posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 11:42 PM
MASONS and CHRISTIANITY:
Most Christian and Muslim leaders forbid Freemasonry... because it is a most deceptive secret society, as we shall see next:
Freemasons have been excommunicated from the Catholic Church by 8 Popes: In 1738 by Clement XII "In Eminenti", the first of 20 bulls against
Freemasonry. Pius IX issued 6 bulls attacking Masonry. Leo XIII, in 1884, in "Humanum Genus", and endorsed the view that the Freemasons' "real
supreme aim" is "to persecute Christianity with untamed hatred, and they will never rest until they see cast to the ground all religious
institutions established by the Pope"... and the last one, John Paul II in 1983... you can not be a Catholic and a Mason!
If you want to be a Mason, you are automatically out of the Catholic Church, excommunicated!... these are the words issued by Cardinal
Ratzinger, approved and ordered by John Paul II in Nov. 1983: "The Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains
unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains
forbidden. Catholics who enrol in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion. Local Ecclesiastical
authorities do not have the faculty to pronounce a judgment on the nature of Masonic associations which may include a diminution of the
- Baptist leaders, have referred to it as "an ungodly brotherhood of satanic darkness"; "there is an inherent incompatibility between Masonry and
the Christian faith"; "there is a great danger that the Christian Mason may find himself compromising his allegiance to Jesus" (The Baptist Union
of Scotland, 1965).
- Lutherans, say "Masonry amounts to idolatry" (Missouri Synod, 1959).
- Presbyterians: "Masonry is a religious institution and as such is definitely anti-Christian (General Assembly, Rochester, 1942).
- The Church of England: "A number of very fundamental reasons to question the compatibility of Freemasonry with Christianity (General Synod, London,
1987... and several members of the committee were Masons!).
- Russian Orthodox Church: "Any Orthodox who joins Masonry losses all the right and privileges of his membership in the Church (Acker, "Strange
- Methodists: "There is a great danger that the Christian who becomes a Freemason will find himself comprising his Christian beliefs. Methodists
should not become Masons (General Assembly, London, 1985).
... However, most Masons are white Protestants, and some Catholics and Orthodox!.
BEAUTIFUL "TENETS"... "DECEPTION":
The apparent "tenets" of Masonry are beautiful, and many Masons are good, honest people, deceived in the surface of Brotherhood, specially the first
three degrees Masons, most of them!... who, in the words of Pike, already quoted, "they are intentionally misled by false interpretations"
- To be accepted as a Mason, you have to believe in "the fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of men, and the immortality of the soul"... and this is
beautiful, but like a chocolate with deadly poison inside, because it will end up robbing your Christian or Muslim or Jewish believes...
- The "3 tenets" of Masonry are:
1- "Brotherly love to the whole human species,
2- Relieve the distressed,
3- And truth as a divine attribute".
... this 3 tenets, plus "trust in God" are just beautiful... but many high degree Masons are guided by greed and self-interest, either social,
political, or economic, making Masonry nothing less than the England's Mafia, in the words of Knight and Short ("The Brotherhood", "Inside the
The "4 perfect points of entrance" are: "Gutta" (throat), "pectora" (chest), "manus" (hand), and "pedes" (feet), to teach care and
circumspection of what you eat and drink, what you say and think in your heart, what you do, and where you go... beautiful!... but while many lodges
are like clubs of brothers dedicated to do charity, some big high degree members are obstinate in destroying religions and entire economical and
social structures of even entire nations...
The "4 cardinal virtues", are also beautiful: Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice"... but while many lodges breathe a spirit of general
philanthropy, some high degree Masons have fed up the public, and the Grand Lodge biggest task today is to convince an increasingly cynic public that
the Craft is neither a standing conspiracy nor a secret society, nor even a "society with secrets", but a harmless private club which benefits the
entire community by inculcating lofty moral and spiritual values in its members"... but it is not that!... because Freemasonry can spiritually enrich
a lifetime, but it can rob you of your Christian values... it can be conservative, but also a reactionaary force in politics, religion, or economics,
a cover for a revolution, from left or right.