Friday, 16 December 2011

The Deception of Freemasonry

"The sum of thy word is truth" PS 119.160
Freemasonry is also known as The Craft; The Brotherhood; The Order; The Fraternal Order and The Lodge. Membership of the lodge may, to some, provide comradeship, a philosophy or a way of life. Middle class, middle aged men are the typical target group for membership. A member’s religion is immaterial, as long as they can profess a belief in a supreme being, whom Freemasons call the ‘Grand Architect of the Universe’. They hold that he is the god above all gods. In the Lodge, the Koran, for instance, is given equal importance to the Bible.
A member’s religion is immaterial, as long as they can profess a belief in a supreme being, whom Freemasons call the ‘Grand Architect of the Universe’. They hold that he is the god above all gods. In the Lodge, the Bible is given equal importance to the Koran.
Mackay, a well known Freemason and writer, in the Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry page 618 states ‘Free Masonry is not Christianity’. Therefore we can conclude it is a false religion and therefore incompatible with Christianity. For Gal 1.8-9 states: ‘But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed’. In this Paul Makes it clear that false teachers teaching a different gospel from that preached by Paul and found in our New Testament, will face eternal judgment.
By definition, all religions have a god, an object of their worship. Freemasonry does not acknowledge the need to confess or acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and True God. Freemasonry is not a relationship with a loving, living God as Christianity is, but is a ritual devoid of the atoning work of the cross of Calvary.
A Freemason takes oaths, his understanding of them and adherence to them varying, largely based on how far into Freemasonry he has progressed. As each oath is taken, it is not understood by the candidate. Freemasonry purposely conceals truth about itself to the majority of not just outsiders, but members too.
Freemasonic practices and oaths declare such concepts as:
• The Fatherhood of God for all men.
The Bible states that men have either God as their Father, or the devil. John 8. 41 ‘...We are not illegitimate children; we have one father, God himself. (verse 42) Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God... (verse 44) You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father’s desires’.
• Freemasonry is a means of salvation.
At the lower levels of Freemasonry, and in many of the women’s organisations, anyone professing Christian beliefs will typically be told that Freemasons will go to heaven at death, and those outside Freemasonry will not.
Jesus in John 10.9 states ‘I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved’.
• Good works lead to salvation and hence heaven.
Ephesians 2.8-9 clearly states we are saved by faith ‘For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God - not the result of works, so that no one may boast’.
• All religions can lead to God.
Acts 4.12 states ‘There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved’.
• Jesus is not mentioned, and religious discussions are forbidden in the lodge.
In Matthew 10.33 Jesus reminds us ‘whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven’.
If you are a Christian and are a member of, or are considering joining, Freemasonry, we urge you to study not only these and other scriptures, but also writings by Freemasons, which are readily available today. Determine for yourself if these warnings are too true to be ignored.