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Exposing the Masons


History of Freemasonry

Some Freemasons have become so consumed with their secret society and new found secrets, that they go to great extremes of building fables and fairy tales of the greatness and antiquity of their group. Although all records limit any recorded history of any form of secret societies to 1326 A.D., and the first initiation into Freemasonry to 1634 A.D., these men have played a game of trying to tie this sect all the way back to Solomon's Temple. They built a mythical story about Hiram, the Gentile King whom Solomon hired to build the Temple, to trace their origin! The "Duncan's Ritual and Monitor", glorifies Hiram, a gentile unbeliever, as the "greatest man in the world" (page 88) and their "Worshipful Grand Master" (page 114). I have disarmed this false teaching in the link noted above as scripture shows that Hiram was never killed during the building of the Temple as Masons teach! Although the ungodly teachings of the Kabbalah, Gnosticism, mysticism and magik, used in the rituals of the Lodge, have a long historical record reaching back to those days of old, the recorded history of the Masonic Lodge as we know it today is of recent origin!

According to the Wikipedia Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry) as well as the Masonic web pages I will note below, no real evidence of the existence of Freemasonry predates the 14th - 15th century A.D. Some historians, according to Wikipedia, claim that Freemasonry, as we know it today, only dates back to the 17th century in England! Until the 17th century, there were only "operative" Masons, which are "stonemasons" who actively built buildings. "Speculative" Masons, men who do not actively build or even have knowledge of how to build, began being admitted as early as 1634! Wikipedia declares that the secret signs and initiation rituals in current day Freemasonry is of recent origin, NOT an outgrowth of these medieval stonemasons:

"It is thought by many that Freemasonry cannot be a straightforward outgrowth of medieval guilds of stonemasons. Amongst the reasons given for this conclusion, well documented in Born in Blood, are the fact that stonemasons' guilds do not appear to predate reasonable estimates for the time of Freemasonry's origin, that stonemasons lived near their worksite and thus had no need for secret signs to identify themselves, and that the "Ancient Charges" of Freemasonry are nonsensical when thought of as being rules for a stonemasons' guild."  (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

Although current day Masons take pride in their craft and build unsubstantiated theories that the Masonic Lodge dates back into ancient days of old, predating the days of Christ, we can find no real evidence of its existence prior the 14th -15th century A.D.! The earliest record of any sort, by which the Masonic Lodge could lay their hat that "any form" of secret societies were forming, can be found in the "Concilium Avenionense" of 1326 A.D., in which the Church attacks secret societies, describing them with such words as: fraternal assistance, signs, tokens, obligations and election of Masters. You will find these Masonic web pages by the Grand Lodge of British Colombia will confirm that, prior to 1326 A.D., no record whatsoever of the existence of Freemasonry can be found!

"Although not a masonic reference the earliest reference to secret societies was the Decree XXXVII, columns 763-4, vol. 25 of the "Concilium Avenionense" of 1326, in which the Church attacks secret societies, describing them with such words as: fraternal assistance, signs, tokens, obligations and election of Masters."

"...the first appearance of the word 'Freemason' occurs in the Statutes of the Realm enacted in 1495 by Henry VII, however, most other documentary evidence prior to the 1500's appears to relate entirely to operative Masons rather than speculative ones. 1583 is the date of the Grand Lodge manuscript, and more frequent mention of lodges is made in documents from this time onwards."   (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) confirmed on Masonic web page http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/history/early.html  

Any and all testimonies of Freemasons claiming the existence of the Masonic Lodge "in any form whatsoever" prior to the 1300's, is pure speculation and has absolutely NO credible evidence by admission of their own researchers. Although secret societies were being noted as early as 1326, it would appear, that the rituals used in joining the Masonic Lodge are of recent origin!

"The first record of an initiation in an English lodge is 16 October 1646...There is no extant ritual, minutes or descriptions and no primary evidence of masonic activity in the 17th century. ...The documented history of Craft freemasonry starts in 1717."    http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/transitiontheory.html

The Masonic Lodge as we know it today, had its full indoctrination in the year 1717 in London, England! The third degree of the Lodge, appeared around 1725!

"In 1717, four Lodges which met, respectively, at the "Apple-Tree Tavern, the Crown Ale-House near Drury Lane, the Goose and Gridiron in St. Paul's Churchyard, and the Rummer and Grapes Tavern in Westminster" in London, England joined together and formed the first Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of England (GLE). The years following saw new Grand Lodges open throughout England and Europe, as the new Freemasonry spread rapidly. How much of this was the spreading of Freemasonry itself, and how much was the public organization of pre-existing secret Lodges, is not possible to say with certainty. The GLE in the beginning did not have the current three degrees, but only the first two. The third degree appeared, so far as we know, around 1725."   (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)


On Sept. 11th 1826, the murder of Captain  William Morgan was orchestrated by 6 Lodges and 69 Masonic members when Morgan, a 30 year veteran of the lodge, published the Masonic rituals. Afterwards, U.S. President John Quincy Adams  unsuccessfully attempted to bring these men to justice. The short lived Anti-Masonic political party was formed and Masonry was almost brought to extinction.

    "ANTI-MASONIC PARTY - A political Party that arose as an indirect result of the William Morgan abduction and as a direct result of percieved Masonic abuses of privilege...... William Morgan, who resided at the time in Batavia, New York, was, on September 14, 1826, arrested on a charge of petit larceny, and imprisoned in the jail at Canandaigua. While confined there, he was kidnapped by several men and conveyed in a closed carriage across the country to Ft. Niagara, where public knowledge of his whereabouts ceased for a time. Later, judicial investigations were instigated to solve the mystery of his disappearance. It was established that Morgan had been initiated into Masonry at some time previous to coming to Batavia. Becoming incensed against certain Masons, he resolved to publish the secrets of Freemasonry and prepared a manuscript with that purpose in view. This aroused the more radical Masons who were accused of burning a printing office in an effort to destroy the documents. It was also brought out that those who kidnapped Morgan from the jail and took him to Ft. Niagara were Masons. During the investigation and trial of the accused Masons, public sentiment was raised to a high pitch of excitement by the charge that Masons were hindering justice and seeking to prevent the truth from being divulged."  http://www.masonicdictionary.com/antimasonic.html

It is known, that Albert Pike, almost single-handedly, re-birthed the Lodge again in the U.S., and is the father of the current day Masonic Lodge!   One of his Masonic titles was “Sovereign Pontiff of Lucifer.” Pike also helped to start the Ku Klux Klan, an anti-Negro group. Negroes cannot join the Masonic Lodge, and therefore started their own Lodge called  "Prince Hall" Masonry! Masonry continues to be racist today!

"While Freemasonry as an organisation does not directly involve itself in politics, its members have tended over the years to support certain kinds of political causes with which they have become associated: the separation of church and state, the replacement of religiously-affiliated schools with secular public schools, and democratic revolutions."  (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

For more detail on the Masonic Lodge and its dive into the occult since the 1700's, go to http://www.holygrail-church.fsnet.co.uk/Freemasonry.htm

Jesus Christ and John the Baptist
Some Masons today, who are so caught up in idolizing the Lodge, have even made some very poor attempts to make claims that Jesus Christ and John the Baptist were both Freemasons! With no evidence whatsoever of secret societies predating 1326 A.D., I would like you to note that Jesus was a Carpenter, not a stonemason. There is no record anywhere that Jesus was part of any secret society. You might also note, that several scriptures declare that Jesus was against any and all secrets.
Luke 8:17     For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

John 18:20     Jesus answered him, 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.

Eph 5:11-13  And stop participating in the unfruitful works of the darkness, but instead, even be exposing [them]. For it is disgraceful even to speak of the [things] being done by them in secret. But all the [things] exposed by the light are revealed, for every [thing] revealed is light. (ALT)

There is no record anywhere that John the Baptist was a stonemason! You might recall that prior to 1634 A.D., which is the earliest record of an "initiated" Freemason, that all "masons" were "operative" masons. That means they were stonemasons building stone buildings. John the Baptist was a prophet and lived off the land, not a stonemason!
Knights Templars

Much of the information here can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar
If Freemasons could prove indisputably, that they are direct descendants of the Knights Templars, that would only identify their beginnings to have taken place as far back as 1118 A.D., not Solomons Temple! One of the reasons why Masons like to identify themselves with the Templars, may be found in the legends that arose after the demise of the Templars.

The Knights Templar later became surrounded by legends concerning secrets and mysteries handed down to the select from ancient times. Perhaps most well known are those concerning the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, and secrets of building. (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

Although the Knights Templar ceased to exist in and around 1307 A.D., Freemasons today take pride in trying to link themselves to this group.

Some historians and authors have tried to draw a link from Freemasonry and its many branches to the Templars, with some Masonic organizations claiming a direct descent from them. This alleged link remains a point of debate.  (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

Although the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry has adopted their names, and even implemented some of the rituals of the Templars into their own, the fact remains that the Templars were not Freemasons! They were not even “operative stonemasons” but rather a military group dedicated to warfare.

.... the majority of the Knights Templar were dedicated to warfare. It was primarily a military order directly responsible only to the Pope. (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

The Knights Templar was founded in 1118 A.D. in the aftermath of the First Crusade of 1096, to help the new Kingdom of Jerusalem maintain itself against the hostile Muslims. The Templars quickly found themselves operating as bankers.  The Templars demise took place around 1307 when Philip the Fair of France had them arrested and tortured into admitting heresy, possibly in an attempt to gain control of their power and money. Jacques de Molay was one of those whom Philip accused of heresy and had him burned at the stake.

The Templars got into banking almost by accident. When members joined the order, they often donated large amounts of cash or property to the order since all had to take oaths of poverty. Combined with massive grants from the Pope, their financial power was assured from the beginning. (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

On Oct. 13, 1307, what may have been all the Knights Templar in France were simultaneously arrested by agents of Philip the Fair, later to be tortured into admitting heresy in the Order. The dominant view is that Philip, who seized the treasury and broke up the monastic banking system, was jealous of the Templars' wealth and power, and sought to control it for himself.  (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

In the end, the only three accused of heresy directly by the papal commission were Jacques de Molay and his two immediate subordinates; they were to renounce their heresy publicly, when de Molay regained his courage and proclaimed the order's and his innocence, along with one of his companions. The two were arrested by French authorities as relapsed heretics and burned at the stake in 1314.  (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

Conclusion of Templar/Mason link

In conclusion, the Freemasons of today are enamored by the mysticism and secrecy of the Templars, especially by the legends of the treasures of the Templars. As seen on the recent 2004 movie “National Treasure,” the Masons have an intrigue over the secrets of lost, hidden, treasures that can only be found through uncovering secrets of the symbols of the Masonic Lodge.

In the Christian faith, those who place all of their faith in the risen Lord Jesus Christ, can find the greatest treasure of all, eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Yet, the Masonic Lodge has created their own, ungodly search for earthly treasures. As Nicholas Cage, the lead actor in “National Treasure”, had to deal with obstacles to overcome by having complete faith in the leads and symbols of Freemasonry, he was able to find this hidden treasure which ends up being buried deep under the ground in Washington D.C.

So while those who are involved in Freemasonry, have a misdirected faith and trust in a Lodge which will burn up at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, those who wish to find true treasure, will forsake this carnal lust, and seek the true riches which can only be found in Jesus Christ!

If you wish to find TRUE antiquity and mysteries that will completely blow your mind, search the line of truth, back to the Garden of Eden, where God the Father has desired a personal relationship with man, which was lost because of sin, but regained for those who will repent and turn to Jesus Christ!

Every Mason has religion and belief in “a” god, but not a single Mason, has a relationship with the living God through Jesus Christ our Lord! Every Mason that has found the real treasure, an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, has forsaken the Lodge and its dead-end search for earthly, perishable, treasures!

Col. 1:26-28, 2:2-3
    Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: [27] To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: [28] Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
    That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; [3] In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Exposing the Masons

Here is an excerpt from my journal notes on the work the Lord had given to me to expose this cult. In Jonesboro, LA, I placed an envelope on every church door in the county, with information exposing this cult. NO Pastor has ANY excuse for not informing their church of the dangers of the curse of the oath, and the worship of another god (idolatry), and replacing Jesus by calling a man their  Worshipful Mastor in the Masonic Lodge.
If your a Christian, and you wish to expose this cult in your town, please write and I will give you some help on how to do so!

Jonesboro, Louisiana

4-13-2001Friday          

Walked the cross in Jonesboro. During the day, many people stopped by to give me their approval, many of whom are Christian. I did have a long talk with an unsaved man who would not convert to Jesus, but I asked him to come to church Sunday and I think he was seriously considering it.

A woman stopped to give me some water. She loved the Lord and said she was in tears when she saw me. They had been talking about me at her church last night. She had done much study about the Masonic Lodge in the past and she rejoiced that I was speaking out against it. She asked me to come to their church service tonight which started at 7PM. I told her that I had made a commitment but if things changed, I would try to be there. I wanted to see the movie “Who is this Jesus” by Dr. James Kennedy tonight.

So in the evening, I went to Charles and Ileenes home to have dinner and see the movie. Well, they could not get it so they called a friend who was going to tape it for us to see on another day. I decided I would go to the church service. I got to my van and the van wouldn't start. After some 15 minutes I put my head on the steering wheel and said “Well Lord, I guess I wasn't supposed to go to the church tonight.” Charles came out to help and finally, I put it in neutral and it started. The park was not engaged completely. I later learned that the woman who invited me to the church was very ill and knew that I would be there tonight so she came to church anyway, asking some friends to pray for her.

When I arrived at the Brown Grove Baptist church, (see the picture below) they all seemed to know who I was and I took a seat. There were several churches gathered together here and the place was packed. The guest preacher had just began his sermon. I listened to him preach a message of walking in holiness after you are saved. When he was finished, my host sat next to me and she said “Do you want to speak?” I really didn't but I said “Well, sure.” She instructed “When the woman up front asks for the guests to stand up, just say whatever you want!” But the woman never gave the invitation, which was very abnormal. So my host stood up and said “Maybe all of you have seen this man who carries the cross around town. He has been to Spain and France and many other places. I would like to introduce you to Brian O'Connell.”  So she told me to go up front. I later learned that there where over 40 ministers in the front who were all Masons. As I walked forward, I asked where I should speak from. They pointed to the podium on the lower floor.

So I walked up to the microphone and introduced myself and gave my testimony. I shared how I came to this city and that there was a heavy darkness over this whole area. Several said “Amen!” I then said “Some of you may not like me for saying this, but if your in the Masonic Lodge, you have put a curse on you and your home, and the only thing that can break the curse is the blood of Jesus. If you will repent, he will set you free!” One or two who knew about the Lodge said “Amen!” Every minister dropped his head in shame. Some looked at me in anger. I said “The best alter call we could have tonight, is that every Mason, and every woman in the Eastern Star, will come forward and break the curse by repenting. And I assure you, the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon this place!”  
No one moved!

The Pastor looked around at his superiors for someone to silence me. Non did! The angels of the Lord held them at bay! Then he himself stood at the upper podium, hoping to find an opportunity to interrupt. But it was too late. The truth had been spoken. There was a surprisingly small group who applauded me for the testimony and rebuke against the  Masons.

As I went to my seat, a woman hugged me. She too knew about the lodge and its secrets and was against it. The Pastor NEVER said a word about me or my rebuke. He simply went on with the service as if I never existed. That's OK! I'm not looking for his approval, but the approval of my heavenly Master, Jesus Christ.

After the service, of the 40 ministers, only one came to greet me. He said he was not Mason and wanted to know more about it since he had spoken against it to a fellow deacon who got mad and walked out on him. Others church members and guests came over to greet me who had either left the Lodge or had learned about the errors of the Lodge. My host wanted me to meet some other people and as we were walking out I noticed a Deacon of this church with a Shriners pin on his lapel. I gave him my Mason tract. He began to question me. I asked him “What is the name of your Worshipful Master?” He looked at me confused. “What are you talking about?” he said. So I repeated myself and he became confused. It was clear that he didn't know whether I was asking him for the name of his Lodge Worshipful Master or the Lord Jesus Christ. He finally blurted out “Jesus Christ!” as he caught on.

When I asked him about JAH BUL ON, he denied that he had any knowledge of this word and he said he had never heard that word before. This is interesting since two weeks ago, another Mason helped to correct me on it's proper annunciation, helping me to say it correctly. I told the Shriner  “God's word says that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire. Whether or not your telling me the truth is between you and God!”

Mason cornerstone shown in this church wall

The man then told me that if it wasn't for the Shriners, I wouldn't be here. I looked back at him and said “I'm still here because of Jesus Christ, NOT the Masons!” He then began to argue so I started to pray to the Lord for conviction upon this man. As I was praying he kept grabbing my arm wanting to defend his satanic cult. I then dropped to my knees as I continued to pray. The man stepped back about 15 feet. He was obviously NOT a man of prayer as he was offended at my pleading with the Lord for this mans soul. I got up to walk out and from his distance he pointed at me and said “WHO ARE YOU!”   I replied “My name is Brian O'Connell, and I am a born again Christian who is in love with Jesus Christ the Lord!”

I then walked out with my host and several other women who could not believe what they had witnessed tonight. They all rejoiced with me and prayed for the Lord's protection over me. They knew that tonight, all hell was breaking loose in this church. My prayer is that all hell would flee and heavens gates will be opened upon this place.

Closeup of the  Masonic Corner stone with the Mason Idol engraved built into
the wall of a Baptist church (as well as other denominations) in
Jonesboro, Louisiana.

This blasphomous Masonic corner stone attempts to replace Jesus Christ! It appears on most Baptist churches in South Louisiana.

Ephes. 2:19-22
    Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; [20] And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; [21] In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: [22] In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.



Pastor prayer meeting!
1/10/2002   Thursday      

When I arrived home, to Crystal River in October, my prayer was “Lord, in the name of your son Jesus Christ, I ask that you would expose the Masonic Lodge to this community, and that many men would repent of it and turn away from it!”

I was invited to attend a “Ministerial Pastors prayer meeting” and afterwards we had lunch. During the meal, I met a Pastor who shared with me that he had been a former Mason. He was in the “Knights Templars” of the Masonic Lodge and shared that he had drank wine from a Human Skull. The Pastor also said that the 63rd degree was called “The Luciferian Degree.”  

After the meal, the Pastors discussed various things. At one point, a brother introduced me and asked me to share what happened at the Inverness Christmas parade. I shared my testimony and then I spoke boldly against the Masonic Lodge, pleading with the Pastors to speak out against it. Afterwards, 2 other Pastors spoke to me favorably, both of whom were former 32nd degree Masons. One said that his church was full of Masons, and that he had been trying to expose it to these men. Many Pastors took my literature to read, including a letter by Charles Finney, a noted 1800 evangelist, who spoke boldly against the Masonic Lodge, and my Mason tract. Several had received my letter which I sent to 77 church's county wide, exposing the Lodge!

I rejoice that the Lord has heard my prayer.

I also prayed to the Lord, that if he should want me to return next year to walk the cross in the parade, He would have to do something with the Chief of Police in Inverness.

The Chief of Police arrested Richard last year while walking the cross in the parade, after Richard told a Mason he needed to repent. The Chief of Police this year ordered his men to stop me from walking the cross in the parade, and passing out my tracts exposing the Masons.  Since then, the Chief of Police has been on national news for an incident with a local restaurant owner who failed to produce hamburgers the officer had ordered. During a dispute over the burgers, the restaurant owner touched the plain clothed officers arm and asked him to leave the premises. The Police Chief had the owner arrested for battery. The county is in an uproar over this action and wants the officer removed from his position. I pray this man will repent and surrender his life to Jesus Christ. My God is greater than the Masonic Lodge! While his fraternal brothers are daily writing articles in the newspaper, trying to appease the public, they simply do NOT have the power and strength of my Lord and God Jesus Christ, whom this man has offended!   (2-4-2002 update: I learned recently that the Inverness Chief of Police has been removed from his office)

Pray for his salvation!


Masons Proselytizing Pastors
12/30   Sunday  

After the evening service, I went to the gas station to fill up with fuel. A Pastor whom I had known for several years pulled up and asked me if I had some information on Masons. He said he had a friend who had recently become Mason and that this friend was soliciting him to join the Masons also. He knew it was a demonic cult and was looking for further information about the Lodge. I gave him my tract and web site information. He said that while he was working as assistant pastor at a local church, 3 men invited him and the Senior Pastor out to lunch. They propositioned them to become Masons with a promise of  building them a church, filling it with 500 hundred people and assuring them of $500 a week. They even told this man also that they would make him Pastor of his own church with the same benefits right outside of Dunnellon. Shortly after this offer, this man had some differences with the Senior Pastor and he left. Since then, this man tells me, the Senior Pastor was given a Cadillac by the Masons.

I've held this sign at street corners throughout
Citrus county to bring conviction on these men
whom have forsaken their faith in Jesus Christ!

I have heard about these schemes by the Masons but this is the first time I had been given a personal testimony from a Pastor whom had been approached by Masons attempting to “buy the church”! Once the Masonic Lodge “builds” the church by buying out the Pastor, the Pastor becomes a servant of the Masonic Lodge and a “worshipful master” that is Not Jesus Christ!

Matthew 6:24
   No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Last year, after sending out an e-mail with the details of the Parade in Inverness and our assault on the Masonic Lodge cult, a Pastor of a local church asked me to remove him from my mailing list. I suspect he too had been bought out by this cult.

Although the Masonic Lodge claims they do NOT solicit members, and the only way “to become one you must ask one”, it is very evident that there is an active evangelism program targeting certain individuals!

The Masonic Lodge is Satan's most strategic plan to corrupt the church and destroy it from within.  They are making disciples of those within the church, ultimately leading them away from Christ.

Acts 20:29-30
    For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Mark 8:36
    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Psalm 127:1
    Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

PLEASE HELP EXPOSE THIS CULT!

You can visit my web site on Freemasonry at http://members.tripod.com/crossbearer-brian/id26.htm


12/8/2001     Inverness, Florida      Christmas Parade
Article in last years (Dec. 2000) Citrus Chronicle.

Last year, Richard and I walked the Inverness Parade with the crosses. Near the end of the Parade, as Richard passed out tracts, a man threatened him with physical violence.  The man was a Mason and Richard replied that the man needed to repent. The man angrily stormed away and returned with a police officer, who in turn arrested Richard.

     I was not aware that Richard was under arrest and crossed the street, thinking that Richard was witnessing to the officer as Richard himself is a former sheriff and often witnesses to police. Several men watching the parade had come over to confront the officer that Richard had done no wrong. The officer then threatened these men with arrest if they did not leave, so they did.  I asked this officer if I could speak to the chief of police at which he then said that he was the chief of police. The man released Richard with the order that we speak to NO one. As we walked up the street, a man asked us what that was all about. As we spoke to the man, the officer threatened us with an order Not to speak to anyone!

     After the parade, I was informed that this man was a Mason himself! I have not searched to prove this statement, but in my spirit I was cautious that this year they would try to stop me from walking the cross in this parade.

     The end of my gospel tracts include a link to my web site which exposes the Masons and Shriners, with the words “for more information on cults such as Masons/Shriners….”

 Last week I walked the Crystal River Parade with no hindrances whatsoever! But my suspicion of the Masonic influence on the chief of Police was confirmed at the Inverness Parade when immediately two officers asked me aside and said that I could NOT walk the cross in the parade, and that I could not solicit the people with my tracts. I told the officers that I had the same right to walk along the curb as these people do, as I pointed to many other spectators who were walking past along the curb as I was when stopped. I continued to inform them that these were gospel tracts and that soliciting was asking people for things or selling, so I was NOT soliciting! Nothing is for sale, or asked for. I continued to say  “as I walk and people reach out for a tract, then I give them one.”

     I then left the officers to continue to walk the cross and hand out tracts. The officers followed me and asked me to stop again, repeating that I could not walk the cross down the street and hand out my tracts. One officer said that if I didn't stop walking with the cross and passing out the tracts I would have to speak to the judge on Monday, which was a threat of arrest. I replied “Then I will talk to the judge on Monday” as I was determined to walk the cross even if it meant imprisonment. I told the one officer, “The reason your chief of police doesn't want me walking this parade is because he is offended that I am speaking against Masonry!” He looked surprised and said “I don't know what your talking about!”  After the parade someone told me that he was a Mason too. I cannot confirm this to be true! But I do suspicion there are many Masons on this police force.

 I turned to continue and they followed me again, this time stepping in front of me not allowing me to pass. With a cruiser officer and a motorcycle officer now present, I consented that I would stay on the sidewalk instead of walking along the curb. They let me go! But at certain points, the crowd was thick all the way between the street and the wall of a building so I stepped out to the street to get around the crowd and as I did so, the motorcycle officer who was following me, parked his motorcycle quickly and  said “THAT'S IT!” He was about to arrest me and I said “Officer, I could NOT get around the people who were obstructing my passage! There is NO room on the sidewalk” and I continued to walk on looking for a place to get back onto the sidewalk.

     After this, I was able to stay on the sidewalk behind the crowd and finished the parade rout.  Officers at each intersection warned me “They don't want you handing out your literature” I kindly reply “Thank you!” and continued handing out the tracts. I believe that, with the help of about 10-15 precious saints that came to help me pass out the tracts, we placed about 4-5,000 tracts in the hands of the spectators, and placed about an equivalent amount into the hands of those who attended the Crystal River Parade last week.

     I praise the Lord our God who gave me the ability to continue to walk the cross when my knees were shaking and I felt great fear as I knew that I was pressing on into the resistance of Satan who does not want me to expose the Masonic Lodge in this community. I suspect that unless Christians rise up to fight this injustice, that one day we will find ourselves in the darkness when no man can work.

John 9:4
    I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

This scripture sure came true today, as I have walked the cross in the parade now for about 7 years. Now, the night is coming, UNLESS the saints rise up and do something about it, we will no longer have the freedom to speak and lift up the name of Jesus Christ without imprisonment or death! We will no longer be able to speak against cults and lies! We will no longer be able to say “REPENT!”

You can visit my web site on Freemasonry at http://members.tripod.com/crossbearer-brian/id26.htm

In Christ Jesus our Lord,
Brian

For more on my travels in the year 2001, go to Year 2001 in Review.


January 2002     Letter sent to Pastors

Dear Pastor,
My name is Brian O’Connell. I carry a cross as a form of street evangelism leading souls to Christ Jesus as Lord! I have traveled to several other countries as a Missionary!

There is an antichrist spirit growing WITHIN the Christian church’s which I would like to expose. There is a strong chance that it might even be within YOUR church! It is called Freemasonry!

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

I have included some information for your research on this topic, and a web site which is noted on the Masonic tract for deeper research. I am also including a letter with the words of the noted evangelist of the 1800’s, Charles Finney. Their secret is out!
As a Pastor of the church of Jesus Christ, you are accountable to bring your sheep out of bondage and expose the truth! If you are a “hireling” you can run and let the wolf devour the sheep for which Christ died to save! You stand accountable.

Some of you reading this letter are in this “fraternity” yourselves. Masons have bought many Pastors with money, a church building, cars and increased congregations. I pray you will repent and receive the Lord’s forgiveness. Please note what God’s word says about this:

Psalm 127:1
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

If Freemasonry is building your church… it is all in vain!

Every Mason whom has taken the blood oath, has placed a curse upon their families. I have met many Masons in my travels that have had tragic deaths in their family. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can break the curse of the oath. They offend God by calling a man in their lodge “Worshipful Master”, and they have changed the name of God from Jesus Christ, to JAH-BAL-ON, a blasphemous name of combining Jehovah, Baal and On (Osiris). On is the city of the worship of the Egyptian sun god.
The Shriner makes a confession to “Allah” as God. Allah is a demon God (idol) worshipped by Muslims. The 33rd degree Mason (of which many masons don’t even know about) confesses Satan as God in their initiation! Reinterpreting the scriptures, each degree up to the 33rd degree prepares the initiate for his complete denial of Jesus Christ.

The presence of this antichrist spirit within the church puts out the fire of the Holy Spirit. Any Pastor who attempts to expose Freemasonry in his church, will come into great opposition from his “antichrist” Masonic members. I believe that if all the Pastors of our community work together to expose Freemasonry, the Masons will NOT be able to slander and run our Pastors out of the pulpit! I pray it will backfire upon the Masonic secret darkness!

Luke 8:17
For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
Please take the time to research this “brotherhood” and expose it to your members, and community! I am sending this letter to some 100 church Pastors. So rest assured this attack on the church has been exposed!

Malcom C. Duncan,  David McKay Company, Inc. New York.


Please note that they are saying that the Early Eastern Church mistakenly represented the Greek letters as “Jesus, the first and the Last.”

But the Royal Arch Degree has “seen it in its true light; but they have corrected the error unlearnedly. It ought to have been….”

Then they spell out the blasphemous name JAH  BUL  ON   confirming this word to the combination of the names of the Syrian God, the Chaldea God and the Egyptian God.

Are these other God's the same God of the Christian faith?

JAH- representing the name JAHOVAH, the blessed name of the Lord in the Old Testament. The name "Jesus" means "Jehovah is Salvation."
BUL- representing the name BAAL or BEL,  an Old Testament demon god. (1 Kings 16:29-33)

ON- represents the name of the Egyptian Sun god, another demon god. (Gen. 41:45, 50)

They have mixed the name of the Lord with DEMON GODS!


 ... and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.  Exodus 23:13

 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.   (1 Cor 10:20-21 KJV)


 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, (2 Cor 6:14-17 KJV)

JAH   BUL   ON      the Masonic replacement for the name Jesus Christ, is ANTICHRIST!    The Mason (who claims to be a Christain) is forbidden by oath, to evangelize his Mason "brothers" and proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord! The name of Jesus Christ is an offense to those who are perishing. So they devise a name by which the Christian and the Pagans can both use without offending each other!
Personally, I don't believe that any Mason is a "saved" Christian, but rather someone who thinks they are saved, never really having surrendered their heart to Jesus. They do not have the Holy Spirit to give them the discearnment to know what is right and what is wrong in the eyes of the living God. The Holy Spirit will not allow a child of God to partake in these rituals, swear these death oaths, or declare a blasphemous name for God. Without the Holy Spirit indwelling, the person is NOT saved and still a subject of God's wrath on judgment day!

Romans 8:14
    For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.


Romans 8:8-9
    So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. [9] But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his
 
 
 
Albert Pike


The following is from the web page    http://www.holygrail-church.fsnet.co.uk/Freemasonry.htm

Soon after the infiltration of Illuminism into Freemasonry at the end of the 18th century, another extraordinary figure emerged. His name was Albert Pike (1809-1891) and his impact was akin to that of Weishaupt’s. Pike became a Mason in 1850 and then, in a meteoric rise to power, was elected Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States in 1859. He essentially made Scottish Rite Masonry the institution it is today, and expressed contempt for Christianity at every opportunity. One of his Masonic titles was “Sovereign Pontiff of Lucifer.” Pike regarded Lucifer as the true god, as do many witches and pagans today.

Pike chose to follow the mystery religions of Baal. If we look at his writings and statements attributed to him, we find that he acknowledged Lucifer as the true god and Adonay (the Biblical God) as the “god of evil.” Pike’s “fruits” are definitely satanic (Matthew 7: 15-20). Pike was influenced by the Italian Freemason and revolutionary, Giuseppi Mazzini (1805-1872). Mazzini had formed a society in Sicily called the Oblonica that means “I reckon with a dagger.” As is typical with the Masons, Mazzini formed an order within an order. This elite inner group was called by a term most people will recognise ~ the Mafia. The name is an acronym for Mazzini autorizza furti, incendi, avvelenamenti ~ Mazzini authorises thefts, arson and poisoning. The Mafia was also known by another term, Il Mano Nigro ~ the Black Hand. Mafia crimes were often sealed by a black handprint at the scene. This, of course, was an Illuminati touch: the hand with palm forward and five digits extended. Pike helped create the Ku Klux Klan, a secret terrorist society in the southern states of America. No black men were ever admitted to Masonic Lodges in the Southern Jurisdiction. Thus Negroes were obliged to adapt their own form of Masonry that is called Prince Hall Masonry.

In 1870 Pike and Mazzini completed an agreement to create a supreme, universal rite of Masonry that would over-arch all the other rites, even the different national rites. It centralised all high Masonic bodies in the world under one head. This head was, ultimately, Lucifer. Pike an Mazzini were his human regents. To this end the Palladium Rite was created as the pinnacle of the pyramid of power. Palladism is necessarily a Luciferian rite. Its religion is Manich├Žan neo-gnosticism, teaching that the divinity is dual and that Lucifer is the equal of Adonay, with Lucifer the “god of light and goodness” struggling for humanity against Adonay the “god of darkness and evil.” Albert Pike had only specified and unveiled the dogmas of the high grades of all other masonries, for in no matter what rite, the Masonic “Great Architect of the Universe” is not the God worshipped by the Christians. The Luciferian doctrine is implicit in the lower degrees, and only becomes an explicit teaching on the highest degrees. The highest of the high was the Palladium: an international alliance to bring in the Grand Lodges, the Grand Orient, the ninety-seven degrees of Memphis and Mizraim (the Ancient and Primitive Rite), and the Scottish Rite (the Ancient and Accepted Rite).
 
 
Obelisk

2 Kings 17:9-11
    And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. [10] And they set them up images and groves (Hebrew "asherah" - obelisks) in every high hill, and under every green tree: [11] And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the Lord carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger:

     
Karnak Temple

Obelisk from the Great Temple at Karnak located in Northern Thebes. Originally obelisks were erected in pairs at the entrances to ancient Egyptian temples. They were cut from a single stone, usually red granite. One pair of obelisks at Karnak erected by Thutmose I is 80 feet high and weighs 143 tons.

 
Luxor Temple

The Temple of Luxor is located in southern Thebes along the east bank of the Nile River. The Temple was built by Amenhotep III and dedicated to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khons. The Temple was later added to by Tutankhamen, Horemheb and Ramses II. Thebes was capital of the ancient Egyptian empire during its peak.   

Links on the Obelisk




 Freemasonry and the Obelisk !

The above photo is
typical of a Masonic grave site. The Obelisk
(asherah) is used as the headstone
of the deceased Masonic Lodge member!

Asherah

The Obelisk in the Bible is called “Asherah” in Hebrew, the KJV uses the word “groves”!

The Strongs Concordance defines it as:
'asherah, ash-ay-raw'; or 'asheyrah, ash-ay-raw'; Strongs 842, from Hebrew 833 ('ashar); happy; Asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same :- grove.  Compare Hebrew 6253 (`Ashtoreth).

The word “asherah” is from the root `ashar, to be straight, erect or upright.
Asherah (KJV - groves) is found in the scriptures 40 times, always referring to idol worship.

The Companion Bible, appendix  42, defines "asherah" as follows:
It was an upright pillar connected with Baal-worship, and is associated with the goddess Ashtoreth, being the representation of the productive principal of life, and Baal being the representative of the generative principal. The image, which represents the Phoenician Ashtoreth of Paphos, as the sole object of worship in her temple, was an upright block of stone, anointed with oil, and covered with an embroidered cloth.

The above Masonic
grave stone has the
"embroidered cloth",
 carved in stone, upon
 the obelisk!

Some Masonic grave stones have the embroidered cloth, in stone, covering the Asherah image. The Companion Bible defines this stone idol as the image of the “Phallus”, or “images of men” as seen in Ezekiel 16:17.

Such stones are to be found all over the Semitic world, the Companion Bible continues, even the Mahommedan sacred stone (Kaaba) at Mecca remains an object of reverence.

Asherah - the obelisk, is an abomination unto the Lord!

2 Chron. 34:3-4
    For in the eighth year of his reign, while he (Josiah) was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves (asherah), and the carved images, and the molten images. [4] And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves (asherah), and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.

2 Chron. 34:7
    And when he had broken down the altars and the groves (asherah), and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.


2 Kings 17:9-11
    And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. [10] And they set them up images and groves (asherah) in every high hill, and under every green tree: [11] And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the Lord carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger:

1 Kings 18:19  Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves ['asherah] four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table

I don't believe that any True Christian would want this object placed over their grave site, replacing the cross of Jesus Christ, by which our sins were nailed to give us victory over death, hell and the grave!



Below are some study resources for a deeper study!

'Asherah
(From Dakes Annotated Bible)

Hebrew: 'asherah (HSN-842), a pillar or image of wood. It was set up with the image of Baal and worshiped as the wife of Baal by lewd rites and sensual practices.
'Asherah (HSN-842) is always rendered grove in the KJV, but retained as a proper name in the English Revised Version (1885) The word comes from the root yashar (HSN-3474), "to be straight, upright, erect." The pillar was set upright in the ground like a totem pole. It was either a living tree with the top cut off and the trunk fashioned into a certain shape (Deut. 16:21), or a log fashioned into an idol and set erect in the ground (1 Kings 14:15; 1 Kings 16:33; Isaiah 17:8). Though usually made of wood (Judges 6:26), it was perhaps in some cases made of stone. Such poles could be cut down (Exodus 34:13), plucked up (Micah 5:14), burnt (Deut. 12:3), and broken in pieces (2 Chron. 34:4).

That they were not groves of trees is clear from 2 Kings 17:10, where they are forbidden to be set up under any green tree. Worshiped as a symbol of the tree of life, the idol came to be associated with procreation. As such, 'Asherah (HSN-842) became an object of impure, perverse worship by crowds of devotees involved in demonized, obscene orgies. The worship centered in the Canaanite nations and then spread into other
nations. Relics of it are found among all heathen peoples. The first mention of the idol in the Bible stamps it as a special object of God's hatred; it was at this idol that God revealed His name as Jealous (Exodus 34:13-14; cp. 1 Kings 14:15; 1 Kings 15:13; 1 Kings 16:32-33; 2 Chron. 36:14). It led to the destruction of all Canaanite nations and, with other things, caused Israel to be banished among other nations. The true nature of this form of idolatry is made clear in Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 7:30-31; Jeremiah 19:4-5; Jeremiah 32:34-35; Hosea 4:12-14; Amos 2:7-9, and in other passages where grove is found (Exodus 34:13; Deut. 7:5; Deut. 12:3; Deut. 16:21; Judges 3:7; Judges 6:25-30; 1 Kings 14:15,23; 1 Kings 15:13; 1 Kings 16:33; 1 Kings 18:19; 2 Kings 13:6; 2 Kings 17:10,16; 2 Kings 18:4; 2 Kings 21:3,7; 2 Kings 23:4-15; 2 Chron. 14:3; 2 Chron. 15:16; 2 Chron. 17:6; 2 Chron. 19:3; 2 Chron. 24:18; 2 Chron. 31:1; 2 Chron. 33:3,19; 2 Chron. 34:3-7; Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9; Jeremiah 17:2; Micah 5:14).
(From Dakes Annotated Bible)


'ASHERAH
(From Vine’s complete expository dictionary)

'asherah (842), “Asherah, Asherim (pl.).” This noun, which has an Ugaritic cognate, first appears in the Bible in passages anticipating the settlement in Palestine. The word’s most frequent appearances, however, are usually in historical literature. Of its 40 appearances, 4 are in Israel’s law code, 4 in Judges, 4 in prophetic books, and the rest are in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles.

'Asherah refers to a cultic object representing the presence of the Canaanite goddess Asherah. When the people of Israel entered Palestine, they were to have nothing to do with the idolatrous religions of its inhabitants. Rather, God said, “But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves ['asherim] …” (Exod. 34:13). This cult object was manufactured from wood (Judg. 6:26; 1 Kings 14:15) and it could be burned (Deut. 12:3). Some scholars conclude that it was a sacred pole set up near an altar to Baal. Since there was only one goddess with this name, the plural ('asherim) probably represents her several “poles.”

'Asherah signifies the name of the goddess herself: “Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves ['asherah] four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table” (1 Kings 18:19).

The Canaanites believed that 'asherah ruled the sea, was the mother of all the gods including Baal, and sometimes was his deadly enemy. Apparently, the mythology of Canaan maintained that 'asherah was the consort of Baal, who had displaced El as their highest god. Thus her sacred objects (poles) were immediately beside altars to Baal, and she was worshiped along with him. (From W.E. Vine, Merrill F. Unger and William White, Vine’s complete expository dictionary of Old and New Testament words [computer file], electronic ed., Logos Library System, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson) 1997, c1996.)

The above definition of “asherah”, as an object of idol worship, is confirmed also in Smith’s Bible Dictionary, New Naves Topical Bible and Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary.
 
 
Morals and Dogma

www.crossbearer.net




The above photo is a Master Masons Edition of "The Holy Bible," which was received by my friend, Michael Siemer after he successfully led a Mason to Christ. The man renounced the Masonic Lodge and gave Michael all of his Masonic material for review.  The First 94 Pages of this Bible are Quotes from Albert Pike. The Mason is encouraged to read the writings of Mr. Pike such as his book, "Morals and Dogma."   


     


I have recently, come in contact with the book “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States and Published by its Authority… Esoteric Book, For Scottish Rite use Only; to be returned upon death withdrawal or death of Recipient Copyright 1950. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by Albert Pike, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington". (The photos above are from the edition I have in my posession)  Morals and Dogma can be viewed online

I believe that every Christian who wishes to determine whether or not the Masonic Lodge is the occult, should take a look at this book.

First, I would like to define Esoteric, since Albert Pike deems this book to be “Esoteric” and this is the sum and conclusion of all of Freemasonry!

esoteric” means that it is intended for or understood by only a few chosen people as an inner group of disciples or initiates.

In the Book, Albert Pike gives the significance of every degree from the 1° to the 32° of the Masonic Lodge. It is the most occultic book I have every laid hands on.

The Kabbalah is often quoted by Albert Pike and used to explain hidden secrets. It is filled with Gnosticism. Gnosticism, in the early days of the Christian church, was a cultic doctrine that arose which taught that salvation was obtained by knowledge.

The 18° of the Masonic Lodge is called “Knight Rose Croix”, which is recognized by the well known cult called “Rosicrucian's” which I define below. The Rosicrucians are also tied in with another magical cult called the Order of the Golden Dawn.  Any web search will reveal the occultic nature of these two Orders. In this chapter, Albert Pike has no trouble comparing Jesus Christ with Osiris, Chrishna, Kioun-tse, Sosiosch, Dhouvanai, Har-Oeri, Love (Plato), Balder and the list continues. He goes into a lengthy illustration to show how all of these Gods are really one and the same. They were all redeemers of mankind against the powers of darkness.

Every Christian can see the error of this doctrine!

I will finish this page with the definition of Gnosticism and Kabbalah, which is what the Masonic Lodge is seeking. These secrets are so secret, that Masons take a death penalty oath in order to protect them from getting into the wrong hands. In Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike reveals the secrets of the symbols and meanings of the Lodge. There is much detail and comparisons between writings of Christianity, Zoroastrian, Gnostic, Egyptian, Jewish, Philo, Aristotle and many others as a form of Unitarian church, where ALL religions have hidden secrets that when applied together by the initiate whom has received the illumination of the whole picture, can receive secret hidden power, and in effect, become their own Gods!

Very simply, the Masonic initiate is passing from one degree to the next, as high level Masons determine if they are qualified to receive such profound and mystical knowledge. If they are faithful, they can proceed to the next level. Ultimately, the initiate could become empowered by magical powers and the saviors of their own soul by their secret knowledge.


Freemasonry Leads the initiate to Lucifer!

The Mason initiate can rise to the 32° simply by paying their fees and going through the Rituals. But to go on to the 33° and higher, they must be personally selected to go on by High ranking Masons. (A result of their “esoteric” secret or hidden Revelation which can only be given to the special group of people who are able to receive it as defined in Kabbalah below.)

I have heard, that the 33° Mason, swears his oath to Lucifer, as God! By this time in the Lodge, their minds have been disciplined to grasped the idea that Lucifer means "Light bearer", which is what every Mason is seeking, and have rejected the idea that he is Satan!

WM  (Worshipful Master) - Why leave you the West and travel to the East?
SD  (Candidate replies) - In search of Light
(Duncan's Ritual of Freemasonry pg 32 Entered Apprentice or 1°)

When they find the light,  they find Lucifer! Strongs Concordance defines Lucifer as follows
heylel,  hay-lale'; from Hebrew 1984 (halal) (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star :- lucifer.

Here is a quote from an email debate I had with a 32° Mason. This man, who claimed to be a Christian, is now ready to make his sworn oath to Lucifer as God, thinking that it is another name for Jesus:

Did you know that the ancient Christians also called Jesus lucifer? Bet you didn't. :-) I'll give you a hint. Consult the Latin translation of 2 Peter 1:19. You will see there that Peter speaks of lucifer arising in our hearts.
D. C. P., 32°, K.T.

On page 102, Albert Pike defines Satan as  “the negation of God … For the initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil … They represent this Force … the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend.”

Albert Pike says that the Bible lied when it identified Lucifer as Satan, and that Satan is NOT a person, but a Force, by which the Bibles testimony of Lucifer as Satan was a false legend! Thus he lays the foundation for the exaltation of Lucifer, as god!

LUCIFER, the Light-Bearer! Strange and mysterious name given to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the light … doubt it not!”   (Morals and Dogma pg 321)

 "The MASONIC RELIGION should be, by all of us of the high degree, maintained in the purity of the LUCIFERIAN doctrine If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay (sic) whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests calumniate him?
     Yes, LUCIFER IS GOD, and unfortunately Adonay 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 Adonay, the GOD OF DARKNESS AND EVIL.”  (de Larive, A.C., La Femme et l'enfant dans la Franc, Maconnerei Universelle, Paris, 1889, p. 588)



But, in truth, he is FALLEN, and has no brightness today.

Ezekiel 28:7-9
    Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. [8] They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. [9] Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

Isaiah 14:12-20
    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! [13] For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: [14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. [15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. [16] They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; [17] That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? [18] All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. [19] But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. [20] Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.


 Gnosticism

Pronunciation: [nostisizm]
History: (Gr gnosis, 'knowledge')

A system of belief which became prominent within 2nd-c Christianity, but which may have had earlier, non-Christian roots. Gnostics believed that they were an elect group, saved through acquiring secret revealed knowledge about cosmic origins and the true destiny of the spirit within people; in later forms, this knowledge was imparted by a heavenly redeemer figure. Gnosticism was considered a heresy by the early Church Fathers, particularly for its appeal to secret traditions, its deprecatory view of the Creator God, and its docetic view of Christ.

Taken From: Webster's World Encyclopedia 2002. Published by Webster Publishing, 2000. Copyright Webster Publishing, and/or contributors.

The Kabala was

 Kabbalah and the Supernatural
There has always been a religion for the masses, for the ordinary, average person who was satisfied with general rules and regulations. So long as he could safely follow a pattern which more or less gave sense to his life and answered what (for lack of a better term) were called his spiritual needs, he found fulfillment in his faith, and happiness.

But there were others to whom this type of faith was insufficient and, therefore, unsatisfactory. It lacked depth and true meaning. Nevertheless, they were also aware that the profound knowledge they really craved was beyond the grasp of man's limited intelligence. Only by mystical vision and ecstatic experience could they approach, and in some exceptional cases, actually attain and preserve this state.

They were conscious that the majority of people were unable to follow and understand them and the fact that their pursuit and preoccupation carried tremendous mental and spiritual dangers.

Such "esoteric" groups with their carefully guarded secrets existed in various ancient cultures.

All esoteric knowledge, of course, was far beyond the grasp of the uninitiated. Its daring speculations would at best be totally misunderstood by them and, at worst, would cause confusion in their minds. From the very beginning, therefore, the exceptional men who steeped themselves in this type of search and mystical contemplation did not reveal it to outsiders. Their refusal to do so was not prompted by false intellectual and spiritual pride nor by the wish to create an exclusive, power-wielding circle of initiates.

 Naturally, those who had acquired the rare and precious insight did not want to see it wasted. To keep it for themselves, therefore, would have defeated the very purpose of their dangerous pioneering mission. So sharing the revelation they had received with those able to absorb it, became to them a sacred duty. Hence the mystic scholars, with great care and caution, selected those they regarded as worthy and ready to have the message revealed to them, thereby to become a link in that chain transmitting the heritage of esoteric tradition.

To "receive" in Hebrew is called kabal. The volume of mystical knowledge handed from one generation to another became thus known as Kabbalah, a term which could be rendered as "receiving" and "tradition." But in its specific meaning, it referred exclusively to the carefully transmitted profound mystical insight. The Kabbalah taught that the Bible, apart from the literal meaning of its text, had deep occult meaning, contained in each of its words and letters. To interpret Scripture "in (mystical) depth" was the hallowed task of the Kabbalist!

To begin with, the speculations of the Kabbalah had been taught orally, because of their very nature and danger of their falling into wrong hands. But they were eventually recorded, through fear of their getting lost. They became the contents of some significant works. These included The Book of Creation, The Alphabet of Rabbi Akiba, and The Book of Splendor or the Zohar which, in fact, has been called "the Bible of Mysticism." Other manuscripts of similar kind were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The knowledge of the Kabbalah and certain of its most treasured details, however, remained the exclusive property of some few individuals who claimed the special gift of mystical intuition. They further developed the occult message they had received and became experts in supernatural art and practice. Greatly revered, they were at times looked upon as "wonder workers." But as was only to be expected under the circumstances, the secret lore presented a fruitful field for abuse as well. Unscrupulous men exploited it and took advantage of it for their own enrichment and power.

The Kabbalah was assiduously studied by many mystics and searchers after supernatural wisdom, no matter of which faith. It helped them in their exploration and possible application of the profound secrets of existence. The Kabbalah has proved a truly rewarding source for devoted study and has left also its deep imprint on the art and teaching of the occult.
See Also:
Kabbalah
paranormal

Taken From: Webster's World Encyclopedia 2002. Published by Webster Publishing, 2000. Copyright Webster Publishing, and/or contributors.


"All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and return to it: everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the Illuminati… is borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their Symbols".  (Morals and Dogma, pg 744, Albert Pike)



 Rosicrucians,
 international fraternal order devoted to the pursuit of esoteric wisdom. (esoteric means that it is intended for or understood by only a few chosen people as an inner group of disciples or initiates) Two such orders in the United States are the Rosicrucian Fraternity and the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, usually abbreviated AMORC. The former group has a headquarters in Quakertown, Pennsylvania; the latter group has an international headquarters in San Jose, California. Both groups hold that the order began in remote antiquity in Egypt and continued in existence through periods of deliberate secrecy. Rosicrucian teachings combine elements of
Egyptian Hermetism (Magic, alchemic which is the power to change one thing into another by magic),
Gnosticism (an occult salvation system, stressing knowledge as essential for salvation. A combination of mythology, ancient Greek philosophy, ancient religions and Christianity) ,
Jewish Cabalism (an occult philosophy of certain Jewish Rabbis, esp. in the Middle ages, based on a mystical interpretation of the Scriptures),
and other occult beliefs and practices.
Many scholars believe that the order actually developed in Germany after the publication of the Fama Fraternitatis and the Confessio Rosae Crucis (1614, 1615; The Fame and Confession of the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross; trans. 1652). These pamphlets record a journey to the Orient made by a pseudonymous Christian Rosenkreuz, who was said to have lived at least a century earlier; they claim that the movement was founded by Rosenkreuz in order to impart the secret wisdom he had gained. The symbol of Rosicrucianism is a combination of the rose and the cross, from which the order takes its name.
From  "Rosicrucians," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2000. © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Definition of "Gnosticism" and "Cabalism" from Websters New World College Dictionary.


 Masons:
In many other groups, loosely attached in some way to the York Rite, members are usually selected but sometimes are elected. They are interested in special aspects of Masonry, including Masonic research. One might say they are offshoots of the main stem. Among them are the Royal Order of Scotland, the Allied Masonic Degrees, the Red Cross of Constantine, the Masonic Rosicrucian Society (SRICF), the Rite of Strict Observance (CBCS), the Grand College of Rites, Knight Masons, Order of Corks, the York Cross of Honour, the Blue Friars, and the Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priests. There are also what might be called “fun degrees,” such as the Shrine, the Grotto, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, many of which are of considerable size. In addition some very small groups cater to students of special aspects of the Craft.
From  "Freemasonry," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2000. © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Some statements in Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike 

Albert Pike, GRAND COMMANDER, SUPREME COUCIL, 33° ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY, SOUTHERN JURISDICTION USA 1859 - 1891
(Actual scanned copy of pages are linked)

I find it amusing how pro-Mason web sites spend so much effort in downplaying Freemasonry as a "religion," refusing to believe that Freemasonry is, in fact, a religion! (see  Grand Lodge of B.C. & Masonic info.com) Yet, the most reputable and devoted Masonic writers, as well as a large number of Christian denominations, so clearly and repeatedly declared, that Freemasonry is, in fact, a religion! These Masonic web pages are authored by unsaved people whom have not repented of their sins and do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They hope to convince the marginal, lukewarm Christian who has been "hoodwinked" into this cult, to remain "hoodwinked" and refuse to accept that they have, in fact, fallen victim to a religious cult! Albert Pike holds no restraints in declaring that you, Mr. Freemason, are being led astray!

Masonry, like all the religions, all Mysteries, Hermetiscism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of it's symbols to mislead those who deserve to be mislead; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it. So God Himself incapacitates many men, by color-blindness, to distinguish colors, and leads the masses away from the highest Truth, giving them the power to attain only so much of it as it is profitable to them to know. Every age has had a religion suited to its capacity.
The Teachers, even of Christianity, are, in general, the most ignorant of the true meaning of that which they teach. There is no book of which so little is known as the Bible. To most who read it, it is as incomprehensible as the Sohar*.
So Masonry jealously conceals its secrets, and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray.  (Morals and Dogma Pages 104-105)

* Sohar is “the completest embodiments of Occultism.”  page 321

All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and return to it: everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the Illuminatiis borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their Symbols.  (Morals and Dogma, pg 744, Albert Pike)

Masonry, around whose alters the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moslem, the Brahmin, the followers of Confucious and Zoroaster, can assemble as brethren and unite in prayer to the one God who is above all the Baalim,   (Morals and Dogma, pg 226)

The first Masonic Legislator whose memory is preserved to us by history, was Buddah  (pg 277)

Every Masonic Lodge is a Temple of religion; and its teachings are instructions in religion   (pg 213)

We have therefore, in the 24th degree (Masonic Ritual), recited the principal incidents in the legend of Osiris and Isis … Everything good in Nature comes from Osiris… Osiris was the image of generative power. This was expressed by his symbolic statues … Osiris and Isis were the Sun and Moon … and is the All-Seeing Eye in our Lodges … Osiris was invoked as the God that resides in the Sun  (pgs. 474-477)

"The Supreme being of the Egyptians was Amun, a secret and concealed God, the Unknown Father of the Gnostics, the Source of Divine Life, and of all force, the Plenitude of all, comprehending all things in Himself, the original Light. He creates nothing, but everything eminates from Him: and all other Gods are but his manifestations. From Him, by the utterance of a Word, eminated Neith, the Divine Mother of all things, the Primitive THOUGHT, the FORCE, that puts everything in movement, the SPIRIT everywhere extended, the Diety of Light and Mother of the Sun. .....Of the Supreme beings, Osiris was the image, Source of all Good in the Moral and Physical World, and a constant foe of Typhone, the Genius of Evil, the Satan of Gnosticism, brute matter, deemed to be always at fued with the spirit that flowed from the Diety; and over whom Har-Oeri, the Redeemer, Son of Isis and Osiris, is finally to prevail."     (pg 281)

It (Freemasonry) reverences all the great reformers. It sees Moses, the Lawgiver of the Jews, in Confucius and Zorastor, in Jesus of Nazareth, and in the Arabian Iconoclast, Great teachers of Morality, and Eminent reformers, if no more...   (pg 525)

Albert Mackey
Mackey, Albert G., Clegg, Robert I., and Haywood, H.L. Mackey’s Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Revised Edition. Three Volumes. (Chicago: The Masonic History Company, 1946)

On the contrary, we contend, without any sort of hesitation, that Freemasonry is, in every sense of the word except one, and that its least philosophical, an eminently religious institution--that it is indebted solely to the religious element it contains for its origin as well as its continued existence.. . . The tendency of all Freemasonry is toward religion. If it makes any progress, its progress is toward that holy end. Look at its ancient landmarks, its sublime ceremonies, its profound symbols and allegories--all inculcating religious doctrine, commanding religious observance, and teaching religious truth, and who can deny that it is eminently a religious Institution. . . . We open and close our Lodges with prayer; we invoke the presence of the Most High upon all our labors; we demand of our neophytes a profession of trusting belief in the existence and the superintending care of God; and we teach them to bow with humility and reverence at His awful name., while His holy Law is widely opened upon our altars” (Mackey: 847).  (See Religion of Freemasonry)   ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS KINDRED SCIENCES by ALBERT C. MACKEY M. D.

“From all this we can see that the altar in Freemasonry is not merely a convenient article of furniture, intended like a table, to hold a Bible. It is a sacred utensil of religion, intended, like the altars of the ancient temples, for religious uses, and thus identifying Freemasonry, by its necessary existence in our lodges, as a religious institution. Its presence should also lead the contemplative Freemason to view the ceremonies in which it is employed with solemn reverence, as being part of a really religious worship” (Mackey: 56).     See  Altar   ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS KINDRED SCIENCES by ALBERT C. MACKEY M. D.

“Be assured, that God is equally present with the pious Hindoo in the temple, the Jew in the synagogue, the Mohammedan in the mosque, and the Christian in the church” (Mackey: 409-410)



MANY LEADING MINISTRIES CONDEMN MASONIC INVOLVEMENT

Many leading ministries condemn Freemasonry as being in conflict with fundamental Christian Doctrine!






Other denominations - Wikipedia Encyclopedia

In Conclusion:

A modern day cult called the Unitarian Universalism is a faith that provides a platform for the gathering of people of many different faiths who have their own concept of God which differs from others in the same faith. With the exception that Unitarians permit members who are atheists to become members, they are not much different from Freemasonry.

In the words of Albert Pike, Albert Mackey and Duncan's Masonic Ritual, Freemasonry combines all religions of the World together forming one God from the many multitudes of God's formed by the imagination of men. Their religion is a form of "Unitarianism" which believes that all these foreign Gods, are one and the same God, manifested to different civilizations by different names.  So a Mason simply has to believe in “a god” to join the Lodge!

According to Albert Pike, Freemasonry is THE religion of ALL religions. He teaches that Freemasonry gives revelation to the “Elect” of the hidden secrets of ALL religions, wherein they can find eternal life!

Thus, every Mason is in effect, forsaking what the Bible when it declares that these foreign Gods, are idols and false gods! There is ONLY one way to heaven!

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

2 Cor. 6:14-17  
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 (Baal)? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel (unbeliever)?
      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,
 

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