In a related article on the Knights Templar it was speculated that those Templars who escaped to Portugal became the Knights of Christ. However many also fled to Scotland as it was not under Catholic rule. It has been speculated that the Freemason movement got its start out of the Templars there. …the earliest use of the term “ffre Masons” was in a 1376 reference to the “Company of Free Masons,” one of the numerous craft guilds of London… This corresponds with the presence of Templars. A credible historical source asserting the antiquity of Freemasonry is The Halliwell Manuscript, or Regius Poem — believed to date from ca. 1390. This makes reference to several concepts and phrases similar to those found in Freemasonry. The manuscript itself seems to be an elaboration on an earlier document, to which it refers. (Reference is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Freemasonry)
The English in the actual document window is difficult but if you think in really bad spelling you can get through it and the translation is very close. Basically they worshiped a system of geometry of sacred geometry. If you read the beginning though you find that people came together at a time of poverty to conceive a plan to prosper and they practiced a geometry and taught it to their kids…. one of who excelled. This person took it and taught it and spread the “system” widely, and is revered for it. Folks this is Rom 2 of worshiping the creature… of bowing to another god.
This document outlines the very heart and soul of Masonry and binds the applicant of it to Massonic doctrine. In some way it almost sounds Christian, but it is not. In fact it has the tenure and ring of binding to servanthood that knights receive. This manuscript does seems to list that Masonry came into England very early. Thus any Templars that came in later might have enhanced it especially since they are BANKERS and can raise and garner money.
Be that as it may this particular cult and yes I say cult has become both a religion unto itself and a network for promotion. Anyone who is in Freemasonry will note that those who are fellow masons will assist to the “length of thier cable tow” or ability to assist whether it be by favoritism or other means. This is not the favor of God but of men. Masonry has offshoots for women and side cults like the Shriners.
One of the problems with this religion as it were is found in the constitutions of 1723. Article one.
The Constitutions of 1723 The first section of the Constitution, on religion, stating that Masons can be of any faith and that they need only adhere to the Religion in which all Men agree, comes very close to the concept of a Natural Religion, a popular idea during the Enlightenment.
I – Of GOD and RELIGION. A Mason is obliged by his Tenure, to obey the moral law; and if he rightly understands the Art, he will never be a stupid Atheist nor an irreligious Libertine.( “Libertine” is defined today as “a dissolute person; usually a person who is morally unrestrained” ) But though in ancient times Masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet it is now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular Opinions to themselves: that is, to be Good men and True, or Men of Honour and Honesty, by whatever Denomination or Persuasion they may be distinguished; whereby Masonry becomes the Centre of Union and the Means of conciliating true Friendship among persons that must have remained at a perpetual distance.
– Of the CIVIL MAGISTRATES, supreme and subordinate.
– Of LODGES.
– Of MASTERS, Wardens, Fellows and Apprentices.
– Of the Management of the CRAFT in working.
– Of BEHAVIOR, viz.:
1. In the Lodge while constituted.
2. After the Lodge is over and the Brethren not gone.
3. When Brethren meet without Strangers, but not in a Lodge.
4. In Presence of Strangers not Masons.
5. At Home and in the Neighborhood.
6. Toward a strange Brother.
In ancient times Masons were to be of the religion of the country or nation. Thus they blended in and because they held an appearance of whatever the National flavor of belief was this is one means of classifying this its own religion and cult. Christians this is one of the things from which you are to be called out. It is more than a fraternity of moralistic and genteel good works.Notice how this tone changes yet again in this constitution.
The Constitutions of 1738
The section on religion of 1738 refers to the Seven Laws of Noah, which are a list of seven moral imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God to Noah as a binding set of laws for all mankind. I – Of GOD and RELIGION.
A Mason is obliged by his tenure to observe the moral law as a true Noachide*; and if he rightly understands the Craft, he will never be a stupid Atheist nor an irreligious Libertine, nor act against conscience. In ancient Times, the Christian Masons were charged to comply with the Christian usages of each country where they traveled or worked; being found in all nations, even of divers religions. They are generally charged to adhere to that religion in which all men agree (leaving each brother to his own particular opinions); that is, to be good men and true, men of honor and honesty, by whatever names, religions, or persuasions they may be distinguished; for they all agree in the three great articles of Noah, enough to preserve the cement of the lodge. Thus Masonry is the Center of Union, and the happy means of conciliating persons that otherwise must have remained at a perpetual distance.
The Seven Laws of Noah (Hebrew: שבע מצוות בני נח Sheva mitzvot B’nei Noach) form the major part of the Noachide Laws, or Noahide Code. This code is a set of moral imperatives that, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of laws for the “children of Noah” – that is, all of humankind. According to Judaism, any non-Jew who lives according to these laws is regarded as a Righteous Gentile, and is assured of a place in the world to come (Olam Haba), the final reward of the righteous. Adherents are often called “B’nei Noach” (Children of Noah) or “Noahides” and may often network in Jewish synagogues.
Prohibition of Idolatry
Prohibition of Murder
Prohibition of Theft
Prohibition of Sexual immorality
Prohibition of Blasphemy
Prohibition of eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive
Establishment of courts of law
The Noachide Laws comprise the six laws which were given to Adam in the Garden of Eden, according to the Talmud’s interpretation of Gen 2:16, and a seventh one, which was added after the Flood of Noah. Later, at theRevelation at Sinai, the Seven Laws of Noah were re-given to humanity and embedded in the 613 Laws given to the Children of Israel along with the Ten Commandments, which are part of, and not separate from, the 613 mitzvot. These laws are mentioned in the Torah. According to Judaism, the 613 mitzvot or “commandments” given in the written Torah, as well as their reasonings in the Moral Torah, were only issued to the Jews and are therefore binding only upon them, having inherited the obligation from their ancestors. At the same time, at Mount Sinai, the Children of Israel were given the obligation to teach other nations the embedded Noachide Laws. (To see them in a more original form goto) http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/62221/jewish/Universal-Morality.htm These laws also affect Jewish law in a number of ways.
Now they sound wonderful they tell us of Torah Law but… for us as Believers in Jesus we are to live by The Holy Spirit. He grants us the life exchange of Jesus (Hs life for ours and ours for His) If He lives through us (I am crucified with Christ…)then how do we need this moral code? Oh foolish Galatian to have started out in the Spirit … Think about it. Living in and by the Holy Spirit none of us would ever violate these laws for He would convict our hearts for the mere inclination.
Keep watching this because as they redo this one tentant of Masonic law it seems to sound better and better but pay close attention.
The Book of Constitutions, or Ahiman Rezon, of the Grand Lodge of England According to the Old Institutions, also known as the Antient Grand Lodge of England or the Grand Lodge of the Antients, was first published in 1754. Its author, Laurence Dermott, was Grand Secretary of the Antient Grand Lodge from 1752 to 1771. The full name of the first edition was Ahiman Rezon; or a Help to a Brother; showing the Excellency of Secrecy, and the first cause or motive of the Institution of Masonry; The Principles of the Craft; and the benefits from a Strict Observance thereof, etc., etc.; Also the Old and New Regulations; etc. To which is added the greatest collection of Masons’ Songs, etc. A second edition was published in 1764, and subsequent editions in 1778, 1787, 1800, 1801, 1807, and 1813. The second edition was reprinted in Philadelphia in 1855 by Leon Hyneman. Dermott borrowed heavily from the Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Ireland which had been published in 1751.
The first Charge in the Ahiman Rezon reads as follows:
CHARGE I. Concerning GOD and Religion. A Mason is obliged by his Tenure to believe firmly in the true Worship of the eternal God, as well as in all those sacred Records which the Dignitaries and Fathers of the Church have compiled and published for the Use of all good Men: So that no one who rightly understands the Art, can possibly tread in the irreligious Paths of the unhappy Libertine, or be induced to follow the arrogant Professors of Atheism or Deism; neither is he to be stained with the gross Errors of blind Superstition, but may have the Liberty of embracing what Faith he shall think proper, provided at all Times he pays a due Reverence to his Creator, and by the World deals with Honour and Honesty ever making that golden Precept the Standard-Rule of his Actions, which engages, To do unto all Man as he would they should do unto him: For the Craft, instead of entering into idle and unnecessary Disputes concerning the Different Opinions and Persuasions of Men, admits into the Fraternity all that are good and true; whereby it hath brought about the Means of Reconciliation amongst Persons, who, without that Assistance, would have remained at perpetual Variance.
Once again we are getting specific and sounding like to be a Mason one must also be Christian and folks so many have fallen for this little trap… but “may have liberty of embracing what faith he shall think proper, provided at all times he pays a due reverence to his Creator.” Only in Christ do we KNOW our Creator and only in Christ can we truly REVERENCE our Creator (as Father). If a Mason were to be truly Born of God he would straightway leave his lodge knowing it to be the worship of a false god.
Here is the proof of the pudding…
The Constitutions of the United Grand Lodge of England
When the United Grand Lodge of England was created with the union of the Ancients and Moderns, a new version of the Constitutions was drafted. It was a synthesis of the Constitution of Anderson of the Moderns and the Ahiman Rezon of the Ancients.
I – Of GOD and RELIGION. A Mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law; and if he rightly understand the art he will never be a stupid atheist nor an irreligious libertine. He, of all men, should best understand that God seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh at the outward appearance, but God looketh to the heart. A Mason is, therefore, particularly bound never to act against the dictates of his conscience. Let a man’s religion or mode of worship be what it may, he is not excluded from the order provided he believe in the glorious architect of heaven and earth, and practise the sacred duties of morality.
They use the concept of God’s inward looking to their advantage. Also look at the words glorious architect of heaven and earth and read the linked passage because this is a red herring. God, The Living God is MORE than a mere architect or Intellect. To consider Him in this wise is to reduce Him to His works. Once again we have ambivalence and something “other” than biblical Christianity in a good works club.
This alone would be enough to encourage Believers to withdraw but what of oaths? Were we not told to take none?
There has been a lot of speculation about Free Masonry and at one time I had in my possesion their tutorial books of which I can assure you are very startling. In my family there are two 33rd degree masons both of whom have passed unto the reality of either their truth or their error. This could be nothing more than a good ol boys club but there are to many people who are upper level degree masons who may also be involved in these other groups who are pledged to the destabilization of our world as we know it.
Here is a little from the Masons themselves.
Discover the New Philalethes
Established in 1928, the Philalethes Society is the oldest independent Masonic research society in North America, serving thousands of members around the world.
With a new, contemporary design, the Philalethes magazine features thought-provoking, substantial articles on Masonic symbolism, philosophy, ritual, artwork, literature and history.
Today’s Freemasons are acutely curious about the meaning of the Craft in their lives. They want to understand more deeply the profound lessons of the ritual. Greater insight into the nature of Masonic initiation requires a search for knowledge, and Philalethes is ready to be a trusted ally on that quest. Our approach is academically responsible, without being dry … traditional, without stifling creativity and new ideas.
Whether you’re a new Mason or a seasoned Past Master, you will find much to enjoy in every issue of Philalethes!
Here is a sample issue on the importance of a supreme being to this particular group.
Sample Article from Volume 64 • No – 3
The Affirmation of
the Supreme Being
Fundamental to any regular conception of Craft Freemasonry is the candidate’s affirmation of belief in the Supreme Being. Early Masons were so serious
about this that contrary to popular opinion they even forbade Deists from joining. Freemasonry’s general tolerance of religious differences is a characteristic that
continues to be important today.
This is what they say.
From time immemorial, Masons have held the tradition that a belief in a Supreme Being is fundamental to membership. As Entered Apprentices, each one of us is asked in the most solemn manner in whom our ultimate trust is placed. This is a condition not only for our initial exposure to the mysteries of Freemasonry, but also for our ongoing
participation in those priviliges. One of the best-known examples of this tradition comes from James Anderson in his Constitutions of Free Masons: “A Mason is obliged, by his Tenure, to obey the moral Law; and if he rightly understands the Art, he will never be a stupid Atheist, nor an irreligious Libertine.”1
The phrase “irreligious libertine” is usually understood to refer to freethinkers
or Deists_those who taught that God might exist but who rejected all established religious rituals and holy writings. Deists generally believed that God could neither intervene in human affairs nor respond to worship. The early Masonic rejection of
Deism was made more explicit in the first edition of the Antients’ Ahiman Rezon:
A Mason is obliged by his Tenure to believe firmly in the true Worship of the eternal God, as well as in all those sacred Records which the Dignitaries and Fathers
of the Church have compiled and published for the Use of all good Men: So that no one who rightly understands the Art, can possibly tread in the irreligious Paths of the unhappy Libertine, or be induced to follow the arrogant Professors of Atheism or Deism . . . .
This regulation has much to teach us, if we are willing to take it at its word. It represents that the Craft’s exclusion of the unbeliever is connected to the right understanding of the Art. Even without taking the lessons of the Fellow Craft and Master Mason degrees into consideration, it is clear that this is true. Consider the wording of the traditional invocation made over the candidate as the Apprentice degree begins. [See “Two Early Versions of the Initiation Prayer” on p. 122._ed] The oldest version asks that the new Mason be endued with “a Competency of thy divine Wisdom, that he may, with the Secrets of Free-Masonry, be able to unfold the Mysteries of Godliness and Christianity.”3
Today, a nonsectarian version of this prayer is said, but the core idea is the same. The ritual’s stated aim is not something that makes sense from an atheist’s (or even
a classical Deist’s) perspective. Expressing the idea in modern terms, Bro∴ W. Kirk MacNulty writes,“The Craft . . . acknowledges the primacy of God and envisions a psychological development in which the individual fulfils his potential in order best to serve the Divine Will.”4
This perspective is ritualistically illustrated in
122 philalethes • Summer 2011
Most holy and glorious Lord God, thou great Architect of Heaven and Earth, who art the Giver of all good Gifts and Graces, and hast promised that where two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt be in the Midst of them: In thy Name we
assemble and meet together, most humbly beseeching thee to bless us in all our Undertakings, that we may know and serve thee aright, that all our Doings may tend to thy Glory and the Salvation of our Souls.
And we beseech thee, O Lord God, to bless this our present Undertaking, and grant that this our Brother may dedicate his Life to thy Service, and be a true and faithful Brother among us: Endue him with a Competency of thy divine Wisdom, that he may,
with the Secrets of Free-Masonry, be able to unfold the Mysteries of Godliness and Christianity. This we humbly beg, in the Name, and for the Sake, of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Laurence Dermott’s Ahiman Rezon, 1756 (pp. 45–46)
Vouchsafe thy aid, Almighty Father and supreme governor of the world, on this our present convention; and grant that this candidate for masonry may dictate and devote his life to thy service, and become a true and faithful brother among us. Endue him with a competence of thy divine wisdom, that, by the secrets of this art, he may be better enabled to unfold the mysteries of godliness, to thy holy name. Amen.
William Preston’s Illustrations of Masonry, 1772 (pp. 209–210)
two earlY versions oF the initiation PraYer
The invocation spoken over the Apprentice candidate is derived from a traditional form that is likely to pre-date the distinction between the Antients and the Moderns. Originally it was overtly Christian.
Preston’s non-sectarian form (with variations) is used throughout English-language Masonry today.
Ok if it was such great thing why make it more sectarian? Also folks do you all honsestly think God is going to honor the study of some other mystery than Himself? Now He is only best understood in His Word by His Spirit but who knows the spirit of a man but the man himself, likewise who knows the things of The Spirit better than God?
the posture and language of the obligation. Were the holy writings nothing but foolish tales, and the references to God’s assistance nothing but empty formalities, then the ceremony would become a mockery and obligation a lie.“Freemasonry,” wrote Robert Macoy, “accepts the idea of God, as a supreme fact, and bars its gates with inflexible sternness against those who deny his existence.”
This is nothing less than a landmark of our Craft. But sometimes, it can be misunderstood. From time to time, for example, a brother (or potential applicant) may wrongly believe that it is necessary for a new Mason to share very specific (even
sectarian) views of the Supreme Being in order to be admitted. While this would be contrary to the laws of most regular grand jurisdictions, this (unusally innocent, occasionally willful) misconception on the something, part of individuals can be destructive to the Craft. Another issue we face today is that many of the
young men coming to Freemasonry are not sure how to talk about their spiritual views. Some of them have experienced tremendous authority pressure in academic settings to profess atheism, or at least to conceal religious beliefs. A significant number of them, while wanting to believe in someone or insist that they don’t want to belong to an organized religion. In increasing numbers, they turn to Masonry. They sometimes say that they are “spiritual but not religious.” Things are no longer as simple as they used to be. When we act as sponsors and examiners, we should be aware of these cultural shifts and carefully listen to what our potential candidates are saying. Yes, there are some we must reject because they simply do not believe in a Supreme Being. But what in the past may have been a simple yes or no question, today may be a chance for a rich and memorable conversation. Religious toleration is an essential Masonic trait, and one that we are justly proud of. Communicating that to our applicants is a great pleasure. It reassures many of them that they have found the right place. According to tradition, Solomon said, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5) If a new applicant comes to us expressing unfamiliar spiritual views, let us not simply “lean on our own understanding” of the divine. The Craft’s insistence upon a belief in God is firm and unchangeable. Our respectful tolerance of one another’s faiths must be just as firm.
Tolerance of each others religions. Religions folks are built around dieties to lend ceremony to the experience of the adulation of the diety. Moreover religion has doctrine which would seek to govern the life of the believer.
Their sources for the article.
aFFirMation oF the suPreMe being continued from page 122
1. James Anderson, Constitutions of the Free-Masons (London: William Hunter, 1723), 50.
2. Laurence Dermott, Ahiman Rezon, or A Help to a Brother (London: James Bedford, 1756), 14. Dermott’s language here is copied nearly verbatim from Fifield D’Assigny’s
1744 Serious and Impartial Enquiry (24). An earlier work by D’Assigny glorifies the Craft poetically: “Then may we justly term Thee thrice Honourable, thrice Mysterious
masonry . . . Thou hast made Man to regard his creator, with a due Reverence, and religious Awe, neither to suffer himself to be carried away with blind Superstition,
or to be hurried on to follow the arrogant Professors of atheism or deism.” See An Impartial Answer to the Enemies of Free-Masonry (Dublin: E. Waters, 1741).
3. Dermott, Ahiman Rezon, 46.
4. W. Kirk MacNulty, The Way of the Craftsman: A Search for the Spiritual Essence of Craft Freemasonry (London: Central Regalia, 2002), 21.
5. Robert Macoy, An Illustrated History and Cyclopædia of Freemasonry (New York: Macoy Publishing, 1908),156.
A footnote on the Templar/ Mason connection. Coincidence or connection you decide.
Though the condolences of OSOL staff does go out to the berieved in this following obit I will ask you note this connection.
William Newton Wine FPS
August 7, 1949–March 25, 2011
Members of the Philalethes Society
were sad to hear of the loss of W∴ Bro∴ William N. Wine on March 25,
2011. He passed away at his home in Concord, California. As a young adult, Bro∴ Bill joined the Order of DeMolay, and eventually became an enthusiastic Freemason. He was a Past Master of Diablo Valley Masonic Lodge No – 448, and the Northern California Research Lodge. Bill was well known as one of the moderators of the Freemasonry forum on CompuServe in the 1990s. He was made a Fellow of the
Philalethes Society in 2001. Bill was installed as the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in California in 2005. He was also an active member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Fœderatis and the Allied Masonic Degrees. Masons in California and around the world mourn his passing.
De Molay is the name of a certain Knights Templar who was burned at the stake and cursed both the clergy and the governor who put him to his death. Tradition has it the cleric died in a month and the governor within that year. The passing of the cleric being a pope paved the way for a certain Portugese King HRM Dinis (Denis) to get a new order of knights (Knights of Christ) the inheritance of Templar moneys and lands.
Coincidence? “… De Molay reportedly remained defiant to the end, asking to be tied in such a way that he could face the Notre Dame Cathedral and hold his hands together in prayer. According to legend, he called out from the flames that both Pope Clement and King Philip would soon meet him before God. His actual words were recorded on the parchment as follows : “Dieu sait qui a tort et a pëché. Il va bientot arriver malheur à ceux qui nous ont condamnés à mort” (free translation : “God knows who is wrong and has sinned. Soon a calamity will occur to those who have condemned us to death”). Pope Clement died only a month later, and King Philip died in a hunting accident before the end of the year…” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar )
Why name any other part of an organization as unattached as the Masons after a apparent rogue and heretic? They honor the man in naming the order after him. It is listed as a youth order.( http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/masonic_degrees.html )
Take a further look though the degrees will prove most interesting and there is a direct connection between Masons and Rosicrucians, one of the societies is Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia.
You decide, is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Just when I thought this page was finished I come across a listing including the infamous Aliester Crowley who actually was a mason and is listed here, http://oto-usa.org/history.html this is the history link for U.S. Grand Lodge, Ordo Templi Orientis.
You will most definately be wanting to look at thier order or degree titles….
Lets just say this is wierd.
They have a connection with Rosicreucians via the New Age Movement.
Ancient Mystic Oriental Masonry by R Swinburne Clymer
In his writings he quotes Dr Jd Buck a grand master.
Jd Buck quoted as saying ” initiation and regeneration are synonymous terms” “The ritual of freemasonry is based on this natural law,and the ceremony of initiation illustrates at every step, this principle, and if the result is a possesion rather than a regeneratuion in the great majority of cases the principle remains nonetheless true”…” by these rites and benefits the freemason is above all men in our so called modern civilization and is nearest to the Ancient Wisdom. He has possesssion of the territory in which lie concealed the crown jewels of wisdom.” …”He may dig deepre and find not only the KEYSTONE OF THE ARCH, THE ARC OF THE COVENANT, THE SCROLL OF THE LAW, but using the Spirit cponcealed in the wings of the Cherubim he may rise untrammeled by the rubbish of the temple and meet Elohim face to face and learn to say “Iam that IAM” and again “THe Universal Science and the Sublime Philosophy once taught in the Greater Mysteries of Egypt, Chaldea, Persia, and India and among many other nations of antiquity is a dead letter in modern masonry”…”Mstic msasonry also has its rituals and its laws but it make the SPirit of more value than the letter and will teach its candidates the Spirit as well as the letter for in its higher degrees a man must bring out that which is in him if he desires to advance. this is the way the REAL innitiation does not only become a possibility but a fact adn non can advance unless they do the work. Besides thei mystic masonry does what craft masonry should do it binds it’s men into one UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD in which they must treat each other as brothers if they desire to remain inthe order. This is not a dream but a reality.” Of this inniation Buck is quoted “Herein lies the conception and princiopke of all initiations. it is knowlege unfolded by degrees in an orderly systematic manner step by step as the capacity to apprehend opens in the neophyte. The result is not a possession but a growth an evolution.” ON knowlege Buck appears to further quoted “Knowlwge is not a mere sum in addition: somthing added to something that already exists; but rather sucha progressive change or transforamtio of the original structure ( the person) as to make it at every step a NEW BEING. ( a twist on the biblical truth that in salvations outsworkings in us by the Holy SPirit of the Living God which causes regeneration and eventual creation of the NEW CREATURE) Real knowlege or the growth of wisdom in a man is an Eternal BEcoming; a progressive trrasnformation into the likeness of Supernal Goodness and Supreme Power.” This is perhaps the clearest most disquieting doctrine around. Thes people are those in Romans who do evila dn teach others to do so and give a hearty handshake to it!(Rom cite) Moreober they are the fnece jumpers (Mthhew quote and cite.) further more in this book open reference forthe seeker of real innitiation and power is referred to the Rosicruceans and a their teachings and a chapter called the Philosophy of Fire perhaps in one of their teaching books. But that this document even admits refernce to the Rosicruceans shows Masonic ans Rosicruceans ties at tsome upper level. It is my humble opinion that since indeed the Theosophic tie DOES EXIST in freemasonry and pwerhaps its ilk Eastern Star and Shriners for example that in all these groups a true “learner” might go from group to group advance in ranks and “become” the sumum bonum of all his acquired knowlege. The truth of the matter is that to get into the sheepfold by aanyother means is to be expelled by the Owner of the Sheep. For they would not be of us the Believers in Jesus Christ GOd the SOn. As a final means to bear witness to the occultic connections of freemasonry Swinburne-CLymer’s book states on page 9 “ninety nine masons out of every hundred would laugh at the occult science and yet were it not for the occult fraternities masonry could never have existed.” The Theosophic Doctrine is well represented in Masonry. Rosicruscean link
Ancient Clymer p 10 the rosicrucean fraternity more than any other is to be thanked for keeping the secret sacred writings intact although the individual members of this fraternity have been persecuted in many land and during all centuries, the order or fraternity as such has never been persecuted nor has there ever been any interruption. This fraternity has been able to contineu without interruption, the teachings of the secret doctrine and ancient mysteries. no matter what the order whether masonry or mystic masonry no matter what the name it has always been found that rosicruceans had the work in hand. History proves this,it cannot be sucessfully denied, and none but those who are ignorant try to deny it.”
It would appear as though there is Craft Masonry wherein to advance you will need to do a lot of memorization, mystic masonry wherein to go high enough what is “in you ” will have to be “drawn out”. It would also appear most masons are merely memorizing and it is in many aspects at this time no more than a glorified social club. But the seed is there for it to become mystical and for satanic power to so manifest as the Angel of Light that they would begin to have “real power” This is something of their Docrtine regarding salvation. Ancient p10 “Every sould must work out his savation (sounds good so far and scriptural) salvation by faith and the vicariopus atonement were no taught, as now interpreted, by Jesus (???) nor are these doctrines taught by exoteric scriptures. They are later and ignorant perversions of the original doctrines. In the early church as in the secret doctrine, there was not one Christ for the whole world (indeed He is for the Elect in the world) but a potential christ in every man (straight out of the Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine!). Theologians first made a fetish of the impersonal omnipresent divinity, and then tore the Christos ( This is the Avatar whom the man Jesus is believed to have given himself consciously wilingly fully over to, to the point tha he was fully submerged and removed and “it” remained in him and thus is the concept of God a Spirit said tobe able tobe contained in FLESH. Not that God being Spirit in the Son CAN ALSO BE CONTAINED IN FLESH UNDIMINISHED AS GOD but by the choice of Kinosis or the emptying out of himself not a surrender to a higher spirit but to not have his own agenda or to not use His power as God by His own will but to defer His will to the will of His Father (Php 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ) Due to the rare concept of kinosis if one is not a believer and filled with the Holy Spirit the third member of the Trinity this theosophy becomes the natural assumption and as such glaring error and whoredoms) from the hearts of all humanity in order to diefy Jesus that they might have a God made peculiarly their own.Masonry does NOT teach salvation by faith nor the vicarious atonement.” SO then for church whose membership in any rank of leadership includes avowed masons their conception of the Truth is also being accepted and as such a subtle and now rampant infection of the LIE has inserted itself into the church at large. There in the nut shell is the lie exposed. You cannot honestlybe a mason or of any other order and still truly be christian. on page 11 Buck is again quoted “Humanity in toto is the only personal god; the christos is the realiZation or perfection of this divine persona, in individual conscious experience. When this perfectionis realized the state is called christos, with the greeks, and buddha with the hindoos. (Hindus or Hindi) ‘be ye perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.'” This is contemnable and another gospel and doctrine considered by us to be anathema maranatha and any so called ministry teaching it in any way shape or form is to be shunned if it will not be corrected. This is the importance of the knowlege of scripture being held to at all costs! Because this teaching is in its expression so strikingly familiar to the TRUTH any lapse in scritural truth will leave the believer open to the lie. moreover pur public education system has beem targetted by the masonic lodges. Brother C. William Smith NEW AGE MAGAZINE, September 1950. The official organ of The Supreme Council 33rd Degree A. & A. Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J.U.S.A. alledged to say in his article God’s plan for america “Great God our King has chosen the great American Public Schools to pave the way for the new race, the new religion and the new civilization that is taking place in America. Any mother, father or guardian who is responsible for the taking away of the freedom of mind, freedom of will or freedom of spirit is the lowest criminal on earth, because they take away from that child the God-given right to become a part of God’s great plan in America for the dawn of the new Age of the world.”
They are definitely connected and set in place to preserve this Theosophy until the one the son of lawlessness comes. No doubt about it.
If you have been involved or have ancestry that was involved in this cult you might find a level of spiritual warfare you are being oppressed with. You need to know about this cult and how to combat it. Come here to do the recantation prayers.