Sect, The Ghost Society
The Word of God
The Clapham Sect founded many missionary organizations
including, "...The Church
Missionary Society (1799), the British and Foreign Bible Society (1804),
The Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor (1796), The Society
for the Reformation of Prison Discipline and many more." 40
Columbia Encyclopedia confirms their members founded
the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1804. 41.
"Christianity Through the Centuries," documents
some of the organizations whose goals were to unite denominations, particularly
with and for social action. This included the Bible Society of 1804, which the
Clapham Sect founded.
British & Foreign Bible Society ~1804~Founder was Lord
Teignmouth of the Clapham sect.
American Bible Society ~ 1816
Y.M.C.A. in England ~ 1844, went to United
States ~ 1851, furthered inter-denominational co-operation. John
Mott, the founder, was a Freemason.
Student Volunteer Movement ~ 1866, with Moody's
The Evangelical Foreign Missions Association &
The Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association unites
evangelicals, interdenominational & non-denominational boards.
Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America
~1908, became National Council of the Churches of Christ ~ 1950 ~the
goal was to have churches united and cooperate in social action, such as
minimum wages, etc.
Since 1867, Anglicans meet every ten years at the
"Lambeth Conference". The World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Holding the Presbyterian System ~ 1875, with first meeting in Edinburgh
The Evangelical Alliance, London ~ 1846,
considered the 1st step in the ecumenical movement.
*** National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. is an agency of Protestant, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox denominations that was formed in 1950 in the United States by the merger of 12 national interdenominational agencies. The National Council of Churches is the largest ecumenical body in the United States, with a membership of about 40 million in the late 20th
century with the council's membership made up of 32 Protestant and Eastern Orthodox churches as full members, with more than 40 other church bodies, including conservative Protestants and Roman Catholics, participating in its programs.
Its international counterpart is the World Council of Churches.
Through these and various groups and meetings
such as the first Lausanne Faith & Order Conference (1927) came The World Council of
Churches. Click Image to see some of the growth of the World Ecumenical Movement.
Eugene A. Nida wrote in his book, "Bible
Translations: An Analysis of Principles and Procedures, with Special Reference
to Aboriginal Languages", that the revisers of the New Testament
recommended the use of the Greek text edited for the British and
Foreign Bible Society.
"For the New
Testament, translators and revisers are recommended to follow the text
of the original Greek edited for the British and Foreign Bible Society
by Dr. Eberhard Nestle..." 43.
Dr Eberhard Nestle was part of the revision
committee for the translation of a new Greek New Testament, following the
efforts of occultists Westcott and Hort. Barbara and Kurt Aland worked alongside
"In 1898, Eberhard Nestle
published the NESTLE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT, which underlies the modern
versions. He followed the Hort and Westcott New Greek Text used for the
English Revised Version and three other editions of the 1800’s. In
1950, Kurt Aland assumed ownership and the Nestle Text became the
NESTLE/ALAND TEXT. The editing committee was comprised of Kurt Aland and
Matthew Black, who were unbelievers, Roman Catholic Cardinal Carlo M.
Martini and two apostates, Bruce Metzger and Alan Wikgren...
observes, "Since both the Catholic and "New" Protestant
bibles are now based on the identical critical Greek texts (UBS/Nestles),
which are based on the same 1% minority Greek Manuscripts (Vaticanus B),
the Catholic doctrinal bend in the NIV and NASB and other ‘New’
bibles is substantial." (37)..." 44.
The Aland's and several others edited the book, The
Greek New Testament, and stated:
"Preface to the first
edition... vii-ix. The project was initiated, organized and administered
by Eugene A. Nida, who also took part in Committee
discussions." pg ix
"The [Editorial] Committee
carried out its work in four principal stages: (i) on the basis of
Westcott's and Hort's edition of the Greek New Testament a comparison
was made of the text and apparatus of several other editions including
those of Nestle, Bover, Merk, and Volgels, and to some extent those of
Tischendorf and von Soden, in order to determine which of the variant
readings warranted further study..."45.
In other words, Eugene A. Nida and Dr.
Eberhard Nestle were part of that same Revision Committee that collaborated
to produce the corrupt text upon which most new Bible versions are based.
The text they used had been originally edited for the British and
Foreign Bible Society, founded by the Clapham Sect. From the article, A
Chronology of American & English Revision, we can appreciate the
significance of these associations.
"1851 - B.F. Westcott and F.J.A. Hort founded the Cambridge
University Ghost Society, one of the early pioneers of modern Spiritualist
inquiry as recorded by Alan Gould in The Founders of Psychical
"In 1851 was founded at Cambridge a Society to 'conduct a
serious and earnest inquiry into the nature of the phenomena vaguely called
supernatural,' and a number of distinguished persons became members." [Alan
Gauld, The Founders of
Psychical Research, NY:Schocken Books, 1968, p. 66]
NOTE: The Cambridge Ghost Society was the parent of the
Psychical Research, [http://moebius.psy.ed.ac.uk/spr.html]
according to The Society for
Psychical Research: An Outline of its History:
"Among the numerous persons and groups who in the middle of
the nineteenth century were making enquiries into psychical occurrences may be
mentioned a society from which our own can claim direct descent. In the
Life of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, by his son, A.
C. Benson, will be found, under the year 1851-2, the following
'Among my father's diversions at Cambridge was the
foundation of a 'Ghost Society,' the forerunner of the Psychical Society
[meaning the S.P.R.] for the investigation of the supernatural. Lightfoot,
Westcott and Hort were among the members. He was then, as always, more
interested in psychical phenomena than he cared to admit.'
"Lightfoot and Westcott both became bishops, and Hort
Professor of Divinity. The S.P.R. has hardly lived up to the standard of
ecclesiastical eminence set by the parent society." [brackets in original]
[W.H. Salter, The Society For Psychical Research: An Outline of its
History, London, 1948, pp. 5,6]
1853 - B.F.Westcott and F.J.A. Hort begin New
Greek Testament in England....
1858-9 - In England, Dr. Trench calls for a "better" revision
that would "set aside the so-called Baptists" as revisers.
"The 'Edinburgh Review' and many similar periodicals took
strong ground for its revision, and, in 1858, Dr. Trench, then Dean of
Westminster, issued an elaborate treatise showing the imperfect state of the
commonly received version, and the urgent need of its revision,... [Armitage, pp. 909-10]"
"...'The meeting of the New
Testament Revisers was intensely interesting. Lightfoot, Westcott, Hort,
Scrivener, Angus, Merivale, Eadie, David Brown, the Bishop of Gloucester...the
Bishop of Salisbury and others were all there. No outsider is admitted except
the Archbishop of Canterbury.'."
The Cambridge Ghost Society has included such members as: B.F. Westcott, A.
Barry; E.W. Benson, H. Bradshaw, Hon. A. Gordon, F.J.A. Hort, H. Luard, C.B.
Scott, Gordon Gorham, Henry Sedgwick, Frederic Meyers, Edmund Gurney and Edward
White Benson, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Raleigh.
Two years after founding the Ghost Society, which was
the precursor to the Society for Psychical Research, F.J.A. Hort and B. F.
Westcott embarked on the "New Testament Scheme." Throughout their
entire years involved in this Bible revision, they were immersed in various secret societies and political
initiatives including the Hermes
Club, Ghost Society, Company of Apostles, and Eranus, the Society for
Psychical Research and the socialist Fabian Society, which founded the
globalist London School of Economics and Political Science. 46. London School of Economics
> See: The
Clapham Sect & The Socialists
articles, Taking the Name, the Mark & the Number-- Part
3: Taking the Number, mention is made of the denial of
heaven and hell as places. Many not only deny the eternal
concept of hell but reject the truth of any punishment for
those who reject Christ.
noteworthy that many in "Christian" leadership denounce the
existence of hell and heaven as "places". Bible reviser,
B.F. Westcott wrote in 1886 to the Archbishop of Canterbury,
"No doubt the language of the rubric is unguarded, but it
saves us from the error of connecting the presence of
Christ's glorified humanity with place: heaven is a state
and not a place."
For more on the
discussion of heaven, hell and eternity, please see:
Will God Say,
"Just Kidding" About Eternity?
Dr. Trench of the English Revision Committee was a
member of the Apostles Club which agreed to a "conspiracy of
silence.". The Apostles have included such notables as Henry Sidgwick, Frederic
Myers, Edmund Gurney, Brook
Foss Westcott, Fenton John Anthony Hort, Edward White Benson, Maurice, Alford,
F. Washington, T. Taylor, James Spedding, Blakesley, Venables, Moncton Milnes,
Doune, Lytton Strachey, Tennyson, Maynard Keynes, Hugh Sykes Davies and
confirmed communists or spies, Guy Burgess, Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, David
Mcleon, Julian Bell, and Victor Rothschild.47.
The S.P.R. was an offshoot of the Ghost
Society. Henry Sidgwick,
Frederic Myers, Edmund Gurney, Arthur and Gerald Balfour founded
the Society for Psychical Research in 1882. Members have also included Sigmund
Freud, Carl Jung, James Webb, Eleanor Sidgwick, William Gladstone, Tennyson,
Ruskin, Edmund Gurney, Frank Podmore, Frederick Meyers, Walter Leaf, William
Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and
The Evangelical Alliance of 1846 celebrated their 150th Anniversary in 1996. The Evangelical Alliance/ International Ministry for World Evangelism
was incorporated as the World Evangelical Fellowship in 1951 and is the root of the missionary movement.
An article entitled "From the Evangelical Alliance to the World Evangelical Fellowship: 150 years of unity with a mission."
records in a footnote: "4. Minutes of the Proceedings of the Conference held at Freemasons' Hall, London, 1846."
That the 1846 Conference, which formed the Evangelical Alliance,
was held at Freemasons Hall is significant. Freemason Hall is the
headquarters of The Grand Lodge of England, which is the source for International Freemasonry.
The Grand Lodge appears
to have influenced the United State's Masonic Founding Fathers in the establishment of the U.S. government.
Its' Grand Masters have included, "HRH the
Prince of Wales (later King George IV) was elected Grand Master of the premier
Grand Lodge in 1790 and remained in office until 1813. For his Installation a
new throne and Grand Warden's chairs were made, which remained in use until 1932
but are now used only for the Installation of a new Grand Master." 48
The original Grand Lodge was built in 1717 and the present lodge is the third building on the same
site with the dedication and purposes of the Hall being for Freemasonry.
"In 1768 the premier Grand Lodge took the momentous decision to build a Hall as its headquarters in London. A site was
purchased in Great Queen Street, an architectural competition held, the Foundation Stone laid, and on 23 May 1776 the Hall
was formally dedicated to the purposes of Freemasonry." 49.
According to the author of Masonic
Essays, in his MODERN FREEMASONRY EVOLVES"
"....One suggestion is that Freemasonry was invented by members of the
four speculative lodges in London who joined to form the first Grand Lodge of
England in 1717. Another suggestion that once received strong support perceives
Freemasonry as a direct offshoot of the Rosicrucian movement....A well known example is the Hiramic legend relating to the untimely death of the architect
during the construction of King Solomon's temple at Jerusalem. Although not detailed
in the Old Testament, the narrative of the legend is ancient and many variations and
amplifications of it are to be found in the Judaic apocrypha and the earliest Talmudic
traditions....In 1736 four old Scottish operative lodges associated in the
formation of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. The thirty-three lodges that met later in the
same year and elected William St Clair, the Laird of Roslin, as the first Grand Master
Mason of Scotland also were or had been operative lodges. This differs significantly
from the formation of the first Grand Lodge in England by four speculative lodges, of
which few if any of the members had been operative masons."
"It would be appropriate now to consider the "de-Christianising of the Craft" often
mentioned by masonic authors. Any Christian influence stemmed from the fact that,
when purely speculative Freemasonry was being organised, Christianity was the only
religion recognised in England. For centuries in England and on the Continent it had
been the custom of the old crafts and guilds, including the masons, to have their patron
saints on whose days festivals were held. Many ancient lodges held a festival on June
24, the summer solstice that had been a day of heathen rejoicing, but which in early
Christian times became St John the Baptist's day. They also held a festival on
December 27, the winter solstice which also had been a day of heathen rejoicing, but
became St John the Evangelist's day. Although other saints were held in high regard
by masons, including the Four Crowned Martyrs known as Quatuor Coronati in
Latin, the two Saints John were adopted as the patron saints of Freemasonry, giving
rise to such old expressions as "a St John's Lodge" and "the St John's Men". In the
early days of speculative lodges the officers were installed every six months, usually
on the days of the Saints John. Nowadays the annual festivals in England are held on
St George's Day and in Scotland on St Andrew's Day....There is no record that any of the Craft rituals referred to
Jesus Christ, but it has been suggested that some of the symbolism might have been
given a Trinitarian explanation. The records of some catechisms in the early 1700s
include references of a Christian character, more particularly in the Royal Arch. The
"precious corner-stone for a firm foundation", from Isaiah 28, verse 16 and the tau
cross used as "a sign of the righteous on the foreheads of the Lord's people", from
Ezekial 9, verse 4, also came into question because of their later Christian
connotations. Even the pentalpha, a magical sign used in ancient times as a talisman
against the danger of fire and adopted in Freemasonry as an emblem of the five points
of fellowship, was questioned because it became a Christian symbol alluding to the
five wounds of Christ. Fortunately these and other symbols of ancient origin, like the
triple tau, survived the "de-Christianising of the Craft". From the early 1720s the
Jewish membership of lodges steadily increased and any Christian overtones that had
been in the ritual were progressively eliminated. These superficial changes, which
reflected a desire for Freemasonry to be open to all men believing in God irrespective
of their creed, were fostered by the Duke of Sussex who was a Hebrew scholar, a
member of Jewish learned societies and also a supporter of Christian Emancipation."
[Masonic Essays by W.M. Don. Falconer of Sydney, Australia;
As we've asked so
many times before:
2 Corinthians 6
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Clapham Sect & The Socialists
Deviation From Their "Christian" Root
Encyclopedia; "Clapham Sect", p. 568; 1993, 5th Edition, Columbia
"Christianity Through the Centuries," pp.490, 491;
A. Nida; p.50-51; Bible Translations: An Analysis of Principles and Procedures,
with Special Reference to Aboriginal Languages; N.Y. Publisher, American Bible
Bible, Another Gospel; http://watch.pair.com/another.html
The Greek New Testament, The Fourth
revised edition. Editors: Barbara Aland & Kurt Aland; Johannes
Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, Ruth M. Metger; Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft,
United Bible Societies, Stuttgart, Germany, 1994.
The Nineteenth Century Occult Revival
& Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Vol 1; by Arthur Fenton Hort; London,
Macmillan and Co. LTD. 1896; also, The Philby Conspiracy; Bruce Page,
David Leitch, & Phillip Knightley; Doubleday & Company Inc.; 1968; also,
The Fifth Man; Roland Perry, Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1994.
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