by Andi Hale
Whom do you mock, making faces and sticking out your tongues? You children of sinners and liars!Isaiah 57:4 NLT
Let’s look at the Latin phrases on the United States currency.
The Great Seal of the United States was designed at the Continental Congress. The Latin motto suggested in 1782 by Charles Thomson, the Founding Father chosen by Continental Congress to come up with the final design for the Great Seal of the United States says Annuit Coeptis, Novus Ordo Seclorum.
From Wikipedia: Annuit cœptis : Taken from the Latin words annuo (third-person singular present or perfect annuit), “to nod” or “to approve”, and coeptum (plural coepta), “commencement, undertaking”, it is translated, “Providence favors our undertakings” or “Providence has favored our undertakings” (annuit could be in either the present or perfect tense).
Let’s dig a little deeper into the meaning of these two words. Depending on the context, these words can have different meanings. The phrases I used came from examples found on the Glosbe Latin-English dictionary. Then I used Google Translate to see what that search engine would come up with. I am not saying by any means that Google Translate is any better or worse than other translations out there, but it is a popular tool available to the general public. *
- ANNUIT means to nod assent, to favor, to smile upon.
- COEPTIS means undertakings, endeavors, beginnings.
Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.Proverbs 16:30 NIV
Novus Ordo Seclorum didn’t have as many variations translated to English, so it is pretty straight forward.
- NOVUS means new, young, novel, or renewed.
- ORDO means order, row, or series.
- SECLORUM means ages, generations, or centuries.
So Anniut Coeptis, Novus Ordo Seclorum means : A plot to undertake by oath, a new world order.
So how does all of this tie to Freemasonry?
From the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry:
An important symbol borrowed by the Freemasons from the nations of antiquity. Among the Egyptians, Osiris, their chief deity was symbolized by an open eye. “The eyes of Jehovah are in every place,” beholding and watching, the evil and the good. The “All-Seeing Eye” is a symbol of watchfulness and the eye of the Grand Architect. It is the symbol of his Divine watchfulness and care of the Universe. The All-Seeing Eye, whom the Sun, Moon, and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the inmost recesses of the human heart, and will reward us according to our merits. The “Rays” represent “Light”. Freemasons are emphatically called “The Sons of Light” because they are entitled to be in possession of the true meaning and knowledge of this symbol. It is in fact the first of all symbols presented to the initiate, and continues to be presented to him in various forms throughout his Masonic career. But as Light not only came from God, it also makes mans way clear before him, so it is employed to signify moral truth.
The disembodied eye strongly conveys the sense of a prying authoritarian Big Brother. In combination with the pyramid beneath it, we have emblems suggesting an ancient and esoteric cult. So, what are the origins of the Eye of Providence, why does it fascinate us so much, and why is it frequently connected with the Freemasons and the Illuminati?
The triangle was a long-standing symbol of the Christian Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit; sometimes in previous centuries God was even depicted with a triangular halo. But it was the ancient Egyptians who were the originators of the detached eye. And one of the most famous of all Egyptian symbols is the Eye of Horus. Also the Greek symbol for Helios, the Sun God, is a large haloed eye. But each of those don’t match the eye on the bill.
*Disclaimer: As always, don't take my word as the authority on any subject. I want you to do your own research and find the answers for yourself.