The purpose of this post is to present the true beginnings of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church from a historical point of view. We will analyze some interesting details that have been kept away in the dark for more than a century. As part of the evidence we will also present some photos of the SDA pioneers exposing themselves in a way that only members of secret societies would. Please read the entire post and pay close attention to the photos before reaching your own conclusions.
The Millerite Movement
From the very beginning, the history of the Seventh-Day Adventists has been marked not only by bizarre events but also by strange and mysterious people. Let’s begin with William Miller and his strange prophetic work.
William Miller (1782-1849), usually seen as a strong military and religious leader, was also “the modern father of religious confusion in America”. Out of this Millerite confusion many religious denominations were born. The most important ones are the Adventist Sabbatical cults which include many different branches of Judeo-Christian denominations.
An interesting common denominator among the religious leaders of those days was called “Freemasonry” and Miller was not an exception. His obsession for spiritual enlightenment led him to become a member of a Masonic Lodge called the “Aurora Lodge” and subsequently this lodge got him in contact with a special and questionable group of people called the “Society of Superior Class of Men”.
Sylvester Bliss (1814–1863), a Millerite minister, author, editor of the Advent Herald and The Signs of the Times and also one of Miller’s right hands, provides some strange details in his book Memoirs of William Miller.
One of the first objects of his interest, after he had become settled, was the village library. His constant use of its volumes brought him into the society of superior class of men. His wife took a deep interest in his improvement and promotion; and made her pleasure and business to relieve him as much as possible from all the family cares which might call him away from his books.” (Memoirs of William Miller, by Silvester Bliss, Published by Joshua V. Himes: 1853, p.18, 19) Emphasis added
It was here that Mr. Miller became a member of the Masonic fraternity, in which his perseverance, if nothing else, was manifested; for he advanced to the highest degree which the lodges then in the country, or in that region, could confer.” (Memoirs of William Miller, by Silvester Bliss, Published by Joshua V. Himes: 1853, pp.21, 22) Emphasis added
David L. Rowe also provides some more details of Miller’s Masonic activities in his book God’s Strange Work, William Miller and the End of the World.
The Masonic Lodge brought him into the meeting, probably Aurora Lodge, organized in Hampton in January 1793, but it was in Poultney that Miller became a member joining the Morning Star Lodge and eventually rising in rank to Grand Master”. (David L. Rowe, God’s Strange Work, William Miller and the End of the World, Rowe: 2008, p. 27), (William Miller, Diary, May 4 1798) Emphasis added
LEFT TO RIGHT: WILLIAM MILLER, JOSHUA V. HIMES AND JOSIAH LITCH (LEADERS OF THE 1844 MOVEMENT)
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry can be defined as a dark esoteric cult full of secrets and mysteries based on Jewish mysticism or Gnosticism, obtained from the teachings of the Kabbalah (Cabalah, Cabala, Qabbalah, etc…). Many of these esoteric teachings have been secretly guarded for centuries and reserved for the exclusive use of secret societies. The teachings are usually of obscure nature including angels or demons, souls, magic or sorcery, after death journeys, spirits invocations, reincarnation, etc. Part of their goal is to gain control of everything to facilitate their dark purposes. It is not a coincidence that most of the famous people in modern history belonged to this dark satanic cult.
Freemasonry is the vehicle that Mystery Babylon uses to corrupt, deceive, confuse, infect and destroy creating wars and revolutions and they can be found hiding themselves behind almost every page of modern history. Their most important agenda is to corrupt the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Lets allow one of the most popular occultists in Freemasonry to describe in his own words what is it that Masons do in the dark.
MANLY P. HALL
Manly P. Hall (1901-1990), a 33° Freemason reveals in his book “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry”, the name of the Masonic Deity and the source of power controlling these individuals.
When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.” (Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, edition 2006 originally published in 1923, pp. 50, 51). Emphasis added
General Albert Pike (1809-1891), Grand Commander and Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry explains the true origin of the forces that they consult.
It is the Dead that govern. The living only obey. And if the Soul sees, after death, what passes on this earth, and watches over the welfare of those it love, then must its greatest happiness consist in seeing the current of its beneficent influences widening out from age to age, as rivulets widen into rivers, and aiding to shape the destinies of individuals, families, States, the World…”, “Thus we obey the dead; and thus shall the living, when we are dead, for weal or woe, obey us.” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, pp. 266, 267, Forgotten Books edition 2008, First published in 1871) Emphasis added
MASONIC HEAVENLY INTELLIGENCES
The following are some examples of Ellen G. White interacting with the spiritual realm of what she called “Heavenly Intellingences” or “angelic beings”:
Heavenly Intelligences have been waiting to cooperate with human agencies, but we have not discerned their presence.” (Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 297), (Christian Service: A Compilation by Ellen G. White, p. 89, 1947, 2002)
“Heavenly angels have long being waiting for human agents, the members of the church, to cooperate with them in the great work to be done. They are waiting for you.” (Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 46, 47), (Christian Service: A Compilation by Ellen G. White, p. 89, 1947, 2002) Emphasis added
“Every heavenly intelligence is interested in the assemblies of the saints who on earth meet to worship God.” (God’s Amazing Grace, p. 73) Emphasis added
Why would Freemasons want to infiltrate religions?
According to Albert Pike the purpose for infiltrating religions is to corrupt them and fill them with error.
Religion, to obtain currency and influence with the great mass of mankind, must needs to be alloyed [mixed] with such an amount of error as to place it far below the standard attainable by the higher human capacities.”
“What is Truth to the philosopher, would not be Truth, nor have the effect of Truth, to the peasant. The religion of the Many must necessarily be more incorrect than that of the refined and reflective few…”
“The truest religion would, in many points, not be comprehended by the ignorant, nor consolatory to them, nor guiding and supporting for them. The doctrines of the bible are often not clothed in the language of strict truth, but in that which was fittest to convey to a rude and ignorant people the practical essentials of the doctrine. A perfectly pure faith, free from all extraneous admixtures, a system of noble theism and lofty morality, would find too little preparation for it in the common mind and hear, to admit of prompt reception by the masses of mankind; and Truth might no have reached us, if it had not borrowed the wings of Error.” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 224, Kessinger Publishing, 2004 edition) emphasis added
Did William Miller ever repent from his Masonic occult activities? It is possible that he did, but one interesting and suspicious fact that draws attention is that he resigned from the Lodge less than a month after he started to preach about the end of the world:
It cannot be coincidental that Miller resigned from the Masons less than a month after his first public lecture on the end of the world.” (David L. Rowe, God’s Strange Work, William Miller and the End of the World, Rowe: 2008, p. 94), (Washington Association Minutes, 1828)
Another surprising fact takes place many years after Miller supposedly resigned from Freemasonry. An interesting comment from him was found in a letter sent to Truman Hendryx, April 10,1833, written by Miller himself, where at that point he was still showing neither repentance nor remorse about his “previous” Masonic activities.
I never said nor practiced, anything knowingly to injure my country, the Church of Christ, or my fellow creatures.” (Miller to Truman Hendryx, April 10, 1833, Miller Letters)
MILLER PROPHETIC CHART THAT LED THEM TO THE 1844 GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT
Miller remained a Freemason for 15 years after becoming a Baptist. It wasn’t until 1831 that he wrote a letter of resignation, probably not because there was anything wrong about being a Freemason but according to him “to consilliate the feelings of my Brethren in Christ” and to avoid “fellowship with any practice that may be incompatible with the Word of God among masons”. (September 10, 1831, Miller Farm), (David L. Rowe, God’s Strange Work, William Miller and the End of the World, Rowe: 2008, p. 93,94) Bold added by blog
WILLIAM MILLER’S APOCALYPSE AS DEPICTED IN NEWSPAPER DURING THE TIME OF THE GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT
After many failed attempts in setting dates for the end of the world, Miller accepted his failure as a prophet and retired in shame. There was a jump in membership in the Shakers and other movements after the Great Disappointment but most returned to mainstream Protestantism. A small group remained true to Miller’s teachings; they grew into the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Miller himself never truly recovered; he died in 1849 at the age of 67. Some of his failed Apocalyptic prophetic dates where: April 23, 1843, March 21, 1843, March 21, 1844, April 18, 1844, August 1844 and finally October 21, 1844.
Was Miller warned against his date setting activities? Yes! Let’s see all the warnings:
- “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:36-37 NIV1984)
- “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” (Mark 13:32-33 NIV1984)
- “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” (Matthew 24:42 NIV1984)
- So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Matthew 24:44 NIV1984)
- “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” (Matthew 25:13 NIV1984)
- “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.” (Mark 13:35 NIV1984)
- “Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. “(1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 NIV1984)
- “He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.” (Acts 1:7 NIV 1984)
ANTI-MILLERITE CARTOON – 1843 NEWSPAPER
What Bible was Mr. Miller reading? Didn’t he know that Jesus and the apostles strongly condemned this type of date setting activity? Walter Martin’s book “The Kingdom of the Cults”, compares two positions, “Miller versus the Scriptures”:
God declared that no man would know the time; Miller stated that he did know the time. God said the times and seasons were within His own power; the Millerites declared that they had the prophetic key given to them. Jesus Christ stated, “No man knows the day or the hour”, but the Millerites set the exact day (October 22, 1844). And history bears a bitter record of their terrible disappointment.” (Walter Martin, The Kingdom of the Cults, p. 539, Ravi Zacharias edition, 2003)
Hiram Edson 1806-1882
After the false prophesy of 1844, a man named Hiram Edson claimed to have received “new light”. Edson commissioned Owen Russell Loomis Crosier to publish this new doctrine of the investigative judgement in the local Day-Star extra newspaper February 7, 1846.
Edson meanwhile had sent copies of his new doctrines to as many addresses he could gather. Soon the story would reach James White. Later on, Ellen White would claim that her prophetic visions gave her true interpretation of William Miller 1843-1844 false prophecies.
Did Freemasonry stop with William Miller? What about Ellen and James White?
Before we continue with the Seventh-Day Adventist, let’s just make a short pause and have a quick review of the symbolic meaning of signs and gestures in historical Freemasonry. That will help us to understand a little bit better where all of this sectarian indoctrination comes from.
Signs and Gestures Used by Members of Secret Societies
According to the article The Hidden Hand that Shaped History, in Freemasonry, signs and gestures have a symbolic meaning:
The symbolic significance of this gesture might explain the reason why it is so widely used by famous Masons. The hidden hand lets the other initiates know that the individual depicted is part of this secret Brotherhood and that his actions were inspired by the Masonic philosophy and beliefs. Furthermore, the hand that executes the actions is hidden behind cloth, which can symbolically refer to covert nature of the Mason’s actions.” (The Vigilant Citizen, The Hidden Hand that Shaped History, Vigilant Report Oct. 20, 2009) Emphasis added
First of all, let’s take a look at some (non-SDA) famous men (Freemasons) who used their hidden hand to shape history and then compare them to the SDA Pioneers. Since some of these famous men are so well-known, I will not need to describe them all.
LEFT TO RIGHT: JOSEPH STALIN, GEORGE WASHINGTON, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, KARL MARX AND SIMON BOLIVAR
LEFT TO RIGHT: ALESSANDRO DI CAGLIOSTRO (OCCULTIST ALIAS GIUSEPPE BALSAMO), THOMAS COCHRANE (10TH EARL OF DUNDONALD), ABRAHAM WHIPPLE (AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY NAVAL COMMANDER), FREIHERR ADOLPH KNIGGE (MEMBER OF THE BAVARIAN ILLUMINATI)
LEFT TO RIGHT: SOLOMON ROTHSCHILD, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE, AMADEUS MOZART, GEORGE WASHINGTON
In this 2008 photo, Argentina’s Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis), second from left, poses proudly showing his hidden hand while traveling on the subway to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio also known as the Jesuit, was named Pope Francis on March 13, 2013. (Associated Press Photo / Pablo Leguizamon)
Above is the new elected Roman Catholic Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio or Pope Francis. According to the Associated Press, Pope Francis, also known as “The Jesuit”, played an important role supporting the Argentinian dictatorship during 1976-1983. Bergoglio entered the controversial Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on 11 March 1958.
The picture above shows the occult Book of Fate and Oraculum. Note the illustration of Napoleon giving the hidden hand gesture at the beginning of the book. According to some accounts, the book, known to Napoleon as “The Oraculum“, helped him in many of his historical enterprises.
Napoleon was also said to be aided by occult powers. In 1813 he was defeated at Leipzip and behind him was a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ in which a Prussian officer discovered his Book of Fate and Oraculum. Originally this Oraculum was discovered in one of the Royal tombs of Egypt during a French military expedition of 1801. The emperor ordered the manuscript to be translated by a famous German scholar and antiquarian. From that time onward, the Oraculum was one of Napoleon’s most treasured possessions. He consulted it on many occasions and it is said to have ‘formed a stimulus to his most speculative and most successful enterprises’.” (The Vigilant Citizen, The Hidden Hand that Shaped History, Vigilant Report Oct. 20, 2009)
Now with this is mind, let us proceed with the Seventh-Day Adventist Mystery Babylon Connection.
Seventh-Day Adventists, from Cult to Occult
THE WHITE FAMILY (1865) – FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ELLEN, WILLIAM (WILLIE), JAMES AND EDSON (WHITE ESTATE PHOTO)
The following segment will document substantial visual proof that the first family of the Seventh-Day Adventists was involved in the cult of Freemasonry.
In the next photograph observe carefully the hidden hand sign of James White standing behind Ellen White. If you think this is a mere coincidence, keep reading.
HORNELLSVILE, N.Y. CAMP MEETING 1880 – OBSERVE JAMES WHITE’S POSTURE BEHIND ELLEN G. WHITE
Photograph located at the Ellen G. White Estate website:
“KNIGHTS OF THE CHRISTIAN MARK”.
TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT JAMES WHITE GIVING THE SIGN OF THE “KNIGHTS OF THE CHRISTIAN MARK”
Invincible Order of the “Knights of the Christian Mark”
Twice in the Knights of the Christian Mark Masonic Initiation Ritual, it has been revealed in Elder David Bernand’s Book Light on Masonry that Pope Sylvester and Pope Alexander are both invoked. (David Bernard, Light on Masonry, pp. 168, 170, published 1829)
The following is an extract of the Initiation Ritual for the “Knights of the Christian Mark” Masonic Order. For better resolution please click on the image:
The following photographs reveal James Edson White and Ellen G. White displaying Masonic postures. Observe and compare them.
ON THE LEFT IS J. EDSON WHITE (ELLEN’s SON) DISPLAYING THE “SING OF THE MASTER OF THE SECOND VEIL”
ELLEN WHITE DISPLAYING THE “SING OF THE FELLOW CRAFT” – A PICTURE SAYS MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS…
According to the book The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry by James Sevens Curl, “the left hand is the symbol of equity”, page 238.
Ellen White would display her second degree left-handed Masonic sign to initiate the “equity” of the first black leaders of Oakwood Educational Institution. She and her son Edson would boldly flash their allegiances to the Satanic Mystery Religion of snake cult Freemasonry.” (See Seventh-Day Abomination Documentary, Edifying Others, youtube)
COMPARE ELLEN’S POSTURE TO ANN BESANT, FOUNDER OF MASONRY FOR WOMEN IN AMERICA
HONORABLE MRS. ALDWORTH “THE FEMALE FREEMASON”
For those who don’t believe that women can be accepted in the Masonic order, the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry says the opposite. In fact, on page 353 you will find a picture of Mrs. Elizabeth Aldworth (above) as Lady Freemason. Observe the posture of Elizabeth Aldworth posing as “The Female Freemason”. Source: (Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon)
TWO WOMEN GIVING THE “SIGN OF THE FELLOW CRAFT” AT SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CAMP MEETING
ANOTHER MASON LEADER GIVING THE SIGN OF THE “MASTER SECOND VEIL” AT THE SDA CAMP MEETING
“LADY FREEMASON MRS. ELIZABETH ALDWORTH.” ALSO FOUND IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FREEMASONRY, p.353, BY ALBERT MACKEY, 33°
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Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Aldworth – the Female Freemason; Fac-simile of the jewel worn by the honorable Mrs. Aldworth; Insc… [National Freemasons, vol. VIII, no. 19, New York City, May 1...] (1867)
Observe the All-Seeing Eye of Freemasonry on the letterhead of the National Freemasons newspaper (previous photo), the same All-Seeing Eye in “The Way of Life” lithograph (next photo). The idea for this lithograph was conceived by James and Ellen White and designed by Dr. M.G. Kellogg.
According to 33 degree Mason and prominent author Manly P. Hall, the symbol of the all-seeing eye along with other symbols originated in the Secret Societies.
The combination of the Phoenix, the pyramid, and the all-seeing eye is more than a chance or coincidence.” “There is only one possible origin for these symbols, and that is the secret societies which came to this country 150 years before the Revolutionary War. Most of the patriots who achieved American independence belonged to these societies, and derived their inspiration, courage, and high purpose from the ancient teaching. There can be no question that the great seal was directly inspired by these orders of the human Quest, and that it set forth the purpose for this nation as that purpose was seen and known to the Founding Fathers.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Destiny of America, p. 129, 1901, edition 1990) Emphasis added
For further research: The next link is a PDF file showing many of the Ellen White quotes using Masonic (occult) terms to refer to her deity including the All-Seeing Eye, the Holy Watcher, The Great Architect, The Angelic Architect, Mystical body, etc…
PDF file: (Ellen G. White Using Masonic Terms)
“THE WAY OF LIFE” LITHOGRAPH CONCEIVED BY JAMES AND ELLEN WHITE, 1874
Recently the Ellen G. White Estate has decided to edit their historical database located at the Loma Linda University Digital Archive and leave Dr. M.G. Kellogg as the only person responsible for the making of The Way of Life Lithograph, which previously stated that it had been “Conceived by James and Ellen White, 1874″. This was done to avoid exposure. The next picture is a screenshot of the original webpage prior to being edited. Please click on picture to expand.
The following is a screenshot of the same webpage post editing. Please click on picture to expand.
To see original in Loma Linda University click on the following link:
The following quotes from Ellen G. White will reveal her occult connection with the Masonic Deity refer to as the All-Seeing Eye:
- “There is need of each one in every school and in every institution to be as was Daniel—in such close connection with the Source of all wisdom that his powers will enable him to reach the highest standard of his duties in every line, that he may be able to fulfill his scholastic requirements, not only under able teachers, but also under the supervision of heavenly intelligences, knowing that the all-seeing, the ever sleepless Eye is upon him”. (Ellen G. White, Spalding and Magan Collection, Page 75)
- “Let all your acts be such that you would not be ashamed to meet them in the judgment. God’s eye never slumbers or sleeps. This all-seeing eye is ever upon you. (Ellen G. White, Manuscript Releases, Volume Three [Nos. 162-209], Page 52)
- “A faithful record of all their works is daily made by the recording angels. All their acts, and even the intents and purposes of the heart, stand faithfully revealed. Nothing is hid from the all-seeing eye of Him with whom we have to do”. (Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, Volume 1, Page 468)
GERMAN DUCAT; ALL-SEEING EYE ABOVE THE IHS OF THE JESUIT ORDER, 1616
The previous picture shows the All-Seeing Eye deity in a 1616 Medieval German Ducat. The All-Seeing Eye shines above the IHS’ initials of the Jesuit Order. Observe also the Phoenix Rising under it.
The deity of the All-Seeing Eye is not present in the Bible. Now we wonder; Where did Ellen G. White borrow the term from? Obviously not from the Bible but from the Jesuit Order or the Freemasons’ Secret Societies where she was secretly initiated.
SDA ELDER WILLIAM C. GAGE – EXPERT LITHOGRAPHER FOR THE REVIEW AND HERALD (WHITE ESTATE PHOTO)
Photo located at: (Loma Linda University Digital Archive, White Estate photos)
William C. Gage was president and founder of the Gage Printing Company. Gage was also Mayor of the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. He was an expert printer and Lithographer and for many years was engaged in the office of the Review and Herald, publishing company of the Seventh Day Adventists. (The Inland printer/American lithographer, Vol 40, p. 257, 1908)
NATHANIEL C. McCLURE, PRESIDENT OF THE SDA CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE (1890-1891, 1894-1896)
The previous photo is from Nathaniel C. McClure. He was twice elected as president of the Seventh-Day Adventist California Conference, serving from 1890-1891 and again from 1894-1896. (Sources: The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, Vol. 97, No. 5, Jan. 29, 1920 (obituary of N. C. McClure), (Northern California Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist website article on N.C. McClure)
Ellen G. White at Reno, Nevada Camp meeting May 24 – June 4, 1888 (Sitting in the center between N.C. McClure and J.N. Loughborough). Observe above in the first row Elder L.A. Scott doing the Masonic Hidden Hand. The original photo is available for download as a courtesy of the Ellen G. White Estate.
Photograph located at the Ellen G. White Estate website:
In the next photo observe carefully all the Masonic leaders surrounding Ellen White. The leaders are purposely giving the “Master of the Second Veil” hidden hand sign. Observe N.C. McClure, President of the SDA California Conference, sitting next to Ellen.
They would all be active members of the Satanic Fraternal Cult of Freemasonry; and would plainly declare in this 1888 photo at a Reno, Nevada Camp Meeting, their secret allegiance by displaying the “Master of the Second Veil” hidden hand sign. Please click on the photo to have a better look.
E. G. White at Reno, Nevada, Campmeeting, 1888 (EGW looking straight)
Photograph located at the Ellen G. White Estate website:
Ellen G. White spent all her “ministry” surrounded by masons who helped her continue the dark agenda of corrupting the Gospel of Grace by Gnostic Law keeping. It is embarrassing to know that while Ms White was supposedly presenting herself as a prophet to lead congregations, she was also participating with secret societies in the unfruitful deeds of darkness.
All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.” The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” (Galatians 3:10-14 NIV 1984) Emphasis added
Ellen G. White died on July 16, 1915 and not only she was buried under a phallic symbol (Obelisk), but her funeral service booklet printed by the SDA publishing company “Review and Herald” was also stamped with a very peculiar Masonic Symbol; The Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar, used also by the Jehovah Witnesses.
GRAND COMMANDERY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
According to Masonic Dictionary online, the words inscribed over the symbol (IN HOC SIGNO VINCES) mean “By this sign thou shalt conquer”.
On the Grand Standard of a Commandery of Knights Templar these words are inscribed over “a blood-red Passion Cross,” and they constitute in part the motto of the American branch of the Order. Their meaning, “By this sign thou shalt conquer“, is a substantial, but not literal, translation of the original Greek.” (Masonic Dictionary online, Definition of IN HOC SIGNO VINCES). Emphasis added
MASONIC LOGO (GRAND COMMANDERY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR) STAMPED ON ELLEN G. WHITE’S FUNERAL SERVICE BOOKLET JULY 24, 1915.
The previous image shows the Masonic symbol of the “Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar“ stamped on the booklet (In Memoriam) describing the funeral service of Ellen G. White (Seventh-day Adventist prophetess). The booklet was donated to the McKee Library by the McKee family and the symbol can be seen on page 34 of the 36 pages publication. The logo of the Knights Templar is commonly used by Secret Societies and other cults of Masonic Gnostic origin like the Jehovah Witnesses (Watchtower) and the Church of God of Prophecy. The EGW funeral booklet is in the public domain and the PDF file can be downloaded from the Internet Public Archive at:
The N.D. Faulkhead Fraudulent Story
While James and Edson White were proven to be practicing Masons; one of Ellen White duplicitous acts of deception, that to this day is still accepted as proof that Ellen White is a prophet of God, would take place in Australia.
Almost one month of travel on the seas, she and her son along with her three literary assistants arrived in Sydney Harbor on December 8, 1891.” (Ellen White, Woman of Vision, p. 276)
The following year, on the account of Ellen White converting an Australian man named N.D. Faulkhead, would come to be the apologetic response the hierarchy in Seventh-Day Adventism would use to claim that Ellen White was opposed to “Secret Societies” and Freemasonry.
On December 13, 1892 a board meeting was called in which William White said to N.D. Faulkhead “Mother wishes to see you before you leave”. The meeting was supposedly set to confront N.D. Faulkhead on his “loosing out spiritually”, and giving his full-time work to the publishing house of the SDA in Australia. (Believe in His Prophets, chapter 8, p. 127)
Ellen White would pseudo prophecy of “certain (Lodge) meetings that he (Faulkhead) had been attending and of what he had said in those meetings”. Ellen’s son and husband, being Masons themselves would give the information to Ellen White. She would write it down in a 50 page letter she read to N.D. Faulkhead, describing the ritual ceremonies. In it she would describe…
- “where he had sat,” (the lodge sitting Faulkhead sat in as head of the lodge)
- “the kind of seat on which he had sat,” (She already knew how the lodge was designed)
- “the position that he occupied in the lodge.” (She would know that based on her husband and other Mason leaders like John Norton Loughborough and/or Edson White, all being Mason leaders in the SDA movement.
- “and the attitude that he manifested in transacting its business, for he was one of its top-level men.”
Source: (Believe in His Prophets, chap. 8, pp. 128, 129) parenthetical explanations added
In the course of her description of what he had done and said, and the position he had occupied, she gave a sign with her hand, and said, “The angel gave me this message for you, but I cannot relate all that was given to me.” She stopped. “Why, Sister White,” he said, “do you know what you have done?” She was not aware that she had done anything unusual. Then he told her that she had given the secret sign that is known only to Masons.”
“She went on a little longer, and told him that she had heard him addressed as “Worshipful Master” and other names or titles of that nature. She talked of Freemasonry and the impossibility of a man’s being a Freemason and a Seventh-day Adventist at the same time. Once more she made a certain movement that she said her attending angel had made to her.”
“Again Mr. Faulkhead was startled and turned deathly pale. “Sister White, do you know what you have done? No woman knows that. No woman is ever allowed to hear or see what is going on in those meetings, and yet you have described a particular meeting in which I took a very important part, and you have told not only what I said, but what I did.” (Believe in His Prophets, chap. 8, pp. 128, 129)
Ellen White would claim that ”her attending angel” revealed the Knights Templars hand sign she showed to N.D. Faulkead.
According to Arthur White (Ellen’s Grandson), these were N.D. Faulkhead words:
I told her that she had given me the sign of a Knight Templar” said Faulkhead. (Ellen G. White Volume 4, The Australian Years 1891 – 1900, By Arthur White, p.52 / N.D. Faulkhead, Oct. 5, 1908)
N.D. Faulkhead would claim that the Lord had spoken to him through Ellen White’s revelation of his secret society activity. He would later see that as complete verification that he would resign from all lodges. Signing and giving approval to A.G. Daniels the day after to mail his resignation. Faulkhead would claim to have received opposition to his lodge resignation, “so he had to serve his terms of office another nine months… but he had taken a firm position and stood by it. Ellen White wrote encouraging letters in support of his stand that “He was victorious at last.”
With the expiration of his term as officer of several of the lodges, the complete victory was won, and Mr. Faulkhead was able, on September 18, 1893, to write to Ellen White and her son.” “Dear Brother and Sister White: It gives me much pleasure to tell you that my term of office as Master of the Masonic Lodge expired last month. And I feel to thank God for it.” (Ellen G. White Volume 4, The Australian Years 1891 – 1900, By Arthur White, p.55 / N.D. Faulkhead, Oct. 5, 1908) Emphasis added
Not only is this story a fictitious lie, but the verifiable proof is here. The whole thing was an invented story that needed to be explained. Later on, Arthur White (Ellen’s Grandson) would have to go on damage control mode and add more to it to continue the lie. The following document for the State Library of Victoria, Australia, will prove the whole story as a fabricated lie just to hide their own masonic activities.
THE MASONS GROUP – STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, PHOTO DATED 1896
The information in the document above reads:
Masons group Andrew Barrie, Henry Weedon
Date(s) of creation: 1896
1 photograph: album silver: 11.2 X 18.5 cm
Reproduction rights own by the State Library of Victoria
Accession No: H96.160/490
Image No: cc000486
This photo dated 1896 by the State Library of Victoria, not only reveals N.D. Faulkhead did not leave his Masonic affiliation in 1893, but the “complete victory” as Ellen White’s grandson Arthur L. White claimed, was the continuation of perpetuating the deceptive lie of Ellen White being a prophet.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA AUSTRALIA PROVING THAT N.D. FAULKHEAD WAS STILL A FREEMASON IN 1896
According to the SDA publication, N.D. Faulkhead would still be “the treasurer” of Echo Publishing Company during the same year (1896) this photo was taken.
The entitled prefix of the photo is called “Mason Group”
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA PHOTO PROVES THAT N.D. FAULKHEAD WAS STILL A FREEMASON IN 1896
Above: Lord Brassey, Governor of Victoria, would be front and center of the photo.
LORD BRASSEY, GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Milton Raymond Hook, a Seventh-Day Adventist Religious Educator, Author and Church Historian says in reference to N.D. Faulkhead:
Faulkhead apparently reduced his attendance and membership of some Masonic Orders quite drastically but did not cut himself off completely. Masonic records show that he resigned from the United Grand Lodge in June 1894, but was re-affiliated in 1896. He still maintained the friendly business contacts which brought a steady flow of non-denominational printing work.
In 1923, while waiting for a train to take him home one evening, he collapsed and died on the Malvern station platform. Services were held at both the Windsor and Warburton churches, and the Freemasons conducted the graveside ceremony.” (Milton R. Hook, Letters to Aussie Colonials: Case studies from the E.G. White Letters, Seventh-day Adventist Heritage Series, pp. 3,4) Emphasis added
My personal advise; Get out of this religious institution while you still can. You are being deceived…
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” (Jesus Christ, Luke 8:17)
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The Following are More Examples of Hidden Hands that Shaped History
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LEFT TO RIGHT: FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, VLADIMIR LENIN, MIKHAIL KATKOV, SETH READ, GIACOMO ANTONELLI
Description of the individuals above:
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Description of the individuals above:
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- Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832): Famous German writer, artist, and politician.
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