<<unchristian secret organisation>>

Freemasonry evolved from the groups of stonemasons and cathedral builders of the Middle Ages and over time adopted the rites and trappings of ancient religious orders. This is a men-only worldwide secret oath-bound society providing fellowship, is devoted to moral discipline and mutual assistance, besides supporting charitable activities. "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death" (Prov 16:25). Although numerous high-ranking alleged Christians are members, its beliefs are incompatible with the true Christian faith. Masonry teaches that the Great Architect of the Universe (GAOTU) is the true God of the universe, and representative of all gods in all religions. Consequently, each man must believe in the existence of a ‘Supreme Being’, which includes the gods of Islam, Hinduism, or any other religion. The name of Jesus is omitted from any biblical verses that are used in Masonic rituals.

The various unbiblical and anti-Christian beliefs and practices of this organization have always tended toward the embracing of a false hope of salvation through good works and include the heresy of universalism (the belief all people will eventually be saved).

By swearing the Masonic oath and participating in the doctrines of the Lodge, Christians are perpetuating a false gospel that contravenes many basic teachings of the Bible, which is to be our guide for faith and practice. Satan ensnares many people through deception and the ungodly influence of freemasonry impacts on many people in the

Many innocent family members are adversely impacted

greater family context and future generations. Masonry contradicts the clear teaching of Scripture on numerous issues. As a result, a Christian should not be a member of any organization that has any connection with Freemasonry.

See also: bondage, deception, deliverance.