Albert Pike was a man who believed a lie
If you don't love the truth, you are subject to deception and Albert Pike is a prime example of this.
In his book, 'Morals and Dogma," 33rd degree Freemason Albert Pike wrote, "Masonry jealously conceals its secrets and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray . . . If you have been disappointed in the first three degrees, as you have received them . . . remember that . . . symbols were used, not to reveal but to conceal . . . The symbols and ceremonies of Masonry have more than one meaning. They rather conceal than disclose the Truth"
Albert Pike was also a Confederate general, a slaver, a British spy, a convicted Confederate war criminal, the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council 33rd Degree, who was the Ku Klux Klan ritual designer - he was the Ku Klux Klan Chief Judicial Officer and Arkansas Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon!
William Josiah reports: "Very few Masons know that Albert Pike, the highest authority of Freemasonry, the Prince Adept, Mystic Poet, and Scholar of Freemasonry, was himself also the head of the Palladist, another Secret Society which openly worshiped Lucifer and was bent on destroying Christianity, replacing it with the worship of Lucifer himself. Albert Pike the head of Freemasons, was also an apostle of Lucifer."
"Lucifer is the equal of the Adonay, with Lucifer the god of light and goodness struggled for humanity against *Adonay the God of Darkness and Evil. Albert Pike had only specified and unveiled dogmas of the high grades of all other Masonry's, for in no matter what rite, the Great Architect of the Universe is not the God worshiped by the Christians."Quote from Domenico Margiotta, a 33rd Degree Mason; William Still, New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies Page 123
From 2 Thessalonians 2
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.