The Mystics, The Masons and Dallas Theological Seminary

by James Whisler

It must first be brought to the reader’s attention that the mystery religions, including Freemasonry have employed symbolism as a form of communication. The hidden understanding of symbols was a necessary part of initiation into the mysteries. This has been going on for thousands of years and is still in existence today, with the common masses never catching on. The Masonic Master Reference Bible states “ Freemasonry has been defined as a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.”[i]

The greatly honored 33rd degree Freemason and Luciferian Albert Pike wrote:

Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be mislead; to conceal the Truth, which it calls light, and draw them away from it.” [ii]

Dallas Theological Seminary is no stranger to this symbolism. I contacted DTS about their logo and asked them what it symbolized. Their exact response is reproduced below:

The Dallas Seminary logo features a three part flame symbolizing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit illuminating the Scriptures which are shown in two parts indicating both Testaments. Thanks for the inquiry.

Keith Yates,

Creative Director, Dallas Seminary

I don’t believe the Lord wants us symbolizing the Trinity in art. Acts 17:29 says “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.” In studying DTS, however, I have come to the conclusion that it means something far different. Bear in mind that Satan has a counterfeit trinity.



I believe and intend to prove that the flame represents illumination of the ancient mystery religions for the initiates only and the books represent the ancient poisonous Alexandrian manuscripts, also written by initiates. All the modern bible versions are based on these manuscripts and without them the dispensationalists could not teach their doctrines (see Dispensationalism and the King James Bible ). I would hope that reader does not jump to any conclusions, but lets the evidence speak for itself.

The three-fold flame, which is a symbol popular with the Luciferians and new agers today (symbolizing a false trinity), is attributed to the occultist and Rosicrucian Saint Germain who lived about three centuries ago.



"The Christ flame within the heart embodies the same qualities of love, wisdom, and power that manifest in the heart of the Almighty, in the heart of your I AM Presence, and in the heart of your Christ Self. Right within your own body temple are three fiery plumes of the Holy Spirit-pink, yellow, and blue pulsations of living flame. Thus the heavenly Trinity gains expression in the world of material form. And the energies of Father (blue), Son (yellow), and Holy Spirit (pink) are resplendent in the heart of man. Also corresponding with the trinity of body, mind, and soul, the threefold flame supplies man's needs for power to run the body (the faith and goodwill of the divine intent); wisdom to nourish the mind (illumination and the right use of the knowledge of the Law); and love to fulfill the destiny of the soul in conscious outer manifestation (a just and merciful compassion that is always rewarded by individual creative fulfillment)"


picture and comments above taken from a new age site called The Summit Lighthouse)

Now as far as the area they selected for their mystery school,the Dallas area is sacred to Freemasonry because of its location. It is near the 33rd parallel of the 33rd degree of latitude. The number 33 is reverenced by Masons.( Lucifer took 33% of the angels when he left heaven. There are 33 degrees of initiation in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The number is integral to their sacred geometry.) The founding Scottish Rite Masonic temple in America is located in Charleston, South Carolina, which is on the 33rd degree of latitude. Initiates in the Mysteries believe they can harness spiritual energies and receive an occultic blessing on their labors by carrying them out on their sacred grounds. Is it any coincidence that Tim Lahaye set up his Pretrib Rapture Research Center in Washington D.C., a city designed by Freemasons with the streets forming Masonic symbols. LaHaye was located in a plaza, on a street named after Pierre Charles L’enfant, the Mason who designed the city. This street forms one leg of the Masonic compass, an area believed by the Luciferians to hold strong occultic energies. By another coincidence, LaHaye, moved his research center to the Dallas area. Wouldn’t you agree that he is receiving some kind of spiritual blessing on the sales of his latest books? Do you believe this blessing is from God?



The picture above on the left is the cover of the recent book (1999) by Tim LaHaye called The Power of the Cross. The one on the right is a centuries old Masonic symbol and can be seen on an official site of the Knights Templars at http://www.korrnet.org/f&am;/kt.htm

Some might mistake it for a Christian symbol, but Masonic author Ray Denslow reveals its true meaning:


"The Cross and Crown may be said to be confined almost exclusively to the historical degrees in Masonry as exemplified in the various orders of knighthood of York and Scottish rites. In Gaul we find the cross to have been a solar symbol when it had equal arms and angles; to the Phoenicians it was an instrument of sacrifice to their God, Baal; and to the Egyptians, the crux ansata was his symbol of eternal life." (Ray V. Denslow, Masonic Portraits, Transactions of ths Missouri Lodge of Research, vol. #29, p.7---emphasis in the original)


Masonic authority Albert Pike also wrote of the meaning of the above symbol in his book Morals and Dogma, explaining that it has a sexual connotation to it as well[iii]. (Why is this symbol on a 'Christian' book cover ?).



(Thanks to Gary and Lisa of Liberty to the Captives for alerting me to the following on the LaHaye Bible)


Dealey Plaza, named after 33rd degree Freemason George Bannerman Dealey, was the site of the first Masonic Temple in Dallas; of course the Dealeys were associated with it.[iv] George used his newspaper the Dallas Morning News, and his contacts within the paper industry to promote Scofield and his teachings and to screen out information that would embarrass the man. This is standard operating procedure with the powermongers behind the scenes, and happens everyday. Luciferians place their people in key positions in the media and are then able to promote their men in key positions in politics and religion, which promote certain policies and doctrines in order to direct public opinion. Illuminist newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst used his resources to introduce 33rd degree Freemason Billy Graham to the world.[v] Biographical researcher Canfield penned the following example in relation to Scofield’s death:

“On Sunday, November 27, 1921, the whole day was given over to memorial services for Scofield at the First Church in Dallas. The Dallas Morning News, next day, devoted five columns on its page 7 to reporting the affair. Looking at the report of the day, one gets an impression that some tributes dripped with gooey syrup, if they had any truth in them.”[vi]

One of Scofield’s students, Dr. W. Irving Carroll gave the eulogy at his funeral. In regards to Scofield’s work, he stated:

He was the greatest bible expositor of his generation and there have been none to equal him in clarity of thought nor brevity of thought of any generation. I am saying this, not in fulsome flattery of the man’s life, but simply in recognition of a great fact. I say again that no man ever had a deeper insight into the revealed truth of Scriptures nor a broader grasp.” [vii]

But was Scofield the greatest bible expositor of his generation? Did he really know what he was talking about? Once again Canfield shines some light. In an analysis of a statement made by Scofield to the effect that Charles Finney and Charles Spurgeon preached the same doctrine, Canfield remarked “His assertion that Spurgeon and Finney preached the same message is incorrect. The views of the two men were so far apart that reconciliation is impossible. The statement is another suggestion that Scofield’s knowledge was superficial and his expressed views suited to occasion and congregation.”[viii] After reading Canfield’s excellent biography about the man and finding out about all his scandals which his associates helped cover up, I would be hard pressed to say he was anything more than a confidence man employed to promote a false teaching.

Quite possibly the biggest momentum builder to the dispensationalist movement was the Scofield Reference Bible. It has even been suggested that dispensationalism might have died out if not for the timely introduction of this Reference Bible. In preparation for writing his bible, Scofield felt some strange need to travel to the British Isle for ‘research’. What he was really doing was going to get instructions from the controversial scholars B.F. Westcott and F.J.A. Hort. There is much evidence out there documenting how these two bible scholars were deeply involved into occultic societies and mystery religions including Roman Catholicism. Scofield gratefully acknowledged the help of Hort and Westcott in the introduction of his 1909 Scofield Reference Bible. These two men are responsible for translating the corrupted Alexandrian manuscripts Sianaticus and Vaticanus into the Revised Version of the Bible in 1881.

Scofield wanted to use the Revised Version for his reference bible but in the climate of the times, the KJV was much more popular and respected (oh the times they are a changing), so he knew his reference work would not sell as well if coupled with the RV. But the King James Version is highly incompatible with the dispensationalist doctrines. In order to correct this problem, he inserted footnotes in crucial areas where the KJV disagreed with the RV and the Alexandrian manuscripts. Each footnote “corrected” the KJV text to comply with the corrupted manuscripts.

DTS has inherited his contempt for the KJV. A thorough examination of DTS shows that the only King James Bible they really tolerate is the one doctored up by Dr. Scofield. They have since come out with new Scofield Reference Bibles in NIV (1984), NASB (1988) and NKJV (1989). The DTS Doctrinal Statement, which all faculty must affirm to each year, contains all the basic elements of dispensationalism (a pretrib rapture, a separation between Israel and the Church, a seven year tribulation, etc.). Consequently, every student attending is automatically taught these doctrines, as well as their contempt for the KJV. Therefore, a majority of the books and articles they produce will include these same heretical teachings. Article 2 of their Doctrinal Statement is posted below. Notice that the first sentence is remarkably similar to I John 5:7 in the KJV, but they refuse to use that verse, which is probably the best verse in the whole bible, to defend the trinity because it is not in their corrupted bible versions.

DTS Mission and Doctrinal Statement

Article 2:The Godhead

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience (Matt. 28:18­19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3­4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1­3; Rev. 1:4­6).

Daniel B. Wallace, Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at DTS, has written several articles attacking the KJV and defending Westcott, Hort, the new bible versions and their underlying manuscripts . I have found his arguments, like some others who share his viewpoints, to be largely superficial and not altogether honest. Let’s look at a few of his statements:

To date, only a handful of Greek MSS have been discovered which have the Trinitarian formula in 1 John 5:7-8, though none of them is demonstrably earlier than the sixteenth century.[ix]

A more truthful and specific rebuttal by James Melton:

I John 5:7 is also found in Codex Ravianus, and in the margins of 88 and 629. It is also found in Old Latin manuscripts r and Speculum. It was quoted by Cyprian around A.D. 250, and two Spanish Bishops quoted it in the fourth century (Priscillkian and Idacius Clarus). Several African writers quote it in the fifth century, and Cassiodorus quotes it in the sixth century in Italy.[x]

Dr. Wallace seems to have a double standard as well. At one point, to place doubt on the Greek manuscripts behind the King James Bible, he attacks their author Erasmus:

“…the Greek text which stands behind the King James Bible is demonstrably inferior in certain places. The man who edited the text was a humanist named Erasmus. He was under pressure to get it to the press as soon as possible since (a) no edition of the Greek New Testament had yet been published, and (b) he had heard that some monks were just about to publish their edition of the Greek New Testament and he was in a race to beat them. Consequently, his edition has been called the most poorly edited volume in all of literature!”[xi]

However, when it comes to his heroes behind his preferred bible versions, he states:

“Ever since WH's text and the RV were published, a vitriolic counter-attack has come from KJV circles. We are not here interested in the debate about the English translation per se; our concern is over the textual basis, the MSS behind the translation. The attack has taken several forms, including denial of WH's major points, villification of these early MSS, or villification of the scholars who embrace them.”[xii]

There are many other slanted arguments found in Professor Wallace’s essays which I should like to refute when I find the time. Suffice it to say that Daniel B. Wallace is just one of many wolves in sheep’s clothing to be found at Dallas Theological Seminary. Some of their more famous alumni and faculty include:

Chuck Swindoll - author and current president

Dr. Tony Evans - author, founder of Oak Cliff Bible College

J. Dwight Pentecost - author of Things to Come and other theological & eschatological books

Hal Lindsey - author of The Late Great Planet Earth and many other endtime books

J. Vernon McGee - host of Thru the Bible radio program, deceased

Jim Rayburn - founder of Young Life, deceased

Charles Ryrie - author, compiled the Ryrie NIV Study Bible

Ken Taylor - translator of The Living Bible

John Walvoord - former president, author of several theological & eschatological books

Joseph Stowell - president of Moody Bible Institute

Their own published statistics boast of their power and influence in the Christian world. Read below:

Of our more than 9,000 living alumni serving in ministry worldwide:

· 96 serve as presidents of schools

· 31 are deans of schools

· 427 are faculty members at Bible schools, colleges, and seminaries

· 2,502 are pastors or assistant pastors

· 508 are missionaries around the world

· 832 are staff members of parachurch organizations

· 380 have retired from full-time ministry

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· A total of 78 percent of our graduates serve in education, churches, and parachurch organizations.

DTS Alumni are ministering in all 50 of the United States and 90 countries worldwide. They serve in 62 different denominations, have established 27 international seminaries and Bible institutes, and have written thousands of books and articles.

Chances are that if you are a dispensationalist, you were influenced either directly or indirectly from this one institution. Don’t believe me? Check your own library for their material and then ask your pastor if you can look through his. Hal Lindsey’s books alone have sold over 36 million copies. Many pastors have his books on their shelves for eschatological reference books. Dave MacPherson documents in his book The Three R’s: Rapture, Revisionism and Robbery that Hal Lindsey plagiarized writings from one of his professors to come up with his Late Great Planet Earth. And Texe Marrs contends that he (Lindsey), among many other “Christian” writers, employs ghost writers. So when he isn’t stealing the work, he’s buying it. Would it interest you to know that Lindsey, this champion of the any moment rapture, maintains a hideaway bunker with storable foods and supplies? And what of Lindsey’s Catholic connections? Biblical Discernment Ministries had this to say:

“Lindsey has even taken up with Roman Catholics: A regular guest and commentator on Lindsey's radio program is John Gizzy. Lindsey calls him "Mr. Conservative" and a brother-in-Christ. In late-1994, Gizzy handled the call-in portion of the show for three weeks while Hal was on vacation in Italy. Gizzy is a Roman Catholic.”[xiii]

None of these pretrib writers are going without, I assure you. Pretrib prophecy book sales is a lucrative business. Ask Tim LaHaye about his successful Left Behind series. He was so overjoyed with the good news of dispensationalism that he raptured the Pope and Mother Theresa in the first two books of the series, respectively. Is this an unofficial endorsement of Roman Catholicism from a ‘protestant’? And what about Jack Van Impe's promotion of the Pope and Roman Catholicism. Has the meaning of the word ‘protestant’ changed? It gets worse. MacPherson relays a confession by John Walvoord in the first edition of his book The Rapture Question that a pretrib rapture is not explicitly taught in the Bible.[xiv] Just what I was afraid of; you have to have an illuminated understanding of the sacred writings to discover these ‘truths’ and reveal them to others. Do you honestly think that these men believe what they teach and write in their books? These doctrines are for the common masses to feed on, not for the initiates.

HOODWINK. (Definition.) A symbol of the secrecy, silence and darkness in which the mysteries of our art should be preserved from the unhallowed gaze of the profane."-Dr. Albert Mackey, 33rd degree Freemason, foremost Masonic historian of the nineteenth century, writing in the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.

Christian Mystery Schools were created from a belief that there were hidden occultic mysteries within Christianity. The standard Christian Religion, they believed, was to preoccupy the common people, while the ‘Christian Mysteries’ were for the enlightened ones. In relation to its beginnings, authors Baigent, Lincoln and Leigh have written:

“According to esoteric teaching, Ormus was the name of an Egyptian sage and mystic, a Gnostic ‘adept’ of Alexandria…In A.D. 46, he and six of his followers were supposedly converted to a form of Christianity…From this conversion a new sect or order is said to have been born, which fused the tenets of early Christianity with the teachings of other, even older mystery schools.”[xv]

This type of blending of the sacred with the profane did not die out with Ormus. About two hundred years later, in Alexandria, Egypt, Origen and Clement produced their Alexandrian manuscripts, of which the Roman Catholic bibles and all the modern bible versions are derived from. It is for this reason that the Roman Catholic Church and many ‘protestant’ institutes like Dallas Theological Seminary revere these men. DTS has a periodical named Bibliotheca Sacra (‘sacred library’), which I believe they named in honor of the world famous Gnostic library that used to exist in Alexandria, Egypt. Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia says of Origen, “He was a Platonist and endeavored to combine the Greek philosophy and Christian religion.” Plato was an initiate of the mysteries.

Several prominent occultists have written books on the subject of Christian Mysteries as a legitimate branch of occultism. Examples of books include Esoteric Christianity or the Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant, The Mystery of the Holy Spirit and Cabalistic Keys to the Lord’s Prayer by Manly P. Hall. There are modern Christian mystery schools that operate out in the open, such as Christ Church of the Holy Chalice in Seattle, Washington; and there are initiates in the mysteries who operate Christian schools with tainted doctrine. I believe that Dallas Theological Seminary fits in that latter category.

Christianity is plagued with naiveté when it comes to recognizing the depth that these priests of Babylon have infiltrated the church. The scriptures give us this warning in II Corinthians 11:14-15.

14: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light 15: Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Alice Bailey, former head of the Luciferian Theosophical Society, states it from their perspective:

“There is no question therefore that the work to be done in familiarizing the general public with the nature of the Mysteries is of paramount importance at this time. These Mysteries will be restored to outer expression through the medium of the Church and the Masonic Fraternity…When the Great One comes with His disciples and initiates we shall have…the restoration of the Mysteries and their exoteric presentation.”[xvi]

To avoid the risk of letting that go unnoticed, I will point out that Alice Bailey was a very prominent Luciferian who was heavily involved in the plans that are being used to usher in the Antichrist, and she is admitting above that they will use the Christian church to do this. I believe that one of the main ways is through dispensationalism. So what am I saying? Are these dispensationalist doctrines the very Mysteries or even the exoteric (outward) expression of these Satanic Mysteries? No, they are neither. These teachings are merely a tool, like a baited hook, used to lure an unsuspecting church into the abyss. I would imagine that the greatest thrill these Luciferians receive in teaching dispensationalism is when they match wits with and try to deceive the very elect. I demonstrate how I believe they are going to apply these doctrines in their quest to anoint their ‘Great One’ and restore the Mysteries in my articles Dispensationalism and the King James Bible and Bill Clinton: the decoy Antichrist.

Another of the tactics that they employ, which I feel needs addressed, is that of being publicly opposed to or publicly distancing themselves from those with whom they are secretly in alliance. This ploy has been used so often, a person would think that we should catch on. The reader might recall how the elitist bankers vehemently opposed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 in public, a law which they had actually written to give them the power over the nation’s money system. Gary Kah gives another appropriate example of this type in The New World Religion:

“The medieval order of the Knights Templars…would re-emerge in 1717 as the order of Freemasonry. The Masonic Lodge represented the beginning of an occult revival in Western society. Although rooted in Catholicism, Freemasonry was publicly cast as the arch-rival of Rome. This perception would allow the order to penetrate Protestant circles-the ultimate goal being to bring the “lost sheep” back under Vatican authority.”[xvii]

Let’s review an example of this dynamic that’s a little closer to home. Below is an excerpt from an article in defense of freemasonry, written by clergyman Gary Leazer, a freemason and former board member of the Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board:

I will present what I firmly believe is the fundamental reason for the attack on the fraternity at this time in history.

DISPENSATIONAL FUNDAMENTALISM

A particular kind of theology called dispensational fundamentalism is the driving force for all Protestant evangelical critics of the fraternity. Dispensationalism traces its roots to the early 1800s with Margaret McDonald and John Nelson Darby who began to teach that evil would soon take control of the world under the rule of the Antichrist, who is the beast in the Book of Revelation, who will fight Christ in the final Battle of Armageddon. This particular theology found its main followers within rural, less educated Christians, until the mid-1960s when it became increasingly popular among more educated main-stream Christians such as independent churches and then Southern Baptists.” [xviii]

Although Mr. Leazer goes on to describe dispensational teachings, including relatively bland and unimportant quotes from Hal Lindsey, he does not give one single example of any dispensationalists condemning freemasonry. What are the titles of the books by Lindsey, Walvoord, Ryrie, Van Impe, LaHaye, Scofield, or other heroes of dispensationalism which expose the dangers of freemasonry? I can’t think of any either. So where is the justification in his claims? I contend that these claims were put out there just to publicly distance freemasonry from dispensationalism and throw the hound-dogs off the scent. Mr. Leazer also seems determined in this article to convince us that freemasonry and Christianity are compatible. Perhaps he has not read Masonry’s respected author Albert Pike’s statement “…Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries…”.[xix]

Occultist and Freemason Foster Bailey agrees with Pike, writing:

“Study of spiritual realities found in Masonry reveals that we have perpetuated and increasingly activated the essential principals of the ancient Mystery Schools which have existed from the very earliest times.”[xx]

Similar sentiments are given by Masonic author Lynn F. Perkins in Masonry in the New Age:

“…Modern Speculative Masonry is founded upon the Ancient Wisdom of the so-called’Mystery Schools’ that are known to have existed in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Tibet, Palestine, Asia Minor, Greece and Italy.” [xxi]

Current President of DTS Chuck Swindoll wrote a book entitled Strike the Original Match , with a picture of a torch on the front cover. The torch and fire are very important symbols in the Mystery Religions. Nimrod, who is honored as the first Mason, instituted fire worship when he created the Babylonian Mysteries. Hence, fire became a universal symbol in the mysteries. In these mystery schools, the leaders were called ‘hierophantes’ (revealer of Holy things) and ‘dadouchos’ (torchbearers). There is even a Masonic publisher called The Torch Press. Occultist Edouard Schure comments concerning Lucifer and his flaming torch:

“Lucifer, having regained his star and his diadem, will assemble his legions for new works of creation. Attracted by his flaming torch, celestial spirits will descend…and he will send these messengers from unknown spheres to earth. Then the torch of Lucifer will signal ‘From Heaven to Earth!’---and the …(New Age) Christ will answer ‘From Earth to Heaven!’”[xxii]

Mason and Occultist Manly P. Hall in defining the torch states:

“…the torches represent the Occult arts and sciences, the doctrines and dogmas by the light of which Truth is made visible.”[xxiii]

Another book written by Swindoll was titled Three Steps Forward Two Steps Back. Mason Albert Mackey has written on the symbolic meaning of ‘three steps’.

In Masonry are what is known as the "three symbolical steps." "The three grand steps symbolically lead from this life to the source of all knowledge…It must be evident to every Master Mason without further explanation, that the three steps are taken from the darkness to a place of light, either figuratively or really over a coffin, the symbol of death, to teach symbolically that the passage from darkness and ignorance of this life through death to the light and knowledge of eternal life. And this from earliest times was the true symbolism of the step. ( taken from Encyclopedia of Freemasonry by Albert Mackey)



Occultic teachings of the Egyptian mysteries also permeate the Promise Keepers with focus on phallic worship and initiation. In a subtle display of Masonic arrogance, the PK leadership held a ‘sacred assembly’ of an estimated 500.000+ men on October 4, 1997 and had them kneel down and pray several times towards the Washington Monument. This monument as many already know represents the penis of Osiris in the mysteries. It makes more sense now why Chuck Swindoll would so strongly support the movement, making several appearances at their rallies.

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ENDNOTES

[i] Master Reference Bible KJV. Heirloom Bible Publishers, distributed by McCoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., p. 26

[ii] Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. L.H. Jenkins Inc., 1871, p. 104-5

[iii] Ibid, p. 771

[iv] David Icke, The Biggest Secret. Bridge of Love Publications, Scottsdale, AZ: 1999, p.407

[v] Fritz Springmeier, Bloodlines of the Illuminati. Ambassador House, Westminster, CO:1999, p. 417

[vi] Canfield, op. cit.,p.303

[vii] The Dallas Morning News, November 28, 1921, p. 7

[viii] Canfield, op.cit., p. 136

[ix] Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D., Why I Do Not Think The King James Bible Is The Best Translation Available Today, website http://www.bible.org/index.htm

[x] James Melton, Fighting Back! A Handy Reference For King James Bible Believers. 1997 website http://www.av1611.org/kjv/fight.html

[xi] Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D., Why I Do Not Think The King James Bible Is The Best Translation Available Today

[xii] Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D., The Conspiracy Behind the New Bible Translations, available at http://www.bible.org/index.htm

[xiii] taken from article at Biblical Discernment Ministries website http://rapidnet.com/jbeard/bdm/exposes/lindsey

[xiv] Dave MacPherson,The Rapture Plot. Millennium Publishing, Simpsonville, SC: 1995, p.40

[xv] Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln, HOLY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL. Dell publishing, New York: 1983, pp. 122,123

[xvi] Alice A. Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy. Lucis Pub.Co.: NY, 1957, p.514

[xvii] Gary H.Kah, The New World Religion. Hope Int’l. Publishing, Inc.: Indiana, 1998, pp.251,252

[xviii] Presented at the Vancouver Grand Masonic Day, October 16, 1999 by Bro. Gary Leazer, Masonic Information Center, Silver Springs, Maryland article at www.bc-freemasonry.com/Writings/gmd99/threat.html

[xix] Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Richmond, VA: L.H. Jenkins, Inc., 1871, (1917 printing) p. 624.

[xx] Foster Bailer, The Spirit of Masonry. Lucis Press, Ltd., London, England: 1957, p.57 as quoted by David L. Carrico, The Egyptian-Masonic-Satanic Connection. Emissary Publications, Clackamas, OR: 1994, p.14

[xxi] Lynn F. Perkins, Masonry in the New Age. CSA Press, 1971, p.34 quoted in The Egyptian-Masonic-Satanic Connection, p. 17

[xxii] Texe Marrs, Mystery Mark of the New Age. Crossway Books, Westchester, IL: 1988, p. 240

[xxiii] Manly P. Hall, Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians to Which is Added an Interpretation of the Crata Repoa Initiation Rite. The Philosopher’s Press, Los Angeles, CA: 1937, p.122 as quoted by Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated. Sharing, Mt. Carmel, PA: 1998, p. 261