Great Architect of the Universe.

Who is the Great Architect of the Universe? It is the deity the Freemasons worship in their lodges throughout the world. To the Muslim Freemason he is Allah, to the Hindu it may be Krishna, to the Jew it is Yahweh, to the Christian it may be the God of the Bible. Are these gods all the same being? Are we actually talking about one and the same god here, just with different names? There are those that have this view. However, that is most definitely not the case! Any God fearing person will be able to render a stream of biblical references to prove it. Just read Isaiah 45 – it alone contains five references (in verses 5,6,18,21 and 22, and there are many more throughout the Bible.

The sad truth is that there are countless Christians, people who profess to know the Lord, that have been caught up by this lie. They have not made a study of God’s word for themselves and believe blindly what they are told by their Masonic masters.

As Eve was once seduced by the Enemy of man, so these gentlemen are falling for a similar lie. Physically blinded at their initiation ceremonies they continue to be blinded by the awfully skewed doctrine of Masonry as it get spoon-fed to them in glorious-sounding ritual professing to strive toward ancient traditions and esteemed morals.

These are good men that mean well – yet utterly deceived in their ways as regard to the Lord Jesus, our Saviour, and what it really means to be a Christian. I do pray that the following will aid you in coming out of that situation or to help others that are still there, captive in the bonds of our Enemy.

I share with you a conversation I had recently with a Brother and Brethren, who claim to be Christians yet hold steadfast onto the idea that there is no problem for a Christian to be a Mason as well.

Anonymous said…

Anothermouse,

I think that that Freemasonry’s use of “Great Architect of the Universe” is often misunderstood, especially by many Christians. I believe that Freemasonry is presenting God as that universal knowledge of or longing of God that every man has within him. There is a universal curiosity that we all have that eventually makes us say, “There’s got to be something greater out there than me” or, “All of this could not have just happened, there must be some designer or creator behind everything.” All men throughout history, regardless of their background, culture, or religion, have an inner “urging” or “drawing” toward something greater than himself. Some will dismiss it and look inward to try to elevate himself as a god, while most look outward to try to understand the God of the Universe. It is object of that basic, child-like longing that I believe Freemasonry is trying to illustrate as God through the allegorical use of The Great Architect of the Universe.

But that’s only part of the story!

How a person specifically defines and understands God really is a personal journey between him and God. That journey can take many different paths, but from a Christian perspective, only one of those paths (through Jesus Christ) truly leads to Salvation.

So when it is said that Freemasonry’s Great Architect of the Universe tries to meld together all gods, on a very basic level, yes it does. But knowing that God exists and understanding the correct path to Salvation are two very different things. The non-Christian Freemason may travel many paths, but the Christian Freemason will only travel that one true path through Christ.

In reply to this I answered thus;

Anonymous, my dear Friend,

My heart really goes out to you, Brother. Believe me, I understand how hard it is to listen and to accept all these things from anybody, mush less a stranger.

For that reason I commend you for your candour and the amicable way you take your stand in defending your view, how indefensible it may even be.

I dearly loved Freemasonry myself. To me it was a source of excellent friendships and genuine Brotherhood. The fraternal and social side of it was really great. I also enjoyed the ritual with all its moral teachings. The ancient traditions, the symbolism of stone and tools and labour, the striving toward the perfection of the perfect Ashlar, not even to mention all the excellent work that was done for charity; all these things had a certain beauty and attraction to them as well. So, I know perfectly well how difficult it is for any Mason worth his salt to listen to and to accept criticism against that which he love and hold dear.

But therein lies the trap and the danger, for looking at Masonry through the eyes of mankind one can hardly avoid to be awestruck with the wonder and the beauty thereof.  Yet, it is not the opinion of mankind we must concern ourselves with. Rather, we must consider how God would look at it. Now, this is not easy and there are a host of traps to fall into here as well, the prime one being that of self deception. The answer is available though, to all of those who are willing to subject themselves to the will of God and to be directed by the very Word of God himself.

As Christians, we must be sensitive to the perspective that Jesus would have of Masonry. Now, any honest appraisal here will come up with a host of issues that does not gel and thus call for a compromise. This compromise is made in the name of tolerance in order to accommodate other, non-Christian religions! You as a true Christian should see a big problem here! If you don’t, that problem has become your bond, your very own problem, a millstone around your neck, one that threatens your eternal security.

Can you not see why it is so extremely important you consider this issue with all diligence and with every last morsel of honesty and integrity that you posses? If you get it wrong – the consequences are eternal!

My dear Friend, you say, that the usage of the term, GAOTU is misunderstood, but then instead of clearing it up you continue to proof exactly MY point – that Masonry uses that term to “consolidate” all the gods into ONE – and then continue as if it is all right, God will understand! Believe me He does understand! Just look at what he says in his Word:

“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.” (Isa 45:21)

Do you really want to persist in this? Are you going to continue gainsaying the very words of God from his own lips and still hope to be standing at the end of Judgment day?

What part of  “there is no God else beside me” do YOU not understand?

As for the non-Christian Masons, we are obligated to share the Gospel with them. And that is exactly where another problem comes in. Masons are not permitted to do that!  Most constitutions around the world expressly forbids it! So, once again – whose council are you going to follow, that of Jesus that said, go and spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth, or the Masonic traditions, that forbids it? Jesus is very clear on this one – you are either for Him or against Him – you can NOT be both! So what is it? Where do YOU stand?

May the Lord bless you with wisdom to comprehend, ears that hear, eyes that see and a heart full of compassion. May the Lord bestow His Grace upon you, may He lead you and keep you,

and all who read this and take it to heart,

God Bless,

A.

PS: follow the full conversation at;

http://achristianmason.blogspot.com/2009/10/explain-to-us-in-detail-christian-can.html

or download it in PDF here;

Conversations with a Christian Freemason (PDF) (343KB).

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21 Responses to “Great Architect of the Universe.”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Though I appreciate that your intentions are most likely pure, I have to respectfully disagree with you. Unfortunately, you are wrong in what you write about here. Please go to freemason4christ.blogspot.com to see a different perspective. Thank you, in Christ, Pastor Ryan.

  2. Ryan Says:

    FACT: Great Architect of the Universe is a term that John Calvin originally coined. It is like saying: “Heavenly Creator,” or “My Dear Father in Heaven” It is not the NAME of God, it is simply an expression of God. AND, it is NOT what Mason’s must call Him, it is simply something that is in one of the prayers in one of the degrees. Another degree uses the term: “Great Ruler of the Universe.” Uh-oh, now we worship more than one I am suspecting, by your logic?

    Believe me, I am the Chaplain of my lodge and I pray in Jesus’ name every time I pray.

    See Freemason4christ.blogspot.com for a different perspective.

    In Christ, Pastor Ryan

  3. anothermouse Says:

    Dear Pastor Ryan,

    I did indeed visit your blog and found it interesting, yet alarming.

    In reply to your comments above;

    I appreciate the fact that you disagree with me but, please elaborate on exactly what it is that you disagree with.

    The term GAOTU by itself is not the real issue here – any similar term would have served the purpose.

    It is the application of it that points to the problem!

    It is used to describe any god of your choice, not so?

    To you it may refer to God, as revealed to us in our King James Bible, yet to the Muslim it refers to his god, Allah. To the Hindu it may be Krishna, and on and on.

    Freemasonry opens its doors to followers of all religions and accept all these gods as being equal.

    The problem is the following;

    The God you and I serve, that is, the God of the Bible, says emphatically that He is the only God and that we should bring no other gods before Him. (In other words, we are to accept Him as the ONLY God there is – not to acknowledge even any other gods).

    Now, how can you possibly reconcile that command with what happens in Freemasonry?

    Let us look at what indeed happens in Freemasonry;

    As a Freemason you may stand right next to your Hindu brother when the Lodge is opened with prayer to the GAOTU. To your own mind you are praying to God (of the Bible) and your brother, as far as he is concerned, is praying to Krishna (or some other god). On the altar may be your Bible, say the King James Bible and along side it, his bible, the Bhagavadgītā. So in essence then, acknowledgement is given to the existence of our God as well as that of our Hindu brother with no argument as to which is the Superior or the only real God.

    Knowing then what God said in the Bible about Him being the ONLY God, how can I possibly do this and think that God would condone it?

    God never changes. God does not go against His own word. But we do if we practice the above.

    Now it is easy to just say, I disagree.

    You are saying, in effect, by saying you disagree, that you think it is indeed possible to be a Freemason without offending God (the God of the Bible).

    I have just explained to you precisely why I think it is impossible.

    Please help me out here and explain exactly WHY you disagree.

    You obviously see things differently – so, please explain – if you can.

    I suspect you won’t be able to. Yet by choice, for whatever reason, you will forcefully keep yourself blinded to God’s instruction, so clearly spelled out in His word. The plain truth is so clear to see, yet those like yourself just refuse to see it.

    That is the tragedy that inspires me to continue this work.

    Blessings,

    A.

  4. Ryan Says:

    First, let me say thank you for responding thoughtfully, and I assume prayerfully. It shows a lot of character on your part.

    I would also like to invite you to continue following my posts, as I will also be following yours. I believe that we can gain much from one another, even as it is that we disagree on many points. Yet, we agree on the most important one of all, and that is that Jesus Christ is Lord! Amen!

    Now I will try to respond. I DO apologize that it will not be as thorough as I would like due to me having limited time for a response (I am leaving for Florida tomorrow and am currently at work so I would rather answer you today than next week).
    …………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Dear Pastor Ryan,
    I did indeed visit your blog and found it interesting, yet alarming.
    In reply to your comments above;
    I appreciate the fact that you disagree with me but, please elaborate on exactly what it is that you disagree with.
    The term GAOTU by itself is not the real issue here – any similar term would have served the purpose.
    It is the application of it that points to the problem!
    It is used to describe any god of your choice, not so?
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………
    -No, not necessarily. What you have to understand is that Freemasonry is steeped in tradition. What makes Freemasonry so special is that it IS the same for us today as it was for George Washington and men like him. When GAOTU is mentioned, it is only a few times in a few of our ceremonies. There are also times where it is simply written out: “God.” Did you read my entire article on GAUTO? I mentioned John Calvin etc. what do you think about their use of the term?
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    To you it may refer to God, as revealed to us in our King James Bible, yet to the Muslim it refers to his god, Allah. To the Hindu it may be Krishna, and on and on.
    Freemasonry opens its doors to followers of all religions and accept all these gods as being equal.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    -Again, that is not true. Freemasonry is not a religion so it doesn’t have a stance on any one, or multiple God’s.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    The problem is the following;
    The God you and I serve, that is, the God of the Bible, says emphatically that He is the only God and that we should bring no other gods before Him. (In other words, we are to accept Him as the ONLY God there is – not to acknowledge even any other gods).
    Now, how can you possibly reconcile that command with what happens in Freemasonry?
    Let us look at what indeed happens in Freemasonry;
    As a Freemason you may stand right next to your Hindu brother when the Lodge is opened with prayer to the GAOTU. To your own mind you are praying to God (of the Bible) and your brother, as far as he is concerned, is praying to Krishna (or some other god). On the altar may be your Bible, say the King James Bible and along side it, his bible, the Bhagavadgītā. So in essence then, acknowledgement is given to the existence of our God as well as that of our Hindu brother with no argument as to which is the Superior or the only real God.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    Masonry is not a religion. That’s a big point of contention here, that it is not a religion. No matter what way you slice it or dice it, it’s not. It is simply a fraternity, and if you read my blog post on “prayer proves freemasonry is a religion” then you will see my point made pretty clearly. On top of this, I am able to pray in any way, shape or form I so choose within the lodge. All lodges are this way and I can pray in Jesus’ name or not if I so choose. One thing you MUST realize is that it is not a religion, I believe that if you can get past that point you will understand that prayer in lodge is nothing more than praying before a city counsel meeting or an inaugural prayer where many religions may be represented.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    Knowing then what God said in the Bible about Him being the ONLY God, how can I possibly do this and think that God would condone it?
    God never changes. God does not go against His own word. But we do if we practice the above.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    – I agree with your position here, as I agree with most all your positions accept the difference is the perspective of freemasonry that we have. He IS the only God and the ONLY God is which I will ever worship. I believe in John 14:6 when Jesus said he was the only way to God the father. YES, I AGREE. BUT, like I said earlier, and most of this argument hinges on this one fact, that Freemasonry is not a religion. When Billy Graham prayed 5 inaugural prayers and prayed “Almighty Father” there is no difference. Was he wrong? If so, explain.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Now it is easy to just say, I disagree.
    You are saying, in effect, by saying you disagree, that you think it is indeed possible to be a Freemason without offending God (the God of the Bible).

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    -YES.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………….

    I have just explained to you precisely why I think it is impossible.
    Please help me out here and explain exactly WHY you disagree.
    You obviously see things differently – so, please explain – if you can.
    I suspect you won’t be able to. Yet by choice, for whatever reason, you will forcefully keep yourself blinded to God’s instruction, so clearly spelled out in His word. The plain truth is so clear to see, yet those like yourself just refuse to see it.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………….

    -I am sorry that you see it that way. I know in my heart that I am not and have not and never will compromise my faith in God.

    -Let’s get one thing straight. You and I are brothers in Christ. No matter what contention we have with the others “viewpoint” on disputable matters, we are still brothers in Christ. Let’s build on that and realize that if we disagree on this one area that is ok. Romans 14:4 says: “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.”

    I know that in the end ‘Man chooses to believe what he prefers to be true.” If you decide to take that route, that is up to you.

    I am glad that you have had the opportunity to view another perspective and decide. May God Bless you and keep you secure in Him.

    In Christ, Ryan

  5. Jasmine Kirk Says:

    I would have to agree with Pastor Ryan. How can you except God and think it is okay for these other good sto be included and also the Freemasons that are completely against God????? There is on God and no other and that’s what the bible states.

  6. Brenda Says:

    Hello, I think that freemasons have an interesting point of view, it is not a religion as Ryan says, they have is a philosophy. The Great Architect of the Universe does not contradict any religion, it is compatible with any of them and with sipiritual people who have no specific religion.
    This philosophy teaches tolerance and belive in something supreme to us all, while many religious people has narrow minds and belive that there is only one path to salvation, theirs! this leads to hate, racisim and murder. I don’t think Jesus would like untolerant people who hate their brothers because they chose a different path to God. He would be horrorized to see his followers killing and hating in the name of Christianity

  7. anothermouse Says:

    Hallo Brenda,

    Whether Freemasonry be a religion or not is a moot point really. So what if it is, so what if it isn’t. To some it is, to some it isn’t and they defend that stance with passion. So whether it is or isn’t is not really the issue. The issue is; Can a Christian be a Freemason?
    The answer, according to God’s words in the Bible is NO!
    All the rest is just interesting conjecture – no matter what you or I or anybody think.

    You say; “The Great Architect of the Universe does not contradict any religion, it is compatible with any of them and with spiritual people who have no specific religion.”

    That statement is unfortunately not true. If you have another look into the Scriptures you will see that it is NOT compatible with the commands of the God of the Bible. It may be compatible with many, if not all other religions though, but NOT with the God of the Bible.

    You also say: “…many religious people has narrow minds and belive that there is only one path to salvation, theirs! this leads to hate, racisim and murder.”

    I don’t agree. I am a Bible believing Christian and I believe what the Bible says to be the truth. The Bible teaches there IS only ONE way to God! Jesus states it clearly in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.” One either believes that or you reject it. If you choose to reject it, how can you call yourself a Christian?

    Remember, the whole debate here is: “Can a Christian be a Freemason?”

    You said: “I don’t think Jesus would like untolerant people who hate their brothers because they chose a different path to God.”

    Intolerance does not necessarily equate to hate just as extreme tolerance does not necessarily equate to love. Jesus commanded us to love one another. By spending time to expound and explain conflicts between masonry and sound Biblical teaching may appear as intolerant hate-speech to some but in fact it is love.

    Think about that.

    God Bless,

    A.

  8. Brenda Says:

    About your comment I agree intolerance does not equates to hate, but it could lead to it and I don’t think you have a hate speech here, I apologize if something I said make you think that.

    Ok, now I will go directly to the point.
    I think a christian can be a freemason, many christians and catholics are and many have been in the past. This can be because you are not forbidden to keep your religion. You can be a freemason and belive in Jesus. They just avoid talking about any specific religion, I guess that is to avoid long religious discussions that would lead to nowhere and distract the group. But a christian can go to the lodge and next day go to his favorite church, I don’t think there is a problem with that because freemasonry is NOT a religion. Saying a christian can’t be a freemason would be like saying: a christian can’t study philosophy. I hope you don’t think I am an atheist who is just here to annoy you, I do belive in God.

  9. anothermouse Says:

    Hallo Brenda

    You say: “I think a christian can be a freemason”

    I say, I don’t believe you. Prove it to me.

    Let’s look at a hypothetical example.

    If I should say to you; “pigs can fly,” you might respond by saying, “I’ don’t believe you, prove it to me.”

    Should I then indeed be able to prove it to you, you will have no other recourse but to believe me. It is just the ethically, morally and logically correct thing to do. It demonstrates your moral integrity in assessing factual evidence to come to the logical conclusion.

    However, should you then decide to continue in your disbelief of my statement YOUR motives for believing thus comes into question. That is called prejudice and it goes against integrity, honesty and logic.

    You can then be said to be reluctant to belief factual truth, whatever the reason therefore might be.

    That is unfortunately where any sane person will exit from the debate as plain logic and common sense attest it to be futile to reason with an unreasonable person.

    Thus said, in the absence of proof, your statement; “I think a christian can be a freemason,” is just that, a statement. And not necessarily a true statement.

    You also said; “…many christians and catholics are and many have been in the past.” That, in itself, does not make it right. Broad is the way that leads to destruction – if many jump in the fire before you it won’t prevent you from burning in the same flames should you decide to follow suit.

    You also said, “Saying a christian can’t be a freemason would be like saying: a christian can’t study philosophy.”

    The Bible is clear about what we should be doing and what not.

    I don’t think you are an atheist, just looking for answers, like all of us.

    Ultimately we believe what we choose to believe.

    The faith that God requires from us is not blind faith.

    The case for God is overwhelmingly strong by the evidence we have on hand all around us. We must just consider it honestly.

    The case I make here, namely that a Christian can NOT be a freemason, is clearly proved from the Bible in the articles I have published on this weblog.

    Stating a Christian can be a freemason defies logic, integrity and honesty.

    Think about that.

    God Bless,

    A.

  10. charlieBigfaith Says:

    i was just offered to be sponsored by 3 different masons i am still interested in what they teach but i come to find out that being a chritian that believes in the bible our Lord clearly says to beware of the ancient teachings of them false gods Galatians 4:8 and Jeremiah 10:11,15 tells us clearly. How can anyone believe and follow the bible and over look that true christians please look up that Great scripture.

  11. Craig Says:

    Just a couple of observations, but they are at the heart of this debate.

    “Freemasonry opens its doors to followers of all religions and accept all these gods as being equal.”

    This isn’t accurate. Freemasonry takes no position on the validity of various faiths. To assert that they are all equal is to take a position, which is not done.

    “The God you and I serve, that is, the God of the Bible, says emphatically that He is the only God and that we should bring no other gods before Him. (In other words, we are to accept Him as the ONLY God there is – not to acknowledge even any other gods).
    Now, how can you possibly reconcile that command with what happens in Freemasonry?.”

    You’re never asked to acknowledge any other Mason’s god, you only are asked to acknowledge that HE acknowledges it. Gigantic difference.

  12. ndoot Says:

    We, christian, are not forbidden to join fraternal group of non-believers as long as they do not force us to abandon our own belief. Even we are surrounded by different gods as long as we do not believe in them, we do not commit sin. When Jesus was on earth he did not isolate himself from the non-believers and outcasts. Rather, he ate and drank with them that made his followers and detractors question Him of His intention. Jesus answered them “People who are well do not need a doctor but only those who are sick.” Luke 5:31 I think we as christian must follow Jesus example. Who knows that by being a loving brother to our non-christian brothers we could win them to our side.

  13. anothermouse Says:

    Thank you for your comment,

    I agree with some of your sentiments but have to disagree in total with the majority of your viewpoint and I will explain why.

    Let me start off with commenting on what we agree upon. It is true that we are surrounded by non-believers, it is true that we come (unwittingly) into contact with strange gods, it is true that Jesus did not avoid sinners but rather sought out their company, often dinning with them and spending time with them and it is true that He said people that are well do not need a doctor but the sick does. Yes, we should follow his example. And what a joy it would not be if we could indeed lead a few of our Brethren to the Lord!

    Yet, let us get the whole thing in view and look at the matter from a Scriptural perspective. What does the Word teach about these things? It is also true that Jesus warned explicitly against the danger of being deceived. Deception occurs when there is a disparity between what we believe to be acceptable in God’s eyes and what actually IS acceptable to God! The only way we have at our disposal of discovering these disparities (deceptions) is to measure everything up to Scripture and allowing God’s Holy Spirit to guide us into all Truth.

    Now lets look at what I disagree with in your comment. I disagree strongly with your statement; “we Christians are not forbidden to join fraternal groups of non-believers.” There is a big difference between the fact of life that we will encounter the non-believer and other strange gods and having to deal with them in our day-to-day lives and the act of actually joining a group or fraternity that has many practices that goes directly against what God commands in His Word, the Holy Bible.

    Your statement, “…it is not forbidden…” goes against the Scriptural teaching that says; “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2Cor. 6:14)

    Although it is true that the men that make up the Order are generally very good persons, the sad fact is that Freemasonry has as one of its main tenants, the foundational principle that it openly accepts all Religions and views all of them as equal to one another! For those professing to believe in God but lacking the full commitment of a true believer, it is not a problem, it even seems laudable to be so “tolerant” to others and their beliefs. Yet, to the saved Christian, serious about His faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ and serious about his zeal in following Him, there is indeed a big problem in reconciling the strange practices of Freemasonry with what the Bible teaches the true believer. God is very clear in His Word that He is the only God, there are no other! Those others that claim deity are all counterfeit and are to be avoided at all cost! (Deut. 4:35, 39 ; Dan 3:29 ; 1Ki 8:60 ; Is 45:5, 6, 14, 18, 21, 22 ; Is 46:9 Is 47:8, 10)

    2 Tim. 3:5 warns against those that offer such lip service; “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away,” the Bible teaches! Ephesians 5:11 commands us to have no fellowship (that is, to have nothing to do with) the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather to expose them.

    I hope it is becoming clear to you that it is a complete fallacy for a Christian to reckon he can remain in Lodge and will not suffer negative consequences of His actions. God will not be mocked!

    Since Freemasonry goes so clearly against the revealed will of God, it could only have originated with the influence from the Evil One, our enemy, Satan himself. Please ask the Lord for the insight to see through the deception that is Freemasonry, having a show of goodliness but denying the true Good One.

    The good news is that it is not too late to get out. Just resign, and get out of there. God promises in His word that He is faithful an true to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness IF we repent and confess our sins to Him in prayer. (John 1:9)

    Come out of the cold death grip of Lodge and embrace the warm loving embrace of our Saviour, Jesus Christ the Messiah, our Lord and King.

    A.

  14. Dcomer Says:

    I am a Master Mason and have been for numerous years. I am also a Christian. I see no problem what so ever with my fraternal organization membership and my Christian beliefs. The thing everyone keeps telling you and you cannot seem to understand is that Masonry is not a religion. Likening it to a religion would be like likening a city council meeting to a religion because they start off with a prayer. One of the first things a new Mason is taught is to put THEIR god first, their family second, their occupation 3rd and the lodge 4th.

    Freemasonry is a group of men that gather together to improve themselves, their families and their communities. We don’t only accept men from one religion because we are not a religious organization.

    • anothermouse Says:

      Hallo Darrel, and thank you for your comment,
      I have also been a Mason for many years but then I met our Lord Jesus Christ. Almost immediately I did see a huge problem with being a Christian and simultaneously being a Mason. This whole blog is filled with articles explaining the exact detailed reasons, which I can not all repeat here, but will mention a few of the more major points of contention.

      The fact that so many Masons hammer this point is quite baffling to me. One can tell oneself anything long enough till eventually you will believe it. That unfortunately does not alter the truth. The point in issue here is not really whether Masonry is a Religion or not, because, whether it is or not makes no difference to the question this blog posses – CAN A CHRISTIAN BE A FREEMASON? Using the same silly reasoning – is it the okay then for a Christian to do any other ungodly thing, as long as it is not a Religion? You see what I mean?
      And having said that, any honest Mason with integrity MUST admit that Masonry is religious in nature. You open and close with prayer and everything in the ritual pertains to your god, the one you call The Great Architect of the Universe.

      Now what do you mean with; “One of the first things a new Mason is taught is to put THEIR god first…” You possibly refer to the Masonic practice of allowing each member the freedom to worship his own god as you pray together for a common cause.
      Now you see, herein exactly lies the problem, because by that you freely admit in the presence of your own God that their gods are also worth of worship and on the same level as our God. Now for men that seems reasonable and acceptable, but if you look in the Bible at what OUR God says about this practice, you will be shocked.
      He says very plainly in many places that He is the only God, there are NO other gods except Him. THIS IS THE ISSUE !

      So yes, admittedly, Masons does a lot of good work for a huge number of charities but the good they do can not and will NEVER wash clean that God finds abominable in his sight, the practice I mentioned above.

      There is only ONE way to come clean and that is by Jesus. Being a Mason, abominable as it may be to God is not one of those sins which is unto death that John speaks of. If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, He promises in His word that if we confess our sins, He is just and faithful to forgive us our sins and to wash us clean of all unrighteousness.

      So, you may argue to your heart’s content that; “Masonry is not a religion and therefor we work together with folk from other religions”, it will profit you nothing, because that is not the issue. The issue is what actually transpires in Lodge, whether it be deemed a religion OR NOT. And those things that transpire in Lodge, knowing what God teaches us about those things, how can one honestly accept it with a good heart, knowing full well that God abhors it?

      Regards and God Bless,
      A.

  15. Geoff P Says:

    Freemasons are dodgy – no matter what they say. They can not be Christian AND Freemasons. Their argument often is ‘we do so much for charity’ etc. That is one way they attract and recruit. One of their goals is to get freemasons into places of power – i.e. so freemasons can make changes to society which they see fit….. They offer scholarships to young people who are going to go far… in return for them ‘selling their soul’ to the masons…..and all it entails.

    • stlmetrojobs Says:

      Your argument falls apart because my sitting next to someone who is praying to a different god doesn’t mean that I acknowledge his god or place his god on the same Level as my God. What should I do in a crowd when a moment of silence is called for? Should I kill anyone who isn’t a Christian? Should I leave? Should I make a scene? What would you recommend?

      Our argument isn’t that we do so much for charity, our argument is that we are not a religion! We are a fraternity. I’m sorry, but you folks are just plain clueless!

  16. Geoff P Says:

    Thanks for the reply… a couple of questions / statements.
    If what I said was correct… you would say your reply because you are a secret society…. If what I said was wrong… your reply would be the same .. because I was wrong. What im getting at is that either way, you would still say I was wrong.
    Im sorry I am not wrong. Either you are misguided (which by joining you are anyway) or you are lying to keep your oath…. Your Oath witch you make ties your bond to the other Freemasons stronger than any other bond – even if it means lying in court etc… even in a matter of national security

  17. anothermouse Says:

    Hi Guys,
    I have just posted a reply to the above argument on the front page.
    Blessings,
    A.

  18. Werner Wolff Says:

    Masonry is NOT a RELIGION.If the Pastor wants to be right and the women have what opinoin ? Be a Christian. I am ! and a Free Mason for 57 years

    • anothermouse Says:

      Hallo Werner,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The question whether Freemasonry is a religion or not is indeed a debatable point, but whether it is or isn’t is not the point.

      The really important question is; Is it a place for a Christian to be – i.e. Can a Christian be a Freemason?

      The underlying, inferred question is; Would God approve of me, a Christian, a Child of God, to be a Freemason?

      This question can only be answered sensibly if we can agree on a few things; one; what is a Freemason?, two; what is a Christian?, three; what does Freemasonry stand for?, four; what does the Bible teach about it?

      A Christian is a true believer in Christ, having received Him into his life and thus having repented from his past life in sin, now strive to follow Jesus. A true Christian is a born-again, Spirit-filled individual, whose life bear witness to it by the bearing of Spiritual fruit.

      Unfortunately, one get many who profess to be Christians but have in fact never made a true commitment to Christ and are thus just deceivers of themselves. The question only you can answer to yourself is, what are you? Are you a true believer in Christ?

      A Freemason is a member of the Order of Freemasonry, having been initiated into it by complying with the laid down initiation ritual and ceremonies.

      What does it entail to be a Freemason. It entails going along with, or agreeing with all that Freemasonry stands for – all that it is. And what is more, you have done so by that dreadful bloodcurdling oath, remember?

      A multitude of reasons exist, as is explained throughout this blog, why a Christian should not be a Freemason, but the most prominent reason is that -:Freemasonry denies the Supremacy of Christ !!!

      Freemasonry allows all religions their equal place, all gods an equal standing, including Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah or any other God you want to add to the list.

      This is in direct contradiction to Scripture that teaches about Jesus that;

      He is the Creator (read John 1),
      only by Him can we be saved, (Acts 4:12) and
      only through Him can anyone come to the Father (John 14:6)

      So it is not rocket science! It is a no-brainer!

      On the other hand, if one is not yet a true believer, one of course need to meet Him first. That will remove all doubt, as it has done for me, a former Freemason, now following my Lord and Savior!

      May the Lord Bless you to see the Truth!

      A.

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