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Recently, an article hit my desk discussing the Kirk Cameron movie, Monumental.
Kirk Cameron sees that something isn't quite right here in America. The "Growing Pains" actor, who is now a well-known Evangelical speaker and leader, has set out to tackle some tough issues in his new documentary, "Monumental." In the film, Cameron explores the problems that exist in American society, while delving into ways in which we can recapture the country's "national treasure" and return to our roots. "There is something seriously sick in the soul of our country," Cameron proclaims in the film. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/actor-kirk-camerons-monumental-film-tries-to-rediscover-americas-national-treasure/
What Kirk Cameron proclaims to document in the film, is that we have left the Christian roots of our nation and lost our way. I am surely not going to argue that point.
He has centered the film around a statuary in Plymouth, Massachusetts called the Monument to the Forefathers, a very pagan, Masonic shrine. The film title, Monumental, obviously plays off the word, monument. In fact, the monument is featured on the cover art for the film.
What does disturb me and others like Brannon Howse, is that Kirk Cameron has centered this effort to return to and proclaim our Christian roots, to a very pagan piece of Masonic statuary.
In fact, I watched a video clip of Kirk standing at the monument and calling it the American Christians' own Gigal.
The first time we read about Gilgal is in Deut 11:28 where it is spoken of as the place they would come to once they had crossed the Jordan and were 'in the land'. It was the first place they possessed in the land that God had given them.
Kirk Cameron was probably referring to Joshua, Chapter 4 when he made that remark.
Josh 4:19-24 On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. He said to the Israelites, "In the future when your descendants ask their fathers, 'What do these stones mean?' tell them, 'Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.' For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan just what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over.
He was clearly equating the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth to the Israelites' crossing over the Jordon. However, God instructed the Israelites, who did the actual Jordan crossing, to place memorial stones at the site to commemorate God's miracle of the drying up the Jordan so they could cross on dry land.
The Monument at Plymouth was not constructed at the site of the Pilgrims' crossing in 1620 and was not erected at God's instruction, by the pilgrims who were the ones who actually crossed. They never referred to any such thing as their memorial or their Gilgal, as it might have been.
Instead of a set of memorial stones, such as we read about throughout the Old Testament, this Masonic monument rises 81 feet above its base. It is hardly a Gigal.
It's cornerstone was laid in a grand procession and ceremony by Freemasons in 1859, 239 years after the Pilgrims landed. When I say grand procession, I mean several thousand Masons marched with their banners held high.
Brannon Howse reported on this procession in another, recent article: [http://worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=8031]
Documented in the book Plymouth Memories of an Octogenarian by William T. David, published in 1906, the laying of the cornerstone for the Monument to the Forefathers included a "Masonic procession" consisting of a long list of Masonic lodges and the Knights Templar, a Catholic order.
At ten o'clock a Masonic procession was formed on Main Street, consisting of the Massachusetts, Boston and DeMoley encampments of Knights Templar, under command of John T. Heard, [Mason Grand Master] and marched to the Rock, president of the Pilgrim Society and invited guests, St. Paul's lodge of South Boston, lodge of Cambridge, Liberty lodge of New Bedford, Star of the East lodge of New Bedford, King Solomon lodge of Charlestown, Boston brass band, Washington lodge of Roxbury, the Plymouth lodge, Plymouth brass band, Royal Arch chapter of New Bedford, Boston encampment of Knights Templar, Royal Arch Chapter of South Abington, South Abington band, DeMoley encampment, Grand lodge of Massachusetts.Source:http://www.archive.org/stream/plymouthmemorie01davigoog/plymouthmemorie01davigoog_djvu.txt (pages 372-374)
This mass of Lodges, Masons and Public officials gathered to march and lay the Masonic cornerstone for this obviously confusing statuary overflowing with Masonic allegory and in this remote place tells a story. This is not just any usual cornerstone ritual. It was one of the largest gatherings of the craft for any such occasion in the history of American Freemasonry to that date.
Let me give you a little insight to the actual, somewhat hidden, Masonic messages entwined throughout the monument. First note that it was designed, funded and created by Masons. Then the actual Masonic points of the statuary are understood. The Masons have structured its rituals
The Monument consists of thirteen major and minor figures. The minor figures are actually huge in themselves, but in comparison to the figure of Faith standing atop an immense 5 sided polygon or pentagon. It is the Hexagram, the symbol of balance and union of complementary forces, namely feminine and masculine cosmic energy.
The number thirteen is an important number in Freemasonry, as well in Witchcraft. You can see the power of Masonic influence in the design of the simple Dollar Bill, with the Masonic all Seeing Eye resting in the air above the pyramid. But let's focus on the number thirteen, within the design.
There are 13 stars above the eagle, 23 steps on the pyramid, 13 letters in Annuit Coeptis, 13 letters in E Pluribus Unum, 13 vertical bars on the shield, 13 horizontal stripes at the top of the shield, 13 leaves on the Olive Branch, 13 berries on the Olive Branch, and 13 arrows in the eagle's claw.
The main statue of Faith has a star atop her head, the same emblem used as the emblem of the Eastern Star, and the star that is called The Blazing Star, that represents a key piece of Masonic Lodge furniture.
A Masonic Site describes it this way:
"It [the Blazing Star] makes its appearance in several of the Degrees.
The information, below is attributed to Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1929 in which Masonic scholars define the Masonic Star of Freemasonry.Hutchinson said: "It is the first and most exalted object that demands our attention in the Lodge."Like many other Freemason symbols, it undoubtedly derives this importance, first, from the repeated use that is made of it as a Masonic emblem; and second, from its great antiquity, as a symbol derived from older systems." http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/masonic-blazing-star.html
The 5 pointed star is visible throughout Masonry. In the occult, it represents the pentagram, and denotes the worship of Lucifer. It is also The Sigil of Baphomet and is the official insignia of the Church of Satan.
A more arcane use of the Masonic Star as the pentagram, symbolizes the Masonic god, JaoBuLon.
The grand secret of Blue Lodge Masonry is the sacred name of the Great Architect of the Universe.. The Masons who go beyond the three degrees of the Blue lodge learn the scared name in the Royal Arch Degree. Here it is:
It is here that the SECRET NAME of the DEITY OF MASONRY is revealed. That name is "JAHBULON." "JAH" is the short form of the Hebrew name of God, "Yahweh," or "Jehovah." "BUL" is a rendering of the name, BAAL. "ON" is the term used in the Babylonian mysteries to call upon the deity, "OSIRIS"!
The secret ritual book of the Craft prints the letters J.B.O. It states that: "We three do meet and agree-in peace, love and unity-the Sacred Word to keep-and never to divulge the same-until we three, or three such as we-do meet and agree." Thus, no Royal Arch Mason can pronounce the whole sacred name by himself.[ The Question of Freemasonry, Decker, 2002, page 12 ]
So this is the god to whom these many Masons dedicated this monument and it is a three headed, pagan deity called JaBulon.
And this is the god, by occult connection, to whom the film Monumental refers when it brings us to this pagan monument where we are encouraged to bow down and dedicate ourselves to its remembrance.
Let me deal with just one more part of the monument and then get on to a more in-depth look at this Freemasonic s conspiracy.
At the lower section of the monument are 4 lesser statues. One is called Liberty. It shows a sitting man, holding a sword and a chain, with a lion's skin about him and draped over a shoulder.
If you look at the figure closely, you will see a lion's paw resting upon its right shoulder. http://www.flickr.com/photos/itinerant_wanderer/3849009447/in/set-72157621998876911
This is the secret "Lion's Paw Grip of the Master Mason, a secret grip that identifies the user having the highest Blue Lodge Degree of Master Mason. In the
Master Mason initiation, the candidate lies in a state mimicking death and the Master of the Lodge raises him as it were to new life [from death] using the Lion's Paw Grip.
The sword is representative of a Knight's Templar broadsword, a soldier's sword, and not an officer's sword which is far more elaborate. The Lion's Paw grip sitting on his shoulder represents the approval of a master on a servant.
I have given a quick look at a monument filled with Masonic symbolism and relatively little accompanying Christianity. The Bible in the hand of the main figure means little. It sits on the altar in every American Lodge. Yet the Masons say:
"The Bible, with all the allegories it contains, expresses in an incomplete and veiled manner only, the religious science of the Hebrews. The doctrine of Moses and the Prophets, identical at bottom with that of the ancient Egyptians, also had its outward meaning and its veils.
"The Hebrew books were written only to recall to memory the traditions; and they were written in symbols unintelligible to the profane thus was a second Bible born, unknown to, or rather uncomprehended by, the Christians; a collection, they say, of monstrous absurdities.
"One is filled with admiration, on penetrating into the Sanctuary of the Kabalah, at seeing a doctrine so logical, so simple and at the same time so absolute." (Morals and Dogma, Pike, pages 744-45)
If this Monument to the Forefathers was a statuary of a few Pilgrims standing in the prow of a boat, faces beaten back by the waves and wind, with a Bile clutched on one of the figure's hands, I could shout bravo to the film, Monumental, but today I have to say, Come out from among them.
Now let me give you a look at the underbelly of the American Freemasons and their conspiracy to make this country the handiwork of the Masonic order.
It was in 1717 that the First Masonic Grand Lodge was formed in London. It is obvious that there were loosely connected Lodges prior to that time for them to even have had the reason to form such an organizational unit. Not much hard evidence exists, however, that gives any credence to modern Masonry's claim for a organizational lineage that goes back much further.
Freemasonry came to the United States while it was still a territory of the Crown. Masonic history gives great detail to its involvement in the making of America. The colonies' movers and pushers were most often found within the fraternity. In his early years, Benedict Arnold was a welcome visitor at any Lodge, but after he became America's most notorious traitor, his name was obliterated from Lodge records.
In 1754, a congress of the colonies was held in Albany, New York. Benjamin Franklin, a member and a Freemason, introduced a plan for a perpetual Union of the colonies and on July 4th, 1754 his proposal failed by only one vote of being ratified by the colonies.
One great event that fired the imagination of the American zealots and hastened the Revolution was The Boston Tea Party. Three British ships lay in that harbor laden with tea. On the night of December 13, 1773, at a large Masonic meeting, it was decided that the tea should not be landed. When the decision was announced, Samuel Adams, the great patriot, arose and gave the word. That word was answered from outside with a war-whoop and at a signal from John Hancock, the Mason and Paul Revere, the Mason and a questionable band of Indians, actually the members of the Boston Masonic Lodge, left the tavern wherein they met and cast the tea overboard.
On April 18, 1775, British troops were sent to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock for treason. Joseph Warren, the Mason rang the alarm bells of Boston and Paul Revere, the Mason, rode to Lexington and fame and called the Minutemen to arms and thus began the Revolutionary War.
On April 19, 1783, eight years to the day after the war began, George Washington, the Mason, Commander in Chief, proclaimed that the war was ended and a treaty of peace signed. The Revolution was fought and won under the First Continental Congress, with Peyton Randolph, a Mason, at its head.
John Hancock, the Mason, was President of the Second and Third Congresses. The Third Congress, almost all Masons, adopted the Declaration of Independence.
And that Declaration was written upon a white Lambskin, a Mason's Apron. Thomas Jefferson, a deist and a Mason was a member of that Continental Congress and was the Chairman of the committee that wrote and presented the Declaration of Independence.
In every corner of American history, the bubble is burst. We recently celebrated the 100th year birthday of the greatest modern statue on earth, the Statue of Liberty, a supposed gift of the French to commemorate the Franco-American union. I noticed an intense effort on the part of the Masons to raise funds for its restoration.
In checking further, I discovered that its sculptor was the French Freemason, Frederic A. Bartoldi. It was financed through Masonic efforts and dedicated by the Paris Lodge, Alsace-Lorraine, Bartoldi's home Lodge, a gift from the French Masons to their American brothers. It was received and its cornerstone laid on August 5, 1884 by the Grand Lodge of New York, which Lodge also recently rededicated the restored Lady Of The Harbor.
Another bit of historic trivia has bothered this writer for some time. We have grown up with our heroes of the Alamo. We all know the story, that is, the published story. Truth is often stranger than fiction and the records in this case bear evidence that the Mexican General, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, in his attempt to crush the Texas Revolution, reduced the 140 defenders (48 were Masons) to six people, including fellow Mason, Davy Crockett.
On March 6, 1836, Crockett and the other five went forward and surrendered to Santa Anna, giving him the Masonic sign of distress. Santa Anna had them executed where they stood. Captured by Sam Houston at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, Santa Anna gave the Masonic sign of distress on his own behalf, was taken to Houston with whom he negotiated the Articles of Independence for Texas and was released eight months later to continue his barbarism in Mexico where he ruled from 1839 to 1845. (William Denslow, 10,000 FAMOUS FREEMASONS, Maco Publishing, Richmond, Va 1957, Vol 1, page 267; Vol 2, page 257; Vol 4, pages 96-97..)
Another curious piece of the Masonic conspiracy puzzle in the founding of America is the actual street layout for our Capital city, Washington, D.C. Actually, it's more the audacity of the thing rather than the conspiratorial nature of it. You see, the city was laid out in the form of the central Masonic Symbols, the Square, the Compass and the Rule. Winding about the streets of D.C. are a hundred such applications of the Masonic symbols. They are there by design and I can barely touch the simplest.
Take any good street map of downtown Washington, D.C. and find the Capitol Building. Facing the Capitol from the Mall and using the Capitol as the head or top of the Compass, the left leg is represented by Pennsylvania Ave and the right leg, Maryland Ave. The Square is found in the usual Masonic position with the intersection of Canal St. and Louisiana Ave.
The left leg of the Compass stands on the White House and the right leg stands on the Jefferson Memorial. The circle drive and short streets behind the Capitol complete the picture to form the head and ears of what Satanists call the Goat of Mendes or Goat's head.
On top of the White House is an inverted 5 pointed star, or Pentagram, which is one of the highest/level symbols of Witchcraft and Satanism. The point rests squarely on the White House and is facing South in true occult fashion. It sits within the intersections of Connecticut and Vermont Avenues north to DuPont and Logan Circles, with Rhode Island and Massachusetts going to Washington Circle to the West and Mt. Vernon Square on the East.
The center of the pentagram is 16th St. where, thirteen blocks due north of the very center of the White House, the Masonic House of The Temple sits at the top of this occult iceberg.
The Washington Monument stands in perfect line to the intersecting point of the form of the Masonic square, stretching from the House of the Temple to the Capitol building. Within the hypotenuse of that right triangle sit many of the headquarter buildings for the most powerful departments of government, such as the Justice Dept, U.S. Senate and the Internal Revenue Service.
It would be great to know that our Capital is bathed in continual prayer and to believe that its buildings and monuments and been dedicated in prayer, but do you realize that most Federal buildings from the White House to the Capitol Building have had a cornerstone laid in a Masonic ritual and had specific Masonic paraphernalia placed in each one?
Again, wonderful if we are talking about our one true God in all this, but such is not the case. The cornerstones of these buildings contain Masonic documents showing these buildings have been dedicated to the god of Masonry, Jah-Bul-On.
The historicity of Masonry is more easily explained than its symbolism and occult heritage. However, the average Blue Lodge Mason lives out his part in the grander scheme of things in a sort of divine ignorance and bliss. Of this gentle member, the elder brothers have little but scorn.
Albert Pike, often called the Father of Modern Freemasonry, explained why the Craft keeps its Blue Lodge fellows 'in the dark'. He wrote, "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."
He later adds, "The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Parts 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."(Albert Pike, MORALS AND DOGMA, L.H. Jenkins, Inc, Richmond, Va 1950, private printing for the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction, AASRUSA, pages 104-105, 819.)
Freemasonry exploded across young, vulnerable America. With the population growing rapidly and our culture still town or neighborhood oriented, Lodges popped up in even the smallest villages. The Eastern Star and other women's and Youth groups kept pace at its side. However, one event all but ground the racing giant to dust.
Captain William Morgan, a resident of Batavia, N.Y., a repentant 30 year member of the fraternity, published an expose of Masonry in 1827, entitled, ILLUSTRATIONS OF MASONRY. That, in itself was a significantly accurate and brave effort. However, Morgan was kidnapped and killed. His body was never discovered and his wife and children placed in deep grief. The media played the whole story out for months and the resultant furor brought a wave of anti-masonic action that emptied all but the strongest Lodges.
By the mid Nineteenth Century, memories faded and the cultural aspects of Lodge life brought memberships back up and with the burst of new industries, America wanted the pomp and ceremony that brushed away the aches of long days and little entertainment. It was here that the Masons moved casually and quietly into the mainstream Christian organizations and Churches. With Masons in the White House, Cabinet, Congress and the Senate, having some of the powerful Masons in the church was an advantage, or so it seemed.
With the Great depression, The Two World Wars and the quantum leap into the new high tech society of today, the Freemasons look a bit quaint. Yet, their power base has enlarged greatly. In the late Eighties we had the sixteenth Masonic President, Ronald Reagan, 60 members of the House of Representatives, 18 Senators, 41 members of the Federal Judiciary and about half the membership in the Judiciary Committee.(Congressional Record, September 9, 1987 , S11870)
That is hardly quaint or insignificant. To the Pagan, much of this will not matter, but to the Christian church wherein the Craft is now operating, it should be deeply disturbing. Nothing should separate us from our first love, the Lord Jesus Christ, that name above all names and the one name that cannot be lawfully uttered in testimony or prayer in virtually any Masonic Lodge.
As Christians, we have that obligation to look into the corners of our life to see where the Spirit of God must work, submitting ourselves to His mercy. Herein lies the matter of the Lodge. Put aside fear and study the matter prayerfully, won't you!
"Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." (Romans 8:12-16)
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