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Salvation without Jesus

The Masonic Lodge claims to be a fraternal organization and denies that Freemasonry is a religion. Yet, the Masonic Lodge teaches a plan of salvation which does not require faith in Jesus Christ. As a Master Mason, you are in a position to know that this is true on a firsthand basis. You have participated in Masonic rituals which teach salvation without Jesus and you have probably watched as others have been conducted through the rituals.

What does the ritual teach about salvation?

In the Entered Apprentice Degree, the Worshipful Master asks, "What covering has a Lodge?" The Senior Warden answers:

A clouded canopy or star-decked heavens, where all good Masons hope at last to arrive. . .

During the Master Mason Degree, the Worshipful Master asks, "What is meant by the three steps usually delineated on the Master's Carpet?" The following answer is given by the Senior Warden:

. . .as Fellow Crafts, we should apply our knowledge to the discharge of our respective duties to God, our neighbors, and ourselves; so that, in Age, as Master Masons, we may enjoy the happy reflections consequent on a well-spent life, and die in the hope of a glorious immortality.

When you portrayed Hiram Abiff, the Worshipful Master offered a prayer just before you (as Hiram Abiff) were "raised" from the dead. His prayer ended with these words:

Yet, O Lord! have compassion on the children of Thy creation; administer them comfort in time of trouble, and save them with an everlasting salvation. Amen.

At the close of the Legend of the Third Degree. The Senior Warden said:

Then, finally my brethren, let us imitate our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff, in his virtuous conduct, his unfeigned piety to God, and his inflexible fidelity to his trust; that, like him, we may welcome the grim tyrant, Death, and receive him as a kind messenger sent by our Supreme Grand Master, to translate us from this imperfect to that all-perfect, glorious, and celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.

The following explanation of the meaning of the Legend of the Third Degree is found on page 96 of Albert Mackey’s Manual of the Lodge:

It was the single object of all the ancient rites and mysteries practiced in the very bosom of pagan darkness. . .to teach the immortality of the soul. This is still the great design of the third degree of Masonry. This is the scope and aim of its ritual. The Master Mason represents man, when youth, manhood, old age, and life itself have passed away as fleeting shadows, yet raised from the grave of iniquity, and quickened into another and better existence. By its legend and all its ritual, it is implied that we have been redeemed from the death of sin and the sepulchre of pollution. . . .and the conclusion we arrive at is, that youth, properly directed, leads us to the honorable and virtuous maturity, and that the life of man, regulated by morality, faith, and justice, will be rewarded at its closing hour by the prospect of eternal bliss. . . .the Master Mason represents a man saved from the grave of iniquity, and raised to the faith of salvation.

Masonry teaches that Master Masons, as a group, may die in the hope of a glorious immortality, that they represent those raised from the grave of iniquity and that they have been redeemed from the death of sin. Masonry is teaching that Master Masons have salvation!

The Holy Bible explains God's plan of salvation

Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Peter said:

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts (4:10-12)

John reported the words of Jesus:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

(John 14:6)

The group of men known as Master Masons includes Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists, men who profess to be Christians and men who have no religion other than Masonry. Hindus, Moslems, and Buddhists all reject the unique Deity of Jesus Christ and reject him as the Savior and Redeemer for all mankind. Since Masonry is teaching that Master Masons, as a group, may die in the hope of a glorious immortality, represent those raised from the grave of iniquity and that they have been redeemed from the death of sin, Masonry is teaching a gospel of salvation which does not require faith in Jesus Christ.

Penalty for promoting a false gospel: condemnation.

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, said:

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

(Gal 1:8)

The Masonic Lodge is promoting faith in another gospel which will condemn men to an eternity in hell. Others in the lodge understand what the Masonic rituals teach. Very few of them understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many have swallowed the Masonic lie and believe that they can receive salvation through Masonry. They don't know Jesus Christ and see no need to become a Christian. After all, what more could Jesus offer them? They have watched you sit in silent agreement while Masonic ritual, which teaches salvation without Jesus, was acted out. Any credibility you may have had as a Christian, "your witness", has been severely damaged - if not completely destroyed - by your silent participation. If the lodge's plan of salvation were not true, you as a Christian would have objected, wouldn't you? Certainly you would not have participated in it over a period of years and you wouldn't have encouraged others to participate.

In the first century Church, some thought that they could be Christians and still participate in pagan religions. Paul spoke clearly to the issue in his letter to the Corinthians:

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

(1 Cor 10:20-22)

Paganism is any religion other than Christianity or Judaism. Freemasonry offers a plan of Salvation without Jesus Christ. Therefore, Masonry is a non-Christian religion. Since Masonry is also not Judaism, it is clearly paganism. Scripture is quite clear on the issue of Christian participation in paganism. A Christian simply cannot (meaning he is unable to) participate in paganism. If you are able to participate in the paganism of Freemasonry after having the issues brought to your attention, then it is obvious that you have no intention of following Christ.

It is possible that you may not have realized the full extent of how you have been denying Jesus, but you have been just the same. Jesus said:

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 10:33)

Jesus is willing to forgive you. In fact, He wants to forgive you. But, His forgiveness is conditional on your repentance. You must renounce Freemasonry. Paul wrote:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

(2 Cor 6:14 -7:1)

Can a man be a Christian and at the same time stand with another group which offers salvation without Jesus?

What will Jesus say?

Who else's opinion will really matter?

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