"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9
Freemasonry: A Luciferian Beacon
Author:
Christopher J. E. Johnson
Published: Jan 27, 2017
[creationliberty.com]

Contents:
The Foundation of Freemasonry
The Mr. Potato-Head Deity
Oaths & Hierarchy
Mystery Symbols
The Masonic Messiah
Freemason Assassins and the Mormon Church
Famous Freemasons
What is the Illuminati?
What Should Christians Do?


This PDF is a printable one-page tract to hand out to Freemasons. It includes quotations from Masonic authorities, as well as useful Scripture to keep on hand when you talk with Masons.


Freemasonry is not very well understood by the general public, and there seems to be an aloof and lackadaisical attitude towards Masonic temples in their cities. The general consensus of the public is that Masons are just a group of old men who get together to smoke cigars and pat each other on the back for their accomplishments, while occasionally doing something charitable for the city. Without thorough research, people generally hear something randomly good or randomly bad about Masons, but few people know enough details to discern who they are and what they do, and understandbly so, since their temples, and the branches therein, are very ambiguous.

The United Grand Lodge of England, a Masonic lodge that has been in operation for hundreds of years, gives their definition of Freemasonry:
"Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry."
-United Grand Lodge of England, "About UGLE," retrieved Jan 17, 2017, [ugle.org.uk/about]

As we will find out soon, most of the above statement is a complete lie. Freemasonry is incredibly political, purely religious, and the "high moral standing" of members only extends as far as the public can see; making great efforts to look good on the outside, and swearing oaths to NEVER "speak openly about" the true hidden meanings behind Freemasonry.

For example, the Shriners, a well-known branch of Freemasonry, have the Shrine Circus, which many children across America have attended (including myself), and that is the impression many people are left with; namely, a charity club. On the Shriners International website, it says:
"Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care for children and families in need."
-Shriners International, "Values - Brotherhood," retrieved Nov 24, 2014, [shrinersinternational.org/en/Shriners/Values/Brotherhood]

Doesn't that sound so pleasant, kind, and generous? If we only looked at the outside of Masonry and took it at face value, it would seem like a good organization, right?

The general public is completely oblivious to the fact that in order to become a Shriner, you must first get to a high level in the Masonic religious order, which takes a lot of money and dedication, and in order to achieve that high level, they must swear oaths unto pagan gods. If the world had a better understanding of who the "god" of Freemasonry really is, I think most people would heavily distance themselves from the organization, including some of the their blissfully ignorant members.
(In fact, there was a time in America when people distanced themselves from Freemasonry in the Anti-Masonic Party, but we'll learn more about that later.)

To get a better understanding of this, let's look at the Masonic writings of Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990), who is considered by Freemasons to be the most influencial Mason of the 20th century. Hall was the founder of the Philosophical Research Society and a 33º Mason (or what they call a Grand Sovereign Inspector General) of the Jewel Lodge No. 374 in San Francisco (known today as United Lodge). In his book, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, he said:
"When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy."
-Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Courier Dover Publications, 2012, p. 48, ISBN: 9780486121031

Before I continue, I want to make sure readers undertand the difference between a Satanist and a Luciferian, because despite what most church-goers believer, there is a difference in belief. A Satanist typically concentrates on fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and denies any greater deity that mankind would need to aspire to, but a Luciferian believes that Satan is god, and while they also concentrate on fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, they believe that they ought to aspire to do some "good" evangalistic works for the purpose of spreading their Luciferian religion. Luciferians believe they must also do some humanitarian works for the greater "good." In short, Masonry not only is a perfect fit for Luciferians, it is an organization that allows Luciferians to grow and propser while practicing the witchcraft needed to move up Satan's organizational ladder.

The above quote may seem surprising to those who don't understand much about the core beliefs of the Masons, but to those who have studied what they believe and what secret things they do behind closed doors, it's common knowledge. There are many people out there claiming to be Christians who may want to try and defend the Masons, but we must face the fact that these Masonic lodges are abominations that are operated by Luciferians, and no Christian should have anything to do with them. I hold Masonry along the same lines as Mormons: I'm not saying there are no born-again Christians among the Masons, but a born-again Christian will not be in the Masons very long, and if you're talking with someone who is a high-level Mason who claims to be of Christ, or one who has been in the Masons for a long time without any conviction or repentance, you're likely talking with a false convert.
(Read "False Converts & Eternal Security" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
-1 Corinthians 10:21

Again, some people out there who are either involved with Masonry, or know people who are, typically do not want to believe the Luciferian comments we just read from Manly Hall, and granted, most people will not listen to me, but I ask Christians to put aside your personal feelings and look at the facts. I had to do the same thing because I learned that my own grandfather was a 33º Mason, whom I had previously believed was a born-again Christian, and after I learned about the oaths Masons take to get to that level, and the rituals they practice, I have a hard time believing he was a Christian, and once you see how many things they must do and surrounded themselves with that are completely anti-Biblical, you'll see what I mean.

We have to put away our presuppositions (i.e. the way we want to view things in our own eyes), and view these matters the way the Lord Jesus Christ would have us to see them with Scriptural understanding.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
-Proverbs 21:2

And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
-Luke 16:15

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
-Jeremiah 17:9

If you claim to be a Christian, and you are part of a Masonic temple, please allow me to remind you that our Lord Jesus Christ said that we cannot get good fruit out of an evil tree. Despite how "good" you might think they are, in the eyes of the Lord God, there is nothing good about them.

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
-Matthew 7:17-18

We're going to see a lot more examples of the pagan and Satanic roots of Masonry, but before we begin, Christians need to acknowledge that either the Lord Jesus Christ was right when he says that no good can come from it, or He was wrong. If you are in the Masons, you now have to choose who you will serve:

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
-Joshua 24:15

If you claim to be a Christian, then your job is to expose the evil and darkness, not be a part of it:

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
-Ephesians 5:8-14

Putting aside personal feelings, let's begin by looking at foundation of Freemasonry.



 

In a debate against the Freemason Luther Mies, Walter Martin asked Mies the following question:
MARTIN: "Who are the authorities in Masonry?... Who could we refer to as authoritative?"
MIES: "I think most Masonic lodges would regard Mackey or Pike as valid authorities."

-Walter Martin, Debate on Freemasonry, retrieved May 27, 2015, [youtu.be/hl6BY2hVdds?t=3m33s]

I included this quotation so Masons would not question the sources I'm quoting from because I will be referring to Albert Pike and Albert Mackey many times throughout this teaching to make sure we get a clear understanding of what Freemasonry is all about. Luther Mies was a high-level Mason at the time of the debate, so he is simply confirming that Pike and Mackey are the top authorities in any Masonic disputes. I would like any Mason member (if any by slim chance read this article) to acknowledge that, despite what you personally might want to believe, Mackey and Pike have written down in clear English the core foundational beliefs for Freemasonry.

Albert Pike was a commander in the Confederate army of the American Civil War, and was a very well-known and highly-respected 33º Mason. As leader of the Scottish Rite's Southern Jurisdiction, he was (and still is) held in high esteem by Freemasons, so much that they had a statue erected of him in Washington D.C., and this is significant because not only is it the only statue of a man located outside of a building in D.C., but he's also a confederate war general (i.e. the opposing side of the Civil War).
Think about it: Why would a CONFEDERATE (i.e. southern) war general be highly esteemed by the northern states?

Albert Pike: Leader of the KKK

As a side note, Albert Pike was the "Chief Judiciary" of the Klu Klux Klan, and a well-known hater of blacks. Part of his attraction to Freemasonry was because blacks, at the time, were not allowed to be members, and during a conflict among Freemasons about whether or not the rules should be changed, Pike wrote: "I am not inclined to meddle in the matter. I took my obligations to white men, not to negroes. When I have to accept negroes as brothers or leave Masonry, I shall leave it."
-Albert Pike, Proceedings of the M.S. Grand Lodge of Washington, Free and Accepted Masons, Grand Lodge, 1899, p. 117, [Cornell University]

Pike stated that Masonry is a religion of itself, which means those who treat it like a do-gooders club are ignorant of its true purpose. Pike also stated that Masons lie to people intentionally to keep them from understanding the truth behind Freemasonry:
"Masonry, like all the religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it."
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, Vol. 1, Digireads.com Publishing, 2007, p. 104-105, ISBN: 9781420929812

This means the primary goal of Freemasons is to draw people away from the truth and light of the Word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ:

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
-Isaiah 8:20

Freemasonry is subject to the private interpretation of the inner cirlces within the order, but the Bible tells us that the Word of God is not subject to any man's private interpretation:

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
-2 Peter 1:20

After reading the above quote, we ought to be cautious moving forward because there are a lot of, as Pike said, "false explanations and misinterpretations" (i.e. LIES) used in concealing the truth behind the religion of the Masons. (And yes, it is a religion of its own, as we'll see later.) Much of the reason we can know the truth is thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ saving some who were already in high levels of Masonry, and have come out to reveal the truth of what happens in their secret temple rituals.

In the Bible, Tubalcain was the great-great-great grandson of Cain (who murdered his brother Able), but according to Masonic teachings, he was supposed to be the first Freemason.

And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
-Genesis 4:22

This is the beginning of the deception because the Bible accurately records that Tubalcain was a teacher of metalworking. The Masons have used this to claim their secret order dates back to near the beginning of the creation of the earth.

Albert Mackey, named Grand Secretary and Worshipful Master with Solomon's Lodge No. 1, and one of the highest esteemed Masons of all time, wrote:
"The first Masonic reference to Tubal Cain is found in the 'Legend of the Craft,' where he is called 'the founder of smith-craft.'"
-Albert G. Mackey, An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences, Masonic History Company, 1912, p. 807
A lot of ignorant church-goers get lured in because Masons begin teaching their new members in Biblical history, and they think, "Well, if they're talking about the Bible, they must be of God." I'd like to remind Christians that just because someone vaguely talks about "god" or the Bible, doesn't automatically mean his/her heart is set on the Lord Jesus Christ. The mass majority of this world may give lip service to Christ, but their doctrine and actions give evidence to the exact opposite.

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
-Matthew 15:8

The next figure in alledged Masonic history is Nimrod, whom we thoroughly cover in our article, Christmas: The Rejection of Jesus. Nimrod was worshiped as a Babylonian sun god.

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
-Genesis 10:8-9

Though Tubalcain is claimed to be the first Mason, Nimrod is claimed to be the first head of the order:
"The universal sentiment of the Masons of the present day is to confer upon Solomon, King of Israel, the honor of being their 'first Grand Master.' But the Legend of the Craft had long before, though there was a tradition of the temple extant, bestowed, at least by implication, that title upon Nimrod, the King of Babylonia and Assyria. It had attributed the first organization of a fraternity of craftsmen to him, in saying that he gave a charge to the workmen whom he sent to assist the King of Nineveh in building his cities. That is to say, he framed for them a Constitution, and, in the words of the Legend, 'this was the first tyme that ever Masons had any charge of his science.' It was the first time that the Craft were organized into a fraternity working under a Constitution or body of laws; and as Nimrod was the autocratic maker of these laws, it results as a necessary consequence, that their first legislator, legislating with dictatorial and unrestricted sovereign power, was also their first Grand Master."
-Albert G. Mackey, Lexicon of Freemasonry, Aware Journalism, ISBN: 9780760760031

I'm sure most Masons may feel that Solomon is their first head of the order, but the fact is that Nimrod is considered the first leader of their order, due to his leadership in the construction of the Tower of Babel. Most Masons today will reject this concept, and seek to argue against it, but the historical documentation is clear on the matter; it's just that there was a paradigm shift in the mid-1800s, in which the leadership of Freemasonry began teaching that King Solomon was the first. We must remember, as Albert Pike pointed out above, the Masonic order "uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth."

No Evidence For Masonic History

I'd like to emphasize to readers that this is only what is CLAIMED by Masons to be the history of their order. There is no evidence for the existance of Freemasonry before the middle ages, except for Masonic documentation that cannot be verified by any other outside sources. The claimed history was likely made up, or even more likely, demonically channeled in the same way some authors have written popular books and music.
(e.g. Led Zepplin lead singer confessed to demonic channeling to write some of their music. Author Stephanie Meyer confessed to demonic channeling to write her Twlight novels.)

Mackey continues:
"This form of the Legend prevailed during perhaps the whole of the 18th century. It became the settled conviction of the Masons of that period that Masonry was instituted at the Tower of Babel by Nimrod and thence propagated to the Chaldeans. Thus, in Smith's Use and Abuse of Freemasonry, published in 1783, it is said that after the Flood the Masons were first called Noachidae, and afterwards sages or wise men, Chaldeans, etc. And Northouck, who, in 1784, by order of the Grand Lodge, published an edition of the Constitutions far superior to that of Anderson, says that Nimrod founded the empire of Babylon, and that 'under him flourished those learned mathematicians whose successors were styled Magi, or wise men.'"
-Albert G. Mackey, The History of Freemasonry: Its Legendary Origins, Courier Dover Publications, 2012, p. 60, ISBN: 9780486122908

The Chaldeans are often referred to as Babylonians because they lived in southern Babylon. The Chaldeans were a wicked people according to the book of Daniel, practicing divination and astrology, which are abomination to the Lord God, and they were also the ones to go to the king to complain about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego not worshiping the pagan statue, resulting in them being thrown into a furnace.

Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews... There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
-Daniel 3:8-12

The Chaldeans were practicing witchcraft of every kind:

Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
-Daniel 2:2

In summary, the Masons consider the Chaldeans to be wise men, and because they study the practices they believe were handed down by them, Masons therefore consider themselves to be wise and enlightened also.

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
-Romans 1:21-22

But the Lord God tells his children not to even learn the ways of the heathen, let alone practice their traditions:

Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
-Jeremiah 10:2

Solomon prayed to God for wisdom, and is thus associated with wisdom, so with Masonic delusions of wisdom comes their obsession with the construction of King Solomon's temple, which is the foundation for many Masonic rituals, even though there is no evidence, Biblical or otherwise, that indicates Solomon had any part of what people know as Freemasonry today. Masons have set traditions for how they construct their temples, and we'll see more details concering the pagan traditions they use.

Even though any Christian worth his salt should have already seen that Freemasonry and Christianity are not compatible with each other, Albert Mackey goes on to openly confess that fact:
"Hutchinson, and after him Oliver, --profoundly philosophical as are the Masonic speculations of both,--have, I am constrained to believe, fallen into a great error in calling the Master Mason's degree a Christian institution. It is true that it embraces within its scheme the great truths of Christianity upon the subject of the immortaility of the soul and the resurrection of the body; but this was to be presumed, because Freemasonry is truth, and all truth must be identical. But the origin of each is different; their histories are dissimilar. The principles of Freemasonry preceded the advent of Christianity. Its symbols and its legends are derived from the Solomonic Temple and from the people even anterior to that... If Masonry were simply a Christian institution, the Jew and the Moslem, the Brahman and the Buddhist, could not conscientiously partake of its illumination. But its universality is its boast."
-Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and It's Kindred Sciences, 1917, p. 182

In case you may not have fully understood what Mackey just said, I'll try to summarize it:
  • The origins of Christianity and Freemasonry are completely different, and that's something we can all agree on.
  • Masons teach and believe only some aspects of Christianity (e.g. immortality of the soul) are true.
  • Masons only believe a Biblical doctrine is correct if it first agrees with Freemason teaching, which means if God says something the Masons disagree with, they believe God is a liar.
  • Christianity (i.e. regeneration of man through the blood of Christ) is not fully truth because it is not identical with Freemason beliefs.
  • Because it is claimed to precede Christian doctrine, Freemasonry is believed to be more flexible to adapt to a wide variety of pagan beliefs.
In the U.S., there was a large deception among the people that Freemasonry was a Christian organization, and there are still many who believe it today, but in reality, its primary tenants are universal, or ecumenical, seeking to combine together into one yoke all religions, and as we'll see later, this is core to their belief system. As Mackey just told us, all things must be interpreted through Freemasonry, or else they can't be considered "truth."

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
-Ephesians 4:14

Once we understand that Babylon was the beacon of pagan worship, we can then understand why Babylon and Nimrod are so sacred to Freemasons; meaning that before we look at the evidence, we can deduce that Freemasonry will be pagan to its core. Pike backs up Mackey's statements by teaching Masons to accept all religious opinions and forms of worship:
"To respect all forms of worship, to tolerate all political and religious opinions; not to blame, and still less to condemn the religion of others: not to seek to make converts; but to be content if they have the religion of Socrates; a veneration for the Creator, the religion of good works, and grateful acknowledgment of God's blessings:
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, 2013, p. 123, ISBN: 9781304291905

According to Masons, "truth" or "god" can be arrived at through a variety of methods, but the Almighty God has told us through His Son:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
-John 14:6

No one gets to God the Father except through the Lord Jesus Christ, by His saving grace. As we will soon see, the Mason's "god" of many colors is quite apparent, and Christians should not be fooled by such Devilish tactics.



 

The "truth" Albert Mackey mentioned is that the god Masons serve is a vague, flexible god. From the website "Ex-Masons For Jesus," consisting of former-Masons born-again in Christ, they state:
"Freemasonry requires its members to believe in the existence of a Supreme Being and also to believe that there is only One God. Freemasonry refers to its god as the Great Architect of the Universe. It teaches that all men, of all the various religions, worship the one God, simply using a variety of different names. It is on that basis that Masons may be Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists, or men who profess to follow Jesus. Freemasonry requires a belief in the existence of A Supreme Being, but does not define that being."
-Ex-Masons For Jesus, "How can you quickly know that foundational teachings of Freemasonry are false?" retrieved Jan 14, 2015, [emfj.org/quickly.htm]

In general, they are correct concerning the context of flexibility to any religious view, however, I disagree that the "Supreme Being" is never defined; we'll cover more on that later. Masons are no different than pagans. As we have covered in many other subjects on witchcraft and paganism, these heathen recognize a single "energy" in the universe, which is called by various names of gods and goddesses in different cultures.
(Read "Christmas: The Rejection of Jesus" and "Easter: Christians Celebrating Abomination" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

The above website tries to handle men and women in a gentle manner to explain to them the truth of Scripture, however, if we remove the sugar-coating, the problem with the Masonic "Supreme Being" is that it's a clear heresy to the Word of God, and it goes much deeper than most low-degree Masons may realize because they are not told the truth about Masonic beliefs unless they aspire to (i.e. pay for) higher levels. Women specifically are not allowed to proceed past introductory levels of the Masonic order, so many of them remain blissfully ignorant of what really goes on past the third degree. However, no matter the how you're involved (either man or woman), for any serious Bible student, it should only take a few minutes of being in a Masonic order to see its unbiblical nature.

Henry Coil, a highly-respected 33º Mason and author of Coil's Masonic Encyclopaedia, describes more about the "god" they worship:
"Men have to decide whether they want a God like the ancient Hebrew Yahweh, a partisan tribal god, with whom they can talk and argue and from whom they can hide if necessary, or a boundless, eternal, universal, undenominational, and international Divine Spirit so vastly removed from the speck called man, that he cannot be known, named or approached. So soon as man begins to laud [praise] his God and endow him with the most perfect human attributes such as justice, mercy, beneficence [charity], etc. the Divine Essence is depreciated and despoiled... The Masonic test is a Supreme Being, and any qualification added is an innovation and distortion... Monotheism violates Masonic principles, for it requires belief in a specific kind of Supreme Deity."
-Henry W. Coil, Coil's Masonic Encyclopaedia, Macoy Pub. & Masonic Supply Co., 1996, p. 516-517, ISBN: 9780880530545

Notice that Coil takes the attributes of the Lord God (i.e. justice, mercy, charity), and simply claims that man has given God these attributes, meaning that Masons believe that these qualities of goodness are already inside of mankind. In other words, he believes that man is inwardly good, so man gave his own attributes to the God of the Bible. They do not believe that mankind is inherently sinful, which means mankind does not need the Savior, and that men get to decide for themselves what kind of "god" they want to worship, which, I say again, is just plain paganism.

What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
-Romans 3:9-13

As we read earlier, Masons deceive men and women into joining their cult with the idea of Allah, or Buddha, or Krishna, or Jesus, but in reality, those concepts directly contradict the true nature of the gods of Freemasonry, which means in the end, as a new member climbs the Masonic ladder, he will eventually have to convert to the Masonic god. The best way I've seen to describe the god/gods of Freemasonry is like a Mr. Potato-head god, that is a kind of singular god, but made up from aspects of multiple gods all pieced together, which eliminates its monotheistic character, and creates a sort of god that morphs to everyone's liking, or more specifically, a god that is designed after the minds of men.

These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
-Psalm 50:21

Albert Pike gave the following instruction:
"Masonry, around whose altars the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moslem, the Brahmin, the followers of Confucius [Asian philosophy/mysticism] and Zoroaster [Arabic philosophy/mysticism], can assemble as brethren and unite in prayer to the one God who is above all the Baalim [pagan gods], must needs leave it to each of its Initiates to look for the foundation of his faith and hope to the written scriptures of his own religion."
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, NuVision Publications, LLC, 2004, ISBN: 9781595470867

According to the Masons, the true "god" can be found in the Muslim Qur'an, as well as the Buddhist Tipitaka, the Jewish Talmud, pagan mythology, the Hindu Vedas, etc. Freemasonry is a religion that seeks to combine all religions together into a one-world abomination, which helps push the ecuminical agenda of the new-age heretical church that will help bring in the final antichrist (i.e. son of perdition).

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come [i.e. the day of Christ's return], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
-2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

This is not just hearsay. As we'll see later, all the major religious organizations around the world secretly have their own Freemasonry degrees, although many of those involved in these groups are completely unaware.

Please keep in mind that even many of those involved in the Masons may not know about the vague, mixed god that is put at the head of their order, and that's mostly due to the fact that many of its members only join the initial levels for a social status symbol. In fact, many low-level initiates don't recognize it as a separate religion of its own because they've been lied to, but Pike explains this fact very clearly:
"Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instruction in religion... This is the true religion revealed to the ancient patriarchs; which Masonry has taught for many centuries, and which it will continue to teach as long as time endures."
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, p. 80, ISBN: 9781304291905

The "true religion revealed" is known as "The Mysteries" according to Masons, and when they refer to their "Mysteries" they are referring to their own pagan lore. In general, as long as there is no contradiction to the rituals of the Masonic Lodges, there is no particular taught standard of this god, nor specific description of his/her character that initiates are given to understand. The vagueness of this god leaves it open to personal interpretation for a time, but as we read earlier, Freemasonry is very secretive, and those secrets have been revealed by men like Pike, who continues to give us more detailed descriptions of their god's true character.

In discussion of man's uniting his soul with the nature around him, which is a form of pantheism, Pike writes:
"This was the doctrine of Pythagoras [Greek philosophy; 6th century B.C.], who learned it when he received the Egyptian Mysteries: and it was the doctrine of all who, by means of the ceremonial of initiation, thought to purify the soul... all the expiations [atoning for wrongdoing] and lustrations [purification] used in the Mysteries were but symbols of those intellectual ones by which the soul was to be purged of its vice-spots and stains, and freed of the incumbrance of its earthly prison, so that it might rise unimpeded to the source from which it came. Hence sprung the doctrine of the transmigration of souls;"
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, p. 147, ISBN: 9781304291905; Read "Wolves in Costume: Rick Warren - Warren's Pagan Foundation" here at creationliberty.com for more details on pantheism.

transmigration (n): the passing of the soul into another body, according to the opinion of Pythagoras
(See 'transmigration', American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828, retrieved Nov 30, 2016 [webstersdictionary1828.com])

Although transmigration can mean people passing from one country to another, in a religious/philosophical context, it's talking about reincarnation, or in other words, once someone dies, their soul gets transfered to another body, be it plant, animal, insect, or man. Pagan reincarnation is another pillar of the doctrine of Freemasonry, which completely contradicts the Bible, as the Lord God has told us:

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
-Hebrews 9:27

In other articles we have on false religions, we have covered the false pagan idea of becoming a god. Pike reveals that the "Mysteries" of Freemasonry will help one to become a god, which is quite similar to the Buddhist teaching that repeated reincarnations will eventually lead one to godhood:
"Plato, like [Pythagoras], drew his doctrines from the East and the Mysteries, and undertook to translate the language of the symbols used there, into that of Philosophy; and to prove by argument and philosophical deduction, what, felt by the consciousness, the Mysteries taught by symbols as an indisputable fact... and followed the Mysteries in teaching that the Gods were but mortal men, who for their great virtues and signal services had deserved that their souls should, after death, be raised to that lofty rank."
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, p. 147, ISBN: 9781304291905

Pike is describing a number of philosophers and cultures that each got a little bit of revelation of "The Mysteries," and finally, all of them unite into one "truth," which is supposed to be the origins of Masonry. The bottom line is that these "Mysteries" were actually born from Egyptian heathens' worship of their pagan gods, and the source of that paganism comes from Babylon; believing there is no True Living God, but rather, that there are endless numbers of gods were all originally men. (It's very similar to Mormon teaching too!)

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
-Revelation 17:5
(Read "Corruptions of Christianity: Catholicism - A Woman Rides the Beast"
here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Masonry brings together the "Mysteries" of paganism throughout history into the same universal pot, and to accomplish this, it encourages its members to mix and match the pieces of their personal "god" to their own liking, just like piecing together Mr. Potato-Head. When someone attempts to give an idol some attributes he/she personally prefers, that's a fool that thinks the True Living God is like them, but those born-again in Christ understand that He chooses us out of the world, not the other way around.

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
-John 15:16

To be a bit more direct, Albert Pike had spoken of "the igneous [burning] body of the Holy Spirit," claiming that it was "a force in Nature... known to the ancients," and that it was "adored in the secret rites of the Sabbat or the Temple under the hieroglyphic figure of Baphomet or the meraphroditic goat of Mendes." Although I did not think it was appropriate to publish the images outright in this teaching due to their graphic nature, you can click here to see the images of Baphomet and the goat of Mendes for yourself. (Due to the graphic nature of the images, I did not think it was appropriate to openly publish them here.)
(See Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, 2013, p. 734, ISBN: 9781304291905)

"Beginning as far back as 1886, Waite issued his study of the Mysteries of Magic, a digest of the writings of Eliphas Levi, to whom Albert Pike was more indebted than he let us know."
-Joseph F. Newton, The Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry, Innovations and Information, 2016, p. 42, ISBN: 9781944175276

Pike was actually referring to Eliphas Levi, a French occultist and magician, who is very well known is the world of witches and Satanic craft. Arthur E. Waite, author to the commonly used tarot card deck that is in use by mystic witches today, was an occultist who also referred to Eliphas Levi on this subject, claiming that the Holy Spirit of the Bible is actually Baphomet, which is direct blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
(See Arthur E. Waite, The Mysteries of Magic, Kegan Paul, 1897, p. 69, [Lyon Public Library])

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
-Mark 3:29

In the image in the link above, the left side is Eliphas Levi's hand-drown depiction of Baphomet, and on the right I put the modern-day tarot card of "The Devil," which was originally drawn by Waite. These wicked images are claimed by the authorities of Freemasonry to be the embodiment of the Holy Ghost in the Bible, so only in willful ignorance could a born-again Christian call Freemasonry a "Christian" order.

Waite and Pike believed almost exactly the same things because they studed from the same Satanic sources. Waite taught that Lucifer is not the devil, nor is he evil, which is a heretical teaching that has made its way into some new-age church buildings:
"This agent is the infinite light, or, seeing that the light is itself only phenomenal, it is rather the light-bearer, the great Lucifer of Nature, the mediator between matter and spirit, the first creature of God, but termed the devil by impostors and the ignorant. What is more absurd and more impious than to attribute the name of Lucifer to the devil, that is, to personified evil. The intellectual Lucifer is the spirit of intelligence and love; it is the paraclete, it is the Holy Spirit [i.e. blaspheme against the Holy Spirit], while the physical Lucifer is the great agent of universal magnetism."
-Arthur E. Waite, The Mysteries of Magic, Kegan Paul, 1897, p. 428, [Lyon Public Library]

The Lord God has taught very clearly that Lucifer is abominable liar and murderer, and those people who choose to follow him will be destroyed:

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
-Isaiah 14:12-20

As we can see, all this is more clear evidence that Masonry and Biblical Christianity are polar opposites, and just as other major religions like Catholicism and Islam, Freemasonry is an enemy of Christ. However, we've only touched the surface of Masonry so far, and things are about to get darker.



 

God's Word tells us not to swear oaths:

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
-James 5:12

I've had many church-goers get angry with me for point out such things, but the reason for their anger is because many of them are guilty of swearing oaths themselves; for example, in the standard pagan wedding ceremonies, which pastors ought to be ashamed of themselves of condoning. I'm not familiar with any cult that doesn't make its members swear oaths at some point, and Masonry is no exception.
(Read "Marriage: What Christians Should Know - Wedding Vows/Oaths" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
-Matthew 5:34-37

Whatever ceremonies, rituals, or phrases are added to a simple "yes" or "no" statement; that is considered to be evil according to the Lord Jesus Christ. When we give our word, we need to keep it, otherwise, it is a lie, and the Almighty God has clearly stated that He hates lies above all things.
(Read "God Does Not Justify Lies" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

The following is a description of the rituals one must go through when being initiated into a Masonic Temple. I realize this may seem a little dry at first, but do your best to try and remember some of these details I've highlighted because they'll be quite significant later:
"The typical ceremony begins with the initiate being first divested of his jacket and his tie and any money or metal articles he has. His left trouser leg is then rolled up over the knee, his shirt is opened to expose his left breast, and his right shoe is removed and replaced by a slipper. Then the person who is to be initiated will have a blindfold put on him and a noose put around his neck. This is called a 'Cable Tow.' The blindfolded initiate (they call this being 'hoodwinked') is brought, with the noose around his neck, to the outer door of the Lodge. The candidate thus attired is said to be in darkness, an allegory of Masonry that signifies that everyone outside of Masonry is in darkness and that only Masons have the true knowledge that will bring light to the world. The new Mason is brought to the outer door seeking the light of the Lodge, and there the Doorkeeper, or Tiler, will put a sword or a sharp point to his breast and lead him into the lodge room, where an altar sits in its center. The lodge members await the candidate in the darkness that surrounds the altar, which is lit from a single light above. Behind the altar stands a man called 'The Worshipful Master.' He is the master of the Lodge and presides over the initiation. When the initiate is brought before him, he bows before 'The Worshipful Master' and says something like this: 'I am lost in darkness, and I am seeking the light of Freemasonry.' He is then told he is entering into a secret organization and that he must keep the secrets he is going to be taught."
-R. Carlson & E. Decker, Fast Facts on False Teachings, Harvest House Publishers, 2003, p. 76-77, ISBN: 9780736931441

After reading this, it's proposterous for there to exist Christians who think Freemasonry is compatible with Biblical doctrine because Masons do not look to the Lord Jesus Christ as the light to save them from (and cleanse them from) sin, but rather, they seek the false god of the Freemasons to give them special knowledge. It sounds just like the Garden of Eden, when a lie was told to bait the woman into a secret knowledge.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
-Genesis 3:4-5

The following quotes are the penalties stated in the oaths that are taken in the intitiate levels of Freemasonry:
"[An Entered Apprentice of the first degree agrees to have] My throat cut across, my tongue torn out by the root, and buried in the sand of the sea, at low water mark, or a cable's length from the shore, where the ties regularly ebb and flow twice in 24 hours, or the more efficient punishment of being branded as a wilfully perjured individual, void of all moral worth, So help me God,"
-Henry D. Ward, The Anti-masonic Review, and Magainze, Vanderpool & Cole, 1828, p. 239-240, [University of Michigan]

"[A Fellow Craft Mason of the second degree agrees] to have my left breast torn open, and my heart and vitals taken from thence and thrown over my left shoulder, and carried into the valley of Jehosaphat, there to become a prey to the wild beasts of the field and vultures of the air, if ever I should be wilfully guilty."
-David Bernard & William Morgan, Light on Masonry: A Collection of All the Most Important Documents on the Subject of Speculative Free Masonry, William Williams, 1829, p. 406, [The British Library]; Bernard and Morgan were both Freemasons.

"[A Master Mason of the third degree agrees] To have my body severed in two, my bowels torn thereout and burnt to ashes in the center, and those ashes scattered to the four cardinal points of heaven, so that no trace or remembrance of me shall be left among men, more particularly among Master Masons. So help me God,"
-Henry D. Ward, The Anti-masonic Review, and Magainze, Vanderpool & Cole, 1828, p. 239-240, [University of Michigan]

Let me be clear: Masons take these oaths with the upmost seriousness. This is not a game; it involves life and death oaths for a reason.

The Truth About Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper, whose murders took place during the late 19th century, is considered to be one of the first serial killers to emerge in Europe. Though many readers might be confused as to why I bring up Jack the Ripper, there are some surprising links between the Masonic oaths and Ripper's murders, but I need to cover some facts first.

It is a well-known fact that Ripper murdered somewhere between five to eleven women, and though debate continues as to exactly how many, there is no argument about five definite victims, whose names were Mary Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddows, and Mary Kelly. These women are significant, and I'll come back to them later. All of the women had very strange lacerations that were extremely precise, and the accuracy of the cuts led investigators to believe that the man commiting the murders had extensive medical training; possibly a surgeon.

However, the mystery as to why Jack the Ripper was never caught comes down to Freemasonry because both Jack the Ripper and the key people investigating him at the time were all Masons. For example, Sir Charles Warren was Metropolitan Police commissioner from 1886 to 1888; he was a dedicated Freemason, and oddly enough, he resigned on the same day the body of Ripper's final victim (Mary Kelly) was discovered.
(See Victor Stapleton, Jack the Ripper: The Murders, the Mystery, the Myth, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014, p. 31, ISBN: 9781472806079)

What many people don't know about the Masons is that once a man reaches a certain level, the Masons will protect him from being prosecuted for any crime, and I repeat, ANY crime (e.g. rape, pedophilia, murder, etc), with the exception of killing or stealing from a brother Mason. Although some people involved in the formation of the first U.S. form of government were Masons, John Quincy Adams (6th U.S. President) was an anti-Mason, and wrote letters exposing them by quoting from documented New York judicial hearings in which the Masons questioned refused to deny (via their silence) that the following oaths were taken in higher levels of their order.

For the level of a Master Mason (the low-level blue lodge third degree; we'll see more on that later), the oath is taken to protect their secrets from all crimes except murder and treason:
"I swear that I will keep a brother's secrets as my own, when committed to me in charge as such, murder and treason excepted, and they left to my own election."
-John Q. Adams, Letters on Freemasonry, Young Man's Antimosonic Association, 1833, p. 6, [The British Library]

So we can see that the low level initiate takes an oath that would protect their fellow Masons from being prosecuted or exposed for theft, rape, pedophilia, etc, but not for murder or treason. When the oath says "excepted," it means that those crimes are an exception to the rules of the oath. However, once they reach the level of a Royal Arch Mason in the York Rite, the oath is updated:
"I promise and swear that a companion Royal Arch Mason's secrets, given me in charge as such, shall remain as secure and inviolable in my breast, as in his own, murder and treason not excepted [or, all secrets without exception,--or, I will keep all secrets of a companion Royal Arch Mason, communicated to me as such, and I knowing them to be such.]"
-John Q. Adams, Letters on Freemasonry, Young Man's Antimosonic Association, 1833, p. 7, [The British Library]

This is the reason why prosectuing a Mason in an area with widespread Masonic membership is incredibly difficult to near impossible. Many lawyers are Masons, and lawyers typically become judges and/or politicians, so when a fellow Mason is prosecuted in a court of law, the judges and lawyers will do everything in their power to get the case thrown out before it ever reaches a trial. In addition to lawyers, judges, and politicians, there are high-level police officials who are Masons, which brings us back to Jack the Ripper.

As I already said, five out of the eleven potential victims were unique; for example, Mary Nichols throat was cut from ear-to-ear, almost decapitating her, and her abdomen was cut open along with her apron being pulled up to her waist. As we read earlier, the oaths of Freemasonry speak of having one's "throat cut across," "tongue torn out by the root," and "bowels torn thereout."

When police found Annie Chapman, her throat had been cut from ear-to-ear (just like Nichols), her abdomen ripped open entirely, and most notably, her still-attached intestines were pulled out and placed over her left shoulder. As we read earlier in the oaths of Freemasonry, they agree to have "vitals taken from thence and thrown over [the] left shoulder," so I hope readers can now clearly see the strong connection between the murders of Ripper and Freemasonry.

The root connections to Freemasonry go deeper still because Ripper's name was given to him by the media, but that's not what he originally called himself. The London Times pointed out that, according to the letters Ripper had written to the media, he called himself "Leather Apron," which is extremely significant because a lambskin or a white leather apron is given to all entered apprentices to Freemasonry, as Albert Mackey points out when he quotes the intiation ritual words:
"I present you with this lambskin or white leather apron, which is an emblem of innocence and the badge of a Mason... I trust, you will wear with equal pleasure to yourself and honor to the fraternity."
-Albert G. Mackey, Manual of the Lodge: Or, Monitorial Instructions in the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason, Maynard Effingham, 1891, p. 32, [University of Michigan]

The London Times kept reporting that the police had caught a suspect they suspected to be "Leather Apron." Jack the Ripper kept writing the media, supposedly with the blood of his victims as ink, and laughing at their failure to catch Leather Apron.
(See R. Michael Gordon, Alias Jack the Ripper: Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects, McFarland, 2000, p. 84, ISBN: 9780786408986; See also Vanessa A. Hayes, Revelations of the True Ripper, Lulu.com, 2006, p. 86, ISBN: 9781411697416)

One of the incidents of Ripper's murders was a double homocide involving Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, and not only was the double murder unique, but Ripper also left a graffiti message. Written in the blood and feces of his two victims, the message read "The Juwes are the men who will not be blamed for nothing," and the graffiti was immediately wiped clean before the public could take a look at it. The order to quickly remove the message came directly from Sir Charles Warren, who I mentioned earlier was a Freemason.

The typical mainstream media claim from websites and newspapers today is to believe the story that Warren spun about fearing anti-semitic riots from people who would interpret "Juwes" as "Jews." The truth is that Warren hid the message to protect himself and his Masonic brethren because there's a much deeper story behind what this phrase means, and to the murders themselves, which goes all the way up to the royalty of England.

The Duke of Clarence (a title traditionally given to junior members of the Britsh Royal Family), Prince Albert Victor (grandson of Queen Victoria), was a Freemason who fell in love with a prostitute by the name of Annie Crook, and married her in secret. Crook gave birth to Victor's daughter, and this was a serious threat to the British Royal Family because Crook was a Roman Catholic.
(See Masonry Today, "Today in Masonic History: Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale is Born," retrieved Dec 2, 2016, [masonrytoday.com/index.php?new_month=1&new_day=8&new_year=2016])

For centuries, it was a strict law in England (i.e. The Act of Settlement of 1701) that no one in the Royal Family could convert to, or marry, a Roman Catholic, or they would lose any title to be an heir to the throne. This law was created because of the conflict between the Roman Church and the Anglican Church of England (which are both pagan, but they like to bicker amongst themselves). Government leaders in England have attempted to abolish the law in recent years, but currently, it's only been amended (as of 2011) that the Royal Family can now marry a Roman Catholic, but they cannot become one themselves.
(See David Kerr, "British monarch can now marry a Catholic but cannot be one," Catholic News Agency, Oct 28, 2011, retrieved Dec 2, 2016, [catholicnewsagency.com/news/british-monarch-can-now-marry-a-catholic-but-cannot-be-one])

Something had to be done to cover up the connection of the heir to the throne's secret wife being a Roman Catholic, because it would have opened up all sorts of political instability for Roman Catholicism to worm their way back into Royal influence. So once Prime Minister Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil (who had a family lineage of Freemasons) got word of it, he spoke to his fellow Freemason Randolph Churchill, who then recruited fellow Freemason Sir William Gull, who was the royal physician, and Gull had Annie Crook committed to a mental institution where she ended up killing herself a few months afterwards. (As far as I've read, the little girl was dropped off at a random Catholic orphanage.)
(See Mike Holgate, Jack the Ripper: The Celebrity Suspects, The History Press, 2008, ISBN: 9780750953832)

However, getting rid of the wife and child was only half of the problem because the secret marriage had witnesses, and those witnesses names were Mary Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddows, and Mary Kelly. Whether William Gull was "Leather Apron," or if the killer worked with Gull to kill the eye witnesses, I don't think we'll ever know, but one thing we can know based on all this evidence is that the Masons were behind the conspiracy, the murders, and the cover-up, all to conceal the secrets of their brother Master Mason.

Finally, the real reason Charles Warren wanted the "Juwes" phrase immediately cleaned up is because it's actually a Masonic code word. It refers to the three rufians (Jubala, Jubalo, and Jubalum) who murdered Hiram Abiff (i.e. the Masonic Messiah) and we'll cover more details on all these guys later.

In fact, author Conan Doyle, who created the famous Sherlock Holmes novels, was a Freemason, and in some of his works, he alludes to Jack the Ripper and the connections to Freemasonry. In the 1979 movie Murder by Decree, fictional character Sherlock Holmes confronts the fictional interpretation of Charles Warren:
WILLIAMS: "I warn you Holmes, if you pursue this matter--"
HOLMES: "[Gives the signs of a brother Mason; Offers Masonic handshake to Williams, then slips Williams' ring off his hand]"
WILLIAMS: "What the--"
HOLMES: "Forgive the sleight-of-hand Sir Charles. In the pursuit of criminals, one learns their devices. [Rotates face of the ring to reveal square and compass Masonic symbol]"
WATSON: "I say Holmes, what is this mumbo jumbo?"
HOLMES: "The handshake and the ring, Watson, are archaic rituals preserved by the 33rd degree members of the secret order of Freemasons. [Gives ring back to Williams]"
WILLIAMS: "We are not a secret order."
HOLMES: "Your existence is no secret. Your rituals and membership are secrets you guard as closely as you may, which is why you removed the writing from the wall."
WILLIAMS: "I am responsible for the safety of the people of this city, and their right to go safely about their business."
HOLMES: "Does that include the right to murder and mutilate?"
WILLIAMS: "You fool! Jews would have been slaughtered in the streets if I had not had those words removed. Do you know the theory given greatest creedence among the common people? That this is a blood ritual carried out by some Jew whose religious fervor is [set] in search of prostitutes to offer as a sacrifice to his god. If those words had been seen, not a Jew would have been safe. Their houses and their shops would be destroyed. "
HOLMES: "Nonsense. The writing has nothing to do with the Jews, you know that as well as I do. You did not remove that writing to protect Jews against antisemitic rage. The 'Juwes,' or 'Juw-es,' referred to are from your own secret society of the royal order of Freemasons."
WILLIAMS: "We are a benevolent society. We are no danger--"
HOLMES: "[Raises his hand, and makes another Masonic sign across his chest]"
WILLIAMS: "This is not the kind of paltry, sodded episode your accustomed to meddling in Holmes, and you do so at great risk to yourself. Good day."

[The following conversation takes place after the clip in the video ends:]
WATSON: "I can't imagine what that peculiar gesture of yours was all about. I couldn't make head nor tail at it."
HOLMES: "Well, it gave Sir Charles pause, don't you think?"
WATSON: "It shut him up. Quit a thing too."
HOLMES: "I don't know which caused him the greater anxiety, the fact that I knew the secret signs, or the possibility that I too might be a mason."
WATSON: "Meaning what exactly?"
HOLMES: "That each of those signs which are employed by Freemasons in their ceremonies to establish each other’s rank."
WATSON: "But how are the Masons involved?"
HOLMES: "Ah, whoever wrote that message, is a Mason. Or a man like myself, whose made a study of their practices."
WATSON: "You mean he accuses the Masons? He wants us to believe that Jack the Ripper is a Mason? Oh, come on, Holmes!"
HOLMES: "Oh, no. I form no opinion either way, Watson. But the 'Juwes,' or 'Juw-es,' against the accusations that have been made, were three men who murdered the Grand Master, builder of Solomon’s Temple."
WATSON: "Oh, really."
HOLMES: "According to Masonic ritual. And their names were Jubala, Jubalo and Jubalum, hense Juwes or Juw-es."
WATSON: "The things you know, Holmes."
HOLMES: "Well, when they were brought before Solomon, they confessed to their guilt and Jubala said, 'Oh that my throut be cut across,' and Jubalo said 'Oh that my left breast be torn open, my heart and vitals taken and thrown over my left shoulder,' and Jubalem said, 'My body severed in the midst.'"
WATSON: "My God, that poor women’s body was mutilated in just that savage way. Now assuming, as you say, that there is some connection between those ghastly murders and the Masonic ritual, in what way were these wretched women involved?"

Hopefully, you now understand how each of those women got involved. It should be no surprise that Doyle knew who was really behind the Jack the Ripper murders; his Freemason knowledge base helped him see clearly not only what kind of man was the committing the murders, but also who assisted in the cover up, and such private interpretations helped make Doyle famous as an author.

Once they have sworn their wicked oaths, they are then initiated into the appropriate lodges within the order. The following image shows the order of rank in Freemasonry, with the greatest on top, and lowest on the bottom.

Most people who join the Masons only become a "Master Mason," which is the third degree, and they stop. There are many reasons for this, but in general, the Master Mason position doens't require much financial investment (i.e. members must pay increasing amounts of money for each level; and they are no small sums), and their level of responsibility is low, so they can just be valued members without having to dedicate too much.

William Schnoebelen is a former pagan druid who was also a Mason of a high degree, but is now born-again in Christ and speaking the truth about their strange religion. He gives us details of what the difference is between the Scottish and York rites:
"Most Masons don't really know what to expect in the way of secrets. Perhaps most aren't really disappointed, since most of them joined the Lodge for more pedestrian reasons: to go on and join the Shrine (where all the parties are), or to further a professional career. However, if you hang around the Blue Lodge meetings long enough (usually a couple of weeks will do), you learn there are higher degrees that the Master Mason can take. These degrees proceed in one of two fashions in American Freemasonry. Usually, one of your brother Masons will encourage you to join either the York Rite or the Scottish Rite. Here, you are told, you will learn the really valuable secrets... If the new Master Mason is perceived to be a Christian, quite often he will be directed to the York Rite, since that has the 'Christian degrees.' If the Mason is more secular, or perhaps in a bit of a hurry, he is advised to go the route of Scottish Rite, which rockets you through 29 degrees in a couple of weekends, and enables you to go on and join the Shrine."
-William Schnoebelen, Masonry: Beyond the Light, Chick Publications, 1991, p. 55, ISBN: 0-937958-38-5

James Shaw, former 33º Mason, gave his testimony about his struggle with studying the Word of God before he got his 33º. He reluctantly went through the process, but it bothered him more and more as he got a new perspective on the traditions of the Masonic temple rituals. After Shaw, and the group he was with, had arrived to receive their 33º honors and were brought in one at a time for interviews, he noticed that the council was specifically asking people if they were Christians, and the ones who said they were not Christians were eligable to go "higher" in the Freemason ranks. (We'll cover more on degrees beyond 33 later in this teaching.)
(See James D. Shaw & Tom C. McKenny, The Deadly Deception: Freemasonry Exposed by One of Its Top Leaders, Huntington House Publishers, 1988, p. 99-109, ISBN: 9780910311540)

Of course, it would be nearly impossible for a true born-again student of Scripture to accept the traditions of Freemasonry, so the "Christian degrees" of the York Rite are designed to reprogram the philosophy of the typical church-goer. In order to be a part of a Luciferian cult, one would need to first abolish the foundational teachings of New Testament doctrine, which could take years depending on the person. However, Masons don't have to be retrained if they are Muslims, Hindus, Daoists, or any other pagan religion because those people already accustomed to pagan traditions, and are more readily trained to accept false doctrines.

We also need to understand that the blue degrees (the first, second, and third) are lied to in order to slowly introduce them to Freemasonry. There are many websites out there that claim that the three degrees are the only true degrees to Freemasonry, but Albert Pike explains that the low-level initiates are not technically part of the temple order yet:
"The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry... It is well enough for the mass of those called Masons, to imagine that all is contained in the Blue Degrees;"
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, Vol. 2, Digireads.com Publishing, 2007, p. 819, ISBN: 9781420929829

This is why it is very difficult to explain this matter to church-goers involved in the blue degrees of Freemasonry. The Master Mason (third degree) thinks he understands the truth about Freemasonry, when in reality, he's being lied to so he can slowly be conditioned into accepting the deeper meanings of the symbols in their craft.



 

In our article, "Christian Symbols Are Not Christian," we covered how the symbols of the cross and the "Jesus fish" have nothing to do with Christianity and the Lord Jesus Christ, and everything to do with pagan witchcraft that the pagan Catholic Church adopted. These symbols are wicked in the sight of God, and we ought to stay away from them so we don't yoke up with the world, but those symbols are plastered everywhere in church buildings across America because most of them could care less whether or not they are doing what is pleasing to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
-Acts 17:29

Likewise, Freemasonry has confusing symbols hidden in many areas, not only in their temples, but across the world, and if you do serious research, you will find their symbolism is also founded in pagan witchcraft. Let's begin by looking at the most well-known Masonic symbol, which is the compass and letter 'G'.


Many low-level Masons won't understand the true meaning of these symbols, although they believe (and I emphasize BELEVE) they know everything about them because they're given a false explanation during their initation. This is where a number of church-goers get decieved because Masons tell new members this symbol is based on the Bible, as is stated by this 20th century Masonic textbook:
"The Holy Bible is given to us as the rule and guide of our faith; the square to square our actions, and the compasses to circumscribe our desires and passions and keep us within due bounds with all mankind, but more especially with a brother Mason."
-J.O. Doesburg & Jonathan Blanchard, Revised Freemasonry Illustrated: A Complete Exposition of the First Three Masonic Degrees, E.A. Cook, 1922, p. 111

The first thing we need to note is that nowhere in this introduction to new Masons is there any doctrinal teaching; meaning that nowhere does it is specifically state HOW you are supposed to square your actions, let alone what actions need to be squared. This is because, as we've already seen, Masonry will adapt to whatever religion it connects to, and whatever god one worships, so long as you believe in a god of some sort because you have to believe in some sort of higher power so they can mold your views of that power into the vision of Lucifer. (i.e. Atheists are not allowed to join; there is separate secret society for them to join called "Humanisim" that has similar goals, but we'll cover that in another teaching.)

Depending on the history and background of the Masonic initiate, they have to take time to decide who is ready to hear the truth of what such symbols actually mean. So they start out giving them a fluffy, sugar-coated lie that will appease their initial curiosity.

Albert Mackey tells us the truth behind this symbol. The compass is housed with a "point within a circle," which is how compasses make perfect circles:
"The point within a circle is an interesting and important symbol in Freemasonry, but it has been so debased in the interpretation of it given in the modern lectures, that the sooner that interpretation is forgotten by the Masonic student, the better will it be. The symbol is really a beautiful but somewhat abstruse allusion to the old sun-worship, and introduces us for the first time to that modification of it known among the ancients as the worship of the Phallus. The Phallus was an imitation of the male generative organ.
It was represented usually by a column, which was surrounded by a circle at its base, intended for the cteis, or female generative organ. This union of the phallus and the cteis, which is well represented by the point within the circle, was intended by the ancients as a type of the prolific powers of nature, which they worshiped under the united form of the active or male principle, and the passive or female principle."
-Albert G. Mackey, Manual of the Lodge: Or, Monitorial Instructions in the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason, Effingham, Maynard, 1891, p. 56-57

When he writes about the interpretation given in "modern lectures," he's saying that because most people only stick to the third degree and never go any higher. The low-level initiates just repeat the lie they were told, thinking they know the truth, but they're completely clueless. He then says it's better for "that interpretation," meaning 'that lie' to be "forgotten by the Masonic student" as soon as possible, and this is because he's trying to get more initiates to climb the ladder into the Luciferian ideology.

Mackey is going to explain more details, but before we look at that, let's highlight two points:
  1. Mackey explains that the "faith, hope, and charity," of the Bible and bettering yourself with moral principles, which are common interpretations that are connected to this symbol, is a complete LIE.
  2. The Freemason symbols you see on bumper stickers, or etched into the side of a building, is a symbol of pagan witchcraft that worships the sexual intercourse between the sun and moon, the god and goddess.

Incase a Mason might want to argue what Mackey meant by the point within the circle, he clarified it for us in his encyclopedia:
"Phallic Worship The phallus was a sculptured representation of the membrum virile, or male organ of generation; and the worship of it is said to have originated in Egypt... the symbol of the male generative principle was very universally venerated among the ancients, and that too as a religious rite... In the mysteries it was carried in solemn procession. The Jews, in their numerous deflections into idolatry, fell readily into that of this symbol...
But the Phallus, or as it was called among the Orientalists, the Lingam, was a representation of the male principle only. To perfect the circle of generation, it is necessary to advance one step farther. Accordingly we find in the Cteis [cit-ee-ayah] of the Greeks, and the Yoni [yawn-ee] of the Indians, a symbol of the female generative principle of the coextensive prevalence with the Phallus. [i.e. sexual intercourse] The Cteis was a circular and concave pedestal, or receptacle, on which the Phallus or column rested, and from the center of which it sprang. The union of these two, as the generative and the producing principles of nature, in one compound figure, was the most usual mode of representation. And here, I think, we undoubtedly find the remote origin of the point within a circle, an ancient symbol which was first adopted by the old sun-worshipers, and then by the ancient astronomers, as a symbol of the sun surrounded by the earth or the universe--the sun as the generator and the earth as the producer--and afterward modified in its signification and incorporated into the symbolism of Freemasonry."

-Albert G. Mackey & William J. Hughan, An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and It's Kindred Sciences, Vol. 2, Masonic History Company, 1912, p. 560

I've had low-level Masons condemn me for pointing this out, but I really don't care; these are the facts, and the reason they're irritated is because they realize if what Mackey said is true (and it is), then they have been duped. Mackey is saying "point within a circle" is solely based on sexual union of the sun god and moon goddess of paganism, and that "squares" perfectly with what witches teach. The fact is that low-level initiates are lied to on purpose to keep them in the dark temporarily until the order feels they are ready to handle the truth, because to tell them these things upfront would cause many people to leave before they enter. (i.e. You have to get brainwashed enough to accept it willingly, and then they will tell you the truth.)

Mackey goes deeper into this subject by showing other pagan symbols that utilize the square and compass as sexual phallic and vaginal symbols. The image below is from Mackey's book, and it is a symbol of Hermetic philosophers (i.e. ancient occult traditions involving alchemy and astrology) from the 17th century:
"This plate, which is hermetic in its design, but is full of Masonic symbolism, represents a winged globe inscribed with a triangle within a square, and on it reposes a dragon. On the latter stands a human figure of two hands and two heads, surrounded by the sun, the moon, and five stars representing the seven planets. One of the heads is that of a male, the other of a female. The hand attached to the male part of the figure holds a compass, that to the female, a square. The square and compass thus distributed seem to me to indicate that originally a phallic meaning was attached to these symbols as there was to the point within the circle, which in this plate also appears in the centre of the globe."
-Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and It's Kindred Sciences, 1917, p. 901

I'd also like to mention that this type of sexual worship of the sun god and moon goddess is not uncommon, so please don't make the mistake to this it is unique to Freemasonry. One of the most commonly used symbols in the U.S. for the sun and moon sexual intercourse is the Christmas wreath, which the grand majority of church-goers have chosen to remain willingly ignorant of, contining to hang their pagan icons all over their church buildings and homes every year.
(Read "Christmas: The Rejection of Jesus" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

The position of the Masonic temples further demonstrates the pagan sun god worship. Unless there is a geographic or architectural problem, Freemason temples will always face east, representing the worship of the rising sun god.
"A Masonic temple always faces east. The Worshipful Master represents the sunrise at the equinox."
-Bernard Heuvel, The Mysteries: Unveiling the Knowledge of Subtle Energy in Ritual, self-published, 2010, p. 129, ISBN: 9781445715940

Even if the lodge cannot be positioned to face east, and instead faces north to south, they will construct the rooms within to face east:
"Lodge rooms are usually oriented east to west. Ancient temples were constructed this way to be aligned with the east-to-west path of the sun. Even if a Masonic building actually faces north and south, when you walk into the lodge room, you're symbolically facing the east."
-Christopher Hodapp, Freemason Symbols and Ceremonies For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, 2010, ISBN: 9780470614945; Hodapp is a 33º Mason.

He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
-Ezekiel 8:13-16

This worship of the sun at equinox is precisely what witches have always done. This is one of the many reasons that Easter is an abomination in the sight of God, but most church-goers could care less what pleases the Lord Jesus Christ because they're too wrapped up in the happy, fun-time pagan traditions, and refuse to sanctify themselves.
(Read "Easter: Christians Celebrating Abomination" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Though Mackey provided more than enough evidence, Pike's teaching correlates perfectly with Mackey:
"In the Mysteries was also taught the division of the Universal Cause into an Active and a Passive cause; of which two, Osiris and Isis,--the heavens and the earth--were symbols... These two Divinities, the Active and Passive Principles of the Universe, were commonly symbolized by the generative parts of man and woman; to which in remote ages, no idea of indecency was attached; the Phallus and Cteis, emblems of generation and production, and which, as such appeared in the Mysteries... which were symbolized by what we now term Gemini, the Twins, at that remote period when the Sun was in that Sign at the Vernal Equinox, and when they were Male and Female; and of which the Phallus was perhaps taken from the generative organ of the Bull,"
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, p. 148, ISBN: 9781304291905

The sexual symbols between pagan gods and goddesses is not uncommon throughout Masonic constructs, for example, the famous Washington Monument in Washington D.C., originally constructed by Freemasons, uses the vesica piscis, which is the vaginal female symbol, and then built the phallic male symbol (i.e. the compass) in the center, which represents pagan sexual union of the gods and goddesses.

(Read "Christian Symbols Are Not Christian" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Another commonly used symbol the "Two Ball Cain," which is a play-on-words that represents the Masonic password "Tubalcain." This is a play-on-words for Tubalcain in Gen 4:22, who we covered earlier was claimed to be the first Mason according to Masonic lore.
Many church-goers wear this symbol on their shirts and jackets, and most people think it's just for golf enthusiasts, but the truth behind the symbol is found if you flip the symbol so that the "golf club" is right-side up, you can clearly see the male phallic symbol of the pagan gods.


Next, let's look at the symbol on the hats of the Shriners. The moon and star symbol is the moon god "Allah" with star goddess right next to him as is traditional in pagan worship, and the Egyptian god Osiris is shown to reign supreme over them.
This type of hat is traditionally called a "Fez," which was named after the town in Morocco that designed and produced it. This town was slaughtered by the Muslims, hints the red color representing the blood of their victims, and the scimitar representing the sword with which Muslims execute the so-called "heretics."

Freemasonry has a separate women's organization because women are not allowed to become Masons, and their group is called The Order of the Eastern Star (see below). This symbol is claimed to be Biblical, and is also claimed to represent "Jesus" by their quoting of Matthew 2:

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
-Matthew 2:2

Notice that it does not say "we have seen his eastern star," it says "we have seen his star in the east." Again, I emphasize that Acts 17:29 (as we read earlier) specifically states that symbolism is not representative of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Masonic Eastern Star is said to represent five women in the Bible: Jephthah's Daughter (Jdg 11:37), Ruth (Ruth 1:4), Esther (Est 2:17), Martha (Luke 10:38), and Electa, which is a name given to a nameless "elect lady." (2Jo 1:1) In reality, these are representations of pagan goddess entities: Jephthah's Daughter is the Virgin (because the Bible says she knew no man), Ruth is the Lover (because of her harlotry), Esther is the Crone (because of the queen status), Martha is the Sister (because the Bible mentions her being the sister of Mary), and Electa is the Mother (because she is the only one mentioned having children).

You don't have to take my word for it; the founder of the Eastern Star Order, Robert Morris (1850), stated himself who these women truly represent. I'll include the page numbers from his book, History of the Order of the Eastern Star, so readers can look this up for themselves.
(See Robert Morris, History of the Order of the Eastern Star, Torch Press, 1917, p. 508-510, [University of Wisconsin - Madison])
  1. The Daughter of Jephthah (who Morris named Adah) represents Luna, which is another name for the goddess Diana. (p. 507)
  2. Ruth represents Flora, who was worshiped during the nude/sex festival of Floralia. (p. 508)
  3. Esther represents Hebe, who is the cupbearer of the gods and a very important figure in Wicca. (p. 509)
  4. Martha represents Thetis, a sea goddess. (p. 509)
  5. Electa represents Areme, who is possibly an Egyptian goddess, but very little is known about her, just as very little is known about the "elect lady." (p. 510)
The colors on the star represent the elements witches will easily recognize. The red stands for passion/fertility (Adah/Luna/Virgin), the yellow stands for pleasure/happiness (Ruth/Flora/Lover), the white stands for purpose/purity (Esther/Hebe/Cupbearer), the green stands for abundance/acceptance (i.e. Martha/Thetis/Sister), and the blue stands for fortune/fidelity (Electa/Areme/Mother). The letters on the star spell out "FATAL," and although Masons attribute the letters to the phrase "Fairest Among Thousands Altogether Lovely," the fact that it spells out "FATAL" is something Christians ought to have a hard time seeing past.
(See The Magickal Cat, "Magickal Color Corrspondences," retrieved Jan 19, 2017, [themagickalcat.com/Articles.asp?ID=241]; See also Wicca Spirituality, "What is the Meaning of Colors?" retrieved Jan 19, 2017, [wicca-spirituality.com/meaning-colors.html])

The Eastern Star Order has to have an "Associate Patron" (i.e. a male member of the Masons) present at their meetings, and William Schnoebelen, former Mason and druid who was born-again in Christ, used to be an Associate Patron. He writes:
"What does the Eastern Star's god actually represent? Dr. Michael Aquino is the leader of the Temple of Set, an elite satanic church. Aquino calls himself an 'Ipsissimus,' a term taken from the Golden Dawn, an influential Masonic/Rosicrucian society which served as the incubator for some of the premier magicians of this century, including S. L. Mathers, Dr. Wynn Westcott, Aleister Crowley and Arthur E. Waite. All of these men were also high-level Freemasons! The title, 'Ipsissimus,' is the highest to which one may attain and implies that you are a god on earth. Few people take on the title, even within the egomaniacal world of Satanism. Aquino did, and he has emerged as the most articulate spokesman for the satanic movement today. Aquino claims to have had visions of Set, and to have been anointed as a kind of 'prophet' to continue the path begun by Aleister Crowley prior to the latter's death in 1947. Giving this man's credentials was necessary to show his authority to speak on the subject of Set. Aquino has written that Set is the oldest formulation of the being now called Satan, the embodiment of the sense of alienation and loneliness which man feels from the universe. Man, Aquino claims, is in a unique state of separateness from the rest of creation and feels terribly alone. Set represents that reality of man's fractured relationship with his universe. That is a limited, but workable secular definition of 'sin.' This is what the 'blazing star' at the heart of every Masonic lodge represents: the Dogstar, Sirius—the symbol of Set! It represents the profound breach between man and his Creator. In short, it does represent sin. Though Aquino may not believe in sin, he has put a name to sin's pain, and that name is Set! This is why the pentagram, the symbol of Witchcraft, is also a prominent part of Masonry and the Order of the Eastern Star. They have the same god—Satan, or Set!"
-William J. Schnoebelen, "Straight Talk #15 On The Order of the Eastern Star," 2010, retrieved Dec 15, 2016, [withoneaccord.org/assets/images/freedownloads/ST15onOES.pdf]

Yes, the symbol is purely Satanic. This is not just the rambles of hearsay; this is coming from someone who was intimately involved in the advanced levels of Freemasonry and witchcraft at the same time. Albert Pike pointed this out as well:
"To find in the BLAZING STAR of five points an allusion to the Divine Providence, is also fanciful; [i.e. if you believe the five-pointed star has anything to do with the Christian God of the Bible, you're dreaming] and to make it commemorative of the Star that is said to have guided the Magi [i.e. the 'star in the east'], is to give it a meaning comparatively modern. [i.e. he's saying five-pointed star has nothing to do with the wise men in Mat 2:2] Originally it represented SIRIUS, or the Dog-star, the forerunner of the inundation [overwhelming abundance] of the Nile; the God ANUBIS, companion of Isis in her search for the body of OSIRIS, her brother and husband. Then it became the image of HORUS, the son of OSIRIS, himself symbolized also by the Sun, the author of the Seasons, and the God of Time... It was HERMES, also, the Master of Learning, whose name in Greek is that of the God Mercury."
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, 2013, p. 9, ISBN: 9781304291905

Anubis and Hermes (as well as numerous others Pike goes on to mention) are well-known names and representations of Satan, and so as you can see, the symbol of the Order of the Eastern Star is that of Lucifer, once again showing how Freemasonry is a Luciferian beacon. Exposing the hundreds of Masonic symbols take so much explanation, I won't be going over very many of them, but it should be clear by now to any sanctified Christian that these Masonic symbols have pagan and demonic meanings hidden to the eye of the blissfully ignorant public.

Another symbol commonly used by Masons is this odd-looking triple 'T' in a triangle, which called "The Triple Tau" or "The Royal Arch Tau Cross." This symbol actually represents the sun god Tammuz, who we also mentioned earlier was an abomination God pointed out to Ezekiel. The following author (published in an art & architecture magainze) is going to talk about the crux immissa and crux commissa, which are two different ways of representing the crucifix; immissa is the normal cross symbol most church buildings unbiblically use, and commissa is a 'T' shape like the ones used in the Royal Arch Tau Cross.
"As a matter of fact, the crux immissa is found to have been used in many countries as a religious emblem for centuries prior to the Christian era, and as the mystic Tau of the Caldeans and Egyptians, the original shape of the crux commissa, or letter T, was reverenced, being the initial of one of the forms of the name, Tammuz, of the Pagan saviour. To identify him with the sun this cross or letter was sometimes joined to a circle,"
-The Builder, Vol. 65, 1983, p. 266, [University of Michigan]

Quoting again from former Mason William Schnoebelen, he correctly points out that this Royal Arch Tau Cross is used in the York Rite as a symbol for a Masonic Messiah:
"Another common York Rite symbol is the Tau cross. This distinctive cross, which often looks like the letter 'T,' is actually the symbol of the pagan slain and risen god, Tammuz. It is a symbol for just another counterfeit Masonic 'Christ.'"
-William Schnoebelen, Masonry: Beyond the Light, Chick Publications, 1991, p. 119, ISBN: 0-937958-38-5

Again, I'm not going to go through the hundreds of Masonic symbols in existance because the point has already been made, and Christians don't need to know the meaning of hundreds of symbols if they simply steer clear of them in the first place. I wanted to point out a few of their symbols so we can better understand the deception behind them, and that Masons have their own demonic false messiah that they look to, who has nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ, but everything to do with pagan Babylonian and Egyptian sun worship.



 

The most official literature that a Mason can refer to in his lodge is called the Monitor, which is like a ritual workbook for a Mason to learn all about his craft. The publications can vary a bit from region to region, but they will teach the same basic principles. For example, Kentucky's Monitor says:
"All antiquity [i.e. ancient cultures] believed... in a Mediator or Redeemer, by means of whom the Evil Principle was to be overcome and the Supreme Deity reconciled to His creatures. The belief was general that he was to be born of a virgin and suffer a painful death. The Hindus called him Krishna; the Chinese, Kiountse; the Persians, Sociosch; the Scandinavians, Balder; the Christians, Jesus; the Masons, Hiram."
-Henry Pirtle, Kentucky Monitor, Louisville Standard Printing Co, 1941, p. 156; See also Tom C. Mckenny, 33 Degrees of Deception, ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011, ISBN: 9781458796394

There is some truth to this, that pagan religions around the world had a virgin-born messiah that suffered a painful death, and this is one of the reasons pagans try to say that the Bible is copied from paganism. The Christian God of the Bible is unique in many ways, but the primary argument Christians should use for answering the heathen on this matter is the prophecy of Scripture being 100% accurate; in fact, so accurate that, for example, many people throughout the centuries have tried (and failed) to prove that Daniel wrote down all those words after the events happened, because the fact that he wrote them down beforehand proves the Christian God of the Bible is real and the other religions are fake, so they either have to lie about it or ignore it.

If you remember earlier, we quoted the authorities of Freemasons who stated clearly that Masonry is a religion, and that it's based on ancient Egyptian/Babylonian mysticism, which means it should be no surprise that Masons also have a pagan, demonic messiah. Their messiah's name is "Hiram Abiff," and I will demonstrate that Hiram is actually one and the same as Osiris, and the equivalent "Christian" name for Osiris is "Lucifer."

During initiation into the intermediate levels of Masonry, members will go through what they call a "baptism," and they mean it in a similar manner of what Christians mean by baptism: a dying and being reborn. Please be patient and read through the following excerpt, and I'll do my best to explain it afterwards because this story is used as a basis for the reenactment ritual of "baptism" that Master Masons must go through to advance in degree:
"While symbolism concerning the construction of Solomon's temple permeated the 'blue lodge' degrees, the third degree contained the greatest amount of narrative detail related to the structure's work site. This ritual also encompassed the most specific prescriptive material concerning what was expected of a 'craftsman.' The story of the death, burial, and disinterment of the architect Hiram Abiff provided the central action for this culminating ceremony... the death and eventual exhumation of Hiram Abiff were linked to the end of a candidate's existence as a profane member of society and his resurrection as a full member of the fraternity.
According to the Masonic ritual, every day at noon Hiram Abiff climbed a winding set of stairs to the unfinished sanctum sanctorum [i.e. Latin phrase: holy of holies] of the incomplete temple to work on the building's designs and to pray. One day he was accosted by three Fellow Craft Masons who sought from him the secrets of the Master Masons so that they could advance professionally and receive higher wages on other building sites. Using threats of bodily injury, these three individuals, named Jubela, Jubelum, and Jubelo, [i.e. the Juwes] attempted to extort the craft secrets from Hiram Abiff. Because they had failed to prove themselves worthy, however, the righteous master craftsman refused to provide them with the information that would allow them to masquerade as Master Masons. After he denied their request three times, Jubelo struck Hiram Abiff on the head with a setting maul and thus killed him. Having stashed the body on the work site for twelve hours, these three men, always known by Freemasons as 'the ruffians,' returned at midnight and transported the corpose to the west, where they buried it in a shallow grave on a hillside. They planted a sprig of acacia [Masonic symbol of immortality] to mark the burial site.
The next day, King Solomon discovered that Hiram Abiff was missing and organized a search party composed of workmen to look for him and to locate Jubela, Jubelo, and Jubelum, who also had disappeared. Fifteen days later, the ruffians were captured and the architect's body was located because of the acacia plant marking its resting place. King Solomon and Hiram, the King of Tyre, traveled to the grave site where, after some difficulty owing to the body's advanced state of decay, Hiram the temple site and, as an indication of respect, was interred as close to the sanctum sanctorum as custom would allow. The fraternity then erected a monument to him located upon this final burial site."

-William D. Moore, Masonic Temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes, University of Tennessee Press, 2006, p. 9, ISBN: 9781572334960; Moore is a professor of history at the University of North Caroline Wilmington, and his work has appeared in many major magazines.

If you remember earlier, we revealed the true story behind Jack the Ripper, and the writing on the wall that Sir Charles Williams covered up before the media and the public could see it, which read "The Juwes are the men who will not be blamed for nothing." This Masonic code phrase is somewhat summarized that a Mason will only be blamed for harming a brother Mason, but once they reach the level of a Royal Arch Mason, Masons will not be blamed for any other crime (meaning they will cover up crimes for other Masons).

I realize some of this might be a bit boring, but bear with me a little longer because this will all start to connect and make sense soon. According to Masonic legend (which, again, has no historical evidence to back it up) King Solomon captured the Juwes and each one gave a statement, and if you've been paying attention, you should recognize these statements:
JUBELA: "O that my throat had been cut across, my tongue torn out, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea at low water-mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in tenty-four hours, ere I had been accessary to the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff."
JUBELO: "O that my left breast had been torn open, and my heart and vitals taken from thence, and thrown over my left shoulder, carried into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and there to become a prey to the wild beasts of the field, and vultures of the air, ere I had conspired the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff."
JUBELUM: "O that my body had been severed in two in the midst, and divided to the north and south, my bowels burnt to ashes in the centre, and the ashes scattered by the four winds of heaven, that there might not the least track or trace of remembrance remain among men, or Masons, of so vile and perjured a wretch as I am--Ah, Jubela and Jubelo, it was I that struck him harder than you both--it was I that gave him the fatal blow--it was I that killed him outright."

-David Bernard & William Morgan, Light on Masonry: A Collection of All the Most Important Documents on the Subject of Speculative Free Masonry, William Williams, 1829, p. 68, [The British Library]; Bernard and Morgan were both Freemasons.

Earliery, we read the oaths that first, second, and third degree Masons must swear, and they vow to keep the secrets of fellow Masons, else they should suffer the same exact punishments that we just read from the ruffians/Juwes. These are the same injuries suffered by the young women who were killed at the hands of Jack the Ripper, having the throat cut across, the vitals taken out and thrown over the left shoulder, and the body severed in two.

The Lucifarian and witch Helena Blavatsky, who laid a large foundation for modern-day occultism, wrote:
"Ragon, the famous Mason, gives curious details and explanations with regard to the Sun rites. He shows that the biblical Hiram, the great hero of Masonry (the 'widow's son') a type taken from Osiris, is the Sun-God, the inventor of arts, and the 'architect,' the name Hiram meaning the elevated, a title belonging to the Sun. Every Occultist knows how closely related to Osiris and the Pyramids are the narratives in Kings concerning Solomon, his Temple and its construction; he knows also that the whole of the Masonic rite of Initiation is based upon the Biblical allegory of the construction of that Temple, Masons conveniently forgetting, or perhaps ignoring, the fact that the latter narrative is modelled upon Egyptian and still earlier symbolisms. Rogan explains it by showing that the three companions of Hiram, the 'three murderers,' typify the three last months of the year; and that Hiram stands for the Sun--from its summer solstice downwards, when it begins decreasing--the whole rite being an astronomical allegory."
-Helena P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1897, p. 274

As we can see, even the 'three ruffians' have a significance in witchcraft. Hiram is the Masonic interpretation of the sun god, taken from the Egyptian Osiris, which was taken from the Babylonian Nimrod, who Masons worship as the first leader of the Masonic order.

These secrets of the Masonic religion were well-known to practicing witches and researchers of the late 19th century, so I don't want readers to think this is new information. For example, this late 19th century Swiss author notes the connection between Osiris and Hiram Abiff after describing the Egyptian myth:
"As we shall see hereafter, the Freemasons exactly copy this procedure in the master's degree, substituting for Osiris Hiram Abiff, one of the three grand-masters at the building of Solomon's temple."
-Charles W. Heckethorn, The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries, Vol. 1, G. Redway, 1897, p. 48-49

Without boring readers with a lot of bland quotations, according to Masonic myths, Solomon attempted to resurrect Hiram Abiff from the dead by having some apprentices use "Entered Apprentice handshakes," but couldn't raise the body because the skin cleaved from the bone of Hiram's dead hand. Solomon then went himself to raise Hiram from the dead using what's know as the "Master's grip" or the "strong grip of the lion's paw," but they needed to say a secret password with it. However, Hiram was the only one who knew the password, so since the secret Master's word was lost, they agreed to make a new secret word by uttering the first thing they could think to say when seeing the dead body, which ended up being "Mah-hah-bone."
(See David Bernard & William Morgan, Light on Masonry: A Collection of All the Most Important Documents on the Subject of Speculative Free Masonry, William Williams, 1829, p. 69, [The British Library]; Bernard and Morgan were both Freemasons.)

I've been told that in Hebrew, "Mah-hah-bone" roughly translates to "What? The Builder?" because Hiram Abiff was called the builder, which is nothing significant, but the real secret Master's word was supposedly lost. However, that's a lie because once a Mason gets to that coveted Royal Arch Mason degree, he is informed that the secret Master's word was found, and that word is "Jah-Bul-On."

Jah-Bal-On helps demonstrate the point I made earlier that the Masonic god is a "Mr. Potato-Head" god, made up of many parts because "Jah" is part of the words "Jehovah" or "Yahweh" or "Hallelujah," which is the Jews' sacred name for God, "Bul" represents the pagan god Baal, and "On" represents Osiris, the Egyptian sun god:
"In Aleister Crowley's [20th century Satanist witch] book, The confessions of Aleister Crowley, he spoke with great admiration about the Royal Arch degree: 'I supposed myself to have reached the summit of success when I restored the Secret Word of the Roayl Arch. In this case, tradition had preserved the Word almost intact.' It seems perfectly understandable that this hater of Christianity would love the Royal Arch degree of Freemasonry, as the freemasons in this degree actually seem to blaspheme the God of the Bible. They form God's name by uniting together the name of various pagan gods, (Masonic writers agree that this is a composite of three gods). Jah represents Jehovah, Bul represents the pagan god Baal, and On represents the Egyptian sun god Osiris. This name and its true meaning have been omitted from the English Supreme Grand Chapter after the major revision of 2004, ostenisbly to streamline the system in the eyes of young Masons."
-Leo L. Zagami, Confessions of an Illuminati, Vol. 2, CCC Publishing, 2016, p. 21, ISBN: 9781888729627

If you remember earlier, we read from the authorities of Freemaonsry that they lie to new initiates, misleading them on purpose. They know revealing all the secrets openly upon entrance would drive away new members, so they hid even more of the interpretations of their rituals back in 2004 to keep their membership growing because they know most initiates would leave if they discovered the truth.

This is not to say that the Lord God has anything to do with this pagan garbage, but rather they're trying to hijack the name of God to fuse it into their pagan abomination. In fact, Royal Arch Masons prove themselves to other Masons by identifying themselves with God's name. These types of call/answer scripts were setup in Freemasonry because, originally, not many people could read, so providing documented proof of being a Mason was not enough, and thus, a simple secret coded question and answer was used to help Masons identify one another, as this Royal Arch call/reponse will demonstrate:
"The Lecture of the Royal Arch degree is divided into two sections. The first section designates the appelation [affirming the name or title], number and station, of the several officers, and points out the purpose and duties of their respective stations.
QUESTION: Are you a Royal Arch Mason?
ANSWER: I am that I am."

-David Bernard & William Morgan, Light on Masonry: A Collection of All the Most Important Documents on the Subject of Speculative Free Masonry, William Williams, 1829, p. 126, [The British Library]; Bernard and Morgan were both Freemasons.

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
-Exodus 3:13-14

The Masons blaspheme the name of God by instructing Royal Arch Masons to answer for themselves a name meant only for the Lord God. This is obviously no coincidence, especially since Royal Arch Mason is the level at which a Mason is considered completely above criminal activity of any kind.

Jah-Bul-On helps point Masons in the direction that leads them to the true god of Freemasonry. It attempts to blend the True Living God with pagan gods, particularly the use of Osiris, who is associated with the underworld (i.e. hell), and the "Christian" equivalent is Lucifer.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
-Isaiah 14:12-15

Masons have compacted the name of God with the name of pagan gods, which are nothing more than aliases for Lucifer and his fellow demons. It is not until the 19th degree that a Mason will learn the truth; that all these symbols and code words were loosening their individual religious philosophies so their members would finally come to accept the hidden meaning of Freemasonry.

The following excerpt from Albert Pike will need a bit of explaining to understand:
"The Apocalypse [i.e. Pike is referring to the prophecies of Revelation] is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer. LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not! for traditions are full of Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspiration is not of one Age nor of one Creed. Plato and Philo, also, were inspired."
-Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, 2013, ISBN: 9781304291905

Most people, when reading this too quickly, will think that this statement was supporting the Biblical claims that Lucifer is evil and God is good, and I almost thought that at first, but then when I slowed down and read it again carefully, I could see the sarcasm and inquiry explode right off the page. First of all, he's speaking of those who come into the 19th degree with the idea that God is good and speaks the truth in all things, and they believe that Lucifer's works are to be despised, but the 19th degree doctrine reveals to these adept Masons that all that (i.e. what the Bible teaches) should not be presumed true.

Just as the Word of God capitalizes "LORD" for God, Pike then capitalizes "LUCIFER," putting the Devil in a position of honor, and then poses a question about his name. Pike was not saying that Lucifer is "the Spirit of Darkness," he's saying it is "strange" to call Lucifer "the Spirit of Darkness" when he is called "the Light-bearer," because true Freemasons believe that the "light" of Freemasonry comes from "the Light-bearer."

In the next part, notice that Pike does not make a statement about Lucifer blinding souls; he poses a question to cast doubt. Pike is asking the reader if one who is called "Son of the Morning" and "Light-bearer" could blind the souls of men? So the reader will then begin to question if truth can be found through Lucifer, and turn to the Devil for knowledge and wisdom.

Finally, when Pike says "Doubt it not," many readers take that as the end of the sentence because they see an exclamation point, but the sentence continues. This was to emphasize Pike's attack on the faith of those who believe in the prophecies and doctrines in the Word of God, or in other words, he's scoffing at born-again Christians. His continued sentence is not a statement that Pike believes in the Divine Revelations or Inspiration of Scripture, but rather he mocks them by saying that "Plato and Philo" were also inspired, which means he's attempting to pull the Divine Word of God down to the level of pagan philosophers, referring to the Bible as just another set of philsophies that are no different than any other.

I'm not going to quote more of Pike's writings on this subject because it's far too convoluted (i.e. it would require many other explanations to get a full view of what he's saying), however, if you ever get get a copy of Pike's incredibly boring book, and continue to read past what I quoted here, you'll see that he begins to compare God's Word with pagan documents like the Sefer Yetzirah and the Zohar (which are both Jewish mysticism). Pike takes mysticism and lumps it together with the Bible, and calls them all "the completest embodiments of Occultism."
(See Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry, Lulu.com, 2013, ISBN: 9781304291905)

At the beginning of this article, we read a quote from Manly Hall, who was highly esteemed among Masons. One more time, let's read what he wrote:
"The day has come when Fellow Craftsmen must know and apply their knowledge. The lost key to their grade is the mastery of emotion, which places the energy of the universe at their disposal. Man can only expect to be entrusted with great power by proving his ability to use it constructively and selflessly. When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy... In the realization and application of these principles lies the key of the Fellow Craft."
-Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Courier Corporation, 2012, p. 48, ISBN: 9780486121031

Earlier in his book, Hall attempts to explain to readers that despite how high of a degree a Mason acheives, he is actually NOT considered to be a Mason until he comes to accept that the true god of Freemasons is Lucifer:
"The initiated brother realizes that his so called symbols and rituals are merely blinds fabricated by the wise to perpetuate ideas incomprehensible to the average individual. [i.e. Masons learn early on that symbols and code words are there to deceive the public and keep secrets from them.] He also realizes that few Masons of today know or appreciate the mystic meaning concealed within these rituals... but those who have not recognized the truth in the crystallized ritual, those who have not liberated the spiritual germ from the shell of empty words, are not Masons, regardless of their physical degrees and outward honors."
-Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Courier Corporation, 2012, p. 14, ISBN: 9783849619046

Manly Hall, one of the authorities in Freemasonry, first explains that a Mason has to get past the outer shell of false interpretations they have learned and accept the truth, and he later reveals the truth of Freemasonry is Luciferianism. Even though a Freemason might dress himself up to look like a Mason, might have all the honorary degrees of a Mason, and participates in all the Masonic ceremonies, until he accepts that Lucifer is god, and works to harness the energies of black magic, he will not be a Mason inwardly.

As the Lord Jesus Christ instructed Christians to clean out the inside of the cup and platter so the outside would be clean (Mat 23:26), Satan also requires that a Freemason convert to Luciferianism inwardly, not just on the outside.

You can never truly be a Freemason unless you convert to Luciferianism. The Devil is the Freemason's Messiah.





 

It will be near impossible to get a Mormon to read this section, so because of that, I will not be addressing Mormons directly, but rather just those born-again in Christ. I would ask that Christians be aware that bringing these facts to a Mormon will not help him or her convert away from the cult that has them brainwashed; so if you have a Mormon in mind you want to help, it would be better to learn the facts about what doctrine they teach and show them the contradictions in their religion along with quotations from the Bible.
(Read "Corruptions of Christianity: Mormonism" here at creationliberty.com for more details; There is a tract specifically for Mormons we have produced free to download in PDF format at the top of that article.)

Many people, including many Mormons, are competely unaware that Joseph Smith was a Freemason. The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star documented Smith's writings about his admission into the Masonic Temple:
"Tuesday, March 15--I officiated as grand chaplain at the installation of the Nauvoo lodge of Free Masons, at the Grove, near the Temple. Grand Master Jonas of Columbus being present, a large number of people assembled on the occasion; the day was exceedingly fine, all things were done in order, and universal satisfaction was manifested. In the evening I received the first degree in Free Masonry in the Nauvoo Lodge assembled in my general business office."
-Joseph Smith, quoted by The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 19, P.P. Pratt, 1857, p. 152; See also Lee Nelson, The Journal of Joseph: The Personal History of a Modern Prophet, Cedar Fort, 2009, p. 188, ISBN: 9781555173654

By use of the words "universal satisfaction," Smith meant that all the members of the lodge accepted him, which is a requirement in Freemasonry. There's an old term called "black-balled," which originally came from Freemasons because all the current members must vote on the admission of a new member with white or black balls put into a box, and if one or more black balls makes it into the box (i.e. one of the members didn't like the initiate for any reason), then the initiate is rejected from joining the lodge. (He can try to join another lodge, but he can't join the lodge in which he was initially rejected.)

B.H. Roberts, who is highly revered historian in the Mormon Church, documented Smith's advance to the "sublime" (i.e. third) degree as a Master Mason within 24 hours of being initiated into the order:
"Wednesday, March 16. -- I was with the Masonic Lodge and rose to the sublime degree."
-Joseph Smith, quoted by Brigham H. Roberts, History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Vol. 4, Deseret News, 1908, p. 552

However, Smith's existence as a Master Mason was short lived because Mormons started to flock after Smith, joining the same lodge. There ended up being a 10 to 1 ratio of Mormons to non-Mormons in the Illinois Masonic Lodge. This was viewed as a threat to the Freemasons because they feared infiltration and takeover of the secrets of Freemasonry:
"When Illinois Grand Master Abraham Jonas visited Nauvoo on March 15, 1842, to install the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge, he inaugurated an era of difficulty with other Illinois Masons and introduced to Nauvoo ancient rituals bearing some similarity to the LDS temple ordinances. [i.e. Freemasonry and Mormonism were being fused] That evening, with the Masons assembled in his office, the Prophet [i.e. Joseph Smith] received the first degree of Freemasonry. Approximately three hundred Latter-day Saints had become Masons during the brief existence of the lodge. Eventually nearly 1,500 LDS men became associated with Illinois Freemasonry, including many members of the Church's governing priesthood bodies--this at a time when the total number of non-LDS Masons in Illinois lodges barely reached 150. Neighboring Masons feared and resisted Mormon domination of Freemasonry. Charging the Nauvoo Lodge with making Joseph Smith a Master Mason on sight in 1843, The Nauvoo Lodge was suspended."
-Kenneth W. Godfrey, "Freemasonry in Nauvoo," Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 1-4, Macmillan, 1992, p. 522, ISBN: 9780028796031

The Freemasons were correct to fear Joseph Smith and the LDS (Mormon) Church because Smith plan on stealing the secrets of Freemasonry, and he did get some of them, as we'll see later. What many people don't know is that Smith was looking to learn the secrets of Freemasonry long before he joined the Masonic temple.

To answer understand this better, we need to divert to a man named William Morgan, a captain who fought in the War of 1812 (between the U.S. and Britian over trade and border restrictions). Morgan testified that he had received the Royal Arch Mason (7th) Degree, and came out to write a book called Illustrations of Masonry by One of the Fraternity, which exposed the secrets behind the Masonic Order.

Morgan's book later became a major influence in starting the Anti-Masonic Party, a political party, that was obviously in opposition to the Masons. The Masons were now being viewed for what they truly are, a demonic cult, but because slavery was such a hot topic in the media, the Anti-Masons lost traction and were later absorbed into the Whig Party.

Morgan submitted his book for publication on Aug 14, 1826, and three weeks later, suddenly went missing, never to be seen again. The close family and friends of Morgan almost certainly knew he was kidnapped and murdered by the Freemasons because the timing was far too convenient, and his publisher suspected the same:
"In the absence of the author [i.e. Cpt. William Morgan], or rather compiler of the following work, who was kidnapped and carried away from the village of Batavia, on the 11th day of September, 1826, by a number of Freemasons, it devolves upon the publisher to attempt to set forth some of the leading views that governed those who embarked in this undertaking."
-David C. Miller, introduction to William Morgan's book, Illustrations of Masonry by One of the Fraternity, Health Research Books, p. iii, ISBN: 9780787313241

For many years, friends, family, and collegues could only deduce what may have happened based on the limited amount of evidence available to them at the time. However, about 20 years later, Dr. John Emery, a physician, testified that Henry Valance, a Freemason, had confessed on his deathbed to the murder of William Morgan:
"The following 'Confession' was dictated to me by Mr. Henry L. Valance, who had, for some time previous to making it, resided in this place. Called in to attend him in my medical capacity, and having early felt it my duty to warn him of the fatal nature of the disease under which he was suffering; I won his confidence, and the result was the following narrative, which will go far toward clearing up a great mystery in the criminal history of this country. The 'Confession' is given in Mr. Valance's own words, I having acted only as his amanuensis [one who takes dictation]... Such as it is I give it to a discerning public, which will find it a narrative of much interest. (Signed John L. Emery, M.D., Wisconsin, September 11, 1848)"
-John L. Emery, Murderous Character of Freemasonry, E.A. Cook & Company, 1882, p. 2

The story is a quite a bit long because of the excessive detail, so I won't quote it all, but according to the testimony Valance had Dr. Emery dictate for him, the Masons went through a lot of debate figuring out how they would murder Morgan. Because of unforeseen circumstances, the Masons ended up kidnapping him from a private lodging in Fort Niagara, where they first informed him of their intentions to give him a few hours to mentally prepare for his execution which was punishment for breaking the oaths of Freemasonry.

They ignored the pleas he gave for his life, and once he realized there was no escaping death, they also ignored his pleas for them to inform his wife what happened to him to so that "her mind might be relieved from the horrors of uncertainty." After taking Morgan to Niagara River, Valance, along with eight other Masons put him into a boat, where Valance tied weights around his hips:
"He [Morgan] stood close to the head of the boat, and there was just length enough of rope from his person to the weights to prevent any strain, while he was standing. I then requested one of my associates to assist me in lifting the weights from the bottom of the side of the boat, while the other steadied her from the stern. This was done, and, as Morgan was standing with his back toward me, and apparently looking into the water, I approached him, and give him a strong push with both my hands, which were placed on the middle of his back. He fell forward, carrying the weights with him, and the waters closed over the mass. We remained quiet for the space of two or three minutes, when my companions, without saying a word, resumed their places, and rowed the boat to the place from which they had taken it. We then jumped ashore, and, exchanging pressures of the hand [i.e. secret handshakes], separated without a word."
-Henry L. Valance, quoted by John L. Emery, Murderous Character of Freemasonry, E.A. Cook & Company, 1882, p. 24-25

We read the initiate oaths that are taken by Freemasons earlier in this article. If you remember, the oath was to be "buried in the sand of the sea, at low water mark," which was their original plan for Morgan, but since the ship Morgan was planning to set out on was delayed, they threw him in the river instead to complete the vows of death by water.

Morgan left behind his widow, Lucinda Pendleton Morgan, and after the death of her husband, Lucinda married George W. Harris, and then became known as Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris. In 1838, George and Lucinda allowed Joseph Smith to live in their home for a time, and it was during Smith's stay at the Harris home that he co-married Lucinda as his third wife.
(Smith had as many as 47 wives, some of which were already married, and others as young as 14-years-old; Click here to view CLE's chart on the wives of Smith)

It was certainly no coincidence that Smith first targeted the widow of a well-known Mason who exposed the secrets of Freemasonry, and then attempted to infiltrate the Illinois Masonic Order some years later. With all this in mind, let's look at the similarities between Joseph Smith's LDS Church and the Freemasons, so you can discern for yourself the connections between them.

For those of you very familiar with the Mormon cultic rituals, you know that Mormons are required to wear "holy" underwear. Mormons have undergarments that have specific stitching on them that are the symbols of Freemasonry in conjunction with the oaths.
(Read "Corruptions of Christianity: Mormonism - Other Facts About Mormonism" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

As you can see, the square and compass vaginal and phallic pagan symbols are stitched into each breast. The stitched line on the belly represents the oath that is taken by Master Masons when they swear "To have my body severed in two, my bowels torn thereout."

Earlier, we read the initial oath a Freemason must take when being initiated into their order, and while they take that oath, "His left trouser leg is then rolled up over the knee." Although we are unable to see it in the image above, if you find legitimate Mormon underwear (i.e. mainstream typically shows them without the markings on them), they will have a stitched line on or above the knee.

As we read earlier, Joseph Smith was initiated into Freemasonry on March 15, 1842, and this is significant because the first Mormon endowments were issued (for Smith and his followers) on May 4, only a few weeks later. For those of you who may not know, the Mormon temple endowment is the ritual in which they elevate themselves to supposedly become gods and goddesses in the afterlife. Just a few weeks after Smith was initiated into Freemasonry, he claimed another of his convenient "revelations from God," and started using the Masonic rituals as the endowment ceremony.
(See Prophet Joseph Smith, "Timeline," retrieved Dec 16, 2016, [http://bit.ly/2hDp7tp]; See also The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, "Receiving the Ordinances and Blessings of the Temple," retrieved Dec 16, 2016, [http://bit.ly/2hPZwOy])

Both Masons and Mormons award new initiates with a ceremonial apron:
"The fig-leaf apron was worn throughout the remainder of the ceremony on top of the other temple clothes, which included a robe of the holy priesthood. Worthy temple Mormons are buried wearing these temple clothes, including the apron."
-Carma Naylor, A Mormon's Unexpected Journey, WinePress Publishing, 2010, p. 238, ISBN: 9781579219048

Mormons adopted this burial practice from Freemasons:
"In Masonic symbolism the Lambskin Apron holds precedence. It is the initial gift of Freemasonry to a candidate, and at the end of life’s pilgrimage it is reverently placed on his mortal remains and buried with his body in the grave."
-Masonic World, "The Lambskin Apron," Short Talk Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 11, November, 1927

I'd like to note that the Masonic article I just quoted from ends with the words "SO MOTE IT BE," which is the exact phrase Satanist Aleister Crowley used in his writings. Crowley, it seems, took this phrase from Freemasonry and added it to his Satanic phrase "DO WHAT THOU WILT," which became a lot more famous after demonic rock artists Led Zepplin (who bought Crowley's house and used demonic channeling for their music) published those phrases on the cover of their album.
(Read "What's Wrong With Christian Rock?" here at creationliberty.com for more details on Aleister Crowley and the connection to modern rock music.)

As we read earlier, Masons claim their origins to be from King Solomon and his temple, and Mormons also claim the same thing. The above image shows the baptismal bath used in Mormon rituals for the temple at Navoo, Illinois, and all Mormon temples have such a bath which is based on the descriptions of the bath King Solomon used in 1Ki 7:23-26.

The following image shows a screenshot (left) of a man who filmed on hidden camera his endowment ceremony with the Mormons, and the handshake they are giving to one another (fingers on the palms and thumb on the knuckle) is called the "First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood." The drawing (right) is the secret Masonic handshake learned by Master Masons, called "The Real Grip of a Master Mason." It doesn't take much investigative prowess to see the unmistakable connection.
(See NewNameNoah, "Secret Mormon Temple Handshakes (w/ hidden camera)," Nov 30, 2015, retrieved Dec 20, 2016, [youtube.com/watch?v=x32JdymmF_Q&t=69s])

Earlier, we learned that Masonic lodges always face east to west in worship of the sun. Mormon temples are also constructed in the same manner:
"And yet, even for Mormons, one direction--east--seems paramount. East is, in fact, the direction that most Mormon temples face, which is especially evident in the statues of the angel Moroni, whose trumpet points toward the rising sun,"
-Terryl L. Givens & Philip L. Barlow, The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism, Oxford University Press, 2015, [9780190463502]

All these connections should be no surprise when we consider that Joseph Smith's closest relatives and friends were Masons before Smith had ever joined their order. John Widtsoe, who was Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church (a highly venerated position amongst Mormons) from 1921-1952, documented the following:
"Many of the Saints [members of the LDS Church] were Masons, such as Joseph's brother Hyrum, Heber C. Kimball, Elijah Fordham, Newel K. Whitney, James Adams, and John C. Bennett."
-John A. Widtsoe, Evidences and Reconciliations, Bookcraft, 1987, p. 357-358, ISBN: 9780884940739; See also Jerald & Sandra Tanner, Mormonism-Shadow or Reality? Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1987, p. 484, [University of Wisconsin - Madison]

As you can see, these perfectly matched timings and rituals are no coincidence. A ten-year-old could easily see there is a strong relation between these two cults, but many grown men and women are deceived into them. Please don't misunderstand; exposing these facts to a Mormon will typically have little to no effect on them whatsoever because they joined Mormonism in the first place due to their lack of discernment, which means they won't be able to discern these facts either. (i.e. If they can't discern the blatant contradictions in the Book of Mormon, how will they discern the Masonic connections?)
(Read "How to Talk With Mormons" here at creationliberty.com for more details; we developed a tract for Mormons that is available at the top of the article and is free to download.)

If that's not enough, Reed Durham, eighth president of the Mormon History Association (1973-74), who helped found the LDS Church Historical Department, documented the "pivotal key" to understanding the LDS Church. Although he believed that Smith was a real prophet until his death, Durham wrote that not only were there connections to Freemasonry after Smith's initiation into the Masonic Temple, but also a long time prior to his initation through his friends and family:
"I am convinced that in the study of Masonry lies a pivotal key to further understanding Joseph Smith and the [LDS] Church... Masonry in the Church had its origin prior to the time Joseph Smith became a Mason... It commenced in Joseph's home when his older brother became a Mason. Hyrum received the first three degrees of Masonry in Mount Moriah Lodge No. 112 of Palmyra, New York, at about the same time that Joseph was being initiated into the presence of God... The many parallels found between early Mormonism and the Masonry of that day are substantial...
I have attempted thus far to demonstrate that Masonic influences upon Joseph in the early Church history, preceding his formal membership in Masonry, were significant. However, these same Masonic influences exerted a more dominant character as reflected in the further expansion of the Church subsequent to the Prophet's Masonic membership. In fact, I believe that there are few significant developments in the Church, that occurred after March 15, 1842, which did not have some Masonic interdependence. Let me comment on a few of these developments. There is absolutely no question in my mind that the Mormon ceremony which came to be known as the Endowment, introduced by Joseph Smith to Mormon Masons, had an immediate inspiration from Masonry. This is not to suggest that no other source of inspiration could have been involved, but the similarities between the two ceremonies are so apparent and overwhelming that some dependent relationship cannot be denied. They are so similar, in fact, that one writer was led to refer to the Endowment as Celestial Masonry.
It is also obvious that the Nauvoo Temple architecture was in part, at least, Masonically influenced. Indeed, it appears that there was an intentional attempt to utilize Masonic symbols and motifs... There are many questions which still demand the answers.... if we, as Mormon historians, respond to these questions and myrids [sic] like them relative to Masonry in an ostrich-like fashion, with our heads buried in the traditional sand, then I submit: there never will be 'any help for the widow's son.'"

-Reed C. Durham, Mormon Miscellaneous, October, 1975, p. 11-16; See also Jerald & Sandra Tanner, Mormonism-Shadow or Reality? Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1987, p. 546-547, [University of Wisconsin - Madison]

That last line about never being "any help for the widow's son" is extremely significant because these were the last words to ever be spoken by Joseph Smith, and even this Mormon historian was willing to admit the truth. Many Mormons have attempted to change the original testimonies, claiming that Smith had said "Oh Lord, my God," but the full sentence he spoke was "Oh Lord, my God, is there no help for the widow's son?"

"Well, he [Joseph Smith] has paid for his crimes and his follies! Let us honor death, even in the corpse of an impostor. At that moment, when he cried out of the window of Carthage jail: 'Is there no help for the widow's son?' hoping to find mercy from the hands of some brother Mason, he felt the bitterness of death as keenly as it can be felt. In this terrible moment he must have become aware that the hour of his own 'blood atonement' had come, the hour of payment of his tremendous debt to outraged, swindled, robbed and murdered humanity."
-John D. Lee, quoted by W. Wyl, Joseph Smith, the Prophet, His Family and His Friends: A Study Based on Facts and Documents, Vol. 1, Tribune Printing and Publishing Company, 1886, p. 29-30, [Standford University Library]


"Time made some changes and the tow-head [blonde hair of Joseph Smith] became a light auburn, but the moral traits continued the same, and secretiveness, untruthfulness, dishonesty and cowardice followed him to his assassination. Indeed, at no time in his history was the last-mentioned trait more manifest than, when leaping from the window of Carthage jail, he cravenly called out the Masonic cry of distress, 'Is there no help for the widow's son?' with the evident purpose of exciting the pity of his enemies."
-Charles A. Shook, The True Origin of Mormon Polygamy, Standard Publishing Company, 1914, p. 17-18

It seems that in the few decades following the event, many people were very aware of Smith's final words, and what they meant, likely due to the efforts of the Anti-Masonic Party in the mid 19th century. Since then, interest has been lost, and so has the information since people have believed the lies of the Mormon church that have attempted to cover up what Smith really said. Even one of Smith's many widows testified to what he actually said:
"One of the Prophet's [Smith's] spiritual wives, Zina Huntingdon, in a packed public meeting in Brigham Young's Theater some years ago (in Salt Lake City), stated that while looking out of the window or wile hanging suspended by it Joseph cried, 'Is there no help for the widow's son?' This was an appeal to the Masonic freternity, an order which Joseph, it is claimed, had betrayed."
-The Christian Advocate, Vol. 80, Hunt & Eaton, 1905, p. 969, [New York Public Library]

As the quotes correctly identified, this phrase is a Masonic code phrase for distress, and the Masons take an oath that if they hear this code phrase called out by another Mason, he is obligated to go and help that Mason as much as possible (within reason). The phrase comes from the Hiram Abiff legend, which is a Masonic name and reenactment of the Egyptian pagan god Osiris (who was dismembered), his goddess wife Isis, and (the widow's son) Horus.

"The phrase arises from the ritual enacted by Freemasons who are being admitted to the third degree, that of Master Mason, which allows them to participate fully in all aspects of their brotherhood. The drama at the centre of the initiation ritual is the murder of Hiram, 'the widow's son' of the Bible, whom the Freemasons call Hiram Abiff. The initiate acts out the sufferings of Hiram Abiff, who while vowing to protect the Freemasons' secrets with his life, calls out, 'Oh Lord, my God, is there no help for the widow's son?'"
--Michael Haag, Templars: History and Myth, Profile Books, 2010, p. 277, ISBN: 9781847652515

Smith, in his final hours of distress, sought the help of brother Masons (as he was trained to do in the third degree) to save him from being shot to death in jail, but it was the Masons themselves who were pulling the triggers on those guns. Most people don't even realize that Joseph's brother Hyrum, who was also a Mason, was murdered during this same riot. Although the actual murderers are left to speculation, and though many mainstream sources will say I'm some conspiracy nut (typically because they are ignorant of the facts), I firmly believe, based on the evidence above and other reasonings, that the "anti-Mormon mob" shooting at Joseph Smith were either all Freemasons themselves (which is their modus operandi) or a riot started by (and consisting of) Freemasons, who planned out Smith's murder just as they planned out William Morgan's. (i.e. They take their blood oaths quite seriously.)

Yet, all the skeptics and scoffers (who rail at me for point these things out) would have to do is look to the Deseret News, a Mormon publication, to see that the LDS church is now beginning to be more open with admitting the connections to Freemasonry (since Freemasons have deceived their way to a better public standing in the U.S. over the past 150 years), and even recently allowing their members to become Freemasons:
"[Glen] Cook, a Salt Lake criminal defense attorney and Brigham Young University law school graduate, is believed to be the first member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be elected grand master in Utah in nearly a century, overseeing the activities of several lodges around the state and looking to make the group more open to public understanding. During a recent tour of the Masonic Temple in downtown Salt Lake City following his installation in February, Cook said there are definite misconceptions about Freemasonry in Utah, particularly among Latter-day Saints, 'but there's also some reality there as well.' Church founder Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were members of the Masonic lodge in Nauvoo, Ill., in the early 1840s, and historians have written in detail about the role of fellow Masons in the murder of the two men in June 1844. Smith's successor, President Brigham Young, and the three succeeding presidents of the church all were made Masons in the Nauvoo Lodge, as were many who presided in church hierarchy during and following Joseph Smith's death."
-Carrie A. Moore, "A Mormon Mason: New grand master is the first in a century who is LDS," Deseret News, Mar 29, 2008, retrieved Dec 21, 2016, [http://bit.ly/2i155X1]

So first of all, Mormon publications are getting more relaxed in speaking the truth about the Masonic connection with each passing year; meaning that those who would accuse me of being a "conspiracy nut" should do some research and get their facts straight because even Mormons are starting to confess the truth. In addition to that, it's very interesting that the lawyer, when touring the Masonic temple said, "there's also some reality there as well" because he could quickly recognize the similarities between the Masonic temple and his Mormon temple.

As Mormons and Masons grow closer to one another again, it will eventually be difficult to tell where Freemasonry ends and Mormonism begins. There is another organization called "The Illuminati" that has also infiltrated the secrets of Freemasonry, and today it is difficult to tell where Freemasonry ends and Illuminati begins; however, before we get to talking about the Illuminati, let's address some famous Freemasons, as well as some of those commonly falsely accused.



 

There are large numbers of websites and blogs that have a list of "Famous Freemasons," but as I began to do research into these people, I started noticing a very bad pattern among these sites; the author would claim someone was a Freemason, and often accuse them of being 33º, but provided no documented evidence to support their claims. Instead of doing what most of these websites do, which is taking 30 seconds to write down a list of names they copied from another website, I decided to be more thorough in providing the documentation for each name. I hope this will be an example to other Christians that we ought not to run around falsely accusing someone of something without the proper evidence to back it up, just as Paul told his false accusers:

Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
-Acts 24:13

We Christians should have a higher standard of understanding and research for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ:

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
-Colossians 3:23-24
(Read "The Christian Work Ethic" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

That being said, the following list is short because I've only gone through some people whose names are well-known, and left out the names of thousands of various people most readers have probably never heard of and will not remember. (e.g. Senators, Governers, etc) There are varying of degrees among the people in the list; not each and every one is 33° (as many books and websites assert about famous Freemasons), however, also keep in mind that it doesn't take a 33° Mason to get deeply involved with the inner circles of their occultism.

ENTERTAINERS
Roy Acuff - American Country Music Singer; Initiated at East Nashville Freemasonry Lodge in 1943 and made a 33º Mason in 1985
(See New World Encyclopedia, "Roy Acuff," retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Roy_Acuff])

Gene Autry - Hollywood Film Actor and Producer, better known as "The Singing Cowboy;" Lifetime member of the Al Malaika Shrine Temple in California
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Ludwig van Beethoven - German Pianist and Composer; Because of the struggle between the Catholic Church and Freemasonry in 18th century Europe, lodge records were destroyed or not kept at all. Beethoven made numerous references to Masonry in his writings, and attended rites that would have required him to be a Freemason.
(See Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "Ludwig van Beethoven," retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/beethoven_l/beethoven_l.html])

Mel Blanc - Comedian and Voice Actor; Voice of Warner Brother's cartoon characters (e.g. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc); Member of Mid Day Lodge #188 in Oregan
(See Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "Mel Blanc," retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/blanc_m/blanc_m.html])

Earnest Borgnine - Oscar-Winning Hollywood Film and Voice Actor; Member of Abingdon Lodge #48 in Virginia
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Nat King Cole - (Real Name: Nathaniel Adams Coles) American Jazz Pianist and Singer; Joined California's Thomas Waller Lodge #49 in 1938
(See Todd E. Creason [33º Mason], "Famous Freemason: Nat King Cole's 'Unforgettable' Escape," The Midnight Freemasons, retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [midnightfreemasons.org/2012/02/famous-freemason-nat-king-cole-escape_03.html])

Richard Dreyfuss - Hollywood Film Actor and Producer; Joined Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia F&AM on June 9, 2011
(See Christopher Hodapp, "Brother Richard Dreyfuss," June 11, 2011, retrieved Jan 5, 2017, [freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2011/06/brother-richard-dreyfuss.html])

Duke Ellington - (Real Name: Edward Kennedy Ellington) American Jazz Pianist and Composer; Masonic rites were performed at his funeral, which surprised many because few people knew he was a Mason.
(See David Bradbury, Duke Ellington, Haus Publishing, 2005, p. 128, ISBN: 9781904341666)

Glenn Ford - Hollywood Film Actor; Joined Palisades Lodge #637 in 1954 and later joined Riviera Lodge #780 (50-year veteran Mason)
(See Christopher Hodapp, "Farewell to Brother Glenn Ford," Sept 1, 2006, retrieved Jan 3, 2017, [freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2006/09/farewell-to-brother-glenn-ford.html])

Clark Gable - Hollywood Film Actor; known as "The King of Hollywood," joined Beverly Hills Lodge #528 on Oct 31, 1933
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Harry Houdini - Hungarian-American Illusionist and Stunt Performer; Member of Wood Country Lodge #112, Circleville Chapter #20, Toledo Commandery #7, and was grand king, grand orator, and deputy grand master in Ohio
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Wolfgang A. Mozart - (Full Name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolf-gangus Theophilus Mozart) German Musician and Composer; Joined Zur Wohltatigkeit Lodge #20 on Jan 7, 1785
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Richard Pryor - American Comedian and Actor; Comedians in the U.S. claim Pryor paved the way for modern comedy; Joined Henry Brown Lodge #22 in Peoria, Illinois; Image shows Pryor wearing hat with the bird/sword emblem, which is the symbol of the 32º Mason
(See Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "Richard Pryor," retrieved Jan 6, 2017, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/pryor_r/pryor_r.html])

Michael Richards - Hollywood Film Actor and Comedian (Known for role as "Kramer" on Seinfeld; Inspired by Freemaon Red Skelton, Joined Riviera Lodge #780 in Pacific Palisades, California on Dec 17, 1998
(See -Allan L. Casalou [32° Mason], "Michael A. Richards, 33° Beyond The Symbols," California Freemason, Grand Lodge of California, September, 2003, retrieved Jan 6, 2017, [204.3.136.66/web/journal-files/Issues/sep03/casalou.htm])

Roy Rogers - (Real Name: Leonard Franklin Slye) Hollywood Actor and Singer; 32° Shriner; Joined Hollywood Lodge #355 in California in April, 1946
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Richard B. Skelton - (Known as Red Skelton) American Comedian; Joined Vincennes Lodge #1 in Vincennes, Indiana, 1939; Later acheived 33°
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

John P. Sousa - (Known as "The March King") American Composer and Conductor; Joined Hiram Lodge #10 in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 1881
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Mark Twain - (Real Name: Samuel L. Clemens) American Author (e.g. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer); Joined Polar Star Lodge #79 in St. Loius Missouri, 1861; To his credit, Clemens left the lodge six years after he joined and never joined another.
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

John Wayne - (Real Name: Marion Mitchell Morrison) Hollywood Film Actor; Joined Marion McDaniel Lodge #56 in Tucson, Arizona; Later became 33°
(See Daylight Lodge #760 F&AM, "Famous Masons," retrieved Jan 6, 2017, [daylightlodge.org/famous.htm])



SCIENTISTS/INVENTORS/BUSINESSMEN
Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin - NASA Employee (I refrain from using the term "astronaut"); Documented to be a 33º Mason in Freemason publications; Joined Montclair Lodge #44 in New Jersey
(See Jeri E. Walker, "The Supreme Council From Outer Space!" The Scottish Rite Journal, Jan/Feb 2015, p. 18)

Leroy G. Cooper - NASA Employee (I refrain from using the term "astronaut"); Documented to be a 33º Mason in Freemason publications.
(See Jeri E. Walker, "The Supreme Council From Outer Space!" The Scottish Rite Journal, Jan/Feb 2015, p. 18)

Henry Ford - Founder and CEO of Ford Motor Company; Joined Palestine Lodge #357 in Detroit, Michigan on Nov 28, 1894
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Benjamin Franklin - Founding Father of the United States; Leader and Grand Master over many different Masonic lodges throughout his life; there were too many to list out here, but he was HEAVILY involved in Freemasonry
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Edward Jenner - Inventor of the Vaccine (Vaccines were invented based on an old wives' tale.); Joined Royal Faith and Friendship Lodge #270 in Berkeley, England, 1813
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Charles A. Lindbergh - American Military Officer, Aviator, and Explorer; Joined Keystone Lodge #243 in St. Louis, Missouri on June 9, 1926
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Harland D. Sanders - (Known as Colonel Sanders) Founder of Kentucky Friend Chicken (American Fast-Food Restaurant Chain); Joined Indiana Lodge #651 in Henryville, Indiana on Apr 6 1917
(See Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "Colonel Harland Sanders," retrieved Jan 6, 2017, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/sanders_h/sanders_h.html])

Rex D. Thomas - Founder and CEO of Wendy's (American Fast Food Restaurant); Joined Sol. D. Bayless Lodge #359 in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 13, 1959
(See Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "Dave Thomas," retrieved Jan 6, 2017, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/thomas_d/thomas_d.html])



ATHLETES
Ethan N. Allen - American Major League Baseball Player; Member of Yeatman Lodge #162; 32º Mason and Shriner
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Jack Dempsey - (Full Name: Baron de Montesquieu William Harrson Dempsey) Professional Heavyweight Boxing Champion; Member of Kenwood Lodge #800 in Chicago
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Shaquille O'Neal - American Professional Basketball Player; Joined Widow's Son Lodge #28 in Boston on June 10, 2011; O'Neil announced Freemasonry to be his "profession" on National Television
(See Christopher Hodapp, "Brother Shaquille O'Neal," June 12, 2011, retrieved Jan 5, 2017, [freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2011/06/brother-shaquille-oneal.html]; See also itsnotacoincidence, "Shaquille O'Neal Announces to World he is a Free Mason on National Television!" Jan 8, 2012, retrieved Jan 5, 2017, [youtube.com/watch?v=o79t15HtLyE])

Arnold Palmer - American Professional Golf Champion; Joined Loyalhanna Lodge #275 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and eventually rose to 33°
(See Christopher Hodapp, "Br. Arnold Palmer Passes," Sept 26, 2016, retrieved Jan 5, 2017, [freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2016/09/br-arnold-palmer-passes.html])

"Sugar Ray" Robinson - (Real Name: Walker Smith Jr.) American Professional Boxer; Joined Prince Hall Joppa #55 in New York City
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)



RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Aleister Crowley - British Satanist, Witch, and Occultist who claimed to be "The Great Beast 666;" Initiated into the Anglo-Saxon Lodge #343 in 1904
(See Martin P. Starr, "Aleister Crowley: Freemason!," Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/aqc/crowley.html])

Jesse Jackson - Pastor and African-American Civil Rights Leader; Joined Harmony Lodge #88 in Chicago, Illinois
(See Atlas Pythagoras Lodge No. 10, "Famous Freemasons," retrieved Jan 4, 2017, [atlaspythagoras.com/famous-masons])

Norman V. Peale - American Methodist Preacher; Wrote the anti-biblical book The Power of Positive Thinking; 32° and Shriner; Joined Midwood Lodge #1062 in Brooklyn, New York, 1949
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

There are many more religious leaders I could list out here, thousands in fact, but most people have never heard of them. Methodist leaders, Baptist leaders (e.g. Southern Baptist Convention), Nazarene leaders, Presbyterian leaders, and many more have had quite an extensive number of memberships in Freemasonry.



GOVERNMENT/MILITARY
James Buchanan - 15th President of the United States; Was made a Royal Arch Mason at Lodge #43 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; buried by his Masonic Lodge in Lancaster
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Winston Churchhill - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Joined London's Studholme Lodge #1591 in 1901.
(See Freemasony: News About Masonry Around the World, "Famous Freemasons - Winston Churchhill," retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [freemasonry-cg.com/famous-freemasons-winston-churchill/])

David (Davy) Stern Crockett - American Congressman, soldier, and frontiersman; Joined Weakley Masonic Lodge near his hometown, but the records of his membership were lost during a Civil War fire; His Masonic Apron was preserved, and a plaque honoring him as a "pioneer Mason" was dedicated by the Grand Lodge of Texas in 1936.
(See Freemasony: News About Masonry Around the World, "Famous Freemasons - Winston Churchhill," retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [freemasonry-cg.com/famous-freemasons-winston-churchill/])

Robert (Bob) J. Dole - United States House of Representatives for Kansas; Senate Republican Leader; President Candidate in 1996; Joined Kansas's Russell Lodge #177 in 1955
(See Grand Lodge of Scotland, "Last Masonic President Dies," retrieved Jan 3, 2017, [grandlodgescotland.com/news/250-last-masonic-president-dies])

Gerald R. Ford - 38th President of the United States; Joined Malta Lodge #465 in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept 30, 1949
(See Kansas Freemasons, "Grand Lodge" retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [kansasmason.org/about-grand-lodge])

James A. Garfield - 20th President of the United States; Joined Magnolia Lodge #20 in Columbus, Ohio on Nov 22, 1861
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

John Hancock - Signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and first Governer of Massachusetts; Joined Marchants Lodge #277 in 1762, also joined St. Andrew's Lodge of Boston the same year
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Warren G. Harding - 29th President of the United States; Joined Marion Lodge #70 in Marion, Ohio, on June 28, 1901
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

John E. Hoover - (Known as J. Edgar Hoover) Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1935-1972; Joined Federal Lodge #1 in Washington, D.C., Nov 9, 1920, eventually became 33°
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Andrew Jackson - 7th President of the United States; Joined Greeneville Lodge #3 in Tennessee on Sept 5, 1801
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Andrew Johnson - 17th President of the United States; Joined Greeneville Lodge #119 in Greeneville, Tennessee on May 5th, 1851
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Marquis de Lafayette - (Full Name: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier) Military Officer in the American Revolutionary War; became 33° in Cerneau Supreme Council of New York
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Robert R. Livingston - Drafter of the U.S. Declaration of Independence; Became Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New York in 1784, and reliquished that position in 1801 because he returned to France
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Douglas MacArthur - American WWI & WWII General (5-Star); Joined West Point Lodge #877 on May 1, 1924
(See Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "General Douglas MacArthur," retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/macarthur_d/macarthur_d.html])

Thurgood Marshall - First African-American Supreme Court Justice; 33° Director and Counselor of Prince Hall Grand Master's Conference
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

William McKinley - 25th President of the United States; Joined Hiram Lodge #21 in Winchester, Virginia on May 1, 1865
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

James Monroe - 5th President of the United States; Joined Williamsburgh Lodge #6 in Williiamsburgh, Virginia on Nov 9, 1775
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

James Polk - 11th President of the United States; Joined Columbia Lodge #31 in Columbia, Tennessee on June 5, 1820
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Paul Revere - Blacksmith and Colonial Artillery Officer; Joined St. Andrews Lodge in Boston on Sept 24, 1760
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United States; Joined Holland Lodge #8 in New York City on Oct 10, 1911
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States; Joined Matinecock Lodge #806 in Oyster Bay, New York on Jan 2, 1901
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

William H. Taft - 27th President of the United States; Joined Kilwinning Lodge #365 in Cincinnati, Ohio on Feb 18, 1909
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States; Joined Belton Lodge #450 in Grandview, Missouri on Feb 9, 1909
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z Part Two, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781417975792)

This is hard to swallow for many people who want to believe some of these men are "good," but how can they be good and be in a Luciferian religion at the same time?

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
-1 Corinthians 10:21

Many American Masons falsely believe that Masonry represents the Christian God of the Bible. Of the people in the list above, I've read a number of quotations in which they stated that they were proud to be a member of the Masons who "honor God." The Bible clearly says you can't be of the Lord and of the Devil at the same time, so despite what someone might want to believe, you can't drink the cup of Masonry and the cup of God at the same time.
(Read "False Converts & Eternal Security" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

FALSELY ACCUSED NON-MASONS
There are many famous people that are claimed to be Freemasons, but are not, and often it's based on information that is simply made up or speculation. For example, Louis Armstrong, jazz musician and singer, is claimed to be a Freemason of Montgomery Lodge #18 in New York, but there is no such lodge in existence. Armstrong said in his autobiography that he was a member of the Knights of Pythias, which is a secret-based fraternity (i.e. still wicked in the eyes of God), but it is not a Masonic order, and he was a member of the Tammy Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which are still famous today for marching in New Orleans parades.
(See Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "Louis Armstrong," retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/armstrong_l/armstrong_l.html]; See also Louis Armstrong, quoted by Thomas Brothers, Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, W.W. Norton & Company, 2007, p. 212-213, ISNB: 9780393330014)

Willie Mays (baseball player) is also often found on lists of famous Freemasons, but it was interesting to me that a large number of websites simply put him on a list with no other information attached. Sometimes he was found on a list along with other people who had their lodge number next to their name, but no lodge number was next to Willie Mays. I had a hunch, so I decided to look it up on Wikipedia, and behold, they too had Willie Mays on the list with no other information, or in other words, everyone was just copying Wikipedia. Wikipedia was the only one I found that had a reference, so I looked into it; the reference was from U.S. News & World Report, and (as of Jan 2017) the report they referenced to no longer exists.

Another example is Josiah Bartlett, signer of the Declaration of Independence who is also widely claimed to be a Freemason. The problem here is that there are two Josiah Bartletts, both who were physicians in Massachusetts in the late 18th century; one Josiah Bartlett signed the Declaration, and the other was a Grand Master Mason in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Aaron Burr, third Vice-President of the United States, is accused of being a Freemason, but there is no documented evidence of it. There are two other Aaron Burrs who attended two different lodges in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. One Aaron Burr can be proven not to be V.P. Aaron Burr, and the other Aaron Burr was visiting the lodge at the same time that V.P. Aaron Burr was in another country. It was the association of his name to the lodges which resulted in a political attack against him in an 1829 address, which was during the period of the strong anti-Masonic movement in the U.S.
(See William R. Denslow, 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 9781432626266)

Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying these men were not Freemasons; perhaps they were, but without evidence, it's nothing more than a rumor that spreads more lies. Born-again Christians ought not to adopt the foolish methods of the world by repeating the first thing they hear without checking it out first to see if the claim is true. I understand someone may not have known the information false, which is understandable, but there's a big difference between ignorance and WILLFUL ignorance due to laziness.

These six things doth the LORD hate... A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
-Proverbs 6:16-19

And for many of these people, when I've tried to point out the lack of evidence, have every excuse (or accusation at me) they can muster to justify themselves (i.e. their laziness) in their own conceit (i.e. pride in themselves):

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
-Proverbs 26:16

Walt Disney is accused of being a Freemason, but again, there is no evidence of him ever joining a Masonic lodge. The entire rumor got started because he allowed clubs to be formed for his employees, like knitting, skiing, and bowling clubs, and one of the clubs the Disney corporation sponsored was a Masonic club, which was exclusively for employees who were Freemasons. I understand Disney was an evil man, but there is no evidence of him being a Freemason (let alone 33º, which many blogs claim).
(See Todd E. Creason [33º Mason], "Walt Disney: Freemason Or Not?" The Midnight Freemasons, retrieved Dec 30, 2016, [midnightfreemasons.org/2011/10/walt-disney-freemason-or-not_26.html])

Billy Graham is also widely rumored to be a Freemason, I've looked at numerous websites and videos that claim to have proof that Graham is a Freemason, and I know there are people out there who wish to keep their Freemason ties a secret, but I want to present facts, not speculation. Though Graham does yoke up with a lot of Freemason devils, it doesn't mean he's a Freemason. It's like saying 'because Graham yokes up with Catholics, therefore he's a Catholic', which is not logical. Again, I have found no direct evidence that he is an official member of Freemasonry, and his office has written official notices that deny the allegations. Although Billy Graham is NOT a Christian, I will not falsely accuse him of something; I want hard evidence of what lodge he is a member of, rather than speculation from conspiracy theorists.
(Read "Wolves in Costume: Billy Graham" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

However, that being said, one of the main reasons for the controversy over Graham's involvement with the Freemasons is based on a photograph taken of Graham's meeting with President Lyndon Johnson, who called on Graham as a counselor. Lyndon Johnson was only a 2nd degree Fellowcraft Mason, but was a member of a Masonic lodge nonetheless. In the photo, Graham is seen giving what appears to be the "Real Grip of a Master Mason" that we mentioned earlier is the secret handshake of the Masons in the 3rd degree. (Graham also used to counsel Harry Truman, who was also a Master Mason.)
It's possible that Graham may have known about the Masonic handshakes without actually being in the Masons, or he might be a supporter of the Masons without actually being in it because, after all, Billy Graham yoked himself up with about every wicked, worldly entity you could think of, but I don't think it's enough evidence to say he's a secret member of the Masons; although it's possible.

There are other wicked televangelists who are falsely accused of being 33º Freemasons without any evidence of their being even remotely connected to a Masonic lodge. I'm not saying these men are not Freemasons, perhaps they could be, but I will not teach that they are without evidence, and those who claim to be Christians and teach such things without proof of their claims ought to be ashamed of themselves. (I used to be one of those people, so I know from personal experience, and I am ashamed that I used to do that.) Examples include Oral Roberts, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Schuller, Al Sharpton, and many others. Almost everywhere you go online today, there are "Christian" blogs (who don't seem to have any standards of verifying facts; as would be Biblical) who accuse anyone who is a religious leader of being a Freemason, so I ask Christians to please be careful about what you read on the internet.

Just because a man is a false preacher, it
doesn't automatically make him a Freemason.

I've already been branded a false Christian and heretic for daring to suggest that we ought to require evidence before accusing these men of being Masons, but in the next section on the Illuminati, I will quote a testimony from a man who has been in the higher degrees of the Masonic/Illuminati order (beyond 33º) who was saved and came out to testify that there many men in the spotlight who have been accused of being Masons, but are not, and that the true Masons are working behind the scenes.

Clearing Up Misconceptions About George Washington

There seem to often be two sides to this controversy; one saying that George Waashington was a Freemason and not a Christian, and the other saying that he was a Christian and not a Freemason. Both sides are in error because the fact is that George Washington was not a Christian, and even though he did join the Masonic order, he abandoned the Masons and denounced them.

Before addressing these two points, I'd like to make it clear that the real problem behind all this is that Americans foolishly treat George Washington like he was a god, and that what he personally believed would somehow magically become the purpose of the U.S. I don't know where people got the thinking that this man should be the deciding philosophy of all Americans, but the worshipping of George Washington needs to stop.

To address George Washington's "Christianity," I would like to refer to David Barton's works because his website Wall Builders has been a staple for modern lukewarm churchianity, meaning that if David Barton says it, to them, it's undisputed truth. On the (holy sacred cow) Wall Builders website, Barton has an article called "Was George Washington a Christian?" I've heard so many church-goers tell me, and others, to go to Barton's website if you question Washington Christianity, so I did, and I encourage readers to do the same. In Barton's article, he gives his "evidence" for Washington's Christianity, but if you read carefully, you'll notice that he NEVER quotes Washington's own words.
(See David Barton, "Was George Washington a Christian?" Wall Builders, Jan 1, 2000, retrieved Jan 3, 2017, [wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=127])

Barton quotes from an author who compiled a bunch of Washington's writings, and then he quotes from Washington's step-granddaughter, both who said that Washington's Christianity should not be questioned. However, from a born-again Bible student's perspective, is it not odd that Barton, who is considered by church-goers to be an expert on this matter, could not quote Washington himself for a confession of the Lord Jesus Christ? I challenge any reader to go out and search through Washington's many numerous writings and find one area where he confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, because to this day, I haven't seen one shred of confession he believed on the Christian God of the Bible, and I don't believe David Barton has either (no matter how many times he lies about), which is why you don't see him quote Washington for a direct confession of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I recently saw a video where Glenn Beck intereviewed David Barton (and others) about George Washington, and they did quote Washington directly, but they never gave any quotations that confessed the Lord Jesus Christ, salvation, sin, or grace. They claim Washington was a Christian because some of his words were references to Bible verses, thus making the claim that because one knows some Bible verses, therefore that person is a Christian. I would like to point out to Christians that many false preachers know a lot of Bible verses, and even the Catholic pope himself knows a lot, meaning that it is quite possible to memorize Bible verses and not be born-again in Christ.
(See helpfulinfo777, "Role of faith in life of George Washington," Mar 6, 2012, retrieved Jan 3, 2017, [youtube.com/watch?v=XMgoMSmWzbo]; Read "Corruptions of Christianity: Catholicism" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

George Washington did become a Master Mason in 1753 at lodge #4 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and it was because of this connection, preacher G.W. Snyder sent a book called Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies to Washington for him to review. Washington, before he read the book, replied to Synder to correct a misconception:
"I have heard much of the nefarious, and dangerous plan, and doctrines of the Illuminati, but never saw the Book until you were pleased to send it to me. The same causes which have prevented my acknowledging the receipt of your letter have prevented my reading the Book, hitherto; namely, the multiplicity of matters which pressed upon me
before, and the debilitated state in which I was left after, a severe fever had been removed. And which allows me to add little more now, than thanks for your kind wishes and favourable sentiments, except to correct an error you have run into, of my Presiding over the English lodges in this Country. The fact is, I preside over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice, within the last thirty years. I believe notwithstanding, that none of the Lodges in this Country are contaminated with the principles ascribed to the Society of the Illuminati."
-George Washington, The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799, Vol. 36, Best Books, 1939, p. 453, ISBN: 9781623764463

Washington, before he read the book, thought there was no Illuminati conspiracy in the American Masonic lodges. He admitted to being a Mason, but had not even stepped into a lodge more than once or twice (he couldn't remember) in over thirty years, which means he wasn't a practicing Mason, nor dedicated to it in any sense. (If someone was listed on a church building membership roster, but hadn't stepped foot in the church in over thirty years, would you still call him a member?)

It does beg the question how Washington could claim to know there was no Illuminati conspiracy among the Masons when he hadn't been a part of them in 30 years, but nonetheless, Washington did correct another misconception:
"It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism [French political movement] had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them [the Masons] may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned."
-George Washington, The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts, Vol. 11, American Stationers' Company, 1836, p. 337, [University of Michigan]

After reading the book, Washington then realized that there was an Illuminati conspiracy that may indeed have had a connection to Freemasonry despite what he believed about it. We need to take into consideration that the formation of the Illuminati was still fairly new, and the full integration with Freemasonry had not been fulfilled at that time. Based on the evidence I've seen, it appears that Washington joined the Freemasons because many of his friends and collegues were Freemasons, but he had nothing to do with Freemaonry for most of his life, and eventually acknowledged there may be an Illuminati connection he was previously unaware of, and he despised the conspiracy.

Washington occasionally attended a church building, but that didn't make him a Christian. Washington extremely rarely visited a Masonic temple, but that didn't make him a Mason. Washington could be on the list of membership for both a Christian church and Masonic lodge, but that doesn't make him a Christian nor a Mason, despite the facts that church-goers love to claim him on their team, and Masons love to claim him for theirs.

Ronald Reagan is accused by many websites of being a Freemason, but this not based on him actually joining the Freemasons.
A group of Freemasons came to Reagan's office and presented him with an award from the Masonic order, along with an honorary membership. Reagan accepted the honorary membership, but to be fair, he didn't have to go through the oaths and rituals to see what it actually was, so it was a political membership, which doesn't provide enough evidence to say he was actually a Mason. (Especially since we've already seen that, according to honored Masonic leaders like Manly Hall, one is not considered a true Mason until they accept that Lucifer is god.)

King James (I of England and VI of Scotland) has also been accused of being a Mason. Much of this controversy has come from a Masonic website, which is usually good at documenting famous Freemasons, that said the following:
"On the west wall of the lodge hall used by Lodge Scoon and Perth No. 3 in Perth, Scotland can be found a mural depicting James VI kneeling at their altar at his initiation. The oldest existing record of the Lodge, called 'The Mutual Agreement' of 24 December, 1658, records that James was 'entered Freemason and Fellowcraft of the Lodge of Scoon' on 15 April, 1601."
-Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "James VI of Scotland," retrieved Jan 4, 2017, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/james_vi/james_vi.html]

Before I explain this in more detail, I want Christians to understand that King James is not a god, so he needs to stopped being worshipped as if he is one; he is not the deciding factor to whether or not the King James Bible is the Word of God. Also, King James did not write the Bible, nor did he translate it; the only part he played in the making of the King James Bible was appointing an committee (who, I'd like to add, were completely volunteer and unpaid), so even if he was a Mason, it wouldn't have any effect on the truth of the preserved Word of God. The reason King James is attacked so much is because these people cannot find a legitimate and logical way to attack the King James Bible, since it's God's perfect and preserved Word, so instead, they attack the guy whose name is attached to it, and (in their childish foolishness) think they can somehow destroy the reverence of the King James Bible if they can destroy the image of King James.
(Read "Why I Use the King James Bible" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

There is a Youtube video (referenced below) I saw in which this Grand Lodge website was shown as evidence that King James was a Mason, but what was really interesting was that the author of the video cut out the fine print at the bottom of the page. The average viewer, drawn in by the dramatic music and video presentation, would not even catch this, but going to the website itself and reading the fine print, it says:
"Note that the Contract or Mutual Agreement is the only record of this initiation, that this history was commissioned by the lodge to establish its claims of precedence, and there is no primary source documentation."
-Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "James VI of Scotland," retrieved Jan 4, 2017, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/james_vi/james_vi.html]; See also Grace Bride, "Breaking: King James Bible 1611 is Masonic!!" Nov 24, 2014, retrieved Jan 4, 2017, [youtube.com/watch?v=k_p6fbi32dQ]

Isn't it odd that a King, at the head of the most powerful nation in the world at that time, would not have more information documented somewhere about his involvement with Freemasonry? At the very least, would there not be a testimony or a note mentioned by someone who knew him? The document they're referring to on the website, by their own admission, is a commission by Freemasons to establish THEIR CLAIMS of who were members of their lodge, and that there is no primary source to back up those claims.

If you follow the links provided on this website, you can find a contextual overview of the Contract or Mutual Agreement of 1658 concerning King James VI:
Once again, if we simply read to the bottom, we find that Edward Macbean, who is a Junior Warden Mason and researcher who studied the claims of the Freemasons' document from 1658, said that there's nothing to back up the claim:
"Edward Macbean claims that the initiation of James VI, King of Scotland, is apocryphal, and it must be noted that there is no primary source documentation."
-Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, "James VI of Scotland," retrieved Jan 4, 2017, [freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/james_vi/james_vi.html]

apocryphal (adj): uncertain authority or credit; false; fictitious
(See 'apocryphal', American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828, retrieved Jan 4, 2017 [webstersdictionary1828.com])

Here's a quotation directly from Edward Macbean's book:
"The minute is signed by the new master, warden, and thirty-eight members... this certificate, however, does not vouch for the historical accuracy of its contents, and we may remark that the reception of the Scottish King is generally considered apocryphal."
-Edward Macbean, Ars Quatuor Coronatorum: Being the Transactions of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, London, Vol. 7, W.J. Parre H, Limited, 1894, p. 105, [University of Michigan]

This means that the claim that King James was a Freemason is labeled as fictitious because it has no authentication or any corroborating evidence, yet, the Grand Lodge website decided to list him out as a Freemason anyway. It would be smart to do that from the lodge's perspective, because if the claim were true, and they could convince born-again Christians to follow in the footsteps of James instead of Christ (which James himself would abhor based on what I've seen of his writings), then it would help increase the numbers of their lodge and decrease the number of people exposing their order as evil. It makes sense for Lucifer, who is the god of Freemasonry, because his primary goal is getting people away from the Word of God.

Another common attack on the King James Bible is the use of what are called "Masonic Handshakes" in the genealogy charts that were artistically drawn out and published with the original printing. I've done my best to highlight them in this image.

So the real question is: What is the backing evidence that these are Masonic handshakes? The problem with this argument is that it is all based on the premise that King James was a Mason, and that King James had anything to do with the actual creation of the King James Bible, both of which are false.

Is any handshake automatically Masonic? That would obviously be a ludicious argument to make, but it seems to be the general premise when it comes to hatred of the King James Bible. Author Leonard Huber wrote a book called Clasped Hands: Symbolism in New Orleans Cemeteries, in which he persued research into the "handshake" symbol that's put on tombstones throughout history, and was commonly done in New Orleans in the 1800s.

[Click Image for Larger View]
"In most all representations of a man and woman holding hands, the woman's hands are always to the left with the mans hands to the right. This symbol means "holy-matrimony-of union."
-Leonard V. Huber, Clasped Hands: Symbolism in New Orleans Cemeteries, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1982, back cover, ISBN: 9780940984042

This means that the handshakes are not Masonic handshakes, but representation that the two people connected are married, which you can verify by simply checking out the names in the chart. Believe it or not, there is actually a group that studies gravestones, called The Association for Gravestone Studies, and one researcher in this group points out:
"Hands are found on many gravestones... Handshakes may be farewells to earthly existence or may be clasped hands of a couple to be reunited in death as they were in life, their devotion to each other not destroyed by death."
-Jesse L. Farber, "Symbolism on Gravestones," The Association for Gravestone Studies, retrieved Jan 4, 2017, [gravestonestudies.org/conference/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=506#faqnoanchor]

For those of you who are interested in ths, you may have to get out a magnifying glass, or zoom in on your computer to get a good look at this. If you click on the image of the genealogy chart to get a larger view, you can look very carefully at the handshakes and notice that the cuffs of the two hands are not the same in every image, and this is because the male and female partners are represented by the cuff (i.e. the male has a cufflink, where the female has a cuff that would more typically be seen on a dress).

This means it's impossible that these handshakes are Masonic because women are not allowed to be in Masonic fraternities. A blogger that researches southern gravestones shows a larger example of this tradition carved directly into a gravestone:
"If you look a little more closely, you will notice the sleeve attached to one hand is feminine, and the sleeve attached to the other hand is masculine. These hands, carved in this way, symbolize holy matrimony."
-Stephanie Lincecum, "Clasped Hands: The Devil is in the Details," Aug 8, 2009, retrieved Jan 4, 2017, [blog.southerngraves.net/2009/08/clasped-hands-devil-is-in-details.html]

One of the pages of artwork shows a handshake between Adam and Eve; are we then to conclude that Adam and Eve were Freemasons? It's ridiculously absurd to even consider.

I understand that people who hate the King James Bible won't care about any of this information, and they'll continue to spread lies anyway. I just wrote this for Christians to gain understanding. In their wicked hearts, most of these people they really hate the truth of the Word of God, and they want any excuse they can come up with in order to reject the KJB because it rebukes the sin they love so much.



 

In 2014, the Illuminati decided to fund a TV advertisement campaign:

The Illuminati also have an official website where they tell people what they claim to be:
"The Illuminati is an elite organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists, and other influential members of this planet. Our coalition unites influencers of all political, religious, and geographical backgrounds to further the prosperity of the human species as a whole. While many of our operations require anonymity for the safety of our members, we strive to create a better understanding between us and the people we have been entrusted to protect."
-Of The Illuminati, "About The Illuminati," retrieved Dec 21, 2016, [illuminatiofficial.org/the-official-website-for-the-illuminati]

Of course, this is all a mask they're wearing because the Illuminati would almost never come forward and be honest with the general public about what they really believe. Due to the graceful nature of the Lord God, He has stalled the plans of the Illuminati long enough to allow us to know the truth about them, and who they really serve.

The above image was taken from the Illuminati official website (as of December 2016). You'll immediately notice an All-Seeing Eye symbol in the middle (typically surrounded by a triangle), and the red background is actually a portion of the symbol on the left-hand side of the back of an American one-dollar bill, which you'll want to remember because we'll come back to that later.

If you live in the Americas, you've probably seen the "All-Seeing Eye" symbol more often than you think. It's implemented quite subtly in many places from movies to clothing to buildings.
The All Seeing Eye symbol is shrouded in hidden meaning, and almost no one who utilizes it will come forward to state directly what it represents, which makes it difficult for anyone doing thorough research to come up with hard evidence. However, the reason I address this issue is because I am quite convinced, despite the lack of direct quotations, that the All Seeing Eye is a symbol to represent Lucifer. Instead of looking for direct quotations from Luciferians and Illuminati, I'm going to demonstrate from the Bible and Masonic leaders that the All Seeing Eye symbol is Luciferian, and we'll begin by looking at the Bible verses concerning "the stone which the builders rejected."

The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
-Psalm 118:22

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
-1 Peter 2:6-8

The "stone which the builders rejected" represents the Lord Jesus Christ, who the Jews rejected, but He has become the headstone of the corner, which is the church. So the Jews rejected the stone, but the stone is picked up by the Gentiles who are humbled to repentance.
(Read "Is Repentance Part of Salvation?" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
-Matthew 21:42-45

Here, we can clearly see that the Lord Jesus Christ specifically pointed out that it was those who claimed to be of God (i.e. "the chief priests and Pharisees"), but were not. A "chief" cornerstone doesn't exist in typical buildings because there is usually more than one cornerstone, but on a pyramid-shaped structure, there is one chief cornerstone.


The All Seeing Eye symbol is most often represented in a triangle shape because it is supposed to be the chief stone at the top of a pyramid. Albert Mackey comments on the rejected stone, pointing out that, although the concept is found in the Bible, he claims it originated in Freemasonry:
"St. Matthew records that our Lord said to the chief priests and elders, 'Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The Stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?' Commenting on this, Dr. Adam Clarke says: 'It is an expression borrowed from masons, who, finding a stone which, being tried in a particular place, and appearing imporper for it, is thrown aside and another taken; however, at last, it may happen that the very stone which had been before rejected may be found the most suitable as the head stone of the corner.' This is precisely the symbolism of the Mark Master or fourth degree of the American Rite, where the rejected stone is suggested to the neophyte 'as a consolation under all the frowns of fortune, and as an encouragement to hope for better prospects.'"
-Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kendred Sciences, Moss, 1874, p. 755, [University of California]

As I stated earlier, Freemasons have no evidence for their claims beyond the 16th century, but they believe their cult is so ancient that the phrases in the Bible are borrowed from Freemasonry. (i.e. They believe Freemasonry is the origin of all "truth.") So we just read about the cornerstone being a symbol of hope for Mark Master Masons, but what about the eye?
"[The] All-Seeing Eye [is] an important symbol of the Supreme Being, borrowed by the Freemasons from the nations of aniquity [ancient culture]. Both the Hebrews and the Egyptians appear to have derived its use from that natural inclination of figurative minds to select an organ as the symbol of the function which it is intended peculiarly to discharge."
-Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kendred Sciences, Moss, 1874, p. 57, [University of California]

It should be no surprise the Hebrews adopted this, since most of the Old Testament is rebuke against the Jews for their adoption of pagan rituals, idols, and traditions. That's why the Lord God ended up having to bring in Babylon to destroy them and hold them captive for 70 years as punishment. However, it's origins are from Egyptian culture, and we have already seen that the Freemason authorities openly express that many of their beliefs are founded in ancient Egyptian and Babylonian lore.

We've also already learned that when Masons speak of the "Supreme Being," they are NOT referring to the Christian God of the Bible; they only refer to Him out of convenience when necessary. I'm not saying that there are not many ignorant Masons who think Freemasons genuinely speak of the Christian God of the Bible, but we should understand by now that Freemasonry is a training system to desensitize people to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. Although Mackey (just like many other Masons) continually uses Scripture to make the claim that these symbols represent "God" or "the Supreme Being," the Lord God tells us that this "Supreme Being" they refer to his not Him:

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
-Acts 17:29

This means these symbols do NOT represent God in any way, and that's one of the primary reasons God didn't make the Bible a picture book. If there is any symbol or icon that is claimed to be "Christian," you can know with confidence that it's a lie. The Lord God only used words so people would not go out creating and worshiping symbols, calling them "Christian" or "Bible-based" symbols, even though many church buildings do this today in willful ignorance that they are adopted from the pagan Catholic Church.
(Read ""Christian Symbols Are Not Christian" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

Although Mackey refers to Psalm in his writing for the Hebrew's usage of the All-Seeing Eye, the Lord God does not permit Himself to be represented in such fashion, and though the Jews may have used Psalm as an excuse to attempt to justify their wicked deeds, it was that very pagan idolatry that the Lord God abhors:

Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
-Jeremiah 7:8-10

Just like the Egyptians, the Jews were worshipping the pagan false gods, and adopted their symbols as a result; however, what the Jews were doing was worse because they were claiming to be of God, saying they were "delivered" by Him to do those wicked pagan practices. After quoting Psalm and speaking of Hebrew mysticism, Mackey goes on to say:
"On the same principle, the Egyptians represented Osiris, their chief deity, by the symbol of an open eye, and placed this heiroglyphic of him in all their temples... The All-Seeing Eye may then be considered as a symbol of God..."
-Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kendred Sciences, Moss, 1874, p. 57, [University of California]

It doesn't matter what a low-ranking Mason tells us, because, and as we read earlier, Masons decieve new converts to make them think they know what these symbols represent. The Lord God has already told us in His Word that that such symbols like the All Seeing Eye does not represent the True Living God at all, then we have to ask which "God" or "Supreme Being" are the Masons representing with the eye?

As Pike and Hall have already revealed to us, the true "god" behind this symbol in Masonry is that of Lucifer. Low-level, ignorant Masons can object to this all they want, but if Masons don't want to believe this is the truth and get out of their Satanic cult, then I'd suggest to rise the ranks and find out for yourself. In fact, Hall made a pact with Lucifer which he taught to other initiates who wanted to become a magician like the Chaldeans of old, which are the people Freemasons believe they are descended from:
"I hereby promise the Great Spirit Lucifuge [Latin for Lucifer; the name Satan is called by witches in their Grand Grimoire], Prince of Demons, that each year I will bring unto him a human soul to do with as it may please him, and in return Lucifuge promises to bestow upon me the treasures of the earth and fulfil my every desire for the length of my natural life. If I fail to bring him each year the offering specified above, then my own soul shall be forfeit to him. [Initiate signs pact with his own blood.]"
-Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, Courier Corporation, 2010, p. 277, ISBN: 9780486471433

Lucifer is doing everything he can to try and take the place of "the stone which the builders rejected" because he plans to bring forth his demonic false messiah (i.e. the final antichrist/son of perdition), who the Jews will follow for a time.

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. [i.e. the second coming of Christ] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [the second coming] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
-2 Thessalonians 2:4
(Paul warns the church not to be deceived by people teaching that the second coming of Christ will happen before these signs come to pass, which means pre-trib doctrine is false; Read "The Beginner's Guide to Tribulation and Rapture" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

In context, the Bible is not saying that the son of perdition is actually God, but that he will act the part and convince the world that he is divine through lying signs and wonders:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
-2 Thessalonians 2:9

It is Lucifer and his final antichrist who are represented by the All Seeing Eye. No matter what a Mason might tell you, the eye symbol is heavily tied to their religious cult, and it helps demonstrate that Lucifer is the "God" and "Supreme Being" they honor and worship.

As we read in the last section, Horus, who is "the widow's son" referred to by Masons and represented by Hyram Abiff, has a symbol too. His symbol is called "The Eye of Horus," and has been used in witchcraft for thousands of years, as this 30-year veteran witch explains:
"The Eye of Horus is sometimes referred to as the wedjat, and represents Horus, the Egyptian falcon-headed god. The Eye was used as a symbol of both protection and healing. When appearing as the udjat, it represents the right eye of Ra, the sun god. The same image in reverse represents the left eye of Thoth, the god of magic and wisdom. The symbolism of eyes appears in many different cultures and civilizations -- it's no surprise that the image of an "all-seeing eye" is common in today's society!"
-Patti Wigington, "Eye of Horus: The Wedjat," About.com Religion, Aug 31, 2016, retrieved Dec 21, 2016, [paganwiccan.about.com/od/bookofshadows/ig/Pagan-and-Wiccan-Symbols/Eye-of-Horus.htm]; Wigington has practiced Wicca since 1987, and has authored several books on the subject.

Surprisingly, I've read some authors try to say that the All-Seeing Eye does not represent Horus or have any Masonic connections. This is absurd to anyone who does any basic research on the subject. What these authors won't tell you is that, often, they're trying to protect and defend many of their favorite entertainers, shows, movies, books, and music that implement the All-Seeing Eye; or in other words, they're trying to justify themselves for liking something that is connected to Luciferian ideaology.

This is one of many reasons I encourage Christians to stay away from mainstream TV, movies, and Hollywood is because so much of what they create is wrapped up in paganism and witchcraft. Lucifer's stamp of approval can not only be seen in what they say, do, and accept in these shows, but also in the symbolism that is spread over many formats, from blockbusters to Saturday morning cartoons.

Getting back to the Illuminati and their website, it sort of reminds me of the "Sweet Scam" website that came out when those who produced High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) were losing money after a large portion of the general public stopped buying products with HFCS in it, since there were serious negative effects to one's health by consuming it. They were desperately trying to save themselves after they had been exposed, and likewise, the Illuminati is trying to increase their public image, as they state on their website:
"Since the formation of the Illuminati, many citizens have inaccurately portrayed our organization in a negative manner. These misconceptions have been perpetuated for centuries through videos, photos, articles, books, and unofficial online resources [i.e. our website] claiming to understand our mission and members."
-Of The Illuminati, "About The Illuminati," retrieved Dec 21, 2016, [illuminatiofficial.org/the-official-website-for-the-illuminati]

The amazing thing about truth is that if you don't harbor secrets and do evil things behind closed doors, people generally won't write book and articles, post photos and videos, and publish online resources that expose the evil you're trying to hide. The truth is that we've already seen the Luciferian connection behind the meaning of the All-Seeing Eye.

To see more connections, let's get back to the reverse side of the American one-dollar bill, which the Illuminati's website advertises to the world is the symbol of their order. This is the seal of Lucifer that was put on the back of one-dollar bill (i.e. debt notes) by Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morganthau, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who were all Freemasons.

Manly Hall wrote:
"Here is represented the great pyramid of Gizah, composed of thirteen rows of masonry, showing seventy-two stones. The pyramid is without a cap stone, and above its upper platform floats a triangle containing the all-seeing eye surrounded by rays of light... The combination of the phoenix [the right side of the one-dollar bill], the pyramid, and the all-seeing eye [the left side of the one-dollar bill] is more than chance or coincidence... There is only one possible origin for these symbols, and that is the secret societies which came to this country 150 years before the Revolutionary War... There can be no question that the great seal was directly inspired by these orders of the human Quest, and that it set forth the purpose for this nation as that purpose was seen and known to the Founding Fathers."
-Manly P. Hall, The Secret Destiny of America, J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2008, ISBN: 9781585426621

I wouldn't argue that there was a conspiracy among some of the founding fathers of the U.S. Constitution, although we will not be covering that topic in this article. The reason I don't want to cover that issue is because it would be an entire teaching unto itself, requiring a lot of explanation, and exposing error on both sides of the argument (i.e. the sides for and against Christian influence in the formation of our nation). The "Great Seal" on the back of the one-dollar bill is a symbol that was handed down by Freemaons for hundreds of years before it made it onto the currency we commonly use today.
The two circle-shape images are considered to be the front and back of a single seal. The front of the seal (on the right side of the one-dollar bill) is supposed to be a phoenix, which is highly revered pagan symbolism in Freemasonry, but was changed to an eagle to represent the American bird. You'll notice there are the letters "e pluribus unum" which is a latin phrase that means "one from many," and although this is typically attributed to the American Revolution, in reality, this is referring to the the Order of Freemasonry.

The 33 feathers represent the 33 degrees of Freemasonry. The 32 feathers represent the number of degrees in the Scottish rite of Freemasonry. The 9 feathers represent the number of degrees in the York rite of Freemasonry.
The number 13 in these symbols are typically excused away as representing the original 13 colonies before the U.S. was formed, but this is not true because, as Manly Hall pointed out, this seal was developed long before the colonies were formed. The significance of the number 13 is found in witchcraft, and although I don't want Christians to start losing their minds over searching for the number 13 like many conspiracy fanatics do, I would like to explain why the number 13 is favored by witches.

The moon represents the goddess figure in paganism (as we have seen in many other teachings here at creationliberty.com), and the moon takes 28-days to cycle from new moon to full moon, which adds up to 336 days. We have 365 days in the year, so that leaves an extra 29 days for another moon cycle, which means in a full year, we have 13 moon cycles, and because witches worship the moon goddess, the number 13 becomes sacred in their craft.

To add a bit more evidence to this, for those who may not understand, witches are so obsessed with moon worship, they also attribute the female monthly menstrual cycles with their magic:
"Wiccans celebrate the cycles of the moon. There are 13 moons in a calendar year on a 28-day lunar cycle... Due to the 28-day cycle, woman [sic] can find natural feminine health by participating in Lunar Rites. Soon, women will find their personal cycles flowing with the moons and not against it, and achieving physical and metaphysical balance within."
-Nancy C. Pittman, Christian Wicca: The Trinitarian Tradition, self-published, 2003, ISBN: 9781410753472; For more

The Chaldeans, which Masons believe they are descended from, are named as the "wise men" of Babylon, and they were well-known for practicing witchcraft and astrology:

Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
-Daniel 2:2

The Bible condemns astrology because it is witchcraft.

Witches, druids, and other sorcerers have 13 names for the 13 moons which they call the "Zodiac," which is where the "Zodiac Signs" come from. Most people only know of 12 zodiac signs, depending on which month you were born in, but typically only practicing witches understand the 13th zodiac. It is this witchcraft that is represented in the Masonic symbols on the back of the one-dollar bill.

Now let's look at the reverse side of the seal (the left side of the one-dollar bill). I've highlighted in red some basic things I'd like readers to take note of:
First, let's look at the Latin words, Annuit Coeptis Novus ordo seclorum, which in direct translation means "motioned undertakings new world order." In context, the "motioned" part means the motion of nodding in approval. By those who read, write, and speak Latin, I've been told the contextual translation is "He approves the undertakings of the New World Order." Since we already covered the truth behind the Illuminati all-seeing eye being a symbol of Lucifer, in context this actually means "Lucifer approves the undertakings of the New World Order," but people are typically fooled by this since, in almost mocking fashion, the words "In God We Trust" are included in the center of the back of the bill.

The term "God" is so vaguely used today, people use it to mean any "god" from the Hindu Vishnu to the Islamic Allah to the pagan "jesus" of the Catholic Church; in addition to the strong ecumenical movement today that claims all of these gods refer to the one ultimate god of the universe. However, the true "God" on the back of the one-dollar bill is Lucifer. I don't want Christians to think that you need to go burn your money or that you can't use one-dollar bills anymore (although it won't matter much since the society is shifting away from real money to digital information anyway), but it's important that we know who is really manipulating our economy from behind the scenes.

If you look carefully at the bottom of the pyramid there are series of letters. These are Roman numerals, which are letters that represent numbers.

M = 1000    D = 500    C = 100    L = 50    X = 10    V = 5    I = 1

The pyramid letters "MDCCLXXVI" add up to 1776, which has fooled many people into believing that was the year the Declaration of Independence of signed. Though the Declaration was signed in 1776, the date on the symbol actually represents the year the Illuminati was formed:
"In the year 1776 Professor Weishaupt founded at Ingoldstadt a secret soceity, termed the Order of the Illuminati, whose professed object was the extinction of all religious belief."
-Robert B. Paul, A History of Germany, 1847, p. 425, [Oxford University]

One of the Illuminati's primary goals was to silence all religions, and being formed in central Europe, during the height of political conflict against the Catholic Church, the animosity makes sense. Simply put, there are only a few ways to completely exterminate religion:
  1. Kill everyone of other religions.
  2. Make religion illegal.
  3. Absorb all religions into one.
Killing everyone of other religions is almost impossible because the deaths create martyrs which creates more followers (although this never stopped Catholicism and Islam from killing people to further their agenda). Making a religion illegal never works either because it's impossible to police every person in all places at all times, and a good example of this were the true born-again Christians hiding from the persecution of pagan Rome and the Catholic Church.

The term typically used today for absorbing all religions into one is "Ecumenicism," which promotes bringing all churches and beliefs under one united church. For example, since the Catholic Church lost a lot of its power in the 19th century, they have had to switch from executing "heretics" (via the Inquisition) to infecting and absorbing other religions, just as Rome had always done. Today, the Catholic pope, along with other wicked "preachers," like Rick Warren and Kenneth Copeland for example, are heading up the ecumenical movement to try and create a one-world religion united together under a lie.
(Read "Pope Francis's Deceptive John 17 Movement" and "Wolves in Costume: Rick Warren" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

In the section above entitled "The Mr. Potato-Head Deity," we covered how Freemasonry specifically appeals to all religions, bringing them under one umbrella. This is the very definition of ecumenicism. Since 99% of religions around the world are pagan, they typically don't have a problem fusing into and accepting one another, however, Bible-believing Christians set up a roadblock for their plans because a born-again Christian is supposed to reject idolatry and pagan traditions of any kind.
(This is yet another reason why it's so important for us Christians to sanctify ourselves from pagan holidays; Read "Christmas: The Rejection of Jesus" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

It's for this reason that the Illuminati, soon after its formation, started attacking Christianity:
"At Mainz the views of the Illuminati were adopted by Dalberg... who published a succession of popular tracts, written with the avowed intention of persuading the common people to renounce Christianity."
-Robert B. Paul, A History of Germany, 1847, p. 425, [Oxford University]

This can be a bit confusing because there is a huge difference between Christianity and Catholicism, both of which are commonly called "Christianity," even though the Catholic Church is a pagan cult. It was during the time in which revolution was taking place in Europe that these tracts were made, so this was a two-fold attack; a lesser attack on Bible-believing Christianity to get people to renounce Christ, and a more prominent attack against the pagan Catholic Church in order to break down Rome's influencial control over the European countries at that time.

To understand all this more clearly, we need to take a look at why the Illuminati was started. The following is from the American Freemason, which was a newly formed Masonic magazine in the latter half the of the 19th century:
"By the influence of Emperor Joseph II, the order of Jesuits had been dissolved in 1773. [The Catholic secret society of Jesuits never dissolved; only on the surface did it appear that way.] Professor [Adam] Weishaupt, of Ingolstadt, who had been educated by the Jesuits, conceived the idea to form an influential association, for charitable purposes, on the pattern of the organization of the Jesuits. Thus originated, in Bavaria, in 1776, the order of the Illuminati, which, for a long time, zealously opposed the fathers of the Society of Jesus [i.e. a Jesuit order], who were continuously, though secretly, active. Weishaupt is said to have been made a mason in 1777, in the lodge 'Theodore, of the Good Advice,' in Munich. He endeavored to use masonry as a harbor for his plans, which aimed at a higher development of morality in the human family, and at the diffusion of religious and political instruction. Public offices were to be filled by Illuminati, and thus the affairs of state influenced. The members of the order were bound to a blind obedience. On reaching the degree of Regent, they were released from all previous obligations."
-J.F. Brennan, American Freemason, 1859, p. 134, [University of Minnesota]

I need to pose a question to those who desperately cling to the notion that Freemasonry is somehow "Christian:" Since one of Weishaupt's goals was to bring down Christian doctrine, why would he have sought the secrets of Freemasonry? It seems Weishaupt was wiser than most Masons, because he knew full-well that Freemasonry was an assault on the philosophy of Scripture, and the Catholic Church knew the Freemasons were a threat to their power since (as we learned earlier) they excommunicated any Catholic who joined the Freemasons. (This only took place for a time because, as we'll see in a while, the highest levels of the Catholic Church [i.e. Jesuits] have Illuminous/Masonic degrees.)

With the Jesuits (who work behind the scenes of the Catholic Church) losing power, Adam Weishaupt saw his opportunity to lay the foundations of his newly formed Illuminati secret society. Weishaupt used his education from the Jesuits to start his order, and believed that secret societies were the key to freeing people from religion:
"Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind. Despotism [exercise of absolute power; usually involving cruelty -- like the Catholic Inquisition, which was still active at the time] has robbed them of their liberty. How can the weak obtain protection? Only by union; but this rare. Nothing can bring this about but hidden societies. Hidden schools of wisdom are the means which will one day free men from their bonds. These have in all ages been the archives of nature, and of the rights of men; and by them shall human nature be raised from her fallen state."
-Adam Weishaupt, quoted by John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, George Forman, 1798, p. 127, [Princeton University]

Weishaupt believed that "hidden societies" could do for mankind only what the Lord Jesus Christ can do for mankind because he believed that the savior of mankind from their fallen state would be secret societies. This sparked his interest in Freemasonry, so in 1777, Weishaupt joined the Freemason temple in Munich, and he did this to establish a foundation of Illuminati in Freemasonry, learn their secrets, and convince Masons that the Illuminati was a higher and more ancient form of secret society than Freemasonry.
(See Arthur E. Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Vol. 2, Cosimo Inc, 2013, p. 68, ISBN: 9781602066427; Waite was a Freemason and a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.)

This is a good point to stop and give my personal analysis on what the Illuminati actually is, because too many books and websites talk about it without actually defining it in simple terms. We know that Rome took all the different pagan religions around the world and put them under one ecumincal umbrella which is known today as the Catholic Church, and the Illuminati is the same thing, except for secret societies; or in other words, the Illuminati is the secret society that has put all secret societies under one umbrella.

Catholicism is the merging of all pagan religions.
The Illuminati is the merging of all secret societies.

If you'll take some time to consider it, this simple definition should explain why there is so much speculative information that's floating around about the Illuminati, and why it's so difficult to find hard facts. There are so many people out there that, whenever something evil is amiss, immediately yell out "ILLUMINATI!" as if they are declaring the truth, when the Illuminati is not directly involved in everthing done by all secret societies, but rather they have developed degrees that go beyond the normal degrees of secret societies.

Whenever "degrees" are talked about, most people immediately think of Freemasonry, which (as far I understand) is where the term "degrees" originated; however, because Freemasonry has been infiltrated and their secrets stolen and used, there are now degrees for a number of societies. The aforementioned American Freemason magazine lists out some of the Illuminati degrees, specifically mentioning that the degree of "Regent" gave members special privileges that allowed them freedom from any previously taken oath.

Some of the Illuminati Degrees
Class I (Nursery)
     1. Novitiate
     2. Minerval
     3. Illuminatur Minor/ Magistratus
Class II (Symbolic Masonry)
     1. Three St. John's degrees
     2. Illuminatus Major/Scottish Novice
     3. Illuminatus Origens/Scottish Knight
Class III (First--Minor Mysteries)
     1. Presbyter/Epopt
     2. Princeps/Regent
Class III (Second--Major Mysteries)
     1. Magus
     2. Rex
(See J.F. Brennan, American Freemason, 1859, p. 134, [University of Minnesota])

At this point I want to focus in on the teachers who claim that everything and everyone who is opposed to their worldview is a part of the Freemasons or the Illuminati. Many readers probably have heard these type of preachers before, and know exactly what I mean. As I mentioned in the previous section, many famous people are accused of being at the highest level of Masonry without any evidence or proof, and we're about to see that there are degrees beyond the 33 that we are familiar with, multilple secret societies, and that many of the people with all the popularity (like Billy Graham for example) are not Masons themselves, but simply puppets for the organizations they work for.

Gerard Bouffard, former Archbishop of the Catholic Church for in Guatemala, gave his testimony about being involved in the highest degrees of the secret society sect of the Freemasons for the Catholic Church. His native language is French, so if you read or listen to the interview, it will be a little difficult to understand, but you should be able to get most of what he's saying:
PHELPS: "He was a bishop in Guatemala, and he was a preist for many years in Africa in nine languages. Gerard, when I visited you, you showed me your sword of the Knights of Columbus. Could you tell me a little bit about the Knights of Columbus and... were you a fourth degree Knight of Columbus?"
BOUFFARD: "Knight of Columbus, normally that's for the Catholic peoples. They have four degrees. Normally, the people, they take two degrees, and after that, when they have the money, and want be in charge of more power, they go to New Haven to receive the fourth degrees. "
PHELPS: "New Haven, Connecticut?"
BOUFFARD: "The four degreess that's just, you know, symbolic in a way, but the Knights of Columbus, now in Quebec, they lose lot of their powers, you know. Before they was like a guard, like a soldier for the [Catholic] church, and taking honor when the bishop was visiting a parish or something like that, but now they do a special thing. They collect money to help the poor people, and they are going slowly down, but at his time, they was powerful. When we was arrest by the police, by [for] example, you just do the sign, and if the police was a Knight of Columbus they would say, 'I don't give you a ticket, but for next time I have to give you a ticket.' When Knights of Columbus have to go to court, by [for] example, if you are fined to the judge, they arrange that [i.e. make the fine go away] because they was brothers you know."
PHELPS: "What is the relationship between the Knights of Columbus to the Jesuits?"
BOUFFARD: "The Jesuits [were founded] to check the [Catholic] church. The General Superior of the Jesuit Order, we call him 'The Black Pope.' He's the one running the [Catholic] church in the background. That's why the Jesuit order tried to take the secret orders inside of the Catholic system; to have more control in the church, in the public, in the company [i.e. businesses], in the world... by secret orders. Like Knight of Columbus, Freemasonry... that all come from the [same] organization, to organize the world government."
HOST: "The Jesuits behind the scene, through the Black Pope, actually control the Vatican, correct?"
BOUFFARD: "Yes! They are controlling the Vatican! Just like the things the Pope says last week [i.e. at the time of the interview], normally, the Jesuit supposed to--each preach, each sermon, or each conversation in public, they have to check that because they don't accept the Pope do some errors or mistake you know. They check what he says, and what is the impact of his last sermon in Germany against the Muslim and everything; that's because the Jesuit never check his preach. [i.e. The Pope made statements against Islam because the sermon was not first checked by the Jesuits as it is supposed to be.] The Jesuit supervise everything in the church. Nothings go out if it's not supervised by the Jesuit."
HOST: "Now you learned this from your days in Rome, correct?"
BOUFFARD: "Yes, because when I was working Record of the Holy Office, in Rome, I had to contact the Jesuit every day, and I was in charge of the sacred document in the Vatican in the Holy Office, and I was not allowed to send out any document before that document was checked by a Jesuit priest. They have to supervise everything; they run the church secretry. That's why we call the superviser 'The Black Pope' you know; he's the shadow of the Pope."
PHELPS: "Gerard, you've also been, while you were a priest, you've also been brought into the Masonic lodge; you were also a Mason. Could you tell us about that and the degrees you were?"
BOUFFARD: "I was in 37th degrees. Yes, in Masonry. First of all... 33 first degrees I was a priest; normal priest, but when I come in charge in the Vatican, from the first degree to the 33 degrees, that's normal people. 34th, 35, 36 degrees, they are the owners of the great company, merchant company like Air Canada, traveling copmany, banks, big like Ford company in the United State, Chrysler, they are in the 36 degrees. In 37th degrees, they are all members of the clergy. Roman Catholic, Jews, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, they are all in the 36, 37 degrees, all from religious background."

I want to insert my own comments before continuing the quotation because at this point in the interview, I noticed that the two men interviewing Gerard were starting to fish for information, and I didn't like it because they were trying to get him to verify the things they personlly believed, or things that Eric Phelps [author] had written about. However, what I did like about it is that Gerard actually shot down what they believed and wrote, and then helped verify what I'm trying teaching on the subject, which is one of the major reasons I wanted to include his testimony. They ask him about prominent "protestant leaders" like Billy Graham and his supposed connection to Freemasonry, and here was Bouffard's response:

PHELPS: "So would you say that all the high priests in the Papacy, as well as the high Protestants, like Billy Graham, and the high Muslims... and the high Jews, the high Jewish chief rabbis--"
BOUFFARD: "No."
PHELPS: "Would you not say that the majority are all Masons?"
BOUFFARD: "No, not the majority of them, but each religion they have to have a representant [representative] in the Freemasonry degrees; 36, 37 degrees. 38th degrees they are more closet you know. [i.e. behind the scenes; hidden] We don't know at 37 degrees who is in the 38th degrees, and the top is 39th degrees. Freemasonry, they work with two pyramid, one in North America, and one in Europe. The 38th degrees they are two peoples; one from North America pyramid, and the other from European pyramid. And the 39th degrees is the Supreme Chief of the Freemasonry, and the last chief I know was Paul VI [1963-1978]... his hat is supposed to have three crowns, that's why they call that in Latin 'tiara'; that mean three crowns, but Paul VI had four crown because the fourth one was the war chief of the Freemason."

I've already had people involved in these 'conspiracy ministries' condemn me as a false Christian and Jesuit plant for simply explaining that the real Masonic/Jesuit/Illuminati controllers are not in the spotlight of the mainstream media. So people like Billy Graham or Oral Roberts or Kenneth Copeland, or many others who are commonly accused of being 33º Masons, are not Masons at all, but rather just puppets for the elite. The true masters are working behind the scenes, and fooling all these 'conspiracy ministries' into believing they've found the true masters, when in reality, they're still deceived.

Here's the real problem I've commonly seen: These 'conspiracy ministries' do almost nothing but talk about conspiracies, rather than discussing and teaching Biblical doctrine. Yes, they quote Bible verses sometimes, but they don't teach doctrine near as much as they talk about conspiracies and current events. I'm not saying it's wrong to expose conspiracies or talk about current events, but it's almost all they talk about all day, every day (and it's typically because that's a more popular thing to do; meaning more viewers and more donations), and the problem is that when they don't have a face and name to put to their conspiracy, they don't have much to talk about, and they don't want to get back into studying and teaching Scripture, so they create a bad guy to keep up popularity in their listening audience because headlines like "Billy Graham Exposed as 33 Degree Mason" (even though not true) is a much hotter topic than "God Does Not Justify Lies." (i.e. People don't want to hear about their own sin.)

To help verify what Bouffard is saying, here is the normal papal tiara sitting next to Paul IV's crown, and you can clearly see the difference in number. I would ask Christians not to jump to conclusion and say that all Popes are the 39th degree head of Freemasonry, but Paul the VI's was for a time, even though the Catholic Church, on the outside, tells their laity that they are not allowed to become Freemasons. (This could be to help keep the public from finding out the truth.)

BOUFFARD: "I don't say that... Billy Graham was Mason, but the Jesuit, they infiltrate the Christian church through the Mason. They infiltrate the big organization, like Baptist organization, Baptist church... they infiltrate the big system to control the system, and many of their pastors or their leaders, they don't know they are infiltrate by the Jesuit through the secret orders."

So what does all this have to do with the Illuminati? The Jesuits, the Freemasons, the Illuminati, and most other secret societies across the earth are working together under one umbrella. They have infiltrated the highest levels of business, government, and religious institutions for the purpose of maintaining how they operate to bring in a One-World Government and One-World Religion, and that's one of the reasons why we see such a drastic push today away from home churches studying the King James Bible, using the system that was given to us in the book of Acts, and instead we see a bunch of corporate buildings with traditions that very closely resemble that of the Catholic Church.
(Read "Is the One-Pastor Church System Biblical?" & "Is Tithe a Christian Requirement?" here at creationliberty.com for more details; we have many more articles that cover a wide variety of problems in the church, but these are just a couple to get people started.)

Now to address the higher degrees, we read a quotation earlier from the Illuminati website which flat-out stated they are "an elite organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists, and other influential members of this planet," which is exactly what we just heard from Bouffard about the 34th degrees and higher. Yes, they involve Jesuits and Masons, but it is the beginning of the Illuminous heirarchy, which has its own set of degrees, and unites all the secret socities to work together for the common goal of a New World Order under Lucifer.

There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to the Illuminati, Fremasonry, and the Jesuit Order, but in simple terms, they were all once individual secret societies that now work together under one umbrella. There are many major secret societies around the world, and what we need to understand is that the Illuminati, with the help of Freemasons, has now link most of these together as the secret society to bring together all secret societies.



 

The first thing you should do as a Christian is sanctify yourself; meaning set yourself apart from Freemasonry, and from those who refuse to repent of Freemason practices and doctrine. The Bible tells us that the Lord God will receive you if you sanctify yourself:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
-2 Corinthians 6:14-18

This is not to say you cannot talk with Freemasons, but our job as Christians is not to yoke up with the works of darkness, but to reprove (expose and rebuke) them:

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
-Ephesians 5:11-12

And though Masons are always looking for "light," it is the lie of Lucifer that claims Masonry has light. It is the Lord Jesus Christ who is light, and commands us to awake from our slumber that we may have our eyes opened by His light.

But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
-Ephesians 5:13-14

If you happen to be a Mason and have taken the oaths of Freemasonry, then you need to repent in godly sorrow and grief for your wrongdoing:

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
-James 5:12

If you swore an oath to not reprove Freemasonry, but God commands you to reprove the works of darkness, then your job is to repent of that sin; confessing to God that you lied. Ask for His mercy and grace, and His wisdom and understanding so you can move forward and do better to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. There are some Christian teachers I've listened to on this subject tell people that the oath was just a mistake, or that you didn't really mean it because you didn't understand it; this is folly because they are ignoring the importance of lying, sin, and humble repentance, that we may receive the grace of God.

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
-James 4:6

The next thing I would advise to Christians is to beware the obsession with secret society investigations because I've seen far too many preachers and evangelists fall prey to this trap. As I said earlier, many of them turn to spending all day, every day, talking and writing about secret societies and conspiracies, and very rarely, if ever, discuss Biblical doctrine, while attempting to justify themselves with this verse:

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
-2 Corithians 2:11

The 'conspiracy ministries' take this verse so far out of its context, it's almost laughable if it weren't so sad. Please bear with me while I go back to verse 5, so we can understand this:

But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
-2 Corinthians 2:5

Paul is giving a context of those who may have caused him grief and sorrow, either in their words or deeds, and that he was not imposing that on the church as a whole, but simply on the nameless individual who caused the problem.

Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
-2 Corinthians 2:6-7

The just thing to do was to put the man out of the church (i.e. his punishment), but Paul was pleading with them to forgive him and give him another chance. This was over an issue in which one would repent of his wrongdoing and have forgiveness in the church.

Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
-2 Corinthians 2:8-10

Their obedience to the Gospel of Christ is shown by their willingness to forgive the repentant, and to bring them back into the fold. There is a division that is good, and a division that is evil, and so to keep the unity among those who are truly born-again in Christ is obedience.
(Read "Did Christ Come to Bring Peace?" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

If we divide at every offense and wrong that one does to us within the church, then we are letting Satan get an advantage of us, as Paul continues to say:

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
-2 Corinthians 2:11

These verses have NOTHING to do with secret societies and the New World Order, but the 'conspiracy ministries' use this passage falsely to justify themselves. To fully understand how deceived they are in what they're doing, that is, shying away from the teaching of the doctrines of the Bible and focusing solely on conspiracies, let's look at Romans 16:

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
-Romans 16:17

We are to mark those who teach what is contrary to the doctrines of the Word of God and avoid those people. They are deceiving the simple (i.e. those that don't have the wisdom and knowledge) by their charismatic speeches, but consider the next verse:

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
-Romans 16:19

The Word of God tells us that we ought to be wise and knowledgable to those things that are good, which means studying of the doctrines of Scripture, teaching others to do the same, and being simple about evil, which would mean having little wisdom or knowledge about conspiracies and secret societies. Notice it did not say complete ignorance, but that simple meaning that we don't need to know every intimate detail. Do you realize that a man can have intimate knowledge about Freemasonry, and not be born-again in Christ? Do you realize that a man can be wise in the rituals of secret societies and have no repentance in his heart?
(Read "Is Repentance Part of Salvation?" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

We need to understand that the source of deception upon this world is not because 'conspiracy ministers' haven't had their voices heard enough so that others can be enlightened. The reason so many people are deceived is because they do not have the spirit of God to give them understanding:

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
-1 Corinthians 2:13-14

If we would teach Biblical doctrine, we wouldn't have to spend so much time on conspiracies, because Christians who have spiritual discernment will automatically sanctify themselves.

We ought to have enough knowledge about things like Freemasonry to explain to Masons that they are involved in witchcraft, as such knowledge can help when bringing people to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, or to sanctification through His Word. The intimate details of the plans of the New World Order and Illuminous degree rituals will not help to acheive the tasks the Lord Jesus Christ instructed to all of His followers, but often, the 'conspiracy ministries' are more concerned with the power of Satan's entities than they are with the power of Christ:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
-Matthew 28:18-20

Did you see anywhere in those statements where the Lord Jesus Christ told us to go to the world and make sure every person is intimately knowledgable about every evil detail involved in Satan's conspiracies? We are to be wise unto that which is good, teaching others to observe the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ, but because that's not always as popular (i.e. exposing peoples' sin and teaching righteousness), and therefore, many go down the more worldly path and turn away from spending most of their time teaching doctrines to exposing conspiracies.

Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying it's wrong to expose a conspiracy or to teach on current events; I repeat that to emphasize the point, as we do need some education on what is deceiving people. However, during the interview with Gerard Bourffard I documented earlier, I noticed that although he was happy to answer questions about the secret societies and expose what the Catholic Church was doing behind the scenes, he was more excited to talk about the Lord Jesus Christ and His saving grace than anything else, even though the hosts of the show kept drawing him away from that topic back to the conspiracies.

That being said, how should we address a Freemason in conversation? In short, there really is no special words to say; we just have to come out and tell the truth by directly telling them they're involved in witchcraft.

It would be wise to keep a few quotations on hand if you know you are going to be talking with a Mason, which is why we've designed a one-page, printable tract that you can keep on hand to help. It includes quotations from the Freemason authorities concerning the Luciferian connections and lies.

The tract also contains some useful Scripture to use for those who have been fooled into thinking Freemasonry is a "Christian" order, for example:

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
-1 Corinthians 10:21

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
-Matthew 7:18

The typical American Mason will whine about their temple having a Bible on display, but if we were a Hindu society, they would have the Bhagavad-Gita on display in their temple, as they do in Indian Freemason orders. In order to attract more members to the Indian Masonic temples, the Freemasons opened up a ceremony to the public, in which they read from all sorts of pagan books: "Dressed in the customary dress, the Grand Master and his subordinates marched up to the stage in a procession holding different religious scriptures. After a brief welcome address, a few verses from the Bhagavad-Gita, Quran [Muslim], Bible, Guru Granth Sahib [Indian Sikhism] and Zend Avesta [Zoroastrianism] were read and their meanings explained in English so as to emphasise oneness and commonality of all religions."
-The Hindu, "Nothing Secretive About Us: Freemasons," March 17, 2013, retrieved Jan 26, 2017, [thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/nothing-secretive-about-us-freemasons/article4516621.ece]

Masons will emphasize whatever religious belief is most popular in their region, so for someone to say that the Christian God of the Bible is honored in a Masonic temple means less than nothing. According to an Irish Freemason website, they have the Quran right next to the Bible in their temple, and they also keep the Tanakh (Jewish text) and Bhagavad-Gita on hand.
(See Irish Freemasons Blog, "Grand Lodge of Ireland Freemasons' Hall Revealed," June 17, 2013, retrieved Jan 26, 2017, [irishfreemasons.blogspot.com/2013/06/grand-lodge-of-ireland-freemasons-hall.html])

(Image from Arts & Sciences Lodge #792, Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio, retrieved Jan 26, 2017, [themagpiemason.blogspot.com/2014_12_01_archive.html])

Yet, in all the Masonic temples around the world, the rituals are almost exactly the same. During their initiation ceremonies, the 'Worshipful Master' of the lodge says, "Brother, to you the secrets of Masonry are about to be unvailed, and a brighter sun never shone luster on your eyes... Brother, what do you most desire?" The initate responds by saing, "Light." The Worshipful Master then says, "Brethren, stretch forth your hands and assist in bringing this new made Brother from darkness to light."
(See William Morgan, Morgan's Freemasonry Exposed and Explained, Health Research Books, 1993, p. 20, ISBN: 9780787306236)

This ritual, no matter what country or religion is prominent, forces an initiate to deny the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible clearly explains to us that Christ is the light:

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
-John 8:12

If someone is saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, they are a child of light because He is the light of the world. To openly confess to be in darkness, and need the light of Freemasonry, is to openly deny the Lord Jesus Christ, which means I am having a very difficult struggle trying to figure out how a man can be a Freemason and a Christian at the same time, or in other words, I don't see how it's possible anymore than I see a possibility for a Christian to be a member of the First Church of Satan.

However, the Christian God of the Bible is merciful to those who repent and sanctify themselves:

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
-1 John 1:9

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
-John 17:15-17
('Sanctify' means 'set apart'. Read "Did Christ Come to Bring Peace?" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)

The Bible does NOT tell us to remain members of an idolatrous organization:

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
-1 Corinthians 10:14

The Freemason temples are filled with members of men and women who couldn't care less about the Lord Jesus Christ or His doctrine. They have no discernment of the evil of Freemasonry because they have not received the spiritual discernment from Christ:

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
-1 Corinthians 2:14

The Bible tells us to come out from among these wicked organizations and place ourselves under the Lord God's authority alone, and then He will accept us.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
-2 Corinthians 6:14-18




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