Originally posted by JesusSaves2008
Being a Freemason Christian is an oxymoron. You can not be a follower of Christ while giving validity to Pagan gods and Occult practices.
I disagree. I feel that I am living proof of that.
Paganism has influenced our society heavily. The Christmas Tree and Easter Bunny, and Easter Eggs are all Pagan Symbols.
In fact, December 25th is the birthday of Mithras, a Persian "god" who incarnated on earth and was persecuted and executed, was dead for three days
and was resurrected... supposedly... hundreds of years before Jesus.
I have gotten my information from the book of a 33rd degree Freemason and other Masonic sources. I stated in the beginning of this thread that Satan
sticks his own foot in his own mouth if you let him talk long enough.
I did not make up the statement that Freemasons believe in reincarnation. Albert Pike wrote that.
There is no 33rd degree book of Freemasonry. You are referring to "Morals and Dogma" which is the opinion of one man who does not speak for
I did not make up the fact that Joseph Smith the founder of Mormonism was indeed a Master Mason as was his father. I did not create the links between
the symbolism found in the Mormon Temple and Freemasonry. It is established fact.
I did not just dream up all of the stark contradictions between Christianity and Freemasonry that make them incompatible.
You are clearly double minded and the Scripture teaches us all about a double minded person. I urge you to choose whom you will follow because you
cannot be a lover of Christ and a lover of the world. To love the world is to love the god of this world, which is not Jehovah Elohim.
Don't know anything about Joseph Smith except that a bunch of folks got mad and killed him in Nauvoo, Illinois.
I could write a PhD thesis about the mistranslation of the word "lucifer" by a monk, and how he damn near called Jesus and "lucifer" the same
While I may not agree with you, I do like this debate.
One thing I DO know however from both my interpretation of Freemasonry and my faith in Christ is that you have an immortal soul, you obviously have a
passionate heart, and you will have a place reserved for you in Heaven after this life.
I don't claim Freemasonry is a panacaea for society's ills. I do know, though, that it has amplified my faith in the message of Christ.
I was sitting in church about a year ago listening to our pastor (I'm Methodist now after being raised Southern Baptist which almost ruined me.)
As he spoke about how to treat others that message mixed with the masonic ponderings I was having suddenly hit me in the face like a brick!
I don't claim that it was "enlightenment", but for a brief moment the world faded away and I saw the truth.
Jesus (and others) literally gave us the answer to all of our problems!
If you go back to the original gospel texts (and dare I say the heretical texts) and read the literal translations Jesus was saying "BELIEVE ME",
not "BELIEVE IN ME".
He didn't want us worshiping Him. He didn't want us worshiping a cross.
He was telling us that we literally have an immortal soul. He was literally telling us that we needn't fear death or damnation. He was literally
telling us that our sins were forgiven and God's grace extends to every member of the human family.
Then He said the most important thing of all... "Love one another."
All the words of all the prophets (in His words) hang on this great new commandment.
So, from my own personal perspective, all we have to do now is serve one another in love. All this other earthly bs (religion, politics, money) is
just an illusion that will go away.