See also Secret Combinations
In the Book of Mormon, a band of robbers founded by a wicked Nephite named Gadianton. Their organization was based on secrecy and satanic oaths.
Gadianton caused the destruction of the Nephite nation, Hel. 2:12–13.
The devil gave secret oaths and covenants to Gadianton, Hel. 6:16–32.
Secret combinations caused the destruction of the Jaredite nation, Ether 8:15–26.