To the members of Masonic Lodge number ___________
Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ,
When I was initiated into Freemasonry, I was led to believe that my involvement would not interfere with my duty to God. I was led through three blood oaths in the three degrees of the Blue Lodge which are in direct violation of the commandment of Jesus Christ found in Matthew chapter 5 verses 33 through 37.
I have since come to realize that Freemasonry is a "Fraternal Order" which has a plan of salvation. The Masonic plan of salvation does not require faith in Jesus Christ, but rather depends on imitating Hiram Abiff. At many places, Masonic ritual encourages Masons to believe that they will go to heaven. Consider the Covering of a Lodge: it is "a clouded canopy or star-decked heaven where all good Masons hope at last to arrive." Consider the Three Steps ". . .as Master Masons, we may enjoy the happy reflections consequent on a well-spent life, and die in the hope of a glorious immortality. " Consider the prayer just before Hiram is raised: "Yet, O Lord! have compassion on the children of Thy creation; and administer them comfort in time of trouble, and save them with an everlasting salvation."
With all of this, Freemasonry is encouraging Master Masons to believe that they will go to heaven when they die. But just who are Master Masons? They include Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists and men of many other religions which reject the claims of Jesus. Freemasonry is encouraging false hope in unsaved men. Just after Hiram is raised, ritual tells us that we should imitate Hiram Abiff so that we can welcome death and get into heaven.
The Bible is clear. John 14:6 contains the words of Jesus. He said "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the father but by me."
It is obvious that Freemasonry is not following the teachings of Jesus, because ritual encourages lost souls that they will get into heaven. Ritual suggests imitation of Hiram Abiff as the way to the Celestial Lodge above. The book of 2 John verse 9 states: "Whosoever transgresseth,and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God." When coupled with the fact that Masonic ritual teaches salvation on the basis of imitating Hiram Abiff, rather than Faith in Jesus Christ, it is clear from this verse that the Masonic Lodge does not have God. The GAOTU cannot be the God of the Bible, because it rejects the claims of His Son.
I know that many of you profess to be Christians. I would like to meet with each of you to examine and pray about the contents of Masonic ritual. As Christians, can we take part in an organization which teaches salvation without Jesus? Galatians 1:8-9 makes it clear that the penalty for teaching a false plan of salvation is condemnation. I encourage you to prayerfully consider these things.
The oaths which I took are null and void. God has released me from them. Leviticus chapter 5 verses 4-6 make it clear that when something is hidden from a man and he takes an oath thoughtlessly, he is guilty of sin. When he recognizes it as sin, he may be released from it by confessing it as sin and claiming the promise found in 1 John Chapter 1 verses 8-9.
I want you to know that I am not rejecting you as individuals, however I am totally rejecting Freemasonry. I want nothing more to do with it, now, or at any time in the future. I do not want a demit. I am no longer a Mason.
I encourage each of you to get out of the Lodge. I pray that my involvement in Freemasonry will not result in the loss of anyone's soul because he believed the promises in ritual. The Masonic plan of salvation is a ticket to hell. I encourage each of you to read the Book of John in your Masonic Bible. Read it again and again, until you know the truth.
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