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Most people know very little about Freemasonry. Often, not even the wives of Freemasons know what the Mason movement is really all about, or what goes on behind the locked and guarded doors of its meeting halls. No wonder, for it is a secret society which largely hides itself. Many people do not even know that Freemasonry exists, and yet its members have for a long time run a significant part of the western world’s business, politics, government, armies, police forces, publishing and media, and even churches and religion.
Some have asked, “What does the Bible say about Freemasonry?” The reason for that question might be that some have claimed that the Scriptures supposedly refer to Masons or Masonry. – The facts are, of course, that the Bible does not mention that society. Its roots are found in internal power-battles within the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages, but the present-day Freemason organisations are not even that old. So, the Bible was written a long time before Freemasonry came into existence. However, a number of things in the Scriptures make it clear that a true believer cannot be a involved in that movement.
A note: There are many other similar organisations, and several churches have been started by their members. But, this article considers especially Freemasonry, and Freemason halls, and brings forth a number of things that believers should know about them.
Some have claimed that that organisation is just a “harmless fellowship for personality development”, or something similar. But, the facts are different. It might be that for some people, Freemasonry is more or less like a “club”, but it is in fact a religion with altars, priests, symbols, mysteries and rites.
Local Masonic groups, as well as the halls they use for their meetings, are called “lodges”. Each lodge is led by a “Worshipful Master”, “Grand Master” or similar, but some have used the more plain and clear title “High Priest”.
Their halls (lodges) are often arranged so that the altar and the “Worshipful Master” or “High Priest” are at the eastern end. Thus, those who sit in an average Mason hall, are seated so that they face the east, the direction of the rising sun.
A note: At least in some countries, one cannot become a Freemason, without acknowledging a “faith” of some kind. But, it is said that even Satanists have been accepted into Freemason lodges.
In many western countries, a significant part of men who belong to the “higher echelon” of the society, have been members of Freemasonry or some similar organisation. In the recent decades, the membership figures for the Freemason society have become lower, but in 2014 it was estimated that that organisation still had around six million members, worldwide.
Many “Christian” priests and bishops have been Freemasons, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries but even elsewhere. In the past this was quite common, but today the percentage is probably diminishing. Also: Masons and members of similar organisations have started many churches and other religious organisations, large and small.
In the past (from the 1300s and up to recent times), the Catholic Church and Knight-Templarism/Freemasonry [a] were bitter rivals and enemies. In more recent times, there has been similar rivalry between Freemasonry and Mormonism. However, it appears that those things have changed, so that in our day, even Catholics and Mormons can be Masons.
(The Mormon church was started by a number of Freemasons. They set up an organisation which used in its new religion some of Freemasonry’s supposedly “secret” symbols, mysteries and rituals. It could be that it was that copying, and the setting up of a “competing” organisation, that caused the long-lasting enmity between Freemasonry and the Mormon church.)
a Freemasonry has some of its roots in medieval Knight Templarism. Perhaps it is because of this, that there has been a deep enmity between the Catholic Church and Freemasonry. There are some notes on this later in this article, but in short: In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Knight Templar order became so strong that it competed about power with kings and to a degree even with the pontiff. Consequently, in the 1300s king Philip IV of France and his puppet pontiff Clement V attacked and conquered the Knight Templar order. Some of its members managed to flee to other countries, and it may be that it was some of them that founded what today is known as “Freemasonry”.
(Some have claimed that Freemasonry was “founded in 1717”. But, that is merely a year when a number of already existing British Freemason lodges created a common “umbrella-organisation”. So, year 1717 was not the beginning of Freemasonry in Britain, not to mention other countries.)
The part “free” in the word “freemason” is not related to the English adjective “free”. It appears that Freemasonry, in the form of Knight-Templarism, came to Britain from France, and that the word “freemason” is a transcribed form of the old French phrase frère maçon, “brother stonemason”. Apparently, some Knight Templars in medieval France used that name of each other. Most probably, the word “freemason” came into existence in the 1300s when a number of members of the French Knight Templar order moved (fled) from France to Scotland – that is, the French phrase frère maçon was anglicised into “freemason”. (Even the English word “friar” is a transcribed form of the old French frère, “brother”.)
Some have claimed that Freemasonry “evolved from stone-masons’ guilds”, but it seems that the origins of Freemasonry have very little to do with literal stone-masons or their guilds (even though it could be that in earlier times, some of the stone-masons who built churches, may have been members of some occult society).
So, why did the medieval French Knight Templars call each other frère maçon, “brother mason”?
The Knight Templars were a rich and influential Catholic order. That order had even a military part, but that was not really the main thing. That order was a major economic power. And yes, it may be that it let build a number of stone castles, but still, the claim that the Freemason society would have its origins in “medieval stone masons’ guilds”, appears to be a smoke-screen which is created for the purpose of giving a false appearance of things. It is likely that the meaning of the word “maçon” in the phrase “frère maçon” was more symbolic than literal. The Freemasons have a big idol, a “master builder”: Nimrod. (Some have claimed that it was he who caused people to start building the tower of Babel.) Even things connected to ancient Rome have been dear to many Freemasons. The “mason” connection in that is that the Roman caesars, in their function as idol priests, were titled pontifex maximus, “chief bridge-builder”. (In those days, bridges were built of stones.) For instance emperor Constantine, the de facto founder of the Catholic Church, was titled “pontifex maximus”, [b] in his role as the chief for the worship of the sun-god Mithras. A note: Mithras is sometimes depicted as sitting on a bridge, often in the form of a rainbow. [c] – Even the Egyptian pyramids (which are made of stone) are dear to the Freemasons.
b The title pontifex maximus, literally “chief bridge-builder”, has a sinister, occult meaning. Apparently, that is connected to the “New Age” which some want to launch. It seems that the reference is to the antediluvian age which was so wicked that the Lord had to wipe it out by the Flood. The “bridge” in question appears to refer to a connection from that ancient wicked age, stretching over to the “New Age” which some are dreaming of building and launching. And so, even the word “mason” may be connected to that “bridge-building”.
c The rainbow is dear to the Freemasons. Again, the sun-god Mithras is often pictured as sitting on his “bridge of light” – the rainbow. The Freemasons have “Rainbow girls”, an organisation for young girls. And, they worship the “sun-god”. Ultimately, all those things point to Satan. (And yes, Mithras on his rainbow can be seen on a number of old church windows as well.)
A note: Even though Knight Templarism is by no means the only source of Freemasonry’s rites, it must be noted that many Freemasons have been fond of old Knight-Templar things of different kinds, not only in regard to rituals but also in regard to “secret titles” and so on. Thus for instance the “York-rite” (a branch of Freemasonry) has had the degrees “Order Red Cross”, “Order Knights Malta” and “Order Knights Templar” – things that refer back to the medieval, Catholic Knight-Templar order and its symbols and customs and doings.
Some Freemasons have claimed that the god whom they serve is just some “greater being”, and that “people of all faiths can become Freemasons”. They call their “greater being”, among other things, “the Great Architect”. – That might have a connection with the phrase pontifex maximus, “the chief bridge-builder”. (The meaning of that title was discussed above.)
Some Freemason writers have stated that their god bears the name Lucifer. That is a Latin word which means “light-bringer”, but those who know more about Freemason rituals and teachings, know that it is the ruler of darkness, Satan, who is worshipped in Freemason halls. There is more on this, later in this article.
A note: Many Freemasons of “lower ranks” may deceive themselves and may not be willing to face the facts, but indeed, it is Satan who is Freemasonry’s “god”. Their rituals, symbols and dogmas picture an eager longing for their “light-bringer” (in reality, the ruler of darkness). They are waiting for him to come back on the scene and to take over this world, in power. The “Masons” are pulling their “ashlar stones” together, in order to form a power-pyramid where a place is prepared for Satan on the top, and a “bridge” from the evil age which God destroyed with the Flood, over to the “New Age” which some hope to build and launch.
It appears that for some Freemasons, “stone” is almost a sacred word. A (missing or hovering) “capstone” is even more sacred for them, because it refers to a plan for Satan coming to more direct power. Indeed, there is a plan or purpose “being worked out here below” – the forming of a power-structure where a place for Satan is all prepared and ready. The pyramid with a missing or hovering capstone is a “sacred” symbol for Freemasons, so much that they have even placed it on banknotes. Some “Christian” preachers have spread deceiving dogmas regarding that pyramid capstone symbol. Unfortunately, many people do not know the real meaning of those symbols and dogmas but think them to be biblical.
A number of Mason lodges have the rising sun on their logos, and the word “sun” in their lodge names and so on. Also the G, the graphic idol-symbol which in Mason halls is located behind the altar, is pictured as surrounded by sun-rays. The altar and that G-symbol are often placed at the eastern end of the lodge, towards the rising sun.
Some Freemasons have said that the letter G stands for “Generativeness” and not for “God”. There may be some truth in that, but this can be understood only if one knows some of the background. It is quite clear that the Freemason “G” actually is a stylised copy of the ancient snake-idol which points to the sun-god – the Ouroboros, [d] a snake swallowing its own tail. This cannot be seen in modern-day forms of that symbol, but some Mason lodges have had on their logos an older form where it is easier to see the snake. Instead of a capital letter G, those lodges have had something that looks like a snake with a gaping mouth (see the pictures below). That is, the old snake Eterna, [e] a symbol used by many occultists and not only by the Freemasons. The snake swallowing its own tail is an ancient symbol for the “sun-god”, ultimately Satan.
Regarding the Freemason G-symbol with the sun-rays around it – see the two simplified illustrations below. The one on the left is a picture of that symbol’s more recent variant, formed like a “G”. The one on the right is drawn after models seen in older Mason lodge logos which display the sun-god’s ancient tail-eating snake-symbol in a more obvious manner.
So, the Freemasons’ “G” does stand for a “god” – the “sun-god”, ultimately “that ancient snake, named Devil and Satan” (Revelation 20:2, GWV).
The “Theosophical” movement [f] which was founded in 1875, apparently with the aid of some Freemasons, has had a logo where the Ouroboros-snake is displayed more openly. That logo carries even other Freemason symbols, such as the hexagram, the swastika and so on. There is an illustration of that logo, later in this article.
d The old Greek word ouroboros meant “tail-eating”.
e The Latin name of that snake, Eterna or Aeterna, comes from the old Latin Aeviternus which refers to “something without beginning or end”. And so, the Eterna-snake is drawn as eating its own tail – in the form of a circle, without a beginning or an end. Apparently, the Masons’ into a “G” stylised Aeterna- or Ouroboros-snake symbol pictures the ability which Satan has had to “re-generate” himself and come back on the scene. The Freemasons use even other symbols with the same meaning, such as the Phoenix-bird. – A note: That “eternity” part must not be misunderstood. The Bible indicates that Satan’s life will come to an end.
f The early Theosophical movement could in many ways be said to be the “mother” of a large part of the modern-day “New-Age” movements.
Symbols used by the Freemasons include the sun-god’s tail-biting Ouroboros- or Eterna-snake (often depicted as a mere “G”) and the pentagram and the hexagram (which are not biblical but of kabbalistic, occult origin, with a sinister meaning). Also, the square and the compass and some other tools (used as symbols of sinister things), the leather apron, cupolas (domes), pillars and obelisks, the rose, the rosy cross (of Templars; from that, Rosicrucianism).
Further, the cross in a crown, and the rainbow which is an old symbol connected to the sun-god. Also, the olive branch and the dove, symbolising the Queen of heaven and her function as a “holy” spirit (a spirit which is “holy” for satanists).
Other commonly used Freemason symbols: The falcon, the eagle, the phoenix bird. Orion, Sirius, Venus, the Sun (often behind a cloud or similar, covered). The great pyramid, sometimes pictured with a rising sun behind it and a camel-riding man approaching the pyramid. The beehive, the acacia. “Saint George” and his flag and his colours blue, red and white. The scythe-man with his snake and daughter, and the hammer (gavel), are also common Freemason symbols. Even the old communist symbols scythe and hammer appear to be of Freemason- or similar origin. – And much more, including various “secret” signs, tokens and special phrases, and manner of writing.
Here (below) is a simplified illustration of the Freemason square and compass symbol, here with the “G” in the middle as the case often is. A note: There are many different forms of that square and compass symbol. Sometimes the “G” in the middle, actually a stylised ouroboros-snake, is surrounded by rays of light.
Some might think that the square and compass symbol depicts Masons’ endeavours to construct buildings. But, some Freemason writers have said that the compass and the square represent male and female entities in a “union” – the former on top of the latter. And yes, the letter G in the midst of that act points to “spiritual things” – the Devil. Some writers have said the square and compass to symbolise “a union between Heaven and Earth”. In that connection, it is important to realise that none of the parts in that symbol are connected to the true God who is in Heaven. Instead, those things refer to Satan who was thrown out from Heaven, down to the Earth.
Some Freemason lodges (halls) have a KJV bible on their altars. It could be that they have that simply for the purpose of deceiving naive people into thinking that Freemasonry is “bible-based” or “Christian”. (It is not.) But, one must also keep in mind that the altars in Freemason lodges are Satan’s altars. So, the concept and symbolism could even be that of putting the Bible into Satan’s service, using it in a diabolic, twisted way as a tool of deception.
More: Some Knight-Templars and Freemasons have viewed king James I of England as a “hero” of some kind. That subject is too large to be included here, but in short: It is said that king James himself (who was no “saint”, whatever some may have claimed), was a Knight-Templar.
However, it is hard to know the exact meaning of each Freemason symbol and rite. What is clear, is that they do not point to good things.
The illustrations below, along with the explaining notes, might make it easier to understand the diabolic way a typical Mason hall (lodge) is designed, and what the symbolism actually is.
Freemason halls are planned in such a way that they for a certain part represent a wicked mirror-image of God’s temple which was in Jerusalem.
First, here is a simplified drawing of the basic layout of God’s temple in Jerusalem (which was symbolic of heavenly things), including the temple court:
A note: Many bible-versions have in 2 Chronicles 3:17 wordings which can confuse a casual reader, in regard to the placement and internal relationship of the pillars Boaz and Jachin by the temple in Jerusalem. That matter is clarified in an appendix at the end of this article.
Here is a simplified drawing of the basic layout of a “normal” Freemason hall (which for a certain part is also connected to heavenly things, but with a diabolic meaning and symbolism):
In a normal Freemason hall (lodge), people are seated so that they face the east, that is, the direction of the rising sun. That is why the sun-god’s ancient snake-symbol (stylised into a “G”, often with rays of light around it) is placed behind the altar at the eastern end of Freemason halls. – In contrast to that, in God’s temple in Jerusalem the facing direction was the opposite, towards the west.
Anyone who enters a normal Freemason hall with its symbols in place, through the main door, passes between two special pillars in the same manner and direction as what happened when people were leaving God’s temple in Jerusalem – “Boaz” on the left hand and “Jachin” on the right, and walking towards the east. And also: When people in that way have in symbol left the true God behind their backs, and proceed deeper into the Freemason hall, they approach an altar dedicated to the “sun-god” (Satan).
Consequently, because of that diabolic layout, those who enter a Freemason hall, are actually performing a ritual which pictures the act of turning one’s back on the true God in Heaven, and serving Satan instead. Because of this, people who enter a Mason hall and sit there, are in fact in symbol doing the same as what is described here:
Ezekiel 8:15 And he said to me, Son of man, thou hast seen; but thou shalt yet see evil practices greater then these. 16 And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the Lord, and at the entrance of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty men, with their back parts toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces turned the opposite way; and these were worshipping the sun. 17 And he said to me, Son of man, thou hast seen this. Is it a little thing to the house of Juda to practise the iniquities which they have practised here? for they have filled the land with iniquity: and, behold, these are as scorners. 18 Therefore will I deal with them in wrath: mine eye shall not spare, nor will I have any mercy. (LXXE, highlighting added)
The “Knight Templars”, founded in the early 1100s, was a Catholic order, including a military part. The name for their order is said to have been, translated into English, “Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon”. But, after a time, they were not poor at all but instead controlled a significant part of European economy.
A note: Apparently, some of the medieval Knight-Templars wanted to build a new temple in Jerusalem. Perhaps, for the sun-god whose symbols they carried. Even some Freemasons are fond of such things, but then, there probably is a hidden meaning in what they say and do. (One of the Freemasons’ diabolic code-words is “Solomon”. That matter is discussed later in this article.)
The Knights-Templar order was divided into “ranks”: The “Knights” (heavy cavalry), the “Serjeants” (light cavalry), the “Farmers” (administration) and the “Chaplains” (“spiritual things”). For two centuries, that order had the special protection and blessing of Rome, which among other things meant that the atrocities that its members committed, were allowed to continue.
However, when Philip IV (king of France 1285–1314) took control of the Catholic Church and placed in office a puppet pontiff of his own choosing (Clement V), things changed. King Philip wanted to control the European economy, rather than leaving it in Knight-Templar hands. So, around 1307, with the “blessing” of his puppet pontiff, Philip then attacked and conquered the Knight-Templars who by that time were powerful and influential in large parts of western Europe, especially in the field of economy. At that time, the “grand master” of the Knight Templar order was Jacques de Molay. Philip and Clement had him arrested and burned on stake.
It is said that de Molay was accused of several crimes, among those heresy and abuse of small boys. It is interesting to note that today, both Freemasons and Catholics alike appear to be eager to claim that de Molay had been innocent. The Freemasons revere de Molay’s memory. And so, for instance the Freemason organisation for young boys bears the name DeMolay – after a man who was burned on stake, accused for having abused small boys.
It is said that some of the Knight-Templars who managed to escape from the hands of king Philip, fled to Portugal, Germany and Scotland. It is hard to find any details in regard to what happened to them later, but it is known that still in the 1600s there was a Knight-Templar order in Scotland. And again, the old French phrase frère maçon was anglicised into “freemason”.
All the way to the 20th century, Freemasonry and the Catholic Church fought each other. Some examples: Giuseppe Garibaldi who in the 1800s through war conquered the pontiff of Rome and put an end to his mundane rule in Italy, was a Freemason, a great hero of theirs. Later, the Vatican tried to strike back, for instance by forming pacts with Hitler and Mussolini. (It is said that when Hitler and Mussolini had by the aid of the Vatican come into power, they closed all Freemason lodges in the areas which they controlled.)
Again, one of the old names of the Catholic Knight-Templar order is said to have been (translated into English) “Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon”, Latin pauperes commilitones Christi templique solomonici. Even Freemason writings mention that temple. Or, better expressed, Freemason writings contain things which appear to refer to that temple.
Seeing that Freemasons serve Satan, some might wonder, why would they be so fond of God’s temple in Jerusalem? But, it is obvious that the temple which some Freemasons have talked about, is not for the true God. It appears that it is a temple for “Sol-Om-On”. Clarification:
The Freemason code-word “Solomon” consists of the parts Sol, Om and On. “Sol” is the sun-god’s name in Latin. “Om” is the Hindi name for that same “deity” (the Om or Aum of the mantras which many “New-Age” people chant when they hail the sun). And then, “On” probably refers to the sun-god who was worshipped in the old Egyptian city On (which the Greek called Heliopolis, “city of the sun”).
Many Mason writers have used “double-speak”. It appears that their “Sol-Om-On” simply is a triple name for their “sun-god”, the one whom some of them even call by the Latin name Lucifer. – Thus, we can assume that when a Freemason (one of “higher ranks” who knows what Freemasonry really is all about) talks about “Solomon’s temple”, he is not talking about God’s temple in Jerusalem but about a temple for “Sol-Om-On” which is a code-word connected to the sun-god whom they worship. And, that refers to Satan, of course.
The parts “Sol” (Latin for “sun”) and “On” (the name of the sun-god’s city in ancient Egypt) are commonly known and quite clear in their meaning. But, the name “Om” is not as well-known. Let us consider the use of the name “Om” on the logo that some “Theosophical” societies have. (Again, it is said that “Theosophy” was launched by the help of some Freemasons.) Below, you can see a simplified drawing which shows the basic layout of the logo, seal or emblem that many of those societies have. On the top, it has the name “Om” or “Aum”, written in the Devanagari alphabet.
(A note regarding the text on that logo: Deception and lies are often called “truth”.)
Again, the symbol on the top of that logo is “Om” or “Aum”, written in Devanagari (an alphabet used in parts of India and Nepal). The word and symbol “Om” is intimately connected with the sun (sun-god).
Even other symbols that appear on that logo, are used by both Freemasons and Theosophians: The sun-god’s tail-eating snake, and the swastika or “sun-cross” or “sun-wheel” inside its ring. In the middle the ankh, an ancient Egyptian symbol connected to the sun-god. And then, the hexagram which at least within Freemasonry is a symbol for “male and female”, obviously used in the same meaning as the wicked square and compass sign which was discussed earlier in this article.
The point here is that when Freemasons talk about “Solomon’s temple”, that probably refers to a temple for “Sol-Om-On”, which is to say, a temple for the “sun-god”, Satan the Devil.
The great pyramid in Gizeh in Egypt certainly is an example of “masonry”. Freemasons use that pyramid as one of their symbols, and they have even managed to have its picture placed on the money and the official “seal” of at least one country. As is well known, that pyramid in Gizeh is a sun-worship-related construction, a part of ancient Egypt’s idol religion. The same goes for the countless obelisks and similar objects which Catholics and Freemasons and others have raised in cities throughout the world.
Here is an example of Freemason-inspired things in churches:
Some decades ago, two preachers employed by a certain American church visited Egypt and admired the pyramids there. Those men wrote a story which then appeared in a magazine published by that church. That article claimed that the Pharaoh Cheops (Khufu) was a “nephew of Joseph” and that Cheops’ pyramid (the one in Gizeh) had been built by Israelites. Also, one of those preachers even claimed, in a public article, that the sun-god idols Amon and On were the “true God”.
Now, it is true that those Egyptian idols Amon and On were “gods” – of the kind that Freemasons worship. The ancient Egyptian city On (Heliopolis) was built in the honour of the “sun-god”. Also Amon-Ra was a “sun-god”.
The article which the above-mentioned preachers wrote, even claimed that the great pyramid in Gizeh was built “for the true God”. Whose god, and which god? That pyramid was built as a tomb for the “sun-god” Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).
Just as it is in Catholicism, even Freemasonry has a pyramidal hierarchy. Freemason-inspired preachers often portray things in the same style as it is with the pyramid on the dollar bill. They cause people to think that the eye on the top of the pyramid on the one-dollar bill is “the eye of God”. But, that is not so. The eye above the pyramid on that dollar is the eye of the idol Horus (the son of Isis), ultimately a link and reference to Satan. It is said that the layout of that bill was suggested by a high-degree Freemason (Henry A. Wallace), and was then accepted and launched by another high-degree Freemason (Franklin D. Roosevelt). The hovering Horus-eye which appears on that bill, is a wicked Freemason symbol which points to sinister things.
The Freemasons’ hierarchical pyramid-formed power-system has a “lord” who is viewed as a “cap-stone” but is not present right now. Their “lord”, that “cap-stone”, is to appear “later”, in a position prepared for him.
Here, one must keep in mind that the hovering cap-stone which on some Freemason idol-symbols appears in the form of an “eye” above a pyramid, represents Satan. Not Jesus, but Satan.
(A note: In the biblical analogy, Jesus is not a “cap-stone of a pyramid” as some want people to believe. He is the main stone of the foundation – fundament, basis, beginning – of God’s spiritual “house” or dwelling. The article naa050.htm has more on this.)
Many churches have preachers who are secretly Freemasons. There are thousands of them. When such a preacher says “Amen”, he may actually be referring to the Egyptian sun-god Amen (also called Amun, Amon and Ammon). And, when he says “Lord” or “Adonai” or “God”, he may actually refer to the Freemasons’ “lord” and “god”, that is, the sun-god – Mithras, Baal, ultimately Satan the Devil. (The words adonai and baal mean “lord”.)
That, and similar deception, is done by using language with code-words and double meanings. Thus, when a preacher of that kind says “Christ”, it may be that he refers to the Freemasons’ “anointed one” (the Devil) and not to Jesus. (Clarification: The old Greek word christos simply meant “anointed”.) Also, when such a preacher talks about “the holy ghost” or “the paraclete”, he may be referring to the spirit whom the Freemasons hold to be “holy” and from whom they look for “comfort” – that is, Satan.
When a Freemason preacher speaks about “the Eternal”, that can refer to the Eterna-snake which is an ancient symbol for the sun-god and ultimately points to the old snake Satan. Further: When a Freemason preacher speaks about “eternal life”, that may refer to “life in Eterna” – the word Eterna referring to Satan via the Aeterna-snake which symbolises him. And, such a preacher’s “Eternal gospel” may be a “gospel” of the Eterna (that is, Satan). Likewise, when preachers of that kind talk about “the heavenly father”, they may be talking about Satan who in the past had access to Heaven but was then cast down to the Earth. And, even if they use the phrase “our father who are in Heaven”, also that can be a code-word for Satan – the sun can be seen in the sky or “heaven”, and for the Freemasons it serves as a symbol for their “sun-god”, ultimately Satan.
(These were just a few examples of how things may not always be what they sound or look like.)
There are many sub-organisations within Freemasonry, such as the “Order of the Eastern Star”, “DeMolay”, “Rainbow Girls”, “Job’s Daughters”, “the Shrine” and so on. This article will not look at each of them separately.
One thing must be noted though: Many scout movements have been to some part in Freemason hands. For instance the American boy scout movement was started by a Mason. – It is not clear whether the founder of the original boy-scouting (in Europe) was a member of some similar secret society, but the fact that he was a high-ranking officer in the British army, and also the occult symbols which he used, strongly suggest that he must have been that.
There are also many other groups which are related to Freemasonry or are similar to it. The Odd Fellows, the Rosicrucians and the modern-day Knight-Templars are, regarding their manners and dogmas, close to Freemasonry, just as are several other societies and organisations of that kind, only some of which are visible to the world.
The “New Age” movement and “Anthroposophy” are offspring of the Theosophical Society which apparently was founded by the help of Freemasons. And again, Freemasons and their likes have started many churches and cults. Several of them have grown large and spread to many countries around the world.
Of course, there is much more that could be said about Freemasonry and its teachings and symbols and secret signs and so on. But, what was written here should be enough, to make it clear that believers must keep away from that organisation and similar ones.
See also the “recommended reading” section, after the appendix below.
The way many English bible-translators have rendered 2 Chronicles 3:17 which mentions the pillars Boaz and Jachin, might confuse casual readers.
This has to do with the ancient Hebrew way of reckoning directions (those we call “north”, “east”, “south” and “west”), which was different from ours. The old Hebrew word for “south” was yamiyn, which was the direction of the right hand (yaman) when one was turned towards the east.
So, when some translations have in 2 Chronicles 3:17 “on the right hand”, that actually means “south”, while “on the left” means “north”. This translation makes things more clear:
2 Chronicles 3:17 Then he set up the two pillars at the entrance of the Temple, one to the south of the entrance and the other to the north. He named the one on the south Jakin, and the one on the north Boaz. (NLT04)
The point with this appendix is merely to show that the in the main part of this article presented illustration of the layout of God’s temple in Jerusalem, is correct, in regard to the placement of the pillars Boaz and Jachin. In other words – this is how it was:
(This drawing leaves out the temple court and shows only the actual temple.)
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