Secret Combinations See also Cain; Gadianton Robbers An organization of people bound together by oaths to carry out the evil purposes of the group. The father of lies stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations, 2 Ne. 9:9. I must needs destroy the secret works of darkness, 2 Ne. 10:15. Judgments of God did come upon these workers of secret combinations, Alma 37:30. Gadianton did prove almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi, Hel. 2:4–13. Satan put it into the hearts of the people to form secret oaths and covenants, Hel. 6:21–31. The Lord worketh not in secret combinations, Ether 8:19. Nations that uphold secret combinations shall be destroyed, Ether 8:22–23. They did reject all the words of the prophets, because of their secret society, Ether 11:22. From the days of Cain, there was a secret combination, Moses 5:51.