33 Degrees of Deception: An Expose of Freemasonry

33 Degrees of Deception: An Expose of Freemasonry

by Tom McKenney


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The shadow of death hovers over many of the rites and rituals of Freemasonry. In Letters on the Masonic Institution by John Quincy Adams we learn of an ancient Masonic ritual known as The Fifth Libation, which involves drinking wine from a human skull. Every Mason takes death oaths and several Masonic executions have taken place throughout history.

Author Tom McKenney exposes the deadly secrets of this fraternity, which has more than three million members around the world. In a careful and objective manner, he reveals the connection between Freemasonry and the New Age Movement, and he delves into the occult roots of this secret society.

33 Degrees of Deception is a very comprehensive book that tells the personal story of one completely dedicated Mason-Jim Shaw, who became a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, Worshipful Master of the Blue Lodge, and Master of all Scottish Rite bodies. You will want to know why Jim Shaw left Masonry-and the price he paid for leaving. This book sheds light on the darkness of Freemasonry as the author gives penetrating answers to the questions many people ask about this secret society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882704388
Publisher: Bridge-Logos Foundation
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 443
Sales rank: 598,220
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Preface xv

Part 1

Foreword to Part One 3

Introduction to Part One 5

Chapter 1 On My Own 7

Chapter 2 In Search of a Future 11

Chapter 3 Brought to the Light 17

Chapter 4 "I'm Going to Florida" 31

Chapter 5 Master Mason 45

Chapter 6 Going Higher 59

Chapter 7 Branching Out 69

Chapter 8 A Religion at Last 83

Chapter 9 The Gathering Storm 95

Chapter 10 Into the Light 109

Chapter 11 Walking in the Light 121

A Personal Word from Jim 135

Part One Epilogue: In the Years That Followed 137

Appendices to Part One:

A Masonic Doctrine Versus Christian Doctrine 143

B Masonic Symbolism 169

C Masonic Morality 177

D The Legend of Hiram Abiff 183

E The Lecture of the 32nd Degree 191

F A Prayer for Freedom 197

G Author's Note Concerning Jim Shaw and the 33rd Degree 199

Part 2

Foreword to Part Two 209

Introduction to Part Two 211

Chapter 1 The Nature and Origins of Freemasonry 213

Chapter 2 The Scope of Freemasonry 219

Chapter 3 American Freemasonry: The Blue Lodge and the Higher Degrees 223

Chapter 4 Freemasonry's "Christian" Degrees 229

Chapter 5 The Shrine: Islam in Freemasonry 235

Chapter 6 Adoptive Freemasonry: Masonic Groups for Women and Children 245

Chapter 7 Freemasonry and Other Fraternal Orders 253

Chapter 8 Freemasonry's Membership: Why Men Join 257

Chapter 9 Freemasonry's Membership: How Men Join 261

Chapter 10 Freemasonry and Membership: How Men Leave 271

Chapter 11 Freemasonry and the Bible 275

Chapter 12 Freemasonry and Religion 285

Chapter 13 Freemasonry's Exclusiveness and Elitism 295

Chapter 14 Freemasonry and Jesus Christ 307

Chapter 15 Freemasonry and Secrecy 321

Chapter 16 Freemasonry and Deception 329

Chapter 17 Freemasonry and Its Symbols 341

Chapter 18 Death Oaths and Masonic Execution 353

Chapter 19 Freemasonry, Presidents, and the Founding Fathers 363

Chapter 20 Freemasonry and Divided Loyalties 373

Chapter 21 Freemasonry and the Occult 379

Chapter 22 Freemasonry and Mormonism 389

Chapter 23 Freemasonry, the New Age, and the New World Order 395

Part Two Epilogue: Recent Developments 403

Appendices to Part Two:

A Female "Brothers" in the Lodge 411

B Death Oaths 413

C The "Lost Word" and Its Significance 417

D Masonry and Its Controversial Authorities 421

Bibliography 429

Index 433

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
33 Degrees of DECEPTION is a book with which I am highly impressed. McKenney uncovers this secret society methodically, cogently, objectively. I concur, after having read many Masonic authors, including Masonic occultist Pike, Freemasonry is paganism revived, i.e. Hiram Abiff / Osiris / Baal sun-god worship, cloaked in malevolently misquoted, misapplied Bible verses to conceal its deception. And there are even more disturbing revelations based on the true experiences and testimonies of seceded masons at the highest levels, who have risked their lives to expose Freemasonry's true dark nature. It is a compelling read. Read the Masonic literature yourself and compare it to God’s Word and the words of masons who now have the light of Christ.
ShortwaveDave More than 1 year ago
Being a freemason myself there are some aspects from the auther that i totally disagree with. That being said I am only a blue lodge Mason I have not gone threw the York Rite or Scottish Rite or Shrine degrees yet. So not haveing gone threw these degree yet I can not comment. The authers statement that if one goes threw these degrees that you are turning your back on Jesus Christ has in my mind totally missed the mark. My faith in Jesus has gotten even stronger when I became a master mason.