The Temple On The Hill:–
Masons – Friends Or Foes?
A Christian’s View Regarding Freemasonry
The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out Who You Are, seek to determine Who You Want to Become."
-- Ancient Script
I believe many Freemasons are deceived. This path for many is a way into secret societies where initiation, rites and ceremonies brings with it social prestige and standing amongst your peers and contemporaries.
However, the question must be asked, what is Freemasonry? What are their beliefs? Are those beliefs compatible with our Christian ethos and values? And can we continue to turn a blind eye to what could be a fatal flaw of judgment?
In the Bible, the Word of God tells us in 2 John 1:7 that “many deceivers (false prophets) are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an Antichrist. (KJV)
In the book 'The Illustrious Manly P. Hall' probably 'Masonry's Greatest Philosopher', says that "the world is a far better place because of Manly Palmer Hall, and we are better persons for having known him and his work".
The said Manly P. Hall states that, "Freemasonry is a fraternity within a fraternity…an outer organization concealing an inner brotherhood of the elect” ...
What do these statements mean in context?
Let us turn to the definitive Masonic author, writing in the book, Morals and Dogma, which is the training manual for each of the 33 degrees of Freemasonry. This is the man to who much praise by subsequent Masonic authors has given such praise and adulation. His name is Albert Pike. He is the man whose large statute graces the Masonic Temple in Washington, D.C.; Pike is the man lauded by Kessinger Occult & Freemason Publisher as saying, "if you want to understand Freemasonry, you must understand Albert Pike".
Many well-meaning men are members of this visible freemasonry society with no knowledge whatsoever of the inner workings of the invisible society. In fact, Albert Pike had some things to say about the brethren in the visible society. This is what he says: "Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be mislead; to conceal the Truth, which it calls light, and draw them away from it." [Morals and Dogma, p. 104-5, 3rd Degree]
Did you hear these key words from Albert Pike? Masonry is a religion after all, after the order of the Satanic Mysteries, the equally Satanic Hermetic Philosophy, and Alchemy! Masonry conceals its secrets from the brethren in the outer visible society, no matter their rank; only the Elect in the inner invisible society ever know the truth. The poor brethren in the visible society are spoon-fed "false explanations and misinterpretations" of its symbols"; and for what reason? So that those poor guys in the visible society "deserve only to be mislead".
Pike then completes his instructions to intentionally mislead those members of the visible society, by saying: "So Masonry jealously conceals its secrets and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray." [Ibid. p. 105]
If a man were known to revere Jesus Christ in the beginning of his membership within Masonry, he would be immediately shunted into the visible society, and would never, ever learn the truth. You would never be considered an Adept, or a Sage, or one of the Elect, for those terms are reserved for the members of the invisible society. You would be one of those who were deliberately lied to about the doctrines of Masonry, and given deliberate misinterpretations of its symbols, so that you would merely THINK you knew the Truth.
Members of the visible society are referred to as the 'masses', and you do comprise 95% of all Masons. Listen to what Pike says about telling the truth of the organization to the 'masses': "A Spirit", he said, "that loves wisdom and contemplates the Truth close at hand, is forced to disguise it, to induce the multitudes [that is you] to accept it ... Fictions are necessary to the people, and the Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance." [Morals and Dogma, p. 103, 3rd Degree; Emphasis added]
If a person is not capable of accepting the Truth that inner-core, invisible Freemasonry really worships and serves Satan, and then such Truth would become "deadly" to you. Therefore, "fictions are necessary" so visible Masons would not be so devastated that they would leave Freemasonry and expose its inner secrets.
A book written ten years ago also speaks of these two organizations. David Ovason, a noted astrologer, has written a book published in 1999, entitled, “The Secret Architecture of our Nation's Capital: The Masons and the Building of Washington, D.C”, and New Age author, Bill Cooper book “Behold A Pale Horse”.
So let us hear what Albert Pike says about Freemasonry and also what he says about Christianity. Albert Pike states that "the Apocalypse is, to those who receive the 19th Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer."
In other words, “that mean old dirty God, the equal but opposite of Satan, despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer”. On page 567 of Morals and Dogma, Pike states that, while Satan created this world, the soul of man emanated from God, thus setting up a very long conflict between God and Satan.
Then, Pike launches into a defiant and glorious defense of Lucifer, by saying: "Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual or selfish souls? Doubt it not! For traditions are full of Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspiration is not of one Age or of one Creed. Plato and Philo also, were inspired." [Morals and Dogma, p. 321; Lucifer similarly glorified on page 567]
Right here, Masonry is proven to be NON-Christian, as Jesus said so emphatically: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." [John 14:6] You cannot believe other religions are as valid as Christianity based on this statement of fact and still think you are a Christian; on the other hand, you can certainly "think" you are a Christian, but whether you get into Heaven depends upon whether the Lord Jesus Christ recognizes you as His own. Either way, Jesus’ words are either the Ultimate Truth or the ultimate lie – we must choose!
Now, let us see what Pike has to say about Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us to "test (or try) the spirits, to see if they are (of) from God". [1 John 4:1] The reason for this is that many FALSE prophets had come into the world!
"The Light could not unite with darkness. It but put on the appearance of a human body, and took the name of Christ in the Messiah, only to accommodate itself to the language of the Jews... He suffered in appearance only... the person of Jesus having disappeared..." (A diabolical lie being currently perpetrated by an Iranian Muslim filmmaker on the making of a film about the death of Jesus) [Morals and Dogma, p. 567; Emphasis added]
This quote from Pike directly, completely, and perfectly fulfills the Biblical definition of Antichrist, because Pike just separated the human body of Jesus from His Divine Nature.
Freemasonry also teaches the following about Jesus Christ:
(1) "Jesus received his wisdom from Gnosis" [p. 563, 26th Degree]. Gnosticism was one of the heresies Paul and the Apostles battled.
The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things, that by Him and His Wisdom, everything was created [John 1:1]. Once again, Freemasonry is discovered to be teaching pagan gobbledygook rather than Biblical Truth.
(2) Jesus is the same as other great spiritual lights in history, like Plato [p. 539, 26th Degree].
(3) Jesus is not unique at all, despite acknowledging that Jesus claimed to be unique (The Son of God). Masonry calls Jesus Christ a liar! Can Masons still in good conscience call themselves Christian?
"Who is such a liar as he who denies that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah? He is the antichrist, the antagonist of Christ, who habitually denies and refuses to acknowledge the Father and the Son. No one who habitually denies and disowns the Son even has the Father." [1 John 2:22-23, Amplified Bible]. Masonry makes such a big deal of worshiping God, but then turns right around to disown His Son, Jesus Christ. What colossal deception!
But is this all that Freemasonry teaches and believes about Jesus Christ? Let us examine the facts. Albert Pike states the following doctrine concerning Jesus Christ in Chapter 26, or the 26th Degree, "Prince of Mercy, or Scottish Trinitarian". On page 562-3, we see that the thought of a Supreme Being unknown to the Human race [God] produced the Universe which "produced the Spirit, the Mother of the Living, and Wisdom of God. Together with this Primitive Existence, Matter existed also ... eternal ..."
"Buthos and His Thought, uniting with Wisdom, made her fruitful by the Divine Light, and she produced a perfect and an imperfect being, Christos, and a Second and inferior Wisdom, Sophia-Achamoth, who falling into chaos remained entangled there, became enfeebled, and lost all knowledge of the Superior Wisdom that gave her birth”.
“Communicating movement to chaos, she produced Ialdaboath, the Demiourgos, Agent of Material Creation... Ialdaboath produced an angel that was his image, and this a second, and son on in succession to the sixth after the Demiourgos ... Ialdaboath, to become independent of his mother, and to pass for the Supreme Being, made the world, and man in his own image; and his mother caused the Spiritual principle to pass from him into man so made; and henceforward the contest between the Demiourgos and his mother, between light and darkness, good and evil, was concentrated in man."
"And the image of Ialdaboath, reflected upon matter, became the Serpent-Spirit, Satan, the Evil Intelligence. Eve, created by Ialdaboath, had by his Sons children that were angels like themselves. The Spiritual light was withdrawn from man by Sophia, and the world surrendered to the influence of evil; until the Spirit, urged by the entreaties of Wisdom, induced the Supreme Being to send Christos to redeem it. Compelled, despite himself, by his Mother, Ialdaboath caused the man Jesus to be born of a Virgin; and the Celestial Savior, uniting with his Sister, Wisdom, descended through the regions of the seven angels... and entered with his sister into the man Jesus at the baptism in Jordan."
"Ialdaboath, finding that Jesus was destroying his empire and abolishing his worship, caused the Jews to hate and crucify Him; before which happened, Christos and Wisdom had ascended to the celestial regions”.
“They restored Jesus to life and gave Him an ethereal body, in which He remained eighteen months on earth, and receiving from Wisdom the perfect knowledge [... Gnosis], communicated it to a small number of His apostles, and then arose to the intermediate region inhabited by Ialdaboath, where, unknown to him, He sits at his right hand, taking from him the Souls of Light purified by Christos. When nothing of the spiritual world shall remain subject to Ialdaboath, the redemption will be accomplished, and the end of the world, the completion of the return of Light into the Plenitude, will occur."
Let us recap this little lesson of Masonic Double-Speak, their reversal of meanings: Creator God -- Defined as Demons and as Prince of Darkness. Satan and the Serpent defined as "Angel of Light ", a term Christians ascribe to either God or Pre-Incarnate Jesus Christ.
If you will keep this fact in mind as you read the writings of Freemasonry, you will be a lot closer to the truth of what they really teach. Much of their writings seem to read like they are speaking of the God of the Bible, and Jesus Christ, but if you understand they have reversed the meanings of the key words and terms, you will understand whom it is they really serve and worship.
Make no mistake about it, and do not be deceived: when Freemasonry refers to God, they are really worshiping the serpent, and when they speak of goodness and light, they are speaking of the teachings of Lucifer, the Light-Bearer, whom they repeatedly refer to by that name. In fact, all Masons are charged with becoming "Light-Bearers", always moving toward the "Light". But, now, for the first time, hopefully, you will now understand that, with their reversal of meanings, Freemasons really worship Lucifer. Stay with us on this journey, for we will absolutely prove it as we go on.