Very few people actually know this but the Watchtower DVD “Faith In Action” is actually a tribute to freemasonry. This DVD presents illustrations of several famous freemasons such as John Coustos (a Portuguese Grand Master from Lisbon circa 1740). The DVD actually presents two illustrations of Coustos being tortured by “the clergy” while the anonymous narrator denounces historic abuse from the clergy. The DVD even mentions John Calvin, the famous freemason who came up with the phrase “Great Architect of the Universe” used only by freemasons and Jehovah Witnesses. Other freemasons are also mentioned and there are also masonic symbols throughout the DVD. There’s even a picture of some brethren standing in front of masonic columns in what appears to be a park.
Also, did anyone notice the expression on GB member David Splane's face when he said: “we only see light when it’s God’s time to see light” ??? very spooky… but the "progessive light" teaching is very typical in freemasonry.
And if this weren’t enough, at the end of the DVD, the Watchtower actually extends its thanks to the freemason community in the closing credits… for example:
• Lizzie Palmer Fund: Charitable organization founded by Elizabeth "Lizzie" Palmer, the wife of Thomas W Palmer (1830-1913) a very influential freemason in Detroit.
• Bibliotheque nationale de France: The director of this public French library is Bruno Racine, a highly decorated freemason.
• The English Bible and its History: written by James Baikie, a freemason who held the title of “Outer Guard”. He also wrote "Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt".
• The History of Protestantism: written by James A Wylie, a freemason who wrote several Works condemning the Catholic church for its persecution of protestants. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #9 in Lebanon, NY.
• Ken Welsh: born in Brooklyn, he received the "Dewitt Clinton Masonic Award" for his service in the community.
I know this DVD has been discussed already but just I thought I’d mention its masonic content since I don’t think anyone has touched on this as of yet… Anyone else notice this?