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 elements in the interest of a false union."3 Is not Freemasonry guilty of the sin of religious unionism (or syncretism)?
That Freemasonry is the personification of religious unionism (or syncretism) is manifestly evidenced by the fact that in the Masonic Lodge men of all faiths meet and worship together: here Christian, Jew, Mohammedan, Hindu, Buddhist, Shintoist, et. al. join in common prayer to 'gods' of every description. Under the purposely ambiguous designation of 'Great Architect of the Universe,' i.e., G.A.O.T.U., they fellowship together, each acknowledging his own deity in secret: fearing to offend the sensibilities of one of a differing faith, no man openly confesses his own particular 'god.' Reading mutilated Scripture, singing pseudo-religious odes, and praying God-displeasing prayers—all being done in the spirit of 'agreeing to disagree'—is the essence of the 'common denominator' religion of the Masonic Lodge. The Christian is not permitted to confess his Savior with boldness; he is forced into compromising the truth of God's Holy Word.
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that be-lieveth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple 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. Wherefore,
4St. Matthew 12:35-37. 1Romans 13:11-14.
2"Unionism," Lutheran Cyclopedia (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1954), p. 1081. 3"Syncretism," Ibid, p. 1028.
come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."1
"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches decieve the hearts of the simple."2
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret."3
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the Law of the Lord; and in His Law doth he meditate day and night."4
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