|SINCE MANY PASTORS OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ARE REPORTED TO BE FREEMASONS, WHAT NEW WORLD ORDER RAMIFICATIONS MIGHT THERE BE?|
In this article, we shall be examining the possible New World Order implications of the fact that many Christian pastors and key church leaders are Freemason, and of the possible New World Order implications. As we discuss in NEWS1082, we Fundamental Christians have been greatly, and increasingly, dismayed as many Christian organizations have begun drifting ever more leftward, and ever more apostate. Yet, most of these pastors continue to preach sermons that are valid Gospel, as they present the Plan of Salvation accurately. Our only argument with these leaders comes when their organizations cooperate with apostate Protestant and New Age churches, and with the Roman Catholic Church [See NEWS1082 ]. Fundamentalist pastors and authors have never question these leaders' Salvation, only their association with people and organizations which have openly denied key doctrines of Christianity.
If these leaders are Freemasons, then we are faced with an entirely new set of circumstances! If they are Freemasons, then we have to assume that they secretly, in their heart of hearts, agree with the doctrines of Freemasonry! We have to assume that, as they are presenting the Gospel in their sermons, they aresecretly denying Christian doctrines in their heart of hearts. We have to assume that, as they areextolling Jesus Christ as our Beloved Lord, Master, and Savior, they aresecretly believing Freemasonry teachings about Jesus Christ.
Let us now examine certain Freemasonry teachings on key doctrines of our Christian faith so we can understand what is probably really on these Christian leaders' hearts as they present the Gospel publicly. Remember, God judges the issues of the heart, while we humans tend to judge superficially, on what we see on the surface only. Well might these leaders consider God's words to Samuel concerning Saul, "But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." ( 1 Samuel 16:7 ) If these many pastors are Freemasons, then they have the heart of a Freemason, and they believe what Freemasons believe. Let us examine these Masonic doctrines now.
Freemasons Believe That They Possess Spiritual Wisdom That Is Greatly Superior To The Teachings of Any Individual Religion.
A. "It [Masonry] is the universal, eternal, immutable religion such as God planted it in the heart of universal humanity. No creed has ever been long-lived that was not built on this foundation. It is the base and they [individual religions] are the superstructure. (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p. 219)
Therefore, Freemasonry sees itself as the spiritual Foundation upon which all other religions have been constructed. Therefore, each individual religion, including Christianity, has only a partial truth, while Freemasonry contains the whole truth. Mr. Pastor, as you are up on the podium preaching the Gospel, are you secretly believing that Christianity is nothing more than an individual religion that contains only partial truth? What does Scripture say about the Foundation that is acceptable to God?
Bible Answer #1 -- "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11)
Bible Answer #2 -- In Luke 6:48, Jesus declares that He is the Rock, the only spiritual foundation upon which a person can rely for eternal salvation. Then, in verse 49, Jesus speaks of any other religious foundation. "But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." In other words, any other spiritual foundation is really no foundation at all, and when God's Judgment begins to beat upon that person, his fall will be very great, and very eternal.
Bible Answer #3 -- "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
B. Freemasonry teaches that their true religion must be mixed with "error" [lying] when it is taught to the masses, so that it can be kept pure for the Adepts! "Religion ... must needs be alloyed [mixed] with an amount of error [lying] ... the religion of the many must necessarily be more incorrect than that of the refined and reflective few." (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p. 224, Teachings for the 14th Degree)
Pike also states that lying is necessary, on page 102, Teaching for the 3rd Degree. "A spirit ... that loves wisdom and contemplates the Truth close at hand, is forced to disguise it, to induce the multitudes to accept it ... Fictions are necessary to the people ..."
Mr. Pastor, when you are preaching during your sermons about the purity of the Gospel, are you, in your heart of hearts, really thinking that these "masses" of the people to whom you are preaching "must needs" be taught error? Do you arrogantly believe, as Freemasonry teaches, that only the Adepts can know the pure truth? Do you really believe that the Bible you are teaching are really only "fictions".?
Mr. Pastor, are you aware that this belief is purely Antichrist? In the New Age book, "The Armageddon Script", by Peter Lemesurier, we discover the belief that Antichrist is going to perform the greatest possible belief for all the followers of all the religions of the world. He is going to claim that he is the messiah type figure for which most of the major religions are awaiting. He will claim to the Jews that he is their Messiah; he will claim to the Christian he is Jesus Christ returned the second time; he will claim to the Mohammedans that he is Mohammed returned; he will claim to the Buddhist that he is Buddha returned; even some Native American Indians have the doctrine that a messiah figure will arise at the last days. In his one person, Antichrist will claim that he is the messiah figure for each of the religions of the world. Of course this is a lie, but a necessary one! Lemesurier likens this charade to Antichrist acting like a spiritual lightening rod, taking to himself the "undischarged predictions" of each religion of the world. Then, once each religion believes that they have seen their Messiah, they can then be taught the "higher" spiritual revelation, that each person has a "godhead" within him or her, and that the true god to be worshipped is yourself.! ("The Armageddon Script", Peter Lemesurier, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1981, ISBN 0-312-04922-6, pages 215-252)
Therefore, Mr. Pator, when you preach to the "masses" in your sermons, if you secretly believe this Freemasonry doctrine, that these people need to be lied to now, for their own good, you are ascribing to the doctrine of Antichrist!
C. Freemasonry teaches that it is a world religion, that it "reveres" all faiths. "We do not undervalue the importance of any truth. We utter no word that can be deemed irreverent by any one of any faith ... We do not tell the Hebrew that the Messiah whom he expects, was born in Bethlehem nearly two thousand years ago; and that he is a heretic because he will not so believe. And as little do we tell the sincere Christian that Jesus of Nazareth was but a man like us, or His history [is] but the revival of an older legend." (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p. 524)
Mr. Pastor, when you are preaching to the sincere Christians in your congregation about the loving Savior, Jesus Christ, do you secretly believe that Jesus of Nazareth was but a man like us, and that His life and Gospel are nothing more than "the revival of an older legend"?
Then, Albert Pike ends this little section by saying, "Masonry ... belongs to all time; of no religion, it finds its great truths in all." Freemasonry is truly the global religion of the Antichrist. Since Pike teaches that it predates all religions, and goes back to the very beginning of time, we assume he means that Freemasonry goes back to the Garden of Eden, where we see exactly this type of the "worship of yourself" being taught, don't we? In the Garden of Eden, we see Satan speaking through the serpent to Eve, extolling her to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, even though God had forbidden it. Satan told Eve that, once she ate of that fruit, she would become like gods. Let us review the exact Scripture, "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:5) In other words, Satan was teaching Eve the same lie as is being taught in Freemasonry, and in the New Age religion, that each person has a "godhead" within them, and that all they have to do is to "discover" it through occult meditation and practices!!
Therefore, Mr. Pastor, since you are a Freemason, you really believe this lie about each person being as the gods!!
D. Freemasonry teaches that the "morality of Masonry" is "the morality of every creed of antiquity". (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p. 541)
Therefore, Masonry places its stamp of approval on the many practices of the ancient pagan religions, such as temple prostitution and the sacrificing of children!!
Mr. Pastor, as you are preaching Biblical morality to us "poor masses", are you really believing in the "morality of every creed" of the ancient pagan religions?
Albert Pike than states this truth so boldly that no one can misunderstand. In the teaching of the 28th Degree, Pike states, "Masonry is identical with the ancient Mysteries". (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p. 624)
Mr. Pastor, are you aware of the Biblical fact that God has brought every single one of these "Ancient Mysteries" religions into final physical judgment, physically killing every one of them and their followers? Are you aware that God warned Israel, "When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee." (Deuteronomy 18:9-12)
Freemasonry teaches and embraces ALL of these forbidden, "abominable" practices even today, as we demonstrate in NEWS1084, NEWS1085, and NEWS1086. Mr. Pastor, when you are preaching to your audiences, are you harboring this teaching of Freemasonry, that it is perfectly all right to practice witchcraft, to consult a medium, to practice human sacrifice, and to use divination? Since you are a Freemason, we can only conclude that you do. Is this THE reason that Freemasonry has had to be so very secretive all these years? Of course, it is!! When you review the list of materials Freemasons study, in NEWS1084, NEWS1085, and NEWS1086, you will see all these abominable and forbidden practices with the exception of human sacrifice.
E. What does Freemasonry teach about God?
1. "... Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God ... For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may be used for evil." Now, the Truth is finally out of the bag!! Freemasonry labels itself occultic and of Antichrist with this statement! Let us examine it in its component parts. a) Both Satan and God are not persons, but are Forces. God reveals in Daniel 11:38, in the midst of prophecies concerning the coming Antichrist. "But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:" The Antichrist will not honor the True God, but the God of Forces!! Therefore, Pike has just labeled Freemasonry as being of Antichrist with this statement!
Therefore, Pastor, by being a Freemason, you are participating in an organization dedicated to the support of Antichrist!
b) Pike's statement, above, equates Satan and God, a tremendous abomination to Biblical Truth! Consider what God has to say about the difference between Himself and Satan: "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." (Isaiah 44:6) God declares Himself to be preeminent over all other supernatural beings. Yet, classic occultism declares just the opposite. In the Satanic book of symbols, entitled, "Magic Symbols", by Frederick Goodman, Brian Todd Publishing House, Ltd., 1989, p. 57-59, we see this Satanic teaching.
"The Latin words refer to an ancient occult dictum: 'What is above is like unto that which is below'. The diagram once again points to the duality of the universe ... the lower or darker world is a reflection, or weaker image of the upper world ... there is an upper world and a lower world, and in some curious way these are reflections of each other, though the upper world is one of light and the lower world is one of darkness ... From spirit, reflecting itself, proceeds the duality of the created world. It is as though light needs darkness to give itself form. This is one of the mysteries of the occult tradition ... the whole of the created world is really an attempt by God to see Himself. He creates an image of Himself, a reflection of Himself, that He may see. Without this creation of His own shadow, He would not be complete. (p. 57-58) This brings us back to Pike's statement that Satan is the negation, or opposite of God. Therefore, these occultists believe that God created a shadow of Himself, a being we call, Satan!!
Pastor, when you are teaching Biblical Truth from the Bible about God, you must really be thinking that this is the false teaching, the "fiction" which you must propagate amongst us "ignorant Christians" until Antichrist can arise and lead us to a new, higher path of consciousness!!
c) Finally, Pike's statement, above, that the occult can be used for either "good" or "evil" is also standard Satanic teaching. If a person uses his or her knowledge of the occult for "good", they are said to be practicing "White Magic"; but, it a person uses their knowledge of the occult for "evil", they are said to be practicing "Black Magick". And, when a World Teacher, or Avatar, uses his occult knowledge for "Good", he is referred to as "The Christ"; but, if he uses his occult knowledge for "Evil", he is referred to as "Antichrist". Thus, you see occultic authors such as Alice Bailey, Ruth Montgomery, and Peter Lemesurier fretting about whether the coming New Age Avatar -- World Teacher, the Great One -- will be "The Christ" or "Antichrist".
Mr. Christian Pastor, who is also a Freemason, must believe the same nonsense.
2. Freemasonry teaches that God is Only Love, and that He is incapable of Judgment
"Masonry teaches that God is infinitely good ... We have faith in the Infinite; faith in God's Infinite Love; and it is that faith that must save us. No dispensations of God's Providence, no suffering or bereavement is a messenger of wrath: none of its circumstances are indications of God's Anger. He is incapable of anger ... Bad men do not die because God hates them. They die because it is best for them that they should do so; and, as bad as they are, it is better for them to be in the hands of the infinitely good God, than anywhere else." (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p
718, Teachings of the 28th Degree)
Wow! Masonry teaches we are going to see the Adolf Hitlers and the Josef Stalins, and the Neros, of this world in Heaven!! Because God is infinitely good, He is incapable of anger over sin, and will allow everyone into His Heaven in the end! Thus, Masonry does not teach Final Judgment Day, or eternal punishment in Hell for their sins.
Mr. Pastor, when you are urging people to come forward to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, are you secretly believing this is also one of the "lies" to propagate to these "ignorant" Christians, until such time as Antichrist arises, to lead them to the "higher" truth, that there is no Judgment?
3. Freemasonry teaches the Hindu belief, that, when God created the world, He dissolved himself into it all, and ceased being a Person, becoming a Force instead. "In virtue of this in-dwelling of God in matter, we say that the world is a revelation of Him, its existence a show of His. He is in His work." (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p 710, Teaching of the 28th Degree)
Thus, Mr. Pastor, when you are teaching the Biblical doctrines about God, you must be thinking of the Freemasonry God in your heart of hearts! Is this another instance where you believe you must lie to the ignorant masses of people until Antichrist comes to lead them to Masonry's "higher" spiritual knowledge?
4. Freemasonry teaches that "perfect truth is not attainable". (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry", p 223, Teaching of the 14th Degree). Therefore, Jesus must be a fraud and a liar, when He says, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Light." Or, when Jesus says, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." [John 8:32] Did you notice that Jesus told us we shall know the truth? Is Jesus a liar and a fraud? Is this what you believe, Pastor?
F. What does Freemasonry teach about Jesus Christ?
This is the most important question of all, isn't it, because there is no forgiveness of sin and no eternal life in Heaven without Jesus Christ. In John 5:22-23, Jesus boldly stated, "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him." Therefore, we see that God the Father has given all matters of Judgment of all men unto His Coequal Son, Jesus Christ! Jesus reiterates this Truth in 5:26-27, but He also reveals the Truth that He is Self-sustaining just as the Father is Self-sustaining! "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man."
So, let us now examine what Freemasonry teaches about Jesus Christ.
1) Albert Pike states the following doctrine concerning Jesus Christ in Chapter 26, or the 26th Degree, "Prince Of Mercy, or Scottish Trinitarian". On page 562-3, we see that the thought of a Supreme Being unknown to the Human race [God] produced the Universe which "produced the Spirit, the Mother of the Living, and Wisdom of God. Together with this Primitive Existence, Matter existed also ... eternal ..."
"Buthos and His Thought, uniting with Wisdom, made her fruitful by the Divine Light, and she produced a perfect and an imperfect being, Christos, and a Second and inferior Wisdom, Sophia-Achamoth, who falling into chaos remained entangled there, became enfeebled, and lost all knowledge of the Superior Wisdom that gave her birth. Communicating movement to chaos, she produced Ialdaboath, the Demiourgos, Agent of Material Creation ... Ialdabaoath produced an angel that was his image, and this a second, and son on in succession to the sixth after the Demiourgos ... Ialdabaoath, to become independent of his mother, and to pass for the Supreme Being, made the world, and man in his own image; and his mother caused the Spiritual principle to pass from him into man so made; and henceforward the contest between the Demiourgos and his mother, between light and darkness, good and evil, was concentrated in man."