Wonderful site….(sight)

Thank you for your comment Andrew and welcome on board. I am sorry you felt hurt about what you read. Believe me, it is not the intention. I used to be a mason myself and I enjoyed it immensely. The camaraderie and lofty ideals made me feel I was contributing to the greater good of society and I must admit to having felt a certain amount of pride to be associated with such a grand organization.

Then I got saved and all of hat changed instantaneously. I know it is hard to believe but trust me, the change that one goes through is remarkable. It became apparent that, because of my commitment to Jesus Christ and a realization that Masonry is not consistent with a sincere expression of the Christian faith, I was faced with a dilemma . I found that participation in Freemasonry interferes with a close relationship with Jesus Christ. After long and careful consideration I decided to resign from the order.

I started this blog shortly before all this happened, hence the misnomer, I am a mason 2. Now is dedicated to informing the unsuspecting candidate or current mason about the serious spiritual consequences that being a member of the order of freemasonry contains. In no way is it my intention to be derogatory to any one individual or even to the order for that matter.

The plain truth is what I am interested in and that is all I hope to divulge. As far as that is concerned anybody that wish to challenge the correctness of any fact published here is welcome to do so. If the truth is hurtful consider it objectively. The Bible says, ‘the truth will set you free.’ Praise the Lord, it certainly did that for me for without it I would have been lost.

I discoverded a wonderful website! It has answers to thousands of questions of a religious or spiriual nature. Try it out. It is fantastic!

See what it says about freemasonry and the question relating to a Christian being one.

I have copied it below;

What is Free Masonry and what do Free Masons believe?

Please note – by this article, we are not claiming that all who are involved in Free Masonry are cultists, or that all Free Masons believe all the items mentioned below. What we are saying is this – Free Masonry at its core is not a Christian organization. There are many Christians who have left Free Masonry after discovering what it is truly all about. Please visit Ex-Masons for Jesus for more information. There are also good and godly men, true believers in Christ who are Free Masons. It is our contention that this is because they do not truly understand Freemasonry. Each person should pray for wisdom and discernment from the Lord as to whether to be involved with Free Masonry. This article was reviewed and approved for accuracy by a former Worshipful Master of a Blue Lodge.

Question: “What is Free Masonry and what do Free Masons believe?”

Answer: Free Masonry, Eastern Star, and other similar “secret” organizations appear to be harmless fellowship gatherings. Many of them appear to promote belief in God. However, upon closer examination, we find that the only belief requirement is not that one must believe in the True and Living God, but rather, that one must believe in the existence of a “Supreme Being”, which includes the “gods” of Islam, Hinduism, or any other world religion. The anti-Biblical and anti-Christian beliefs and practices of this organization are partially hidden beneath an outward appearance of a supposed compatibility with the Christian faith. The following is a comparison of what the Bible says with the “official” position of Free Masonry:

Salvation from Sin:

The Bible’s View: Jesus became the sinner’s sacrifice before God when He shed His blood and died as the propitiation (payment) for the sins of the whole world (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:8, John 3:16).

Mason’s View: The very process of joining the Lodge requires Christians to ignore the exclusivity of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. According to Freemasonry, a person will be saved and go to heaven as a result of his good works and personal self-improvement.

The View of the Bible:

The Bible’s View: The supernatural and plenary inspiration of the Scriptures—that they are inerrant and that their teachings and authority are absolute, supreme, and final. The Bible is the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13).

Mason’s View: The Bible is only one of several “Volume(s) of Sacred Law”, all of which are deemed to be equally important in Freemasonry. The Bible is an important book, only as far as those members who claim to be Christians are concerned. It is not considered to be the exclusive Word of God, nor is it considered to be God’s sole revelation of himself to humankind; but only one of many religious sourcebooks. It is a good guide for morality. The Bible is used primarily as a symbol of God’s will, which can also be captured in other sacred texts, like the Koran or Rig Vedas.

The Doctrine of God:

The Bible’s View: There is one God. The various names of God refer to the God of Israel and reveal certain attributes of God. To worship other Gods or to call upon other deities is idolatry (Exodus 20:3). Paul spoke of idolatry as a heinous sin (1 Corinthians 10:14) and John said that idolaters will perish in hell (Revelation 21:8).

Mason’s View: All members must believe in a deity. Different religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc.) acknowledge the same God, only call Him different names. Freemasonry invites people of all faiths, even if they use different names for the ‘Nameless One of a hundred names,’ they are yet praying to the one God and Father of all.

The Doctrine of Jesus and the Trinity:

The Bible’s View: Jesus was God in human form (Matthew 1:18-24, John 1:1). Jesus is the second person of the trinity (Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:9-11). While on earth, He was fully human (Mark 4:38, Matthew 4:2) and fully divine (John 20:28, John 1:1-2, Acts 4:10-12). Christians should pray in Jesus’ name and proclaim Him before others, regardless of offense to non-Christians (John 14:13-14, 1 John 2:23, Acts 4:18-20).

Mason’s View: There is no exclusivity in Jesus Christ or the Triune God who is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; therefore there is no doctrine of the deity of Jesus Christ. It is deemed to be un-Masonic to invoke the name of Jesus when praying, or mention His name in the Lodge. Suggesting that Jesus is the only way to God contradicts the principle of toleration. The name of Jesus has been omitted from biblical verses that are used in Masonic rituals. Jesus is on the same level as other religious leaders.

Human Nature and Sin:

The Bible’s View: All humans are born with a sinful nature, are totally depraved, and need a Savior from sin (Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, Psalm 51:5, Ephesians 2:1). The Bible denies that humanity, since the Fall, has within itself the capacity for moral perfection (1 John 1:8-10, Romans 1:18-25).

Mason’s View: Through symbols and emblems, Masons teach that man is not sinful, just “rude and imperfect by nature”. Human beings are able to improve their character and behavior in various ways, including acts of charity, moral living, and voluntary performance of civic duty. Humanity possesses the capability of moving from imperfection toward total perfection. Moral and spiritual perfection lies within men and women.

When a Christian takes the oath of Freemasonry, he is swearing to the following doctrines that God has pronounced false and sinful:

1. That salvation can be gained by man’s good works.

2. That Jesus is just one of many equally revered prophets.

3. That they will remain silent in the Lodge and not talk of Christ.

4. That they are approaching the Lodge in spiritual darkness and ignorance, when the Bible says Christians are already in the light, children of the light, and are indwelt by the Light of the World—Jesus Christ.

5. By demanding that Christians take the Masonic oath, Masonry leads Christians into blasphemy and taking the name of the Lord in vain.

6. Masonry teaches that its G.A.O.T.U. [Great Architect of the Universe], whom Masonry believes is the true God of the universe, is representative of all gods in all religions.

7. Masonry makes Christians abide in a universalist approach in its prayers, demanding a “generic” name be used so as not to offend non-believers who are Masonic “brothers”.

8. By swearing the Masonic oath and participating in the doctrines of the Lodge, Christians are perpetuating a false gospel to other Lodge members, who look only to Masonry’s plan of salvation to get to heaven. By their very membership in such a syncretistic type organization, they have severely compromised their witnessing as Christians.

9. By taking the Masonic obligation, he is agreeing to allow the pollution of his mind, spirit, and body by those who serve false gods and believe false doctrines.

As you can see, Masonry denies and contradicts the clear teaching of Scripture and numerous issues. Masonry also requires people to engage in activities which the Bible condemns. As a result, a Christian should not be a member of any secret society or organization that has any connection with Free Masonry.

Again, for more information, we strongly recommend Ex-Masons for Jesus.


3 Responses to “Wonderful site….(sight)”

  1. corrie Says:

    Dis net soos jy se Corrie,in 2 Korintiers word uitdruklik gese Christene mag nie aan dieselfde juk as ongelowiges trek nie. Die masons praat ook van hul tempel, die woord tempel beteken ‘n plek waar ‘n ! ! ! God aanbid word ? ons was dan gewaarsku om nie geloof of politiek in die tempel te praat, nou hoe nou ? wat se god word dan daar aanbid as ek nie my CHRISTEN geloof daar mag uitspreek nie ?

  2. anothermouse Says:

    Ek stem saam met jou Corrie. Die hele kwessie van unieverasliteit is ‘n teer punt by ware gelowiges en kom neer op ‘n afwatering van God en sy Woord. Wie dit nie kan insien nie en hulle nog steeds self ware gelowiges noem is seker die een ding wat my die meeste verstom.

  3. corrie Says:

    anothermouse, die ding is ons was daar, blind want dit was lekker en mens kyk oor al die verkeerde,maar ja, ‘n bekeerde ware christen weet dadelik en sien dan dieper as net die oppervlakkige,wens net die ander wat se hulle is christene sien dit betyds raak voor dit te laat isdaar is net een lewende GOD en dit is nie die TGAOTU nie,daai naam is geskep omdat soveel ander gelowe by vrymesselary aansluit dat hulle ‘n globale naam moes kies, maw as jy TGAOTU aanvaar as jou GOD aanbid jy ook vishna, buddisme, hindo geloof en vele meer,

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