John Macarthur and Peter Drucker Share Common Ground: Their Masonic Ancestry and Axioms
Masonic Ancestry of Peter Drucker
According to A Tribute to Peter F. Drucker published by the Peter Drucker Society of Austria, Peter's father was Grandmaster of the Austrian Freemasons.
"The Druckers came to Austria from Holland, where the family had worked as printers (Drucker means “printer” in Dutch) primarily producing editions of the Koran that were sold on the black market in the Ottoman empire for considerable profit. After the family relocated to Vienna, Peter’s great-grandfather continued as a printer, but his grandfather forged a new family profession as an Austrian civil servant in customs. Peter’s father, Adolph Drucker, was the younger of two children and also entered the civil service, rising to the senior civil servant at the Austrian Ministry of Economics at an early age. A prominent liberal, Adolph retired from the civil service in 1923 in protest against the government’s increasing deference to the Roman Catholic Church. He taught at the Schwarzwald School and later became an international lawyer.
"Adolph’s prominence and status as Grandmaster of the Austrian Freemasons made him a particular target of the Nazi regime, and Peter’s parents were singled out by the Nazi secret police when they entered Austria in 1938..."
Masonic Ancestry of John Macarthur
"Thomas Fraser Fullerton was born at Glasgow, Scotland, on March 28th, 1861...
"In Masonry he received his first light as an Entered Apprentice in St. Johns Lodge, No. 1, Charlottetown, on March 15th, 1901, as a Fellow Craft, April 16th, and as Master Mason, May 14th, of the same year. He presided as Worshipful Master of St. Johns Lodge in 1911. In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he received the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix Chapter in 1903, and the intermediate degrees to 32degree in Charlottetown Consistory in 1911.
"In the Grand Lodge he was Grand Chaplain, 1907-10; Senior Grand Deacon, 1911; Deputy Grand Master, 1912 and Grand Master, 1913."
Peter Drucker's Masonic Axiom
"Eight years into our work together Peter [Drucker] saw my mission in a single sentence: 'To transform the latent energy of American Christianity into active energy.'"
And the vision statement on Bob Buford's Blog is to "To Transform the Latent Energy in American Christianity into Active Energy." According to Mystic Masonry, "...one of the two aspects of Beness--latent potential energy becomes active." "From a latent or potential duality, space and motion, there arises an active manifested duality." "...Cosmic Ideation (latent Consciousness becomes active)..."
John Macarthur's Masonic Axiom
The following, which has been taken from John Macarthur: Freemason, shows that the Masonic axioms of Peter Drucker and John Macarthur are conveying the same principle. [words in red added]
"More incriminating evidence is a quotation by John MacArthur found in the Masonic publication of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada. A recent issue of a quarterly letter to District Deputy Grand Masters quotes John MacArthur’s advice to aspiring church leaders as applicable for developing leaders of the Masons lodge:
'Leaders are also ordinary people, with all the struggles, all the strengths, and all the weaknesses of people like us. 'It's not what you are [latent energy] that’s important, the issue is what you are willing to become [active energy]’ (John MacArthur Jr. President Master’s Seminary).
'In any organization, including Masons, they need leadership. Someone to direct the administration that makes the organization a living, vital team and, particularly, to ensure that there is some growth, and that standards of enthusiasm, action and competence are maintained at a high level.' (Grand Lodge of Canada, March 2014)
"John MacArthur seems to require no introduction in this widely distributed Communiqué to the Masonic leadership in Canada. He is a familiar personage to them, not only because his distinguished great grandfather was Provincial Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada, but because he himself promotes the principles of Freemasonry. It is doubtful the Grand Lodge of Canada would quote an Evangelical minister who is not a fellow Mason.
"John MacArthur’s statement in the Grand Lodge Communiqué expresses the philosophy of Freemasonry as stated by the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada.
'It’s not what you are [latent] that’s important, the issue is what you are willing to become [active].’ (John MacArthur Jr.)
"On July 16th, 2014 the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Donald A. Campbell commenced his address by welcoming everyone to the 159th Annual Communication of Grand Lodge in Toronto. He made special mention of the Leaders from other Grand Jurisdictions and the Masonic Family.
"He went on to suggest to the Masons present that… ‘I am convinced the world today needs Freemasonry, its philosophy and its fundamental principles of brotherly love, relief and truth,’ Moreover he suggested that ‘It’s not what you are [latent, potential] that’s important, the issue is what you are willing to become [active].’
"This Masonic axiom was similarly expressed by the author of Don Quixote:
'Love not what you are, but what you may become.' (Don Quixote de la Mancha)
"Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, playwright, and a Jewish Marrano educated by the Jesuits. Cervantes is frequently quoted in Masonic literature and Masonic Lodges have been named after him. "Notice that the motto of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island is “Making Good Men Better.” Freemasonry rejects the doctrine of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone and preaches instead how to become better men by receiving the 'light' (enlightenment), which is progressively imparted through degrees of initiation."