Hiram Abiff and the three Ruffians
These institutions are the sworn enemies of the mystery schools and they believe in keeping their enemies close in order to deceive you. They know that most people are psychologically dependent on Church and State and find childlike security in these worldly organizations. After all, we are all "children" of God, and are subconsciously looking for a paternal substitute during our sojourn on this earth. This human weakness is exploited by the mystery adepts, and the very institutions we are raised to believe are bastions of security are, in reality, instruments of enslavement. This is why Nephi said, "cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh." The only being worthy of our trust is Jesus Christ, the one true God.
To understand where the symbolism for these three fishes come from we need to understand some basic Masonic lore. Freemasonry traces it’s origins back to the temple of Solomon, which was built by Hiram of Tyre. They insert an extrabiblical character named Hiram Abiff, a supposed friend of the real Hiram, who was a craftsman and a "Master Builder."1 He is also known as "the Widow's Son," a representation
1. Yes, even the Lego Movie is full of Masonic symbolism. Think about it. A brainwashed and tightly controlled town, full of happy and mindless workers representing the "profane." Emit, who begins to realize that he is special (i.e., an elite), and is slowly initiated until he becomes a "Master Builder,” guided by the sage (Vitruvius, a real person in ancient Rome and also a mystery adept) played by Morgan Freeman. Notice that the builders have to use instructions/plans (they believe Lucifer is the great architect of the universe) to construct things out of legos until they become illumined, at which point they spontaneously produce amazing creations with only their minds. Remember what the mystery schools believe; man can become God through the power of intellect.
of Horus, the sun-god whose father (Osiris) was murdered by Typhon. According to Masons, Hiram Abiff is the "real" builder of Solomon's temple, but the entire tale is figurative of the Master-Builder's ascent up the ranks of Freemasonry. According to Manly P. Hall, in his book, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages," Hiram is the "Master of the Builders," and divides his "workmen into three groups: Entered Apprentices, Fellow-Craftsman, and Master Masons" (p. 184). One day when Hiram went up to the sanctorum (temple) to pray at high noon (another reference to Horus; the most high God) three of these Fellow-Craftsmen tried to get him to reveal the password of the Master Mason degree. The first, Jubela, struck him in the throat with a twenty-four inch gauge. The second, Jubelo, struck him on the breast with a square, and the third, Jubelum, stuck him between the eyes with a maul. Hiram died upon the third strike, becoming a martyr who never divulged the secret of the Master Mason.
The allegory of Hiram Abiff is steeped in occult symbolism. These three "ruffians," Jubela, Jubelo, and Jubelum, were captured and executed, and represent the three fishes that consumed the phallus of Osiris; ignorance, superstition, and fear. Hiram is raised back to life with the "Grip of the Lion's Paw" (one of their secret handshakes) by a Master-Mason. He ultimately represents the sun, who dies each night and is raised to life each morning.
According to Hall, the name Hiram Abiff has many esoteric implications: he is the "Father, the Universal Spirit, one in essence, three in aspect... a type of the Cosmic Martyr--the crucified Spirit of Good...the prototype of humanity... Plato's Idea (archetype) of man... the Idea of human regeneration... the Christ who in three days (degrees) raised the temple of his body from it’s earthly sepulcher. His three murderers were Caesar's agent (the state), the Sanhedrin (the church), and the incited populace (the mob). Thus considered, Hiram becomes the higher nature of man and the murderers are ignorance, superstition, and fear... " he is "the ideal state of spiritual, intellectual, and physical emancipation which has ever been sacrificed upon the altar of human selfishness." (p. 184-187)
Hall also calls him the "indwelling Christ," which represents "right thinking, right feeling, and right action... three gates through which the Christ power passes into the material world." (187)
Notice the subtle way they minimize the divinity of Christ? In the Lectures on Faith Joseph Smith said that Christ was the prototype of the saved man; to the mystery schools, Hiram is the prototype of humanism. They use the name of Christ in vain. They make an appeal to his goodness but then relegate him to just another master like Buddha or Mohammed. Consider the New Age philosophy called "Christ-consciousness," the essence that dwells in all of us, the love of the universe, the power of the self.
Nothing but total nonsense. Christ is a real personage. He is not a feeling, essence, or part of ourselves. They paint him this way to diminish him and mock him. He is their real enemy and they are terrified of him. He is the omnipotent God.
With that background we are now ready to dive into the three fishes. Buckle up; this is quite a rabbit hole. Everything you thought you knew will be turned on its head. Nothing is as it seems. Lucifer, the father of lies, has infiltrated everything you thought was good and is using it for evil. Remember what Isaiah said: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20)
The Subjugation of the Church: Superstition
The first edition of the King James Bible, which was edited by Francis Bacon [mystery school initiate] and prepared under Masonic supervision, bears more Mason's marks than the Cathedral of Strasbourg. The same is true respecting the Masonic symbolism found in the first English edition of Josephus' History of the Jews. (Emphasis added, p. 219)
Remember the exoteric interpretation of the Fable of Osiris from my last post? He represents the sun, illumination, light, etc. The Egyptian mystery adepts used sun worship to control the "profane." This pagan sun-cult was designed to lull the common people into a paternally-focused religious lullaby; an extremely effective method of diverting public attention from the actions of the leaders. A distraction that was full of sex, fertility, mysticism, astrology, ritual, and fabled meaning to delude the people into thinking they were illumined when in reality they were just plain duped. Meanwhile, the Gadiantons knew the esoteric meaning and were laughing all the way to the bank. As history marched forward, the pantheon of gods stayed relatively the same with only the names changing. The purpose remained invariable: to control the masses. The Greeks, the Romans, the Persians, they all had their gods, and they all represented the sun, sex, fertility, and astrology. There has only been one religion that has dominated the world: astro-theology; the story of the sun of god. Buddha, Krishna, Brahma, Dionysus, Prometheus, Hermes, Thor, Saturn, Cronos, Bacchus: all part of the same religion, a false substitution for the real God, Jesus Christ.
The reason that Nephi so blatantly calls out the great and abominable church is because they did the unthinkable; they took this old-time pantheon of gods and applied them to Christianity. The Roman Empire became a one-world government with a one-world religion. The pagan gods became Christ, Mary, Peter, Paul, and the rest of the holy Saints. Constantine (also a mystery adept) did this when he made Christianity the State religion. The Bible we have today is full of esoteric symbolism, Masonic numerology, and Egyptian sun worship. Satan figured if he couldn't beat 'em, then he better join 'em. Get comfortable, because I am about to tell you the story of the sun of God.
The sun's abode is in the temp-el, or the house of God (the firmament of heaven). Because he lives in God's house, it was said that he was God's sun. The sun is the "light of the world," and at twelve noon he is the "most high," and can be found teaching others in the heavenly temple by shining his radiant light. In ancient Egypt he was known as Horus and Amen-Ra, and he was three in one: the young sun, the bright sun at mid-day, and the old and dying sun (Osiris). Hence, the concept of the Trinity was born. If you had seen the morning sun, the young Horus, then surely you had seen the elder sun in the evening (Osiris), so it was said that if you had seen the sun, you've seen the Father also. Each day he would take twelve steps, or hours (the letters in Horus simply rearranged), across the sky, at noon he was the "most high" at the 12th step, and at night you could see him on the horizon, or Horus rising.
His enemy is the Prince of Darkness (Set, sun Set), who puts him to death each night. But light overcomes darkness each morning when the sun rises, or is born again. The sun will someday permanently "die" by using up all his energy (in about 4.5 billion years), so it was said that the sun gave his life so we could live. After all, if the sun doesn't shine all life on earth would die. At night, as the sun sets over the ocean, it was said that he "walks on water," and when he comes out after a vehement storm, it was said that he "calms the stormy sea."1 The sun had the ability to "turn water into wine," by shining his nutrient-giving light on grape vines after a rainstorm, and could multiply bread and fishes by providing the nutrients for wheat and fish to grow.
1. The Egyptians understood that the sun controlled the weather. By coming out of the clouds and shining it's rays it could calm the most violent storm. The sun accomplished this while he was in heaven, or his abode, which also consisted of a boat, the boat of Isis. Hence, the sun of God calmed the stormy sea from a boat.
Are you beginning to pick up on the connections to Jesus Christ? Now I am not saying that Christ didn't do all these things. God also teaches us in parable form. I am saying that the mystery schools co-opted these concepts for their own purpose: to frame Christianity as a copy-cat of Egyptian sun worship. The truth is that Christianity came first, and all things testify of Christ. After revealing the plan of salvation to Adam, the Lord ended with this very interesting caveat:
And behold, all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath: all things bear record of me. (Moses 6:63)
God teaches us in ways that our finite brains can comprehend. The sun is the perfect representation of God (all things have their likeness) and was created to testify of him. Can you see this pattern of how "God creates" and "Satan imitates" at play here?
The sun has twelve followers, the constellations that make up the signs of the zodiac. Robert Brown best explains the zodiac in his book, Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy:
The zodiac is a belt of stars extending 8 [degrees] on each side of the imaginary circle called the ecliptic. The zodiac is therefore 16 [degrees] wide, and, being a complete circle, is 360 [degrees] in circumference. It is divided into twelve equal parts of 30 [degrees], each denoting the particular place which the sun occupies during each of the twelve months of the year. Each of these divisions of the zodiac, in the visible heavens, is marked and occupied by a separate and distinct group or cluster of stars, called a constellation. (p. 42)
The life of the sun is on the cross, or the circle of the zodiac. This circle is divided up into four seasons of three constellations each, representing the four quarters of the life-cycle of the sun. These constellations appear from our perspective on earth to be rotating around the sun; each month a new constellation aligns in our view, and every 25K years or so, the earth moves into a new astrological age. This is why the number 13 (Jesus plus the twelve) represents perfect government. It is said to be unlucky, but the real question is unlucky to who? The rulers or the ruled? Consider the image below. Can you see how the life of the sun is on the cross?
Many of us are perhaps familiar with astrological signs of the zodiac, but they have actually played a significant role in history. During the time of Moses, the earth was in the age of Taurus, or the bull. This is why the children of Israel worshiped the golden calf; a pagan deity. The next age was marked by the ram, or Aires. Is it a coincidence that sacrifices made by Israelite priests were made with rams during this age? Also consider that the term "Lamb of God" was used in prophetic utterance to Christ during this same age. Nephi said that God "speaketh unto men according to their language, unto their understanding."
Hence, most were already familiar with the "Lamb" being significant in the age of Aries, so to introduce Christ as the "Lamb of God" made an easy transition to Christianity for believers. Sometime around Christ's birth the earth moved into the age of Pisces, the two fishes. This was symbolized in the Bible by the story of Jesus feeding the multitude of 5000 with five loaves and two fishes. The "New Age" of Aquarius is coming soon, although no one really knows the exact date. But this age is crucial to Mystery Babylon because it will inaugurate the beginning of the New World Order's dystopian hell on earth, at least according to their belief.
There is an interesting scripture in the 22nd chapter of Luke where Christ makes a reference to the Age of Aquarius. It is subtle and you have to be looking for it. When his disciples ask where to prepare for the Last Supper he tells them the following:
Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall be a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth. (Luke 22:10)
This is a most curious passage. It was a custom in Israel that only women, not men, fetched water from the wells. If a man was caught bearing water he was to be shamed and disgraced. The word "house” is also significant. House also meant abode, so when Jesus says, "In my Father's house are many mansions," he is talking about the twelve houses of the zodiac, or at least that is what the translators of the Bible want you to think. Each age of the zodiac signified the earth moving into a new house, or abode. In the image above, what is the man holding in the age of Aquarius? A pitcher of water. Was this one of the scriptures edited by Francis Bacon, as Manly P. Hall asserts? I'll let you decide. Now take a moment to examine Da Vinci's famous painting of the Last Supper below:
Also notice that Jesus is sitting next to a woman. She represents Mary, the virgin, who characterizes the constellation of Virgo, the virgin. Think of all the other pagan gods that were born of a virgin: Mithras, Dionysus, and Krishna just to name a few. This is yet another subtle diminishing of the true divinity of God by incorporating Mary into the pantheon of pagan deities. You can bet that Leonardo Da Vinci was a mystery school initiate. The story of the virgin birth was revealed to Adam from the beginning. It belonged to Jesus first, and was copied by the Luciferian mystery religion as a way to deceive the world. "God creates, Satan imitates."
As the sun journeys on its descent toward winter, it is met by the constellation of Scorpio, the betrayer, and receives the "kiss of death." In ancient times there were certain scorpions that left a mark similar to human lips on the victim of a sting. This was known as the "kiss of death" because that unlucky person was about to die. Is it also a coincidence that Jesus said to Judas, "betrayeth thou the Son of man with a kiss?" Was this yet another pagan reference added by Bacon? Again, I'll let the reader decide.
When the sun reaches the lowest point in the southern sky (the winter solstice), it was said to die. On December 22nd, it completely stops moving on the sundial, and does not start moving again for three days. On December 25th, it was said to be born anew, and began its journey to the northern hemisphere. Hence, it was said the sun of God was dead for three days and then rose again. The sun’s birthday was celebrated millennia before Christ was born, originally a pagan observance, until it was incorporated into Christianity by Constantine in the 4th century A.D. Just consider where the word holiday came from, holy day. Studying the etymology of words can leave clues to what the mystery schools have done if you know what you're looking for.
Easter also has its origins in sun worship. Easter really means East Star (the sun rises in the East) and was always celebrated by ancient fertility cults. When the sun would pass over1 the equator and bring spring to the northern hemisphere, the "Father" would send his rains (semen, fluids) down to the fertile "mother" earth... to impregnate her. The ancient Canaanites (those who possessed the promised land before the Israelites) would celebrate what they called the Marriage Feast, or the union of mother earth with the holy Father in conjunction with the sun crossing the equator. Jesus turning water into wine, also at a marriage feast, is symbolic of this very event. Could this also be a Baconian addition? The mascot of Easter is the bunny because, you guessed it, they multiply like, well, "rabbits." Easter eggs symbolize rebirth, fertility, and regeneration. And you just thought Easter egg hunts were something to keep the kids occupied on another boring holiday. Nope, its all about sex, reproduction, and the sun; melded into Christianity by Constantine to replace the Jewish Passover, courtesy of the great and abominable church.
1. The Passover was celebrated by the Hebrews as a commemoration of being freed from Egyptian enslavement. Today we still say when someone dies that they passed over, or passed away.
Numbers are very symbolic to the mystery schools. You find the number 33 coming up over and over again within its mythology and ritual. Hall explains that David and Solomon each ruled for 33 years, there are 33 degrees of Masonry, there are 33 "segments in the human spinal column; and Jesus was crucified in the thirty-third year of His life." (Secret Teachings, p. 186). Do we really know for sure that Christ died at 33 years old? Also of interest is that the sun enters each house, or constellation, of the zodiac at the 30th degree and leaves at the 33rd, so it was said that the sun of God begins his ministry at the age of 30 and ends it at the age of 33. There are 33 degrees in Freemasonry because no man can rise higher than the sun.
Realize as you read through all this biblical mysticism that none of it exists in the Book of Mormon. None. But rather in contrast to the Bible, the ancient Nephite record devotes considerable passages to exposing the Gadiantons as being subversive secret societies that use secret signs and symbols, with multiple references explaining how their ancient doctrines were passed down by Satan from the beginning.
The crucifixion of Christ is another place you can find some esoteric symbolism. Before Jesus is scourged he is forced to wear a corona, or a crown of thorns. The sun's corona is the part we can see radiating off it's outermost atmosphere, or the rays of the sun. Kings always wore coronas symbolizing their "divine" right to rule, being chosen vessels of God's "sun." It was very common for peasants to equate their leaders with deity, as this was the design of the mystery initiates to deceive the "profane." Even today our modern society is filled with the symbolism of sun worship; a hidden reminder of who our masters are. Mystery Babylon has deliberately placed their occult symbols in our faces because they think we are too stupid to catch on. Consider how the following images look just like a sun:
Sun worship is all around us. Consider the Great Seal of the United States:
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Malachi 4:2)
Did Malachi make a mistake? Or was this Bacon again? Now scroll back up and look at the eagle on the Great Seal. His wings are spread out as if to encircle his offspring, like a "hen doth gather her brood under her wings." And what happens to the calves of the stall? They get slaughtered. Now look at the Harley Davidson logo side by side with an Egyptian sun symbol:
Now consider the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill:
This pyramid has thirteen layers of stone, and at the bottom Roman numerals displaying the year 1776. If you look within those numbers you find DCLXVI, or 666. To the mystery schools, this number represents the new man of the New Age. The man who does whatever he is told and who worships the beast (according to John, the number of a man). Notice this number is everywhere, even in the Google Chrome logo:
There is a much deeper esoteric meaning of the crucifixion of the Savior that is implied in the "chief cornerstone the builder's rejected." Christ was crucified on a hill called Golgotha, or the place of the skull. He is crucified between two thieves, who represent regret for the past and fear of the future. There is a struggle in every human mind between light and darkness. Due to cognitive dissonance, many people put to death the sun of God in their own minds, otherwise known as "the light of truth." When they hear something that contradicts their traditions or their preconceived notions of reality, they actually become emotional and often angry, rejecting the new information without even looking into it. In Masonic initiation, only those that master cognitive dissonance can move up the ranks, and the "builders", i.e. Masons, who reject the chief cornerstone (light of truth) never achieve illumination, and remain as the profane, continually ignorant.
Could this also have been what John (or the Baconian editors) was trying to communicate in the first chapter of his gospel when he stated the "Word was God?" The Greek translation of word in this instance is logos, which means the representation of divine wisdom, and is an appeal to logic (logos, logic) and reason. In Egypt Horus was known as the Logos and the Word, and he was given the second name of Iesos or Iesus. And in Latin, I's and J's are interchangeable, so Iesus became Jesus. Remember on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when Indy steps on the J stone and almost falls to his death? His father reminded him that in Latin, Jehovah begins with an I. George Lucas was very familiar with the occult, and the entire Indiana Jones trilogy is full of symbolism.
The reason the cornerstone is detached from the rest of the pyramid on the dollar bill is because it represents the elite, those who achieve enlightenment, who have a "right" to rule everyone else. Yet another corruption of the true Gospel of Christ. Notice that Giddianhi, the governor of the secret society, also believed it was their right to rule the Nephites:
One of the ways these people rule you is through organized religion. If they can convince you they are the "vicar" of God, then they can get you to follow everything they say. When they claim a religious leader is "infallible" what they are really saying is that he is divine. People rationalize that since he is "speaking for God" that God would not let him lead them astray, but in reality they are worshipping the man and making him an idol. They are substituting him for God. The word worship is defined in the dictionary as reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage. How many Catholics or Mormons routinely stand when their Pope or Prophet enters a room? Is this not reverent honor and homage? Don't they know that God is "no respecter of persons"?And I write this epistle unto you Lachoneus, and I hope ye will deliver up your lands and your possessions, without the shedding of blood, that this people may recover their rights and government, who have dissented from you in retaining from them their rights of government... (3 Nephi 3:10)
This priest is wearing the hat of Dagon, the fish god. This pagan deity was worshipped during the Age of Pisces, and has nothing to do with Christ or Christianity.
The beehive is found in Masonry as a reminder that in diligence and labor for a common good true happiness and prosperity are found. The bee is a symbol of wisdom, for as this tiny insect collects pollen from the flowers, so men may extract wisdom from the experiences of daily life. The bee is sacred to the goddess Venus and, according to the mystics, it is one of the several forms of life which came to the earth from the planet Venus millions of years ago. (Secret Teachings, p. 211)
Now I am going to show you a symbol that you can see in almost every church. In Freemasonry it is known as the Royal Arch of Heaven:
There is so much esoteric symbolism in religious history that it would literally, and has, filled volumes. I've only given you the tip of the iceberg, but it should be enough to pique your curiosity and open your eyes to the occult symbolism all around us, both in religion and government. Before I continue, I want to stress the point that the New World Order is nothing new. The designation new is simply a reference to the new world we know as America. The Old World Order was the one-world government run by the Roman Empire with their state religion of pagan Christianity. If the conspirators are successful, there will be a new one-world religion, but it won't be Christianity. It will entail the worship of the beast described by John, or rather it's image, whatever that is, be it the State or some leader. But to get to that point, they will have to figure out some attractive way to sell it to us. It will have to appear as having the cloak of Christianity or some other mainstream religion. When they unveil it, it will appear so wonderful and awe inspiring that it will have power to "deceive the very elect." It will sound so pleasing, so logical, so carnally soothing, that many will welcome it as an answer to prayer.this explanation by Bill Cooper. It will blow your mind. It is the story of Osiris, Isis, Horus, and Typhon.Here is another symbol of the Royal Arch. This is the newest logo of the LDS Church:
In this one, Jesus' head is directly in the center of the (imaginary) three pillars, and his body is in the shape of a cross. The sun rays are less obvious, but if you look you can see differences in shades of light emanating from the upper part of his body, with the brightest shades at the top of the Royal Arch. Sorry Mormons, but this is not a Christian symbol, it's a Masonic representation of the sun in the Summer Solstice. The message they are communicating is that certain individuals from the Davidic line have the "right" to rule over you as a lion rules over the beasts of Africa. How do lion's rule? With brute force and tyranny, in a hierarchical structure, and with blood and terror. As portrayed in The Lion King, the lower animals must be told what to do and must know their place on the food chain. After all, the lions must eat their subjects to survive.
Ecumenism = One-World Religion
To qualify for tax exempt status, the churches have to follow certain criteria. In other words, there are strings attached. Churches that enjoy these benefits can no longer speak out on certain legal and moral issues without jeopardizing their tax exempt status. This program has existed since the 1950s and has slowly strangled the religious liberty right out of American religious institutions, including our own. Notice that these days churches take moderate views when it comes to politics. The good ol' days of President Ezra Taft Benson lambasting the federal government and shouting conspiracy from the rooftops is over. The churches have effectively been silenced. I don't need to belabor this point, Rock Waterman has covered Corporatism in the LDS Church extensively.
The subjugation of religious institutions by the adversary is nothing new. Satan began corrupting the primitive church during the lifetime of the apostles. Paul fought this battle most of his life. Remember what he said to the Ephesians:
Did you catch all of that? I remember growing up in the church that the adversary was characterized as always trying to get you to do something bad, like swearing, skipping church, drinking, smoking, fornication, pornography, etc. We always had to be on our toes or he was going to get us to sin. They were basically telling us that that was the sort of thing that was most important to the devil, that getting us to be "bad" represented his ultimate triumph. Yet Nephi warned that he would whisper to us, "I am no devil, because there is none," just before he wraps his chains around us. This is literal. He wants to enslave you and make you his dupe. He wants your adoration and your worship. His church, Mystery Babylon, is a spiritual church just as Paul described, a highly organized and hierarchical structure that has infiltrated every facet of society; especially in high places. It has even infiltrated Christianity, in both the old and new worlds. If you need more evidence for this, consider what Hugh Nibley has written about St. Augustine:For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)
The names of Origen and Augustine are often linked together, and with good reason. For each devoted his life to the same project, namely, the working out of a Christian theology which both personally could accept. We have already talked about Origen's allegiance to the schools [of philosophy, i.e., Mystery Schools] and how it conditioned and inspired his whole effort to develop a theory that would be intellectually respectable. St. Augustine, was, if anything, even more of a child of the schools than Origen, who was a far more austere and independent character. For twenty years, Augustine absolutely refused to accept the Christianity learned at his mother's knee, however powerful his sentimental attachments to it, because, as he explains at great length in the Confessions, it simply could not stand up to the arguments of the schoolmen. He tells us how in his youth, after reading Cicero, he would laugh at the prophets, and how from the very first the pagan schools had taught him to abhor any suggestion that God might have a body-it was instruction like that, he says, that convinced him that the Christians could not possibly be right.
And this is the significant point: Augustine never changed the ideas and attitudes he acquired in the schools. He did not turn away from them back to Christianity; rather he built them firmly and finally into the structure of Christianity before he would accept it. He never came around to accepting on the one hand the naive beliefs which he charged to the Christians, nor on the other hand did he ever swerve in his allegiance to the Platonists. According to professor Gragmann, the whole explanation of Augustine's "tremendous influence on the scholasticism and mysticism of the Middle Ages," lay in the single fact of his being "the greatest Christian Neoplatonist," whose life's work was "the christianizing of Neoplatonism." [Blogger's note: Plato was also a mystery school initiate. He traveled to Egypt and was initiated in the Great Pyramid.]
What did Paul say again? Spiritual wickedness in high places. Before Christianity became the State religion, Christians were persecuted by everyone in the Roman Empire. They were thrown to the dogs and lions in the colosseum, mutilated by gladiators, and hunted and purged through public executions... all because they would not deny the Christ and worship Caesar. Jesus told his followers that the world would hate them for his sake. He told them that the world would kill them. The organized Christianity we have today, that rolls out the red carpet for its leaders and rubs shoulders with the elites of the world, is nothing but a Satanic substitute, the real wolves in sheep's clothing. These leaders can be seen giving Masonic handshakes, flying first class around the world, and taking selfies with Peter's "keys" that they think gives them authority. The world does not hate these men, it loves and adores them. They will never expose Mystery Babylon or even talk about Secret Combinations ever again. Because they are part of it.
The wedding of the sickly philosophy [paganism] of the fourth Century to Christian doctrine could take place only after Christianity had been once and for all definitely divorced from the gift of prophecy and revelation. St. Augustine fully deserves his title of the man who changed the whole course of world history and of church history. (Quoted in Markham, Two Churches Only, p. 107, 111 Emphasis Added)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Psalms 23:4)
What is the significance of the rod and the staff? The rod was an ancient Egyptian symbol of the Pharaoh, used to beat his dissident subjects into submission. And the staff is the symbol of the shepherd, who herds his flock of sheep. Sheep, who do not think for themselves, who blindly follow their shepherds, who are born to be fleeced, who have the wool pulled over their eyes, and are eventually brought to the slaughter. The true God also uses this symbolism, he is the Good Shepherd, who rules not with brutality and tyranny, but with love and persuasion. His rod is the word of God described by Lehi in a dream. His rod of iron leads men to eternal life not by beatings, but through study and faith. "God creates, Satan imitates," but his imitations always lead man to give up his free agency.
This post ended up running long and I haven't even started on the State/Fear portion of the three fishes exposition. Stay tuned for part III of my Mystery Babylon series coming soon...
Additional reading and links:
See Jordan Maxwell, That Old-Time Religion: The Story of Religious Foundations.