To the Christian Churches
Regarding the Participation of Christians in Freemasonry
Whereas, Freemasonry absorbs the loyalties (Luke 9:62), time (Eph.5:16),
emotional and spiritual resources and finances of Christians Masons away from the
God-ordained tasks of the Church such as overseas missions, evangelism, and taking care of
the poor to the glory of Jesus' name (Matt.6:1-3, 28:19; Luke 6:38; Jas.1:27)
Therefore, we, as humble servants of Jesus Christ and ministers of His gospel
call upon all pastors and Christian leaders of all denominations to take a firm stand in
their preaching against the cult of Freemasonry-a rival religion to Christianity which has
too long been winked at, tolerated, or even praised with Christian churches! "How
long halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be God follow him: but if Ba'al, then
follow him" - 1 Kgs 18:21.
Albert Pike 33o Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry, 1966, p.226 and Albert Mackey, 33o Mackeys Revised
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1966, pp.8-9.
ibid., p.525; also see Henry Clausen 33o Practice and Procedure for
the Scottish Rite, 1981, pp.75-77, R.S. Clymer, The Mysticism of Masonry, 1900,
p.47; and J.D. Buck, Symbolism of Mystic Masonry, 1925, p.57.
Manly P. Hall, 33o The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, 1976, p.90-91.
Pike, op.cit., p.539.
Mackey, op.cit, p. 133; also Henry W. Coil, Coils Masonic
Encyclopedia; 1961; p.520; and Oliver Day Street, Symbolism of the the Three
Degrees; 1924; pp 44-45 .
Simmons and Macoy, Standard Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered
Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason, 1984, p.111, 125; also C. H. Lacquement,
Freemasonry and Organized Religions, The Pennsylvania Freemason (February,
Malcolm C. Duncan, Duncans Masonic Ritual and Monitor,
1974, p.224-5, 250-51.
Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and
Master Mason (F.& A.M., Arkansas), 1983, p.15
Duncan, op.cit, pp.35, 65, 96.
Pike, op.cit., p.167; Mackey, op.cit, 1:192; and J. Blanchard, Scottish
Rite Masonry Illustrated, 1979, 2:47.
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