WHO WERE THE ORIGINAL MASONS?
Now let us go back and look at the Bible to see if we can find any solid connections to the roots of Freemasonry? The Freemasons love to make connections to their organization using the Bible. This tactic has hooked many blinded people into their occult organization. Let us look at how this is accomplished and what the end results will be which will ultimately involve America, as well as, the rest of the world!
The 3rd degree initiation of a “Master Mason” is said to be the height of ancient Masonry. This ritual re-enacts the account of the death, burial, and resurrection of one of the craft, Hiram Abiff, a widow’s son. We read in the Bible, that Hiram was one of the head workmen employed at the building of King Solomon’s Temple, and other ancient writings inform us that he was an arbiter between King Solomon and Hiram, king of Tyre; but his tragic death is not recorded anywhere, except in the archives of Freemasonry. Not even the writings of Josephus, or any other writings, however ancient, of which we have any knowledge, furnish any information respecting the death of Hiram Abiff.
Another interesting side note here is that the Master Masons’ Lodge is styled to be like the Holy of Holies of King Solomon’s Temple. This was a very holy and sacred place that only the High Priest, chosen by God, could enter once a year on the Day of Atonement. If anyone entered the Holy of Holies with any sin on his heart, then he was immediately struck dead on the spot! During this 3rd degree Master Mason initiation ritual, there are different “roles” which are played out within the hierarchy of the Lodge during the initiation ceremony. This role-playing represents some important figures of the Bible’s Old Testament who were mentioned in the above paragraph.
As this section unfolds, you will see a biblical description and the significance of each of the figures played out within the ceremony. The Worshipful Master plays the role of King Solomon, another Mason plays the role of King Hiram of Tyre and the candidate seeking to be initiated plays the role of Hiram Abiff, the Master Mason or the “grand architect at the building of Solomon’s Temple (this description comes directly from Freemasonry).” During the initiation ritual, the candidate for Master Mason, playing the part of Hiram Abiff, is ceremonially murdered, being struck on the head with a Mason setting mallet and then raised again from the dead by the Worshipful Master. This is why many Freemasons claim to be “born-again” despite the fact that it has nothing to do with surrender to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
Also, Freemasons in the 3rd degree claim to become a “Master Mason” or craftsman, but in the higher degrees, they claim to be EQUAL TO GOD! Let me at this point refer to something that I believe the Lord has been dealing with me about, in Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. The question I am asking is, have these satanic rituals been acted out for centuries, playing out what will happen in the Great Tribulation when Satan will be allowed to heal the BEAST DEADLY HEAD WOUND, to deceive the whole world, accept for God’s elect, the Church being gone in the Rapture, do you want to be a part of the playing out of this deception? I PRAY NOT!!
Let us look at the sequence of events and the significance of the individuals mentioned above in the ritual. In the 5th Chapter of 2 Samuel, we see David established as King over all of Israel. Hiram, the King of Tyre, then quickly makes his move on God’s people by making contact with King David.
NOW, LET US QUICKLY LOOK AT THE KING OF TYRE, AND THE POWER SOURCE BEHIND HIM! Ezekiel 28:2 states, “Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God.” NOW WE FIND OUT WHICH GOD THIS IS.
We find in this same chapter that God raises Ezekiel’s eyes to the FORCE behind the “Prince of Tyre” here is the best description we have in the Bible of Satan “Lucifer” here in Ezek. 28:11-19.
Again, as soon as David ascended to the throne and was in power, King Hiram of Tyre contacted him and began to do him favors, give him gifts and stroke his ego. I believe that Satan must have known that God had His Hand on David, who had been promised by God that the seed of the Messiah would come through his lineage. Satan wanted to do everything he could possibly do to hinder or stop this from happening, so inevitably he planned to use King Hiram to corrupt and utterly destroy the nation of Israel.
David had been a great warrior and had slain many, so because he had much blood on his hands, God would not allow him build the Temple. In 1 Kings 5:3, David’s son Solomon states, “Thou knowest how that David my father could not build a house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.”
There is no record of King Hiram contacting Saul when he was King of Israel, but 2 Samuel 5:11 says regarding King Hiram’s contact with David, “And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David a house.” This is where the Freemasons begin to make their connections with the Bible claiming that God used the Masons to build His glorious Temple.
Once David died, his son, Solomon, ascended to the throne and was established as King of Israel. This same process repeated itself: King Hiram made his move again! 1 Kings 5:12 states, “And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they made a league together (my italics).” God forbids Israel to make leagues or covenants with pagan nations, yet Solomon goes against the Will of God and makes a league with a pagan nation.
The question in my mind, knowing the immorality in this occult secret society of Freemasonry, is: Would Solomon have descended to the place in which he did and possibly lost his soul if he had trusted God instead of embracing this pagan king and Baal worship? I don’t think so.
1 Kings 11:1-10 “But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon cleaved unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel , which had appeared unto him twice, And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.”
How it must have grieved God to see this happen to someone who was once His servant, who built His Temple and who once walked in His Ways.
Remember, as stated earlier, that there are two Hiram’s in the Freemasonry ritual; one is a king and the other one is a master craftsman. The first Hiram in the ritual is King of Tyre, who has been adequately described as a tool of Satan. The second one, Hiram Abiff, is described here in the following verse of Scripture. 1 Kings 7:14 says, “He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to King Solomon, and wrought all his work.” The phrase, “HE WAS A WIDOW’S SON,” give us the connection to the female deity because all false religions have at least ONE.
Here, in this example, the deity is Ashtoreth. Masons are referred to as “widow’s sons” and the Lodge is often referred to as “the widow!” Also, 1 Kings 7:13 says, “And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.” Did you notice that God did not tell Solomon to send for Hiram Abiff?
Solomon took it upon himself to invite Hiram to do the work on the Temple. This Hiram is the role played by the candidate who is being initiated to Master Mason in the Blue Lodge ritual. During the ritual, he is supposedly murdered, buried and then brought back to life when the Worshipful Master, who is playing the role of King Solomon, takes hold of Hiram Abiff with the grip of the Master Mason as he is raised from the “dead.” Some men say because of that ritual I am saved, what a lie Satan can make men believe!
Masons love to connect themselves to people of power and importance regardless of how evil they may be. An example of this is found in Albert Mackey’s An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry where it states, “The legend of the craft in the Old Constitution refers to Nimrod as one of the founders of Masonry.” Nimrod was the designer of the Tower of Babel. He was so evil that God came down and confounded the languages of the people to stop them from completing their pagan work, which was to build a tower (DOOR) that would reach Heaven. This was an attempt by man to reach Heaven his own way, when God had already provided a way through faith in the promised coming Redeemer.
The Tower of Babel under Nimrod was the original site of paganism! It was also the first rebellion against God after the flood and the beginning of the rebellion which continues until this present time! Revelation 17:5 states, “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
This is the real and true roots of Masonry, but this is just the beginning of the evil connections. The Masons claim that the roots of Freemasonry can be traced back all of the way to Tubal-Cain in Genesis 4:22. He was the son of the first polygamist and the second murder recorded in the Bible and was the descendent of Cain (Adam and Eve’s first born). Tubal-Cain was the first ever craftsman in brass and iron. He plays some significance in Freemasonry because in the 3rd degree Master Mason ritual, the secret password to advance further in the ritual is “Tubalcain.”
To briefly summarize this section, we can conclude that according to their own admission, the original Masons were all pagans, not children of Jehovah God. From Tubal-Cain to Nimrod and all of the way to Hiram Abiff of Tyre; not a one of these men were considered noble in the Eyes of God.
WHICH GOD ARE THE FREEMASONS REALLY WORSHIPING?
In 1 Kings 11: 43 we read, “And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father; and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.” IT IS HERE IN WHICH THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL DIVIDES. Israel held together though Solomon’s reign and God blessed them despite the evil in which Solomon had involved himself. After his death, Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, planned to place more burdens on the people of Israel.
1 Kings 12:4 says, “Thy father (Solomon) made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.”
Rehoboam refused to lessen the burden and as a result, the kingdom of Israel divided into the Northern and Southern Kingdoms. The Northern Kingdom in Samaria went into calf and Baal worship and the Southern Kingdom went into Baal worship. The worship of Baal had its principal seat in Tyre, where King Hiram had reigned. Judah and Benjamin became the Southern Kingdom and had several Godly kings who destroyed the high places of Baal worship but the Kingdom eventually fell and went into Babylonian captivity.
THE WICKED QUEEN JEZEBEL ALSO CAME FROM THIS SAME AREA OF TYRE
1 Kings 16 states, “Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal the king of the Sidonians, and Tyre, served Baal, and worshipped him.” 1 Kings 21:25 also says, “But there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of Jehovah, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.”
It is around this time that the prophet Elijah steps out into the world of that day and tells the people that it will not rain until God says that it will. GOD SENT ELIJAH TO THE VERY HEART OF BAAL WORSHIP IN THAT DAY TO SHOW THAT HE WILL BLESS THOSE WHO OBEY HIM!
In 1 Kings 17:9, God tells Elijah, “Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.” Zarephath was situated on the Mediterranean Sea between Tyre and Sidon. God provided for this widow woman because she obeyed Jehovah instead of Baal. The Bible also reveals again the god of Ahab and Jezebel in 1 Kings 16:30-32 where it says, “And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him. And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.”
I quote the above Scriptures to reveal the practice of Baal worship in the Old Testament because the worship of Baal is so easily connected to Freemasonry. Baal worship is the worship of the SUN and FIRE. All Masonic Lodges are built due east and west and it is arranged this way so that the Worshipful Master can sit in the east.
In one of the Freemasonry rituals it is said, “As the sun rises in the East to open and govern the day so rises the Worshipful Master in the East to open and govern the Lodge, setting the Craft at work, giving them proper instruction for their labor.” He sits in the East in a fancy chair like a throne with the letter “G” above his head and we are told that to the Freemason one of the meanings of the letter G is God. Now we know who this pitiful man represents, he is god of the Masonic Lodge, who every candidate bows to when taking his obligation as a Freemason.
When asked what makes you a Mason the answer is “my obligation” and the signs of each degree, which alludes to the penalty of breaking the obligation. If these are such GOOD MEN why are they having to be restrained with such terrible “DEATH BLOOD OATHS???”
As the Sun moves through the heavens and as the Earth turns, so turns the stations in the Lodge. There is the Junior Warden who sits in the south side of the lodge because it represents where the Sun is at noon. There is also the Senior Warden who sits in the West end of the lodge because the Sun sets in the West. Isn’t it very evident that this is Sun (Baal) worship? The Washington Monument is a Freemason “Obelisk” of Sun worship and is also referred to as BAAL’S SHAFT, the male PHALLUS which connects it to the Fertility Cults the lowest of PAGANISM!!!
Do you remember the “high places” mentioned in the Bible? An example is given in 2 Chronicles 21:11 speaking of the wicked king Jehoram, where it says, “Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication and compelled Judah there (my italics).”
It is worth quickly mentioning here that I found a great many fornicators and womanizers within the confines of the Freemasonry Lodge! I realize that not all Masons were guilty of such as I was not when I was a Freemason, but the Apostle Paul warns us in 1 Corinthians 5:9, “I wrote unto you in an Epistle not to company with fornicators.” In comparing the “high places” of the Bible to the Masonic Lodge, it is common knowledge among Masons that the Masonic Lodge must be elevated at least to the second floor above the ground unless they have acquired special permission from the Grand Lodge. It is a part of the ritual that is said to keep the cowans and eavesdroppers from hearing what it going on inside, but I also believe that it is because it has to be a high place, just as the idol worship of old.
Another interesting side note is that when I joined the Boy Scouts in my own home town, we met under the Masonic Lodge which is the normal standard. This is because the Boy Scouts were founded by a Freemason! Beware my friends, they start preparing them very young for the higher ranks of Freemasonry!