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John J. Robinson is an historian, with special interest in the history of Medieval Britain and Europe generally and the Crusades specifically. He is an ex-marine and so brings a discipline to his work. He is a member of the Medieval Academy of America, the Organization of American Historians, and the Royal Overseas League of London. His book, "Born In Blood: The Lost Secrets Of Freemasonry", traces the origins of Freemasonry back to the French Knights Templar, not to Scotland! Furthermore, this book is highly recommended by several Masonic Lodges, whose recommendations we have reprinted below.
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Robinson writes this scholarly work in a style not seen in most historic works. You can easily read and comprehend what he is saying, and you will enjoy reading this book. Robinson's style is almost that of a novelist, thus making a very entertaining, as well as a very informative, book. I have been a history buff all my life, and made History a Minor in college, a very strong Minor. Therefore, I was impressed by the scholarly approach to a very important subject in history, i.e., true origins of Freemasonry. Masonic writers cannot agree amongst themselves as to the true origins of their fraternity, so it is refreshing to see a Medieval Historian write such a work that can be approved by Masonic authorities. The Philalethes is especially an important Masonic organization. They have a Web Site, http://freemasonry.org/psoc/
One of the enduring debates within Christian circles is whether Freemasonry is compatible with Christianity generally and the Holy Bible specifically. Masonic writers have always maintained that they are compatible with Christian doctrine, and they point with pride to the fact that American and British Freemasonry quotes extensively from the Holy Bible. They point to their famous Hiram Abiff allegory that seemingly traces the origin of Freemasonry back to the Biblical king, King Solomon, when he was building the Temple. However, when we compare their religious teachings against the doctrines of the Bible, we discover that Freemasonry cannot be Christian, as they teach Salvation by Works [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, page 399], and believe Jesus Christ to have been an Illusion and His death an Illusion [Ibid., page 567], teachings which form the very basis for the Biblical definition of Antichrist. [1 John 4:1-9]
We shall be writing much from Robinson's historic book, but the focus of our discourse here will be on two of his findings. First, we shall look briefly at his conclusions that Freemasonry originated from the repressed Knights Templar secret society, a conclusion strongly supported by the fact that Freemasonry today has orders of Templar. In fact, Masonic author Albert Pike supports Robinson's conclusions that Freemasonry goes back to the French Knights of Templar. In his book, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite", Pike states, "Therefore, it was that the Sword and the Trowel were the insignia of the Templars, who subsequently, as will be seen, concealed themselves under the name of Brethren Masons. This name, Freres Macons in the French, adopted by way of secret reference to the Builders of the Second Temple, was corrupted in English into Free-Masons ..." [Page 816]
Robinson reaches this same conclusion by carefully examining Masonic teachings, their rituals, and their language origins. His conclusion was that, when Pope Clement V conspired with King Phillip of France in 1313 to arrest, try, and annihilate the Knights Templar, some French Templars did escape. Furthermore, Templars in other countries, most notably Britain, were able to escape the dragnet. They gravitated to Scotland, where the Scottish King refused to enforce the Papal Bull against the Templars. Accepting other Templars into their new secret order, and very fearful of betrayal, did evolve into the Freemasonry we know today. The traditional secret society emphasis on signs and handshakes, and the keeping of secrets makes much sense, as lives were literally at stake. [Page 150-1] Finally, in 1717, Freemasons felt secure enough to come out into the open and establish public Lodges.
Thus, the revered Masonic leader and author, Albert Pike, and this historian, John J. Robinson, are totally in agreement with the fact that Freemasonry can be traced directly back to the French Knights Templars.
Now, let us go immediately to the core subject matter of this article: Is Freemasonry Christian? Was it founded upon Christian principles? On page 169, Robinson reaches his conclusion. "... the basic fraternity of Freemasonry is not structured on the Christian ethic, per se, but welcomes any man who believes in any perception of a monotheistic Supreme Being." Of course, this is a damning statement to anyone who knows their Holy Bible. Biblical doctrine totally rejects this type of inclusive belief, as we see below.
Thus, Freemasonry is dead wrong when it allows any belief in any concept of a monotheistic Supreme Being. In fact, Freemasonry goes one step further; they totally exclude Jesus Christ from their teachings and rituals. Listen to Robinson: "Freemasonry, however, admits any believer in a monotheistic God. The ritual makes no mention of Jesus Christ ..." [Page 198] From the lips of a Medieval Historian, whose book is recommended by Masonic authorities, you have another bold statement that Freemasonry is not based upon the precepts of Christianity. Masonry may look like, feel like, and act like Christianity, but a close examination of its teachings reveal that it is a counterfeit Christianity. The Bible clearly teaches that the world will always have a large number of false and/or counterfeit religions, a fact which demands that Christians always be discerning, and always comparing Masonry with the Bible. Listen to the Apostle John again. "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." [1 John 4:1; we encourage you to read this full context, as John tells us much about the type of false spirits which are always in the world. Note that John ties all of the signs for which we are to look into Jesus Christ, Whom Freemasons never mention in their teaching or rituals]
John Robinson returns to this theme of the non-Christian foundation of Freemasonry on page 189. Listen closely. "... Freemasonry does not require that a member be a Christian, but only that he believe in God and the immortality of the soul ..." The Apostle James states that even the demons believe in these facts, and they certainly are not saved, nor are they Christian! [James 2:19] When you examine Masonic rituals carefully, as we have done in previous articles, you will discover that this statement is absolutely true, with no exceptions. Listen again to the Introduction to a Masonic Bible printed in 1927 -- "Thus, by the very honor which Masonry pays to the Bible it teaches us to revere every book of faith in which men find help for today and hope for the morrow, joining hands with the man of Islam as he takes an oath on the Koran, and with the Hindu as he makes covenant with God upon the book that he loves best."
From the very lips of Freemasonry, we get the undiluted truth that confirms Robinson's statement, above. Freemasonry rejects the strict, absolute claim by Jesus Christ, for Himself and His Church, that Christianity is the only valid religion on earth. No organization, or individual, can hope to be considered by Jesus Christ to be a Christian if they reject this doctrine of Christianity being the only valid religion on Earth. Remember, also, that no one will be able to claim his way into Heaven; rather, the only people who will be in Heaven are the ones whom Jesus God declares to be His.
We hope you have seen the light over this false claim of Freemasonry to be Christian. If you are a member of Freemasonry, we urge you to get out and immediately repent of your sins through Jesus Christ. The End of the Age is truly upon us, and you need to get spiritually ready to meet it, on Jesus' conditions. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
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