November 10, 2018

What is Free Masonry and what do Free Masons believe?

What are free mason symbols
Kindly note - by this article, we are not asserting that all who are engaged with Freemasonry are cultists, or that all Freemasons trust every one of the things made reference to beneath. What we are stating is this - Freemasonry at its center is definitely not a Christian association. There are numerous Christians who have left Freemasonry in the wake of finding what it is really about. It would be ideal if you visit Ex-Masons for Jesus for more data. There are additionally great and authentic men, genuine devotees to Christ who are Freemasons. It is our conflict this is on the grounds that they don't genuinely comprehend Freemasonry. Every individual ought to petition God for astuteness and wisdom from the Lord concerning whether to be required with Freemasonry. This article was evaluated and affirmed for precision by a previous Worshipful Master of a Blue Lodge.

Question: "What is Free Masonry and what do Free Masons accept?"

Reply: Freemasonry, Eastern Star, and other comparative "mystery" associations have all the earmarks of being innocuous partnership get-togethers. Huge numbers of them seem to advance faith in God. In any case, upon closer examination, we find that the main conviction prerequisite isn't that one must have confidence in the True and Living God, but instead, that one must trust in the presence of an "Incomparable Being", which incorporates the "divine beings" of Islam, Hinduism, or some other world religion. The deceptive and hostile to Christian convictions and practices of this association are in part covered up underneath an outward appearance of an alleged similarity with the Christian confidence. Coming up next is an examination of what the Bible says with the "official" position of Freemasonry:

Salvation from Sin: 

The Bible's View: Jesus turned into the delinquent's forfeit before God when He shed His blood and passed on as the satisfaction (installment) for the wrongdoings of every one of the individuals who might ever trust (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:8, John 3:16).

Free Masons View: The simple procedure of joining the Lodge expects Christians to overlook the selectiveness of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. As per Freemasonry, a man will be spared and go to paradise because of his benevolent acts and individual personal growth.

The View of the Bible:

The Bible's View: The extraordinary and entire motivation of the Scriptures—that they are inerrant and that their lessons and expert are total, preeminent, and last. The Bible is the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13).

Free masons View: The Bible is just a single of a few "Volume(s) of Sacred Law," which are all regarded to be similarly essential in Freemasonry. The Bible is a vital book, just to the extent those individuals who guarantee to be Christians are concerned, similarly as the Koran is essential to Muslims. The Bible isn't viewed as the restrictive Word of God, nor is it viewed as God's sole disclosure of himself to mankind; however just a single of numerous religious sourcebooks. It is a decent guide for profound quality. The Bible is utilized essentially as an image of God's will, which can likewise be caught in other consecrated writings, similar to the Koran or Rig Vedas.

The Doctrine of God: 

The Bible's View: There is one God. The different names of God allude to the God of Israel and uncover certain traits of God. To revere different divine beings or to call upon different gods is worshipful admiration (Exodus 20:3). Paul talked about excessive admiration as a grievous sin (1 Corinthians 10:14) and John said that worshipers of another god will die in damnation (Revelation 21:8).

Free Masons View: All individuals must trust in a god. Distinctive religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and so on.) recognize a similar God, just call Him diverse names. Freemasonry welcomes individuals all things considered, regardless of whether they utilize distinctive names for the 'Anonymous One of a hundred names,' they are yet petitioning the one God and Father of all.

The Doctrine of Jesus and the Trinity: 

The Bible's View: Jesus was God in human frame (Matthew 1:18-24, John 1:1). Jesus is the second individual of the trinity (Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:9-11). While on earth, He was completely human (Mark 4:38, Matthew 4:2) and completely divine (John 20:28, John 1:1-2, Acts 4:10-12). Christians ought to supplicate in Jesus' name and broadcast Him before others, paying little respect to offense to non-Christians (John 14:13-14, 1 John 2:23, Acts 4:18-20).

Free Masons View: There is no selectiveness in Jesus Christ or the Triune God who is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; in this manner there is no precept of the divinity of Jesus Christ. It is esteemed to be un-Masonic to conjure the name of Jesus when imploring, or notice His name in the Lodge. Recommending that Jesus is the best way to God negates the standard of resilience. The name of Jesus has been excluded from scriptural stanzas that are utilized in Masonic customs. Jesus is on indistinguishable level from different religious pioneers.

Human instinct and Sin: 

The Bible's View: All people are conceived with an evil nature, are completely debased, and require a Savior from wrongdoing (Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, Psalm 51:5, Ephesians 2:1). The Bible prevents that in light of the fact that from claiming the Fall, mankind has inside itself the limit with respect to moral flawlessness (1 John 1:8-10, Romans 1:18-25).

Free Masons View: Through images and symbols, Masons instruct that man isn't corrupt, simply "discourteous and defective naturally". Individuals can enhance their character and conduct in different ways, including demonstrations of philanthropy, moral living, and intentional execution of city obligation. Mankind has the capacity of moving from defect toward aggregate flawlessness. Good and otherworldly flawlessness exists in people.

When a Christian takes the oath of Freemasonry, he is swearing to the following doctrines that God has pronounced false and sinful:

1. That salvation can be picked up by man's acts of kindness.

2. That Jesus is only one of numerous similarly adored prophets.

3. That they will stay quiet in the Lodge and not discuss Christ.

4. That they are moving toward the Lodge in otherworldly murkiness and numbness, when the Bible says Christians are as of now in the light, offspring of the light, and are inhabited by the Light of the World—Jesus Christ.

5. By requesting that Christians guarantee, Masonry drives Christians into obscenity and taking the name of the Lord futile.

6. Stone work instructs that its G.A.O.T.U. [Great Architect of the Universe], whom Masonry accepts is the genuine God of the universe, is illustrative of all divine beings in all religions.

7. Stone work makes Christians adopt a universalist strategy in their supplications, requesting a "conventional" name be utilized so as not to irritate non-devotees who are Masonic "siblings".

8. By swearing the Masonic pledge and partaking in the teachings of the Lodge, Christians are propagating a false gospel to other Lodge individuals, who look just to Masonry's arrangement of salvation to get to paradise. By their exceptionally participation in such a syncretistic sort association, they have extremely traded off their seeing as Christians.

9. By taking the Masonic commitment, the Christian is consenting to permit the contamination of his psyche, soul, and body by the individuals who serve false divine beings and accept false regulations.

As should be obvious, Masonry denies and repudiates the reasonable instructing of Scripture on various issues. Stone work additionally expects individuals to participate in exercises which the Bible denounces. Subsequently, a Christian ought not be an individual from any mystery society or association that has any association with Freemasonry.

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