Gargoyles: Satan Loves Church Buildings! Part 2
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
September 22, 2002

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009


Freemasonry, Worship Of Creation, Josiah's Repentance, Why
High Places, Jesus' Glorious Return, The Real God Of Jewish
Temple, Satan's World And High Places, Synagogue Of Satan,
Gothic Architecture, Gargoyles And Grotesques - Guardians Of
Cathedrals And Churches, Origin Of Gargoyles, Legend Of La
Gargouille, Roman Catholic Church Compromise, Flying Demons
Legend, Temples Of Demons, Gates Of Hell, Demons Of Japan




Continuing our discussion on Albert Pike and freemasonry,
allow me to share some additional information with you which
I found on the ritualabusefree.org website. This info is
taken from a book entitled 'Lucifer - Albert Pike - Eliphas
Levi - And The Masonic Lodge'. Please note that there are
many websites which share this kind of information, but due
to space limitations, I can only share a small portion of it
with you here:

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Chapter One - Eliphas Levi

This study begins with a bold statement: The God of the
Masonic Lodge is Lucifer ! This is not a conclusion reached
overnight, but one which was drawn from many hours of long
study and a thorough examination of the facts. This
statement has been made with no qualms or hesitation because
the facts will convince one to make such a statement. There
have been others that have made this declaration.

In his book, New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret
Societies: William T. Still states: "Though few Masons know
it, the god of Masonry is Lucifer."

William Schnoebelen, in his book, Masonry Beyond The Light,
states: "Set (Lucifer) is the acknowledged god of Masonry."

As far back as 1933, Edith Starr Miller wrote:

"Many authors have published books on Freemasonry, some
printing the rituals, some their personal observations on
certain facts, but few of these authors, having themselves
passed into occult masonry, the real masonry of the
Cabalistic degrees which is in touch with all secret
societies, Masonic as well as non-Masonic, have been able to
state that Luciferian Occultism controls Freemasonry."

In his book, The New World Order, A. Ralph Epperson states:

"The Masons know that they must conceal their horrible
secret from the people. That secret is simply the fact that
certain of their members worship Lucifer. And that they keep
that secret from the overwhelming majority of their own
members. And certainly the public is not to know this fact."

In this study we are going to show the connection between
Eliphas Levi, one of the most prominent occultists of all
time - and Albert Pike one of the most prominent Freemasons
of all time. The degree of influence that Eliphas Levi had
upon Albert Pike is so great that it should make any
thinking Freemason pause to consider what he is involved in.

Albert Pike has been introduced to you as a Freemason; and
Eliphas Levi as an occultist. The facts are: Albert Pike was
an occultist and a Freemason; and Eliphas Levi was also an
occultist and a Freemason. When seen in this light, the
attraction that Albert Pike had for the bizarre writings of
Levi is not so hard to understand.

The Dictionary of Satanism says of Levi:

LEVI, ELIPHAS French magician and author of works on the
occult. Eliphas Levi, whose real name was Alphonse Louis
Constant, claimed to have summoned up the ghost of
Apollonius of Tyana in London in 1854. Born in Paris about
1810, he is said to have been reincarnated as Aleister
Crowley.

Aleister Crowley was the most influential Satanist of all
time and Eliphas Levi had such a profound influence on
Crowley, that Crowley actually believed that he was Eliphas
Levi reincarnated. The influence of Levi can be seen not
only on Freemasonry, but also upon modern Satanism. It can
also be said of Crowley that he was an occultist and a
Freemason. John Charles Cooper said of Levi:

"He popularized occultism in Europe, and through Aleister
Crowley, in America. Levi stressed magic as a means to power
and emphasized sex and drug abuse."

Apollonius of Tyrana, who Eliphas Levi claimed to have
summoned from the dead, was one of the earliest historical
figures that pagans sought to establish as an antichrist.
He was born in A.D.16 and was a magician and adept occultist
to whom many supernatural feats were attributed. In his
book, 'The Phoenix', 33rd degree Mason Manly P. Hall
entitles his chapter on Apollonius: "Apollonius, "The
Antichrist" "

Apollonius was indeed one of the early foes of Christianity
and the early church. The History of the Christian Church,
by Philip Schaff, has this information about Apollonius:

The rhetorician Philostratus, the elder, about the year 220,
at the request of Julia Domna, the wife of Septimius
Severus, and a zealous patron of the reform of paganism,
idealized the life of the pagan magician and soothsayer
Apollonius, of the Pythagorean school, and made him out an
ascetic saint, a divinely inspired philosopher, a religious
reformer and worker of miracles, with the purpose, as is
generally assumed, though without direct evidence, of
holding him up as a rival of Christ with equal claims to the
worship of men.

The Freemason Eliphas Levi certainly looms as a giant in the
occult world. Professor Carl A. Raschke PH.D at the
University of Denver said of Levi: "Levi was considered the
Michelangelo of the suppressed traditions of "black magic"
in the Christian West."

Christian occult researcher, Bob Larson, informs us about
Levi's writings:

Following the Middle Ages, magical groups were persecuted by
the Roman Catholic church as heretical. With the rise of
eighteenth century rationalism, formerly esoteric
associations began emerging again. The Societas Rosicruciana
(Rosicrucians) appeared, and the Kabbalistic writings of
Eliphas Levi surfaced. All insisted that ritual magick was
the universal world religion, with entities on astral planes
the source of undeniable spiritual truth.

And with all of his other activities, Levi was an active
Freemason who wrote on Freemasonry with the same ease that
he did his other occult activities. "....., Eliphas Levi
became a Mason on March 14,1861 being initiated in the Lodge
Rose du Parfait Silence of which Caubet was the Venerable."

Certainly the greatest contribution that Eliphas Levi made
to Satanism was his engraving of the Baphomet.

The French occultist Alphonse-Louis Constant (a.k.a. Eliphas
Levi), who influenced twentieth-century satanism considerably,
bought almost completely into the thesis that Templars were
diabolists. And his engraving of the Templar idol Baphomet
has become a classic article of iconography for today's
black magicians, a sort of satanist Mona Lisa.

At almost every Satanic ritual where sacrifice and praise is
offered to Satan, the influence of the Freemason Eliphas
Levi can be felt. The Satanic Bible explains the importance
of the Baphomet (picture on page 3) to the Satanic ritual:

The symbol of Baphomet was used by the Knights Templar to
represent Satan. Through the ages this symbol has been
called by many different names. Among these are: The goat of
Mendes, The Judas goat, and perhaps most appropriately, The
Scapegoat. Baphomet represents the Powers of Darkness
combined with the generative fertility of the goat... The
symbol of Baphomet is placed on the wall above the altar.

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What American Christians might find particularly alarming,
is the fact that Washington politics are rather heavily
influenced by the Freemasons. I witnessed proof of this
firsthand via an alarming video which was aired on CSPAN a
number of years ago, in which masonry rites were performed
during the anniversary of the founding of the United States
of America. I may still have it on my hard drive. Thus we
have the marriage of politics and satanic worship. Isn't
this what Jeroboam and other rebellious and backslidden
Israelite kings did when they encouraged satanic worship on
the high hills of Israel? Following are a few additional
verses which clearly show how the Israelites worshiped the
false gods of the pagans:

"And the children of Israel did secretly those things that
were not right against the LORD their God, and they built
them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the
watchmen to the fenced city. And they set them up images and
groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: And
there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the
heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought
wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:...Howbeit every
nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of
the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation
in their cities wherein they dwelt."
2 Kings 17:9-11, 29, KJV

Perhaps one of the worst of Israel's kings, (in addition to
Jeroboam and Ahab), was King Manasseh; because he defiled
the very temple of the Lord with his blatant worship of the
host of heaven, as we see in the following verses:

"Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and
reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's
name was Hephzibah. And he did that which was evil in the
sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen,
whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. For he
built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had
destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a
grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the
host of heaven, and served them. And he built altars in the
house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will
I put my name. And he built altars for all the host of
heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. And he
made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and
used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and
wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the
LORD, to provoke him to anger. And he set a graven image of
the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD
said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in
Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel,
will I put my name for ever:" 2 Kings 21:1-7, KJV

Following is one more example which demonstrates how, as the
Apostle Paul would write many years later, they worshiped
the creation more than the Creator. In other words, they
made gods out of the sun, moon, planets and stars. Thank God
that King Josiah was one king who still feared the Lord, and
tried to set things right. Sadly though, Israel had already
passed the point of no return; and judgment eventually came
through the Babylonian invasion:

"And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before
the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his
commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all
their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this
covenant that were written in this book. And all the people
stood to the covenant. And the king commanded Hilkiah the
high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the
keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the
LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the
grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them
without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the
ashes of them unto Bethel. And he put down the idolatrous
priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn
incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in
the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned
incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the
planets, and to all the host of heaven. And he brought out
the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem,
unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron,
and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof
upon the graves of the children of the people."
2 Kings 23:3-6, KJV

In answer to the question which I posed in part one, it is
my personal belief that one reason why both the Israelites
and the heathen chose such high places, or mountaintops, to
perform their abominations, is simply because that is the
closest they could get to their gods which came down from
the sky, and/or which were in the sky. On the positive side
of this argument, didn't Jesus in fact literally come down
from the sky, from the Heavenly Realm, in order to inhabit
human flesh? Did He not return to Heaven in the very same
manner; and are we not told that He shall return in that
very same manner once again in the near future? Consider
these verses:

"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they
shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory." Matthew 24:30, KJV

"Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say
unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on
the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of
heaven." Matthew 26:64, KJV

"And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds
with great power and glory." Mark 13:26, KJV

"And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds
of heaven." Mark 14:62, KJV

"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he
was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went
up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which
also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into
heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into
heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go
into heaven." Acts 1:9-11, KJV

"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the
air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:17, KJV

"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,
and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the
earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."
Revelation 1:7, KJV

Let us move on to another fact. If Jesus very openly told
the Jewish elders that they were the children of the Devil,
what does that infer regarding the false religious system
which they thrust upon the people of their day? In fact,
what does that imply about the very temple complex itself?
If they were of the Devil, and if their system was a false
one full of lies, deception, hypocrisy and murder, who was
really in charge of their temple, and who was the real god
of their temple? Certainly not the God of gods. Need I say
more?

Now to fact number three. During Jesus' forty days of being
tempted by Satan, where did the Devil take Him, and what did
he say to Him? The Scriptures I am about to share with you
once again show what spiritual force was truly in control of
the political system of that day, as well as the organized
religious system, with its beautiful, richly decorated
temple and buildings. As you read the following verses, ask
yourself: How can Satan offer that which is not his to give?
Do you see my point?:

"And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed
unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give
thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me;
and to whomsoever I will I give it...And he brought him to
Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said
unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from
hence:" Luke 4:5-6, 9 KJV

So, not only does Satan like high mountains and other high
places, but he also liked Herod's temple, (and he probably
liked Herod too). If the temple in Jerusalem was still truly
the House of God at that time as the Jewish elders claimed,
do you honestly think that God would have allowed Satan to
defile it with his evil presence as he did that day when he
took Jesus up there? I don't think so. It would be similar
to Satan trampling in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle
of the Old Testament. You simply can't tread on turf which
doesn't belong to you, and where God is, is Holy Ground.
So, I suspect that the temple was already a part of Satan's
domain. In fact, it may be that it was even his spiritual
headquarters upon Earth. Could that possibly be why God had
it utterly destroyed in 70 A.D.? Could it be that the Lord
was not only destroying the primary symbol of the false
Jewish religious system, but He was also dealing a heavy
blow to Satan's pride as well, by striking at the very heart
of his earthly operations? Let us not forget that in the
Book of Revelation, the Lord, through John the Beloved,
referred to the Jewish synagogue as 'the synagogue of
Satan':

"I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou
art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they
are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."
Revelation 2:9, KJV

"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which
say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will
make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know
that I have loved thee." Revelation 3:9, KJV

There are yet a few more points which I wish to make in this
series, and they have to do with our modern day. As we have
already seen, the Devil was, or will be, (depending on your
personal belief), cast out of Heaven. He obviously realizes
that he cannot return there, so he decided to do the next
best thing, at least in his eyes: he made himself the god of
this world. From thousands of years ago until today, he has
encouraged people to worship him under different names, and
in different forms, upon the highest hills and mountains of
the Earth. But this satanic worship is not just limited to
such physical places; he is also worshiped in political and
religious high places as well, not to mention the financial
strongholds of the world. It is this last point upon which I
wish to expand a bit more.

Some of you reading this series are undoubtedly familiar
with Gothic architecture, which is characterized by pointed
arches, flying buttresses and ornamental carvings. Many of
the older buildings in Western Europe reflect the Gothic
style, such as some of the well-known cathedrals, (Notre
Dame in France for example), churches, and universities.
Some of these famous edifices tend to have a dark, gloomy
aura about them, and thus have become popular backdrops for
horror films, and films about the occult. The Gothic style
of architecture also spread across the ocean, and is found
in many buildings which populate large American cities, such
as New York and Philadelphia. This modern version of Gothic
architecture is often referred to as Neo-Gothic.

If one were to take the time to examine some of these old
buildings more closely, particularly their upper extremities,
he would quickly discover why they possess such a dark air
about them. High above the busy city streets over which they
tower, the keepers of these gloomy abodes reveal themselves
in all their hideous glory: crouched or extended animal and
human forms, many of which possess clawed hands, hoofed feet,
reptilian scales, horns, membranous wings, and scowling and
distorted faces. I am of course referring to those ugly
stone-carved demons commonly known as gargoyles.

One must truly wonder why the designers of these buildings,
and I'm referring more specifically to the great cathedrals
and churches, would choose to grace their structures, which
are supposedly the houses of God, with such evil, demonic-
looking creatures. Upon surfing the web, I discovered quite
a bit of interesting information. The word 'gargoyle', as
well as its close relative, 'gargle', share a common root;
that is, the French word 'gargouille', which means 'throat'.
The word 'gargoyle' also finds its origin in the Latin word
'gurgulio', which also means 'throat', as well as refers to
the gurgling sound made by water as it passes through a
gargoyle. This makes perfect sense when you understand that
the very first gargoyles were wooden structures which were
used as waterspouts, or drainage pipes, to keep rain water
off of, and away from, the roofs and foundations of church
buildings of the Middle Ages. The information I uncovered
states that the very first gargoyles made their appearance
in Paris, France around 1220.

However, the practical role of gargoyles as drainage pipes
soon expanded to include something much more deceptive, and
sinister, and it was all orchestrated by a culprit which I
expose in several of my articles; that is, the Roman Catholic
Church. According to one source, the Northstar Gallery web
site, the origin of the gargoyle as a long-necked dragon,
traces back to prior to the year 600. Their site states in
part:

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Legend has it, that a fierce dragon named La Gargouille
described as having a long, reptilian neck, a slender snout
and membranous wings lived in a cave near the river Seine.
The dragon caused much fear and destruction with its fiery
breath, spouting water and the devouring of ships and men.
Each year, the residents of Rouen would placate Gargouille
with an offering of a victim, usually a criminal, though it
was said the dragon preferred maidens. Around 600, the
village was saved by St. Romanis, who promised to deal with
the dragon if the townspeople agreed to be baptized and to
build a church. Romanus subdued the dragon by making the
sign of the cross and then led the now docile beast back to
town on a leash made from his priest's robe. La Gargouille
was then burned at the stake, it is said that his head and
neck were so well tempered by the heat of his fiery breath,
that they would not burn. These remnants were then mounted
on the town wall and became the model for gargoyles for
centuries to come.

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As I point out in other articles, such as the series 'Our
Pagan World: The Easter Myth Exposed!', during the formative
years of the Roman Catholic Church, that is, from the time
of Emperor Constantine and onward, its leaders seriously
compromised Christian doctrines and beliefs, in order to
remain friends with the pagan world, and thus more easily
spread their sphere of power and influence throughout the
Roman Empire. Instead of telling would-be Catholics that
they had to abandon their pagan ideas and beliefs as they
should have done, the Roman Catholic hierarchy incorporated
some of those beliefs and imagery into their own body of
doctrines, in order to entice the pagans into joining the
Roman Catholic fold. It makes perfect sense then that a
legend involving a Roman Catholic priest, St. Romanis, who
leads the pagans to victory and 'salvation' would develop
over time. You need to remember that the people of the
Middle Ages were extremely superstitious. They not only
looked to God, but they also looked to other supernatural
beings for protection, as well as for answers to their
problems.

So, what began as simple wooden drainage pipes on churches
and cathedrals, soon evolved into durable stone structures.
Then those stone drainage pipes became more decorative in
form, and eventually were designed in the shape of hideous
creatures which the illiterate pagans recognized as their
very own protectors. 'Perhaps this new religion, (that is,
Roman Catholicism), isn't so bad after all', they may have
thought to themselves; and thus the trap was set. In fact,
according to a legend which developed at that time, it was
believed that these grotesquely shaped stone creatures came
alive at night while people were asleep, and would actually
fly over the territory they controlled in order to protect
their flock of believers. At sunrise, they would once again
return to their lofty abodes, where they would rest until
the following night. Let me also mention here that some of
these stone statues were no longer even used as drainage
systems. They were simply designed for the spiritual effect
they had on the people, and the control which they gave the
Roman Catholic Church over the masses. These types of
decorative gargoyles are referred to as 'Grotesques'.

Now, if what I have just shared with you isn't a perversion
of the Christian Gospel, then I don't know what is. Imagine;
a supposedly Christian organization, that is, the RCC, using
flying demons of the night to convince the people that they
are being protected from other demons. Can you think of
anything more ironic? I am reminded of what the Scribes and
Pharisees said about Jesus. They said:

"...This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub
the prince of the devils." Matthew 12:24b, KJV

Are the Roman Catholics doing anything different when they
lie to their followers, and tell them that the demons on
their church roofs are protecting people from demons? It is
the most absurd thing I have ever heard. If Jesus Christ or
His First Century followers were to come to one of our big
modern cities, and see those churches and cathedrals adorned
with all of those hideous statues, do you honestly believe
for a moment that they would think that they are houses of
God? Of course not! They wouldn't hesitate to call them what
they are: temples of demons! Yet millions of spiritually
blind people worldwide go to those buildings every year,
convinced in their minds and hearts that they are entering
the very presence of God. Oh, they are entering the presence
of 'God' alright, but which one is it? As I was writing this
series, I was also reminded of the following words of our
Lord:

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon
this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18, KJV

So we must ask ourselves: Is the worldwide Roman Catholic
Empire truly the Church founded by Jesus Christ and His
followers? Is the 'Holy Mother Church' truly the 'gate to
Heaven' and the only way to receive Salvation as the RCC
hierarchy claims; or is it really the gate to hell; and are
all of those demonic gargoyles there, not to protect people
as the legend claims, but really to protect Satan's domain,
the churches and cathedrals themselves? Quite frankly, if I
were a person who was still lost in the world without Jesus
Christ, and if I was looking for the truth, I can tell you
right now that seeing such hideous figures perched on these
edifices high above the streets would not convince me that I
was entering the very presence of God; at least not the God
that I now worship!

It may surprise you to know that the Roman Catholics are not
the only ones who believe in using demons to protect people
from other demons. During my days as a foreign missionary, I
spent almost three years living in Japan, a country which is
literally filled with many demons, and very few Christians
by comparison. When I was there almost two decades ago,
under one per cent of the population professed to believe in
Jesus Christ. At any rate, whether it is in a public place,
or in one's home, they have these hideous demonic looking
heads which sport a fierce look and a very long nose. Quite
often they are red. The ones displayed in public can be very
huge. If I recall correctly, the idea is that if they are
ugly enough, they will scare away any demons from one's home
or place of business. Doesn't that sound like demons casting
out demons?

Before leaving this topic behind, allow me to share another
powerful thought. This is something which came to me only a
few minutes ago when I went to the kitchen to prepare myself
a cup of hot tea. When this thought occurred to me, it was
just as astounding to me as the revelation I received this
morning when I realized how Satan absolutely loves elevated
places, mountaintops and church buildings. Let me ask you a
simple question: Do you believe that the legend I shared a
moment ago regarding flying gargoyles in the night is dead
in our modern day? If you answered 'yes', you are mistaken.
There is a popular urban legend which has been embraced by
millions of people in the United States of America, (and
perhaps elsewhere as well), which, while not seeming to be
intentional, appears to be patterned after the tale of the
protective gargoyles.

A number of years ago, several decades ago actually, the
movie industry realized that there was a lot of money to be
made from bringing our childhood comic book heroes to the
big screen. 'Superman', starring Christopher Reeve, (who is
now bound to a wheelchair due to the equestrian accident he
suffered during the nineties), was one of the first movies
to use amazing special effects to bring a superhero to life.
I remember seeing the movie in Denver, Colorado in 1974 I
believe, and I enjoyed it very much. Since that time, a host
of other superheroes have likewise made their way to the
silver screen; Spiderman being the most recent as I write
this series.

A few years ago, another caped superhero earned the movie
industry a huge profit. As we conclude this series in part
three, we will discuss him, as well as take a look at the
spiritual nature of New York City, demon-possessed Babylon,
spiritual goats in Goat Town, USA, the origin of church
buildings and pre-Roman Catholic Christian persecution,
Emperor Constantine and Queen Helena and the history of the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Rule of Jesus Christ
during the Millennium and the Byzantine Empire, forsaking
all to serve the Lord, the sin of empire building, true
dedicated missionaries of Jesus Christ, and the Jewish False
Messiah and Satan enthroned. I trust that you will join me.

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