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WHAT IS WRONG WITH FREEMASONRY?

Many people both Christian and non-Christian ask this question. Our ministry feels Freemasonry is an evil system that is opposed to the true gospel of Jesus Christ. It worships another god and offers another way of salvation.

However, even if you are not a Christian, you may not want to become a member of the organization when you find out the truth about its historical roots and symbols.

"The Masonic order is not a mere social organization, but is composed of all those who have banded themselves together to learn and apply the principles of mysticism and the occult rites." (Manly P. Hall, 33rd degree, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc., p. 19)

"First, it is the hope of the author that what is here set forth may assist in effacing from the mind of the public the erroneous belief that Masonry is but a fraternal organization. This belief is held by the masses who have no knowledge of the ancient Wisdom Religion, and by that portion of the Craft who, although duly initiated into the fraternal organization, have not yet been instructed in, nor have they been imbued with sufficient interest to peruse, the legends of the symbolic fraternity. Had they been so inspired they would have discovered that the Masonic organization is but the outer door to a far more ancient and honorable Spiritual Order."(S. R. Parchment, Ancient Operative Masonry, San Francisco Center - Rosecrucian Fellowship, p. 7)

All of the symbols in Freemasonry have sexual interpretations. This explains just one of the symbols and why Freemasons wear the white aprons.

"In the mysteries of Osiris, the substitute was called Phallus, in the mysteries of Hiram, it is called Mah-hah-bone. And as "the Point within a Circle" represents the Phallus and as it also, as we have previously learned, represents the Worshipful Master, and lastly as the Worshipful Master represents the sun-god rising in the east, therefore it undoubtedly follows that Mah-hah-bone is the real name of the god of Masonry, the "G.A.O.T.U." of its worship, which Freemasons are always to pronounce "with awe and reverence,"(Edmond Ronayne, The Master's Carpet (MA-HAH-BONE) Masonry and Baal-Worship Identical, No Publisher, Self-published, p.371-372)

"The phallus, therefore, as the symbol of the male generative principle, was very universally venerated among the ancients, and that too as a religious rite, without the slightest reference to any impure or lascivious application."

Nor is the practical instruction of the Masonic lodge by any means free from reference to the same ancient idea of the importance of the generative power. The apron which is the distinguishing badge of a Mason is worn so as to conceal this part of the body, and it is a symbol of innocence and purity."(Paul Foster Case, The Masonic Letter G, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., 1981, p. 68-69)

"In Egypt, the Mysteries, or institutions of philosophic rebirth, were called Isis and those born out of the temple were designated the sons of Isis. Now, through the death of Osiris, her husband, this goddess had donned the badges of mourning and through the loss of the Word (symbolized by the phallus of Osiris), had become the great Widow. Hence, those born out of her, the philosophic elect, were termed the Widow's Sons, a designation which has clung to Freemasons, even in this age."(Manly P. Hall, 33E, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc., p. 109)

Freemasons worship another god, the Grand Architect of the Universe.

"The Supreme Being - Masons believe that there is one God and that people employ many different ways to seek and to express what they know of God. Masons primarily use (sic) the appellation,

"Grand Architect of the Universe," and other non-sectarian titles, to address Deity. In this way, persons of different faiths may join together in prayer, concentrating on God rather than on differences among themselves. Masonry believes in religious freedom and that the relationship between the individual and God is personal, private and sacred."(Masonic Manual of Minnesota, 1998, P. 16)

"To the altar of Freemasonry all men bring their most votive offerings. Around it all men, whether they have received their teachings from Confucius, Zoroaster, Moses, Mohammed or the founder of the Christian religion--just so long as they believe in the universality of the fatherhood of God and the universality of the brotherhood of man--meet upon a common level. The Jew returns to his synagogue, the Mohammedan to his mosque and the Christian to his temple--each better prepared for the solemn duties of life by the associations in this universal brotherhood."(The Louisiana Monitor, 1980 printing, p. 133)

Freemasonry offers another way of salvation through Hiram Abiff:

"Then let us imitate our G.M.H.A. [Grand Master Hiram Abiff] in all his varied perfection. Let us emulate his amiable and virtuous character, his unfeigned piety to God, and his inflexible fidelity to his trust, that like him, we may welcome the grim tyrant Death, and receive him as a kind messenger sent by our Supreme Grand Master to translate us from this imperfect to that all perfect, glorious, and celestial Lodge above, where the Great Architect of the Universe presides, forever Reigns."(Kentucky Monitor, Henry Pirtle, 1990 Grand Lodge of Kentucky Free and Accepted Masons, P. 152)

"In a word, Hiram Abiff is the Christ-principle immanent in every soul; crucified, dead and buried in all who are not alive to its presence, but resident in all as a saving force--"Christ in you, the hope of glory."(The Meaning of Masonry, Wilmshurst, P. 199)

Freemasons have chosen to worship the Grand Architect of the Universe and not the Holy God of the Bible alone.

(Exodus 20:3 KJV) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

(John 3:19-21 KJV) And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. {20} For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. {21} But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Jesus is only one way of salvation, forgiveness, and cleansing.

(John 14:6 KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

(Acts 4:12 KJV) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions.

Your Servants in Jesus, David and Donna Carrico

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