"When I became a Christian I decided to find out more about
the Masonic Lodge. I was a member for 18 years and held every
position including Worshipful Master six times, a 32* member
of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, and a Shriner.
I loved my lodge and had many good friends who were fine upstanding
members of the community. Being a Mason I had friends all over the
world. If I saw a Masonic ring all I had to do is say the right
words and I had an instant friend who would go out of his way
to help me. Hey!, my grandfather, father, father-in-law, and brother
are all Masons. I remember as a child, wishing I could be a Mason
and know all of the dark secrets that dad couldn't tell me about.
I also had an elderly friend about 92 years old when he
told me that before he died he wanted to see me become a Mason.
"When I first heard that the Masonic Lodge was not consistent with the Christian belief my reaction was, "I don't believe it!". I've always believed in Jesus Christ and didn't see anything wrong with what they were doing. I knew all the rituals of the Blue Lodge and everything was just "playacting" when we did them. So I decided to look into this and show Christians how good of an organization Masonry is. It took almost a year of studying, researching and prayer to come up with my decision- Deep inside I knew what I had to do for my Heavenly Father and Savior. The decision was easy but telling my friends and family that I could no longer be part of the Masonic organization was a difficult task.
"In the Blue Lodge, which is the foundation and requirement for all divisions pertaining to the Masonry, any man, except an Atheist, madman, or a fool, may become a member. The rituals continually refer to the Supreme Architect of the Universe or God. The problem is that this God could be Buddha, Ra, Molech, Baal, or Satan himself. In Exodus 20:3&5 God says: "You shall have no other gods before me." "For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God." As the candidates goes through the degrees he is informed that he is not yet in light.
"In Ephesians 5:6-12, Paul writes: "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 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." (Ephesians 5:6-12)
"In each degree the candidate must take an oath swearing that if
he, or any other brother, reveals any of the secrets of that or
any other degree, they will be executed in a brutal fashion. In
Matthew 5:34-37, Jesus says: "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." (Matthew 5:34-37)
"After receiving the first three degrees of Masonry the Mason is
now eligible to enter into the York Rite and or the
Scottish Rite. In the Royal Arch degree of the York Rite, the
Companion Captain of the Host is asked if he is a Royal Arch
Mason and he replies I am, that I am." Moses, in Exodus
3:13, asked God what name he should give ve to the people of Israel
when they asked what the name of this god is that he brings
to them. God replied: "I am that I am." Also in the
York Rite ritual, in the raising of the Royal Arch three men
join hands in such a manner to form a bungle, then the first
person says Ya, the second, Bell, and the third, On-Yah stands
for Yahweh which is another of the many names of our God
the father of Jesus Christ, Bel, is the name of Baal, a pagan deity.
And On or Om, the name of an Egyptian deity.
"Also, in the Scottish Rite, one of the officer's title is Rabboni
which is a name given to Jesus by Mary Magdalene found in John 20:16. The
using of his name and combining it with other gods or pagan deities
would seem to make any Christian understand that this would
certainly be blasphemous. Masonry also tells the
candidate in the third degree lecture that he will enter into the kingdom
of God by his own merits. In Ephesians 2:8-9 Paul says: "For
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
[it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any
man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9)
I once counseled a friend through all three degrees of the Blue
Lodge. I was excited when he came up to me and told me that
he was no longer a Mason, but was saved. He told me when he became
a mason he thought that he was automatically going to heaven
because of all the information that was given in the three degrees.
"In conclusion, I called the Grand Lodge of Ohio and asked
if I could talk about Jesus Christ in the lodge and if we could
end our prayers in Jesus' name. Their answer was a definite
no because not only Christians are Masons, but so are
Jews, Moslems, Hindus and etc. I encourage anyone who is a Mason,
to look into these facts and compare them with the Word that God gave
"The Masons do a lot of good things for the community and encourage brotherly love just as Christians should.. Many Masons don't take the oaths seriously and don't even remember the rituals that they went through. But, as a Christian and the facts that have been presented, being a part of Masonry should be out of the question. I thank you for your time and attention and hope that this has helped you in your understanding of Masonry and its conflict with Christianity. Please feel free to contact me if you would like any further information. (Together in Christ, James M. Baker C/O True Light Ministries: John 8:12, PO Box 23883, Columbus, Ohio 43223" (Saints Alive, July/ August 98)
Abraham Lincoln, according to "Geheime Gesellschaften Verbindungen
und Orden [Secret Society Connections and the Lodge] was a
Freemason. He gave birth to the Executive Order. He declared war upon
Confederate States without calling Congress into session.
Teddy Roosevelt, another Freemason issued a torrent of Executive
Orders. The book lists: the first Lodge in the U.S. was formed in 1731 in
Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin was one of the first to join. Others
were, Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Harrison,
Tyler, Garfield, Mac Kinley. By 1892 there were 50 Grand Lodges
translating into 12,900 Lodges with approximately 800,000 members.
Black brothers developed 32 Grand Lodges with 1318 Lodges and
The Lodge spans across the world and most kings and queens, many
politicians, were and are members to this day. The list includes Austria,
Hungary, Switzerland, Italy [Mafia], some Popes, Napoleon, Spain, Portugal,
Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Greece, Turkey,
The United States, Mexico, Africa, Australia..
I was wondering why the commentator of the Washington Post on C-span always refers to the Christian Science Monitor for being the best source of good honest reporting. They are listed along with the Mormon Church as a Masonic brotherhood. Orren Hatch, the head of the Justice Department, on occasion brags about his Mormon connection when privately interviewed. Lodges often use names to conceal their identity in example Odd-Fellows, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Malta, Knights of Pythias.. Handgrips, passwords, compass and square and jewelry in form of rings, necklaces etc.. is how they communicate and reveal their identity. The Ku-Klux-Clan, Eastern Star for women, DeMolay for young men and Job's daughters and Rainbow girls for girls are among them. Of late Masons are out of the closet and advertise for people to join and there is a trend to get young men interested in becoming knights which leads to the Lodge.
Watchmen on the wall have discovered that Ken Copeland is
most likely a 33degree mason. He uses Masonic language and published
several magazine and tape holder covers exposing his affiliation. He and
his daughter used Masonic symbols on their magazine cover.
LDS Joseph Smith Jr.'s obelisk on his grave, as well as Jehovah's Witnesses'
founder, who has a pyramid bearing a Templar symbol for
a pyramid tombstone. The same crown over the cross decorates Christian
Science books which points to a Masonic connection.
We have often wondered why there are so many Freemasons in
the Southern Baptist Convention movement: the Baptist movement dates
back to the 1600s when a group of separatists were led by John
Smyth (who escaped from persecution in England), came under the
Mennonite influence and formed, in Amsterdam c. 1608, the first
English Baptist congregation. Their doctrine was Calvinistic. It was
that particular type that took root among Puritans and Calvinists
in America when Roger Williams established the church in 1639. The
question of slavery became the dividing wall between the original
Baptists and the Southern Baptist Convention in
1845. (The Columbia Encyclopedia, 1959 p.149)
Looking further into history, we found the following: to combat
the spread of Communism and its atrocities in the 1500s, sects
sprang up. Among them was a sect founded by a priest from
an island, Friesen, in the Eastsea above Germany,
named "Menno" Simons. Menno, a registered Freemason,
founded the Mennonites, a brotherhood of Freemasons. Due to Martin
Luther's war ridding the churches of the Masonic influence, the sect
split into Baptists groups in England and America.
The Jesuit Brotherhood run college campuses throughout the United States. Mrs. Clinton spoke in a Jesuit college 12.4.98 C-span, managed by the Jesuit Brotherhood, founded in 1540 in Spain by Ignatius von Loyola a Catholic knight. Their military name was "Compagnie Jesus", a secret organization. In 1761 it was decided by the French Parliament that this brotherhood of 30,000 members, should be dissolved. In 1814 Pope Pius VII resurrected the Order which today enjoys worldwide recognition.