CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
" ...ye should earnestly contend for the faith
Some claim Masonry is not a religion - but it bears all the elements of a religion: It points to a Fatherhood of God, Eternal Life, uses the Bible (and other religious writings), etc. Masons kneel at altars, have prayers, priests, and chaplains, etc.
Masonry is a mix of anything-goes religion, compromising and deceiving. For example, Masonry accepts the Koran (and other religious writings) as just as authoritative as the Bible - although the two CONTRADICT each other on almost every major tenet of basic Christian doctrine! (See Islam and Christianity). Both cannot be right.
Masonry rejects the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.
Masonry requires requires the taking of oaths - contrary to the biblical
exhortation to "Let your Yea be Yea and your Nay be Nay; anything more than
that is from the evil one." Consider the following oath required of
candidates of the First Degree:
|"I, ______, of my own free will... do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear I will always hail, forever conceal and never reveal any of the secret arts, parts or points of the mysteries of Freemasonry... I, furthermore, promise and swear that I will not write, indite, print, paint, stamp, stain, cut, carve, mark or engrave the same upon anything moveable or immoveable under the canopy of heaven, whereby the least word, syllable, letter or character thereof may become legible to myself or intelligible to others, and the secrets of Freemasonry be unlawfully obtained... binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my THROAT CUT from ear to ear, my TONGUE TORN OUT by its roots... SHOULD I EVER KNOWINGLY OR WILLINGLY VIOLATE THIS, my most solemn obligation as an entered apprentice, so help me God..."|
Following are some links to other sites on Masonry:
Saints Alive - Freemasonry | Christian Research Institute | Christian Apologetics Research Ministry | Stand to Reason | FAQ Concerning Masonry | The Christian Research Journal: "The Masonic Lodge & the Christian Conscience"