Freemasonry Greek Orthodoxy

The majority of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Churches are critical of Freemasonry, even though the largest Orthodox body in the United States, the Greek Archdiocese of North and South America, has never issued an official statement on this subject. However, the Bishops of the Church of Greece unanimously adopted the following pronouncement on Freemasonry in their session of October 12, 1933 Freemasonry is not simply a philanthropic union or a philosophical school, but constitutes a...

Freemasonry A Christless Religious Institution

That Freemasonry is a Christless religious institution is evidenced by the fact that within its prayers Christ's Holy Name is never mentioned nor even indirectly referred to at any time. Below is a typical Masonic prayer 1Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Chicago The Masonic History Co., 1956), Vol. 2, pp. 846-848. 2Dr. Robert Morris, Webb's Monitor of Freemasonry (Cincinnati J. Sherer Co., 1860), p. 231. 3Albert G. Mackey, Masonic Ritualist (New York Clark & Maynard Co., 1869),...

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...

Freemasonry Idolatry Personified

The Equilateral or Perfect Triangle 1Robert Macoy 33 Masonic Burial Services Chicago Ezra A. Cook Publications, 1954 , p. 18. 2 Ephesians 2 8 amp 9. 3St. John 3 16. He is told that the equilateral or perfect triangle pictured above is an emblem of Deity that the True Name of this Deity is Jahweh or Jehovah, derived from the Tetragrammaton which is composed of Hebrew characters corresponding to their English-letter equivalents J, H, V, or W , and H that are contained within this triangle that...

How can any Christian bind himself under such a penalty when his body is the holy temple of the Holy Ghost

What Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own 5 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols For ye are the temple 3St. James 5 12, Vid etiam St. Matthew. 4King Solomon amp His Followers New York Allen Publishing Co., 1953 , p. 135. of the living God as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.1 Are these penalties ever exacted That these...

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...