
- during musical concerts of many types
- in a number of other places.
Whenever many people enter an intense emotional state at the same time and have their collective attention focused on a common objective, Theocratic spirits can use subconscious telepathic manipulation to put them into a religious trance and reprogram their minds with religious mind control.”
Please understand, that at the risk of writing a doctoral thesis on this topic, there are several things that I just could not include in these videos. But suffice it to say, that I do hope that you were able to get some idea of what is happening and how the hidden hand works behind the scenes of this Mega Church Phenomenon.
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