The smokescreens put out by the Masonic Lodge are so thick they come close to choking any investigator. Masonic deception and lies are so numerous that any truth loving person should get sick to the stomach. Unfortunately, often when Christians investigate the Lodge, they swallow whatever line the Masons give them— EVEN THOUGH MASONIC LITERATURE ITSELF EXPOSES THEIR LIES. An example is that Masonry is not a religion. The author has seen that line repeated by the Mason to the public ad nauseum. Reproduced as documentary evidence are two broshures that are designed for the publics consumption denying that Masonry is a religion.
However, practically every important Masonic authority has stated in one place or another, that Masonry is a religion. Not only do they believe Masonry is a religion, they believe it is the religion. That is, their religion of Masonry is superior to any other religion. Some pages are photocopied from various Masonic sources showing how in their own literature, they boast about the Masonic religion— and then turn around and lie to the public.
LIST OF MASONIC AUTHORITIES WHO REFER TO MASONRY AS A RELIGION and WHERE THEY SAY MASONRY IS A RELIGION
Albert Mackey—The Mystic Tie, p.32
—Lexicon of Freemasonry, p.404 —Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, p.439, 619 —Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Vol. 2, p. 847 —Textbook of Masonic Jurisdiction, p.95
Henry Wilson Coil—A Comprehensive View of Freemasonry, p.234 —Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, p. 158
Albert Pike—Morals and Dogma, p. 213, 219, 718 (He calls it "a worship" on pp. 219, 526)
Joseph Fort Newton—The Builder's, p. 243, 258
J.S.M. Ward—Freemasonry: Its Aims and Ideals, pp. 182, 185, 187
New Age Magazine (official organ of the Scottish Rite)—Feb. 1959, p. 107-108
Here then are 21 references from Masonry's best authorities written to Masons telling them that Masonry is a religion. Contrast that to the two official Masonic broshures that the Lodge puts out deceiving people that Masonry is not a religion. Even without these 21 references, the thinking person would realize that an organization that has temples, priests, rituals, offers salvation, teaches morality, and worships is a religion.
What religion is Masonry? It is a super-Religion, the Religion over all others, and it is the Ancient Mystery religion of Babylon and Egypt, et. al. according to Albert Pike (33°),
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