by Pastor Don Elmore
October 14, 2012
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 7:13-14; 40-45
Why You Can't Vote for Either Candidate
In Tuesday’s (10/9/12) The Cincinnati Enquirer there was the front page article, “Fewer in US claim a religion; Protestant ranks slip into minority while non-religious grow.” The article starts off by saying, “Protestants have dipped to 48 percent of the American population, becoming a minority for the first time in generations, while the ranks of people claiming no religion has steadily risen, a new report says.”
The article goes on and says on page 5 that Ed Hensley, an organizer with the Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers believes that “People are becoming more tolerant; they’re learning that gays are not evil people, that atheists are not evil people.” He adds, that “Those with no religion are more liberal politically and more tolerant of homosexuality and abortion.” That shouldn’t be a surprise to any Christian! For it is because of our GOD’S law is what makes homosexuality, abortion and atheism an abomination. God is against all of these sins.
How did this happen? When our nation started in 1776, the number of Protestants in the United States was a dominate religion with a lot less denominations than now. Many more Protestant denominations started during the last two centuries; and their doctrine and practices have change greatly. There were no (501) (C3) churches so most all of the Protestant Churches preached against their hearers committing sins; like homosexuality, abortion, the errors of feminism, usury in the banks, evolution and they are forbidden to tell their congregations not to vote for either of the vice-Presidents because they are Roman Catholics and the non-Christian, anti-Christian present President and the non-Christian, anti-Christian Mormon. Their main doctrines were total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace and perseverance of the saints.
But there was an antichristian group that continued to grow since the early 1700s.
“Freemasons played a decisive role in the War of Independence against the British colonial rulers, as well as in the later founding of the nation….
The ideas of equality and fraternity, and of human rights and democracy without social boundaries and state suppression fell on fertile ground in the New World. Here, far from the traditions of European royal houses and princedoms, everything could be fashioned anew. Freemasonic ideals found expression in the independence movement, and many Freemasons played decisive roles in the American struggle for independence. As well as Benjamin Franklin, there was, for example, the attorney James Otis (1725-93), who was the first to champion human rights in court. When in 1773, settlers threw British ships’ cargoes of tea into Boston Harbor in protest against the Tea Act, they were led by the Freemason Samuel Adams (1722-1803) and other members of the St. Andrew’s Lodge. This action, which entered history as the ‘Boston Tea Party,’ deepened the conflict with Britain, further escalation of which after April 1775 led to the outbreak of the American War of Independence.
Thanks to the so-called ‘field lodges,’ Freemasonry was particularly widespread in the army. Many high-ranking officers were members of the fraternity; when the settlers set up an army of their own under the command of George Washington (1732-99), 20 out the 22 generals and 104 of the 106 staff officers under Washington’s command were Freemasons.
Washington himself had been a member of the brotherhood since 1752. During the War of Independence, when lodge brother had to fight against lodge brother, he gave the order that captured Freemasonic property must always be returned to the adversary. Following the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and its eventual recognition by the British seven years later, lodge members were instrumental in deciding the fate of the new nation. Washington himself became the first President of the United States (1789-97) and led a government that consisted exclusively of Freemasons. All 13 governors of the founding states were also lodge members. The framers of the American Constitution were likewise almost all drawn from the fraternity” Freemasons; symbols, rituals and principles by Marco Carini, page 70.
We learn from the Freemasons themselves that the officers of the United States Army were predominately Freemasons. What about the Marines?
I have known for almost all of my life that the United State Marines and I share the same birth date: November 10th. Last Sunday, Joe and Peggy gave me the monthly pamphlet that they received from the Masonic Lodge at Newton, Ohio. Peggy’s late first husband was a member of this Lodge. Since his death, she still receives their pamphlet each month. I was stunned from the information that the Freemasons wrote in their pamphlet, so I had to check out the information. They were correct.
On November 10, 1775 the United States Marine Corps was officially formed by a vote of the Continental Congress. Captain Samuel Nicholas was named the first Commandant of the Marine Corps. Robert Mullan was appointed to raise two companies of Marines. Mullan was also the proprietor of Tun Tavern which had a long reputation for having the best beer in Philadelphia. So it was the very first Continental Marines that were recruited in Tun Tavern, and it became the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps.
In the year 1685, Samuel Carpenter built a huge “brew house” in Philadelphia. He located this tavern on the waterfront at the corner of Water Street and Tun Alley. The old English word “tun” means a cask, barrel or keg of beer. So, with his new beer tavern on Tun Alley, Carpenter elected to christen the new waterfront brewery with a logical name, Tun Tavern.
Tun Tavern hosted the first meetings of a number of organizations:
- In 1720, the first meetings of the St. George’s Society were held there. The Society was a charitable organization founded to assist needed Englishmen arriving in the new colony.
- In 1732, the tavern hosted St. John’s Lodge No. 1 of the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Temple in its first meetings. The Masonic Temple of Philadelphia recognized Tun Tavern as the birthplace of Masonic teachings in America.
- In the early 1740s, the tavern held some meetings hosted by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Congress.
- In 1747, the tavern became the founding point of the St. Andrew’s Society, which, similar to the St. George’s Society, aided newly arriving immigrants from Scotland.
- In 1756, the tavern was used by Benjamin Franklin as a recruitment gathering point for the Pennsylvania militia as it prepared to fight Native American uprisings.
- On November 10, 1775 the tavern became the founding point of the United States Marines.
The Freemasonry fraternity had spread throughout Europe and the American Colonies and became very popular in colonial America. George Washington was a Mason and its first Most Worshipful Grand Master in the new world. Benjamin Franklin served as the head of the fraternity in Pennsylvania, as did Paul Revere and Joseph Warren in Massachusetts.
Other well-known Masons involved with the founding of America included John Hancock, John Sullivan, Lafayette, Baron Fredrick von Stuben, Nathanael Greene, Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Adams, John Jay and John Paul Jones. At least nine of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were known Freemasons. Another Mason, Chief Justice John Marshall, shaped the Supreme Court into its present form.
Over the centuries, Freemasonry has developed into a worldwide fraternity emphasizing personal study, self-improvement and social betterment via individual involvements and charitable works. During the late 1700s it was one of the organizations most responsible for spreading the ideals of the Enlightenment: the dignity of man and the liberty of the individual, the right of all persons to worship as they choose the formation of democratic governments, and the importance of public education. Masons supported the FIRST public schools in both Europe and America.
During the 1800s and early 1900s, Freemasonry grew dramatically. At that time, the government had provided no social “safety net”. The Masonic tradition of founding orphanages, homes for widows, and homes for the aged provided the only security many people knew.
Since Masons are involved in so many worthy causes, many are unaware that the Masonic leaders admit that Freemasonry is actually a religion, not merely a “fraternal, social, civic service organization.” Joseph Fort Newton (1880-1950) said, “Masonry is not a religion but Religion – not a church but a worship in which men of all religions may unite.” In fact, Freemasonry even sees itself as superseding and unifying all religions.
So it was Freemasons who were involved, at Tun Tavern, where the United States Marines held their first recruitment drive. On November 10, 1775, the First Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas, a Quaker (non-Christian) innkeeper, to raise two battalions of Marines in Philadelphia. The tavern’s manager, Robert Mullan, was the “Chief Marine Recruiter.” Prospective volunteers flocked to the place, enticed by cold beer and the opportunity to join the new corps. The first Continental Marine company was composed of one hundred men commanded by Captain Nicholas. Each year on November 10, United States Marines worldwide toast the memory of the colonial inn---Tun Tavern of Philadelphia.
Tun Tavern still lives today. And, Tun Tavern beer is still readily available throughout the Philadelphia area.
Samuel Nicholas, who created the United States Marine corps, was a freemason. Baron Friedrich von Steuben, a Prussian Freemason who joined Washington at Valley Forge, is considered by many to be the founder of the United States Army as an effective a disciplined fighting force.
William F. Reynolds, the first officer of the United States Coast Guard to become an Admiral, was a Freemason.
Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were Brother Masons, as well as explorers of the great American Northwest.
Commodore John Paul Jones, the father of the United States Navy, was a Mason.
Many Masons have had outstanding military records. To list only a few:
- General Omar Bradley
- Admiral Arleigh A. Burke
- Admiral Richard Byrd
- General Mark Wayne Clark
- General Jimmy Doolittle
- General George V. Marshall
- General Douglas MacArthur
- General George Washington – First Commander in Chief of the American Forces
- Audie Murphy – the most decorated soldier of the Second World War
- General “Hap” Arnold. Commanding General of the United States Air Forces in World War II and the architect of United States airpower
- Eddie Rickenbacker – the leading American Ace of the First World War
- General John Joseph Pershing
- John H. Glenn
- Buzz Aldrin (and 11 other astronauts)
- General Walter Boomer
- A total of 224 of the men who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor have been Masons.
- During the War of Northern Aggression, or the War Between The States, there were, depending on the source, up to almost 200 military Lodges. Virginia is reported to have had up to 29 Lodges with the Southern Armies. Indiana led the list with 37 Lodges in the North and Texas is estimated to have had some 50 military Lodges.
What a surprise! It is almost from the very beginning of this country that Freemasonry and the military have gone hand in hand throughout our history. No wonder that the military has been the leader in civil rights, feminism, homosexuality, equality and other freemasonic doctrines; not Christianity.
There are from 3-5 million people who are members of Masonic Order in the entire world. In most countries the people who are in power are Freemasons.
Freemasonry is linked to Solomon’s Temple and to a murder that occurred just before the Temple was finished. The Temple was built about 3000 years ago. As they tell in their legend, King Solomon’s main builder and architect was Hiram Abiff, who was an ancient Freemason. Hiram knew the secret password of the Master Mason.
As the Temple was almost completed, he was confronted by three lesser stone masons about the password. The laborers at the building site were classified into three grades or degrees; apprentices, journeymen and masters. It was only possible for a laborer to move to a higher degree and pay if he had been recommended and then selected for promotion to the next level, which eventually took place by means of a complicated initiation procedure.
The three men, Jubelo, Jubela and Jubelum did not want to wait for their initiation but confronted Hiram after he refused to tell them the secret word. Hiram told them to wait for their initiation and he would tell them the word that would grant them wisdom and power.
But each one threatened Hiram Abiff with death if he didn’t reveal the word to them. Hiram refused to give up the secret as he had sworn not to tell it unless it was given to them as initiates. For that Hiram was murdered with the tools of the Freemason’s trade. Hiram’s body was removed to the north and buried. The three assassins planted an Acacia tree over the grave. Then they tried to board a ship to flee the realm but they had no permission to leave and were arrested.
Meanwhile King Solomon learned that Hiram was missing and he ordered his men to search for the architect. Sometime later the murderers are found and are brought to the King of Israel. All three admitted their guilt and the King gave orders for their execution.
Later Hiram’s death is confirmed when his body is discovered marked by the Acacia tree. And when his body is found, it is carried off for a proper burial. King Solomon then reveals a new word that no Freemason will speak in public. This word is the password to the third degree, one of the Masons’s most held secrets. The word is “MAH-HAH-BONE.” Many see this ritual of every Freemason to be a sinister plot. If a Mason breaks his oaths of secrecy, his death is the result.
Every new initiate reenacts the murder of Hiram Abiff. The Freemasons see themselves as continuing the tradition of Hiram. However, they are no longer pursuing the goal of completing the Temple, rather than of constantly working on building the “inner temple” of their own self-improvement. In doing so they take the utmost care to recognize their own three “evil journeymen”:
- Ignorance and
But you will NOT find this murder in the Bible. But you will find this story in Egyptian mythology. Osiris, both King of the Egyptians and their god, went on a long journey to bless neighboring nations with his knowledge of arts and science. His jealous brother, Typhon, conspired to murder him and steal his kingdom.
Isis was not only his sister, but also the wife of Osiris. Osiris was known as the “Sun god” of Egypt while Isis the “Moon-goddess” of Egypt. The story states that she went to search for the body of Osiris in all directions, asking everyone she met.
She finally found the body with an Acacia tree at the head of the coffin. When she returned home with the body, she secretly buried the body, intending to give it proper burial as soon as arrangements were made.
Typhon, by treachery, stole the body, cut it up into 14 pieces and hid them in as many different places as he could find. Isis then made a second search and located all the pieces but one; the one missing was the phallus.
She made a substitute phallus, consecrated it, and it became a sacred substitute and object of worship. This is the basic story. Remember that Osiris is the same as NIMROD and Isis the same as SEMIRAMIS.
Hiram Abiff Compared to Osiris
- In both legends both Abiff and Osiris went to foreign lands to share their knowledge of arts and sciences.
- In both legends there is a precious thing possessed: Hiram had the secret word; Osiris had his kingdom.
- In both legends there is a wicked conspiracy by evil men to seize the precious thing.
- In both legends there is a struggle and a murder of the leader; the one who holds the precious treasure.
- In both legends there is a murder committed by their brothers; Hiram by Jubelum, his brother Mason, Osiris by Typhon, his literal brother.
- In both legends both bodies are buried hastily, with the intention of a later, proper burial, hence the reason for the marker as outlined below:
- In both legends the graves containing the bodies were both marked by the Acacia tree.
- In both legends, there are two separate searches for the bodies.
- In both legends they each teach that there is a loss of something precious: in Hiram’s death, the secret word is lost; in Osiris’ death, the phallus is lost.
- In both legends there is a substitution for the precious thing that has been lost; concerning Hiram it is the substitute for the secret word; concerning Osiris it is the substitute phallus.
It is clear that the Hiram Abiff of Freemasonry is not the historical character and certainly not a biblical one. Hiram Abiff of Freemasonry actually represents Osiris, the Egyptian Sun-god (Nimrod).
When the Mason’s in their initiation rites reenact the Legend of Hiram Abiff, they are actually reproducing the reenactment of the legend of Osiris and Isis.
There is the passage of knowledge from the ancient mysteries of the pyramid builders to Hiram Abiff to the Knights of the Temple (Knights Templers) to the Knights of Malta (pirates of the Sea), to the Freemasons of the 1700s to the Freemasons of today.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”
Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretation of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled, to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it.
Manly P. Hall in his book, The Secret Teaching of all Ages, page 38; says that
“The book to which this is the introduction is dedicated to the proposition that concealed within the emblematic figures, allegories, and rituals of the ancients is a secret doctrine concerning the inner mysteries of life, which doctrine has been preserved in toto among a small band of initiated minds since the beginning of the world. Departing, these illumined philosophers left their formulae that others, too, might attain to understanding. But, lest these secret processes fall unto uncultured hands and be perverted, the Great Aracanum” [secret] “was always concealed in a symbol or allegory; and those who can today discover its lost keys may open with them a treasure house of philosophic, scientific, and religious truths.”
Deuteronomy 13:6-9: “If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
But thou shalt surely kill him, thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.”
God’s law instructs his people to kill any brother who comes to him in secret and desires him to go and secretly worship and serve any other gods. Notice it says, “serve any other gods” not believe in them. God is the God of Israel. The question is who we will serve: either Him or the other gods. This is exactly what Freemasonry does—it forces the person to worship another god.
In 2 Kings 17:7-9 tells of what it was like in the last days of the House of Israel:
“For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,
And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel” (includes the giants), “and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.
And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.”
God’s law tells us that the House of Israel had done wrong in secretly serving other gods. They were soon divorced. That is exactly what Freemasonry does; causes its members to serve other gods.
Deuteronomy 29:24 “Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? What meaneth the heat of this great anger?”
The nations wondered why the LORD would do such bad things to the land of His people. What did all this mean?
Deuteronomy 29:25-28 “Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which He made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom He had not given unto them:
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.”
Each man who is initiated into the Third (Master Mason) Degree of Masonry impersonates Osiris, the Sun-god of Egypt, and enters into his life of good deeds, his death, and his burial and is “raised” in his resurrection from the dead. It is NOT the reenactment of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ to which Masons give honor or receive.
With this understood, it is then easy to understand the statement in the Kentucky Monitor that, while the Christian Messiah is called Jesus, the Mason’s Messiah is called Hiram (Kentucky Monitor, “The Spirit of Masonry,” xv).
Even most Masons don’t quite realize that in the “Kentucky Monitor” (handbook for all Blue Lodge Masonry in the Grand Lodge of Kentucky) and other publications of the Masons, there is a statement that should be shocking to anyone who professes true Christianity.
We have seen from last Tuesday’s Cincinnati Enquirer that Protestantism has fallen into the minority in the United States. Very few Protestant churches teach now what they taught in the early days of our country: very few teach election and the sovereignty of GOD.
I was very much surprised to learn of how the United States Marines were founded: by Freemasons at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. The same place known as the Tun Tavern that first taught freemasonic doctrine in the United States. Then I learned that all of the Armed Forces of the United States had great Masonic influences.
Then I learned that all of these Freemasons were initiated by the reenactment of the Hiram Abiff story of his murder, burial by the murderers and his subsequent founding of his grave and his reburial by his friends. But that is not in the Bible, it is really a reenactment of Osiris (Nimrod) and Isis (Semiramis) story. For as the Freemasons wrote plainly in their books, the main secrets are reserved for the people who eventually reach the upper levels of the organization; all others are kept in ignorance of what the true “secret” is.
The Bible strictly forbids any person to be in any secret organization. It actually calls for the execution of any person who attempts to persuade you to this position.
The murder of William Morgan in 1826 by Masons, produce the first third party in the United States called the Antimasonic Party. It was impossible to bring anyone to justice in that case because so many of the judges, sheriffs and police officers were freemasons.
“I do conscientiously and sincerely believe that the Order of Freemasonry, if not the greatest, is one of the greatest moral and political evils….” John Quincy Adams, former President of the United States.
“It comprises men of rank…in almost every place where power is of any importance….” New York State Senate Committee, Published in 1829. Five years later, the Joint Committee in Massachusetts said that “a distinct independent government within our own government, and beyond the control of the laws of the land by means of its secrecy….”
Mormonism has been a freemasonry church for all of its history. Joseph Smith’s brother’s name was Hiram! From its founder, Joseph Smith, who was a Presidential Candidate when he was shot and killed, to the Republican Presidential Candidate of today: Mitt Romney; and all of the top elders of the Mormon Church are Freemasons. They are all part of the hidden government.
In addition, Romney has made the temple oaths and obligations such as the “Law of Consecration,” he swore in secret as follows:
“You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar, that you do accept the Law of Consecration as contained in the Doctrine and Covenants, in that you do consecrate yourselves, your time, talents, and everything with which the Lord has blessed you, or with which he may bless you, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the building up of the Kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion.”
Thus Romney has pledge himself to do everything he can to bring about the Kingdom of God on earth which to the Mormons means the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You must also realize that Mormons have been positioning themselves in government for decades. A disproportionate number of FBI agents, CIA agents, State Department people and other government officials are loyal Latter- Day Saints. To well-trained temple Mormons they believe it is literally their manifest destiny to rescue the United States from disobeying the God-inspired Constitution and to bring about their Kingdom of God on earth, with their prophet at its head.
Remember that Muslims, Jews and Mormons deny the deity of Jesus Christ. Mormons believe that Jesus was once a person like them who rose to godhood; like they can. Both Jesus and Satan are brothers. They deny what Christians believe and say that Christians are going to hell.
If you vote for Romney you are saying that the blood that Jesus Christ shed for us because of the everlasting covenant had no power to cleanse us of our sins—it was the same as the blood of any other person; for that is what Mormons’ believe! If you vote for Romney you are saying that all the words spoken by Jesus Christ, all the words spoken and written by His disciples, all the words of the early church till the year 1830 were misguided and wrong! It is the Church of Jesus Christ of LATTER-DAY Saints; not FORMER-DAY SAINTS.
Do you want to get Obama out of office so bad that you will deny Jesus Christ? Do you want to eliminate Obama and believe that doctrines that were given to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon and the freemasons?
Remember what is written in the Bible: “But whosoever shall deny Me [Jesus Christ] before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven” Matthew 10:33. Mitt Romney is a fifth generation High Priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
What should we do? We can’t vote for either candidate. We need to pray to our GOD for a solution to help America.
Don’t be so misguided as to vote for a person who says that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is a liar and that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are liars and that there was no Christian church in the world in 1830! Why did you think that Joseph Smith had to write the Book of Mormon and RESTORE the Christian Church?
If you think that if you don’t vote for Romney then you are voting for Obama—that is not true. We can pray and our GOD can send a miracle. He could send someone like Joshua or David or Samson or even He could send Jesus Christ, Himself.
Give America back to GOD. Let Him rectify the situation. Romney and Obama are both unchristian, antichrist candidates. We can’t vote for either one. Don’t vote for Romney to eliminate Obama, a person who we can’t vote for no matter what he believes. If we don’t vote because there is no candidate for us to vote for, maybe one or both of them will die before the election!
Many American Christians have sold their “souls to the devil.” What Romney’s Mormon beliefs are has been a non-issue in this election. There is no talk of them and nothing is written about them in the newspapers, magazines or even in the Christian churches. Mormonism is not Christian it is an evil, Christ-hating and Christian-hating cult! Romney is a bishop and pastor in this evil, less that 200 year-old church of latter-day saints! As a bishop; he is a deeply involve person who believes in the doctrines of the Mormon Church!
If you vote for Mitt Romney, you tolerate the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Then what justification can you use to not tolerate same-sex marriages?
Our vote doesn’t count anyway. Everything is manufactured in this election process including the media; including the debates. Our country is so far from following our God’s Holy Laws that we are without hope, except for the promises that our GOD made in relation to our covenant.
May our GOD remember the everlasting covenant that He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their offspring and come and be our King of kings and LORD of lords.