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Resisting Mind Manipulation, Lesson 22

Resisting Mind Manipulation, Lesson 22
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Influences Through Societal Pressures

“Societal Pressures” are generated by two mind manipulating techniques: Intimidation through Fear-Creation and Mob-Mentality Trick (see chapter one). Peer and social pressures are perhaps the worst form of created fear. Everyone at some point in their lives have had a since of fear or insecurity of not belonging or fitting in. In that incident you would have done anything to fit in; buy new clothes, get fitted for contacts, join particular clubs and hang out with certain people, just to be accepted.

Societal Pressures are fierce. They will cause you to sell your soul if you had too: just to be like everybody else. Unfortunately, many Christians are doing just that. They are selling their souls to the highest bidder, or the best fraternity, the most popular sorority or any Greek organization that will accept them. College students are shunned and ridiculed if they do not pledge as a Greek or speak against the whole practice. However, those who choose not to pledge have spared themselves of unnecessary demonic activity. Pledging as a Greek, is openly denouncing God. You are adopted into a family that can and does worship many gods. You also practice pagan rituals and rites.

Pledging into a fraternal order with secrets and mysteries stem from the “Mystery Babylon.” In other words, you are children of Baal (the sun god, Nimrod, husband/son of Semiramis). Remember Baal was the father of all Babylonian gods. The Greeks had gods too and they worshiped the Olympian gods (Apollo and Zeus) and Pre-Olympian gods (Adonis and Dimetre). The mystery cults of the ancient age were based on Greek, Egyptian and Roman mythology. Many of these dark and immoral fraternities and sororities (mystery cults) involved drinking, drugs homosexuality, castration and human sacrifices. The ancient fraternities and sororities were connected to the gods/goddesses of the earth and underworld: Adonis, Dionysus, Isis, Pan and Sybile, to name a few. Human sacrifices were made during the winter to ensure abundant crops in the spring. This information about many beloved fraternities and sororities is only the tip of the iceberg. There is much more grueling and heinous history behind pledging, hazing and sacrifices that stemmed from ancient times and practiced today.

Some Christians are in deep trouble with God. Those who chose to pledge not only as Greeks, but also as Masons and Eastern Stars are defiantly operating against the Word of God. Christians are instructed not to be in covenant with unbelievers according to 2nd Corinthians 6:14-18. The Bible declares, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.” Try to answer the following questions Paul asks honestly: “For what does righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial (Satan)? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?”

If you have answered honestly, then you would have come up with “nothing” four times and “none” once. Believers of Jesus Christ are unequally yoked with non-believers. You are not suppose to get involved personally with them, because they can cause a Christian to backslide. However, Christians are not commanded to stay away from them, on the contrary, Christians are instructed to witness to the lost and dying world through Evangelism. If you are involved with a non-believer and it is not job-related or witnessing, then that relationship needs to be severed.

I knew a man who was long out of college, but decided to pledge into a fraternity. When I knew him, he was a professing Christian, but after he pledged over, he had a new love. His reason for pledging that particular fraternity was due to the desire to be like a few famous men who were also in the brotherhood and he believed pledging would not only promote his business, but his image. Mind you, two of the brothers publicly stated that they were not born again Christians. Knowing that he knew better, he made a foolish choice. I thought I knew him fairly well and he never seemed to be a conformist; but I was very much wrong and he has the disfiguring brand to show it. His actions brought to my remembrance Joshua 24:14-15, “…Fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord…choose for yourself this day whom you will serve…”

Although I believe this man still attends church, his walk, as a Christian will be a great struggle, one with tumultuous demons and a lack of peace. As you probably guessed, that relationship was severed. Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve, either God or the devil? For there is no in between, there are only two choices. You cannot serve two masters, for you will either love one or hate the other (Luke 16:13). These cults (organizations) are designed for you to ingest slow poison, unrecognizable poison, because it looks good and taste sweet. Everyone who is someone is in it or is doing it. But the Bible demands us to come out from among them and be separated from them (2nd Corinthians 6:17). Besides, these organizations main concern is recruiting more members, and to become a member can be very expensive.

Your parents were in the Masonry, your grandparents and some of your relatives as well. Now you are thinking about joining, because Uncle Buck and Aunt Susie told you how much fun and respect you would gain being a part of the Lodge. It is a unique situation; exclusive opportunity and not just anybody can join. Quite naturally, they would be willing to put in a good word for you, because they would like to keep it in the family. Before you make that decision, heed to what I am about to explain to you about the Masons and Eastern Stars. First and foremost, remember the two key elements before participating in any activity you may be uncertain of. Remember to do your research and test the spirits by the Spirit. Ask questions; get more information about the history, the members’ background, and etc. If they refuse to comply, then back away and run. Any organization that has secrets is not of God. God and Christianity is an open book: the Bible. Everything you need to know about the past, present and future is recorded in any language and translation.

The god of Masonry is a closely guarded secret. He is referred to as “The Great Architect of the Universe.” Perhaps one could say that they are referring to the God of the Holy Bible, but yet it is too vague to really tell. It is the Masons intent to make God vague in their organization so whether Believers of Jesus Christ or Satan worshippers are members, they can fill in the blank when it comes to the names of their individuals gods, just as long as you say you believe in God. However, the higher degree a Mason achieves in the organization, the clearer their god becomes.

A former Mason states, “As one progresses higher into the degrees, the nature of God begins to take a less soothing quality. The closest description I can think of is generic foods in the supermarket. The god of Masonry is a ‘generic’ god. His label is blank, so if you want to write in Allah or Krishna or even Satan, you could do so and no Mason could possibly object” (Battle Cry, 1999). Unfortunately, God does object and He declares it in His Word according John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” There is absolutely no other way. For Masons professing Christianity, this should be a perfect opportunity to witness to the brothers and sisters about Jesus Christ and salvation, but to the Lodge it would be considered “bad Masonic etiquette.”

William Schnoebelen openly admitted in his article, that at the time he was welcomed into the Lodge he recognized Lucifer
as his god. He states, “After a couple of

years, I met two high ranking Masons who were also worshippers of Lucifer. One was a famous ritualist in the York Rite, and one was a Master of a Lodge” (Schnoebelen, 1999). In Battle Cry (1998), Schnoebelen quotes two high-level Masons, Albert Pike and Albert Mackey in the following statements: “Pike states: ‘Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion and its teachings are instructions in religion.’ Mackey removes all doubt for the Bible believer: ‘The religion of Masonry is not Christianity.’” In Battle Cry (1997), Schnoebelen lists occultists and witches who were Freemasons in the last century. A few were: “Arthur Edward Waite, occult writer and Masonic historian; Aleister Crowley, master Satanist of this century and founder of the anti-christ religion of Thelema; Annie Besant, leader of the occult Theosophical society and Co-Masonic hierarch (Yes, there are female Masons!) and Alice Bailey, founder of the New Age organization, Lucis (formerly Lucifer) Trust.”

What about the Order of the Eastern Star? The OES (or Star) was founded in 1868 as the women’s auxiliary for the Masonry. Not much goes on with the Star except for ceremonial meetings, which includes the declaration of stations and the waving of rods and banners. You do not hear much about (if at all) them providing service to the community, churches or to the poor. Nevertheless, like their counterpart, they certainly know how to throw a party. Masonic women do consider their organization to be Christian and they have hymnal singings to prove it. In fact, the motto of the chapter comes from Matthew 2:2b “We have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” But Schnoebelen expresses that, as a key strategy used by the cult is the play upon the common interpretation of words.

When the order was established, they depended on the familiarity of Matthew 2:2 and its relevance to Christmas. Consequently, “The A.V. 1611 text does not say ‘eastern star.’ It says ‘star in the east.’ The phrase “Eastern Star” has a specialized meaning in occultism. It refers to the star, Sirius, which is the most significant star in Satanism! It is sacred to the god, Set. Set is probably the oldest form of Satan! The Eastern Star is the star of Set. However, deadly word games are being played here. Though most women involved in OES doubtlessly assume they worship Jesus as they kneel around a huge satanic pentagram, it is obvious that the ‘his’ actually refers to Set’s star, not Jesus’ star ” (Battle Cry, 1991). The blazing star is neither Divine Providences nor is it Jesus Christ, but it is an Egyptian idol, that symbolizes Sirius or the Dog-star. Have you ever asked why the single point of the star is pointed downward and not upward? If you have not noticed, the star resembles a goat’s head. As the Christian bows to the inverted pentagram of Baphomet, she is surrendering to Satan, permitting him to enter into her life.

Schnoebelen believes Masonry is a false substitute for genuine Christian fellowship. Those who participate strive to be associated with those things that are bigger than themselves: things that they cannot find inside church. “Satan has many subtle substitutes for those who are not careful to avoid his deceptions” (Battle Cry, 1998). Remember, to always ask questions; do not let family, peer or social pressures coerced you into getting involved with fraternal orders or questionable organizations that carry secrets and always ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. For the Bible declares in James 1:5, that if you ask God for wisdom, He will give it liberally and without reproach. Also, avoid jumping on the bandwagon because everybody else is. You will never be loved nor accepted by everyone, Jesus even said “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake” (Matthew 10:22). Live for Christ, He died for you.

 

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  15. Too many people are ‘Christians’ in name only. They do not seem to give too much importance to the will of God in their lives. Those who involve themselves in Freemasonry are a prime example. I have taught this for years and people are surprised every time we speak on this subject.
    Thank you for your insight!

  16. “The blazing star is neither Divine Providences nor is it Jesus Christ, but it is an Egyptian idol, that symbolizes Sirius or the Dog-star. ” paragraph 14…

    is this why Sirius satellite uses a dog in it’s logo???

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  19. In reference to the statement: “I knew a man who was long out of college, but decided to pledge into a fraternity”. I have never known of any fraternity that would allow anyone to join who was long out of college. Please tell me which college and fraternity so I can verify truth of statement.

  20. If a lesson contains any untruth then there is a problem. For when a Christian tells an untruth he has destroyed his witness.

  21. @Harold Whaley

    Please do not base your deduction upon what you do not know. Just because you do not know a fraternity does not mean that such fraternities do not exist.

    Second, you are interpreting the word “fraternity” in a very narrow sense. The author has used the word in a different sense.

    Johnson C. Philip
    http://www.TrinityTheology.org

  22. Trough years I have heard of this cult Masonry.And it is amusing group of people from bankers,managers,and indeed well educated folks which likes to play with secrets.Yet in my life have come a cross with a lot of such people which loved some one to tickle their ears.Yes indeed thy do not worship Christ,yet thy do oppose him trough their deeds.Many folks do foul in their trap because thy help each other out in building businesses.

  23. I recently helped a friend about these fraternities and secret societies and she couldn’t believe what I was telling her, until she looked it for herself. She was truly amazed and shock that she had been lied to for years.

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  26. Found a spelling & grammar mistake in the first paragraph of lesson 22 – Resisting Mind Manipulation:
    “Everyone at some point in their lives have had a since of fear or insecurity of not belonging or fitting in.”
    This sentence should read:
    “Everyone at some point in their lives has had a sense of fear or insecurity of not belonging or fitting in.”

    since changed to sense
    have changed to has

  27. It is clear from 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 that we should not be yoked with unbelievers (yoked as in marriage, business partnerships, etc.), but I am not sure joining a social fraternity would be considered being yoked with unbelievers. Sure, they practice a lot of behaviors that are sinful, but we as Christians can take the opportunity to be a light among them. Our behavior is key; if we join any organization because we want to “be like them” then we may be in trouble, but if we join and choose to behave well, and potentially be a tool that God uses to save some, then we will be blessed and not cursed. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 that he became like those around him in order to save them. This reminds me of a story I was told this past week on an African outreach I was a part of. One of the team members, my friend, talked about his salvation story. He was an abuser of illegal drugs and alcohol and had frequent parties at his house. One of his neighbors, who was a Christian, never complained or judged him or his friends. He would come out in the mornings and help them clean up their beer bottles and trash from their yard and always had a smile and kind word for them. One day, my friend asked him why he was so cool and never complained about their loud, late-night parties. He took the opportunity to share his peaceful demeanor by sharing his faith in Christ. God used that mans action and testimony to save my friend almost immediately and now he is a faithful missionary that goes to Africa to feed starving children multiple times per year. I am in agreement to pray and ask for discernment from God before making decisions to be among them, but I want to be sure and say that we need to be among people and interact with them in order to show our love; witnessing to people who don’t know you is very difficult. Jesus sat among tax collectors and prostitutes so they would know him and love him.

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  29. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world ,and men loved darkness rather than light , because their deeds were evil John 3:19

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  42. I went to college in the US. There were a lot of ‘Greeks.’ I knew a few Christians who were in fraternities or sororities. One dropped out because of the lifestyle (drinking, etc.) Another tried to be a light where he was. One pastor I knew would hold Bible studies in the frat house and always talk about Jesus. They almost kicked him out since he was ruining their party image with his Bible study.

    I don’t know about whether they swear oaths. I never heard anything about pagan rituals. Drinking rituals yeah. There was also some movie about a really creepy fraternity called The Skulls, but that does not seem to be a typical fraternity.

    I never joined up. I’m not comfortable with partying, and there was a lot of fornication from what I heard in the dorm.

    I am wondering, though, is this typical of the modules offered in the online Bible college or seminary. If so, as what level? I am looking at a Masters level courses. I’m getting a PhD in Management now, and I was expecting modules to be heavy on theology, church history, exegesis. Is it like that for the masters level or more like the above module?

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  46. Patrice Tshitadi Kalamba

    All around us is presented to manipulate our mind and to invite christians to get involved in the gods of this centur

    Organizations, know in a few past as secret ones, have started advertising their meeting and inviting publicly people to join them and get their problems sorted out.

    Though they have changed their strategies, the covered face of the deceiver can be seen if we are inlightened by the powerful word of God.

    Thank so much to the writer of this article

  47. To all the guys at Trinity, thanks for all the good ebooks. Regards DD. Cornelius

  48. Reading this lesson has really been a tremendous blessing to my life and ministry.my Country Liberia is full with free Masons that are in top government position and it is said here until you are one it is impossible to get into certain position in this country.I believe i have more understand about this cult and satanic force.Thanks alot

  49. The bible clearly mentioned that there is no other God except “Yahweh.” The eternal God himself says, there is no other God before me and will not be any more. I am Alpha and Omega.

    Of course there are many gods worshiping by human being but those gods are not the creator but creature by God’s creature, human being. However, it is sad that the devil blind some people’s mind and lead them to death faith.

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  53. We can certainly be a witness to them without joining their secret society/society with secrets.I suppose Steve Waltner never thought of it this way. Jesus sat with the tax collectors and prostitutes, but did He become a tax collector and a prostitute? God forbid! Readers, also beware of how those in support of joining societies discussed here will begin telling you of all the good that they do. The same good can be done without joining them. That’s the part they always leave out. When you are trying to figure out whether to join or not, there will be people in your path trying to lead you into it. Take heed to the Holy Spirit, always asking for discernment and wisdom. Of course those in favor of you joining are going to leave our all the dark truths of joining and sell you all the positives. At least with Jesus, He tells us the bad (the world will hate us, we will go through fiery trials, etc) and all the good that comes along with serving Him. That’s how we know He is the truth and light. Beware of anyone who only tells you all the good stuff and leaves out all the bad!I’m sure I have spelling errors because for one, I’m typing this from my phone and for two, this is not a graded assignment. I hope everyone can still get the message through my grammatical/spelling errors. Thank you for your patience.

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