A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


March 7, 2016

Freemasonry Part 1: The Necessary Conversation

     I am constantly amazed at the boldness and tenacity of women who will stand for what they believe in.  Last week, just such a woman, whom I admire greatly, traveled to Washington D.C. to pray at the Supreme Court as the Justices heard oral arguments in a Texas case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.  As many of you know, this case is about setting strict limitations on abortions in the state of Texas, and before the death of Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia, there was actually hope that if the Supreme Court upheld Texas's law, we might be seeing the death of Roe v. Wade.  
     As much as I would like to discuss this case and its implications for the millions of prospective aborted fetuses, this case was not the sole reason my friend was in D.C.  She also went to our nation's capitol to pray against the influence of Freemasonry on the Court and in our Government.
     Now, I am fully aware that this is a highly controversial subject and there are those who will refuse to even consider it.  And before I go any further, I want to make it clear that I am not speaking out of ignorance or personal bias.  I have done my research and so should you!  Do not take my word for it, do not agree with me because we might be on the same page on other issues, and most importantly, do not accept what others have said about it, either.  Do your own research because it is that important of a topic, and you should be educated on the subject and form your own opinion.  And please ... the one thing I do not want you to do is simply ignore it.  I believe Freemasonry will become increasingly important to us as we select our next President and as we come ever closer to the return of our Lord.
     Why?  Aren't the Masons just another organization like the Rotary Club or the local Optimists Club?  Aren't they just a group of networking professionals?  After all, how many of our grandfathers were Masons, and they always told us it was a charitable and community organization, right?  But here's the first thing you need to know ... it is a highly secretive society.  And if you are a Christian that should be your first red flag.
     Before I get into my concerns about the organization, I want to make this statement: to determine if something is right or wrong, according to God's will, we should always go to the Bible.  If we are immersed in God's Word, and pray for God to reveal His truth, we can count on the Holy Spirit to help us discern any matter.  That has been the basis for my taking on the task of understanding the history and consequences of Freemasonry.
     So, as I have already stated,  Freemasonry is a secret and exclusive organization.  While it may seem as if they are a harmless fellowship of businessmen, and they appear to promote a belief in God, you should know that my research has shown the only belief requirement is not that one must believe in the True and Living God, but rather, that one must believe in the existence of a “Supreme Being”, which includes the “gods” of Islam, Hinduism, or any other world religion.   In fact, Masonry teaches that it is G.A.O.T.U. [the Great Architect of the Universe], whom Masonry believes is the true God of the universe, and who is representative of all gods in all religions.  So, while it may appear to be compatible with Christianity in outward appearances, it clearly contradicts God's first commandment:  You shall have no other gods before Me.
     You will hear all kinds of arguments that Freemasonry in America is different; that our Founding Fathers (including George Washington) were Masons, so how can it be bad?  I find it interesting that those who say that there's nothing wrong with Freemasonry will use this argument... we all know George Washington was an honorable man, and he was a Mason.  Yet these same people, when confronted with skepticism about Freemasonry, are quick to point out that there are only one or two references to him ever attending a meeting, and he eventually quit his local Lodge.  So, which is it?  Are you defending Freemasonry, or trying to create distance between it and the Father of our Country?
     What these same people may be unaware of is that there was such concern about the nefarious activities of Freemasons in the early years of our republic, that John Quincy Adams ran for President on an anti-Masonic ticket.  In fact, the movement against Freemasonry was quite extensive and lasted throughout the 19th Century.
     There are still others who will try to say that, yes, historically Freemasons may have included practices and symbols from ancient Egypt, but they don't have any real significance to the modern Mason. This fact alone should be enough to steer away any Christian. Egypt in ancient times was known for pharaoh-worship and dedication to various false gods.  That certainly could not be the practice of today's modern Masonry ... or could it?  Read what an ex-Mason, who is also a Christian, shared about his experience:  In January of 1968, I was installed as Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge of about 600 men. As far as I was concerned, I had reached the pinnacle of life. As a Worshipful Master, I had total autocratic authority over the affairs of my Lodge with accountability only to the Grand Master of my State....
     Very early during my term as Worshipful Master, while conducting a Masonic business meeting, one of the brothers present voiced his objections to the closing of Lodge prayers in the name of Jesus Christ. Masonic tradition in Maryland had been to close the prayers by saying: "May every moral and social virtue cement us, Amen, So Mote it Be."
     In all my years as a Mason, I had never heard one objection to the name of Jesus being used by our Chaplain to close his prayers. I assured the Masonic brother who objected that I would take up the matter with the Grand Master. Several days later, I met with the Grand Master and explained the problem with the prayers, as well as other concerns. The Grand Master informed me that Freemasonry accepts for membership men of every faith or religion, so long as the prospective member believes in a Supreme Being (whomever he may be) and in the resurrection of the body to a future life (however and through whomever that was accomplished.) This was a great shock to me. I had not realized that those who were members of anti-Christian religions could become Masons. 
     The Grand Master informed me that one of my duties as a Worshipful Master of my Lodge was not to offend any brethren who were not Christians, even if this meant I had to refrain from using the name of Jesus Christ in my prayers. He advised me that as Grand Master he had the authority to disband my Lodge and remove its Charter as a Lodge, if I persisted in using the name of Jesus with members present who objected. 
     In March of 1973, The Grand Lodge of Maryland Committee on Masonic Education approved the following statement regarding prayers in a Masonic lodge:  
All prayers in a Masonic Lodge should be directed to the one Deity to whom all Masons refer as The Grand Architect of the Universe. We address Him as our Heavenly Father, Eternal God, Almighty, or Everlasting God. We should close our prayers with an expression such as, 'In Thy most holy and precious name we pray...’, using no additional words which could be in conflict with the religious beliefs of other Masons present at the meeting. The brother who offers up the prayer does so for all members and visitors present, rather than for just himself. (Maryland Mason Magazine, March 1973). 
     Now this man's faith in Freemasonry was shaken; although his faith in Jesus Christ was not.  And it caused him to take a closer look at the "fellowship" of this organization and how it corresponded to his Christian faith.  With new eyes, he was able to see that in the center of every Blue Lodge is an altar. Resting on top of the altar is what many Masons refer to as the Great Light of Masonry, the Bible. I later discovered that Freemasonry declares the sacred book of any and all religions in the world equivalent to the Bible. Any "sacred book" may rest on the altar in a Masonic Lodge, to oblige a Mason who does not accept the Bible as God's word.
     He came to the shocking realization that "I now had an irresistible force meeting an immovable object, namely the God of the Universe, Jesus Christ, and the god of Freemasonry, Satan. How could both belief systems be regarded as truth? I believed that the primary purpose of every Masonic degree was to depart spiritual light, wisdom, truth, and knowledge regarding life, death, the hereafter, and our interpersonal relationships with others.  [But now] after reading and studying various Masonic authors, I realized that Freemasonry considers Jesus Christ as no greater than Moses, Elijah, Mohammed, or Buddha."
     Now, maybe this doesn't matter to you.  If you aren't a Christian, then I doubt that these revelations will have much impact on you.  But if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, then there is much more in the oaths and the demands on men and their families that I will be revealing to you in the next post.  It is not my desire to bash the sincere desires of men to better themselves or society. But it is my wish that everyone understand the deception and the temptations that lure people into this organization.  And I especially want to warn Christians about letting it into their families or their Churches!  I want you to put on your spiritual armor and concentrate on the Belt (or Girdle) of Truth -- it is God's Truth! -- Not the truth of the world or men, no matter how enticing and convincing it may be.
     I know that I may have offended many people with this post and will be discounted as an alarmist or unduly inflammatory.  But I am accountable to Jehovah God and when the Holy Spirit pricks my spirit with something to speak forth, then I cannot suppress that command.  It is my sincere hope that you will not dismiss this topic as inconsequential, because I fear that the spirit behind this organization can cause great damage to both believers and non-believers, alike.  Please take the time to study it and pray about it, asking God to reveal to you what you need to know.  And tune in for the next post, where I will discuss the blending of the Church and Freemasonry.

John 18:20    "I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing."

  

 

8 comments:

  1. Belle,
    I applaud your efforts to shine light in the dark, secret places where evil resides. You made an appropriate rebuttal to Freemasonry by pointing to the fact that any "god" can be worshipped as a member of this fellowship. However, if you really wanted, you could disclose their most sinister side - the character requirements of a 33rd degree Mason, and Albert Pikes' statements in his book, Morals and Dogma. You could also tell of the penalties associated with any member disclosing Masonic rituals to the outside world. Nevertheless, I again applaud you for your boldness in shining the light of Jesus Christ in the darkest parts of the occult. Most modern preachers won't even touch this subject, much less any controversial matter. They only care of "butts" and "bucks" but the courageous ones care not about such things, but look to their eternal rewards vs. temporal ones. I'm afraid that serious Christians will have to resort back to home churches to experience the fullness of worshipping in spirit and in truth that many are so hungry for, yet are largely absent in our progressive assemblies today. You are also correct in indirectly noting that one of the most significant issues I see in Christians right now is not a new problem, but an old one, and that is that they really do not want to know the truth. They will not employ basic research of any statement contrary to their belief system, and some of these beliefs may not be based on truth. So, they believe the lies of the enemy because it is easier to do so rather than deal with the actions needed to live by them. To be an effective Christian, we have to come to the determination in our lives who we are going to follow and who we are not.

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    1. It is as if you are reading my mind ... or perhaps the Holy Spirit is speaking the same truth to us both! Stay tuned for Part 2 on Wednesday, when I will take my argument forward and reveal these same things you have touched upon today. Thank you for your insight and your willingness to take a stand!

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    2. My husband & I did our research a number of years ago & came to the same conclusions---Christianity & Freemasons are not compatible in any way!! We have had opportunity through the years to steer others to research this organization also. What I find interesting about your post is last Saturday I woke up & did a little digging. Then I posted on FB that I was researching which political candidates were Masons. (2 friends said, let us know what your research reveals. My hope was that others would do their own research!). Then yesterday another Christian woman blogger wrote she was digging into Freemasons & later in the day I saw the subject of your blog!! The Holy Spirit is leading us to take another and maybe closer look at this topic!! Without a doubt, the timing is extremely important. Thank you for the truth you are revealing.

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    3. Then you will be interested in the post that I will be presenting tomorrow… how Freemasonry tries to present itself as compatible with Christianity. And then on Friday, I will share my research on how Freemasonry has infiltrated the Church. I can understand how secularists could shove this all under the rug, but for the life of me, cannot comprehend how Christians can ignore this problem.

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  2. If you follow the stench up to where it originates then you will find that the mother lodge is located in London. The top triangle of the pyramid(is in charge of other secret societies as well) is the Royal Garter and the head of that organization is the ruling monarch.

    Most freemasonry will have a picture of the ruling monarch of England somewhere in their lodge.

    Daniel speaks of a lion who has it's eagle wings ripped off. The U.S. (symbolic of the Eagle) ripped itself from the Lion(England) in 1776 in the American war of independents. What is interesting to note is this lion then stands up like a man and a man's mind is given to it. The coat of arms from the royals has this standing lion and Revelation tells us that the number of the beast is the number of the man and the only beast man that I know of is the Lion beast man of Daniel.

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    1. The spirit (of Anti-Christ) that is at the foundation of Freemasonry has infiltrated all kinds of organizations under different guises. If anyone is required to take an oath to be a member of any secret group, then they better be sure who they are pledging allegiance to… especially if they are a Christian.

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  3. Belle, this one is easy; You can't serve two masters! YHVH will not nor has he ever tolerated a false being, religion or whatever the Hell this occultic pap falls under. How long are we going to "luke warm it down these roads"?? Freemasonry in your church will utterly rip it apart because the Father will expose poison in the system. He will turn a church on its ear to save his people with no apologies.

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    1. It is as if you have read my mind and spirit! This is exactly what the Holy Spirit is telling me, too, and will be the theme of Part 3 of my discourse on Freemasonry. Part 2 exposes the attempts of Freemasonry to "blend in" with Christianity, and in Part 3, I will write about the effects of Freemasonry in the Church. But you are absolutely correct ... God wants to pull His people out of their blindness, no matter how painful it might be. We are on the same page!

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