The Question of Freemasonry


The Question of Freemasonry

   INTRODUCTION

   The question of the Christian stand regarding Freemasonry seems to
confront our ministry at every turn lately. Because I have seen the
exact parallels of the Masonic legends and rituals carried throughout
the "mysteries" of Mormonism, I have had to study deeply into Masonic
origins, purposes and doctrine.

   In doing so, I have had to come to grips with the sad fact that the
esoteric doctrines of Freemasonry separate it, just as unequivocally as
do those of Mormonism, from the Christian theology. this holds true for
every branch of Masonry, from the Shriners to the Blue Lodge, the
Eastern Star, the Demolay, Job's Daughters and the Rainbow Girls! It
holds true for the Scottish rite or York rite!

   I know that this will cause offense to many Masons, and for that I
am truly sorry. But I would rather that the Mason be offended at me and
be restored to true fellowship with Jesus Christ than to remain silent
any longer.

   This word of warning is not to the Masonic fraternity at large, but
to those Masons who claim to be both Masons and Christians!

   A recent newspaper insert, called "FREEMASONRY - A WAY OF LIFE"
appeared in many metropolitan areas. It pictured Freemasonry as a
family-centered, fraternal, benevolent organization, "as American as
apple pie!" (page 7)

   Not only does the article demonstrate the strength of Freemasonry
among our political leaders (both past and present), but makes much of
its use of the Holy Bible and its foundational belief in God. Masonry
has a very strong representation in the Christian denominations
throughout the world. In many of the churches we visit, I find Masons
involved as deacons, elders, board members and even pastors.

   Their claim and the claim of every Mason tot he outside world is
that Masonry and Christianity are totally compatible. They tell me that
religion is the experience of relating to God, and Masonry the
experience of relating to mankind. While separate, they can and do
naturally coexist.

   The article mentioned above explains its "religious" position this
way, "Masonry is NOT a religion in any sense of the word, yet it is
religious. Church membership is not a requirement, yet membership in
ANY church is no bar to admission. There is nothing in the requirements
of Masonry to prevent a Catholic, a Mohammedan, a Jew, a Buddhist, a
Protestant, a Mormon, or any member of any religion from becoming a
member." (page 3)

   On the surface, this might seem quite reasonable. I find no offense
in being involved in social, civic and benevolent activities with
people of other religious backgrounds. In fact, it's really an integral
part of the excitement of life! But, when it comes to my own personal
worship of God, and His revelation to me of His Word, there are some
very clear guidelines!

   If Freemasonry is truly what it professes publicly, then "Bravo!";
it is a welcome fellowship. If it is being deceptive, then it should be
exposed. It is simple.

   Let's see what Masonry TRULY teaches within its closed doors, and
through its own published documents. NO "anti-Masonic" publications
will be cited in explaining their TRUE theological position.

   The key document from which I quote is the most readily available
and universally approved doctrinal book of Freemasonry, "Morals and
Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, " By
Albert Pike, Grand Commander, 1859-1891. Its title page states that it
was prepared for the "Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree and
Published by its Authority." Originally published in 1871, I have used
the 1966 Edition. Except where other sources are noted, I cite page
numbers only when using this work. Emphases within quotes are my own.

   MASONRY DESCRIBED

   CUSTODIAN OF TRUTH

   (Masonry)..."The custodian and depository (since Enoch) of the great
philosophical and religious truths, unknown to the world at large, and
handed down from age to age by an unbroken current of tradition,
embodied in symbols, emblems and allegories." (page 210)

   A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION

   "Masonry is, in every sense of the word, except one, and that its
least philosophical, an eminently religious institution - that it is
indebted solely to the religious element which it contains for its
origin and for its continued existence and that without this religious
element it would scarcely be worthy of cultivation by the wise and
good."..."Freemasonry is NOT Christianity not a substitute for
it"..."But the religion of Masonry is not sectarian. It admits men of
every creed within its hospitable bosom, rejecting institutions; and on
this ground mainly, if not alone, should the religious Mason defend
it." (Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert G. Mackey, Revised Edition,
1921, pages 618, 619)

   THE FOUNDATION OF RELIGION

   "It [Masonry] is the universal, eternal, immutable religion, such as
God planted it in the heart of universal humanity. No creed has ever
been long-lived that was not built on this foundation. It is the base
and they are the superstructure." (page 219)

   TEMPLE OF RELIGION

   "Every Masonic Temple is a Temple of Religion, and its teachings are
instructions in religion." (page 213)

   BUDDHA THE FIRST LEGISLATOR

   "The first Masonic legislator whose memory is preserved to us by
history, was Buddha, who, about a thousand years before the Christian
era, reformed the religion of Manous." (page 277)

   REVERENCES ALL REFORMERS

   "It [Masonry] reverences all the great reformers. It sees in Moses,
the lawgiver to the Jews, in Confucius and Zoroaster, in Jesus of
Nazareth, and in the Arabain Iconclast, great teachers of morality, and
eminent reformers, if no more; and allows every brother of the order to
assign to each such higher and even divine characteristics as his creed
and truth require." (page 525)

   NOT CREED-BOUND

   "The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine
illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be
universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he
recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every
shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or
cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all
spiritual truth." (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall, 33rd,
page 65, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co. Richmond, Va., 1976.)

   THE BAALIM

   "Masonry, around whose altars the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moslem,
the Brahmin, the followers of Confucius and Zoroaster, can assemble as
brethren and unite in prayer to the one God who is above ALL the
Ballim, must needs leave it to each of its initiates to look for the
foundation of his faith and hope to the written scriptures of his own
religion." (page 226)

   The word, Baalim, is simply defined as "false god or idol." The
Masonic author has included the God of the Christian in that category.

   THE SOURCE OF ALL GOOD

   "Everything good in nature comes from OSIRIS - order, harmony, and
the favorable temperature of the seasons and celestial periods." (page
476)

   Osiris was the ancient Egyptian god whose annual death and
resurrection personified the self-renewing vitality and fertility of
nature. "The All Seeing Eye" is a Masonic representation of Osiris.

   MASONRY CONCEALS ITS TRUTHS

   "Masonry, like all the religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and
Alchemy, CONCEALS it secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or
the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its
symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the
Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it.
Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or
would pervert it." (pages 104-105)

   THE BLUE LODGE TO BE DECEIVED!

   "The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple.
Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is
intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that
he shall understand them, but it is intended that he shall imagine he
understands them." (page 819)

   WORSHIPFUL MASTER THE SOURCE OF LIGHT

   "Worshipful Master: The Head and Chief of the Lodge, the Source of
Light, of Knowledge and instruction in Masonry. He personifies the
Sublime Art of Masonry and is the Spokesman thereof." (Arthur Waite, A
New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1970, page xxiv)

   OBEDIENCE THE FIRST RULE

   "The first duty of every Mason is to obey the Mandate of the
Master...The order must at once be obeyed; its character and its
consequences may be matters of subsequent inquiry. The Masonic rule of
obedience is like the nautical, imperative: 'Obey orders, even if you
break owners'." (Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert Mackey, page 525)

   THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE BIBLE

   "The teachers, even of Christianity, are, in general the most
ignorant of the true meaning of that which they teach. There is no book
of which so little is known as the Bible. To most who read it, it is as
incomprehensible as the Sohar." (page 105)

   THE INCOMPLETE BIBLE

   "All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and
return to it. Everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams
of the Illuminati, Jacob Boehme, Swedenborg, Saint-Martin, and others,
is borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it
their secrets and their symbols.

   "The Kabalah alone consecrates the Alliance of the Universal Reason
and the Divine Word...

   "The Bible, with all the allegories it contains, expresses, in an
incomplete and veiled manner only, the religious science of the
Hebrews. The doctrine of Moses and the Prophets, identical at bottom
with that of the ancient Egyptians, also had its outward meaning and
its veils.

   "The Hebrew books were written only to recall to memory the
traditions; and they were written in symbols unintelligible to the
profane...thus was a second Bible born, unknown to, or rather
uncomprehended by, the Christians; a collection, they say, of monstrous
absurdities.

   "One is filled with admiration, on penetrating into the Sanctuary of
the Kabalah, at seeing a doctrine so logical, so simple and at the same
time so absolute." (pages 744-745)

   The "Kabalah" is a book of ancient Jewish mysticism and magic.

   DEITIES OF MASONRY

   THE ENERGIES OF LUCIFER

   "When the Mason learns that the Key to the warrior on the block is
the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned
the Mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of LUCIFER are in his
hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his
ability to properly apply [this] energy." (Lost Keys of Freemasonry,
Manly P. Hall, page 48)

   YES, LUCIFER IS GOD

   "That which we must say to the crowd is - We worship a God, but it
is the God that one adores without superstition.

   "To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors 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 Luciferian Doctrine.

   "If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay (The God of the Christians)
whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and
repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him?

   "Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god. For the
eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without
ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as
two gods: darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil as
the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the
locomotive.

   "Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure
philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay;
but lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity
against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil." (Instructions to the 23
Supreme Councils of the World, Albert Pike, Grand Commander, Sovereign
Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, July 14, 1889. Recorded by A.C. De La
Rive, La Femme et l'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle, page
588)

   The Word of God, the Bible, clearly puts Lucifer in his proper
place, and gives God's reasons. "How Art thou fallen from heaven, O
Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which
didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will
exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount
of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the
clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to
hell, to the sides of the pit." (Isaiah 14:12-15)

   THE GRAND ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE

   Masonic ritual is concerned with the recovery of the "Lost Word, "
presumed to be the name of God - supposedly lost through the murder of
the architect, Hiram Abiff, during the building of Solomon's Temple.
This quest is attained during the ritual of the ROYAL ARCH DEGREE. It
is here that the SECRET NAME of the DEITY OF MASONRY is revealed. That
name is "JAOBULON." "JAO" is the Greek word for Jehovah. "BUL" is a
rendering of the name, BAAL. "ON" is the term used in the Babylonian
mysteries to call upon the deity "OSIRIS"! The secret ritual book of
the Craft prints the letters J.B.O. It states that: "We three do meet
and agree - in peace, love and unity - the Sacred Word to keep - and
never to divulge the same - until we three, or three such as we - do
meet and agree." Thus, no Royal Arch Mason can pronounce the whole
sacred name by himself!

   What you see represented, then, as the god of Freemasonry, is a
three- headed monster so remote from the Christian trinity and so
blasphemous as to damn the eternal soul of anyone who would dare to
pronounce its name in a ritual of worship!

   THE GOD OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE

   The candidates for this ritual kneel at the ALTAR OF OBLIGATION with
arms bound, leaning upon the top, heads bowed. There they are required
to "assume a most powerful and binding oath, inseparably uniting
yourself with us, and once taken, it can never be retracted or departed
from."

   The oath itself is curse enough, being four pages in length. Its
penalty includes "having my eyeballs pierced to the center with a
three-edged blade."

   The revelation of truth is in the candidates' sealing of the oath,
revealing the true nature of the masonic god of the "Mystic Shrine":

   "...and may ALLAH, the god of Arab, Moslem and Mohammedan, the GOD
OF OUR FATHERS, support me to the entire fulfillment of the same, Amen,
Amen, Amen. (The Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,
pages 35-39, Allen Publishing Co. NY, NY.)

   I AM THAT I AM

   During the ceremonies of the ritual for the Royal Arch degree, the
candidate is asked, "Brother Inspector, what are you?" and he replies,
"I AM THAT I AM." Can you imagine that? When Moses asked God to name
Himself, God said, "I AM THAT I AM" and He said, "Thus shalt thou say
unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." (Exodus 3:14)

   Tell me how a Christian can take to himself the Biblical name of the
God of Israel? The God of the Christian faith said, "Ye are even my
witnesses! Is there a God besides me? Yea, I know not any! They that
make a graven image are ALL of them vanity; and their delectable things
shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor
know; that they may be ashamed." (Isaiah 44:8, 9)

   THE MASTER MASON - A GOD IN THE MAKING

   "Man is a god in the making, and as in the mystic myths of Egypt, on
the potter's wheel he is being molded. When his light shines out to
lift and preserve all things, he receives the triple crown of godhood
and joins that throng of Master Masons who, in their robes of Blue and
Gold, are seeking to dispel the darkness of night with the triple light
of the Masonic Lodge."

   "The glorious privileges of a Master Mason are in keeping with his
greater knowledge and wisdom...For Him the Heavens have opened and the
Great Light has bathed him in its radiance. The Prodigal Son, so long a
wanderer in the regions of darkness, has returned to his Father's
house. The voice speaks from the Heavens, its power thrilling the
Master until his own being seems filled with its divinity, saying,
'This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.' He [The Master
Mason], in truth has become the spokesman of the Most High. He stands
between the glowing fire light and the world. Through him passes Hydra,
the great snake, and from its mouth there pours to man the light of
God." (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall, pages 92, 54-55,
Macoy Publishing and Supply Co., Richmond, Va, 1976)

   Friend, there is only one for whom the Father uttered those words
and it wasn't a Master Mason...nor will it ever be so. Jesus Christ is
God's only mediator for you and me. Do not let any MAN ever tell you
that he is, or you may become, the spokesman of the Most High! Further,
if you think that God speaks through HYDRA, the great snake, your god
comes right out of the pit!

   OTHER TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES USURPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS

   In the 19th level of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the Initiate
receives the degree of GRAND PONTIFF. It is during this ritual that the
candidate swears an oath of secrecy and an oath of total obedience "to
any Chapter of this degree to which I may belong; and the edicts, laws
and mandates of the Grand Consistory of Sublime Princes and Commanders
of the Royal Secret, as well as those of the Supreme council of the
33rd degree..."

   It is then that the "Thrice Puissant" anoints him with oil on the
crown of his head and says "Be Thou a Priest Forever, after the order
of Melchizedek."

   After receiving the password (Emanuel) and the sacred word
(Alleluia), he is dressed in a robe of white linen and given a cordon
(a ribbon or sash of honor worn across the breast) of crimson color,
with 12 starts representing "the 12 gates of the "new city, " and the
twelve signs of the Zodiac, the twelve fruits of the tree of life, the
twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve Apostles." (Scottish Rite
Masonry Illustrated, The Complete Ritual, Vol. 2, pages 26-27, E. Cook
Publications, 1974)

   It must be pointed out that what has taken place here, is the
Masonic priesthood taking upon itself the Holy Priesthood of Jesus
Christ. That is a Priesthood that can be held by only one person and
that one person is clearly defined in scripture as Jesus Christ!

   Chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Hebrews clearly explains that it was
ANOTHER priest to be raised up, not a group of priests! This Priest
would be our HIGH PRIEST and would be able to save from the Uttermost!
He would have "endless life"! The holder of THIS Priesthood would be
"holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners and made higher than
the heavens." (7:26) This is Jesus, our Holy Lord and God!

   This "ritual" takes Christ's Holy Priesthood from Him, and the Grand
Pontiff boldly puts it upon his own breast! Even the use of "Biblical"
words fails to cover up the adding in of the "signs of the Zodiac, " a
direct alliance with the powers of darkness and a demonstration of
disobedience to God's Word. In Deuteronomy 18:10-12, it says that he
who "useth divination" (consulting the signs of the Zodiac to tell the
future), "or is and observer of times" (which is an ancient description
for Augury or Astrology - again dealing with the Zodiac) "is an
abomination unto the Lord"!

   Again, we see a mirror image of Biblical truth. The Priesthood power
of Jesus is given to the deceiver, Lucifer, the true god of Masonry,
who hides behind its mystery, ritual and allegory to snare his prey.

   WASHED IN THEIR OWN BLOOD

   In the seventeenth degree, or Knights of the East and West, after
the candidates have completed the initiation and after revealing the
password (Jubulum) and the Sacred Word (Abaddon), "the Senior Warden
conducts the Candidate to the elevated vacant canopy at the right of
the All Puissant."

   "This is supposed to represent the end of the world when all good
masons receive their reward by being conducted to a throne at the right
hand of the All Puissant, having been purified by washing their robes
in their own blood."

   In the lecture which follows between the All Puissant and the Senior
Warden, the Book with Seven Seals - which none but one can open (Rev.
5:5) - is twisted to represent "A Lodge or Council of Masons which the
All Puissant alone has the right to convene and open."

   The Fourth Seal is represented by a skull or "Death's Head" and
Masons are told it "is the image of a brother who is excluded from a
Lodge or Council." The Fifth Seal is represented by a "Cloth Stained
with Blood." The All Puissant identifies this as a symbol "that we
should not hesitate to spill ours for the good of masonry." (Scottish
Rite Masonry Illustrated, The Complete Ritual, Vol. 1, Pages 453, 457,
E. Cook Publishing, 1974)

   What a gross misrepresentation of God's Holy Word! First and
foremost, It is Christ and He alone who "hath prevailed to open the
book and loose the seven seals thereof." To presume that honor and
power is to deny Christ, or yet in deeper perversity, to replace his
power and authority with that of the All Puissant, even in the
representation of the power to save and to enthrone. This is the very
spirit of the Antichrist!

   Again, another clue to the true identity of the Masonic deity is
revealed in the "Sacred Word" of this ritual, "Abaddon." In Revelation
9:11, we learn that "they [the demons and workers from hell] had a king
over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the
Hebrew tongue is ABADDON!"

   BLOOD OATHS NOT OF CHRIST!

   Throughout the initiation rituals of the "BLUE LODGES" and through
all 33 degrees of Freemasonry, the candidates are sword to secrecy by
bloody oaths. Such as is the oath swore by the Entered Apprentice of
first degree, "...binding myself under no less penalty than that of
having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and my
body buried in the rough sands of the sea, at low-water mark." The
Master Mason swears, "...under no less penalty than that of having my
body severed in two, my bowels taken from thence and burned to ashes,
the ashes scattered before the four winds of heaven..." (Duncan's
Ritual of Freemasonry by Malcom Duncan, Third Edition, pages 36, 39, D.
McKay Publishing Co., N.Y., N.Y.)

   RAISING THE DEAD

   It is in this final "Blue Lodge" degree that that candidate is laid
out "in death" and is raised from the dead by the "Worshipful Master"
of the Lodge (representing King Solomon), using the "strong grip" (or
"Lion's Paw") of the Master Mason.

   Let no Mason deceive you! We again face this replacement of our
Savior by the power and authority of Lucifer. Paul said that if anyone
should preach any other gospel "than that which we have preached unto
you, let him be accursed." (Gal. 1:8, 9)

   The simplicity of the Gospel is this, "Moreover, brethren, I declare
unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have
received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep
in memory what I have preached unto you, unless ye have believed in
vain. for I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,
how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that
he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the
scriptures." (1 cor. 15:1-5)

   The infinite power of Jesus was confirmed by Him when He said, "ALL
power is given unto ME in heaven and in earth." (Matt. 28:18) This
power is His alone! "For if by one man's offense death reigned by one;
much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of
righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ!" (Romans 5:17)

   Jesus was the one who rose from the dead. Jesus is the only one with
the power to raise from the dead. Jesus is the only one who frees us
from the sting of death!

   How can a Mason who calls himself Christian allow himself to partake
of a ritual resurrection by the power of Lucifer? This is Satanic! He
stands, having been born again and raised from the dead as a Master
Mason, through the power of the Masonic god, whom the God of Israel
cast into the pit!

   MASONIC OATHS ABOVE THE LAW

   One the "five points of fellowship, " he and his "savior" pass the
sacred word, Mah-Hah-Bone.

   Also, while in this position, the new Master Mason solemnly vows
"3d, Breast to Breast: that you will ever keep in your breast a
brother's secrets, when communicated to you and received as such,
murder and treason excepted." (Duncan's Rituals, Revised and Complete,
pages 35, 96, 120, 121, E. Cook Publications, 1974)

   It should further be noted that in the Royal Arch Degree, the
candidate swears to protect the "brethren, " "Murder and treason not
excepted!" This places the Masonic oath above that of our courts and
our country. What hope would you have against a Mason in a Criminal or
Civil court with a Judge who is a 32nd or 33rd degree Mason? None, by
the nature of their oaths!

   PAGAN COMMUNION - EATING THE DEAD

   "QUESTION: What is to us the chief symbol of man's ultimate
redemption and regeneration?

   "ANSWER: The fraternal supper, of bread which nourishes, and of wine
which refreshes and exhilarates, symbolically of the time which is to
come, when all mankind shall be one great harmonious brotherhood; and
teaching us these great lessons: that as matter changes ever, but no
single atom is annihilated, it is not rational to suppose that the far
nobler soul does not continue to exist beyond the grave: that many
thousands who have died might claim to be joint owners with ourselves
of the particles that compose our physical bodies; for matter ever
forms new combinations; and the bodes of the ancient dead, the
patriarchs before and since the flood, the kings and the common people
of all ages, resolved into their constituent elements, are carried upon
the wind over all continents, and continually enter into and form part
of the habitations of new souls, creating new bonds of sympathy and
brotherhood between each man that lives and all his race. And thus, in
the bread we eat, and in the wind we drink tonight may enter into and
form of us part of us the identical particles of matter that once
formed parts of the material bodies called Moses, Confucius, Plato,
Socrates, or Jesus of Nazareth. In the truest sense, we eat and drink
the bodies of the dead; and cannot say that there is a single atom of
our blood or body, the ownership of which some other soul might not
dispute with us." (page 539)

   I EXHORT YOU! COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM

   IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, AND HIS SHED BLOOD AT CALVARY, I EXHORT
YOU WHO CLAIM TO BE A MASON AND A CHRISTIAN, "Come out from among them
and be ye separate, saith the Lord and touch not the unclean thing; and
I will receive you." (2 Cor. 6:17)

   "This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is
become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we
must be saved." (Acts 4:11-12)

   "For there is One God and One Mediator between God and men, the man
Christ Jesus." (1 Tim. 2:5)

   "According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise
master builder, I have laid the foundation and another buildeth
thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For
other foundation can no man lay that that is laid, with is Jesus
Christ." (1 Cor. 3:10-11)

   "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name
which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should
bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the
earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father." (Phil. 2:9-11)

   "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what
fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion
hat light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or
what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?" (2 Cor.6:14, 15)

   ONE OR THE OTHER

   Even as Elijah called out "Ye have forsaken the commandments of the
Lord and thou has followed Baal!" I cry out "How long halt you between
two opinions?L If the Lord be God, follow Him. But if Baal, then follow
him!" (1 Kings 18:18, 21)

   I am sorry, but there is not other choice for you right now. If you
are a Mason who professes to be a Christian either renounce your
Christian faith or renounce Masonry. One is from on high and the other
is from the pit! You cannot cling to both!

   Dare YOU risk laying your good works before the Lord on that last
day only to be told, "I never knew you, depart from me!" (Matt. 7:21-23)

   Every "Blue Lodge" member who reads this can no longer maintain his
defense of ignorance. Today, it stands revealed! Today, you must make
your choice! Every Mason, through the highest degree, has had the mask
of secrecy ripped away. You are without defense. Choose Jesus or choose
Lucifer. Renounce Jesus if you must, but do not stand in the assembly
of His saints and mock Him! Your unrepentant presence in the
congregation of a Christian body is a grieving of the Holy Spirit.

   I pray that you will choose Jesus, repent, and be set free from this
wicked power unto whom you have submitted your very soul! If this is
your desire, remember that we have this promise, "If we confess our
sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

   Pray this prayer with me right now! "Father in Heaven, in the name
of the Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned. I confess that I have
allowed myself to fall under the power and authority of Lucifer, the
god of Masonry. I confess it as sin, and ask that you forgive me. I
reject it and cast it from me and will immediately remove my name from
its rolls! Jesus, I call you Lord and Saviour and ask that you come
into my heart and fill me with your love and Holy Spirit. Let no
unclean thing remain! I am yours and yours alone! I am set free! In
Jesus' name, Amen!"

   Write to me, dear friend and let me know of your decision for Jesus
Christ! Your Brother in the Lord, J. Edward Decker Jr.

   "And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for
you to weary men, But will ye weary my God also?" ISAIAH 7:13

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