Witchcraft with a bow - that's my definition of the religion of Freemasonry.
From one comment...
"Since Freemasonry has a plan of salvation it is absurd to deny that Freemasonry is a religion. Many Masons deny that Freemasonry is a religion because if they were to admit it, they would not be accepted as Christians and church members. Other Masons are so blinded by Satan that they cannot see the truth.Freemasonry teaches men to imitate Hiram Abiff, so that they may get into heaven. The Gospel of Jesus Christ requires faith in the person and claims of Jesus Christ as the means of being redeemed from the death of sin and getting into heaven."
"Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion, and its teachings are instructions in ... the universal, eternal, immutable religion...." Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, by Albert Pike, Washington D.C., 1958, pp. 213, 219.
That God is One, immutable, unchangeable, infinitely just and good; that Light will finally overcome Darkness, -- Good conquer Evil, and Truth be victor over Error; -- these, rejecting all the wild and useless speculations of the Zend-Avesta, the Kabalah, the Gnostics. and the Schools, are the religion and Philosophy of Masonry. (p. 275)
Masonry propagates no creed except its own most simple and Sublime One; that universal religion, taught by Nature and by Reason. (p. 718)
"[Masonry is] ... the custodian and depository (since Enoch) of the great philosophical and religious truths, unknown to the world at large...." Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, by Albert Pike, Washington D.C., 1958, p. 210.
"Without this religious element it would scarcely be worthy of cultivation by the wise and good...." An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, by Albert G. Mackey, 1921, pp. 618-619.
"...a worship in which all good men may unite..." by Joseph Newton
"...a religious institution..." by Albert Mackey
Freemasonry is not Christianity, nor a substitute for it. It does not meddle with sectarian creeds or doctrines, but teaches fundamental religious truth." (Albert G. Mackey, "Encyclopedia of Freemasonry," page 162)
"The religion of Masonry is pure theism."
"The truth is that Masonry is undoubtedly a religious institution . . . which,
handed down through a long succession of ages from that ancient priesthood who first
taught it, embraces the great tenets of the existence of God and the immortality of the soul." Albert G. Mackey, , p. 95
Look at its ancient landmarks, its sublime ceremonies, its profound symbols and
allegories-all inculcating religious observance, and teaching religious truth, and who
can deny that it is eminently a religious institution? . . . Masonry, then, is indeed a
religious institution; and on this ground mainly, if not alone, should the religious
Mason defend it Albert G. Mackey, , p.619
"Masonry is the universal religion only because and sl long as it embraces all religions" by J.D. Buck
From another Comment...
...most local police (and all other)
unions, for that matter – and especially the larger FOP (Fraternal Order
of Police) are pretty much all infiltrated at the highest levels by
Masons and other such related “brotherhoods”, Shriners, Knights of
It’s interesting, too, that when Shaq was in AZ to play for the Suns,
he joined as a reserve deputy in the local Sheriff’s Posse – just as he
does a reserve officer thing in Miami, too. So, there’s that, for those
who don’t know that world, and I’m sure most do not. Shaq’s thing, I’m
sure, is in large part just about PR, but there is certainly a Freemason
/ law enforcement connection to consider here.
Like any other profession, the many regular guys and ladies who just
do those jobs aren’t necessarily bad or evil, and to those “members”
it’s just more or less a bar or club where they hang out, drink and BS
with their fellow employees, like a VFW, Elks or Moose lodge.
But, anyone say Lieutenant and above is definitely either “in the
club” or a willing puppet and would never speak or act against it…they
already know the deal by then, and the price they will pay if they go
against the powers that be.
It is just the way it is – just as anyone who gets to a certain level
in politics, entertainment, mass media, university academics, CEOs,
etc…..it’s generally understood that you join or you simply won’t be
allowed to hold a position with that level of power. Not to mention that
the vast majority who get there tend to already agree on most of their
views, goals, sprituality / lack thereof, etc. Evil minds definitely
tend to think alike, as if possessed by the same spirit, you might
And for those who might dare to resist…it’s join or die, basically
when you arrive at that level. This is always how the secret societies
have operated, by design – ranging from the basic “Greek” frat groups up
to Skull and Bones, Club of Rome, Trilateral Comm/CFR, RIIA, CIA, etc.
The concept is identical – the initiation begins early on with your
“brothers” sharing and knowing the dirty secrets about one other, so
that they are, therefore, “bonded” together by being compromised.
It is Satan’s twisted version of “trusting”, as we would think of it
with a friend or family – but, of course, it is exactly the opposite – a
mutual threat of blackmail and extortion is not trust, faith or love,
as it is with God’s ways.
These days, I'm reading a chapter a day through the Bible and this morning, I read Leviticus 10 which tells how two of Aaron's sons were killed because they offered strange fire before the LORD. Right after, I read an email from a friend which included a link to The Tabernacle Tour: http://www.thetabernacletour.com/index.html.
Today, the Bride has gone after ‘strange fire’ types of teaching like:
A self centered ‘health and wealth’ doctrine;
The ‘Kingdom Now’ teaching of trying to bring the Kingdom of God to earth through the political process;
A ‘social gospel’ without the Cross or preaching the Cross without love and social involvement
A “rapture” that pulls all Christians out of the world before the Great Tribulation
“At will” trips to heaven and spirit travel
Truth taken out of context or embellished is heresy. The truth of Scripture taken out of context or not balanced with other passages can lead to heresy. Throughout history heresy has come in all forms of ‘strange fire’ types of teachings that are at the expense of preaching and teaching a balanced, whole Biblical Gospel. ‘Strange fire’ is a heretical teaching that subverts, distorts or perverts solid Biblical doctrine.
Here are verses 1-5 ofLeviticus 10:
"And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto Aaron, This [is it] that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said."
May the LORD Jesus Christ always keep us on the right path and away from all strange fire I pray.