Why a Christian cannot be a Mason - A simple answer
Every step of Masonry has its ritual initatation, the mildest, of course being at the Blue Lodge level. Even this is bizzare, to say the least. In order to join the Lodge, each Mason must first be initiated through an initiation ceremony. This initiation ceremony in which over six million men have participated, is similar throughout the world.
The typical ceremony begins with the initiate being first divested of his jacket and his tie and any money or metal articles he has. His left trouser leg is then rolled up over the knee, his shirt is opened to expose his left breast and his right shoe is removed and replaced by a slipper.
Then the person who is to be initiated will have a blindfold put on him and then a noose will be put around his neck. This is called a “Cable Tow” The blindfolded initiate (They call this being “hoodwinked”) is brought, with the noose around his neck, to the outer door of the Lodge.
The candidate, thus attired, is said to be in darkness, an allegory of Masonry that signifies that everyone outside of Masonry is in darkness and only Masons have the true light of the world. Only they have the true knowledge that will bring light to the world.
And so, the new Mason is brought to the outer door, seeking the light of the lodge, and there the Doorkeeper, or Tiler, will put a sword or a sharp point to his breast and lead him into the lodge room where an altar sits in its center.
The lodge members await the candidate in the darkness that surrounds the altar, which is lit from a single light above. Behind the altar stands a man called “The Worshipful Master.” He is the master of the lodge and presides over the initiation.
When the initiate is brought before him, he bows before “The Worshipful Master” and he says something like this, “I am lost in darkness,and I need the light of Freemasonry, I am seeking the light of Freemasonry.” He is then told he is entering into a secret organization and that he must keep the secrets he is going to be taught.
At this time, he is required to take a blood initiation oath; every Mason who joins the Lodge takes his thumb or his hand to his throat and he then repeats an oath that has been repeated by every Mason who has joined the Lodge.
In the Entered Apprentice or first level of the Blue Lodge, it includes the following words: “Binding myself under no less a penalty than having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and buried in the rough sands of the sea..”
When the new Mason goes into the second, or the Fellowcraft Degree of Masonry, the oath includes the following words: “Binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my left breast torn open, my heart plucked out and given as prey to the wild beasts of the fields and the fowls of the air...” Then in the third degree, or the Master Mason’s Degree, every Mason must swear an oath including the following: “Binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken from thence, and burned in ashes...”
Masons state that there is nothing wrong in being a Christian and also being a Mason. And, when they are exposed to some of the anti-Christian secrets of Masonry, they say, “Well..those are in the high degrees. We don’t know about those things. I’m just in The Blue Lodge.” We are sorry, but that is just not true.
The Blue Lodge Mason who also claims to be a follower of Jesus Christ,has to ask himself some basic questions. First of all, “How can I put a blindfold on, come before a man I call The Worshipful Master”, say I am lost in darkness and need the light of Freemasonry?”
The Bible brings us a very different message about light and darkness, one that brings with it the hope of joy: And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.(1 John 1:4 - 7)
How can a Christian Mason say he is lost in darkness and seeks to join the Lodge, because he needs the light of Freemasonry? The Bible says if you are a Christian and say you are in darkness, you are living a lie, and the truth is not in you. Because, if Christ lives in your life, you have The Light.
The second thing The Christian Mason must ask himself is this: “If you are going to join the Lodge, is how can you come before a man called The Worshipful Master, and bow before him in a religious ceremony (remember the altar in the center, with the single light from above shining down on it) and say you are lost in darkness? “
Jesus said “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matt. 6:24)
Jesus says that we cannot serve two masters. You can’t be a follower of Christ and then bow before a man you accept as your Worshipful Master. The mammon Christ warned about fits right in the lodge. What is it if it isn’t the prestige,wealth, power and position among men promised by lodge membership?
Third, how can a Christian take a pagan blood oath? How can a man who is a follower of Jesus Christ swear he accepts as a penalty , to have his throat cut from ear to ear, his bowels ripped open, given to the beasts in the field?
Most Masons respond to this by saying that the oaths are just kind of spooky/College Fraternity type stuff that mean little or nothing. What foolishness! It means something to Jesus Christ. This is what he said in the matter. The Mason would do well to take strong heed: Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. (Matt. 5:33 - 37)
Take note that Jesus clearly describes the Masonic oaths and clearly states that these cometh of evil. Not from fun, not from some kind of macho male bonding, but from evil. What would possess a man to stay bound by blood oath to this stuff, once exposed, except it come of evil?
This isn’t something that accidently found its way into scripture. In the fifth chapter of the book of James , it is repeated:
“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. (James 5:12)
God’s Word says that the penalty for taking Masonic oaths is condemnation. God isn’t amused by this. He absolutely forbids taking these pagan blood oaths ofMasonry.
But what is it that must be kept so secret? Why is it that Masons are required to take these pagan blood oaths of secrecy not to reveal the secrets of Masonry even before they’re told what they are supposed to keep secret? Why must these men bow down in ignorance of the secrets to which they are being bound?
Why would a man who would never buy a car or a home or enter into a business agreement without first studying all the terms, kneel, blindfolded, in a lodge room with a noose around his neck, and swear obedience to things he has no understanding of? Crazy, isn’t it!
What could ever possess a sane man to do something like this?
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