The god of Freemasonry

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  1. Dan Todd

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    The god of Freemasonry

    The following letter was written to the editor of “Midnight Call” magazine, October 2003 issue.

    Dear Arno Froese,

    In your recent publication, a reader stated the Masonry is not a religious organization. Let’s look at what the most authoritative author on Freemasonry, Albert Pike, the grand Commander, Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, had to say. “That which we must say to the crowd is: we worship a god, but it is the god that one adores without superstition. To you Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees, the MASONIC RELIGION should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the LUCIFERIAN doctrine. If Lucifer were not god, would Adonai (Jesus) calumniate [charge falsely] him? Yes, LUCIFER IS GOD.”

    Again, in “Morals and Dogma” (page 321), Albert Pike reveals that “ ... Lucifer, the Lightbearer! Strange and Mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! It is he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not! For traditions are full of Divine Revelations and Inspirations.” Albert Pike declared that Lucifer is the light-bearer, the light that Masons seek. This declaration is, however, hidden from the lower initiates!

    Also, the Masonic Temple Room at the headquarters of the Mother Supreme Council of the World in Washington, D.C., displays the symbol representing Baphomet, the god of Masonry and Baal worship. This symbol was also worn by Aleister Crowley, a top-ranking Satanist.

    Dear brethren, anyone thinking they can serve Satan and Jesus Christ must sincerely seek the truth which sets us free. The god of Masonry is not the God of Christianity. –Keith Howe, San Jose, CA

    PS - hope you enjoyed this article - Dan
     
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    From a Masonic funeral ritual:

    The lambskin or white leather apron is an emblem of innocence and the badge of a Mason. The lamb has in all ages been deemed an emblem of innocence; by the lambskin the Mason is, therefore, reminded of that purity of life and conduct which is so essentially necessary to his gaining admission into the Celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the universe presides.

    Freemasons worship a false god who receives us into the Celestial Lodge because of our "purity of life and conduct." Why hasn't the SBC and all other Christian denominations condemned this anti-Christian religion?
     
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    I think you might be surprised if you knew how many Baptists and other professing Christians belong to the Lodge!

    Sounds like we need better preaching and teaching on such subjects!!

    Dan
     
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    I thought for sure that this dead horse has been thoroughly beaten.

    Freemasonery is a fraternal organization. The only way they're a religious prganization is that they require their members to believe in a supreme being.

    Other groups that require a belief in a supreme being are: Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Lions, Elks, and 4-H.
     
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    The SBC has looked into the matter and determined that an SBC member can be a member of a Masonic logde without compromising Baptist beliefs.
     
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    As a former Master Mason, I can testify to you that Freemasonry IS A RELIGION. It's only purpose for existance is that of practicing its own brand of religious worship. Everything is "learned" by memorization, usually with a coach. That which is committed to memory through memorization is not easily forgotten, so you don't easily lose the "teaching" of the cult.

    Yes, there are some good things that come from Freemasonry, such as the Shriner's burn hospital etc., but the core, the heart of Freemasonry is religion, the progressive eastward search for the "greater light" and we know from the writings of Pike, and some others, that the source of that "greater light" is lucifer, the former "Angel of Light".

    If one never ascends beyond the third degree of Freemasonry, one would never see the "light". That is why there are thirty two "Shrine" steps to getting to "the light", that is, thirty two levels of indoctrination to accepting Satan as your "supreme being".
     
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    Some points that I would like to make, and that is based on my own reserch in looking for material to condemn the organisation.

    1. Albert Pike was never and is not a spokesperson for the Freemasons. Many freemasons distance themselves from him.

    2. There is nothing that you can learn in Freemasons that is secret, all there degrees and rituals are in librarys and can be dug up online if you go looking.

    3. When looking at information, you will find a number of statements that are relevant to "Co-Masonry". Another Order that is rejected by the Freemasons Grand Lodge in England. Co-Masons are not permitted any involvment with Freemasonry. They are easily identified, as this is the group that claims lineage to the Pyramid Builders in Egypt, and its teachings in my opinion are not compatible with Christianity.
     
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    I am not a Freemason. But I must say, it must be very difficult, for both clergy and laity alike, to sort-through the claims and counter-claims in this debate. I have known good men who were Freemasons. I have known good men who swear that Freemasonry is of the devil. This is a tough issue.
     
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    I have no doubt about that. Freemasons are very big on being good people.

    Having said that, I think you'll find good men in many different religious circles.

    The question is not about how one lives one's secular life.
     
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    Of course it's not ultimately about how "one lives one's life." That was not my point. The point is that it would so-very-easy to discern the truth if Freemasons were generally a distasteful bunch. The issue is, "does Freemasonry conflict with Christian teaching/practice?" That again, given the responses on both sides, makes it difficult for many to discern the truth here.
     
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    False teachers have always claimed the mantle of Christian. The Bible refers to such people as wolves in sheep's clothing.

    There are those Christians who teach that all religions are one and the proof is that all religions teach people to be good people.
     
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    Perhaps. But those 'Christians' are first of all, not Christians. Those who claim that all religions are 'one' are generally Unitarian or Bahai or Hindu. And they claim 'oneness' in the sense that God/Life Force is "all-loving" and therefore could not 'damn' anyone, that "God is too big to be contained in any one religion," or that truth is in the eye of the beholder, and therefore, what really matters is to be a 'good' person. Freemasonry, I understand, does promote the idea of 'being good'. It also has other things that, if are true, are troubling. All religions are not 'one'. All do not come from God. The only 2 valid religions are Judaism and Christianity. The Bible makes the bold claim that "The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us." And that Word, Jesus, made another, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father but by Me."(jn.14.6).
     
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    Masons teach that all religions are 'one'.
     
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    The Masonic website does not prove that they are not a religion -

    Any more that a foxes website would prove that the fox had not been in the henhouse!!
     
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    Of course, there is the Masonic belief that
    Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and sired
    a son named Merovee. :eek:

    I guess I could be a Mormon and a good Christian
    after all. Can Satan and Christ sit together
    at the same table since their brother---
    according to the fraternal tales and Mormon
    doctrine? :confused: Mormon = Mason
     
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    No, simply two false religions!
     
  18. Dan Todd

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    Actually if you look at the symbols used on a Mormon temple - you'd see that they strongly resemble the symbols of freemasonry.

    That may be because Joseph Smith was a mason!!
     
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    There is no such belief requirement in Freemasonery.
     

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