In 1099, the original Knights Templar established their Jerusalem headquarters in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  According to Holy Blood, Holy Grail, "The knights and monks who occupied the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also installed by Godfroi [de Bouillon], were formed into an official and duly constituted 'order' -- the Order of the Holy Sepulchre." [p.112] Two centuries later, by 1291, the Western crusaders were thrust out of the Holy Land by the Saracens and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem was lost to the Roman Empire.   

The Templars, who had absorbed the esoteric Kabbalism of the Mideast and brought it to Europe, fell into disfavor with the Holy Roman Empire and, in 1309, Pope Clement V and King Philippe IV of France dissolved the Order.  Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, was executed in 1314 and the knights of the Order of the Temple were either executed or fled Europe for safety. In Scotland, a Templar refuge, Robert the Bruce made a vow to go to Jerusalem and reclaim that city from the Saracens. However "In 1329, Bruce died. . . Before his death, he had expressed the wish that his heart be removed, placed in a casket, taken to Jerusalem and buried in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre" the original Templar headquarters. [Temple & Lodge, p.39]    

Robert the Bruce's heart never reached Jerusalem and was returned to Scotland where it was buried in Melrose Abbey. The Templars kept alive his dream to reclaim the Holy Land and it is therefore conceivable that the heart of Alisdair Sinclair was a substitute for that of Robert the Bruce. Burial in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre would symbolize claim of the Sinclairs, as the head of the Merovingian dynasty (aka, the royal bloodline of Jesus Christ), to be the rightful heirs of the throne of Jerusalem.

Traitors and Carpetbaggers in the Promised Land, by Barry Chamish, includes a chapter on the Masonic control of Jerusalem which is reproduced on our website. Masons Busted in Tel Aviv mentions the real reason for the Masonic presence: "The Masons covet the Temple Mount, site of Solomon's Temple, because their mythology has the organization being established by one Hiram, the mason who supposedly built the Temple three thousand ears ago."  

Barry's reference here is to the Legend of Hiram Abiff, a Masonic version of the Egyptian legend of Isis and Osiris which, as the theme of the initiation ceremony of a Master Mason (3), dramatizes the demise of the ancient pagan gods and their mystery religion (due to the spread of Christianity) and also their future resurrection.  

In his expose on Yitzhak Rabin's autopsy, Barry Chamish also mentioned that Alisdair Sinclair's death seemed to be in some way connected with "Britain's early and deep interest in Zionism, their reverance for Chaim Weizmann, the Balfour Declaration, The British-Israel Society, the Round Table policies of Cecil Rhodes and Lord Milner and the like."  Today, the British Freemasons plan to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem, ostensibly to reinstitute the Old Testament sacrificial system. Their feigned patronage will deceive the Jews for a time, however their ultimate goal is to reestablish the ancient mystery religion.  Mike Noe has provided some fascinating information relevant to the interest and current activity of the British Freemasons in Jerusalem, particularly in the holy sites:

. . .the Garden Tomb has Masonic connections and the land adjacent to the compound where Christ was crucified was sold by them to the Muslims and is now the site of an Arab bus station and Mosque.  This occurred several years ago after an amateur archaeologist discovered several key things to Christ's crucifixion and key items from Solomon's Temple underground in the area of the crucifixion known also as Golgotha and as Gordon's Calvary of General Gordon fame. I read it in a small passing excerpt from an article your ministry wrote or was linked to.  Anyway, I made the connection to General Gordon who I now believe from what I read was a Mason and died in Khartoum having been murdered which also mentioned in the excerpt I read. The excerpt referred to his death said he was a Mason and a reputed pedophile.

[Editor's note: This is a reference to a portion of Anton Chaitkin's expose of the British Origins of Pentecostalism:

". . . [Gen. Benton] Partin is a founder and board member of the Front Line Fellowship, a group of commando-missionaries taking active part in the war against Sudan and other African states viewed as enemies of the British Crown. The Fellowship members are former 'scouts' of the South African Army. Partin describes his partner, Fellowship leader Peter Hammond, as a "former South African army and government officer.

"That General Partin's 'Christian' organization is at heart merely the British military irregulars, who are generally incinerating Africa to recolonize it, may be judged from the Fellowship's book, Faith Under Fire in Sudan. Chapter Three is a celebration of Charles 'Chinese' Gordon, who led British regulars in a war in China against the uprising of a British-organized pseudo-Protestant cult. After 20 million Chinese died in this game, Gordon was sent to try to subdue Sudan as Britain's governor, but he died, defeated at the hands of Sudanese nationalist forces. Chinese Gordon was not a drunken homosexual pederast, Partin's group says, but Britain's Christian model for us to follow into war." - Anton Chaitkin]

This same General [Gordon] paved the way for the British through the Garden Tomb Association to purchase what is now the Garden Tomb and the adjacent land known as Golgotha and "Gordon's Calvary". ["The Garden Tomb Guide Book" 1994, p. 26; 1996 edition states Gordon was murdered in Khartoum, i.e., Sudan.] In order for this to occur they would have needed the help of the Masonic entity "The Palestine Exploration Fund" (Albert Mackey's encyclopedia states this) formed and funded by British Freemasons to discover and take control of historical sites in Israel.

"The British monarchy and its prime ministers and Foreign Office fabricated British Israelism in the nineteenth century, from earlier versions of the story. They claimed that Queen Victoria was descended from the Biblical King David, and was thus a descendant of the Davidic family tree that produced Jesus. They taught that the tribes of Israel wandered into northern Europe; that by this supposed genealogy, the British are the real Chosen People, and the British Empire is thus God's empire.

"The modern Jews, by this British account, are not the historical Hebrews of Old Testament Israel, but rather, the British are. But, says the British Israel myth, in a leap of logic, the Jews need to be put into Palestine, to fulfill prophecy, get slaughtered in a war with the Muslims, and bring about the End Times.

"To provide fuel for this mythology, the royal family asked the British Grand Lodge of Freemasonry to establish the Palestine Exploration Fund. In the 1870s, they dispatched soldier-archeologists to the Holy Land, to dig up supposed religious relics that might impress the cheap fancies of the beggarly masses." -Anton Chaitkin  

Interestingly enough Gordon was discovering these things and in Jerusalem at the very same time Robert Morris from Kentucky (founder of Eastern Star) was reintroducing Freemasonry to Israel. They started holding ritual ceremonies in Zedekiah's Cave which is a stone's throw from the Garden Tomb and Gordon's Calvary (I believe both are correct in location). Today the Masons meet in that cave and the largest chamber is known as "Freemasons Hall". You can see the coal and soot etched symbols, arcane messages, and names going back to 1881 when Morris et al started their activities there.

I have been relying on circumstantial and partial evidence to put this all together, but I am quite confident it will fit and hold together upon investigation.

. . .it was Robert Morris who founded Eastern Star and is credited with officially reintroducing Masonry to Israel in 1872.  He started meeting in Zedekiah's caves around this same time, and performed some type of very important ritual there in his "reintroduction" of Freemasonry.  I actually walked around the chamber they used, and as I mentioned saw the names and the dates of the these pioneering Masons. Morris wrote abut this ceremony and even published a copy of the map leading to the chamber in Zedekiah's cave. I contacted a man who found the map and used it to go into the chamber area and pray in intercessory prayer against this abominable ceremony.  General Gordon would have been there in Jerusalem, at this exact time as well!!  My source for more info. on Gordon comes from a Garden Tomb publication I bought in Israel.  They would have been in the same cave system running up to the Garden Tomb and Calvary it is all within 100-200 yards the Zedekiah's cave system.

According to Albert Mackey in his encyclopedia King Solomon discovered Enoch's deposit (i.e. Enoch arched vault temple) and "On this hallowed spot was Christ the redeemer slain and buried." Thus "Gordon's Calvary" as it was known became the Garden Tomb and adjacent Golgotha.  I believe it was Christ's crucifixion site and have talked to people who years ago excavated under that site and found convincing proof.  It has been denied now by the Garden Tomb folks and they sold Golgotha to the Arabs and it now has a mosque and bus station sitting on top of this important site. In essence they sold to the pagans one of the most key sites in Christendom. It had church sitting upon it as a matter of evidence from the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D.

As for the "Palestine Exploration Fund" Albert Mackey in his dictionary mentions that it was used to find "many important discoveries, especially interesting to Masons". He also states it is controlled by the English society; no doubt made up of Masons.

I have attached some more eyebrow raising information I have researched. It is in the form of my notes. The references to the Masonic Lodge come from a video presentation of a written interview with Malachi Martin and from reading David Yallop's book [In God's Name] on the apparent murder of John Paul I twenty-five years ago.

Satan's Plan to Thwart God

Since the great flood, evil was reintroduced by Ham, Canaan and Nimrod into the culture of man.  The oldest post-flood pagan altars and worship are in Israel.  Nimrod consolidated the worship of Satan and himself under a new religion.  Shem put a stop to it as he cut Nimrod to pieces and spread his remains throughout the world.

The Mysteries of Babylon were spread underground to the various cultures through Ham's descendants.  The Canaanites inhabited the land promised to Shem's seed, thus, God drove them out under the forces of Israel years later. Satan's plan was for Canaan's descendants to defile the Promised Land and thwart God's plans. 

Orthodox rabbis believe that Shem was Melchizedek, that Salem is derived from Shem (i.e. "Shem's city") and that Enoch and Shem established a holy priesthood on Mount Moriah.  The Freemasons claim that the Templars found the pillar of Enoch under the Temple Mount along with other great writings and treasures. They also believe Adam was buried on Moriah.  The Temple of Enoch, according to the Masons, was originally in the cave system where they cut stone and Jesus was crucified.

Most of the modern excavations are by the "Palestine Exploration Fund" which is a Masonic entity.  The Masons like the caves and caverns of Moriah to perform their rituals, which they do to this day, especially in Zedekiah's cave, also known as King Solomon's stables near where Christ was crucified on Golgotha.  Their aim is to enthrone the Antichrist as the Messiah in Jerusalem in a new temple.

Satan was enthroned in two Masonic rituals in the Vatican and the Washington, D.C. Masonic Temple in 1963, according to Malachi Martin in interviews about his book "Windswept House", and other reputable sources.  This came almost 4 months before JFK was assassinated as part of "The Killing of the Divine King" - part of Masonic subterfuge.  It all altered the course of human history for evil, not good as many historians and Christian teachers recognize that 1963 was a pivotal year in America leading to radical changes here and abroad.

The Freemasons have come to acknowledge their strong grounding in the Cabala, which according to Albert Mackey, was given to them by angels, then Adam-Noah and Abraham.  Other Masonic leaders attributed it to Enoch and Nimrod.  To say the least, it is an eclectic mix of ancient knowledge and occultism that has always been used for evil. They rightly refer to it as Kabbalist theosophy, and it is this same theosophy that Malachi Martin identifies was behind the satanic enthronement ceremonies of 1963. Other experts such as European detective David Yallop identify it as the P-2 Masonic lodge ceremony of 1963 in the Vatican.

Masons teach that the Ark of the Covenant was burned up in the ravaging of the first temple.  They believe other items and writings were hidden under the temple and it was here that Solomon had discovered Enoch's temple and chose it to be the site of his temple to Yahweh.  The Templars, a group of nine European knights, absconded with the treasures under the temple court, which revealed the ancient mystery religions practiced in the defiled temple and have a strong connection to the Cabala and Gnostic heresies of the Church age.  The Templars/ Masons deny Jesus was divine, but they admit His descendency from David.  They suggest He was crucified for betraying the secrets of God or the society/religious movements He supposedly identified with such as the Zealots and Essenes.

The Masons of course, inspired by mystery religions, deny Christ as the true Messiah and Son of God and exalt Lucifer the enlightened one who is worshipped in many forms.

The Masons believe that under the bowels of Calvary is Enoch's arched vault and deposited on the foundation stone of Masonry that "Ineffable Name."   King Solomon discovered Enoch's deposit during the building of the temple "On this hallowed spot was Christ the redeemer slain and buried."  This is a sacred spot for Freemasonry.  They believe Shem indeed was the King of Salem, known as Melchizidek.  They like the caves and caverns for their rituals, as it derives great power and symbolism. 

According to a Masonic book, The Second Messiah, the patriarch Enoch who walked with God and was translated, foresaw the great deluge and engraved in hieroglyphics the great secrets of science and building upon two great pillars so that civilization could be rebuilt from this knowledge. In Scottish Rite Freemasonry, initiation rites are based on this legend of Enoch's pillars. 

"The thirteenth degree [of the Ancient Scottish Rite of Freemasonry] is 'The Royal Arch of Enoch' or 'The Master of the Ninth Arch' and it is set at the time of the building of Solomon's Temple three thousand years ago. It is very much a 'pesher' of the Holy Royal Arch Degree, which is the story of the Knights Templar removing a keystone in the ruins of Herod's Temple and lowering themselves down into a subterranean vault that contains an ancient scroll.

"The degree tells how, in times long before Moses and Abraham, the ancient figure of Enoch foresees that the world will be overwhelmed by an apocalyptic disaster through flood or fire, and he determines to preserve at least some of the knowledge then known to man, that it may be passed on to future civilizations of survivors. He therefore engraves in hieroglyphics the great secrets of science and building on to two pillars: one made of brick and the other of stone.

"The Masonic legend goes on to tell how these pillars were almost destroyed, but sections survived the Flood and were subsequently discovered -- one by the Jews, the other by the Egyptians -- so that civilization could be rebuilt from the secrets that had been engraved on to them. Fragments of one pillar were found by workmen during the excavations for the foundations of King Solomon's Temple. Whilst preparing the site in Jerusalem three thousand years ago the top of a vault or arch was uncovered, and one of the masons was lowered into the vault where he found relics of the great pillar of knowledge. . .

"The next degree, 'Scotch Knight of Perfection', is set in a room which has at its centre the reassembled fragments of Enoch's pillar, inscribed with hieroglyphics. It is claimed that King Solomon created a 'Lodge of Perfection' to rule over the thirteen lower degrees, and its members held their first secret meeting in the sacred vault of Enoch beneath the partly constructed Temple of Solomon."  [Knight and Lomas, The Second Messiah, pp. 204-5]

The relics of one pillar of Enoch were removed to Scotland, where Sir William Sinclair had welcomed the Knights Templars and became their Grand Master, the Sinclairs since that time being the hereditary grand masters of Scotland:

"The twenty-ninth degree [of Scottish Rite Freemasonry] has three possible names: the 'Knight of St Andrew', the 'Patriarch of the Crusades' or 'Grand Master of Light'. It is said to have originated when the Knights Templar fled from Palestine, bringing with them the relics of the pillar of Enoch, and used three of its stones to form the foundation of the first lodge of Knight Masons in Scotland." [The Second Messiah, p. 215]

It is true that Freemasonry did not arrive in Jerusalem in 1099, but was practiced in Solomon's Temple as the ancient mystery religion of Egypt/Babylon with its heathen gods and rituals which are termed "abominations" in Holy Scripture. These practices were strictly proscribed by the Lord, who judged Judah and Israel by sending both nations into captivity for their disobedience. It seems that Solomon himself created a "Lodge of Perfection" to rule over the lower degrees, for Scripture informs us that a lodge existed in the first Temple which was attended by "seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel." (Ezek. 8:11)  

Ezekiel the prophet also describes an inner chamber in the Temple where these elders worshipped "every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about." (v. 10) The chamber in Ezekiel 8 is the pattern which the Freemasons have sought to replicate in Zedekiah's Cave as described above and is the location in which they hold rites of initiation to the higher degrees.  A proper understanding of Ezekiel 8 is therefore needed to understand the type of idol and ritual which will be reestablished in the Temple of Solomon which will be rebuilt by a modern Knight Templar who will be the Antichrist.

Ezekiel 8

8:1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.
8:2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.
8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
8:5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.
8:6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
8:7 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.
8:8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.
8:9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.
8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
8:11 And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.
8:12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, the LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.
8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
8:15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
8:17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.

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