Hebrews 3 – Christ superior to Moses & Washington, D.C. Street Design Conspiracy Theory

I don’t agree or disagree with the following theory.  I know there are a lot of nuts out there coming with all kinds of nonsense.  Without kooks and crooks we couldn’t have the wonderful evil world we have, I mean, how else did the Catholics come about?

Anyway, the below statement is incorrect, “…one has to first believe in the supernatural and then believe man-made things can have the power…”  If that statement was true then God would only exist in the minds of believers.

I know God existed before I believed in Him because I became a believer due to the fact that He introduced Himself to me.  Yeah, I probably sound like a nut now, I know who butters my bread.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (Jn 15:5).

Finally it should be remembered that Washington was a planned city. The street designs were intended to be laid out on a diamond shaped grid with both numbered streets and streets named after letters intersecting them.

Traversing the whole city are streets named after various states and figures in American and local history, running on diagonals. As a result things that look like pentagrams, Masonic T-squares, and compasses in an overhead view were inevitable.

Finally, there have been many changes and revisions to L’enfant’s design as the city has grown over the years. 

As I stated above, I have no idea if the below theory is legit or not, but if I had to choose my opinion, let me just say that there is no power or authority in Washington D.C. that is not evil.

Yesterday, I had stated that there is no power in symbols and idols, and there isn’t.  All evil power comes from Satan and his boyfriends. 

If you say a charm for example, and you ask it to do something and it does it, it isn’t the charm doing anything.  It’s the power of the fallen angel.

But, tomorrow let’s take a look at…

Hebrews 3
Christ superior to Moses

1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

3:1-4:13 – an exposition of Ps 95:7-11, stressing Christ’s superiority over Moses and warning against disobedience and unbelief.

“The heavenly calling” – the invitation that comes from heaven and leads to heaven.

2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

A comparison of Christ and Moses, both of whom were sent by the Father to lead His people – the one to lead them from bondage under Pharaoh to the promised land, the other to lead them from bondage under the devil to the rest promised to those who believe. 

3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house.

“He who hath builded…hath more honor than the house” – Jesus is the actual builder of the house (or household), whereas Moses was simply a part of it.

4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

“Whose house are we” – the house is made up of God’s people, His household.

7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice,

3:7-11 – this quotation from Ps 95:7-11 summarizes the inglorious history of the Israel under Moses’ leadership in the wilderness.  Three time periods are alluded to: that of the exodus, that of the psalmist and that of the writing of Hebrews.

The example of Israel under Moses was used by the psalmist to warn the Israelites of his day against unbelief and disobedience.  In a similar way the author of Hebrews applied the psalmist’s warning to the recipients of this letter.  The warning also applies today.

8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

“Departing from the living God” – to turn away rebelliously (lit. “to become apostate”) from God is to turn away from life and to choose death, just as did some of the Israelites who came out of Egypt.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

“While it is called today” – this is still the day of divine grace and opportunity to trust God, but it will not last indefinitely.

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

“Partakers of Christ” – to belong to Him and participate in the blessings.

“Hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end” – Salvation is evidenced by continuing in faith to the end.  Such perseverance reveals those who share in Christ.

15 While it is said, today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17 But with whom was he grieved forty years?  Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?

18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Washington, D.C.
Street Design Conspiracy Theory

A pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or a star pentagon) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes.
In medieval Christian tradition, the pentagram could represent the five wounds of Jesus.

In the Renaissance it came to be associated with magic and occultism, and is also found as a magic symbol in the folklore of early modern Germany (Drudenfuss).

In modern use, it is sometimes used as representing the Seal of Solomon, and it has religious significance in various new religious movements (including certain forms of Neopaganism) as well as in occultism.

The word pentagram comes from the Greek word πεντάγραμμον (pentagrammon), from πέντε (pente), “five” + γραμμή (grammē), “line”. The word “pentacle” is sometimes used synonymously with “pentagram”.

The word pentalpha is a learned modern (17th-century) revival of a post-classical Greek name of the shap.

“Washington D.C. is absolutely infested with occult and astrology symbols.”-

The Washington, D.C. street layout is the subject of much conspiracy theory, usually asserting the Freemasons or the Illuminati designed the street layout of Washington, D.C. to deliberately incorporate occult symbols, including an inverted pentagram with the bottom pointing directly at the White House.

Ed Decker (a Christian, anti-Masonic nutter) writes this:

The satanic pentagram under which the White House sits is an open door through which Satan has access to our president.

Jesus is Savior hosts a video by Texe Marrs making the same claim about a pentagram in the street design pointing to the White House, and further finding other symbols like a hexagram, a “Knights Templar” (actually a Maltese) cross, and a Masonic square and compass logo in the streets, and a street layout around the United States Capitol building resembling an owl or a pagan goddess statue.

This webpage and video also claim buildings like the Washington Monument, Pentagon, and the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials are all pagan or occult building designs enabling dark forces to have free rein in that city.

Jack Chick makes the same claim about obelisks, like the Washington Monument, in his anti-Masonic tract “The Curse of Baphomet” (an obelisk is a Masonic symbol of a male sex organ right out of Baal worship – and God hates it!).

Another site, Freemasonry Watch, has much the same material and adds that the neighborhoods of Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Scott Circle each have six streets intersecting, placing the stamp of 666 on the city.

Dupont Circle is D.C.’s historically gay district, providing further evidence of the effectiveness of this.

Other promoters of this conspiracy theory include the usual suspects, Peter J. Peters, Alex Jones, and David Icke. Hail, hail, the gang’s all here.

The video D.C. Street Sorcery seems to take this claim further, finding that “many occult symbols have been designed and overlaid, one upon another” and is promoted by Peters with the claim,

The purpose is to control not only the country of the United States and its people, but the entire world through sorcery.

Somewhat more mainstream sources incorporating this conspiracy theory include the three hour DVD Riddles in Stone:

A cross and crown laid upon a cross pattée inscribed with “In Hoc Signo Vinces” resting upon downward pointing swords in saltire is often used to represent the Knights Templar.

The Knights Templar is an international philanthropic chivalric order affiliated with Freemasonry. Unlike the initial degrees conferred in a Masonic Lodge, which only require a belief in a Supreme Being regardless of religious affiliation, the Knights Templar is one of several additional Masonic Orders in which membership is open only to Freemasons who profess a belief in the Christian religion.

One of the oaths entrants to the Order are required to declare is to protect and defend the Christian Faith.

The full title of this Order is The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta. The word “United” in this title indicates that more than one historical tradition and more than one actual Order are jointly controlled within this system.

The individual Orders ‘united’ within this system are principally the Knights of the Temple (Knights Templar), the Knights of Malta, the Knights of St Paul, and only within the York Rite, the Knights of the Red Cross.

The Order derives its name from the historical Knights Templar, but does not claim any direct lineal descent from the original Templar order.

Don’t let this fool you, they are Pagan Christians and Jesus doesn’t know them (see Matt 7:21-23).

The Secret Architecture of Washington, D.C.,

The bestselling novel The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer. 

Dan Brown also makes extensive use of this insanity in The Lost Symbol.

The claims about the D.C. street layout are easily refuted just by looking at an actual map of the city.

Conspiracy literature will show Rhode Island Ave., Vermont Ave., Massachusetts Ave., Connecticut Ave., and K Street making up five lines of a pentagram.

A look at the actual street map shows that Vermont and Connecticut Avenues do not extend south of K street so there is no point below that, and ergo, no bottom point of any pentagram pointing at the White House.

Further, Rhode Island Ave. does not extend west of Connecticut Ave. so not only does this alleged “pentagram” not have five points, it doesn’t even have four. It is purely the product of someone’s overactive imagination.

As to whether Masonic symbols such as the square and compass can be found in the street layout, this would seem to be conceivably possible given that many of the Founding Fathers were Freemasons.

In actuality, the city’s street layout was designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French-born architect appointed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to design the city.

L’Enfant’s design somewhat resembled that of Karlsruhe, Germany.

But even if Freemasonry was an influence on the street layout, so what? Most street intersections everywhere resemble a Christian cross – is this evidence of a Christian conspiracy to control the world?

There is also the question of whether symbols and buildings can somehow harbor or channel demonic forces, witchcraft, or other supernatural powers, solely because of their design.

This is one nutter belief piled on top of another; one has to first believe in the supernatural, and then believe that man-made things can have the power to harbor or channel that supernatural, and then further believe that this can somehow place an entire city under occult control or provide a direct line of communication between Satan and the President of the United States. This is all patent bullshit.

…Satanic Occult Symbols in Washington D.C.