David Allen Rivera

This book deals with an organization which has been referred to as the Illuminati. I first heard about this group in 1978 when I received a cassette tape which had been recorded at the Open Door Church in Chambersburg, PA. A guest speaker, by the name of John Todd, who identified himself as a former member, revealed the existence of this secret Order of the elite who have been controlling world events for over 200 years, and whose ultimate goal was to establish a one-world government. I was quite shaken after listening to this tape. It was just so incredible, so inconceivable, that it couldn't be true; but I couldn't get it out of my mind. So, to satisfy my curiosity, I decided to do a little bit of research.

Besides looking into the Illuminati, I also did some digging on Todd. As it ended up, I wasn't able to make any conclusions regarding his authenticity, however 90% of what he said about the Illuminati was true, and had been documented. I continued my research, and the deeper I got, the more disturbing it became. When I sat in church as a child, and would hear of what the Bible said about what was going to happen in the "last days", it was really hard to imagine how that all could be possible. Somehow, the information I was finding out about the Illuminati was putting all of this Eschatology into perspective. Now, not only did it appear possible, it became an undeniable fact, that an unsuspecting world was being driven towards the fulfillment of prophecies that had been made nearly 2,000 years ago.

For six years, I devoted hundreds of hours into finding out all I could concerning the Illuminati. The result was a manuscript in 1984 titled The Illuminati Conspiracy and the Coming One World Government. Because of some interest concerning this project, a few copies were printed and sold. I contacted a few publishers hoping to get it published on a larger scale, but none wanted to commit to a book of this size that would only appeal to a small segment of people. That, and a job where I worked six days a week, pushed this book to the back burner.

Then, in 1990, during the Persian Gulf crisis, President George Bush began talking about a "New World Order." The simple fact that their intentions were now made public, indicated to me, that they believed that nothing could be done to stop them, and that their plans were now in high gear. This, and new information which had come to light in the past couple of years, prompted me to dust off my manuscript, and rework it. What emerged is an astonishing compilation of history and facts which support my theory concerning this developing New World Order. What you will read here, you will not find anywhere, in any one book.

My goal was to self-publish the book to show that there was a market for this information. Which I did in 1994. The book was sold in most Christian book stores in the central Pennsylvania area, was available by mail order, and was carried by four distributors around the country. Sales projections indicated that the book had a potential for success. Yet, the 100+ publishers that I contacted chose not to consider it for publication.

In the past year, an increasing number of people have heard about the book, and contacted me through the original publisher, hoping to get copies. However, there are no copies left.

While there is still hope that it could be published by a national publisher, I would be remiss in my responsibility as a writer and researcher, if I did not make an effort to distribute this book.

So, I have decided to post a copy of the manuscript on the Internet. In fact, the manuscript contains an additional 75 pages of information not found in the original book.

Many people have told me that reading my book is like reading an encyclopedia, or a college term paper. I'm not trying to be pretty here. This is a serious expose' that is meant to inform, not entertain. I wanted to present each aspect in a dossier-style, so that you would have a concise overview of the most important areas of what has come to be known as the New World Order.

In a sense, this book is a collection of files. Each independent of the other. Yet together, they reveal the existence of a power that has been at work behind the scenes for many years. Since much of the original research was done in the early 1980's, some of the material is dated; however, this historical tour-de-force provides the best introduction available on the subject.

Although it may be difficult for some people to read, just remember that this is a reference work. It was very important to provide enough information to present a convincing argument. I want you to be overwhelmed. I want this book to hit you with the force of a jackhammer. I want this book to change the way you think, about the world we live in today.

Why should you read this book? For non-Christians, it is to let you know, that there is something really wrong here. Abraham Lincoln's pledge of "government of the people, by the people, for the people", has become a joke. After reading this book, you will know why things are the way they are. For Christians, it is to wake you up. Many churches have lost that sense of urgency, and the need to prepare for the fulfillment of all things. This world is on the edge. We are about to plunge into the midst of what has been foretold many years ago. After reading this book, your faith will be reaffirmed. The Bible which you have been reading for years will come alive like never before. You knew why it was going to happen, now you will know how it's going to happen.

David Allen Rivera

November , 1998

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