Freemasonry goes by many names, including the Scottish
Rite, Masonry, Blue Lodge, Eastern
Star (for women), and Shriners. Historically,
Masonry has had a strong unifying effect on the American black community.
Many people who consider themselves Christians, both black and white, are
Masons. Most people, even many Masons, incorrectly believe that Masonry
is merely a fraternal order, like the Lions Club, Elks Club, etc. Masonry
expressly denies it is a religion. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Freemasonry is a non-Christian occult religion that teaches
a different way to salvation and considers Jesus, Buddha, Confucius, and
all spiritual leaders to be only messengers of "The Grand Architect
of the Universe". The Grand Architect is not just another term for
Jehovah. Freemasonry teaches that there are two basic Gods:
Adonay, the god of the Christians, a god of evil and Lucifer,
a separate god of good. Freemasonry considers the religious scriptures
of all religions to be equally valid.
Masonry has at least 33 degrees (the lowest is level 1). At
each level, a person is given more details, more Masonic 'truth'. Most Masons
never get beyond the first few levels. The higher levels expressly teach
that candidates at the lower levels should not be taught the truth but should
be given the impression
that they are being taught the truth. For instance, the "Lucifer is
good and Adonay is evil" is taught at the 30th through 32nd level.
At the highest levels, Masons take a blood oath to
keep each others' secrets including murder and treason.
The Scottish Rite Third-Degree Master Mason oath (emphasis
This commits the oath-taker to commit murder, if necessary:
I do promise and swear upon the Holy Bible never to
reveal where I have received this degree . . . and in failure of this
I consent to have my body opened perpendicularly and to be exposed for
eight hours in the open air, so that the venomous flies may eat my entrails,
my head to be cut off and put on the highest pinnacle of the world, and
I will always be ready to inflict the same punishment on those who shall
disclose this degree and break this obligation. So may God help and maintain
Freemasonry is not compatible with Christianity
The Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church prohibits Masons
from becoming members of their church. The Nazarene Church has banned from
its membership any person who is a member of a secret organization. Ever
since 1728 Catholics have been prohibited from joining the Masons. That
stance was reaffirmed by the Vatican in 1985 with a pronouncement that any
Catholic who joins the Masons is "in a state of grave sin and cannot
partake in Holy Communion." (In Catholicism, this means that if the
person dies without repenting he will go to Hell.)
The British Methodist Church condemned Masonry at its General
Assembly in 1985. The Assembly acted on a report of its Faith and Order
Committee. That report, entitled Freemasonry & Methodism, outlined the
occultic nature of Masonry in detail. The report concluded with these words:
"There is a great danger the Christian who becomes a Freemason will
find himself compromising his Christian beliefs or his allegiance to Christ,
perhaps without realizing what he is doing."
PARTIAL LIST OF CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS THAT CONDEMN MASONRY
Like many false religions, Masonry claims to have ancient
roots -- Masonic writings claim that Masonry began in ancient Egypt, before
Moses, even back to "the time of Enoch". Other Masonic writings
date Masonry back to "the time of the building of Solomon's Temple."
According to non-Masons who have researched historical records,
there is no indication of any masonic types of activity before the Middle
Ages. Masonry may have developed out of the mediaeval trade guilds; but
most investigators believe it began in the early 1700's.
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