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LUCIFER’S NETWORK

Master’s Of The New World Order

BY: MICHAEL SUNSTAR Copyright  2001

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

How are all of the following individuals and organizations connected? Freemasonry, The Federal Reserve, The Rothschild's, The Rockefeller's, The Carnegies, The Council On Foreign Relations, The United Nations, the Bilderbergers, The Club of Rome, The Trilateral Commission, Lucis Trust, The World Constitution and Parliament Association, Ted Turner, the Jesuits, and the Illuminati. All of your questions about GLOBALIZATION, which began with these organizations and individuals will be answered in this detailed, informative expose. 

LUCIFER’S NETWORK Masters Of The New World Order connects individuals, banks, oil cartels, foundations, organizations, corporations, and the main ringleaders who have NETWORKED the world into a MASTER PLAN for a NEW WORLD ORDER OF GLOBAL GOVERNMENT. Unlike other books about GLOBAL CONSPIRACIES, Sunstar’s work is detailed, thorough, and will answer questions you have been asking about concerning CONSPIRACY THEORIES surrounding GLOBALIZATION. 

These lists of facts and data provide evidence that there has been and that there is now a GLOBAL CONSPIRACY NETWORKED through many individuals all sharing the same vision that was not inspired by the God of Israel. All sources have been conveniently mentioned throughout the text. Hopefully, after reading about GLOBALISM, you will perceive that the end results will not be good for you, your families, or for anyone else on earth. 1 Timothy 6:3-12 says—“If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. “But godliness with contentment is great gain. 

For we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grief's. “But you, person of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith!” Let all of God’s People say: AMEN!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Who is Michael Sunstar?

Michael Sunstar is a non-denominational Christian author who has accepted Jesus as the Savior of the world. Due to the unique, controversial content of Sunstar’s work, the author has declined to disclose any personal information about himself for security reasons.

Michael Sunstar, blessed by God’s Holy Spirit with a powerful message, is a non-denominational Christian evangelist and a scholarly student of Middle Eastern/Bible Prophesy studies and believes that he has a fresh, new unique vision, which has connected the Islamic Nations and the GLOBALISTS successfully with Biblical Prophesy. His education is derived from the writing of the book: SUNSTAR’S PROPHESY and LUCIFER’S NETWORK Masters Of The New World Order.

Michael Sunstar did not attend a University or a College, nor did he commit himself to any mainstream denomination which would divide the Churches of Christ.

Sunstar’s credentials come from the University of Acts 4:13 which says—“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”

Sunstar is a courageous, unschooled, ordinary man who believes in the fundamental truths of the Christian Faith: That the Gospel is the expression of the God of Israel and the final statement for all of God’s Truth, Knowledge, and Justice. Acts 4:12 says—“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Sunstar promotes and advocates Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life towards having a relationship with the God of Israel.

After reading Sunstar’s Prophesy, you will know for certain that Sunstar has had a deep, close, personal relationship with God, able to overcome the world opinion through the name of Christ.

Michael Sunstar has written six books: SUNSTAR’S PROPHESY, UNDERGROUND RAVE DANCE, SUNSTAR AND MOONCHILD: A Romantic Love Story, LUCIFER’S WISH, SUNSTAR’S DREAMS AND VISIONS, and now LUCIFER’S NETWORK Masters Of The New World Order.

 

Contents

 

CHAPTER 1 FREEMASONRY (THE MASONIC LODGE/TEMPLE/ORDER IN THE NEW AGE)

CHAPTER 2 THE FEDERAL RESERVE

CHAPTER 3 THE ROTHSCHILDS, ROCKEFELLERS, AND THE MASONIC NEW WORLD ORDER

CHAPTER 4 THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR)

CHAPTER 5 THE UNITED NATIONS

CHAPTER 6 THE BILDERBERGERS CHAPTER 7 THE CLUB OF ROME

CHAPTER 8 THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION

CHAPTER 9 LUCIS (LUCIFER) TRUST

CHAPTER 10 THE WORLD CONSTITUTION and PARLIAMENT ASSOCIATION

CHAPTER 11 LAYOFFS AND CUTBACKS FROM GLOBALIZATIONS INVESTMENTS

CHAPTER 12 TED TURNER AND THE UNITED NATIONS

CHAPTER 13 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES AND THE LASER CARD CHAPTER 14 CEREMONY OF INDUCTION and EXTREME OATH OF THE JESUITS CHAPTER 15 THE ILLUMINATI CONSPIRACY CHRONICLES CHAPTER 16 THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

 

 

CHAPTER 1

FREEMASONRY (THE MASONIC LODGE/TEMPLE/ORDER IN THE NEW AGE)

 

SATAN’S GLOBAL NETWORK “When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves [JERUSALEM]. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.”

Where is Satan’s NETWORK today?

If we can find the NETWORK in the four corners of the world, where did it begin and what should we be looking out for today?

Will the Satan of Revelation 20 come out of the United Nations, the European Economic Community, Russia, Syria, Palestine or the United States?

Bible scholars have debated over which nation God’s Adversary will come out of, but let’s not limit our thinking to just one person. We may not be looking at just one political figure coming out of one nation, but a NETWORK allied with this prominent figure, the devil, who has powerful influence and persuasion over the world’s political policies.

In other words, Satan will have ALL NATIONS IN THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD DECEIVED, which means that he will not be alone in spreading his gospel of deception. SATAN will work through a NETWORK of nations and not just one nation.

This GLOBAL NETWORK of nations, spoken by the Biblical Prophets, has participated in the Middle East PEACE PROCESS, in fulfillment of what has been written. “While people are saying, ‘PEACE’ and ‘SECURITY’ destruction will come on them suddenly.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3

The future is determined contrary to what the Club Of Rome might preach: The Club of Rome is a global think tank and centre of innovation and initiative. As a non-profit, non governmental organization (NGO), it brings together scientists, economists, businessmen, international high civil servants, heads of state and former heads of state from all five continents who are convinced that the future of humankind is not determined once and for all and that each human being can contribute to the improvement of our societies.

From the GLOBALIST CORPORATIONS and MEDIA allied together, to the UNITED NATIONS, to the World Economic Forum, to the American and European Stock Market, to the World Trade Organization, to Islamic OPEC—Satan has deceived everyone in the four corners of the world through lies and deception masquerading as Truth.

Satan has a NETWORK of BANKS, OIL CARTELS, CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, and FOUNDATIONS and have control of a GLOBAL WORLD ECONOMY (as he does today). His disciples will be planted and stationed throughout the world for a hostile takeover and his occult practices will be followed by many millions, even as it is today.

What NETWORK would represent “troops as numerous as the sands on the seashore”? What should we look out for in our modern world that reveals the fulfillment of Revelation 20?

In Matthew 4:8-9 says—“The devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. ‘All this I will give you, if you bow down and worship me.’” How many people today, if asked by a disguised Satan, would say, “Sure, I’ll worship for all that!” Satan is described in the Bible as ‘an angel of light,’ ‘a murderer,’ and ‘a deceiver,’ and if people are not blessed with God’s Holy Spirit, they will not recognize him when he approaches them. Many people will respond with the opposite response that Christ gave which will accept Satan’s promise of having POWER over ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD. Those who claim to have control over all the kingdoms of the whole world or are part of this GLOBAL ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT may or may not know whom it is they are really following.

In order for SATAN to have ownership over the world empires, he must have political and financial influence among the world leaders and how has SATAN always been able to manipulate and influence the political leaders throughout the centuries? By NETWORKING his disciples through MONEY. He, who controls the WORLD’S MONEY, will have the power to exercise bribery, tyranny, and control over the world’s governments. Okay, so how can we find out how Revelation 20 is true or not today?

 

FREEMASONRY (THE MASONIC LODGE/TEMPLE/ORDER IN THE NEW AGE)

Since many business leaders and political figures have been FREEMASONS, many people join the MASONIC ORDER for social prestige and honor, thinking of FREEMASONRY as a charitable organization that serves as merely a Corporate Fraternity or a tax shelter.

Just what is FREEMASONRY?

Men and women who want to become Masons apply for membership through a friend who is already a Mason. The new member, once accepted, first joins THE BLUE LODGE (named so because the ceiling of the lodge is blue), which consists of three degrees:

1. Entered Apprentice

2. Fellowcraft

3. Master Mason

Once a member obtains the third degree, they may proceed in one of two branches of Masonry: the New York Rite and the Scottish Rite. The Scottish Rite includes twenty-nine degrees from the fourth to the thirty-third degree. Many business leaders and political figures have also been thirty-third degree Masons.

If a Mason chooses the New York Rite they may receive a total of 13 degrees:

1. Entered Apprentice

2. Fellowcraft

3. Master Mason

4. Mark Master

5. Past Master

6. Most Excellent Master

7. Royal Arch (7 – 10 are Degrees of the Supreme Council)

8. Royal Master

9. Select Master

10. Super-Excellent Master

11. Knight of the Red Cross (11-13 are Degrees of The Commandery)

12. Knight of Malta

13. Knight Templar

DEGREES OF THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE

Excerpts from the Statutes and Regulations of the Supreme Council 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada.

ART. 44. --The Supreme Council recognizes the exclusive authority of the Symbolic Grand Lodge over the three Symbolic Degrees of Freemasonry and Masonic Funeral Rites and Ceremonies, and exercises authority over only the degrees from the fourth to the thirty-third degree, both inclusive. http://www.scottishritemasons-can.org/degrees.htm

ART. 45. --The degrees from the fourth to the thirty-second, both inclusive, are to be conferred or communicated in the following bodies, namely:

LODGE OF PERFECTION

4° Secret Master 5° Perfect Master 6° Intimate Secretary 7° Provost and Judge 8° Intendant of the Building 9° Elect of the Nine 10° Elect of the Fifteen 11° Elect of the Twelve 12° Grand Master Architect 13° Royal Arch of Solomon 14° Grand Elect Perfect and Sublime Mason

CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX

15° Knight of the East or Sword 16° Prince of Jerusalem 17° Knight of the East and West 18° Knight Rose Croix

19° Grand Pontiff 20° Master ad Vitam 21° Patriarch Noachite 22° Prince of Libanus 23° Chief of the Tabernacle 24° Prince of the Tabernacle 25° Knight of the Brazen Serpent 26° Prince of Mercy 27° Commander of the Temple 28° Knight of the Sun 29° Knight of St. Andrew 30° Knight Kadosh 31° Inspector Inquisitor Commander 32° Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret

33° SUPREME COUNCIL

SCOTTISH RITE SITES OF THE WORLD

Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite USA Supreme Council, Northern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Northern Jurisdiction Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite 32 Degree Scottish Rite, Indiana Masons Scottish Rite Journal, Southern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite Orient of Alabama Scottish Rite of Maryland, USA Scottish Rite, Canada, Unofficial Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo, Ohio Scottish Rite Bodies of Austin, Texas Scottish Rites Masons, short talk bulletin USA The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Columbus York-Scottish Rite & Shrine Sites

FREEMASON GRAND LODGES OF THE WORLD

Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario Grand Lodge of Alberta Grand Lodge of Argentina Grand Lodge of Western Australia Grand Lodge of Belgium Grand Lodge of Brazil District Grand Lodge of Western Province of Cape of Good Hope Grand Lodge of British Columbia Grand Lodge of Denmark Grand Lodge of England - the oldest Grand Lodge in the whole world Grande Loge de France - Accueil United Grand Lodges of Germany - Grand Lodge of Iceland Grand Lodge of India Grand Lodge of Israel Grand Lodge of Italy District Grand Lodge of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands Grand Lodge of Japan District Grand Lodge of Lebanon Grand Lodge of Netherland Grand Lodge of New Brunswick Grand Lodge of Newfoundland Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia Grand Lodge of Philippines Grande Loja Regular de Portugal GLRP-GLLP - Página Oficial Grand Lodge of Quebec Grand Lodge of Scotland Provincial Grand Lodge of Galloway, Scotland Grand Lodge of Spain Grand Lodge of Sweden Grand Lodge of Switzerland Grand Lodge of Turkey Grand Lodges and Craft or Blue Lodges in the USA Grand Lodge of Venezuela Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia

 

The Scottish Rite is one of the two branches of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason (Third Degree) may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic, Blue or Craft Lodge Masonry. Although similar, in Canada we prefer using the term Craft Lodge.

The purpose of the Scottish Rite is to seek that which is the most worth in the world; to exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of our daily activities, and the maximum service to humanity; to aid mankind's search in God's universe for identity, for development and for destiny, and thereby achieve better men in a better world, happier men in a happier world and wiser men in a wiser world.

The Masons who reach the thirty-second degree in the Scottish Rite or the degree of Knight Templar in the New York Rite can choose to join THE SHRINE, officially known as THE ANCIENT ARABIC ORDER OF NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE.

The SHRINE’s blood oath and confession of Allah as God is documented in the secret Lodge document, THE MYSTIC SHRINE, AN ILLUSTRATED RITUAL OF THE ANCIENT ARABIC ORDER NOBLES OF THE SHRINE, 1975 Edition, (pages 20-22). During the butchering of the people of Fez, the streets literally ran red with the blood of the martyred Christians. The Muslim murderers dipped their caps in the blood of their victims as a testimony to Allah. These blood-stained caps eventually were called Fezzes and became a badge of honor for those who killed a Christian. Members of THE SHRINE wear that same red Fez today.

The history of FREEMASONRY has been involved with practicing rituals and ceremonies with an occult twist that combines astrology, NEW AGE beliefs in the deity of man, and a form of mysticism which has inspired a lot of Fraternities and Secret Societies such as the Skull and Bones Society of Yale University. The Lodges also accept people from ALL religions.

Many leaders in American Government were deeply committed to the MASONIC ORDER going through all 33 degrees. The MASONS get out into the world and participate in many organizations and societies branching off from the MASON structure.

For example, DeMolay International was posted on the Scottish Rite Mason Website: http://www.scottishritemasons-can.org and when surfing to www.demolay.org in 2001 the following was stated:

DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by develop the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide. DeMolay alumni include Walt Disney, John Wayne, Walter Cronkite, football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton, legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, news anchor David Goodnow and many others. Each has spoken eloquently of the life-changing benefit gained from their involvement in DeMolay.

Many American and European politicians and business leaders have been Free Masons. The philosophy of the Free Masons is a mystical and a corporate approach to things, which has the appearance of Christianity, but is anything but Christian since it doesn’t matter what religious background a person has, as long as they have money, they are in. Whenever God or the Supreme Being is mentioned, it is not the God of Israel, but whichever SUPREME BEING members worship and to each member, God means someone or something different—BUDDHA, HINDU GOD, SELF, NEW AGE, LUCIFER, etc.

Dating back to the time of our founding fathers about the time when the Declaration Of Independence was signed many leaders belonged to the Masonic Orders. It has been suggested that Masonic influence is evident in the architecture of Washington D.C. where pyramids, pillars, and numerology are repeated in nearly every official building. It has been suggested by conspiracy theories that the floor plan of the capitol mall may have been designed from the floor plan of a Masonic Temple and the East-West rectangle attached to an unfinished triangle. It is believed that the lodge Master would reside at the cap of the triangle, where the Capitol stands today. Even the symbols on the dollar bill relate back to the Masonic notions of the founders, with the Capstone separated from the body of the pyramid recognizing a separation of ‘the Christ’ from his seat of power. When ‘the Christ’ of Alice Bailey comes, the capstone will be re-attached to the pyramid, so it is believed. The all-seeing eye comes from the Masonic symbology. The idea of the pyramid was America as a spiritual nation has work to do it is not complete. It is suggested that this is why the capstone is not connected to the base. The Masonic beliefs of the founding fathers were passed down to successive generations of American and European government leaders up through today. see United States Presidents and the Masonic Power Structure

In FREEMASONRY there is “The Supreme Council of The Thirty-Third and Last Degree” and the “Mother Supreme Council Of The World.”

Members of FREEMASONRY have founded the THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE, JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, and THE MORMON CHURCH. The founders of these movements were all MASONS.

The symbolism, rituals, and secret doctrines of many cults, such as these, have been inspired by FREEMASONRY and connected with FREEMASONRY.

Why would there be so many members if it were a bad thing, after all, aren’t they a charitable organization doing good works in the world? Is there really a conspiracy?

WHAT IS A MASON according to A MASON?

A MASON is a MAN and a BROTHER whose trust is in God. He meets you on the LEVEL and acts upon a SQUARE. TRUTH is his compass and he is never PLUMB. He has a true grip on all that is RITE. He is loyal to his ORDER and whatever his DEGREE he is MASTER of himself. In the LODGE of life he wears unstained the white LAMBSKIN of INNOCENCE. From his initiation as ENTERED APPRENTICE he ever travels EAST toward the LIGHT of WISDOM until he receives the final—the divine PASSWORD that admits him into the INEFFABLE PRESENCE of the ETERNAL SUPREME GRAND MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE—GOD.

As a MASON you might come to believe that they are discussing the GOD of the Holy Bible. On the contrary, anytime the letter “G” is referencing “God” in any of their symbolism, the “G” actually represents the Deity of any religion and all gods.

The following public information was gathered from the 33-Degree Scottish Rite Website: http://www.srmason-sj.org Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc., 1733 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20009–3103.

“The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, as we know it today, had its origins on the continent of Europe. Its immediate predecessor, known as The Order of the Royal Secret, consisted of 25 Degrees under the Constitutions of 1762. Masonic tradition maintains that Lodges of this Rite, transmitted from Bordeaux in France through the West Indies to the American mainland, were established at New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1763; at Albany, New York, in 1767; at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1781–82; and at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1783.

The Grand Constitutions of 1786 provided for an extension of the Rite to thirty-three Degrees, governed in each country under a Supreme Council of the Thirty-third and Last Degree. Its provisions were cited in a Manifesto at Charleston that confirmed the first Supreme Council ever opened under these Grand Constitutions, on May 31, 1801, "by Brothers John Mitchell and Frederick Dalcho." All regular and recognized Supreme Councils and their Subordinate Bodies today are descended directly or collaterally from this Mother Supreme Council of the World.

THE NAME In announcing its establishment to the Masonic world in that Manifesto, dated December 4, 1802, the name was given as The Supreme Council of the Thirty-third Degree for the United States of America. The word Scotch appeared in connection with one of the early Supreme Council Degrees, and Scottish (sic) was included in the name of one of the detached Degrees conferred by The Supreme Council.

The name Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite first appeared in an 1804 agreement between the Supreme Council of France and the Grand Orient of France. Beginning with the administration of Grand Commander Albert Pike in 1859, it came into general use in the Southern Jurisdiction and elsewhere. Many Scottish Masons fled to France during political upheavals in the 17th and 18th centuries, at a time when the Degrees of the Rite were evolving in French Freemasonry. This has caused some to think mistakenly that the Rite originated in Scotland. Actually, however, a Supreme Council for Scotland was not established until 1846.

SOUTHERN JURISDICTION

The Grand Constitutions of 1786, in the earliest known text in the possession of John Mitchell and Frederick Dalcho, provided for two Supreme Councils in the United States. The Supreme Council at Charleston sent one of its Active Members to New York and authorized him to establish in 1813 a Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States of America. With this accomplished, The Supreme Council at Charleston in 1827 ceded to the Northern Supreme Council the 15 states north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi Rivers. The Southern Supreme Council retained jurisdiction over all other states and territories (at home and abroad) of the United States. see 13 and 33: The Freemason's Signature.

The Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction recognizes in its fraternal relations 40 Supreme Councils and four National Grand Lodges practicing the Rites that include the Scottish Rite, in different countries throughout the world. Each regular Supreme Council has declared its general adherence to those Grand Constitutions of 1762 and 1786, but each, being a sovereign Masonic Body, has made variations in its Statutes to meet its own particular needs. This is especially true as to the number of members composing a Supreme Council. Some have retained the original limitations of nine Active Members. In our Jurisdiction the number of Active Members is limited to 33. In other Jurisdictions larger or smaller limitations have been set. To maintain the spirit of international unity, the Mother Supreme Council participates in overseas conferences with other Supreme Councils.

INITIATION FEES The Supreme Council Statutes fix the sum of $100 as the minimum fee to be charged for the Degrees from the Fourth through the Thirty-second, with the approval of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy in the respective Orient. Special reductions are available to Masons ages 21 to 30.

 

HOUSE OF THE TEMPLE

This monumental building in the nation’s capital has been the headquarters of The Supreme Council since 1915. The Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia laid the cornerstone in 1911. Designed by the distinguished architect John Russell Pope, the building is an adaptation of the famous Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World." Destruction of the Trade Centers: Occult Symbolism Indicates Enemies Within Our Own Government

In this magnificent building there are impressive ceremonial rooms and office suites of the Sovereign Grand Commander, the Grand Executive Director, and the Scottish Rite Journal, as well as the Archives, Museums, and Library of The Supreme Council. Special display areas include the Cornerstone Hall of Freedom, the Hall of Scottish Rite Regalia, the Temple Architects Hall of Honor, the Pillars of Charity Alcove. It is not surprising then that the House of the Temple is of great interest to the many visitors who are shown through the building each weekday and, by special arrangement for groups, on weekends. More than $2 million was spent in 1915 to build and furnish this beautiful Temple. Today, it is valued at many millions more, and a continual program, funded by annual contributions inspired by a beautiful picture calendar received by all members, maintains and improves the House of Temple so that it meets modern needs while preserving its architectural heritage in pristine condition. Every two years the past converges with the present as The Supreme Council convenes in Biennial Session. The incomparable Temple Room, the stately Executive Chamber, and the many other rooms of the spacious Temple provide an extraordinary atmosphere for the Session’s important reports, celebrations, discussions, decisions, and actions.

 

HOUSE OF THE TEMPLE HISTORIC PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, INC, 1733 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20009–3103

 

This foundation, established under federal regulations as a public foundation, is authorized to take and hold under bequest, devise, gift, purchase or lease, either absolutely or in trust, any property, real or personal. Donations to the foundation will be used towards the maintenance and historic preservation of the House of the Temple, the priceless museum and the administrative headquarters of The Supreme Council, 33°. This historic landmark was designed by the famous American architect John Russell Pope and dedicated on October 18, 1915. The primary objective of the foundation is to preserve the House of the Temple as one of the greatest architectural wonders of Freemasonry.

The foundation has tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Therefore, contributions to the foundation under gifts and bequests are deductible for federal income tax purposes as well as for federal estates tax and state inheritance and gift tax purposes. Gifts and bequests should be designated as follows:

HOUSE OF THE TEMPLE HISTORIC PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, INC.

We invite correspondence with those who are interested in making donations to the foundation and who desire further information.

C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33°, President H. Douglas Lemons, 33°, Vice President William G. Sizemore, 33°, G.C., Secretary David Kruger, 33°, Assistant Secretary

Our foundation, established and incorporated under federal regulations as a public foundation for benevolent and educational purposes, is authorized to take and hold under bequest, devise, gift, purchase or lease, either absolutely or in trust, any property, real or personal. All foundation funds will be used in a way that will best advance the causes and principles for which the foundation was created. The main thrust of the foundation is providing support for the treatment of children with communication disorders, that is, aphasia, dyslexia, and a number of other related language and learning problems. Another objective is funding scholarships, especially in the area of childhood learning disorders and for doctoral work in the field of public school administration. To raise funds for its activities, the foundation encourages contributions, gifts, or bequests from those who wish to give to the causes it espouses.

The federal government has qualified the foundation as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization exempt from federal and state income tax. Therefore contributions to the foundation as gifts and bequests are deductible to the full extent of the law for federal income tax purposes as well as for federal estate tax and state inheritance and gift tax purposes. Gifts and bequests should be designated as follows:

HOW A MASON LODGE WORKS

Canadian Freemasonry website: http://www.scottishritemasons-can.org/masonry.htm

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest worldwide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs.

The organization of Freemasonry is based on a system of Grand Lodges, each sovereign within its own territory. There is no central authority governing all Grand Lodges. However, to be acknowledged by others, acceptable traditions, standards and practices must be maintained.

In Canada the governing bodies are called the Grand Lodge of "Province name" with one exception, Ontario. Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario is the official name for that Province due to history. Grand Lodges are under the leadership of a Grand Master. He presides over the Masons who belong to one or more of the lodges in that jurisdiction. Each of these lodges is under the direction of a Master.

What It Does

As a fraternity, Freemasonry provides an opportunity for men to meet and enjoy friendly companionship. In the spirit of helpfulness and brotherly love and guided by strict moral principles it encourages goodwill toward all mankind. Freemasonry is of a personal nature in its private ceremonies. Its ritual dramatizes a philosophy of life based on morality. It promotes self-improvement. The tools of operative masons are used to symbolize and teach the basic principles of brotherly love, charity and truth which Masons are encouraged to practice in their daily lives. Charity is a tangible way in which Masons help those whose circumstances in life fairly warrant it.

The fraternity does not conceal its existence, purpose, aims or principles. Masonic Halls bearing the lodge name and emblem are familiar sights in towns and cities throughout Canada. Many members proudly wear Masonic insignia on rings and pins.

Historical Background

Our traditions can be traced directly to the associations of operative masons. They were men of outstanding character and high ideals, who built the cathedrals, abbeys and castles of the Middle Ages.

With the decline of cathedral building in the 17th Century, many guilds of stonemasons called "Operative" masons, started to accept into their membership those who were not members of the masons’ craft and called them "Speculative" or "Accepted" masons.

It was in these groups, called lodges, comprised mainly of "Accepted" masons that Freemasonry, as we know it today, had its beginning.

In 1717, four such lodges, which had been meeting regularly in London, united to form the first Grand Lodge of England under the direction of a Grand Master. From that first Grand Lodge, Freemasonry has spread throughout the world. Today, some 150 Grand Lodges have a total membership of approximately four million Masons.

Membership

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members. However, anyone should feel free to approach any Mason to seek further information about the Craft.

Membership is for men, 21 years of age or older, who meet the qualifications and standards of character and reputation, who are of good moral character, and who believe in the existence of a Supreme Being.

A man who wants to join a lodge must be recommended by members of that lodge. He must understand that his character will be investigated. After approval by the members of that lodge, he will be accepted as an applicant for membership in Freemasonry.

The doors of Freemasonry are open to men who seek harmony with their fellow man, feel the need for self-improvement and wish to participate in making this world a better place in which to live.

Any man who becomes a Mason is taught a pattern for living – reverence, morality, kindness, honesty, dependability and compassion. He must be prepared to honour his country, uphold its laws and respect those in authority. He must be prepared to maintain honourable relations with others and be willing to share in Masonic activities.

To Be A Mason ... Ask A Mason

CHARITIES OF THE MASONIC LODGE http://www.aucklandmason.org.nz/Freemasonary.htm

Each year Masonic charity measures millions of dollars - almost all given voluntarily by members with virtually no call on the wider public. Over 90% of funds go to non-Masonic activities. Masonic Trusts and Funds give to an enormous range of worthy causes on a national as well as a local basis. Some of these are:

*Funding of medical research (Geriatrics and Pediatrics)

* Homes, hospitals and residences for the elderly.

* Disaster relief.

* Student scholarships at University, Polytechnic and Secondary levels.

* Help for needy families or individuals.

* Health equipment for invalids and the infirm.

* Emergency equipment for hospitals, ambulances, volunteer services, etc.

In addition, thousands of hours are given by Masons to visiting the sick, attending to Lodge widows, and other volunteer services to the community.

WHAT FREEMASONS WILL TELL YOU TO THROW YOU OFF TRACK (Such as posted on http://www.aucklandmason.org.nz/Freemasonary.htm

FREEMASONRY IS NOT A SECRET SOCIETY

There are many public sources of much information: from members, libraries, even the Internet. It has signs of recognition amongst members, which are regarded as private to the Craft.

FREEMASONRY IS NOT A RELIGION

Nor is it a substitute for religion. It has no theological doctrine, it offers no sacrament, and claims no specific view of salvation. It supports whatever faith a member may have. Membership is open to men of all religious beliefs but discussion of religion is not permitted at Masonic gatherings.

FREEMASONRY IS NOT AN INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY

The fact that many important and famous men have shared the philosophies of Freemasonry may have led critics to this belief.

FREEMASONRY IS NOT A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

Joining Freemasonry to network will result in great disappointment. Its emphasis on moral character distinguishes it from other organizations.

THE RITUALS OF FREEMASONRY ARE IMPRESSIVE AND DIGNIFIED

There is nothing embarrassing or demeaning in Masonic ceremonies. They are very old, traditional and purely symbolic of the Masonic beliefs in Justice, Brotherly Love and Truth. Nothing is asked of participants that violate their obligations to their faith, their country or the law.

Are all of these rituals and lodges just simply a fun FRATERNITY with a College Fraternity lean or could there be something more to FREEMASONRY than they are leading on? Should we forget about FREEMASONRY as being involved with any conspiracies or should we examine and investigate those who have been members of the MASONIC LODGE who have held positions of power and authority throughout the world as former or current MASONS?

The following information came from: http://www.freemasonry.bc.ca/textfiles/famous.html USA PRESIDENTS WHO WERE FREEMASONS James Monroe Andrew Jackson James Polk James Garfield James Buchanan Andrew Johnson William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt Howard Taft Warren Harding Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Gerald Ford see also United States Presidents and the Masonic Power Structure

BUSINESS AND POLITICAL LEADERS WHO WERE MASONS

John Jacob Astor, financier. W.M. Holland Lodge No.8 (1798) Thomas Bradley, mayor of Los Angeles Robert J. Dole, senator (Russell Lodge No. 177, Russell, Kansas) Medgar W. Evers, civil rights leader Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company Barry M. Goldwater, senator. (Arizona Lodge No. 2, Phoenix, May 12, 1931) Charles Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotel chain Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader. John H. Johnson, publisher Ebony and Jet Magazines J.C. Penny, department store founder Andre Citroen, founder Citroen Motor Car Co. Baron Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Initiated Oct. 24, 1802: Emulation Lodge No. 12, London Joel R. Poinsett, USA Secretary of War, Master: Solomon's Lodge No. 1, Charleston, introduced Freemasonry into Mexico, and the pointsetta to America Col. Harlan Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken Morris Sachs, Sachs 5th Ave. Carl B. Stokes, mayor of Cleveland Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's Restaurants Andrew Young, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia Whitney M. Young, director of National Urban League

The following information also came from: http://www.freemasonry.bc.ca/textfiles/famous.html

Abraham Lincoln was not a Freemason. He did apply for membership in Tyrian Lodge, Springfield, Ill., shortly after his nomination for the presidency in 1860 but withdrew the application because he felt that his applying for membership at that time might be construed as a political ruse to obtain votes. He advised the lodge that he would resubmit his application again when he returned from the presidency.

Lincoln never returned. On the death of the president, Tyrian Lodge adopted, on April 17, 1865, a resolution to say "that the decision of President Lincoln to postpone his application for the honours of Freemasonry, lest his motives be misconstrued, is the highest degree honourable to his memory."

Lyndon Johnson received his first degree on October 30, 1937. After receiving the degree he found that his congressional duties--he was elected in 1937--took so much time he was unable to pursue the masonic degrees.

Ronald Reagan has often been referred to as a Freemason. President Reagan is not a Freemason although he is an honourary member of the Imperial Council of the Shrine. President Reagan has on numerous occasions been involved in Shrine and masonic functions throughout his career.

The confusion as to his membership arises from a ceremony held in the Oval Office of the White House on February 11th, 1988, when a group of Freemasons presented President Reagan with a certificate of honour from the Grand Lodge of Washington, D.C., then he was made an Honourary Scottish Rite mason. The title of Freemason can only be conferred by a recognized Grand Lodge of Freemasons. In Reagan's case this was not done, probably because the ceremonies would have taken a full day to confer and the president's time was limited; therefore, President Reagan should only be referred to as a Shriner or Scottish Rite mason. The Shrine and Scottish Rite, in North America, are concordant bodies and cannot confer the title Freemason on any person.

George Bush has also on numerous occasions been referred to as a Freemason. The confusion as to President Bush being a member arises from the swearing in ceremonies at his inauguration. President Bush took his oath of office on the George Washington Bible which belongs to St. Johns Lodge in New York City. Because the Bible belonged to a Masonic Lodge many writers assumed he was a Freemason. The Bible was used at the request of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

This Bible was first used on April 30, 1789, by the Grand Master of the Masons in New York, to administer the oath of office to George Washington, the first president. Other presidents who took their oath of office with this Bible are Warren G. Harding, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter.

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