In 1933 (a committee of?) four Bishops of the Church of Greece examined Freemasonry. After discussion of their findings, all the Bishops of Greece unanimously agreed upon the following conclusions:
Freemasonry is not simply a philanthropic union or a philosophical school, but constitutes a mystagogical system which reminds us of the ancient heathen mystery-religions and cults—from which it descends and is their continuation and regeneration. This is not only admitted by prominent teachers in the lodges, but they declare it with pride, affirming literally: “Freemasonry is the only survival of the ancient mysteries and can be called the guardian of them;” Freemasonry is a direct offspring of the Egyptian mysteries; “the humble workshop of the Masonic Lodge is nothing else than the caves and the darkness of the cedars of India and the unknown depths of the Pyramids and the crypts of the magnificent temples of Isis; in the Greek mysteries of Freemasonry, having passed along the luminous roads of knowledge under the mysteriarchs Prometheus, Dionysus and Orpheus, formulated the eternal laws of the Universe! …
Thus Freemasonry is, as granted, a mystery-religion, quite different, separate, and alien to the Christian faith.
And “although there was some confusion of the issue following Vatican Council II, the (Vatican II Catholic) Church still prohibits membership in the Freemasons because it believes that the principles of Freemasonry and the teaching of the Catholic Church are irreconcilable. A 1983 statement from the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith approved by Pope John Paul II stated ‘The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.’ and ‘… membership in them (Masonic associations) remains forbidden.’ ” (Papal ban of Freemasonry)
Orthodoxy and Catholicism together comprise most of the Christian churches in the world today, and I don’t suppose that many in their hierarchies have (officially) dissembled from this view. So much for it being wild-eyed and paranoid!
Also see What about … Masonry?
by Tom Horn
“Osiris will rise in splendor from the dead and rule the world through those sages and philosophers in whom wisdom has become incarnate.”—Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree Freemason
“The World will soon come to us for its Sovereigns and Pontiffs. We shall constitute the equilibrium of the Universe, and be rulers over the Masters of the World.” Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry
“I am Yesterday and I am Today; and I have the power to be born a second time.” Statement of Osiris from the Egyptian Book of the Dead
“To understand how the pagan god of death and destruction so cleverly hidden in the Great Seal of the United States could fulfill the Sibyl’s conjure and return with “the life of gods” with “Heroes and gods commingling,” we gaze into the distant past, when the forbidden science was initially used, and we see the forms of powerful beings that first developed it and that may be planning to use it again.
“As far back as the beginning of time and within every major culture of the ancient world, the astonishingly consistent story is told of ‘gods’ that descended from heaven and materialized in bodies of flesh. … known to the Hebrews as Watchers and in the Book of Genesis as the Benei Ha-Elohim (Sons of God), mingled themselves with humans, giving birth to part-celestial, part-terrestrial hybrids known as Nephilim. The Bible says …
“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
“When this scripture is compared with other ancient texts including Enoch, Jubilees, Baruch, Genesis Apocryphon, Philo, Josephus, Jasher and so on, it unfolds … The Apocryphal Book of Enoch gives a name to the angels involved in this cosmic conspiracy, calling them Watchers. We read:
And I Enoch was blessing the Lord of majesty and the King of the ages, and lo! the Watchers called me—Enoch the scribe—and said to me: ‘Enoch, thou scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who have left the high heaven, the holy eternal place, and have defiled themselves with women, and have done as the children of earth do, and have taken unto themselves wives: “Ye have wrought great destruction on the earth: And ye shall have no peace nor forgiveness of sin: and inasmuch as they delight themselves in their children [the Nephilim], The murder of their beloved ones shall they see, and over the destruction of their children shall they lament, and shall make supplication unto eternity, but mercy and peace shall ye not attain” (1 Enoch 10:3-8).
“According to Enoch, two hundred of these powerful angels departed ‘high heaven’ and used women (among other things) to extend their progeny into mankind’s plane of existence. … Jude described it this way: The “angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day” (Jude 6). …
“Mythologized accounts tell the stories of ‘gods’ using humans to produce heroes or demigods (half-gods). When the ancient Greek version of the Hebrew Old Testament (the LXX or Septuagint) was made, the word “Nephilim”—referring to the part-human offspring of the Watchers—was translated “gegenes,” a word implying “earth born.” This same terminology was used to describe the Greek Titans and other legendary heroes of partly celestial and partly terrestrial origin, such as Hercules, … Achilles, … and Gilgamesh … These demigods were likewise accompanied in texts and idol representation by half-animal and half-human creatures like Centaurs (the part-human part-horse offspring of Apollo’s son, Centaurus), Chimera’s, Furies, Satyrs, Gorgons, Nymphs, Minotaurs and other genetic aberrations. … As Stephen Quayle in his book Genesis 6 Giants explains: “The collective memories in the form of myths, fables and fairy tales from various cultures and ages of mankind are overwhelming evidence that the Nephilim existed.”
“All of this indicates that the Watchers not only modified human DNA during the construction of Nephilim, but animals as well, a … mingling (that) eventually resulted in mutations … Even the Old Testament contains reference to the genetic mutations … including ‘men’ of unusual size, physical strength, six fingers, six toes, animal appetite for blood and even lion-like features (2 Sam 21:20; 23:20). J. R. Church makes an interesting point that since this activity was satanic in nature, it refers to the ‘seed of the serpent’ that was at enmity with Christ. “The concept of a reptilian race continues throughout the Bible as a metaphoric symbol of the devil,” he wrote in his Prophecy in the News Magazine, February 2009. …
“But of all the ancient records, the most telling extra-biblical script is from the book of Jasher … Jasher … adds an exceptional detail that none of the other texts are as unequivocal about … genetic engineering or ‘transgenic modification’ of species. …
“[Then] the sons of men [began teaching] the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord” (Jasher 4:18).
“The phrase “the mixture of animals of one species with the other” … may cast light on the numerous ancient stories of mythical beings of variant-species manufacturing that fits perfectly within the records of what the Watchers were accomplishing. Understandably, this kind of chimera-making would have “provoked the Lord” and raises the serious question of why the Watchers would have risked eternal damnation by ‘tinkering’ with God’s creation in this way. …
“Some believe the corruption of antediluvian DNA by Watchers was an effort to cut off the birth line of the Messiah. This theory posits that Satan understood the protoevangelium—the promise in Genesis ३:15 that a savior would be born, the seed of the woman, and that He would destroy the fallen angel’s power. … (The story of the flood of Noah) illustrates how widespread the altered DNA eventually became. In fact, the Bible says in Genesis 6:9 that only Noah, and therefore by extension his children, were found ‘perfect’ in their generation. The Hebrew word for ‘perfect’ in this case is Tamiym and means ‘without blemish’ or ‘healthy,’ the same word used in Leviticus to describe an unblemished sacrificial lamb. The meaning was … his DNA … had not been contaminated with Nephilim descent, as apparently the rest of the world had become.
“In order to preserve mankind as He had made them, God destroyed all but Noah’s family in the flood. The ancient records including those of the Bible appear to agree with this theology, consistently describing the cause of the Flood as happening in response to “all flesh” having become “corrupted, both man and beast.”
“While I believe this theory has merit, I want to propose an alternative or additional reasoning for this activity in the next entry. …
(And visit my Nephelim Return page.)
Tom Horn on the Nephelim
The Immortals, the movie reviewed.