Masonic/Occult Symbols at John Macarthur's Grace To You
The Sunburst and the Pyramid
Albert Pike once stated, "The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine. . ."
"The late Albert Pike, a Luciferian and highly influential Mason, wrote that the power of his deity [Lucifer] is symbolized by the sun: 'The sun is the ancient symbol of the life-giving and generative power of the Deity.'"
"The sun has ever been at the center of false religion. The Ancient Mystery Religions venerated the sun, the solar disk, as deity...These pagan philosophies...indicate the importance of the sun as symbol of satanic deity." (Codex Magica, Ch. 22). "Now today, the Masons, as did the apostate Jewish elders and priests in the days of Ezekiel, continue to worship Satan the sun God, also called Lucifer or Baal, by other names." (Codex Magica, Ch. 22).
The word of God states that the idolatry of sun worship is a denial of God:
"If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; and my heart hath been secretly enticed... this also was an iniquity to be punished by the judge; for I should have denied the God who is above. (Job 31:26-28)"
The following logos for John Macarthur's Grace To You depict a letter "A" which resembles a pyramid (a Masonic symbol) within a sunburst.
The following are two more examples of corporate logos employing a pyramid within a sunburst:
To see more examples of corporate logos using the sunburst click here.
Rick Warren's Saddleback Church and Chuck Swindoll's Stonebriar Community Church also incorporate the sunburst in their church logos.
The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is another pseudo-Christian org that employs the sunburst. Several men mentioned on this website are on the Alliance Council: John Macarthur, Al Mohler, Mark Dever, John Piper, Steve Lawson, Ligon Duncan, CJ Mahaney... Recall that "images of the sunburst symbolize Satan."
The Index Finger Near the Eye
The following website names "twelve gestures of the freemasons, which are spread over the press." The first jesture on the list states, "...the index [finger] near the eyes...are distinct masonic signs..."
John Macarthur's sermons are broadcast on TV. And not unlike the beginning of any TV episode, each broadcast has a short introduction followed by the same theme that repeats with each episode. Each theme contains the same frame (seen below) with a man's index finger near his eye. This gesture which occurs in the introduction to the GTY videos and would be a symbol of the all-seeing eye.
Of interest, the man hosting all of John Macarthur's TV productions (that I've seen) is Tom Patton. Mr. Patton, as of 5 years ago, was the "vision casting" pastor of "The Guild" ministry at John Macarthur's Grace Community Church. This was a ministry following Rick Warren's Purpose Driven model. (See John Macarthur's Purpose Driven ministries)
Omitted from his Grace Community Church bio is that Tom Patton is an acting coach for those aspiring to make it in Hollywood:
"Tom is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he studied the dramatic arts before moving to California in 1983 to pursue a career in acting. He has worked with such Academy-award winning directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Hugh Hudson, and Phil Alden Robinson, and has enjoyed a career in film (The Outsiders, Lost Angeles, The Whispering, etc.) television ("The A-Team", "China Beach", "Tour of Duty", etc.) and theater (The Big Ball Game, Hold Your Breath, etc. ).
"After studying at the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio, Tom was invited to train as a teacher at the JB/DWB Studio. He then entered into the teacher training program. Currently Tom is enjoying his 15th year of teaching at the Studio and has worked with such celebrities as Jamie Kennedy ("The Jamie Kennedy Experiment"), Catherine Bell ("JAG"), Paul Walker ("The Fast and the Furious"), Patrick Dempsey ("Grey's Anatomy"), Pat Muldoon ("Days of Our Lives", "Melrose Place"), and Mickey Liddell ("Everwood").
I wonder how long these "award winning directors" and "celebrities" would tolerate Tom Patton if he preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to them. I wonder if Tom Patton, the actor, has been an acting coach for John Macarthur as well.
Phil Johnson (Executive Director of Grace To You), John Macarthur, FIRE, and Freemasonry
Of interest, according to the website of Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of Grace to You (Who is Phillip R. Johnson?): "He...is a member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals(FIRE)." Why is this interesting? The slogan of FIRE is "In essentials Unity, In non-essentials Liberty, in all things Charity." (FIRE) FIRE's slogan is nearly identical to the slogan of Phoenix Freemasonry! "It is the glory of Masonry to teach Unity in essentials, Liberty in details, Charity in all things; and by this sign its spirit must at last prevail." John Macarthur has a very close relationship with the Masonic controlled Southern Baptist Convention and their leadership (so close that I suspect Grace Community Church is now an SBC front org.). John Macarthur supports his close friend, Al Mohler, a Southern Baptist leader and a Manhattan Declaration signer who leads two NGO's of the United Nations. (Al Mohler's boss, Richard Land, is a member of the CFR.) Click here to read more. John Macarthur had Franklin Graham endorse his study bible. Many sources have stated that his father, Billy, a Southern Baptist, is a high ranking Mason. Dr. Steve Lawson, another Southern Baptist, and a prominent minister under John Macarthur's umbrella, employing Masonic jargon, refers to God as an "Architect" on his church's website. Click here to read more. John Macarthur's father, who was within the highest level of the Masonic controlled ecumenical movement, was also close friends with high ranking Masons (such as Leonard Franklin Slye [pictured below]). Click here to read more. NOTE: John Macarthur's Great Grandfather was a ruler within Freemasonry. Thomas Fullerton was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island. Click here to read more. NOTE: The logo for John Macarthur's The Master's College is a Shield Cross which is also a Masonic symbol. Below to the right: Osiris from a bronze statue in the Louvre. John Macarthur's Outreach Ministry's webpage depicts a six-pointed star within a compass. Click here to read more.