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Subtitle: Salvation Theories Abound, With New Ideas Being Promoted On Every Hand--How Can We Separate The Truth From The Hype?????


It is mind-numbing to use an Internet search engine and research the seemingly endless doctrines men have devised to obtain eternal salvation. If we count all of the subtle variations, these plans and pious-sounding schemes number quite literally into the hundreds and are still increasing! All of them are as old as dirt, but some appear as shiny and new as a freshly minted penny. So it is no wonder that confusion reigns from pole to pole and across all seven continents as men seek answers, but do not know how to discern the truth. And this growing sectarian chaos is precisely the result desired by occult groups who have invested centuries of careful planning to bring it to pass. The proliferation of opposing views has been engineered to generate hatred and strife among zealots determined to advance their particular "righteous" cause, with untold millions shedding their blood in the process and changing many nations forever. The devilishly clever plan envisions a day when mankind will become so frustrated with their own attempts to bring about a lasting peace between "holy-warring" factions, that they will agree to the establishment of a "one size fits all" religion encorporating the most lofty doctrinal elements from each for the mutual benefit of everyone concerned. Removing the exclusivistic elements of the opposing points of view will (according to their plan) eliminate the sectarian strife and bring about a "golden age" of peace and prosperity.

And while this thought is still fresh in our minds, do you not find it highly interesting that the 33rd. degree of Scottish-Rite Freemasonry has the motto: ORDO AB CHAO, which literally means "order out of chaos"? Now what do you suppose they mean by this?

By their very nature, religious beliefs cause polarization between the adherents and those who do not believe. And it is an unfortunate fact of history that some believers inevitably become fanatical zealots bent upon forcing their version of absolute truth upon others-- as Moslems did during their invasions of Europe. Then in a similar manner the "Christian" Crusaders waged a protracted war against Moslems in an effort to free the Holy Land from their control--each side totally convinced that they were being obedient to their God! But as serious and costly in human terms as these confrontations were, they actually pale in comparison to the enormity of the present potential for spiritual disaster. The former battles were basically between Christianity and Islam, but today the Jewish element is once again a major player with India's Hinduism and Communist China's atheism beginning to flex their considerable muscle in terms of sheer numbers. Meanwhile Christianity continues to splinter into denominational factions and seemingly endless sects due to differences of Bible interpretation mixed with a very liberal dose of worldliness. And these differences of opinion are providing fertile ground for the end-time apostasy--the "falling away"--predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Genuine believers in Jesus Christ recognize the spiritual symptoms, but because of false teachers who have "crept in unawares" (Jude 1:4), many of the flock are ill-prepared to deal with realities facing the Church today.

And contrary to beliefs held by some, the Bible does not teach nor advocate active physical resistance against the spread of evil. The Lord told us in Matthew 5:39 not to resist evil, but "turn the other cheek". Wars in the name of Christ to halt the spread of Islam and take back the Holy Land during the Middle Ages had no basis in Scripture and neither does engaging in violent demonstrations and the killing of abortionists. Nowhere does the Word of God tell us to burn heretics at the stake, as was done repeatedly centuries ago, nor does it in any way condone rebellion against governments--no matter how ungodly and repressive they may be! Yet ignorant preachers in the United States continue to praise our "founding fathers" for being such godly individuals when in actual point of fact the key leadership was comprised of Rosicrucians and/or Freemasons permeated with the religion of gnosticism (the quest for "knowledge and spiritual enlightenment") and Luciferian to the core! Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft (1 Samuel 15:23) and no amount of human reasoning can justify the formation of the United States of America through the Freemason-led revolutionary war. And no amount of obfuscation in high places can cover the historical facts if one is determined to know them. Evidence strongly suggests that Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin acted in collusion with their Masonic brethren among the British to "win the war" and establish a "New Atlantis" based upon the premise of the visionary book by Sir Francis Bacon--the highest adept of Rosicrucianism in his day and in all probability the founder of modern-day Scottish-Rite Freemasonry. The story of Atlantis as originally given in the Timaeus by the Greek philosopher Plato, is held by modern authorities to be a mythological tale about an island--a great empire in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean--whose armies planned to subdue Mediterranean countries and were supposedly successful in parts of Europe and Africa. But the Greek city-state Athens held them off and defeated them. Then some time later, great earthquakes and floods shook the island and during a single day and night of rain, it vanished into the sea. Whether this story is myth or fact has been debated for centuries, but one thing is undeniable--occult organizations incorporate it into their doctrine and the "Aryan" peoples associated with the "lost continent" played a large role in Adolph Hitler's plan for a master race!

David Bay has long since chronicled in Cutting Edge articles the details of Freemasonic symbols found throughout our nation's capital in Washington, District of Columbia. Numerous pictures are supplied which show streets criss-crossing at ridiculous angles to form the Satanic "goat's head of Mendes"--a pentegram star with two points (horns) upward, the Washington Monument obelisk--a phallic symbol of Osiris, a statue of a Confederate General--Albert Pike, 33rd. degree Mason and writer of "Morals and Dogma"--the "Bible" for Scottish-Rite Freemasonry, etc., etc. But something not included in those articles is the fact that Thomas Jefferson (never proven to be a Freemason, but obviously holding Rosicrucian sympathies--if not actual membership) considered Francis Bacon to be one of the three greatest men who ever lived: "Bacon, Locke and Newton" were "the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception, and as having laid the foundations of those superstructures which have been raised in the Physical & Moral sciences." This assertion was made by Jefferson in his February 15, 1789, letter to the American artist John Trumbull, ordering copies of portraits of the three men. Their work in the "Physical & Moral sciences" was instrumental in Jefferson's education and world view. For example, Bacon's divisions of knowledge became Jefferson's divisions in his library catalog. (NOTE: The glaringly obvious omission of Jesus Christ should forever dispel from the minds of Christians any notion that the man was godly!!!!) And when we look at the art work in the Jefferson Reading Room of the Library of Congress, we find addtional circumstantial evidence of Bacon's status where our third President was concerned and the Rosicrucian/Freemasonic connections to the overall theme of the nation's capital cannot be denied. The name "BACON" in large letters is prominently displayed in the ceiling as one of the great poets of history. But one of the least recognized connections is found in the repeated emphasis upon "Minerva" paintings and statuary--not only in the reading room but in the U.S. Capital rotunda as well! For those of you who may not be well versed in mythology, the goddess Minerva was known by that name to the Romans. But the Greeks knew her as "Athena"--the goddess of knowledge--usually pictured wearing a helmet and carrying a spear, which she shook at ignorance! Shake the spear, now why does that sound so familiar? The owl is universally held to be a symbol of knowledge and is closely associated with Athena (or Minerva)--the origin of that symbology.. So if you see an owl that is seemingly out of place on some government document or work of art, always think of Sir Francis Bacon, because he took Athena as his "muse," or guiding spirit! And speaking of which, did you know that there is a very tiny owl engraved on the front of a one-dollar bill? In order to see it clearly a powerful magnifying glass is needed, but it is found on the upper right hand corner, to the left of the top of the numeral 1 in the curved (backward "C") section of the bracket surrounding the numeral. (Some Internet sites show magnified pictures, so you may be interested in searching for them. Just type "owl and two-dollar bill" in the search box and you will find several to choose from. Apparently officials have been asked as to why the owl is there and were told that the engraver just "played a prank"! If you believe that explanation, I have some residential acreage in the middle of the Sahara I would like to sell you!)

Now let me totally freak you out! They are not likely to admit it, but the upper degrees of Freemasonry believe and teach reincarnation. (Without question, Rosicrucianism--the "parent organization of Freemasonry" believes and teaches it) And stories surrounding the signing of the declaration of independence refer to a "mysterious old gentleman" seen talking with Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin and giving them advice on the design for the nation's flag. Strongly suggested in these stories--apparently of Masonic origin--is that the old gentleman was Francis Bacon incarnate! Pooh-pooh it if you must, but why would a tremendously large Masonic web site devote the entire site to promoting Francis Bacon in the first place, let alone put up a page calling attention of the brethren to the back of a two-dollar bill? (The same artist from whom Jefferson ordered the portraits, John Turnbull, also painted the famous picture of the signing of the declaration of independence--used as the model for the engraving on the back of the bill.) And the web page shows the back of the bill, while the caption reads, "Bacon 'visiting' the signing of the declaration of independence"! No further explanation is given and nothing pointed out or highlighted, because the web site understands that "those in the know" will recognize the meaning. Well, let's just take a look and see what we find. The scene before us is a table in the foreground, upon which is found the document to be signed, with men standing around it. In the background are several men both seated and standing in a semi-circular arrangement. A casual look at this scene in Philadelphia's Independence Hall reveals nothing out of the ordinary, but upon closer inspection we find one gentleman in the back wearing a hat. Ahah! Wearing a hat indoors was a serious breach of manners in those days and gentlemen of good breeding just did not do so--unless of course you were a "worshipful master" in a room full of Freemasons! Francis Bacon???? They believe it whether we do or not and, like the owl, have included it along with numerous other occult symbols on our money as a testimony to their ultimate control of the nation!

These circumstantial evidences for Freemasonry's role in the founding of our nation are given as a groundwork for more serious allegations. As I mentioned earlier, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry both practice the same ancient religion of gnosticism--from the Greek word "gnosis" or knowledge. Spiritual "illumination" has been the quest of secret societies since the dawn of civilization and these are but two among many other kindred organizations--all of whom are working toward the same goal of eventual world domination, with them as the ruling elite. The pyramid with the "all-seeing eye of horus" shown on the back of our one-dollar bill shows the "capstone" suspended above a truncated base--not yet in place. A pyramid is the ultimate symbol for corporate structure--the chain of command flowing from the apex to the base--and when their "New World Order" is finally established, George Orwell's futuristic "big brother" will finally become a frightening reality and life for mankind will never again be the same. Only God Himself knows the degree to which Rosicrucianism/Freemasonry, along with the other secret societies, has touched the lives of us all. We have been, still are, and--according to the Bible--will continue to be manipulated in so many subtle ways that "deception" is an inadequate term to express it. Quite frankly, I believe that the Bible term of "mystery of iniquity" (2 Thessalonians 2:7) refers to this occult system and their overdue time-table for revealing their "christ" is being frustrated and delayed by the Holy Spirit--just to prove Who is still on the throne! When He is ready, and not before, they will be allowed to enter into the final phase of introducing their counterfeit christ--the antichrist--to an unsuspecting world.

Genuine Christianity is the greatest human obstacle possible to those who will attempt to bring a counterfeit christ upon the world's stage. Believers are indwelled by the Holy Spirit and therefore spiritually perceptive--the mature among us biblicly literate and aware of the specific prophecies concerning the coming man of sin. And this above all other logic speaks clearly for a pre-Tribulation rapture of the Church to remove the sentries! As the "salt of the earth" (Matthew 5:13)--inhibiting spiritual putrefaction--we are the truly "illumined ones" as we watch world events unfold, searching for any and all signs of impending trouble. Sneaking the antichrist past our vigilance without the alarm being sounded is highly unlikely and our absence seems to be indicated by the degree of successful deception we find in the Lord's Words of Matthew 24. But counterfeit Christians (tares among the wheat) will take the bait hook, line, and sinker--along with the rest of the world! We are convinced the dark side is poised in eager readiness, anxiously waiting for God to remove His "watchmen on the wall" so they can enter into the final phase of their quest for immortality through Lucifer--the "light bearer."

Satan has sold the religions of the world the totally unscriptural notion that man in innately good and, at his worst, still possesses a "spark of divinity" within him that can be fanned into a flame through self-effort. Salvation is thus achieved through good works and my friends, mark it well--this heresy, in all of its many forms is the common thread found in each and every false system of belief on the face of the earth. Christianity as it is set forth in the Bible--genuine blood-washed believers in Jesus Christ, saved by the grace of God--attempts to tell all who will listen that He alone saves us and we have absolutely nothing to do with it. Grace is defined as "unmerited favor"--receiving salvation without deserving it. That is why the Lord said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Bible Christianity is, without apology, the most exclusive system of belief ever revealed to man! It is the Lord's way or the highway, so to speak. You either come to Him through the new birth, or you do not come at all--it is just that simple and all of your perceived good qualities and good intentions combined will buy you nothing.

The basic tenet of Freemasonry is "the universal Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man" and their more or less official slogan is "we make good men better." Monumental lie number one is that God is the spiritual Father of mankind. Yes, He created us, but Adam's sin totally alienated and obliterated the spiritual Father-son relationship and only God can restore it if He chooses. All men are brothers after the flesh, but that is not a good thing! We come into this world fallen and depraved creatures--dead in trespasses and sins (Eph.2:1), slaves of Satan (Eph.2:2), incapable of understanding that which is spiritual (1 Cor. 2:14), and left to ourselves will never seek after God (Rom.3:11). Which leads us to monumental lie number two--making good men better. Matthew 19:17 and Romans 3:12 clearly state that there is only One who is good and that is God Himself! A good man in God's sight is a misnomer--a contradiction in terms, with the sole exception being Jesus Christ Himself--the God-man, 100% God and 100% man at the same time! Monumental lie number three is the ridiculous concept that one can merit salvation through self-effort. God, by His very nature, is Perfection Personified and cannot tolerate evil. For one to ever stand in His holy presence, perfection is required and I dare any Mason (or anyone else, for that matter) to look me square in the eye and claim spiritual perfection is attainable through his lodge or personal effort. I will likely spit all over him when I explode into laughter!!!!! The one and only way any mere mortal will ever get to heaven is through Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness. If He chooses to save you (the choice is up to Him and not you!), He will put His perfection and righteousnesson on your spiritual "account" and God will accept you as His own child, based solely upon what Christ has done on your behalf. That's it in a nutshell, folks! E X C L U S I V E !!!! and totally beyond man's good intentions.

The religion of Freemasonry, as pointed out earlier, is gnosticism--the exaltation of knowledge, or "enlightenment,"--in which Jesus Christ is made subordinate to the true Godhead and assigned a secondary place among a host of other beings, angels, etc., as only a member of the bridge between God and man. His unique redemptive work on the cross is thereby devalued and not held to be complete. In their system of belief, the Lord is a great prophet--an "ascended master," but still just an ordinary human--in much the same way as He is viewed by Islam and we submit to you that both views have a common origin! This is why "God" is a word often invoked in their writings, but the precious Name of Jesus Christ is seldom, if ever, mentioned in a "properly ordered lodge"! If you are a born-again child of God and are in an unequal yoke (2 Corinthians 6:14) with Masonic "brothers," these things should alert you to the error and prompt you to demit your membership and flee! If on the other hand you make no pretense of being a Christian, we urge you to seek His forgiveness and salvation--but the thrust of this article is not primarily directed at you.

The apostle Paul often encountered gnosticism as he preached and established Churches during his missionary journeys. And in his letter to the Colossian believers, written while imprisoned in Rome, he met the philosophy head-on and delivered a crushing blow. In both 1:19 and 2:9 of the epistle to the Colossians--repeated for emphasis--he states that the fullness (Greek pleroma--the very same term gnostics use to refer to the entire host of intermediary beings between God and man) of the Godhead resides within Christ's body! In other words, Jesus Christ is God Himself--not just a good man or great prophet. The absolute deity of Christ is central to the Christianity taught in the Bible and anything less is sheer heresy. And for the life of me I cannot understand how a regenerate Christian can profess salvation in Christ on the one hand and yoke up with unbelieving "brethren" who deny His deity on the other! Yes, the mystery of iniquity is hard at work and gaining ground daily. Freemasons by the thousands occupy prominent positions in our government, our military, our corporations and in our Churches. Many, if not most, are decent individuals--but the gnostic philosophy of their fraternity is pure poison and dedicated to the ultimate destruction of all we hold dear in this nation!

We are often accused of being paranoid, but just last night one of the popular TV programs ("Judging Amy" on CBS) utilized a scenario in which children were involved in a stand-off with police and social workers because of the beliefs taught them by their mother. She had warned them of the dangers of The New World Order and showed them the occult symbols on a dollar bill. The mother was hurt in a car wreck and taken to a local hospital, leaving the children alone. When the authorities tried to inform the children of the accident and take them into protective custody, the teen-aged son held them off with a gun. Of course everyone "lived happily ever after" in the fictional program, but we must realize that ridicule is a powerful tool in dissuading the masses and the wide-spread (and growing) knowledge of what is going on among the inmates of the "insane asylum on the Potomac" is making some people nervous! But lest we be misunderstood, please take note that we advocate no social agenda--no taking up of arms--no demonstrations--nothing of the sort! This is spiritual warfare and being fought through the intercessory prayers of God's people, coupled with an unbending, unwavering daily walk with Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is still in complete control of the situation and He has already informed us in His Word that the forces of evil are going to triumph--temporarily! The efforts of this Cutting Edge web site are totally devoted to proclaiming the Gospel "good news" message of Jesus Christ to any and all who will listen and to keep His saints informed of the lateness of the hour in which we live. The Lord tells us in Revelation 22:20 that He is coming "quickly"--and the desire of our heart is echoed in the final words of the apostle John: "Even so, come, Lord Jesus."

If you have been born again and received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.

If you have never placed your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, but have come to sense His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to receive His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you truly believe in Him as Lord and Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually. If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.

We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order—Kingdom of Antichrist—in their daily news.

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