Masons: Sons of Light, Or Sons of Darkness?
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The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Indiana publishes a small book titled, INDIANA MONITOR AND FREEMASON'S GUIDE.
A "Monitor" is given to every Mason when he is raised to the degree of Master Mason. Under "Declarations of Principles" they state that the Lodge "is a social organization only so far as it furnishes additional inducement that men may forgather in numbers, thereby providing more material for its primary work of education, of worship, and of charity."
What is the attitude of the Lodge toward a Christian who seeks to become a Mason?
The monitor of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina is entitled THE AHIMAN REZON. It reveals the answer:
"There he stands without our portals, on the threshold of this new Masonic life, in darkness, helplessness, and in ignorance. Having been wandering amid the errors and covered over with the pollutions of the outer and profane world, he comes inquiringly to our doors, seeking the new birth, and asking a withdrawal of the veil which conceals divine truth from his uninitiated sight." (page 61)
When a man is initiated into Masonry, the Senior Deacon of the Lodge describes him as one "who has long been in darkness, and now seeks the light."
Would a true Christian allow himself to be described that way? What did Jesus say?
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.." (John 8:12)
What does Masonry teach about Jesus Christ?
In Mystic Masonry, by J. D. Buck, the following Masonic teaching is found:
"It is far more important that men should strive to become Christs than that they should believe that Jesus was Christ." (page 62)
"The perfect man is Christ: and Christ is God. This is the birth-right and destiny of every human soul." (page 86)
What does Masonry teach about salvation?
Lynn Perkins writes in The Meaning of Masonry:
"Therefore Masonry teaches that redemption and salvation are both the power and the responsibility of the individual Mason. Saviors like Hiram Abiff can and do show the way, but men must always follow and demonstrate, each for himself, his power to save himself, to build his own spiritual fabric in his own time and way. Every man in essence is his own savior and redeemer; for if he does not save himself, he will not be saved." (page 95)
Whom do Masons worship?
Manly Palmer Hall reveals the answer in The Lost Keys of Freemasonry:
"The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple. mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth." (page 65)
What is the source of Masonic Light?
Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike, was published by the authority of the Supreme Council of the Thirty Third Degree. Masonry holds an alternate view of Jesus Christ and salvation.
Pike reveals in Morals and Dogma that they hold an alternate view of Lucifer as well. Lucifer is presented as not necessarily evil but, rather an agent of liberty and free will. Pike states that Lucifer is the source of Masonic Light:
"The devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry. For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythological and horned form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend." (page 102)
"Lucifer, the Light-Bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!" (page 321)
Lucifer is the god of the Masonic Lodge. The "light " of the Lodge comes from the Spirit of Darkness.
"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." (2Cor. 11:14)
"But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! " (Matt. 6:23)
Will "Christian" Masons have salvation? What did Jesus say?
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matt. 7:21-23)
What does the Lodge say about Judgment Day?
From the Grand Lodge of Nebraska Monitor & Ceremonies -AF&AM:
"My brother, I now present you with the lambskin or white leather apron...[your covering].... when you stand before the Great White throne...." (page 18)
(The same text is also found many other monitors, such as the Florida Monitor on page 118, in the Indiana Monitor & Freemason's Guide on page 56 and in the Kentucky Monitor on page 14.)
The Lodge teaches that its members will stand before God's final judgment at the Great White Throne judgment! But the Bible clearly teaches, in Revelations, Chapter 20, that the Great White Throne judgment is the judgment of the damned. No Christian will face that judgment but Lucifer wants each Mason to take the stand before God with the lambskin apron as his covering rather than the blood of Jesus Christ.
Are You a "Christian" Mason?
If you consider yourself a Christian and a Mason, will you continue to stand with those who disown Jesus? Will you go willingly to stand before God at the Great White Throne judgment before being cast into the fires of hell with the unbelievers or will you repent of your involvement in Masonry and make Jesus the Light in your life today?
The Bible says:
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. " (2Cor. 6:17 ; 2Cor. 7:1)
What other opinion really matters? If you have friends or loved ones who are Masons, won't you plead with them to leave Masonry and accept Jesus as their personal savior? Their salvation is assured only when Jesus is truly the real light of their life.
How can a man call himself a Christian and at the same time be a member of another religion which disowns Jesus Christ and sets up altars to other gods?
"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." (1 John 4:2 -7)
"...ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him." (1Kgs. 18:18, 21)
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