Lucifer Rising – Part 4
By: The John Ankerberg Show
|By: Carl Teichrib; ©2001|
|Carl Teichrib presents quotes from various individuals to demonstrate how Luciferic doctrine has penetrated modern thinking. Doesn’t Lucifer’s desire to “elevate himself above God” sound familiar?|
Lucifer Rising – Part 4: Quotable Quotes
- At the present time a powerful wave of occult thought is spreading through society…
— S.L. MacGregor Mathers, The Kabbalah Unveiled, p.1.
This article is the last part of the Lucifer Rising series. The main part of the text is comprised of occult quotes demonstrating the depth of the Luciferic doctrine. Each quote comes from a leading occult figure. The purpose of this article is to open your eyes to the Luciferic bent of Freemasonry, the occult in general, and the New Age movement. Pray for those involved in secret societies, occultism, and the New Age, that they would recognize the lie of Satan and flee from his grasp.
In the 14th chapter in the book of Isaiah, we read that Lucifer’s ambition was to elevate himself above God. Lucifer, also known as Satan or the Serpent, wanted to position himself as the supreme ruler, holding an office higher than that of his Creator. In the New Testament we see another angle to Satan’s desire for worship and power. In Matthew 4 Jesus is confronted by Satan, who attempts–but fails–to receive the worship of Christ. This is the primary Luciferic doctrine: the elevation of self as God, including worship!
The beginning of human sin was the embracing of the Luciferic doctrine of self-elevation. In the third chapter of Genesis we find the Serpent telling Eve that she could become “like God” (NIV), or, as the King James version puts it, “as gods.” The temptation was not merely a piece of fruit, but the lie that Eve could elevate herself to a position of equality with her Creator–the same prideful sin (ultimately it is a sin of egotistical pride) that Lucifer had committed and is recorded in Isaiah 14.
Throughout the ages, the occult doctrine of Lucifer has been “refined” by “esoteric” societies and schools. The dual nature of the Luciferic doctrine–that of attempting to become “God” and the act of worshiping Lucifer–is a central component (both overtly and covertly) of secret occult societies and the New Age movement. It is a side to western civilization that has, up until recently, been hidden from the general public. Unfortunately, occult teachings and practices are now openly flaunted. The fact is, the New Age movement is simply the hidden teachings of occult societies now made public.
The following are quotes from occult/New Age sources. By examining these quotes, it is obvious that the lie found in Genesis 3 is being perpetrated like never before. Understand, these twelve quotes are only a small part of a greater body of occult writing that teach the Luciferic doctrine.
NOTE: All italics and uppercase letters are in the original.
Every soul must “work out its own salvation,” and “take the Kingdom of Heaven by force.” Salvation by faith and the vicarious atonement were not taught, as now interpreted, by Jesus…In the Early Church, as in the Secret Doctrine, there was not one Christ for the whole world, but a potential Christ in every man.
–J.D. Buck [high ranking Masonic scholar and Theosophist],Mystic Masonry (Regan Publishing Corporation, 1925), p. 57.
It is far more important than men should strive to become Christs than that they should believe that Jesus was Christ…Jesus is no less Divine because all men may reach the same Divine perfection.
–J.D. Buck, Mystic Masonry, p. 62 (see also p. 63)
LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light…Doubt it not!
–Albert Pike [eminent Masonic scholar, developed the Scottish Rite branch of Freemasonry, one of the founders of the original Ku Klux Klan] Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction, 1871), p. 321.
When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.
–Manly P. Hall [considered one of the greatest Masonic thinkers of this past century, founder of the Philosophical Research Society] The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, 1947), p. 48.
Emperor Lucifer, Master and Prince of Rebellious Spirits, I adjure thee to leave thine abode, in whatsoever quarter of the world it may be situated, and come hither to communicate with me.
–Arthur Edward Waite [noted Masonic & Rosicrucian authority, high-level member of many esoteric societies, prolific occult writer] The Book of Black Magic (Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1972 – first American edition), p. 244.
To clear vision, Christian and Masonic doctrine are identical in intention though different in method. The one says “Via Crucis”; the “Via Lucis”; yet the two ways are but one way.
–W. Wilmshurst [eminent Masonic historian] The Meaning of Masonry (Gramercy Books, 1980 – a reprint of the 1927 edition), pp. 209-210.
The twilight is done. A glow of new light is borne out of the night and Lucifer is risen, once more to proclaim: “This is the age of Satan! Satan Rules the Earth!” The gods of the unjust are dead. This is the morning of magic, and undefiled wisdom. The FLESH prevaileth and a great Church shall be builded, consecrated in its name.
–Anton Szandor LaVey [founder, Church of Satan], The Satanic Bible (Avon Books, 1969), p. 23.
In the secret of my knowledge there is no God but me.
–Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals (Avon Books, 1972), p. 170.
To be or not to be a Christ; that is the decision each soul on this planet must make.
–John Davis and Naomi Rice [JD is Director of Coptic Fellowship International, NR is a New Age writer] Messiah and the Second Coming (Coptic Press, 1982), p. 36.
It is time to reveal our divine glory, summon our courage, and demonstrate our wisdom. It is not only necessary to worship the Christ, WE MUST BECOME THE VERY CHRIST.
–John Davis and Naomi Rice, Messiah and the Second Coming, p.69.
I begin with me. I am a living Soul and the Spirit of God dwells in me, as me. I and the Father are one, and all that the Father has is mine. In Truth, I am the Christ of God.
–John Randolph Price [prolific New Age author, founder of World Healing Day, director of Quartus Foundation] The Planetary Commission (Quartus, 1984), p.157.
Man is not to be compelled; he is to be free. He is not a slave, but a God in the making…
–Annie Besant [past president Theosophical Society, a founder of Co-Masonry, author of many occult works] Esoteric Christianity (Theosophical Publishing House, 1953 – originally published 1901), p.220.
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. :–Proverbs 14:12
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