The Demonic Origin Of The Freemasonry Cult
By David J. Stewart | July 2013
Galatians 1:9, “As we said
before, so say I now again, If any man preach
any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
MASONRY (also known as FREEMASONRY or “The Lodge, Shrine, Eastern Star Job's Dau and Demolay”). According to Masonic authorities, modern masonry can be traced back to the first Grand Lodge in London in 1717 AD. It is a secret society, its “initiates” swearing to remain loyal to the Lodge and not reveal its secrets. Albert G. Mackey in his Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry states: “All (masons) unite in declaring it to be a system of morality, by the practice of which its members may advance their spiritual interest, and mount by the theological ladder from the Lodge on earth to the Lodge in Heaven.” It, therefore, claims to be the way to Heaven and the guide to salvation. This would make Masonry nothing short of a religion.
All men who become masons go through the first three degrees of the Blue Lodge, which is the parent or mother Lodge of Freemasonry. The 3 degrees are: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason. After completion of these 3, the candidate may choose to go no further or else proceed higher along one of two branches in Freemasonry... the Scottish Rite with its numerical degrees to 33, or the York Rite with its named degrees ending with Knights Templar.
Though masons deny Freemasonry is a religion, Albert Mackey states, “Freemasonry may rightfully claim to be called a religious institution.” Henry Wilson Coil, Masonic authority, writes: “Freemasonry has a religious service to commit the body of a deceased brother to the dust whence it came, and to speed the liberated spirit back to the Great Source of Light. Many Freemasons make this flight with no other guarantee of a safe landing than their belief in the religion of Freemasonry” (95:512). Freemasonry, therefore, presents its own plan of salvation. Masons also meet in a “Temple,” they offer “prayers” to a deity who is called “The Great Architect of the Universe,” they kneel at their “sacred alter” and do the bidding of their “Worshipful Master.”
Albert Mackey in his encyclopedia wrote: “The religion of Freemasonry is not sectarian. It admits men of every creed within its hospitable bosom, rejecting none and approving none for his peculiar faith... It is not Judaism... it is not Christianity... it's religion that is that general one of nature and primitive revelation handed down to us from some ancient and patriarchal priesthood — in which all men may agree and in which no man can differ.” ... all agree... none differ...
Christianity by its very nature brings disagreement... Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 1:23... BUT WE PREACH CHRIST CRUCIFIED, A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE JEWS AND FOLLY TO THE GENTILES. Jesus Himself said in Luke 7:23... AND BLESSED IS HE WHO TAKES NO OFFENSE IN ME. Isaiah 53:3... HE WAS DESPISED AND REJECTED OF MEN, A MAN OF SORROWS AND ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF. Families would be divided in faith...
At one level, masonry teaches that its god must remain undefined and unknowable. In keeping that, it can then accept all men's ideas of god. Therefore, there is no offense to the Muslim, Hindu, Jew, Mormon, Buddhist, et cetera. The idea is that all religions point to the true God... but how different those religions are; Christianity — God revealed as infinite, personal, triune, loving and holy. The Hindu's Brahman is impersonal and monistic or polytheistic... the Muslim's Allah is Unitarian, merciful but not necessarily loving or holy. Buddhism is either monistic or henotheistic — claiming one central deity but accepting many lesser deities as well. Jesus' claim stands above it all in John 14:6... I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, NO MAN COMETH UNTO TH FATHER BUT BY ME.
Dr. Albert Mackey goes on to say... “if masonry were simply a Christian institution, the Brahmin, the Moslem and the Buddhist could not conscientiously partake of its illumination, but its universality is its boast, and to its creed every faith may subscribe.”
Lodge members are required to take an oath that binds them together... “and that I will always hail, ever conceal and never reveal any of the secret arts, parts or points of the hidden mysteries of ancient Freemasonry... binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and buried in the rough sands of the sea at low-water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in 24 hours... so help me God.” Jesus said in Matthew 5:34 and 37... BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, SWEAR NOT AT ALL... BUT LET YOUR COMMUNICATION BE, YEA, YEA; NAY, NAY: FOR WHATSOEVER IS MORE THAN THESE COMETH OF EVIL. The mason asks God to help him keep that sick oath! Freemasonry arrogantly elevates itself above Christianity and the Word of God.
Masons are bound to defend each other in times of trial. Finney in “Freemasonry,” page 44 says: “I will aid and assist a companion Royal Arch mason when engaged in any difficulty, and espouse his cause so far as to extricate him from the same, if in my power, whether he be right or wrong. Masons swear an oath to lie under oath in court to defend a fellow mason, even if he is clearly at fault and in the wrong in the court case. The only exceptions are murder and treason, in which cases the mason is “left to my own election.” The ramifications of this oath: if a judge be a mason, and the defendant the same, how will this affect his judgment and sentence? If a witness be a mason... or a juror... or a police officer... et cetera.
Some Of The Teachings And Practices Of Freemasonry
The secrets of Freemasonry are not to be revealed; but Christ commanded that the teachings of the Gospel GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND TO EVERY CREATURE (Mark 16:15). Jesus taught openly. Satan's works must be hidden to reveal their dark evil nature. God has nothing to hide. The Bible is brutally honest. Jesus spake openly to the world and in secret did nothing. Only works of darkness must be hidden.
On the standards of morality, from the master mason's obligation... “furthermore I will not have illicit carnal intercourse with a Master Mason's wife, mother, sister or daughter, I knowing them to be such.” In other words, it does not forbid fornication and adultery; just if the woman is related to a fellow master mason; degrees 1 and 2 excepted... providing he know them as such.
Some of the titles they confer on each other: potentate, general high priest, past guard patriarch, worshipful master, sublime master elect, grand pontiff, grand inspector inquisitor commander, sublime prince, worthy matron; but Jesus taught in Matthew 23:5... BUT ALL YE ARE BRETHREN... NEITHER BE CALLED MASTERS FOR ONE IS YOUR MASTER, EVEN CHRIST. BUT HE THAT IS GREATEST AMONG YOU SHALL BE YOUR SERVANT, AND WHOSOEVER SHALL EXALT HIMSELF SHALL BE ABASED...
From the lodge of the Odd Fellows, they state... “our order only requires a belief in the existence of the Supreme Being as a qualification for membership.” John 3:3 says... “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Even Satan knows God exists - he once stood in God's presence himself.
As the religion of Freemasonry is not Christian, and therefore falls into the Biblical category of idolatry...
2nd Corinthians 6:14-16, “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? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
Clearly, the Bible forbids a born again believer from yoking together with unbelieving Freemasons who openly reject the exclusivity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Most Freemasons are infidels (unsaved men). Of the members who are saved, at a minimum they are not right with God, being yoked together with unbelievers in a satanic cult.
As we enter the end times, there will be a vacuum of a lack of the Word of God. Apostasy is everywhere today. Of every 5 missionaries returning on furlough from the world's mission field, 4 are not returning. People don't pray anymore, because the television has captivated our minds and hearts. The television is the enemy of all righteousness.
Sadly, men of the Southern Baptist Convention largely comprise the Freemasonry membership in the United States. This is because of the influence of once SBC religious leader, George W. Truitt, a lifelong Freemason. It is apostasy! No Christian can truly walk close to God and please the Lord by faith, who is a member in good standing of the religious cult of Freemasonry. Numerous 33rd degree masons have founded satanic religions. For example: Charles Taze Russell founded the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1874 and Joseph Smith founded the Mormon sex cult in 1830. Both of these wicked men were 33rd degree high-level masons. Oral Roberts, who pioneered the Charismatic Movement in America was also a 33rd degree Freemason. So also is the apostate minister Jesse Jackson, and the late Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a partial list of famous Freemasons.
Like Evil Freemasonry, Al Capone Was Reputable For Doing Good Deeds
Pastor Dwight L. Moody wrote: “I do not see how any Christian... can go into these secret lodges with unbelievers. They say they have more influence for good, but I say they can have more influence for good by staying out of them. If 25 Christians go into a secret lodge with 50 who are not Christians, the 50 can vote anything they please, and the 25 will be partakers of their sins.”
That's a very important point that Pastor Moody makes, and reason enough for every Christian man to stay away from the evils of Freemasonry. Shriner hospitals for children are operated by Freemasons. Masons are renowned for their acts of goodness, philanthropy and charitable giving; however, it must be noted that Al Capone (America's most infamous criminal gangster) was also well known and liked by the public because he opened food shelters during The Great Depression, giving away clothing and money to help the needy, homeless and poor. Al Capone's charity cannot make penance for all the gangland murders, prostitution houses, illegal speakeasies, drunkenness, racketeering, gambling casinos and vile wickedness that he promoted and profited from handsomely throughout his gangster career. Al Capone was eventually arrested by the federal government for tax-evasion and spent 10-years in Alcatraz prison in California.
Al Capone suffered from syphilis (venereal disease) for most of his life, refusing an injection that would have healed him because he was afraid of needles. Isn't that something... America's toughest gangster, known for bloody drive-by shootings and gangland-style violence... afraid of a tiny needle!!!
A Comparison Between Freemasonry And Bible Christianity (.PDF chart)
Why Freemasonry's Fascination With The Ancient Mystery Religions?
Freemasonry is an organization within an organization, like the Mormon sex cult. In fact, Mormonism is steeped in Masonic rituals, symbols and practices. Both occult groups are infatuated with sexual immorality. The official symbol of Freemasonry is a carpenter's square and compass, sexual in the way they are overlapped. Furthermore, no one can deny the sexual nature of the obelisk (male phallus), which is a primary occult symbol in secret societies. Washington D.C. is saturated with occult architecture and symbols, including the Washington Monument (obelisk). Obelisks are everywhere today, including in the Roman Catholic headquarters in Rome at the Holy See (Satan's religious headquarters). Obelisks originate from ancient pagan Egypt.
Nebuchadnezzar's golden image in the Bible was an obelisk (90 x 9 feet — Daniel 3:1). Thus, the obelisk originates way back in the ancient pagan (non-Christian) religious. It is important to understand WHY Freemasons highly regard the ancient mystery religions, that is, because Satan has always been the god of this world since Adam sinned, and the Devil has always desired to unite mankind (through world government, economy, religion, et cetera) against God. In Genesis chapter 6 the world had become so corrupted that God decided to destroy the world by a flood. It wasn't “Noah's flood”; but rather, God's flood. God flooded the earth and destroyed mankind, all except eight souls. After Noah and his family departed from the ark, the world once again had corrupted itself by Genesis 11. So God confounded mankind in Genesis 11:7-9 by changing their languages and scattering them across the face of the earth. I believe that's also when God changed man's physical appearances and gave them their individual nationalities.
Carefully notice in Genesis 11:7-9 that men were erecting a CITY and a TOWER, which afterwards became commonly known as “Babel” (confusion). Remember that the Devil was behind man's sinful efforts at Babel. We gain insight into Satan's intent in Matthew 4:9-10 when the Devil tempted Christ, trying to recruit the Lord to worship him, in exchange for worldly prosperity, fame and power. Jesus quoted the Scriptures to defeat the Devil. That's the same way that we defeat the Devil, that is, with the Word of God. When the Egyptians built The Great Pyramid (the main pyramid), they deliberately left off the top capstone. Why? I believe it was to signify until the end of time that Babel was left unfinished.
Read online about The Great Pyramid and you'll learn that it was never finished, documented by Diodorus Siculus in 60 BC. Modern technology has allowed mankind to unite once again, finishing the city and tower at Babel. This is the New World Order (NWO). Take a look on back of any U.S. One Dollar bill and you'll see The Great Pyramid. Notice that the capstone is detached, signifying that the New World Order (NWO) has not been achieved yet. It is quickly forming! The base of the pyramid are the masses of humanity, easily deceived and misled like naive sheep. This is because of man's inherent sin-nature, which makes us vulnerable to demonic influence, deceptions, the pride of life and the lusts of the flesh. The capstone represents the enlightened one's, which includes Freemason, Rosicrucians, Skull and Bones, Bohemian Grove, The Council of 13 and all secret societies. They see what the average man does not see due to woeful ignorance. These are the architects of the NWO (aka, the illuminati).
Now the All Seeing Eye at the very top of the capstone represents Lucifer, the angel of light. This is Satan in his true nature. The Devil deceives mankind, as the Bible teaches in 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” Matthew 7:15 warns that Satan is as a wolf who disguises himself in sheep's clothing to deceive people. Satan is the father of all liars and murderers (John 8:44). The Devil only comes as a thief with intent to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). Satan accuses the brethren (Christians) before God's throne day-and-night (Revelation 12:10). Satan is the ultimate loser!!!
The Devil is symbolized by the moon, which reflects light brightly; but the moon cannot give any light of its own. Satan deceitfully APPEARS as an angel of light (the good guy), but he is a monster (the bad guy), the prince of darkness. The Devil always tricks, deceives and fools his victims. The Devil does this with lies, false religions, worldly philosophies, the lies of evolution, false science, historical fraud, manmade traditions, self-righteousness and other good intentions which go totally contrary to the inspired and holy Word of God in the Bible. The sun gives its own light, which represents the Son of God. Satan can only reflect external light, because there is no light (no truth) in Satan. Freemasonry's god, Baphomet, appears with a moon. Islam worships the moon, which is why the crescent moon appears in their official religious symbol. Witches revere and worship the moon, which pictures Lucifer.
The All Seeing Eye is seen everywhere these days—businesses, movies, churches, books, television, music, et cetera. The reason why the occult employ symbols is because symbols transcend all boundaries of culture, religion, language, national origin, social status, et cetera. People grow old and pass away, including members of the New World Order; but occult symbols stay the same, unchanging and still as influential in power as they were century ago. Nebuchadnezzar's obelisk image is sitting in our nation's capitol, that is, the Washington Monument. Just as the gathered nations were led to bow in worship of Nebuchadnezzar's image, so also are the masses of the world today being led to worship the occult symbols of The Great Pyramid and the All Seeing Eye. Obelisks are everywhere around the world, signifying Satan's power over the world.
Both occult groups are deeply rooted in Jewish Kabbalah and the ancient mysteries originating in Egypt and Babylon (pagan nations). While the Jews were in Egypt, some learned the ways of the heathen, which have remained unto this day in secret societies. The same is true of the Jews who were in Babylon for 70-years. These are the origins of Kabbalah (a complicated system of assorted symbols, numbers and mysteries). I've viewed Kabbalistic writings online and they are nothing less than retarded, able to be manipulated to mean whatsoever the occult leader desires to teach. Most Freemasons are deceived, misled to believe that they can obtain enlightenment by ascending to the next level. My friend, the child who believes the Bible has more enlightenment to the truth than the mason who has achieved the highest degree possible in Freemasonry. The Bible teaches that the wisdom of man is foolishness to God. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
Freemasonry: Beyond The Light (.PDF book by Bill Schnoebelen)
Jesus Christ Is The ONLY Way To Heaven!
Freemasonry is of the Devil. As I research the New World Order, Freemasonry is the common denominator, and for good reason, because they are the architects of the NWO. It is not mere coincidence that the father of modern Communism, Karl Marx, was a 33rd level Freemason. It's not mere coincidence that the founders of every psuedo-Christian religious cult was a Freemason. The goal of the secret society is infiltration, corruption and eventually subversion. America is being overthrown, converted into a decadent culture of death, anarchy and rebellion. As stated on the back of every U.S. Dollar Bill under The Great Pyramid... CHAOS OUT OF ORDER! From the ruins of the American republic will arise a new Masonic order, whose leader will ultimately be the Antichrist. That's the true nature of Freemasonry, that is, preparing the stage for the world's biggest actor, the man of sin, the Beast—the Antichrist.
Truly, the pretribulation Rapture of the Church must be very near. Are you ready my friend to meet your God and Savior? Your sins have already been paid for by Jesus Christ. But unless you receive Christ's payment for your sins, then you will go to the Lake of Fire forever. Salvation is totally free, paid for completely, a gift waiting to be freely received by faith in Christ Jesus. That's all God asks. It's horrifying to think that billions of people are burning in the fires of Hell this moment, whose sins have been forgiven by Christ's precious blood that was shed for mankind; yet, they willingly rejected the Savior, shunning God's free gift of eternal life.
You have a right to go to Heaven because Jesus paid for your sins, but you absolutely MUST trust in the Lord or you won't go. Please don't listen to some stupid secret society who have perverted the plan of salvation! Why would you reject the house that is bought and paid for? God wants to give you the title for your home in Heaven. Your salvation is bought and paid for. People burning in Hell already have their sins forgiven.
Every Christ-denier has their sins already paid for and here is Biblical proof...
2nd Peter 2:1, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
The Bible says in 2nd Peter 2:1 that Jesus “BOUGHT THEM.” Bought who? False prophets who deny the Lord. Isn't it beautiful to know that Jesus paid for everyone's sins. Christ died for our sins 2,000 years ago. Everyone in Hell has their sins forgiven, but they will not accept the gift. Eternal life is a gift... “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us...” (Titus 3:5). Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eternal life is free and clear, paid in full, a gift waiting to be accepted by faith in the Gospel. Just believe and the work is done. John 6:29, “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” John 6:29 speaks of “the work of God,” and not a self-righteous work of man.
Have you trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior? Do you believe that Christ died, was buried and has risen? Do you know absolutely sure that you are going to Heaven? You can and should “KNOW” (1st John 5:13)! Do you trust in the risen Christ? Do you believe that Jesus came down to earth from Heaven, so you could go up to Heaven from earth? God put in plight (a solemn pledge of fidelity) which cost you nothing. Will you accept it by faith?
Psalms 118:8, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
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