When the average person thinks about the Masons, he pictures the fellows with the funny hats and tiny cars coming down the street in the local parade, or the Masonic cornerstones on most of our public buildings. Rarely does the picture include secret, occult rituals of Ba’al worship performed behind closed lodge doors. This is what is hidden from the public view of the Masonic orders.
To the church, the backroom agenda of the Lodge is even more mysterious. While the Mason will publicly nod to the authority of his pastor, his real headship comes from the lodge and often, it is in conflict with his church. When push comes to shove, it is often the curious, right teaching pastor who will get the shove from a board controlled by the lodge.
The men sworn by blood oath to Freemasonry have submitted to a pagan god, JaoBulOn, a three headed deity so foreign to the God of the Bible, that to bow one’s knee to it in the lodge is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
How can any church experience the presence of the Holy Spirit when pastors, elders, deacons or any of its members submit to this vulgar god of the lodge? How can the Lord’s presence be in a church where Ba’al worship is present in its congregation? It can’t! Our God is a jealous God. He will not share His place with another. I didn’t say it. He did!
How can any family be sanctified in the Lord when the head of that family bows his knee in pagan, blood rituals to another god. He has opened a door to the demonic to his wife and children.
I thank God for the boldness of men like Charles Finney. Charles Finney was a Mason and a pastor, an educator and an evangelist. It didn’t take him long to realize that the things of the lodge were the unrighteous, ungodly acts of depraved man. He didn’t just leave…he took the words of Ephesians 5:7-14 to his heart and acted:
“Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness
but rather reprove them.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things
which are done of them in secret.
5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest
by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and
arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”
Since the days of Charles Finney, thousand of other men of God, pastors and teachers like him, have taken stands against this darkness that grips the church and its families in a stranglehold. Many have paid a dear price for their actions, having chosen to be dead to the flesh than not be obedient to Christ. You will hear from several of them in this work as well.