SO MOTE IT BE
THE QUESTION OF FREEMASONRY
The question of the Christian stand regarding Freemasonry seems
to confront our ministry at every turn lately. Because we have
seen the exact parallels of the Masonic legends and rituals
carried throughout the 'mysteries' of Mormonism, we have had to
study deeply into Masonic origins, purposes and doctrine.
In doing so, we have had to come to grips with the sad fact that
the esoteric doctrines of Freemasonry separate it, just as
unequivocally as do those of Mormonism, from the Christian
theology. This holds true for every branch of Masonry, from the
Shriners to the Blue Lodge, the Eastern Star, the Demolay, Job's
Daughters and the Rainbow Girls!
We know that this will cause offense to many Masons, and for that
we are truly sorry. But we would rather that the Mason be
offended at us and be restored to true fellowship with Jesus
Christ, than to remain silent any longer.
This word of warning is not to the Masonic fraternity at large,
but to those Masons who claim to be both Masons and Christians!
A recent newspaper insert, called "FREEMASONRY - A WAY OF LIFE"
appeared in many metropolitan areas. It pictured Freemasonry as a
family centered, fraternal, benevolent organization, "as American
as apple pie!" (page 7)
Not only does the article demonstrate the strength of Freemasonry
among our political leaders (both past and present), but makes
much of its use of the Holy Bible and its foundational belief in
God. Masonry has a very strong representation in the Christian
denominations through-out the world. In many of the churches we
visit, we finds Masons involved as deacons, elders, board members
and even as pastors.
Their claim and the claim of every Mason to the outside world, is
that Masonry and Christianity are totally compatible. They tell
us that religion is the experience of relating to God, and
Masonry the experience of relating to mankind. While separate,
they can and do naturally coexist.
The above mentioned article explains its 'religious' position
this way, "Masonry is NOT a religion in any sense of the word,
yet it is religious. Church membership is not a requirement, yet
membership in ANY church is no bar to admission. There is nothing
in the requirements of Masonry to prevent a Catholic, a
Mohammedan, a Jew, a Buddhist, a Protestant, a Mormon, or any
member of any religion from becoming a member". (page 3)
On the surface, this might seem quite reasonable. We find no
offense in being involved in social, civic and benevolent
activities with people of other religious and ethnic backgrounds.
In fact, it's really an integral part of the excitement of life!
But, when it comes to our own personal worship of God, and His
revelation to us of His Word, there are some very clear
If Freemasonry is truly what it professes publicly, then
"Bravo!"; it is a welcome fellowship. If it is being deceptive,
then it should be exposed. It is that simple.
Let's see what Masonry TRULY teaches within its closed doors, and
through its own published documents. NO 'Anti-Masonic'
publications will be cited in explaining their TRUE theological
The key document from which we will quote is the most readily
available and universally approved doctrinal book of Freemasonry,
"Morals And Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of
Freemasonry", By Albert Pike, Grand Commander, 1859-1891. Its
title page states that it was prepared for the "Supreme Council
of the Thirty-Third Degree and Published by its Authority".
Originally published in 1871, I have used the 1966 Edition.
Except where other sources are noted, I will cite page numbers
only, when using this work.
(Masonry)..."The custodian and depository (since Enoch) of the
great philosophical and religious truths, unknown to the world at
large, and handed down from age to age by an unbroken current of
tradition, embodied in symbols, emblems and allegories". (page
TEMPLE OF RELIGION
"Every Masonic Temple is a Temple of Religion, and its teachings
are instructions in religion" (page 213)
"It (Masonry) is the universal, eternal, immutable religion, such
as God planted it in the heart of universal humanity. No creed
has ever been long-lived that was not built on this foundation.
It is the base and they are the superstructure" (page 219)
A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION
"Masonry is, in every sense of the word, except one, and that its
least philosophical, an eminently religious institution - that it
is indebted solely to the religious element which it contains for
its origin and for its continued existence and that without this
religious element it would scarcely be worthy of cultivation by
the wise and good."..."Freemasonry is NOT Christianity nor a
substitute for it"...."But the religion of Masonry is not
sectarian. It admits men of every creed within its hospitable
bosom, rejecting none and approving none for his particular
faith"..."Masonry, then, is, indeed, a religious institution; and
on this ground mainly, if not alone, should the religious Mason
defend it." (Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert G. Mackey,
Revised Edition, 1921, pages 618, 619)
"The first Masonic legislator whose memory is preserved to us by
history, was Buddha, who, about a thousand years before the
Christian era, reformed the religion of Manous." (page 277)
REVERENCES ALL REFORMERS
"It (Masonry) reverences all the great reformers. It sees in
Moses, the lawgiver to the Jews, in Confucius and Zoroaster, in
Jesus of Nazareth, and in the Arabian Iconoclast, great teachers
of morality, and eminent reformers, if no more; and allows every
brother of the order to assign to each such higher and even
divine characteristics as his creed and truth require." (page
"Masonry, around whose altars the Christian, the Hebrew, the
Moslem, the Brahmin, the followers of Confucius and Zoroaster,
can assemble as brethren and unite in prayer to the one God who
is above ALL the Baalim, must needs leave it to each of its
initiates to look for the foundation of his faith and hope to the
written scriptures of his own religion." (page 226) Note: The
word, Baalim, is simply defined as "false god or idol". The
Masonic author has included the God of the Christian in that
THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE BIBLE
The teachers, even of Christianity, are, in general, the most
ignorant of the true meaning of that which they teach. There is
no book of which so little is known as the Bible. To most who
read it, it is as incomprehensible as the Sohar." (page 105)
THE INCOMPLETE BIBLE
"All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and
return to it. Everything scientific and grand in the religious
dreams of the Illuminati, Jacob Boehme, Swedenborg, Saint-Martin,
and others, is borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associa
tions owe to it their secrets and their symbols.
The Kabalah alone consecrates the Alliance of the Universal
Reason and the Divine Word;...
The Bible, with all the allegories it contains, expresses, in an
incomplete and veiled manner only, the religious science of the
Hebrews. The doctrine of Moses and the Prophets, identical at
bottom with that of the the ancient Egyptians, also had its
outward meaning and its veils.
"The Hebrew books were written only to recall to memory the
traditions; and they were written in symbols unintelligible to
the profane... thus was a second Bible born, unknown to, or
rather uncomprehended by, the Christians; a collection, they say,
of monstrous absurdities.
"One is filled with admiration, on penetrating into the Sanctuary
of the Kabalah, at seeing a doctrine so logical, so simple and at
the same time so absolute." (pages 744-745) Note: The 'Kabalah is
a book of ancient Jewish mysticism and magic. (Sysop)
THE SOURCE OF ALL GOOD
"Everything good in nature comes from OSIRIS - order, harmony,
and the favorable temperature of the seasons and celestial
periods." (page 476) Note: Osiris was the ancient Egyptian god
whose annual death and resurrection personified the self-renewing
vitality and fertility of nature. (Sysop)
MASONRY CONCEALS ITS TRUTHS
"Masonry, like all the religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism
and Alchemy, CONCEALS its secrets from all except the Adepts and
Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinter
pretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be
misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them,
and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are
unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it."
THE BLUE LODGE TO BE DECEIVED!
"The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the
Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate,
but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is
not intended that he shall understand them, but it is intended
that he shall imagine he understands them." (page 819)
"Worshipful Master: The Head and Chief of the Lodge, the Source
of Light, of Knowledge and instruction in Masonry. He personifies
the Sublime Art of Masonry and is the Spokesman thereof." (Arthur
Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry,1970, page xxiv)
OBEDIENCE THE FIRST RULE
The first duty of every Mason is to obey the Mandate of the
Master...The order must at once be obeyed; its character and its
consequences may be matters of subsequent inquiry. The Masonic
rule of obedience is like the nautical, imperative: 'Obey orders,
even if you break owners.'" (Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert
Mackey, page 525)
THE ANGEL OF LIGHT
"To prevent the light from escaping at once, the DEMONS forbade
Adam to eat the fruit of 'knowledge of good and evil', by which
he would have known the Empire of Light and that of Darkness. He
obeyed; an ANGEL OF LIGHT induced him to transgress, and gave him
the means of victory; but the DEMONS created Eve, who seduced him
into an act of Sensualism, that enfeebled him, and bound him anew
in the bonds of matter. This is repeated in the case of every man
"It (The Principle or Angel of Light) but put on the appearance
of a human body and took the name of Christ in the Messiah, only
to accommodate itself to the lang-uage of the Jews. The Light did
its work, turning the Jews from the adoration of the Evil
Principle, and the Pagans from the worship of the DEMONS. But the
Chief of the Empire of Dark-ness caused him to be crucified by
the Jews. Still, he suffered in appearance only..." (page 567)
Note: This is, in its entirety, the exact opposite of Biblical
doctrine. It places the 'saving power' and position of Jesus
Christ at the feet of Lucifer and labels the Holy God of Israel a
Demon. It denies the whole purpose of Christ's death on the
Cross and puts Lucifer there, instead! (Sysop)
THE ENERGIES OF LUCIFER
"When the Mason Learns that the Key to the warrior on the block
is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has
learned the Mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of
LUCIFER are in his hands and before he may step onward and
upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply (this)
energy." (Locked Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall, page 48)
YES, LUCIFER IS GOD
"That which we must say to the crowd is - We worship a God, but
it is the God that one adores without superstition.
"To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that
you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th
degrees - The Masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates
of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian
"If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay (The God of the
Christians) whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy and hatred of
man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his
priests, calumniate him?
"Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god. For
the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no
beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the
absolute can only exist as two gods: darkness being necessary for
light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the
statue, and the brake to the locomotive.
"Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and
pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal
of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is
struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and
Evil" (Instructions to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World,
Albert Pike, Grand Commander, Sovereign Pontiff of Universal
Freemasonry, July 14, 1889. Recorded by A.C. De La Rive, La Femme
et l'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle. (page 588)
Note: The Word of God, the Bible, clearly places Lucifer in his
proper place, gives God's reasons for placing him there. "How Art
thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art
thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For
thou hast said in thine heart, I will exalt my throne above the
stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
in the sides of the north:
"I will ascend above the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."
THE GRAND ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE
Masonic ritual is concerned with the recovery of the name of God-
supposedly lost through the murder, during the building of
Solomon's Temple of the Architect, Hiram Abiff- a 'Quest' not
attained until the ROYAL ARCH DEGREE.
It is here that the SECRET NAME of the DEITY OF MASONRY is
revealed. That name is 'JAOBULON'. 'JAO' is the Greek word for
Jehovah. 'BUL' is a rendering of the name, BAAL. 'ON' is the term
used in the Babylonian mysteries to call upon the deity,
'OSIRIS'! The secret ritual book of the Craft prints the letters
J.B.O. It states that: "We three do meet and agree - in peace,
love and unity - the Sacred Word to keep - and never to divulge
the same - until we three, or three such as we - do meet and
agree." Thus, no Royal Arch Mason can pronounce the whole sacred
name by himself!
What you see represented, then, as the god of Freemasonry, is a
three headed monster so remote from the Christian trinity as to
be so blasphemous as to damn the eternal soul of anyone who would
dare to pronounce its name in a ritual of worship!
I AM THAT I AM
In the closing ceremonies of the ritual for the Royal Arch
degree, the candidate is asked, "Brother Inspector, what are
you?" and he replies, "I AM THAT I AM". Can you imagine that?
When Moses asked God to name himself, God said, "I AM THAT I AM"
and he said, "thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I
AM hath sent me unto you." (Exodus 3:14).
Tell us how a Christian who is a Royal Arch Mason can take to
himself the very name of the God of Israel? The God of the
Christian faith said, "Ye are even my witnesses! Is there a God
beside me? Yea, I know not any! They that make a graven image are
ALL of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit;
and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that
they may be ashamed. (Isaiah 44:8, 9)
USURPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS
In the 19th level of Freemasonry, the Initiate receives the
degree of GRAND PONTIFF. It is during this ritual that the
candidate swears an oath of secrecy and an oath of total
obedience "to any Chapter of this degree to which I may belong;
and the edicts, laws and mandates of the Grand Consistory of
Sublime Princes and Commanders of the Royal Secret, as well as
those of the Supreme Council of the 33rd degree"..
It is then that the 'Thrice Puissant' annoints him with oil on
the crown of his head and says: "Be Thou a Priest Forever, after
the order of Melchizedek."
After receiving the password (Emanuel) and the sacred word
(Alleluia), he is dressed in a robe of white linen and given a
cordon (a ribbon or sash of honor worn across the breast) of
crimson color, with 12 stars representing "the 12 gates of the
'new city', and the twelve signs of the Zodiac, the twelve fruits
of the tree of life, the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve
Apostles" (Scottish Rite Masonry Illustrated, The Complete
Ritual, Vol. 2, pages 26-27, E. Cook Publications, 1974)
It must be pointed out that what has taken place here, is the
Masonic, Luciferian priesthood taking upon itself, the Holy
Priesthood of Jesus Christ. That is a Priesthood that can be held
by only one person and that one person is clearly defined in
scripture as Jesus Christ!
Chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Hebrews clearly explains that it
was ANOTHER priest to be raised up, not a group of priests! This
Priest would be our HIGH PRIEST and would be able to save from
the Uttermost! He would have 'endless life'! The holder of THIS
Priesthood would be 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from
sinners and made higher than the heavens (7:26). This is Jesus,
our Holy Lord and God!
This 'ritual' takes Christ's Holy Priesthood from Him, and the
Grand Pontiff boldly puts upon his own breast! Even the
'Biblical' secret and sacred words fail to cover up the adding in
of the 'signs of the Zodiac', a direct alliance with the powers
of darkness and a demonstration of disobedience to God's Word, in
Deuteronomy 18:10-12, where it is said that he who "useth
Divination" (consulting the signs of the Zodiac to tell the
future), "or is an observer of times" (which is an ancient
description for Augury or Astrology - again dealing with the
Zodiac) "is an abomination unto the Lord"!
Again, we see a mirror image of Biblical truth. The Priesthood
power of Jesus is given to Satan, the god of Masonry.
WASHED IN THE BLOOD
In the seventeenth degree, or Knights of the East and West,
having completed the initiation and after revealing the pass -
word (Jubulum) and the Sacred Word (Abaddon), "the Senior Warden
conducts the Candidate to the elevated vacant canopy at the
right of the All Puissant."
"This is supposed to represent the end of the world when all good
masons receive their reward by being conducted to a throne at the
right hand of the All Puissant, having been purified by washing
their robes in their own blood."
In the lecture which follows, between the All Puissant and the
Senior Warden, the Book with Seven Seals, which none but one can
open (Rev 5:5) is twisted to represent "A Lodge or Council of
Masons which the All Puissant alone has the right to convene and
The Fourth Seal is represented by a skull or "Death's Head" and
we are told it "is the image of a brother who is excluded from a
Lodge or Council" The fifth Seal is represented by a "Cloth
Stained with Blood." The All Puissant identifies this as a symbol
"that we should not hesitate to spill ours for the good of
masonry". (Scottish Rite Masonry Illustrated, The complete
Ritual, Vol. 1, Pages 453, 456, 457, E. Cook Publishing, 1974)
What a gross misrepresentation of the Holy Word of God! First and
foremost, It is Christ and He alone who 'hath prevailed to open
the book and loose the seven seals thereof'. To presume that
honor and power is to deny Christ, or yet in deeper perversity,
to replace his power and authority with that of the All Puissant,
even in the representation of the power to save and to enthrone.
This is the very spirit of the AntiChrist!
Again, another clue to the true identity of the Masonic Deity is
revealed in the 'Sacred Word' of this ritual, "Abaddon". In
Revelation 9:11, we learn that "they (the demons and workers from
hell) had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless
pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is ABADDON!"
Throughout the initiation rituals of the "BLUE LODGES" and
through all 33 degrees of Freemasonry, the candidates are sworn
to secrecy by bloody oaths. Such as is the oath sworn by the
Entered Apprentice or first degree:
"...binding myself under no less penalty than that of having my
throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and my body
buried in the rough sands of the sea, at low-water mark". The
Master Mason swears, "..under no less penalty than that of having
my body severed in two, my bowels taken from thence and burned to
ashes, the ashes scattered before the four winds of heaven.."
It is in this final 'Blue Lodge' degree that that candidate is
laid out 'in death' and is raised from the dead by the
'Worshipful Master' of the Lodge, using the secret grip of the
Let no Mason deceive you! We again face this replacement of our
Saviour's place by the power and authority of Lucifer. Paul said
that if anyone should preach any other gospel 'than that which we
have preached unto you, let him be accursed'. (Gal 1:8, 9)
The simplicity of the Gospel is this, "Moreover, brethren, I
declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also
ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are
saved, if ye keep in memory what I have preached unto you, unless
ye have believed in vain.
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the
scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the
third day according to the scriptures." (1 Cor. 15:1-5)
The infinite power of Jesus was confirmed by Him when He said,
"ALL power is given unto ME in heaven and in earth". (Matt.
28:18) This power is His alone! "For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of
grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by
one, Jesus Christ!" (Romans 5:17)
Jesus was the one who rose from the dead. Jesus is the one with
the power to raise from the dead. Jesus is the one who frees us
from the sting of death!
The Mason who would call himself Christian and allow himself to
partake of a ritual resurrection by the power of Lucifer is no
Christian. He is a Satanist. He stands, having been born again
and raised from the dead as a Master Mason, through the power of
the Masonic god, whom the God of Israel cast into the pit!
He and his 'saviour' pass the sacred word, Mah-Hah-Bone. Next, in
the 'Five Points Of Fellowship, the new Master Mason solemnly
vows "3d, Breast to Breast: that you will ever keep in your
breast a brother's secrets, when communicated to you and received
as such, murder and treason excepted." (Duncan's Rituals, Revised
And Complete, E. Cook Publications, 1974, pages 35, 96, 120, 121)
It should further be noted that in the Royal Arch Degree, the
candidate swears to protect the 'brethren', "Murder and treason
not excepted"! This places the Masonic oath above that of our
courts and our country. What hope would you have against a Mason
in a Criminal or Civil Court with a Judge who is a 32nd or 33rd
degree Mason? None, by the nature of their oaths!
COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, AND HIS SHED BLOOD AT CALVARY, WE
EXHORT YOU WHO CLAIM TO BE A MASON AND A CHRISTIAN.."Come out
from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord and touch not
the unclean thing; and I will receive you". (2 Cor. 6:17)
"This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which
is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in
any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among
men, whereby we must be saved". (Acts 4:11-12)
"For there is One God and One Mediator between God and men, the
man Christ Jesus". (1 Tim. 2:5)
"According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise
masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation and another buildeth
cthereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is
Jesus Christ". (1 Cor. 3:10-11)
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name
which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things
under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil. 2:9-11)
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what
fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ
with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an
infidel?" (2 Cor. 6:14, 15)
ONE OR THE OTHER
We are adamant that there is no other choice for you right now.
If you are a Mason who professes to be a Christian, you are lying
before the Holy God of Israel! Either renounce your Christian
faith or renounce Masonry. One is from on high and the other is
from the pit!
Every 'Blue Lodge' member who reads this can no longer maintain
his defense of ignorance. Today, you stand revealed! Today, you
must make your choice! Every Mason, through the highest degree,
has had the mask of secrecy ripped away. You are without defense.
Choose Jesus or choose Lucifer. Renounce Jesus if you must, but
do not stand in the assembly of His saints and mock Him!
Unless you repent of this evil, your presence in the congregation
of a Christian body is a grieving of the Holy Spirit. We pray
that you will choose Jesus, and you will repent and be set free
from this wicked power unto whom you have submitted your very
If this is your desire, remember that we have this promise, "If
we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness". (1 John 1:9)
Pray this prayer right now! "Father in Heaven, in the name of the
Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned. I confess that I have
allowed myself to fall under the power and authority of Lucifer,
the god of Masonry. I confess it as sin, and ask that you forgive
me. I reject it and cast it from me and will immediately remove
my name from its rolls! Jesus, I call you Lord and Saviour and
ask that you come into my heart and fill me with your love and
Spirit. Let no unclean thing remain! I am yours and yours alone!
I am set free! In Jesus name, Amen!"
Leave a message to us, dear friend and let us know of your
decision for Jesus Christ!