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Is There a Global Elite Guiding World Affairs? - Part 6
"The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion" – Part 1 (Revised)
Dr. Allen M. Barber, Ph.D
July 18, 2007

The History and Background of the Protocols

When I was saved and called to the Ministry of the Word on April 25, 1971, the Lord led me to begin a life-long study of the prophetic Word. In addition, I have always had a strong interest in both secular and biblical history, which is a good thing because the study of history and prophecy go hand-in-hand. One cannot fully understand prophecy without knowledge of world history simply because much of prophecy has been fulfilled. Recognizing how the prophetic Scriptures are being fulfilled, including the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, clears up much confusion of dispensationalism, which relegates practically the entire book of Revelation to future fulfillment when in fact much of it has already been fulfilled.

In my quest to study and compare prophecy with world history, I soon discovered a document that is at the center of much controversy. It is “ The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion.” Conspiracy researchers usually are of three persuasions about the Protocols. They do not exist; they are a Jewish plot to control the world; and they are a Gentile Masonic forgery made to look like a Jewish conspiracy. To believe they do not exist is foolish when copies have been in the public domain since 1865. They first surfaced in France, then made their way to Russia and Germany and ended up in England (I have a copy of the English version translated by Victor E. Marsden in 1934; even though it is rather awkward reading, it is a fascinating study especially for anyone interested in learning about end-time events as the language of the Protocols fit into the prophecies of the Bible).

The Protocols are composed of 24 documents or 24 protocols. A definition of protocol is a code of conduct or a transmission of data. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion as we will see in this series of newsletters is both. Where did they get the name, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion? No one knows for certain. However, defining the meaning of each word that makes up the name provides some insight into their origin. We have already defined protocol. The next word learned in the context of the complete name more than likely has reference to superior knowledge or a secret hidden knowledge. Reading the Protocols seems to bear this out. The next word elders probably convey the idea of a group of persons senior or above others in having special insights. It has no connotation to age. The elders in the Bible were spiritual men who had superior knowledge of the Word of God or at least were supposed to. They were the spiritual leaders in both the nation of Israel and the New Testament Church. Some denominations today such as the Baptists have only a body of deacons and a single pastor as leaders of the Church when the New Testament clearly mandates a body of Elders to lead and guide the Church in spiritual matters. The single pastor office is not New Testament. Pertaining to the Protocols, the meaning of elders more than likely was meant to communicate the idea of a special body of men or elite. The next word Sion is an interesting word. It is the French spelling for the biblical Zion , which supports the place of origin for the Protocols – France.

A study of the complicated subject of Freemasonry leads to one conclusion – that it originated with an order called the Priory of Sion from which came the Rosicrucians. The Priory of Sion and the Rosicrucians are the same organization. They are the protectors of the Holy Grail and the Merovingian cult bloodline that envisions placing the “lost king” upon Solomon’s throne in Jerusalem. This is the heartbeat of modern English Freemasonry and the centuries old conflict between the Sionists and the Templars, that is, to one day rule the world from Jerusalem.

The fact that the Protocols have the word Sion in the name is credible evidence that they are the work of the Priory of Sion. As a side note, when the Priory of Sionist learned that King James of England was producing the King James Bible, they sent their representative, Robert Fludd to befriend King James in order to place their signature on the King James Bible. King James was of the Stuart Dynasty and the Knights Templar. Therefore, the intense competition between the Sionist and Templars would not allow the English translation of the Bible to be strictly a Templar production when English Freemasonry was predominantly Rosicrucian. Fludd was eventually elevated to editor of the King James Bible, which means before final production and release to the public, he had the final authority for the translation. The Priory of Sion definitely has its signature on the Holy Bible.

For example, in several places were the original word Zion was used in reference to Jerusalem, Fludd changed it to Sion signaling to the order of Freemasonry, both Sionist and Templar divisions, that the KJV of the Bible was owned by the Sionist even though a Templar King was behind it. The following are a few examples:

Deuteronomy 4:48 KJV

48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion , which is


Psalms 65:1 KJV

Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion : and unto thee shall the vow be performed

Matthew 21:5 KJV

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion , Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

Romans 11:26 KJV

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer , and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

Heb 12:22 KJV

22 But ye are come unto mount Sion , and unto the city of the living God , the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Revelation 14:1 KJV

14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion , and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

One would have to have some knowledge of Freemasonry to understand why Fludd chose to change the original wording of in these verses from Zion to Sion. Every one of these verses has to do with the temple area in the city of Jerusalem. Mount Zion in the Bible usually refers to Mount Moriah where Abraham was to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. It is also the site of the Jewish temples of Solomon and Herod. When the above Scriptures mention the deliverer or the king coming out of Sion, the obvious meaning to Christians is that it is Jesus Christ. However, to the Order of the Priory of Sion, it means the Masonic King will come from their organization and will sit upon the throne in old Jerusalem. Freemasons claim the King James Version of the Bible to be their own, even though not in a Christian sense for Freemasonry is not a Christian organization.

Before returning to the Protocols, it is noteworthy to mention one example where Freemasonry has its stamp of approval on the KJV of the Bible. It is found in Daniel 8:25:

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand ; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand . KJV

Freemasonry is known worldwide as the organization of the “craft.” This verse in Daniel is in the context of the little horn or the Antichrist. Freemasonry worships Lucifer as the angel of light – illumination or the son of light. They also hate Christianity and Christianity’s God – Jesus Christ. Therefore, Robert Fludd translated the Hebrew word mirmah , which means to deceive as “the craft” – the code word for Freemasonry. The Masonic Antichrist, the son of Lucifer, will cause Freemasonry to prosper in his hand . In the Hebrew language, it means he will push forward or force the tenets of Freemasonry upon the world through his power. The esoteric secret societies of the higher adepts of Freemasonry and the Illuminati will eventually force Luciferianism (the worship of Satan) upon the world. The Supreme Council of the 33rd degrees of Freemasonry is the Illuminati and the Global Elite.

While the KJV has been a great English translation for over four centuries, Satan attempted to claim ownership of it via Freemasonry. It would be naïve to think that Satan, who knows some things about the Word (See Matthew 4:6), has not tampered with it since we know that he contaminated the original Paradise of God and our first parents Adam and Eve.

Returning to the history of the Protocols, the original Protocols were written in French and confiscated from a Masonic lodge in Paris, France in 1884 or approximately twenty years after their origin. They ended up in Russia in 1903 and were translated into the Russian language. The purpose of the Protocols was to discredit Russian Jewry and to either destroy the Jews in Russia or to keep them contained inside Russia.

Several Old Testament prophets predicted the Diaspora would extend to the north country, which many Bible scholars believe is a reference to Russia. God says that He will bring the exiles out of the north country in the final ingathering at the time of the end (Jeremiah 31:8). It is believed by some that the Protocols were made to look like a Jewish conspiracy to control the world and contributed to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia (Engels, Marx and Lenin were all Jews, but one must distinguish between those who are apostate and Reform Jews from those who are Orthodox and Zionists). The Reform Jews sought the destruction or total assimilation of the Zionists Jews among the Gentiles (Zionism means those who advocate establishing a Jewish homeland in the land of Israel). Russian Czar Nicolas II (1868-1918) attempted to end anti-Semitism propagated by the Protocols by banning them from Russia in 1905. However, the Bolsheviks, who seemed to follow the doctrine of the Protocols, won out in the “Red Terror” that produced Communism. The Jews were then held prisoners in Communist Russia and forbidden to immigrate except in rare cases.

When the “White Russians” (Those who opposed the Communists) fled from Russia, they settled in Germany and brought with them the Protocols. When Adolph Hitler read them, he became infuriated against the Jews resulting in the holocaust. The Protocols were instrumental in fomenting both the Russian revolution in 1917 and WWII. Because of the atrocities committed by Hitler against the Jews as well as many Masons (Note: the ceremonies in every Masonic lodge is steeped in Jewish symbolisms and the Masons refer to all non-Masons as Gentiles). This is why Hitler had many Masons killed as he linked them to Jewry), the Protocols seemingly vanished from the public arena after WWII and few people have heard of them. However, as John Daniel points out in book, Scarlet and the Beast, Vol. I, third Edition , “During the 1920’s and 1930’s the Protocols were on the lips of every political official in Europe, Asia, and America. Jewish caricatures on the covers reveal the vicious anti-Semitism of that time.”

Where and How Did the Protocols Originate

We already said that the Protocols originally came from France in about 1864-5. However, some think (those who believe they are a Jewish document) they originated during the First Zionist Congress in 1897 held by Theodor Hertzel in Basil, Switzerland and are the reason for the rise of anti-Semitism in Russia and Germany.

The Masons in America contributed to the anti-Semitism movement by promoting the Protocols as a Jewish Document. 33rd degree Mason, Henry Ford, and inventor of the American automobile, was strongly anti-Semitic and produced a book entitled, The International Jew , that was largely disturbed in Nazi Germany. Ford also was a financial source for Hitler’s Germany until the United States Congress ordered him to stop. Winston Churchill also believed the Protocols were Jewish and that the Jews were behind a conspiracy to take over the world.

The Orthodox and Zionist Jews (Those who advocated a homeland for the Jews in the land of Israel) realized that the Protocols were being used to exterminate their race and began a campaign to educate the public of their so-called non-Jewish origin. The Court of Berne, Switzerland, ruled in 1935 that the Protocols were of non-Jewish origin. In 1993, the Los Angeles Times reported that a Russian court declared the Protocols a Gentile forgery.

If the Protocols are not authentic Jewish writings and a Gentile forgery, then where did they come from? The Court of Berne found the Protocols to have originated from France, which just so happens to be the place of origin of the Priory of Sion and still is today. From my re-investigation of the Priory of Sion, it is my opinion it is a Jewish Organization whose adepts gave rise to the Gentile Masonic Lodges. This is not to imply all Jews are behind the Protocols as most have never heard of or read them. There are many apostate Jews who belong to the Freemasons and the Illuminati, which some conspiracy researchers do not make the distinction. Failure to do so causes much confusion in understanding the prophecies of the Bible concerning the secular nation of Israel and the true Jews who come into the New Covenant by faith in Jesus Christ and become part of the Israel of God.

John Daniel , in Scarlet and the Beast , believes the Priory of Sion is Gentile counterfeit Jewry and referenced in Revelation 3:9 where Jesus says, those who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie, I will make to come and bow before your feet. Jesus also calls false Jewry, the Synagogue of Satan in the same passage. My take on that verse is that it refers to all false Jews whether ethnic Jews who reject Christ or some counterfeit Jewry. They are made to make obeisance to the authentic Jews - the redeemed in Christ Jesus our Lord. The apostle Paul told us in his letter to the Romans that not all Israel was the true Israel and that a true Jew was someone having a spiritual birth in Christ not the natural descendents of Abraham (Romans 9:6; 2:28-29). However, this is not anti-Semitism, but the truths of Scripture. The Anti-Semitic movement has been blamed on Christians who believe the gospel accounts that the Jewish hierarchy murdered the Lord Jesus Christ. Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of Christ, was strongly opposed by the ADL in the United States and the leading Rabbinate in Israel because it correctly portrayed the Jews as having crucified Jesus. We know the apostate Jews were destined by God to put Jesus to death because to fulfill the Torah (the Law), only the Jewish priesthood could kill the Passover Lamb. Even though they were chosen to crucify the Lord Jesus, they are held accountable to God for their hard heart and stubborn rejection of Jesus as the Messiah in much the same way Judas was chosen to betray the Lord - the Lord knew what was in Judas' heart and that he would obey Satan in betraying the Lord.

Texe Marrs believes the Protocols are a Jewish document and evidence of a Jewish conspiracy to takeover the world. Many of his articles seemly foment Anti-Semitism. In some situations Marrs is guilty of not making a distinction between apostate Jewry and true Zionism in which the Jews simply want a place to live on this earth. However, this does not mean God favors Zionism or the Jewish race above other races. This misguided belief has caused much confusion among Christian evangelicals that support secular Israel believing the entire Jewish race is God’s chosen people. That is both unbiblical and not supported by New Covenant theology. However, it does not mean we are supposed to hate the Jews. On the contrary, we are to love them (the Arabs also) and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.

The question we will seek to answer as we progress through this study of the Protocols is whether or not Joly, and Hugo were cryptic Jews (Jews hiding behind Gentile names), which is important if they actually wrote the Protocols.

In 1921, the London Times discovered through one of its agents that a French book known as the Dialogues of Geneva had been published in by an unknown author in Brussels (1865) and that it had supposedly been plagiarized by those who wrote The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Sion. Later investigators of Napoleon III found the book to have been written by Maurice Joly who was a French Lawyer, writer, Freemason and a Rosicrucian (Priory of Sion). Joly’s original intent for writing the Dialogues was to discredit Napoleon III whom he hated. Joly befriended Victor Hugo, the French poet who was also a Rosicrucian (Priory of Sionist). It was Hugo who first mentioned Europe becoming the United States of Europe – an obvious reference to the New World Order. He was also the Grand Master of the Priory of Sion from 1844-1885.

Joly was also the friend of Jewish Freemason, Adolphe Isaac Cremieux (an apostate Jew) who was involved with the Communist revolution in France in 1948. In addition, and most important, Cremieux was a 33rd Degree Mason and member of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Mizraim in Paris, France, the same lodge founded by Illuminist, Cagliostro. All Members of the Masonic Supreme Council are 33rd degree Masons. The Mizraim lodge practiced the pagan ritual of the ancient Isis cult mystery religion emanating from Egypt. John Daniel, in Scarlet and the Beast , believes this circumstantial evidence proves Joly, Hugo, and Cremieux were involved in creating The Protocols of the learned Elders of Sion . In fact, Protocol 24 mentions three men (It doesn’t actually say men but it is implied) that supported or stood sponsor for the King (the king in Protocol 24 is the Masonic Messiah). It could mean the Protocols themselves are the instruments or doctrines that make it possible for the Masonic Christ to come forth from the craft of Freemasonry or that a future council of three adepts will head the Supreme Council that unites all Freemasons to usher in the New World Order and enthrone their king. We will explore this in more detail when we examine the Protocols in future newsletters.

It is my endeavor to keep the newsletters and news articles to five pages or less. Obviously, sometimes that is difficult to do. The next several newsletters will continue to look at the background and history of the Protocols before examining each of them (24 in all) in detail and how they fit into the prophetic Scriptures. If you will stay with this series to the conclusion, you will have a good grasp of how the Global Elite are following the Protocols to guide the affairs of the nation states and eventually stage the appearance of the Masonic Christ. This is the mystery that is withholding or suppressing the Day of the Lord from taking place according to II Thessalonians 2:1-12. It is by God’s own design and not by the Illuminists or Satan himself.

While I have read countless books and articles on Freemasonry and the Illuminati, I am indebted to John Daniel’s, Scarlet and the Beast, Vol. I, third addition , for much of the history of the Protocols. I highly recommend his three-volume set of books if you desire to have an in-depth knowledge of Freemasonry. His book can be ordered online at

Next weeks newsletter will continue to explore whether the Protocols are of Jewish Origin or a Masonic Gentile forgery designed to discredit the Jewish race. Future newsletters will also deal with Zionism vs. Sionism, Secular and Christian Zionism, and Replacement Theology, all which are part of understanding globalism.

God bless.