Should Masons Become Members Of a Christian Church?
Every Christian Church and pastor needs to look at Freemasonry and other Secret Society Memberships in interviewing New Member Candidates.
It is not necessary to have an in-depth understanding of such societies in order to discuss involvement during a membership interview.
I have listed several reasons why we would want someone involved with any branch of Freemasonry, the most common secret society, to evaluate and renounce such membership before becoming a member of the Church.
1. Blood Oaths
From the initiation rituals of the "BLUE LODGES" and through all 33 degrees of Freemasonry, every Mason in the world is bound by bloody oaths to maintain the secrets of the Lodge. These binding oaths are kept through the spirit of fear, because the penalties for betraying the brethren of the lodge include serious physical harm, mutilation and death to the Mason.
2. Going After Other Gods - Bowing to Jah-Bul-On
The quest of the Blue Lodge Masons is the search for "The Lost Word." Most Masonic ritual is concerned with the recovery of this lost word, presumed to be the name of God-supposedly lost through the murder of the architect, Hiram Abiff, during the building of Solomon's Temple. Actually, the Word isn’t lost, just hidden from the Blue Lodge members. This quest is attained during the ritual of the Royal Arch Degree.
It is here that the secret name of the God of Masonry is revealed. That name is "JAHBULON." "JAH" is the short form of the Hebrew name of God, "Yahweh," or "Jehovah." "BUL" is a rendering of the name, BAAL. "ON" is the term used in the Babylonian mysteries to call upon the deity, "OSIRIS"!
What is represented as the god of Masonry is a three-headed monster so remote from the Christian Trinity and so blasphemous as to damn the soul of anyone who would dare to pronounce its name in a ritual of worship.
3. Jesus Cannot be Lord In The Freemasonry Lodges and TemplesIf your view of God is anything but that which God, Himself has declared, your view is not Christian orthodoxy. If your view of Christ is not that which is equally Biblically based, your view of Christ is just as filled with danger. Let's see what the Masonic fraternity, itself has to say about the nature of God. Is Jesus Christ Lord?"The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha, or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth." (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall, 33o, p.65, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Richmond, VA., 1976.)"It is far more important that men should strive to become Christs than that they should believe that Jesus was Christ." (Mystic Masonry, by J.D. Buck, p. 62)
4. Association with Pagan Deities and Worshippers
Freemasonry allows that every Mason has the right to bow at whatever altar of worship, submitting to whatever god he chooses. They have a religious organization [with Altars, prayers, Holy Books] that brings all men to that common altar of Freemasonry.
Choose One or The Other
Even as Elijah called out on Mt Carmel “Ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord and thou has followed Baal!” I cry out “How long halt you between two opinions? If the LORD be God, follow Him. But if Baal, then follow him.” (1 Kings 18:18, 21)
I am sorry, but there is no other choice for someone who claims to be both a Christian and a Mason. A Mason who professes to be a Christian, must either renounce his Christian faith or renounce Masonry! One is from on high and the other is from the pit! One cannot cling to both! How can such a one dare to risk laying his submission in such a group before the Lord on the last day only to be told, “I never know you, depart from me!” (Matt.7:21-23)
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