An Exchange on Seeking Wealth in Masonry

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Since the day I published Freemasonry: A Critical Look on Facebook, my page has been spammed by several Illuminati recruiters (more like scammers) appealing to people to join the Illuminati brotherhood with promises of great wealth and power.

I’ve also received several feedback from guys asking how they can join Masonry. Apparently, many of them at a first glance, thought the article was pro-Masonry. They didn’t bother reading it entirely before asking me how to join.

The following exchange is an example. The young guy (I’d call him Shaka), from South Africa, persistently messaged me to tell him how he could become a part of the Order of DeMolay. His words appear in blue.

To join Masonry I must be at least 21 of age?

I need to ask, why are you so obsessed with Masonry? Are you a Christian?

Yes I’m a Christian I was raised that way. But since I’m old now I’d love to join Masonry.

Why do you wish to join Masonry? Have you been saved by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ? Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? Do you study the Word of God or you’re experiencing a crisis in your Christian walk?

I ask these questions because there are many people who were raised Christian but have never had a personal relationship with God. They only follow the forms and liturgy of a denomination but have never experienced the life transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

There’s no way you would have a sound relationship with God, an understanding of Christian doctrine and live in the practical reality of the Faith and want to join Masonry.

I’d love to join masonry for empowerment, to uplift my life, and to live a better life. Also I’d love to learn about all the rituals and spells they perform for their goals/aim. We aIl love God, but sometimes I feel like, I need to do better than what I know.

What manner of “empowerment” do you seek in Masonry that you can’t find in Christ Jesus?

What “upliftment” do you desire other than the one that God the Father has given us, raising us up to sit in heavenly places above all principalities and powers? (Eph. 2:6).

What “better life” do you seek outside the forgiveness and eternal life offered by Jesus? (Jn. 5:24)

Why would any child of God be fascinated by occult spells and rituals which God has clearly denounced in His Word? (Deut. 18:19-12; Gal. 5:19-21). That was why I asked you those questions to probe where you stand and your answers were revealing.

You can’t know God as a Christian, and follow the way of Christ and want to learn “the ways of the heathen.” It’s like professing faith in the Lamb while pledging allegiance to the dragon.

If you have the Spirit of God living in you, your life will show forth the fruit of that relationship and you won’t be wondering what you need to be doing, because we don’t need any rite, any spell, any cult or esoteric teachings to reveal to us what we are to do in pleasing God.

Through the blood of Christ, we have peace with God (Romans 5:1) and there’s no religion or philosophy in this world that offers such peace. Jesus is the only way, truth and life.

Again, do you know the real identity of the god worshipped in Masonry? I will provide some quotes for you. Albert Mackey, one of the “modern” fathers of Masonry said:

“Be assured … that God is equally present with the pious Hindu in the temple, the Jew in the synagogue, the Mohammedan in the mosque, and the Christian in the church.” (Mackey, Albert, Mackey’s Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, pp. 409-410).

This is a theological framework that accommodates all kinds of gods and lords in a syncretic adoration. Henry W. Coil, the most highly regarded Masonic scholar states:

“The Masonic test is a Supreme Being and any qualification added is an innovation… Monotheism has been espoused as the sole religious dogma of Freemasonry by some authors …This obviously violates Masonic principles, for it requires belief in a specific kind of supreme deity.” (Coil, Henry Wilson, Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia, pp. 516-517).

In other words, believing in the one true God is a violation of Masonic principles. A Jewish or Christian Mason cannot tell a satanist that he couldn’t be a Mason because his supreme being, the devil, is not the real God. That violates “Masonic principles.” But what does the Bible say? See Exodus 20:1-2; Isaiah 46:9, Isaiah 45:5; Jeremiah 1:16; 1Cor. 8:5.

The same Coli wrote:

“Men have to decide whether they want a god like the ancient Hebrew Jahweh, a partisan, tribal god, with whom they can talk and argue and from whom they can hide, if necessary, or a boundless, eternal, universal undenominational and international, divine spirit, so vastly removed from the speck called man that he cannot be known. So soon as man begins to laud his god and endow him with the most perfect human attributes such as justice, mercy, beneficence, etc., the divine essence is depreciated and despoiled.” (pp. 516-517).

In plain terms, the actual “God” of Masonry is one that is unknown, one that embraces all deities, but rejects the God of the Bible as partisan and provincial. This is also the impersonal, universal god force of Gnostics and New Agers.

Under the Royal Arch degree (York Rite), a secret mystical word which is said to be the secret name of the god of Freemasonry is revealed to initiates as JAH-BUL-ON.

The High Priest of the Royal Arch says that this is “the divine Logos”, or “Word” referred to in John 1:1-5. This odd name is so “sacred” that it can only be revealed to the Mason in the presence of three Royal Arch Masons while kneeling under a “Royal Arch” formed by their intertwined hands!

But here’s a break down:

JAH (the first syllable) represents the name Yahweh or Jehovah, the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This name appears in the use of the word, Hallelujah, which means “Praise Jah!”

BUL (the second syllable) represents the name Ba’al or Bel. This is the name of the fertility god worshipped with licencious rites and human sacrifice all through the ancient Near East. Baal was the god of Jezebel and Ahab, perhaps the most wicked couple ever to sit on the throne of Israel (I Kings 16:29-33).

ON (the third syllable) represents the name of the Egyptian sun god, Osiris. It is the name of his sacred city, Heliopolis, (city of the sun in Greek) in Egypt (Genesis 41:45, 50).

Here we have a chimeric deity. A deliberately conjured blasphemous trinity. Why a Christian would want to worship a false god because of power, ambition or wisdom beats me unless, he has rejected God to bow to the desires of the god of the world.

Again, In the degree of the Knights of East and West in the Scottish Rite, there is also a “Sacred Word” in the 17° as well. This name is Abaddon (Blanchard, J., Scottish Rite Masonry Illustrated, The Complete Ritual, Ezra Cook Publications, Chicago, 1974, pp. 453-457)

A quick trip to the New Testament will reveal that, according to God’s Word, there is nothing sacred about the name Abaddon. In Revelation 9:11, we are told:

“They [demonic creatures from the abyss] had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon.”

This demon is invoked in satanic rites for destruction, occult warfare and death. Masonry is demon worship. It’s a destructive group. Finally, here is what Albert Pike said:

“Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not! for traditions are full of Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspiration is not of one Age nor one Creed” (Morals and Dogma, p. 321).

If this is what you want to get yourself into after following Jesus, then I must plead with you, flee for your own eternal safety back to the loving arms of the Lord Jesus.

I used to love Jezebel or Lilith…

Let’s see. Jezebel was a tyrant who corrupted her husband, as well as the nation, by promoting pagan worship. Such a wicked idolatrous queen has no appeal to a Christian.

Lilith is also a female demon worshipped in Witchcraft and regarded as the “patroness” of infant destruction, female domination and sexual liberation. Why you would hold these up as figures of endearment reinforces my suspicions about your background.

I believe in man power and free will, I hate being controlled. I believe im my own king!

What do you mean by “man power”? The two female figures you mentioned earlier are icons of female domination and control, so maybe if you can answer the series of questions I asked at the onset, I can figure out whether you’ve ever served King Jesus or you have always followed “king self.”

And no I dont want to be a satanist, I know many and all of them are poor.

That’s interesting, given that Masonry itself is Luciferian. It’s quite revealing too, that the only reason you reject classical Satanism is because many satanists are poor.

Only Masonry are rich, and in control.

Name them. And I will tell you how these Masons are (or were) not in control. Seems you have been fed with the Illuminati “world control” propaganda.

I love jesus Christ but why ain’t we like Abraham?

Because Christians are followers of Christ. We become partakers of the blessings of Abraham through Christ (Gal. 3:14). The physical outworking of these blessings will depend on God’s will for our lives.

Besides, Abraham was tested to yield up the most important thing God promised him: Isaac. What have you yielded up for God?

Is it a good thing for a Christian to be poor and suffer so that we can get to heaven?

Poverty and suffering are not conditions of getting to heaven and I wonder where you got such misinformation from.

I believe God is God of wonders, but sometimes I get tired. I hate being poor and useless.

It depends on which God you have in mind. The God of the Bible is indeed a God of wonders, but He’s also sovereign. He cannot be “forced” or manipulated to do wonders to satiate man’s endless wants. Those who appear to control and compel a god to do their bidding are using demons.

Jesus said: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matt. 6:33).

That’s the way God has arranged it. First, you become a part of His kingdom, then you seek His righteousness, then you are qualified to receive His packages. He doesn’t organize royal banquets for monsters. They first have to be transformed.

The war between God and satan doesnt involve us! But look who are suffering? It’s us!

The cosmos is not a chess game between God and Satan. That is the error of dualism. God created all things, including Lucifer/Satan, and all powers belong to God. Satan was defeated 2,000 years ago by Jesus Christ at Calvary.

Although Jesus didn’t promise us a free ride, we are victorious in Him. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (Jn. 16:33).

And the 10 commandments are hard to follow.

Well, try Satan’s commandments then! The Christian ethic is actually more than the 10 commandments. “This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach.” (Deut. 30:11).

That was what God told the children of Israel, yet we as Christians having the Holy Spirit are in a better position.

Gold and silver is of god. But do we have one? No! Is it a good thing for men to be poor? Earth was given to us, and we are the sons of god just like jesus. Where is our treasure then? In heaven? I dont think so.

This topic of material wealth and the believer demands a separate topic. It’s not something that can be capsulated in sound bytes and short replies. Please read this

I love and believe in Jesus, i wish he can give me what he promised to give me.

There’s a difference between what you think God owes you and what God has really promised to you. The statements you have made previously border on the former. But note this: God doesn’t revolve around us, we revolve around Him.

When I started this blog in 2014, I had nothing. I was poor, unemployed, unhappy and in despair that my post graduate program might not come out good. I remember once telling God to give me a solid reason to live, perhaps I would find the strength to live by it.

But I look back today and I’m grateful that even when I had no friend, no earthly helper, no money and no hope, God changed my story. And He did these while I was standing for Him.

I didn’t demand God blessed me before I served Him in any capacity. The Bible itself furnishes us with many examples of godly men who stood even in the face of death, persecution, apostasy and hardship. Seek first His kingdom, not rituals, not spells, not cult groups.

If i knew the rituals of wealth i would have performed them by now. Ohh and i know about the other gods.

But here you are seeking Masonic rituals for “empowerment” and “uplifting.” If Jesus had bowed and worshipped Satan in exchange for the goods things of this world, where will we be today?

If they are really fake. Then where do they get the power from?

Satan.

And why didn’t jesus send them straight to hell?

Because there is an appointed time for their punishment. God doesn’t send people straight to hell immediately they sin because of His justice, mercy and love.

Some people who are currently in Satan’s service will come to know Christ before it’s too late while some will leave the Christian fold and align themselves with Satan. It’s not over until it’s over.

The DeMolay. What do they really do, and what are the out come/ benefit of being with them?

In answer to your question, I will quote a portion of a book by William Schnoebelen, an ex-32° degree Mason. It’s titled, Masonry Beyond the Light. This is taken from chapter 10, “Kindergartens for Satanism”:

“There is one youth order which stands out above the others in terms of its audacious embrace of evil. That is the DeMolay order for boys. Though all the youth orders share the dangers mentioned above, DeMolays are especially dangerous because they serve as the incubator for future Masons.

Although I never was in the DeMolays, I have a dear friend and colleague in the ministry who was, but is now saved by Jesus. From his personal experience as a member, he has referred to the DeMolays as a “kindergarten for Satanism.”

He believes it was a major stepping stone for him into occultism and witchcraft. It is an especially grisly jest to name the Masonic order for young men after Jacques DeMolay, the last Grand Master of the Templars.

The DeMolay ritual makes a great hero of its namesake. He is held up as a paragon of manly loyalty and virtue. What the order’s ritual does not tell its young charges is that DeMolay was burned at the stake for being a homosexual, a pedophile (lover of young boys), and for practicing witchcraft and worshiping a false god named Baphomet! (See chapter 15 for more on the Templars’ history.)

Naming a boys’ order after DeMolay is like naming a shelter for battered woman after Jack the Ripper, or a home for unwed mothers after serial killer Ted Bundy!

Though the Templars’ history is controversial, DeMolay died cursing those who put him to death—hardly a model of young Christian manhood! Why, with all the great men in western history (including Jesus!), would the Masons pick such a corrupt, controversial and obscene man to be a role model for their young men?

Why not Stephen, the first martyr? Why not Joshua? The answer is because DeMolay is one of the central “idols” of the Freemasonic pantheon, probably second in stature only to Hiram Abiff. The DeMolay ritual prepares the young Mason-to-be for a life of involvement in societies dedicated to the worship of Baphomet!”

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You are indeed the person of truth, I understand you. Were you part of the masonic or any of this?…

No, I wasn’t part of Masonry, but I began researching about it several years ago. I read books authored by researchers and also by those who were formerly members.

Besides, there’s a variant of Masonry called “Ogboni” here in Nigeria which gave me a traditional perspective of the pagan roots of Freemasonry.

 

Further Reflections on the Integrity Challenged Warriors – I

 

 

 

 

 

Since 2016 when I first wrote about Rebecca (Brown) and Daniel Yoder, I have been intrigued by many sincere Christians who still zealously soak in and disseminate the teachings of this pair.

Paul Gifford in his work, African Christianity: Its Public Role noted that Rebecca’s books are very popular in Nigeria and Ghana.

With such popularity that their materials have attained in Africa, it’s very vital that their contents and authors are thoroughly scrutinized. This is an essential aspect of discernment and let no one misconstrue it as “persecution.”

Granted, spiritual warfare, deliverance, evil supernaturalism and the occult are spiritual realities that tend to resonate more with Christians from African and Asian backgrounds, yet we need to exercise discernment before queuing up behind wrong banners.

The Bible says “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit” (Matthew 7:18).

When a person speaks in God’s name, quotes His Word, claims to have supernatural experiences and his/her teachings are widely circulated within the Body of Christ, it is our responsibility as Christians to examine the fruit of his/her life and the content of his/her teachings.

When you test such teachings and lives and you find rottenness, falsehood and error in them, then – regardless of how much of “the other side” they expose – they are bad trees.

There is a Biblical code of honesty, integrity of character as well as purity of doctrine which Christians are expected to abide by.

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us” (Tit. 2:7).

Do not lie to each other since you have taken off your old self with its practices” (Col. 3:9).

Much of what Rebecca and Daniel Yoder present on their website and social media (accompanied by fantastic visions) are largely based on their first 5 books and these will be evaluated here.

I will also reference a transcript of their Closet Witches tapes with Jack Chick in 1986 (a summary of their first two books) and quote from some documents that belie their tales.

This series will be divided into three sections:

• Ethical problems

Doctrinal aberrations

Logical problems

If you still want to take this pair as your spiritual teachers after reading these articles, it’s your choice, but as someone who has personally been led into errors by the Yoders before, I owe it to fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to share what I researched about this pair.

Ethical Problems

Perhaps the most striking ethical blot was Rebecca Brown’s gross negligence in the practice of medicine: knowingly misdiagnosing patients, giving patients excessive amounts of narcotics, writing illegal prescriptions, and drug addiction.

These made the medical authorities to revoke her medical license (A “Finding of Fact: Conclusions of Law and Order” Before the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, Cause No. 83 MLB 038, Ruth Bailey M. D. Respondent).

Daniel Yoder has also been arrested and charged with falsifying motor vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses, and falsifying social security records by using the social security number of a dead man (Department of Correctional Services, Third Judicial District, Petrial Release form of Danie [sic] Yoder. Sept. 9, 1991).

However, in their books, neither Rebecca nor Daniel admit to their criminal history, but conveniently blame a satanic conspiracy for it.

  1. The first time Rebecca mentions anything about a “frame up” or “set up” in conjunction with the revoking of her medical license was in her third book. This was after her sordid past was exposed by Christian ministers (Paul Blizzard, Kurt Goedelman, Richard Fisher) of the Personal Freedom Outreach (PFO) in 1989:

Few stop to think that Satan usually destroys people by framing them and setting up all sorts of accusations against them, which is what happened to me” (Becoming a Vessel of Honor, Whitaker House, 1992, Introduction).

In a letter by Pastor Charles C. Younts of the Calvary Baptist Missions, Toledo, Ohio, to Pastor Paul Daniels of the same church – more than a year before Rebecca was exposed – he recorded on tape a personal discussion he had with Elaine in which she admitted Rebecca “lost her license to practice medicine in Indiana for writing illegal prescriptions.”

Research by PFO indicated that investigation by police, federal agencies, and medical authorities – not an occult conspiracy – caused Rebecca and Elaine to flee Indiana in 1984. Several eye witnesses at the final hearing led by the Indiana Medical Licensing Board testified:

“That Respondent [Rebecca] has been witnessed routinely receiving non-therapeutic doses of at least 3 ccs of Demerol on an hourly basis by injecting herself in the backs of her hands, the inside of her thighs, or wherever she could locate a vein” (Finding of Fact, no. 22).

In his response to the PFO, Jack Chick of Chick Publications accused them of “neglecting to include that many of the prescriptions for Demerol were obvious forgeries.”

Rebecca too wrote: “Sedona has a hand in the satanist’s set-up and frame job they did on me when they destroyed my medical practice” (Becoming, p. 36).

Quite intriguing, but the burden of proof is on the persons making this claim to prove they were forgeries.

Investigation by PFO found that Rebecca had written over 100 prescriptions for Demerol, which authorized purchase of 330 vials of the highly addictive painkilling drug from several pharmacists.

Affidavits from the pharmacists confirmed she had written the prescriptions, many of them in the presence of the pharmacists.

The “Case Compliant Report” at her hearing says: “All the pharmacists are familiar with Dr Bailey [Rebecca] and said she would come in almost all the time that she wrote the prescription for [Elaine] Edna Moses and pick up the medicine herself.”

But in Rebecca’s books, she clings to a narrative that can get her off the hook: the Satanists said I did it! That’s a cutesy twist to that line: “It wasn’t me; the devil did it.”

  1. Jack Chick also questioned why PFO didn’t “include any of the material submitted to the Medical Licensure [sic] Board in Brown’s defense?” In her third book, “Joyce” (who I suspect was Rebecca’s alter ego) rehashed this same line:

The thing that irritates me is that the Christian community is so eager to pass around those false accusations … without even wondering why none of the documents submitted in your defense are included with the package of accusations” (p. 37).

Please note that Rebecca didn’t appear to defend herself at the hearing. Notwithstanding, PFO researchers mentioned a key document concerning her defense on page 13 of their article (“Answers of Ruth Bailey To Request for Admissions”).

They didn’t quote it in detail because Rebecca responded to the Medical Licensing Board’s inquiries mailed to her with either the word “Admit” or “Deny.” These admissions or denials did little for her defense.

Had these responses been included, they would have damaged her credibility even more.

For example, the “Request for Admissions” revealed that Rebecca Brown denied that she believed that Elaine “is, or has been possessed by demons or evil spirits” and further denied that she and Elaine are “spiritual sisters.”

These denials contradict the claims she made in her books. Either she lied to the MLB or she lied to those who read her books.

  1. Another argument Chick made in Rebecca’s defense was that the medical authorities “had ONLY paid off testimonies of people – NO photographs or hard evidence. The whole thing was an extremely good frame-up.”

This excuse itself lacks hard evidence. One must ask, what happened to the “close to a thousand people” Rebecca said she brought out of Satanism through her “underground railroad?” Couldn’t just 50 of them testify in her defense?

She said she helped them with food, clothing, transportation and medical care; couldn’t they do a little bit of favour in return for a sister in need?

The Christians who investigated her story examined hundreds of pages of state’s evidences, including affidavits submitted in the hearing against Rebecca. They also spoke with witnesses, including police, hospital officials, medical licensing board authorities and family members. Their statements about Rebecca and Elaine did not contradict one another.

On the other hand, Rebecca and Elaine repeatedly changed their stories. Here are some examples:

a) In the original edition of He Came to Set the Captives Free published in 1986 by Chick Publications, Elaine claims to have been Satan’s international representative, meeting with foreign government dignitaries:

“I became one of Satan’s representatives on an international level. I made many trips out to California to meet with government officials from the U.S. as well as foreign dignitaries. Representatives of foreign governments came to the mansion in California to petition for money on arms, etc. Most knew they were dealing with Satan, a few did not … Mann-Chan also gave the interpretation of what those people were saying. I could not begin to speak the many different languages myself, but Mann-Chan knew them all.

“I also made a number of trips to other countries. I have been to Mecca, Israel, Egypt, also the Vatican in Rome to meet with the Pope. All my trips were for the purpose of coordinating Satan’s programs with satanists in other lands, as well as meeting with various government officials to discuss aid to their countries in the form of moneyThe Pope knew very well who I was. We worked closely with the Catholics (especially the Jesuits) and the high-ranking Masons” (pp. 62-63).

In the investigation published in The Quarterly Journal, it was revealed that Elaine remained in New Castle, Indiana, from the time of her divorce in 1967 until the late 1970s, working at various jobs including car-hop at a drive-in restaurant and a car wash attendant, and she later worked as a nurse.

If we go by her story, she was initiated into the cult in the mid 1960s and met Rebecca at Ball Memorial Hospital circa 1980. So when precisely was she gallivanting around the world and meeting with the Pope?

Bear in mind that if Elaine was ever a top representative meeting foreign dignitaries and rock stars and travelling to those countries, she wouldn’t have been an obscure figure. Some photographs and videos of her at public functions would have showed up all these years.

After the truth about Elaine’s background was exposed in 1989, the above claims appearing in bold were removed (the words in green were also re-worded) from the book’s revised edition published by Whitaker House in 1992!

The tales of working with the Pope and high ranking Masons (which were obviously fabricated to fit Jack Chick’s Vatican conspiracy tales) slithered back into the dark!

b) In He Came to Set the Captives Free, Elaine said:

I have spent most of my life in hospitals and operating rooms because of my persistent refusal to bow to Satan in this area. I flatly refuse to participate in human sacrifice … I have had cancer four times with many surgeries … The cancer was directly given to me by Satan as punishment for my refusal to participate in human sacrifice.”

She said she always escaped from the ceremony because she held human life very, very dear.

It strains one’s credulity to believe that Satan’s bride – said to be “one of the top witches in the U.S.” – could so easily get away from killing rituals.

She said her demon guide, Mann-Chan “was something evil and rotten and was eating away at my soul and body, causing me much suffering and much pain, many, many times because I would not uphold or participate in human sacrifice.”

But in the Closet Witches tape, she admits to being a murderess before and after the fact, ordering the (attempted) murder of Rebecca and her pastor patient.

In 2011, Pamela Rae Schuffert, a New World Order conspiracy buff, said she had interviewed Elaine at her home in Florida where she admitted she was a female assassin in the Satanist cult and participated in human sacrifices but intentionally lied in Rebecca’s books for legal protection.

By implication, her claims of being afflicted with cancer four times and tortured by demons for not participating in human sacrifices in that book were also false.

Little wonder, she said Satan made all her bodily scars disappear so she wouldn’t be able to later show people. How convenient.

c) In Prepare for War, Rebecca wrote: “After I finished my residency in internal medicine and critical care, I opened a medical practice in a small town [Lapel]…” (Whitaker, 1992, p. 228, italics mine).

But in Closet Witches, she said God told her to resign from her residency program and she did. As a result, she lost all her friends within one week and her superiors tried to put her in a mental facility (#2A).

The real story is that officials at Ball Memorial Hospital had had enough of Rebecca’s bizarre behavior conducting exorcisms in the ICU and telling patients “that she was chosen by God as the only physician able to diagnose certain ailments and conditions” (Finding of Fact, no. 11 Cause #83 MLB 038).

Finally, the hospital officials asked her to leave.

It was obviously the glaring ethical issues surrounding Rebecca and Elaine that convinced Jack Chick to stop publishing her books.

  1. Ordinarily, with the toga Rebecca weaved around herself in her books, one would expect her to have a working knowledge of the occult, but this is not so. For instance, her statements on pages 43 and 49 of Becoming a Vessel of Honor betray her cluelessness about Wicca and how it differs from Satanism.

Wiccans don’t believe in the existence of Satan, so the statements “Joyce” made about Satan teaching them on how to put demons into Christians ring hollow.

Rebecca also made reference to an unnamed individual “who has accessed one of WICCA’s main computers” and found a “complete ‘hit list’ of Christians they want to discredit and destroy.”

The man she’s alluding to is John Todd, the supposed ex-Druidic high priest who has been exposed as a fraud, rapist and drug addict.

Todd is the only one who has ever made such an outlandish claim. His spurious and hilarious “confessions” were published by Jack Chick in three comic magazines which Rebecca took as fact. This is a classic example of an appeal to dubious authority.

It is unethical to spread lies and misinformation, even about cults.

6. Some statements made by Elaine in He Came to Set the Captives Free also cast much doubt on the veracity of her testimony. Describing the satanist group she was in, she said:

This group which secretly calls itself The Brotherhood, is made up of people who are directly controlled by, and worship Satan … This is the same cult written about in Hal Lindsey’s book, Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth and in Mike Warnke’s book, The Satan Seller. It also the U.S. counterpart of the group in England written about in the book Freed from Witchcraft by Doreen Irvine.”

The “brotherhood” sounds more like a male satanic group that might not accept female membership. Her vague description aside, Mike Warnke’s claims about being a member of The Brotherhood have been investigated by Christian journalists and found to be wholly fabricated. Any real ex-satanist would have already figured this out.

Moreover, Doreen Irvine never identified the satanist group to which she belonged as “the brotherhood,” so again, Elaine’s appeal to authority is dubious.

Elaine also said:

There is a group called the Illuminati made up mostly of people who are directly descended from the Druids of ancient England. They are extremely powerful and dangerous people and are linked to the Brotherhood.”

This is straight out of John Todd’s spurious “confession” in Chick Publication’s comic titled Spellbound.

Reading Elaine’s story carefully, she appears to have borrowed some scenarios (e.g of witches’ national competition and coronation as queen) from Doreen Irvine’s testimony.

Apparently, Rebecca and Elaine picked up strands of ideas from other books and embellished them with their own imaginative details.

7. In Unbroken Curses and Standing on the Rock, we are told that Daniel Yoder was raised in an European “boarding school … a center of Cabalistic practices” where he “was subjected to severe ritualistic abuse.”

For those in the know, the European or Ashkenazi Kabbalah (that’s the proper spelling) is rarely, if ever, taught outside a strict setting and certainly not in a boarding school.

For one to qualify for the Ashkenazi Kabbalah, one must be a seasoned Jewish rabbi, 40 years old, married with at least 4 children and that doesn’t even guarantee that one won’t be finally kicked out.

Daniel’s story appears to be tailored along the line of Elaine’s but it was better spurn than hers. I have pointed out some other problems with Unbroken Curses in another article.

8. In a YouTube video titled Through the Black (posted Nov. 1, 2017), Dr. Gregory Reid of Youthfire Ministries, a retired Private Investigator and a Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) survivor, revealed that he met Rebecca and Elaine about the time they published their first book.

Starting from 22:13, Dr. Reid (who has written an autobiography chronicling his experiences), said he was the “Allen” whose story was relayed in Prepare for War (1992; pp. 268-270). But Rebecca laced his story with fabricated details. His words are in blue:

This is one of those instances where I don’t have too much fear of what I’m about to say, because I met Dr. Brown and Elaine way back in the day, I think it was in 1986 … I met them because I was trying to find out what in the world that happened to me. I met them in California. This is my opinion just from meeting them … Dr Brown has absolute 100 per cent complete control over Elaine. She wouldn’t let her talk to me about certain things. We had probably a two-hour dinner meeting and then we lost contact…

I had some real questions about the first book, He Came to Set the Captives Free. A lot of it didn’t ring true to me in terms of the way spiritual warfare really works, [inaudible] but I saw everybody’s warning, you know.

So, I got to the second book and I got to that portion in there where they were talking about a particular person named Larry [actually “Allen”] and I thought wow, that does sound a lot like my story. Sounds a lot like my story. Oh my gosh! They took my whole story and changed the facts in it and printed it in their book!

And they made it sound [sensational]… they said my parents were satanists; that I had attempted suicide – none of which was true. And when I found out, I thought that, you know what, this is why we can’t have nice things. This is why we can’t have credibility.”

Most, if not all, of the “case histories” relayed in Rebecca Brown’s books were possibly embellished in the same pattern. Although, Dr. Greg appears to be off the track on some facts, his final take was quite spot on:

“I think Dr. Brown was poisonous to her [Elaine’s] work and produced so much false information that has hurt us tremendously.”

 

 

 

Freemasonry – A Critical Look

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Much has been written to expose Freemasonry, either by researchers or former Masons who are now Christians.

In recent years, however, there is a burgeoning curiosity (if not obsession) among many people about Masonry. This is partly due to the influence of Illuminati-hunting conspiracy videos on the Internet, many of which conflate Masonry with the Illuminati.

Also, Masonry is becoming a strong visible figure in many nations.

Masonry can be defined as a centuries-old, fraternal secret society entrenched in secret symbolism and rituals. To a novice, it appears as a club (like Rotary club or Lions’ club), but it’s not.

Masonry professes belief in a Supreme Being, brotherhood, and morality and is only open to men and women above the age of 21.

Masons meet in Lodges or in other fixed locations. They also have a Grand Lodge in each state, but no authoritative leader.

Notwithstanding, writings of some high level Masons and Masonic ritual monitors (containing symbolic teachings and instructions) are representative of Masonic beliefs

Many famous personalities like Winston Churchill, Ludwig Beethoveen, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Henry Ford, Thomas Jefferson, Adeyemo Alakija and Herbert Macaulay were Masons.

Some modern political and religious leaders are also involved. King George VI, Queen’s Elizabeth’s father, was a Mason. Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent (the Queen’s cousin), is also a Grand Master Mason. Over 16 US presidents and 20 vice presidents were Masons.

Why do many join Masonry? First, people are attracted by the sense of belonging to a brotherhood – particularly one through which they can attain political and economic connections.

Second, many are attracted by the secret nature of Masonry – learning secret symbolism and esoteric knowledge – which seems to place them on a higher pedestal.

Third, Masonry has an outward appearance of being a humanitarian group. Masons fund education, medical care, build homes for the aged and hospitals for the sick.

Masonry also appears to be a system of moral instruction. This is why many Masons also attend different Christian denominations.

As a report showed, of the 3.5 million Masons in the U.S., 1.3 million are Southern Baptists. Fourteen per cent of Southern Baptist pastors and 18 per cent of deacons are Masons.

In 2001, when a move was made to excommunicate Masons from an Anglican church in Australia, it erupted into a serious controversy as members claimed Masonry was just a fine Christian organization. Many “Christian Masons” repeat this peroration, but their claim doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

Let us first look at the structure of Masonry. The entry level, termed the Blue Lodge (blue is the symbol of Masonry) has three degrees: The Entered Apprentice, the Fellow Craft and the Master Mason.

After these three stages, a Mason can proceed to the higher degrees either in the Scottish rite or the York rite. There is also the Irish rite in Nigeria.

The Scottish rite advances by numerical degrees with the highest being the 33°, while the York rite advances by chapter, council and commandery, with the highest level being the Order of the Knights Templar Commandery.

Masons who don’t climb up to the higher degrees can’t really know what Masonry is about.

Albert Pike, one of the fathers of modern Masonry said:

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 interpretation. It is not intended that he should understand them…” (Morals and Dogma, p. 819).

There are other quasi or “fun” Masonic groups, such as the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile for women; the Order of the DeMolay (for young men between ages 13-21), the Order of Job’s Daughters (for young women aged 11-20) and the Shriners, which is tailored to appeal to Muslims.

Each group has its rites, emblems and ceremonies. Obviously, these are not clubs.

1. Albert Pike stated that: “Every Masonic Lodge is a Temple of religion and its teachings are instructions in religion.” (Morals and Dogma, p. 213).

Masonic scholar, Albert Mackey, also wrote: “Freemasonry may rightfully claim to be a religious institution” (Mackey’s Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 2:846).

Masonry is a religion; it has its own revelation, temples, religious symbols, rituals, and its own deity called “the Great Architect of the Universe” or the “Creative Principle.”

2. Masonry is not only a religion, but also a mixture of different religions. Manly Hall, a 33° Mason explains:

The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason, his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the names means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in a temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth” (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, p. 65).

This universalist ideology is incompatible with the core teaching of Jesus: “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but through me” (Jn. 14:6).

All religions can’t be true since they have conflicting revelations and concepts. Bowing at every altar is an insult to each religion.

The origins of Masonry

Masonry’s origins are not that clear. Masons cleave to the legend of their organization originating from the time of King Solomon, when he used skilled craftsmen to build the Temple in Jerusalem.

The leader of these masons, Hiram Abiff, was said to be the only one who knew a “secret word” which was said to be the secret name of God.

As the legend goes, Hiram was later murdered by his friends and the “secret name” of God became lost. Thus, Masonry rests on the foundation of re-discovering this lost name.

Some Masonic scholars believe – with clear evidence – that the modern form of Masonry can be traced back to ancient mystery religions of Greece, Rome and Egypt:

Our records inform us, that the usage and customs of Masons have ever corresponded with those of the Egyptian philosophers, to which they bear a near affinity. Unwilling to expose their mysteries to vulgar eyes, they concealed their particular tenets, and principles of polity, under hieroglyphical figures; and expressed their notions of government by signs and symbols, which they communicated to their Magi alone, who were bound by oath not to reveal them” (Thomas Webb, The Freemasonry Monitor Cincinnati, 1787, p. 39).

Masonry is simply a modification of the ancient pagan religions which God’s Word repeatedly denounced.

Note that ancient Babylon, Greece, Rome and Egypt worshipped almost the same set of gods and goddesses under different names.

These mystery cults were also incorporated into the Kabbala, a system of Jewish occultism which forms the basis of Masonic worship.

Albert Pike agrees:

The Kabalah is the key of all Masonry and the occult sciences, and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalist” (Morals and Dogma, p. 626).

Kabbalism is linked to Gnosticism. What is Gnosticism? A Christian scholar explains:

Gnosticism, however, was an attempt on an intelligible system seeking to answer the question ‘If God is good whence is evil?’ and especially if this God is omnipotent, Life, as we still know it, seems to be dualistic with constant conflict between evil and good. Gnosticism attempted to explain this by postulating that some inferior god had made the world and left it, to say the least unfinished.

“The world was made by some lesser power, ignorant, weak and almost evil and certainly was not the work of any supreme God. The Gnostics … [believed] Gnosis, knowledge, was superior to Faith. They claimed to possess exclusively the secret teaching of Jesus, passed on through disciples, males and females to the Gnostic teachers” (Oshitelu G. A., Background to Christian Philosophy, Oputoru Books, 2002, pp. 54-55).

Gnosticism is an old dangerous heresy that attacked by many Christian writers all through history. It was ultimately absorbed by the Marcionists and the Knights Templar.

The Knight Templar society was a military and religious order first established in 1118 A.D. in Jerusalem by 9 French knights under the leadership of Hugues de Payes.

This order was formed to fight in Catholic crusades and supposedly protect pilgrims on the way to the holy land. The group later came under the pope’s protection and became wealthy, attracting the elites.

The Templars built temples which only the initiated could enter; embraced Gnosticism and became affiliated with ‘the Assassins’ (a group of Muslim jihadists).

They “were said to practice phallicism or sex worship and Satanism and to venerate ‘The Baphomet’ the idol of the Luciferians” (Edith Miller, Occult Theocrasy, Lady Queenborough, 1993, p. 144).

There were reports about homosexual orgies been performed in their secret rites which compelled King Philip IV of France to launch an investigation.

A seal used by the Templars shows two knights riding on a single horse, and it appears as if the hand of the first man on the other man’s genital.

In 1307, the Templars were arrested and brought before the Inquisition where they confessed to rites involving urinating on the crucifix and sodomy. Their Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay, was found guilty of being a homosexual, paederast (lover of young boys) and a worshipper of Baphomet, a pagan deity with a half male-half female goat form.

DeMolay and three others were burnt at stake on March 18, 1314. The surviving Templars went underground with their cult.

In the 17th century, they apparently merged with the Rosicrucians who adhered to the occult teachings that Christian Rosenkreuz learnt in Egypt and Syria.

During this period, skepticism was growing in Europe and stone masons were faced with the mass decline in the building of church cathedrals. To keep their profession alive, the masons began to admit outsiders into their ranks.

As these new intakes joined the masons or builders, they gradually introduced the philosophies and rites of the Rosicrucians and Templars into masonry. This was how Freemasonry was born. The first Masonic lodge was built in England in 1717.

It’s important to note that many of the cathedrals built by these European masons were structured along the lines of occult emblems. For example, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was built on the site of an important temple to the Horned God of Witchcraft, Cernunnos.

A former witch and 32 degree Mason wrote:

“These masons … were the holders of the old religion… paid by the bishops to build cathedrals which they (the masons) would then encrust with Witchcraft symbols!” (William Schnoebelen, Masonry: Beyond the Light, Chick Publications, 1991, 181).

From the higher degrees of Masonry emerged the Illuminati, founded by Adam Weishaupt on May 1, 1776. But the Illuminati was suppressed by European leaders in the 1800s. As Masonry grew into the 19th and 20th century, it was shipped over to Africa.

The racist mindset of the 1800s was evident in Albert Pike’s speech:

“I took my obligations from white men, not from negroes. When I have to accept negroes as brothers or leave Masonry, I shall leave it” (Delmar Darrah, History and Evolution of Masonry, 1954, 319).

Quite interesting today how this same religion has been embraced by blacks.

“Who Goes There?”

Masonic initiation is where the mask finally falls off to reveal its diabolic side. Here I will be contrasting the initiation rites of Masonry and Wicca to show you their similarities.

I. Before a person can join Masonry, he has to be invited and recommended by a Mason.

Similarly, a candidate to be initiated into Wicca must be recommended and screened by a witch on the inside.

II. The candidate is first made to stand outside the Lodge. Someone from the inside asks him: “Who comes here?” He replies by saying “I am in darkness and I want to be brought into the light of Masonry.”

For a Christian joining Masonry, this statement implies a denial of Jesus Christ, who is the Light of the world (Jn. 8:12).

When a Christian denounces the Light of Christ as darkness and claims to seek “the light” of Masonry, at that point, he rejects Jesus Christ for Satan.

III. The candidate is stripped, blindfolded and tied with a rope and led to the eastern side of the Lodge. In witchcraft, the candidate is also stripped, blindfolded and placed at the edge of the magick circle.

IV. The candidate is made to kneel before the Worshipful Master. A compass is used to prick his chest and the blindfold is removed.

In Wicca, the initiate is led before the High Priest or Priestess, and a sword is held to his chest. Someone says to him “Who goes there?” He replies: “One from the world of darkness.”

V. The candidate swears an oath with his blood to keep all of Masonry’s secrets or die a violent death.

In Wicca, the same wording as the Masonic oath is used, but is milder. If Masonry is “just a club” as Masons claim, why do they bind themselves under a death curse to maintain its secrets? That is devilish (Matt. 5:33-37).

VI. In both Masonry and Wicca after removing the blindfold, the initiate faces a lighted candle intended to bring “illumination.”

Other similarities are:

a) Both Masonry and Witchcraft have 3 major degrees. In Wicca they are called first, second and third grade.

b) They both venerate the reproductive organs, though witches also venerate them in animals.

c) They both have tools corresponding to the human reproductive organs. In entry level Masonry, the compass and square represent the male organ and female organ respectively. In Wicca, the athame and chalice stand for these as well.

d) They are both secret societies and they both answer the name “Craft.”

e) Masonic prayers end with “so mote it be” while Wiccan spells or rites also end with “so mote it be.”

f) They both purify their circles before they begin their rituals.

g) They both believe in a “being of light” or Lucifer.

This explains why many 20th century witches and occultists were also Masons e.g Aleister Crowley (founder of the Thelema cult), Dr. Theodore Reuss (head of the Ordo Templi Orientis), Gerald Gardner (the Wiccan “revivalist”) and MacGregor Mathers (founder of the Golden Dawn occult society).

A religion that attracts witches and sorcerers should hold no fascination for a true Christian (1Cor. 6:12).

The Masonic “Jesus”

Masonry teaches that Jesus was one of the saviours sent to every nation:

The Hindus called him Krishna; the Chinese, Kioun-tse; the Persians, Sosiosch; the Chaldeans, Dhouvanai; the Egyptian Horus … the Christians, Jesus; Masons, Hiram” (Peter Henry, Kentucky Monitor, 1941, xv).

Jesus Christ stands different and unique from all the mythological characters or dead heroes men have deified in religions. This blasphemous idea contradicts John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9-10, Philippians 2:9-10 and 1Timothy 2:5.

Masonry also denies the Deity of Christ and regard it as a legend:

And as little do we tell the sincere Christians that Jesus of Nazareth was but a man like us, of His history [is] but the revival of an older legend” (Ibid, p. 524).

Since Masonry teaches a false Jesus, it also teaches a false gospel of works:

“[Masons are] reminded that purity of life and conduct so essentially necessary to his gaining admission into the Celestial Lodge above where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.” (Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachussetts, 1989, p. 34)

This contradicts John 5:24, Romans 5:1, Ephesians. 2:8 and several other Scriptures that affirm salvation by grace through faith.

The God of Masonry

Albert Mackey wrote:

Be assured that God is equally present with the pious Hindu in the temple, the Jew in the Synagogue, the Mohammedan in the Mosque and the Christian in the church” (Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1921, p. 619)

Can you see where this leads? Even Satan can easily be accommodated within this theological framework.

The logical deduction would be that, Mackey’s god is also equally present with a witch in his/her coven.

Aside from its endorsement of polytheism, Masonry’s syncretic philosophy is a rebellion against God’s most sacred command: “Thou shall have no other gods before Me” (Ex. 20:2). This is the underlying foundation of the occult.

Since Masonry rests on the fallacious assumption of “discovering the lost name of God,” as an initiate climbs higher, he learns some secret names and passwords that clearly show the identity of the Mason’s god.

For instance, in the 17th degree of the Scottish rite, Masons are given the secret passwords JAHBULON (or JUBULUM) and ABBADON.

The name JAHBULON (JAH-BUL-ON) is a combination of JAH, an abbreviated form of the name Jehovah; BUL, another name for Baal or Bel, a pagan fertility deity, and ON is the mystical name of Osiris, an Egyptian sun god. This is a deliberate insult to the one true God of the Bible.

The name ABADDON has nothing to do with God either. It’s the name of the “king of the angel of the bottomless pit” (Rev. 9:11) – a high ranking fallen angel!

An ex-32 degree Mason described the “last supper” rite in the highest level of Freemasonry:

“The high point of the K[nights] T[emplar] initiation is when a candidate is brought before a large triangular table covered in black velvet illuminated by candles and containing eleven silver goblets and a human skull enthroned on the Bible (skulls feature prominently throughout this initiation) … The candidate is asked to partake of five libations, (toasts). The first three libation are given, respectively, to the memory of Masonic heroes King Solomon; Hiram, king of Tyre and Hiram Abif. The fourth libation is to the memory of Simon of Cyrene, and the fifth is the most sinister of all. The candidate is never told to whom the fifth libation is drunk (it is “sealed”) and it is offered to him in a human skull!…” (William Schnoebelen, Masonry Beyond the Light, Chick Pub., 1991, 67-68).

Albert Pike said to the Supreme Council:

“That which we must say to the crowd is: we worship a god, but it is a god that one adores without superstition … the Masonic religion should be maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine …. Yes, Lucifer is God and unfortunately, Adonay is also God. The true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonai. But Lucifer, God of light and God of good is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of darkness and evil” (A. C. De La River LaFemme, July 4, 1889, p. 588)

In the “foolsophical” religion of Masonry, Lucifer is good and God is evil! How satanic can you get.

Lucifer is a created being and can never be equal to God the Creator. How can a person adhere to these Luciferian doctrines and at the same time claim to be Christ’s follower? It’s impossible. You can’t walk with God and run with the devil.

Manly Hall, mentioned earlier, wrote that:

“When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of the Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands, and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy” (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, p. 48)

The “application of the power…mystery of the Craft…seething energies of Lucifer” can only describe one thing: witchcraft!

This is why Masonry brings spiritual death to individuals, families and churches because God’s sentence of spiritual death rests on all practitioners of witchcraft. Freemasonry must be renounced as an abomination before God.