PART V – THE EARLY HISTORY
Last time out we looked at the New Age’s search and expectations for the rise of a New World Christ. Today we will begin to explore the chosen vehicle they have selected to effect such a change: The Secret Societies.
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” (1Samuel 15:23)
The world is – and has been – engaged in an ages-long struggle. It is the War of the Ages; a struggle between the Ultimate Good and the Ultimate Evil; between God and Satan, (the temporary ruler of this world). It has its’ antecedents in the Garden and Babylon and ancient Egypt. Battles have been fought through the darkest of pagan religions and the secret fraternal orders. It’s aim is simple: To create the New World Order where a Satanic realm is established with total control over all aspects of human existence. In the minds of its adherents and the prophecies of Scripture, this will entail a return to the “days of Noah” and the “days of Lot,” when the Occult ruled the earth. Today it is expressed through the workings of Freemasonry and the related secret societies and international ‘clubs’ controlled by that organization. But it had its beginnings in the deep recesses of history.
Let’s see if we can flesh this out a bit. The origins of the modern-day Masons come from the Ancient Mystery Religions that were practiced widely across the world of 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. It is based in Pantheism – the belief that God and the Universe are one. From Babylon it spread across the Middle East to Egypt, and Persian and Greece. Out of it came the sordid, often bloody, practices of the occult, including witchcraft, divination, sorcery and Spiritism. As it moved eastward its practices were adapted by the local populations, giving birth to Hinduism in India, Buddhism and Shinto. Even the Israelites fell to its temptations by periodically adopting the practices of the peoples of Canaan, when they turned to worship pagan gods like Baal. By the period just preceding the appearance of Christ, much of the Pharisee party had adapted a belief system that was a combination of Biblical and pagan beliefs. That was the birth of the Kabala. This aberrant system had – for instance – included the Zoroastrian-colored beliefs of the Magi – a priesthood dating back to at least the days of Daniel – and before. Kabala is very much the Jewish version of Gnosticism. This is again confirmed by the Masonic historian Pike. “The Kabalah is the key of all Masonry and the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists.”[v] While Kabalism was aimed specifically at deceiving the Jews through the perversion of their sacred beliefs, Gnosticism took as its target the person of Christ, redefining Him in occult terms. Gary Kah quoted historian Nesta Webster in his explanation of this aspect of Gnostic beliefs.Albert Pike was Master Mason, and author of Morals and Dogma, an authoritative work in Masonry. Pike tells us: “But, by whatever name it was known in this or the other country, Masonry existed as it now exists, the same in spirit and at heart . . . before even the first colonies emigrated into Southern India, Persia, and Egypt, from the cradle of the human race.”[i] Outside scholars have linked it to the practices of the ancient religions of Egypt. Writing in the 18th century, American patriot Thomas Paine linked Freemasonry both to the Egyptians and the religion of the Druids. Masonry, he said,“is derived and is the remains of the religion of the ancient Druids; who, like the Magi of Persia and the Priests of Heliopolis in Egypt, were Priests of the Sun. They paid worship to this great luminary, as the great visible agent of a great invisible first [ii]cause whom they styled ‘Time without limits.’”[iii] What this is saying is that Freemasonry can trace its roots all the way back to ancient Babylon. Through a series of changing secret societies the lore and practices of the occult has been passed down since ancient times. End Time’s scholar Gary Kah has been very helpful in giving us a clearer understanding of much of what I will cover here and in the next few issues. Kah came to the conclusion “that a careful history of the occult had been maintained by the ancient priests wherever the mysteries were practiced” – in all its “Luciferic activities.”[iv]
“God, the Supreme Father, has two sons, the elder Satanael, the younger Jesus. To Satanael, who sat on the right hand of God, belonged the right of governing the celestial world, but filled with pride, he rebelled against his Father and fell from Heaven. Then, aided by the companions of his fall, he created the visible world…. and last he created man and the serpent which became his minister. Later Christ came to earth in order to show men the way to Heaven, but His death was ineffectual, for even by descending into Hell He could not wrest the power from Satanael, i.e., Satan. This belief in the impotence of Christ and the necessity therefore for placating Satan, not only ‘the Prince of this world,’ but its creator, led to the further doctrine that Satan, being all-powerful, should be adored.”[vi]
These were beliefs that have their echo in the tenets of Mormonism as well as the higher level degrees of Masonry. These were among the very beliefs “embraced” by the next link in our historic chain linking ancient Babylon to the present – The Knights Templar. The Templers were established during the Crusades. According to Masonic history, the Order’s aim was to “become wealthy in order to buy the world.”[vii] [That was very much the same aim that Cecil Rhodes and his Round Table had for the English speaking peoples centuries later. It was Rhode’s Round Table that gave birth to the Royal Institute of International Affairs; the British version and senior partner with the American Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). From there lines can be drawn to such New World Order groups as the Bilderbergs and the Trilateral Commission etc.] Using their connections, the Templers became the leading bankers and lenders in Europe. And with the influence of the purse strings, they bought influence. Over the course of years however, the Knights Templers degenerated into the practice of sex worship and even outright Satanism. Sodomy became a “right of Templar initiation.”[viii] Kah explained. “The Templars represented the first wide-scale attempt to organize and mobilize the forces of occultism for the purpose of gaining control of the world.”[ix] The Templars – like the groups that both preceded and followed them – were sending out a dual message. They claimed allegiance to the God of the Bible while actually – at the higher levels – worshiping Lucifer. Here’s Albert Pike again in Morals and Dogma. “The Templars, like all other Secret Orders and Associations, had two doctrines, one concealed and reserved for the Masters.”[x] History tells us, that having made enemies of both Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V, the Order was pursued and abolished in 1312.
The next group in line to take the mantle was the Order of the Rose-Croix, or the Rosicrucians. This order carried on the mystic traditions as they pursued a final goal of putting a New World Order into place. And it was from this platform, that sometime during the middle of the 17th century that these and other “esoteric occultists” managed to infiltrate and eventually gain control of the stone masons guilds. The first of the Grand Lodges was formed in London in 1717 and the modern-day Freemason movement came into being. Now their pursuit of a Satanic World Order was re-established. Their goals included to “overturn all authority, and to press down the Social Order under the level of Equality.”[xi] That is just the philosophical and political tool that was required and used to foment the French Revolution. We saw last time how the Masons rightfully claim credit for that horror. Now to push toward their goal, a new rank was created from the highest orders of Freemasonry: The Illuminati.
John Robison, an 18th century historian, summarized the aims and goals of this new super-group. In his work, Proofs of a Conspiracy, he wrote: “the express aim of the Order was to abolish Christianity, and overturn all civil government.”[xii] It makes me shudder when I realize that those were the very – and temporarily successful goals – of both the French and Russian Revolutions. Now the Illuminati, as the brainchild of Adam Weishaupt, originally took root in Bavaria, and had as its prime aim the establishment of a New World Order. It was Weishaupt that solidified the alliance between what would become Illuminized Freemasonry and the Illuminati. In Proofs – Weishaupt is quoted by Robison as saying that the goal of a New World Order can be achieved “in no other way but by secret associations, which will by degrees, and in silence, possess themselves of the government of the States, and make use of those means for this purpose.”[xiii] Another of those means was of course money. It was just about this time – [the Illuminati was established on May 1, 1776] – an alliance was formed between the Illuminati, the Freemasons and the real money power – the Rothschild banking dynasty. By the time of a Masonic Congress held in 1782 – under Weishaupt’s leadership – the Illuminati had advanced to the top of the mountain, becoming in Kah’s words, “ the undisputed leader of the occult one-world movement.”[xiv] Scripture informs us that’s exactly where we are headed; – toward a New World Order and a One World Government. It will be successfully established under the Antichrist, who will use the religious offices of the False Prophet to solidify his authority. His will be a global empire combining political, economic and religious power. Revelation 13:4 tells us, “And all the world marveled and followed the beast.” A few verses later we are informed, “It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:7-8) And again, just a littler farther along, we are told how this One World Government will institute a system of total economic control wherein “no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:17) This notion of total world government has been an occult dream since the days of the Tower at Babel. Man is wont to succumb to the lie of Satan; – to fulfill the lust to seize total control and “be like God.” (Genesis 3:5)
Now in its modern form, the Illuminati has been somewhat of a mystery. Even the notion of its existence is often mocked. Yet though often denied, a credible body of evidence exists that there is indeed a group known as the Illuminati. The exact make-up of this group is somewhat in doubt, but some family names keep popping up; – Rockefeller, Morgan, Lazard, Schroeder, Schiff, Warburg and Rothschild. Others include the DuPonts, and the Merovingians, (the house of much of European royalty). The Rothschilds are the Jewish banking family that was behind so much history in the last several hundred years in that they provided the money for the adventures and even the existence of governments and movements around the world.[xv]
So I guess this is time for a working definition of the Illuminati. One researcher calls it “a cartel of international bankers and industrialists based in Western Europe and North America”.[xvi] Dr Henry Makow tells us that it consists of “selected members of Jewish central banking families intermarried with Euro-American aristocracy”. Makow also includes a Jesuit element and notes that it is intimately tied in to “Kabbalistic Freemasonry.”[xvii] [The Kabbala is a form of Jewish mysticism which wades heavily into the occult and is the basis of the ‘religion’ at the highest degrees of Masonry.] They are not shy about their aims. James Paul Warburg told the Senate in 1950: “We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”[xviii]
Perhaps this is a good time to rehearse the origins of that group whose existence is mocked and belittled. The original Illuminati was formed by Adam Weishaupt in Ingolstadt in Germany on May 1, 1776. It had its roots firmly planted in the Masonic movement and its express aim was to destroy both civil government and the Christian faith. In striving toward their goal of remaking the world’s governments they sought to put an end to monarchies, private property and inheritances, patriotism, marriage, and religion.[xix] [A Satanic undertaking if there ever was one!] Now even the name Illuminati refers to Lucifer’s light bearers. Weishaupt himself was driven to destroy the Catholic Church specifically and was able to enlist the support of some of Germany’s Protestant princes as well as some Calvinist clergy who were duped into believing they were joining an organization that was promoting Christian principals. Such was the design of the organization in that it did not reveal its real purpose to members of its lower orders. In that way it resembled the Masons, the organization that gave it birth.
Just nine years later in 1785, an amazing event occurred. Here is the way it was described in an article by Cephas Ministries. A “member of the order named Lanze, who was carrying the secret documents to the Grand Orient of the Illuminati in Paris (France), was struck by lightning at Ratisbon. The documents on his body were seized by the Bavarian government and now could be seen in the archives in Munich. They reveal the Illuminati activities not only in the French revolution but also the destruction of all [xx]Kings and religions, except Jewry. The time table for the 1789 French Revolution was carried out exactly as planned in the captured documents.” [xxi] Other European governments were informed of the contents of the captured documents, yet chose to ignore them. Illuminati influence it seems, was likely prevalent even then – influencing decisions at the highest governmental levels. The French Revolution was a contrived event, set in motion “by Money Barons, the Illuminati, whose agents then led the mob in creating the famous Reign of Terror”. That engineered uprising then became the model for subsequent revolutions, including the one in Russia which brought the Bolsheviks / Communists to power. And the French Revolution’s supposedly noble motto of “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”, was a lie of the first order. The heads of this Satanically driven revolt had even calculated the necessary death’s in each town in order to achieve the desired effect. In Nantes, France, 500 children were butchered in one day.[xxii] By 1785, the Bavarian government had officially put an end to Weishaupt’s Illuminati. But as we shall see: Its demise was indeed, not the end.
[i] Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1872, pgs 208-209
[ii] Albert Pike jpeg found at: spiritspeakstruths.blogspot.comspiritspeakstruths.blogspot.comspiritspeakstruths.blogspot.com
[iii] Thomas Paine, Origin of Freemasonry, New York, 1818
[iv] Taken from Gary Kah, Masonic Origins – which itself was excerpted from: En Route to Global Occupation, Huntington House, 1996
[v] Pike, Morals and Dogma, pg 626
[vi] Nesta Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, Christian Book Club of America, 1924, pg 63 –
As quoted by Gary Kah, Masonic Origins
[vii] Edith Starr Miller, Occult Theocracy, Christian Book Club of America, 1933, pg 143 – as quoted by Kah in Masonic Origins
[viii] Miller, pg 144
[ix] Gary Kah, Masonic Origins
[x] Pike, Morals and Dogma, pg 817
[xi] Pike, Morals and Dogma, pg 821
[xii] John Robinson, in Proof of a Conspiracy, as quoted by Gary Kah,, Masonic Origins
[xiii] John Robinson, in Proof of a Conspiracy, pg 106, as quoted by Gary Kah,, Masonic Origins
[xiv] Webster, World Revolution, pg 20 as quoted by Gary Kah,, Masonic Origins
[xv] Wes Penre, The Secret Order of the Illuminati, updated November 27, 2003
[xvi] Richard Stone, Who Are The Illuminati, Truth Seeker,
[xvii] Henry Makow, Illuminati Bankers Hired Hitler to Start WW2
[xviii] Warburg quoted by Daniel Taylor, Trends to a New World Order: Part I,
Old Thinker News, January 3, 2008
[xix] Taken initially from the seminal work of Nesta Webster, Britons Publishing Co., 1971, pg 18, – as quoted by Ted Flynn,
Hope of the Wicked, MaxKol Communications, Sterling VA, 2000, pgs 23-24
[xx] Image taken from: 25 Most Evil People – 18 Century CE, http://one-evil.org/people/people_18c_Weishaupt.htm
[xxi] Origin of the Order of the Illuminati, Cephas Ministry, monitored September 16, 2008
[xxii] Ted Flynn, Hope of the Wicked, MaxKol Communications, Sterling VA, 2000, pgs 30-33