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Freemasonry has been described by one researcher as "the most smoke-and-mirror organization in world history" Part 1

March 14, 2023 David Bay Season 2 Episode 3
Cutting Edge Ministries Podcasts
Freemasonry has been described by one researcher as "the most smoke-and-mirror organization in world history" Part 1
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Nothing they teach is real; nothing in true; all is meant to deceive. Please carefully consider this foundational Scripture:

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." (1 John 2:21-22, KJV)

Reiterating the really crucial understanding: Whoever denies the Son does not know the God the Father either. We shall allow Masonic authors to teach us what they really teach about Jesus Christ. No one can enter Heaven if they do not believe the truth about Jesus.

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Freemasonry has been described by one researcher as "the most smoke-and-mirror organization in world history"

Nothing they teach is real; nothing in true; all is meant to deceive. Please carefully consider this foundational Scripture:

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." (1 John 2:21-22, KJV)

Reiterating the really crucial understanding: Whoever denies the Son does not know the God the Father either. We shall allow Masonic authors to teach us what they really teach about Jesus Christ. No one can enter Heaven if they do not believe the truth about Jesus.


We will compare the Masonic teachings from the above authors with what the Holy Bible teaches. God has repeatedly taught that we must weigh what someone is telling us against the clear teachings of the Bible. The Apostle John, writing under the direction of the Holy Spirit, warned us in 1 John 4:1, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."


Therefore, we can let Freemasonry speak for itself, from its own writings, and test their teachings against the Holy Bible, to discover the truth once and for all.


Let us begin with the fundamental Truth on which we must all be agreed: Who is Jesus Christ? No one can hope to gain eternal life, in Heaven with God, if he does not believe in the True Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible. Jesus dogmatically said, "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me." (John 14:6)


Holy Bible Teaching:


Jesus Christ

* John 1:1-2, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God."

* John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


Verse 14 identifies the "Word " of verses 1-2 as becoming human and dwelling among us. This is clearly Jesus Christ.


Thus, Jesus existed with God "in the beginning" which means before Time began. He is identical with God the Father, in all ways, and in all power and attributes. Jesus Himself made this claim, when He said, "I am in the Father, and the Father in me ..." (John 14:10), and again, "I and my Father are one." (John 10:30)


Jesus Christ, like God the Father, is existing in Eternity Past, Present, and Future. There never was a time when He did not exist, nor is there a time when He will cease to exist. Jesus equally shares God's attribute of never having been created. Jesus is not only not a created being, He created all things (John 1:3)


Now, let us consider Masonic teaching on Jesus Christ. I will be quoting from Albert Pike's monumental work, "Morals And Dogma of the Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry," considered by many to be the absolute authority of Freemasonry. Pike systematically enumerates the specific doctrines of Degrees 1-32.


What does Freemasonry believe about Jesus Christ?


Albert Pike states the following doctrine concerning Jesus Christ in Chapter 26, or the 26th Degree, "Prince Of Mercy, or Scottish Trinitarian". On page 562-3, we see that the thought of a Supreme Being was unknown to the Human race. [God] produced the Universe which "produced the Spirit, the Mother of the Living, and Wisdom of God. Together with this Primitive Existence, Matter existed also ... eternal ..."


"Buthos and His Thought, uniting with Wisdom, made her fruitful by the Divine Light, and she produced a perfect and an imperfect being, Christos, and a Second and inferior Wisdom, Sophia, who falling into chaos remained entangled there, became enfeebled, and lost all knowledge of the Superior Wisdom that gave her birth. Communicating movement to chaos, she produced Ialdaboath, the Demiourgos, Agent of Material Creation ... Ialdabaoath produced an angel that was his image, and this a second, and son on in succession to the sixth after the Demiourgos ... Ialdabaoath, to become independent of his mother, and to pass for the Supreme Being, made the world, and man in his own image; and his mother caused the Spiritual principle to pass from him into man so made; and henceforward the contest between the Demiourgos and his mother, between light and darkness, good and evil, was concentrated in man."


"And the image of Ialdabaoth, reflected upon matter, became the Serpent-Spirit, Satan, the Evil Intelligence. Eve, created by Ialdabaoth, had by his Sons children that were angels like themselves. The Spiritual light was withdrawn from man by Sophia, and the world surrendered to the influence of evil; until the Spirit, urged by the entreaties of Wisdom, induced the Supreme Being to send Christos to redeem it. Compelled, despite himself, by his Mother, Ialdabaoth caused the man Jesus to be born of a Virgin; and the Celestial Savior, uniting with his Sister, Wisdom, descended through the regions of the seven angels ... and entered with his sister into the man Jesus at the baptism in Jordan."


"Ialdabaoth, finding that Jesus was destroying his empire and abolishing his worship, caused the Jews to hate and crucify Him; before which happened, Christos and Wisdom had ascended to the celestial regions. They restored Jesus to life and gave Him an ethereal body, in which He remained eighteen months on earth, and receiving from Wisdom the perfect knowledge {... Gnosis}, communicated it to a small number of His apostles, and then arose to the intermediate region inhabited by Ialdabaoth, where, unknown to him, He sits at his right hand, taking from him the Souls of Light purified by Christos. When nothing of the spiritual world shall remain subject to Ialdabaoth, the redemption will be accomplished, and the end of the world, the completion of the return of Light into the Plenitude, will occur."


I have gone to the effort to reproduce virtually the entire text of these 11/2 pages, from the bottom of page 562 to the top of page 564, so you can get the full flavor of this text, and so that I cannot be accused of "taking out of context".


Let us now go back to p. 562, at the beginning. We find that:


* An unknown God created the Universe with His thought

* Thought produced Spirit, who is the Mother of the Living

* This Mother of the Living then produced Christos, who was both perfect and imperfect {While this seems contradictory, it is not, to the Pagan way of thinking. The world is conceived of both Positive and Negative Forces, equal and opposite. Therefore, Christos was both positive and negative in equal measure. Christos is also known as the Christ Consciousness, the heretical Gnostic invention, against which the early Christian Church struggled mightily. It literally means the Divine side of Jesus. Rather than Jesus being 100% God and 100% Man at the same time, as the Bible teaches, Freemasonry teaches that Jesus was a human being only; at the time of the baptism in the River Jordan, the Christ Consciousness descended upon Jesus, making Him the Messiah, and then left Him at the cross. 


* As good Jewish pagans, the Pharisees were 100% convinced that Jesus was the promised Redeemer!


However, this belief was combined in their mind and hearts with the Pagan belief that Jesus -- like all other humans -- was part human and part Divine. Since the Pharisees also believed the Pagan lie that Jesus lost His Divinity at the Baptism on the Jordan, then He was no greater than any other Avatar who arose. 


Since Jesus was not Omnipotent, but merely the god of the Jewish nation for that period of time, the Pharisees did not fear Him adquately, believing that they could stage the appearance of a Redeemer King, an Avatar of their own making. The world is waiting for just such a leader, a Redeemer / King / Christ -- whom the Bible calls 'Antichrist'.


Any competent researcher can thus properly connect the Pharisees, the Cabala, Knights Templar, and Freemasonry. We have produced a video depicting this spiritual connection, entitled, "Secret Societies Killed Jesus Christ".


Spirit of Antichrist


But, always, there are two distinct entities, Jesus Man and the Christ Consciousness Divinity. John identifies this separation of Jesus Man and His Godhood as the spirit of Antichrist.}



* Then, Mother of the Living produced a Second, and inferior, wisdom, Sophia, who produced Ialdabaoth, after she had lost all of her Superior Wisdom. So, Ialdabaoth was definitely of an inferior rank. I find it highly heretical to read these lies produced and printed by Freemasonry. Truly, Scripture is correct when it prophesies:


"“Then the king (the Antichrist) will do exactly as he pleases; he will exalt himself and magnify himself above every god and will speak astounding and disgusting things against the God of gods ..." (Daniel 11:36)


Back to Masonic authors:


* Then, Ialdabaoth created seven angels, but still felt dependent upon his Mother, setting off a contest of wills between them, which was identified as the conflict between good and evil.

* Then, the image of Ialdabaoth reflected upon matter and became the Serpent-Spirit, Satan the Evil Intelligence. Thus, Ialdaboath created Satan.

* Ialdaboath then created Eve

* This created world then fell into the influence of evil

* Then, God the unknown Supreme Being, sent the Christ Consciousness into this world in order to redeem it.

Then, despite his objections, Ialdabaoth was forced by his Mother to conceive Jesus in the womb of the Virgin. (Remember, Jesus' lineage, in this teaching, was of an Inferior line. Note also that Ialdabaoth created both Jesus and Satan.)

* When Jesus was 30 years old, the Christ Consciousness and Wisdom descended into Jesus the man while He was being baptized in the River Jordan.

* Ialdabaoth then turned upon Jesus The Christ and instigated his death on the cross.

* At Jesus' death, the Christ Consciousness and Wisdom left Jesus' body and went back into the celestial regions.

The Christ Consciousness and Wisdom then restored Jesus to life, but gave him an ethereal body, not a physical one. (Jesus must have been a liar, because in Like 24:34-43, Jesus appeared to the disciples after His Resurrection; when the disciples thought they were seeing a spirit, not a fleshly body, Jesus emphatically stated that He was a body of "flesh and bones". He invited them to touch Him and then He ate fish, which a spirit could not do. This Freemason teaching makes Jesus a liar.)

* Then, Jesus remained on earth 18 months in his celestial body, receiving further instruction from Wisdom, which he passed on to his disciples. (Ditto above discussion on the spirit "body". This last segment about Jesus receiving instruction from Wisdom, is sheer blasphemy, because Jesus, as God, knows everything from before He created the earth. He needs no instruction on any matter. Again, Jesus is blasphemed by making Him appear less than He is.)

* Finally, after 18 months, Jesus arose to the region inhabited by Ialdabaoth, where he sat down at the right hand of Ialdabaoth, even though Ialdabaoth does not realize Jesus is sitting there. (This makes no sense, to think that a Supernatural Being as Ialdabaoth could not know that Jesus is sitting at his right hand on his throne!)

* Jesus' function ever since has been to capture Souls of Light as they are purified by the Christos, the Christ Consciousness. (Again, Jesus is blasphemed, because this teaching takes the salvation of souls away from Jesus God, and places them in the false Christ Consciousness. Masonic teaching separates the physical, bodily Jesus from His Office of Messiah -- which they call Christ Consciousness -- making Jesus less than God. Where does it say that people will come who will try to separate Jesus' fleshly body from His God Nature? 1 John 4:3, states that those who try to deny that Jesus, the Messiah God, has come in the flesh is of the Antichrist. The original language literally means those people who would seek to separate Jesus God from the Jesus Man are of the Antichrist. This is exactly what this teaching does.)


It is difficult to list all the ways this Pagan teaching does damage to the Biblical account. But, I did not cover all the ground that needs to be covered concerning the blasphemy that this Masonic teaching does to Jesus Christ.


Whereas the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is equal to the Father and has coexisted with Him from Eternity Past, this Masonic teaching states that God created the Universe and then created other beings, culminating with Ialdabaoth. This Ialdaboath then created other beings, including Eve. Eve was created before Jesus, according to this spurious Masonic teaching! This teaching further denies that Jesus was the Creator of all things as John 1:3 states.



In this world, called Earth, conflict erupted between Ialdabaoth and his Mother, starting the conflict between "Good" and "Evil". The Bible states that the conflict between good and evil began when Satan, speaking through the serpent, deceived Eve, who then convinced Adam to sin against God.


Then, to "redeem" mankind and this earth, God sent the Christ Consciousness and his sister, Wisdom, to the earth to raise the inhabitants of the earth to a higher level of spiritual consciousness, thus putting an end to this conflict. The Bible states that Jesus had determined to go to the Cross before He ever created this world. Jesus was not killed by a superior outside enemy; rather, Jesus went to the Cross according to His own plan to redeem mankind.


With God and his Mother putting a lot of pressure on Ialdaboath to fix his world Ialdaboath somehow created Satan by "reflecting on his image". The Bible states that Satan was a created being, created by God.


Finally, Ialdabaoth "caused the man Jesus to be born of a Virgin"!! Ialdabaoth created both Satan and Jesus!! Does that make them brothers? Does this sound like Mormonism? This teaching that Ialdaboath created both Satan and Jesus does, indeed, make them brothers, another blasphemy against Jesus! Jesus is God, infinitely greater than Satan. This teaching makes them equal, but opposite, another common Pagan teaching.


When Jesus was being baptized in Jordan, the Christ Consciousness and his Sister, Wisdom, descended from heaven to earth, to overpower the man, Jesus, making him Messiah. This is simply another blasphemy against Jesus God. The Bible states that men can be possessed by a demon, who can overpower them, making them do things that no one in their right mind would do. This blasphemous smells of demonic possession, another slight against Jesus. No demon, or hosts of demons, can ever defeat Jesus Christ. As John said, "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world."


After reviewing these blasphemous teachings about Jesus Christ, I ask the question, "How can any knowledgeable Christian become a Mason?" Perhaps you are a Mason that has not been exposed to these teachings of the 26th Degree, and had no idea these teachings existed. But, now you know, so what are you going to do now? Are you going to stay a Mason?


I am drawn to Daniel 7:25, "And he [Antichrist] will speak great words against the Most High God ..." 


These Masonic teachings another example of Biblical Prophecy being fulfilled in these Last Days!


We now need to consider the spiritual impact upon a genuine Christian Church who tolerates a Freemason as Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, or any other position. We have created a DVD which speaks entirely to this shocking proposition. This video is entitled:


"Masons In The Pulpit: 'Ichabod' Written Over Your Church Door? "


If your church allows Masons to fill the pulpit, or be Deacons, or Sunday School teachers, you have a very serious spiritual problem with Almighty God. The Holy Spirit has written 'Ichabod (The Glory Has Departed)' above your front door!


While Freemasonry has successfully deceived a great many people, convincing them that Freemasonry is compatible with Christianity, God knows the Truth and is not tolerant of Masons In The Pulpit.


We begin at a very reasonable beginning premise: If a pastor refuses to resign from the Masonic Lodge he does so because he feels greater loyalty to the Lodge than to Jesus Christ.


Starting from this premise, we examine a number of key Masonic teachings and then ask the Pastor how he can reconcile these teachings with Biblical Christianity. We ask, 'Mr. Pastor, when you are teaching key Biblical doctrine, are you really thinking of the radically different teaching of Freemasonry?


Prime Example: Freemasonry teaches that its religion is far superior to any other religion on Earth, including Christianity. Mr. Pastor, are you thinking how superior Masonry is to Christianity when you are teaching Biblical doctrine. Second Example: Freemasonry teaches that it is necessary for Lodge leaders to deliberately lie to their people until they are 'mature enough' to comprehend and accept the truth; Mr. Pastor, when you are teaching key Biblical doctrine, are you secretly thinking that it is necessary for you to teach these 'lies' about Jesus and the God of the Bible until your people are spiritually mature to comprehend the true Masonic doctrine?


We prove that a Holy God cannot tolerate Masons in the pulpit of a church for which His Son, Jesus, bled on that cruel cross of Calvary. 


However grave the consequences are if a person believes the demonic doctrines ascribed by Masonry to Jesus, Freemasonry will stand at the White Throne Judgment to receive their condemnation in the murder of the innocent Jesus Christ on the Cross!


Members of secret societies defend their beloved organization as being "benevolent" and just interested in doing "good works" for the "benefit of mankind". We shall demonstrate that, not only is this surface facade not true, secret society beliefs and goals inspired its Jewish leaders to crucify Jesus!


We will demonstrate today that the Jewish religious leaders were not traditional Abrahamic Covenant Jews, even though they certainly gave great lip service to it; rather, the Pharisees of Jesus' day were members of the secret society now called the Cabala. The Cabala was as occultic and Satanic as any that has ever existed, and for the past 2,000 years, has formed the cornerstone of all seriously Satanic secret societies. A great irony of history is that the exceedingly anti-Semitic Adolf Hitler learned the Cabala while training in The Thule Secret Society, and used it to justify his genocidal murder of 6 million Jews!


The Pharisees literally were controlled by Satan at the time that Jesus carried out His ministry.


Since the Pharisees were practicing Satanists in their heart of hearts, this would explain much mystery concerning the Biblical account of Jesus' ministry and death. For example, it would explain the intense hatred of Jesus, with which the Pharisees were afflicted, even in the face of His many and unparalleled miracles. This would explain how "some" people who witnessed the miracle of Lazarus coming back from the dead did not believe. How could they not believe? They had just witnessed an unbelievable miracle; a man whom they personally knew, and whom they knew was genuinely dead, had just been raised back to life through the awesome power of Jesus Christ. Yet, some of them did not believe; they hurried to tell the Pharisees of Lazarus' resurrection. What was their reaction? Did they then believe? No, they felt an even more intense desire to kill Jesus. Once you understand what we have to share with you, this unbelievable hardness of heart will be more understandable.


Finally, this Satanism of the Pharisees would explain Jesus' unparalleled and uncharacteristically intense anger which He displayed toward them. If the Pharisees had been merely misguided sinners, Jesus would have displayed the same compassion toward them as he did prostitutes and tax collectors. Reread the Gospels with this concept in mind, and you will see the uncharacteristic anger from Jesus toward the Pharisees. Today, we shall study the reality that the Pharisees were deeply involved in the Jewish secret society, the Cabala, to see the impact this reality had on the ministry and the death of Jesus Christ.


Why The Secrecy?


How did secret societies get started, and why were they necessarily secret? The answer is simultaneously shocking and informative, for it lays the foundation for understanding any secret society. Christian author, the Reverend Alexander Hislop, published a book entitled, "The Two Babylons: The Papal Worship". He states that secret societies can be traced back to Nimrod, who became, after his death, the "first of deified mortals" (Page 32). Who was Nimrod? Not too many years after the great flood -- survived only by Noah and his family -- a mighty man arose in what is now known as ancient Babylon. His name was Nimrod, a mighty warrior, and he commanded a tremendous presence upon what is now known as ancient Babylon. Nimrod established a Satanic system of idolatry openly, causing many people to flock to this worship. At this time, the predominant religious system that ruled the world was the worship of the One True God. Soon after Nimrod established his "alternative" religion, based upon witchcraft and idolatry, Shem, one of Noah's sons, was greatly angered and, motivated by Almighty God, removed Nimrod. Shem militarily attacked Nimrod, defeating him, and taking him prisoner. Shem executed Nimrod and many of his Satanic priests and followers. As an example of the thorough nature of his victory, Shem ordered Nimrod's body to be cut into pieces. Each of these pieces was sent throughout the known world to demonstrate to everyone that the worship of Satan through idolatry and witchcraft would not be tolerated. The world seemed safe from this tide of evil.


However, Nimrod's wife, Semiramus, and some surviving priests, joined forces to create a secret, underground religion. They deified Nimrod, creating a counterfeit to the True Messiah, Jesus Christ. They created a system of Satanic Mysteries destined to spread over the entire world. The teachings of these "Mysteries", as they came to be called, very subtlety led men back to the very system of Nimrod's magic and idolatry, which Shem had so vigorously attacked. This false path was made appealing to men by promising them hidden knowledge, by enticing them with the allure of keeping such knowledge secret, and binding them together with severe oaths and secret signs and handshakes.


This, then, was the beginning of secret societies, starting several generations after the great flood -- in approximately 2200 B.C. Secret Societies have existed, therefore, for over 4,000 years of human history; they literally were Satan's church from the beginning. They were absolutely opposed to every part of God's plan for mankind, and were committed to destroying it. This commitment to destruction of God's system was so stated that their members were deceived into thinking that they were actually trying to accomplish "good". Is this why God warns, in Isaiah 5:20 "Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil..."?


Secret societies literally turn word definitions upside down, so that they are calling the good of God evil, and the evil of Satan, good.


There is one more reason that secret societies had to be established in secret and remain secret. Their goal was nothing less than the overthrow of all existing government and of God's true religion. If they attempted to establish their organization publicly, the ruling authorities would move to immediately arrest them for treason, and the people who were ordering their lives according to the precepts of God's established system, would cry out for the arrest and execution of these people.


However, since these evil plans for overthrow originated from Satan, they were filled with exceedingly great malicious hatred for mankind. Every single plan for every country has been filled with plans to murder large numbers of people. The plans of Communism -- created by the Illuminati in the first place -- are a good example of the planned bloodshed which always accompanies the actual overthrow of the existing system of authority. Several hundred million people were systematically murdered by Communist authorities from 1918-1991. Today, the Illuminati plans to overthrow all existing national governments and replace them with a single United Nations government; at the end of the "cleansing period", 66% of all mankind is planned to die. If people of any era really and truly understood the real plans their leaders had for them, they would rise up as one, demanding arrest and execution of all the leaders of the conspiracy, including those leaders holding posts of authority in the very government they were planning to overthrow!


Therefore, such goals and activity simply had to be carried out in extreme secrecy.


But, further, leaders of these secret societies believed that their power would greatly increase if they could remain absolutely secret. Satan is the Lord of the dark, dank spiritual places, and absolutely thrives on secrecy.


In conclusion, secret societies can be traced back to the Satanic king of ancient Babylon, Nimrod. They were established after Nimrod was executed by Shem for the crime of publicly reinstating witchcraft and idolatry. To preserve this Satanic worship and to achieve the overthrow of the hated system which had destroyed Nimrod, a secret system of Satanism had to be established. Through secret societies, the Babylonian system of Satanism was preserved. From this system, Anti-Christ will arise, and will try to destroy God's system, as has been the plan from the beginning. At this point, the entire world will be covered over by the public reinstitution of the ancient Babylonian system of Satan worship. We are very close to this occurrence today; thus, we should not be surprised to realize that God identifies the system of Anti-Christ in the book of Revelation as "Mystery Babylon" (Chapter 17). God is very literal and precise in His prophecies.


The Babylon Mysteries then spread to Egypt, where the story of the death of Nimrod and Shem's dismemberment of his body was retold as the story of Osiris. Most of the key legends of which the occultic Mysteries are comprised have been retold in many cultures and always with names and places unique to the specific culture. In this way, Satan quite successfully spread his false system throughout the world, capturing the minds and hearts of the key leaders in each country.

In our next podcast we will continue this discussion with ---

Common Characteristics of Secret Societies and Their Leaders

Below are books and films we have for further information on the subject of Freemasonry:

Freemasonry: FATAL In The First Degree - Choose DVD or Flash Drive by Bill Schnoebelen, Former Mason, Satanist
Magick, Mysticism, and Masonry - by Doc Marquis - DVD or Flash Drive, #4 of 4 In 'Secrets of the Illuminati' Series - 2-DVD Set
DVD - Masons In The Pulpit: 'Ichabod' Written Over Your Church Door?
DVD - Masonic Demolay: Kindergarten For Satanism
DVD - Masons: Friend or Foe To The Born Again Christian?
UNHOLY COVENANTS: Challenges For The 'Christian' Mason - by Bill Schnoebelen
Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings series
DVD or Flash Drive - Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings: Volume One -- The New Atlantis
DVD or Flash Drive - Volume II - Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings: Riddles in Stone - Secret Architecture of Washington, D.C.
DVD or Flash Drive - The Eye of the Phoenix: Secrets of the One Dollar Bill - Video #3 - Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings
Flash Drive Collection in MP4 format
THE FREEMASONRY COLLECTION - 7 Films on one Flash Drive
Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star 512 pages
Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated