Good Resources on Freemasonry
Over the centuries since 1717, when Freemasonry as it now exists, was born, many authors have written against this society, alleging that Freemasonry is a counterfeit Christian organization. Some authors have even gone to the extreme of alleging that Freemasonry is of the Antichrist. Many other authors hotly defended Freemasonry, contending that it is Christian, and that it upholds the Holy Bible and its teachings.
Who is true, and who is false?
Rather than relying upon the testimony of former Freemasonry members, we will go right to the source books themselves, published by Masonic Publishers. We will examine the writings of Freemasonry leaders like:
We will compare the Masonic teachings from the above authors with what the Holy Bible teaches. God has repeatedly taught that we must weigh what someone is telling us against the clear teachings of the Bible. The Apostle John, writing under the direction of the Holy Spirit, warned us in 1 John 4:1, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
Therefore, we can let Freemasonry speak for itself, from its own writings, and test their teachings against the Holy Bible, to discover the truth once and for all.
This week, we will examine Freemasonry teachings about God; then, we shall contrast these teachings with Biblical doctrine.
"While all these faiths assert their claims to the exclusive possession of the Truth, Masonry inculcates its old doctrine, and no more: 'That God is One ...'" (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma" p. 576, Teachings of the 26 Degree).
"God in the view of Pythagoras, was One ..." (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma, p. 667 Teachings of the 27 Degree).
Freemasons constantly point out that no man can become a Mason unless he ascribes to the belief in God, or Supreme Being. Based upon this claim, Masons contend that their teachings are compatible with the Bible, or Christianity. Nothing could be further from the Truth!!
The Apostle James succinctly stated, in Chapter 2:19, "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble."
Now, let us apply James' statement to our current discussion about Freemasonry: "You, Freemason, believe that there is one God; you do well, but the devils also believe and tremble, so their faith in the One God does not save you." Why? Because the coming of Jesus Christ, and His establishment of His Second Covenant, changed everything. Now, a belief in One God, by itself, does not save you.
Jesus Christ dogmatically stated, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." (Matthew 28:18). In other words, God the Father has now given all power and authority to Jesus Christ, after His death and resurrection.
Then, Jesus also dogmatically asserted, "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me."
THE litmus test for all persons on earth since Jesus was whether they correctly believed in the claims of Jesus Christ. The Bible states that Jesus is:
Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:1-14, quoting Psalm 2:7, where God the Father address His Son as God; 1 Peter 3:22) The New Testament of our Bible thus clearly and consistently states this Truth, that Jesus Christ is God, and that all authority has been given to Him, including the authority for Final Judgment.
. Messiah come in human flesh (John 1:14; Romans 8:3; 1 John 4:2-3 states that the test for the spirit of Antichrist is the doctrine that Jesus Christ is Messiah [Messiah denoting Divinity] come in the flesh of a man. Any person who refuses to believe this is the spirit of Antichrist. Freemasonry refuses to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Messiah come in the flesh as a man. Albert Pike, writing in Morals and Dogma, states that Jesus "put on the appearance of a human body and took the name of Christ in the Messiah, only to accommodate itself to the language of the Jews ... He suffered in appearance only ..." (Pages 567-568, teachings of the 26 Degree)
On Page 568, Pike denies specifically that Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, "He [Jesus] like all souls, was of the same substance with God, a manifestation of the Divinity, not forming a second person ..."
In all ways you want to count, Freemasonry doctrine satisfies the Bible's definition of the "Spirit of Antichrist". Therefore, we should not be surprised when other New World Order leaders, like Alice Bailey and Foster Bailey, boldly state that Freemasonry is one of the major forces which will produce the New Age Christ!
But, even when you limit your focus on God alone, Freemasonry has great trouble with the Biblical definition of God. The Bible clearly teaches that, while God is a Spirit, He is also a Person, containing personal attributes, such as love, hate, jealousy, desire to see justice done, just to name a few. But, Freemasonry teaches that God and Satan are equal and opposite, and are merely Forces. Listen to Albert Pike, page 102, "Morals and Dogma",
"The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is personification of Atheism and Idolatry. For the initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil." Pike again refers to the "Infinite God" as "the mighty cosmic force" on Page 707.
So there you have the Truth about Freemasonry teachings: God is a Force. Not a Person but a Force. Seeker of Truth, contemplate this very, very carefully, because, once again, we are given tremendous insight into the heart of Freemasonry. Turn in your Bible to Daniel 11:37-38, where God is telling Daniel some of the characteristics of the Antichrist, "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers ... nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour.."
The Antichrist shall honour the God of forces, not the Personal God of the Hebrew Bible, but a strange god, the God of forces. Again, Freemasonry fulfills another definition of Antichrist.
Well did Jesus speak of this world at the End of the Age, when He stated, repeatedly that unparalleled deception would be THE Hallmark Characteristic of this time. In Matthew 24, where Jesus is giving His disciples the many signs that would herald the End of the Age, He warned three times against unparalleled deception. He warned in verses 4, 11, and 24, concluding with the warning in verse 24, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
Unparalleled deception. Freemasonry is but the most powerful of the organizations that are engaging in deception that is historically unparalleled. Do not be deceived any more. Do not be the type of person God described in Isaiah 30:10b-11, "Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceitful illusions. Get out of the true way ... cease holding up before us the Holy One of Israel". This is exactly what Freemasonry does; it holds up a different God to worship, a God that is a force only, and a force of love only. Masonry does not hold up the True Holy One of Israel; and, it does speak "smooth things, deceitful illusions", because it denies that God can ever get angry (Page 718, 28 Degree Teaching), which means that there is no judgment! How wonderful! Except that it simply is not true.
So, if Freemasonry does not teach the God of the Holy Bible, Who is the God of whom they speak so clearly and so often? After all, no man can become a Freemason unless he professes belief in a Supreme Being, Whom they call God?
The answer lies in fully understanding the following two statements by Albert Pike in his book, "Morals and Dogma". On Page 624, 28th Degree, Pike writes, "... Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries ..." Ponder this for a moment: Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries. Do you mean those Luciferian Mysteries from Ancient Egypt to Babylon to the Canaanites, Hitties, etc.? Those Mysteries? Yes, for as I read Freemason literature, I am reading teachings from all these Mysteries, as well as the Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Masonry embraces them all, because Masonry claims to teach the "universal truths" that undergird all these religions. In fact, Masonry claims that its religious truths existed before this world was created! Masonic author, Foster Bailey (husband of New Age guru, Alice A. Bailey) writes in his book, "The Spirit of Masonry", Because the star Sirius is older than the Earth, Masonry could have existed there long before our Earth Masonry began." (Page 145)
All the Ancient Mysteries believed in many gods and goddesses, a system of religion we
Polytheism. Each nation was conceived as having its own set of such gods, including a supreme god for that nation. When one nation in antiquity conquered another, the ancients viewed it as a triumph of one national god over another.
Likewise, Masonry views many gods. The God of the Bible, the God of the Jews, is seen as their national god, that is all; and, the Hebrew God had a negative counterpart, Satan, as we quoted above. This Hebrew God is seen as a particularly nasty God, for, whenever He had the upper hand, He ordered the wholesale slaughter of entire villages and nations, man, woman, child, and animal. Do not be deceived: Masonry sees the God of the Holy Bible as nothing more than the Hebrew national god. Pike quite clearly states this teaching, on Page 558, of "Morals and Dogma": "The mass of the Jews, they held, recognized not the angel, by whom, in all the Theophanies of the Old Testament, God revealed Himself; they knew not the Demiurge in his true relation to the hidden Supreme God, who never reveals Himself in the sensible world. They confounded the type and the archetype, the symbol and the idea. They rose no higher than the Demiurge; they took him to be the Supreme God Himself. But the spiritual men among them, on the contrary, clearly perceived or at least divined, the ideas veiled under Judaism; they rose beyond the Demiurge to a knowledge of the Supreme God, and are therefore properly His worshippers."
So, the poor Jews thought their God was the Supreme God, Who created all things; but the "spiritual" Freemason understands that the Supreme God of the Universe stands far away and above the poor Hebrew national God. And, this Supreme God is incapable of anger (Page 718), and is all loving (Page 717-718, 28th Degree). In fact, the Supreme God and Architect of the Universe seems to be the God Immanent of Hinduism, where He diffused Himself in all His creation, after He created. Thus, God is in all things, and in every human. We are all Divine, with some further along the Path of Enlightenment than others.
To finalize this study of God, let us go to one of Freemasonry's more controversial teachings about the God Whom they serve. Albert Pike states on Page 321, 26th Degree teaching, "Lucifer, the Light Bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness. Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, selfish Souls? Doubt it not!" Then, on Page 567, Pike again refers to Lucifer as "Angel of Light". Freemasons teach that Satan and Lucifer are not the same being. No, Satan is the evil God, the negation of Yahveh, while Lucifer is the good, wonderful "Light Bearer", the One Whom Freemasonry truly worships.
On July 14, 1889, Albert Pike issued instructions to the 23 Supreme [Masonic] Councils of the world, recorded by A.C. De La Rive in his book, "La Femme et l'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle (Page 588), "That which we must say to the crowd is -'We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition'." (This is the God of the Bible)
"To you, Sovereign Grand Inspector's General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees -- the Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferic doctrine."
[This quote also featured in the following 2 sources: 1) Gary Kah, "Enroute To Global Occupation, p. 114. 2) Lady Queenborough, "Occult Theocrasy", p. 220-221, as quoted by author, A. Ralph Epperson, in his book, "Masonry: Conspiracy Against Humanity", p. 273-274.
Now, you are deceived no longer.
But, just to make sure that you are deceived no longer, allow Anton LaVey, High Priest of the Church of Satan, to have the last word. In his book, "The Satanic Rituals: Companion To 'The Satanic Bible'", LaVey says, "Satanic ritual is a blend of Gnostic, Cabbalistic, Hermetic, and Mason elements, incorporating nomenclature and vibratory words of power from virtually every mythos." (Page 21)
Then on Page 59, speaking of the infamous Satanic Rite called 'L'Air EPAIS', or "The Ceremony of the Stifling Air", in which a person finally and totally commits himself to Satan, LaVey writes about the Requirements for Performance:
"The chamber must either be black, or mirrored. A mirrored chamber provides greater confrontation for the celebrant, making him hyperconscious of his role. Mirrors also serve to 'rob the soul' according to old tradition. An austere chair is provided in which the celebrant sits during the first part of the ritual. The coffin may be of any type, although a traditional hexagonal style is recommended, as this is the type depicted in the actual sigil of the Sixth degree of the Templars and, combined with the skull and crossbones, is retained in Masonic symbology. The coffin must be large enough to accomodate two persons, hence special construction or modification is likely to be necessary.
The usual devices of Satanic ritual are all employed."
In this article, we have demonstrated the following facts about Freemasonry:
If this does not convince you that Freemasonry is Luciferian, nothing will. But, for eternity, you will know that you have been warned.
Stay with us next week, as we discuss more teachings from Albert Pike's "Morals and Dogma", the most heralded and respected of all Masonic books. We shall hear Freemasons "In Their Own Words".
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