posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 05:25 AM
Dismissing someone as ignorant because they are in the process of learning is a sign of true ignorance, a bit of a smelly personality, too. My
grandparents, super good people whom were loved by all, were Mason/Shriner/OES for over 40 years as well as extremely religious Episcopalians, so I
know a little, which is a lot more than most. Being religious is not the same as being born again of the spirit of God. Most of these churches were
taken over by Norman Vincent Peale style philosophies and the membership became what is called apostate, meaning that they followed the rituals but
lost the meaning of the crucifixion, they no longer believed in the literal salvation and born again experience, but still think of themselves as
Christians. Unfortunately, they aren't. Those saying here that Freemasonry is only a fraternity are very wrong, though many fraternities are not just
fraternities, either. You may be members yourselves and think that way, but you simply haven't taken seriously the reality of the secrets these
societies require. The oaths and ceremonies taken in the blue degrees definitely define it as a religion and one which denies the literal deity of
Christ and the unique path to salvation. The rich symbolism of freemasonry carry this religion to the most extreme, and the meanings are strictly
contrary to serious Biblical doctrine. Baphomet is also definitely an idol within the definition of fundamental Christianity. The very fact that the
initiate accepts the penalty of death for revealing masonic secrets can only mean that provisions are made for sinister purpose, and then begins the
long, upward path to enlightment, brotherhood, and gradual introduction to the worship of demons, which, of course, must be strictly denied by those
in the "fraternity" unless they want their tongues cut out and heads chopped off in that order.
My grandparents could not have been admitted into Heaven. They never saw a need to reject all in favor of receiving Christ literally into their
hearts. Most people never do. They belonged to a church, observed the right holidays, and adopted the philosophy of freemasonry. They had a big,
flashy family Bible, but they never understood the contents or took them to heart. They did not put Jesus before all, and so He could not have
prepared a place for them. That's how it works.
Doesn't anyone know how to use Google? That's about the best way to research topics these days, unless you're looking for God in the real. You have
to go upstairs and see the real thing for that.