posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:25 PM
It seems the masons hit a road block in Barbados recently. Some Christians in Barbados have some serious reservations about the mason’s use of
biblical history and their true intentions; and they are not alone.
Bajans are generally noted for welcoming visitors with open arms, but it didn’t work out quite that way last week when Members of the Grand
Order of United Scottish Mechanics of the Universe Incorporated assembled in Barbados for their first convention outside Britain.
While the visitors from Guyana and Birmingham were convening with their local counterparts, hundreds of Christians were participating in services in a
week-long conference hosted by the House of Freedom that didn’t exactly – to put it mildly – root for the Masonic cause.
Activities included morning workshops at Restoration Ministries in Brittons Hill and nightly sessions at Sanctuary Empowerment Centre in Country Road,
Bridgetown. They reached their zenith on Thursday night when hundreds of the faithful denounced Freemasonry and most of its beliefs and trappings.
At Thursday’s service, which was marked by bold renunciations from several pastors and declarations from government via Senator Reverend David
Durrant, the congregation of about 700 at Sanctuary Empowerment Centre prayed against the “spirits of fear, death, secret rites and passwords, the
love of position and power” and the “mingling of truth with error”.
The event marked the last of a two-night lecture entitled Secrets Of Freemasonry and opened with a lecture by former master Tony Jordan, who left a
local Scottish order 25 years ago after surrendering his life to Christ.
Jordan recalled giving his first expose of the lodge in 1991, being abandoned by his family and accused of having been ousted from the lodge in abject
“In the lodge I met men of integrity, civic-minded men, law-abiding men, doctors . . . ,” he conceded as he addressed the congregation.
But he pointed out that several Masonic rites parodied the Word of God, particularly the death and resurrection of Christ.
Jordan also explained that most members in Barbados only rose to the position of master and were therefore unaware of the satanic elements of masonic
lodges, whose stated tenets were brotherly love, relief and truth.
Only those in the higher echelons of the lodges, from the 31st to 33rd degree, were aware that satanic worship was at the core of their rituals and
that Lucifer was worshipped as the Great Architect of the Universe, he added.
I have a couple of buddies who are masons and yet I know as much about masonry as all non-masons. As a Christian I’ve always felt masonry went
against Christian ethos but I’ve been continuously told otherwise by mason friends. I read an old thread here on ATS and the sentiments by member
Evangelical in 2009
almost exactly mirro those of Tony Jordan (the formr mason in this
I guess we’ll never know the truth…we will all either take the masons at their word or follow our own instincts.
What say you? Are the Christians in Barbados (and other parts of the world) justified in their skepticism of masonry?