Joseph Herrin (09-10-2012)
The image above is the cover of a popular book that reveals some of the serious omissions, and glaring errors, found in twelve of the most popular history books used in the public school systems of America today. It is not written from a Christian perspective, but it reveals that there is a certain percentage of Americans who are waking up to the fact that the historical accounts delivered to them as students were often incomplete, biased, or complete lies.
Arriving at an accurate historical worldview requires that the investigator of such matters has a sound understanding of the nature of God, mankind, and the angels. It is certain today that the majority of writers of public school history books fail in all three areas. Tragically, most Christians also lack the requisite understanding of the spiritual and material worlds needed in order to arrive at truth.
As I have engaged in this present series I have sought to keep in mind the character of fallen man. The Bible describes the condition of unregenerate man in the following manner.
Both Jews and Greeks… are all under sin. As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.” “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; “The poison of asps is under their lips”; “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
If you accept the words above as divinely inspired, accurate, and a true statement of man’s condition, then does it follow that the men who formed the government of America, being a large part Freemasons, and most of the remnant Deists who embraced the empty philosophy of The Enlightenment, could establish a political system that was based upon truth and righteousness? Is it possible that men who “have together become unprofitable,” who “with their tongues practice deceit,” and “the poison of asps is under their tongues,” men “whose feet are swift to shed blood,” with “destruction and misery” being in their ways, could establish a governmental system that is so amenable, harmonious, and compatible with the Kingdom of God that churches throughout the land would display the American flag alongside a flag representing the rule of Christ?
Is it not more probable that Satan, the great deceiver who deceives the whole world, has hoodwinked Christians in America into believing that theirs is a “Christian nation” whose founding fathers were guided by the hand of the God of the Bible? Paul begins the passage above by making reference to “Jews and Greeks.” What you may not yet have perceived is that the founders of America held two diverse perspectives that are traceable to the Jews and the Greeks. In another place the apostle Paul states:
I Corinthians 1:22-23
For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness…
We have observed that Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and others had embraced Enlightenment philosophy. This is a manifestation of a Greek mindset. The Jewish mindset is manifested among Freemasonry which is traceable back to the Kaballah. Kaballah is a body of esoteric teaching that embraces the ancient Babylonian Mystery Religion, having combined it with a corrupted form of Judaism. It is a merging of Old Testament thoughts and images with the pagan and profane practices of Babylon. The author of Kaballah is none other than Satan. He has ensnared millions with a promise of attaining godhood through the perfection of the human state by becoming an adept in the secrets of ancient wisdom.
The influence of Kaballah and things Jewish, is unmistakable in Freemasonry. In every lodge in Christian lands there is an altar with a Bible laid upon it. This Bible is ONLY opened to the Old Testament. It is NEVER opened to the New Testament. Although Freemasonry makes myriads of references to people, places and events in the Bible, they are exclusively that which is found in the Old Testament. Solomon, Hiram, Moses, and many other characters from the Old Testament hold a place in Masonic ritual and teaching, yet the true character and acts of these people are perverted and distorted through the addition of lies and deception.
For a number of years Yahweh led me to live in the city of Macon, Georgia. Macon is the French word for “Mason.” Macon, Georgia is a Masonic city. It was founded by Freemasons who clearly understood what the name of their city meant in the French language. There is a historical marker downtown that makes mention of the famous French Mason, the Marquis De La Fayette visiting the city soon after it was founded.
Historical Marker – Downtown Macon, Georgia
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The marker reads as follows:
FREEMASONRY IN MACON
FREEMASONRY CAME TO MACON IN 1824 WHEN THE CITY WAS IN ITS INFANCY. MACON LODGE NO. 5, F. & A. M.*, WAS ORGANIZED IN 1824 AND CHARTERED BY THE GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA IN 1825. HISTORIANS HAVE REFERRED TO MACON LODGE AS BEING THE ‘FIRST SOCIETY IN THE TOWN OF MACON.’ IN 1846 THE GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA, F. & A. M., MOVED ITS SEAT FROM MILLEDGEVILLE TO MACON AND FOR MANY YEARS HELD ITS ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE HALL OF MACON LODGE NO. 5.
DR. AMBROSE BABER, M.D., A PHYSICIAN AND PIONEER CITIZEN OF MACON, WAS THE FIRST WORSHIPFUL MASTER OF MACON LODGE AND LATER SERVED THE WHOLE CRAFT IN GEORGIA AS GRAND MASTER OF MASONS DURING 1831. HE DIED ACCIDENTALLY IN 1846 AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR A MONUMENT WAS ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY JOINT ACTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA, MACON LODGE AND CONSTANTINE CHAPTER NO. 4 ROYAL ARCH MASONS.
IN 1825 DURING HIS TRIUMPHAL TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES BY BROTHER AND GENERAL THE MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE, THE FREEMASONS OF MACON AND OTHER GROUPS LAVISHLY ENTERTAINED AND HONORED THIS FAMOUS AND BELOVED FRENCH NOBLEMAN WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THE CAUSE OF AMERICAN LIBERTY BY SERVING AS A COMRADE-IN-ARMS WITH BROTHER AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON.
MARKER PLACED BY THE
EDUCATIONAL & HISTORICAL COMMISSION
GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA, F&AM
(*Note that F & AM stands for Free and Accepted Masons)
There is absolutely no doubt that this French Freemason who visited Macon in its infancy understood the relevance of the name of this new city in Georgia. Yet, according to the practice of Satan adopted by Freemasonry, the actual meaning of the name of the city was attributed to a completely unrelated matter. According to the website of the Chamber of Commerce for Macon, the name was chosen for the following reason.
In 1822 the Georgia legislature created Bibb County, named for William Wyatt Bibb, a U.S. Senator. Macon, named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina patriot and statesman, was the county seat.
It is ever the practice of Freemasonry to lie and practice deception. It is highly unlikely that citizens of Georgia would name their city in honor of a politician from North Carolina. This explanation merely served as a plausible ruse to keep the true influence of Freemasonry hidden. Significantly, Macon lies between the 32nd and 33rd parallel north longitude, numbers which are related to the two highest degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. This same chamber of commerce website contains the following statement on Macon’s history.
The city of Babylon inspired Macon’s planners to create a city with multitudes of parks and spacious avenues. When James Webb, the appointed surveyor laid out the downtown streets of Macon in 1832, he gave future generations the gift of wide streets and parks. The planners designated 250 acres for Central City Park and citizens were required by ordinances to plant shade trees in their front yards.
[Source: Same as above]
The link between Babylon and Freemasonry is well established. Freemasonry is a modern incarnation of the ancient Babylonian Mysteries. Satan has preserved the profane rites and symbols of ancient Babylon and has brought them forward to the present. Babylon was reputed to be a city of gardens and many trees and wide avenues. The Masonic founders of Macon laid out the city to conform to the historic pattern of Babylon. That Macon bears this connection to Babylon further demonstrates that it is a Masonic city, and that the public explanation for its name is a red herring. Freemasonry is a “secret” society after all. In the 1800s men did not go about broadcasting the fact that they were building Masonic cities.
When I was living in Macon the Father directed me to work at the rescue mission there. The mission has a thrift store where donations are received and sold to help fund their operations. I was asked to work as a manager at the store overseeing all of the donations, prepping them for sale. Frequently we would receive Masonic books as donations. I acquired an old copy of Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma at the time, as well as a large Masonic Bible produced by the Holman Company.
The book Morals and Dogma states plainly that deception is practiced as a matter of course in the Lodge. The first three degrees of Freemasonry are referred to as “the Blue Lodge.” Most men in the Blue Lodge have no idea what the true meaning of the rites and symbols are. If the men are Christian, they are told the symbols of Freemasonry are Christian symbols. They are supplied with elaborate and deceptive explanations to convince them.
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 that he understands them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry…
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; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it….
The truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason…
[Source: Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, Published 1871]
The Masonic Bible pictured above contained considerable material at the front relating to Freemasonry, with abundant illustrations. Following is some of the material appearing in this Bible, along with my comments.
Masonic Depiction of Solomon’s Temple
One of the first articles at the front of this Masonic Bible is titled The First Authentic Restoration of King Solomon’s Temple and Citadel. The restoration is credited to John Wesley Kelchner and a statement precedes the article and following images.
Exactly the spectacle beheld by the eyes of Solomon when his artisans had finished.
Harvey Wiley Corbett, Architect
Following is an excerpt from this article.
How the Designs, Drawings and Pictures Were Obtained.
It is known to every reader of the Bible and student of Solomon’s days, that an amazingly exact description of the Temple and its associated structures has been carried down from the mists of antiquity by the Scriptures. Lineal measurements, materials employed, and ornamental detail are so graphically presented that restoration of the Temple at any time within a score of centuries past, awaited only the coming of a man with the vision to recognize its historic value, and the imagination to undertake the task.
Notwithstanding the universal interest in King Solomon’s Temple, a fascination which has created innumerable legends and romances during the intervening centuries, the incredible fact remains that no adequate effort to restore the Temple was made until John Wesley Kelchner, Archaeoligist, Bible Student and Lecturer, began thirty years ago to make real his vision of the scriptural description.
It is espoused that the images created of Solomon’s Temple are accurate, having followed precisely the Biblical details of its construction. The reality, however, is that the images of Solomon’s Temple have no relation to the Bible, but are actually drawings of historic Babylonian building. The image above that is claimed to be an accurate rendering of Solomon’s Temple is in actuality a depiction of a Babylonian Ziggurat, of which the Tower of Babel is the most famous.
Note that what is portrayed in the image is a tower. Nowhere in Scripture is there any mention of a tower being incorporated in the construction of Solomon’s Temple. Following is an accurate model of Solomon’s Temple derived from the Biblical description.
One immediately notices the tremendous difference between this Biblically accurate rendering, and the fantastic depiction of the Temple in the Masonic Bible. Absent is any tower, as well as the numerous Babylonian images that decorate the facade of the Temple in the Masonic painting.
Very clearly we can observe the principle that Freemasonry utilizes, which is to present before mankind images of pagan and occult origin while attributing to them Christian origin and significance. Keep this in mind, for the Masonic founders of the American government have practiced a similar form of deception.
Entrance to the Great Porch of Solomon’s Temple
The image above is also taken from the Masonic Bible. Look closely at the carved statues at the right side of the steps leading up to the Temple. Following is a close-up of what is depicted.
Nimrod, Winged Bull
Nowhere in the Bible do we find any description of winged bulls with the head of a man forming part of the facade of Solomon’s Temple. Where then does this image come from? In Alexander Hislop’s classic book The Two Babylons, he shows an image of this same winged bull, and he gives the following account of its origin and meaning.
There was another way in which Nimrod’s power was symbolised besides by the horn. A synonym for Gheber, “The Mighty One,” was “Abir,” while “Aber” also signified “a wing.” Nimrod as head and captain of those men of war, by whom he surrounded himself, and who were the instruments of establishing his power, was “Baal-Aberin,” “Lord of the Mighty Ones.” But “Baal-Abirin” (pronounced in nearly the same way) signified “The Winged One,” and therefore in symbol he was represented not only as a horned bull, but as at once a horned and winged bull – as showing not merely that he was mighty himself, but that he had mighty ones under his command who were ever ready to carry his will into effect.
[Source: The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop]
This symbol of Nimrod was copied by other kings of Mesopotamia, and images of it are still existing to this day among the ancient ruins. Satan, the great deceiver is seeking to convince the viewer of these images that they are looking at Solomon’s Temple when in actuality they are viewing images of Babylon.
I will share just one more example of this type of fraud found in this Masonic Bible. In the book of I Kings chapter 17 we read of Solomon building “the house of the forest of Lebanon.” The Masonic Bible provides an artistic rendering of what the Freemasons envision it to have looked like.
House of the Forest of Lebanon from Masonic Bible
As one looks at this image they can see numerous Babylonian images decorating the grounds and the face of the building, including once more the winged bulls of Nimrod. In the background is observed a ziggurat which we have been told is Solomon’s Temple. The Masons, under the guidance of Satan, are presenting images of Babylon and calling them Jerusalem. They are taking Babylonian buildings and substituting them for historical buildings described in the Bible, and they are adorning all with images relating to the Babylonian Mystery Religion. What the artist has done in drawing the house of the forest of Lebanon is to take elements from the Ishtar Gate in Babylon and incorporate them into his depiction of the building constructed by Solomon.
Babylon’s Ishtar Gate
The Freemasons have taken the Bible and filled it with lying images and words. In doing so they have demonstrated that nothing that is holy unto God is truly sacred to them. The Freemasons have adopted wholesale the character and actions of Lucifer, whom their organization was created to worship. Of Satan, our Lord testified the following:
“Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
In these brief examples cited here I have revealed the lies of Macon’s founding fathers in the false attribution of the name of the city. The city was founded just 24 years after the death of George Washington, and was attended by one of the French Masonic Generals who served alongside Washington in the Revolutionary War. I have cited Albert Pike, the Sovereign Grand Commander of Freemasonry in North America between the years 1859 and 1891. In his Masonic tome Morals and Dogma Pike justified the widespread practice of lying and deception among Freemasons. I have also shown examples of falsehood and deceit that Masonry has placed even within the covers of the Holy Bible.
In further chapters of this study I will reveal that Freemasonry, and the Freemason’s god, who is Lucifer, have been the true guiding force in America’s national history and the actions of her government. Will not men who print lies inside Bibles also print lies in newspapers, and in history books? I would have those who are disciples of Christ to examine carefully all they have received about the history of this nation. Many Christians in ignorance have joined themselves to ungodly men, effectually promoting the plans and purposes of Satan.
“Both Jews and Greeks are all under sin. There is none righteous, no not one…. With their tongues they have practiced deceit; The poison of asps is under their lips.” Agreeing that these statements are true, how critical a matter it is for the Christian to test all things carefully. The founding father’s of America were no better than other Adamic men. They were not saints. By their own confession they were not under the influence of God, nor were they directed by Him. Many had direct affiliations with Satanic organizations and secret societies. Only the most naive and careless Christians would accept the popular and widely disseminated historical accounts of the character, motives and actions of these men and the nation they founded.
Christians have been propagandized by the most skillful deceiver of all, Satan. In the founding of the United States of America the devil found many willing men to do his bidding. A few did the will of Satan while recognizing that it was Lucifer they were serving. Far more, however, did his bidding in ignorance even as the majority of Freemasons today do not know that it is Satan who rules the Lodges they have joined themselves to with terrible oaths.
The earth is truly being flooded by the river of lies that streams from the mouth of the dragon and great serpent of old. Be careful of the water that you drink.
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