Molech, Aliester Crowley, and William BranhamJohn Collins1/28/2013 8:48:00 AMAmos 5 is God's calling to His children to seek the Lord and live.
Israel had fallen into idolatry, very similar to the many cults in the world today. Instead of seeking God, Israel looked towards other gods of their time, looking to the prosperous cities and the gods they served. God said that the cities of this world would fade away, but if they sought after the Lord, they would live.
Mesopotamian worship was widespread at that time, pagan worship that included the sun, moon, and stars. The very thing William Branham said was the "first bible," God condemned openly. Amos said that God made the Pleiades and Orion, and God turns the day into the night. God was in control of these objects of worship, and Yahweh is His name.
As God condemned Israel for their idolatry, He said, "You shall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-godâ€”your images that you made for yourselves, and I will send you into exile beyond Damascus."
Kiyyun, or Chiun, was worship of the "star god" Saturn. Israel had fallen to worship of Molech, the false god with a head of a bull and body of a man. Molech was the golden idol representing Taurus in the Zodiac.
William Branham said, "What's He doing? Writing His first Bible. Notice, the human beings once looked towards the heavens. And He puts all the stars in the heavens, the zodiac, starting off with the Virgin, ending up with Leo the Lion. First coming of Christ, the second coming. Came by the Virgin, come again as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. There He puts the first Bible." --Branham, 50-0815
This statement was not accurate. The Zodiac was not the Bible, far from it. In fact, a great portion of the Bible deals with pagan religion that fell into worship of these Zodiac signs, Amos included. Virgo, the "virgin", and Leo "the lion" are in the middle of the twelve Zodiac signs, next to each other from July to September. Branham was trying to influence his worshippers with the same idolatry that the children of Israel had fallen into.
The worship of Molech and Saturn that Amos refers to is close to the beginning of the long trail of the serpent. Children were sacrificed to Molech, and temples were established to carry out pagan ritual. Step pyramids, those that pre-dated the smooth surfaced pyramids like the Pyramid of Giza were established as shrines to the dead for worshippers of Molech.
Saturn represented the "eye" that later became the "eye of Ra" in Egyptian worship. Saturn was represented by a four-sided star, and has been inscribed throughout Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome in worship of the Titans, the gods of Greek Mythology, and more. This "Star of Saturn" is a fundamental part of Freemason worship, which Branham supported by his many masonic teachings.
"Saturn was the star to whose worship they were more particularly addicted under the names of Moloch and Chiun, already mentioned in the passage quoted from Amos. The planet Saturn was worshipped under the names of Moloch, Malcom or Milcom by the Ammonites, the Canaanites, the Phoenicians, and the Carthaginians, and under that of Chium by the Israelites in the desert. Saturn was worshipped among the Egyptians under the name Raiphan, or, as it is called in the Septuagint, Remphan. Stephen, quoting the passage of Amos, says, "ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of your god Remphan." (Acts vii.43)
--Encyclopedia of Freemasonry vol 1 pg 132
The "eye of Saturn" and the "Star of Saturn," which is included throughout freemasonry as the eye of their god, was worshipped by William Branham through the "all seeing eye capstone" of the freemason symbol in the pyramid, which Branham claimed to be the "second bible." It truly a "bible," but not a bible for Yahweh. It was a bible for Molech, which later became a bible for the occult.
Aleister Crowley, well-known occultist, shared Branham's viewpoint on the Star of Saturn. Crowley also went through the ranks of freemasonry to place himself into "ultimate power" with the false gods:
"Don Jesus Medina, a descendant of the great duke of Armada fame, and one of the highest chiefs of Scottish Rite free-masonry. My cabbalistic knowledge being already profound by current standards, he thought me worthy of the highest initiation in his power to confer; special powers were obtained in view of my limited sojourn, and I was pushed rapidly through and admitted to the thirty-third and last degree before I left the country."
-The Confessions of Aleister Crowley pp. 202-203.
According to Crowley, the final act to gain supreme power was to have homosexual relations in the form of spiritual worship, very similar to the ancient worship in the temples of the Ashtoreth, another form of pagan worship of the stars. Branham included the same pagan worship in his doctrines of the "breasted god," while he travelled with two homosexual men. According to Lee Vayle, Gene Goad and Leo Mercer were both homosexual, and hideous atrocities occured in their Prescott, AZ compound now known as "The Park."
Through Amos, God says that we should seek good and not evil. Amos 14 says to seek good and not evil so that we might live, and so Yahweh, the god above all the hosts will be with us.
But it's more than just seeking good -- we are to hate, we are to abhor evil. Amos also says to hate evil and love good. We are to establish justice in the gate, and that justice needs to be Yahweh, the God above all things.
As Christians, we should ask ourselves: Are we seeking good or evil? Are we seeking good while following under leaders who promote worship of Molech through twisted doctrines by William Branham the false prophet? Do we abhor evil, or do we silently let it continue to progress in our friends and family through this pagan worship? Are we taking a stand for God, or are we taking a stand for Molech?