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What is the baptist bird and john the baptist?
John the Baptist is the man who baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan river and who became one of his first twelve disciples.
John the Baptist is also Jesus’s cousin. As for the baptist bird, once Jesus became baptized,
the heavens opened and The Holy Spirit came down in the form of a dove that landed on Jesus’s shoulder.
Then God said this is my son.

 

Is the Baptist church named after john the Baptist?
No. Both Baptists and Anabaptists have their names deriving from the idea that they would “re-baptize” people.
By 1500’s it had become normative to practice the Christian rite of baptism on infants as an expression of faith of the parents.
Both Baptists and Anabaptists believed that baptism is to express the faith of the individual.
Therefore, people who joined Baptist or Anabaptist groups were required to undergo “believer’s baptism” even if they had been baptized as infants.
John the Baptist was described as such because his most famous role in the Bible was as the one who baptized Jesus.
Even though John did practice believer’s baptism, he was not a “Baptist” in the Christian sense. John’s baptism was a Jewish baptism of repentance.
(The English term “baptize” is simply the transliteration of a Greek word meaning to dip or immerse.) It was pre-Christian.

 

What was St. John the Baptist known for?
John the Baptist is known for being a cousin of Our Lord.
He dressed in coarse animal hair clothing and lived in the desert, eating honey and insects.
He preached a baptism of repentance to prepare the people for the arrival of Our Lord.

 

Are John the Baptist and St John the same?
No they are not the same:Description:
Saint John of God was born in 1495 at Montemoro Novo, Evora, Portugal to a very poor couple.
Following an impulse of his heart, he ran away from home to become a shepherd in Madrid, and then later, joined the Spanish Army.
At the age of 40, John returned home to find both of his parents dead.
Stricken with guilt, he devoted himself to the ransom of Christian slaves in Africa.
Years later, John found himself in Granada, Spain. After attending a sermon given by John of Avila, his heart was once again moved to change his life.
John of God discerned his true vocation and started a hospital for all the poor and sick in Granada.
In his hospital he created an atmosphere of welcome, peace and hospitality. After 10 years spent in the service of the suffering,
Saint John of God’s life came to an end when he contracted an illness of the heart.
He died in 1550 and was canonized in 1690.
He is recognized today as the patron of those suffering with heart disease. His feast day is March 8th.
Saint John of God, Pray for Us.

 
Why do we call John the baptist John the baptist?
Repent and be baptized. This meant a turning around from Godlessness and a dedication to God’s purpose.
He also preached that a Messiah was to come and to prepare for Him.

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The Illuminati is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an enlightenment era  founded on May 1, 1776 to oppose religious influence over public life, abuses of state power and to support women’s education and gender equality. The Illuminati were outlawed along with other secret societies by the Bavarian government leadership with the help of roman catholic church. And permanently disbanded in 1785. In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed they had regrouped and were responsible for the French Revolution.In subsequent use, “Illuminati” refers to various organizations claiming or purported to have unsubstantiated links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, and often alleged to conspire to control world affairs by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations to establish a New World Order and gain further political power and influence. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories. the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games, and music videos.

History

The Owl of Minerva perched on a book was an emblem used by the Bavarian Illuminati in their “Minerval” degree.

The movement was founded on May 1, 1776, in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria) as the Order of the Illuminati, with an initial membership of five, by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt (d. 1830), who was the first lay professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt. It was made up of freethinkers as an offshoot of the Enlightenment and seems to have been modeled on the Freemasons. The Illuminati’s members took a vow of secrecy and pledged obedience to their superiors. Members were divided into three main classes, each with several degrees, and many Illuminati chapters drew membership from existing Masonic lodges.

The goals of the organization included trying to eliminate superstition, prejudice, and the Roman Catholic Church’s domination over government, philosophy, and science; trying to reduce oppressive state abuses of power, and trying to support the education and treatment of women as intellectual equals. Originally Weishaupt had planned the order to be named the “Perfectibilists”.The group has also been called the Bavarian Illuminati and its ideology has been called “Illuminism”. Many influential intellectuals and progressive politicians counted themselves as members, including Ferdinand of Brunswick and the diplomat Xavier von Zwack, the second-in-command of the order.The order had branches in most European countries: it reportedly had around 2,000 members over the span of ten years. It attracted literary men such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Johann Gottfried Herder and the reigning dukes of Gotha and Weimar.
In 1777, Karl Theodor became ruler of Bavaria. He was a proponent of Enlightened Despotism and his government banned all secret societies including the Illuminati. Internal rupture and panic over succession preceded its downfall.A March 2, 1785 government edict “seems to have been deathblow to the Illuminati in Bavaria.” Weishaupt had fled and documents and internal correspondences, seized in 1786 and 1787, were subsequently published by the government in 1787.Von Zwack’s home was searched to disclose much of the group’s literature.
Barruel and Robison

Between 1797 and 1798 Augustin Barruel’s Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism and John Robison’s Proofs of a Conspiracy both publicized the theory that the Illuminati had survived and represented an ongoing international conspiracy, including the claim that it was behind the French Revolution. Both books proved to be very popular, spurring reprints and paraphrases by others (a prime example is Proofs of the Real Existence, and Dangerous Tendency, Of Illuminism by Reverend Seth Payson, published in 1802). Some response was critical, such as Jean-Joseph Mounier’s On the Influence Attributed to Philosophers, Free-Masons, and to the Illuminati on the Revolution of France.[citation needed]
Robison and Barruel’s works made their way to the United States. Across New England, Reverend Jedidiah Morse and others sermonized against the Illuminati, their sermons were printed, and the matter followed in newspapers. The concern died down in the first decade of the 1800s, though had some revival during the Anti-Masonic movement of the 1820s and 30s.
Modern Illuminati

Several recent and present-day fraternal organizations claim to be descended from the original Bavarian Illuminati and openly use the name “Illuminati.” Some such groups use a variation on “The Illuminati Order” in the name of their organization,[9][10] while others such as the Ordo Templi Orientis use “Illuminati” as a level within their organization’s hierarchy. However, there is no evidence that these present-day groups have amassed significant political power or influence, and they promote unsubstantiated links to the Bavarian Illuminati as a means of attracting membership instead of trying to remain secret.[1]
Popular culture

Main article: Illuminati in popular culture
Modern conspiracy theory
Main article: New World Order (conspiracy theory)#Illuminati
There is no evidence that the original Bavarian Illuminati survived its suppression in 1785.[1] However, writers such as Mark Dice,[11] David Icke, Texe Marrs, Jüri Lina and Morgan Gricar have argued that the Bavarian Illuminati survived, possibly to this day. Many of these theories propose that world events are being controlled and manipulated by a secret society calling itself the Illuminati.[12][13] Conspiracy theorists have claimed that many notable people were or are members of the Illuminati. Presidents of the United States are a common target for such claims.
A key figure in the conspiracy theory movement, Myron Fagan, devoted his latter years to finding evidence that a variety of historical events from Waterloo, The French Revolution, President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and an alleged communist plot to hasten the New World Order by infiltrating the Hollywood film industry, were all orchestrated by the Illuminati.