By Noor al Haqiqa
December 19, 2010
There is a direct connection between Freemasonry and the ancient Babylonian mystery religion from which the ancient pagan religions of Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome eventually developed. It all goes back to a man named Nimrod who the Freemasons view as the true originator of their Order.
Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of one of Noah's "most wicked" son, Ham, therefore great grandson of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded his people not to ascribe their joys to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness.
He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to reach. And that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers.
The candidate is led into the Lodge by the Deacons, and after prayer, is investigated prior to taking the initiatory oath called the ‘Oath of Nimrod’. Nimrod, of course, is mentioned in the ‘Old Charges’ as a teacher of the Masonic craft and the architect of many great cities in Mesopotamia. The working tools are explained, the Ancient Charges (c.1663) and modes of recognition are communicated, and a pale blue cord is placed around his neck. The ceremony of closing the Assemblage is completed with prayer and a ‘seven-fold salute’ to The Most High.
Oath of Nimrod Apprentice Degree (1st)
I, _______, do in the presence of El Shaddai and of this Worshipful Assembly of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plasterers and Bricklayers, promise and declare that I will not at any time hereafter, by any act or circumstance whatsoever, directly or indirectly, write, print, cut, mark, publish, discover, reveal, or make known, any part or parts of the Trade secrets, privileges, or counsels of the Worshipful Fraternity or Fellowship of Free Masonry, which I may have known at any time, or at any time hereafter shall be made known unto me.
The penalty for breaking this great oath shall be the loss of my life.
That I shall be branded with the mark of the Traitor and slain according to ancient custom by being throttled, that my body shall be buried in the rough sands of the sea a cable’s length from the shore where the tide regularly ebbs and flows twice in the twenty-four hours, so that my soul shall have no rest by night or by day(Candidate Signs the O.B.)
"Indeed the allegory of the Tower of Babel is yet another corruption of a similar theme from the Saracen Mysteries... medieval witches and English Freemasons substituted 'Nimrod' for the name of Lucifer.
Nimrod is a generic term for the struggle of the 'indwelling god' who would aspire to Heaven. Lucifer as the informing entity in humankind can be equated with Nimrod...
Most Freemasons would be startled to learn that Nimrod and the Tower of Babel were [originally] one of the pivots of the (Masonic) Craft legend... our first most excellent Grand Master is declared to be King Nimrod himself, the builder of that [in]famous Tower and it was he, not King Solomon, who is said to have given the operative Masons of his day their first 'Charge'." ~ A letter written to Mr. John Hamill, Curator and Librarian, United Grand Lodge of England from David Musa Pidcock, 1996
That is to say, he framed for them a Constitution, and, in the words of the legend, this was the first time that ever Masons had any charge of his science. It was the first time that the Craft was organized into a fraternity working under a Constitution of body of laws. As Nimrod was the autocratic maker of these laws, it necessarily resulted that their first legislator, creating laws with his unlimited and absolute governing power, was also their first Grand Master."
The truth is that Freemasonry has always very closely identified itself with the first great post-flood rebel against God. Nimrod was a tyrant and a purveyor of false religion. Elements of the religious system which Nimrod helped establish can be found in virtually every major world religion. Some of our most cherished "holiday traditions" can be directly traced back to ancient Babylon and to Nimrod. Once you learn to identify the elements of the ancient Babylonian mystery religion, you quickly recognize that they are virtually everywhere in the modern world.