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THE HIDDEN POWER BEHIND FREEMASONRY
A CLOSER LOOK AT FREEMASONRY
Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr
In the preface of his book FREEMASONRY - An Interpretation, Pastor Martin Wagner, Pastor of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church in Dayton, Ohio (1912) says:
In its modern form and organization, Freemasonry has had a checkered career. So long as there is an unregenerate human nature on this earth, so long will organizations such as the Freemasons find fertile ground in which to take root. Exposure may check it for a while and induce its adherents to repudiate it for a time. This was the case in 1826, when William Morgan, a Master Mason, published his exposure of the Masonic Lodge. For this he was condemned by a Masonic enclave and sentenced to death. When his murder was exposed by police investigation, over 45,000 Masons in the United States left the Lodge, because they believed what Morgan had written, on the basis of what happened to him. But Morgan had only divulged the form, the clothing if you will, the cloak under which the real doctrine was concealed and veiled. Freemasonry on the European continent was scarcely effected by the Morgan affair.
Exposure means little, unless one understands the key to Freemasonry. Most exposures by seceding Masons, exhibit only the trappings, the veneer, under which the true essence of Freemasonry is concealed. Not one Mason in ten thousand ever suspects what lies under the cloak of secrecy in which his lodge operates, for the real secrets of the Lodge are not taught in the Lodge.
The majority of Masons see only the outward trappings of the Lodge and the less the Mason knows about them, the more he admires and believes. The same is true with the Judeo-Christian church, where the vast majority of its members seldom if ever study the Scriptures on their own, preferring to be guided instead, by a pastor who has been as "brainwashed" as they. The same is true with Freemasonry, for when broken down to its common denominator, it is a religion. Religion is its mystical tie! Religion has been from time immemorial, one of the most powerful factors in the activities of mankind. It has been the "motor" which has controlled vast armies and founded world empires. It has been the force behind bloody revolutions and despotic governments. It has established despotic "priestcrafts" and enforced obedience through fear generated by its teachings.
Many times you will hear "atheists" and "humanists" accuse Christianity of being responsible for the bloody deaths of millions of people. This is not the case! True Christianity has never murdered innocent men, women and children! Religion has -churchianity has -but not true Christianity. A good example is the present conflict which has been going on for years in Lebanon, where so-called Christian forces have been battling the Moslems. Yet these are Christian in name only and show none of the "fruits of the Spirit," which Scripture tells us are the mark of true Christians.
In the name of religion, men have been enslaved to build lavish, costly monuments to its power; call these churches or cathedrals. These are shrines for the gods of religion. Not to God Almighty! Religion has never changed any man or woman into a better human being. When the Communist leader Lenin stated that "Religion is the opiate of the people," he knew whereof he was speaking, for religion controls people and makes them slaves of the religious leaders.
On the other hand, true Christianity has been responsible for our finest art; our sweetest music. It has transformed human perverts from harden slave drivers to writers of Christian songs who could say: "Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me." It has turned human devils of lust, fury and crime, into saints fit for the Kingdom of God.
Christianity has given timid women and children the courage to face fear of being torn to bits by wild animals in a Roman arena. It has caused gentle women to withstand terrible torture for the sake of their beliefs. It has caused men to sing praises to God, as they were burned to death at the stake. (Read Fox's BOOK OF MARTYRS, and the 11th Chapter of Hebrews for an account of what Christianity has done for men and women).
Religion, on the other hand, has been the power behind political corruption; the power behind armies of evil kings and popes to destroy. Religion is the most powerful motor in mankind and religion is the driving engine in Freemasonry. We can see the modern application of the power of religion, in the upsurge of Moslem Fundamentalism, which could well sweep this world into World War III, as it comes up against the "secular religion" of the Zionists in Palestine.
The vital and essential elements in the religion of Freemasonry are not the spiritual facts and the spiritual mysteries. They are carnal and physical, what some would call "the facts of life." These are the "mysteries" involved in "generation" and "reproduction," which Masons worship. The same "regenerative power" which has been worshipped for millennia by heathen people around the world. Because of heir "earthy" nature, they appeal to the lustful spirit of unregenerate men.
These "mysteries" relate to the dominate passion of man to "procreate." They excite his passion, awaken his emotions, take first place in his mind and energize his deepest thoughts.
It is difficult to conceive of anything more exquisitely fitted to appeal to the "natural," the "animalistic" man of the evolutionists, than the teachings of Freemasonry. It is a religion which makes the mystery of procreation, the hidden force on which it rests.
Masonry conceives of the divine nature as residing in man, and this nature is best expressed through sexual passion. The gratification of this passion, therefore, is pleasing to the Masonic god and becomes his duty. Although he may claim to be a Christian - and many of its members do -he has given his allegiance to "another false Christ" who repudiates the New Testament teachings regarding "unlawful lust" and "illicit passion."
Our Lord's admonition to men in Matthew 5:28 - "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart ...is looked on by the Mason as the height of utter stupidity!
Christians are further admonished in Galatians 5:16 - Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh." Again in James 1:14 - "But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of HIS OWN LUST, and enticed. Then when LUST has conceived, it bringeth forth sin (transgression of God's law, according to 1 John 3:4), and sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death." (Both physical and spiritual.) And finally in James 4:1 - From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?"
But the god of Freemasonry contradicts the Scriptural account and shouts: "NOT SO! It is your sacred duty to seek self-gratification! It is your moral and religious duty to fulfill the lusts of the flesh!" This is one of the reasons so many men want to become Masons, it is a religion which caters to the sensuality of men. It does to men, what the Woman's Liberation Movement has done to women, when they tell their adherents : "Don't listen to those narrow-minded Christians. You've come a long way baby! No one can tell you what you can do with your own body!"
Freemasonry appeals to the unregenerate heart of men, because the "generation" of human beings is the great work of Masons and is what they call: "Building a temple for the indwelling of the GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE," who is not the God of the Christian.
Today, as never before, a persistent war is being waged, either directly or indirectly against Christian principles which have been the strong foundation of our white, Christian civilization. These are the principles which have freed the slaves; have fed the hungry; have carried the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world, and which have built Christian Constitutions on the Word of God. It is what has brought prosperity, freedom, and relative happiness to more people, in a shorter period of time, than any other principle which has ever been practiced on this earth.
As part of any attack against Christianity, there must be an attack against the Christian family and Masonry has followed this path. Many times governments refuse to see the indivisible, fundamental value of the Christian family and try and take over its prerogatives. This always leads to chaos, confusion and destruction to Christian values. Along with this attack, comes the attack on the right of the individual to own private property; the right of the individual to protect himself and his family; the right of freedom of speech, press, and religion. From time immemorial, our European ancestors have looked on these as the prime basis for their society.
Today, the natural organization of labor, which has been founded on the mutual need between capital and labor and which has been traditional in all periods of recorded history, has been upset. Now the worker is proclaimed to be equal in all respects with his employer, while he is exempted from the duties and responsibilities of the employer. The result has been a senseless "class struggle" which has all but destroyed American industry and which was designed to do just that.
According to both English and European Freemason leaders, Masonry was defined as; 'fa peculiar system of morality, revealed in allegory and illustrated by symbols." THE UNIVERSAL MANUAL OF FREEMASONRY, describes Masonry as:
Freemasonry is in the forefront of the One-World Movement. In the Christian concept of society, morals as well as social rights and duties must be based on man's revelation of God and his duty to obey God's law. In Masonry, the idea of human virtue and morality, is independent of God, and Divine law is ignored if it conflicts with the issues promulgated by Masonry. Essentially, Masonry is "naturalism" in action and is a modern form of ''ancient paganism.
Because of the policy of deception practiced by Masonic leaders, it is difficult to analyze accurately the underlying essence of Freemasonry. Essentially, it is founded on Jewish "Pantheism," or the 'deification and worship of unregenerate man, rather than God." It reflects the words of the German Jewish philosopher of the Eighteenth Century, Ludwig Feubrach, when he said:
This is the underlying belief of atheistic communism
Most of Masonic symbolism, in its original and proper meaning, refers to "phallic worship." This fact is openly testified to by such Masonic leaders as Albert Pike, Mackey, Thomas, Webb Smith, William Preston and Hutchins on.
Rogan, a Masonic author of some note states that the Masonic god is the god of the pyramids, thus identifying Masonry with the ancient Egyptian religions.
The first three degrees of the order - those of Apprentice, Fellow Craft (or Companion Mason), and Master Mason, are known as symbolic degrees. The candidate is admitted through a series of fantastic ceremonies ... the significance of which is not revealed to the initiate. He learns nothing but the symbols and sacred words. He is continually edified by allusions to God and the Bible, the hidden meanings of which are withheld from him until he reaches the higher degrees.
It is not until a member reaches the 33o in the ANCIENT SCOTTISH RITE, that of Sovereign Grand-Inspector, that the genuine mysteries of Freemasonry are explained.
In his first initiation stages he learns:
1. - That the rite of initiation for Apprentice Masons represents in dramatic fashion the origin or birth of Nature's god - the GREAT ALL. It signifies the non-existence of a super-natural person God, such as that of Christianity. It signifies that the two principles of ''matter'' and "form" "male" and "female," are always eternally "generating," (reproducing). It looks on God as a hermaphrodite, and creation as the beginning of the "generation process."1
2. - The initiation rite into the Second Degree, represents the moral condition of nature's god, always in labor, always reproducing. Again it looks on God as hermaphroditic, and states that his name JEHOVAH, means "generation." Meaning to say, HE-SHE, the two sexes in one.2
The dual principle of "male" and "female" is represented by the "square and compass." The "compass" represents OSIRIS, the male god of the Egyptians, while the "square" is the symbol representing ISIS, the female goddess of Egypt - both are sexual symbols.3
3. - The initiation to the Third DEGREE OR MASTER MASON DEGREE, introduces the initiate to the story of Hiram Abiff, one of the architects of Solomon's Temple, as related in the TARGUM. (One of the several translations of Jewish scriptures, written in the vernacular (Aramaic) language of ancient Judea.)
Hiram is recorded as an allegorical being, symbolizing the GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE. (Mackey, pp. 13-99). In this rite, the process of "generation" is represented as being complete; God, and the name of God, which the candidates are supposed to be seeking, is discovered. The name of this deity, not the LORD GOD of the Old Testament, is MOA-BON. This was the name given to the child born of Lot, after he had an incestuous affair with one of his daughters. The story is told in Genesis 19:37. This is explained as the man-child coming into being through the union of the SUN, with his daughter, the EARTH.4 This deity is also known as MAC-BENEC, "Offspring of putrefaction," since death and decomposition must precede the beginning of life; the seed must die before the plant can live.5
"This," says the Masonic expert Ragon, "is the important phenomenon, the ineffable mystery, the key to nature, which the ancient sages succeeded in discovering, and which they adopted as the basis of Masonic doctrine... It is the subject of Masonic legends. According to this interpretation, the revolting atrocities of SATURN, and the incestuous PHARAEDRA, (SATURN was the Roman god of agriculture, and PHARAEDRA was the Greek wife of Minos, who had an incestuous relationship with her own son) were considered interesting enigmas, which involve facts worth our notice." (See Ragon, pp. 218,219). Throughout his book on Freemasonry, Ragon dwells on the process of procreation, Isis, Egyptian gods and goddesses, etc.
I believe enough has been said to indicate the "earthy" nature of Freemasonry and their peculiar system of morality, which we will discuss later on. All this is in veiled allegory. The contrast between Scriptural morality and Masonic morality is that between "light" and darkness;" between the "spirit of the anti-Christ" and the "spirit of God." It was Jesus who said: "... men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil," (John 3:19). He went on in verse 20 to say:
As fast as men are converted to Freemasonry, so do they repudiate the principles and claims of Christianity. They may call themselves Christian, but as Christ Himself said:
Mammon is the love of fleshly, material things. In other words, "materialism," which is the very essence of FREEMASONRY
It should be noted that when dealing with Masons, their arguments must be interpreted in the light of the allegories or symbolism they use. According to Albert Pike, in his MORALS AND DOGMA
"Almost every one of the ancient Masonic symbols had four distinct meanings, one, as it were within the other - the moral, the political, the philosophical, and the spiritual meaning."
Thus, according to Pike; Hiram Abiff, Christ and MOLAY, are regarded as symbols representing "humanity." Since they are all apostles of "liberty, equality and fraternity." (These, by the way, were the watchword of the atheistic French Revolution). The cross in Freemasonry is by no means looked on as a specific Christian symbol, but is closely connected with a peculiar cult. The I.N.R.I. on the cross, to a Mason, does not refer to the passion of our Lord, but is Masonically read as "Igne Natura Rebovatur Integra," or "All nature is renewed by Masonic fire."
The picture of Christ dying on the cross for the sins of mankind becomes for the Masons, the "greatest among the apostles of humanity, braving Roman despotism, and the fanaticism and bigotry of the priesthood."
Reading from official Masonic documents, one can readily see that the vast majority of the Masonic Brotherhood, does not understand the trend or purpose of Masonic teachings and activity.
They are instructed by slow degrees and are only admitted into the more secret of the degrees, as they have become morally attuned to Masonic teachings and thus become capable of understanding the higher degrees.
Albert Pike, in MORALS AND DOGMA, p.819 says:
So you can see, from this top Masonic leader, that Masonry is a system of falsehood, which is used to fool even their own members.
The character of the inner workings of Freemasonry, is one of the reasons its secrets are hidden behind horrible oaths, which bind its votaries, especially in the higher degrees, through fear.
If the eminent Masonic authorities declare that few members understand the mysteries of Masonry, you should not consider it presumptuous if I say that very few Masons are ever brought to a true understanding of the organization they support. If they were decent men, and this is especially true of those who claim to be Christian, they would resign in disgust in spite of the horrible oaths they have taken.
Many Masons fail to see the truth because of the use of the Bible in their ceremonies. They see the garment of HIDDEN POWER - Masonry, but not what it conceals. They get little or no spiritual inspiration from the Lodge, but appear in its dress parades and feast at its banquets, thinking they are engaged in a harmless fraternity which is doing good in the community and is good for their business. But in most cases, in fact, in a large majority of cases, there is a vast difference between what Masonry teaches and what it believes.
Martin Wagner, in his book FREEMASONRY- An Interpretation. says on pg. 153:
"The peculiar theological and religious ideas that Freemasonry holds and aims to inculcate while positively non-Christian, are expressed in terms of Christian theology, not to express Christian ideas, or to show their harmony with Christian thought, but to give them a Christian coloring, the more effective to deceive, mislead and hoodwink the neophyte, the conscientious member, and the non-Mason into whose hands Masonic literature may come.
"Thus the Biblical and Christian appellations of God are employed to denote the Masonic deity, who is known as THE GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE. It employs the terms of regeneration; illumination; resurrection; justification and other Christian ideas, under which hide Masonic religious operations. These terms have a peculiar and specific meaning to Masons, and in studying this institution, we must not permit ourselves to be misled by their use of Christian theological terms. Many a Mason has been misled to believe that Freemasonry is a Christian institution."
I see no reason for us to go further into a
study of Masonic symbolism, other than to say that its own leaders indicate it
is heathen in origin and is used for the purpose of misleading its own
1. Taken from: Speculative Masonry, by Brother J. Yorke, Grand Master of the Ancient Rite, pp. 3, 54.
2 From: Yorke, p.14; also Mackey's Lexicon, pp.126-129.
3 Taken from: Ragon's Cours. Philosophique, p.102
4. See: Ragon, Tyileur General Dc La Franc-Maconnerie, p.28.
5. This principle is taught in Mackey's Lexicon on Masonry.
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