I am new to this board and have enjoyed reading the topics and responses in the different areas. I don't know if this issue has been dealt with before, if it has someone may tell me where I can read about it. Several years ago the Southern Baptist Convention dealt with the issue of freemasonary and biblical Christianity. They came to the conclusion that the two were not compatible. Then they really (IMO) dropped the ball and said they would make no statement about individual SB involved in Masonry but would leave it up to the individual person. Our church dealt with the issue and did an indepth study and found Freemasonry to be completely imcompatible with biblical Christianity. Our church acted to declare that no one involved in freemasonry could hold a leadership office or teach in our church. Needless to say many left, but not before trying to get rid of the pastor (me). The Lord has blessed as I believe He always does when we trust Him and stand on His Word. We had one man who was a 45 year member of the Lodge renounce his membership (PTL)! Let me know of some of your experiences and viewpoints. It is nice to be able to discuss these issues. PS..The above is just an outline of what happened at our church, there was much more that went on, but space does not permit full account.