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CNP's Gary North ~ On the
- Ephesians 4:14-15
- That we henceforth
be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried
about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of
men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in
wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love,
may grow up into him in all things, which is the
head, even Christ:
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I was sent an article written by CNP's Gary North, March 1, 2002,
which was posted at Lew
Called, The First Rule: Lists Are Not Enough,
Mr. North scoffed at the idea that associations are really not
enough to cast doubt on a persons loyalties and beliefs. While
it is true that as Christians, we must be involved with non-
Christians as a witness and through work, we are not to join
with them in a spiritual venture. We have no business. Bad
company corrupts, and we also do not have license to be
spending a lot of time doing the 'non-Christian' thing simply
because we think that type of "friendship"
Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications
corrupt good manners.
5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
There is a big
difference between witnessing and joining in political or
spiritual ventures and finding unity in diversity and common
ground to make political agendas meld.
- James 4:4 "Ye
adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the
friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever
therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of
article begins by mentioning the Council for National Policy
or CNP, and his offense of being written about with that
connection, while admitting he is a past member. For
a full explanation of the CNP please see the Seek God article,
CNP Introduction: What
it is and Scriptural analysis. Mr. North states,
"This "hot off
the digital press" report on Rev. Moon made other
astounding connections: from Moon to the Council on Foreign
Relations to the Bilderbergers and to Freemasonry. It seems
that the entire American Right wing is part of this secret
cabal. And it all centers around the secretive Council for
I am listed among the
hundreds of people associated with the cabal.
Let me tell you that I
feel as though I have been violated – not by the article,
but by Rev. Moon. Where was my money? For a decade, 1981-91,
Moon made me pay my own air fare, hotel lodging, and dues to
go to meetings of the Council for National Policy.
There is no justice. When
a man sells out, he deserves to be paid. But Moon made me
pay my own sell-out fees!"
Naming the source of his
distaste to be an author named Eric Jewel, whose articles, The
Unholy Alliance-Christianity and the NWO 2
are published on
Rense.com, North's complaint was based on the supposed lack of
concise reporting skills.
"Just about every
shocking accusation that he makes is prefaced either by
"alleged" or "it is reported." Alleged
by whom? Reported by whom? Where are the footnotes? That the
American religious Right has taken money from Moon is an old
story, and not an illustrious one. There comes a time in
every large non-profit ministry which reaches a large
audience when someone whose money you had better not accept
comes knocking at the door. He offers money. Don't take the
money. A lot of prominent conservatives took Moon's money. I
opposed this at the time, and I still do."
"Over a decade ago, a
Christian conservative former friend of mine was offered a
job at The Washington Times. He asked me if I thought
he should take the job. I told him no. He took it anyway. I
think this was one factor in the subsequent destruction of
his career. He got fired anyway, but this had nothing to do
with Moon or his cult. The problem was, he knew better,
theologically speaking. The conservative evangelicals who
have taken Moon's money are not noted for their precise
theology. They are noted more for their large mailing lists
and even larger debts. Their mailing lists made them a
target for Moon, and their debts made them susceptible to
For Christians to be working
with Moon in any way, shape or form, or to take money from him
or his various organizations is an affront to Christians and
God Himself. Moon believes he is the Messiah and blasphemously
claims that Jesus will worship at his feet. Nothing
should cause a true Christian to partake of anything he has to
offer. There is simply no excuse
for seeking his help to supposedly further the Gospel of Jesus
- 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the
Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some
shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience
seared with a hot iron;
- 2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors,
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power
thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and
lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with
divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to
the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these
also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate
concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further:
for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs
something is of God, God will provide all that is needed to
make it work, including the finances. Anyone who is is linked
with Moon must be viewed as (if saved at all) extremely
immature in the faith. He is apostate. We need to
back up and find the real reason for supporting Moon, or Moon
of all, Gary North and his sort are believers in the
Reconstructionist, "Christians can save the world"
mentality. They "know not of what spirit they
are." They are: "enemies of the Cross of
Christ," who mind earthly things and are to be
marked as such.
16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause
divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye
have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ,
but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches
deceive the hearts of the simple.
3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and
now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of
the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose
God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who
mind earthly things.)
do not need so much as a "shoelace" from the world
to preach the gospel. If finances are dried up, God is
putting up a fence for that particular ministry. A heart in
tune to the Lord will know that the ministry is changing or
finished. Nothing of Christ is rooted in the world and does
not need to be propped up beyond its time. Furthermore,
they manifest who they are by their connections, and
"their folly shall be manifest unto all men..."
Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so
do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds,
reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed
no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all
men, as theirs also was.
...12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus
shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers
shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Christians do not avoid these people, they will osmotically
absorb their teachings and become just like them. They
will be without hope, and we fear much for them.
Timothy 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou
hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom
thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast
known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee
wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ
Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the
man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all
4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and
doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not
endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall
they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Mr. North then proceeded to
enlighten his readers concerning Moon's intentions within the
conservative movement. Keep in mind that being Conservative is
not being Christian, that is, belonging to Jesus Christ, or
Biblically obedient. Unfortunately many believe the 'religious
right' and conservatives are a representation of Biblical
Christianity. They are not.
"...He was also
buying support for jointly shared ideas. He was an
anti-Communist. As a South Korean, this was to be expected.
(See recent remarks about the Axis of Evil.) The American
conservative movement in 1979-91 was anti-Communist. Moon's
payments, as far as I ever heard, went mostly for
anti-Communist causes or pro-family causes."
that Moon's theological ideas in any way filtered down
through the Christian organizations that took his money is
ludicrous. It cannot be proven. No one has tried to prove it... "
"Follow the money,
yes; then follow the ideas. If there is no trace of the
ideas alongside the flow of funds, then we aren't talking
about buying influence. The money is buying something else.
My guess is that it was buying self-imposed silence. Nobody
mentioned this nature of this arrangement. No one had
"... the main source
for information on the Moon-conservative connection is www.pir.org,
which is an anti-CIA, left-wing outfit that has a remarkable
data base. ... PIR has a very impressive Web site in terms
of raw data, but you have to verify everything you read
after you discover a supposed connection. It's not Reagan's
"trust, but verify." It's more like "verify,
then trust . . . this time only."
Moon is one of the many
connections to the CNP membership--and a very important one.
To suggest that it is insignificant is utter nonsense. Would
Mr. North also suggest that we walk in silent agreement with
or obtain financial support from the Dalai Lama or Castro?
That it might be a mistake but helpful to a Christians needs?
That it's acceptable if everyone remains silent about the
money source--after all, it is going to a "good"
Are we naive enough to think
that Satan wishes to further the actual true
Gospel of Jesus Christ? If deception or secrecy is involved,
it is to corrupt the Gospel or to attempt to bring dishonor to
- 2 Corinthians 11:12
"But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off
occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein
they glory, they may be found even as we.
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an
angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end
shall be according to their works."
Presenting his rendition of
the Council for National Policy (CNP), North reveals he was in
on the initial planning meeting along with Tim
LaHaye. Quoting Eric Jewel, he writes,
"Looking into some of
the CNP officers we find not only a just a strong
association with Moon, but also powerful ties with the CIA
and the Council on Foreign Relations, not to mention
association with high level Freemasonry for which many
conspiracy theorists have more than a mere elementary
knowledge related to the NWO. Another past President of CNP
DeVos, co-founder of Amway (and 33rd degree
"It is time for me to
fess up. I was present at the creation of the CNP. That was
in 1981. Reagan had just been elected. It was euphoria time
on the Right. The honeymoon had barely begun."
"Rev. Tim LaHaye was
the visible organizer. This was in the middle phase of
LaHaye's career: after his televangelism-pastoral career had
ended, but before his $45 million author's career writing
dispensationalist science fiction novels (Left
3. This was the "Mr. Beverly
LaHaye" phase of his career. His wife was building
what became a mailing list of over 400,000 conservative
Christian women. I am happy to report that he played his
role well; he never complained."
According to Mr. North, the
initial meeting was an incompetent mess with no one knowing
what to do. He reveals that he was there after having worked
Ruff , saying that Ruff never attended the meetings.
Why would people pay thousands of dollars to not attend
"That first meeting
was a mess. Nobody had a clue as to what was going on, who
was in charge, what the CNP was supposed to become."
"That first meeting
was saved by a man nobody knew anything about, except for
me. His name was
Terry Jeffers. He worked for Howard Ruff,
who never did attend a CNP meeting, as far as I recall, but
who had been invited to join. Ruff wrote a newsletter with
200,000 subscribers, which then shrank. I was probably the
only person in the room who knew Jeffers. He had been my
boss at Ruff's organization, 1977-79. He was an affable
fellow who hadn't a political or economic idea in his head,
as far as I ever knew. He was a business manager. He once
wrote a school song for Brigham Young University."
"After an hour of
floundering, the group was in big trouble. Nobody knew what
it should be or do. Then Terry persuaded someone to bring in
a flip chart. He took over the meeting. He got everyone who
had an idea to contribute to say what was on his mind. He
himself made no suggestions, except this one, over and over:
"Let's keep on track." It was the best advice the
organization ever had. He kept flipping the pages. After
about an hour, an outline of CNP's goals took shape. Jeffers
and his flip chart brought together the American
conservative movement in a Washington hotel room in
early 1981. I am not exaggerating. He never attended again.
Of such are "revolutions" made!"
Ruff is a Mormon and
Terry Jeffers, an executive in his companies, is likely
Mormon as well, important issues that North merely omits.
According to North, Terry Dolan, a closet
homosexual who apparently died of AIDS, suggested that the CNP
should be like a conservative Council of Foreign Relations and
that members would have to pay $5000 per year. All new members
that is, except those initiating the organization.
"Nobody quite knew
what CNP should be. Finally, someone said it said it should
be like a conservative Council of Foreign Relations. Then J.
Terry Dolan, head of NICPAC (National Conservative Political
Action Committee), said that if it was to have the influence
of the CFR, it would have to charge a lot of money to join.
He suggested $5,000 a year. The motion passed."
"That was Dolan's
last major contribution to the American Right. He turned out
to be a closet homosexual, dying of AIDS. The family-values
members remained discretely silent about this embarrassing
For an understanding on the
Council of Foreign Relations, please see the Seek God article,
in the Closet ~ Rockefeller History.
Then Mr. North related
that most in attendance of the planning meeting didn't have
$500 so they exempted themselves from having to pay the
membership fee---just new members would be required to fork
out the money.
"Let me assure you
that 75% of the people in that room didn't have even $500 a
year to pay, unless it was with their 501(c)(3)
organizations' money. So, we exempted ourselves from the
rule. It was only Johnny-Come-Latelies who would be asked to
pay $5,000 a year."
North explains that the CNP
was, " a revolution of conservative money-absorption. The
CNP launched the greatest roving conference inside the
American Right. Every attendee paid $500 per conference, plus
travel, plus a hotel room at the swankiest hotels that I have
ever been in, before or after. That was what was required for
a CFR wanna-be organization. The attendees had to think they
were participating in The Big Time."
Now we have a detailing of
money woes ---the multi-millionaires involved would probably
be aghast to think people will get the wrong impression as
Gary North shares the following. "Despite $5,000 a year
plus $500 per conference, three or four times a year, the CNP
always seemed to be short of money. "
What an incredible un
If 75% of the original
people didn't have the money in the first place, how were they
all able to take in the meetings which North said many didn't
attend, but they did? And those who did attend were paying
$500 for the privilege, plus travel and accommodation
Did their individual
charitable organizations provide the money over the years for
their attendance to this initially secretive organization,
although supporters were not privy to how their money was
wastefully being used? And why would "broke"
Christians, leaders of ministries, be such lousy stewards of
what many would say God provided?
Did these people not think
it strange that some "leadership" like North and
LaHaye felt quite justified in paying nothing in fees while
the other members paid through the nose? All for the
deliberately tantalizing delusion of "being in the Big
Time," which in most cases, hinges on lust of power,
wealth, position or influence.
- Luke 16:14 And the
Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things:
and they derided him. 15 And he said unto them, Ye are
they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth
your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men
is abomination in the sight of God.
2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are
carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is
reserved for ever.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity,
they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much
wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who
live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are
the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome,
of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the
world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome,
the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the
way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to
turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true
proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the
sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Admitting that he did
attend the meetings from 1981-1991, North said the meetings
were where people listened to, "excruciatingly
boring lectures given by White House mid-level flaks."
Let's reiterate what is
being said. People paid $5000 per year, plus $500, plus hotel
and travel costs four times a year, to attend
"excruciatingly boring lectures," when these same
people couldn't afford $500 in the first place, or as North
later proclaims, most were in organizations strapped for
These are people in many
cases in organizational leadership positions. Either all these
people are independently wealthy or perhaps things aren't
being portrayed quite accurately. A look at the agenda
and attendees of the CNP's 1998
Tysons Corner meeting, suggests the latter. In fact
many of the 1998 "boring" lectures were given by
speakers in well-known "Christian" organizations,
not "White House mid-level flakes."
Mentioning the various
speakers of the past, Ambassadors from Romania, former US
--who "never said anything worth hearing,"
Jeane Kirkpatrick, [see
P. Dye] "the neo-conservative Democrat who for years
successfully passed herself off as a conservative," and
"After 1985, we got Ollie
North's speeches. Ollie was always interesting."
was a good speech. If I were not a Calvinist, I would say
that this was entirely random. The speaker was never a
politician. It would be someone like Otto
Scott – someone obscure who had something important to
say, but without any power or money."
Did you catch the
contradiction? Previously the "boring lectures" were
given by "White House flakes"--meaning political
individuals. Now North states that the speakers that were good
weren't politicians. Obviously all speakers were not
politicians by his own admission.
- Romans 12:17b ... Provide
things honest in the sight of all men.
Scott was a member of the CNP from 1984. From the
Seek God CNP biography about him, " "Not many know
that his efforts have been credited by Howard
for pioneering the U.S. Taxpayers Party (now the
Constitution Party), or that his ideas and writings have
influenced well-known individuals such as conservative
columnists Pat Buchanan, Joe Sobran, and William
Murchison." Was senior editor, The Conservative Digest,
and contributor to The Chalcedon Report."
The Chalcedon Report is
about Reconstructionism as Gary North well knows, since his
R. J. Rushdoony,
founded it, and Scott doesn't appear to be
According to North, the CNP
was, "... basically a quarterly get-together of the Good
Old Boys (and Phyllis
Schlafly, unquestionably the toughest of the whole bunch)
in the American mailing-list Right." It might have
"been called "Richard
North stated there was a
pecking order based on wealth. Another very Un-Scriptural
concept, and yet we have most of these people claiming to be
- James 2:2 For if there
come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly
apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile
3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay
clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place;
and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become
judges of evil thoughts?
5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the
poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom
which he hath promised to them that love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress
you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
North suggests that
associations must be evaluated by shared confessions, not
"...there are many
levels of association, dependence, and interaction among
political groups and activist organizations. What matters
most is shared confessions, not shared money. Shared ideas,
not a long list of names on the yellowing letterhead
stationery of a short-lived, peripheral, one-man
organization like the Religious Roundtable, are what matter.
... He must show
that the connections have to do with a shared worldview and
shared sources of funding, especially funding by an
organization or a family with an identifiable agenda that
stretches across two generations or more.
politics join many organizations. A politician never knows
where the next donation may come from. A donor never knows
which politician will be in a position to stop or promote a
piece of legislation."
said "follow the money", now he states, follow
"the shared confessions, not shared money." Joining
together with non-Christians, particularly politically, is
joining together with a "shared worldview," like it
or not. One can't join hands with Moon, Mormons, KKK,
Freemasons, Nazis and so on and not have a shared world view.
That is because to join with them is to disobey the
Scriptures. And finding common ground is the first rule for
being part of the world and it's downward spiral.
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
- 1Timothy 1:5 Now the end
of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of
a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which
some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding
neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
- 2 Peter 2:1 But there
were false prophets also among the people, even as there
shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring
in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought
them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason
of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words
make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time
lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
North was involved with the CNP more than ten years we can
assume that he had a shared worldview and perhaps, although he
doesn't enlighten us, shared sources of funding. He is a
reconstructionist, as was his father-in-law, R.
Rushdoony. He admits, although he doesn't provide the
specific information, that the members were ecumenical and
using each other for funding and as contacts to promote their
individual and collective agendas. He admits that he worked
and talked with other CNP members like Larry Pratt
Abraham and others.
Larry Pratt is
connected to Christian Identity & Aryan Nations which in
turn connects to Moon, but Mr. North seems to think relaying
that information to be unimportant. He complains that the
"far right were never invited to speak" "x-John
Birch Society officials (Scott
McDonald ), Christian Reconstructionists (R. J. Rushdoony,...and
Austrian School economists..." yet never mentions such
Bill Bright, or
Jerry Falwell, and others who did speak and attend.
School economists who North laments never got their chance to
speak are likely connected to the Mises Institute and the
Mount Pelerin Society. [See: CNP
Mises Institute, is a CNP/reconstructionist
connected libertarian institute which esteems notables such as
Friedrich von Hayek.
Hayek, protégé and colleague of founder Ludwig von Mises, is
one of the founders of the Mont Pelerin Society of which many
CNP are members. According to various sources, among its
founders were some of the oldest and most powerful families in Europe, such as the von Hapsburgs, former rulers of Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Thurn und Taxis family, which ran the intelligence and postal system for
that Empire since the Sixteenth Century...those present such as Max von Thurn und Taxis, had supported
Hitler during the 1920s and 1930s. The Mont Pelerin Society called for
a "conservative revolution" - for the "elimination" of nation states and the return to FEUDALISM a goal which has characterised all the various European fascist movements of the 1920s and 1930s, of
which the Nazis were merely the most successful variant...The Mont Pelerin Society is a relic of the fascist movements of Europe
in the 1920s and 1930s. The Mont Pelerin Society's own members such as
Professor Milton Friedman, have "emphasized" that its policies are those of Adolf
Hitler [meaning from Hitler's policies in the 1920's and
1930's]. Soon after it was founded in 1947, the Mont Pelerin Society moved to London...
in the mid-1970s, with lavish corporate financing, the Mont Pelerin Society, spawned a series of "think tanks"
43. Von Hayek,
the founder, wrote The Road to Serfdom in London in
1944, while teaching at the British Fabian Society's London
School of Economics.
London Friedrich Hayek was creating an organization that would
later re-form as the Mont Pelerin Society. The early group was
formed in 1939 and was known as the Society for the
Renovation of Liberalism. Members of the organization
included Frank Knight and Henry Simons of the University of
Chicago, the slavishly pro-British American Fabian Socialist
Walter Lippman, the philosopher Sir Karl Popper, Sir John
Clapham of the Bank of England, and of course, Ludwig von
Mises. [a founding member and for at least 13 years]
of these early members of Hayek's group then met at Mont
Pelerin, Switzerland to form the influential,
highly-secretive, and elitist Mont Pelerin Society in 1947...From
the beginning the Mont Pelerin Society worked hand-in-hand
with the Pan European Union..." 43b
is founder and president of the Mises
in Auburn, Ala., and vice president of the Center
for Libertarian Studies
in Burlingame, Cal., is a
columnist for WorldNetDaily
and an opponent of the central state, its wars and its
socialism. WorldNetDaily also has CNP's Joseph
F. Farah and John
From the Seek
God CNP bio of Dr.
Gary North - CNP Board of
Governors 1982, member 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; .... Founder
1975 and President of the Institute
for Christian Economics
and publisher of Christian
Reconstruction; Reality Check newsletter; Member of [Ed
McAteer 's] Religious Roundtable
Council of 56
Roundtable . Y2K alarmist, Gary
North's Y2K Links and Forums
10; Joined staff of Chalcedon in
1973; began editing Chalcedon's Journal of Christian
Reconstructionism in 1974; editor of 15 issues of the Chalcedon
Foundation's Journal of Christian Reconstructionism
signed COR Manifesto and COR
12; Co-author, with Gary DeMar, of Christian
Reconstruction: What It Is, What It Isn't (Institute
for Christian Economics, 1991).; columnist to LewRockwell.com
which posted the article that is being refuted here, and is
"the anti-state, anti-war, pro-market news site," a
division of the Center
for Libertarian Studies. 14
Dennis Peacocke's Coalition on Revival (COR) was co-founded
and headed by Jay Grimstead. Jay
Grimstead's COR Manifesto is the document which outlines
and objectives. The 135 Christian activists who signed the document in 1986 committed themselves to working for the realization of COR's goals "until the day we die." Those on the COR steering committee include other
CNP members as well as recognized shepherding movement leaders such as Bob Mumford and Ern
Baxter, as well as Jack Van Impe.
Doner See: Shepherding;
the role of people like
Meese , almost as doddering, hapless
individuals who couldn't accomplish or organize anything. He
Skousen, a Mormon, and George
Gilder, close friend of David Rockefeller and member of
the CFR, but doesn't mention their connections or
beliefs. He recounts that the workshops were mainly whining
sessions, which focused on " foreign policy, labor
unions, military affairs, etc. At these little break-out
sessions, someone who was in the business of raising money
for that particular cause would probably chair it. The
meetings were all alike: "What can we do? We're
losing!...The master of this was Reed
Larson of the National Right to Work Committee. He told
us, meeting after meeting, year after year, how the unions
were involved in political skulduggery..."
Mr. North states good reporting notes the money trail, and
scolds those who have written anything but his rendition of
the CNP, he reveals that the CNP was for raising money
"for particular causes" and certainly was for
promoting agendas. Isn't that a big contradiction?
Mr. North then
raises some interesting points about Freemasonry being
are told by Mr. Jewel, is a 33rd degree mason. Bad news if
true, but irrelevant politically. So was J. Edgar Hoover. So
are lots of high-level people, going back over two
centuries. But, other than its goofy unitarian theology and
its bloody self-maledictory oaths, does American Freemasonry
make any difference? Does it exercise power the way that,
say, the New York Times does? .... Without the
Freemasons, there probably would have been no American
Revolution. That was my contention in Part 3 of my 1989
The famous Green Dragon Inn, from which
the Boston Tea Party's "indians" went forth, was a
Freemasonic tavern. But you don't read about that in the
history textbooks, and conservatives don't want to hear it.
George Washington had served as Grand Master of Alexandria's
Lodge 22, and he brought in the brothers to lay the
foundation stones of the Capitol building on September 18,
1793. He came down from New York City, the nation's capital,
to participate. The U.S. Senate featured a painting of the
ceremony in its 1993 calendar."
Does Freemasonry have that
kind of power today? It is highly doubtful."
The Freemasons themselves
would probably be happy to point out the number of famous
freemasons who have impacted society, politically, socially
and religiously, yesterday and today. And a number of CNP
members are Freemasons and politically motivated.
- Proverbs 23:7 For as he
thinketh in his heart, so is he:...
Freemasonry is based on
ecumenical Universalism and salvation based on embracing their
savior, Hiram Abiff. They believe that all roads lead to God.
Those that claim to be Christian, embrace a false gospel and
false savior. Freemasonry teaches that Master Masons
have been redeemed from the death of sin and represent those
raised to the faith of salvation. Each Mason goes through a
Masonic ritual, which portrays him as Hiram Abiff. The ritual
presents the false notion in which Abif was believed to
have been killed, buried and raised from the grave. The ritual
of the third degree directly states that by imitating Hiram
Abiff, Master Masons may get into heaven. Those who claim to
be Christians and are freemasons, and who attend churches are
there to teach and expand the membership or embracement of
their false gospel and ecumenical beliefs. One doesn't say one
believes something and then remain silent.
According to the Ephesians
5:11 Newsletter 16, "...The grand lodge of Kentucky
provides unmistakable evidence that Freemasonry teaches, not
only that there are many different saviors for various people,
but that Hiram Abif is considered a savior for Freemasons.
"The context is a
discussion of various world religions."
"All believed in a
future life, to be attained by purification and trials; in a
state of successive states of reward and punishment; and in
a Mediator or Redeemer, by whom the Evil Principle was to be
overcome and the Supreme Deity reconciled to His creatures.
The belief was general that He was to be born of a virgin
and suffer a painful death. The Hindus called him
Krishna; the Chinese, Kioun-tse; the Persians, Sosiosch; the
Chaldeans, Dhouvanai; the Egyptians, Horus; Plato, Love; the
Scandinavians, Balder; the Christians, Jesus; Masons, Hiram.
It is interesting that the ''small hill west of Mount Moriah"
has been identified as Golgotha, or Mount Calvary. KENTUCKY
MONITOR, pp. XIV-XV, 5th-15th editions.
"Masonry teaches that Jesus is not unique. Notice the
parallel sentence structure: Hindus -Krishna, ..Christians
-Jesus, Masons -Hiram. They clearly are teaching that
Krishna is a savior for Hindus, Jesus is a savior for
Christians and Hiram Abiff is a savior for Masons. The
teaching that Hiram is the Masonic savior is found in more
than a few books distributed throughout the Masonic system.
Consider the words of Masonic author, Lynn Perkins:
teaches that redemption and salvation are both the power
and the responsibility of the individual Mason. Saviors'
like Hiram Abiff can and do show the way, but men must
always follow and demonstrate each for himself, his power
to save himself, to build his own spiritual fabric, in his
own time and way. Every man in essence is his own savior
and redeemer: for if he does not save himself, he will not
be saved. The reader who succeeds in getting back to the
real teachings of the masters, including Jesus of
Nazareth, will find unanimity of thinking on this matter.
" The Meaning of Masonry, p. 95"
Further to that, the
"The Masonic view
of Jesus Christ"
"We could infer the position which Freemasonry takes
with regard to Jesus Christ, but the Grand Lodges use
Masonic literature to make that unnecessary. So that
Masons will not misunderstand, the Masonic position on the
Son of God has been explained in no uncertain terms:
Masonry is UNIVERSAL and recognizes no CREEDS, taking
truth wherever it is found. That Jesus, the man, lived is
conceded by even a vast majority of non Christian creeds,
the Jew acknowledges him lo have been a Great Teacher.
Some Christian creeds declare him to have been
"conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin
Mary," others refuse this dogma, attribute to him no
supernatural birth and claim he "achieved
Christ-hood." Occult teaching largely agrees with
this latter thesis and points to him as a 'prototype"
of the perfect man - the goal toward which the ENTIRE
HUMAN RACE is evolving. We are here referring to the
Master strictly in that sense- one who has Mastered
himself in the fullest sense of the expression. " THE
LOST WORD ITS HIDDEN MEANING. p. 74"
"Obviously, the heretical teaching that Jesus Christ
is NOT the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy
2:5), that he is NOT the only redeemer and savior (John
14:6), and that the name of Jesus is NOT the only name
whereby men may be saved (Acts 4:12) is current Masonic
teaching. This heresy is not limited to an outdated
edition of the Kentucky Monitor, as some
"Christian" Masons have tried to claim. It is
widespread, mainstream, Masonic teaching. All a
Mason has to do to uncover it is dig around in the lodge
library." [A Letter from Ephesus, Vol. 10 Number 1,
One must look carefully at
the Scriptures for understanding and exposing false teachings
and beliefs. Those used by Ephesians 5:11, and with which we
wholeheartedly agree are:
- 1 Timothy 2:5 For there
is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man
- John 14:6 Jesus
saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no
man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
- Acts 4:12 Neither is
there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
True teachers and teachings
are found with Biblically sound doctrine. Titus 1:9 Holding
fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be
able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the
Gary North writes all manner of articles supposedly warning
about all manner of perverted teachings. Why then, would he
make light of and not warn about the heresies of
Freemasonry? Instead he tends to ridicule the notion that
Freemasonry is anything but "goofy," with little
political impact. Politics or political impact should be the
last concern for Christians. Those that are involved in
Freemasonry are eternally lost.
- Proverbs 14:25 A true
witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh
Those who follow after these
false teachings, yet claim to be Christians, have forgotten
the Word of God.
- Galatians 1:6 I marvel
that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into
the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble
you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though
we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto
you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach
any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let
him be accursed.
- 2 Corinthians 11:4 For if
he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not
preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have
not received, or another gospel, which ye have not
accepted, ye might well bear with him.
North then states, as though
he's never really thought about or participated in the CNP,
that, although stating those in attendance didn't have much
money, the CNP was designed to attract wealthy businessmen.
"As far as I could
figure out, the CNP was basically a way to attract rich
conservative businessmen who wanted to imagine that they
were participating on the inside track of high-level
politics. CNP provided that illusion. At CNP meetings, they
could meet the leaders of the conservative movement, who had
one thing in common: they all ran organizations that were
short of money. There may not have been a meeting of the
minds at CNP meetings, but there were meetings of
potential donors and full-time money-absorbers. I don't
think much money passed hands at the meetings, but there was
a CNP members-only address book, with direct phone numbers.
That, in my view, was the key to understanding the CNP,
1981-91. After that, I don't know. Most of those of us who
were hard-core Right-wingers, pre-Reagan, stopped
Mr. North may have stopped
attending "the boring meetings, " but he is still a
member of the CNP, as of 1998,
according to their membership lists. He also denies, or
rather, doesn't "recall" being part of Ed
McAteer 's Religious Roundtable Council
of 56 17
"... I don't even
remember a newsletter, although there must have been one:
"No newsletter – no organization." It was
something that Ed McAteer put together. Ed was a nice guy, a
travelling salesman. He knew all of the evangelical leaders.
Everyone trusted him because he wasn't a threat to anyone.
He probably asked me to let him put my name on the
letterhead. I haven't heard from him in 15 years."
From the Seek God document CNP
Organizations, the following CNP members were also part of
the Religious Roundtable that Gary North doesn't recall.
Roundtable/ Council of 56 http://www.seekgod.ca/cff.htm#rel~
Charles Fiore, John
David W. Breese, Mary
C. Crowley, Cullen
General Daniel O. Graham,
E.V. Hill, Dr.
Mildred Faye Jefferson , Rep.
Louis (Woody) Jenkins, Brig.
General Albion W. Knight, Beverly
Timothy LaHaye, Reed
Helen Marie Taylor, Robert
explains and justifies that there are all sorts of sources for
money in American politics and strange bedfellows are made. He
are Freemasons everywhere, including inside the churches.
This does not make the churches captive agencies of the
Freemasons. .... Money flows in. The question is: What flows
out? To study inputs is only step one. The key to
understanding is the existence of a persistent pattern of
the output. People who like power, and who are on the
fringes of it, are tempted to get close to "the inner
ring," as C. S. Lewis titled a great essay in his
Weight of Glory.
Lewis warned: choose good friends
over powerful associates. There are many levels of
association, dependence, and interaction among political
groups and activist organizations. ...Serious historical
research involves more than collecting membership lists and
letterhead lists from old archives or Web-based data bases.
The researcher must ask himself: "So what?" He
must show that the connections have to do with a shared
worldview and shared sources of funding, especially funding
by an organization or a family with an identifiable agenda
that stretches across two generations or more.
politics join many organizations. A politician never knows
where the next donation may come from. A donor never knows
which politician will be in a position to stop or promote a
piece of legislation. A researcher must ask of the
membership commitments of any individual: "Is there a
pattern here? Is one of these organizations the clearing
house for this man's personal and organizational
connections? Is one of them giving him his marching orders?
Can one of them force him to resign from any or all of the
others?" You cannot answer such questions by means of
compiled lists alone..."
C.S. Lewis was
a heretic. Please see reference to him in Harry
Potter: Christian Icons & Bad Advice and Harry
Potter: Real Names & Real Witches. Strange bedfellows
means for Christians, ungodly connections, which
translates to Biblical disobedience. There is no justification
for being politically involved with resulting un-Scriptural
actions or beliefs. Being part of an organization which North
claims was merely a way to solicit funds to launch projects
and propel agendas forward suggests a shared world view and a
commitment to the other members and their political and
spiritual agendas and world views. One cannot separate the
two. Not because of opinion, but because God said so.
Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with
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.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I
will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons
and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let
us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and
spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Politics is no
excuse for Biblical disobedience. On the contrary, it merely
proves that Christians do not belong in politics which
compromises and corrupts Biblical truth and obedience.
13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp,
bearing his reproach.
14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus
minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God
shall reveal even this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us
walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing...
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now
tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the
cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is
their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we
look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
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