With men like Weishaupt and Rhodes at the helm of an organization full of very rich and very influential people we should take note of the background, organization and goals of Freemasonry.
Freemasonry is the idea of a brotherhood descending from a 16th-century legal definition, of a “brother” or likeminded person as one who has taken an oath of mutual support to another. Accordingly, Masons swear a ‘blood oath’ at each degree to keep the contents of that degree secret, and to support and protect their brethren. In the final chapters of Rob Skiba’s book ‘Babylon Rising’ he details these blood oaths along with their rituals.
They start each meeting with an invocation of a ‘Supreme Being’, or a general declaration, followed by a description of the Seven Liberal Arts (logic, grammar, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy), extolling Geometry above the others. Their version of God is called The Grand Geometer or the Great Architect of the Universe.
John Calvin, in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536), repeatedly calls the Christian God “the Architect of the Universe”, also referring to his works as “Architecture of the Universe”, and in his commentary on Psalm 19 refers to the Christian God as the “Great Architect” or “Architect of the Universe”. This tells us two very significant things, first is that Calvin was Masonic and secondly he used Masonry in his interpretation of Scriptures.
What follows next in the ceremony, the tale of the children of Lamech, “expanded from” the Book of Genesis, or better said, taken from the books of the Apocrypha. Their justification for forming the society stands in these words: “Jabal discovered geometry, and became Cain’s Master Mason. Jubal discovered music, Tubal Cain discovered metallurgy and the art of the smith, while Lamech’s daughter Naamah invented weaving”.
The name Jabal in the original Hebrew means ‘way or course’, Jubal is ‘to bring especially with pomp’, Lamech means ‘the despairing’, and Naamah, according to the Apocrypha, was the bride of Sama’el or Satan. Converting this into a sentence: “The way or course to bring the despairing, with special pomp to be the bride of Satan.
Next, in discovering that the earth would be destroyed either by fire or by flood, they inscribed all their knowledge on two pillars of stone, one that would be impervious to fire, and one that would not sink. Generations after the flood both pillars were discovered, one by Pythagoras, the other by the philosopher Hermes. The seven sciences were then passed down through Nimrod, the architect of the Tower of Babel.
This pillars are replicated in each Masonic Hall and, according to freemasonry .com, they are for “the general belief of a free standing portal, in character, being symbols of Deity, in which each initiate shall pass”.
Freemasonry then claims that Abraham himself taught this craft to the Egyptians who in turn taught masonry to the children of the nobility as an instructive discipline. They claim the craft is then taught to the children of Israel, and from the Temple of Solomon finds its way to France, and thence to Saint Alban’s England.
The first Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster (later called the Grand Lodge of England (GLE)), was founded on 24 June 1717. After the American Revolution, independent U.S. Grand Lodges formed themselves within each state. Some thought was briefly given to organizing a “Grand Lodge of the United States,” with George Washington (who was a member of a Virginian lodge) as the first Grand Master, but the idea was short-lived.
Freemasonry describes itself as a “‘beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols”. An oath or obligation is taken on a “Volume of Sacred Law”. While the general organization claims “No one voice has ever spoken for the whole of Freemasonry” it is hard not to recognize those members with substantial influence and control.
One such member, Albert Pike (December 29, 1809 – April 2, 1891) was an attorney, soldier, writer, and outspoken Freemason. Constructing what is known as the “Rules and Dogma of Freemasonry”, which he published in 1871, Pike details the accepted practices of Freemasonry.
People labeled as “Conspiracy theorists” have long associated Freemasonry with the New World Order and the Illuminati, and state that “Freemasonry as an organization is either bent on world domination and are already secretly in control of world politics.” 
Pike is quoted as saying he received a direct instruction as to the “formation of a New World Order from the god of the universe Lucifer.” He continues, “The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the powers of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of Atheistic Communism.”
There is little doubt in this generation that it was accomplished and has prevailed. Pikes reasoning and his quote was nearly 4 decades before the start of WW1. Pike further states the Luciferian agenda as “The Second World War must be instigated by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a Sovereign state of Israel in Palestine.”
The incredibly unfathomable thought is that Pike uttered these words more than 20 years before Adolph Hitler was even born! His next demonic prophesy would be detailed as “International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christianity, which will then be restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final societal cataclysm or World War 3.”
Ambrose Bierce wrote about the Freemasons in his The Devil’s Dictionary:
“An order with secret rites, grotesque ceremonies and fantastic costumes, which originating in the reign of Charles II, among working artisans of London, has been joined successively by the dead of past centuries in unbroken retrogression until now it embraces all the generations of man on the hither side of Adam and is drumming up distinguished recruits among the pre-Creational inhabitants of Chaos and the Formless Void.”
Freemasonry is the world’s largest secret society with five million members, including three million Americans.  Members include both George Bush’s, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, as well as, past Presidents FDR, Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan and Lyndon Johnson also as members. So are Henry Kissinger, Allen Greenspan and former World Bank President James Wolfensohn. In fact devil worship seems to be a prerequisite for power and success today.
The United Nations’ true character is revealed by the fact that the only religious chapel at its headquarters is run by a satanic cult, the “Lucis Trust.” The name was changed from Lucifer Trust to make the nature of the organization less conspicuous.
The Satanists disguise their agenda in warm and fuzzy buzzwords like “economic justice” and “international peace.” They have even drafted a New World Constitution called the “Earth Charter.” In 2002, the Earth Charter was presented to the United Nations in a pantheistic 21st Century replica of the Ark of the Covenant called “the Ark of Hope.” Stephen Rockefeller and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund were behind this initiative.
The Ark of Hope is part of Agenda 21, or the U.N.’s plans for the 21st century, and is being paraded around the world for all to see. 
- Michael Johnstone, The Freemasons, Arcturus, 2005, pp 73–75
- Henry Makow – henrymakow. com
- photo courtesy of arkofhope .com