Upon entry into initiation of Secret Societies, they require reciting oaths to swear in. The Bible says not to swear by anything on heaven or on earth. So are Masons violating the scriptures? Some defend that Masons are Christian. Freemason Oath. A Mason can only be initiated upon invitation by another vetted Masonic member.
They must believe in a higher power, ie some Deity. And can come in upon the swearing under their God. The subtle rituals and initiation of Freemasonry enables the initiate to not seer his conscious by offering him a fellowship with other men, while maintaining his belief in God. Religion is not considered the purpose, therefore the rituals are for uniting and fellowship rather than worship, according to leaders.
The wording is cunningly crafted as not to violate his own personal oaths, while also swearing to the Fellowship of the fraternity.
In the initiation steps, the initiate makes sworn promises. This violates scripture that tells not to swear to anything by earth, and to make your yes be yes and no be no. Also if the Fellowship comprises of other faiths, then the initiate is making oaths to uneven yolk, fellowshipping light with darkness.
Here are the basis of the oaths. You can determine yourself if it is worthy of Christian acceptance. In the first three initiate degrees Blue Lodgethe initiate asks for Light, then for further light, then more light, and recites these as their oath:. To all which I do most sincerely promise and swear, with a fixed and steady purpose of mind in me to keep and perform the same, binding myself under no less penalty than to have my body severed in two in the midst, and divided to the north and south, my bowels burnt to ashes in the center, and the ashes scattered before the four winds of heaven, that there might not the least track or trace of remembrance remain among men.
So help me God, and keep me steadfast in the duo, performance of the same. The Blue Lodge is the basic initiate as a full-fledged mason. It is within these degrees that one is further being revealed the secrets of the Craft and of its symbolic meaning and symbols of the Blue Lodge.
The York Rite tends to bring a more Christian tone, and some claim it is the more authentic branch. Others follow the Scottish Rite that has a deeper and darker tone. While the York Rite may not consider the writers of Freemasonry, they have been the forerunners of the Order and their writers honored in the Masonic Libraries.
Hall, which have been the leading contributors of the secrets of Masonry. And it is they who contend that Masonry is a religion and that every Lodge is a Temple of religion. Plan of the CFR. World Government Achieved Piece by Piece.The sign of the Entered Apprentice alludes to the penalty of the Entered Apprentice's obligation. The sign is made by drawing the right hand rapidly across the neck as shown on the left.
The penalty that the sign alludes to is, "having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea at low water mar kwhere the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly violate this my Entered Apprentice obligation. Explanation of the Entered Apprentice sign : Draw the right hand rapidly across the neck as represented and drop the arm to the side. This action shows the penalty of having the throat cut and the tongue ripped out.
The name of this grip is "Boaz". When a candidate is imparted with this grip and its usage it is done in this manner.
As you are uninstructedhe who has hitherto answered for you, will do so at this time. WM: Brother Senior Deacon. SD: Worshipful Master. WM: I hele.
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SD: I conceal. WM: What do you conceal? SD: All the secrets of a Mason in Masonry, to which this token alludes. Of what? SD: Of an Entered Apprentice. Has it a name? SD: It has. WM: Will you give it to me? SD: I did not so receive it, neither will I so impart it. WM: How will you dispose of it?
SD: Letter it or halve it. WM: Letter it and begin. SD: You begin. WM: Begin you. When lettering, always commence with the letter, "A". The sign is made by cupping the right hand over the left breast, drawing it quickly across the body, then dropping the hand to the side.
The penalty that the sign alludes to is "having my left breast torn open, my heart plucked out, and given to the wild beasts of the field and the fowls of the air. The name of this grip is "Shibboleth". When a candidate is imparted with this grip and its usage it is done in this manner: First, the Worshipful Master says to the candidate: "I now present my right hand in token of the continuance of friendship and brotherly love, and will invest you with the pass-grip, pass-word, real grip and word of a Fellow Craft.
As you are uninstructed, he who has hitherto answered for you, will do so at this time. Give me the grip of an Entered Apprentice.
What is that? You should always remember it, for should you be present at the opening or a Fellow Crafts Lodge, this pass-word will be demanded of you by one of the Deacons, and should you be unable to give it, it would cause confusion in the Craft.
When lettering, always commence with the letter "A". This action shows the stomach being ripped open.Before a candidate is given the obligation of the Entered Apprentice degree, he hears these words from the Worshipful Master:. It becomes my duty as well as pleasure to inform you that there is nothing contained in the Obligation that conflicts with the duties you owe to God, your country, your neighbor, your family, or yourself.
With this assurance on my part, are you willing to take the Obligation? This same question is asked of the candidate before he proceeds with the obligation of the Fellow Craft degree, and likewise with the Master Mason degree. But how honest is this statement? Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 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; so that you may not fall under judgment.
James According to these New Testament passages, we are to swear no oaths at all. But let me point out in particular, one statement from the book of Matthew:.
Matthew Entered Apprentice Degree: ". Fellow Craft Degree: ". Master Mason Degree: ". There is no way this could possibly be the True and Living God of the Christian faith, because at absolute best, Jesus is considered as being no more than a prophet by any of these religions I have named.
Bogus god, bogus oaths. Further, it is explained, to anyone who asks, that the penalties of the obligations are never intended to be carried out.
It is said that they are only there for the express purpose of impressing upon the initiate how important it is that he keep the secrets of the lodge that are imparted to him. This classifies the penalties as being frivolous at best. However, the challenge that is put before professing Christian members of the lodge is that the god they were swearing the oaths to is the god that is in their hearts. For the professing Christian who is a member of the Order, I would like to offer an answer to that challenge, based on the Written Word of God, in order to show those Masons who claim to be Christians that they are indeed living in sin by even remaining in the lodge, because of the oaths they have taken, if for no other reason.
Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.
So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned. He shall also bring his guilt offering to the Lord for his sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin. Leviticus This, the third example, which is given in Leviticus pertains to being unable to fulfill a rash vow and to speaking ".
It is frivolous indeed, to swear to place yourself under a penalty that the lodge readily asserts is totally without substance. I think any reasonable "Christian" member of the lodge would have to admit that having his throat cut across, or having his left breast torn open, or having his body cut in half, would certainly constitute being at least the equivalent of changing the color of a single hair on his head.Disenfranchise, high-degree Masons, can be found on the Internet and in documentaries where they relatively compare their experiences with Freemasonry to an onion; being brought to tears peeling away the many layers of Masonic order.
Only to discover at its core, Freemasonry requires rejection of the teachings of the Gospel. That at the deepest level demands obedience to perjure, to torture and to commit murder. In as much as, a Mason initiate swears a blood oath that if he ever reveals the secrets of Masonry — even secrets that are trivial and already well-known — he wills himself to be subject to self-mutilation or to gruesome execution.
More specifically, shield them from prosecution and, if convicted, mitigate the consequences. This form of Masonic nepotism and protection seduces most any person whose moral compass is determined by their desire for rapid upward mobility in their career and lifestyle.
Logically, because of his advanced age arguably John II only lived to become Pope due to the mysterious and untimely death of his predecessor, only two months in office, believed poisoned. It includes temples and altars, prayers, a moral code, worship, vestments, feast days, the promise of reward or punishment in the afterlife, a hierarchy, and initiation and burial rites.
The Catholic Church imposed penalty of excommunication for any Catholic joining a Masonic Lodge is explicit in the code of canon law canon and made implicit on November 27, code canon The Vatican Bank is forced to pay back this money to its depositors.
Master Mason, Roberti Calvi, fled Italy upon discovery of his crimes. He resurfaced, hung from the Blackfriars Bridge, in London, with two bricks in his pocket.
Police ruled Calvi death a suicide. Private investigation into the matter proved absolutely, otherwise. Shortly thereafter, found at home with 15 stab wounds to his face and neck. Vaccari is also found bricks in his pockets. Police did not link the deaths at all. Irrespective the Police also found a document containing a list of prominent members of P2 in his apartment — substantive proof he was a high level Freemason.
Ina confidential police informant reported that Roberto Calvi was murdered on the orders of P2 Licio Gelli and Sicilian mafia boss Giuseppe Calo, as Calvi knew too much and partly as punishment for money owed to P2 and consequently, the Mafia.
Their trial in Rome began on October 5,but after 20 months of evidence all five were released in when the judge proclaim there was insufficient evidence.
The unfavorable and objected to decision raised eyebrows of prosecutors and journalists watching the trial. The Police raid on the Arezzo house of a Grand Master of the Freemasonry in Italy, Licio Gelli, April 21, — December 15, led to discover of a list containing names of influential state officials, important politicians and a number of military officers.
On the list are the names of the heads of the three Italian secret services and their rival counterpart members of the Mafia. That includes the Borghese coup, the Sindona bank scandal, the Calvi murder, the Moro assassination, the mafia and tangentopoli, as well as allegations of him using his influence in insulating the Mafia from investigation and prosecution. Induring the failed Borghese coup, Gelli was delegated the role of arresting the Italian President, Giuseppe Saragat.
Of major concern in Ambrosiano scandal is that there surfaced a plan for overthrowing the Italian Republic and replacing it with a Fascist regime.
A document rewriting the Italian constitution was discovered in the raid. Noteworthy, the P2 Masons are not only viewed responsible for the collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano but for facilitating mass murder. Having formed a subversive association in connection with the Bologna railway station bombing, which killed 85 people, for which the Freemason Worshipful Master Gelli was tried and convicted. Families of the victims allege Freemasonry shielded Gelli; sentenced to two months in prison in a country club style jail, in Switzerland.
In AprilGelli received a year sentence for divulging state secrets. Insisting, that strategic blood oath alliance with P2 is why this PM held power for an exceptionally long period in Italian history.
While one may rush to conclude from the aforementioned facts that Freemasonry resembles the Mafia that is gross mistake — the Mafia is but only a reflection of the deepest level of Freemasonry.
Frank William Dux born is a martial artist and fight choreographer.Freemasonry Exposed! Freemasonry: The Witchcraft Connection. William Schnoebelen was deeply involved in both Witchcraft as a Wiccan high priest and the Masonic order for many years. He was a Mason for nine years and a Witch for sixteen years. He is now a Born Again Christian and the author of 5 books, including.
In understanding the spiritual difficulties of a Born Again Christian being a Mason, it is necessary to realize that there are highly occult elements woven into the very warp and woof of Freemasonry. Thus, the Lodge is not just "another religion" like the Muslims or the Buddhists—although that alone should be enough to keep Christians from involving themselves in it.
Now that may be an astonishing assertion to some, especially to most Masons. However, it is very easily proven. Few people, within the Craft of Masonry or otherwise, perceive that just because a Bible lies open on the altar and Bible verses and characters play an important part in the ritual of the Lodge, that this does not prevent the Lodge from being of the nature of the occult or Witchcraft. This can be illustrated by a very simple illustration. On one set of pages of the book would be a spell for healing, complete with instructions on the burning and movement of certain colored candles.
The spell would be a full-blown Witchcraft ritual, Pagan to the core! On the following pages would be the same ritual, with the same candles, the same instructions. However, the text of the "spell" would be drawn from the Psalms or other Bible verses. These were provided for readers who were a little too squeamish to actually do a Witchcraft incantation, but still wanted results. Now the question becomes: Even though those rituals were full of Psalms, were they still Witchcraft?
Of course, the answer would have to be yes. In like manner, even though Bible phrases and characters abound in the Masonic ritual work, the presence of those elements cannot somehow "sanctify" what is essentially a Pagan ritual full of Witchcraft overtones.
Freemasonry is not as it appears Freemasonry and False Religion. The gods of the Freemasonry lodge are Egyptian gods. The subject of Egyptian archeology and hieroglyphics, and other various related sciences, are very popular amongst Masonic members. So the next time you see the back of a US. The fastest way for Freemasons to expose Freemasonry is to try to pray in Jesus' name and see what they say to you. Any group that recognizes Allah and the sex-perverted false god of Mormonism are the enemies of the Cross of Christ.
No Christian should join Freemasonry, for to do so is to commit idolatry, and to hide your candle for Christ under a bushel. Christ will be ashamed of you and deny you if you deny Him as a believer. Photo to left: Baphomet, god of Freemasonry. Perhaps it would be helpful to have a few terms defined before we go further. Witchcraft or Wicca,2 the term for "white" or good Witchcraft can be broadly defined as a mystery religion based on the ancient fertility cults of Pre-Christian Europe.In the early morning hours of September 12,a Batavia, New York stoneworker named William Morgan went missing from the local jail.
Morgan was not a man of importance.
But Morgan was more than the vagabond he appeared to be. After being held in prison on trumped up charges, Morgan was bailed out by a group of Masons and carried away, never to be seen again. Long before the Freemasons became a flashpoint in early 19th century politics, the order was a humble stoneworkers organization, believed to have been formed in England and Scotland in the s.
The organization soon took on a more philosophical air, using the principles of stonemasonry as a guiding metaphor in order to secretly assist its members in other areas of business and society.
The first Masonic lodges began showing up in the colonies in the early 18th century, and swiftly gained power and influence. Members of the Freemasons eventually played a pivotal role in the formation of the United States—13 of the 39 signatures on the U. Nowhere was this more true than in New York. To Morgan, and his friend David C. Miller, a local newspaper publisher struggling to keep his publication afloat, the successful Freemasons presented a daily reminder of wealth that seemed, for them, simply unattainable.
Once Morgan had these veiled details down on paper, Miller began teasing their very public release.
In every neighboring county, Masonic chapters were soon gripped with panic, fear and outrage at what the two men might disclose. As the publish date approached, the Masons began a targeted campaign of harassment against the two would-be book publishers. Law enforcement officers loyal to the Freemasons arrested and jailed Morgan and Miller for outstanding debts. On September 8, a posse of drunken Masons tried to destroy his print shop, and it was damaged by a small fire two days later.
It seems he had borrowed a shirt and tie from the owner of the local tavern and never returned it. Late in the evening, he was bailed out by group of Masons led by Loton Lawson—the mastermind of the kidnapping, according to Light on Masonrya 19th century compilation of documents about freemasonry.
He was escorted hurriedly into a carriage and taken away, never to be seen again. With each new county that heard the news, it seemed the brutality and drama of the kidnapping grew exponentially, while the desire to portray it accurately diminished at a similar rate. Although they had been involved in a potential murder, the four defendants—Loton Lawson, Eli Bruce, Col. Edward Sawyer and Nicholas G.
Citizens from all over New York state met and declared their intent to stop voting for candidates with Masonic ties. That sentiment extended to the media as well, as Mason-owned newspapers were boycotted. The fervor in New York slowly made its way around the nation. As early as the next elections inanti-Masonic candidates were winning offices all over the country.
Even the sitting president, John Quincy Adams, declared that he had never been, and would never be, a Mason. Inthey became the first political party to hold a presidential nominating conventiona custom eventually adopted by all major American political parties.
Because of the Morgan Affair, and the ant-Masonic sentiment that followed, memberships dwindled and Masonic influence diminished all over the country. Although it still exists, the organization is a shadow of its former self.
An attack on the Anti-masonic party produced shortly after their September national convention. It symbolically contrasts the Freemasons, as aligned with peace, equal rights, and other positive qualitie, and the Anti-masonic party aligned with "darkness.
Although the book itself was tame compared to a political tell-all you might read today—Morgan gave a word-for-word account of a rather dull lodge opening ceremony, for example—it still contained some gasp-inducing juicy moments for early 19th century readers.
Despite many wild theories—had Morgan assumed a new identity and fled to Canada, or was he perhaps executed as a pirate in the Cayman Islands? But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you.A Bloodthirsty Masonic Oath: Matt Rees reads MOZART'S LAST ARIA
This Day In History.So help me God, and keep me steadfast in the due performance of the same. No Christian has the right to bind himself to such wickedness. The believer is under Divine ownership, being the peculiar possession of the Lord Jesus Christ. He has therefore no right to subject himself to such mutilating curses. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Like every other word of instruction and every aspect of ceremony within Freemasonry, the penalties are designed to instil great fear within the candidate, so binding his conscience to the Order.
Professing believers within Freemasonry must repent of this bondage and separate themselves from such sin, renouncing any fear or anxiety that may develop from addressing such a crucial decision. English Freemasonry has been so embarrassed, over recent years, with the public exposure of its wicked curses that it has now omitted these penalties from its Order. These are crude but real curses upon the membership that unite them in a dark common blood bond.
Believers must surely see that for a child of God to submit himself to such profane bondage is sin, and sin clearly dishonours Christ. The debased language in these vows clearly violates the teaching of Scripture. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
The revival preacher Charles G. No lecturer or administrator involved in this ceremony can shirk his responsibility in imposing these awful curses. He can never argue that they are just mere words.
Such barbarous, bloodthirsty language is an anathema to holy living and an offence to a thrice-holy God. Those men who are charged with conferring these penalties are responsible, before God, for placing curses upon many individual lives.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Those within the Order who confer such curses must carefully analyse the damage they are inflicting upon others. For those who profess the Name of Christ they must reflect upon the obvious spiritual injury they are causing themselves. The true child of God can have nothing to do with such profane behaviour.
I would recommend a very compelling book written by Masonic authority E. Storms called Should a Christian be a Mason? Freemasonry is an actual religion It has its own god It has its own beliefs and practices Blasphemous Masonic titles. Freemasonry secrecy and secrets The infallible means by which Freemasonry and its degrees must be tested. Why Freemasonry is a counterfeit religion. Why Freemasonry is a subtle alternative.
Freemasonry oaths examined Wiccan Witchcraft revealed and compared to Freemasonry. Freemasonry and secular humanism. Freemasonry Oaths. I would recommend a sound compelling book written by the great revivalist Charles Finney who was a former Freemason The Character, Claims And Practical Workings Of Freemasonry : English Freemasonry has been so embarrassed, over recent years, with the public exposure of its wicked curses that it has now omitted these penalties from its Order.
This decision seemed enforced and was certainly not repeated throughout the Masonic world.