Continued from Part I: The Masonic Foundations of the United States







A guided tour of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial will quickly dispel any illusions one may have concerning the true faith of the Father of Our Country. The following report will provide information on:

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, which is just off the Capitol Beltway, adjacent to Old Town Alexandria, VA and six miles from Washington, D.C, sits atop Shooter's Hill, a lofty peak about 3 miles west of the western shore of the Potomac River. Because of its vantage point, Shooter's Hill was the site of a Revolutionary War fort, although the only remains of the fort are some irregularities in the soil line that can be viewed from the monument's observation deck.

The Masons purchased the 36 acre site and laid the cornerstone in 1923. Assisting in the ceremonies were President Calvin Coolidge, Chief Justice William H. Taft and the Grand Masters of all the Grand Jurisdictions in the nation. The edifice, which has a broad rectangular base and soaring steeple, was completed and officially dedicated in 1932. President Herbert Hoover assisted in the dedication ceremonies.  

The entrance to the Memorial displays two large plaques with George Washington's words of approbation and devotion to the Masonic Order, a portion of which states:

"Being persuaded that a just application of the principles on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded must be promotive of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interest of the Society and to be considered by them as a Brother."
The Memorial Hall contains a 17 ft. high bronze statue of Washington wearing his Masonic apron as the Charter Worshipful Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22 - to which office he had been elected in 1788 and held at the time of his election to the Presidency of the United States in January, 1789. The statue was presented to the Memorial by the Order of DeMolay for Boys in 1950 and unveiled by President. Harry S. Truman, Past Grand Master of Missouri.
N.B.  The Order of DeMolay is named after the martyred 14th century Order of the Temple Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay. The DeMolay Order for Boys is also highly recommended by the Rev. Billy Graham whose status as a 33º Mason is documented at the Endtime Deception web site.
A book sold at the Masonic Memorial, The Age of Washington, describes President Washington's participation in laying the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol with full Masonic rites:
"On September 18, 1793, President Washington officiated at the laying of the cornerstone for the United States Capitol building. It was a major event in the creation and development of the federal city, a project very dear to the heart of George Washington. It was also what the Masonic Fraternity refers to as one of the most memorable days in the life of George Washington, in the life of Freemasonry, and in the life of the United States.

"Washington, dressed in Masonic regalia, lead a procession of officers and brethren of the Masonic Fraternity from Maryland and Virginia to the site in the District of Columbia. Upon arrival, the music stopped playing, the drums stopped beating, the flags were anchored, and the artillery fired a volley. A large silver plate was handed to President Washington. Using a small trowel with silver blade and ivory handle, Washington deposited the plate and laid it on the corner-stone. A prayer followed. Then there were heard Masonic chanting honors and then a 15-volley from the artillery. According to a newspaper's eyewitness account, when the proceedings ended 'The whole company retired to an extensive booth, where an ox of 500 pounds weight was barbecued . . . Before dark the whole company departed with joyful hopes of the production of their labor.'

"The apron and sash worn by George Washington together with the trowel he used are today preserved in the Alexandria- Washington Masonic Lodge. George Washington, a member of the Masons since 1752, the Master Mason, the Past Master, the President of the United States had personally participated in the laying of the U.S. Capitol's cornerstone. He did so 'as a Freemason and President,' wrote Allen E. Roberts in G. Washington: Master Mason." (38)

In conjunction with emphasis on the Masonic influence on the founding of the U.S. Government, the religious tolerance aspect Freemasonry was advanced to promote the fraternal order. George Washington, in the ecumenical spirit of the Masons, sent a message in 1798 "'To the Clergy of Different Denominations Residing in and Near the City of Philadelphia.' In that message he wrote: 'Believing as I do that Religion and Morality are the essential pillars of civil society, I view with unspeakable pleasure, that harmony and brotherly love which characterizes the Clergy of different denominations, as well in this, as in other parts of the United States.' He added that he hoped 'your labours for the good of Mankind will be crowned with success...'" (39)





The Memorial's various exhibitions on the Shriners, Royal Arch Masonry, the Knights Templar Chapel, a replica of King Solomon's Throne Room (based on legend of Hiram Abiff) and the Tall Cedars Room (a reconstruction of Solomon's Temple) attempt to present Masonry as a faith that is based on Scripture. The propaganda made available to the public, however, is far from an accurate portrayal of true Freemasonry, which is based on Kabbalism assimilated by the Knights Templar who occupied the Holy Land during the Crusades. The Masonic emphasis on Old Testament types and figures is, in fact, derived from Kabbalah, which symbolism is designed to lead men into the ancient mysteries.

The Royal Arch Room features Egyptian and Hebraic paintings, a reproduction of the Ark of the Covenant and a large mural of the ruins of King Solomon's Temple. A new addition to the Memorial, the Tall Cedars Room, is a reconstruction of Solomon's Temple with statues of King Solomon, the High Priest, Prince Azariah, the Master Overseer, the Grand Master of Workers and others. These figures and are supposedly found in I Kings 4 and 5, which chapters describe the building of Solomon's Temple.

The Cedars of Lebanon were the materials used in the Temple by Hiram of Tyre, whom Masons teach is Hiram Abiff, the "First Grand Master" who is impersonated by every man initiated as a Master Mason. According to Masonic legend, Hiram Abiff was the only one on earth who knew the secrets of a Master Mason, including the Grand Masonic Word, the name of God (the 'Ineffable Name' of God identified in Kabbalah as YHVH).

A detailed brochure for the Tall Cedars Room states:

"The floor of the Tall Cedars Room...has as its center the Star of David [an occult symbol] ...Soon to be added will be replicas of other artifacts from King Solomon's Temple including the Altar for Incense Burning, the Seven Branched Menorah, the Altar of Burnt Offerings, and the Table of Shew-Bread."
The Watch Unto Prayer report, A Sacred Assembly of Men, explains the Kabbalistic interpretations of Solomon's Temple, the furniture of the Holy of Holies, and the Masonic legend of Hiram Abiff.


The Order of Knights Templar is described as the only Order of Masonry strictly for Christians.  The Knights Templar Chapel exhibits an original suit of armor worn by a Knight Templar of the 12th century and a sword, a Bible and stained glass representations of Knights and Christian themes.

To give an idea of the international scope and organization of Knights Templar membership - that is, Masons Who are Affiliated with Christianity - a brochure on the Knights Templar reads:

Knights Templar

An ancient order serving mankind in the 20th century
Pride in our past - Faith in our future
Integrity, Obedience, Courage

"The Knights Templar is a Christian-oriented fraternal organization that was founded in the 11 century. Originally, the Knights Templar were laymen who protected and defended Christians travelling to Jerusalem. These men took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and were renowned for their fierceness and courage in battle.

"Today, the Knights Templar display their courage and goodwill in other ways. They organize fund-raising activities such as breakfasts, dinners, dances, and flea markets. They support Masonic-related youth groups and they raise millions of dollars for medical research and educational assistance.

"Currently, Templar membership consists of people from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, clergy, businessmen and entertainment personalities, all of whom profess a belief in the Christian Religion."

Masonic Connection

"All Knights Templar are members of the world's oldest fraternal organization known as 'The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons' or more commonly known as 'masons.' However, not all masons are Templars. Templary is but a part of the Masonic structure known as the 'York Rite of Freemasonry.'"

Three Levels of the Knights Templar

"The Knights Templar operate on a local, state and national level. But their religious activities extend across national borders as well. Nationally, there is the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. This unit defines the rituals and laws governing state and local level organizations. The state level is called A Grand Commandery of Knights Templar. This organization represents members of a state or an area of equivalent size. Finally, the local level unit is called a Commandery of Knights Templar. There are almost 1,600 Commanderies in communities across the United States, Germany, Italy and Mexico, with over 260,000 members.

"To petition a Commandery of Knights Templar for membership, you must first be a member of a Masonic Lodge and other prerequisite bodies, and must profess a belief in the Christian Religion. Commanderies organize many social activities, including Ladies Auxiliaries, Drill Competitions, Public Divine Services, Family Picnics, Organized Trips, Dinner Parties and Entertainments, Christmas Observances, Easter Sunrise Services, and Memorial Services."

The Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage

"In addition to many religious observances throughout the year, The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar sponsors an annual 'Holy Land Pilgrimage.' The purpose of the pilgrimage is to send a Christian minister to The Holy Land. Masonic membership is not required and the Minister can be male or female."

Support for Young men and Young Ladies

"The Knights Templar also provide financial support, advisors and scholarships to Masonic-related Youth Organizations such as Order of Rainbow, Job's Daughters, and Order of DeMolay."

Patriotic Knights

"The Knights Templar are a uniformed Masonic unit that participates in parades or other public events. They take great pride in their patriotism and respect for the American Flag, which they are often called upon to carry as Parade Color Guard."


Also available in the Memorial is a book titled Freemasonry in American History. The opening chapters make clear that, early on, the Grand Lodges of England and Scotland were planting Provincial lodges and appointing Grand Masters in the colonies to further their scheme of fashioning a new form of government. According to author Allen E. Roberts, the Freemasons considered the Protestantism of Great Britain to be oppressive and looked to the New World as an opportunity to establish a government based on the Natural Law, which maintains that human reason, not supernatural revelation, must be man's guide.

In actuality, British and Scottish Freemasons were frustrated after many failed attempts to restore the Masonically-supportive Stuart dynasty to the throne of England and, as loyal Jacobites, they sought to establish a Masonically-controlled government in the New World. There is evidence that both the American and French Revolutions were planned and perpetrated by Freemasons to overthrow government by monarchies which were unsympathetic to Freemasonry. In 1673 and 1678, the English Parliament had passed the Test Acts, which prevented anyone but Anglicans from holding public office. The Protestant Hanoverian dynasty became firmly entrenched in Great Britain following the deposition in 1688 of King James II who had converted to Catholicism.

According chapters 14 and 15 of Freemasonry in American History, the leaders of the American Revolution were, in the main, Freemasons: Paul Revere was Junior Warden of the 15th St. Andrew's Lodge; Peyton Randolph, a Freemason from Virginia, was President of the First Continental Congress; famous delegates to the Second Continental Congress included Masons John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin; George Washington was elected by the Second Continental Congress to be Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Forces; under Washington was an army led largely by Masonic commanders, including Brigadier Gen. Richard Montgomery, Col. Benedict Arnold, John Sullivan, Col. John Glover, Nathanael Greene; foreign officers who arrived in 1777 to aid the cause of the Continental army were Freemasons Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, Thaddeus Kosciusko and the Marquis de Lafayette.

The Constitutional Committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin (past Grand Master of Pennsylvania), John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston (who would become Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York). The Fourth Reich of the Rich, by Des Griffin, states about Thomas Jefferson:

"The Columbian Lodge of the Order of the Illluminati was established in New York City in 1785: Members included Gov. DeWitt Clinton and later Clinton Roosevelt, Charles Dana and Horace Greeley. The following year a Lodge was established in Virginia with which was identified Thomas Jefferson." (40)
Freemasonry in American History confirms that, as 3rd U.S. President from 1805-9, Thomas Jefferson's Vice President was George Clinton, Worshipful Master of Warren Lodge No. 17 in New York City in 1800, and also the uncle of DeWitt Clinton who would serve as Grand Master of Masons in New York from 1806 to 1819. (41)

Many other Famous Freemasons were leaders of the American Revolution and Presidents of the United States.

It seems that many colonists initially opposed the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War, but were gradually persuaded to join the Masonic cause. A volume cited by Allen, George Washington, Master Mason states:

"George Washington expected to 'fall' during the war. And well he might have such expectations. Some historians claim a third of the colonists were Tories; it would appear this was an underestimation. At any rate, it was evident that not even half were wholeheartedly in favor of a revolution. There was certainly no unity." (42)
American history ought to be reevaluated by Christians in the light of Scripture and the evidence of Masonic control of government -- a fact which has been long suppressed.  Scripture -- which enjoins obedience to the governing authorities -- would seem also to preclude organizing a rebellion against said authorities, which are ordained of God (Rom. 13:1; I Pet. 2:13,14,17; Tit. 3:1).

Evangelical leaders, such as David Barton and Council for National Policy members, Peter Marshall and D. James Kennedy, who describe the leaders of the American Revolution as Christians, are in effect promoting the belief that God approves of political revolution. Patrick Poole, who is affiliated with the Free Congress Foundation's Coalition for Constitutional Liberties, even advises Christians as to the evil nature of government:

"Our country was founded upon the presupposition that government is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." (43)
However, the teaching of Scripture is this: "For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." (Rom. 13:1b)

The Lord Jesus Christ exhorts believers to examine the fruit that is brought forth by religious leaders. Are present day evangelical leaders leading people into the Kingdom of God through the preaching the Gospel or are they fomenting rebellion against secular authority in order to establish a theocracy? The popular theme of "reclaiming America's Christian heritage" may well be the patriotic ploy that draws Christians into the final stages of Ordo ab Chao, the revolution that is required to establish a Masonic New World Order.




(1) Michael Biagent and Richard Leigh, The Temple & The Lodge, NY: Arcade Pub., 1989, pp. 239, 240, 256, 260.
(2) American Masonic History - What Are America's True Roots?*
See also: America's "Christian" Roots?
(3) The Temple And The Lodge, pp. 202, 179.
(4) The History Of Freemasonry, Albert Mackey, pp. 408-11.
(5) Thomas Paine, Origin Of Free-Masonry, Writings Of Thomas Paine, G.P. Putnam's Sons,1896.
(6) Thomas Jefferson letter to William Short,
(7) Washington: An Abridgement by Richard Harwell  (Abridgement of the Seven Volume George Washington By Douglas Southhall Freeman [Written with research associates Mary Wells Ashworth and John A. Carroll], ©1948) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1968, p. 32.
(8) Ibid., p. 597.
(9) Ibid., p. 638.
(10) The Temple & The Lodge, pp. 261-2.
(11) Washington: An Abridgement, p. 783
(12) Notes from the Trestleboard, February 1996
(13) Architect of the Capitol Home Page
(14) "Freemasonry - Is it Satan's Door to America?," Ed Decker,
(15) The Great Inverted Pentagram of Washington DC
(18) Masonic Stones of the Washington Monument
(19) Manley P. Hall, The Secret Teaching of the Ages, p. xci.
(20) James R. Patrick, America 2000/Goals 2000 Research Manual, p. 35.
(21) The Temple & The Lodge, pp. 81, 79.
(22) Prince Michael Stewart of Albany, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, Element Books, 1998, p. 125.
(23) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 92.
(24) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 55.
(25) The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, p. 125.

(26) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 94.
(27) The Temple & The Lodge, p. 109.
(28) Bloodline of the Holy Grail, p. 324.
(29) Frances Yates, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, Routledge, 1972, p. 308.
(30) Robert Sargent, English Bible: Manuscript Evidence, p. 208.

(31)The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, pp. 123-4.
(32) William T. Still, New World Order: Ancient Plan Of Secret
Societies, Huntington House, 1990, p. 50.
(33) Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, 1911, pp. 913-14.
(34) King James I, Daemonologie, Godolphin House, 1597, 1996, back cover.

(35) The Temple & The Lodge, pp. 144-45.
(36) Bloodline of the Holy Grail, p. 322.
(37) Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, , 1991, p. 216.
(38) George W. Nordham, The Age of Washington, Chicago: Adams Press, 1989, pp. 142-43.
(39) The Age of Washington, p. 206.
(40) Des Griffin, Fourth Reich of the Rich, Emissary Pub., 1976, p. 55.
(41) Allen E. Roberts, Freemasonry in American History, McCoy Publishing, 1985, p. 181.
(42) Freemasonry in American History, p. 139.

(43) Patrick S. Poole, "The End of Privacy," Covenant Syndicate, Aug.10, 1998