Freemasonry renounced by hundreds of (Christian) Barbadians

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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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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 disgrace.

“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.
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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 article).

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?




posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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The cockroaches hate people who go shining floodlights on their deeds. Prepare to be flamed.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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Every now and then I see a post like this that renews my hope in ATS..

very glad to see the truth coming out in the press for a change. S&F



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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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This quote relates to this as well and had the same affect on me:

reply to post by defcon5
 


Originally posted by defcon5
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Even according to our old member Masonic Light, who was a Freemason and claimed to be a historian of Freemasonry, masonry is based on Hermeticism, Gnosticism , and Cabalaist teachings. Both Gnosticism and Cabala are considered heretical by Christianity. With this in mind, the Churches are correct that Freemasonry is incompatible with Christianity, no matter how much many Freemasons cry differently. As the Bible says, you can only serve one master, you are either a Christian or you are a Freemason.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.




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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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NICE S+F

As said before me, expect the cockroaches to annihilate this thread with smokescreens and first hand accounts of the stalwart defenders of moral and just action donating to charity and applying soothing lotions and aloe gels to thousands of burned children around the country.

MEN AND WOMEN OF THE WORLD LOOK UPON YOU SECRETIVE AND DECADENT URCHINS WITH THE LIGHT OF TRUTH SHINING ON ALL YOUR MISDEEDS, LIES, AND PERVERSIONS. BUNCH OF SOUP SLURPING TOADS WHO WOULD CARRY THE EARTH AROUND IN A LITTLE GOLD POUCH JUST TO PET IT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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The cockroaches hate people who go shining floodlights on their deeds. Prepare to be flamed.

Flame away! It isn’t the first time and won’t be the last!


I think these people have a point…the masonic rituals seem to qualify as worshiping a false God IMO.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:11 PM
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Every now and then I see a post like this that renews my hope in ATS..

very glad to see the truth coming out in the press for a change. S&F

Thanks!

ATS is full of many different opinions, theories, beliefs and (unfortunately) FACTS. I happen to believe masons are satanic. JUST MY OPINION!! I am always glad to have my Christian beliefs reaffirmed by others (as quoted in my OP).

I anxiously await “masonic” input in this thread. It is a question they need to answer!



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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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NICE S+F

As said before me, expect the cockroaches to annihilate this thread with smokescreens and first hand accounts of the stalwart defenders of moral and just action donating to charity and applying soothing lotions and aloe gels to thousands of burned children around the country.


I must have struck a nerve because all I hear are crickets....nothing from the masons………………….

I’m sure they’re formulating a response!



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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
I anxiously await “masonic” input in this thread. It is a question they need to answer!
Can you repeat the question?

Freemasonry in Barbados



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
I must have struck a nerve because all I hear are crickets....nothing from the masons………………….
Gee, no response and your post has been up only an hour? On a Saturday night? When some people have better things to do than hang out on ATS?

**shudder** it MUST be a conspiracy!



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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First thing, I tried to figure out what the hell the "Grand Order of United Scottish Mechanics of the Universe Incorporated" is. Google doesn't seem to link it to any Masonic group as far as I can tell. I'm finding charity references (that show they rased about 300 pounds a year. not much.) and numerous duplicates of this article.

Then I tried to figure out what the hell the "House of Freedom" was. Found this.

When I think of Bajans, these folks aren't exactly what I picture. Not sure what the hell they're doing there. Oh yeah. They're missionaries! They must convert anyone who doesn't think like they do?

How? With prayer, of course!
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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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If anyone wants to understand the true philosophies held by those in the highest ranks of Freemasonry, may I suggest reading the following thread:
The Illuminati and Lucifer



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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They are busy at the latest Lady Gaga photoshoot.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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Or not, considering the Illuminati and Freemasonry have nothing to do with each other.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by JoshNorton
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Or not, considering the Illuminati and Freemasonry have nothing to do with each other.

Clearly you didn't even read the thread.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Can you repeat the question?


Is there a conflict of interest between Christian beliefs and doctrine and masonic belief and doctrine?

False idol?



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
Is there a conflict of interest between Christian beliefs and doctrine and masonic belief and doctrine?
There's no such thing as "Masonic belief" when it comes to religion. Masonry isn't a religion. It accepts men of all faiths, and its lessons can help those men strengthen their faith and their relationship with their church.


False idol?
No idols at all. Just God.



posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
Clearly you didn't even read the thread.
I skimmed it enough to see hoaxes and frauds being taken as gospel, so I really don't see much point in pursuing it further. The Taxil hoax and the Pike/Mazzini hoax are dead give aways that it's a waste of time.
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