Russell’s Alleged Connection With Freemasonry

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Another video, aimed at Jehovah’s Witnesses, but mostly attacking Charles Taze Russell, has been put on Youtube entitled: Jehovah Witnesses- Freemasonry Jesuit Connection Exposed Edited and Compiled by David J. Stewart. At least one other site has embedded the video.

As I have pointed out many times, Charles Taze Russell was never associated with the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization. That organization was created by Rutherford after Russell died. The Jehovah’s Witnesses preach an message that is almost the opposite of that which Russell preached.

See:
Was Russell the Founder of What is Now Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Russell — Founder of the JWs?

Russell Was Not the Founder of the JWs

Is Russell Responsible for the JWs?

In the video, we are first asked to notice “the Masonic Cross” that appeared on the Watch Tower in the days of Russell. I notice that there is a cross, crown and wreath symbol; I do not notice any “Masonic” cross on the old Watch Tower; the idea of “the Masonic Cross” has to be imagined and assumed.

See:
Masonic Symbols?

It is bluntly stated that “Russell was a 33rd Degree Freemason.” Having studied Russell’s writings for almost 50 years, I can say without a doubt at all that Russell was not a member of the Freemasons’ organization.

See:

The Watchtower and the Masons

I am a Free and Accepted Mason

Search Links of Russell’s Works Regarding Freemasonry

Russell’s Comments on the Freemasons

Reply to: “Charles Taze Russell Founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses was a Mason”

Charles Taze Russell – Freemasons (Links)

Next a picture of a Masonic Center is displayed with the words “Russell and the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society in the Greatest Masonic Center Cemetery”. In reality there is no such cemetery as “The Greatest Masonic Center Cemetery.” The technique being used is highly deceptive and leaves one with the thought that that Russell is buried in a cemetery by the name of “The Greatest Masonic Center Cemetery.”

Russell is not buried in a “masonic cemetery” at all. The United Rosemont Cemetery that exists across the street from the Masonic Center that is displayed in the picture is not a Masonic cemetery, although there a masons buried in that cemetery. Indeed, the Masonic Center in the picture did not exist in when Russell was buried in the Rosemont Cemetery. That Masonic building was constructed decades after Russell had died.

Next we are shown a picture of Rutherford’s pyramid monument and are asked to “notice the Illuminati pyramid.” Actually, all that is shown is Rutherford’s pyramid monument; I do not notice any Illuminati pyramid. The idea of “Illuminati pyramid” has to be imagined and assumed. Russell is NOT buried in or under that pyramid, however.

See:

Russell’s Pyramid Tomb?

CTR’s Gravestone

Pyramidology Vs. Spiritism

In the video, we are given a picture of the inscription of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society on the side of Rutherford’s pyramid monument, and are told that “this is irrefutable proof that Jehovah Witnesses are inseparably linked to Satanic Freemasonry.” And yet, not one proof has been give of this alleged “irrefutable” proof. All that has been presented is what has been imagined and assumed.

We are next presented a picture and told to note the Freemasonry cross, the Knights Templar symbol. I see that the Knights Templar have a symbol that is similar, although not exactly the same, as that used by Russell; that symbol itself, however, is not “the Freemasonry cross” (there really is no such thing), but it is used the Knights Templar who claim to be Christians who are also Freemasons. The idea that this symbolism IS, of itself, exclusively a Freemasons’ or even Knights Templar symbol, is being imagined and assumed.

We are next asked to note the “Masonic Cross” in a Freemasons Hall. Evidently this hall is used by the Knights Templar. We can see a crown and crown symbol, but it is evidently being imagined and assumed that this symbol is of and exclusive to the Freemasons, which assumption, to be consistent, would lead one to believe all the Christians (practically all of the Christian denominations) down through the centuries who have used similar symbolism must be also be Masons.

Focus on Charles Taze Russell » Cross and Crown

We are next presented the ridiculous idea that of an illuminati bloodline, and the claim that Russell of this bloodline. The assumption seems to be that anyone who of this alleged bloodline cannot possibly be removed from whatever curse or evil is being attributed to the alleged bloodline, and that since Russell, unlike most people, was born of that bloodline, he was already condemned to be Satanic and there was no way to escape such a destiny. This, of course, is antichrist, as opposed to the redemption that is spoken of in the Bible. There is what one could call a scriptural “illuminati” bloodline, but that bloodline began in the Garden of Eden, when man, represented in Adam and Eve, began “professing themselves to be wise” (Romans 1:22), which led to them becoming by nature of their disobedience, sons of wrath. (Ephesians 1:2,3) Thus the whole human race from Adam became of this scriptural illuminati bloodline through the sin of Adam, but not without remedy, since Christ took the condemnation upon himself, so that one, in becoming a new creation, can escape from the condemned bloodline. — Roman 5:12-19; 8:19-21; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; Ephesians 2:1-10.

The Illuminati bloodline implication as presented in the video and by Fritz Springmeier would thus seem to deny that the blood of Christ could purchase those under this alleged bloodline, and would thus be antichrist, denying the main purpose for which Christ came in the flesh. — John 3:16,17; 6:51; 12:46,47; 1 John 2:2; 2 John 1:7.

See:
Focus on the Atonement

In the video, we are presented with the statement that Charles Taze Russell was a Satanist. In reality, it is imagined and assumed that Russell was a Satanist, and what has been imagined and assumed is presented as though fact. Anyone genuinely familiar with Russell’s writings KNOWS that he was not a Satanist.

We are also told that Russell was “a pedophile according to his wife.” Mrs. Russell did present some claims that Russell’s behavior was inappropriate as related to several women, but her statements do not include any accusation of his being a pedophile, and she actually denied that she was accusing her husband of adultery.

We are told that Russell was a friend of the Rothschilds. Russell sent at least one letter to one of the Rothschilds; I have never seen any proof, however, that he had any close friendship with the Rothschilds. The Rothchilds most certainly did not fund the Watch Tower Society in its beginning. Such an idea comes from what some imagine, not from actual facts.

See:

Rothschild – Searches of Russell’s Writings

We are told that Russell promoted Zionism. This seems to imply that there would be something wrong in promoting Zionism. The statement also leaves me with a feeling of antisemitism. It seem to imply that anyone who would promote Israel’s return to Palestine must be Satanic. Russell did recognize that the Zionist movement is part of fulfillment of Bible prophecy, and he believed that Christians should, as the Bible states, speak consolingly to Israel along this line, if that is what is meant by promoting Zionism. However, if Russell was a Satanist for doing this, then the Bible itself is Satanism. (Indeed, Springmeier seems to think the Bible, at least as we have it, is a product of the Freemasons, although I am not sure that he directly ever stated such.)

To search Russell’s works for the word “Zionism”, CLICK HERE! Please note that many of the results are not Russell’s words, but statements made by others.

The video quotes from Fritz Springmeier’s book, “The Watchtower and the Masons.” Springmeier notes that Russell spoke unfavorably of the Freemasons organization, but passes it off as being a “smokescreen.” In effect, this would mean that Russell spent most of his life sabotaging what he was supposedly promoting by sabotaging what he was allegedly promoting, which is totally ridiculous. We have tens of thousands of pages of Russell’s works that present overwhelming evidence that Russell was not a Freemason. Almost all, if not all, of Russell’s known works are online at:
http://mostholyfaith.com/

As I stated before, anyone truly familiar with Russell’s writings KNOWS that Russell was not a member of the Freemasons. Knowing his writings, I can say that he was definitely not a member of the Freemasons’ organization.

The video next drifts away from Russell and starts presenting the ideas concerning the New World Translation, partly true, most of which is distorted. I will not address much of what is stated, except to say that I do not believe that Westcott and Hort were “Satanists” as that term is often used. Of course, all of us, if we obey Satan rather than God, and all of us have done this many times in our lives, it could be said that by such an act we are Satanists, although that is not the way the word “Satanists” is usually used in common language. In other words, if you have ever told a lie, scripturally, in that act itself, you would be Satanist, following the father of the lie. (Matthew 6:24; John 8:44) The only escape from this is the new creation that is created by means Christ.

See:
Westcott and Hort – Were They Spiritualists?

We are still living in what the Bible calls the “present evil age.” (Galatians 1:4) Satan is still deceiving the entire world. (2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 12:9) Even many of Christ’s own servants are being deceived to some degree. (Luke 12:48) It is indeed true that people often “”love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking the truth.” — Psalm 52:3.

Many people are fascinated by the imaginative and assumptive, and seem to like to approve of such, and broadcast such, far and wide, and advocates of such deceptions are many, whereas only a few endeavor to seek out the truth beyond the assertions based on assumptions, and there are even fewer who publicly broadcast the truth as opposed to the wide broadcast of the distortion of truth. It is sad to see, however, Christians who claim to believe in the Bible rebroadcasting such statements that would, in effect, deny the redemptive blood of Christ.
For more information about Russell, see:

Focus on Charles Taze Russell

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I am presenting some sites below that are spreading the idea that Russell was a member of the freemasons, was a some kind of Satanic bloodline, etc. PLEASE NOTE! Most of these sites are filled with distortions and misrepresentations of Russell.

http://atrueott.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/agenda-the-sordid-russell-bloodline-central-to-mormonism-scientology-and-jehovahs-witness/

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13 Responses to “Russell’s Alleged Connection With Freemasonry”

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MAYBE RUSSELL WASN’T a MASON,BUT THE WHOLE GOVERNING SENT LAWYERS to MARYSVILLE YUBA CITY,& COLFAX CA. TO DEFEND CHILD MOLESTER ELDERS & MINISTERIAL SERVANTS.COST 13 MILLION OF YOUR DOOR TO DOOR DONATIONS.NOW THEY USE CONSTITUTION TO PREVENT OYHERS FROM BEING PROSECUTED.REAL CHRISTIANS.

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I am not with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, nor was Charles Taze Russell ever associated with that organization. The Jehovah’s Witnesses organization and its “governing body” came into existence after Russell died.

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I have a book in my hands right now that has a winged sun disk on the front which is in fact associated with freemasonry. On the inside of this book it has a foldout of a large pyramid and some cryptic symbols, a double eagle which is also associated with freemasonry and mentions at several points of the crusades which the Knights Templar were involved. I also have some images lifted from a masonic website that Illustrates pyramids and the Knights Templar Cross and the levels of degrees with the all seeing eye at the very top. I find it very difficult to believe that the overwhelming amount of evidence “is being imagined and assumed”. Please note that this book was published in 1908 by the WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY called the Divine Plan of the Ages and can be ordered online. And these books stink with masonic imagery, buzz words, and symbols. As do some of the modern watchtower literature that I have in my library. Visit a Masonic Meeting Hall “sound familiar” and see these symbols for yourself. I did.

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Max,

You evidently have a copy of The Divine Plan of the ages, which does indeed have a winged sun disk symbol on it, but that winged sun disk symbol has nothing at all to do with the Freemasons’ organization. The foldout is evidently the “Chart of the Ages”; don’t know about the “cryptic symbols” or “double eagle” or the alleged mentions of “several points of the crusades of Knight Templar.” The fact you have lifted images from a masonic website that illustrates “pyramids” (Russell was not involved with “pyramids”, his concern was with the Great Pyramid, and how it corroborates God’s works and plan in the Bible). The Knights Templar cross and crown images are similar to what Russell used, but not exactly the same, but even if they were exactly the same, that would not mean that Russell was a member of, or even approved of, the Knights Templar or the Freemasons’ organizations. If find it very difficult to believe that the overwhelming amount of evidence that Russell presents in his tens of thousands of pages of works could be interpreted to mean that he was sabotaging what he is being alleged of actually supporting. The works of Russell certainly do not support Masonic imagery, buzz words, or symbols. Yes, it is only by means of imagination, and that in contradiction to the facts shown in the tens of thousands of pages of Russell’s works, that one would imagine that Russell used any of the symbols that he used to secretly support what he was would have been sabotaging by almost everything that he presented for almost alll of this entire life. To anyone who is truly familiar with Russell’s writings and teachings, this whole idea that Russell was a Freemason is totally laughable.

See the following:
Russell’s Comments on the Freemasons
Masonic Symbols?
The Watchtower and the Masons
I am a Free and Accepted Mason
Russell’s Pyramid Tomb?
Russell’s Works Regarding Freemasons
Occultism and the Great Pyramid
Pyramidology Versus Spiritism
Reply to: “Charles Taze Russell founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses was a Mason”
The Temple of God
The Winged Sun Disk
Birthdays and Masons

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Double talk just as the JWs employ. Is the Great Pyramid not a pyramid? Yet he was not involved with pyramids but his concern was with the Great Pyramid? Please!

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The concern is that by saying “pyramids” is that it leaves the impression that, as many have actually stated, that Russell believed in all the pyramids of Egypt, which is not true. His concern was with God’s Witness in Egypt, which does not include “pyramids” in general, but only one pyramid.

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A very interesting and informative website – thank you!

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If you want to know a man, you would have to test him COMPLETELY and not PARTLY (test all spirits).

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George, I am not sure as what perspective you are approaching this matter; is there something in particular that you are referring to?

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The argument shouldn’t be solely on what was done in a particular form or not as perceived or STRONGLY believed. It is an argument I believe that should be based on thorough examination of FACTS backed by or based on the TRUTH, the word, the HOLY Bible.

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