FREEMASONRY, THE ILLUMINATI
(AND THEIR ECUMENICAL FRIENDS)
(Adam Weishaupt, Illuminati 'mastermind')
This article was initially composed after I found myself in correspondence with the editor of The English Churchman, seeking their position on freemasonry and The Orange Order. I was invited to submit a 400-word letter to them, explaining why I found the lodge incompatible with Biblical Christianity.
This was my full and much larger response.
Ever since I can remember, my father has always had a great interest in the murky and mysterious world of freemasonry, and it would appear that this is hereditary.
On a recent working holiday abroad I happened to notice an English tourist, proudly wearing a masonic medallion around his neck. I knew that I had to engage this man and see what he truly knew about his religion, and of course witness to him as well. At first, he seemed ignorant to the fact that masonry and Biblical Christianity are not remotely compatible with one another. This surprised him and caused him to become rather irritable with me. (He had stated that he was an Anglican). But persisted I did, and before we parted from what was now becoming rather hostile territory, I told him that Albert Pike, one of his religions most cherished leaders, had put in print that Lucifer was the masonic god that they worshiped.
He told me that he had never heard of Pike, which didn't surprise me too much, for he was only a third degree mason, but it was obvious that he believed my facts to be completely wrong.
I continued to explain why he needed to exit it and receive Jesus as his own Saviour, but I could tell he really wasn't interested. And I later heard him telling his wife how I had called him a Satanist, which I hadn't. Of course indirectly, he was worshipping Satan, as are all non-Christians.
So may I invite the reader, after reading this article, to see if I am right or wrong. For those that know next to nothing about the freemasons, their 'associates,' 'affiliates' and of course, 'the Orange Order,' I believe my fact-finding sheet to be a fair and correct appraisal on them.
Michael Bradley, shares my thoughts on the ecumenical movement and so I suggest right from the outset, would it not just be best to leave and forsake them all:
"...by the mid-eighteenth century the Masons, Rosicrucian's, and other orders with professed Templar origins had become so entwined that it is hard for the modern historian to tell them apart" (13 p. 123).
However if 99% of the masons have no idea what they are involved in, may God open their ears, souls, and minds to this article!
They teach that masonry was conceived during King Solomon's reign but they have to admit that this is only 'tradition,' which cannot be proven. Historians, actually date masonry to 1717 AD (7 pg. 7).
Ever since its conception, masons have tried to convince its critics that it isn't a religion, but more like a professional boys club. However because all masons are expected to believe in a god, or as they call him, 'The Great Architect of the Universe,' would this not at least allow them to be at best categorised as theists?
It must also be noted that in 1847 the French masons allowed admittance to the lodge, to those that did not believe in a god). However British and American masons were furious with this, so all-formal ties were severed (10 p. 256-257).
Is freemasonry a religion?
According to Webster's Dictionary, they qualify to be classified as a religion, because they believe in a divine or super-human power.... ‘to be obeyed and worshipped as the Creator and ruler of the universe, and this belief is conduct and ritual’ (7 p. 12).
To affirm that masonry is indeed considered a religion, may I quote the following masonic sources:
"Every Masonic Lodge is a Temple of Religion, and its teachings are instruction in religion" - Albert Pike (3 p. 4).
After Pike, Albert Mackey is considered the most prominent of masonic leaders and writers.
Here he speaks about his religion:
"Masonry is.....an eminently religious institution" - Dr. Albert Mackey (3 p. 4).
".....It is a religion without a creed, being of no sect but finding truth in all" - Dr. Albert Mackey (7 p. 7).
"Freemasonry certainly requires a belief in the existence of, and man's dependence upon, a Supreme Being to whom he is responsible" (7 p. 13).
"Masonry.....is a form of worship in which all religions can unite..." - Sir John Cockburn, past Deputy Grand Master of South Australia (3 p. 4).
This last quote would be music to the ears of the Roman Catholic led and controlled ecumenical movement (called 'churches together' in the UK). What Pope John XXIII couldn't achieve on his own, the masons helped him to finish.
And how interesting it is that masonic rituals are the same all over the world, much like the Catholic Mass.
Former 'Worshipful Master,' Jack Harris, said the following:
"In [all] other states [in the US]....the principle and the doctrines [of the ritual] are exactly the same. The wording only varies slightly" (7 p. 8).
Mason, A. B. Grosh, echoes this:
"Judaism, Christianity, Mohammedanism recognize the only living true God; followers of different teachers, ye are worshippers of one God who is Father of all, and therefore, ye are brethren" (8 p. 7).
This quote, which dates back before the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s, is almost the same word-for-word statement, from the official Catholic Catechism, of 1994:
"The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's just on the last day" (p. 195).
Did you notice anything? The Lord Jesus Christ wasn't mentioned once!
Rome, which claims to speak with authority from 'the seat of Peter,' forgot to mention:
" Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
During the 1960s, when Cardinal Heenan was Archbishop of Westminster, the matter arose of a freemason wanting to convert to Catholicism, but retain his membership with them:
"The Cardinal then took up the cause of 'regular' Freemasonry with Pope Paul VI. By 1971 he was able to report some progress. He told Carr of the recent case of a London Protestant who had married a Catholic woman. He now wished to become a Catholic but did not want to give up Freemasonry. Heenan sought guidance from the Holy See and was told the husband could become a Catholic 'without restriction.' This meant he could remain a Mason and take Communion. He entered the faith and even persuaded one of his Masonic brothers to follow his example" (15 p. 153-154).
Each lodge is designed to cater for Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Jews. Masonry is very much an interfaith and ecumenical religion.
Should any professing Christian believe that masonry is compatible with Biblical Christianity, please see the following quote:
"A Christian Mason is not permitted to introduce his own peculiar opinions with regard to Christ's mediatorial office into the Lodge" (3 p. 7).
Mr. McCormick offers his thoughts to this stern rebuke to the 'Christian' mason:
"Freemasonry is a religion without the Holy Spirit. When the Lord Jesus Christ is denied as Saviour and Lord, the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Christ) is absent. The Spirit may be mentioned occasionally but that certainly does not guarantee His presence or blessing. Remember! Only the Holy Spirit, through faith in the blood of Christ, can regenerate the soul" (3 p. 7).
While some might wish to boast and applaud the masons and the Rotary Club for all the good works they do, like collecting money for hospitals and other charitable deeds, we mustn't neglect the fact that, while good works are to be commended, they don't save the sinner from their sins. Only faith in the Lord Jesus alone saves. Once the sinner is saved, the good works will come. (Rom. 10:1-3).
Albert Pike (1809-1891) was a journalist, a fluent linguist, a top lawyer, and the 33 degree Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite in masonry (1).
And he his own special burial plot in Washington, D.C.
In his infamous occult book, Morals and Dogma, he offers the following quote, which no doubt has haunted ex-Masons, especially those that have come to Christ, for it makes it very clear who masons actually worship. But please remember, this was only to be shared with those of the higher degrees, a kind of 'need to know' basis:
"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 misled those who deserve to be misled: to conceal the Truth, which it calls light, from them and to draw them away from it" (3 p. 11).
The following quote is even more controversial and has been accepted by some as being authentic (11), while others dismiss it (3).
I will share these quotes, and like all articles that I have produced, I will invite the reader to do further research into this whole subject:
"The Masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degree, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine. If Lucifer were not God, would Adonai whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonai and his priests calumniate him? Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonai is also god...thus the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonai, the God of Darkness and Evil" (Quoted by A.C. De La Rive in 'La Femme et l' Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle, 1889, p. 588).
William Schnoebelen, a former 32nd degree freemason, offers his sentiments on Pike and his 'interest' with Lucifer:
"He was also the Sovereign Pontiff of Lucifer....Pike chose to follow the mystery religions of Ba'al, he turned his back on God. If we look at his writings and statements attributed to him, we find that he acknowledged Lucifer as the true god and Adonai (the Biblical God) as the god of evil" (11 p. 191).
I would also like to produce another quote, this time taken by a close masonic associate of Pike's, the 33rd degree Domenico Margiotta:
"...With Lucifer the God of Light and Goodness struggling for humanity against Adonai the God of the Darkness and Evil...The Great Architect of the Universe is not the God worshipped by the Christians" (11 p. 193).
Masons take great delight in stating that only one in ten freemasons know who Pike is, let alone read his books. And this was affirmed when The John Ankerberg Show, wrote to fifty Grand Lodges in the US, seeking information as to which author they considered to be the most prominent, and the results came back as follows:
44% recommended Coil's Masonic Encyclopaedia by Henry Coil.
36% recommended The Builders by Joseph Fort Newton.
32% recommended Mackey's Revised Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry.
16% recommended Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike (7 p. 9).
However the following mason states just how vast Pike's influence was:
"Pike was a giant of his time who did extraordinary things in his lifetime. He was, in fact, the only Confederate soldier to be honored in America's capitol: Washington, DC, where a huge statue of him dominates a major intersection" (1).
Or as one writer put it:
"Albert Pike is to Freemasonry what Shakespeare is to Drama."
"He is the Plato of Freemasonry."
Masons also have a strange and blasphemous belief in that they and they alone know 'the true name' of God - JAHBULON.
This three-headed deity is meant to be Jehovah+Baal+Osiris, all rolled into one.
(Incidentally, when freemasons are asked whether this is true, they will lie and say it isn't or pretend they don't understand what you are talking about).
Two individuals, with masonic relatives have told me that they were scoffed at when asked about this odd title for the masonic god. And even Charles Finney affirms this in his book:
"Hence, if they are asked if the books in which Masonry have been published are true, they will either evade the question or else they will lie; and they are under oath to do so" (15 p. 12).
Only three royal arch masons, when they kneel down together, with intertwined hands, under the royal arch, are allowed to whisper this 'sacred' name.
This repulsive name calling of God is so abhorrent to Bible believing Christians that the following verse needs to be quoted:
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me" (Ex. 20:3-5).
Interestingly, the Vatican officially lifted the ban on its members being freemasons in January 1983 (2 p. 104).
And a year later, the Mormons 'officially' allowed their members to become freemasons. Of course Smith and Young had both been freemasons:
"...In 1984 the Grand Lodge of Utah made peace with the Mormons and today many Mormons are Freemasons" (10 p. 327).
Now the inter-faith/one-world religion can really get going (Rev. 18:4-8).
Adam Weishaupt was the son of a Rabbi, who later turned a fundamentalist atheist (known in the Illuminati as 'brother Spartacus'), had also trained to be a Jesuit.
May 1 is their most important day of the year, and it was this day that former British Prime Minister John Major, after an unprecedented six-week long General Election Campaign in 1997, picked May 1 for voters to pick their next Government.
May 1, 2003, George W. Bush decided to land his fighter jet on the USS Abraham Lincoln. After six hours on board, he told the world that all major hostilities in Iraq were now over.
Are these just coincidences or not? Or, was it a clear sign to the world that things were changing, i.e., world powers would launch pre-emptive strikes against sovereign states, new leaders would be elected to surrender more sovereignty to foreign powers; for was not Margaret Thatcher forced out of No.10 by the Illuminati because she wouldn't go all the way when it came to surrendering more UK power to the EU? (13 p 22).
"He [Weishaupt] studied the Masons and was later to form an alliance with them" (13 p. 64).
From its birth of only five members in 1776, yet ten years later, it was active and had gone global i.e., the US, Europe, and Africa.
According to Bradley, they used 'insider' knowledge to control the UK stock market and took control of the Bank of England in 1785, when Napoleon was fighting Wellington.
He goes on to say that by 1818 they took control of the French economy, then the German economy. As Britain, Europe, and America backed both sides during the Iran/Iraq war in the 1980s, by providing them with weapons to kill each other, so the Illuminati backed both sides during the US Revolution (13 p. 67).
It has also been reported that Gordonstoun, where Princes Philip and Charles attended, is in fact an elite school set up and controlled by the Illuminati (13 p. 67).
(Bush and Major have both been offered as leading freemasons!)
The Ku Klux Klan
Not only was he a leading Satanist and a member of the Illuminati, but Pike's shameful links with this far right wing group is something that many historians have had difficulty reporting and exposing, for many seem to be unable to say for sure what, if any, his involvement was with the Klan!
It is my opinion that Pike had his fingers in many pies, and I believe that he was probably a Darwinist at heart, for evolutionists believe that 'the white man is superior' to all other races, so Pike would have been very much at home with this masonic view (Charles Darwin was also a freemason).
Southerners in the US originally created the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War.
Robinson informs his reader that many of them were freemasons:
"They adopted the circle of the lodge as their formal meeting arrangement for members, named their society for it, and demonstrated their educational level by using the Greek word for "circle," which is kuklos...they styled themselves as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan....There were hand signals, secret passwords, secret handgrips and recognition signals, even a sacred oath, all adapted from Masonic experience. Some Klansmen even boasted of official connections between the Klan and the Freemasonry" (10 p. 328).
As so much material is already in the public domain, I shan't waste time detailing it here. However I do need to share with the reader the following points of fact, which I believe will interest you.
The DVD Truth Uncovered makes the claim that Pike was indeed a leader of the KKK (9).
This position is very controversial and difficult to substantiate, but it is my view that Pike was an active member and leader in the Klan. The reasons why this is so difficult to affirm is because many 'interested parties' have been able to muddy the waters and put up all types of clever arguments and smoke screens to confuse the researcher, with the hope that they will give up and return to being ignorant of the actual facts. However for you the reader, I suggest you take the time and study this further.
At its peak, the KKK was three million strong, and like other infamous groups, it was conceived by only a handful of men. In their case six men. Like their Illuminati friends, this 'group' gave themselves new and secret names like Grand Magi, Grand Turk, and Grand Scribe.
Bradley states that American President Andrew Johnson, who was a freemason himself, turned a blind eye to these retrogressive steps (new laws being passed against black people), but Congress showed its distaste for the Black Codes by refusing to seat southern Senators in December 1865 (p. 79).
Bill Schnoebelen affirms that Pike was indeed paramount in the organisational structure of this masonic/racist group:
"Pike, on the other hand, helped create what I call 'Masonry in percale,' the Ku Klux Klan! Pike, the old Confederate general, was a wily strategist who knew that if he could leave behind a secret terrorist society in the south to fight against freedom for black people as a rear guard action, the south's defeat might not be in vain. Although these facts may stun Masons, the Lodge has always been racist" (11 p. 192-193).
Albert Pike once wrote concerning the Klan:
"I took my obligation to white men not to Negroes, when I have to accept Negroes as a brother or leave Freemasonry, I will leave it."
Many accept that Pike designed himself the original rituals for the KKK.
The Skull and Bones
When George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004, it was quite interesting to see him place his hand inside a Bible and take the oath. Most Presidents put their hand on the Bible, but rarely inside.
Barack Obama would do the same too!
And how amazing it was that John Kerry, his Democratic opponent, was not only a fellow Skull and Bones man too, but is also Bush's blood cousin.
George W. Bush follows a long line of family members into the Skull and Bones sect, for he was initiated in 1968. His grandfather Prescott Walker was a Nazi sympathiser who not only arranged loans for Hitler, but also tried to overthrow the democratically elected, FDR, during World War II (9).
This evil group was created in 1832 by William Huntington Russell at Yale University (it used to be called 'brotherhood of death').
Russell's family were the US' biggest family of opium smugglers (they made millions shipping opium from Turkey to China) (9).
IBM Computers designed and sold the software to the Nazis to use to index and exterminate millions of Jews (9).
Tattoos on prisoners arms were designated by IBM. All thanks to owner, Pa Watson, CEO of IBM (9).
Ford and General Motors backed Hitler up to the end of the Second World War. No charges of treason were ever brought (9).
Yet when the CIA in Afghanistan caught the American Taliban 'soldier,' John Walker he stood trial in the US and was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
The Orange Lodge
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ. For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him" (Col. 2:8-9).
The late Mr. McCormick of Belfast offers the following information:
"The originators of Orangeism were Freemasons...Orangeism has also borrowed much in its ritual from Freemasonry" (2 p. 134). However Martin Short tells his reader that Martin Smyth, Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland since 1972, was not a freemason on religious grounds:
"However, I do not think most Orangemen would share them. Indeed, the fragmentary evidence which I have presented here indicates that the Masonic brotherhood is a substantial behind-the-scenes force in Orange and Unionist politics. Of course, the Craft claims to be non-political but this may simply mean that, in Ulster since 1794, its politically-oriented members have simultaneously belonged to Freemasonry's neo-Masonic offshoots: the Orange, Purple and Black" (15 p. 324).
Mr. Short also draws comparisons between the KKK and its masonic roots to that of other groups:
"Its seems that wherever Masons have common political aims [the Orange Order, remaining part of the UK], but cannot pursue them through Freemasonry, they set up parallel public movements...only a minority of Orangemen would be socially acceptable in Ulster's Masonic Lodges [because they are working-class, with the Lodge's enjoying middle-class members], but those that are may be discreetly approached and would probably be pleased to join" (p. 325).
McCormick informs the reader that there are but two degrees in the Orange Order - The Orange and Plain Purple (2 p. 135).
Members for this sect use passwords, and the word Gideon is what they confess.
For those seeking entrance to the Second Degree (Fellowship Degree), their password is Shibboleth.
In W.P. Malcomson's book, Behind Closed Doors, we get an account about the birth of the Loyal Orange Institution:
"The Loyal Orange Institution was formed on 21st September 1795 shortly after the 'Battle of the Diamond' outside Loughgall, Co. Armagh. Three well-known local men of this area, James Wilson, Dan Winter, and James Sloan, established the institution. Whilst much is made of these 'founding fathers' within Orange circles; from a spiritual perspective we see no evidence that any of them had evangelical credentials. History, in fact shows all three members were dedicated Freemasons and two of the three were actually proprietors of licensed premiers [pubs].....Winter was...an illegal Protestant militia group of the day" (12 p. 15-16).
July 12 is the main date in the calendar for the lodge, and how unfortunate it was to see some years back, the late Ian Paisley and Orangman, David Trimble, arm-in-arm during one of their demonstrations again the police, when they enforced a decision to re-route the march.
Kyle Paisley told me via an e-mail that his father is not a mason, but he didn't seem to think anything was wrong with his dad being yoked to the Orange Order. Paisley was however a member of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, which has masonic roots. He also spoke at regular Orange Order meetings.
Mr. Malcomson doesn't mince his words when he offers the following:
"......the Order is nothing better than veiled Freemasonry embodying much unbiblical error, and therefore worthy of condemnation (12 p. 10).
Like their masonic cousins, there is a secret initiation into this cult, and once again Mr. McCormick offers us this sordid account:
"The candidate has both trouser legs rolled up above the knees, the left breast is bared and touched with a sharp instrument, he is blindfolded (hoodwinked), led around the Lodge, his bare legs are beaten with a holly-bush or such like-prickly plant; prayers are offered and scripture read. Eventually, he is pushed off a high 'platform' only to be caught in a tarpaulin held by several "brethren." An oath of secrecy is administrated and taken. All this is jocularly referred to as "The Ride of the Goat" (2 p. 137).
It should be pointed out to the reader that the tearing of the shirt, and the trouser leg being rolled up, dates back to Nimrod:
"When, therefore, his suffering was suffering was over, and his humiliation past, the clothing in which he was invested was regarded as a meritorious clothing, available not only for himself, but for all who were initiated in the mysteries." (A. Hislop, Two Babylon's, p. 183).
Malcomson makes it clear that this 'act' is omitted in the Royal Arch Chapter of Ireland (12 p. 41).
Friends, might I be correct is stating that this type of carry on, if it were not done 'voluntarily' and in 'private,' would result in people being sectioned under the Mental Health Act of 1952.
(More on this 'initiation' later).
What sort of religion is this anyway? Did not the Lord commend the fact that all that He did was in the open, for all to see, and not in secret, just for the ‘illuminated ones.’
Clearly Orangeism is a religion much like Masonry is, and Dr. M.W. Dewar confirms this in his book Why Orangeism, (p. 8).
Legalism seems to dominate this religion, for we are told that the 'Worshipful Master's decision is final and binding, yet does this not clash with the Lord's warning to call no man 'master' (Matt. 23:1-12).
Contrary to reports that The United Protestant Council has rejected the Loyal Orders having membership," the fact of the matter is, the Lodge has withdrawn from this Council, after a membership spanning back some 17 years (The Orange Banner, 2004, Issue 126).
And finally, what really put the cat among the pigeons was news that a Baptist church in Lancashire, on 11 September 2004, allowed an Orange wedding to take place. It wasn't the pastor of this church that performed the service, but a reformed vicar who is an Orangemen himself, from another local church.
I should also mention that the sister lodges to Orangeism would be the Royal Arch Purple group, which doesn't enjoy the limelight and is publicity shy.
Again, Malcomson has the following to say:
"....like all Royal Arch Purple men, are oath-bound and never to write down the contents of the degree" (12 p. 13-14).
This lodge has three degrees:
Orange degree = Entered Apprentice degree (1st degree of the Masonic Lodge).
Orange Marksman degree = Fellowship degree (2nd degree of the Masonic Lodge).
Purple Marksman degree = Master Mason degree (3rd degree of the Masonic Lodge).
This group also has a shared interest with the pagan druids, for 'they would ascend to the top of some neighbouring hill, and there, towards the close of a summer evening, after the manner of the ancient druids, perform their rites and ceremonies, the meeting being properly tyled and guarded' (12 p. 17).
The following figures, taken from Malcomson's book:
95% of Orangemen today join the Royal Arch Purple Chapter and have therefore been initiated into this degree....anything from up to 95,000 men are subject to the Royal Arch Purple's oath's, rules and teachings...there are only 500,000 Protestant males who live in Northern Ireland, up to one in three Protestants (over the age of 19) could be under the influence of this neo-Masonic structure (including thousands of professing believers) (12 p. 23).
Before we leave the Royal Arch Purple Lodge, does any logical and normal person think that a born again child of God, could agree to the following oath:
"I promise and swear that a Master Mason's secret....shall remain secure...murder and treason excepted" (12 p. 29).
One other Ulster group would be the Royal Black Institution.
James Molyneaux MP and former member of the Ulster Unionists, is the Sovereign Grand Master of this group:
"Cecil Walker (MP for Belfast North) told me how Molyneaux was a mason, having joined in 1966" (15 p. 324).
Freemasonry in Britain
It has been reported that Queen Elizabeth II is Grand Patroness of World Freemasonry (9).
(Incidentally, Windsor is not her family name, but rather it is Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The new name Windsor was adopted in 1914).
Prince Philip was initiated into the Navy Lodge of English Freemasons in London on 5th Dec. 1952 (2 p. 19).
It is claimed by some that the late King George VI and Prince Philip entered freemasonry by way of the Navy as young serving officers, into Lodge number 2612. The late Duke of Kent, killed in an air accident in 1942, was also inducted through lodge 2612. His son, the present Duke of Kent, is the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.
Recently Prince Charles, it is claimed, declined freemasonry membership; of his two brothers, Andrew and Edward, nothing is known of their membership. Nor is anything known of his son's potential membership into the lodge.
When Prince Charles married divorced Roman Catholic Camilla Parker Bowles, they received a blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury, in Windsor Castle; a Masonic chequered pattern was evident for all to see on the floor, especially when they both knelt down to repent of their adultery.
This pattern is also seen in Downing Street, the United Nations, and St. Paul's Cathedral.
The freemasons were even able to help secure the election of Clement Attlee to the position of leader of the Labour Party in 1935:
"According to Hugh Dalton (the future Chancellor of the Exchequer) both Attlee and his rival, Arthur Greenwood, were Masons. Dalton says that a Masonic caucus of MPs and Transport Union officials backed Greenward in the leadership ballot. He came third, so in the run-off the Masons switched their votes to Brother Attlee" (15 p. 567).
Tony Blair, it is reported, is a 33rd degree freemason (9).
He is in the same lodge as was Sir Winston Churchill (Studholme Lodge, 1591 and is a Knight of Malta, whilst George W. Bush is a Knight of Enlogia. Both are now Illuminati brothers (9).
Blair's conversion to Roman Catholicism now allows him to have 'the best' of both worlds.
The Palace of Westminster has two Masonic Temples. One is called 'New Welcome Masonic Lodge' (9).
No.10 Duke Street connects via an underground tunnel to 10 Downing Street (9).
It was also interesting to note how Mr. Blair, when only leader of the opposition, was invited by Catholics sympathiser Rupert Murdock as a guest on his private island off the coast of Australia. Two years later he became one of the UK's youngest Prime Ministers. Yet, when John Smith died, Tony Blair had not been the favourite to replace him.
The same can be said when Jimmy Carter was standing for US President. Only 4% of democrats supported him, yet the following quote from US Senator, Barry Goldwater, shines some interesting light on how politics and secret societies go hand-in-hand:
"They mobilized the money power of the Wall Street bankers, the intellectual influence of the academic community - which is subservient to the wealth of the great tax-free foundations - and the media controllers represented in the membership of the CFR, and the Trilateral" (13 p. 139).
And why did they pull out all of the stops for him, because David Rockefeller knew they could do 'business' with this millionaire professing Christian peanut farmer from Georgia.
1/6 of Police Officers in the UK are practicing Freemasons (9).
The British police force (now called 'police service') has a chequered black and white pattern around their cap badges.
(The freemasons introduced this in the late 1970s. Every lodge in the world has a black and white pattern on their floors. Also outside New Scotland Yard, there is a revolving pyramid. Again this is masonic).
There are around 600,000 masons in the UK (9).
The UK has 8,600 lodges (5).
There are 700 lodges in the whole of Ireland, with 560 of them in the north, and 143 in the south (15 p. 325).
Freemasonry in America
The US government has 666 members in their constitution - coincidence or something more sinister - you decide?
Interestingly, the American founders were practicing freemasons (6) and if one looks on the back of their money, they will see the eye of Horus, better known as Satan. Most Americans have no idea of this (12 p.109).
J.R. Church, from his book, Guardians of the Grail, makes the following prognosis:
"The symbol may represent a god, but it is not the God of the Bible. It is human eye indicating that man is god" (p. 165).
(I remember when I went to the Washington mint factory, and during one of the daily walkabouts I asked the guide what the eye meant. And she replied, "I don't know sir. I think it might be God’s"? Sorry, but the God of the Bible does not have one eye).
There is also a Latin inscription underneath the pyramid - mottos e pluribus unum - (out of many one) and novus ordo seclorum (a new order of the ages, or 'the new world order' - 'a secular state,' my words and emphasis) (4 p. 5).
Berry also offers the following on other symbols on the dollar bill:
"...the all seeing eye, the number of feathers on the eagle's spread wings, the stars above the eagle's head in the shape of the Star of David" (4 p. 5).
What Mr. Berry omits to mention however, is the eagle is in fact a phoenix, and these symbols were introduced in 1933, by 33rd degree freemason Franklin D. Roosevelt. (The same year he introduced emergency powers to be given to him).
33 stones make up the pyramid - 33 levels in masonry - Pope John Paul I was 33 when he 'died' - coincidence or not, you decide?
This is an Illuminati plan to control American, create a federal Europe and then have a single world government (13 p. 64), regardless of who the incumbent President is, for all Presidents have been freemasons (6).
In Michael Bradley's book The Secret Societies Handbook, he notes the following:
".....A close examination of a map of Washington, D.C., reveals that they [US Founders] hid their two most important occult symbols, the pentagram (five-pointed star) and the "Square and Compass," at the heart of the United States" (p. 51-52).
Former master mason Charles Finney, lines up with his pound of flesh when he offers the following about how the freemasons controlled most of the US in his day... "Nearly all the civil offices in the country were in the hands of Freemasons; and that the press was completely under their control, and almost altogether in their hands...I do not recollect a magistrate, or a constable, or sheriff in that country that was not at that time a Freemason" (15 p. 5).
Please see how the US political and constitutional breakdown goes:
(14) Cabinet Members
(9) Supreme Court Justices
(13) Appeal Court Justices
(90) District Court Chief Justices
(4) Territory Justices
The word Washington and New York both equal 666.
Hitler was into the esoteric levels of masonry. He sought to wipe out the main sections and lodges and turn it to a full occult system (6).
The Alamo is dedicated to the masons (6).
There are 4 million masons in America (4 p. 4).
Washington, DC is designed in a pentagram, with the Goat of Mendes head at the centre.
The Washington Monument is dedicated to freemason George Washington.
The Pentagon is designed with a five-point pentagram.
The Statue of Liberty was donated by French masons to American masons (6).
Congregational medals of honour are pentagrams, designed by masons (6).
The Nazi Iron Cross is a masonic symbol (14).
The seal of the U.S is masonic (6).
Presidential seal is masonic (6).
Star of David carefully coded on US one dollar bill (14).
The Grand Lodge of Israel incorporates the Star of David into their masonic symbol, with the capital 'G' in the centre (14).
World War II was a masonic plan (6).
The Mafia was founded by a Sicilian masonic terrorist organisation (11 p. 192).
And Schnoebelen states that the Mafia and the Illuminati share certain rituals (11 p. 192).
More facts about freemasonry
Married men, upon entering the blue lodge, are told to remove their wedding rings during their inauguration into freemasonry.
The Blue Lodge has three levels:
2. Fellow Craft
3. Master Mason
They also hold to the following beliefs:
1. The Fatherhood of God
2. The Brotherhood of Man
3. The Immorality of the Soul
Not only does the potential mason have to study the ritual, which can be very long and tedious, but he also has to pay for each degree he enters into.
Once again, this religion is not for ordinary poor people, but for those with disposable cash. Mr. Schnoebelen tells us that the first degree would cost you $50. The second is $100, with the 3rd degree costing $150 (11 p. 54).
Schnoebelen also offers the following about those who wish to be fast tracked:
"If the new Master Mason is perceived to be a Christian, quite often he will be directed to the York Rite, since that has "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" (11 p. 55).
The York Rite has 10 Degrees.
The Scottish Rite has 32 Degrees (33rd is honorary, which Ronald Regan received when still at the White House, on 11 Feb. 1988) (10 p. 325).
Most will never go past the last degree - even Joseph Smith of the Mormons never went higher than 3rd degree, although he was expelled from the lodge for stealing their secrets. Brigham Young however, made 32nd degree.
It should be noted that women, although restricted from witnessing their husband's inauguration, have their own form of masonry, through the Eastern Star wing - "Rainbow Girls" and "Job's Daughters" exists for young girls (4 p. 4).
Robinson also tells us that only 1% of black males are freemasons (10 p. 329). Their lodge is called "Prince Hall Masonry" with Jessie Jackson, the late Nat King Cole, and Colin Powell representing them.
No doubt Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela would have been initiated into the lodge too.
The word 'free' mason simply means to be freeborn, i.e., never having been a slave (4 p. 8-9).
'Christian' Freemasons are never allowed to end a prayer in the name of Jesus, during services.
While blindfolded and with a noose around his neck, he kneels at an altar, with his hands tied.
Blood oaths are taken from the new applicant. While taking these mandatory oaths, the applicant is now affirming that should he reveal lodge secrets, than the following consequences will occur to him:
(a) His throat will be cut from ear to ear; his tongue ripped out.
(b) Chest ripped open; heart ripped out.
(c) Belly ripped open and his bowels and intestines will spill on the ground.
Upon the initiation, the mason (1st degree) will be expected to make the following obligation:
"....I most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, that I will always hail, ever conceal, and never reveal, any of the arts, parts or points of the hidden mysteries of ancient Freemasonry….under no less a penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and buried in the rough sand of the sea at low water mark where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly or willingly violate my solemn oath and obligation as an Apprentice Mason. So help me, God" (13 p. 55).
We all know of masonic 'handshakes,' but masons have other methods of identifying one another, with questions like, "What is the time?" Or, "How old are you?" If you answer 9:30 or 50 years, this shows you are not a "brother."
The correct answer is "There is no time any longer" or "I am very old." And when a mason brother needs to be identified by another brother, he will say, "I'm on the level."
Their members, to symbolise 'divine purity' and a shield of protection for them when they stand before the Great White Throne Judgement, wear white aprons.
Masons have no real concept of sin or salvation within the lodge. Much like the cults, the emphasis is on works and good living, and improvements to ones life, is sufficient to be saved, i.e., works or good deeds guarantee entrance to mason heaven (7 p. 13).
Former high-level mason, Jim Shaw, offers us the following:
"Faith in the atonement of Jesus has nothing to do with it; it is rather a matter of enlightenment, step by step, which comes with initiation into the Masonic degrees and their mysteries" (4 p. 33).
Ankerberg quotes the following source Masonic Ritual and Monitor about the Celestial Lodge Above:
"He who wears the lambskin as a badge of a Mason is thereby continually reminded of purity of life and conduct which is essentially necessary to his gaining admission into that celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides" (7 p. 14).
Demonic names such as Abaddon (Rev. 9:11) are recited in lodges.
Only 2% of what the Shriners raise for charity goes to good works. The rest goes on themselves (11 p. 208).
(Shriners wear a red hat, which represent Christian martyrs that were killed for their faith in Christ, in 700 AD).
Only a 32nd degree Scottish rite mason is permitted to be a Shriner (4 p. 5).
Worldwide there are 100,000 lodges (13 p. 52).
The Freemasons orchestrated the Russian and French Revolutions, for most of the 'Revolutionist's were Masons. This period was known as 'the Great Terror' (5).
Jack the Ripper used many Masonic methods when carving up his victims. In his 1977 book, Jack the Ripper - the final solution, the late author Stephen Knight compares some Masonic coincidences concerning the unfortunate women who were victims of the ripper. 1) Throat cutting of the five women was from left to right. 2) A five-star pentagram, both in the body location, and markings on the face of Kate Eddows. 3) Mitre Square in London, where one of the murders was committed, is located in the secretive City of London with its own Masonic historically. Sadly Knight died aged 33 years (another connection?) Yet his brilliant and ingenious book highlights perhaps more of the mysterious acts of freemasons, than that of the true identity of the Ripper.
New masons chant, "I am, what I am." This is one of the Biblical names of God (Ex. 3:14).
Their 'holy communion' is similar to that of Catholicism, communion of the dead.
They mock the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, by focusing their attention on a dubious fable that King Hiram, whom they believe (even though there is absolutely no proof of this) died and was miraculously raised from the dead.
Jim Shaw comments on this:
"It is the consensus of opinion among the Masonic authorities, philosophers and writers of doctrine that the legend of Hiram Abiff is merely the Masonic version of a much older legend, that of Isis and Osiris, basis of the Egyptian Mysteries" (4 p. 28).
Special permit given by congress to allow Albert Pike to be buried in Washington DC.
All US Presidents have been freemasons (6) except Roman Catholic Jack Kennedy, who may have been the Catholic equivalent, a Knights of Columbus, with membership in the U.S being 1.3 million (10 p. 330).
Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson (who was also a Rosicrucian 13 p. 123) and members of the Illuminati, so too was Joseph Stalin (5).
J. Edger Hoover and L.B.J. were both members of the Washington Lodge.
Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu are freemasons. Rabin joined in the 1960s and led a major convention in Jerusalem in 1976 (14).
It is reported that Netanyahu was recruited when Ambassador to the UN in the 1980s.
The Jerusalem Post (11/94) affirms that Rabin and Peres were masons, when they ran an advert, from 'The Grand Lodge of the State of Israel,' to the Masons of Peace.
The late King Hussein of Jordan was a freemason as is his son (14).
Former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is a freemason (14).
Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky were 31st degree freemasons.
All five founders of the USSR were not only secret Jews, but were all freemasons (14).
Winston Churchill, after World War II, spoke of a 'new world order,' and 'a United States of Europe.' He was savaged and attacked in the press and Parliament for this, but he was nonetheless 50 years ahead of his time.
Lord Horatio Nelson.
Christopher Wren (architect of St. Paul's Cathedral).
John Wayne (later converted to Catholicism on his deathbed, like Nat King Cole).
It is believed that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was murdered for revealing masonic secrets in his opera The Magic Flute (10 p. 177).
It has been widely accepted that the Vatican banker, Roberto Calvi, was murdered by freemasons in London, on 18 June 1982, under Blackfriars Bridge. With bricks stuffed into his suit pockets, interestingly he had shaved off his trademark moustache, that he grown since a young man just before he was murdered. Many suspect he was hounded by the Vatican to his cruel terrible fate, to die alone under a cold deserted bridge.
Today Calvi's grieving family still pursue this matter through the courts to clear his name.
Jim McCormick has the following to say about the hypocrisy of the Catholic church:
"If Vatican involvement with P2 and Banco Ambrosiano was so deep that its money was being used to supply Argentina with the means to buy missiles to fight the Falklands War, while the Pope visited Britain and Argentina, then it was decided that, to avoid further damaging exposures, the Masons must be protected and embraced" (2 p. 104).
Former Mormon J.D. Lee, who was ordered by Brigham Young to murder a whole stagecoach of Indians:
"I knew of many men being killed in Nauvoo by the Danites. It was the rule that all the enemies of Joseph Smith should be killed, and I know of many a man who was quietly put out of the way by the orders of Joseph Smith and his apostles while the church was there..." (Confessions, 1880 ed, p. 284).
Former freemason Ed Decker had to flee from a speaking engagement in Scotland, after he had been poisoned by the masons. His own father renounced him for many years (a mason too), only to be reconciled on his deathbed. Decker was able to get his father to repent of his masonry and accept Jesus Christ as his own Lord and Saviour. He died a happy and saved man.
Finney would also record how the following murder was orchestrated and carried out by the masons because of one, William Morgan, an individual who had exposed the lodge through his explosive writings. He quotes one of the assailants who later confessed to his involvement in this murder:
"Henry L. Valance, who acknowledged himself to have been one of the three who were selected to make a final disposition of the ill-fated victim of Masonic vengeance.....Morgan, on being informed of their proceedings against him, demanded by what authority they had condemned him, and who were his judges. 'He commenced wringing his hands, and talking of his wife and children, the recollections of whom, in that awful hour, terribly affected him. His wife, he said, was young and inexperienced, and his children were but infants....they gave him one half hour to prepare for his 'inevitable fate.'
Finney's account concluded with this man, with weights secured firmly to his body, then being thrown alive into the river and left to drown. "They also kidnapped Mr. Miller, the publisher, but the citizens of Batavia, finding it out, pursued the kidnappers, and finally rescued him."
It is also noted in this book how the publicity of this case was so devastating to the Masons, that 'two thousand lodges were suspended. The ex-president of a Western college, who is himself a Freemason, has recently published some very important information on the subject, though he justifies Masonry. He says that, out of a little more than fifty thousand Masons in the United States at that time, Forty-five thousand turned their backs upon the lodge to enter the lodge no more' (15 p. 7-8).
Ex-Masons speak out
"Without consulting anyone, I finally went to the Lodge and requested my discharge. My mind was made up. Withdraw from them I must - with their consent if I might; without this consent if I must. Of this I said nothing; but somehow it came to be known that I had withdrawn...I found that in taking these oaths I had been grossly deceived and imposed upon. I had been led to suppose that there were some very important secrets to be communicated to me; but in this I found myself entirely disappointed. Indeed I came to the deliberate conclusion that my oaths had been procured by fraud and misrepresentations; that the institution was in no respect what I had been informed it was; and as I have had the means of examining it more thoroughly, it has become more and more irresistibly plain to me that Masonry is highly dangerous to the State, and in every way injurious to the Church of Christ...Judging from unquestionable evidences, how can we fail to pronounce Freemasonry an unchristian institution? We can see that its morality is unchristian. Its oath-bound secrecy is unchristian. The administration and taking of its oaths are unchristian and a violation of the positive command of Christ..."
"Until I converted to Christ I was a notoriously wicked man, and dissipated...I spent a small fortune in years of dissipation while a member of my lodge, and yet no minister in the lodge ever exhorted me to desist from my reckless course or offered to direct me to the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world."
This last quote reminds me of a gentleman, who is an elder in the Brethren denomination, and is also leader of a political party too. Yet I once asked his old colleague, the former Mayor (who is a Christian) whether he had ever witnessed to him, the answer came back no!
He knew this councillor was a Christian, but like so many people, his religion was a private one, much like mine was for 15 years in the church of Rome, something Scripture condemns (Eze. 3:18-21; Acts 20:26).
"Masonry, contrary to popular belief, is not based on the Bible. Masonry is actually based on the Kabala, a medieval book of magic and mysticism" (4 p. 18).
"One condition of Freemasonry... you must believe in God; but who or what is meant by "God" does not matter at all. Suppose my god is the sun, and my fellow mason's god is the moon, and someone else worships a block of stone or his ancestors...then he is a fit person for the Masonic lodge, for all races and religions and creeds may meet here to worship their own god....so long as they agree on one common word "God" (Why I Am Not a Mason, p. 2).
May I once more quote the following source, which I believe sums up the sheer apostasy today:
"Freemasonry, far from declining, has been spreading. Most alarming, perhaps, is its penetration deep and wide into the established 'reformed' churches and the new ground it is breaking in the Evangelical fellowships of this and other lands" (2 p. 16).
So not only has freemasonry infiltrated some of the reformed churches, but according to Adam Weishaupt, the former Jesuit trained Illuminati high priest:
"The most wonderful thing of all is that the distinguished Lutheran and Calvinist theologians who belong to our order really believe that they see in it (Illuminati) the true and genuine sense of Christian religion. Oh, mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?"
May I suggest that those who are in reformed churches start asking their pastors and elders whether any of them are practicing masons or members of the Illuminati? If the answer comes back yes, may I suggest they run to the nearest exit. And this would have to include all denominations for that matter, for we know that the Vineyard and Southern Baptists have masonic pastors and elders too.
The Apostle Paul, warned believes to never be yoked to unsaved people:
"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 Cor. 6:14-18).
The one thing all these groups have in common is how they are trying in vain to reach God on their terms and in their own way. This is no different to what happened at Babel, and God was not interested in their approach then and He is not impressed now (Gen. 11:4).
If a person wants to receive Jesus Christ, the true light of the world, all they need to do is cry out to Him and then trust in Him totally to forgive and save them.
If you, the reader, are a Christian who is also a mason, may I share with you a prayer that John Ankerberg has written, for you will most certainly have to repent of this evil religion and make your peace with God:
"Dear Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in supporting the unchristian teachings of the Lodge. I now ask Your forgiveness and that You would give me strength to live my life for You and to forsake the Lodge. Help me also to pray for and be a witness to my friends in the Lodge" (7 p. 44).
2. Christ, the Christian & Freemasonry, 1984, W. J. Mck. McCormick
3. Is Freemasonry Christian, 1987, W. J. Mck McCormick
4. What They Believe - Masons, 1990, Harold J. Berry
5. The Light Bringers - the truth about freemasonry, DVD, 2005
7. The Facts on the Masonic Lodge, 1989, John Ankerberg & John Weldon
8. Secret Societies, 1983, George L. Hunt
9. The Truth Uncovered, DVD, 2004
10. Born in the Blood - the lost secrets of Freemasonry, 1989, John J. Robinson
11. Masonry - Beyond the Light, 1991, William Schnoebelen
12. Behind Closed Doors, 1999, W. P. Malcomson
13. The Secret Societies Handbook, 2005, Michael Bradley
14. Masonic Lodge, Texe Marrs, DVD
15. Inside the Brotherhood, 1989, Martin Short
16. Character and Claims of Freemasonry, 1889, Charles G. Finney
25th December 2005
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