Originally posted by JesusSaves2008
The Scriptures say that the wisdom of God is foolishness to man and the wisdom of man is foolishness to God. I have been born of God... does my
wisdom sound like foolishness to you?
I am not high and mighty. I am but a humble servant of the Lord. God has anointed me to share in His knowledge and He can and will do the same for
you if you would turn from wickedness.
This is really coincidental.
Just yesterday I delivered a message to my church as part of a service celebrating our outreach mission in Juarez.
The foundation for our messages was the exact passage in I Corinthians to which you are alluding.
The point of my message yesterday to the church was to emphasize that sometimes a personal belief, calling or action can (and often is) deemed
"foolish" by the world at large.
As a Christian and Freemason my beliefs complement each other. For me they are not in conflict.
Neither Christ nor the "New Testament" are used in the degrees and rituals of Freemasonry (blue lodge) literally, but the lessons they and other
sacred texts convey are used over and over again.
The simple notional argument that Freemasonry "is" this thing or that thing demonstrates a failure to understand its basic nature.
The very structure and practice of Freemasonry ensures that one person or one group can never define what it "is" or whom Masons are to worship.
In my personal opinion the message of foolishness you quote is powerful and truthful, but it is not the divine sacred word of the Almighty. It is
simply an allegory in a letter written by a man (Paul) to a group of folks in Corinth that were having church squabbles.
I would assume that if I were to write a flaming diatribe on ATS about "Christianity Revealed" you would agree with none of it, no matter how
convincing my evidence.
So, I hope that from that perspective you will understand that Freemasons aren't going to accept your narrow and prejudicial view of what our
fraternity is, or ought be.
As always your opinion is valid and your beliefs sacred, but they simply don't agree with mine.
Perhaps, if nothing else, we can agree on the great universal Truth spoken by Christ:
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye
are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (King James version)