Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dragon Flood - Part Seven - Synagogue of Satan

Joseph Herrin (09-20-2012)

Revelation 2:9
“I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”















Masonic Lodge Initiation, 1780

The reader of this series would arrive at a wrong conclusion if in reading these pages he/she believed that the great number of men involved in the American Revolution and the founding of America’s form of government were knowingly serving Satan. To arrive at such a conclusion is to miss the main point of these writings which is that the world is being flooded with deception whose source is Satan.

I have little doubt that the majority of men, even that considerable number who were Freemasons, were ignorant of the diabolical foundations of the lodge and of the nation they were engaged in establishing. Satan accomplishes most of his work among mankind through deception. Many of his most effectual servants are deceived. Indeed, Yahshua said that the day would come when men would kill the disciples of Christ and think they were doing God a favor.

John 16:2
“They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.”

This is the great cunning of Satan. He is able to persuade men that down is up, that dark is light, and that wrong is right. There have been multitudes of men who have been members of Masonic lodges who were convinced that, if Freemasonry was not actually a Christian organization, it was at least not antagonistic to Christianity in any way. After all, there is a Bible open in every lodge, and there are many references to Bible passages interspersed in the rites and teachings of the lodge.

Satan has no aversion to citing Scriptures. He knows them well. When he tempted the Son of God in the wilderness, he did so by quoting Scriptures to Him while always seeking to lead Yahshua away from the will of God. What Satan failed to do with Christ, he has achieved in the lives of many who are less wise, and who are not as committed to obedience to Yahweh.

What I have been seeking to communicate through this series is that Satan is occupied with forming false realities in men’s minds. He would persuade men that they are laboring to build a new Jerusalem when they are in fact constructing Babylon. This was recently observed in London during the 2012 Olympics. The logo for the XXX Olympiad subtly spelled out the name Zion with the name London superimposed upon it.













Olympics Logo








Symbols Rearranged

The inner city of London has images of dragons throughout, yet in its center is a Temple and Temple district. Only the naive would conclude that this temple is Christian. It is traceable back to the Knight’s Templar, the precursors of Freemasonry.

In a previous post I shared images from a Masonic Bible wherein it was stated with great authority that accurate images of the Temple of Solomon and Jerusalem were being portrayed in its pages. The images were actually Babylonian, including a Ziggurat similar to the Tower of Babel, and images of a winged bull that historically relate back to Nimrod and other Babylonian rulers.

What is revealed in these deceits is that Satan has no shame. It is his nature to lie and deceive. He has enlisted myriads of men and women in his rebellion against Yahweh, and they too practice lying and deception with great brazenness. This does not discount the fact that those telling falsehoods are themselves deceived about a great many things. Satan’s kingdom is so filled with darkness, where every truth is perverted, that his own servants can never be assured that their eyes are seeing things aright.

In this series I have been exposing the methodology by which Satan operates by focusing upon the false history foisted upon the undiscerning regarding the founding of America as a nation. I have been seeking to expose the fact that Christians are as deceived by Satan’s lies as all other men and women. Certainly the things I have been sharing about the true founding of America as a nation are not commonly known or embraced by the disciples of Christ today.

Tragically, Satan has enlisted Christians as some of the chief promoters of his lies. There have been a great many books published, and sermons preached, that are promoting the idea that America has a divine form of government, and that it is a Christian nation. The images of America’s founding father’s are whitewashed to make them appear saintly. When great effort is set forth with the aim to promote a righteous and holy image of men who were not Christians, but who were members of Luciferian organizations such as Freemasonry, then the prudent disciple should be wary.
















George Washington and the Cherry Tree

Every boy and girl in American public school has heard the story of little George Washington and the cherry tree. It is said that George received a new axe, and wanting to try it out as young boys will, he chopped down one of his father’s prize cherry trees. When his father discovered his tree had been chopped down, we are told that little George, knowing well that he would be punished, did not hide his transgression, but said. “Father, I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down the cherry tree.” This story was a fable devised by a minister who wrote two biographical works on the life of George Washington not long after the first President had died.

[The story] was invented by a parson named Mason Locke Weems in a biography of Washington published directly after his death. Saturated with tales of Washington's selflessness and honesty, “A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits, of General George Washington”(1800) and “The Life of George Washington, with Curious Anecdotes Laudable to Himself and Exemplary to his Countrymen”(1806) supplied the American people with flattering (and often rhyming) renditions of the events that shaped their hero. Weems imagined everything from Washington's childhood transgression and repentance to his apotheosis when "at the sight of him, even those blessed spirits seem to feel new raptures."
[Source: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/gw/gwmoral.html]

This minister created fictitious tales to magnify the character of the nation’s first President and America’s top military leader of the Revolutionary War. It reveals something about the spirit behind such works when the men writing these stories resort to fabricating a false history. Lying is not a practice encouraged by Christ, but it is very much promoted by Satan.

It was this same minister who concocted the story of George Washington kneeling in the snow to pray to God while his army was  camped at Valley Forge.

One of his best known stories of Washington's piety comes from Weems' account of Washington praying at Valley Forge. Weems tells of a man named Isaac Potts who silently witnesses an unsuspecting Washington, kneeling humbly in the snow, praying for God's blessing of his troops. Although the story was questioned as early as the 1850s, it became emblazoned on the American memory by a painting by Henry Brueckner in the 1860s.
[Source: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/gw/gwmoral.html]



















George Washington - Prayer at Valley Forge

George Washington was not the saint Weems portrayed him to be. Weems biographies were seeking to counteract less favorable portrayals of Washington that appeared at the time. I suspect that Weems made no mention of Washington building the largest whiskey distillery in America following his retirement from office.

















Washington’s Whiskey Distillery

Rather than manifesting the selflessness Weems describes, Washington had purely pecuniary motives. Writing to James Anderson, Washington’s plantation manager, he stated the following:

Distillery is a business I am entirely unacquainted with; but from your knowledge of it and from the confidence you have in the profit to be derived from the establishment, I am disposed to enter upon one.... (George Washington, June 1797)

Washington did not seek merely a little profit, for his whiskey business produced 11,000 gallons of this highly intoxicating brew a year. This hardly seems like a saintly venture. Slaves were also utilized in this venture. George Washington inherited ten slaves from his father when he was eleven years old. At the end of his life there were more than 300 slaves residing at his plantation known as Mount Vernon.

George Washington also lacked the compassion of Christ. As President he gave the following instructions to military officers regarding the effort to wrest lands away from the native American Indians.

Orders of George Washington to General John Sullivan, at Head-Quarters May 31, 1779

“The Expedition you are appointed to command is to be directed against the hostile tribes of the Six Nations of Indians, with their associates and adherents. The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of their settlements, and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible. It will be essential to ruin their crops now in the ground and prevent their planting more.

I would recommend, that some post in the center of the Indian Country, should be occupied with all expedition, with a sufficient quantity of provisions whence parties should be detached to lay waste all the settlements around, with instructions to do it in the most effectual manner, that the country may not be merely overrun, but destroyed.

But you will not by any means listen to any overture of peace before the total ruinment of their settlements is effected. Our future security will be in their inability to injure us and in the terror with which the severity of the chastisement they receive will inspire them.”
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_Expedition]

In 1783, Washington's anti-Indian sentiments were apparent in his comparisons of Indians with wolves: "Both being beast of prey, tho' they differ in shape," he said. George Washington's policies of extermination were realized in his troops behaviors following a defeat. Troops would skin the bodies of Iroquois "from the hips downward to make boot tops or leggings." Indians who survived the attacks later re-named the nation's first president as "Town Destroyer.” Approximately 28 of 30 Seneca towns had been destroyed within a five year period. (Stannard, David E. AMERICAN HOLOCAUST. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. pp. 118-121.)
















It is far more romantic, and conducive to fostering a fervent national patriotism, to paint a picture of Washington kneeling in the snow as if in humble prayer to God than it is to show him in relation to native America towns razed to the ground, the crops destroyed, and the women and children enslaved, or to describe him as the largest seller of hard liquor in America, or to draw a picture of his home at Mount Vernon with the more than three hundred slaves who were his personal property. Yet the latter descriptions are true, and the image of him kneeling in the snow is false.

Americans, and especially Christians in America, are quick to swallow lies and embrace falsehoods about the founding fathers for they are predisposed to believe that America is a godly nation founded by godly men. This assumption makes the Christian’s participation in the materialistic, and hedonistic spirit of the nation seem acceptable.

After a recent post a sister in Christ sent me a link to an interview between Glenn Beck and David Barton. David Barton is founder of Wall Builders Ministries. He is a staunch advocate of America as a historically Christian nation.



















Glenn Beck and David Barton

Note the image of three of the founding fathers of America behind David Barton. These are Jefferson (I believe), Washington and Franklin. Beneath their portraits are the words “Faith,” “Hope,” and “Charity.” One could hardly imagine a more glowing endorsement of these men as scions of righteousness than to make them the embodiment of the three greatest Christian virtues. Following is the video that I was asked to view and comment on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqRuY9nqrzo



I shared the following after viewing the video.
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Thank you for writing and asking your excellent questions. I can imagine that you might be confused at the contradictory claims you are hearing. I trust that you are enough aware of the control of the major media networks (including radio and Fox Network) by those who are working toward a Satanic New World Order that you would be very cautious about anything you hear on Glenn Beck's show. Glenn Beck is NOT the champion of freedom that his persona portrays. The powers that control the media would not allow this man to be broadcast on 400 radio stations (and FOX network) if he were not helping their cause. Furthermore, Glenn Beck is a Mormon, and the Mormon church was birthed out of Freemasonry. If you are not familiar with the history of Mormonism, you might search on the words "Mormons and Freemasons" or "Mormon Lodges." I have a presentation on Freemasonry that includes information and images revealing the link between Freemasonry and Mormonisn.

http://www.heart4god.ws/index_htm_files/Freemasonry_the_Spirit_of_Babylon.pdf

The information on the Mormon church is about 2/3s of the way into the presentation.

Perhaps you have heard some talk about Mitt Romney being a Mormon and wearing his Temple Garments under his clothes. I suspect that Glenn Beck does the same. The Temple Garments are underwear that bear markings derived from Freemasonry. They have on them images of the Masonic compass and the square. There are images of this in my presentation.

Would you not consider it a significant thing if you were so devoted to your belief system that you would wear special undergarments at all times? This is not some casual belief system practiced by Mormons. The Temple rites of the Mormon church are very similar to the rites found in Freemasonry for one flows out of the other.

What you should keep in mind is that in watching, or listening, to a Glenn Beck program that is downplaying the parts of Freemasonry that would be offensive to Christians, you are receiving information from someone who is NOT an unbiased source. Glenn Beck, due to his association with the Mormon church is effectually a Freemason himself. It is in his interest to make not only Freemasonry, but the Mormon religion, appear to be non-threatening to a great many Americans who come from an evangelical Christian background.

As far as David Barton is concerned, any man who states that in George Washington's day Freemasonry had no oaths, secret allegiances, or special rights is either grossly deceived, or a liar. If you do a little research on David Barton you will find that there are many among the conservative Christian circles who have been catching David Barton in some very stark and brazen lies. Barton has been re-writing American history to make it appear that the founding father's were all orthodox Christian believers who were true disciples of Jesus Christ. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A good place for you to start in checking out the reputation of David Barton is by reading the following book. You can get it on Amazon in Kindle Format for only $4.99. You do not need a Kindle E-book reader to view it. You can read any Kindle book online at Amazon's cloud service, or on your computer using the Kindle for PC software that is free.

Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007ZUDUAU/

If you will click on the link above and read the full description of this book, you will find that it is focused on refuting the false claims of David Barton that are found in his own book titled The Jefferson Lies.














David Barton and The Jefferson Lies

If a book were ever named appropriately, this book is. It is filled with David Barton's lies about Thomas Jefferson. Barton has sought to make Jefferson appear as a mainstream Christian who held orthodox views on Christianity while fully supporting the Christian church. Such a position is so easily refuted by existing evidence, much of it being Jefferson's own words, that the publisher has recently decided to cease printing Barton's book due to the outcry arising from those who have clearly demonstrated the abundance of factual error contained in its pages. For a publisher to pull a book like this indicates that they realize that Barton's claims are untenable and the deception being practiced reflects negatively on the publisher.

Please see the article on the Wall Street Journal website to read about this book being withdrawn.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443404004577581423889936052.html

So basically, you are viewing information from a lying "Christian" who is seeking to re-write American history, and a Mormon broadcaster whose affiliations with Freemasonry would render him an unreliable source.

There is a reason that this disinformation is out there. Satan desires to keep people deceived as long as he can. This is why YOU need to be extremely cautious in testing every claim you hear in this hour. We live in a time of great deception and those Christians who fail to perform due diligence in fact checking what is being presented to them will be swept away by the adversary.

Revelation 12:15
And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.

I will share one final thought on this subject. Not only has David Barton appeared on Glenn Beck's shows and been endorsed by Beck as being the most important man in America right now due to his messages, but Beck has written the introduction to one of Barton's books. The Bible states:

II Corinthians 6:14-18
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people." Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you." I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

If David Barton is truly a born again Christian then he has transgressed the commandment of the Lord by yoking himself to a person who serves Belial. Freemasonry and the Mormon church are both Luciferian. The doctrines of the Mormon church are detestable. The Mormon church teaches that Yahweh is a procreating God, (having sex and giving birth to men who will become individual gods of their own planets). It claims that Christ and Satan are brothers. It presents another path to divinity other than through Christ, mirroring the Masonic belief of men becoming gods through bettering themselves, and being trained in esoteric knowledge. If you are not familiar with this concept of Freemasonry, do a search on "The apotheosis of Washington." The Mormon doctrines are basically the same as this Masonic teaching and it is all Luciferian.

That Barton is joining himself to Glenn Beck who is a promoter of the false religion of Mormonism tells me that he has no spiritual discernment and I would certainly question the value of any of his claims.
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I do not want to spend much more time on the individual lives of the men who were counted as founding fathers of America, but I would be remiss to not share somewhat about one of the foremost among them, Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin was a member of a number of Masonic lodges. Franklin was a member of St. John's Lodge of Philadelphia; Lodge at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, PA; WM, Loge Les Neuf Sœurs (Lodge of the Nine Sisters), Paris - Becoming Worshipful Master of this French Lodge; and was at one time Grand Master of Freemasonry for the state of Pennsylvania.

There are a number of quotations that are ascribed to Franklin where he spoke in defense of Christianity. Some have made much of these statements to paint Franklin as a staunch Christian and defender of the faith. Franklin’s views on religion, however, were those of a pragmatist. Franklin was not a Christian himself. This is evidenced in a statement he made shortly before his death.

As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupt changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity; though it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and think it needless to busy myself with it, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the Truth with less trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that belief has the good consequence, as probably it has, of making his doctrines more respected and better observed; especially as I do not perceive that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing the unbelievers in His government of the world with any particular marks of His displeasure.

I shall only add, respecting myself, that, having experienced the goodness of that Being in conducting me prosperously through a long life, I have no doubt of its continuance in the next, without the smallest conceit of meriting it... I confide that you will not expose me to criticism and censure by publishing any part of this communication to you. I have ever let others enjoy their religious sentiments, without reflecting on them for those that appeared to me unsupportable and even absurd. All sects here, and we have a great variety, have experienced my good will in assisting them with subscriptions for building their new places of worship; and, as I never opposed any of their doctrines, I hope to go out of the world in peace with them all.
[Benjamin Franklin, letter to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale]

With these words, Franklin conceded that he had no particular belief in Jesus, other than believing His system of moral teachings to be excellent. Franklin did not believe in the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, His atoning death, and resurrection. Franklin’s motto was “Live, and let live.” Whatever anyone wanted to believe was fine with him.

Franklin declared in a letter to Thomas Paine that he believed that the general population needed religious belief to constrain them from unbridled evil. Although Franklin did not see the need within himself to be restrained by religious belief, he counseled Paine to not be so outspoken in his attacks on Christianity.

Think how great a portion of mankind consists of weak and ignorant men and women and of inexperienced, inconsiderate youth of both sexes who have need of the motives of religion to restrain them from vice, to support their virtue . . . . I would advise you, therefore, not to attempt unchaining the tiger, but to burn this piece before it is seen by any other person . . . . If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it?
[Benjamin Franklin’s advice upon reading Paine’s Age of Reason]

It is hard to imagine a man among the founding fathers of America who actually needed the restraints of religion more than Benjamin Franklin. At the age of twenty Franklin devised a list of thirteen virtues that he believed a man should endeavor to cultivate.

Thirteen Virtues

1.    "Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation."
2.    "Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation."
3.    "Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time."
4.    "Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve."
5.    "Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing."
6.    "Industry. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions."
7.    "Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly."
8.    "Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty."
9.    "Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve."
10.    "Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation."
11.    "Tranquility. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable."
12.    "Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation."
13.    "Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates."

Franklin did not try to work on them all at once. Instead, he would work on one and only one each week "leaving all others to their ordinary chance."
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin#Thirteen_Virtues]

Franklin’s rather flippant statement that he would only work on one virtue each week, while neglecting the others, reveals his absence of regard for the holiness and justice of God. At the age of 24 Franklin publicly acknowledged an illegitimate son named William. Franklin was renowned for his lack of sexual scruples when residing in France as Ambassador for America during the war, but perhaps the most disturbing evidence of an embrace of sexual profligacy was his membership in the Hellfire Club in England in the years preceding the revolution.



















Hellfire Club Entrance

The Hellfire Club for a time met in caves dug deep in a hill. Their chambers lay some 200 feet under a church which was atop the hill. The innermost chamber was called “the Inner temple.” This seems to be a form of religious mockery. The man responsible for digging the caves and overseeing the activities of the Hellfire Club was Sir Francis Dashwood who had a known hatred for religion, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church. The members were all from the upper class aristocracy. When Franklin was in England he joined in the activities of this club. A website on this organization reveals the following about the evil works engaged in there.

At the entrance, there was a statue of Venus, stooping to pull a thorn out of her foot. There is also an inscription from Virgil:

Hic locus est, partes ubi se via findit in ambas;
Hac iter Elyzium nobis; at laeva malorum
Exercet poenas, et ad impia Tartara mittit.

“Here is the place where the way divided into two; this on the right is our route to Heaven, but the left-hand path exacts punishment from the wicked, and sends them to pitiless Hell.”

They were, after all, the Hellfire club.

Most prominent is a statue of Priapus. In myth, Priapus was the son of Pan and Venus, and was born with constant erection. The phallus of the statue was tipped with a flame, underlining the “fire” aspect of the club. And if anyone was left in any doubt, there was another inscription:

PENI TENTO
non
PENITENTI

“A tense penis, not penitence,” suggesting the club is not a Christian penitent movement… but a sex club. That sex was on the agenda, is no longer in any doubt. Next to the chapel in Medmenham were some cells which, according to Horace Walpole, were fitted with cots and the “brothers take their women there.” “Among the amusement,” John Wilkes said, “they had sometimes a mock celebration of the more ridiculous rites of the foreign religious orders, of the Church of Rome, of the Franciscans in particular…”

Dashwood had a daughter, Rachel Fanny Antonina, who after her father’s death got a reputation as being a “magnificent witch.” She studied the occult books her father had left her...

It is clear that the Club practiced sexual activity, but perhaps there was also a magical dimension to it. This may have been why the caves were later believed to be “evil.”
[Source: http://www.philipcoppens.com/hellfire.html]

This debauched and profane club hosted orgies, engaged in drunkenness, and very likely held occult rituals and practiced witchcraft. It was reported that for sexual entertainment prostitutes were brought in and dressed up as nuns. The men arrayed themselves in the garb of Franciscan monks, or priests while engaging in their sexual pleasures. The Hellfire Club took as their theme the words “Do What Thou Wilt.” Aleister Crowley, acclaimed by many to be the foremost occultist of modern times, and described as the wickedest man to ever live, took this phrase as his life motto.

Far from being a group of devout Christian men, the founding fathers of the American nation were deeply flawed individuals. It is not surprising that Satan would enlist such men in forming that Luciferian government that would have such a profound influence over the world during the next centuries.

When one reads about the true lives and beliefs of these men, one can see that with consummate cunning Satan has darkened the understanding of the church whose ministers continue to promote such ones as paragons of virtue and to associate their names with the chief of all Christian virtues.


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8 comments:

untonyto said...

Thanks. This series is useful. The true significance of this information is truly revolutionary. Sadly they continue to teach deception history at all level of education all over the world.

njartist said...

I stopped watching Glenn Beck after seeing him blatantly show Masonic symbols: the first were on sofa cushions, the second - the all seeing eye - on his t-shirt.

dc said...

Thanks Joseph. Very interesting and in-depth research on your part.
It's as though all I was taught growing up is connected to the lie, in full or in part. Goes with God's stating that we live in a evil world - fallen. Gal 1:4

With what's going on today with the mid-east conflicts, uprising and the stance of the current 'acting' U.S. prez (who seems to support them), how does it fit, if at all, with the Masons. Or, is it another leg/arm of the same 'source' under a different facade?
If the Mormon is connected to the traditional Mason, who is the guy in the white house in cahoots with?
I hope this is still in line with your focus - it just seems so ugly (the setup, preplanned killings & FnF), I was hoping for some Truth clarity.
In His Liberty and our gratitude!

Joseph Herrin said...

Hello DC,

A this series progresses I hope to answer some of your questions. I appreciate your patience. This series is requiring much more research than most of the things I have posted. It is a bit of a slog wading through all the material, but there are definite jewels being discovered.

May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

John Cole said...

This film is a must watch. http://youtu.be/xU24fJ4NQxo

The last hour deals with David Barton

Unknown said...

Joseph
I recently watched part of the HBO miniseries about John Adams. He is the prominent character in the movie but Franklin is also shown. Franklin is shown partly debauched even in this movie but thanks for the exposure of him in this article--how we have been deceived in our partial history. One thing that ran in leader to each of the episode is showing closeups of the colonial flag showing the symbolic cut up snake and JOIN or DIE on the flag. This was a creation of Franklin. I did some basic research on it looking for a direct occult tie in but could not find one. There was mention of this particular snake as being a native animal to a number of the colonies. Then, there is also the coiled snake used on the DONT TREAD ON ME naval Gadsen flag. of course we see the scripture in Gen 3 about the curse of the serpent by the Lord about how messiah will crush his head, but then there is the Jacob prophecy about how Dan was to be like a viper on the side of the road attacking the enemies. It would be great if you can comment on any of this or for a future article.

thanks Joseph!

Sam said...

Interesting blog on the founding fathers. Satan and his schemes will come to nothing. God uses Satan to achieve His will. There have been no greater weapons used to evangelize the world than the great civilizations of the British Empire and the United States of America. Something that should truly be considered in your posts.

Joseph Herrin said...

Hello Sam,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this topic. One thing I have pointed out in this series is that Christianity has thrived under a variety of governmental systems. In fact it can be argued that Christianity has been the most healthy when the government persecutes the church. This was true in the early church under the oppression of Rome, and it has continued to prove true in Communist nations such as China where the house churches have expanded to include tens of millions of believers.

I believe if you examine the matter closely you will find that it has been the individual people of the nations of England and America who have spread Christianity and not the governments. America's founding fathers clearly stated that they were NOT founding a Christian nation. Indeed, most of the founders were Freemasons or Deists. They did not believe in the miracles of Christ, His virgin birth, or resurrection.

It would be error to conclude that the governments of these nations have been champions of Christianity.