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A GRAND CHAPLAIN
FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS
STATE OF NEW YORK
REV. HARMON R. TAYLOR
NOVEMBER 25, 1984
Dear Servant of God,
Knowing that you desire to serve the Lord with all your heart, I share this
letter with you. Perhaps you have been struggling with the same situation.
On November 22nd, I sent the facts contained in this letter to all masonic
bodies of which I am a member. I invite you to prayerfully read it. It
will explain why I as a Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Free and
Accepted Masons of the State of New York am requesting a demit from all
bodies of the masonic fraternity. There is much more that I could share.
I would be happy to share more if it will help you in the Lord's service.
Many have asked me if Freemasonry is a religion. I have always responded
"No". Others have told me that it is a religion. Study has revealed the
fact that learned writers in the fraternity say MASONRY IS A RELIGION. The
Lord Jesus Christ said, "In the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word
is established" (Matthew 18:16). In order to be brief, I will quote only
four masonic authorities that masonry is a religion.
Albert Mackey, one of the most well known masonic authorities, wrote in A
LEXICON OF FREEMASONRY (Pg. 402): "The religion, then, masonry, is pure
Albert Pike, the most important of all American masonic authorities wrote
in MORALS AND DOGMA (Pg. 213-214): "Every masonic lodge is a temple of
religion, and its teachings are instructions in religion...this is true
religion revealed to the ancient patriarchs; which masonry has taught for
many centuries, and which it will continue to teach as long as time
J.S.M. Ward, a masonic authority who has written several important books on
masonry, wrote in his book FREEMASONRY: ITS AIMS & IDEALS (Pg.185): "I
consider freemasonry is a significantly organized school of mysticism to be
entitled to be called a religion." Ward continues on page 187,
"Freemasonry...taught that each man can by himself, work out his own
conception of god and thereby achieve salvation." It holds that there are
many paths that lead to the throne of the all-loving father which all start
from a common source. Freemasonry believes, according to Ward, "that
though these paths appear to branch off in various directions, yet they all
reach the same ultimate goal, and that to some men, one path is better and
to other, another.
"Frank C. Higgins, a high mason, wrote in ANCIENT FREE MASONRY (Pg.10), "It
is true that Freemasonry is the parent of all religionl"
These masonic witnesses all agree in their doctrine that masonry is,
indeed, a religion. It is necessary now to ascertain whether masonry is a
true religion or a false religion. In an article entitled, "HOW TO
RECOGNIZE A FALSE RELIGION" (Faith for the Family Nov/Dec 1974), a
prominent Christian leader wrote: "All false religions,have some things in
common. Here are three simple tests by which any religion should be
FIRST: What is its attitude toward the Bible?
SECOND: Any religious teaching should be tested by this question; What is
its attitude toward Jesus Christ?
THIRD: In judging a religious system, we should ask, What is its attitude
toward the blood of Jesus Christ!"
According to these three tests, masonry is a false religion manifesting a
satanic attitude toward the Bible, the Deity of Jesus Christ, an dht eblood
atonement of Jesus Christ. In order to establish this charge, keep in mind
the Wordo our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "In the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word shall be established. Please consider now the
testimony of masonic authorities which reveal masonry's satanic attitude
toward the Bible, the Deity of Jesus Christ and the vicarious atonement for
the sins of mankind by the shedding of christ's blood on the cross.
Joseph Ford Newton, a famous authority and writer, in an article entitled
"The Bible and Masonry" wrote "The bible so rich in symbolism is itself a
symbol...thus, by the very honor which masonry pays the Bible, it teaches
us to revere every book of faith in which men find help for today and hope
for tomorrow, joining hands with the man of Islam as he takes his oath on
the Koran, with the Hindu as he makes covenant with God upon the book that
he loves best."
Albert Pike, in Morals & Dogma, wrote (Pg.718) "Masonry propagates no creed
except it's own most simple sublime one; that universal reigion, taught by
nature and reason."
One who is truly born-again can see from the above statement that masonry
totally rejects the doctrine of an infallible, God-breathed, inerrant
According to the Second Test, masonry is a false religion because it
totally rejects the crucial doctrine of the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
J.D. Buck, M.D., another masonic writer of importance, in his book
Symbolism of Mystic Masonry wrote (Pg.57) "In the early Church as in the
secret doctrine, there was not one Christ for the world but a potential
Christ in every man. Theologians first made a fettish of the impersonal,
Omnipresent divinity; and then tore the Christos from the hearts of all
humanity in order to Deify Jesus; that they might have a God-Man
particularly their own."
One would have to look far and wide in the writings of false teachers to
find statements more blasphemous than this about the person of Jesus
Christ, my Lord.
According to the Third Test, masonry is a fase religion because masonry
dogmatically rejects the doctrine of salvaion from the penalty of sin by
faith in the vicarious atonement of Christ's shed blood on the cross.
Thomas Milton Steward, another masonic author, in his book Symbolic
Teaching on Masonry and Its Message, to support his doctrine quoted
favorable an apostate Episcopal minister who wrote (Pg.177), "Did Jesus
count Himself, conceive of Himself as a proprietary sacrifice and of His
work as an expiation? The only answer possible is, clearly, He did
not...He does not call Himself the world's priest, or the world's victim."
Salvation by Faith in the vicarious atonement are not "ingnorant
perversions of the original doctrines" as masonry teaches, but they are
vital ingredients of the Glorious Gospel of Christ, which is the power of
God unto Salvation to everyone who believes. THEREFORE, masonry fails all
three tests. It manifests a satanic attitude toward the Bible, the Deity
of Christ, and the vicarious atonement. In addition to failing these
tests, there is much more proof that masonry is a false religion.
For instance, Henry C. Clausen, 33 decree, Sovereign Grand Commander of
the Supreme Council 33 Decree mother council of the world, in the NEW AGE,
November, 1970, (Pg.4) wrote regarding masonry, "It is dedicated to
bringing about the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man, and making
better men in a better world."
The doctrine of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man is not
found in the Bible. It is a doctrine taught consistently by apostates.
Also, the Bible makes it crystal clear that no organization, masonry
included, can make better men. Only God can make better men!
According to a masonic creed, found in the Masonic Bible, masonry teaches
that "character determines destiny."
The teaching that character determines destiny is a false doctrine of the
Arch Deceiver of Souls. The Bible says, "There is none that doeth good,"
and "For by Grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves;
it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."
Masonry is anti-Christian in its teachings. For example, J.M. Ward in
FREEMASONRY - ITS AIMS AND IDEALS wrote (Pg.187), "I boldly avere that
freemasonry is a religion, yet it no way conflicts with any other religion,
unless that religion holds that no one outside its portals can be saved."
Ward, in his statement, reveals the fact that masonry has no conflict with
any apostate religion on the face of the earth, but he also reveals that
masonry is in conflict with Christianity. The Bible says, "Neither is
there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven
given among men whereby we MUST be save" (Acts 4:12). Jesus said, "No man
cometh unto the Father but by Me." (Jn. 14:6). The Bible is plainly
teaching that there is only one way to heaven and the is Christ.
A prominent college president said of masonry, "It is a luciferian
religion. We are fully aware of its diabolical origin and purpose. I
believe that any born-again Christian, when the facts from the lips of
masonic writers themselves are presented showing that masonry is a religion
and is the worship of Satan, will immediately withdraw." To this I must
add my hearty agreement!
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only True and Living God,
has clearly commanded Christian, "Be ye not unequally yolked together with
unbelievers, and swear not at all, and have no fellowship with the
unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Charles Finney, the famed evangelist who God used to bring a revival in
America in the 1830's, in his book, FREEMASONRY wrote (Pg.115), "Surely, if
masons really understood what Masonry is, as it is delineated in these
books, no Christian Mason would think himself to remain at liberty to
remain another day a member of the fraternityl. It is as plain as possible
that a man knowing what it is, and embracing it in his heart, cannot be a
Christian man. To say he can is to belie the very nature of Christianity."
For me, the signs of the time compared with prophetic Scripture, make it
apparent that we are livin in the last days prior to the Rapture of the
Church. Satan is hard at work trying to hinder believers' spiritual
growth, as well as trying to keep the unsaved from entering God's Family.
Freemasonry, I have come to believe, is one of Satan's master deceptions.
Many ministers, elders, deacons, trustees, and Sunday School teachers
belong to this cult. Today, my membership ends! Today, a new ministry
begins. There is a tremendous need to scrutinize the cultic nature of
Freemasonry in view of the massive infiltration of its effects on the
working body of the Church. It should be exposed to the True Light - Jesus
Love in Christ, Harmon R. Taylor
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT REV. HARMON R. TAYLOR
BOX 12 NEWTONVILLE, NY 12128
FREE THE MASONS MINISTRIES
P.O. BOX 1077
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