The issue before us is whether
the teachings of Freemasonry are compatible with biblical Christianity.
The question here is not if someone can be a Christian and a Mason at the
same time. I acknowledge that there are millions of professing Christians
who are Lodge members.
I am asking a very specific question about the universal teachings shared by all those organizations which claim to be part of "the Family Of Freemasonry." Are these beliefs compatible with what the Bible teaches?
Now, I fully understand that if you do not believe in the Bible and do not claim to be a Christian, this question is of little importance to you. But if you claim to be a Christian, then this question is the deciding issue of whether you should join the Lodge or remain in it.
Since this flier is limited in space, I will set forth certain fundamental propositions which will lead to the answer.
Proposition #1: An
organization is "religious" IF:
1. It teaches its members about God, man, morals, salvation, death, and the afterlife;
2. It engages in religious practices such as prayer;
3. Its members participate in religious ceremonies such as funeral services;
4. It reveres "sacred books" such as the Bible, the Qur'an, etc.
Proposition #2: From the above definition, it is clear that Freemasonry is a religious organization.
Proposition #3: State Lodges, Masonic encyclopedias, Masonic books, and famous Masonic leaders have all stated that Freemasonry is a religious organization.
Proposition #4: The
Masonic definition of "God" is not compatible with biblical Christianity.
|One God||Many gods|
Proposition #5: The
Masonic plan of salvation is not compatible with biblical Christianity.
|Christ alone||Many ways|
|Scripture alone||Qur'an, etc.|
Proposition #6: The Masonic doctrines of "the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man" are not compatible with biblical Christianity. According to the Bible, God is NOT the Father of all mankind and all men are NOT the children of God. Only those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior are the children of God. All men are by birth the children of the devil. We can become a child of God only through faith in Jesus Christ.
2 Cor. 6:14 - Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
2 Cor. 6:15 - Or what harmony has Christ with Ba-al, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
2 Cor. 6:17 - "Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate", says the Lord. "And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you."
Conclusion: Biblical Christianity is not compatible with Freemasonry. Face it, if you are a dedicated Christian, then Jesus Christ is MORE important than the Lodge. Loyalty to Him is more important.
John 1:12 - But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
God set up the CHURCH as the place where men should practice brotherhood and good deeds. Put your time and money in supporting your church.
[Material taken from Faith Defenders at www.faithdefenders.com]
Here's my masonic flier which I give out
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