This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Truth Project
and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them,and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” 2 Cor.6:16-17

The Truth Project framework have 3 main steps. The Masonic temple also have 3 main steps, which represents the first 3 degrees of initiation (or blue Lodge)-Apprentice, Fellow craft & Master Mason. Notice that the compass have 4 important points: 1/Truth, 2/ God, 3/ Social Order, & 4/ Man, but when transfered to the framework there are not 4 steps, but only 3.

Truth Project’s Framework of Truth

Masonic Temple


We can find in different Masonic web sites the following statement: “The ancient and original orders of architecture, revered by Masons, are no more than three columns: the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian, which were invented by the Greeks”.  Masons also call themselves ‘architects or travelers’ & call their god ‘The Great Architect of the Universe’.

In Masonic symbolism the  Doric Column (Columns presented at the 3 D framework on the wall, Lesson 1, Min.3:25) represents ‘Strength’. The Ionic column represents ‘wisdom’ (see this column in lesson1: background of expert Dr. R.C. Sproul, min.39:19).  And the Corinthian Column (found at framework in the screen projection, Lesson 1, min 2:55) represents ‘Beauty’.  All 3 were used in the presentation of The Truth Project, but coincidentally they are called the 3 pillars of Freemasonry! The 3 pillars are also symbols or ornaments used in the 1st 3 degrees of initiation. (They also sometimes have 2 Roman columns, but their important pillars are only the 3 Greek ones, the most ancient, these are most esteemed by Masons as they recognize in their writings).

Early in my Christian life, I was confronted by Jehovah’s witnesses, that claim they have the truth, later I find out sects & cults in general all make the same claim. That’s how many years ago the title of this blog came to be. For this reason the subject of Truth, has been very important to me since the beginning of my Christian life. I used to answer to them, “I don’t claim to have the truth, instead the Truth, Jesus Christ, have me, bowing at His feet”. Even though Jesus said that he came into the world to testify unto the truth (God’s Truth), he also said that HE is the truth (Jn 14:6). The Word of God is the truth (Jn.17:17) and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth (Jn.16:13; 14:17). I think that instead of focusing on exclusively propositional truth, like they did in the Truth Project’ it is of most importance to learn that: Jesus himself & His word is the truth.

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. John 18:37

All of these made me question. . . whose truth is The Truth Project talking about ? -If they are only teaching ‘worldview’ & not doctrine (as some would like to say ), then why he mentions ‘the truth claims of God’, the bible verses, the prayers and why they claim that it opens and explains the Scriptures in a way rarely equalled. & that it will bring you to encounter God face to face? They even claim that God’s ordination appears to be on this production. (which by the way reminded me of the Jehovah’s Witnesses). But if as they say an encounter with the God of the bible is really their goal , then why the idols & pagan symbols used as truth from God, and why he minimizes that Jesus is the Truth, (Jn 14:6), when the Spirit of Truth always point us to Him? Also if God is Truth, then why in their compass He is not on the North (Truth), but in the East?

Albert G. Mackey, “Encyclopedia of Freemasonry,” page 162 states: “Freemasonry is not Christianity, nor a substitute for it. It does not meddle with sectarian creeds or doctrines, but teaches fundamental religious truth.

Masons search for instruction at the east, Mason’s ‘Most Worshipful Masters’ seat at the east of their altars. Their temples face east & even their dead are buried facing east, to revere their god. Their god is at the east because they are sun worshipers,As the sun rises in the east, to open and govern the day, so rises the Worshipful Master in the east… to open and govern his Lodge, set the Craft to work and give them proper instructions.” (Duncan, Ritual, page 15). They mainly worship the blazing star Sirius (black sun) that hides behind the sun and represents Horus, the son of Osiris (Ra, Egyptian sun-god) & Isis.  In the book of ‘Morals & Dogma’ by 33o degree mason Albert Pike, he connects the worship of sun gods -Baal, Thor and Osiris as identical: “Thor was the Sun, the Egyptian Osiris and Kneph, the Phoenician Bel or Baal. ..” pg.368, Saints Alive in Jesus.

Masonic rituals are the same as Baal’s worship (Phoenician sun-god) described in several books of the bible, the same cult confronted by the prophet Elijah (1 King 18). See more on ‘The Doctrine of Jezebel‘.

“Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.

And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshiped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them”.  Ezequiel 8:14-18

“Acacia has long been a Masonic symbol for Eternal Life and it is placed in this coffin illustration in precisely the location of the Crown of the Tree of Life. Further, Masonic brothers surround the coffin of their departed Brother, touch the Acacia sprig to their nose, and toss the sprig on the coffin. They do this just like their Pagan brothers did in Old Testament times, and which God roundly condemned”  Cuttingedge,   See also book ‘The Master’s Carpet, pg. 386’

 “The compass rose with the fleur de lis is also Masonic. Francis Bacon appropriated the Compass Rose as an emblem of the Advancement of Learning. He was a Rosicrucian, which is complimentary to Masonry.[2]“.

The compass rose is a masonic symbol mainly associated with the youth, whom they continually target to indoctrinate. They specially target vulnerable youth that have problems with their father figure, so they can offer them the false security of their brotherhood. The compass is a useful tool for those in a journey. In several Masonic sites they mention: ‘Masons are sometimes called “a traveling man.” ‘They travel East in search of instruction, and then West to propagate the knowledge they had gained’. Every round around the compass (or every step in a ladder), represents symbolically a degree. Interesting enough everyone doing the Truth Project makes one round around the compass.

This comment is from a Calvinist (Even Calvinists found things that trouble them about Tackett’s teachings) :
However, there are a few things about the first tour that rubbed me the wrong way. First, one of the earliest slides that Tackett presents is a compass. On the four ends of the compass are: Truth to the north, God to the east, Social Order to the south, and Man to the west. I found myself chafing against the idea that Truth is due north – it’s what we use to orient ourselves and God is at another point of the compass.”   I agree, it seams like their truth is more important than anything else, even God.

Truth Project Compass with fleur de Lis

Found this comment from a mason, coincidentally he is  writing about the same theme used in the Project: “In the first century, Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” This was a very important question. Within this thread, I will seek to show the answer. With all truth, seeing clearly demands that we see each side. With truth, as with any reflection, there are two sides.

Quote from Mr. Tackett on lesson/tour 2 : “Your truth and my truth may be totally opposite and they’re both true.”  to opposite truths? That is called Dualism, a very important Gnostic doctrine.
To achieve perfection, the initiate must successfully understand and internalize the dual nature of the world (good and evil; masculine and feminine; black and white, etc.) through alchemical metamorphosis. ”  Vigilant Citizen

Tackett stated on tour 1 :
On this side, the truth claims of God are consistent and logical.(!? ) They make sense. They work. And even in a fallen world, when we follow them, they lead to peace and prosperity and happiness.   (He is talking to the Church, not to unbelievers, but he continually puts God & His Truth at the same level than men).

Tackett divided the world in 2 opposites: truth – lies; unity – division, etc. The binary opposites (dualism) is used in many pagan religions & also in indoctrination, because persuades others to choose sides without much thinking, people unconsciously take side with one concept of binary opposition & with their teachers.

 It pushes a strong bifurcation between “the true worldview” and “the false worldviews,” arguing both that there is a crisp division between the two and that the program represents the former side impeccably. It is claimed that the views of Dr. Tackett and his associates represent reality, while those who disagree subscribe to “pernicious lies.” The Truth

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