THE MASONIC LODGE AND CHRISTIANS BY STEVE FINNELL
Is it possible to be a member of the Masonic Lodge and remain in good standing with God? Can a Christian be a member of two religions simultaneously? Many Mason reject the premise that the Masonic Lodge is a religion.
1. Masons assemble in a Masonic Temple.
Temple Defined: An edifice or place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or deities.
2. The presiding officer in each Lodge is called the "Worshipful Master."
No explanation needed.
3. Mason's teach freedom from sin.
Lexicon of Freemasonry, by A.G. Mackey, p.16 under the word ACACIAN: Acacian---term signifying a Mason who by living in strict obedience to the obligations and precepts of the fraternity is free from sin.
Is Masonic freedom from sin compatible with Christianity? Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
4. The Masonic Handbook claims Mason's have their own Redeemer.
[From Kentucky Monitor, page XV] All antiquity solved the enigma of the existence of evil by supposing the existence of a Principle of Evil, of demons, fallen angels, Ahriman, a Typhon, a Siva, a Loki, or Satan, that, first falling themselves, and plunged into misery and darkness, tempted man to his fall and brought sin into the world. All believed in a future life, to be attained by purification and trails; in a state of successive states of reward and punishment; and in Mediator or Redeemer by whom the evil Principle was to be overcome and the Supreme Deity reconciled to His creatures. The belief was general that He was to be born of a virgin and suffer a painful death. The Hinus called him Krishna, the Chinese, Kiou-yse, the Persians, Sosiosch; the Chaldeans, Dhvanai; the Egyptians, Horous; Plato, Love; the Scandinavians, Balder; Christians, Jesus; Masons, Hiram.
CAN A CHRISTIAN HAVE TWO REDEEMERS?
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
TWO SAVIORS IS ONE TOO MANY!