47th problem of Euclid

47th_problem_of Euclid wrote this comment.

How can you determine that a man who thinks he is praying to the Lord is actually praying to a false god? How does that happen? A man sets aside time to pray, a man who fears the Lord and seeks to connect to the Lord through prayer, and just because he’s a Freemason, the false god Baal swoops in and intercepts the prayer, stealing it from the Lord? By that argument, how do you know if anyone’s prayers are actually reaching the Lord? Maybe we’re all kidding ourselves, and a host of false deities are getting fat and powerful on our prayers? Either a man connects to the Lord through prayer, or no such connection ever occurs. It can’t be both ways. Why would Jesus allow the prayers of a man who prays to Him go to a false god?

I think what rankles you is that Freemasonry is open to any man who believes in one God and the promise of future reward for virtue after death. A Sikh, a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian, and a Druze are all eligible to be masons. Masons are tolerant of other monotheists. To someone who cannot abide men who are not their own particular sectarian stripe of Christianity, who despise the world of men except for their own little sect, this is unpalatable. But it’s a big world, full of people who do not believe the same things we do. Do we offer an olive branch to outsiders who agree to abide by a few simple moral laws, or we shun all but our own co-religionists?

The question is, does John 14:6 mean that Christians cannot join an organization erected to God that affords non-Christians equal treatment?

Thank you for the comment and welcome. Interesting name! I had a look at your site and also found an interesting article in MacKay’s encyclopedia on Freemasonry regarding that title. Interesting!

It was a refreshing change to receive a non-violent, non-abrasive comment – intelligent and to the point. You ask a few good questions and I will do my best to reply to them.

It is essential to remember though, that this blog addresses the issue of whether a Christian can be a Freemason.  Thus it has relevance to Christians becoming or being Freemasons.

So, if one is not a Christian, your comments or observations might be interesting but of what relevance can they really be? I am not asking the Jew or the Moslem or the Hindu whether they reckon it’s okay for a Christian to be a Freemason.

If one is without Christ one has far bigger problems to be concerned about than the question of whether or not it is okay to be a Freemason!

Lets look at your comment.

You start with the issue of prayer.

How can you determine that a man who thinks he is praying to the Lord is actually praying to a false god?

Okay. To  which God is the Freemason praying to in Lodge?

Each to his own?

The name he is given in the prayer is, The Great Architect of the Universe.

Who is that?

Is it Jahveh, the God of the Bible?

It certainly is not Jesus.

Or do you fill in the blank as you go along with your own god or gods as masonry acknowledges all of them.

And what does God (the God of the Bible) say about this practice?

He is very emphatic about it!

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. (Isa 44:6)

I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: (Isa 45:5)

That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. (Isa 45:6)

So, God  says He is the only God ; there is no other !

By thus knowing the Lord’s word on the matter, it is clearly an utter iniquity to go contrary to Gods expressed will when you acknowledge other gods, because that is exactly what you do when you tolerate these other gods in Lodge.

Jesus said “no one comes to the Father but by me” and yet, praying in the name of Jesus is not even allowed in lodge as it may offend others of a different faith.

Who is offended most here? Jesus is! Now, if you are a Christian, this should concern you!

A man sets aside time to pray, (in lodge I presume) a man who fears the Lord and seeks to connect to the Lord through prayer, and just because he’s a Freemason, the false god Baal swoops in and intercepts the prayer, stealing it from the Lord?

If a man truly fears the Lord, and I talk about the Lord of the Bible, he will have reverence for the Lord’s will as expressed in His word, the Bible, as I have just explained above. In it God makes it abundantly clear that He is the only God; there is no other.

So, praying in Lodge (to the GAOTU), and knowing full well that a number of other gods are also being acknowledged in that same prayer, is insolent and an iniquity against God. How can one rightly hope He will hear one’s prayer whilst in the very act of sinning most heinously against Him that very second?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not being prescriptive here. Guys who pray to other gods are exercising there own free will and in terms of the God of the Bible, they are called unbelievers.

This blog addresses Christians or those professing to be Christians. We can’t make up our own rules. We must do what God wants or else we are creating our own god with requirements that suit ourselves.

God calls that idolatry. It is the biggest sin one can commit!

To someone who … this is unpalatable.

A Christian should really only be interested in what is unpalatable to Jesus or not. I feel I have made a strong enough case to prove that Freemasonry is unpalatable to Him and serious Christians should (and I pray, will) take careful note of this.

The question is, does John 14:6 mean that Christians cannot join an organization erected to God that affords non-Christians equal treatment?

Interesting that you should ask this question!

John 14:6 says

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. “

and I believe it means what it says. Jesus is the only way to the Father!

Freemasonry, however, forces one to compromise on what God expects from his own. That is the real issue here. God does not allow compromise, yet Freemasonry expects it from you the member.

Who do you please? God or Freemasonry? You can’t do both!

“This is the Stone (Jesus) which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the Head of the Corner.  Neither is there Salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4: 11-12 )

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2 Responses to “47th problem of Euclid”

  1. James Says:

    I respectfully disagree with your opinion. Freemasonry does not now or has it ever forced any man to do anything. Freemasonry asks that a Christian love his fellow man and realize that when a freemason prays to God there is only one God no matter what the man calls him. Only small minded people require a faith that disallows others not the one true God.

  2. anothermouse Says:

    Hallo James,

    And I respectfully disagree with you in return – freemasonry does indeed force you to do many things that go against Scripture. The fact that freemasonry advocates brotherly love and charity does not wash it clean from all the transgressions it commits against the only one true God, that is the God of the Bible.

    You say; “Only small minded people require a faith that disallows others not the one true God.”

    Just one question;

    So do you mean to say then that our Lord Jesus Christ was small minded when He said;

    …”I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

    Freemasonry denies that Jesus is the only way. Are you making our Lord a liar then as well?

    Blessings,

    A.

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