Which Gospel do you embrace on Lodge night?
The Masonic Lodge claims to be a fraternal organization and denies that Freemasonry is a religion. Yet, the Masonic Lodge teaches a plan of salvation which does not require faith in Jesus Christ. As a minister of the Gospel as well as a Master Mason, you are in a position to know that this is true on a firsthand basis. You have participated in Masonic rituals which teach salvation without Jesus and you have probably watched as others have been conducted through the rituals.
What does the ritual teach about salvation?
In the Entered Apprentice Degree, the Worshipful Master asks, "What covering has a Lodge?" The Senior Warden answers:
During the Master Mason Degree, the Worshipful Master asks, "What is meant by the three steps usually delineated on the Master's Carpet?" The following answer is given by the Senior Warden:
When you portrayed Hiram Abiff, the Worshipful Master offered a prayer just before you (as Hiram Abiff) were "raised" from the dead. His prayer ended with these words:
At the close of the Legend of the Third Degree. The Senior Warden said:
The following explanation of the meaning of the Legend of the Third Degree is found on page 96 of Albert Mackeys Manual of the Lodge:
It was the single object of all the ancient rites and mysteries practiced in the very bosom of pagan darkness. . .to teach the immortality of the soul. This is still the great design of the third degree of Masonry. This is the scope and aim of its ritual. The Master Mason represents man, when youth, manhood, old age, and life itself have passed away as fleeting shadows, yet raised from the grave of iniquity, and quickened into another and better existence. By its legend and all its ritual, it is implied that we have been redeemed from the death of sin and the sepulchre of pollution. . . .and the conclusion we arrive at is, that youth, properly directed, leads us to the honorable and virtuous maturity, and that the life of man, regulated by morality, faith, and justice, will be rewarded at its closing hour by the prospect of eternal bliss. . . .the Master Mason represents a man saved from the grave of iniquity, and raised to the faith of salvation.
Masonry teaches that Master Masons, as a group, may die in the hope of a glorious immortality, that they represent those raised from the grave of iniquity and that they have been redeemed from the death of sin. Masonry is teaching that Master Masons have salvation! However, the Holy Bible is quite clear: Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Peter said:
The group of men known as Master Masons includes Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists, men who profess to be Christians and men who have no religion other than Masonry. Hindus, Moslems, and Buddhists all reject the unique Deity of Jesus Christ and reject him as the Savior and Redeemer for all mankind. Since Masonry is teaching that Master Masons, as a group, may die in the hope of a glorious immortality, represent those raised from the grave of iniquity and that they have been redeemed from the death of sin, Masonry is teaching a gospel of salvation which does not require faith in Jesus Christ. Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, said:
The Masonic Lodge is promoting faith in another gospel which will condemn men to an eternity in hell. Others in the lodge understand what the Masonic rituals teach. Very few of them understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many have swallowed the Masonic lie and believe that they can receive salvation through Masonry. They don't know Jesus Christ and see no need to become a Christian. After all, what more could Jesus offer them? They have watched you as a minister of the Gospel, sit in silent agreement while Masonic ritual, which teaches salvation without Jesus, was acted out. Any credibility you may have had as a Christian minister, "your witness", has been severely damaged - if not completely destroyed - by your silent participation. If the lodge's plan of salvation were not true, you as a Christian minister would have objected, wouldn't you? Certainly you would not have participated in it over a period of years and you wouldn't have encouraged others to participate.
In the first century Church, some thought that they could be Christians and still participate in pagan religions. Paul spoke clearly to the issue in his letter to the Corinthians:
Paganism is any religion other than Christianity or Judaism. Freemasonry offers a plan of Salvation without Jesus Christ. Therefore, Masonry is a non-Christian religion. Since Masonry is also not Judaism, it is clearly paganism. Scripture is quite clear on the issue of Christian participation in paganism. A Christian simply cannot (meaning he is unable to) participate in paganism. If you are able to participate in the paganism of Freemasonry after having the issues brought to your attention, then it is obvious that you have no intention of following Christ. Your ministry is only an illusion.
It is possible that you may not have realized the full extent of how you have been denying Jesus, but you have been just the same. Jesus said:
Jesus is willing to forgive you. In fact, He wants to forgive you. But, His forgiveness is conditional on your repentance. You must renounce Freemasonry. Paul wrote:
Can a man be a Christian and at the same time stand with another group which offers salvation without Jesus? What will Jesus say?
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