The All-Seeing Eye of Christ, not the Devil

The man who designed the original Eye of the Pyramid in 1782 as seen on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States (also seen on the back side of the one dollar bill) was NOT a Freemason, but a Christian (most probably a Protestant). How devout or traditional of a believer he actually was, we do not know, but it was definitely Christianity (and nothing else) that inspired the Eye theme, not Freemasonry. Here is why:

 

 
TITLE: Supper at Emmaus 
DATE: 1525
ARTIST: Pontormo Carucci

During a frugal meal, served by the monks who commissioned the painting, two disciples recognize Christ after the Resurrection, (Luke: 24). The naturalistic details precede the genre scenes of 17th century painting. Following the Council of Trent (1545 -1563) the eye of God seen above replaced the three-faced head of the Trinity. It was painted for the guesthouse of the Carthusian monastery at Galluzzo. However, following the suppression of convents, the work was transferred to the Accademia in 1810 and later to the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in 1948.

– Supper at Emmaus, GoogleArtProject.com

The eye that looks out from the top of Jacopo Pontormo’s painting, “Cena in Emmaus” is, to say the least, mysterious. Art is indeed what the vision makes of it but someone still has to bring the meal on a plate.

The triangle could be read simply as a symbol of Trinity but the artist has done a rare thing, surpassing even the best intentions of a modern surrealist. While we are looking at the painting, the painting is also looking at us. If we connect this observation with the apparition of the Resurrected Christ before two of his disciples, the painting, by its composition, studies the nature of belief. It makes us rethink what Christ’s resurrection meant to the disciples and by extension to Christians themselves. The painting reveals that the resurrection was a powerful ‘visual’ event. The affirmation of the ‘truth’ is in what the eye sees. We may suddenly realise that not only can God see everything, but we too can see him through Jesus as an incarnation. Belief is a reciprocal event. He shows not only just his earthly presence but that Man is indeed made in his image. 

God can now not only be ‘believed in’ but actually perceived using our senses.

– The Poetry of it All: Overcoming confusion by believing, HumanistArt.net

101 Cornerstone Verses – After this I saw Four Angels standing at the Four Corners of the Earth, holding back the Four Winds of the Earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.

– Revelation 7:1

101 Cornerstone Verses – 4 Angels at the 4 Corners Subdue the 4 Winds

The Gentiles filled the Temple with wickedness and debauchery. They amused themselves with boy prostitutes and had sex with women even in the sacred court of the Holiest of Holies.

– II Maccabees 6:3-4

101 Cornerstone Verses – Satanic Rape and Perversion at the Temple of Jerusalem

All authoritatively accepted translations of the Bible translate the number of the beast in Revelation 13:18 as being the number 666…Some scholars claim that the earliest known copies of the text use the Greek symbol for 10 instead of 60 and that the number should be 616. This is refuted by the writings of the second century Christian named Irenaeus, who knew the Apostle John and clarified that the number for 666 was what the Apostle John had written down. Either way, the numbers point to Pope Benedict XVI as the Antichrist. The Roman number in the written name Benedict XVI is DCXVI which is 616, but the Italian spoken name Benedict IL XVI contains the number DCLXVI which is 666. It is apparent that the Bible wanted us to know that Benedict XVI is the one being spoken of.

The End of Time, by Kevin Lucier, GloryBound.net (http://www.glorybound.net/endoftime.php)

Beast 666…

What a Surprise! Yet Another Protestant believes Pope Benedict XVI is the Beast 666

The Complete ‘Root and Branch’ List of Bible References

 
I Jesus have sent mine Angel to testify unto you these things in the Churches. I am the Root and the Branch (offspring) of David, the bright, Morning Star.

– Revelation 22:16

>— The Complete ‘Root and Branch’ List of Bible References —<
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His Roots are dried Below, and his Branch is cut off Above.

– Job 18:16

My Roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my Branches.

– Job 29:19

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch from his Roots will bear fruit.

– Isaiah 11:1

And it sprung up and grew into a spreading vine of low stature, and the Branches thereof looked towards him, and the Roots thereof were under him. So it became a vine, and grew into Branches, and shot forth sprigs.

– Ezekiel 17:6

And there was another large eagle, with great wings, and many feathers, and behold this vine, bending as it were her Roots towards him, stretched forth her Branches to him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.

– Ezekiel 17:7

Say thou: Thus saith the Lord God: Shall it prosper then? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and strip off its fruit, and dry up all the branches it hath shot forth, and make it wither: and this without a strong arm, or many people, to pluck it up by the root?

– Ezekiel 17:9

How beautiful the tree was- So tall, with such long Branches. Its Roots reached down to the deep-flowing streams.

– Ezekiel 31:7

And if they flourish in Branches for a time, yet standing not fast, they shall be shaken with the wind, and through the force of winds they shall be Rooted out.

– Wisdom 4:4

Out of a Branch of her Roots shall one stand up in his place, who shall come with an army and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them and shall prevail.

– Daniel 11:7

To fear the Lord is the Root of Wisdom; her Branches are long life.

– Sirach 1:20

The Root of wisdom is to fear the LORD and the Branches thereof are longlived.

– Sirach 1:25

Her children shall not take Root, and her Branches shall bring forth no fruit.

– Sirach 23:35

The Offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many Branches, and make a noise as unclean Roots upon the top of a rock.

– Sirach 40:15

‘For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,’ says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither Root nor Branch.”

– Malachi 4:1

If the part of the dough offered as firstfharvest is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the Root is holy, so are the Branches.

– Romans 11:16

If some of the Branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive Root.

– Romans 11:17

Do not consider yourself to be superior to those other Branches. If you do, consider this- You do not support the Root, but the Root supports you.

– Romans 11:18

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The Capstone, the Cornerstone, and the Keystone are Three Different Types of Rock

Capstone
cap·stone [ káp st-n ] cap·stones- Plural (NOUN)
1. Top stone: a stone used at the top of a wall or another structure
2. High point: something considered the highest achievement or most important action in a series of actions

– Encarta World English Dictionary

The Cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure. Over time a Cornerstone became a ceremonial masonry stone, or replica, set in a prominent location on the outside of a building, with an inscription on the stone indicating the construction dates of the building and the names of architect, builder and other significant individuals. The rite of laying a Cornerstone is an important cultural component of eastern architecture and metaphorically in sacred architecture generally.

– Cornerstone, Wikipedia

A Keystone is the wedge-shaped stone piece at the apex of a masonry vault or arch, which is the final piece placed during construction and locks all the stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight. Although a masonry arch or vault cannot be self-supporting until the Keystone is placed, the Keystone experiences the least stress of any of the [other stones], due to its position at the apex….The term is used figuratively to refer to the central supporting element of a larger structure, such as a theory or an organization, without which the whole structure would collapse. Example: Trade is the Keystone of modern civilization.

– Keystone, Wikipedia

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This is just a fairly short post meant to sort out any lingering confusion as to the proper location of what the Bible repeatedly calls the ‘Cornerstone’. That particular location, of course, has been considered to always be Below, rather than Above. Keep in mind that it is the ‘Capstone’, not the ‘Cornerstone’, which happens to be placed in the same general direction as that of the infamous ‘all-seeing eye ball’ floating merrily on top of the American Pharaoh’s slave-built Pyramid.

With that said, it now seems an appropriate time to introduce the concept of a third type of specialized building stone known as a ‘Keystone’, which is, needless to say, very different from either the Capstone or the Cornerstone. A perfect visual example of a ‘Keystone’ can be seen just below, although in the picture it has mistakenly been labeled a ‘Cornerstone’ rather than a ‘Keystone’. In reality, this unfortunate, but understandable, error should rightfully be blamed on the scores of English-speaking Bible scholars and theologians who for years have been misleading their flocks by claiming that a ‘Capstone’, a ‘Cornerstone’, and ‘Keystone’ basically mean the same thing even though they never have and never will.

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THE ABOVE IMAGE IS INCORRECT- The Red Arrow is pointing to a ‘Keystone’ NOT a ‘Cornerstone’. As an online authority notes patiently: ‘The Cornerstone refers to the first stone laid in a brick construction, and all other stones or bricks will be laid in reference to this stone. A Keystone, on the other hand, refers to the the usually triangular shaped stone at the top of an arch. They are two very different things.’ (Thread: Cornerstone, Keystone, Forum.Wordreference.com)

This is a Cornerstone, and a fitting representation of the Cross of Christ also fitting in perfectly with the surrounding bricks of stone, yet remaining a unique, distinctly different portion of a building’s foundation.  One could rightfully claim that, even though Rabbi Jesus specialized in woodcraft as a carpenter, rather than stone like a Mason, history has proven beyond the shadow of any doubt, that when it comes to the beauty of architecture, nothing beats an old Church or Cathedral- which is of course a monument dedicated to HIM in particular- the ONLY Son of God.  As they say, they don’t build them like they used to.

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See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious Cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it need never be afraid anymore. (Isaiah 28:16)

That’s sad when one stops to think about it, it really is. Yet, don’t blame the men who still get their hands dirty every day building what the boss tells them to to using either wood (Carpentry) or stone (Masonry). Blame the one with ‘pens’ mightier than ‘swords’ who did nothing but spread lies about the Jewish Carpenter from Nazareth and his good Father from  atop Mt. Sinai.

It’s fairly easy to see how modern history slowly unfolded. They called themselves ‘Masons’ simply so that they could call themselves ‘Free’ with ever attempting to work a hard day’s worth of work even once. What they really wanted was ‘Free’ thinking, ‘Free’ to mock and ridicule the long-haired nobody Jew from Galilee. Why did they ever bother naming after ‘builders’ when they were clearly intent on putting a wrecking ball through all that was good and beautiful, like the Master-Craftsmanship it took to build those ancient Cathedrals and the incredible, celestial music that used to echo throughout their halls and archways.

Thus. at least some of the ‘powers-that-be’ will continue to call themselves ‘Free’ Masons, while not having a clue how to put one brick on top of another. Sure they’re ‘Free’ all right. Yet, even with all of their ‘Freedom’ they have ‘gained’ for themselves and for ‘others’, they still don’t seem to have the true ‘Freedom’ it takes to actually build them just like they used to.