ONE WORLD RELIGIONS-Temple of Solomon
I remember all the hoopla a couple years ago about the Temple being built….but it’s not what we thought it to be, nor will the final one. If the new Solomon’s Temple is meant to lure new attention to the Universal Church, that strategy is working. The fact that it parallels the Blood Moons also leaves one to wonder its importance.
Many stare at it in amazement, expressing their reactions on a crowded sidewalk where watchmen, described as “Guardians of the Temple” on their uniforms, patrol the entrance.
This is perfectly parallel with the times.
Who reveres the Temple of Solomon? The Freemasons. This was the first thought which came to mind when I saw this!
The NEW YORK TIMES wrote an article on it….
UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Eleven-story…with 30 columns. It’s huge…it’s a UNIVERSAL CHURCH! And get this…it’s built with stones from Israel with an oasis of olive trees similar to the garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem.
“The Universal Life Church Monastery strongly believes in the rights of all people from all faiths to practice their religious beliefs, regardless of what those beliefs are, be they Christian, Jew, Gentile, Agnostic, Atheist, Buddhist, Shinto, Pagan, Wiccan, Druid or even Dignity Catholics; so long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others and are within the law of the land and one’s conscience.
We ordain ministers, priests, rabbis and clergy worldwide who are totally non-religious or even anti-religious. This may seem contradictory, but we are looking to change the negative perceptions of religion, faith and spirituality, by encouraging people to take control, stand up and speak truth to power by fearlessly stating their personal religious beliefs.”
Temple of Solomon in Brazil [link]
THE SOLOMON TEMPLE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF FREEMASONRY!
“Of all the objects which constitute the Masonic science of symbolism, the most important, the most cherished, by the Mason, and by far the most significant, is the Temple of Jerusalem. The spiritualizing of the Temple is the first, the most prominent and the most pervading, of all symbols of Freemasonry … Take from Freemasonry its dependence on the Temple; leave out of its ritual all references to that sacred edifice, and to the legends and traditions connected with it, and the system itself would at once decay and die … ” [“Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry”, by Albert Mackey, MD, 33º and Charles T. McClenachan, 33º, Revised Edition, by Edward L. Hawkins, 30º and William J. Hughan, 32º, Volume II, M-Z, published by The Masonic History Company, Chicago, New York, London, 1873, A.G. Mackey, 1927, by the Masonic History Company.]
“Take from Freemasonry its dependence on the Temple; leave out of its ritual all references to that sacred edifice, and to the legends and traditions connected with it, and the system itself would at once decay and die … ”
In the Masonic Bible, quoted above, the Temple Illustrated Edition, the author of the Foreword sheds some further light upon the importance of Solomon’s Temple to Freemasonry.
“The traditions and romance of King Solomon’s Temple are of great interest to everyone who reads the Bible. They are of transcendent importance to Masons. The Temple is the outstanding symbol in Masonry, and the legendary story of the building of the Temple is the fundamental basis of the Masonic rule and guide for conduct in life … The cream of Masonic historical and philosophical writing has been drawn upon for his description of the Temple and its relation to Masonic ritual.” [The Holy Bible: The Great Light In Masonry”, King James Version, Temple Illustrated Edition, A.J. Holman Company, 1968, Forward entitled, “The Bible and King Solomon’s Temple in Masonry”, by John Wesley Kelchner].
Let us review the important segment:
“The traditions and romance of King Solomon’s Temple … are of transcendent importance to Masons.”
The word, “transcendent”, is used by genuine Biblical Christianity to describe God Himself. Just as the dictionary explains, God is truly “transcendent”, “to pass beyond the limit that humans can grasp”; “to exist above and independently of material experience or the universe”. In other words, Solomon’s Temple is to the Freemason what God is to the genuine Christian!
Thus, belief in Solomon’s Temple transcends all of Freemasonry itself, existing above and independently of it. Masonry has placed its “transcendent” faith in a building that the True God Himself destroyed, not once, but twice!
SPIRITUALIZING SOLOMON’S TEMPLE
To the Master Mason, the Temple of Solomon is the symbol of this life; to the Royal Arch Mason, the Temple of Zerubbabel is the symbol of the future life.
“The Temple of Masonry is hence forward the house of Christ’ … [Edward Waite, p. 486-7, “A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: The Rites, Literature and History”, Volume II, reprinted in 1970 by Weathervane Books., p. 314]
The new Solomon Temple is henceforth to be called the “house of Christ”. The naive might think Waite is referring to Jesus Christ, but Waite did not say that, did he? Do you know that the term “Christ” literally means the “office of the promised Messiah”? Jesus fulfilled that office when He lived and ministered among men, and He was recognized as having fulfilled that Messianic office. Listen:
“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” [Matthew 16:16] Notice Peter said “Thou are the Christ”; in other words, Peter recognized that Jesus was the Divine/human fulfillment of this office of Messiah.
“And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.” [Matthew 26:63] The high priest asked Jesus point blank if He was the fulfillment of that Messianic office.
“… the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not” [Luke 3:15] Even the common Jew understood this distinction between the office [“the Christ”] and the man Who would fill it.
However, the Bible says that another Christ shall arise, and he shall be the Antichrist, or one who comes in the guise of Christ, pretending to be the Messiah. Unfortunately, most the people living at that time will be deceived into believing him to be Messiah, and will enthusiastically follow him [Revelation 13:3b-4].
Since Masonry is a counterfeit Christianity, it seems logical that Mackey and Waite might be talking about Antichrist, not Jesus Christ. Therefore, Waite really said:
“The Temple of Masonry is hence forward the house of [anti-]Christ”.
Just a thought…
It is said that the Freemason’s have had the Ark of the Covenant which held the sacred Ten Commandments, since it was ‘lost’. Is this a place where they will bring it back to?
This spiritualizing of the temple of Solomon is the first, the most prominent and most pervading of all the symbolic instructions of Freemasonry. It is the link that binds the operative and speculative divisions of the order.
To construct his earthly temple, the operative mason followed the architectural designs laid down on the trestle-board, or tracing-board, or book of plans of the architect. By these he hewed and squared his materials; by these he raised his walls; by these he constructed his arches; and by these strength and durability, combined with grace and beauty, were bestowed upon the edifice which he was constructing.
Signs and Symbols: “The principal entrance to the lodge room ought to face the east, because the east is a place of light both physical and moral; and therefore the brethren have access to the lodge by that entrance, as a symbol of mental illumination.”
Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote: “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Eph. 4:29-32).
So, why so many churches? Why so many denominations, that is….
I once thought this was a good thing. It must be to satisfy the people, and make them feel comfortable about the doctrines taught within that particular denomination.
Yes, Satan knows that a house divided cannot stand. And he has used this election cycle—among other things—as a tool to bring such division to the body of Christ that believers are vehemently attacking one another. Churches are divided. Christian brothers have become bitter enemies. This is all the bait of Satan—and he’s reveling in his success while believers continue to use the deadly poison in their tongues to stir up strife.
Strife and love cannot co-exist. Strife is an abomination to God (Prov. 6:16). Strife affects the anointing and the flow of the Holy Ghost (Psalms 133:1-3). Strife grieves the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30). Strife destroys relationships (Prov. 17:9). Strife is rooted in anger (Prov. 29:22), hatred (Prov. 10:12), pride (Prov. 13:10) and a quarrelsome self-seeking spirit (Gal. 5:14-18; Luke 22:24-27).
Catholic means Universal!
Unitarianism means Universal!
Ecumenism means Universal!
So, you see…it’s not about a body of people…it’s about a One World Religion. This is the agenda with the goal of making mankind serve Satan. The push behind this is the One World Government.