FREEMASONRY

- helping us to be better?

The Lodge has been presented to the church for over 290 years under the

 guise of helping men to become

 “better Christians, Mormons,

 Hindus or Catholics”.

 IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Freemasonry says that it is not

another religion.

 Is there any evidence to support this statement?

 If it can be proved that it is a religion,

 what should the Christian do?

 

 

                                 WE’LL LOOK AT:

Is Freemasonry a religion?

 

Can Masonry help me to becomea better Christian?

 

      Does the Lodge recognize Christianity?

 

Does the Lodge worship the Christian God?

 

        Can a man be a Christian as well as a Freemason?

 

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“He that is not with me is against me” (Matt 12:30)

“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John12:48)

How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. (1 Kings 18:21)


WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

GOD is an amalgamation of all gods, the “Great Architect of the Universe” *, to be worshipped by all men & religions - Buddhists, Christians, Catholics or Hindus. God’s true name is Jah-Bul-On (Jah = Yahweh, Bul = Baal, On = Osiris) revealed only in higher degrees.

There is but one and only one separate Deut 6:4; living and true God 1Thess 1:9; holy Rev4:8; Incomprehensible Ps145:3; to be worshipped only through Jesus Christ - John14:6.

 

 

Comments: Will God share His glory with Baal? We are reminded of the fate of those choosing Baal (1 Kings 18). The Bible distinctly prohibits worship of any other gods (Ex 20:1-5). “It is impossible to exaggerate the difference between the god of Masonry & the God of the Christian. The two conceptions are poles asunder. The difference is so vital that no intelligent Christian can possibly overlook it...” (an ex-33 Mason).

*Great Architect of the Universe = G.A.O.T.U.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

JESUS CHRIST is not God, didn’t die for our sins or rise from the dead.  

Jesus Christ was God, came in the flesh, died for our sins and rose again (John1:1; 1Cor15:3-4)

 

Comments: Masonry de-emphasizes the person and work of Jesus Christ - contrary to Christianity.

“He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father” Jn 5:23

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

MAN is not born sinful but with a double nature of good and evil, the purpose of his being is found when these two natures are in perfect harmony.

Man sins because he is constitution- ally a sinner  (Rom 5:12,19)

 

Comments: Taoism (a pagan Eastern religion) teaches the two natures of man - yin-yang, that need to be harmonized. Acupuncture is also based on yin-yang.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Man may achieve SALVATION by good works and deeds and by living a morally upright life.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph 2:8-9)

 

Comments: To ascertain the true religion ask the question: “How can a man get right with God?” There are only two choices - 1. Faith alone or 2. Faith + Works.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Man has an immortal soul but is no danger of an everlasting HELL.

The Lake of Fire is the everlasting torment of those whose names are not found in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Rev 20:10,15)

 

Comments: If there is no Hell, then man can live as he pleases and make up his own rules.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS


LUCIFER is the Light-bearer, the Son of the Morning. SATAN is not a person but a force and is not a rebellious spirit of evil that is in continual opposition to Jah-Bul-On.

A created being, having free will, apostate, ultimately cast into everlasting punishment (Rev 20:10)
rules over the kingdom of darkness (Eph 6:12)
murderer, liar (John8:44)
masquerades as an angel of light

(2 Cor 11:14) sinned continuously since rebelling   (1 John3:8)

 

 

Comments: Satan appears as an angel of light and his workers as ministers of light. We are not to be surprised.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

The CHRISTIAN BIBLE Is the same as other religious holy books (no better or worse). The way, the truth, the life and God is to be found in any of the religious books e.g. Koran, Vedas. The Bible can only be interpreted by the Kabalah (occultic books used in witchcraft).

The authority of the Holy Scripture does not depend on human testimony, but entirely on God its author, who is truth itself. The Bible is to be received, believed and obeyed because it is the Word of God. (2 Pet 1:19-22; 2Tim 3:16; 1John 5:9; 1Thess 2:13)

 

Comments: The Bible is not esteemed by Freemasonry and Masonry teachings and symbols come from an occult source, the Kabalah (two books which are based on occult interpretations of the Bible). Candidates for witchcraft and Satanism are also given an in-depth study of the Kabalah. Masons see the Bible as only being allegorical and can only be interpreted with the Kabalah. The Kabalah is considered superior to the Bible and every letter and number in Scripture contain mysteries, only to be solved by the Kabalah. “If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues ... And if any man shall take away ... God shall take away his part out of the book of life.” (Rev 22:18-19). This is an odious and unclean mixture of God’s Word and the occult. “...no prophecy of the scripture is of any a private interpretation” (2 Peter 1:20).

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

PRAYERS are directed to the Great Architect of the Universe. May be said in the name of Jesus (lower degrees); to Jesus Christ (in only two higher degrees)

Christians pray to God in the name of the Son -  The Lord Jesus Christ

 

Comments: In the New Age, prayers are also offered up to Jesus Christ, The Christ, Jesus, The Lord Jesus, BUT NEVER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. We should choose with caution and selectivity, someone to lead us in prayer, as they speak to God on our behalf. The term GAOTU is not found in the Bible and is a mixture of all gods. Masons’ prayers may be answered, but not by the Christian God.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Every Mason in good standing (that has faithfully practiced the principles of the Craft through purity of life and actions) while here on earth, is guaranteed membership in the Grand Celestial Lodge above.

The Inheritance of HEAVEN is not by legal right or works but by promise  (Gal 3:18; Eph 2:8-9)
and entry impossible for those not “born again” (John 3:3)

 

Comments: Many people believe in “heaven by death”-you only have to die to get to heaven. God won’t let all into heaven because they had good standing on earth.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

‘Christian’ lodge members are barred from WITNESSING to unsaved Masons

The gospel is to be preached to every-body (Mark16:15)

 

Comments: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven”  Matt10:32-33

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Perfect TRUTH is not obtainable anywhere

Jesus said “...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John14:6)

 

Comments: They call Jesus a liar. TRUTH IS TO BE FOUND IN A MAN, not just his teachings and actions.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

All men, including CHRISTIANS, live in spiritual darkness until they enter and become members of the Lodge. Before accepting any Christian as a member, Masonry demands that he disobey Christ. The first duty of every Mason is to obey the mandate of the master of the Lodge - not Christ.

“...whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” (John 12:46)

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness..” (Col 1:13)

“We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29)

 

Comments: Will God listen to a Mason’s prayers after rejecting Jesus Christ for another Master? “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Swear OATHS involving murder and mutilation of people. Leaders to be addressed as Worshipful Master. Masons are to be linked to each other despite each others beliefs and behaviours and may be required to perform unethical favours. Members bow to the Mystic Shrine and strange altars incorporating the swearing of an Islamic blood oath. Fearful consequences can result for disclosing secrets.

The name of God is the only name by which people ought to swear with holy fear and reverence  (Deut 6:13).


Jesus is the only Master  (Matt 23:10).

Christians are exhorted to not be unequally yoked to unbelievers  (2 Cor 6:14) and not to have any other gods (Ex 20:1- 5).


The Bible forbids the taking of oaths

(James 5:12).


“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim1:7)

 

 Comments: Unethical favours can involve leniency in a court room. Masonry says that its oaths are irrevocable even though a member may leave. (See Matt 5:34-35)

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

SECRECY OF KNOWLEDGE

and truths to be accessed only by a few. Secret words like “Abaddon” are given. The early degrees are intentionally misled by false deception. Masonry conceals all secrets except from those who practice the occult sciences and witchcraft.

The king over the demons in the bottomless pit was named Abaddon

 (Rev 9:11). Jesus never taught in secret. (John 18:20).

 

Comments: False Masonry is taught to the early degrees. This is revealed in the 30th degree. Masonic authorities agree that Masonry was not founded at the building of King Solomon’s temple, but thousands of years before in Egypt - on the mysteries of Egyptian god Isis & wife Osiris.

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

At the MASONIC ALTARS, Hebrews, ‘Christians’, Moslems, followers of Brahmin, Confucius, Zoroaster assemble as brethren to unite in one prayer to the one God.

Christians are exhorted to not be unequally yoked to unbelievers (2Cor 6:14). God can only be worshipped through Jesus Christ the Son (John 14:6 ). For what communion has light with darkness? (2 Cor 6:14)

 

Comments: The Law of Separation has been known from early times (2Corinthians 6:17) . “Christianity + other = chaos.”

 

WHAT MASONRY TEACHES

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

All religious expression is symbolism  and the true OBJECTS OF RELIGION are the SEEN. The Creative Principle of Freemasonry is the same as the Generative Principle of India & Egypt (the linga or phallus).


“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven IMAGE” (Exod 20:4)

 

Comments: The Apprentice is told that the veiled linga is God in the centre of the universe or its inoffensive substitute the obelisk - rising as an emblem of resurrection. Masonry teaches that all mysteries of Magic, all symbols of Gnosis, all figures of occultism, all kabalistic keys of prophecy are summed up in the Pentagram sign, signifying the Goat of Mendes. The apron of white sheep skin used in Masonic initiations is the same as used in Crete, Jupiter, and other Sun-god worship. The two sided Mason’s square indicates the religion of Nature and is the seat of Osiris. The Masonic dagger originates in the mysteries of Mithras; the ring from the Gothic mysteries of Anubis; the sprig of acacia on the Mason’s grave come from the worship of Osiris.

 

IS FREEMASONRY A RELIGION?

“Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion and its teachings are instructions in religion.”(Royal Arch degree)

Freemasonry states very clearly that it is a religion. The Freemasonry Encyclopedia (P.618) states: “The religion of Freemasonry is not Christianity.”

Which one? - ancient Egyptian pagan worship! It has its own worship, rituals, consecrations,  oaths, creed, morality, prayers, a different god, different Jesus, same Satan, different salvation, different Bible & heaven. FREEMASONRY IS ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED TO CHRISTIANITY!

 

AS A CHRISTIAN YOU CANNOT BE A FREEMASON - THE CHOICE IS VERY CLEAR. What happens to men professing to be “Christians”

who remain Freemasons?

The Bible says: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate (unsaveable) mind...” (Romans.1:21-22,28)

By Harley Hitchcock



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