16th September 1994
You’re listening to The Hour of the Time. I’m William Cooper. Folks, don’t, don’t even dream of wandering away from your radio set tonight. For, as usual, I’m going to open your mind, explain a few things that you were not aware of and amaze many of you. Especially those of you who have not been listening to The Hour of the Time for very long.
Freemasons often try to present Masonry as a Judeo-Christian brotherhood, while in fact it is the oldest of religions, stemming from the ancient city of Babylon. It is the original pagan religion. We only have to turn to their own works, their own books, their own writings. In particular, to the highest Masons of the 32nd and 33rd degrees to discover the believes and tenets of this masonic religion. And make no mistake about it: It is a religion.
In Morals and Dogma , written in 1871 by Christopher Albert Pike — a book still considered a Masons daily guide for living — 33rd degree Freemason Albert Pike writes that Masonry is a search after light. Every Masonic lodge is a temple of religion and its teachings are instructions in religion.
Dr. Albert Mackey, also a 33rd degree Mason in his Textbook of Masonic Jurisprudence  affirms that Masonry is undoubtedly a religious institution. And in his Manual of the Lodge  he states, „as Masons we are taught never to commence any great or important undertaking without first invoking the blessing and protection of deity and this is because Masonry is a religious institution“.
To the unsuspecting Freemasonry will appear to be a Christian institution, for upon joining the lodge the initiate first finds the holy Bible placed upon the altar in many countries. Masonic publications suggest that Freemasonry is a Christian and patriotic institution. Nothing, I can assure you, could be further from the truth. For example The Inquirer, reading the brochure entitled „To a non Mason – You must seek Masonic membership“, you will find a referral to an medieval poem. The Regius Poem , which the text says „sets forth articles and 15 points and rules of behavior at church, teaching duties to god and church and country and inculcating brotherhood“.
So, there they state very clearly, that it is a church.
The non-initiate or the member of the lower degrees of Masonry will see confined in Masonry whatever he wishes it to be, and however, the truth is otherwise. As Freemason Robert Morris writes in Webb’s Monitor, „So broad is the religion of Masonry and so carefully are all sectarian tenets excluded from the system, that the Christian, the Jew and the Mohammedan, in all their numberless sects and divisions may and do harmoniously combine in its moral and intellectual work with the Buddhist, the Parsi, the Confucian and the worshiper of deity under every form“.
And Albert Pike in Morals and Dogma  reveals the real purpose of the placement of the Bible on the Masonic altar, listen very carefully as I quote, „The Bible is an indispensable part of the furniture of a Christian lodge. Only because it is the sacred book of the Christian religion, the Hebrew Pentateuch in a Hebrew lodge and the Koran in a Mohammedan one belong on the altar“. So the Bible is a peace of furniture only placed upon the altar where the Christian religion is predominantly practiced. In a community where the Jewish religion prevails you’ll find the Pentateuch and in a nation where they follow the prophet Mohamed you will find the Koran on the altar.
Unlike Christianity Freemasonry does not offer humanity one saving universal creed. Instead, says 32nd degree Freemason Dr. J.D. Buck in his book entitled „Mystic Masonry“ , printed in 1925, Masonry is a „universal science“ and „a worldwide religion and owes allegiance to no one creed and can adopt no such sectarian dogmas as such without seizing thereby to be Masonic. Masonry is the universal religion, only because and only so long as it embraces all religions“.
According to 33rd degree Mason Delmar Duane Darrah, in his book entitled „History and Evolution of Freemasonry“ , printed in 1954, Masonry publicly tailors itself to the prevailing faith or moral system of the nation within which it operates“. Like any good conman he adapts his personality to the situation and to the people around him. The original plan of Freemasonry he states, „was intended to give to the world a thoroughly tolerant institution and the recognized book to be used was that volume which was accepted as the basis of the religious belief of the country or nation wherein Masonry might propagate“, admitting the delusion, the deception.
While Darrah states that Masonry „tells no man how he should worship God but leaves the method to his own selection“, he also insists that Masonry transcends the particular faiths of its members. And I quote again: „Those early symbols of Masonry conceived a system of moral religion and whose shrine all men might worship. The Christian, the Catholic, the Protestant, the Confucian, the Buddhist, the Mohammedan as well as all others who are willing to acknowledge a supreme being. Thus, there have evolved a religious society which has been charitable enough to recognize good, whether it be found in the Bible or the Koran or in the Moral Code of those who have sought the higher things of life“.
Now, make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen, I am not judging these things, I am merely revealing them to you. Remember the admonishment „Judge not lest ye shall be judged“. I hate deception. And I expose deception, I expose lies, I expose manipulations and I expose those who perpetrate these things. That is the purpose of this broadcast.
Now, at this point, i think its appropriate that we should ask ourselves: What God accepts the worship of adherents of all religions? Certainly not the God of the Bible and if you know anything about the Islamic faith you know its certainly not the God of the Koran. And if you have ever visited a Jewish synagogue you know very well that their God is jealous God, a demanding God, and it is certainly not the God of the Jews. So what God is this? And when Christians in Freemasonry are confronted with the syncretic universal claims of Masonry, such as those I have just presented, some justify their affiliation by saying their membership gives them the opportunity to witness for Jesus Christ in the Lodge.
I have myself witnessed them propounding this excuse on many, many occasions. And it is one of the greatest lies that they ever tell. For it is not true at all. You see, the doctrine of Freemasonry strictly forbids Christian witness within the Lodge. In fact, in every lodge that I have investigated it is forbidden to even name Jesus Christ. It is forbidden to refer to him. And a Pastor that I know, with membership in the lodge, was asked to give a prayer and ended the prayer with „in Jesus name we pray“. He was drawn aside by the master and admonished never to do it again.
For this claim, that they join the lodge to witness for Jesus Christ is a lie. Dr. Mackey, one of the most famous freemasonic historians, a prolific writer, in his „Lexicon of Freemasonry“ , makes this prohibition explicit. „The religion then of Masonry is pure theism on which its different members engraft their peculiar opinions, but they are not permitted to introduce them into the lodge or to connect their truth or falsehood with the truth of Masonry… A Christian Mason is not permitted to introduce his own peculiar opinions with regard to Christ’s mediatorial office into the Lodge“.
I have admonished you on many occasions. If you want to learn about your enemies, or your friends, for that matter, don’t read what someone else writes about them. Read what they write about themselves. For that is the only way that you will ever find the truth. And even then you must sometimes wade through layers of deception and symbology. In fact, in regards to the Masonic lodge a Christian upon pain of death is not even permitted to pray in the name of Jesus Christ inside the Masonic temple.
According to Edmond Ronayne, a master mason who authored the „Masonic Handbook“  and who later renounced Masonry, he said, „whenever a minister prays the name of Christ in any of our assemblies you must always hold yourself in readiness if called upon to cut his throat from ear to ear, pull out his tongue by the roots and bury his body at the bottom of some lake or pond“.
Since this truth has been exposed the Masonic Handbook has been revised, deleting this and other incriminating evidence. And because of this, as I and others reveal the secrets behind the lodge door you must go to the oldest writings of Freemasonry in order to find what they are now deleting from their writings.
Reverend Jim Shaw, a 33rd degree member who renounced Freemasonry after becoming a Christian, tells of a pastor initiated into the first degree of Masonry who was asked to pray at a Masonic gathering. This pastor, in ignorance, closed his prayer in the name of Jesus, and Shaw reproached that the pastor was later taken aside and gently reprimanded with these words: „We don’t want to offend our brothers who are of other faith by ending our prayers in Jesus‘ name. From now on, end your prayers „in thy name, amen“, or use an abrupt „amen““.
Masonic authorities insist that the name Jesus Christ is not to be uttered in the Masonic temple. If the Christian Mason does make a slip of the tongue his anti-Christian programming will begin.
Now, you know me, folks, I care not upon which altar any American worships. For I am a true Constitutionalist and I believe that we must all have the freedom of religion of our choice so that I may have mine.
It is a logical conclusion from all of this that if the founder of Christianity can not be mentioned in a Masonic Lodge, Freemasonry cannot be a Christian institution. The claim is to the contrary not withstanding. Indeed Dr. Mackey confirms this in his Encyclopedia Freemasonry , „Freemasonry is not Christianity“, he states, and I quote again, „its religion is that general one of nature and primitive revelation handed down to us from some ancient and patriarchal priesthood – in which all men may agree and in which would no men can differ“.
And I beg to differ with him. So if Freemasonry does not worship Christ as the Son of God and the Saviour, what God, if any, does it worship and what kind of religion is it? For they have stated in their own words, they have made it clear, that it is a religion and it is a church. And there is a deity. Again, the Masons provide the answer. Very clearly. They refer to God as the Great Architect of the Universe. A God who has a passion for humanity. Now, if you know anything about building, you know an architect creates nothing. He takes what has already been created and he builds from it. So their God is not the God of the Bible, the God of the Mohammedans, the God of the Jews, the God who created the universe, the heavens and the earth, but instead the God, who is a personification of humanity.
Dr. J.D. Buck, in „Mystic Masonry“ , states, that „the only personal God Freemasonry accepts is humanity in total. God, the Great Architect of the Universe, personifies himself through man. Humanity, therefore, is the only personal God there is“. Now, understanding that, you may begin to understand what has been happening to the United States of America.
Freemason and Past Grand Master Daniel Sickles elaborates in his book, entitled „Ahiman Rezon“ , and I quote from his book, „if we with suitable true devotion maintain our Masonic profession, our faith will become a beam of light and bring us to those blessed mansions where we shall be eternally happy with God, the Great Architect of the Universe“.
Likewise, says Dr. Mackey in his Lexicon of Freemasonry , „a Mason who lives in strict obedience to the obligations and precepts of the fraternity is free from sin“. Now, to a Christian, the Masonic equation of God with humanity recalls the lie of the serpent of the Garden of Eden, when the serpent told Adam and Eve, „Ye shall be as Gods!“, Genesis 3:5. As we know, humanity again attempted to become like God at Babylon after the Great Flood, whence Mystery Babylon was born, Freemasonry and the other secret societies, the fraternities, the brotherhood, whatever you wish to call them, the Order, the Illuminati, or merely the modern equivalent of Mystery Babylon. Freemasonry has adopted the belief of Mystery Babylon that God and man are the same.
And if as they believe, the Master Mason is the temple, then man has proclaimed himself God in the temple already. I revealed to you during my series of Mystery Babylon, ladies and gentlemen, that the number of the man, 666, is the number of the illumined man. The man who has been through the three degrees in six acts, the man who will rule in the New World Order, the priesthood, the adepts of Mystery Babylon, whether you believe it or not, makes no difference. If they believe it and they have the power it will affect you and so you had better understand it.
Freemasonry, folks, is also a religion of works, for it teaches that man can obtain his salvation outside of the mediatorial work of Jesus Christ. This is plainly contrary to the teaching expressed by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:8-9. And I quote:
„For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.“
Symbolic representation of the religion of „works“ of the Masons is found in the most prominent emblem of Universal Freemasonry: the Square and the Compass.
And these two are so widely recognized as the symbol of Freemasonry that they are used to communicate membership to others. Such as, when Lt. James Bo Gritz stands before an audience and refers to the time when he raised his arm to the square. When he makes this statement, he is identifying himself to the other Freemasons who may be in the room or in the audience or in the hall, as himself a Freemason.
Another method is to stand with the heels together at a 90° angle, straight and tall in a room, and the other Freemasons in this room who sees the feet arranged in the corner of a square immediately recognize that person as a brother of the order.
The Square an Compass represent the tools used to create the heavens and the earth by the Masonic Great Architect of the Universe. In America, the letter „G“ in the center of the square and compass is said to represent God. Thats what they tell us, anyway. The emblem of English Freemasonry, however, more powerfully illustrates the Masonic God in the religion of works. In the center of their Square and Compass, they are having an arm, holding a hammer in its hand, curved in the shape of a Sickle, and you may notice that that is the same emblem of the old Soviet Union. The curvature of the arm and the position of the hammer shape the letter G to represent God.
The next time you see a flag of the Soviet Union you will see that the Hammer and the Sickle were arranged as to shape the letter G. This emblem of English Freemasonry displays the Masons God as “man at work” building his temple in heaven.
French Freemasonry displays the same symbology as American and English Freemasonry. In 1877 declaring that „There is no God but humanity“, French Masons incorporated the Hammer and Sickle as their symbol. However, the French Masons reversed their design so that it is shaped like the letter G backwards, which in masonic symbology means the negation of God, or the declaration of atheism. And in the esoteric meaning the letter G stands for „Gnostic“, Gnostic, for the truth of their religion, ladies and gentlemen, is this metaphor.
Man was held prisoner in the Garden of Eden in the bonds, the chains of ignorance by an unjust an vindictive God. A terrible God. Man was freed from the bonds of ignorance by Satan, acting as the agent of Lucifer, when he endowed upon men the gift of intellect. With the use of this intellect, man will become God. It is the old promise in the Garden of Eden, that God said „You shall not eat of the fruit of tree of knowledge lest ye shall surely die“. Satan said, „God lied. He doesn’t want you to know that you yourself can be as Gods and he holds this from you. If you eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you shall know the difference between good and evil and ye shall become as Gods and ye shall not surely die.“ That is what is at the heart and soul of this.
What deity accepts the worship of “good works” from the Egyptian, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Confucian, Mohammedan, Mormon, Voodooist, Christian Scientist, Spiritist or adherent to any other religion? Certainly not the God of the Holy Bible or the Koran or the Torah.
So, obviously Freemasonry is a religion, but not one compatible with Christianity. Christians are obliged to have no part of it. The followers of the Nation of Islam are obliged to have no part of it and a [inaudible] Jew is obliged to have no part of it. Yet deceived people of all faiths remain in the lodge for two reasons:
1. Either they are not diligent students of whatever Holy Word they follow, which forbids fellowship in false religions, or
2. They have not been exposed to the truth of Masonry as revealed in masonic books.
The Freemasons trace their spiritual ancestry all the way back to Nimrod, whom Genesis identifies as the founder of the Kingdom of Babylon (Genesis 10:10). The Masons see in the destruction of the tower of Babel the destruction of ancient Freemasonry. The scattering of the college.
So too in their writings and rituals they see Solomon’s Temple as symbolic of their rebirth in progress. Likewise their rites and symbols contain many, many pagan elements, reminiscent of Babylonian mystery religions.
Dr. Mackey, in the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry , quotes the York Manuscript No. 1, which contains old charges of Freemasonry on parchment, dated in the year 1560. Written in doggerel, the York Manuscript locates Masonry’s origins at Babylon, „At ye makeing of ye Toure of Babell there was Masonrie first much esteemed of, and the King of Babilon yt was called Nimrod was A Mason himselfe and loved well Masons“.
Mackey also cites the Cooke Manuscript, which is sometimes called „The Legend of the Craft“. It is the second oldest masonic manuscript, dated at the time of its discovery 1450, but is believed to have been penned in 1420.
Also written in doggerel, it repeats the claim of the York Manuscript, and I quote, „and this same Nembroth began the tower of babilon and he taught to his werkemen the craft of Masonrie, and he had with him many Masons more than forty thousand. And he loved an cherished them well“.
Mackey explains the significance and uses of this texts in Freemasonry:
„The old instructions speak of the lofty tower of Babel as the place where language was confounded and Freemasonry lost… So, when the neophyte, being asked ‚whence he comes and whither he is travelling‘, he replies ‚from the lofty tower of Babel, where language was confounded and Masonry lost. To the threshing-floor of Oman the Jebusite [where Solomon’s Temple was later built], where language was restored and Freemasonry found“.
Of course it can be found in shorter versions. When I was in Salt Lake City speaking at Preparedness Expo, Lindsey Williams approached me, shook my hand, said he had heard my talk and asked me if I was a traveling man. I said, „What do you mean?“ and he says „Do you travel?“ I said, „Can you elaborate a little bit?“. He says, „Have you ever been to the east?“ I said, “I understand what you are talking about and I am not a member of your brotherhood.” He gave me one each of his books so I gave him my book. He told me if I ever needed any help I should let him know. And I told him I surely would, he not realising that he had already helped me extensively. And now, by revealing this to you, I am helping you.
That King Salomon’s Temple is of extraordinary importance to Masons is confirmed by numerous Masonic texts. The Masonic Library asserts, „Solomon’s Temple is one of the most sublime symbols in the order of Freemasonry.“ And Mackey concurs, stating, „Tradition informs us that Masonic Lodges where originally dedicated to King Solomon, because he was our first Most Excellent Grand Master“.
While Masons borrow the image of Solomon’s Temple from the Jews (and put it to their own use as we shall shortly see), they also cite another source of Jewish inspiration, which actually derives from Babylon, which the Jews brought out of their captivity: the Cabala.
According to the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry , the Masonic Lodge drew much of its initial inspiration from the Cabala, The rabbinical book of concealed mystery which Mackey acknowledges, is a development of Persian Zoroastrianism. The Cabala is an apostate, occult form of Judaism, it is not Judaism, it is not orthodox Judaism, but an ancient esoteric tradition which the Jewish rabbis acquired while in captivity at Babylon.
Mackey remarks on its use: „Much use is made of it in the advanced degrees, and entire rites has been constructed on its principles. Hence it demands a place in any general work on Freemasonry“.
In fact, folks, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is called the Jewish Rite, not because it was founded by the Jews, but because the Masons derived its doctrine from the Cabala. Moreover, the ritual in the Blue Lodge, or the first three degrees in Masonry, centers around the allegory of building Solomon’s Temple.
Masonry, you see, imbibed dualistic, eastern mysticism through the Cabala. But while the Jews may have looked forward to the literal rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple as a restoration of their religion, Freemasonry imported from Rosicrucianism and the Knights Templar allegorical speculations on Solomon’s Temple. Solomon’s Temple was used symbolically in Masonic initiation ritual to signify the spiritual rebuilding or restoration on high of the Tower of Babel. And Mackey explains:
„If the tower of Babel represents the profane world of ignorance and darkness and the threshing-floor of Oman the Jebusite is the symbol of Freemasonry, because the Solomonic Temple, of which it was the site, is the prototype of the spiritual temple, which Freemasons are erecting, then we can readily understand how Freemasonry and the true use of language is lost in one and recovered in the other, and how the progress of the candidate in his initiation may properly be compared to the progress of truth from the confusion and ignorance of the Babel builders to the perfection and illumination of the temple builders, which Temple builders all Freemasons are“.
Mackey further states that “Each lodge is and must be a symbol of the Jewish temple; each Master in the chair representing the Jewish king; and every Freemason a personation of the Jewish Workman.”
Masons, however, are far from equating Solomon and his temple with any historical, Biblical reality. In fact, that King Solomon signifies to Masons the sun god. The sun god is revealed in Wagner’s ‚An Interpretation of Freemasonry‘  where he explains how the Masonic meaning of the name Solomon differs from any Biblical understanding:
„This name Solomon is not the Israelitish king. It is the name in form, but different in its meaning. It is a substitute which is “externally”, or exoterically, like the royal name. This name is a composite, Sol-Om-On, the names of the sun in Latin, Indian and Egyptian, and is designed to show the unity of several god-ideas in the ancient religions, as well as with those of Freemasonry. It is a glyph, which indicates the unity of the god-ideas of these various cults, a coordination of their deities and expresses the Masonic idea of the “unity of god” as it was conceived of in these religions“.
Wagner’s analysis, ladies and gentlemen, is supported by Masonic literature. Dr. Mackey in Manual of the Lodge  confirms the masonic preoccupation with an orientation to the sun:
„The orientation of the lodges or their position east and west is derived from the universal custom of antiquity… The primitive reason for this custom undoubtedly is to be found in the early prevalence of sun-worship… Freemasonry retaining in its symbolism the typical reference of the lodge to the world an constantly to sun in his apparent diurnal revolution, imperatively requires when it can be done that the lodge should be situated due east and west, so that every ceremony shall remind the Mason of the progress of that luminary“.
The sun in Freemasonry is the symbol of Lucifer, their true god.
As rites developed in the masonic religion of “works”, Masons where taught that if they advanced through the various degrees, they were symbollicly climbing “Jacobs Ladder” to the Celestial Lodge on high. The thousand points of light working behind the veil of secrecy to bring about the new world.
Again Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry  explains the connection between the Masonic corruption of a Biblical image and the ancient mystery religions:
„As to the modern Masonic symbolism of the ladder, it is a symbol of progress, such as it is in all the old initiations. Its three principles rounds, representing Faith, Hope and Charity, present us with the means of advancing from earth to heaven, from death to life – from the mortal to immortality. Hence its foot is placed on the ground floor of the Lodge, which is typical of the world, and its top rests on the covering of the Lodge, which is symbolic of heaven. It is the promise of Lucifer.
The similarities between Masonry and the ancient mystery religions are of course many as you beginning to see. One example can be seen in the pattern of initiation in the lodge, which retraces the pattern of initiation into a mystery religion. As Freemasons are well aware, for indeed it is a mystery religion. The Babylonian mystery religion, and they conducted their initiations underground, at night, in the dark and usually in what was known as a tomb or a crypt. Freemasons Pierson and Mackey in Traditions of Freemasonry  and Symbolism of Freemasonry  respectively, reveal how Freemasonry draws upon and reenacts the ancient customs:
„In every country under heaven the initiations, i.e. into the mysteries, where performed in caverns, in a natural, or artificial.”
Darkness like death, is the symbol of initiation. It was for this reason that all the ancient initiations where performed at night. The celebration of the mysteries was always nocturnal. The same custom prevails in Freemasonry and the explanation is the same“.
Likewise, the structure and customs of the lodge imitate the ancient mystery religions. As Freemason Daniel Sickels in General Ahiman Rezon  reports, „Lodge meetings at the present day are usually held in upper chambers … [because] … before the erection of temples the celestial bodies was worshiped on hills and the terrestrial ones in Valleys“.
It is an established fact of ancient pagan religions that where mountains were plentiful, pagans worshiped the sun on mountain peaks. Where there were not mountains, they built pyramids. In Mesopotamia these pyramids were called ziggurats. As archaeologists and Biblical scholars confirm, the ziggurat was called by the pagans, “mountain peak, hill of heaven, mountain of God or high place”.
The difference between the god of the Israelites and the god of the Masons are obvious and instructive. First, although the Israelites some-times fell into idolatry, the God of the Israelites was never identified or confused with created nature, e.g., the sun. Second, Almighty God never spoke from secret. God, speaking through the prophet Isaiah, in Isaiah 45:19, says this and listen carefully:
„I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.“
Tonights broadcast, ladies and gentlemen, is taken from several books, from several references. One of the newest, however, which you should obtain if you can, and we are going to try to procure this book, because it is one of the best that I have seen, besides my own research, entitled Scarlet and the Beast – A History of the War between English and French Freemasonry . It was written by John Daniel, comes in three volumes, this is volume one, has 882 pages. If I am successful in obtaining these books for resale we will make them available to you on The Hour of the Time. And we will, as always, continue your education into those who are destroying this nation and the other nations of the world to create their earthly, utopian return to the Golden Age, as they call it. The age of the dominance of Babylon. A return of the old gods and the old pagan religions, to be ruled by the man whose number is 666, the illumined man. He, who has undergone the three degrees in six acts, who believes that he above all others, possesses the only truly mature mind and is capable of ruling the cattle, sheperding the flock, the sheep, you, dear listeners.
Good night, and God bless each and every one of you. And God save this republic.
 Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike
 A Textbook of Masonic Jurisprudence, by Dr. Albert Mackey 
 A Manual of the Lodge, by Dr. Albert Mackey 
 The Regius Poem
 Mystic Masonry, by Dr. J.D. Buck 
 History and Evolution of Freemasonry, by Delmar Duane Darrah 
 A Lexicon of Freemasonry, by Dr. Albert Mackey 
 Handbook of Freemasonry, by Edmond Ronayne 
 Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, by Dr. Albert Mackey 
 Ahiman Rezon, by Daniel Sickles 
 An Interpretation of Freemasonry, by Martin L. Wagner 
 Traditions of Freemasonry, by Azariah Pierson 
 Symbolism of Freemasonry, by Albert Mackey 
 Scarlet and the Beast – A History of the War between English and French Freemasonry, by John Daniels