reply to post by NewAgeMan
"Man is a god in the making, and as in the mystic myths of Egypt, on the potter's wheel he is being molded. When his light shines out to lift and
preserve all things, he receives the triple crown of godhood and joins that throng of Master Masons who, in their robes of Blue and Gold, are seeking
to dispel the darkness of night with the triple light of the Masonic Lodge."
"The glorious privileges of a Master Mason are in keeping with his greater knowledge and wisdom...For him the Heavens have opened and the Great Light
has bathed him in its radiance. The Prodigal son, so long a wanderer in the regions of darkness, has returned to his Father's house. The voice speaks
from the Heavens, its power thrilling the Master until his own being seems filled with its divinity, saying, 'This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased.' He [the Master Mason], in truth has become the spokesman of the Most High. He stands between the glowing fire light and the world.
Through him passes Hydra, the great snake, and from its mouth there pours to man the light of God." (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall,
pages 92, 54-55, Macoy Publishing and Supply Co., Richmond, Va, 1976)
Satan proclaims himself to be God, but can't unless he can be allowed a proxy through mankind. Paganism is summed up by manly P. Hall as the pursuit
of this same end-goal, which is the lie from the beginning. If you partake of knowledge, you can be like God.
As pointed out in my last few threads, this is a mirror reflection. Of course man has a destiny to be like Christ, but making ourselves God is not
possible. We are Children of God, not God by our own making. The Father raises the children. This is why Paganism is so easy to fall for. It is a
twisted truth in reverse.
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is
not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made
all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live
and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
The ritual minimizes Christ. We are only seen by God as acceptable through the one and only Himself. He is the way, the truth and the life.
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