FREEMASONRY ? BY STEVE FINNELL
The relationship that Freemasonry and Christianity share dictates an accountability of the accepted union. It would seem that the two organizations with such divergent objectives and adversative doctrines would create a conflicting confederacy. The real question, is can Freemasonry and Christianity harmoniously co-exist and remain pleasing to God?
Considering the affinity of some Christians for Freemasonry, perhaps the most disconcerting Masonic doctrine is that of the "mystic tie." Eminent Masonic scholar , Dr. Albert G. Mackey, explains the "mystic tie": "That sacred and inviolable bond which unites men of the most discordant opinions into one band of brothers, which gives but one language to men of all nations and one altar to men of all religions, is properly, from the mysterious influence it exerts, denominated the mystic tie; and Freemasons,because they alone are under its influence, or enjoy its benefits, are called "Brethren of the mystic tie."
The contemporary Mason may deny the existence of the mystic tie, and many Christian-Masons may, in all honesty, be unaware of it. The question is not in the denial or ignorance of the mystic tie, but what action is to be taken after one is enlighten. Can a Christian continue in a relationship with an organization that would relegate Jesus Christ to a position of equality with Krishna, Zoroaster, Dhouvanai, Hiram(Hiram is the Masonic redeemer), Horus, Plato, Balder or a redeemer under any other name? If we accept the Bible as God's word revealed to man, then we must believe the words of Jesus "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." (John 14:6)
Will involvement in the Lodge ultimately bring glory to Christ? Will Masonic membership enhance, or deter, evangelistic efforts in your area? Will you, as a Freemason, serve as a catalyst in the spiritual growth of your Christian brothers, or will you present a "stumbling block?"
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
HIRAM IS THE REDEEMER OF FREEMASONRY----SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE BOUND TOGETHER WITH FREEMASONS?
(All Scriptures quoted from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)