Cult Religions Verses The Christian Way Of Life
cult society explained
S P E C I A L
Proclamation for America
Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Your Word declares that if we, Your people, who are called by Your
name, will humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn
from our wicked ways, then will You hear from heaven and You will
forgive our sin and will heal our land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
We bow before Your sacred throne and humbly ask Your
forgiveness for the sin of idolatry! Your word demands; “Thou shalt
have no other gods before Me”, yet we have, under the banner of
pluralism and hedonism, embraced and worshipped the gods of
this world. Take us back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
Through moral and spiritual compromise and complacency, we have
allowed our nation to conform to the ways of the world by turning
away from our spiritual roots found in Your Word.
Our silence has produced a secular nation and all nations that forget
You, shall be forsaken. We ask that You hear our cry, for we need
You, in these desperate times, to lead us out of our politically correct
fog of constant confusion and take us back to Your moral clarity.
O Lord our God, King of the Universe, we confess that America
cannot survive without Your presence. Your statutes founded this
blessed land and we look to You, Father God, to preserve it, for
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
As commanded in scripture, we pray for all who are in authority
who govern our nation; may their decisions be led by the perfect
compass of your Holy Word which clearly discerns right from wrong.
(I Timothy 2:1-3)
O Lord our God, You have promised to raise up righteous leaders
into high places and to remove those who have displayed unrighteous
authority. We earnestly pray that You will once again exalt the
righteous and expose the deeds of the ungodly.
America must have spiritual renewal for moral survival! In this
season of prayer, we unite in humble heartfelt hope and ask that You
forgive us and deliver us from the folly of our transgressions. Guide
and sustain our nation as we turn from our sin and return to You,
the God of our fathers. (Psalm 51:1-17)
The time has come to declare our trust in You to heal our land.
(2 Samuel 22:2-4; Psalm 5:11-12;
We pledge to exercise our God given rights of “life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness” in voting for future leaders from the county
courthouse to the White House who obey and honor Your Word.
(Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 119:44-48;
We pledge to vote the Bible in selecting those that will govern our
country. (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, for You are good and Your
mercy endures forever. We petition heaven with our united prayers
as we seek Your blessing, Your peace and Your protection for
America. (I Chronicles 16:34; Numbers 6:22-26;
Romans 15:13; Psalm 5:11)
May the Lord our God, be with us, as He was with our forefathers;
may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts
to Himself, to walk in all His ways... that all peoples of the earth may
know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.
(1 Kings 8:57-60) Amen
Cult Religion:: The Popular View
With such a large number of religious organizations and movements in the world today, it's important to understand what we mean when we start labeling certain groups verses the Christian way of Life. The dictionary defines these groups as "a system of religious worship or ritual"; "devoted, attachment to, or extravagant admiration for, a person, principle, etc." According to this definition, any believer in any number of groups or systems in the popular media, are typically defined as a religious sect whose members are "controlled" by a manipulative organization or individual. This kind of worship is usually portrayed as deceptive, requiring absolute loyalty from its followers. Members are often removed from their prior lives altogether, including their jobs, homes and families.
As examples, books are being wrote that blatenly blasphemes Christianty or distorts the truth.
Perhaps the greatest error presented for example is in The Shack is its blatant universalism. As Eric Barger observes, however, William P. Young’s brand of universalism is different from traditional universalism.
Young believes in what is called universal reconciliation. Classical Universalism teaches that all religions lead to heaven. Jesus is a way to heaven, but Jesus is not the only way.
Universal reconciliation teaches that all of mankind is already saved because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross. In other words, when Jesus died on the cross, He died for all mankind, and at that moment all mankind was reconciled to God.
Barger notes, “This position purports that there is no penalty for sin, no literal hell and no need to accept Christ and repent of one’s sins. It dramatically undermines the work of the Church, evangelism and the core teachings of the New Testament.
It is a satanic trap denying essential beliefs taught by Jesus, the Apostles and Bible believers throughout the Church Age.”
Unfortunately, Universalism is sweeping through American Christianity.
What is most concerning about this book is that it has been so warmly embraced by American Christians. Pastors are encouraging their congregations to read the book and embrace it. Christian booksellers have The Shack prominently displayed in their stores. Christians are giving away books by the thousands telling their friends and family that it has changed their life. Churches are using The Shack in their small groups and Sunday school classes.
American Christians are falling in love with universalism. From Brian McLaren to Joel Osteen, American Christian writers, pastors, teachers, musicians, politicians, etc., are all on the politically correct bandwagon that declares all men saved.
Bert Kjos states, “countless pastors and church leaders are delighting in its message. By ignoring (or redefining) sin and guilt, they embrace an inclusive but counterfeit ‘Christianity’ that draws crowds but distorts the Bible. Discounting Satan as well, they weaken God’s warnings about deception.“
Michael Youssef warns that “The day is coming when Jesus Christ is going to sit on the judgment bench to separate those who have accepted His Father’s plan from those who have accepted another plan. He will separate those who tried to stretch His plan, who are trying to make the plan popular, or are trying to rewrite His plan.”
The foundation for the beautiful cathedral in Lübeck, Germany was laid in 1173. Inscribed on one of its enormous medieval doors in an ancient gothic alphabet are the following words:
Ye call me eternal, then do not seek me.
Ye call me fair, then do not love me.
Ye call me gracious, then do not trust me.
Ye call me just, then do not fear me.
Ye call me life, then do not choose me.
Ye call me light, then do not see me.
Ye call me Lord, then do not respect me.
Ye call me Master, then do not obey me.
Ye call me merciful, then do not thank me.
Ye call me mighty, then do not honor me.
Ye call me noble, then do not serve me.
Ye call me rich, then do not ask me.
Ye call me Savior, then do not praise me.
Ye call me shepherd, then do not follow me.
Ye call me Way, then do not walk with me.
Ye call me wise, then do not heed me.
Ye call me Son of God, then do not worship me.
When I condemn Ye, then do not blame me
May each of us take seriously our calling as Christians who hold high the authority of the Word of God.
The challenges before us are great, but so are the opportunities. Whether you sit here today as one who has never heard of The Shack or you are someone who believes it has transformed your view of God and of what it means to be a Christian, the lesson for us is clear:
let every word that is preached, written, spoken, sung, be held up to the mirror of Scripture. Don’t believe something just because it is well said, covered in beautiful language and powerful emotions. Learn to discern. Know your Bible and ask God for the wisdom to guide in the paths of righteousness and truth.
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Lets examine the root cause of a cult and where they stemed from and why they are today running rampant througout our government, schools, and almost everywhere groups of people meet or congregate.
The Root Cause
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
And the Trilateral Commission
The two organizations that run the United States
There are two groups of elite men and women in particular that most American people do not know about, but which are a clear threat and danger to the freedom of the American people. These are the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Trilateral Commission. Right now the United States is completely under the control of this cult and those who run these two organizations (David Rockefeller in particular).
It is therefore important to understand these organizations if we wish to understand what has been taking place in the United States since the early 1900’s. The resource material I am using that explains in depth what these two organizations are all about was written by Jack Newell and Devvy Kidd
(Why A Bankrupt America?", Project Liberty, P.O. Box 741075, Arvada, CO 80006-9075).
Please allow me to share the main ideas with you.
Edward Mandell House
The Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 by Edward Mandell House, who had been the chief advisor of President Woodrow Wilson. Actually, he was more than just a prominent aide of the President; he dominated the President. He was referred to as Wilson’s "alter ego" (other self), and was credited for being the most powerful individual in the United States during the Wilson Administration from 1913 until 1921.
House was a Marxist whose goal was to socialize the United States.
In 1912, House wrote the book "Philip Dru: Administrator" in which he stated that he was working for "Socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx." In this book, House laid out a plan for the conquest of America, telling how both the Democratic and Republican Parties would be controlled, and be used as instruments in the creation of a socialistic cult government. And he asked for the establishment of a state-controlled central bank, which were both proposed in "The Communist Manifesto".
It was in 1913, during the very first year of the House-dominated Wilson Administration, that both of these proposals became law.
The Federal Reserve Act was passed, which brought into power a private central bank to create the money of the United States, taking this power away from the united States Congress. And the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the graduated income tax as proposed by Karl Marx, was also ratified.
The Council on Foreign Relations
In 1921, House and his friends formed the Council on Foreign Relations whose purpose right from its conception was to destroy the freedom and independence of the United States, and to lead the country into a one-world government.
Right from its beginning, in 1921, the CFR began to attract men of power and influence. In the late 1920’s, important financing for the CFR came from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation.
In 1940, at the invitation of President Roosevelt, members of the CFR gained domination over the State Department, and they have maintained this cult domination ever since.
The late Carroll Quigley (Bill Clinton’s mentor), Professor of History at Georgetown University, member of the CFR, stated in his book, "Tragedy & Hope": "The CFR is the American Branch of a cult society which originated in England, and which believes that national boundaries should be obliterated, and a one-world rule established." Rear Admiral Chester Ward, a former member of the CFR for 16 years, warned the American people of the organization’s intentions:
"The most powerful clique in these elitist cult groups have one objective in common — they want to bring about the
surrender of the sovereingty of the national independence of the United States.
A second clique of international cult members in the CFR comprises the Wall Street international bankers and their key agents.
Primarily, they want the world banking monopoly from whatever power ends up in the control of
Dan Smoot, a former member of the FBI Headquarters staff in Washington, D.C., summarized the organization’s purpose as follows:
"The ultimate aim of the CFR is to create a one-world socialist system, and to make the U.S. an official part of it." In other words, the CFR’s activities are
treasonous to the U.S. Constitution.
Their goal is to put an end to the United States of America, and to make the country a part of their global government scheme.
In 1944 and in 1948, the Republican candidate for President, Thomas Dewey, was a CFR member. In later years, Republicans Eisenhower and Nixon were members of the CFR, as were Democrats Stevenson, Kennedy, Humphrey, and McGovern.
(Note: We believe Kennedy became disloyal to the CFR prior to his assassination.") The American people think that they have a choice when they vote for a President, but the truth of the matter is , with few exceptions: Presidential candidates for decades have been CFR cult members.
In one of the CFR’s annual reports, published in 1978, it listed a membership of 1878 members. Eleven of its members at this time were United States Senators, with even more Congressmen belonging to the organization. 284 of its members listed in this report were United States Government officials. And the Chairman of the Board of this immensely powerful pyramid was stated as being none other than David Rockefeller himself.
The CFR cult not only has its members in the United States Government, but its influence has also spead to other vital areas of American life. According to Newell: "Its members have run, or are running, NBC and CBS, ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Washington Post’, ‘The Des Moines Register’, and many other important newspapers.
The leaders of ‘Time’, ‘Newsweek’, ‘Fortune’, ‘Business Week’, and numerous other publications are CFR members. The organization’s members also dominate the academic world, top corporations, the huge tax-exempt foundations, labor unions, the military, and just about every segment of American life."
Barry Goldwater states in his book, "With No Apologies", on page 231: "Does it not seem strange to you that these men just happened to be CFR and just happened to be on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, that absolutely controls the money and interest rates of this great country without benefit of Congress?
A privately owned organization, the Federal Reserve, which has absolutely nothing to do with the United States of America!"
and Newell continues to write: "Not every member of the CFR is fully committed to carrying out Edward Mandell House’s conspiratorial plan.
Many have been flattered by an invitation to join a study group, which is what the CFR cult calls itself. Others go along because of personal benefits, such as a nice job and a new importance. But all are used to promote the destruction of U.S. sovereignty."
All aspects of American life are dominated
The members of the CFR cult dominate almost every aspect of American life, yet most Americans have never even heard of the Council on Foreign Relations. One reason for this is probably because there are over 170 journalists, correspondents, and communications executives who are members of the CFR, and who do not write about the organization. Also, it is
an express condition of cult membership that no one is to disclose what goes on at CFR meetings.
Congressmen John R. Rarick had warned:
"The CFR, dedicated to one-world government, financed by a number of the largest tax-exempt foundations, and wielding such power and influence over our lives in the areas of finance, business, labor, military, education, and mass communication-media, should be familiar to every American concerned with good government, and with preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution and our free-enterprise system.
Yet, the nation’s right-to-know machinery, the news media, usually so aggressive in exposures to inform our people, remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the CFR, its cult members and their activities.
"The CFR is the establishment. Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also finances and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for
converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitution Republic into a servile member of a one-world dictatorship."
The CFR cult now has its main headquarters at the corner of park Avenue and 68th Street in New York City, in a building given to the organization by the Rockefeller family in 1929. Its main goal is still to create a one-world government by destroying the freedom and independence of all nations, especially the United States. And David Rockefeller continues to be its Chairman of the Board.
The Trilateral Commission
Unfortunately, the Council on Foreign Relations is not the only group proposing an end to the sovereignty of the United States.
In 1973, The Trilateral Commission was founded to work for the same goal: a one-world government. The Trilateral Commission's roots stem from the book, "Between Two Ages", written by Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1970. In this book, Brzezinski praised Marxism, thought of the United States as obsolete, and praised the formation of a one-world government. His thinking closely parallels that of CFR founder Edward Mandell house.
On page 72 of the communist manifesto Brzezinski writes: "Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over the inner, passive man and a victory of reason over belief."
On page 83, he states: "Marxism disseminated on the popular level in the form of Communism, represented a major advance in man's ability to conceptualize his relationship to his world."
On page 123, we find: "Marxism supplied the best available insight into contemporary reality."
What Mr. Brzezinski fails to tell his readers is that approximately
100 million human beings have been murdered under Marxism "in the form of Communism" just in this Twentieth Century.
It has enslaved a billion more, and has been responsible for those who live in Communist-dominated countries. There is nothing like being brainwashed!
For world government
Zbigniew Brzezinski's "Between Two Ages" was published in 1970 while he was a professor in New York City. David Rockefeller read the book and, in 1973, launched the new Trilateral Commission, whose purposes include linking North America, Western Europe, and Japan "in their economic relations, their political and defense relations, their relations with developing countries, and their relations with Communist countries."
As Newell writes: "The original literature of The Trilateral Commission also states, exactly as Brzezinski's book had proposed, that the more advanced Communist States could become partners in the alliance leading to world government. In short, David Rockefeller implemented Brzezinski's proposal."
Rockefeller appointed Zbigniew Brzezinski to be the Director of The Trilateral Commission.
In 1973, Jimmy Carter became a student of Brzezinski, and a founding member of the Trilateral Commission.
On March 21, 1978, "The New York Times" featured an article about Zbigniew Brzezinski's close relationship with the President. In part, it reads: "The two men met for the first time four years ago when mr. Brzezinski was executive director of The Trilateral Commission… and had the foresight to ask the then obscure former Governor of Georgia to join its distinguished ranks. Their initial teacher-student relationship blossomed during the campaign, and appears to have grown closer still."
To think that the teacher in this relationship praised Marxism, and wanted to form a one-world government. And the student was to become the President of the united States.
During the 1976 political campaign, Carter repeatedly told the nation that he was going to get rid of the Establishment Insiders if he became president. But when he took office, he promptly filled his Administration with cult members of the Council on Foreign Relations (284 to be exact) and The Trilateral Commission, the two most prominent insider organizations in America. Included in this list of members of The Trilateral Commission were Walter Mondale and Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Beginning with Jimmy Carter, all the recent presidents, including president Clinton, have promptly filled their administrations with cult members of the Council on Foreign relations and The Trilateral Commission.
The common everyday American citizen does not need to be told that there is a controlled government running the United States. But when we understand exactly what the Council on Foreign Relations and The Trilateral Commission are, and how its members hold key positions in the Government, it becomes all the more clear.
As Newell writes: "The effects of the Council on Foreign Relation and The Trilateral Commission on the affaires of our nation is easy to see. Our own Government no longer acts in its own interest, we no longer win any wars we fight, and we constantly tie ourselves to international agreements, pacts, and conventions. And, our leaders have developed blatant preferences for Communist U.S.S.R., Communist Cuba, and Communist China, while they continue to work for world government, which has always been the goal of Communism…
"The real goal of our own Government’s leaders is
to make the United States into a carbon copy of a Communist state,
and then to merge all nations into a one-world cult system run by a powerful few."
Barry Goldwater once stated on this subject:
"The Trilateral Commission is international, and it is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States.
The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power – political, monetary, intellectual,
As with the CFR cult, not all the members of The Trilateral Commission are fully committed to the destruction of the United States. Some just go along for the ride, to obtain fame, comfortable living, and constant flattery. But some, of course, really do run things and some work against the independence of the united States.
The American people may think that they live in a free country when, in reality, things could not be more controlled. The American public must be made aware of what is really taking place in the united States.
The key to obtain our freedom, to have a true independence, is to free ourselves from the yoke of International Finance and the CFR cult. How true it is to state that those who control the money of a country control everything in that country.
The first step is prayer: to kneel down before Almighty God and to ask Him to save America, to shower His blessings on this great land.
And second; to educate the population. Every citizen of the United States should become informed about these inside cult organizations, and make it a point not to vote nor to promote those, who are members for these cult organizations. And to demand a reform of the financial laws of the country, especially to repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and to implement the philosophy of Social Credit into the laws of the country.
Make it a point to inform as many people as possible to so they could become educated as to how the financial system of the United States could actually be corrected. Then the United States Government would no longer be under the control of the Bankers and certain judges who legislate from the bench, but would become a servant of the American people.
The CFR Cult History:
A Satanic Plot for a One World Government
We firmly believe that the nucleus of all evil stems from those who control the monies of the world, whom we generally refer to as the International Bankers. But one word we seldom here about, much less understand, is the
The Illuminati are elite men, those on the top, who control the International Bankers to control, for evil purposes, the entire world. Their agentur are bred, educated, and trained to be placed behind the scenes at
all levels of government.
As experts and advisers, they mould government policy so as to further the secret plans of their cult masters. They lure people away from God by offering them money, the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Those who direct the Illuminati are against Christ and for Satan. They always remain in the dark, unidentified, and generally unsuspected. They use all peoples to serve their diabolical purposes. They divide to conquer,
(just like it is at the time of this writing. Check out the division on C-Span as Congress tries to pass laws, they are almost always divided upon party lines)
supplying arms and money to both sides, instigating people to fight and kill each other, in order to be able to achieve their objectives. they foster the terrorism of atomic warfare and deliberately cause world famine.
Their primary goal is to form a one world government to have complete control of the entire world, destroying all religions and governments in the process.
"The History of the Illuminati" explains in detail what the Illuminati is, how it started, and their conspiracy to form a one world government by the end of the 20th Century. Following are excerpts taken from William Guy Carr's book, "Pawns in the Game".
Behind the United States and its Constitution is a small group of men whose sole objective is to enslave the whole world and humanity in their satanic plot for a one world government.
Now to give you a very clear picture of this satanic plot, I will go back to its beginning, back to the middle of the 18th Century, and name the men who put that plot into action.
This satanic plot was launched back in the 1760's when it first came into existence under the name of the Illuminati.
This Illuminati was organized by one Adam Weishaupt who became a convert to Catholicism and later a Catholic priest. Then, at the request of the Financiers, he defected from the Catholic Church, and organized the Illuminati which was financed by the International Bankers.
Every war since then, beginning with the French Revolution, has been promoted by the Illuminati operating under various names and guises. I say under various names and guises because, after the Illuminati was exposed and became too notorious, Weishaupt and his co-conspirators began to operate under various other names.
But why did the world conspirators chose the word "Illuminati" for their satanic organization? Weishaupt himself said that the word is derived from Lucifer and means «holders of the light».
The Luciferian conspiracy:
Weishaupt was a Jesuit-trained professor of Canon Law, teaching in Inglecot University, when he defected from Christianity to embrace the Luciferian cult conspiracy. This was in 1770. He began to write out the master plan that was designed to give the Synagogue of Satan, so named by Jesus Christ, ultimate world domination so they could impose the Luciferian cult ideology on what would remain of the human race after the final social cataclysm by use of satanic despotism.
Weishaupt completed his task on May 1, 1776. (Communist nations continue to yearly conduct celebrations on May 1st in honor of this great event.) That was the day Weishaupt officially completed his plan which required the destruction of all existing governments and religions. That objective was to be reached by dividing the masses of people into opposing camps in ever increasing numbers on political, social, economic, and other issues, the very conditions we have in the United States today. The opposing sides were then to be armed, and incidents were to be provided which would cause them to fight and weaken themselves, gradually destroying national governments and religious institutions.
(This is also the reason our Freedom of Relgion Rights are being trampled on today, especially the traditional family unit of the Christian)
The plan of operation :
The main features of the Weishaupt cult plan of operation required his Illuminati to do the following things to help them to accomplish their purpose:
•1. Monetary and sex bribery was to be used to obtain control of men already in high places in the various levels of all governments and other fields of endeavor. Once influential persons had fallen for the lies, deceits, and temptations of the Illuminati, they were to be held in bondage by application of political and other forms of blackmail, threats of financial ruin, public exposure, and physical harm, even death to themselves and loved members of their families.
•2. The Illuminati who were on the faculty of colleges and universities were to cultivate students possessing exceptional mental ability and who belonged to well-bred families with international leanings, and recommend them for special training in Internationalism. Such training was to be provided by granting scholarships, like the Rhodes Scholarship, to those selected by the illuminati. All such scholars were to be first persuaded and then convinced that men of special talent and brains had the right to rule those less gifted on the grounds that the masses do not know what is best for them physically, mentally, and spiritually.
•3. All influential people who were trapped to come under the control of the Illuminati cult, plus the students who had been specially educated and trained, were to be used as agents and placed behind the scenes of all governments as experts and specialists. They would advise the top executives to adopt policies which would, in the long run, serve the secret plans of the Illuminati's one world conspiracy, and bring about the destruction of the governments and religions they were elected or appointed to serve.
•4. They were to obtain absolute control of the press so that all news and information could be slanted to convince the masses that a one world government is the only solution to our many and varied problems. They were also to own and control all the national radio and TV channels.
(Today, The Fairness Doctrine is being scrutinized as to its legality and already is in the courts as unconstitutional.)
After reading these four points of strategy, we have to admit that our mass communications media is controlled at all levels, and that at all levels our governments are also infiltrated and controlled, just like Weishaupt had planned back in the 1700's. Unfortunately, few people are aware of this fact, which is why they make little sense out of many of the world events that take place today.
Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday, and forever, and so is Satan the devil, as the former "lightbringer", also is the same today, yesterday,...but NOT...forever...as he will be thrown into the lake of fire, along with all his cult members.
Let us now go back to the first days of the Illuminati.
Because Britain and France were the two greatest world powers in the late years of the 18th Century, Weishaupt ordered the Illuminati to foment the colonial wars, including the Revolutionary War in America, to weaken the British Empire. They were also ordered to organize the French Revolution in order to destroy the French Empire. Weishaupt scheduled the French Revolution to start in 1789.
In 1784, however, a true act of God placed the Bavarian Government in possession of evidence which proved the existence of the Illuminat cult.
An act of God:
What was this act of God? Let me explain.
It was in 1784 that Weishaupt had issued his orders for the French Revolution. A German writer named Zwack had put these orders into book form which contained the entire Illuminati story and Weishaupt's plan. A copy of this book was sent to the Illuminates in France, who were headed by Robespierre, whom Weishaupt had delegated to foment the French Revolution. The carrier was struck and killed by lightning as he rode on his way from Germany to France. The police found the subversive documents on his body, and turned them over to the proper authorities.
After a careful study of the plot, the Bavarian Government ordered the police to raid Weishaupt's newly organized lodges of the Grand Orient and homes of his most influential associates. All additional evidence thus discovered convinced the authorities that the documents were genuine copies of the cult conspiracy by which the Illuminati planned to use wars and revolutions to bring about the established. (Note: This is exactly in line with the United Nations plot of today.)
In 1785, the Bavarian Government outlawed the Illuminati, and closed the lodges of the Grand Orient. In 1786, they published all the details of the cult conspiracy, the English title of that publication being "The Original Writings of the Order and Sect of the Illuminati". Copies of the entire conspiracy were sent to all the heads of Church and State in Europe. But the power of the Illuminati was so great that this warning was ignored. Nevertheless, «Illuminati» became a dirty word, and it went underground.
At the same time, Weishaupt ordered Illuminates to infiltrate into the lodges of Blue Masonry, and form their own secret cult societies within all secret societies. Only Masons who proved themselves internationalists, and those whose conduct proved they had defected from God, were initiated into the Illuminati.
In order to infiltrate into Masonic Lodges in Britain, Weishaupt invited John Robison over to Europe. Robison was a high degree Mason in the Scottish Rite cult. He was a professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh University and secretary of The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Robison did not fall for the lie that the objective of the Illuminati was to create a benevolent dictatorship, but he kept his reaction to himself so well that he was entrusted with a copy of Weishaupt's revised conspiracy for study and safekeeping.
Because the warnings about the Illuminati cult were ignored, the Revolution broke out in 1789, as scheduled by Weishaupt. In order to alert other governments to their danger, Robison published, in 1789, a book entitled "Proof of a cult Conspiracy to Destroy All Governments and Religions", but his warnings were also ignored.
The Napoleonic Wars:
The men who had directed the French Revolution decided to engage in another international plot. This time they organized the Napoleonic Wars to topple several more of the Crowned Heads of Europe. One branch of the Financiers financed Napoleon, while another branch financed Britain, Germany, and other nations. Of course, both branches received their orders from the masterminds of the Illuminati.
Immediately after the Napolionic Wars, the Illuminati assumed that all the nations would be so desperate and so weary of wars that they would be glad for any solution. So the stooges of the Illumiati set up what they called «The Congress of Vienna». At this meeting they tried to create the first league of nations, their first attempt of one world government. They held the theory that all the Crowned heads of the European Government were so deeply in debt to them that they would willingly or unwillingly seve as their stooges. But the Czar of Russia caught on to the plot, and completely torpedoed it. The enraged Financiers then vowed that some day they would destroy the Czar and his entire family. And this very threat was later accomplished in 1917.
We must bear in mind that the Illumianti was not set up to operate on a short-range basis. Normally, a conspirator of any type enters into a conspiracy with the expectation of achieving is objective during his own lifetime. But that was not the case with the Illuminati. True, they hoped to accomplish their objective during their lifetime but, paraphrasing "the show must go on", the Illuminati operates on the very long-range basis. Whether it will take scores of years or even centuries, they have dedicated their descendants to keep the plot going until they hope the conspiracy is achieved. (Some of these seeds remain during the 1000 year millenium reign of Jesus Christ, when the Cult Master Satan is loosed for a season. Rev. 20:3)
The disastrous rebuff at the congress held in Vienna by the Czar of Russia did not by any means destroy the Illuminati conspiracy; it merely forced them to adopt a new strategy. Realizing that the one world idea was, for the moment, killed, the Illuminati decided that, to keep their power, they would have to tighten their control of the money system of the European nations.
(There will be a one-world government, but it will be under Jesus Christ, not the monetary cult system of the devil and his followers who parallels everything God does)
To control the economy:
Earlier, the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo had been falsified. The Financiers had spread a story that Napoleon had won that battle, which brought about a panic on the stock market in England. All stocks had plumped down to practically zero. The International Bankers then bought all the stocks for virtually a penny on its dollar value, which gave them complete control of the economy of Britain and, virtually, of all Europe.
Immediately after the congress held in Vienna, the International Bankers forced Britain to set up a new bank of England, which they controlled absolutely, and which they still control to this very day.
Weishaupt died in 1830, but prior to his death, he prepared a revised version of the age-old conspiracy of the Illuminati, which, under various names, was to organize, finance, direct, and control all international organizations and groups but working their agents into executive positions at the top.
The revolutionary program:
In 1848, Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto, under the direction of one group of Illuminists, while Professor Karl Ritter of Frankfurt University wrote the anti-thesis, under the direction of another group of Illuminists. the idea was that those who direct the overall conspiracy could use the differences of those two so-called ideologies to enable them to divide larger and larger members of the human race into opposing camps so that they could be armed and then brainwashed into fighting and destroying each other. (The devil sets up people and governments to fail, by sowing discord among bretheren)
(Coservatism verses Liberalism, these camps are directly opposite of each other today just as is our congress)
And, in particular, to destroy all political and religious institutions. (Removal of our Christian Heritage from the public square)
The work Ritter started was continued after his death and completed by the German so-called philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Nietzsche helped to develop Racism and then Naziism, which was used to foment World War I and II.
In 1834, the Italian revolutionary leader, Giuseppe Mazzini, was selected by the Illuminati to direct their revolutionary program throughout the world. He served in that capacity until he died in 1872. But some years before he died, Mazzini had enticed an American general named Albert Pike into the Illuminati. Pike was fascinated by the idea of a one world government, and ultimately he became the head of this Luciferian conspiracy and the Free Masons.
Between 1859 and 1871, Pike worked out a military blueprint for three world wars and various revolutions throughout the world which he considered would forward the conspiracy to its final stage in the 20th Century.
The First World War was to be fought so as to enable the Illuminati to destroy Czarism in Russia, as vowed by the International Bankers after the Czar had torpedoed his scheme at the congress held in Vienna, and to transform Russia into a stronghold of atheistic Communism. The differences stirred up by agents of the Illuminati between the German and British Empires would be used to foment this war. After the war would be ended, Communism was to be built up and used to destroy other governments as well.
The Second World War, when and if necessary, was to be fomented by using the controversies between fascist and political Zionists. During this war, International Communism was to be built up until it equaled in strength that of the United Christendom. When it reached that point, it was to be contained and kept in check until required for the final social cataclysm.
The Third World War is to be fomented by using the so-called controversy agents of the Illuminati cult would stir up between political Zionists and the leaders of the Muslem world. That war is to be directed in such a manner that all of Islam and political Zionism, Israel, will destroy each other while, at the same time, the remaining nations, once more divided on this issue, will be forced to fight themselves into a state of complete exhaustion - physically, mentally, spiritually, and economically. The stage will then be set to put the one world government into operation.
A one world government:
In the final phases of the conspiracy, the one world government is to consist of a key dictator (The Anti-Christ) - the head of the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations (the Illuminati group in the U.S.), a few billionaires, the Communists, and scientists who have proven their devotion to the great cult conspiracy. All others are to be integrated into a vast conglomeration of monopolized humanity, becoming total slaves of the conspiracy. (Including former President Gore's Green Party with the hoax of global warming)
In the United States, immediately after World War I, the Illuminati set up what they called the Council on Foreign Relations, commonly referred to as the CFR. This CFR cult is actually the Illuminati now operating in the U.S. Its hierarchy, the mastermind control of the CFR cult, to a very great extent, are descendants of the original Illuminati conspirators, even though many of them have changed their names to conceal this fact.
There is a similar establishment of the Illuminati in England, operating under the name of the British Institute of International Affairs. There are similar secret Illuminati organizations in France, Germany, and other nations operating under different names. All of these organizations, including the CFR cult, continuously set up numerous subsidiary or front organizations that are infiltrated into every phase of the various nations affairs. But at all times, the operation of these organizations were and are masterminded and controlled by the Illuminati.
Article by Myron Fagan
The Hare Krishnas, Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, and Moses David Berg's Family of Love are some popular examples of this type of cult.
Religious Cults: The Christian Perspective
Christians define a religious cult from a different perspective. Simply, a cult is any religious group that deviates from the fundamental teachings of the historic, Bible-based, Christian faith as confirmed through
the ancient ecumenical creeds. Generally, if a religious organization follows Jesus Christ, but denies or distorts essential Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, the resurrection, or salvation
by grace alone, that organization is considered a cult. Traditional examples are the Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, the Unity School of Christianity, and the Way International.
All of these groups add to the simple gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, some add to the Bible, such as Mormonism's The Book of Mormon, (over 1400 scriptues have been changed in Mormonism)Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. Similarly,
Christian Science has added Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The Jehovah's Witnesses have actually changed the text of the Bible to make it fit their version of doctrine.
Religious cults add their own rules, rituals and ceremonies -- their own works of righteousness to the finished work of Jesus on the cross. These organizations officially state that Jesus' sacrifice is sufficient for salvation, but then they go on to say that their version of "works" must be added to the simplicity of His grace (leagalism) in order to warrant true salvation. These groups will often use
("faith without works is dead") to establish that works are part of salvation. Although it is true that faith without works is dead, it isn't the works that save us. Works are merely the result of a truly changed life through a saving faith in Jesus. A true Christian does good works because he has received the free gift of salvation, not to get salvation.
Religious Cults: Why Does It Matter?
Groups like the Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses reject their categorization with other "religious cults", because the emotional reaction to such a label often gets in the way of mainstream conversion.
Actually, contrary to their historical foundations of deeming Christendom to be misguided, evil or apostate, most of the aforementioned cults are now claiming to be Christian themselves. They declare the Divine authority of the Bible, but they manipulate the scriptures to suit their own purposes.
(They give lip service but deny the power thereof)
Although they claim to serve Jesus Christ, and may use Christian terminology, their doctrines are dangerously different. Why is this an issue? Why can't we all just get along? Because these organizations
don't lead to the Jesus Christ of the Bible, but to another Jesus and another gospel message altogether. If these religious groups are based on bad history, or bad doctrine, or bad motives, then we must respectfully expose these shortcomings. If these religious cults are presenting false teachings, then
multitudes of people are being led astray. Time to uncover the cult of the CFR.
Freemasonry - Some Background
Freemasonry is veiled in assorted levels of secrecy, legend, and misunderstanding. Throughout the decades, this "social" organization has been referred to as a Christian brotherhood. Others consider it a fraternity of the occult. Freemasonry is often the target of conspiracy theorists, who allege that Masons are responsible for orchestrating entire political, financial and cultural movements throughout the world. For purposes of this website, we will limit our discussion of history, lore and legend, and focus on the basic "doctrinal" positions of today's Freemasonry - although the "basics" can even be hidden or misunderstood in various parts of the Order.
Freemasonry - Some Basics
Freemasonry is referred to by numerous names. Some of these names include: the Brotherhood, the Craft, the Order, and the Lodge. Masons are distinguished into different classes: The Entered Apprentice, The Fellow Craft, and The Master Mason. In these three classes there are 33 degrees, where a Mason can grow in his understanding and knowledge of the ways of the Brotherhood. Various signs, tokens, and secrets are made known to the Mason as he graduates to higher levels or degrees. One of the most known symbols for Masonry is the letter "G." Depending on whose interpretation you believe, this symbol can represent geometry, God, or gnosis. Christians traditionally interpret the symbol as God, whereas others within the Order define it as knowledge or gnosis.
There is a great deal of secrecy in Freemasonry. From the beginning, the Entered Apprentice is kept in the shadows regarding the full meaning of Masonry's symbols and ceremonies. A member of the Lodge only receives further enlightenment as he rises through the degrees. Each Mason must swear a series of oaths to keep the secrets of the Craft as he learns them. He also agrees to severe penalties if he ever lets them slip. "Freemasons are emphatically called the Sons of Light, because they are in possession of the true meaning of the symbol; while the profane or uninitiated who have not received this knowledge are said to be in darkness." (Albert Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1946) As the Mason passes through the degrees of the Lodge, he receives true light, and is considered elevated above those who have not had the mysteries of Freemasonry revealed to them.
Freemasonry - Is It a Religion?
The Mason's official position states that Freemasonry is not a religion. "Masons who treat it as such are mistaken. Freemasonry strongly encourages its members to belong to an established religion, although this is not a requirement for membership (only that a candidate profess a belief in a Supreme Being). Masonry is a fraternal organization that encourages morality and charity and studies philosophy. It has no clergy, no sacraments, and does not promise salvation to its members." (Roger Firestone, Difficult Questions About Freemasonry, 2002)
A close assessment of the degrees of Freemasonry uncovers a basic theology that lies beneath everything in the Order. The degrees instruct that: There is a Supreme Being who created the universe, who has established and revealed a moral law, and to whom we must give account in a life after this. Masons argue that nothing in these five points, which are supported by all the materials, lectures and "working tools" of the degrees, conflicts with any of the major religions of the Western world. As such, all religions are welcome to participate in the Brotherhood, and thus, it should not be deemed a "religious" organization. "The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha, or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer."(Manly Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, 1976)
Many scholars call Freemasonry the "unifier" of all religions. "It is the universal, eternal, immutable religion, such as God planted it in the heart of universal humanity."(Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 1950) "Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instruction in religion." (Pike) "Masonry is all that remains to us of the first world religion" which flourished in ancient times. "It was the first unified world religion. Today we are working again towards a world universal religion." (Foster Bailey, The Spirit of Masonry, 1979)
Doesnt sound all that bad huh? Really?
Now lets see what the real Truth says.....
Freemasonry: Midwife to an Occult Empire
- by Terry Melanson ©, Revised, Corrected and Expanded, March 20th, 2005 (Last Update: June 4th, 2005)
“Masonry is regarded as the direct descendant, or as a survival of the mysteries... of Isis and Osiris in Egypt...”
- Robert Freke Gould, Past Senior Grand Deacon of England, Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, Vol. 1, p. 13, History of Freemasonry; New York, 1884
“When later he [the Mason] is given Light, it means really that he is taught the principles of occultism ...”
- Arthur H. Ward, Masonic symbolism and the Mystic Way, p. 149 - 150
The Occult Revival
The Who's Who List of 19th & 20th Century Occultism
Arthur Edward Waite
Dr. Wynn Westcott
S. L. MacGregor Mathers
Dr. Gérard Encausse
Dr. Theodor Reuss
C. W. Leadbeater
Manly P. Hall
Gerald B. Gardner
O.T.O.: Ordo Templi Orientis
The article located at this URL, and earlier at Geocities, was first written 4 years ago. Since then I have learned a bit more about Freemasonry and have had many communications, good and bad, with its members.
I've been put on an "anti-mason" [hit]list, along with others who dare to write anything unflattering against the brethren; I've had heated debates and arguments in public forums and message boards; and I've actually been threatened, both subtly and overtly.
Curiously, many times the offended Mason claims to be a chaplain, a minister or a supposed "man of cloth" - a real surprise, at first, considering the occult nature of the organization.
The negative experiences far outweigh the positive. The members who regularly post to forums and send out emails display the traits of having been thoroughly brainwashed by a first-class cult. Some are far more clever, however, and are undoubtedly part of a concerted effort by the Brotherhood.
See, Masonic Disinformation, Propaganda, Dissembling, and Hate Techniques for a concise elaboration of their techniques.
Historically, Freemasonry has been charged with corruption of public officials because of the oaths and promises they swear to keep amongst themselves, above all else. At the very least, joining a secret society, or a "society with secrets," creates a glaring conflict of interest.
The following document doesn't go into corruption or masonic favoritism. A secret society, by its very nature - and one as widespread and established as masonry - would naturally enable such intrigue.
My only intention here is to outline its influence, and guiding hand on a unique phenomenon that occurred at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th century.
Having learned from earlier criticism, and with all brevity aside, I hope this page is seen as one of the most comprehensive and accurate expositions in this field of study.
“Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled ...”
“The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them.
Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry.” (pp. 104, 105 & 819)
General Albert Pike wrote those words in a work called Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1871.
At the time his title was The Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite in Washington D.C.
This book is revered by occult groups across the globe, and most masons have never read it, let alone understood it. It deals with the occult origins of the symbols, initiations, and rituals of Freemasonry.
Morals and Dogma is typically only giving to Master Masons. It is estimated that for every hundred Masons, ten will read it, three will finish it and only one will understand it.
The rites and rituals of Freemasonry are directly derived from ancient occult mysteries.
An Entered Apprentice is deceived from the beginning,
as Pike has openly admitted; at the same time revealing its likeness with the "Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy."
Pike said the initiate is "intentionally misled by false interpretations." Another esteemed Mason put it this way:
“FREEMASONRY is a fraternity within a fraternity — an outer organization concealing an inner brotherhood of the elect. Before it is possible to intelligently discuss the origin of the Craft, it is necessary, therefore, to establish the existence of these two separate yet interdependent orders, the one visible and the other invisible.
The visible society is a splendid camaraderie of 'free and accepted' men enjoined to devote themselves to ethical, educational, fraternal, patriotic, and humanitarian concerns.
The invisible society is a secret and most august fraternity whose members are dedicated to the service of a mysterious arcanum arcanorum. Those Brethren who have essayed to write the history of their Craft have not included in their disquisitions the story of that truly secret inner society which is to the body Freemasonic what the heart is to the body human.”
- Manly P. Hall 33°, Lectures on Ancient Philosophy and Introduction to the Study and Application of Rational Procedure, p. 397 [Chapter 19 - Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins]
“When a mason learns the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.”
- Manly P. Hall, 33°, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, p. 48
The latter quote, in particular, may be surprising to some but occultists have a clear concept of what Manly P. Hall was conveying. To them, the true definition of occultism is the science of energy flow and energy relationships.
Occult meditation is a means of consciously and purposefully directing energy from a recognized source to the creation of some specific effect.
This is the task of the initiate in all Occult groups.
The initiator shows the candidate his latent faculties, his dormant powers, and initiates him into their use. He explains or demonstrates how the candidate may awaken the static energy into dynamic power.
Freemasonry has always, admittedly, held deep occult secrets which it hides from the "profane" and unworthy. One person who believed this to be true was Alice Ann Bailey. Her praise and admiration - she appeared to be almost in awe of the craft - was evident throughout all her works.
A typical flattery can be found on p. 511 of The Externalization of the Hierarchy: "The Masonic Movement . . . is the custodian of the law; it is the home of the Mysteries and the seat of initiation. ...It is a far more occult organization than can be realized, and is intended to be the training school for the coming advanced occultists.
In its ceremonials lies hid the wielding of the forces connected with the growth and life of the kingdoms of nature and the unfoldment of the divine aspects of man."
The Occult Revival
“Satanic Ritual is a blend of Gnostic, Cabbalistic, Hermetic, and Masonic elements, incorporating nomenclature and vibratory words of power from virtually every mythos ....
Masonic orders have contained the most influential men in many governments, and virtually every occult order has many Masonic roots.”
- Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals — Companion to the Satanic Bible, pp. 21, 78 [PDF Version here]
The occult revival of the 20th century can be directly attributed to Freemasonry and its peripheral entourage of acolytes: Theosophy, the New Age Movement, Satanism, Cabalistic Black Magic, Enochian Magic, Gerardian Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca and Sex Magic.
The Who's Who List of 19th & 20th Century Occultism
Arthur Edward Waite
A. E. Waite (October 2, 1857 - May 19, 1942) was a Freemason, an English occultist and member (later Grand Master) of the magical order, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Waite is most famous as the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, the most popular tarot deck in use today.
From Wikipedia: "Waite was a prolific author of occult texts on subjects including divination, Rosicrucianism, freemasonry, black and ceremonial magic, Kabbalism and alchemy; he also translated and reissued several important mystical and alchemical works. His works on the Holy Grail, influenced by his friendship with Arthur Machen, were particularly notable. A number of his volumes remain in print, the Book of Ceremonial Magic, The Holy Kabbalah, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry having seen reprints in recent years."
At least one Masonic authority had high praise and glowing approval for Waite's writings. In Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry, in a chapter entitled Secret Doctrine, Baptist minister Joseph Fort Newton, the Grand Chaplain for his lodge, said:
“Perhaps the greatest student in this field of esoteric teaching and method, certainly the greatest now living is Arthur Edward Waite, to whom it is a plesure[sic] to pay tribute. ...Much learning and many kinds of wisdom are in his pages, and withal an air of serenity, of tolerance; and if he is of those who turn down another street when miracles are preformed in the neighborhood, it is because, having found the inner truth, he asks for no sign.” (p. 57)
William Wynn Westcott (December 17, 1848 - July, 1925),
East London coroner, a Freemason, Theosophist, Qabalist, Supreme Magus of the Societas Rosicruciana and founding member (and organizing genius) behind the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Westcott, along with MacGregor Mathers, initiated Golden Dawn students into the study of the Qabalah, Alchemy, Astrology, Geomantic and Tarot Divination, Tattwa Vision and the Pentagram Ritual.
Before the Golden Dawn had its own Lodge, its rituals (the Isis-Urania) were performed, covertly, in a Masonic Lodge Hall:
“From the beginning, the ceremonies of Isis-Urania were conducted at Mark Masons’ Hall in Great Queen Street (now demolished) but members were careful not to embarrass the Masonic authorities, being told that they ‘must not enter Mark Masons’ Hall by the front door, but go under archway and down passage, entering by a door on the right”
- A. Gilbert, Golden Dawn Companion, p.31.
The mention of Golden Dawn rituals being performed at "Mark Masons' Hall" is also repeated in other places recounting the history of the magical order: A Short Treatise on the History, Culture and Practices of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, A Detailed History of the Golden Dawn and The Magicians of the Golden Dawn: A Documentary History of a Magical Order, 1887-1923, by Ellic Howe. It seems to be generally accepted as fact.
is also famous for his translation of the legendary Kabbalah treatise, Sepher Yetzirah "Book of Formation," into English.
Samuel Liddel "MacGregor" Mathers (January 1854 – November 1918) a Freemason, a Rosicrucian and an adept occult magician. Mathers was one of the most influential occultists in modern times. Along with Dr. Wynn Westcott, he founded the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. On the Golden Dawn, Wikipedia has this to say:
"The 'Golden Dawn,' as it is commonly referred to, was probably the single greatest influence on 20th century western occultism. While it existed, it was the focal point of the development and redevelopment of magical thinking in Europe.
In it, most concepts of magic and ritual that have since become core elements of Wicca, Thelema, western mystery schools and other forms of magical spirituality were first formulated."
Mathers was instrumental in formulating instructions on the occult meanings of the Tarot. From the Golden Dawn website: "Much of what we know of the Tarot comes from Mathers and his wife. Today, we take the Tarot for granted, but without the ground breaking work of Mathers and the Golden Dawn, our Tarot symbolism might be basic and trite."
(12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947), the most controversial occultist in modern times, dubbed the "wickedest man alive." There's much dispute as to his official status as a mason. The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, however, admits to his initiation into Craft Freemasonry in Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 343. Crowley was also conferred the degrees 33°, 90° and 96° of the Antient and Primitive Rite of Masonry, Disciples of Memphis by John Yarker.
Throughout his career, Crowley was as much influenced by Freemasons as he in turn had influence on them.
Crowley has generated an intense following since his death. He has influenced countless disciples and gave birth to Satanism.
Proclaiming to be the magus (and great Beast 666) of the "new age of Horus," he saw himself as the usher, or prophet, of a "new Aeon" of illuminism.
Because of his total disregard for imposed social values and his legendary rebellion toward authority, Crowley became a hero for young people - especially rock musicians of the 60s and 70s and through to the Heavy Metal acts of the 80s and 90s.
Docteur Gérard (Anaclet Vincent) Encausse
(1865 - 1916), a Parisian spiritualist; Theosophist; Qabalist; chief of the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Croix; founder of the Order of the Martinists, based on two extinct Masonic Rites; an OTO initiate; a Golden Dawn occultist; and an adherent of Esoteric Christianity
("wolves creeping in unawares?")
of the Gnostic Church.
Encausse organized an "International Masonic Conference" in Paris on June 24, 1908. Later, Theodor Reuss gave him a patent to form a "Supreme Grand Council General of the Unified Rites of Antient and Primitive Masonry for the Grand Orient of France and its Dependencies at Paris."
[source: The Invisible Basilica: Gerard Encausse (Papus)]
Doctor (Albert Karl) Theodor Reuss
(1855 - 1923) joined Masonry in 1876. Reuss was a tantric occultist and utopian socialist. William Wynn Westcott, in 1901, provided a charter to Reuss for the Swedenborgian Rite of Masonry. Westcott also provided authorization for Reuss to found a High Council in Germania of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia.
Theodor Reuss, also in 1901, was designated Special Inspector for the Martinist Order in Germany, by Gérard Encausse. [source: The Invisible Basilica: Theodor Reuss]
Reuss is most famous as the Outer Head of the Ordo Templi Orientis. The O.T.O. is a revival of the Order of the Illuminati with practical magickal rituals and initiations. Ordo Templi Orientis is still in existence today, and has thrived in recent years as its members have embraced the internet.
"Old George" Pickingill
(1816-1909) is perhaps the most intriguing figure of the bunch. George Pickingill was a legend in his own time and was much feared by the villagers of Canewdon as a "Master of the Witches" and a black magician. "Old George" was a hereditary witch of a continuous, and genuine tradition dating back centuries.
Pickingill claimed to be the direct ancestor of "Julia – The Witch of Brandon," burned at the stake in 1071; "since that time each generation of the Pickingill family has served as priests in the Old Religion."
Occultists from all over Europe and the United States revered him and sought after his teachings.
During the course of his long life, Pickingill established nine hereditary covens in Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Sussex, and Hampshire. Each coven worshiped the "Horned God" and practiced sex magick in its rituals.
According to the legend both Allan Bennett and Aleister Crowley (around 1899) were initiates.
“Lefebure claims that Pickingill was believed to have sold his soul to the Devil and he was alleged to hold nocturnal orgies in the graveyard of St. Nicholas' church attended by his Romany kin. These midnight rites were allegedly ignored by the aged incumbent vicar who was terrified of George Pickingill's powers.”
“The O.T.O. claimed that sex magic was the key which opens up all Masonic and Hermetic secrets. If Kellner did receive this knowledge via P.B Randolph then Pickingill's influence on the O.T.O. can be demonstrated.
The Pickingill Nine employed texts from the Classical Mysteries in conjunction with sexual techniques to contact ancient Divine Forces. P.B Randolph visited London in 1858 and discussed sex magic techniques with Hargrave Jennings, who was one of George Pickingill's pupils.”
“...His reputation preceded him and landowners and influential ‘Rosicrucians’ were impressed with his magical powers. He was granted access to the archives of several ‘cunning lodges’ and Masonic temples in London....”
“...It was not long before Pickingill was exhibiting his gifts at Masonic temples and private houses. He conducted the bulk of his demonstrations at a country house in Hertfordshire. John Symonds (1973) states in his biography of Crowley that the famous French magician Eliphas Levi visited Knebworth, the country house in Hertfordshire where Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton held his ‘magical club’.
It is certainly possible that Bulwer-Lytton’s house was ‘the country house in Hertfordshire’. Many Masons and Rosicrucians are known to have observed the magical experiments at Knebworth.”
In Defence of The Pickingill Papers
Old George Pickingill
General Editorial for Antiquities of the Illuminati: The Second-Hand Book-Stall. Version Four, Part One
(October 1, 1847 - September 20, 1933) was responsible for founding the British Federation of the International Order of Co-Freemasonry. Besant was intimately involved with Fabian socialism and was a member of the Fabian Society.
Having been converted to the teachings of the Theosophical Society after a review of Madame Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine, she joined the organization, rose in the ranks, becoming its European, and finally, worldwide head.
Bishop Charles W. Leadbeater
(1847 - 1934) 2; a Freemason; a prolific author and teacher on occult subjects and Masonic history; an adept Theosophist and prelate in the Liberal Catholic Church.
Leadbeater was a mystic and clairvoyant widely regarded by both his masonic brothers and other occultists of his time. His works on the occult origins of the Craft are still widely read, and printed: Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites and Hidden Life of Freemasonry being the most sought after.
His greatest contributions to the world of the occult were by association with the Theosophical Society. He joined Theosophy in 1883 and traveled with its founder, Madame Helena Blavatsky, to India in 1884. He helped spread the teachings of Theosophy to a wide audience through "his ability to write and speak in a direct, convincing, simple popular style."
Obscure concepts such as the "aura, akashic records, reincarnation, vegetarianism, long hair, bare feet, the spiritual life as practised in India, [and] the bioenergetic field surrounding the human body" were easily grasped through his accessible exposition of the material. 3
After Blavatsky's death, Leadbeater had a hand, along with Annie Besant, in the promulgation of a new "World Teacher":
“In 1909 at Adyar, India, Leadbeater discovered a boy whose aura he judged to be completely free of selfishness. This was Jiddu Krishnamurti, who was 13 years old.
Adopted by Besant and Leadbeater, he received intensive training, then 10 years of schooling in England. People in many countries were informed of his future role. At the age of 27,
(Hare)Krishnamurti (hare krishna, hare krishna etc.)
had a personal vision which convinced him that the consciousness of Maitreya was beginning to overshadow him. Theosophists throughout the world had been waiting for this development.”
“But when he was 34, Krishnamurti renounced his association with the Theosophical Society, declaring: 'I do not want followers. My only concern is to set men absolutely, unconditionally free.'
He spent the rest of his years teaching humanity how to achieve that freedom.”
- The pathless journey of Jiddu Krishnamurti
Manly P. Hall
Manly P. Hall (1901 - 1990) is unequaled, he is the most prolific occult philosopher of all-time. No one in history has even come close to matching his literary output on the subject.
"Hall authored over two hundred books on occult subjects ranging from works on astrology, the Bible, Tarot, dreams, mysticism, Eastern and Western philosophy, religion, psychology, symbology, and reincarnation, plus hundreds of essays and a monthly magazine published called the PRS Journal.
Over the course of six decades he delivered eight thousand lectures. He spoke for up to two hours extemporaneously, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of wisdom." 4
Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 1901, the Hall family moved to the United States in 1904. In 1919, Manly settled in Los Angeles. From an early age he was interested in occult matters and subsequently joined a number of societies:
Theosophy, Freemasonry, the Societas Rosecruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, and the American Federation of Astrologers.
After writing his first book, The Initiates of the Flame, in 1922, Hall began collecting rare books on the mystery schools and esoteric philosophy to begin assembling the text for a magnum opus of occult history.
During this time he also travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Egypt. In the search for "ancient wisdom" texts, Manly Hall's favorite place was the British Museum in London:
“The great center of learning in England is the British Museum, with its miles of bookcases, which caused De Quincy to sit and weep because he could not read all the volumes.
(If he would have read the Bible, his tears would be of joy not disappointment)
In order to gain access to the two principal departments of the museum—one of rare books, and the other of manuscripts—it was necessary to be appropriately sponsored.
I had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with General Sir Francis Younghusband, the man who led the British expedition into Tibet in 1903-1904, and camped his army at the foot of the Potola at Lhasa.
While dining one day at the Officer’s Club, Sir Francis confided to me that he was known as the conqueror of Tibet, but he regarded this as a dubious honor. The real fact, he said, was that Tibetan religion and philosophy had conquered him.
A note from Sir Francis immediately gave me admission to the most valuable parts of the British Museum, and I was able to examine the originals of many of the world’s most priceless books and manuscripts.” 5
In 1923, Hall was ordained a minister by the Los Angeles-based Church of the People, an occult/metaphysical congregation. As the leader of the Church of the People, Hall started a magazine titled " The All Seeing Eye."
By 1928, after 6 years of work and raising $100,000 for the first edition, Manly Hall finally published what has become a valuable classic for those who want to learn about the history of the occult and the "Ancient Wisdom" mystery schools: The Secret Teachings of All Ages.
A quarter of a century later, the sheer breadth and scope of the work remains impressive: "pythagorean mathematics; alchemical formulae; Hermetic doctrine; the workings of the Kabala; the geometry of Ancient Egypt; the Native American myths; the uses of cryptograms; an analysis of the Tarot; the symbols of Rosacrucianism; the esotericism of the Shakespearean dramas – these are just a few of Hall’s topics." 6
In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society, a research institute modeled on the ancient school of Pythagoras. It was here that he made his home, he held weekly lectures and continued to publish an incredible body of work. In the year of his death, Manly P. Hall was bestowed with the honorary 33º of
Scottish Rite Masonry
Gerald Brosseau Gardner (June 13, 1884 - February 12, 1964) was a Freemason, an English hereditary Witch and largely responsible for reviving Witchcraft in the modern Western world. Gardner claimed to trace his roots to a Witch named Grissell Gardner who had been burned at the stake in 1610 at Newburgh.
Gardner suffered severely with asthma from an early age and required a nurse to attend to his needs. Nurse Josephine "Com" McCombie brought along young Gardner on her various trips to Europe and Ceylon, where he worked on a tea plantation. Gerald later worked and travelled to Borneo and Malaysia.
In Ceylon between 1905 - 1908, Gardner became a Freemason, Sphinx Lodge 113, I.C., Colombo.
Between 1920 and 1923 Gardner studies native lore, magic, and weaponry in Malaysia. In 1926 through to 1932 Gardner takes up amateur Archaeology; proves the existence of a Malaysian civilization predating the coming of the Portuguese in 1687; returns to England and marries Donna Rosedale, a nurse; frequents the British Museum to research Welsh and Basque folklore; encounters a whole host of Spiritualist mediums; and visits an archaeological dig at Gaza in Egypt, prehistoric caves in France, and England.
In England before the Second World War, Gerald was involved with the Fellowship of Crotona - an occult group of Co-Masons - and met people who introduced him into Witchcraft.
The Fellowship of Crotona was a secret society within a secret society; the inner circle claimed to be hereditary Witches. In 1939, Gardner was initiated into the New Forest coven by high priestess Old Dorothy Clutterbuck.
It was in 1940 at a large gathering of many covens that a legendary event was to take place:
“In June 1940 when England faced invasion from the Nazis, Gardner claims that the high priestess of his coven called a huge gathering of witches in the New Forest where the Great Circle was erected.
This was a magical ritual only performed in cases of extreme emergency. Previously it had only been raised twice, in 1588 to combat the Spanish Armada, which was defeated not only by Drake and his ships but with the help of a great storm, and in the 1800s when it looked as if Napoleon would cross the Channel.
The ritual in the forest involved raising a cone of psychic power and directing it towards the French coast with the command, ‘You cannot cross the sea. You cannot cross the sea. You cannot come.’ According to Gardner this ritual involved the use of the life force of the gathered covens and as a result several elderly witches died.
The ritual was repeated four times and then the Elders said ‘We must stop. We must not kill too many of our people.’”
- The Occult Conspiracy : Secret Societies—Their Influence and Power in World History, p. 139
By 1951 the last of the English laws against witchcraft were repealed and throughout the 50s into the 60s Gardner published some widely read books on the rituals and traditions of the New Forest covens.
This laid out the seeds of what would eventually be known as "Gardnerian Wicca." The resurgence of the "Old Religion" spread like wildfire and continues unabated.
Gardnerian Wicca borrows very heavily from Freemasonry, Tantric Hinduism and a touch of ceremonial magick. Gardnerian covens are always headed by a High Priestess and have three degrees of initiation closely paralleling the Masonic degrees.
Worship is centered on The Goddess and The Horned God. Eight seasonal Sabbats are observed, and the Wiccan Rede is the guiding principle.
the MYSTICA.ORG, Gardner, Gerald B. (1884-1964), an excerpt from The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft.
Roger Dearnaley, An Annotated Chronology and Bibliography of the Early Gardnerian Craft
George Knowles, Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884-1964)
Michael Howard, The Occult Conspiracy: Secret Societies — Their Influence and Power in World History, Destiny Books, 1989
Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, Gerald Brosseau Gardner
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
(1831-1891) heralded the dawn of the New Age Movement. Her writings are the foundation for many occult fraternities. After publishing monumental works such as Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, the Theosophical Society (1875) was formed to spread her teachings worldwide.
She claimed to receive her revelations from Secret Chiefs, or disembodied Ascended Masters; who claimed to be aiding humanity evolve into a race of supermen.
Freemasonry took notice and many soon proclaimed her an occult genius:
"The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled are Madame Blavatsky's gifts to humanity, and to those whose vision can pierce the menacing clouds of imminent disaster it is no exaggeration to affirm that these writings are the most vital literary contribution to the modern world.
No more can they be compared with other books than can the light of the sun be compared with the lamp of the glowworm. The Secret Doctrine assumes the dignity of a scripture, . . ."
- Manly P. Hall 33°, The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy, 1960, The Philosophical Research Society, p. 122
Blavatsky soon had a great host of admirers. The Theosophical Society had freemasons Henry Steel Olcott, George H. Felt appointed president and vice-president respectfully. Among the early members were high ranking masons Charles Sothern and Albert Pike.
In 1907 Annie Besant became president of the Theosophical Society. The beginnings of the modern New Age Movement began with search for their "own" messiah, as it were. Along with 33rd degree mason C.W. Leadbeater, Annie Besant promoted a young adept as the messiah: Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Alice Bailey and husband Foster (32° degree mason) continued to interlock the workings of Theosophy with the aims of Freemasonry. Bailey, as founder of Lucis (Lucifer) Trust, worked laboriously to fulfill the plan toward a New World Religion, which her master Djwhal Khul had said was the ultimate aim of Freemasonry. (The spirit of the Anti-Christ)
The Hierarchy had blessed both their beginnings, her master said.
O.T.O.: Ordo Templi Orientis
The O.T.O. founded at the beginning of the 20th century represents a reunification attempt to incorporate the traditions of the Freemasonic, Rosicrucian and Illuminist movements of the 18th and 19th centuries, the crusading Knights Templars of the middle ages and early Christian Gnosticism and the Pagan Mystery Schools.
The spiritual father of the OTO was Karl Kellner a wealthy Austrian paper chemist. Kellner was a student of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and Eastern mysticism. He developed adhesive to form an Academia Masonica which would enable all Freemasons to become familiar with all existing Masonic degrees and systems.
In 1895, Kellner decided that the Academia Masonica should be called the 'Oriental Templar Order'. The occult inner circle of this Order (OTO) would be organized parallel to the highest degrees of the Memphis and Mizraim Rites of Masonry, and would teach the esoteric Rosicrucian doctrines of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, and Kellner's 'Key' to Masonic symbolism.
Possession of the various degrees of Craft and High-Grade Freemasonry would be a prerequisite for admission to the Inner Circle of OTO.
Theodor Reuss, Kellner's partner, was granted the charter to perform three systems of high-grade Freemasonry known as the Antient and Primitive Rite of Memphis of 97°, the Ancient Oriental Rite of Mizraim of 90°, and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of 33°. With the incorporation of these rites, the Order was enabled to operate as a completely independent Masonic system.
John Symonds, the official biographer of Aleister Crowley, tells us that "the letters of O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis or Order of the Templars, an occult society which was founded in Germany at the beginning of this century.
Its leaders were well-known Grand Masters of Masonry, such as Franz Hartmann, Heinrich Klein, and Karl Kellner. They had decided to found the O.T.O. after the Viennese Karl Kellner had returned from an extensive tour in the East (where he had been initiated by the Arab fakir, Soliman ben Aifa, and the Indian yogis, Bhima Sen Pratap and Sri Mahatma Agamya Guru Paramahamsa) and had expounded the mysteries of yoga and the left-hand path which he called 'sexual magic'.
Thus, in 1902, the Ordo Templi Orientis was constituted for an inner circle of adepts who, in the light of this new and exciting knowledge, found the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of masonry rather tame, and the ninety-seven degrees of the tiresome Rite of Memphis quite unnecessary."
(The Great Beast: The Life and Magick of Aleister Crowley, Granada Publishing, 1973, p. 179)
The O.T.O. has also claimed, "Our Order possesses the KEY which opens up all Masonic and Hermetic secrets, namely, the teaching of sexual magic, and this teaching explains, without exception, all the secrets of nature, all the symbolism of FREEMASONRY and all systems of religion." (Ibid. p. 181)
I've tried to keep my biases in check for the entirety of the text.
I am a Christian (as is this web master), but hopefully the explication of the facts have spoken for themselves; without resorting to preaching or any appearance of a smear campaign.
Maybe that goal was accomplished, maybe not.
Many Freemasons throughout history have contributed immensely to our society, I would be remiss having not mentioned it.
However, for all the good that has been done there is still only one occult revival that has occurred on such a grand scale
(taken together as a phenomenon) which I thoroughly believe warrants the appellation of an empire. Historians will record this unique event, and its repercussions.
It should also be put on the record that many Freemasons of the period had more than a passing influence on its birth.
Freemason Chevalier Andrew Ramsay, as far back as 1736, during a gathering of French Masons, revealed that Masonry was the heir of the secrets of the Templars who in turn were the inheritors of the ancient wisdom of the pagan Mysteries. (The Occult Conspiracy, p. 57; Murdered Magicians: The Templars and Their Myths)
Mystery Schools - of all stripes, whether ancient or modern - are based on a staged series of initiations or degrees; conferred ceremonially through allegory and symbol.
“Many Freemasons shudder at the word occult which comes from the Latin, meaning to cover, to conceal from public scrutiny and the profane. But anyone studying Freemasonry cannot avoid classifying Freemasonry among occult teachings.”
- George H. Steinmetz, The Royal Arch Its Hidden Meaning, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Inc. 1946, p. 147.
"Official records place his birth at February 16, 1854, while official Theosophy publications approved by him place his birth at February 17, 1847 (Source: Charles Webster Leadbeater Biography 1854-1934)."
The Liberal Catholic Church, as well as Theosophy, places his birth in 1847.
Manly P. Hall: Portrait of An American Sage, The Philosophical Research Society
The Inscrutable Manly P. Hall: The Author of The Secret Teachings of All Ages Remains an Enigma
This site owners note: Thanks be to God for Jesus Christ. He was not mentioned much in this article, was He? Who do you want to believe, Satan? The created being? Or our God and Lord Jesus Christ who created him?
Deut. 18:9-14 "...you shall not learn to follow the abominations of the nations...there shall not be found among you anyone...who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead...for all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord...you shall be blameless..."
See also: Lev. 18:21, Deutl. 12:31, Ex. 22:18, Lev. 19:26,31; 20:6,27; Isa. 8:19,20; Lev. 20:27; 1 Sam. 28:7; Lev. 18:24; Deut. 9:4; Acts 7:43
Church Mandate Come out of the Babylonian Mystery Religion system of government started by Simon Magus during the time of the Apostle Peter.
Reincarnation: It's Background
Reincarnation comes from the Hindu-buddhist philosophy of soul transmigration. This is the "religious" concept of the eternal birth-death-birth cycle, where a soul moves from body to body. The status of each successive body, whether human or animal, is the direct result of the quality of the life the soul led in the previous body.
Thus, a "good" life results in rebirth to a higher quality form, and a "bad" life results in rebirth to a lower quality form. This forward and backward progression is based on the Law of Karma, a central foundation of Hinduism and other Eastern-based philosophies. As most of us know, Karma teaches that good deeds are rewarded and bad deeds are punished.
The ultimate goal in this Karma cycle is for the soul to progress to the highest level of existence and become one with the universe. Reincarnation is taught side-by-side with pantheism, the belief that everything is God and God is in everything. Reincarnation and pantheism are the central doctrines of Hinduism and occultism, variations of which have grown popular in the Western world in recent decades.
Reincarnation: It's Impact on Western Thought
Reincarnation appeals to Western "religious" thinking, such as the New Age philosophies, because the life cycle concept provides people with unlimited chances to get life right. With reincarnation, we have no imminent or compelling reason to figure out the meaning of life with respect to God and fellow man.
We can feel our way through existence, and, if need be, "get it right in the next life." Remarkably, recent surveys reveal that nearly 60% of Americans believe reincarnation is possible. Not only has reincarnation entered Western thought through various New Age teachings, reincarnation has surfaced in the Christian church and certain "Christian" variants.
Actually, the Bible is sometimes cited to support a belief in reincarnation, or at least the possibility that reincarnation can coexist with Christianity. The remainder of this piece will address four biblical citations used by reincarnationists to support this misguided doctrine.
Reincarnation: It's Misuse in Christianity and Elsewhere
Reincarnation in Matthew 11:14:
Reincarnationists cite Jesus' statement in Matthew 11:14 that John the Baptist was Elijah. However, this is not the complete context of the scripture.
Luke 1:17 tells us that John the Baptist would precede Christ "with the spirit and power of Elijah." In addition, John the Baptist himself denied that he was Elijah in John 1:21.
We must also remember that Old Testament scripture teaches that Elijah never experienced physical death (2 Kings 2:11). This fact is again stressed in the New Testament when Elijah appears with Moses at the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:3).
Reincarnation in John 3:3:
Jesus tells Nicodemus that to see the Kingdom of God one must be "born again." Here, many reincarnationists declare that Jesus is supporting the idea that a series of rebirths is necessary to achieve life cycle "perfection." Of course, one must read the entire passage to understand the complete context.
When Nicodemus expresses his bewilderment about a second physical birth, Jesus immediately sets Nicodemus straight. In John 3:4-5, Jesus specifically refutes the concept of physical rebirth, and is very clear in stating that this "rebirth" is a spiritual one.
Reincarnation in John 9:1-3:
This scripture tells of a man born blind and deals with the question of whose sin was the cause of his blindness. Reincarnationists say this biblical question is in line with the Law of Karma. However, the scripture does not end with this question. Rather, it ends with the reply of Jesus -- that the man's blindness was in no way related to sin. Therefore, we see no connection whatsoever with any Karma-like doctrine.
Reincarnation in Hebrews 7:2-3:
Reincarnationists maintain that this scripture portrays Jesus as Melchizedek in a previous incarnation. However, a very simple review of the scripture will show that Melchizedek was "made like unto the Son of God," not that he was the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
The scripture merely says that there is no record of Melchizedek's birth or death, and that his unique priest-hood was not transferable to another. Melchizedek is only being compared to Jesus, not being declared a previous incarnation of Him.
Reincarnation: What the Bible Does Say
Hebrews 9:27 clearly refutes the doctrine of reincarnation
-- "it is appointed for men to die once, and after this comes judgment."
Simply stated, reincarnation is not compatible with Christian doctrine. In fact, the Bible clearly teaches that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
Reincarnation is the same deception used by Satan in the Garden of Eden when he told Eve, "You surely shall not die." The Bible teaches that eternal salvation from sin is a gift from God through Jesus Christ.
Reincarnation is a myth, which teaches that "salvation" will ultimately come to those who have perfected themselves at the end of their Karma-based life cycle.
New Age: A Collection of Thought Systems
New Age is a compilation of metaphysical, Eastern-influenced thought systems. These thought systems unite theology, nature, and philosophy. This movement comprises countless "theologies" that often center on religious tolerance and moral diversity.
The main phrases (or "isms") that reveal the focal point of New Age thought are "feel-goodism" (do whatever feels good, as long as you are not hurting someone else),
"moral relativism" (situational ethics), and "pluralism" (universal tolerance). The phrase "New Age" refers to the "Aquarian Age" which, according to New Age supporters, is now beginning.
This Age is expected to bring in peace and enlightenment, as well as reunite humans with "god." New Age doctrine says that humans are currently estranged from god due to a lack of insight concerning god's real nature and reality. In New Age understanding, mankind is central.
Humans are considered to be divine, as co-creators, and as the ultimate hope for the future of the world. Although New Age is generally tolerant of almost any world religion or philosophy, it is opposed to the "narrow-mindedness" of Christianity that teaches Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal salvation. (Wrong! Any other way other than Jesus Christ, you become a liar and thief)
New Age philosophy is complicated to define because there is no centralized hierarchy, doctrine, or membership. At its foundation, the New Age movement is a religious system with two main doctrines: Evolutionary Godhood and Global Unity.
New Age: The Doctrine of Evolutionary Godhood
Generally, New Age thought supports the theory of organic evolution, but extends the concept to the evolution of the spirit. This is the concept of "Evolutionary Godhood," where the next step in evolution won't be physical, but spiritual.
The principles of evolution are constantly moving mankind toward god-consciousness, where man and reality connect in unified enlightenment. The "fittest" already understand this reality, while the "unfit" (such as Christians and other proponents of dogmatic worldviews) act as a hindrance to evolutionary forces.
Many New Age practices are designed to accelerate the evolutionary push into the spiritual realms. These practices include:
(i) astral projection, which is training your soul to leave your body and travel around;
(ii) channeling spirits, so they may speak through you or guide you;
(iii) crystal usage, which purifies the energy systems of your body and mind; and
(iv) visualization techniques, which include everything from basic mental imagery to role playing of animals or divine creatures.
In a nutshell, Evolutionary Godhood means that mankind will soon see itself as god. This is often referred to as the "Christ principle" or "Christ consciousness." New Age teaches that we are basically good and inherently divine, and ultimately, we can create our own reality.
New Age: The Doctrine of Global Unity
The second major doctrine of the New Age movement is "Global Unity." This concept typically consists of three parts:
Man Unified With Man. One New Age principle is that we will all realize our proper divine relationship with one another and achieve pure harmony through the acceptance of this divine knowledge. With relational harmony comes economic unity. With economic unity, we can achieve political unity (a single world government) and spiritual unity (a one world religion).
Man Unified With Nature.
Another New Age principle is that god is everything, and everything is god. Therefore, nature is also part of god. We must be in harmony with nature. We must nurture it and be nurtured by it. Mankind is no different than any other animal. We must live in harmony with them, understand them, and learn from them.
Actually, many in the New Age movement refer to the union of earth and nature as "Gaia." Gaia is revered, respected, and even worshipped as a god by some. American Indian rituals are also popular in the New Age movement because they focus on the elements of nature and man's relationship to them. Man Unified With God. Since man is divine by nature, all people can realize their "divinity" and contribute to the unified purpose of man, earth and nature.
The ultimate goal in life is to fully realize our own divine goodness. The New Age god is impersonal and omnipresent. He (it) has not revealed himself (itself) to mankind, and therefore, mankind is not accountable to any notions of moral law or absolute Truth.
There is no objective morality in the New Age philosophy. We should have tolerance for.....all systems of truth,....(There is only ONE Truth: Jesus said that He was The Way,.....THE TRUTH..... and the Life) meaning and purpose.
We should create a world of pure relativism, where morality and religion are strictly relative to each person's individual notion of reality itself. (Pure garbage) The reason for this belief is so that they may continue in their sinful lifestyles, witchcraft, homosexuality or crime or whatever!
In Matt. 5:17-18, Jesus said this:
"...Do not think that I came to destroy the The Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill...for
assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the Law till all is fulfilled..."
In other words The Ten Commandments are not however you wish them to be, but are the Moral Law of Christ and are to be obeyed or you are dead in sin and tresspasses without Christ, which is summed up in the New Testamenht as "Love God, love neighbor..."
Church of Scientology: What Is It?
The Church of Scientology International was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954. Based principally on his book, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (1950), Hubbard created a “religious” institution to promote his unique psychological theories.
Organizations associated with Scientology include Applied Scholastics, Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), Citizens Commission on Human Rights, Concerned Businessmen of America, Hubbard Dianetics Centers, Narconon/Criminon, Religious Technology Center, Sterling Management Systems, and The Way to Happiness Foundation. Publishing ventures include New Era Publications, Bridge Publications, Inc., and Freedom magazine.
The Church of Scientology sprouted from the creative genius of Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. Born in 1911, he spent much of his childhood on his grandfather’s Montana ranch while his parents served abroad in the U.S. Navy. During the 1920’s, Hubbard started to visit his parents in Asia, where he was introduced to Taoism, Buddhism, and other eastern philosophies.
Hubbard later developed a career as a science fiction writer and claimed to have explored the world. He allegedly received near fatal wounds in World War II, and developed his unique theories of science and philosophy while healing. These “discoveries” were later revealed to the public in his book, Dianetics.
In 1954, Hubbard formed the Church of Scientology to promote his ideas and techniques as a religious movement. His books and “church” spread worldwide, while Hubbard became a secretive recluse. He died in 1986, after spending most of his last years traveling around quietly on his yacht.
Church of Scientology: What Does It Teach?
The Church of Scientology teaches that mankind is immortal
(font color="blue">Man is not, the soul that sineth dies)
and divine. (Only God is Divine)
Man is composed of three dimensions: soul (“thetan”), mind (an accumulation of all experiences in multiple lives
Not true, man is to die once, then the Judgement)),
and body (the temporary and physical dimension).
God is a vague concept. (Thats because without Jesus Christ as your personal savior, you are dead in your sins and can do nothing by and of yourself)
Scientology defines the Supreme Being with terms such as “infinity” and the "allness of all."
“Engrams” are the unconscious mental images that we record in our “reactive mind” that have negative effects on our present and future lives. They are learned from our past lives,(B.S.) prenatal experience, and early childhood, and prevent us from realizing our divine nature and experiencing a happy and fulfilled life. Engrams can only be removed from our mind through dianetic counseling.
This process of counseling is called "auditing," and involves an "E-meter" (Electropsychometer), a device invented by Hubbard that helps a client discover and remove engrams from the unconscious mind. The goal of auditing is to travel from “preclear” to "clear," where a person is expunged of all engrams and their negative effects on the mind and body.
Since people experience many thetan reincarnations over thousands of years, auditing usually requires the clearing of engrams from past lives. The ultimate goal of auditing is to completely liberate the thetan from “MEST” and attain total spiritual awareness and oneness with infinity. MEST is an acronym derived from matter, energy, space, and time, which composes the physical universe and hold the thetan captive.
The “doctrine” of Scientology has been compiled by the Church of Scientology International in the book, What is Scientology? (1978). Dianetic auditing sessions may cost as much as $1,000 per hour.
Church of Scientology: Who Cares?
The Church of Scientology has been called a "thriving cult of greed and power. . .a ruthless global scam. . ." (Time magazine, May 1991). It has also been declared a "dangerous cult. . .a racket disguised as a religion. . ." (Reader's Digest, October 1991).
Scientology always seems find its way into the popular media. If it’s not a multi-million-dollar lawsuit, it’s a famous personality making a controversial statement. All we know is that Hubbard was an absolute genius. He was a fantastic speaker and prolific writer who sold millions of books and made millions of dollars by creating and marketing his own religion.
(Sounds like someone we know in the Muslim religion while worshiping 360 pagan deitys at Mecca?)
In 1949, L. Ron Hubbard was quoted as saying, "If a man wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." Well, it seems that Mr. Hubbard proved himself right.
Church of Scientology-how does it compare to Christianity?
Scientology believes that man is an immortal, spiritual being with unlimited capabilities whose experience extends beyond a single lifetime. Through Scientology he is able to not only solve his own problems, accomplish his goals and gain lasting happiness, but also achieve new, higher states of awareness and ability.
ChristianityGod is immortal, and only He is the key to salvation. Christianity is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible, the authoritative Word of God. Jesus was God in the flesh, and He died for our sins. He arose from the dead three days later. The only way to salvation is accept him as our Lord and Savior.
Scientologists do not ask anyone to accept anything on faith or belief. Each person reaches their own “truth” according to what is true for them, and every person’s truth is different.
John 14:6 says “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus is the truth, and eternal life only comes through Him.
Cult of Mormonism Uncovered
AS AN EXAMPLE, LET US UNCOVER THE CULT OF MORMONISM...
MORMONISM: ONE OF THE RELIGIOUS CULTS
Mormon faith centers on Jesus Christ. Mormons hold many beliefs about Christ in common with Catholics and Protestants, such as Christ as Son of God, Christ as Savior of humanity, Christ's existence before His birth, Christ predicted by prophets before His birth, the Virgin Birth, the reality of the Crucifixion, and the bodily Resurrection of Christ.
However, Mormons do not agree with mainstream Christians that Jesus is the eternal Word of God or God himself. In Mormon belief, Jesus was a created spirit and "son of God" before being given a physical body, just like all humans. (John 1:1 "...In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God...")
In the Mormon text "Book of Moses," Satan and Jesus contend for the privilege of taking a body of flesh in order to become the redeemer, with Jesus winning the contest. The spirit of Jesus was then given a body through the Virgin Birth to Mary in Bethlehem. The "Mormons" is the Church of "contradictions", and of "deception".Founded in 1830 in Palmyra, New York, by Joseph Smith. 7-12 million members; 5 in the USA. -- Headquarters: 47 Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 80150.
The "Articles of Faith": See the 13 Articles of Faith of the Mormons: They are one the first statements they will show when they go to the homes... some of them are beautiful, but some of them are great Christian deceptions.... be aware!. When they go to your home, they show you some of their "Articles of Faith", those appealing to a good Christian, but they are very deceptive: For example, the Article 1 says, "We believe in God, the eternal Father, and in his son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit"... but they don't say that they are 3 gods!... and they don't say that the Father is "eternal" only because he has no end, like any other men, but he had a beginning, so, he was actually "not eternal"...
Article 8 says, "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly"... but they don't explain to you that the "right translation" of Smith contains 1,475 verses changed from the real Bible.
The "Sacred Books" of the Mormons:
The "Book of Mormon"; The "Bible", correctly translated; "Doctrines and Covenants"; "The Pearl of Great Price", with the "Articles of Faith", and, like the Book of Mormon, is considered to be a divine revelation superior to the Bible. A big deception": A "big deception" of the Mormons is that their "Sacred Books" contradict each other, so, if you tell them that Mormonism teaches that there are many gods, they will show you the Book of Mormons or the Bible teaching that
there is only one God... and so forth..The Bible:
(Flip-Floping like some of our so-called leaders in Congress.
How long will these people halt between two opinions? Either you are for Christ or your not!)
It is good... but it is good for nothing at least it agrees with the "Book of Mormon". In fact, Smith introduced 125 new verses only in the New Testament, and changed 1,475 verses in the Bible.
Only the Mormon cult use "their Bible", no other Christian does... in fact, no other Christian denomination considers the Mormons as Christians, though they have the name of "Jesus Christ" as the main title of their Church. "Jesus Christ", and the "Father": "God the Father", and "Jesus Christ" of the Mormons are not those of the real Bible:
- "God the Father", for the Mormons, was once a man, but became God. He has a physical body, as does his wife, Heavenly Mother. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are three separate gods. Worthy men may one day become gods themselves.- "Jesus Christ", like God the Father, for the Mormons is "eternal" because he has no end, like any other man, but he is "not eternal", because he had a beginning: He was born from Adam (who was God), by sexually cohabiting with the Virgin Mary in a physical, flesh relationship.
Brigham declared emphatically, "Jesus was not begotten by the Holy Ghost". Jesus was married and had children with the two sisters of Lazarus, Maria and Martha...and Jesus became God, as you and I can become God, like Him!... everything contrary of a Christian.- An another strange thing of the Mormons:
Jesus and Lucifer are brothers!.
The Book of Mormon:
The "Book of Mormon" is the greatest deception: It was dictated by Smith to Cowdery, not face to face, but from behind a curtain, in a period of 4 years, since 1827 to 1830. That curtain or is on exhibition in Utah the Temple Square of Salt Lake City.
The story of Smith, is that the Book was written by Mormon in the year 400 A.C., and found by Smith 1,400 years later in Cumorah, near Palmyra, N.Y., with the help of angel Moroni. The Book was buried, and engraved on thin sheets of gold metal, nobody knows how many sheets, 200?, 2,000?... and with the book, there were a pair of large "supernatural spectacles", to translate the reformed Egyptian hieroglyphics of the sheets.
After translating the Book, Smith returned it to Moroni, without even showing to his wives this great unique treasure... nobody knows what he did with the "supernatural spectacles", another unique great treasure!...But for most evangelicals, the Book is a plagiarism of a fiction novel written by Solomon Spaulding in 1816, "Manuscript Story"... and may be this is the reason why Smith always dictated the book from behind a curtain.- Martin Harris, an old friend of Smith, portrayed him as "a religious faker, a charlatan", in a letter in 1830.
"Contents" of the Book of Mormon:
It is another great deception: The Book relates a thousand-year history of a lost tribe of Israelites who left Palestine and came to America to become the ancestors of the Native Americans. The leader of the lost tribe was Lehi, who had two sons: Laman and Nephi. They lived in peace and love, until the Lamanites became bad people, who fought and annihilated the Nephites near Palmyra, N.Y. in 428 AC But, before his demise, Mormon, the Nephite leader, wrote and buried his Book, including the appearance of Christ in America, after his resurrection, instituting the ordinances of baptism, communion, and priesthood. The Book was published in 1830, with the subtitle "Another Testament of Jesus Christ", and it is the most sacred scripture for the Mormons, "the most correct book of any on earth" they claim...
But here comes the big deception:
- The Mormon's doctrine often contradicts the Book of Mormon's doctrine:- The Book says, "there is only one God", Mormonism teaches "there are many gods" (Mosiah 15:1-5, Alma 11:28, 2 Nephi 31:21, Journal of Discourses, Smith, Vol.6, pag..5). - The Book says, "the Trinity is one God", Mormonism teaches, "the Trinity is 3 separate gods" (Alma 11:44, Mosiah 15:5, 2 Nephi 31:21, Articles of Faith,Talmage, pag.35, 1985).
- The Book says, "God is Spirit", Mormonism teaches "God has the form of a man" (Alma 18:24,28, Journal of Discourses, Smith, Vol.6, p.3.- The Book says, "polygamy condemned", but polygamy was taught and practiced, even by Smith and Brigham Young, (Jacob 1:15, 2:23-31, Ether 10:5,7, Mosiah 11:2,4, Journal of Discourses, Young, Vol.3, p.266).
... And another big deception:
At least 12 essential Mormon cult doctrines are not found in the Book of Mormon: The Church organization, the Aaronic priesthood, Celestial Marriage, Baptism for the Dead, men may become gods, the pre-existing doctrine, the 3 degrees of glory in heaven, eternal progression, God is an exalted man, plurality of gods,
plurality of wives doctrine, Word of Wisdom...
The "Latter-day Saints":
The "Latter-day Saints" of the title of their Church, are the "Mormons", because all the churches and creeds before Smith are "abomination" into the Lord, as revealed to Smith by God the Father and Jesus Christ!.
- Any man can become God... "As man now is, God once was; as God
now is, man can become", is one of the most famous aphorisms of the Mormons... but of course, only the Mormons can become God, if they are faithful to their Church!... and only "men", not "women".
- This concept of "every man is god", has been taken up by the New Age Cult Movement, but using different methods to become god.- The cult of Mormons could build on earth a "Garden of Eden", and that's the idea of Utah, USA... but Utah is still not a Garden of Eden!.
The "family"... "polygamy"... "women": This is another "contradiction" and "deception" of the
Cult Mormon Church:
The "family", "is the most important unit of life", for the Mormons... however, there is polygamy! "Polygamy", is forbidden in the "Book of Mormons"; however, Smith, in his 132
revelations was ordered by God to have polygamy, as in the life of Solomon: So, Smith had 27 wives officially, and 60 unofficially, and the second great leader, Brigham Young, had 25
wives with 56 children, and proclaimed, "he who rejects the doctrine of polygamy shall be condemned"... and "the only men who become gods are those who enter polygamy"... however, a third "little Pope", Fielding, abolished officially polygamy in 1904....
Today, polygamy is forbidden in the Mormon Church, but an estimated 30,000 fundamentalist Mormons have plural marriages in Utah. "Women", cannot become priests or church leaders, and cannot become gods... may be this is one reason why in the Mormon Church women have the highest rate of suicides in the nation, the highest percentage in mental institutions, and the highest percentage of divorces in the nation.
- The Church forbids contraceptives and abortion..
Joseph Smith was a "false prophet":
Smith thought he was living in the last days before Christ return, and prophesied Jesus Second coming for 1890, but he died in 1844, without witnessing the non-fulfillment of his prophecy.
Smith taught that they were the decendants of Cain and therefore cursed... they were barred from the priesthood until Spencer Kimball received a "revelation" abrogating this injunction.
Kimball died in 1985, and was succeeded as President by Ezra Taft Benson.
"Good people"... another deception:
It is impressive to see the young Mormons dedicating 2 years full time to the Church as missionaries, going the two in two, with closely cropped hair and regalia of dark suits, white
shirts, subdued ties, polished shoes... representing the most basic human values: Patriotism, sobriety, familial responsibilities, hard work...Their sincerity is beyond question, 30,000 of them, garner 200,000 converts each year...
But they are deceived, as millions of young Communists were deceived, as the followers of Jimmy Jones were deceived... and deceived people are the best to deceive other people...
They are deceived, expecting to become God, and create new
planets... they are deceived with the satanic and masonic rituals of the "celestial marriages" in the temple... they are deceived thinking that with the proxy "baptism for the dead" they can save their ancestors... a "baptism for the dead"
taken erroneously from 1Cor.15:29...
I pray Jesus to light the life of those Mormons of good faith, and I order Satan to go out of the heart of any Mormon who may read these lines. Only Satan can make up such deceptions and contradictions.
Thank you, Jesus.
A Rich Church:
When you visit Temple Square in Salt Lake City, everything is "free"... but don't be deceived... the Mormon Church has assets of $8 "billion", making it the wealthiest Protestant Church in America... not everything is free!... all this fortune comes from the "deceived cult members", they end up giving to the Church their money, time, and life.
Brigham Young - Utah Mormons and Missouri Mormons:
The Mormons were expulsed from New York, from Missouri, from Illinois...The Utah Mormon group includes all the organizations descending from those Mormons who followed Brigham Young to what is now Utah. The Missouri Mormons are those Mormons who did not travel to Utah.
Mormons operate over 100 temples worldwide. They claim that these impressive looking buildings serve the same purpose as the Jerusalem temple described in the Bible. It also claims that Jesus and His apostles instituted and practiced the secret rituals performed in Mormon temples, including baptism for the dead and eternal marriage.
(Temples yesterday, now mosques today, these are all the synagogues of Satan, Gog and Magog)
Further, the Mormon Church claims that it is the only true Christian church on the face of the earth, because it alone
has “restored” these lost temple practices of original Christianity. ( more legalism) Mormon cult temples exist as places to perform unusual rituals such as baptism for the dead and eternal marriage.
Through temple rituals men and women can become gods and goddesses, according to the Mormon Church. It claims that
these rites were a part of early Christianity but were sabotaged by false teachers. It claims that all other churches are false and apostate; that Mormonism is the only true form of Christianity in the world.
However, these Mormon temple rituals are not supported by the Bible, ancient Jewish literature, or early Christian history. "Restitution"... the "key word": The key word for the Mormons is "restitution", the words of Peter in Acts.3:21, "restitution of all things"... they claim this restitution, or restoration, began in 1820 with Smith:
The restitution of divine truths with the Book of Mormons, restitution of the priesthood, of sacred temples... but they don't realize that Peter was talking about "Jesus Christ", who restored already everything with his death and resurrection almost 2,000 years ago... Peter was not talking about Smith!.
The Mormon temple rite of eternal marriage was never practiced in the biblical temple. There is not one mention of such a temple rite anywhere in the Bible, ancient Jewish literature or early Christian history. To the contrary, in Romans 7 the apostle Paul clearly teaches that marriage is only for mortal life: by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.
So then, if she marries another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress, even though she marries another man.
Likewise, Jesus taught us that, At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
The Mormon cult temple rite of eternal marriage is not a Christian or biblical practice.
Baptism for the dead:
Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?
Baptism for the dead by proxy (or "vicarious baptism", "temple baptism") is an ordinance practiced by the Mormons churches, the cult Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran, some of the Neo-Apostolic congregations of Europe, and some Native American religions.
Although all the mentioned religious groups practice baptism for the dead to some extent, the term "baptism for the dead" is used almost exclusively in reference to the ordinance practiced by the Mormons.
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a living person, acting as proxy, is baptized by immersion in typical Latter-day Saint fashion. The ordinance is performed only in
buildings recognized as temples. The prayer accompanying the baptism differs from typical wording in that it states that the baptism is being performed for and in behalf of a deceased
person whose name has been submitted for that ordinance. (This comes from Catholisism and the pennance for those in purgatory which is not scriptural, and which Luther-ran from)
Any member of the Church, in good standing, who is at least 12 years old may be baptized for the dead. Young men must hold the priesthood. Other Christian denominations generally do not accept the Latter-day Saint interpretation of baptism for the dead contemplated in 1 Corinthians 15:29, and no contemporary Christian church practices a similar ordinance.
In this chapter Paul is arguing, to Christians in Corinth, against those who do not believe in the bodily resurrection
(1 Corinthians 15:12).
While there are different approaches taken to interpreting the meaning of this scripture, some mainstream Christians believe Paul was merely demonstrating the logical contradiction between
the practices of these local Christians and their lack of belief in the resurrection which is the central focus of Christianity and the eternal hope of all of us.
The Cult of Free Masonary
Religious cults can be overcome with God's peace plan for all people
OK, lets see where this all started from and what this mystery is all about....
BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION
In the last Book of the Bible, John the Apostle writes about a Great Religious System present during the Tribulation Period which is described as a great counterfeit, known as BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION" that can be traced all the way back to the early days of the' Old Testament!
“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
John wonders in amazement as to how this great counterfeit religious system has been present since the beginning of time. He calls it a "harlot"! To identify the ‘Mystery Religion' we must go all the way back to the Book of Genesis 10 & 11 where we learn about Noah's great Grandson, Nimrod, who lived some 200 or 300 years after the flood.
“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh…..”
Historians tell us that Nimrod developed a following behind him for his ability to protect the people from wild animals that roamed the earth in that day.
Genesis 10:9 speaks of his reputation as a mighty hunter. Nimrod also contrived the idea of gathering the people into walled cities to protect them from the wild animals. Leaders of Freemasonry claim that this Nimrod was the founder of what is known today as the lodge of Freemasonry. Albert Mackey in his HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY, states on page 601,
“The Legend of the CRAFT in the Old Constitutions refers to NIMROD as one of the founders of Masonry..”
As a great deliver and protector of the people, this Nimrod became the first world dictator, and he built two of the greatest cities and empires the world has ever known, Babylon and Nineveh! (Gen.10:8-11)
Sadly, how often power helps corrupt a man ... Nimrod also began to lead people away from his grandfather, Noah's God. (Josephus, Antiquities 1:4:2)
He built a system of study of the stars, astrology, occultism and devil worship. The Tower of Babel was built for this purpose and in defiance to God to escape and survive another flood if God should send one.
It is because of this we read in Genesis 11:4-9 that God scattered the people to form the various nations and confounded their language. AS we will see, when the people scattered, they took aspects of this Babylon Mystery Religion with them, and this is why we aspects of a Mother/Child worship all over the world, even in countries where missionaries of any type had ever been!
Before this occurred, let's get some more details about this Babylonian Religion Nimrod and his wife founded. Secular history and tradition tell us that Nimrod married a beautiful, blond-haired woman who was as evil and demonic as himself! Her name was Semiramis. She and Nimrod contrived a system where by she, Nimrod, and her son would be objects of worship! Knowing God's promise of a future Savior (Gen.3:15), she claimed that Tammuz, her son, fulfilled this prophecy...
Having developed the city of Babylon into one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, she was the real mastermind behind the Babylon 'Mystery Religion' ...This is all spelled out in detail in a well-documented book entitled 'THE TWO BABYLONS by Alexander Hislop. It documents how she, Semiramis, developed a system of a celibate Priesthood which was answerable to her and the High Priest, Nimrod, who was known by the title of 'Pontiff' or Pontifex Maximus ... meaning 'bridge-maker'.
This High Priest Nimrod was supposedly the ‘BRIDGE’ between this life and the life to come ….He was also known as the 'fish god' ....DAGON... and this is why a fish-mitre hat was worn by the High Priest. We still see these fish-mitre hats worn by priests today! It was in the shape of a fish open mouth. Semiramis knew an unmarried celibate priesthood would be more devoted to the religion and to her and her husband.
Hislop tells us the regular priests wore black robes, which was the color of Satanism & the occult...(Fausset's Bible Ency.p291).
Hislop also documents that Nimrod had a council of 12 priests to assist him in the temporal and Political affairs of running the empire, and they were called "CARDINALS' and they were dressed in Scarlet & Red robes (Hislop,p210). (Satan's parallel of the twelve disciples of Jesus.)
Another distinguishing mark of the priests of Nimrod, later known in the Old Testament as Priests of Baal….. was the Clerical tonsure, and initiation rite in which the priest of Nimrod has the top of his head sheared bald, while the edges of the hair allowed to remain as a ring...in honor to Nimrod who was also worshipped as the SUN-GOD! (Hislop,p222) For this reason God forbade it in Leviticus…
“Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.”
"They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.” (Flagellation?)
Besides a celibate priesthood, Semiramis developed a system of female devotees known as vestal virgins, later to be known by the Chaldean word, NUN, which means "Daughters of Nimrod" (Hislop,223)
Their 'duty' in service to their 'god' Nimrod in this Babylonian priesthood was to'sexually' serve the unmarried priests and monks since these men were not allowed to marry and have wives …...This was seen as a form of worship to their god. This kept the priests satisfied and happy in the priesthood, not to mention keeping them from turning homosexual.
History attests to the horror of countless abortions which arose from this immoral system as countless bodies of babies have been found near convents and monasteries thru history. Many such gravesites for the aborted babies of these Nun/priest relationships were found in the underground tunnels between Convents and Monasteries in Spain and in Rome.
By the 1936, the citizens of Spain were so outraged of this debauchery; they attacked and burnt many of the church buildings to the ground! Nevertheless, forbidding to marry resulted in much HOMOSEXUALITY among priests and the public allowed this immorality to continue to keep the priests away from their wives and daughters, according to Woodrow. To this day, history attests that the priesthood has proven a drawing net to homosexuals.
Semiramis claimed her 'Mystery Religion' possessed the highest wisdom and revealed 'Divine secrets' and that members of the Babylonian Religion would be the only ones to receive 'salvation' to heaven after completing a series of 'religious works' beginning with 'Baptism' by the Babylonian Priest and ending with 'prayers for the dead’ Hislop says these became known as ‘Sacraments’.
Semiramis taught that devotees did not immediately enter 'heaven' at death, but went to an intermediate place known as PURGATORY (Hislop, p169).. This held the family to remain 'faithful' to ' the Babylonian Priesthood to assure their loved one could 'move on' to heaven! Property and money could be donated to the Babylonian Priesthood and this would 'help' get the one out of purgatory sooner...This later became known as ‘Indulgences', according to Hislop.
The Priests also had control over the devotees because Semiramis compelled the people to confess to a Babylonian Priest at least once a year and to do penance according to the degree of the sins committed. Sins were categorized by their seriousness as either 'mortal' or 'venial' sins.
Of course, none of this was in the Bible.
The original purpose of the confessional was to keep tabs on any rebellion or uprising in the empire!
This was effective because people were compelled to confess every sin...moral, ethical, ... whatever, to the priest--omission of any sin could forfeit salvation! The problem of a celibate....unmarried priesthood of males ... hearing the intimate private sexual confessions of married and single women ... eventually would lead to trouble as one would expect ... and it did.
A former Priest, Father Chiniquy, tells in his book THE PRIEST, THE WOMAN, & CONFESSIONAL that if married men and fathers knew the intimate questions that were asked of the wives and their daughters in the confessional booths, they would run the priests and their confessional booths out of town!!
Later on when the Babylonian Religion moved to Egypt, these priests imprinted the initials of Nimrod, Semiramis, and the son Tammuz on the wafer-cakes which were eaten, in a MASS CEREMONY', as the priest placed the wafer on the tongue of the person ...
In the Egyptian language ,Nimrod, Semiramis, and tammuz were known as Seb, Isis, and Horus... thus IHS were imprinted on the wafer cakes ...
Many Christian churches still have this religious symbol of IHS on their church furniture and have no idea what it stands for!
Devotees of this Babylon Mystery Religion would make the mark of a ‘T' with their hand across their chest in honor of 'Tammuz' ...later called genuflecting.
We see this 'Tammuz' being worshipped in the Old Testament times in Ezekiel 8:13,14!
"He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz."
H.L. Willmington tells how this 'Babylon' Religion spread thru out the world and in the Old Testament became known as 'Baal' worship...
Starting to fit together?
What was the teaching of Semiramis' Satanic Church?
That Semiramis herself was the way to God. She actually adopted the title "Queen of Heaven."
We read about the worship of Semiramis in this Baal Worship in Jeremiah 7:18 and 44:25,
"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger.
(Notice this provokes God to anger!)
44:25 "Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
Adherents believed that she alone could administer salvation to the sinner through various sacraments, such as the sprinkling of holy water.
They believed that her son Tammuz was tragically slain by a wild bear during a hunting trip, but was, however, resurrected from the dead forty days later. Thus, each year afterward the temple virgins of this cult would enter a forty-day fast as a memorial to Tammuz' death and resurrection. This was later called 'LENT'...(according to Hislop, THE TWO BABYLONS)
Based upon the prophecy of Genesis 3:15 of a coming Messiah, She claimed now she was CO-MEDIATRIX with her son.
LENT….. which is observed for forty days, ending with Easter, is derived from the Babylonian system of mysteries.
Perhaps you wondered why you never found the word mentioned in the Bible?
After the forty-day fast, a joyful feast called Ishtar (another name for Semiramis) took place. At this feast colored eggs were exchanged and eaten as a symbol of the resurrection. An evergreen tree was displayed and a yule log was burned. Finally hot cakes marked with the letter T (to remind everybody of Tammuz) were baked and eaten.
This pagan festival of 'Ishtar' was celebrated hundreds of years before Christ, and it is even mentioned in Acts 12:3,4! The name has slightly changed to 'Easter'... One can see the resemblance - "Ishtar - Easter"...Acts 12:3,4
"And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
The prophet Ezekiel was called by the Lord to go to the temple and see this cultic practice in process.
Ezekiel watched the women of Israel observing the forty days of Lent for the slaying of the pagan, Tammuz. The Lord called this an abomination (Ezekiel 8:13-14).
“He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.”
Here we see women weeping for Tammuz, whom Semiramis claimed was the 'resurrected' Nimrod!
God calls it an abomination!
Thus began the mother-child Cult which later spread all over the world. From the dispersion at Babel in Genesis 11, we see the Babylon Mystery Religion spread worldwide! Missionaries have been shocked to find 'Mother and Child' worship in pagan countries where the Gospel has never been taken!
It is the Babylon Mystery Religion!
From Babylon it spread to Phoenicia under the name of Ashteroth and Tammuz.
From Phoenicia, it traveled to Pergamos in Asia Minor. This is the reason for John's admonition to the church at Pergamos in the book of Revelation: "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is . . ." (Rev. 2:13).
In Egypt the mother-child cult was known as Isis and Horus.
In Greece it became Aphrodite and Eros.
In Rome this pair was worshiped as Venus and cupid.
Clarence Larkin, in his classic, DISPENSATIONAL TRUTH, on page 140, traces this Babylon Mystery Religion down through history until it enters Rome:
"The city of Babylon continued to be the seat of Satan until the fall of the Babylonian and Medo-Persian Empires, when he shifted his Capital to Pergamos in Asia Minor, where it was in John's day. (Rev.2:12,13 see verse quoted above)
When Attalus, the Pontiff and King of Pergamos, died in B. C. 133, he bequeathed the Headship of the "Babylonian Priesthood" to Rome. When the Etruscans came to Italy from Lydia (the region of Pergamos), they brought with them the Babylonian religion and rites. They set up a Pontiff who was head of the Priesthood.
Later the Romans accepted this Pontiff as their civil ruler.
Julius Caesar was made Pontiff of the Etruscan Order in B. C. 74. In B. C. 63 he was made "Supreme Pontiff" of the "Babylonian Order," thus becoming heir to the rights and titles of Attalus, Pontiff of Pergamos, who had made Rome his heir by will. Thus, Julius Caesar, the first Roman Emperor became the Head of the "Babylonian Priesthood," and Rome became the successor to Babylon.
The Emperors of Rome continued to exercise the office of "Supreme Pontiff" until A. D. 376, when the Emperor Gratian, for Christian reasons, refused it. The Bishop of the Church at Rome, Damasus, was elected to the position. He had been Bishop 12 years, having been made. Bishop in A. D. 366, through the influence of the monks of Mt. Carmel, a college of Babylonian religion originally founded by the priests of Jezebel. So in A. D. 378 the Head of the "Babylonian Order" became the Ruler of the "Roman Church."
Thus Satan united Rome and Babylon in One Religious System."
Soon after Damasus was made "Supreme Pontiff" the "rites" of Babylon began to come to the front. The worship of the Virgin Mary was set up in A. D. 381.
(All the outstanding festivals of the Roman Catholic Church are of Babylonian origin.)
Easter is NOT a Christian name. It means "Ishtar," one of the titles of the Babylonian Queen of Heaven, whose worship by the Children of Israel was such an abomination in the sight of God.
The decree for the observance of Easter and Lent was given in A. D. 519. The "Rosary" is of Pagan' origin. There is no warrant in the Word of God for the use of the "Sign of the Cross.") It had its origin in the mystic "Tau" of the Chaldeans and Egyptians.) It came from the letter "T," the initial name of "Tammuz," and was used in the "Babylonian Mysteries" for the same magic purposes as the Romish Church now employs it.
Celibacy, the Tonsure, and the Order of Monks and Nuns, have no warrant or authority from Scripture.
The Nuns are nothing more than an imitation of the "Vestal Virgins" of Pagan Rome."
(The Above taken from Clarence Larkin's DISPENSATIONAL TRUTH, page 140 ff)
David Jeremiah, Popular Radio preacher On his TURNING POINT radio program, gives a similar survey in his Book, ESCAPE THE COMING NIGHT(see notes on this book elsewhere on this site), pages 168-175.
Does this now help to understand what the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation was meaning when he referred to 'Babylon Mystery Religion'?
It even astounded John to see this great Mystery Religion still present at the end of the Ages, having been present as an enemy to the Gospel of Jesus Christ all of these years!
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Ventures Side Bar:Hand in hand goes this present-day cult extension of the Babylonian Mystery Religion....believers decieved into believing that our Lord and Savior Jesus was married and other false Christian doctrines and promoting the Anti-Christ movment, who along with the False Prophet will be tossed into the Lake of Fire at the Judgement......
by Collin Hanson, Associate Editor of Christianity Today
The DaVinci code beginning last May has everyone eager to talk
about Jesus and the
DaVicni Code movie. How can we have good contact (rather than defensive and angry) conversations with them?
1. If you know someone who's seen The DaVinci Code
movie, contact them and ask themn what they
thought of it. If they liked the vision of
Jesus depicted in the movie,
when you contact them, ask them what they liked about it, and actually listen!
2. If they ask your opinion of the DaVinci movie's ideas...
a. Affirm what you agree with. Yes, there are people who
believe Jesus was
married, and DaVinci may have been one of them. Yes, Christians have often done
things Jesus hates--such as degrading
womanhood and violently supressing
non-Christian ideas. (Unpleasant
truths, but true nonetheless.)
b. Explain to your contacts what you disagree with. The
information in the DaVinci Code tells a story
of early Christian history that
Does Not Square with reputable historical research.
"[At the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325] many aspects of Christianity were debated and voted upon
[including the Divinity of Jesus]. Until that moment, Jesus was viewed by His followers as a mortal
prophet, (another reason DaVinci believed Jesus had been married) a great and powerful man, but a man
nonetheless...Jesus' establishment as 'the Son of God' was officially proposed and voted on by the Council
of Nicea...[And the vote was] a relatively close one at that...Because Constantine upgraded Jesus'
status almost four centuries after Jesus' death, thousands of documents already existed chronicling His life
as a mortal man. To rewrite the history books, Constantine knew he would need a bold stroke......[He]
commissioned and financed a new Bible, which omitted those Gospels that spoke of Christ's human
traits and embellished those Gospels that made Him godlike.
The earlier information on the Gospels were outlawed, gathered up, and burned." I guess Christians should
be flattered. Who knew the Council of Nicea and Mary Magdalene could be this hot? Thanks in large measure
to Dan Brown's fictional thriller The DaVinci Code, early church history just can't stay out of the news.
If only a more worthy work of DaVinci could have prompted such attention. Brown first grabbed the headlines
and prime-time TV in 2003 with his theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene. But the DaVinci Code contains
many more (equally dubious) claims about Christianity's historic origins and theological development.
It's left to the reader whether these theories belong to Brown's imagination or the skeleton of "facts"
that supports the DaVinci controversy. Brown claims "almost everything our fathers taught us about
Christ is false. Why? Because of a single meeting of bishops in 325 at the city of Nicea in modern- day Turkey.
There, Brown argues, church leaders who wanted to consolidate their power base (he calls this
anachronistically, "the Vatican," or "the Roman Catholic church") created a divine Christ and an
infallible Scripture-- both novelties that had never before existed among Christians.
WATERSHED AT NICEA
Brown is right about one thing (and not much more). In the course of Christian history, few events
loom larger than the Council of Nicea in 325. When the newly converted Roman Emperor Constantine called bishops
from around the world to present-day Turkey, The church had reached a theological crossroads.
Led by an Alexandrian theologian named Arius, one school of thought argued that Jesus had undoubtedly
been a remarkable leader, but he was not God in the flesh, thus another reason for the DaVinci code book.
Arius proved an expert logician and master of extracting Biblical proof texts that seemingly illustrated
differences between Jesus and God, such as
John 14:28: "the Father is greater than I".
In essence, Arius argued that Jesus of Nazareth could not possibly share God The Father's unique divinity.
In The DaVinci Code, Brown apparently adopts Arius as his representative for all pre-Nicene Christianity.
Referring to the Council of Nicea, Brown claims that "until that moment in history, Jesus was viewed by His
followers as a mortal prophet...a great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless" In reality, early Christians
overwhelmingly worshipped Jesus Christ as their risen Savior and Lord.
Before The church adopted comprehensive doctrinal creeds, early Christian leaders developed a set of
instructional summaries of belief, termed the "Rule" or "Canon" of Faith, which affirmed this truth. To
take one example, the canon of prominent second-century bishop Irenaeus took its cue from
1 Corinthians 8:6: "Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all
things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ"
The term used here--Lord, Kyrios--deserves a bit more attention. Kyrios was used by the Greeks to
denote divinity (though sometimes also, it is true, as a simple honorific). In the Greek translation of the Old
Testament (the Septuagint, pre-dating Christ), this term became the preferred substitution for
Holy Name of God.
The Romans also used it to denoate lthe divinity of their emperor, and the first-century Jewish
writer Josephus tells us that the Jews refused to use it of the emperor for precisely this reason: only God
Himself was Kyrios.
The Christians took over this usage of Kyrios and appllied it to Jesus, from the earlist days of The church.
They did so not only in Scripture itself (which Brown argues was doctored after Nicea), but in the earlist
extra-canonical Christian book, The Didache, which scholars agree was written no later than the late 100's.
In this book, the earlist Aramaic-speaking Christians refer to Jesus as Lord.
In addition, pre-Nicene Christians acknowledged Jesus's divinity by petitioning God the Father in
Christ's name. Church leaders, including Justin Martyr, a second-century luminary and the first great
church apologist, baptized in the name of the triune God-Father, Son, and Holy spirit--thereby
acknowledging the equality of the one Lord's three distinct persons.
The Council of Nicea did not entirely end the controversy over Arius's teachings, nor did the contact
gathering impose a foreign doctrine of Christ's divinity on the church. The participating bishops merely
affirmed the historic and standard Christian beliefs, erecting a united front against future efforts to
dilute Christ's gift of salvation.
FAX FROM HEAVEN?
With the Bible playing a central role in Christianity, the question of Scripture's historic validity
bears tremendous implications. Brown claims that Constantine commissioned and bankrolled a staff to
manipulate existing texts and thereby divinize the human Christ.
Yet for a number of reasons, Brown's speculations fall flat. Brown correctly points out that "the Bible
did not arrive by fax from heaven." Indeed, the Bible's
composition and consolidation may appear a bit
too human for the comfort of some Christians. But Brown overlooks the fact that the humnan process of
Constatine's legalization of Christianity in 313, which the DaVinci code ignors.
Ironically, the process of contact, collect, and consolidating Scripture was launched when a rival sect produced
its own quasi- biblical canon. Around 140 a Gnostic leader named Marcion began spreading a theory that the
New and Old Testaments didn't share the same God.
Marcion argued that the Old Testament's God represented law and wrath while the New Testament's God,
represented by Christ, exemplified love. As a result Marcion rejected the Old Testament and most overtly
Jewish New Testament writings, including Mattthew, Mark, Acts, and Hebrews. He manipulated other books to
downplay their Jewish tendencies.
Though in 144 the church in Rome declared his views heretical. Marcions's teaching sparked a new cult.
Challenged by Marcions's threat, church leaders began to contact others and consider earnestly their
own views of a definitive list of scriptural books including both the Old and New Testament.
Another rival theology nudged the church toward contacting and consolidating the New Testament. During the
mid-to late-second century, a man from Asia Minor named Montanus boasted of receiving a revelation
from God about an impending apocalypse.
The four Gospels and Paul's epistles achieved wide circulation and largely unquestioned authority within
the early church but hadn't yet been collected in a single authoritative book. Montanus saw in this fact
an opportunity to spred his message, by claiming authoritative status for his new revelation.
Church leaders met the challenge around 190, contacted and circulated a definitive list of apostolic
writings that is today called the Muratorian Canon, after its modern discoverer. The Muratorian
Canon bears striking resemblance to today's New Testament but includes two books, Revelation of Peter and
Wisdom of Solomon, which were later excluded from the canon.
By the time of Nicea, church leaders debated the legitimacy of only a few books that we accept today, chief
among them Hebrews and Revelation because their authorship remained in doubt. In fact, authorship was the
most important consideration for those who worked to solidify the canon.
Early church leaders considered letters and eyewitness accounts authoritative and binding only if they were
written by an apostle or close disciple of an apostle. This way they could be assured of the document's
reliability. As pastors and preachers, they also observed which books did in fact build up The church--a good
sign, they felt, that such books were Inspired Scripture. The results speak for themselves: the books of today's
Bible have allowed Christianity to spread, flourish, and endure worldwide.
Though unoriginal in its allegations, The Da Vinci Code proves that some misguided theroies never entirely
fade away. Brown's claims resemble those of Arius and his numerous heirs throughout history, who have
contradicted the united testimony of the apostles and the early church they built. Those witnesses have
always attested that Jesus Christ was and remains God Himself.
It didn't take an ancient council to make this true. And the pseudohistorical claims of a modern novel
like the DaVinci code cant't make it false.
WHY DO WE BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLICAL DOCUMENTS WE HAVE ARE MORE RELIABLE THAN THE "GNOSTIC"
DOCUMENTS THE DaVINCI CODE IS BASED?
Mainly because of WHEN the documents were written:
Paul's epistles(50-60 AD)
Gospel of Mark(60-73 AD)
Gospel of Luke (60-63 AD)
Gospel of Matthew(60-65AD)
Gospel of John(65-85 AD)
The gospel of Mary Magdalene: (120-180 AD)
The gospel of Phillip (180-350AD)
Who would you believe?
The Gospel according to His followers
and Apostles?......or unbelivers like DaVinci writing about
Christ 150 years later?
The truth is obvioius and timely.
Now these same people claim they found Jesus's bones. FALSE!
Jesus ascended in a resurected body so there
would not be any bones to find! This was witnessed by over 500 of the brethren at that time. Also Roman guards
stood in front of the tomb of Jesus where a huge stone wheel was rolled in front of the tomb. When the stone
was rolled away Jesus had risen, thus no bones. Jesus was also
celibate. Lust is sin and being married would
involve a certain amount of sin, and Jesus was sinless.
These people can't quote or know the scriptures here also or they would never had made these blashphemous
claims against our Lord and Savior. Again, the Truth sets people free from these kind of lies.
Also in the news of late is the issue of global warming.
The doomsayers and the ridiculous left would
have us believe that mankind (which was created by God), is destroying our
planet by greenhouse gases. ABSURD! The Creator of the Universe, Jesus Christ,
has always existed and has been around a jillian years. Do you think puny man could really destroy
something that God created for
His purpose and pleasure
and for us to dwell in and called good? The extreme left seems to think so. They say that is
caused by man's weather stations and greenhouse gases to cause the warming. However, credible scientists
from NASA space center completely disagree. NASA says that the weather stations absorb over 60% of the
gases and actually cool the planet. Again, the politically correct left including DaVinci would have us
believe the opposite to scare people into reacting differently than they should. Remember communism?
PROPAGANDA! Again the truth overcomes this lie with Truthful FACTS. DaVinci is just another example of the non-believer attempting to intrepret Scriptures.
Some Solutions to Consider
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of them a message to give to the other. That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres of society that are the pillars of any society. These seven pillars are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion.
About a month later the Lord showed Francis Schaeffer the same thing. God is calling men and women today to realize that we must begin to focus our gifts and talents to affect these seven spheres of society if we expect to regain the foundations that have made our nation great. This website provides articles, information, teaching, resources, video presentations, and network opportunities designed to engage an army that will think strategically about reclaiming our culture for Jesus Christ.
Reclaim 7 mountains resources for all Christians
DaVinci Code Explaination at Plain Truth Ministry
A quote from Josh McDowell on DaVinci Code:
"May 19, 2006 could well touch off the most controversial period the Church has faced in years.
Why? Because Dan Brown's best-selling book, The DaVinci Code
was released as a movie on May 19, 2006 of
this year starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard.
We have an unprecedented opportunity to contact and equip our
people to answer the challenging questions
the DaVnci movie raises about the deity of Christ, His Word
and the Church. If we approach this with a positive readiness, we can seize this as
an opportunity to open compelling dialogue about the real and
relevant Christ." Since the
Bible commands us to "always be ready
to give an answer." For more information and
answers to other questions about the DaVinci code you might have, see our Plain
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Christian Doctrine: An Explanation for a Seeker
Christian Doctrine can appear convoluted and ritualistic to a seeker who has experienced the "traditions"
of "organized religion." Some Christian churches actually hinder the clear presentation and understanding
of Christian doctrine. For the "churched" or "un-churched" seeker, the only valid presentation of
Christianity is through the Holy Bible.
Christian Doctrine: The Basics of Scripture
Christian doctrine can be summarized as follows: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be
saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done. For all have sinned; all fall short of
God's glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this
through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment
for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus
shed His blood, sacrificing His life for us
and rising from the dead three days later.
Christian Doctrine: Justification Through Gifts of Grace and Faith
One popular pastor of Christian doctrine refers to his congregation as "Sinners Anonymous." Justification
means God accepts me "just as I am," because Jesus Christ lived the perfect life that we are unable to live.
Jesus died on the cross and paid the penalty for our sin. We need to go to the foot of the cross and
surrender our lives to God and claim from Him the merits of Christ's righteousness, so that through Him, we
might stand purified before the Eternal Father, blameless in His sight. It is the gift of faith. It is the treasure
claimed by believers everywhere, who have put their hopes not in high ideals and noble intentions, but in
Most "un-churched" seekers have heard of the 10 Commandments. These legal cornerstones of righteous
living are established in the Old Testament and ratified in the New Testament. Christianity does not nullify
these laws, but actually upholds them through faith and God's grace. The Law was never set forth as an
avenue of earning salvation. Rather, the Law makes us aware of our sin. Furthermore, we feel the pressure
of the Law; we know that it is our performance that justifies the wrath of a righteous and holy God
Christ sets us free by taking the curse of sin upon Himself.
Being justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many of us are clinging to our own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the Law (or our own
version of it). For various reasons, many of us won't go along with God's way. For Christ has accomplished
the whole purpose of the Law. All who believe in Him are made right with God
All human attempts to justify ourselves apart from faith are futile. The scriptures warn against the folly of
seeking justification through means which cannot bring it about. Salvation is by faith, alone, "not by
works, lest any man should boast"
Christians are not justified by what they do for God, but they are justified by what God has done for them.
Be it knowledge, law, morals, good intentions, noble ideals, rituals, or anything else under heaven, save
Christ, none will justify.
Christian Doctrine: The Call to Live a Holy Life
Since the Christian doctrine of God's grace has set us free from the Law, does this mean we can go on
sinning? No. Although this is not a matter of eternal salvation, genuine faith must and will be accompanied
by a godly lifestyle.
"But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
We are encouraged to live a holy life. "But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in
all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."
"Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace,
without spot, and blameless."
The North American Union
President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with both Mexico and Canada. This was the hidden agenda behind the Bush administration's true open borders policy.
Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA politically, setting the stage for a North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada.
President Bush intends to abrogate U.S. sovereignty to the North American Union, a new economic and political entity which the President is quietly forming, much as the European Union has formed.
The blueprint President Bush is following was laid out in a 2005 report entitled "Building a North American Community" published by the left-of-center Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR report connects the dots between the Bush administration's actual policy on illegal immigration and the drive to create the North American Union:
At their meeting in Waco, Texas, at the end of March 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin committed their governments to a path of cooperation and joint action. We welcome this important development and offer this report to add urgency and specific recommendations to strengthen their efforts.
What is the plan? Simple, erase the borders. The plan is contained in a "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" little noticed when President Bush and President Fox created it in March 2005:
In March 2005, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States adopted a Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), establishing ministerial-level working groups to address key security and economic issues facing North America and setting a short deadline for reporting progress back to their governments.
President Bush described the significance of the SPP as putting forward a common commitment "to markets and democracy, freedom and trade, and mutual prosperity and security."
The policy framework articulated by the three leaders is a significant commitment that will benefit from broad discussion and advice. The Task Force is pleased to provide specific advice on how the partnership can be pursued and realized.
To that end, the Task Force proposes the creation by 2010 of a North American community to enhance security, prosperity, and opportunity. We propose a community based on the principle affirmed in the March 2005 Joint Statement of the three leaders that "our security and prosperity are mutually dependent and complementary."
Its boundaries will be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of people, products, and capital will be legal, orderly and safe. Its goal will be to guarantee a free, secure, just, and prosperous North America.
The perspective of the CFR report allows us to see President Bush's speech to the nation as nothing more than public relations posturing and window dressing. No wonder President Vincente Fox called President Bush in a panic after the speech. How could the President go back on his word to Mexico by actually securing our border?
Not to worry, President Bush reassured President Fox. The National Guard on the border were only temporary, meant to last only as long until the public forgets about the issue, as has always been the case in the past.
The North American Union plan, which Vincente Fox has every reason to presume President Bush is still following, calls for the only border to be around the North American Union -- not between any of these countries. Or, as the CFR report stated:
The three governments should commit themselves to the long-term goal of dramatically diminishing the need for the current intensity of the governments’ physical control of cross-border traffic, travel, and trade within North America.
A long-term goal for a North American border action plan should be joint screening of travelers from third countries at their first point of entry into North America and the elimination of most controls over the temporary movement of these travelers within North America.
Discovering connections like this between the CFR recommendations and Bush administration policy gives credence to the argument that President Bush favors amnesty and open borders, as he originally said.
Moreover, President Bush most likely continues to consider groups such as the Minuteman Project to be "vigilantes," as he has also said in response to a reporter's question during the March 2005 meeting with President Fox.
Why doesn’t President Bush just tell the truth? His secret agenda is to dissolve the United States of America into the North American Union. The administration has no intent to secure the border, or to enforce rigorously existing immigration laws. Securing our border with Mexico is evidently one of the jobs President Bush just won't do.
If a fence is going to be built on our border with Mexico, evidently the Minuteman Project is going to have to build the fence themselves. Will President Bush protect America's sovereignty, or is this too a job the Minuteman Project will have to do for him?
Article by Jerome R. Corsi
The EU and the NAU ~ Two Peas In A Pod!
The formation of the European Union (EU) is the 'blueprint' being used to construct the North American Union (NAU). In multiple acts of treason, our government is illegally creating the NAU by using secret meetings and deceptive double-speak to hide their 'INCREMENTAL STEALTH'. They are making MASSIVE changes to our bureaucratic-administrative-regulatory laws by calling them 'HARMONIZATIONS.'
What they are doing is re-writing our legal regulatory law to the benefit of, by, and for the corporate elite, which is . . . classic fascism. The only difference between the creation of the EU and the NAU is that it took 55 years for the European free trade agreement to morph into the EU. Unless we can stop them, they will accomplish the NAU here in a BREATHTAKING 15 years.
The One World Monopolists have already declared before our Congress, that our borders are to be eliminated by 2010. Are you ready for that?
If you think the latest tri-lateral 'summit' in Montebello, Quebec, Canada (August 20-21, 2007) was about the contents of jelly beans', or the size of baby food jars, or the regulation of food colour dyes . . . think again!
Why was the tri-lateral meeting in Banff last year, and summit in Montebello this year, taking place behind closed doors? No press allowed, with only one invited exception. Is there something to hide?
Why are there many members of the U.S. Congress who know nothing about the contents of those meetings, nor the fact that the President has designated the Commerce Department to spearhead the creation of working groups, in every department of the Executive Branch, who are tasked with manipulating our regulatory laws? Why is there no transparency and Congressional oversight as is REQUIRED by our Constitution?
To learn the answer to these questions, read on . . .
This research will clearly demonstrate what has been created under the EU is EXACTLY what they want to impose upon our Constitutional Republic. How do we know? Because the One World Monopolists have boldly announced their intentions. Dr. Robert A. Pastor, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), "told the Trilateral Commission in 2002 that the North American Union needed to implement a series of political proposals which would have authority OVER the sovereignty of the United States, Canada and Mexico.(1)
Specifically, Pastor called for the creation of North American passports and a North American Customs and Immigrations, which would have authority OVER U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the Department of Homeland Security. A North American Parliamentary Group would OVERSEE the U.S. Congress.
A Permanent Court on Trade and Investment would resolve disputes within NAFTA, exerting FINAL AUTHORITY OVER judgments of the U.S. Supreme Court. A North American Commission would 'develop an integrated continental plan for transportation and infrastructure'."
Their audacious treason knows no bounds!
TWO 'ACTS' OF TYRANNY ON THE SAME DAY!
On October 17, 2006, 'a date which will live in infamy' . . . there were two acts of tyranny committed. The first was a public signing of the 'Military Commissions Act of 2006' which suspended habeas corpus allowing the president to declare you an 'enemy combatant' and end your rights to seek legal or judicial relief from unlawful imprisonment.
The second act of tyranny took place in a private Oval Office ceremony, in which the president signed into law the 'John Warner National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2007' which essentially eliminates the protections of the Posse Comitatus Act and re-wrote the Insurrection Act.
The NDAA will allow the president to declare a 'public emergency' and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to 'suppress public disorder'!
About The Military Commissions Act of 2006 . . .
"A writ of habeas corpus which is Latin for 'you have the body' [as proof] is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he should be released from custody."(1)
"The writ of habeas corpus serves as an important check on the manner in which state courts pay respect to federal constitutional rights. The writ is 'the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action'
Glen Beck and the Neocons
Posted: 17 Sep 2009 03:00 AM PDT
by Charles H. Coppes | www.idpconsultinggroup.com
I have been watching Glenn Beck on the FOX Network for several weeks and I have had discussions with people regarding his bold journalism to expose the Obama administration and champion all-things-American. On the surface this is a bit refreshing but I have been suspicious from the beginning (along with other conservatives and patriots).
Beck left CNN (Time Warner) in late 2008 and re-emerged on FOX. Why the switch? Nobody knows. But I have an idea. CNN journalism is typically mainstream and the FOX channel is owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch (News Corp.) which presents itself as "fair and balanced" and "we report and you decide" and other such platitudes.
Rupert Murdoch is a member of the internationalist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) which virtually runs the US State Department and presidential administrations as they come and go.
(see the explanation of CFR at http://www.hisbranch.com/CFR.html)
Murdoch is also a strong neoconservative supporter that champions "American exceptionalism" and US military imperialism. It is important to make a distinction with these terms. As the definition below notes, the term American exceptionalism did not emerge until after WWII.
Why was this?
Most certainly because the US was seen as the great liberator of Europe and the preception that US military campaigns are always noble and just. In the post-WWII period there has been a kind of blind patriotism that wants to support US military imperialism to defend "our freedoms, liberty, national security, etc."
Today’s Glenn Beck Show concluded with a montage of patriotic themes dating back to WWI and WWII along with our troops in Iraq and elsewhere. This finally compelled me to write this email to you. Here is a definition of American exceptionalism:
American exceptionalism (def. "exceptionalism") refers to the theory that the United States occupies a special niche among the nations of the world in terms of its national credo, historical evolution, political and religious institutions and unique origins.
The roots of the term are attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, who claimed that the then-50-year-old United States held a special place among nations, because it was a country of immigrants and the first modern democracy.
The term itself did not emerge until after World War II when it was embraced by neoconservative pundits in what was described in the International Herald Tribune as "an ugly twist of late".
The doctrine of American exceptionalism has had a troubled history.
Where proponents see, by the force of the doctrine itself, an American nation with a special and superior world-historical role to play, opponents contend that the belief is "self-serving and jingoistic" (see slavery and civil rights issues, Western betrayal, and the failure to aid Jews fleeing the Nazis), that it is based on a myth, and that "[t]here is a growing refusal to accept" the idea of exceptionalism both nationally and internationally.
As we can see from the above there are some wonderful things that distinguish the US from other nations, but this same kind of exceptionalism has crept into our imperialistic foreign policy that is embraced by globalist and elitists who dominant our body politic – also known as the Liberal Eastern Establishment. I basically think that Glenn Beck is a pawn for the neoconservatives who control the media content for the FOX Network.
Is this a fair statement?
I think so and the proof is in his guests, media focus and sponsors like The Weekly Standard (flagship neoconservative newspaper). His guests include members of the CFR and even the managing director for Kissinger & Associates in New York Joshua Ramos Cooper (and never an inquiry about their affiliations). He has had on Michael Patrick Leahy (Tea Party Organizer) and Prof. Randy Barnett (who promote a Constitutional Convention – a long-term goal of the CFR).
Beck is now famous for his chalkboard lessons that diagram/outline interlocking Leftist organizations and key individuals in the Progressive Movement in America. This has been extremely insightful and has literally energized millions of couch potatoes to join a peasant uprising. But where is a weekly exercise in documenting America’s shadow government (which he expressly denies exists in his new book, p. 89-90) or the money powers that have existed since the days of Andrew Jackson?
How hard is it to draw up the interlocking affiliations with the CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderbergs, Group of 30, Club of Rome, Skull & Bones, Bohemian Grove and so on. (all of these groups stem from the original Babylonian Mystery Religion which is Satanic)
It’s all quite in the open and not that hard to find on the Internet or several published books. It should be obvious to all that Beck is only allowed to discuss certain things on the air. Heck, why not just a history lesson on the creation of the Federal Reserve System? This alone would prove a conspiracy because the Fed was created in total secret by the Wall Street money trust – the same powers that control both political parties and media today.
The following definition of neoconservatism is from an excerpt from my special report entitled Petrodollar Warfare and Collapse of US Dollar Imperialism in the 21st Century (pp. 8-10) and is available at my website at www.chuckcoppes.com:
It is basically understood that the term “neoconservative” is a reference to political moderates/liberals who merely appear as conservatives to the electorate. As Pat Buchanan remarked in his 2004 book Where the Right went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency, neocons are “liberals in sheep’s clothing.”
Neocons can trace their intellectual roots back to journalist/activists Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz in the early 1950s. As fellow Socialists and Trotskyists, they both rejected the hard Left and articulated a more “centrist” position. Irving Kristol is still a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, which dates back to 1943 with generous funding from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and ExxonMobile (www.aei.org).
After serving as chief of staff for William Bennett and Vice President Dan Quayle in the 1980s, William T. Kristol (son of Irving) founded The Weekly Standard when his fellow Bilderberg Group member Newt Gingrich won the GOP victory in 1995. The Weekly Standard is owned by News Corp. (FOX) with Bill Kristol as editor and Fred W. Barnes as executive editor along with Brit Hume and John Podhoretz (son of Norman) as contributors and others.
In 1997, Rupert Murdoch (CFR) helped Kristol launch the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) with a $10 million dollar grant. Kristol serves as chairman along with co-founder Robert Kagan who is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and former speechwriter for George P. Schultz. Kristol is a regular guest on the Fox News Channel, which was bankrolled by Rupert Murdoch in 1996 after he hired Roger Ailes as his new CEO.
Roger Ailes was the former producer of Rush Limbaugh’s TV program in 1991, president of CNBC in 1992, and America’s Talking program at MSNBC in 1994 (now known as Hardball with Chris Matthews – a former aid to Tip O’Neill).
The Project for a New American Century is the premier think tank for neoconservative thought and foreign policy studies (www.newamericancentury.org).
Practically all of its membership and supporters are also members of the CFR
(like Irving Kristol and Norman Podohertz) and include Dick and Lynn Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Donald Kagan (Robert Kagan’s father), Norman Podohertz and his wife Midge Decter and their son-in-law Elliot Abrams, Bill Bennett, Dan Quayle, Steve Forbes, Jeb Bush, Paula Dobriansky, Fred Ikle, Gary J. Schmitt, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and Paul D.Wolfowitz.
Scooter Libby sat under Professor Wolfowitz at Yale in 1970 and later followed Wolfowitz when he served as Director of Policy Planning at the State Dept.; as under Secretary of State with George Schultz; and as under Secretary of Defense with Defense Secretary Dick Cheney (1989-1993). Paul Wolfowitz is considered to be the architect of the Iraq War in 2003 and earned his PhD at the University of Chicago under political science professor Leo Strauss.
Professor Strauss taught that religion was “a pious fraud” and that only the “wise elite” were capable of governing. “There is only one natural right,” said Strauss, “the right of the superior to rule over the inferior….The people are told what they need to know and no more.”
Today, this Straussian philosophy is all-pervasive among the neocon class.
Notable supporters of this PNAC doctrine include Colin Powell, James A. Baker III, George Schultz, Henry Kissinger, Paul Bremer, Condoleezza Rice, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Richard Perle, Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, Robert Zoellick, James Woolsey (ex-CIA), Jeane Kirkpatrick, Richard Armitage, Zalmay Khalilzad, Karl Rove, Vin Weber, Ellen Bork, Michael Novak, Charles Krauthammer, Mort Kondracke, Brent Scowcroft, Lawrence Eagleburger and others.
The stated goals of the PNAC is to assert “American global leadership” and promote “a strategic vision of America’s role in the world.” American leaders “need to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles” and “challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values.”
In order to maintain this international order “we need to increase defense spending significantly…and modernize our armed forces for the future.” We might want to ask whose principles, interests and values we are talking about here? Certainly not the principles of a “limited government” and a “humble” foreign policy.
This idea of unilaterally challenging regimes in a preemptive manner and policing the world with our military to establish a new international order sounds more like the old Roman Empire than a Constitutional Republic. (which is also prophesied as the rise of the Roman Empire and EEC)
In the 1990s this interventionist foreign policy was carried out in the Gulf War and the Balkans, and mostly in the interest of oil. British and US oil companies were both expressing interest in vast oil reserves believed to lie under the Caspian Sea off Baku near Kazakhstan in central Asia.
In his book The Grand Chessboard, Zbig Brzezinski noted the geostrategic importance of this region and was joined by Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney who said, “I cannot think of a time when we had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian.”
At issue was the Albanian-Macedonian-Bulgarian Oil Pipeline (AMBO) which had financing from the US and BP and needed further development. At this time Serbian (Yugoslav) president Slobodan Milosevic (a former banker) had become an “obstacle” to this progress.
Through the influence of Zbig Brzezinski (a paid lobbyist by BP and director of the CFR) and James Baker (former Secretary of State and legal counsel for the Baku interests of BP Amoco-Arco) the US exploited the ethnic strife in the Balkans and started bombing Serbian “civilian” targets in 1999 which led to 200,000 casualties and the removal of Milosevic.
In June 1999, the US government funded a feasibility study that was then handled by Dick Cheney’s firm. By 2001, the Pentagon finished construction of Camp Bond Steel in Kosovo (one of our largest military bases), and the US had complete control of the Balkans. The oil riches of the Caspian area was the primary reason for the US involvement in the Kosovo War. US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage would later comment that the “bombing dividend” was well worth it.
This kind of hawkish foreign policy is a good example of how the neocons employ military assets to serve “the principles, interests and values” of the corporate-military-industrial-petroleum lobby in order to secure a new international order friendly to the goals of US hegemony.
In late 2000, the PNAC issued a major policy study entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defense” that recognized that the US is the only superpower in the world and that “America’s grand strategy should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible.” This 90-page manifesto went on to suggest that America’s idealistic youth must be able “to fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major-theatre wars” in order to preserve the “American peace.”
Of course, to accomplish this “military imperialism” the US must increase military spending “significantly” and modernize our armed forces. But how much is enough? In my own research I was literally stunned when I learned that the US has not only monopolized 70% of the world’s defense industry, we annually spend more on military defense (i.e., offense) than the next 42 nations combined (including China, Russia, Japan and the EU).
How much is this you ask?
The FY2008 Pentagon budget comes in at $502 billion and an additional $142 for the “war on terror,” which totals a whopping $644 billion! My friends, this is way beyond the legitimate needs for a normal defense budget. The US currently has 800 military bases in 65 countries and it is clear from this 2000 PNAC report that neocon strategists have been plotting for some time on a way to establish the ultimate military outpost in the Persian Gulf.
The report states:
The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein (emphasis added).
Iraq has been a target for occupation ever since the Gulf War in 1991, and this foreign policy agenda would soon become the top priority in the new Bush administration. This report goes on to identify Iraq, Iran and North Korea as special problem areas in the New American Century – long before President Bush singled them out as the “Axis of Evil” in his State of the Union address January 29, 2002.
Iraq takes on significance because of its strategic location in the Gulf and, of course, its vast oil reserves. As Paul Wolfowitz would later tell the foreign press in 2003, “The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economic-ally, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil.” The unresolved conflict with Iraq was never the issue of harboring WMD or terrorists, but how to conquer the 12th member of OPEC.
In the summer of 1998, George Bush, Sr. started putting together a foreign policy team to help advise his son as he was being groomed for the presidency. Bush, Sr. was introduced to Condoleezza Rice by Brent Scowcroft and was so impressed he made her a principal member of what came to be known as “The Vulcans” (named after a huge Vulcan statue in her hometown of Birmingham).
According to James Mann in his book Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet key members included Condi Rice, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, George Schultz, Paul Wolfowitz, Robert Zoellick, Richard Perle and Richard Armitage. This group held its first meeting in 1999 in Texas and continued to instruct Bush, Jr. (who was admittedly weak on the neo-con grand strategy for the 21st century) until the Bush-Cheney ticket won the presidency.
Once in the oval office Dick Cheney and James Baker handed out top cabinet positions to Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice and the rest of the Vulcans. The Bush presidency was never “hijacked” by the neocons; it was methodically engineered from the very beginning and carefully packaged as the conservative choice for naïve voters in 2000 and again in 2004.
Glenn Beck seems like a great guy and very likeable, but he has joined, or been invited to join, the FOX Network which is controlled by the neocons. I personally think that he is being exploited by the neocons to incite a Populist Movement in the US that also supports US military imperialism and other patriotic themes. It does literally no good at all to merely expose and trash the Loonie Left or heap scorn upon the Islamofascists or challenge the White House to a "debate" over the issues.
Our enemy – the real enemy – is the shadow government that has been controlling US foreign and domestic policy since Woodrow Wilson!! Need more proof? See the Cult section and CFR pages on this site.
America, by God’s grace, has been "exceptional" but that does not give us license to create an American Empire and project our military prowness around the globe. America is full of genuine conservatives, but this is not the same thing as "neconservatives."
Samuel Johnson said it well, "Patriotism is the refuge of a scoundrel." Thomas Paine said, "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government." We have too much government and way too many scoundrels! Let’s keep our eye on the real battle and regard TV shows for what they are – entertainment and selling products.
 American exceptionalism. (2009, September 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:52, September 11, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_exceptionalism&oldid=313280549
To see where this all started and who is behind the treasonous CFR and the Trilateral Commission, click the time bomb!
Note: 14 of the 17 policymakers currently belong to the Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org). Two others, Rumsfeld (currently a member of the Trilateral Commission) and Laird, are former members of the CFR. Of the 17, George W. Bush himself is the only one who has not belonged to the organization, but he is a member of the 'Skull and Bones', another of the One World Monopolists' elite cabal.
Former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown, former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, former Secretary of State James Baker, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Secretary of Defense William Cohen.
Our sovereign nation is undergoing an overwhelming illegal alien invasion by an Hispanic 'migrant army' that has defied our immigration laws and sovereignty. The invasion of America now totals 25 -30 million and rising. Of that number, 90% are Hispanics who balkanize our cities and towns, and arrogantly corrupt our unifying national language while actively disrespecting our laws, culture, society, and country! All this is being accomplished while our complicit government and media shamefully stands by, blatantly ignoring the anarchy by allowing Mexico's human tsunami of illegal aliens to lawlessly overrun America.
The invading illegal alien horde is diminishing our quality-of-life, overloading our hospitals, schools and jails, while bankrupting our taxpayer treasury. It is a primarily a Mexican invasion. It is an act of war, that has reduced our country to nothing but a lawless territory with little or no sovereignty left! Mexico has been waging their one-sided war for decades by sending a migrant army of some 20+ million of its citizens to colonize and reconquista America. It is a war they intend to win "without firing a shot!"
Here is wisdom and hope for God's people:
Dan. 7:25-26 "...He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time But the court will be seated, and they shall take away their dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him..."
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