Freemasonry and Christianity

By Vladimir Savchuk | June 13, 2024 | 7 mins

Freemasonry and Christianity

The origins of freemasonry likely began in associations with stonemasons who built Scottish and English Cathedrals and castles during the Middle Ages. The first Grand Lodge was established in London, England in 1717 and 1733 in America. And at least nine of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were said to have been masons. George Washington was one of them and so was Benjamin Franklin.

In the USA, there’s an estimated 2 million people that belong to the Masonic Lodge, with the global membership being around 6 million.

The Masonic Lodge has developed into various groupings or denominations: the Blue Lodge, seen as the oldest and entry point into Masonry, the York Rite originating from York, England, and the Scottish Rite, which comes from France, not Scotland.

The Oaths and Initiation Process of Freemasonry

Masonry has a close association with Baal, especially in the York and Scottish Rites, which have various initiation levels. For example, the York Rite’s Royal Arch degree involves learning the lost word “Jah-Bul-On,” a combination of the Jewish God, Jesus, Baal, and an Egyptian god. Additionally, initiates swear violent oaths with penalties such as having their skulls smote or throats cut if they break their vows.

Its Core Beliefs

Here are the seven fundamental beliefs that differentiate Masons from Christians.

1. The Uniqueness of God is Denied

The first one is the uniqueness of God. In Freemasonry, the uniqueness of God is denied. Masonry says, the gods of the pagan nations are pretty much the same as the God of the Bible.

2. The Uniqueness of Jesus as Messiah is Denied

Secondly, in Masonry, the uniqueness of Christ is denied. Masonry teaches that messiahs in all religions are similar as they all inspire hope. Masonic writer Rex, in his book, ‘A Bridge to Light’ says, the purpose of teaching the concept of a Messiah in Freemasonry “Is to point out its universality.” He realizes that “A Mason’s religion must be universal. Christ, Buddha, or Muhammad, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light, not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque, or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth.”

3. Salvation by Faith is Denied

The third difference is salvation by faith is denied by Freemasons. Speaking of a stage setting during the initiation into the 17th degree, Scotch Rite Masonry Illustrated reads:

“This is supposed to represent the end of the world when all good masons receive their reward by being conducted to a throne at the right hand of the All Puissant, having been purified by washing their robes in their own blood.”

However, the text of Revelation 7:14 states, contrary to Freemasonry, that they, “Washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

4. Requires Taking Dread Oaths Which is Against the Christian Scriptures

The fourth difference is in Freemasonry, you are required to take oaths which are against Christian scriptures. The punishment for breaking oaths include things like ripping your tongue out by its roots, burying your body in the rough sands of the sea, or having your brain be scorched with the sun’s rays. Compared to what the Book of James says:

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment. James 5:12 (NKJV)

5. Denies the Exclusivity of Christian Faith

The fifth difference is Freemasonry denies the exclusivity of Christian faith. Albert Pike, a masonic author, said the following, “Toleration, holding that every other man has the same right to his opinion and faith that we have to ours. Liberality, holding that no human being can with certainty say, in the clash and conflict of hostile faiths and creeds, what is truth and that he is surely in possession of it, so everyone should feel that it is quite possible that another equally honest and sincere with himself, yet holding the contrary opinion, may himself be in possession of the truth, and that whatever one firmly and conscientiously believes, is truth, to him.”

In other words, there’s no such thing as right and wrong, but rather the aim is to be tolerant and respect everyone’s “own truth.”

6. Masons Initially Deny they are a Religion

The sixth difference is that masons initially deny they are a religion whereas Christian faith consistently recognizes itself for what it is–the religious teaching of the only way to God.

“No. Freemasonry is not a religion or a substitute for religion. However, it is an organization of men who all profess a belief in a spiritual or Supreme Being and it includes spiritual or religious elements in its ceremonies. Freemasons deal more with man’s relationship with his fellow man than with his relationship with his God.” Another quote from Freemasons states, “We open and close our lodges with prayer. It is impossible that a Freemason can be true and trusty in his order unless he is a respecter of religion and an observer of religious principle.”

Despite these claims, however, it is obvious that Freemasonry is a religion.

7. Freemasonry, in Reality, Teaches That it is the Only True Religion

At first, Freemasonry claims that every religion, God, and messiah are right. But Masonry also claims to be the universal, eternal, immutable religion. Once in the cult, a mason must “strip from all religions their orthodox tenets, legends, allegories, and dogmas.” In other words, a mason has superior insight beyond all the sectarian religious groups.

How to Be Free from Freemasonry

If you are in Freemasonry, but you are seeking to be free from this, you need to believe in Jesus, the gospel, and repent.

If you are a Christian and have a membership because of its connections with business or charities, you are being deceived and need to be delivered. Reverend Bob Larson, an expert in cults and false religions, mentions that people dealing with Freemasonry need to renounce their gruesome oaths of death and any ties to sexual immorality and perversion in the Masonic Lodges. He also states that not all Lodges have this problem but many do.

Larson’s book on Freedom from Freemasonry deals with all the points of renouncing Freemasonry. Here are some practical steps:

  1. Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior: Your only Lord and Savior. Not Jesus and plus, but Jesus only. Grace only through faith.
  2. Repent of your past sins: Including involvement with Freemasonry whether out of curiosity or ignorance.
  3. Renounce all involvement: In Freemasonry, any other lodge or craft by your ancestors or yourself. Renounce the mysticism, the craft, all the bondage to the antichrist, the stronghold of Freemasonry, and the book of constitution. Renounce the calling of any man “Master”.
    Renounce the effects of Freemasonry that were passed on to you through any female ancestor who felt distrusted and rejected by her husband as he entered and attended any lodge and refused to tell her of his secret activities.

I pray this helps. Make sure to watch the full video to go more in depth in this topic.

Read: Steps to Freedom

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