The Rev. Jasper Adams (1793-1841) is an example of early Episcopalian leaders. He was a Mason and well known Epicopalian clergyman during the early years of this country. He served as the chaplain and a professor at West Point. He eventually started a private seminary at Pendleton, S.C.15
HERESY & THE ANGLICAN CHURCH
The Anglican church has embraced men of all forms of persuasion. From the Anglican Church have come men like John Taylor, who became the LDS church's third President. John Taylor was the descendent of Richard Whittington, three times Mayor of London. He had been exposed to both Masonry and the Anglican Church's Anglo-lsraelism, both of which Mormonism encompasses. (He also was a Methodist minister for a spell.) He declared that Christianity was "hatched in hell" and was "a perfect pack of nonsense...The Devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work..."16 In other words, when we get the bigger picture we see new religious groups which we had pictured as new formations drawing their blood from many religious heritages, but which were actually in many ways just regroupings of Masonic thinkers accompanied by those who they were able to get to follow and submit to them.
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