Daniel 11:38, “But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.”

The Lubavitch Resolution (H.J. Res. 104) appealed to Congressional recognition of the "historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded." Christians have been led to believe that American civilization rests on the basic principles of Christian morality, which have their origin in the Scriptures. Notable for propagating this misinformation are D. James Kennedy and Peter Marshall, Jr. (son of the late U.S. Senate Chaplain) who wrote THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY.

Interestingly, both ministers are members of the Council for National Policy, a secret organization which includes among its 400+ members numerous Christian ministry leaders, various members of Scottish Rite Freemasonry of high degree, including Jesse Helms and Jack Kemp, Senator Trent Lott, Rep. Dick Armey, and other globalists involved in media, oil, real estate and financial industries.


It is certain that there were Christians among the founding fathers of the United States, however, historical evidence militates against the view that those who formulated the fundamental documents of American government were, in the main, Christians. To the contrary, not a few who wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the Constitution were Deists, Theists and Freemasons. Webster's Dictionary defines "theism" and "deism":

Theism - "belief in the existence of a god or gods; specific: belief in the existence of one God viewed as the creative source of man and the world who transcends yet is immanent in the world."

Deism - "a movement or system of thought advocating natural religions based on human reason rather than revelation, emphasizing morality, and in the 18th century denying the interference of the Creator with the laws of the universe."

One recent historical account of Freemasonry, THE TEMPLE & THE LODGE, boast instead of the profound influence of Freemasonry on the founding documents, (while carefully trying to avoid creating the impression of a Masonic conspiracy):

"Of the fifty-six signatories of the Declaration of Independence, only nine can definitely be identified as Freemasons, while ten others may possibly have been. Of the general officers in the Continental Army, there were so far as documentation can establish, thirty-three Freemasons out of seventy-four. Granted the known Freemasons were, as a rule, more prominent, more instrumental in shaping the course of events than their unaffiliated colleagues...

"On 11 June, (the Continental) Congress appointed a committee to draft a declaration of independence. Of the five men on this committee, two - Franklin and...Robert Livingston - were Freemasons, and one, Robert Sherman, is believed, though not confirmed, to have been. The other two, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams - were not, despite subsequent claims to the contrary. The text of the declaration was composed by Jefferson. It was submitted to Congress and accepted on 4 July 1776. The nine signatories who can now be established as proven Freemasons, and the ten who were possibly so, included such influential figures as Washington, Franklin and, of course, the president of the Congress, John Hancock. The army, moreover, remained almost entirely in Freemasonic hands...As we shall see, it is in the Constitution that the influence of Freemasonry is most discernible...

"At last, on 25 May 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia and commenced its efforts to devise the machinery of government for the new nation. The first voice to make itself heard in any significantly influential way was a characteristically Freemasonic one, that of Edmund Randolph.. Randolph...a member of a Williamsburg lodge, had become Washington's aide-de-camp. Subsequently he was to become Attorney-General, then governor of Virginia and Grand Master of Virginia's Grand Lodge. During Washington's presidency, he was to serve as the first Attorney-General of the United States, then the first Secretary of State.

"...There were ultimately five dominant and guiding spirits behind the Constitution - Washington, Franklin, Randolph, Jefferson and John Adams. Of these, the first three were active Freemasons, but men who took their Freemasonry extremely seriously - men who subscribed fervently to its ideals, whose entire orientation had been shaped and conditioned by it. And Adam's position, though he himself is not known to have been a Freemason was virtually identical to theirs. When he became president, moreover, he appointed a prominent Freemason, John Marshall, as first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court." (1)

The Biblical Discernment Ministries web site also provides information on the Masonic founding fathers of America.

From American Masonic History - What Are America's True Roots?

"Some of the greatest names of the American Revolution were Masons: Ethan Alien, Edmund Burke, John Claypoole, William Daws, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Paul Jones, Robert Livingston, Paul Revere, Colonel Benjamin Tupper, and George Washington. Of the 56 signers of The Declaration of lndependence, eight were known Masons and seven others exhibited strong evidence of Masonic membership. Of the forty signers of the Constitution, nine were known Masons, 13 exhibited evidence of Masonic membership, and six more later became Masons.

"There were many other Masonic influences in early American history: (1) Lafayette, the French liaison to the Colonies, without whose aid the war could not have been won, was a Freemason; (2) the majority of the commanders of the Continental Army were Freemasons and members of "Army Lodges"; (3) most of George Washington's generals were Freemasons; the Boston Tea Party was planned at the Green Dragon Tavern, also known as the "Freemasons' Arms" and "the Headquarters of the Revolution"; (4) George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States by Robert Livingston, Grand Master of New York's Masonic lodge, and the Bible on which he took his oath was from his own Masonic lodge; and (5) the Cornerstone of the Capital Building was laid by the Grand Lodge of Maryland." (2)

The following profiles demonstrate the extent to which certain more prominent and influential founding fathers were committed either to Freemasonry, deism or theism:


You will note in this profile that Anderson's Constitutions, which was the handbook for English Freemasonry, enunciated the Masonic mandate for the True Noahide as expressed by Prince of Masonry, Albert Mackey:

"On 8 December 1730, Benjamin Franklin printed in his newspaper, The Pennsylvania Gazette, the first documented notice about Freemasonry in North America. Franklin's article, which consisted of a general account of Freemasonry, was prefaced by the statement that 'there are several Lodges of FREE MASONS erected in this Province'... Franklin himself became a Freemason in February 1731, and Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania in 1734. That same year, he ushered into print the first Freemasonic book to be published in America, and edition of Anderson's Constitutions...the Bible for English Freemasonry. It enunciates what were to become some of the now familiar and basic tenets of the Grand Lodge... (In) The first article... Anderson writes, 'tis now thought more expedient only to oblige (Masons) to that Religion to which all men agree..." (3)

"...(A) revision of the Old Charges...contained this passage: 'A Mason is obliged by his tenure to obey the Moral Law.' In the edition of 1738, Dr. Anderson has, without authority, completed the sentence by adding the words, 'As a true Noachida. ...the only religious laws which a Freemason is required to obey are those which are contained in the code that has been attributed to Noah. This sentiment is still further expressed toward the close of the 'Old Charges' where it is said that the Mason is obliged only 'to that religion in which all men agree,' excluding therefore atheism and requiring the observance of such simple laws of morality as are enjoined in the precepts of Noah." (4)


Thomas Paine, a theist, published his pamphlet "Common Sense" in January of 1776, which turned the tide of public opinion in favor of declaring independence. Paine's arguments against all forms of monarchy dissolved any lingering attachment to Great Britain. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence declaring the colonies free and independent states. Although Paine quoted Scripture to denounce the concept of monarchy, his later work, Age of Reason, is a treatise on the implausibility of the Bible and the irrationality of Christianity. Paine believed in one God, but rejected all religions, saying:

"My own mind is my own church." He also maintained an interested in Freemasonry. His pamphlet, Origin Of Free-Masonry, proposed that Masonry's embodiment of the sun worship of ancient Druidism was a legitimate alternative to Christianity. He notes that Freemasonry's god, "...Osiris and Isis, theologically represented the Supreme Being and universal Nature..." (5)


Thomas Jefferson, a Deist, wrote the Declaration of Independence, which opens with a statement of rights deriving, not from the God of Holy Scripture, but Nature's God and the Natural Law.

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

In The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus, Jefferson describes his views of Jesus Christ, the Christian religion, and his own religious beliefs. In a Syllabus which he appended to his Bible, he compared the teachings of Jesus to those of the earlier Greek and Roman philosophers, and to the religion of the Jews of Jesus' time. The following excerpt is from a letter discussing the Syllabus. Of significance is his statement, "...(Jesus) preaches the efficacy of repentance towards forgiveness of sin; I require counterpoise of good works to redeem it..."

"But while this syllabus is meant to place the character of Jesus in its true and high light, as no impostor Himself, but a great Reformer of the Hebrew code of religion, it is not to be understood that I am with Him in all His doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentance towards forgiveness of sin; I require counterpoise of good works to redeem it, etc., etc. It is the innocence of His character, the purity and sublimity of His moral precepts, the eloquence of His inculcations, the beauty of the apologues in which He conveys them, that I so much admire; sometimes, indeed, needing indulgence to eastern hyperbolism. My eulogies, too, may be founded on a postulate which all may not be ready to grant. Among the sayings and discourses imputed to Him by His biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others, again, of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same Being. I separate, therefore, the gold from the dross; restore to Him the former, and leave the latter to the stupidity of some, and roguery of others of His disciples. Of this band of dupes and impostors, Paul was the great Coryphaeus, and first corruptor of the doctrines of Jesus. These palpable interpolations and falsifications of His doctrines, led me to try to sift them apart. I found the work obvious and easy, and that His past composed the most beautiful morsel of morality which has been given to us by man. The syllabus is therefore of His doctrines, not all of mine. I read them as I do those of other ancient and modern moralists, with a mixture of approbation and dissent..." (6)


Washington: An Abridgement, by Richard Harwell, records the first president's initiation and loyalty to the Masonic Lodge.

On September 1, 1752, a new lodge of Masons held its first meeting in Fredericksburg and soon attracted members. Under Daniel Campbell as Master, a class of five was initiated on November 4. George, one of this group, paid his initiation fee of £23s. as an Entered Apprentice. (7)

[Washington's journey to Fredericksburg- 1781]

The journey had shown that the President was as popular in the Southern States as he was in Federalist New England. On the tour he received at least twenty-three addresses. Particularly noticeable were the addresses from Lodges of Free Masons. This probably had no other significance other than it disclosed the strength of the Masons in the South and their pride in Washington as a brother. His answers, in turn, were in good Masonic terms, with no casualness in his references to his membership in the Order. (8)

In 1791, Washington chose Washington , D.C. in 1791 and commissioned Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French engineer, to create a plan for the physical layout of the city, with the Capitol as the center of the city.

[He] took the road for the relatively brief ride to the Federal City. It was September 18 [1794], the date for laying the cornerstone of the Capitol. The President found the splendor of music and drums, of flying colors, of many Masons in their symbolic regalia, of happy spectators generally.  It was a memorable affair for the Masonic Order, magnified by Washington's participation as a member. (9)

Portions of the Temple and The Lodge also confirm that Masonic ceremonies were conducted for Washington's inauguration and the laying of the cornerstone of the Capitol building:

"On 4 February 1789, Washington was elected first president of the United States and John Adams his vice-president. The inauguration was on 30 April. The oath was administered by Robert Livingston, Grand Master of New York's Grand Lodge...The marshal of the day was another Freemason, General Jacob Morton. Yet another Freemason, General Morgan Lewis, was Washington's escort... Washington himself at the time was Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22, Virginia... On 14 December, Alexander Hamilton submitted proposals for establishing a National Bank. Jefferson opposed them but Washington signed them through. On the American dollar bill was printed the 'Great Seal' of the United States. It is unmistakably Freemasonic - an all seeing eye in a triangle above a thirteen-stepped, four-sided pyramid, beneath which a scroll proclaims the advent of a 'new secular order,' one of Freemasonry's long-standing dreams.

"On 18 September 1793, the cornerstone of the Capitol was officially laid. Grand Lodge of Maryland presided over the ceremony and Washington was asked to serve as Master... Subsequently, the Capitol and the White House were each to become focal points of an elaborate geometry governing the layout of the nation's capital city. This geometry, originally devised by an architect named Pierre l'Enfant, was subsequently modified by Washington and Jefferson so as to produce specifically octagonal patterns incorporation the particular cross used as a device by Masonic Templars." (10)

Richard Harwell noted the Masonic funeral of George Washington in 1799:

When word came that the Freemasons and the military would attend the funeral in a body, Lear began to arrange for the hospitality that would be expected. (11)

Washington's high esteem for the Masonic Order is expressed on the Masonic National Memorial erected in his honor.

"Carved on the outside of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, are words from an address by General Geroge Washington when he visited King David Lodge in Newport, Rhode Island, as follows:

"'Being persuaded that a just application of the principles on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded must be promotive of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interest of the Society and to be considered by them as a Brother.'" (12)

See also: George Washington's Correspondence



The Architect of the Capitol Home Page also documents that "The cornerstone [of the Capitol] was laid by President Washington in the building's southeast corner on September 18, 1793, with Masonic ceremonies." (13) And in a more recent Masonic ceremony in Washington, D.C., 33º Freemason Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC) and fellow Masons honor the laying of the cornerstone 200 years ago.


The following extended excerpt explains the Freemasonic symbolism in the city of Washington D.C. (The author's dominionist position that we must "reclaim America" for Christ is not endorsed by Watch Unto Prayer, for reasons that will become evident as this series continues.)

Freemasonry - Is it Satan's Door to America?

"A curious piece of the Masonic puzzle is the actual street layout for our Capital city, Washington, D.C.. You see, the city was laid out in the form of the central Masonic Symbols, the Square, the Compass, the Rule and the Pentagram.

"Take any good street map of downtown Washington, D.C. and find the Capitol Building. Facing the Capitol from the Mall and using the Capitol building as the head or top of the Compass, the left leg is represented by Pennsylvania Ave. and the right leg, Maryland Ave. The Square is found in the usual Masonic position with the intersection of Canal St. and Louisiana Ave. The left leg of the Compass stands on the White House and the right leg stands on the Jefferson Memorial. The circle drive and short streets behind the building form the head and ears of what Satanists call the Goat Of Mendes or Goat's head!

"Sitting on top of the White House is an inverted 5 pointed star, or Pentagram. It faces North, with the point down in true occult fashion. It sits within the intersections of Connecticut and Vermont Avenues north to Dupont and Logan Circles, with Rhode Island and Massachusetts going to Washington Circle to the West and Mt. Vernon Square on the East.

"The Pentagram or five-pointed star is, of course, both a Masonic symbol and the ancient symbol of witchcraft. With its point facing down (or south, when placed on the ground) it is especially associated with Satanism. Satanists can be found wearing the inverted pentagram frequently; and it appears on the cover of many black magic books, including THE SATANIC BIBLE. In this form, it is also the emblem of the Eastern Star, the women's Masonic organization.

"The center of the pentagram is 16th St. where, thirteen blocks due north of the very center of the White House, the Masonic House of The Temple sits at the top of this occult iceberg.

"The Washington Monument stands in perfect line to the intersecting point of the form of the Masonic square, stretching from the House of the Temple to the Capitol building. Within the hypotenuse of that right triangle sits many of the headquarters buildings for the most powerful departments of government, such as the Justice Dept., U.S. Senate and the Internal Revenue Service.

"It would be great to know that your national Capital is bathed in continual prayer and to believe that its buildings and monuments have been dedicated in prayer, but do you realize that every key Federal building from the White House to the Capitol Building has had a cornerstone laid in a Masonic ritual and had specific Masonic paraphernalia placed in each one. Again, wonderful if we are talking about our one true God in all this, but such is not the case.

"The cornerstones of all these buildings have been laid in Masonic ritual, dedicated to the demonic god of Masonry, JaoBulOn. That is the secret name of the Masonic god, the "Lost Word" learned in the ritual of the Royal Arch degree. "JAO" is the Greek for Jehovah, "BUL" is a rendering of the name, BAAL, and "ON" is the Babylonian name of OSIRIS.

"Freemasonry boasts 16 Presidents, including Ronald Reagan, 41 Federal Judges, 60 Congressmen, 14 members of the Judiciary Committee and 18 Senators. One can only guess at the numbers involved within the many governmental departments. There is no doubt that Masonic conspirators plotted against this nation from its very inception to the present hour...." (14)

The Great Inverted Pentagram of Washington DC

"I'll spare you assorted conjecture on why the designers of this city decided to place Masonic symbolism all across the landscape on a scale that can be seen from space. Just take a look." (15)

Masonic Symbols of Power in Their Seat of Power - Washington, D.C.

Cutting Edge Ministries makes this very important observation which explains the obsessive preoccupation with occult symbolism among practitioners of witchcraft.

"Occultists the world over believe that, once a symbol is created, it acquires power of its own, and more power is generated when such symbol(s) are created without the profane [uninitiated] knowing about it. And, the greatest power of all is created in the symbol(s) if the uninitiated NEVER discover that the symbol exists. In this article, we shall demonstrate positive proofs of conspiracy to achieve the ends of Freemasonry, i.e., achieving the New World Order. And, these proofs exist right under your eyes, in Washington, D.C., the Capital district...

"Remember, occult leaders in Europe were told by their Familiar Spirits as early as the 1740's that the new American continent was to be established as the new "Atlantis", and its destiny was to assume the global leadership of the drive to the New World Order. From the beginning, the United States of America was chosen to lead the world into this kingdom of Antichrist, and Washington, D.C. was to be its capital." (16)

Government Center was Created in 1792 as a Capitol Dedicated to Masonry

"As you can see, our Founding Fathers who were Freemasons, intended from the beginning, that Washington, D.C., Government Center, was to be established as a Freemason Capitol. They intended that Freemasons would determine the political and spiritual direction of the infant United States of America. This direction was to be toward their New World Order. We are now very, very close to this goal today. Thus, our seeds of destruction were sown by our Founding Fathers without anyone else knowing about it! This fulfills the stated objective of Albert Pike in his book, "Morals and Dogma", hiding the truth from the "Profane" while revealing it to the "Elect". The arrogance of this statement is beyond my comprehension!!

"As we revealed in FREE01, the true center of spiritual and political power resides only in the Freemason Temple of Understanding, located 13 blocks north of the White House, and directly in line with the massive obelisk known as the Washington Monument. Occultists believe that the spirit of the Sun God "Ra" indwells the obelisk, and that the "Elect" must bow down before it twice to three times daily. Thus, the Washington Monument, the obelisk, is in direct line with the Congress to its East, and with the Freemason Temple directly North. The White House is not in direct line with the obelisk, which is very revealing as to the planned center of power.

"Freemasons intended that the center of power would be the Temple of Understanding, not the White House!! Thus, they located the Temple due North of the obelisk! We hope you understand now that the spirit of Freemasonry has been guiding our nation's direction ever since 1776, and that this guidance was solidified in 1792 by incorporating Freemasonry symbols into the very street structure of Government Center. The importance of our discovery of these maps is that we found them on a Freemason Web Site, The fact that we found these maps on a Freemason site PROVES beyond a shadow of a doubt that the intent of L'Enfante and our Founding Fathers, from the beginning of our country, was to deliberately design Government Center according to Freemasonry principles." (17)


Masonic Stones of the Washington Monument


"On the 4th of July, 1848, under a clear sky in the presence of the President of the United States and virtually every notable of the government including former first lady Dolley Madison, the cornerstone was set with masonic ceremonies by the Grand Lodge of Masons of the District of Columbia. One of the principle addresses of the occasion was given by Benjamin B. French, Grand Master, who wore the masonic apron that Washington wore at the laying of the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. In his address French referred to the masonic master's chair used by Washington as Worshipful Master of Washington-Alexandria Lodge, and the gavel used by the first President to set the cornerstone of the Capitol, in the custody of Potomac Lodge #5 of Georgetown, D.C. Both of these were on display for the occasion along with other Washington masonic relics." (18)

See also: More Masonic Stones of the Washington Monument



On the U.S. dollar bill is displayed the Great Seal of the United States, which contains important symbols of Freemasonry: the All-Seeing Eye of Horus, the Pyramid, the Six-Pointed Star, the Phoenix/Eagle the motto, Novus Ordo Seclorum. Altogether, the Masonic symbolism on the dollar bill reveals the true national origin and destiny of the United States: The founding of a government in conformity to the Plan of the Great Architect of the Universe and the eventual establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. This utopian plan originated in England, where British Freemasons dedicated themselves to lay the foundation for the New World Order on the American continent.

See The Masonic Seal Of America for an internet exclusive with most images being new to the net.  This presentation by Endtime Deception ministry shows the true occult meaning when the seals are merged seals together, proving once and for all Freemasonry's design on our $1 bill and the power and control of Freemasonry over the USA and the World. 

The Lost Tribes of Israel

Manley P. Hall wrote in The Secret Teachings of All Ages:

"The Great Seal is the signature of this exalted body [a secret body existing in Europe] - unseen and for the most part unknown - and the unfinished pyramid upon its reverse side is a trestle board setting forth the task to the accomplishment of which the United States Government was dedicated from the day of its inception." (19)

American Freemasonry issued from English Freemasonry, where it originated in the late 16th or early 17th centuries. The English transported Freemasonry wherever they settled in the British Empire. Underlying the British colonial initiatives was the concept of British-Israelism (Anglo-Israelism). The British-Israel belief presumes that, after the Assyrian Captivity (II Kings 18), the ten northern tribes of Israel migrated to the British Isles. According to this false doctrine, the Anglo-Saxon nations are the chosen people of God for the fulfillment of God's promise to establish a Kingdom of God, i.e. a theocracy, upon earth.

British Israelism is also termed Christian Identity and numerous ministries which profess to be Christian promote such error, which effectively negates God's promises of restoration to national Israel. The Straight Talk web site, which "shuns traditional Christian practices and doctrine (but) is... founded on the teachings of Paul, along with those of Dr. Gene Scott," even pretends to identify the tribes which migrated to each Anglo-Saxon nation.

With Masonic references to the "Great Architect of the Universe" and the "Laws of Nature," Straight Talk explains the hidden meaning of the Obverse and Reverse sides of the Great Seal of the U.S.

"E. Raymond Capt, in his booklet, 'Our Great Seal says: The Great Seal given to our country, after years of laborious heraldic and symbolic study, reveals our true national origin and destiny. The Obverse face is Israel in the Old Testament; The Reverse face is our race under the New Covenant. Each face is a masterly harmony of all that is potent in symbolism and prophecy. It was originated and adopted by men who recognized the overshadowing presence of the Great Architect of the Universe and submission to His will as revealed in the Scriptures and the Laws of Nature. They planned a government in conformity to His great Plan. They recognized that America's greatest task was to go toward the goal of the Plan -- the eventual establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth."

Apparently, there was much controversy surrounding the engraving of the Reverse side of the Great Seal, which was cut a century and a half after the Obverse.

"Although Congress had appropriated the funds (1884) for the 'obverse and reverse of the seal of the United States,' the Reverse Seal was not cut. Five times the 'acts of Congress' relating to the Reverse Seal were ignored; 1782, 1789, 1833, 1884, and 1902. It took 153 years for the complete process!"

For some reason it became needful to camouflage the symbol of the phoenix which was originally imprinted on the Reverse side of the Great Seal. In 1902, agreement was reached within the Masonic orders and the phoenix emerged as the eagle, a less obvious occult symbol. Hans Biederman's Dictionary of Symbolism explains the occult symbolism of the eagle/phoenix:

"In ancient Syria, the eagle was associated with the sun-god. It was said to be capable of rejuvenation, like the phoenix." The occult meaning of the phoenix forecasts the revival of the mystery religions - out of the pyres of persecution during the Inquisition to at length usher in the Novus Ordo Seclorum. The Philosophical Society documents the transformation of the phoenix to eagle in the Reverse side of the Seal, although not the reason for the delay.

Phoenix Or Eagle?

"On the left is the bird’s head from the first Great Seal of the United States (1782) and on the right the Great Seal of 1902. When the first Great Seal was actually cut, the bird represented upon it was very different from the eagle which now appears: the neck was much longer and the tuft of feathers at the upper back part of the head was quite noticeable; the beak bore little resemblance to that of the eagle; and the entire bird was much thinner and its wings shorter. It requires very little imagination to trace in this first so-called eagle the mythological phoenix of antiquity. What is more, there is every reason why a phoenix bird should be used to represent a new country rising out of an old, while as Benjamin Franklin caustically noted, the eagle was not even a bird of good moral character!"

The 13 Tribes

In British-Israel/Masonic theory, the number 13 has great significance. For this reason, the designs of many symbols in the Great Seal were composed of 13 units, as described by Manley P. Hall:

Obverse & Reverse

"The significance of the mystical number 13, which frequently appears upon the Great Seal of the United States, is not limited to the number of the original colonies. The sacred emblem of the ancient initiates, here composed of 13 stars, also appears above the head of the 'eagle.' The motto, E Pluribus Unum, contains 13 letters, as does also the inscription, Annuit Coeptis. The 'eagle' clutches in its right talon a branch bearing 13 leaves and 13 berries and in its left a sheaf of 13 arrows. The face of the pyramid, exclusive of the panel containing the date, consists of 72 stones arranged in 13 rows. MPH" (Hunt’s History of the United States)

The Christian/British/Israel web site, Straight Talk, explains that the number 13 refers to Jacob's (Israel's) blessing upon his sons in Genesis 49. The 12 Tribes of Israel became 13 when Joseph's inheritance was divided between his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh: "It must be remembered the Manasseh is the thirteenth tribe. Ephraim moved into Joseph's place and Manasseh was added to the twelve."

"It will be found that the Great Seal of the United States contains ten features of thirteen. And given that some sixteen drafts, over a time period of 159 years through which the seal was constructed, it makes coincidence impossible as an explanation for those 13's. I know that the easy answer to the fact of all these thirteens is that there were thirteen original colonies, but this surface explanation doesn't fit all the evidence. When the facts of the United States and the Great Seal are viewed in the context of the whole Lost Tribes teaching, it obviously fits like it belonged. The 'coincidence' of there being thirteen colonies doesn't add a whit to the total picture unless it is taken to be part of the [Lost Tribes] material. Finally in 1935 the final die was cut for the seal that we see on the one dollar bill today.

"The obverse, or front, side of the Seal as proposed by Thomas Jefferson was to show the Israelites being led by the Pillar of Cloud and of Fire. Benjamin Franklin suggested the event of Pharaoh's drowning in the Red Sea. The Harp of David was included in three early designs, while the number of olives and leaves did not settle to thirteen each until late in the nineteenth century."

13 Courses of the Pyramid

Paul Foster Case, author of The Great Seal of the United States, wrote:

"Since the date, 1776, is placed on the bottom course of the pyramid, and since the number 13 has been so important in the symbolism of the seal, it is not unreasonable to suppose that the 13 courses of the pyramid may represent 13 time periods of 13 years each."

The following chronology shows that, from 1776 onward, significant events pertaining to the plan for a New World Order did occur every 13 years culminating in the founding of the United Nations in 1945, exactly 169 years (13 periods of 13 years each) after the year 1776.

In 1954, U.S. Sen. William Jenner spoke of a well-orchestrated, carefully timed conspiracy to undermine the American government. Although the Senator alluded to communism and socialism, these red herrings have for decades served as calculated diversions from a larger conspiracy: the Illuminati and its Secret Brotherhood of New World Order planners. Senator Jenner may or may not have suspected this when he spoke of an "established timetable" with "precisely measured parts":

"We have a well organized political action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one party state... (It has a) foothold within our Government, and its own propaganda apparatus...One may call this group by many names. Some people call it socialism, some communism, some collectivism. I prefer to call it 'democratic centralism.' ... The important point to remember is not its ideology but its organization. It is a dynamic, aggressive, elite corps, forcing its way through every opening, to make a breach for a collectivist one-party state. It operates secretly, silently, continuously to conform our Government without our suspecting the change is under way... This secret revolutionary corps understands well the power to influence the an elegant form of brainwashing... We see this, for example, in the innocent use of words like 'democracy' in place of 'representative government'.... It conducts tactical retreats but only the more surely to advance its own secret goal...I know of the Alger Hisses who planned it that way... Dr. Wirt, of my State, told us in 1934 that the plans were all drawn, The timetable established... the revolutionary cabal and its allies... designated the overall strategy. They broke the whole up into precisely measured parts and carefully timed moves, which appear to be wholly unrelated... They will use every ally, to prevent the American people from guessing how far the transformation had gone..." (20)




A guided tour of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial will quickly dispel any illusions one may have concerning the true faith of the Father of Our Country. The following report will provide information on:

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, which is just off the Capitol Beltway, adjacent to Old Town Alexandria, VA and six miles from Washington, D.C, sits atop Shooter's Hill, a lofty peak about 3 miles west of the western shore of the Potomac River. Because of its vantage point, Shooter's Hill was the site of a Revolutionary War fort, although the only remains of the fort are some irregularities in the soil line that can be viewed from the monument's observation deck.

The Masons purchased the 36 acre site and laid the cornerstone in 1923. Assisting in the ceremonies were President Calvin Coolidge, Chief Justice William H. Taft and the Grand Masters of all the Grand Jurisdictions in the nation. The edifice, which has a broad rectangular base and soaring steeple, was completed and officially dedicated in 1932. President Herbert Hoover assisted in the dedication ceremonies.  

The entrance to the Memorial displays two large plaques with George Washington's words of approbation and devotion to the Masonic Order, a portion of which states:

"Being persuaded that a just application of the principles on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded must be promotive of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interest of the Society and to be considered by them as a Brother."

The Memorial Hall contains a 17 ft. high bronze statue of Washington wearing his Masonic apron as the Charter Worshipful Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22 - to which office he had been elected in 1788 and held at the time of his election to the Presidency of the United States in January, 1789. The statue was presented to the Memorial by the Order of DeMolay for Boys in 1950 and unveiled by President. Harry S. Truman, Past Grand Master of Missouri.

N.B.  The Order of DeMolay is named after the martyred 14th century Order of the Temple Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay. The DeMolay Order for Boys is also highly recommended by the Rev. Billy Graham whose status as a 33º Mason is documented at the Endtime Deception web site.

A book sold at the Masonic Memorial, The Age of Washington, describes President Washington's participation in laying the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol with full Masonic rites:

"On September 18, 1793, President Washington officiated at the laying of the cornerstone for the United States Capitol building. It was a major event in the creation and development of the federal city, a project very dear to the heart of George Washington. It was also what the Masonic Fraternity refers to as one of the most memorable days in the life of George Washington, in the life of Freemasonry, and in the life of the United States.

"Washington, dressed in Masonic regalia, lead a procession of officers and brethren of the Masonic Fraternity from Maryland and Virginia to the site in the District of Columbia. Upon arrival, the music stopped playing, the drums stopped beating, the flags were anchored, and the artillery fired a volley. A large silver plate was handed to President Washington. Using a small trowel with silver blade and ivory handle, Washington deposited the plate and laid it on the corner-stone. A prayer followed. Then there were heard Masonic chanting honors and then a 15-volley from the artillery. According to a newspaper's eyewitness account, when the proceedings ended 'The whole company retired to an extensive booth, where an ox of 500 pounds weight was barbecued . . . Before dark the whole company departed with joyful hopes of the production of their labor.'

"The apron and sash worn by George Washington together with the trowel he used are today preserved in the Alexandria- Washington Masonic Lodge. George Washington, a member of the Masons since 1752, the Master Mason, the Past Master, the President of the United States had personally participated in the laying of the U.S. Capitol's cornerstone. He did so 'as a Freemason and President,' wrote Allen E. Roberts in G. Washington: Master Mason." (38)

In conjunction with emphasis on the Masonic influence on the founding of the U.S. Government, the religious tolerance aspect Freemasonry was advanced to promote the fraternal order. George Washington, in the ecumenical spirit of the Masons, sent a message in 1798 "'To the Clergy of Different Denominations Residing in and Near the City of Philadelphia.' In that message he wrote: 'Believing as I do that Religion and Morality are the essential pillars of civil society, I view with unspeakable pleasure, that harmony and brotherly love which characterizes the Clergy of different denominations, as well in this, as in other parts of the United States.' He added that he hoped 'your labours for the good of Mankind will be crowned with success...'" (39)





The Memorial's various exhibitions on the Shriners, Royal Arch Masonry, the Knights Templar Chapel, a replica of King Solomon's Throne Room (based on legend of Hiram Abiff) and the Tall Cedars Room (a reconstruction of Solomon's Temple) attempt to present Masonry as a faith that is based on Scripture. The propaganda made available to the public, however, is far from an accurate portrayal of true Freemasonry, which is based on Kabbalism assimilated by the Knights Templar who occupied the Holy Land during the Crusades. The Masonic emphasis on Old Testament types and figures is, in fact, derived from Kabbalah, which symbolism is designed to lead men into the ancient mysteries.

The Royal Arch Room features Egyptian and Hebraic paintings, a reproduction of the Ark of the Covenant and a large mural of the ruins of King Solomon's Temple. A new addition to the Memorial, the Tall Cedars Room, is a reconstruction of Solomon's Temple with statues of King Solomon, the High Priest, Prince Azariah, the Master Overseer, the Grand Master of Workers and others. These figures and are supposedly found in I Kings 4 and 5, which chapters describe the building of Solomon's Temple.

The Cedars of Lebanon were the materials used in the Temple by Hiram of Tyre, whom Masons teach is Hiram Abiff, the "First Grand Master" who is impersonated by every man initiated as a Master Mason. According to Masonic legend, Hiram Abiff was the only one on earth who knew the secrets of a Master Mason, including the Grand Masonic Word, the name of God (the 'Ineffable Name' of God identified in Kabbalah as YHVH).

A detailed brochure for the Tall Cedars Room states:

"The floor of the Tall Cedars Room...has as its center the Star of David [an occult symbol] ...Soon to be added will be replicas of other artifacts from King Solomon's Temple including the Altar for Incense Burning, the Seven Branched Menorah, the Altar of Burnt Offerings, and the Table of Shew-Bread."

The Watch Unto Prayer report, A Sacred Assembly of Men, explains the Kabbalistic interpretations of Solomon's Temple, the furniture of the Holy of Holies, and the Masonic legend of Hiram Abiff.


The Order of Knights Templar is described as the only Order of Masonry strictly for Christians.  The Knights Templar Chapel exhibits an original suit of armor worn by a Knight Templar of the 12th century and a sword, a Bible and stained glass representations of Knights and Christian themes.

To give an idea of the international scope and organization of Knights Templar membership - that is, Masons Who are Affiliated with Christianity - a brochure on the Knights Templar reads:

Knights Templar

An ancient order serving mankind in the 20th century
Pride in our past - Faith in our future
Integrity, Obedience, Courage

"The Knights Templar is a Christian-oriented fraternal organization that was founded in the 11 century. Originally, the Knights Templar were laymen who protected and defended Christians travelling to Jerusalem. These men took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and were renowned for their fierceness and courage in battle.

"Today, the Knights Templar display their courage and goodwill in other ways. They organize fund-raising activities such as breakfasts, dinners, dances, and flea markets. They support Masonic-related youth groups and they raise millions of dollars for medical research and educational assistance.

"Currently, Templar membership consists of people from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, clergy, businessmen and entertainment personalities, all of whom profess a belief in the Christian Religion."

Masonic Connection

"All Knights Templar are members of the world's oldest fraternal organization known as 'The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons' or more commonly known as 'masons.' However, not all masons are Templars. Templary is but a part of the Masonic structure known as the 'York Rite of Freemasonry.'"

Three Levels of the Knights Templar

"The Knights Templar operate on a local, state and national level. But their religious activities extend across national borders as well. Nationally, there is the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. This unit defines the rituals and laws governing state and local level organizations. The state level is called A Grand Commandery of Knights Templar. This organization represents members of a state or an area of equivalent size. Finally, the local level unit is called a Commandery of Knights Templar. There are almost 1,600 Commanderies in communities across the United States, Germany, Italy and Mexico, with over 260,000 members.

"To petition a Commandery of Knights Templar for membership, you must first be a member of a Masonic Lodge and other prerequisite bodies, and must profess a belief in the Christian Religion. Commanderies organize many social activities, including Ladies Auxiliaries, Drill Competitions, Public Divine Services, Family Picnics, Organized Trips, Dinner Parties and Entertainments, Christmas Observances, Easter Sunrise Services, and Memorial Services."

The Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage

"In addition to many religious observances throughout the year, The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar sponsors an annual 'Holy Land Pilgrimage.' The purpose of the pilgrimage is to send a Christian minister to The Holy Land. Masonic membership is not required and the Minister can be male or female."

Support for Young men and Young Ladies

"The Knights Templar also provide financial support, advisors and scholarships to Masonic-related Youth Organizations such as Order of Rainbow, Job's Daughters, and Order of DeMolay."

Patriotic Knights

"The Knights Templar are a uniformed Masonic unit that participates in parades or other public events. They take great pride in their patriotism and respect for the American Flag, which they are often called upon to carry as Parade Color Guard."


Also available in the Memorial is a book titled Freemasonry in American History. The opening chapters make clear that, early on, the Grand Lodges of England and Scotland were planting Provincial lodges and appointing Grand Masters in the colonies to further their scheme of fashioning a new form of government. According to author Allen E. Roberts, the Freemasons considered the Protestantism of Great Britain to be oppressive and looked to the New World as an opportunity to establish a government based on the Natural Law, which maintains that human reason, not supernatural revelation, must be man's guide.

In actuality, British and Scottish Freemasons were frustrated after many failed attempts to restore the Masonically-supportive Stuart dynasty to the throne of England and, as loyal Jacobites, they sought to establish a Masonically-controlled government in the New World. There is evidence that both the American and French Revolutions were planned and perpetrated by Freemasons to overthrow government by monarchies which were unsympathetic to Freemasonry. In 1673 and 1678, the English Parliament had passed the Test Acts, which prevented anyone but Anglicans from holding public office. The Protestant Hanoverian dynasty became firmly entrenched in Great Britain following the deposition in 1688 of King James II who had converted to Catholicism.

According chapters 14 and 15 of Freemasonry in American History, the leaders of the American Revolution were, in the main, Freemasons: Paul Revere was Junior Warden of the 15th St. Andrew's Lodge; Peyton Randolph, a Freemason from Virginia, was President of the First Continental Congress; famous delegates to the Second Continental Congress included Masons John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin; George Washington was elected by the Second Continental Congress to be Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Forces; under Washington was an army led largely by Masonic commanders, including Brigadier Gen. Richard Montgomery, Col. Benedict Arnold, John Sullivan, Col. John Glover, Nathanael Greene; foreign officers who arrived in 1777 to aid the cause of the Continental army were Freemasons Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, Thaddeus Kosciusko and the Marquis de Lafayette.

The Constitutional Committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin (past Grand Master of Pennsylvania), John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston (who would become Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York). The Fourth Reich of the Rich, by Des Griffin, states about Thomas Jefferson:

"The Columbian Lodge of the Order of the Illluminati was established in New York City in 1785: Members included Gov. DeWitt Clinton and later Clinton Roosevelt, Charles Dana and Horace Greeley. The following year a Lodge was established in Virginia with which was identified Thomas Jefferson." (40)

Freemasonry in American History confirms that, as 3rd U.S. President from 1805-9, Thomas Jefferson's Vice President was George Clinton, Worshipful Master of Warren Lodge No. 17 in New York City in 1800, and also the uncle of DeWitt Clinton who would serve as Grand Master of Masons in New York from 1806 to 1819. (41)

Many other Famous Freemasons were leaders of the American Revolution and Presidents of the United States.

It seems that many colonists initially opposed the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War, but were gradually persuaded to join the Masonic cause. A volume cited by Allen, George Washington, Master Mason states:

"George Washington expected to 'fall' during the war. And well he might have such expectations. Some historians claim a third of the colonists were Tories; it would appear this was an underestimation. At any rate, it was evident that not even half were wholeheartedly in favor of a revolution. There was certainly no unity." (42)

American history ought to be reevaluated by Christians in the light of Scripture and the evidence of Masonic control of government -- a fact which has been long suppressed.  Scripture -- which enjoins obedience to the governing authorities -- would seem also to preclude organizing a rebellion against said authorities, which are ordained of God (Rom. 13:1; I Pet. 2:13,14,17; Tit. 3:1).

Evangelical leaders, such as David Barton and Council for National Policy members, Peter Marshall and D. James Kennedy, who describe the leaders of the American Revolution as Christians, are in effect promoting the belief that God approves of political revolution. Patrick Poole, who is affiliated with the Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties, even advises Christians as to the evil nature of government:

"Our country was founded upon the presupposition that government is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." (43)

However, the teaching of Scripture is this: "For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." (Rom. 13:1b)

The Lord Jesus Christ exhorts believers to examine the fruit that is brought forth by religious leaders. Are present day evangelical leaders leading people into the Kingdom of God through the preaching the Gospel or are they fomenting rebellion against secular authority in order to establish a theocracy? The popular theme of "reclaiming America's Christian heritage" may well be the patriotic ploy that draws Christians into the final stages of Ordo ab Chao, the revolution that is required to establish a Masonic New World Order.


(1) Michael Biagent and Richard Leigh, The Temple & The Lodge, NY: Arcade Pub., 1989, pp. 239, 240, 256, 260.
(2) American Masonic History - What Are America's True Roots?*
See also: America's "Christian" Roots?
(3) The Temple And The Lodge, pp. 202, 179.
(4) The History Of Freemasonry, Albert Mackey, pp. 408-11.
(5) Thomas Paine, Origin Of Free-Masonry, Writings Of Thomas Paine, G.P. Putnam's Sons,1896.
(6) Thomas Jefferson letter to William Short,
(7) Washington: An Abridgement by Richard Harwell  (Abridgement of the Seven Volume George Washington By Douglas Southhall Freeman [Written with research associates Mary Wells Ashworth and John A. Carroll], ©1948) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1968, p. 32.
(8) Ibid., p. 597.
(9) Ibid., p. 638.
(10) The Temple & The Lodge, pp. 261-2.
(11) Washington: An Abridgement, p. 783
(12) Notes from the Trestleboard, February 1996
(13) Architect of the Capitol Home Page
(14) "Freemasonry - Is it Satan's Door to America?," Ed Decker,
(15) The Great Inverted Pentagram of Washington DC
(16) Cutting Edge Ministries
See also: Cutting Edge Freemasonry Corner -
(17) Cutting Edge Ministries
(18) Masonic Stones of the Washington Monument
(19) Manley P. Hall, The Secret Teaching of the Ages, p. xci.
(20) James R. Patrick, America 2000/Goals 2000 Research Manual, p. 35.
(21) The Temple & The Lodge, pp. 81, 79.
(22) Prince Michael Stewart of Albany, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, Element Books, 1998, p. 125.
(23) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 92.
(24) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 55.
(25) The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, p. 125.
(26) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 94.
(27) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 109.
(28) Bloodline of the Holy Grail, p. 324.
(29) Frances Yates, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, Routledge, 1972, p. 308.
(30) Robert Sargent, English Bible: Manuscript Evidence, p. 208.
(31)The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, pp. 123-4.
(32) William T. Still, New World Order: Ancient Plan Of Secret
Societies, Huntington House, 1990, p. 50.
(33) Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, 1911, pp. 913-14.
(34) King James I, Daemonologie, Godolphin House, 1597, 1996, back cover.
(35) The Temple & The Lodge, pp. 144-45.
(36) Bloodline of the Holy Grail, p. 322.
(37) Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, , 1991, p. 216.
(38) George W. Nordham, The Age of Washington, Chicago: Adams Press, 1989, pp. 142-43.
(39) The Age of Washington, p. 206.
(40) Des Griffin, Fourth Reich of the Rich, Emissary Pub., 1976, p. 55.
(41) Allen E. Roberts, Freemasonry in American History, McCoy Publishing, 1985, p. 181.
(42) Freemasonry in American History, p. 139.
(43) Patrick S. Poole, "The End of Privacy," Covenant Syndicate, Aug.10, 1998


Satanic Occult Symbols in Washington D.C.