What is the Purpose of the Ministry to Masons Conferences?
The first Ministry to Masons Conference was held in Washington D.C. in 1990. The purpose of that first conference is best explained in a letter written by a former Mason. Charlie Wiley wrote the letter and sent it to several ministries, including Saint's Alive in Jesus, In His Grip Ministries, HRT Ministries, and The John Ankerberg Show. The first conference was a direct response to Charlie's letter.
Over time, the conferences have served different purposes for different people. We asked several of the people who operate ministries which contribute to the conference what they believed the purpose to be. Although their purposes are fully compatible, their answers to the question were quite different. The purposes realized included the following:
These purposes are being realized. The network of ministries and pastors who are concerned for the souls of Masons has grown and continues to grow. Pastors have taken bold stands and have declared the truth about Freemasonry from the pulpit. Where this has been done, division between the Church and the Lodge has resulted. Some Masons repent, some don't. (See Luke 12:51, Jesus came to bring division from the world, not peace with the world.) Lay people have led friends and relatives to leave the Masonic Lodge to follow Jesus Christ. Often, it does not take that much knowledge about Freemasonry to lead a man from the lodge. Accurately knowing a few critical facts will often prove to be the key which opens the door for the Holy Spirit to do His work. Information about Freemasonry, including Grand Lodge documents, continues to be made available to church leaders and lay people alike. Conference sessions are video taped and tapes are made available on a cost recovery basis.
The legacy of the Ministry To Masons Conferences has been repentance in the lives of many Masons and revival in Churches which have taken a bold stand. We have lost count of the number of men who have left the Masonic Lodge as a result of knowledge which was provided through these cooperative efforts.
Video recordings of previous conferences are available.
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