Friday, June 23, 2006

More on Masonry

You may be wondering why I am addressing Masonry. I am concerned that the ones in this cult are being deceived and they may not even know it. Now, don’t get me wrong there are some good Mason people. I know several of them in my town. They would do just about anything to help anybody. I am saying that what Masons and any cult for that matter stand for is contrary to the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They have a works for salvation attitude. What they are missing is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10 says in the ESV, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”) The Masonic practices clearly say to me that there is no saving grace by faith in Jesus Christ.

A book that helped me put all of this in perspective is MASONRY, Beyond the Light, by William Schnoebelen and published by Chick Publications. It is edited by someone most of us are familiar with Ed Decker. Decker was once a Mormon and Schnoebelen once a Mason. In this book, Schnoebelen speaks out against Masonry. He says about Masonry, “To some, it’s a fine, Christian organization. But to higher level Masons, who know what goes on behind the scenes, it’s something much different.”

While a witch, William Schnoebelen studied hard to achieve the 32 degree of Masonry. But the higher he went, the more ungodliness he discovered. In the book, he gives the inside secrets of Masonry. He says, “If you think a person can be a good Christian and a good Mason, he or she needs the facts.” He gives some truths about the false religion. Like, to be a Mason, one must first take an oath that is in reality a denial of Jesus Christ. Also, the father of modern Masonry said “Lucifer is God!” The author of the book urges people, “Get the hidden facts from someone who learned what lower level Masons never hear…that utter darkness lies behind the light of Masonry.”

It is frightening to me the type of oaths that a Mason has to take. On page 89 of the book He speaks about dangerous and forbidden oaths. Listed is the Entered Apprentice oath: “All this I most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, with a firm and steadfast resolution to perform the same…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, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly violate this my Entered Apprentice obligation. So help me God and keep me steadfast in the due performance of the same. (Worshipful Master:) In token of your sincerity, you will now detach your hands and kiss the book on which your hands rest, which is the Holy Bible.”

I am writing for a couple of reasons: 1. To encourage you to do some reading about the dangers of Masonry. 2. For you pastors to monitor this dangerous cult in your church.

2 comments:

Justice said...

Move slow and be cautious when rooting them out of the church.

Pastor Ryan said...

Amen Nick, move slow and show them from Scripture their sin! Remember many times at the lower levels Masons do not know that they are doing anything wrong. It is not until they get to 32 degree that they really start seeing all the ungodliness in Masonry.