Re: Albert Pike
York Rite Masonary
The York Rite, which is composed of 13 steps, is supposedly for those of the Christian persuasion, although it differs very little in results.
The York Rite branch of Masonry starts after the first 3 degree's. Masons make quite a show of Christian piety in the initial degree's of the York Rite to make it acceptable to new comers who might have doubts. One of the maxims of the York Rite route of Masonry is: "Masonry, after all, is but a rule for orderly righteousness".
...It is at this point - The Royal Arch degree - that many members suffer a severe shock if their consciences are still active. In this degree, the candidate must sware to keep the secrets of a fellow Mason, "muder and treason NOT excepted." With his hand on the bible, the candidate for the Royal Arch degree must sware to the following:
I will aid and assist a companion of the Royal Arch Mason when engaged in any difficulty, and espose his cause so far as to extricate him from the same, if within my power, whether he be right or wrong.
In other words, Royal Arch Masons are obligated under blood oaths to help extricate their fellows from any trouble legal, or illegal. Rev. Finney has observed that:
Here then we have a class of men sworn, under most frightful penalties, to espouse the cause of a companion so far as to extricate him from any difficulty, to the extent of their power, whether he is right or wrong. How can such a man be safely entrusted with any office connected with the administration of law?
NWO: The Ancient Plan Of Secret Societies. Bill Still. p.111.
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"But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by Earth...But let your statement be, 'Yes, yes' or 'No, no'; and anything beyond these is evil."
Matthew 5:34 - Christ.
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