Blaspemy in Freemasonry
How Freemasonry Corrupts Christianity
Freemasonry turns men away from Jesus Christ in at least 5 different ways:
- Freemasonry purposely deletes the name of Jesus Christ from its prayers and scripture quotations.
- Freemasonry requires Christian members to disobey Jesus Christ by officially forbidding all discussions of Christ from Lodge activities.
- Freemasonry blasphemes the name of God by offering the titles & offices of Christ to unbelievers.
- Freemasonry denies the deity of Jesus Christ(note: niether accepting nor denying is a "lukewarm" approach to the subject. This is UTTERLY REJECTED BY CHRIST in Revelation 3:15-16)
- Freemasonry intentionally downplays the unique role of Jesus Christ as our Savior by teaching that the Christian proclamation of divine redemption is simply the revival of earlier pagan stories.
Freemasonry does all of these in their Order yet in the "Monitor of the Lodge: Monitorial Instructions in the Three Degrees of Symbolic Masonry"(Grand Lodge of Texas, 1982), p.10 says: "Freemasonry is far removed from all that is...ungodly."
Henry C. Clausen, "Clausen's Commentaries on Morals and Dogma"(The Supreme Council, 33rd Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of the U.S.A., 1976), p.159 says: "We do not say to Christians that Christ was a mere man, whose life story is only a revival of similar older[pagan] stories. To do any of these things would be irreverent. We utter no such words."
Yet on p.157 of the SAME BOOK, Clausen emphasizes that it is important to "strip from all religions their orthodox tenets, legends, allegories and dogmas."
Masonic writers have frequently denied Christ's deity in favor of Masonry's vague and general idea of God. Masonic writer J.D. Buck in his book "Symbolism or Mystic Masonry"; p. 57 says: "[Christian] Theologians first made a fetish of the Impersonal Omnipresent Divinity; and then tore the Christos from the hearts of all humanity in order to deify Jesus, that they might have a god-man peculiar to their own."
In a similar manner, Masonic writer R. Swineburne Clymer in "The Mysticism of Masonry"; p. 47 says: "...in deifying Jesus, the whole humanity is bereft of Christos as an eternal potency within every human soul, a latent (embryonic) Christ in every man. In thus deifying one man [Jesus], they have orphaned the whole of humanity [of its divinity]."
Edmond Ronayne, a former Mason, in "The Master's Carpet or Masonry and Baal-Worship - Identical"(distributed by: Missionary Service and Supply, Route 2, Columbiana, OH 44408), pp. 181-184, states: "Freemasonry 'carefully excludes' the Lord Jesus Christ from the Lodge and chapter, repudiates his mediatorship, rejects his atonement, denies and disowns his gospel, frowns upon his religion and his church, ignores the Holy Spirit, and sets up for itself a spiritual empire, a religious theocracy, at the head of which it places the G.A.O.T.U.-the god of nature- and from which the one only living and true God is expelled by resolution."
Offices & titles of Christ are assumed by Masons during rituals and also are used as Masonic passwords: for example, "I AM THAT I AM," "Immanuel," "Jehovah," "Adonai," etc. The word "blasphemy" according to The Third College Edition of Webster's New World Dictionary(Warner Books Paperback Edition, 1990) means: profane speech, writing, or action toward God or sacred things.
Now the word "profane" in the same dictionary(as cited above) means: 1. not connected with religion; secular 2. showing disrespect or contempt for sacred things. Below, examples of blasphemy are given from the Scottish Rite, and then followed by examples given in the York Rite.-
The Blasphemy in Scottish Rite Masonry
In the ritual of the 19th Degree of the Scottish Rite, the "Thrice Puissant" is portrayed as some sort of antagonist to Jesus Christ. The correspondence between the "Thrice Puissant," and Christ in the Masonic ritual are explained in J. Blanchard's Scottish Rite Masonry Illustrated(The Complete Ritual of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite(Chicago: Charles T. Powner, 1979) ). 2:35 says :
-The Lodge Master is "Thrice Puissant," personating Christ, who has "all power." The Master is "seated on a throne and holds a scepter," with the blue canopy of the heavens over him. This is Christ's rival....The degree itself, says Mackey,..."is founded on the mysteries of the Apocalypse," which is the "Revelation of Jesus Christ." (Revelation 1:1) And his lodge members are "clothed in white linen robes," like attending Angels; (Revelation 15:6) and on the jewel is engraved "Alpha and Omega" which is the title of Christ.-
Men in the Lodge are not aware of the fact that, when they identify themselves with the names of God or with the acts only God can perform, THEY ARE COMMITTING
In Revelation 5:1-5, for example, Jesus Christ is the only one found worthy to open the "seven seals." But we find in the 17th Degree of the Scottish Rite, the "All-Puissant" opens the seven seals in the Masonic ritual:
J. Blanchard's Scottish Rite Masonry Illustrated(The Complete Ritual of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite)(Chicago: Charles T. Powner, 1979), 1:449-51
-Senior Warden: Brother, you will examine closely everything which the All Puissant is going to show you. [Pauses a moment.] Is there [a] mortal here worthy to open the book with seven seals? (All cast their eyes down and sigh.)
All Puissant: [Opens First Seal of Bible and takes out a bow, a quiver filled with arrows and a crown which he hands to the youngest Knight saying: Depart and continue the conquest.]
All Puissant: [Opens Second Seal and removes a sword which he hands to the next oldest Knight.]
All Puissant: [Opens Third Seal and takes out a balance...]
All Puissant: [Opens Fourth Seal and takes out a human skull...]
All Puissant: [Opens Fifth Seal and removes a cloth stained with blood]
All Puissant: [Opens Sixth Seal and at that moment the Sun (on the chart) is darkened and the Moon stained with blood.]
All Puissant: [Opens Seventh Seal and takes out incense...]
All Puissant: Here is seen the fulfillment of a prophecy(Revelation vii, 3)....-
In the initiation and lecture of the Fifth Degree, Jehovah is used as a password: Ibid., Blanchard Scottish Rite Masonry Illustrated, 1:83:
MARCH: Make a square by walking four steps and bring the feet together at each step.
SACRED WORD: Jehova.
Adoniram What is the meaning of the letter "J" which is in the center of the square stone?
Stolkin It is the initial of the ineffable name of the Grand Architect of the Universe and of the sacred word of the Perfect Masters.
Adoniram Pronounce it.
*note: More can & will be added on the Scottish Rite.*
The Blasphemy in York Rite Masonry
An example in the Scriptures which shows the nature of blasphemy(albeit through an incorrect accusation) is found in Mark 14. Here we find Jesus on trial for His life. During the trial, He used an Old Testament title "the Son of Man," from Daniel 7:13, and He (rightfully) applied this title to Himself. After that, "the high priest asked Him, 'are you the Christ(Messiah), the Blessed One?' 'I am,' said Jesus. 'And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven' "(Mark 14:61-62). Then after the high priest heard this, he "tore his clothes. 'Why do we need any more witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?' They all condemned [Jesus] worthy of death" (Mark 14:63-64). Jesus' applying to Himself a title that belonged to the Messiah was considered by Caiaphas as blasphemy, for which the Mosaic law condemned to death by stoning(Leviticus 24:16).
Masons are not aware of the fact that they are committing the grave sin of blasphemy by designating to their members names reserved only for God. NO CHRISTIAN SHOULD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WHATSOEVER WITH SUCH RITUALS & CEREMONIES, EVEN IF ITS "JUST SYMBOLIZING"!!!!!!
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