The position of the United Lutheran Church in America regarding the Lodge Question is most fully expressed in the

In view of the prevalence throughout our land of doctrines which are subversive of the Christian faith and in view of the indifference manifested by many Christian people to the doctrines and principles of the teachers, sects, and organizations which seek their adherence and support and in view of the fact that through the acceptance of religious and other teachings which contradict the Gospel of Christ, the faith of Christians is endangered we declare I. That we solemnly warn all our pastors...

Freemasonry Roman Catholicism

The Roman Catholic Church has always been the great foe of Freemasonry. In a speech made by the late Monseigneur Jouin, founder of the Revue International des Societes Secretes, entitled Papacy and Freemasonry, on December 8, 1930, it is noted that Papacy and Freemasonry, those are the two powers active throughout the world and each is seeking to dominate it. The solution of the struggle taking place between them is, at the present moment of the utmost importance for we are face to face not...

Freemasonry Secrecy Personified

That Freemasonry is the personification of secrecy in its most evil form is clearly evidenced by the fact that before any candidate is raised to the degree of Master Mason 3rd degree he is required to promise, declare, and swear that he will not communicate the secrets of a Master Mason to a Fellowcraft, nor those of a Fellowcraft to an Entered Apprentice, nor those of an Entered Apprentice to the rest of the world, and that, furthermore, he will keep as inviolable the secrets of a brother...

Freemasonry Religious Unionism Personified

What is meant by the term religious unionism Religious unionism is a non-Biblical term applied to varying degrees of co-organization, co-worship, or collaboration between religious groups irrespective of creeds or spiritual convictions Religious Unionism consists in joint worship and work of those united in doctrine, it denies the doctrine of this clearness of Scripture.2 Syncretism is practically a synonym of unionism, for it signifies the perverse attempts to combine unlike and irreconcilable...

Freemasonry Wantonness Personified

That Freemasonry is the personification of wantoness in its most vile form is clearly demonstrated in the initiation ceremonies of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine, wherein, among other things, the candidate is subjected to The large metal cylinder is then produced, stretched out about 30 feet. Each candidate is asked if he was ever called a coward, or turned his back on an enemy. He is prompted to say 'No, I perform all I undertake, and never back down or out.' They are then led...

Immoral Obligation Assumed

The Obligations which Freemasonry requires that all of its candidates keep and perform are immoral. The validity of this statement may be readily seen if any of the Obligations from the Master Mason's Oath and Obligation quoted herein are carefully scrutinized for instance, examine the Obligation which reads as follows I furthermore promise and swear that I will not cheat, wrong, or defraud a lodge of Master Masons or a brother of this degree, knowing them to be such, but will give them due and...

The Oath and Obligation of a Master Mason

I, here the candidate repeats his own name , of my own free will and accord, in the presence of Almighty God and this worshipful lodge erected to Him and dedicated to the Holy Saint John, do hereby and hereon, most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, as I have heretofore done, but with these additions, that I will not communicate the secrets of a Master Mason to a Fellowcraft, nor those of a Fellowcraft to an Entered Apprentice, nor those of an Entered Apprentice to the rest of the world...