Who do you know who is a member of the Freemasons? Some claim Billy Graham is a 33rd Degree Mason. Certainly, there is a lot of mystery about who’s a Mason and what their beliefs are. Their society is based on utter secrecy so that comes as no surprise.
According to this list the following are but a few who were 33rd Degree: Buzz Aldrin (second man on the moon with Neil Armstrong), PLO leader Yasser Arafat (Muslim), UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Rev. William Booth (Salvation Army), Werner von Braun (a Christian), President Jimmy Carter (a Christian), Sir Winston Churchill, Kenneth Copeland (a Christian), Walt. Disney, last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, US Vice President Al Gore, Rev. Billy Graham (a Christian evangelist), Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Rev. Jesse Jackson (a Christian), Vladimir Lenin, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Karl Marx, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Ronald Reagan, Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder, Rev. Robert Schuller (a Christian), Rev. Al Sharpton (a Christian), the first President of Israel Chaim Weizmann, H.G. Wells (science fiction author and atheist), William Wynn Westcott (occultist, founding member of the occult Order of the Golden Dawn). Some say that only 2 US presidents were not Masons, or associated with affiliate bodies. They are Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. But according to one blogger none after Gerald Ford were.1 He disputes that George Bush was. Another claims that there is no direct evidence that Barack Obama is a Freemason.2 Then according to this list there are those of British Royalty, Prince Phillip; of the Roman Catholic Church, Father Francisco Calvo, Jesuit Catholic priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica; Joseph Smith, founder of the cultic Mormon church, Brigham Young, their 2nd leader; Louis Farrakhan (Muslim), leader of the Nation Of Islam; and Geoffrey Fisher (Anglican), the Archbishop of Canterbury 1945-1961. But the US 6th president famously said
“Freemasonry is deceptive and fraudulent…Its promise is light—its performance is darkness” John Quincy Adams (a devout Christian)
This is what I believe.
I don’t believe in evolution. It is one of the biggest lies ever told. God, YAHWEH, Jehovah, Yahshua, the great I AM created everything. He created life on Earth – the only place it exists in the Universe. He created us with a plan and purpose.
God revealed His plan in the Bible. It is not only a history book but the book of Life, preserved by a Sovereign God. His name is Jesus, the word being derived from the Hebrew word “Yahshua,” meaning “Yah-is our-salvation” or “YAHWEH is our salvation.” Continue reading
Jesus Christ is the Creator of the Universe. He was there in the beginning. He witnessed the Creation.
“… These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God,” (Revelations 3:14)
where the word ‘creation’ in the original Greek word κτίσις (ktisis) means “original formation,” not some recasting or remaking of some material that had hung around for billions of years.
Christ is identified in the book of Revelations from:
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelations 1:8) Continue reading
In the book of Exodus chapter 3 we read about when God called Moses to lead the children of Israel out from under the oppression of the Pharaoh of Egypt. The following is the English translation of the Hebrew text Exodus 3:13,14 (KJB = King James Bible)
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
You get up in the morning and go to work or school. But everywhere around you screams “there is no ultimate reason” to do so.
The universe began in some random explosion, from the quantum fluctuation of nothing, some Big Bang we are told. Over billions of years stars formed and exploded building the elements (C, N, O etc) that all plants and animals are made from, we are told. We are just reorganized star dust, they say.
It is said that man is just the product of millions, even billions, of years of evolution, the most recent stage in some unguided evolutionary process. Finally man evolved from some past ape-like ancestors several million years ago, so we are told.
“There is no doubt now; no serious scientist has any doubt that evolution is a fact, in the sense that we are cousins of chimpanzees, monkeys and wombats and cassowaries.”
(Richard Dawkins, Oxford Univ., COSMOS magazine interview 23/5/2012)