by Pastor Don Elmore
July 15, 2012
Scripture Reading: Revelation 12:9-10
I will begin by quoting from a book written about Freemasons. It tells a great deal about who is/was a Freemason and the deeds that they did or accomplished. It also tells that symbols “play a key role in the world of Freemasonry.”
I will begin by quoting what it says about some of the symbols of Freemasonry:
“All seeing eye: a diffuse symbol that can be traced back to ancient Egyptian mythology, for Freemasons the eye in a triangle surrounded by radiating beams of light is a symbol for the ‘Great Architect of the Universe.’”
“Pillars: the two pillars that adorn the entrance area of the meeting room in lodges refer to Jachin and Boaz, the pillars of the Temple of Solomon. They are expression of justice and benevolence, and thus the cornerstones of humanity.”
“Light: every Freemason is a ‘seeker of light,’ while those not yet initiated are wandering in the dark. Light is thus the symbol of initiation.”
We will get a few quotes about their involvement in the American Revolution and the founding of this nation:
“No other political development has been as closely linked with Freemasonry as the emergence of the U.S. 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.”
It then says, “The Statue of Liberty is a Freemasonic creation.” Created by a French Freemason and given to America with American Freemasons raising the money for the foundation. The foundation stone, in 1886, was laid by the Grand Lodge of New York.
But listen to this: “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 (1732-1799), 20 of 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.”
With that background information, we will begin:
The statue of the god in whose honor the Ancient Olympic Games were held was located on the land that gave its very name to the Olympics—Olympia, Greece. At the time of the Games, wars stopped, and athletes came from Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt and Sicily to celebrate the Olympics and to worship their king of gods: Zeus. The statue is located at the ancient town of Olympia, on the west coast of modern Greece, about 93 miles west of Athens. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The magnificent temple of Zeus was designed and built around 450 BC with one striking feature: a majestic statue. When the statue was completed, it barely fit in the temple. It is this size impression that made the statue so wonderful.
It is the idea that the king of the gods is capable of unroofing the temple if he stood up that fascinated poets and historians alike. A victim to earthquakes, landslides, floods and fires; today nothing remains at the site of the old temple except rocks and debris; the foundation of the buildings, and fallen columns.
Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. In Greek mythology Olympus is the holy mountain where the Greek gods (with Zeus at the head) lived. Olympus is the meeting place or the assembly of the Olympic gods.
The Olympic Games are the world’s number one sporting event. But a chance to win gold and glory isn’t all the Games stand for. They are also an important symbol for billions of people around the globe—a symbol of hope, peace and friendly co-operation between nations.
Physical culture is a component of the culture of humanity. “In a healthy body there is a healthy spirit”. This aphorism came to us from our distant ancestors. The Olympic Games are the sport festival where almost all kinds of sports are present in contrast to world championships.
The original Olympic Games began in Olympia in Ancient Greece in 776 BC. According to Greek mythology Heracles eventually gathered his forces and all his rich booty, made sacrifices to the Olympic gods and founded the Olympic Games. Since that time they have been held in the “holy valley” which had been planted by Heracles with olive trees dedicated to the goddess Athena-Pallada.
The Olympic Games were held every four years. They lasted five days. During this period general peace was declared all over Greece. Before beginning and after competing the Olympic Games plentiful sacrifices were made to Zeus.
Soldiers competed in the ancient games. The early games were limited to men who usually performed in the nude. The first competition was for foot races. Classical competitions were wrestling, javelin-throwing, running sprints and longer distances, art competitions and others.
The main winner was crowned with laurels, and that was the highest honor which a Greek could reach. Four years (Olympiad) were called by his name, hymns were sung to honor him.
Once all the men had arrived for the Olympic Games, they spent time practicing and training together in a big gym, with a sand floor. They were only given fresh cheese and water at their meals, and they all ate together. They had to follow strict rules. Judges (also all men) watched the men train, and picked out only the best ones to actually run in the races.
The Olympic Games began with religious sacrifices and choirs singing. City-states from all over Greece sent choirs of young men to sing in the choir competitions. Almost all of the spectators were men too. Married women were not allowed to watch the Olympic Games, and it is hard to imagine that very many men chose to bring their young daughters.
Each athlete went to the sanctuary of Zeus and sacrificed a pig to Zeus and a black ram to Pelops. Then it was time for the athletic contests. The tracks were laid out along the north bank of the river Ruphia, behind the temple of Hera and the sanctuary of Zeus that stood there. At the temple of Hera, they had an eternal flame, a fire that was never allowed to go out (similar to the Olympic Torch today).
The Olympic Games of classical Greece were political events and religious events. Men competed nude before almost exclusively male crowds, running races in the name of their cities and their cities’ gods. The greatest performers achieved the status of heroes. A hero in Greece was a religious figure; a man who was said to become a god after his death.
Winning at the Olympics was important. Winning big was eternally important. Classical Greece was perverse in many ways, but the suggestion that a man could become a god because of his sports ability was not just perverse, it was silly. Men have always wanted to believe that man can earn his eternal salvation, but to think that a man can run his way into divine status is right up there with the idea “that all men are descended from Adam” as a truly stupid idea.
When the Olympic Games were revived in 1896, the West had already begun to move back toward paganism. The revival of the Olympics was part of this transformation. The coming of organized sports as a widespread cultural phenomenon has been an aspect of the secularization of culture.
In the United States, for example, collegiate sports had been introduced by desperate college administrators in the 1870’s. They used sports competition between college teams as a way to shift student enthusiasm away from campus rioting.
We think of the late 1960’s as the era of campus rioting, but almost a century earlier, it had been a major problem. Rioting was an assault of students against the boredom and irrelevance of classical education and the incompetence of those who taught it. Such boredom and incompetence had been a complaint by students for many centuries, but now it had become violent.
Harvard and the other colleges introduced collegiate sports in the same era that they introduced the elective system. Educated men were rapidly losing faith in the integrating power of classical education. They wanted to cut their ties with the past. A new, evolutionary, progressive, technological, better organized era was dawning. Organized sports were seen as part of this development: men’s ability to beat existing records in the name of their communities.
The South had no public schools until after the War Between the States. Today, they are part of the South’s way of life. But if every high school in Texas would not play football any more, Christian high schools would fill up the next year. Texans would see this as the judgment of God against public education. But if AIDS were an epidemic in a public high school with a 14-0 football record, there would be no drop in enrollment at least until the team started losing.
Support for State Universities in the South is derived more from the voters’ enthusiasm for winning football teams than from Nobel Prize winners on the faculties. This is reflected in the won-loss records of football and basketball teams of Southern Universities compared with Nobel Prizes granted.
In recent decades, we have seen a new phenomenon: the rise of the professional athlete as a public representative. This has paralleled the waning of faith in politics. But as men have become skeptical of Presidents, they have become skeptical of politics generally. Meanwhile, they have become sports fanatics.
Men cheer for sports teams that they believe in some way represent them. Professional sports teams are seen as representing entire cities. As the urban fan is an emotional participant in the affairs of his local major league team, he sees himself as part of a larger enterprise. If his team wins, he wins in some emotional sense. If his city’s team is the best, someone may notice him, he may think: “We really did well yesterday,” he tells his male companions after a victorious day on the playing field.
Why professional sports? Why now? Because the United States is suffering from a collapse of the belief in covenants. There is no escape in this life or the next from the doctrine of covenantal representation. This representation is both personal and national. Deny either aspect of representation, and covenantalism becomes lopsided or even perverse.
Professional football has become the most representative professional sport in the United States. Why?
First, because the number of games is limited. Each game counts for more in the outcome of the league’s standing. Second, because the games are usually played on Sunday. Monday and Thursday night football is an anomaly: the two national games each week that has no competition from the other teams in the league.
Sunday games are an alternative to attending church services. Watching televised professional football on Sunday has become a form of communion. Men get together weekly to celebrate the sport’s sacraments: beer and pizza. They cheer or moan, depending on the outcome of the “big play.”
Fundamentalist churches have to reschedule their services whenever the city’s big game overlaps the normal time of worship; or members rush home immediately after the service. The Super Bowl is shown on big-screen projectors in churches on the final Sunday evening. The evening turn-out is the best of the year.
Madonna, Black-Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and the Heartbreaks, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain, Sting, U2, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Aerosmith, Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Kiss, Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah, The Blues Brothers, ZZ Top, James Brown, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, New Kids on the Block, Chubby Checker, George Burns, Mickey Rooney, etc. have been the half-time show in the last two and a half decades.
In the beginning there were invited University Bands and Up With People, but after about 25 years it changed to popular music acts. The 2012 Halftime Show of Super Bowl XLVI headlined by Madonna was the most-watched Halftime Show ever, with 114 million viewers, about 3 million more than the actual game.
Madonna was the woman who studied the Kabbalah (which is what Freemasonry is based on), who kissed Britney Spears on television, who had a planned “wardrobe malfunction” while performing in Israeli, who basically is an illuminati performer. She is now over 50 years old…and she had 114 million viewers. How could this happen?
Who is going to close the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics…Paul McCarthy; this former Beatle who was crowned with knighthood? What was the opening and closing ceremonies of the other Olympics like? Were they Christian? Or were they illuminati? Why did the Games stop?
After 1200 years in 393 AD, the Roman emperor Theodosius 1, a counterfeit Christian, abolished the Games because of their pagan influences. No matter how they started, whether Hercules, a son of Zeus began the Games to honor his father, Zeus was honored at Olympia; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. At Olympia was made a shrine to Zeus where the lighting of a flame at the altar of Zeus marked the opening of the Games. When they were ended the flame was extinguished.
The Games were begun in 1896 when FREEMASON Baron Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic movement in modern history. The statute of him at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park features the Occultic 3-step pyramid, first 3 degrees of Freemasonry (steps) surrounded by the Two Freemasonry Towers; Boaz and Jachin, or pillars with the Olympic rings flocked by doves above.
At the beginning of every Olympics there is an opening ceremony in which enormous sums of money are invested into creating an atheistically pleasing entertainment for the crowds. The ceremonies are often linked to ancient pagan (Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek or Roman) rites and rituals in colorful display of artistic re-enactment.
The lighting of the torch begins at Greece with women who light the torch in a ceremony that honors the god Zeus. Once lit, it stays lit, traveling over many lands until it arrives at London, the place of this year’s Olympics. Is the torch Christian or illuminati? It follows in the example of freemasonry owned Paramount Movies Torch and the freemasonry given Statue of Liberty Torch.
An eagle (Phoenix) mascot holding the torch (flame); one of the symbols linked to the Olympic Games is the Occultic Torch. The Occultic and pagan nature of the Olympic Games may be traced to the origin of the ancient Olympics.
Sport arena mimics the ancient Roman coliseum and the ruling party again recreates ancient acts of worship before the eyes of blinded men. The displays are meant to be ‘innocent’ to the untrained eye of the spectator—yet the applause rings home the naivety of mankind in engaging in a festival meant to pay homage to DEMONS.
The Games were renewed after 1500 years, like the Mormon Church falsely restored the Christian Church after 1500 years and at about the same time: the 1800’s. They both were led by freemasons; the Games by freemason Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the Mormons by freemason Joseph Smith and freemason Brigham Young.
Have you ever wondered why future Mormon Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney helped to save the 2002 Winter Olympic Games from a financial disaster? Mitt Romney is the third Mormon Presidential Candidate:
- Joseph Smith (Mormon founder)
- George Romney (Mitt’s father)
- Mitt Romney
|The rising star, the rise of the Phoenix||2010 logo depicting Horus|
|Phoenix rising out of the ashes together with the Olympic emblem||Bird’s nest; the nest of the Phoenix|
|The eye of Horus – China Olympic Stadium||London Stadium -- Pyramids with light in the apex; symbolic of the eye of Horus|
The top part is the “2012” motto that cost $1,000,000 to be made; it was designed by a freemason! Notice how it can be pulled apart to spell “Zion”; with the letter “I” dotted. Guess who is behind the Olympics? “Zionists?”
The Mascots of the 2012 Olympic Games; the All-seeing Eye of Horus.
Notice that the mascots have the “2012” insignia on their bodies. The Olympics is a revival of worshipping the gods of the demons. It is similar to the “Tower of Babel”. It denies many Scriptures like:
- “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth” -- Deuteronomy 7:6.
- “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth” – Deuteronomy 14:2.
- “The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto Himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God and walk in his ways.
- And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee” Deuteronomy 28:9, 10.
- “Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers” – Malachi 2:10.
- “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them” – John 17:9-10.
- “And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children….” – Acts 13:32-33a.
- “And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come” – Acts 26:6-7.
- “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the LORD; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a GOD, and they shall be to Me a people” -- Hebrews 8:10.
- “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light…” -- 1Peter 2:9.
These ten Biblical references show us that the LORD our God has chosen a people (elected) to be holy to Himself; to be a peculiar people, an holy nation, a royal priesthood; these are chosen to be the people of God. They all have the same father; but they have transgressed the conditional marriage covenant of their fathers.
Jesus did not pray for those who were of the world, but for His own people. The Apostle Paul told that they were the twelve tribes who hoped for the promise made to their fathers. All Israel has to do is to obey the commandments of God their father and the nations of the world would be afraid of them.
20/20 had a broadcast Friday night (July 6, 2012) about Heaven. Barbara Walters hosted the show and talked to many of the religious leaders about Heaven and to a lesser degree Hell. Catholic, Evangelical Christians, Jewish, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, Islamist and Mormons were some of the people interviewed by her. She asked them all if she (a Jew) had to believe in the death of Jesus Christ in order to go to heaven.
Let me just add my view that was not expressed on that show. The Bible says that Israel is the ONLY nation (the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) and before them, the descendants of Adam are the only people who are going to be in Heaven; because of the death and resurrection of the sinless lamb of GOD: Jesus Christ. He died for His people ONLY; and for no one else.
Barbara Walters and all others who are not kinsmen of Jesus Christ are doomed for hell. As our Savior said to them: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” – Matthew 23:33.
But heaven is not where we will live—it is on the earth. Adam was placed here to be a gardener and it will be here that he will return. Abraham and Sarah had no children to give their inheritance to; so God made an unconditional covenant with Abram that guaranteed salvation to the many nations that would be born from him through Isaac and Jacob. After their resurrection, Israel will rule with God at this time on the earth.
We are living in a nation that was founded around 1789 by the Freemasons, not Christians. Together with the Jews (Freemasons) and Roman Catholics (Order of Malta and the Jesuits) they will almost rule the entire world. But Israel will be saved because of the covenant and oath that our GOD made unconditionally with our fathers that is fulfilled in their seed (children).
Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel.