Project Megiddo - FBI Cult Test Summary

A passive cult predicts GOD WILL PUNISH. An active cult predicts GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE WILL PUNISH. This should be seen as a threat for the millenium.
The name “Megiddo” comes from the biblical location in Israel associated with the Battle of Armageddon, the final great battle between the forces of good and evil foretold in the book of Revelation.

Most of the violence which is prophesied to be spiritual happened in many or most Bible-based churches. Men or Women claiming A NEW PARADIGM which replaces the old Bible hear whispered voices or see vision. Their spirit is telling them to infiltrate and divert churches and turn them over to their battle-based religious worship services.

Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon
        and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles,
        which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world,
        to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief.
            Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments,
        lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

G717 Armageddōn ar-mag-ed-dohn' Of Hebrew origin [ H2022 ] and [ H4023 ]; Armageddon (or Har-Megiddon), a symbolical name:—Armageddon.
Megiddo is from: H1413 gâdad gaw-dad' A primitive root (compare H1461 ); to crowd; also to gash (as if by pressing into):—assemble (selves by troops), gather (selves together, self in troops), cut selves.
-Polemikos 1 [polemos]
I. of or for war, Thuc.; aspis polemikôtatê most fit for service, Xen.
2. hê -kê (sc. technê ), the art of war, war, Plat.: --ta polemika warlike exercises, Thuc., Xen. polemikon the signal for battle,
b. the military class, opp. to the civilian, Arist.
II. of persons, skilled in war, warlike, Thuc., etc. an enemy, stirring up hostility, Xen.:—adv., polemikōs ekhein to be hostile,
Used with the -salpinketes or trumpeter giving signs for war. Apoc.18.22
Revelation 18:[22]
  The voice of harpers and minstrels and flute players and trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. No craftsman, of whatever craft, will be found any more at all in you. The sound of a mill will be heard no more at all in you. [23]  The light of a lamp will shine no more at all in you. The voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will be heard no more at all in you; for your merchants were the princes of the earth; for with your sorcery all the nations were deceived. [24]  In her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on the earth."

-ars ,   I. Skill in producing any material form, handicraft, trade, occupation, employment  (tekhnē).  1. With the idea extended, any physical or mental activity, so far as it is practically exhibited; a profession, art (music, poetry, medicine, etc.) musicam, poëtarum,
With a gen. designating it: “ars disserendi,dialectics, Cic. de Or. 2, 38, 157: “ars dicendi,the art of speaking, id. ib. 1, 23, 107, and Quint. 2, 17, 17; so, “ars, eloquentiae,
Ov. H. 16, 364: “tunc ego sim Inachio notior arte Lino, i. e. arte canendi,Prop. 3, 4, 8:
The Linus Song Lĭnus (-os ), i, m., = Li:nos, I. A son of Apollo and Psammate, daughter of Crotopus, king of the Argives; he was given by his mother to the care of shepherds, and one day, being left alone, was torn to pieces by dogs; whereupon Apollo sent into the land a monster which destroyed everything, until slain by Chorœbus, Stat. Th. 6, 64
II. The son of Apollo and Terpsichore, instructor of Orpheus and Hercules, the latter of whom killed him by a blow with the lyre:
Thucycides 6.69 [2] First, the stone-throwers, slingers, and archers of either army began skirmishing, and routed or were routed by one another, as might be expected between light troops; next, soothsayers [Mantis] brought forward the usual victims, and trumpeters  [salpinketes] urged on the heavy infantry to the charge;
Manti^s  Sibulla:— diviner, seer, prophet,  “m. anērPi.I.6(5).51; of Apollo,
ho mantis mantin ekpraxas eme, of Apollo and Cassandra, Id.Ag.1275; of the Pythian priestess, Id.Eu.29;  “ho Thrēxi m.E.Hec.1267 (of Dionysus),
3. Adj., toude manteōs khorou of this prophetic band, dub. in S.Fr.113.
II. a kind of grasshopper, the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, Theoc.10.18, Dsc.Eup.1.149.
Plat. Phaedrus 244b For if it were a simple fact that insanity is an evil, the saying would be true; but in reality the greatest of blessings come to us through madness, when it is sent as a gift of the gods. For the prophetess at Delphi and the priestesses at Dodona when they have been mad have conferred many splendid benefits upon Greece both in private and in public affairs, but few or none when they have been in their right minds; and if we should speak of the Sibyl and all the others who by prophetic inspiration have foretold many things to many persons and thereby made them fortunate afterwards, anyone can see that we should speak a long time. And it is worth while to adduce also the fact that those men of old who invented names thought that madness was neither shameful nor disgraceful;
nom-izō , (nomos):—use customarily, practise,  n. ekklēsian have a regular popular assembly, Arist. Pol.1275b7; agoras kataskeuēn n.
Id.Eu.29 First, in this prayer of mine, I give the place of highest honor among the gods to the first prophet, Earth; and after her to Themis, for she was the second to take this oracular seat of her mother, as legend tells... I call on the streams of Pleistus and the strength of Poseidon, and highest Zeus, the Fulfiller; and then I take my seat as prophetess upon my throne. And may they allow me now to have the best fortune, far better than on my previous entrances. [30] And if there are any from among the Hellenes here, let them enter, in turn, by lot, as is the custom. For I prophesy as the god leads.
    She enters the temple and after a brief interval returns terror-stricken


For apocalyptic cults, especially biblically based ones, the millennium is viewed as the time that will signal a major transformation for the world. Many apocalyptic cults share the belief that the battle against Satan, as prophesied in the Book of Revelation, will begin in the years surrounding the millennium and that the federal government is an arm of Satan. Therefore, the millennium will bring about a battle between cult members --- religious martyrs --- and the government.

For law enforcement purposes, a narrower interpretation of groups that qualify as cults is needed. A more useful definition of cults incorporates the term "cultic relationships" to describe the interactions within a cult. Specificaly, a cultic relationship refers to

one in which a person intentionally induces others to become totally or nearly totally dependent on him or her for almost all major life decisions,

and inculcates in these followers a belief that he or she has some special talent, gift, or knowledge."

This definition of cults provides important distinctions that are vital for analyzing a cult's predilection towards violence. The origin of the cult, the role of its leader, and its uniqueness provide a framework for understanding what distinguishes cults from other domestic terrorist groups that otherwise share many similar characteristics. These distinctions are:

(1) cult leaders are self-appointed, persuasive persons who claim to have a special mission in life or have special knowledge;

(2) a cult's ideas and dogma claim to be innovative and exclusive; and

(3) cult leaders focus their members' love, devotion and allegiance on themselves. These characteristics culminate in a group structure that is frequently highly authoritarian in structure.

While predicting violence is extremely difficult and imprecise, there are certain characteristics that make some cults more prone to violence. Law enforcement officials should be aware of the following factors:

¥ Sequestered Groups: Members of sequestered groups lose access to the outside world and information preventing critical evaluation of the ideas being espoused by the leader.

¥ Leader's History: The fantasies, dreams, plans, and ideas of the leader are most likely to become the beliefs of the followers because of the totalitarian and authoritarian nature of cults.

¥ Psychopaths: Control of a group by charismatic psychopaths or those with narcissistic character disorders.

¥ Changes in the Leader: Changes in a leader's personality caused by traumatic events such as death of a spouse or sickness.

¥ Language of the Ideology: Groups that are violent use language in their ideology that contains the seeds of violence.

¥ Implied Directive for Violence: Most frequently, a leader's speeches, rhetoric, and language does not explicitly call for violence, rather it is most often only implied.

¥ Length of Time: The longer the leader's behavior has gone unchecked against outside authority, the less vulnerable the leader feels.

¥ Who Is in the Inner Circle: Cults with violent tendencies often recruit people who are either familiar with weapons or who have military backgrounds to serve as enforcers.

An analysis of millennial cults by the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit describes how rhetoric changes depending on whether the leader's ideology envisions the group

as playing an active role in the coming Apocalypse

or a passive survivalist role:

A cult that predicts that "God will punish" or "evil will be punished" indicates a more passive and less threatening posture

than the cult that predicts that "God's chosen people will punish . . ."

"In 1986, McCartney exhorted his Promise Keepers followers: "Many of you feel like you've been in a war for a long time, yet the fiercest fighting is still ahead. Let's proceed. It's wartime." In recent years, they have toned down the militaristic language. No longer emphasized are the "squads of men" engaging in "spiritual warfare" as "God's army," fighting "a raging battle" with Jesus as their "commander-in-chief" and clergy as "commissioned officers."

Kenneth Sublett

Full PDF article at the FBI


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