FERVENT MASONIC DESIRE TO REBUILD SOLOMON'S TEMPLE
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Title: FERVENT MASONIC DESIRE TO REBUILD SOLOMON'S
Subtitle: Illuminized Western Freemasonry has long desired to rebuild Solomon's
Genuine Born Again Christians have normally not given King Solomon's Temple much thought, for we realize that Jesus Christ fulfilled all the types and shadows of the Old Testament law, of which the Temple was an integral part. Jesus foretold in Matthew 24 that the glorious Herodian Temple, which was modeled after the Solomon Temple, would be totally destroyed. Listen:
"And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." [Matthew 24:2; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
History records that this
In New Testament Epistles, neither Paul nor any other Apostle emphasized the
"Now if perfection (a perfect relationship between God and the worshipper) had been attainable by the Levitical priesthood -- for under it the people were given the Law -- why was it further necessary that there should arise another, and different kind of Priest, one after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed after the order and rank of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is of necessity an alteration in the law [concerning the priesthood) as well." [Hebrews 7:11-12; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
This passage makes it quite obvious that God considered the First Covenant to be defective, and in dire need of replacement! And, when you change the covenant, you change the priesthood, and the Law concerning the priesthood. It does not take too much imagination to realize that, if God was going to change the First Covenant and abolish its priesthood, He would abolish the
"And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom." [Matthew 27:51; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
God supernaturally ripped the Temple curtain separating the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies, while the sanctuary was filled with parishioners worshipping during the annual sacrifice for the sins of the
The writer to the Hebrews picks up this very theme:
"In keeping with [the oath's greater strength and force], Jesus has become the Guarantee of a better (stronger) agreement [a more excellent and more advantageous covenant]." [Hebrews 7:22; Ibid.]
Again, Hebrews says: "When God speaks of a new [covenant or agreement], He makes the first one obsolete (out of use). And what is obsolete (out of use and annulled because of age) is ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether." [Hebrews 8:13; Ibid.]
Did you catch that? "... ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether."
Therefore, genuine Christians have virtually ignored the Solomon and
But, not so with the pagan Freemasons. In their religion, the
MASONS DECLARE FREEMASONRY TO BE A RELIGION!
Let us stop here for a moment, to dispense with the current Masonic lie that their organization is not a religion. Let us review some quotes:
"Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion, and its teachings are an instruction in religion." ["Morals and Dogma", Albert Pike, p. 231-L]
"It [Masonry] is the universal, eternal, immutable religion, such as God planted it in the heart of universal humanity." [Ibid., p. 219-M]
"But the Masonic organizations in which these legends were cherished, like Masonic Lodges today, were religious bodies." [The Holy Bible: The Great Light In Masonry", King James Version,
"... Masonry may rightfully claim to be called a religious institution." ["A New and Revised Edition: An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences", by Albert Mackey, M.D., 33º, Volume II, p. 618.
Do not be deceived; Freemasonry is a religion!
THE SOLOMON TEMPLE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF FREEMASONRY!
Now that we have amply demonstrated that the genuine Christian has no close affinity to Solomon's
"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
Let us repeat the critical understanding that the noted 33º Masonic author, Albert Mackey, has just given us:
"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 ... "
Therefore, the first understanding we want you to grasp is that Freemasonry is absolutely, completely, 100% devoted to the Solomon Temple, without which the entire structure and foundation of Freemasonry would die! Thus does Masonry stand in stark contrast to genuine, Biblical Christianity. In other words, Freemasonry is rooted at its deepest foundation to the First Covenant of the Old Testament, while Biblical Christianity is rooted to the Second Covenant of Jesus Christ as delineated in the New Testament!
Mackey makes this fact quite clear also: "Masonry has derived its temple symbolism, as it has almost all its symbolic ideas, from the Hebrew type ..." [Ibid] Since the Old Testament was written originally in the Hebrew, and the New Testament in the Greek, Mackey is clearly stating that Freemasonry is rooted in the Old Testament!
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
"The traditions and romance of King Solomon's
Let us review the important segment:
"The traditions and romance of King Solomon's
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
Thus, belief in Solomon's
Starting at the end of the quote from the
"... In all the rich symbolism of Ancient Craft Masonry two symbols, or symbolic themes, predominate. One is the search for light; the other is the labor of building. The source of light is the Holy Bible, and the grand representation of the builder's art is King Solomon's
A short while later, these authors explain: "King Solomon's
Indeed, Masonic leadership has spiritualized the meaning of the
However, while Solomon's
"But there is a second and higher class of the Fraternity, the Masons of the Royal Arch, by whom this temple symbolism is still further developed. This second class, leaving their early symbolism, and looking beyond this Temple of Solomon, find in Scriptural history another Temple, which years after the destruction of the first one, was erected upon its ruins; and they have selected the second Temple, the Temple of Zerubbabel, as their prominent symbol. And, as the first class of Masons find in their Temple the symbol of mortal life, limited and perishable, they, on the contrary, see in this second Temple, built upon the foundations of the first, a symbol of life eternal, where the lost truth shall be found, where new incense shall arise from a new altar, and whose perpetuity their great Master had promised when, in the very spirit of symbolism, he exclaimed, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up'."
"And so to these two classes or Orders of Masons the symbolism of the
Now, you can understand how the
LOGICAL CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSCENDENT BELIEF IN SOLOMON'S
Since Freemasonry reverences Solomon's Temple so very much, and since this Temple holds such a pre-eminent position in all of Freemasonry, from its foundation to its very roof, is it much of a stretch to understand that Freemasons might fervently desire to re-build Solomon's Temple on the only place on earth it can possibly be built -- the Temple Mount in Jerusalem?
Let us examine some of these writings to see the fervent desire of Freemasons to rebuild Solomon's
"The Freemasons have, at all events, seized with avidity the idea of representing in their symbolic language the interior and spiritual man by a material temple ... The great body of the Masonic Craft, looking only to this first Temple erected by the wisdom of King Solomon, make it the symbol of life; and as the great object of Masonry is the search after truth, they are directed to build up this temple as a fitting receptacle for truth ..." ["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, p. 774]
The word, "avidity" is defined as "eagerness, greed". Therefore, we can see that they are "directed to build up this temple" with eagerness and greediness! Mackey then goes on to talk about this new temple and some of its new fixtures.
"... new incense shall arise from a new altar, and whose perpetuity their great Master had promised when, in the very spirit of symbolism, he exclaimed, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up'." [Ibid.]
"New incense" arising from a "new altar", in a
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:
If plans are really afoot to rebuild Solomon's
"And many false prophets will rise up and deceive many into error [Verse 11] ... "So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the
Jesus is quoting Daniel 9:27, 11:31, and 12:11, in which Antichrist will go into the Holy of Holies and commit the "Abomination that Causes Desolation". The Apostle Paul gives us more insight as to why Antichrist's actions are so offensive to God.
"... and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition), who opposes and exalts himself so proudly and insolently against and over all that is called God or that is worshipped [even to his actually] taking his seat in the Temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God.' [2 Thessalonians 2:3b-4; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Matthew 24:15 suddenly depicts Antichrist walking into the Holy of Holies to declare himself to be God, and proudly demanding that he be worshipped as God. Revelation 13:15 tells us that Antichrist will actually erect an image created in his likeness; this image will not only be able to speak, but will possess the supernatural power to kill anyone who does not worship it!
Now we understand. Antichrist will walk into a rebuilt
Therefore, the re-built
"... in the High Grades [of Masonry] we hear of a secret intention to build yet another temple at
In the late 1800's, Masonic author and authority, Edward Waite, boldly stated that a secret plan does exist within Freemasonry to "build yet another temple at
Thus we read of just such a plan being executed, in New World Order author, Peter Lemesurier, writing in his book, The Armageddon Script: "... it may be possible for the New David to ride into
Thus, you see clearly the plan to reduce the Dome of the Rock to rubble so Solomon's Temple can be rebuilt; further, Lemesurier ties this destruction of the Dome of the Rock to the appearance of the "New David", the New Age Christ -- the Masonic Christ actually, whom the Bible calls Antichrist.
Adding to the declaration of the fervency of this "secret intention to build yet another temple at
"Perhaps Masonic interest also increased from a more or less incidental notice of the
Masons are "preoccupied" with King Solomon's
They are so "preoccupied" that they have gone to great lengths to justify building a new Solomon's
"Concerning the building of this temple, the Zohar teaches that Solomon's Temple was not built according to the original plans ... In a word, the Lord did not build the House, and they laboured in vain that built it ... There is a time, however, to come, when the Holy One shall remember His people, Israel, and the Lord shall build the House." [Author, 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].
"Zohar teaches that Solomon's Temple was not built according to the original plans ... In a word, the Lord did not build the House, and they laboured in vain that built it ... There is a time, however, to come when the Holy One shall remember His people, Israel, and the Lord shall build the House."
Now that we have been told that Solomon did not follow God's original plan in building his Temple, we realize the importance Masons lay upon a "Holy One" that shall come, to "remember His people, Israel", and shall commemorate that remembrance by finally building a house that He had originally intended Solomon to build! In other words, King Solomon messed up the royal plans for the
Now, can you appreciate the ruling handed down a few years ago by the Orthodox Jewish leadership that "only Messiah can build the
"AWAITING THE MAN"
Shockingly, the modern Masonic Bible, quoted above, verifies the fact that the Solomon Temple will have to await the appearance of a very special man. Listen:
"It is known to every reader of the Bible and student of Solomon's days, that an amazingly detailed description of the
To Reiterate the Key Point:
"... restoration of the
TODAY'S NEWS EVENTS ARE BEING DRIVEN BY THIS PLAN
Once you understand that Middle Eastern events are being driven by this fervent Masonic desire to rebuild Solomon's
God is using this Masonic "preoccupation" with
The Christ shall enact the scenario Lemesurier outlined, where he shall be anointed Messiah, standing "amidst the rubble of the Dome of the Rock". Illuminized Western Freemasonry -- driven by the United Kingdom, the United States, and Israel -- are carefully maneuvering events in the Middle East to so precipitate the war that will not only allow their Christ to arise [Tim Cohen, "Antichrist and A Cup of Tea"], but will destroy the Dome of the Rock by either a deliberately induced earthquake or war [Peter Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script"].
As Cohen so strongly states, the key leadership in this script is in
Thus, we can understand the many plans the Illuminati has laid to make rebuilding Solomon's
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As you can see, Cutting Edge has devoted much time and effort on this issue, because it literally is the issue around which the appearance of Antichrist shall revolve.
Then, the rebuilding of Solomon's