Is Freemasonry a Religion?

LOUDelf says;

As freemasonry does not itself preach religion, but instead allows others to operate within it’s body, how is it a false religion?
As a matter of fact, one of the things specifically forbidden from conversation in the body of a lodge is religion. They do this to prevent friction between members of different faiths and beliefs. Again, not false religion… not religion at all.

Anothermouse replies thus;

Freemasonry profess to be religious in nature but stresses hard that it is not a religion per se. Well, if one make a close study of the evidence, i.e. the Masonic rituals, one has to conclude that the above statement is not beyond reprove. Had the organization simply been a secular kind of social-come-charity club with no reference to God, the creation and the Bible, etc., it would have been true to state the above. However, the reality is quite different and speaks for itself. What is remarkable, to me at least, is the vehement denial by most masons that their order is NOT a religion. Why this strong denial, when anyone will discover quickly and by the simplest comparison to the definition of what a religion actually is, that it is INDEED a religion. Any reference to God, or the Most High, or the Creator, or The Great Architect of the Universe, as the masons refer to their Supreme being, certainly alludes to a religion of some kind. Now couple this reference to ANY statement beyond that mere reference, i.e. a statement referring to Him as the Creator, for example, or what one hopes for in the afterlife, and what one should do to realize the same; all those kind of statements abode solidly in RELIGION, as indeed it does here.

So, by simple reasoning one has to admit (if you possess a trifle of integrity) that Freemasonry IS INDEED a religion, whether you like it or not.

Now, whether it is a FALSE religion or not is another debate altogether, but lets not go there right now.

Yes, and masons are strictly forbidden to talk about religion; correct. Had that not been the case, I am certain that many unsuspecting individuals would see the grave spiritual danger they are in and

LEAVE !!!! (get the HECK out of there !!!)

Alas, that is not the case, hence the confusion. They are blindfolded in more ways than one. Physically at first, with their initiation into the order, then spiritually by all the misinformation they are fed. No sane and discerning individual can argue this. I know it comes as a shock to many, hence the fierce denial, but one can not fight against the obvious and remain of sound moral and intellectual constitution. To obstinately go against clear reason is ludicrous! Yet, so many do – remarkable.

I remind you and other readers yet again that this blog is intended to OPEN your eyes, to remove the BLINDFOLD and to allow you to see the truth for yourself.

There is just one Saviour, JESUS CHRIST.

Freemasonry denies Christ on the one hand and on the other they cloud the issue with misinformation, blatant lies and horrendous blasphemy against the one true God.

I pray that every reader of this blog may find the truth in Jesus Christ, for only He can save.

He is the Way the Truth and the Light.

Jesus said; …I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)

Love and God Bless,
Anothermouse.


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21 Responses to “Is Freemasonry a Religion?”

  1. Aaron Says:

    It is nice to your see lies and slander all over the internet. I guess Christ taught you to spread lies, hatred, and distortions about your fellow man. If you are a typical Christian then people would be well advised to stay far away from that religion. Its history is written in blood and hatred and the acceptance of Christ seems to lead to an ignorant shallowness of thought.

    It has espoused extreme practices which produce religious neurotics such as your self. The main doctrines of the Christianity you endorse are the products of irrationality.

    Unless you repent, study your Bible, and accept Christ in your heart you will rot painfully in Hell. Which at this point in your slanderous existence you deserve.

  2. anothermouse Says:

    Hi Aaron,

    Nice to hear from you again – all over the internet? I am glad!
    Lies and slander? Not so fast – but why do you say so?
    What you read on this blog obviously disturbs you. Have you taken the trouble to ponder why? Dare I venture to say it might be your own conscience! You KNOW deep down that what I publish here IS NOT LIES but the TRUTH.
    And one day we will all have to answer to the one true God.
    The real thing of importance is –
    Are you a Christian Aaron?
    Do you have Jesus in your life?
    It is not too late – if Jesus can save me from the DARKNESS of Freemasonry into the LIGHT of Christ, He can do the same for you.
    It is the will of our heavenly Father that all come to repentance – that none be lost.

    You remain in my prayers,
    God Bless,
    A.

  3. Aaron Says:

    It disturbs me that not only do you not know Jesus, and that upon your death you will find nothing but empty blackness and cold isolation. God does not look with favor upon the ignorant such as yourself, who promulgate lie after lie, slander after slander, and attack upon peaceful people after attack upon peaceful people.

    Your posts prove your lack of intellect, curiosity, knowledge of your religion, discernment, and cast doubt upon your humanity. They also perpetuate the image of Christians as narrow minded, deceived, ignorant bigots, with intellectually stunted minds and hateful hearts.

    No one who reads your blog should consider becoming a Christian, nor associating with them. Those like you are destructive to society, other human beings, and so to is your “Christ” and the perverted doctrines you claim he taught.

    You are in darkness and deceived.

    May God have mercy upon what little soul you have.

    Unfortunately, you and your comrades like Osama Bin Laden, Kim Jung- Il, Iranian Mullah Rafsanjani, Hitler (who murdered hundreds of thousand of Masons using the same lies you perpetuate), Stalin (who purged Masons again perpetuating the same lies), and countless other like minded butchers and bigots as these your brothers, deserve no mercy.

    One day you will have to answer for your attacks on good, kind compassionate human beings, most of whom already confess their faith in Christ, attend his Churches, Minister to his Congregations, serve their communities, aid the elderly as well as young children, and who strive to be honorable in their lives.

    No one is perfect including “Christians” as is manifest by your blog and the blogs of your fellow liars and hatemongers. Likewise no Mason is perfect, but is taught to seek constant improvement in himself and his life through faith in his God.

    Too bad you can not claim the same.

  4. anothermouse Says:

    Dear Aaron,

    Who is slandering who here. I have confidence in the intelligence of the readers of this blog to distinguish that fact for themselves. The same goes for your other accusations. I am convinced that your venomous rhetoric will impress none of those that are seriously looking for real answers.

    Do you call anybody with a different conviction than yourself a hatemonger?

    Read yourself and see who is hateful, who is judgmental… Oh yes, and then there is the argument for the intellect. Hmmm, enough said. You answer that one for us by yourself, and for all of us that read this.

    So do I hate you now? No, of course not. It would be nice if you could make a bit better sense though.

    For your convenience, I restate the intention of this blog;
    1. It addresses masons.
    2. It addresses Christians. (are you either?)
    3. It states emphatically that a Christian can not be a Freemason.
    4. It provides verifiable evidence to prove this statement.
    5. This verifiable evidence comes from accepted Masonic literature to prove the Masonic position or viewpoint.
    6. The Bible (King James Version) provides the Scriptural position or viewpoint.
    7. This blog attempts to factually (using the above evidence) prove the statement – A CHRISTIAN CAN NOT BE A FREEMASON.
    8. To accomplish this requires a reasonable amount of an ability to reason logically with a fair amount of integrity and honesty.
    9. A good look at the evidence makes it abundantly clear –
    THE STATEMENT IS TRUE.
    10. What one does with that information is obvious – it requires a personal choice – one nobody can make for you but you yourself.

    If you see slander and hatemongering in the above you have an imagination worth marveling at. Don’t shun it. It may be one of your better assets.

    And yes, you are right. None of us are perfect – but God is. And He so loved you and me that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for us on a cross of wood, yet he made the hill on which it stood.

    One question. Who is your God?

    God Bless,

    A.

  5. A Master Mason 32 degree Says:

    You are very misinformed about Albert Pike he was a radical heretic. whom we disavowed do to his spreading the misguided esoteric dogma that is in that book you people and many others like you love to quote from…he was not a member of any Masonic Blue lodge he was a member of a radical sect of the Scottish Rite. Which was not part of any main stream group of masons. nor the appentant body of the sScottish Rite.
    But you like so many people neglect to inform your readers of this. If you, your self were even aware of it which I doubt. he all so wrote papers concerning the mystism within the catholic and many other religions, even the Pentecostal churches and how their beliefs did not coincide with the bible.
    Do you hate them as well? How about the “Lutherans” martin Luther? His teaching opened the door for all the Protestant churches we have today He said that the POPE was the AntiChrist do you believe this as well? At best you could say that we are open to all men of all faiths and our only goal is to make GOOD Men better. We promote family values and teach our members civic pride and tolerance. Our good works are done in private “lest the right hand know what the left is doing” to put it in Biblical terms. We are taught to respect all view points we are not allowed to speak of religions in the lodge nor of politics not because we are against them but it disrupts our unity and purpose. The brother next to you may be Baptist and you a Methodist or even a Pentecostal. and a religous duscusion could cause a conflict. just in passing many of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans come directly from the masonic beliefs I would dare say the most important document in the history of our country was sined drafted and approved of by 51 men 50 of whom were masons it is a shame that you disreguard our brotherhood because the right for you to speak out against us was given to you by the very people you detest…
    I would point out that the Masonic brotherhood is NOT a religion. But a group of people united to improving the lives and values of the members
    We are passive and tolerant when we are slandered because we choose to allow people like your selves to Wallow in your ignorance. We know the truth about what we do and we couldn’t be less concerned about the fanatics that are afraid of us. I would ask you a simple question though?
    Who created the universe? And wouldn’t you say that God “Father Son and Holy ghost” designed the universe. Perhaps you might even say he was the grand architect of the universe. And if we are so anti Christian perhaps you can tell me why there are thousands of good Christian men joining the brotherhood each year. masonry Does not detract from their churches it betters them by helping our members become better men better fathers better husbands and leaders in their communities. We don’t have sexual scandals within our lodges nor do we hound our members for money yet we manage to run several high profile hospitals the Shriner’s Hospitals where NO one treated in them has ever paid 1 cent for their treatment. Not since 1927 when the first hospital was founded! At last count there were over a 120,000 children treated that never had to pay a dime. How many churchs or religious organizations can say that? our other good works are done quietly perhaps a family in your community has their house burn and a truck load of clothing toys and appliances shows up without any Idea of where it came from. That’s just one example of what we are all about community family and a common goal of improving the lives of the people around us. Within our churches and our communities and our own families. We just follow a simple little phrase and I might add where in the bible does that verse come from? I am sure this won’t sway your agenda in the least but if you are open minded as al Christians should be then perhaps you could just think about what I have said. Normally we ignore this kind of attack but since you saw fit to put our Logo on your site which by the way is a very good one. Have you looked at it? That big G stands for GOD the one God the one we all worship the God of the old and the New Testament. And my being a 32 degree master Mason delineates the argument that I am just not high enough to know the truth because there is no truth about masonry that I do not know. There is no conflict between Christian belief and Masonry. Just as you would welcome a Jew in to your church or even a Catholic… We welcome all men into our brotherhood. On one condition that they believe in the one true GOD whether it be the God of the Old Testament or the New. We are open to all faiths as long as they meet that one condition and be of good character and we do screen our prospective inductee’s very very closely
    Our members include police, Judges, doctors, “pastors” and a vast number of other professions all must pass extreme scrutiny as to moral character and ability to commit to our brotherhood.
    And GOD bless you too as well.

  6. anothermouse Says:

    Dear Friend,

    Thank you for your comment.

    I was a mason for 15 years, so I think I know what I talk about. I wish to draw your attention to one fact – my efforts here has YOUR eternal best interests at heart! I know, It is an unfortunate human trait that we all share to consider any negative external comment about one’s conduct or choices to be necessarily a condemnation and the source for raging emotions. I can understand that – I’ve ben there myself.

    This blog asks a simple question : CAN A CHRISTIAN BE A FREEMASON?

    It does not address the rights or wrongs of any other issue and I’m sure we can each make an inexhaustible list of wrong things to talk about. It simply asks that one question.

    To do this question justice one has to know exactly what a Christian is and what a Freemason is (by accurate elaborate definition). Then, have a good look at those definitions, and at the question, and if you are completely honest, answer yes or no.

    I say NO and have provided many sound arguments from Scripture to prove my point.

    If you say YES, just prove your point. Mentioning all the sterling work the masons do for charity and the fact that so many ex-presidents have been Masons does not prove that a Christian can be a Freemason.

    Look at it this way. Can a murderer be a Christian and go to heaven?

    Absolutely!

    Provided he repents, confesses his sins to the Lord, asks for forgiveness, accepts the Lord Jesus as his Saviour and allow Him into his heart, (in other words, become a borne-again Christian), no problem, the Lord will accept him into His Kingdom. But, if he continues in his old murdering ways, it means he never really repented and became a Christian. You see, one can not be a murderer whilst you are a Christian! No. Then you are just a murderer, plain and simple. Get the logic.

    Same logic applies to the first question!

    So, if you can provide Biblical support for your answer, great!. I’d like to hear it. If you can’t, consider where you are and what the eternal consequences may be to yourself if you stay there!

    God Bless,

    A.

  7. Joel Says:

    Dear anothermouse,
    First of all I would like to thank you for all of your hard work and compliment you site. I am a college student and a couple of months ago I visited my local lodge because I was very curious about free masons and wanted to join. I have always had an interest in them and I know quite a few members. I had many questions because I could never join a group of people that conflicted with my being a Christian. So I talked to the WM for a while and then went home still not sure what to do. He told me they believe in everything that I believe in as a Christian. I was still conflicted on the subject when I went home. Then I came across your site. So I have decided not to join and thank you for shining light this subject area now I can see clearly.
    Thank you and God bless
    J

  8. anothermouse Says:

    Praise the Lord !!!
    Praise the Lord !!!
    Praise the Lord !!!

    Thank you so much for your comment, Joel. Hearing such wonderful news makes all my efforts worthwhile. My cup runneth over with joy! God bless you my friend!

    Always keep your eyes on Jesus! HE IS OUR BLESSED HOPE!

    Praise the Lord for He is great!

    Blessings,

    A.

  9. Johnathan Says:

    Let me say a few things that I have found with freemasonary . First off it is a beautiful thing. It’s not a religion. If you try to replace your belief system with free masonary not only are you not going be saved, you were not worthy to be a mason. Free masonary is set up to teach you truths. If you let somebody change how you worship because they tell you something shame on you. Free masonary makes you think about how you live and how different people before you lived. For example and this has nothing to do with masonary, Musilms pray constantly though out the day. As christians how many times do we pray and if it’s not as much why not? I remember a passage where Christ became angry at people selling things in Church(His Fathers house). Now a days a books store and a bake sell is common place in Church. Organizations based on the betterment of society are not going keep you out of heaven. Only a person is responsible for his own salvation though Jesus Christ. Freemasonary is to better yourself as a man. You go to Church and pray to the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation. The two don’t contradict

  10. anothermouse Says:

    Hallo Johnathan ,
    Thank you for your comment and welcome to the discussion in answer to the question; “Can a Christian be a Freemason?”

    You say; “First off it is a beautiful thing.”
    You are right, of course. There are many who have seen the beauty in Freemasonry and some have even written poetry about it. It is true that seen from a man’s point of view, there are indeed many things in Masonry that can strike one as beautiful. The symbolism in the ritual has indeed a certain poignant beauty to it, but remember, even Satan has the capability to appear as an angle of light. That is the meaning of his name. Lucifer means light bearer. So, do not be deceived by beauty alone. Freemasonry is one of his most deadly, subtle deceptions, for that very same reason.
    What we need to do is to attempt to gauge how God would look at Masonry. What does God think about it? This is admittedly not an easy task but we have the Bible God gave us and therein is expressed God’s will and what He expects from us. THAT is important – not what we think, or what other people think!

    You said ; “It’s not a religion.”
    You may have that opinion – many others – even Masons, will disagree with you. In this debate, whether it is or isn’t is not the prime concern. For me, the prime argument, the REASON a Christian can not be a Freemason is not because some say (can even prove) that it is a religion.

    You said; “If you try to replace your belief system with free masonary not only are you not going be saved, you were not worthy to be a mason.”
    I believe there are some that make Masonry their religion. I think we are in agreement that one shouldn’t. You talk about being worthy. Don’t you think we should look at God’s requirements in that regard first, before we consider what man might deem worthy or not. Freemasonry is from man NOT from God! Important to keep that in mind, no? I would much rather be considered worthy by God, before I concern myself with the opinion of men, don’t you agree?

    You said; “Free masonary is set up to teach you truths.”
    Honestly, would you go deliberately to a place where you know you will be fed lies and deceit? Of course not! So Masonry teaches the truth, right? Let’s consider this. Jesus said He is the Way the Truth and the Life. (John14:6) Freemasonry, in many constitutions, teach a path to Salvation by good works, and without Christ! How truthful is that? God said in His Word; “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the end of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22). Freemasonry accepts all gods as equal to the God of the Bible! Still with me? So where is the truth in all this, and where the lie?

    and; “If you let somebody change how you worship because they tell you something shame on you.”
    It is not about change – its about choice – who do you follow? You certainly can not follow both! Jesus is very clear on this in the Bible. He said you are either for Him or against. So what are you? Where do you stand?

    and; “Free masonary makes you think about how you live…”
    Shouldn’t we allow God to do that. He gave us the Bible to do just that, to tell us how to live, and the Holy Spirit to teach us in all things. Do you know what Bible stands for? Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth ! 🙂

    “and how different people before you lived.”
    Is that important and to whom?

    You said; “For example and this has nothing to do with masonary, Musilms pray constantly though out the day.”
    Muslims worship a false god and you want to praise that!? And in the same breath call yourself a Christian? Beware the warning in Matt. 7:22-23.

    “As christians how many times do we pray” (me constantly, you?) “and if it’s not as much why not?” (it is all about relationship, one’s personal relationship with the Lord)

    “I remember a passage where Christ became angry at people selling things in Church(His Fathers house). Now a days a books store and a bake sell is common place in Church.” (and your point is…)

    “Organizations based on the betterment of society are not going keep you out of heaven. (nobody is flogging the charity Masonry does – yet the good they do in public does not cancel the evil they do in secret)”

    “Only a person is responsible for his own salvation though Jesus Christ.”
    That is true, I agree. The Lord says in Rev. 3:20 He is standing outside the door and knocks. Whomever hears his voice and opens the door (door of their heart) for Him, he will enter and have a meal with (get to be acquainted with intimately on a personal level).

    “Freemasonary is to better yourself as a man.”

    What about just sticking to God’s word and learn what He teaches? Why look for something else? Especially if it is patently NOT from Him? Proverbs 14:12 teaches us; “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

    “You go to Church and pray to the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation.
    The two don’t contradict.”

    Really? With all respect, if this is what you sincerely believe you must have a very poor and superficial knowledge, both of Christianity and of Freemasonry!
    They don’t contradict, you say. Well, let us consider the following;

    Masonry calls itself the light of the world; (65 instances in the three rituals)
    Jesus said HE is the Light of the world (John 8:12)

    Masonry forbids you to spread the Gospel to fellow Brethren, (constitution)
    Jesus said to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth (Mark 16:15)

    Masonry accepts all gods as equal to the God of the Bible (constitution)
    God said He is the only God, the IS NO OTHER! (Isaiah 45:5,6,18,21,22)

    Masonry says to be tolerant to other religions (constitution)
    God said to abhor that which is wrong. Be not unequally yoked (2 Cor. 6:14)

    Masons are sworn to secrecy by blood curdling oaths (all Masonic ritual)
    The Bible teaches not to swear at all (Matt. 6)

    In lodge the initiate is clothed with a lambskin to resemble innocence (Entered Apprentice Ritual)
    In the garden of Eden God clothed Adam and Eve with a lamb skin to cover their delectable state of guilt after they deliberately sinned against Him (Gen 3:21)

    Masonry teaches to put your trust in the Brotherhood (Entered Apprentice Ritual)
    The Bible teaches to rely fully on God (Psalm 23, 91) et al.

    One of the greatest mysteries to me is that in virtually all constitutions the Mason is exhorted to make a keen study of the Bible, as it is acknowledged as the accepted standard for upright actions, however, almost nobody seems to do it, for if they do they will discover how utterly Masonry is desecrating that very same Bible, by doing exactly the opposite to what it teaches!

    Need I go on – and you say “there is no contradiction here!”

    Then there is the lodge building or Temple as it is called in some constitutions, set up to resemble symbolically the temple of King Solomon. Here is the shocker! Do you know that the Masonic temple or lodge is set up exactly 180 degrees opposite to King that of King Solomon?
    Do the home work and study a ground plan of king Solomon’s temple and you will note:

    A rectangular building with entrance facing EAST .
    Two pillars at the entrance on the EAST.
    The holy of holies is thus situated to the WEST.

    Now recall the Masonic temple or lodge;
    The entrance is in the WEST.
    After entering, the Worshipful Master and delegates of senior rank is seated in the EAST facing WEST.

    Do you see it – exactly opposite! Why would you say that is? Is there perhaps a hidden message here? Makes you think, doesn’t it?

    Remove your blind fold, my Brother, open your eyes!

    Do you really think you know what you are talking about?

    Do as our Lord commanded, “Do not be deceived!”

    God Bless You,

    A.

  11. Johnathan Says:

    Well i think we can agree to disagree. Talking with you was good. It actually made me want to study my masonary more. Unfortunely you seemed to have really missed the point of some of what I was trying to say. In reality if i rephrased some things you would still have a come back and it really wouldn’t get us anywhere. I’m confortable in the descison i made and not worried about my salvation due to masonary. I’m sure you are confortable with your descision. Truth is our salvation is all of our own personal issue.It’s more segregation and arguements in christianity than I have fingers and toes. I know your not supposed to argue masonary and I won’t. One thing I have noticed is when I read a discussion like this on Masonary both sides usually leave things out. I shouldn’t argue with you about how you precieve christianity. Neither of us is going being the judge on judgement day. My sdvice to anyone who still reads this is get your bible read it make the choice yourself. Get Masonic books read them decide for yourself. Your the one going be judged. Don’t depend on other peoples opinion. The bible is for everyone to read and precieve. Jesus died for everyone. Read his word and decide for yourself. I am a Christian and a mason. I have read scripture well and for years. No man can tell me different

  12. Johnathan Says:

    Oh one last thing i noticed. You are allowed to talk about Jesus with other masons. Me and my brothers do all the time.

  13. Gregg Says:

    Masonic temples are designed after Solomon’s temple. They have pillars named “Boaz” and “Jachin” in them (as was in Solomon’s temple) and most of them face the east (as did Solomon’s).
    The prophet Ezekiel was shown this by God which was an abomination. (Ezekiel 8:16) And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
    According to scripture Solomon made a great throne of ivory (great white throne) and this was his throne of judgment. This was not however God’s great white throne of judgment as mentioned in revelation. Solomon also covered most of this throne with the purest gold.
    (1 Kings 10:14) Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was Six Hundred Threescore and Six talents of gold.
    (Revelation 13:18) Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six Hundred Threescore and Six.
    You see Solomon (the king of masons) is none other than the beast. He set up a throne to judge from in his own house but Jesus said, “judge not”.
    Solomon is the beast that was and is not and yet is.
    (Revelation 17:8) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
    Solomon and his daddy numbered Israel for Satan.
    (1 Chronicles 21:1) And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
    (2 Chronicles 2:17a) And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them.
    And he doeth great wonders.
    (Revelation 13:12, 13) And he excerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
    (2 Chronicles 7:1a) Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offerings and the sacrifices.
    And Solomon set up an altar for the purpose of child sacrifice.
    (1 Kings 11:7) Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
    But Solomon was building his own house.
    (1 Kings 7:1) But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.
    (1 Kings 7:6, 7) And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were before them. Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

    So congratulations Mr. Mason man. You worship the beast by law.

    (Galations 5:4) Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law, ye are fallen from grace.

    Go to: http://www.iwarwiththebeast.blogspot.com

  14. John Says:

    Greetings,

    I am disappointed with the bitterness and vitriol that has perpetrated by the opponents of Free Masons in this blog. I come from a deeply fundamentalist background and am appalled at the tone so called “Christians” take when presenting their arguments. It is for this very reason that I find I am questioning much of the doctrine and teaching of the church I have attended for so long. All my research tells me that Free Masonry is not a religious organization even though they more closely follow the biblical definition of religion than most religous organizations. James 1:27 says “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” I think this scripture is the simplest and best definition of what Jesus wanted his followers to be like. Another scripture that strongly supports the purpose of masons is Matthew 25:40 says this; “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” I admire masons and would love to be one because they more perfectly describe the type of man that I want to be. I wish you all the best and hope that we can be less judgemental and leave that to the only One who has the right to be the true judge. May God bless you all.

  15. anothermouse Says:

    Hallo John

    Thank you for the comment.

    I appreciate your sentiments and concur that one can always draw negatives from any battle of words, regardless of the issue or subject matter in view.

    The subject at hand is an extremely important one though – it is a matter of life and death that has eternal consequences.

    I have been a freemason myself for many years before I got saved and only then realized the truth according to God’s word; and that is: A Christian CAN NOT be a freemason!

    It is true that masons do many good charitable works and nobody is bashing that.

    The problem, as is explained exhaustively on this blog, is both simple and fundamental.

    If one becomes a Christian in the fullest sense of the word, then God’s Word as expressed in the Bible becomes of paramount importance. It is unfortunately true that there exists conflict between what God’s word commands versus certain practices in masonry.

    Thus, in order to be a Freemason, the Christian HAS TO make certain compromises, that is, turn a blind eye to certain Masonic doctrine and practices that God clearly prohibits in His Word.

    Many Christian Freemasons believe they can do this, I don’t.

    Many Christian Freemasons are not fully aware of this problem because it is so easy to be swept away by the seemingly good and patently good that masons do indeed perform that one is lulled into a sense that all is well and good – in the eyes of man as well as before God.

    That is unfortunately NOT TRUE.

    The fact of the matter is that there exists very clear direction and command in the Word of God to prove this. Many are just to blind, ignorant or arrogant to see it. It is to them that I appeal : Please open your mind to reason and to plain logic and common sense.

    So one has to choose, and you are right – ultimately God will be judge.

    The bottom line, and unfortunate truth is this; a “Christian Freemason” is an oxymoron, just as sure as an “open secret”, an “only choice”, “good grief” and “dimwit” is.

    My hope remain that some will see the light before it is too late!

    For them I continue my efforts here.

    God Bless,

    A.

  16. ali tavanaie Says:

    hi brothers
    i am here to say that freemasonry is not against Christianity only , freemasonry has been made to deform all religions.
    let look at the history of freemasonry.after prophet Joseph (son of yakuba that yakuba’s title was israel) the government of Egypt has been changed and pharaoh’s became powerfull.they was trying to change religion of Abraham and use sons of yakuba (bani israel) as they slaves.they have been using freemasonry to dominate people and give their believes.after that , the prophet Moses came to save baniisrael and finally he save them and helped them to reach new land.after that , the god invited Moses to the mountain of ” tur” to tell him “ten laws”.when Moses didnt come after 30 days , the freemasonr named “sameri” made a golden cow and used magic (power of satan) to make the cow speak.the people have followed “sameri” and his “cow” as the new god! .Moses came at the 40’th day and saw that people are worshiping a cow! he destroyed the cow and … .
    after death of the moses , freemasonrs tried several times to become more powerfull.after death of solomon , their power rised again.they changed relegion of moses and made new book full of their interests.they new that jesus will come.but the god saved miriyam and his child from them.after that they tried to kill christ , but the god saved him and is waiting the they to send him again.
    let talk about islam.the freemasoners didnt stop.they tried to change legion of christ.they knew that muhammad will come and killed his father , but the mother of muhmmad and his grandfather gaeve him (after birth) to the woman named “halima” and she helped child grow.muhammad became prophet , but the freemasoners tried to kill him several times.they killed him with hands of oldwoman with poison ,but most of muslims didnt knew that.after muhammad ,freemasoners didnt let muhammad’s son of low and his known brother from being leader and changed the way of islam.they couldnt change the holy qoran , the wonder of islam , but they changed what muhammad said and made new ones to help them destory islam.after almost 250 years of islam , the son of muhmmad named mahdi was born.they tried to kill him , but the god saved him and waits the moment to return him with the aid of jesus christ to save the world from anti christ that freemasoners try to summon at the jursalim.

  17. Rich Says:

    I am struggling with all of this, as I am a devout Christian, and have newly become a mason as well. the problem I have is that I can see where the conflict comes in, as a Christ follower I know that there is only one God, and that He died on the cross for my sins and that he is the only “way, truth and above all else light, but I don’t see why being a part of an organization that allows me to live out my Faith in Christ is wrong. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am not trying to put your blog down or you yourself, but you quote various scriptures in you opposition to the Masons, but what about James 2:20 that clearly states “Faith without works is dead”. I myself am not perfect, only Jesus was the one true perfect son of God. When I pray in lodge, I am not sure who everyone is praying to, I know who I am praying to, and that is my Lord Jesus Christ. As to the intiation rituals yes they are questionable and the fact that the head of the lodge is called “worshipful master”, do you realize that judges in Europe and Canada are referred to as “most worshipful” it is a title that means respected nothing more, it’s no different than calling an elder sir or Mr. It’s an old language that is no longer used. I think like anything else in this world, if you want to find evil in it, you will, if you choose to see the good in it you will find that as well. Could satan use the masons for sinister plots and to undermine Gods authority, absolutly yes, but no more than he could use a local church or other close knit organizations. masonry is a brotherhood, a fraternity, nothing more, a way for people to pool resources and ideas to better communities and the people in them. I have racked my brain and my heart on this, and I have referrered to Gods word, I encourage others to do the same, because Jesus also said not to cause someone else to stumble, not exact words. God speaks to us all and in different ways, you have to be listening. One last thing, satan can use anything to corrupt Christ followers, so I find it very hard to believe that he has targeted masonry as his main gun, and he only has the power that we give him, so if you say that masonry is evil, then my friend it is for you and you should stay clear of it, but I urge you not to push your beliefs on others. Thank you for your website, you have made me feel much better.

  18. steve Says:

    ok…. so i have been thinking about joining freemasonry for about 3 years… i have been searching for a definitive answer to whether a chrisitan can be a mason, and it has alluded me. I see both sides of the argument, and i still have no clue whether or not i can be a mason or not… i wish there were better answers. the issue is, in my opinion, that the christian masons base their ability to participate in masonry off of good works. Basically saying “look at all they do, and they do these good deeds according to scripture (as in secret, etc…)” which is all fine and good. Then the “anti-mason” sect’s argument is that “their rituals and prayers to the Grand Architect Of the Universe is a contradiction to the bible, in addition to their own proclaiming of truth being Truth, and not just truth.”

    I think this argument all boils down to the person. If someone can join masonry and keep the bibles Truth as the Truth, while discerning the truths of masonry, i think it would be ok to join for the opportunities the masons provide. If… the christian in question could not discern the differences in truth and Truth, then the weak minded individual should not join.

    Furthermore… To the whole prayer ordeal. I have no clue… i guess You could pray to christ as the other men pray to whomever… and i guess as long as you pray in christs name, and ONLY in his name, you should be fine. But again, im just taking a swing for the fences, i really have not figured it all out.

    Lastly, the rituals… i figure them more like living parables for teaching purposes, but i have not gone through yet to make a first hand opinion… someone please follow up with specifics on the subject

  19. Roy Cummings Says:

    You say that you can define a religion. Can you please define a religion for me?

    For instance: Islam that believes in subjugating women and in many cases being able to kill them with impunity. Does that qualify as a religion? After all, Islam has Jesus as one of its prophets.

  20. Roy Cummings Says:

    Steve: Here is a story for you. My masonic lodge was contacted by a lady whose husband had just died. He was not from our town, nor did he ever attend any of the three masonic lodges meeting there. She asked if our members could conduct a Masonic Funeral Service for her husband. So on a Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., almost 30 Masons opened our Lodge room and conducted the service for the family. There was never any thought of charging for the use of our premises, etc. Yet, not one of those in attendance had ever met our brother Mason. Do you know of one church that would have done the same? Do you know of one minister who would not have expected a “fee for service”? I doubt it.

    So which group is nearer to a Christian philosophy? You make the call.

  21. steve Says:

    Again, it goes back to good deeds and works… it is exactly what i was talking about earlier. Masons claim works to be the basis for their Christian values, and I say that is fine, except for the irreconcilable contradiction in prayer. How can many men of different religions pray to the same God in a group? because if you pray to Allah, then you do not pray to Christ, and vice versa… does that make sense? I sure hope so, or i am just bein’ a dummy!

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