Freemasonry – Are There Any Implications For Christians?

I found this article on a Christian website called allaboutgod.com Please have a look at it and then pay special attention to the conclusion at the end. Remember, this article was not reproduced from a “mason bashing” site, as some of you accuse this blog to be, but from a site that focuses on ALL issues relating to God. I merely did a search for any freemasonry stuff on it and came upon this article. I have copied it in below.

Freemasonry – The Nature of God
Although Freemasonry requires members to acknowledge a “god” in order to be accepted into the Lodge, the god of Freemasonry and the God of the Bible are not the same. There is a great difference between the two concepts of God. The Masonic god, “The Great Architect of the Universe” (G.A.O.T.U), or the “Grand Artificer of the Universe,” is an all-inclusive “Life Principle” that lies within all living things. In Freemasonry, god is not a personal being, but an impersonal force, an energy that has no substance. In theistic terms, this belief is known as pantheism.

As the unifier of all religions, Freemasonry holds that “the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moslem, the Brahmin, 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) In other words, the biblical God is reduced to the level of all the other gods and rendered as equal with the gods of those religions. Therefore, by definition, Freemasonry is a “religion” of plurality that strips all others of there uniqueness.

Freemasonry – The Nature of Jesus
Freemasonry has adopted a pluralist approach toward Jesus Christ. Generally, Masonry teaches, “Jesus was just a man. He was one of the exemplars, one of the great men of the past, but not divine and certainly not the only means of redemption of lost mankind. He was on a level with other great men of the past like Aristotle, Plato, Pythagoras and Mohammed. His life and legend were no different from that of Krishna, the Hindu god. He is the son of Joseph, not the Son of God.” (Jim Shaw, The Deadly Deception, 1988)

In Masonry, Jesus Christ is not to be looked upon as the Savior, Redeemer or God incarnate. He is to be viewed as no different than any other great prophet, spiritual leader or guru. The Lodge does not permit the name of Jesus or Christ to be used in any of its prayers or rituals, and when the Bible is used in ceremonies, all scriptural references to Jesus are removed. “All prayers in Mason lodges should be directed to the one deity to whom all Masons refer to as the Grand Architect of the Universe.” (The Maryland Master Mason, March 1973)

Freemasonry – Are There Any Implications For Christians?
Freemasonry is responsible for many noble causes. Nobody can deny the social and charitable works done by the Brotherhood. However, as a “religious” institution, there are beliefs and practices in Masonry that are incompatible with biblical Christianity. The Mason who professes to be a Christian must decide whom he will serve: the God of the Bible or the god of Freemasonry. He cannot serve both. Ultimately, every Christian who participates in Masonry must ask himself, “What does the Lodge teach us to do with Jesus Christ?” “The Mason who is a Christian is put in a very difficult position. Although his Fraternal Order supported his Christianity in its early years, it now no longer allows for it, as there is no question about the pagan orientation of Freemasonry in our day. Therefore, the Mason must ask himself whether he can, in good faith, remain a part of an organization that devalues the God of Christianity.” (Russ Wise, Freemasonry and the Christian Church, 2002)

As a reminder to professing Christians, Jesus said: “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 (KJV)

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12 Responses to “Freemasonry – Are There Any Implications For Christians?”

  1. Rebel Says:

    “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–68)

    I got this from a more credible source:
    Those who oppose Freemasonry will claim that Masons worship a ‘false God’ whom they claim is GAOTU – the “Grand Architect of the Universe” (in some jurisdictions referred to as the “Great Architect of the Universe”).

    Nothing could be further from the truth!

    Let us be quite clear: Freemasonry does NOT have a “god” of any kind. Freemasons however do profess a belief in a Supreme Being.

    Perhaps we should repeat:

    The organization – FREEMASONRY – has no “god”, no religion, no theology, no dogma, no creed….

    http://www.masonicinfo.com

    Why post an article stating that this Organization is a religion when you already stated and agreed that it is not? Why keep stating these things when people have shown that it is incorrect…

    Here’s a list of plenty of “Anti-Masons”: http://www.masonicinfo.com/people.htm

    “…their arguments against Freemasonry are generally presented separately from their other ‘material’, it’s not always easy to see the ‘whole picture’. If it were from simple ignorance, the venom might be overlooked but when they repeat lies knowing them to be such, put profit ahead of honesty, or lie in the name of religion, we think that it’s only appropriate to also provide ‘the rest of the story’. Even when lies or falsehoods are exposed time and time again (the classic example is reuse of the Taxil hoax by anti-Masons), these individuals persist in their defamation.”

    http://masonicinfo.com/excludesjesus.htm
    http://masonicinfo.com/baphomet.htm
    http://masonicinfo.com/lucifer.htm
    http://masonicinfo.com/bloody.htm

    Please get the facts straight and use reliable sources before falsely accusing others of wrong doing.

  2. Neo Says:

    This “allabout” website, like its counterparts, is written by Christians and is merely a reflection of your own thoughts, a re-hash of things already posted online in other places- there’s nothing scholarly here at all… ONce again this is flawed logic. One finds understanding not by starting with the “truth” and looking for evidence to back them up- one finds the truth from the evidence gathered.

  3. anothermouse Says:

    Rebel,
    Funny you should quote Martin Luther to to me – can you not see the apt application of that quote to yourself?
    And no – although I am willing to concede to the fact that freemasonry might not be a religion, there are indeed others who continue to contend hat it IS. I am not a defender of either position so I will post both views. I do not belief the fact that freemasonry is a religion or not is crucial to this debate.

  4. Rebel Says:

    Yes it is funny how one tends to ignore facts and contradict themselves over and over in order to continue the absurd notion that a Christian must be bigoted in order to be a Christian… In other words, the quote resembles you. MLK Jr. never believed in bigotry or hate but rather peace and acceptance, the very things you have shown that you are against…

    “I am willing to concede to the fact that freemasonry might not be a religion,”
    You stated and agreed that it is not a religion, but post articles that says it is… Either you know it to be true or do not is very crucial. In other words, you can’t debate against something that you know nothing about.

    You’re ignorant on the topic. If you don’t like it, then do something about it – like learning…

  5. corrie Says:

    rebel says that freemasons does not have a god then why is a lodge called a temple ? the bible says tht a temple is a place of worshipping to a god ? my my my ?

  6. Rebel Says:

    A Lodge is usually called and refereed to as a “Lodge.”
    Now considering the definition – do try not to leave out facts just to be biased – we fine that a Temple is:
    1. a building used by any of various fraternal orders.
    2. a building used by the Templars in the U.S.
    3. (initial capital letter) either of two groups of buildings (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) on the site of the Templars’ former establishment in London, occupied by two of the Inns of Court.
    4. (initial capital letter) either of two establishments of the medieval Templars, one in London and the other in Paris.
    5. a building, usually large or pretentious, devoted to some public use: a temple of music.
    6. (in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) a building devoted to administering sacred ordinances, principally that of eternal marriage.
    7. (in France) a Protestant church.
    8. a synagogue, usually a Reform or Conservative one.
    9. an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church, esp. a large or imposing one.
    10. an edifice or place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or deities.
    11. Anatomy. the flattened region on either side of the forehead in human beings.
    12. Zoology. a corresponding region in certain animals.
    13. Ophthalmology. either of the sidepieces of a pair of eyeglasses extending back above and often around the ears.
    14. a device in a loom for keeping the cloth stretched to the proper width during the weaving.
    15. A city of central Texas south of Fort Worth. It is a processing and manufacturing center. Population: 55,400.

    My, my, my, Corrie… It appears that you looked over a many of definitions. And, by the way, a Freemason does believe in God, no one denied that. Freemasonry consist of many religious men devoted to God. How many on here have already stated that? Do try to keep up with the facts.

    As for your question…”a building used by any of various fraternal orders.”

  7. Aaron Says:

    allaboutgod is hardly an unbiased website. A Masonic Temple is called a temple in rememberence of King Solomon’s Temple around which many of the lessons of Masonry are taught. As far as that semantic argument goes: fail.

  8. corrie Says:

    thats the point, king solomon build the temple to pray and worship GOD the father of JESUS CHRIST as the bible teaches us, they prayed in that temple because a temple means a place of prayers and worshipping to a god, so what does the masons do if you are not allowed to talk religion in a temple, to what god are they praying in this temple (place of worshipping and prayers) ? wake up please

  9. Mark Says:

    Why do Mason’s not discuss religion in the Lodge. Simple answer Masonry is a belief in the brotherhood of man. How many arguements are held and how many lives have been forfit due to religious orders believing that theirs is the only true belief system?
    There are two topics of discussion that will most assuredly lead to an argument one is politics and you guessed it the other is religion.
    So you should climb off your high horse and learn a little about the different religions. You may be surprised to find that they all have glaring similarities. Just look at the christian religions Protestant, Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal, Nazarene, Pentecostal and on and on. Riddle me this which one of these is correct answer that without starting an argument then we can discuss Freemasonry.

  10. anothermouse Says:

    Hallo Mark,

    Thank you for your comment. Of course, you have a valid point. We all want to avoid conflict and yes, there are so many religions; which one is the right one? Very valid argument! I’m just a bit busy right now, but I will endeavour to post a reply to this comment in the next day or so.

    Kind Regards and God Bless,
    A.

  11. stung! Says:

    Is Revelations 13, 10 referring to Satan’s Secret society and spiritual captivity to Witchcraft?
    Has the N.W.O. / Nazis Within the Order with its many branches, such as the “Free” Masons / Shriner’s / Mafia / New Age Movement just to name a few, distributed occult parafinallia into society to cause spiritual bondage / captivity to witchcraft? Is this how the N.W.O. places people into spiritually captivity Rev 13, 10? Are Games such as Ouija boards, tarot cards, even the “8” ball with its pyramid in the middle, forms of (divination)? Could role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons be another method used to take people into captivity? Is magic art a method to lead victims into spiritual bondage, (which is the precursor to Transcendental Meditation, the secret ceremony used for distributing the “Spiritual Mark of the Beast”)? Has Harry Potter witchcraft books been distributed into society to lure people away from God and take them spiritually captive to witchcraft? Deuteronomy 18, 9 strictly forbids these practices.
    Is it by spiritual captivity caused from these “games” / practices that people / victims are forced with witchcraft to go through the “secret ceremony” performed with transcendental meditation? In said transcendental meditation state, the victims are forced to except the worship of one of “Satan’s Secret Society’s” many “Gods”. They say that in accepting the worship of one you accept “all” there “Gods”. These are no Gods at all but demonic entities, one including the Devil! Is this the powerful delusion spoken of in the Bible, and the method for enslaving society through means of witchcraft / demonic powers 2 Thessalonians 2, 11? Here are a few verses giving insight. “Those who go into captivity into captivity they will go” Rev 13, 10. “Who enslaved nations by her witchcraft” Nahum 3, 4. “By your magic spell all nations were led astray” Rev 18, 23.
    There is a way out!!! “Those who overcame, overcame by the blood of the lamb and the “WORD” of their testimony, they didn’t love there own life’s so much as to shrink from death”. “This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints” Rev 12, 11. Witchcraft / the powers of the Devil are real Job 2, 7. Are you aware that “the martyrs for Christ who don’t receive, what I believe to be, the “spiritual mark of the Beast” will come to life and reign with Christ for 1000 years during the millennium” Rev.20, 4? Would you trade a short life on earth for a 1000 year reign with Jesus Christ, and then so much more? Amen Brothers and sisters!!! You no who you are!
    Also, are you aware that this society has been in the process of being set up for a long time under the totalitarian / evil rule of the Devil! Look up George Washington / Free Masons and the location of the Whitehouse and associated government buildings. This is just one of many examples. NWO / “Free” Mason symbolism has been distributed across the land. Satan and his followers are quite boastful. The Devil has been preparing for the coming tribulation for quite some time, when God will give him authority along with the Beast for 42 months of living HELL! And we thought Hitler was bad!

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