The Roy Rogers Masonic Connection
In The Voice of Calvary Legacy, John Macarthur stated that his father, Jack Macarthur, "counted Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, who came to Christ under his preaching, as close personal friends." According to an article in the Baptist Press written on May 13, 1951, "Roy [Rogers] was won to Christ three years ago and baptized by the popular pastor-evangelist, Jack Macarthur." This would indicate that Roy Rogers became a Christian and was baptized in 1948. According to the Henry W. Coil Library & Museum of Freemasony, in June, 1950, Roy Rogers became a 32nd degree Freemason and became a member of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (Shriner) in that same year. (To be a Shriner, one must be a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason.) This shows that Roy Rogers became a 32nd degree Freemason and Shriner two years after Jack Macarthur baptized him. According to an article written in June, 1952 in Radio-TV Mirror (p.46), Jack Macarthur was a frequent visitor to the then 32nd degree Freemason’s home.
"A frequent visitor at the house is Dr. Jack Macarthur, the dynamic young pastor of the Fountain Avenue Baptist Church in Hollywood, of which Dale and Roy are active members."
"Brother Roy was raised a Master Mason in 1946 in Hollywood Lodge No. 355, F. & A.M., Hollywood, California. He became a member of Long Beach Valley of Scottish Rite in 1950 and AI Malaikah Shrine Temple, Los Angeles, also in 1950. He received the K.C.C.H. of the Scottish Rite in 1975 and was coroneted a 33 in 1979. He also became a member of the York Rite, Harbor Council No. 45, Royal and Select Masters, and San Pedro Commandery No. 60, Knights Templar of California. Created a DeMolay at sight by Frank S. Land, the founder of the Order of DeMolay, Roy received the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also received the California Grand Lodge's Golden Veterans Award for 50 years of continuous membership in Masonry." He received his 50 year award for service to masonry on February 24, 1997.
An article titled "Macarthur had 'Universal' Appeal" written in the Eugene Register-Guard (June 18, 2005) which announced the death of Jack Macarthur stated, "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were close personal friends." To see a picture of Roy Rogers' grave indicating his status as a 33rd degree Mason click here.
Why was John Macarthur's father, Pastor Jack Macarthur, a pastor to and a "close personal friend" of a high ranking Freemason? Was Jack Macarthur also a high ranking Freemason? And why are Freemasons posing as Christians? (See note below.)
The ecumenical movement is a masonic enterprise. John Macarthur preaches against ecumenism, however, his family and ministry are firmly rooted in the ecumenical movement. To read more about John Macarthur's father's involvement at the highest level of the world's ecumenical/masonic movement click here. [Note: According to Kinky Cowboy King Roy Rogers Played Rough, Roy Rogers patronized hookers during his visits to Las Vegas. "'(She) had revealed Rogers had a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality,' the author writes. 'He pretended to be a deeply devoted family man, faithfully married to actress Dale Evans, 'The Queen of the Cowgirls.' But he had a darker side that came out on his secret visits to Las Vegas where he patronized hookers.'"] [Note: While a pastor at Fountain Avenue Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Jack Macarthur met with Billy Graham at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood (FPCH). Click here to see Jack Macarthur with Graham (Freemason) at the FPCH in 1951. Henrietta Mears taught at the FPCH for 35 years. The First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood was founded at Highland Ave Masonic Hall in 1903.]
Masons have Subverted the Churches From Within
The following excerpt from The United Religions shows that the Roman Catholic Church was infiltrated and subverted from within by Masons. Today, the Masons have subverted the Protestant and Evangelical churches in the same manner.
Control of the Roman Catholic Church was, from the outset, a crucial objective of the Masonic plan. According to a Catholic source, Real Catholicism, the success of their design has been not less than stunning:
"As noted last issue, subversion from within became Masonry’s chosen approach to the Catholic Church. In France they were particularly successful. Between 1778 and 1790 some 27 French lodges boasted priests as their Worshipful Grand Masters; no less than 13 clerics appeared on the rolls of the Nine Sister lodge, and one lodge was composed entirely of Benedictine monks.
"A century ago the secret societies were able to boast of 'more than eight hundred priests, among whom are many professors and prelates as well as some Bishops and Cardinals' in Rome. Martinez notes that 'according to reliable Masonic sources, Fr. Mastal-Ferreti who would become Pope Pius IX was reportedly admitted to the Eterna Catena Lodge of Palermo in 1837 at the age of 46 [Hertz disputes this contention]. Ten years later as Pope he was granting a general amnesty to the most revolutionary of all the Brotherhood, the Carbonari, even as he was intervening to halt the work of the French Jesuit, Jacques Cretineau-Joly, whom Gregory XVI had put to work investigating Masonic activity in the Papal States' (The Undermining of the Catholic Church, p. 30). After two years in exile, Pius IX was a changed man; on his return, he reinstated Fr. Cretineau-Joly and dedicated himself to defending the Church against her enemies." [The Catholic Church and Globalism, Carey J. Winters, Real Catholicism, March, 1998.]
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