Truth Seekers Ministries Presents...
The Masonic Dilemma
I know that this subject will step on some toes. I will apologize ahead of time about that. I just hope that as the truth is revealed, I don't make any enemies. My dilemma is this. My father was a mason, I have many friends that are masons, and I believe that these men are God fearing, Jesus loving, men of God and I truly don't want to hurt these men. When I first learned of some of the secret, so called, "Blood Oath's" that were taken by men in the lodges under the guise of unity among the brethren and even becoming one with God to be "God" yourself. I couldn't understand why these men would even want to do these things. As I learned about some of the inner teachings, through my father's own masonic books, I also found out that possibly 99% of the masons today don't know of these inner teachings and aren't aware of any underlying evil involved, they just performed rituals, not knowing the truth about what they were doing, being taught that it was necessary to do these rituals in order to advance in the lodge, and by doing so, symbolically advancing towards God.
My father was in the hospital, when I approached him regarding what I had learned. Cancer got hold of him and he soon went to be with the Lord. However, as we talked he was surprised by some of the things that I read to him out of his own books. It really shocked him almost to the point of tears. He couldn't accept the premise that for all these years, he and his fellow masons, were only the outer shell of a fellowship that had layer after layer until the most inner circles actually taught a "Luciferic Doctrine". A doctrine that exalted Lucifer over Adonay, actually calling Lucifer, the God of light and good, and Adonay, the God of darkness and evil.
As we conversed and dug deeper into the roots of this doctrine, we found out that until the Medieval times with the crusades and the Knight's Templar, the masonic organization it appeared, was not teaching these lies. The Masonic Organization goes back to ancient times. They claim roots back to the building of Solomon's Temple, and even hints about the building of the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt come up. So in it's roots, I find an honest group of a true God believing fellowship of men. What we found out set my father's mind at ease about his choice to become a mason, because his lodge was a fellowship of believers in Christ and there were no "Luciferic" teachings done there.
Again I need to reiterate the fact that probably 99% of all masons alive today are not aware that there is a inner doctrine, only taught to the 33 degree and higher, in the time of the founder of modern freemasonry Albert Pike, that conveys the message that there is a bold, satanic deception, taught to the initiates. The masonic lodge through the Shriners hospital, the Red Cross, and others have given this world many good things, by men of good hearts, truly seeking God's way. Most masons don't even read their own books. If they do, as large and symbolic as some of these books are, they either read right over these things and didn't see them at all, or they "didn't get that far yet". I'm not saying these things to defend the "Masonic Society", as you will certainly see in a moment, I am defending the hearts and minds of many, many God seeking men that have been "Duped" into thinking that the Masonic Lodge of today is a Christian organization. It is most definitely not a Christian organization, and you will have to agree when I show you some of the teachings by the founders of this modern secret society.
Masons claim connection to John the baptist, and the Essenes. Many of the founders of this country were Masons, including most of the presidents up to now. Edgar Cayce, in his readings, taught that John and Jesus both took their Last rites within the Great Pyramid. These things and other clues indicate to me that the earliest masons were on the right track. Satan just entered and perverted their teachings, creating a inner society that you couldn't earn the entrance into, like you could through the various degrees, they had to vote you in. Only men who they knew would agree with them, did they allow in. Of course, power, prestige, and recognition among the elite of society would be the result, if you were elected into their sect.
With that said, now comes the toe stepping.
The founder of modern freemasonry, Albert Pike, wrote many books. "Morals and Dogma" and his lectures to the Supreme Council are the main ones that I will quote from in this letter. I will also quote from the "Lost keys of Freemasonry" written by Manly P, Hall, a fellow mason and follower of Pike's teachings. I had used my father's books to find out things until he died, then all of a sudden his books were missing. I know that they are supposed to be turned back in to the lodge upon the death of a member, it just seemed that the books disappeared within a couple of days of his death. It didn't surprise me though, because I had confronted dad and a good friend of my father with some of the "secrets" that only members were supposed to know. When I asked dad about the "Blood Oaths" that were a part of his advancing in degrees, he didn't deny it. He really didn't say much at all about them, except to confirm to me his love for the Lord and his not willingly doing anything against the true faith. I could tell that, right then and there, he was asking God for forgiveness for any unknown sins he may have committed. He, just like most masons, was deceived into thinking that what they are doing is alright. I did, however, obtain through an occultic and rare book supplier, copies of these two books, and on the Internet, Pike's address to the 23 Supreme Council's.
I won't be quoting any "anti-masonic" books. I will use the masonic organization's own books and Pike's instructions to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World, to provide you with some of the strange doctrines that they adhere to. And here they are...
Freemasonry is the Custodian of Truth
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." (Morals and Dogma ; page 210)
Freemasonry is 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)
Freemasonry is the Foundation of all 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- " (Morals and Dogma ; page 219)
Masonic Lodges are Temples of Religion
"Every Masonic Temple is a Temple of Religion, and its teachings are instructions in religion " (Morals and Dogma ; page 213)
Buddha was 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. " (Morals and Dogma ; page 277)
Freemasonry Reverences all Reformers
"It (Masonry) references all the great reformers. It sees in Moses, the lawgiver to the Jews, in Confucius and Zoroaster, in Jesus of Nazareth, and in the Arabian Iconoclast, 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 infinite characteristics as his creed and truth require. " (Morals and Dogma ; page 525)
Masonry accepts all beliefs, it considers Jesus no more than Confucius, Buddha, Zoroaster, Mohammed or any great spiritual leader. Just a good and wise teacher. Just a man and not God Almighty himself. No other spiritual leader ever made the claims about himself as Jesus of Nazareth did. He was God in flesh. He proved it by the resurrection, and by fulfilling all of the prophesies about himself. No other teacher has ever claimed to be the Saviour of the world. They never claimed to have risen from the dead, their tombs can be found to this day. They were only men and claimed nothing else. Masonry, by it's own dogma's, considers our Christ as no more than a man. Each individual mason can worship him how he sees fit, but the Fraternity as a whole sees Christ no more than a Good and Wise teacher. We shouldn't worship together and have fraternal ties, except with fellow Christians.
Freemasonry is not bound by Creeds
"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 ; page 65)
Freemasonry encourages the fellowship between All religions "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 Baalim; 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 " (Morals and Dogma ; page 226) Not that it is a bad thing for all religions to co-exist and seek the truth and foundation of the one true God, but the Mason is required to put the God of the Christians in the same box as all the other "Baalim" and that is a bad thing.
Freemasonry claims "Osiris" as the source of all good
"Everything good in nature comes from OSIRIS - order, harmony, and the favorable temperature of the seasons and celestial period" (Morals and Dogma ; 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.
Freemasonry conceals it's truth's from all except the Most Inner Circle
"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" (Morals and Dogma ; pages 104-105)
The Blue Lodge members are Intentionally 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" (Morals and Dogma ; page 819)
In Freemasonry, Obedience is 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)
Christians are ignorant, and the Bible Incomprehensible
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." (Morals and Dogma ; page 105)
The Bible is not the True Word of God "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. (Morals and Dogma ; pages 744-745)
Freemasonry uses and seeks to use 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)
Freemasonry worships LUCIFER instead of ADONAY
"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.
Satan, whose name was Lucifer, until God changed it after the rebellion, has always used deceitful ways and outright blasphemy against the true God, "Adonay" to try and dethrone him and take his place. In masonry's inner teachings you can see that perfectly. He is a liar, the Prince of Lies, and he is deceiving many honest men. This Doctrine of Lies just blows me away. I just can't understand why Christian men would be a part of an organization that has at it's inmost core of teaching, a doctrine that teaches that Lucifer, the now Prince of Darkness, Satan himself, is co-existant with and even superior than God Almighty.
Freemasonry causes men to take upon themselves, the Title of God 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". Nothing else need be said regarding this.
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)
I will have so say that becoming one with God is a doctrine that I also, as a Christian, adhere to. Jesus himself prayed that we would be one with Him and God as he was one with God. In that essence, we will obtain (when we see him, and are made like him) a unity with God and the very essence of God will be indwelling us. However the masonic teaching is just slightly warped, sounds pretty good!, but until we are changed "By God", not under our own achievements or by ritualistic means, we won't obtain any "Godhood", other than the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Not taking anything away from the Holy Spirit. He is very much God and is indwelling us as believers in Christ. He is our earnest of our inheritance. We just won't be able to be "like him until we see him as he is" then he will change our hearts, refine us and make us his holy bride. Then and only then will we have the "God Like" qualities that the master mason seems to be putting upon himself.
Masons are 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 "
I could go on, but any Bible believing and even non believers should be able to see the lies and deception that purveys the Masonic Organization of today. I do not doubt, that in it's roots, the Masons were true followers of God, being utilized to keep the higher truth's and doctrines from being perverted through the centuries. I also am quite sure that the Masonic org. of today, is involved in the "New world Order", the Council on Foreign Relations, The Tri-Lateral Commission, and in forging the path towards the One World Government, which already exists and has taken the sovereignty away from the United States, making it, the U.S., subject to the rules and Governing of this World Government. Satan "Lucifer" is behind what's going on. He enters into all areas of God's involvement in our lives and through lies and deceit, causes blindness among the peoples of the world. I pray that any mason that reads these things will repent from the condition of sin that we all are in, and for the unknown sin of unwittingly following this Organization.
With Love In Christ,