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The slavery of Freemasonry pt. 1

Freemasonry is an organization that supposedly dates back to ancient times and it is difficult to determine who started it and how they started it.  There are documents mentioning it in the 1300s and afterwards, but it is believed that consistent documentation of the organization did not take place until 1717 when the Grand Lodge of England was formed.  There are different stages in freemasonry that a member can advance to, called degrees, with the 33° being the highest one can reach.

Freemasonry, with several of the Founding Fathers including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin being Masons, enjoyed a great deal of popularity when the U.S. was first established as a nation.  But this popularity suffered a severe blow when Captain William Morgan, a Royal Arch Mason, was abducted from a  jail in Batavia City, New York in 1826 and was murdered by a group of Masons for openly revealing the secrets of the Masons.  The Masons responsible for his death were never punished for his murder.  Since the judge involved in the trial was a Mason himself, it became a popular notion that there was a cover-up in play regarding the Morgan affair, and most U.S. citizens began an anti-Mason campaign which was strong for several decades in the 1800s.  Nevertheless, Freemasonry bounced back since many prominent figures in the U.S., including Presidents, kept joining the secret society.

Masons often present themselves as being a harmless secret fraternal society that loves to do charitable work.  Many people who have no involvement with freemasonry often look at it as being suspicious since Masons are so secretive about what they do and what they believe.  Is freemasonry really harmless or should we beware of them?  Are they a religion or just a social organization?  Let’s take a look at some of the things that are taught in the Lodges and see if they are in line with the ultimate truth–the word of God.

  • A highly respected 33° Mason named Albert Pike (who was also a Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War) once said “Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion and its teachings are instructions in religion. …Masonry propogates no creed except its own most simple and sublime one; that universal religion taught by nature and reason.” (Pike, Albert.  Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.  Charleston, SC: Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree, 1950, p. 213).
  • The Bible says man should live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Deuteronomy 8:3) and that he should not rely on his own reasoning (Proverbs 3:5) since our ways are always right in our own eyes (Proverbs 21:2) which leaves us open to deceive ourselves.
  • Albert Pike claimed that “[t]o understand [freemasonry’s] mystic meanings, you must open the pages of the Sohar and Siphra de Zeniutha, and other kabalistic books, and ponder deeply on their meaning. It must suffice to say, that … the Creative Energy of the Deity, is represented as a point, and that point in the centre of the Circle of immensity. It is to us in this (33rd) Degree, the symbol of that unmanifested Deity, the Absolute, who has no name.” (emphasis mine.  Pike, Albert.  Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.  1871)
  • The Bible says the one true God of the universe is not unmanifested.  He has manifested himself in the flesh in the person of Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 3:15-16).  Additionally, the true and living God has a name, which is stated in several places in the Bible (see Exodus 6:3 and Psalm 83:18).
  • According to Albert Mackey, another highly regarded 33° Mason, the god of freemasonry can be any god you choose.  “Be assured…that God is equally present with the pious Hindu in the temple, the Jew in the synagogue, the Mohammedan in the mosque, and the Christian in the church.” (Mackey, Albert.  Mackey’s Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.  Richmond, VA: Macoy Publishing, 1966, pp. 409-410).
  • Jehovah said “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”  Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father [Jehovah], but by me.”
  • Albert Pike once said, “Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god.  For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods: darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the state. …                    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 Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.” (de LaRive, A. C. La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc.  Paris, France: Maçonnerie Universelle, 1889, p. 588.
  • The word of God states that God is light and in him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).  Lucifer was created by God and is in no way his equal since he is not omnipotent, omnipresent, or omniscient like the most High is.  Lucifer wanted to be like the most High but he was cut down to hell (Isaiah 14:12-16).
  • The Knights Templar ritual that an initiate goes through in Masonry teaches that in order to be saved, an initiate has to do works of penitence and undertake long pilgrimages and fight to defend the Christian religion.
  • God’s word says we are saved by God’s grace (unearned favor) through faith in Jesus Christ.  Works have nothing to do with us receiving salvation and the defense of our faith is by our words not by physical violence.
  • Freemasonry holds to the doctrine that Jesus is neither divine, nor did he rise from the dead.
  • It is written, “…every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist…” (1 John 4:3)
  • Albert Pike said, “No man has any right in any way to interfere with the religious belief of another.”  In other words, no preaching of the gospel allowed.
  • Jesus commanded, “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…” Matthew 28:19-20.

Eye-opening video on Freemasonry
Albert Pike and his influence on Freemasonry

Albert Pike (1809-1891) has been one of the most influential Masons to walk the Earth.  As I mentioned above, he fought for the Confederacy as a general in the Civil War and his racist, segregationist views are why, even until recent times, American lodges of the Scottish Rite have resisted recognizing lodges that are mainly African American.  He stated in his book Irano-Aryan Faith and Doctrine As Contained in the Zend-Avesta that:

“…both the Creation account of Genesis and Darwin’s theory of evolution were false because the white man could not have come from the same source as the black man!”

The fact that he disputed the Biblical account shows that Pike, who claimed to be Christian in public, was in fact anti-Christian in his actions.  The Bible cleary states God “made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth,” [Acts 17:26].  His anti-Christian nature is further proven by his membership in the Theosophical Society, an occultist organization founded in 1875 for the purpose of “spiritualist investigations” (including seances and sorcery) with Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, a famous occultist, as his friend and associate. [David Carrico, Lucifer–Eliphas Levi–Albert Pike and the Masonic Lodge, Evansville, IN: Followers of Jesus Christ, 1991, p.  14]

Pike held the positions of Grand Master of the Central Directory of Washington, D.C., Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of Charleston (top position of American Masons), and Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry (top position of worldwide Masons) all at the same time.  He alone was responsible for writing or rewriting all Masonic rituals from the 4th degree to the 33rd degree. [William T. Still, New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, Lafayette, LA: Huntington House, 1990, p. 124; Henry C. Clausen, Messages for a Mission, Supreme Council, 1977, p. 20]

A lot of Masons claim they don’t know about Albert Pike, but Masons of higher degrees have a great deal of respect for him even more than 100 years after his death.  Fred Kleinknecht, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction of Masonry wrote the following about Pike in the November 1992 Scottish Rite Journal:

Correctly understood, Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma provides our Brethren a stimulus to thought, a source of inspiration, and even an aid to Scottish Rite growth.  Pike’s great work is not the book of an hour, a decade, or a century.  It is a book for all time …

I’ll give more info on freemasonry in my next post.  To find out more about the philosophies of the highly regarded Mason, Albert Pike, go to the Project Gutenberg website to read his writings.

–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–

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19 thoughts on “The slavery of Freemasonry pt. 1

  1. Good for you in tackling this tough subject. Sadly so many are totally deceived about the nature of FM and its origins and practices. I spent a lot of time a few years ago reading everything I could about it and was utterly shocked by what I found out. It would appear that those in the ‘lower’ ranks really don’t know a lot about what happens in the higher 33 degree one, nor do some of them care. You would think that common sense would tell you that some of the rituals are right out of an occultic manual, and are certainly not Christian or even close in their steps. Satan has once again provided a very well put together counterfeit of the Truth for those who’d rather believe the lie. And sadly even many Christians do – I have a close friend in church whose husband says he’s a Christian and yet he’s a Master in a Lodge. It was also a shock to discover the Orange Order here in Ulster also have their roots in this ‘cult’ – it would certainly explain a lot of their beliefs and actions during the marching season.

    Truly the season of apostasy is upon us, but that just encourages us to know His return for His Bride is literally on the threshold, and thus we are exhorted to “Look Up, for your Redemption draws nigh”. Blessings, TKR 🙂 .

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    1. Considering Freemasons are the F.B.I.’s #1 2010 underage child sex slavery ring with 192 locations plus identified where captive children can have sex expressly with highest level governing and other Freemasons. Judge Till cas N.Y. started the exposure of 18,000 identified felony child predator highest ranking Freemasons in our country and Shriners Hospitals and State Child Services Agencies nationwide who kidnapped children for the 192 plus Masonic child sex brothels. All belived to end up dead, used for medical research, organ harvesting and stem cell research when no longer used for sex.
      Shriners Hospitals were convicted of the Mann Act and lost their non profit status for false tax statements, using up to 600,000 dollars an hour to taxpayers for lavish child sex bashes as they call them.
      In 2007 22 American and Canadian Childrens Charoty Hospitals were caught keeping 95% of all donations for illegal purposes. The government agency investigating tried ti hide this also included Childrens Miracle Network. Shriners Childrens Charity Hospitals were caught keeping 75% of all donations to run the private Master Mason only child sex services nationwide. Only a few, judge Till and others ever went to prison due to the complete corryption by Freemasonry of our government.
      Freemasonry is North-south americas, U.K.’s largest child sex slavery network and probably worldwide. U.S. Masons of all degrees are the D.E.A.’s largest most violent drug cartel allied with Mexican Zeta Drug Cartel whom our Department Of Justice, Holder, Obama have been caught arming with weapons.
      2014 Scotland Yards largest organized U.K. crime ring is Freemasons who have infiltrated and corfupted every form of government, law enforcement, poltical, judicial ect. Once infiltrating Scotland Yard Freemasons main objective was to derail, stop, obfuscate all investigations into terrorism whom Freemasons are the largest financiers worldwide. Scotland Yard notes the Scottish Rite as being the most violent overtly corrupt fite in Freemasonry worldwide.
      18,000 U.S. administrative, governing highest ranking Freemasons in charge of membership, charities headquartered in Indianapolis are our countries largest kidnappers, murderers, torturers, rapist and kidnappers for medical stem cell research have gone without turning in any fellow brotherhood mass rapists and murderers of children for uncou table decades and continues. This is why our country has been overthrown…. and the pub,ic and every masonic owned franchise supports them with your money. Shriners has a 90 million do,lar endorsement, their perpetual, need no money but amassed over a half billion of donations…..used to kill and rape children.
      BAN ARREST FREEMASONS.

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  2. A very important point that you have not mentioned is that the quotations you have selected from Pike and Mackey are *personal* opinions and not those the masonic orders they were involved in.

    I have noticed that Pike is often quoted by those opposed to Freemasonry as if he were some sort of spokesman for the vast majority of masons. He was and is not. Given to speculation on the Scottish Rite’s function and meaning, he was important in the development of that branch of Freemasonry (one, incidentally, that demands a trinitarian Christian belief of its membership) unlike “craft” or “blue” Freemasonry.

    I doubt whether many masons outside the USA have heard of Pike or Mackey, by the way.

    You claim that your list of bulleted items represent “some of the things that are taught in lodges”. Most of the things you list as being “taught in lodges” are absolutely not taught in lodges in my experience and this claim is quite wrong. To suggest that these things are taught in lodges is like somewhat akin to suggesting that quotes from a book by a Christian minister are used in Christian ceremonial.

    I can’t comment specifically on the claim about the Knights Templar order as I’m not a member, but if it is authentic it would be intended to be taken in a metaphorical or symbolic context (as most masonic teaching is intended – a point missed by masonry’s detractors too often) and seems pretty honourable to me.

    I’d be interested to see your evidence for your claim that “Freemasonry holds to the doctrine that Jesus is neither divine, nor did he rise from the dead.” What is your source for this claim?

    Your selection of quotes by Pike/Mackey appears to me somewhat like quoting the words of one particularly enthusiastic Christian preacher from a book written by him in a personal capacity and implying that his words are representative of all Christians and the churches they belong to. I’m sure this apparent misrepresentation was not intentional.

    The opinions expressed here are my own and not those of any masonic organisation.

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  3. Monnowman,

    The fact that you would consider Pike’s and Mackey’s quotes personal opinions tells me that you are either: (A) a lower degree Mason, (B) a higher degree Mason looking to divert people from the truth, or (C) a non-Mason who may know a little about Freemasonry from others, but has not been shown the deeper secrets.

    There are plenty of Masons outside of the U.S. at higher degrees who have heard of Pike because his influence is global. He and Giuseppi Mazzini, the founder of the MAFIA (Mazzini Autorizza Furti, Incendi, Avvelenamenti–Mazzini authorizes thefts, arson and poisoning) who was also a 33 degree Italian Freemason in Italy, got together in 1870 to form a pact to create a universal order of Freemasonry that would place all others worldwide under its umbrella. It was called the Palladium and they held to Luferian doctrine (Epperson, Ralph. The Unseen Hand: an Introduction to the Conspiratorial View of History. Tucson, AZ: Publius Press, 1985, p. 223)

    The Scottish Rite does indeed demand trinitarian belief, but it’s not Christian. At the Royal Arch degree, an initiate is told that the god of the trinity is the god of John 1 whose name is Jah-Bul-On. Jah, for Yahweh; Bul for Baal or Bel; and On for the sun God of Egypt who was god of the Pharaohs (see Genesis 41:45, 50). Of course, this is blasphemous since Yahweh has nothing to do with any worthless idols and the Israelites were warned against Baal worship.

    As far as symbols are concerned, Christians are allowed to look at the symbols God established to learn more about him (such as the Ark of the Covenant, the high priest’s garments, and the Old Testament sacrifices–all of which pointed to Jesus Christ), but to adopt pagan symbols and practices used by idolaters, witches, and satanists would be out of God’s will. So the Knights Templar by doing so is not of God.

    I name the source for my claim at the bottom of Part 2. I’ve done my research, so there is no misrepresentation here.

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    1. Nothing ROYAL about the F.B.I.’s 2010 hiding behing Shriners Hospitals kidnapping orphans, largest pedophile, murderers, kidnappers of children for medical research. Noose and lead is all they deserve.

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  4. Hello Harrygaylord,

    As for my credentials, I’m a past master of a Craft lodge, holder of Provincial Grand Lodge rank in an English province, 18th degree member of the Scottish Rite (although we in England and Wales refer to it informally as the “Rose Croix”) and a Royal Arch Mason. Not the dizzying heights, I grant you, but in my thirteen years in masonry I’ve done an awful lot of reading on the subject – my bookshelf is groaning with books on masonic history (not all of it written by Freemasons) – so feel reasonably qualified to contribute to this debate.

    As I have yet to experience the degrees beyond the 18th in the Scottish Rite I can’t predict whether or not Morals and Dogma (Pike’s most well known work) is going to be used as a ritual book or source of lectures for use in chapter. It hasn’t been yet in my experience, and I’d be surprised if it were, as it is not (AFAIK) one of authorised ritual books of the Scottish Rite.

    Do you have evidence that indicates that “Morals and Dogma” is or ever was used as a ritual book, or that its content is actually used in ANY Scottish Rite ceremonial or formal instruction? I’d appreciate it if you could answer this specifically as it is critical to this discussion.

    We have about 350, 000 masons in the UK and I only know a few of them, but I do keep in touch with those who take an interest in the philosophical and historical aspects of Freemasonry. I’ve never heard of the “Palladium” in all my discussions over the years with these people. I don’t say it didn’t exist, but doubt very much that it was anything more than an eccentric fringe group with absolutely no recognition by the regular grand lodges/ Supreme Councils for the Scottish Rite.

    If that’s true then in broad historical terms it has little or no relevance to the vast majority of freemasons today and is not and was not recognised as a regular masonic order even in the dim and distant nineteenth century.

    If you have evidence that the “Palladium” was a recognised order then please provide the evidence and I’ll be happy to review my comment above.

    To use a very small (in relation to worldwide masonic membership), irregular (i.e. unrecognised), obscure and irrelevant offshoot of freemasonry from the nineteenth century as an example of what modern freemasons do and think is (IMHO) unfair and risks misleading your readership.

    As for whether or not the Scottish Rite is “Christian”: I’m not qualified to judge who is a Christian or not as Chrisitanity is such a diverse religion and besides, I’m not a minister or theologian. The Scottish Rite simply demands that a mason declare truthfully that he is a Christian. i.e. he believes he is. I have found the ceremonies very Christian in character with much uplifting Christian content of a mystical character. Indeed I was struck by how strange it would feel to a non-Christian.

    The Royal Arch degree (in England and Wales, possibly Scotland too) no longer includes a reference to “Jah-Bul-On”. I believe it was removed about twenty years ago.

    Your comment about symbols and the Knights Templar order makes sense in the context of your beliefs and one can’t argue with belief. In any case, I’m not a member of that order and haven’t done much reading about it so am not qualified to talk about it.

    From the looks of the reviews on Amazon.com of Schnoebelen’s book, I get the impression that it is a highly polemic work. One reviewer remarks that even some from his own faith have “debunked” his claims.

    Again, as I haven’t read it, I can’t comment further on it.

    I’ve yet to come across anti-masonic writing that bases its claims on research on masonic history published by impartial historians with respected academic credentials. There is an awful lot of very poorly researched and highly prejudiced material about Freemasonry out there, much of it based on the Leo Taxil hoax.

    Your sources in part two do not include support for your claims about “Baphomet” or your claim that “Freemasonry holds to the doctrine that Jesus is neither divine, nor did he rise from the dead”.

    You do include *personal* interpretations by Mackey but these are not part of formal instruction given to masons in a lodge/chapter context. They are just opinions of a private author and not authorised positions taken by any Grand Lodge or Chapter that I, for one, know of.

    I repeat:

    Please could you provide specific textual references from works published by or authorised by a regular grand lodge/chapter for use in ceremonial or formal masonic working that supports your claims about “Baphomet” and freemasonry’s supposed belief that “Jesus is neither divine, nor did he rise from the dead”?

    Regards,

    Monnowman

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  5. monnowman,

    Because freemasonry is all about making things secretive and keeping things secret (even if one has to lie in the process), it is rather pointless to argue back and forth about whether I have proof of this or that. Even if I have proof and could quote ad nauseum from documents or publications, masons are taught how to manipulate facts, dispute them, or altogether hide them if necessary. I’m sure you know this from various oaths you’ve taken over the years. You asked “Do you have evidence that indicates that “Morals and Dogma” is or ever was used as a ritual book, or that its content is actually used in ANY Scottish Rite ceremonial or formal instruction? I’d appreciate it if you could answer this specifically as it is critical to this discussion.” Actually, it’s not critical to this discussion. The nature and character of freemasons is what’s critical to this discussion.

    You stated [We have about 350, 000 masons in the UK and I only know a few of them…I’ve never heard of the “Palladium” in all my discussions over the years with these people.] Well have you considered that since you are not “enlightened” yet at higher degrees that you wouldn’t be welcomed to such a discussion? You also said [If you have evidence that the “Palladium” was a recognised order then please provide the evidence and I’ll be happy to review my comment above.] The goal of the Palladium and Illuminati are shrouded in secrecy, which means they are very careful to keep their identities unknown and I would speculate that they wouldn’t want anyone to know that certain events going on in the world originated with them. I already gave you the sources for my information, but of course you’ll only lie, deny, and debunk them even if they are correct since it’s part of your oaths to preserve freemasonry at any cost.

    [I’m not qualified to judge who is a Christian or not…The Scottish Rite simply demands that a mason declare truthfully that he is a Christian. i.e. he believes he is.] Jesus Christ said we can know a tree by the fruit it bears. It doesn’t require being a minister or theologian with degrees to figure out if someone’s actions are Christian or not. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians that if anyone calls themselves a Christian and participates in ungodly actions regularly, then we should disassociate from them. I’ve included statements which you say are personal interpretations of 33 degree masons, but their statements are anti-Christian. If a Scottish Rite mason is to declare truthfully his Christianity, as you claim, then why is it their statements display a denial of Christian doctrine? Obviously, the demand that one “declares truthfully” must be a lie, and those who give their declarations are liars.

    If freemasonry is so Christian, why is it so secretive? Jesus said “What I tell you in darkness [secret], that speak ye in light [openly]: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” Matthew 10:27. So he did not want his disciples keeping secrets about his teachings since the preaching of the gospel leads to salvation in many people.

    Jesus answered him [the high priest], I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. John 18:20

    Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them [the Israelites], I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you. Jeremiah 42:4

    And from Miletus he [Paul] sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons…And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ…For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Acts 20

    So God has given us plenty of witnesses–his son Jesus Christ, the prophets, and the apostles–who declare that they will not keep secrets from people because the Lord wants people (ALL people, not just a select few) to know what he is saying. Freemasons are just the opposite.

    You claim [The Royal Arch degree (in England and Wales, possibly Scotland too) no longer includes a reference to “Jah-Bul-On”.], but how do you know this reference has disappeared altogether? Do you have proof that higher degrees no longer teach this either? But, alas, even if they did, you wouldn’t be able to share it because it’s a secret (Shhh….whisper whisper.)

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  6. Hello harrgaylord and thanks for your reply.

    You have put some good questions to me and I’ll respond to them (if you like – you may be getting bored of me by now!) once I’ve brought something very, very, VERY important to your attention:

    Your articles about Freemasonry on this site *appear* (please correct me if I’m wrong) to be drawing on material from a famous hoax of the late 19th century in France by a man who called himself Leo Taxil. In it he claimed that Freemasonry was a religion whose adherents worshipped the Satan-like god “Baphomet”. In 1897 he announced that all he had written about Freemasonry had been a hoax. Unfortunately this hasn’t stopped Freemasonry’s detractors from quoting him enthusiastically.

    In the interests of fairness your readership should be aware that these claims about Freemasonry being a satanic religion were a hoax. You may not be aware of this and I’d recommend some research using unbiased sources about the Taxil case before a revision of your articles on Freemasonry to remove material based on the hoax. You could start by googling “Leo Taxil”.

    Even if Taxil’s vision were true, and still true today, it really beggars the imagination (and makes me giggle) to conjure up the image of millions of otherwise apparently respectable men of all social classes with varying degrees of intelligence – and ability to competently sustain an elaborate subterfuge – worshipping “Satan” once a month.

    You would think the influence of years of this would affect them adversely. Their personalities would change to become, um, more “satanic” and they would start doing satanic things like putting salt in the sugar bowl and stealing ice cream from small children at the very least. They’d lose their sense of humour and be more likely to behave dishonestly or maliciously. The thing is, they don’t become nasty people. The opposite is true if freemasonry does its job: they grow in character and become better and happier people, for the most part. I’ve seen it happen and it’s very heartening.

    To maintain this amazing world-class subterfuge, furthermore, would demand that all these millions of very ordinary men become first class actors, or at the very least schizophrenic. Freemasonry’s learned-by-rote ritual demands a lot of one’s acting ability and some of us are absolutely rubbish at it – fluffing our lines and drying up with stage fright. You really expect the world to believe that these same very mediocre amateur dramatists are capable of deceiving their family, friends and colleagues about something so bizarre and sinister and, what’s more, have managed to do it for several centuries without even the smallest slip-up?

    With all this subterfuge going you would think that some stuff about “Baphomet” would slip out. Some kids, for example, might sneak a look at a masonic ceremony and report that they saw bloody oaths being taken in front of a giant goat/bat or something. This sort of thing hasn’t happened because there is no such thing in Freemasonry. By all means accuse us of eccentricity: we can handle that, take theological issue with the material in our (freely available, incidentally) ritual books if you wish, but the “satanic” stuff is just silly and smacks of desperation to make a scapegoat out of freemasonry at any cost.

    Your position on my ability to know whether or not there is a satanic conspiracy in the higher degrees of Freemasonry is worthy of a surrealist play: I can’t know whether there is such a conspiracy because I haven’t reached those degrees yet and if/when I do then I’ll be bound by a satanic oath not to reveal its existence. But, by an amazing miracle a non-mason such as yourself, is privileged to KNOW that such a conspiracy exists. Furthermore, that conspiracy has managed to keep itself absolutely watertight for hundreds of years despite the membership it draws on being made up of ordinary men with the same flaws as you and me. I find the Marilyn-Monroe-killed by-US -government- to-stop-her-revealing-contact-with-aliens conspiracy theory more plausible. at lest there is a teeny bit of evidence for it.

    The conspiracy theorist’s position cannot be undermined because he/she will always find an answer, however wild and implausible to explain any evidence that demonstrates the absurdity of their position.

    You have signally failed to provide proof for some of your bizarre claims – despite my requests – about Freemasonry such as [“Freemasonry holds to the doctrine that Jesus is neither divine, nor did he rise from the dead”] because, rather inconveniently there is no evidence to back these absurd claims. Rather, you said:”it is rather pointless to argue back and forth about whether I have proof of this or that”.

    Wow….

    OK. So it’s so it’s acceptable to put bizarre and unsupportable claims on the web based on material that was invented by a self confessed hoaxer?

    [I do, incidentally, concede that you may have been taken in by the Taxil hoax unwittingly and have reported its claims not knowing it was a hoax in which case I withdraw my implied complaints that you knowingly repeated the claims of Taxil]

    There is a generally accepted rule that, roughly speaking, demands that when someone makes a wild claim they back it with some pretty strong evidence. I’m that sure your readership demands nothing less of you.

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  7. monnowman,

    You stated [Your articles about Freemasonry on this site *appear* (please correct me if I’m wrong) to be drawing on material from a famous hoax of the late 19th century in France by a man who called himself Leo Taxil.] You’re wrong. The majority of my statements are from Pike and Mackey. There is one statement included that is said to have originated from Taxil and that’s the one from the French source. But just because Taxil recanted doesn’t mean that it’s a false statement. Both the Jesuits and Masons (Taxil was both) have been known to go so far as to play games or sacrifice themselves for the advantage of the Vatican or Freemason Orders. For all we know, Taxil may have recanted to make those who criticized masons look stupid, thus strengthening Freemasonry. Additionally, his actions may have also been advantageous to the Vatican for some reason. There are plenty of Jesuits who are also masons, although in public they act like sworn enemies when behind the scenes they support each other. If I take away the quote that Taxil claimed was stated by Pike, the other statements still stand on their own.

    Your attempts at questioning my statements is typical of Freemasons trying to discredit those who question their secret society/religion. As far as Baphomet is concerned, the picture of him in Part 2 shows that he is based on the he-goat god, Pan. Since you won’t accept the quote from the French source which supposedly is a hoax, maybe this quote will do from Pike’s publication–“[Lucifer] is not a person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation (sexual intercourse), under the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent and the Light Bearer of Phosphor of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend.” (Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 102) By making this statement, he makes light of the Biblical concept of the evil Lucifer.

    Worshipping Satan does not always bring about insanity. Many who worship Satan (knowingly or unknowingly) look like the normal guy or girl next door. The Bible states clearly that those who worship any god except Jehovah (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) is worshipping devils (Deuteronomy 32:17, 1 Corinthians 10:20). This includes all religions outside of genuine Christianity, including Freemasonry. Satan knows how to be subtle or blatant, covert or overt. You stated before that you are an 18 degree Scottish Rite mason. So tell me, is the sacred secret word for the 17th degree still “Abaddon”? Apparently, it was at one time. This name in the book of Revelation means “destroyer” and refers to Lucifer/Satan. FYI.

    You also stated previously you were Rose Croix. Then you are aware of the Maundy Thursday ritual in memorial of Christ’s death. Isn’t it true that one of the statements in the ritual is “We meet this day to commemorate the death of (Christ), not as inspired or divine, for that is not for us to decide.”? (Clausen, Henry C. Practice and Procedure for the Scottish Rite, pp. 75-77) Being a Christian means that one has decided that Jesus Christ is divine. Since this Rose Croix ritual states that it is not for them to decide, then Rose Croix is not Christian since it is a blatant denial of who Christ is. This is where I got my information about the masons denying that Jesus Christ is divine and that he resurrected.

    You mocked me concerning my so-called knowledge of conspiratorial goings-on at higher levels when I stated you wouldn’t find them out until you reached those degrees. I made that statement because you see Freemasonry through rose-colored glasses and are unwilling to do research that questions Freemasonry practices. No human organization is completely watertight and impenetrable. Sometimes people become disgruntled when they really find out what the organization they are part of is up to, or sometimes people stumble on information from active participants, or sometimes those who commit the evil in an organization eventually have a change of heart about what they’re doing. This is how information on the Palladium and other secrets leak out.

    I’ve done my research and my statements are supported by the sources I’ve listed so my claims are not “wild.” Maybe you should check my sources since you have a vast collection of books on masonry. When I said it is pointless to argue, I meant specifically with people like you who ask for sources and proof, but when they get it they dismiss it because they are unwilling to accept the possibility that something they’ve put so much time, energy, and money into could be a total sham.

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  8. i did enjoy thse on freemasonry…do u know what the connection is between freemasons and the crusades? thx…oh..and also…be steadfast, immutable…keep standin…u are firmly planted on bedrock and u wont be moved…be bless… -g-

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  9. The only connection I could find is that freemasons adopted many of the rituals of the Knights Templar, who were Catholic monks executing the crusades on behalf of the Vatican. It could be that the Knights Templar were also freemasons, but I haven’t done enough research on them to know for sure.

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  10. Based on History, the Knights Templers were once celebate Catholic soldier /monks that studied Gnostic religion and other so-called secret knowledge and found some secret treasure in Jerusalem during crusades and used it to become bankers in Europe. They ended up making the Pope angry for worshiping demons etc. and a European King turned on them because they put him in debt by usury. They were hunted down and killed. Some fled to Scotland where many believe the Knights templers changed the name to free masonry. I have met many Pagan masons and some Christian masonic communitites. They have a religion of good works, are hard to figure out, and trust. You never know who is one unless look at their hand or car etc. Many have a weird worldly air about them and are real players. I just pray for everyone to come out of her. (Revelation 18 Jesus does not play with religion. Our sins put Him on the cross and He will not be happy with us playing around like that. (Matthew 7&25) Ecclessastes states that the whole duty of man is fear God and keep His comandments.

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  11. I enjoy reading your post and appreciate how you are spreading God’s words. I have been sharing your post on Facebook, but after doing so, Facebook removes the posts from my page. Why are they doing that? It’s hurts because they are trying to stop me from spreading the message to others on Facebook.

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    1. This is what Facebook does sometimes. I have submitted comments in the past on the Christian Post website through Facebook and found them deleted a few minutes later while the comments courting anti-Christian and politically liberal views are given preference. Little by little online social networks and other online power players want to curtail freedom of speech for Christians and that’s what’s happening in part with Facebook.

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      1. Sometime when I am reading Christian material on the web, my internet just goes offline.
        I have also been kicked off the web while researching anti- NWO and or anti- Freemason information. It never seems happen any other time.
        Everyday more and more negative news stories are on the news portraying Christian fundamentalist crimes. So many things don’t make the “so called news” but you can bet if there is a “Christian” involved with a crime, every major network carries it. They need to paint us as all crazy lunatics, to further their Communist anti – God agenda.
        We need to memorize scripture as much as possible. We don’t know which generation (us)? will have to surrender our Bibles!
        Don’t think it can’t/won’t happen.
        Americans are no longer as free as they think they are.

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      2. It’s so obvious with the media framing Christians and the nation of Israel as public enemies of the “global community” that devils are the spiritual force behind secular media. Satan is wroth with the woman [Israel] and is out to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ [Revelation 12:17].

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  12. Its so very sad they will ignore the posts when they were convicted of the Mann Act in 2010. The Indianapolis Master Masons, Shriners caught using as much as 400 million a year to run the nationwide child sex slavery network out of 192 lodges and shrines.. administrative lodges and shrines. So sick are they they only block the news to the public and REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE for their actions. They only say “A few bad apples” Well that 18,000 felony predator serial child rapists identified by FBI by name and sexual preferences with minimu 36,000 child rapes. based on these were reoccurring violators due to preference, it could be hundreds of thousands. 350 per state relaxing on stolen childrens donations of 22 network charity hospitals caught keeping 95% for themselves including Childrens Miracle Network. I was kidnapped twice and they tried to kill my family. Only reason a bunch of Indiana Brotherhood are not in the electric chair in Michigan City is because the FBI refused tocooporate with State Dept and others who investigated the crimes. You all belong in your own torture chambers.

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