Is Freemasonry A Religion?

I was sitting across the restaurant from someone that claimed to be a Freemason with a voice that carried, and he was explaining to people with him about how the “Mason’s” were not a religion, but then in the same breath he started talking down other beliefs and religions. At that point. I thanked the Holy Spirit for letting me in on his position and do some research on this subject. I can now see why he was talking down Christianity! I now wonder why he was so brash about the “secret society” called Freemasonry?

As for him stating the Freemasonry is NOT a religion I would have liked to ask him now about the rituals that the Freemason’s perform? I would have especially liked to ask him about the “Black Communion” of Maundy Thursday: chant wordsThis ceremony allows the Masons to blaspheme the Lord. They make a hideous evil, black mockery of His pure and redemptive death, and the Lord’s will that we take communion “in remembrance ofchant words calling Jesus is merely an “apostle of mankind” and who was neither inspired nor divine!

Hmm, this is sounding very much like Satanism isn’t it?

More views of Jesus in Freemasonry: Jesus was just a man. He was one of the “exemplars,” one of the greatest men of the past, but was not divine! He was simply a Philosopher His life was no different than that of Krishna, the Hindu, sun god. He was not the Son of God.

They (the Mason’s) have their plan of redemption!

Redemption is only a matter of self-improvement, and good works, which includes obedience to the Mason’s obligation and following the higher Masonic authorities. This is only a “matter of enlightenment”! Come on now!

Check out some of their writing’s on “good works”…

V “…salvation by faith and the vicarious atonement were not taught as now interpreted, by Jesus, nor are these doctrines taught in the esoteric scriptures. They are later and ignorant perversions of the original doctrines.” (J.D.Buck, “Mystic Masonry,” p.57)

v “By the lambskin the Mason is reminded of that purity of life and rectitude of conduct which are so essentially necessary to his gaining admission into the Celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.” (Albert Mackey, “Encyclopedia of Freemasonry,” “Apron”)

V “…and in Thy favor, may we be received into Thine everlasting kingdom, to enjoy, in union with the souls of our departed friends, the just reward of a pious and virtuous life. Amen. So mote it be.” (“Texas Monitor,” Masonic Burial Service, p.10)

v “If we with suitable true devotion maintain our Masonic profession, our faith will become a beam of light and bring us to those blessed mansions where we shall be eternally happy with God, the Great Architect of the Universe.” (Daniel Sickles, “Ahimon Rezon or Freemason’s Guide,” p.79)

The Masonic apron, which is worn at ceremonies, funerals, etc., measures approximately 14 inches wide, by 12 inches deep. It is white (emblematic of innocence and purity) and is made of lamb’s skin, which also represents innocence (Mackey, p. 302). Upon receiving the apron, Masons are told:
“If you wear it without soil or blemish, you will be received at the pearly gates of heaven, and there be presented with the pure white robe of righteousness, which will glisten in brightness, increasing in glory even unto the perfect day” (Tennessee Craftsman, p. 60).

Make up your mind about Freemasonry. I implore you to do your research on this secret society. In the words of Albert Pike: v “The literal meaning (of the Bible) is for the vulgar only.” (Albert Pike, “Digest of Morals and Dogma,” p.166)

We must follow the Word of God. The Word of God is neither vulgar nor in error. Satan believes in God, and he trembles at His Word!

Romans 16: 20:
20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Monism, Plus: Monergism vs Synergism

Monism is the view that there is only one basic and fundamental reality, and that all existence is this one reality even though we discern different aspects of this reality. It is the idea that all that exists is of one substance.

“Monergism” is the teaching that God alone is the one who saves. It is opposed to “synergism” that teaches God and man work together in salvation. A good example is Cults are synergistic. Christianity is monergistic.

All sound very similar with quite different definitions.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Docetism

This is an ancient heresy stating that Jesus Christ was really a spirit being and only “appearing” to be a man.

1 John 4: 2-3 has the apostle Paul refuting this heresy: “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.” 

God Bless

Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Heresy

*Any teaching rejected by the Christian community as contrary to Scripture and hence to orthodox doctrine. Most of the teachings that have been declared heretical have to do with either the nature of God or the person of Jesus Christ. The term heresy is not generally used to characterize non-Christian belief. That is to say, systems of belief such as atheism or agnosticism, or non-Christian religions such as Buddhism or Islam are not technically heresy. The term heresy is generally reserved for any belief that claims to be Christian and scriptural but has been rejected by the church as sub-Christian or antiscriptural.

* *Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 58

God Bless

Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Magisterium

With a lot of attention being focused on the Roman Catholic Church and of course the “election” of a new pope, you will hear the word “magisterium” being thrown around, so here is the definition of the word;

*The prerogative of the church to proclaim and teach the good news about Jesus. In many church bodies the term refers more specifically to the group of persons, generally vocational theologians and church officials, who together possess the authority to determine the content of and to pass on to others the official doctrine, teachings and practices of the church. Magisterium is used in a more limited sense to refer to the authoritative teaching body within the Roman Catholic Church, consisting of the bishops under the authority of the pope. The bishops fulfill various kinds of “ordinary” magisterium in an ongoing manner. The “extraordinary” magisterium emerges when bishops are assembled into a council or the pope proclaims new dogma (ex cathedra).

God Bless
Brian Mason

* Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 74

Yikes! Mormons Believe This?

One of a few cults that will come knocking on your door is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints aka The Mormons. There are heresies and non-Christian doctrine that they preach and you should be aware of them. Yes I did type that they NON-CHRISTIAN! Beware! Ultimately they deny the Biblical doctrine of Salvation and the very word of Jesus Christ. The name they boldy state in the title of their Church!
It would be wise for you to remember what they believe and when a Mormon Missionary comes to your door you should be gracious first to them, but it is incumbant that you question their beliefs and proclaim the truth of the word of God to them.

Here is a few of the heresies they believe:

– God had sexual relations with Mary to create Jesus’ body

– They believe that the Trinity is three separate Gods

– Gods’ body is comprised of flesh and bones

– Jesus and Satan are “Spirit Brothers”

– Good works are a requirment for the forgiveness of sins

– God was once a man who lived on another planet near the Star Kolab

– Mormons can become Gods of their own realm (worlds)

– There are many Gods

– God is married and creates “spirit babies” after having “physical” relations with his wife.

– Joseph Smith the Mormon prophet and God must consent to entering the celestial heaven

These are just a few, and I mean just a few of the heresies that they believe and preach. We must pray that they find the real Jesus as the way of Mormonism is the way to hell. They are good people being taken down the path to damnation!

God Bless

Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Monergism

Monergism is the teaching that God alone is the one who saves. It is in opposition to Synergism that instructs that God and man work together to achieve Salvation. For example Christianity is Monergistic, well Cults are Synergistic.

God Bless

Brian Mason