The New Atlantis and The United States of America

Two Influences

The United States of America has had a greater impact on the world than any other nation in history. After studying the history that led to the founding of the United States of America it is clear that there was a Godly influence and an ungodly influence. Much like the parable of the wheat and tares that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 13, there are those who sowed Godly seeds and others who sowed ungodly seeds into the establishment of the United States.


Godly – Establish a “City on the Hill” to Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ

People like the Puritans and the Pilgrims came to America to escape religious persecution in Europe. They came to establish a “city on the hill” where they could freely worship God and raise up offspring to boldly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Many of the American colleges were founded by Christians. As a result, American Christian missionaries went to “India, Burma, and Hawaii, then eventually by 1900 to the Middle East, Africa, and to China, Japan, and Korea in the Far East”. This helped to make the 19th century “the greatest century for missions”. They, and others like them, have had a profound influence that continues through today. Others, with a different motive, have had a more subtle influence in the beginning, but are having a more profound influence as time goes on.


Ungodly – Establish a New Atlantis to Restore the Empire of the Golden Age

Some believe that those with an ungodly purpose can be traced back to the stories that the Greek philosopher Plato told from the Egyptians about Atlantis. Whether the story of Atlantis is true or not, there are those who seriously desire to build a New Atlantis in America. Consider the following brief summary.


In his book, “The Secret Destiny of America”, Manly P. Hall wrote: “One of the most ancient of man’s constructive ideals is the dream of a universal democracy and a cooperation of all nations in a commonwealth of States. The mechanism for the accomplishment of this ideal was set in motion in the ancient temples of Greece, Egypt, and India. So brilliant was the plan and so well was it administrated that it has survived to our time, and it will continue to function until the great work is accomplished.” He continues: “Plato’s political vision was for the restoration of the Empire of the Golden Age. The old ways of the gods must be restored, he was convinced, if human beings are to be preserved from the corruptions which they have brought upon themselves.” He summarizes by stating that “For more than three thousand years, secret societies have labored to create the background of knowledge necessary to the establishment of an enlightened democracy among the nations of the world.”


In 1627 Sir Francis Bacon picks up with the theme of Atlantis when he published “The New Atlantis”. Jay Morningstar comments:


“‘The New Atlantis’ was Bacons’ vision for a new ‘Golden Age’, and it became the inspiration for many influential American colonists, including several of Bacons’ decendants, who settled in Virginia after it’s publication. Bacon, who many historians consider to be the true father of modern democracy and founder of America, was an avid student of Ancient Wisdom, joining many secret societies during his life. In his youth, he became a member of ‘The Order of the Helmet’, a group that worshipped the Goddess as Pallas Athene, the Greek Goddess of Truth and Wisdom. It is this Goddess whose nineteen and a half foot tall bronze and platinum form now stands atop the Capitol building, gazing eastward, as the ‘Statue of Freedom’ in Washington D.C. Bacon eventually became Grand Master of the Rosicrucian Order.”


Secret Societies

The secret societies that Hall and Morningstar refer to have had a significant influence on the United States, prior to its being established, and since then. Consider a couple more excerpts from Hall’s book, “The Secret Destiny of America”:


“Bacon’s secret society was set up in America before the middle of the 17th Century. Bacon himself had given up all hope of bringing his dream to fruition in his own country, and he concentrated his attention upon rooting it in the new world. He made sure that the American colonists were thoroughly indoctrinated with the principles of religious tolerance, political democracy, and social equality. Through carefully appointed representatives, the machinery of democracy was set up at least a hundred years before the period of the Revolutionary War.”


“Any account of secret societies in America would have to include tribute to the man who has been called the ‘First American Gentleman’–Benjamin Franklin.” “Franklin spoke for the Order of the Quest, and most of the men who worked with him in the early days of the American Revolution were also members. The plan was working out, the New Atlantis was coming into being, in accordance with the program laid down by Francis Bacon a hundred and fifty years earlier.”


The United States of America is Formed

In light of the work of the plan of the secret societies over the centuries to re-establish a new “Golden Age”, it is interesting to note that in the 1700s England, Spain, and France all simultaneously controlled portions of the land that would become the United States of America.


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Three Kingdoms Fall

England, Spain, and France were three of the kingdoms that formed as the Roman Empire broke up. Consider these prophecies from Daniel:


I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. (Daniel 7:8)


And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. (Daniel 7:20)


So, in order for the US to become a nation, it had to subdue and uproot three of the ten kings that came out of the Roman empire. I do not know of any other nation that has done this. This was first brought to my attention in the article “The Hidden Treasures” by Doug Krieger which no longer appears to be available on the internet. The formation of this kingdom would pave the way for Antichrist and give Satan a beach-head from which to operate.


The USA Today

So, where does the United States stand today? While the Godly influence is still present, the impact of secret societies is increasingly evident. It was in the late 1800s that America’s Biblical world view drastically began to change. The strong influence that the church used to have on every aspect of society is waning and being replaced by a different value system and worship of other gods. Bacon’s vision of a “New Order of the Ages” is being fulfilled in the “New World Order” that President George H. W. Bush and many other world leaders have talked about.


The US “cannot escape, and indeed should welcome the task which history has imposed on us. This is the task of helping to shape a new world order in all its dimensions – spiritual, economic, political, social. (“the Mid-Century Challenge to US Foreign Policy”, Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund. Hope of the Wicked, p 10.)