ARE FREEMASONS REALLY FREE?
IS THERE A GENERATIONAL LEGACY FROM MASONIC ANCESTORS?
MASONRY - A BENEVOLENT FRATERNITY OR A RELIGION?
A SECRET SOCIETY OR SOCIETY WITH SECRETS?
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF SECRET VOWS AND OATHS, UNDERTAKEN IN MASONIC RITUALS?
CAN A CHRISTIAN BE A MASON OR A FREEMASON A CHRISTIAN?
At the outset let us make one thing clear. We acknowledge that many Masons are of good character and are we in no way want this to denigrate the personal integrity of those involved in the Masonic Craft. However, the vast majority of the adherents are unaware that it is not just a benevolent "boys' club." Hidden behind the longstanding symbols and practices is something which it is suggested is far more sinister. My own father was a member of a local lodge and dutifully attended on a regular basis. He was not an evil man, but a good and conscientious provider, but he was deceived by the hidden beliefs and practices. It left a legacy on me that caused me to be unable to read the scriptures with any comprehension, until I renounced the generational legacies that had brought a veil over my mind.
We have a love for the mason and for their families, and long to see them released from their deception and bondage.
WHAT IS FREEMASONRY? WHAT ARE ITS ORIGINS?
Freemasonry claims to be a fraternal benevolent organisation, and to have roots variously sourced to the building of the temple of Solomon, or to Nimrod, the builder of the tower of Babel. They claim to descend from medieval craft and guilds of Europe, in particular, the itinerant tradesman / builders of Cathedrals, churches, etc. with secret signs and hand-shakes to identify each other and protect the trade secrets of their craft. They claim not to be a secret society, but rather a society with secrets.
Masons worship the Great or Grand Architect of the Universe. By contrast Christians worship the Creator of the Universe. The Creator brings the Universe into being out of nothing, while an architect builds a structure out of that which already is in existence. Freemasonry, while claiming not to be a religion, yet its initiates and adherents:
•Must believe in a Supreme Being.
•Worship/celebrate in a Masonic Temple.
•Have a Deity is known as “The Great Architect of the Universe” or GAOTU.
•Have meetings are presided over by a Grand Master.
•Have titles such as Worshipful Master.
•Have a Sacred Altar, upon which rests the Sacred Book of the Law (which maybe the Bible, Talmud, Vedas, Koran, Book of Mormon, etc.)
•Have a works-based teaching and plan of Salvation.
•A belief in an ultimate Lodge in the Sky.
•Worship and prayers expressing reverence and devotion to a Deity.
•Believe in the “Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.”
•Revere the Martyrdom of Hiram Abiff.
•Wear assorted vestments. viz. Aprons, garments of initiation, rings, gloves, emblems such as Square and Compass, the All Seeing Eye, etc.
•Are never permitted to mention the Name of Jesus.
THE STRUCTURE OF FREEMASONRY?
There are 2 primary steams of Masonry, the Scottish Rite consisting of 33 degrees, and the York rite consisting of 13 degrees or levels. Both paths share the entry levels or first 3 degrees called the Blue Lodge comprising:
The quest for Masons is to search for the secret name of God, which is revealed in the Royal Arch Degree as Jah-bul-on, a blasphemous amalgam of Jah (for Jehovah), Bul (for Baal) and On (Osirus the sun god.)
The god of Masonry is NOT the God of the Bible!
The Bible is clear regarding the outcome of Idolatry in Deuteronomy 5:7-9: 7 “Thou shall have no other gods before me. Thou shall not make thyself any graven image, any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth: thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me.”
The New Testament confirms in 1Tim.4: 1,2 that “the (Holy) Spirit clearly says that in latter times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron."
WHO ARE INCLUDED IN MASONIC ORGANISATIONS?
Masonic organisations include the Acadia Fraternity; Buffalo Lodge (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes or RAOB); Benevolent Protective Order of Elks; Danite Movement; Daughters of the Nile; Druids Lodge; Order of the Eastern Star; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Grotto; Independent Order of Foresters; Independent Order of Oddfellows (IOOF); Independent Order of Rechabites; Knights of Columbus; Knight of the Red Cross of Constantine; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Pythons; Loyal Order of Moose; Manzini; Mormonism (Latter Day Saints); Order of Amaranth; Order of the Builders; Order of De Molay; Order of Jacob's Daughters; Order of the Golden Chain; Order of the Golden Dawn; Order of the Golden Key; Order of Rainbow Girls; Order of Red Men; Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO); Paladin; Rosicrucians; Royal Order of Jesters; Royal Arch Mariners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; The Daughters of Mokanna; The Holy Order of St John; The Illuminati; The Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm; The Orange Order; The Shriners; White Shrine; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Woodsmen of the World; and others.
VOWS OF BASE LEVELS (BLUE LODGE)
The Masonic candidate is prepared for initiation blindfolded (called hoodwinked) with a cable-tow (noose) around his neck, with all metal objects removed including his wedding ring (if worn). Vows invoking penalties for revealing Masonic secrets are required by the initiate according to the degrees. e.g.
•Entered Apprentice: Throat cut, tongue torn out,- buried in the sand of the sea where the tide ebbs and flows twice each day.
•Fellow Craft: Heart plucked out, placed on highest pinnacle of the temple for the birds of the air to eat.
•Master Mason: cut in two, disemboweled, bowels burnt to ashes…..
•Royal Arch Mason: top of skull smote off, brain exposed to the rays of the noon-day sun.
These vows invoked, provide spiritual gateways and openings for an unwanted psychic legacies to the person and their descendants. As a result of being hoodwinked through the induction, a veil of spiritual blindness covers the mind of the candidate, but is also a legacy passing down onto family members, requiring release through renunciation and prayer. Difficulty in reading scripture and comprehending spiritual truth is frequently a tell-tale sign of Masonry amongst one’s forebears.
STATEMENTS BY LEADING MASONS
The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry.Albert Pike “Morals & Dogma” pp. 818-19
“Masonry ... uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it.” Albert Pike, “Morals & Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”
“Were the secret religious doctrines of Freemasonry generally known, the institution would surely fall, for such doctrines as we apprehended them, and institutions founded upon them, can not exist except under the cover of absolute secrecy, and a disguise impenetrable to the uninitiated. Very few Masons know what Freemasonry is, especially in its fundamental [phallic] religious aspect.”
Wagner. “Freemasonry: An Interpretation” p139
33rd Degree Mason Manly P Hall reveals:
"Yet if the so-called secrets of Freemasonry were shouted from the housetops, the Fraternity would be absolutely safe; for certain spiritual qualities are necessary before the real Masonic secrets can be understood by the brethren themselves. Hence it is that the alleged "exposures" of Freemasonry, printed by thousands and tens of thousands since 1730 down to the present hour, cannot injure the Fraternity. They reveal merely the outward forms and ceremonies of Freemasonry. Only those who have been weighed in the balance and found to be true, upright and square have prepared themselves by their own growth to appreciate the inner meanings of their Craft. To the rest of their brethren within or without the lodge their sacred rituals must remain, as Shakespeare might have said, "words, words, words." Manly P Hall, “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry or the Secret of Hiram Abiff.” (Richmond: Macoy,1976) p. 69,
Though an occultist, Albert Pike was nevertheless revered by modern Masons. Pike has put it as clear as anyone: "the Occult Science" of the ancients "is found enveloped ... in the Rites of the Highest Masonry." Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma”,p.839
"Masonry, [is that religion] around whose altars the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moslem, the Brahman the followers of Confucius and Zoroaster, can assemble as brethren and unite in prayer to the one God who is above all the Baalim." Pike - “Morals and Dogma ”p. 226
“The Master Mason embodies the power of the human mind. ... His spiritual light is greater because he has evolved a higher vehicle for its expression.... For him the Heavens have opened and the Great Light has bathed him in its radiance.... The voice speaks from the Heavens, its power thrilling the Master until his own being seems filled with its divinity, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."... The Master Mason is in truth a sun, a great reflector of light .... He, in truth, has become the spokesman of the Most High .... Through him passes Hydra, the great snake, and from its mouth there pours to man the light of God.” Manly P Hall, “The Lost Keys of Freemasonry or the Secret of Hiram Abiff (Richmond: Macoy,1976) p.54-55
OUTCOMES, CHARACTERISTICS and LEGACIES OF MASONIC INVOLVEMENT (FREQUENTLY GENERATIONAL)
•INFERTILITY, BARRENNESS, FEMALE PROBLEMS
•BREAKDOWN IN RELATIONSHIPS
•CHRONIC SICKNESS (Heart, Bronchial, Digestive, Circulatory, Reproductive, etc.)
•CONFUSION, MENTAL ILLNESS, INSANITY
•STUTTERING, LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
•ACCIDENT PRONENESS, DEFEAT & FAILURE
•EMOTIONAL HARDNESS, DOUBT, UNBELIEF, CYNICISM
•RELIGIOUS, RIGID, INFLEXIBLE OR CONTROLLING SPIRIT
•SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS TO READING OR RECEIVING THE WORD
•MISOGYNISTIC SPIRIT (WOMAN HATING)
•STUBBORNNESS, PRIDE AND ARROGANCE
Masonic / Occultic involvement by either a person, or previous generations in the family line, eg. parents, grand‑parents, etc. can bring upon the successive children an unwanted spiritual inheritance for which they can be held accountable "even to the third and fourth generations." (Deut.5:9) This requires repentance of any known violations, taking accountability or acknowledging generational iniquity, and asking the Heavenly Father's forgiveness and release through the Lord Jesus Christ from the effects of personal and generational sins. It is not sufficient to stop attending the lodge, or assume that “It is under the Blood!”
Freemasonry in all its forms is idolatrous.
God's Word states, “If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1John 1:6-9
Only genuine repentance, and specific prayer through experienced Christian ministries, drawing on the power of the resurrected Christ, can set captives free. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work." 1 John 3:8
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4: 2 – 4 (Amplified Bible)
“We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.But even if our Gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden (obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge of God), it is hidden…
•[only] to those who are perishing and obscured
•[only] to those who are spiritually dying
•and veiled [only] to those who are lost.
For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.”
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