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The Sure Sign of The Nail: Lucifer and the LDS Temple PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ed Decker   
Friday, 28 August 2009 23:10




Ed Decker

The presentation of this message in Utah a number of years ago brought significant charges against this ministry, that we were finding demons under every rock and that I was using sensational material for less than honorable purposes. My purpose then and now, is that the Latter-day saints the Mormons, look seriously at the true occult ties to their faith.

I might note that I made the presentation in the company of the great Christian apologist, Walter Martin who agreed with the premise, but promised, if it were true, watch out for the enemies of the cross, for I will be hit from every side.

He was right and most of the attacks came from within the Christian groups ministering to the Mormons.  While grousing at my message, none has disproved any of it. It is just some of the ‘wounding truths’ the Bible talks about.  Sometimes truth hurts.. But it also heals.

It is of significant interest that since the presentation of this material, much of the offensive Temple ritual herein has been removed and the Church no longer uses the spires I discuss in their building programs. Hmmm.

Also, I have been accused of claiming the spires were there to physically impale the returning Christ. For all the shouting, I have to smile at the misunderstanding of some for a preacher's rhetorical overstatement! Well, so much for all that.


"For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements (of laws and ordinances) that were against us, which was contrary to us and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross"--Col.2:14-15  



One of the most mystical moments of the LDS temple ceremony is when the "patron" learns the secret, sacred word of the first token of the Melchizedek priesthood, or Sign of the Nail and later, the second token of the Melchizedek priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip or Sure Sign of the Nail.

While these two tokens and their accompanying names, signs and penalties are a great mystery to the Mormon, I am convinced that they are a revelation of the true god of worship in the Mormon temple ritual. In order to understand this, we must go back to the beginning of the Temple ceremony and watch the mystery unfold.

The purpose of the Mormon temple as stated in the LDS TEMPLE PREPARATION SEMINAR HANDBOOK is as follows;

The bulk of the LDS Temple ceremony is a mystery play showing what supposedly took place in the creation of the world, the fall of man, and the plan of God to bring to pass the immortality of man and the exaltation of those who are worthy. In the reenactment of the Garden of Eden account, Lucifer convinces Eve to partake of the fruit of the tree and then persuades her to get Adam to partake as well. Eve walks over to where Adam is and invites him to have some of the fruit. Once he discovers that she has already partaken of it, he agrees reluctantly, "Eve, I see that this must be so. I will partake that Man may be."

In the actual ritual, Lucifer then reappears on the scene. Because they have eaten of the fruit of the tree, according to Mormon theology, they gained knowledge from that act. Eve says, "I see who thou art now. Thou art Lucifer, he who was cast out of Father's presence for rebellion."

Lucifer smiles and says, "Yes, you are beginning to see already." Adam then inquires, "What is that apron you have on?"

LUCIFER: (proudly) It is an emblem of my power and priesthoods.

ADAM: Priesthoods?

LUCIFER: Yes! Priesthoods!

ADAM: I am looking for Father to come down to give us further instructions.

LUCIFER: (with a tone of ridicule) Oh, you are looking for Father to come down, are you?

ELOHIM: (offstage) Jehovah, we promised Adam that we would visit him and give him further instructions. Come, let us go down.

JEHOVAH: We will go down, Elohim.

ADAM: I hear their voices! They are coming!

LUCIFER: See, you are naked. Take some fig leaves and make you aprons. Father will see your nakedness. Quick! Hide!

ADAM: (frightened) Come, let us hide.

NARRATOR: Brethren and sisters, put on your aprons.

At this time, the play or film stops while all the LDS patrons stand, remove the green satin fig-leaf aprons from their clothing packages, and put them on.

The apron which Lucifer was wearing resembles the Masonic Past Master apron which contains the square, the compass, the rule and the all-seeing eye of Osiris. He just said that the apron was the symbol of his power and priesthoods (the word 'priesthoods' is plural here, and we must remember that the LDS church has two priesthoods--the Aaronic and Melchizedek). What we see here is the usurping of the priesthood of the Lord, the Melchizedek priesthood, and, of course, the Old Testament priesthood of Aaron.

What Lucifer instructed Adam and Eve to do was to put on aprons of their own immediately after having defined the justification of his spiritual covering in the power of HIS OWN APRON. The apron signified Lucifer's power and authority. Adam and Eve were deceived, just as they were in the third chapter of the Book of Genesis. God rejected their fig-leaf aprons as the workings of man's own hands and man's attempt to cover his own sin, and He most certainly rejects them in the LDS temple ritual.

The LDS effort to instruct the unaware Temple patron that he or she can only be justified in the presence of God if covered by the apron is the very same lie that we saw in the Garden of Eden; and it is just as offensive to God. It is no surprise, therefore, that Lucifer is still teaching this lie in the LDS temple rite. The tragedy is that the temple patrons are still putting on the aprons of Lucifer without question or thought in regard to Biblical truth.

We must go further back to the Washing and Anointing Room where the LDS patrons are given the sacred garment (or magic underwear) of the Mormon temple. The marks on that garment are IDENTICAL to the symbols on the apron which Lucifer wears: the square, compass and Masonic rule.

Researchers identify these tools of Masonry as the male and female genitals influenced by the energies of the Master of all Masons, Lucifer. Masonic authority Manley P. Hall, 33rd degree, said this: "We must learn to control the seething energies of Lucifer in order to step forward with power and authority within our lodge."

In the portrayal of Adam and Eve's rejection from the Garden into the place that the LDS temple calls 'The Lone and Dreary World', Adam, dressed in the prototype of the sacred undergarments containing the marks of Lucifer's priesthood, kneels before an altar with an offering of fruits and vegetables, and cries out to the god of the Mormon temple.

We must remember that the offering of fruits and vegetables was the offering of Cain (Gen.4:3-5) which was rejected by God. Can you begin to see a fine thread of satanic control blended into the very fabric of the endowment? Adam cries out the words, "Oh God, hear the words of my mouth!" three times in submission to the god of the Mormon temple.

In response to his cry, Lucifer appears:

LUCIFER: I hear you. What is it you want?

ADAM: (with surprise) Who are you?

LUCIFER: (arrogantly) I am the god of this world.

ADAM: You? The god of this world??

LUCIFER: Yes, what do you want?

ADAM: I am looking for messengers...

Lucifer has appeared here because he has the authority to answer since he was the one who was called upon. Adam is wearing the sacred undergarments with the marks of Lucifer's apron upon them, and is offering up fruits and vegetables rejected by God. Everything that he has done has placed him under submission to Lucifer. The true God of Israel would have no part of such worship. It would be blasphemy to him!

Later on in the ceremony, in the Prayer Circle, prior to going to the Veil; the patrons are joined together in a prayer circle and cry out the words: PAY LAY ALE, PAY LAY ALE, PAY LAY ALE, while bowing in the same form of submission that Adam had shown in the Lone and Dreary World.

The patrons are told that these are the exact phonetic words in the Adamic language which are translated, "Oh God, here the words of my mouth!" However, we should realize that the words 'Pay Lay Ale', when spoken by Adam in the "Adamic language", resulted in bringing Lucifer forward and not God, as we know Him in the Bible. The patrons are standing there in the same Temple undergarment with the same talismanic markings on the breast, navel and knee.

They are wearing the robes of the priesthood which include the same fig-leaf apron that Adam put on under Lucifer's instruction. Whom do we expect to appear when we pray the same prayer, wear the same ritual garments, offer the same offering, and bow down in the same manner of submission?

While it is to some a coincidence, the word 'pale' (with a hard top on the e) in the Hebrew means 'marvelous', and the word 'ale' means either 'true god or false god.' The actual God who is being addressed in the context of the statement defines true God or false god.  Since, in the temple, Lucifer appears when the words are called out, it is obvious who was being called and what the words meant.

While our scholarship is questioned by some researchers as a bit sloppy regarding the meaning of the words 'pale ale', I still feel certain that this is no accident or mere coincidence.

Jerald Tanner, one researcher, goes to great lengths to show that 'pale ale' only means 'Oh marvelous false god' about a third of the time in its Old Testament applications, and that it means 'Oh marvelous true God!' two-thirds of the time. Considering the fact that the temple patrons are standing in a non-Christian temple wearing robes of a pagan priesthood and making signs and gestures straight out of the occult, to whom is it likely that their prayers are addressed? Surely not the true God?

If the one, true God of the Bible is not being lifted up and worshipped in the LDS temple--then that only leaves one other being--Satan!

My only comment on this is that Mr. Tanner has never stood in the Temple ritual crying out those very same words as I and many others have done, and who have later been shown by the Lord the very depth of our deviant behavior and sin!

In this context, we need to look at the use of the words, 'Pay lay ale.' The patrons are told that these are the exact words in the Adamic language which mean, "Oh God, here the words of my mouth!" However, we should clearly realize that the words 'Pay Lay Ale' resulted in bringing Lucifer forth and not God.

Some think it a coincidence that the word 'pale' (with a hard top on the e) in the Hebrew means 'marvelous', and the word 'ale' means 'true god or false god.' While our scholarship is questioned by some researchers as a bit sloppy regarding the meaning of the words 'pale ale', I still feel certain that this is no accident or mere coincidence.

Satan is far too subtle to use words that would obviously demonstrate a blatant worship of him. He is the one who takes the corner of a scripture and twists it to his own meaning.

I am sure the Joseph Smith had no idea that 'Mormon' meant 'gates of hell' in Chinese when he used that name! I am just as certain that Mormons don't use it today because of its Chinese meaning; but it is a coincidence that that IS what it means in Chinese.

I am quite firmly convinced that the mystic power and depraved sense of humor of Lucifer would allow that word to fit into the Mormon crossword puzzle just as surely as he smiled at the name, 'Mormo', which is the satanic god of the living dead--an appropriate patron deity for a religion that spends much of its money and effort in seeking after and doing rituals for the dead in its temples.

Having filled in some of these more deviant subtleties of the LDS temple and their tie-ins to Satan, I want to bring up two of the most sacred words of the Temple ritual, which we find as the first token of the Melchizedek priesthood.

The first token of the Melchizedek priesthood is called the Sign of the Nail. The second token of the Melchizedek priesthood is called the Patriarchal grip or Sure Sign of the Nail. While these have a mystical meaning to the casual observer and to the average LDS temple patron, they have a far deeper meaning to Lucifer himself.

An ex-satanist and former temple Mormon  told us that Satan has various names that are used, but that the one that he liked as his favorite was the nick-name, 'The Nail.' The reason that Satan liked that name was because the word 'nail' represents something that brought pain to Jesus in His last moments on Calvary's hill.

Satan would require his worshippers to use that as a loving word to him. Is it any wonder that in the subtle ritual of the LDS temple, the two most sacred grips are called the Sign of the Nail and the Sure Sign of the Nail? During the little re-enactment of this part of the rite, the sacred robes of the priesthood are changed to the right shoulder; a vow is sworn to keep the law of chastity; a secret handshake is learned as is the name of the token: 'The Son", meaning, they are told, 'The Son of God.'

You must remember, however, that in Mormon doctrine, Lucifer is one of two sons of God. While the typical, unwary temple Mormon thinks that they are referring to Jesus, the Son of God, in actuality, everything here points to that other son of God, named Lucifer--the real god of the LDS temple rite, as we have seen.

Then they swear to abide by the law of consecration--the consecration of themselves, their time, talents, and everything with which the Lord blessed them or will bless them to the Mormon church for the building up of the kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion. This prepares them to receive the second token of the Melchizedek priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip or Sure Sign of the Nail and proceed to the prayer circle and the Veil ceremony.

It is quite interesting that the name of the token which is the Sure Sign of the Nail is the following chant, which is breathed into the ear of the person portraying the Lord at the Veil by the patron.

The patron and the veil worker portraying the Lord embrace on the five points of fellowship through the Veil, which are right foot by of right foot; knee to knee; breast to breast; hand to back; and mouth to ear--still shaking hands in the Patriarchal grip, which is the handshake interlocking small fingers and placing the tip of the fore-finger on the center of the other person's wrist.

The Name of the token is: "Health in the navel, marrow in the bone, strength in the loins and in the sinews, power in the priesthood be upon me and upon my posterity through all generations of time and throughout all eternity."

Please note that the person speaking these words has now asked that the power in the priesthood be upon himself and his posterity. Remember where priesthood power is first mentioned in the ceremony. It was where Satan told Adam and Eve that the apron was a symbol of his power and priesthoods. It must also be noted that the veil itself contains the four marks of the 'holy priesthood' which correspond to the marks found on the individual temple garment and also on the apron worn by Lucifer.

Dear Reader, can you see the implications here? They are staggering to the mind. The Mormon who has gone through this ritual has basically locked himself into a satanic form of worship and submission to Lucifer himself! These things are hard to document.

I obviously have no documentation from Lucifer that says these are his emblems. However, every Mormon who has gone through the temple ritual knows quite emphatically that he said these things which wI have told you, and that these things in the temple ritual have taken place and do exist.

What has happened to the minds of those who go through the temple is another story. I have to believe that we are put into some sort of trance during the washing and anointing that takes place prior to our going in for the endowment itself. Here the patron has his naked body covered only by a flimsy shield and his body parts ceremonially washed and anointed by the temple worker in a droning sing-song of a rite.

Can there be any more to this secret? Is there something else that we are missing that proves conclusively to the open mind that Lucifer has his hand upon the Mormons, even if they don't realize it? What is that one missing ingredient? What is the one thing that Satan fears more than anything else?

I think that he fears the Cross of Calvary more than anything else. I think that he fears the shed blood of Jesus more than anything else. This two things, beyond anything else, will send Satan fleeing.

Is it any wonder that the Mormon church does not use wine or even non-fermented grape juice in their communion services? I think not. It is not surprising, because Satan cannot bear those things. I firmly believe that this is why the LDS church uses water in their communion!

What other thing could possibly tie into this mystic thread which has been woven through all the Mormon ritual even into other church activities relating to the priesthood?

There is one other thing that has so significantly identified Mormonism as a separate sect or religion that comes to the mind of any person that has ever seen a Mormon meeting house or temple; and that is the fact that there is NO CROSS on any of their buildings. But what is on the top of their buildings?

What is on top of most Mormon churches in the world? There is a strange, stilletto-sharp spire on top of them. Not only is this true of their meeting houses, it is ever more obvious on their temples. Spires are abounding on their temples everywhere. This is especially true of the more modern temples like the ones in Dallas and Boise.

Now, you may say, other churches--Christian churches have spires on them. Some older churches even have three spires on them. This is true, but either within those churches or on top of those spires the Cross of Calvary is lifted up. The Mormon edifices shun the cross with almost vampiric mania!

Consider this as well--all of the smaller, new temples, at least 15 of them--either built or in planning, plus the Washington DC temple and the Salt Lake temple have a special number of spires: six.

Now the older churches have three spires--why? This is a symbol of the Trinity, obviously. But why do LDS temples have six? The answer is terrifyingly easy. It is generally understood, Biblically, that six is the number of man; partially because it was on the sixth day that the Lord created man. Six is also related to the ultimate deification of man in Satan's avatar, the Beast, whose number--the "number of a man" is 666 (Rev.13:18)

Not only that, in occult numerology, 6 is the number of the solar-phallic power of Satan! It relates to the sixth sphere of the Tree of Life, Tifereth, which is sacred to the occult-witchcraft priesthood of Melchizedek, the same priesthood that officiates within the Mormon temple! So not only is the nail-like spire the lifting up of Satan's symbol, but even the NUMBER of spires on all the modern temples proclaim his infernal power!

These spires are not just spires in my heart, friends. These spires represent something that is so dark and sinister that it makes your flesh crawl when you think about it.

I believe those spires do indeed represent the Nail, the Sure Sign of the Nail; the nickname of Satan himself, sitting enthroned atop all those churches and temples! Look at them closely the next time you drive by a Mormon temple or meeting house. You will see that they represent an upside down nail, pointing defiantly toward heaven—almost as if to impale the Lord Jesus Christ anew when He comes in the clouds! Many of them are four sided, just like the spike-like nails that were used in the days of Jesus.

Bill Schnoebelen, the ex-satanist mentioned earlier, has shared with me the fact that  decades ago, Anton LaVey, author of THE SATANIC BIBLE and head of the Church of Satan prophesied that someday soon Satan would raise up churches with the sign of Satan on their spires instead of the sign of the Cross.

These spires would rear up with satanic impudence into the heavens to actually ward off the approach of the Nazarene God become Man. Since the construction of the D.C. temple in 1974, the Mormon church has been fulfilling LaVey's prophecy with a vengeance! Satan's spires rise up now from almost every large community in the country, on LDS meeting houses.

Yes, the documentation is pretty hard to come by. I don't have a document that is published by the LDS church instructing the installation of nails to worship Satan in all of their temples and meeting houses. But the pure logic of their secret words, the satanic nickname of Lucifer, and even the slavish attention to occult number symbolism point to the fact that Satan has deceived these innocent people and brought them into subjection through the Mormon temples which are being built throughout the world at a fantastic pace. Thus more and more Mormons around the world can bring themselves into submission to Lucifer himself, the god of the Mormon temple. Have fun with that one.

Coincidence? No! Not any longer! It is the plan and the secret agenda of Satan!


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