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Ecumenical Nature of Freemason Beliefs

There are 6 million Freemasons globally and about 900,000 in the United States alone. So, if they all read this, I would have 6 million angry readers. The reason is the Ecumenical Nature of Freemason Beliefs. In other words, Freemasons believe that they should worship a deity. That deity could be the God of the Bible, Allah, Brahma, or even Lucifer. Freemasonry is an organization that is not Christian or suitable for Christians. Yet many Christians join Freemasonry and develop doctrines and theologies contrary to Biblical scripture. They place their loyalty to the fraternal order of Freemasonry over their loyalty to the God characterized and revealed in Biblical scripture. That may work out fine for people of other religions, but it is not acceptable for Christians.

Freemason Beliefs

“Freemasonry contains many of the elements of a religion; its teachings enjoin morality, charity, and obedience to the law of the land. In most traditions, the applicant for admission is required to be an adult male, and all applicants must also believe in the existence of a Supreme Being and in the immortality of the soul.”[1]

These beliefs may sound acceptable to the untrained eye, but look at it carefully. It contains elements of religion. Much of their symbolism resembles the symbolism of witchcraft or sorcery. Many of their ceremonies are very similar to initiation rites of witchcraft covens.

They sound very philanthropic, moral, and law-abiding, yet they swear blood oaths to uphold the secret rites of Freemasonry. They also put their obedience to human law over their obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ. Their requirement to believe in the existence of a Supreme Being and an immortal soul can mean any fanciful notion of a supreme being. Belief in an immortal soul could mean any version of immortality leading to heaven or nirvana. Many of them worship Lucifer (Satan). Others worship other deities, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, or any pagan god. Freemasonry is steeped in paganism and mysticism, with Gnostic overtones.

Freemason Philanthropy

The Freemason emphasis on charity has led to the order of masonry called Shriners. This organization comes from an Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. “Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. There are about 200 temples across North America, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The organization founded the Shriners Hospitals for Children.”[2]

While Shriners Hospitals help many children who would otherwise not get treatment, they are not a Christian organization. That is not to say you should stop supporting them, but it is to say do not join their fraternal order! It is not a Christian group. It’s an offshoot of Freemasonry. I witnessed a video of a Shriner carrying his red fez, claiming to be Lucifer and proclaiming himself pure, virtuous, and wholesome. The Bible clearly states that none of us are pure or virtuous: “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”[3] Romans 3:10. They teach that Lucifer is a god of light, and many worship him. Many also swear their oath to their organization on both the Bible and the Koran.

The following is the essence of the Shriner’s oath. “I do hereby, upon this Bible, and on the mysterious legend of the Koran, and its dedication to the Mohammedan faith, promise and swear and vow … that I will never reveal any secret part or portion whatsoever of the ceremonies … and now upon this sacred book, by the sincerity of a Moslem’s oath I here register this irrevocable vow … in willful violation whereof may I incur the fearful penalty of having my eyeballs pierced to the center with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed and I be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah, the god of Arab, Moslem and Mohammedan, the god of our fathers, support me to the entire fulfillment of the same. Amen. Amen. Amen.”[4]

Ecumenical Nature of Freemason Beliefs

The beliefs of the Freemasons and their offshoot, the Shriners, are not Christian. It draws in elements of other religions and paganism to develop a pseudo-religious organization of heretics. It shares similarities with witchcraft in its symbolism, initiations, and rituals.

Freemasonry exposes children to their practices, “boys may join the Order of DeMolay or the Order of the Builders; and girls may join the Order of Job’s Daughters or the Order of the Rainbow.”[5] In some communities, this may be why your church youth groups are not well attended.

The ecumenical nature of Freemason beliefs is at least partially responsible for ecumenicalism. If a person believes that any deity will do, emphasizing charity, brotherhood, and obedience to human law, the result is ecumenicalism. The definition of ecumenical promotes unity among the world’s Christian Church denominations and pseudo-Christian cults. Many of these churches use human writings and consider them equivalent or superior to the Bible.

I believe the Bible alone is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help God himself as the author of Biblical scripture. So, I will believe the Bible alone as my source of doctrine and theology. I disdain and reject ecumenicalism and occult practices. Therefore, I will never be a Freemason or Shriner because God condemned all pagan practices. God condemns these practices throughout His Holy Word. Deuteronomy 18:10-12, Deuteronomy 27:15, 2 Kings 21:1-6, Galatians 5:19-21.

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”[6] Revelation 21:8.

They call Freemasonry “the Craft.” That could mean the craft of stone masonry, but the more likely meaning of “the Craft” is an abbreviation of the word “Witchcraft.” I believe God himself condemns Freemasonry as an abomination. The Strong’s Concordance defines the Hebrew word toebah as abomination, meaning detestable, detestable act, detestable thing, detestable things, loathsome, object of loathing.[7]

Freemasonry is not for Christians! We have a much higher allegiance – our relationship to our Lord Jesus Christ as born-again, Bible-believing, Bible-obeying Christians!

References [1] Freemasonry. (1998, July 20). Encyclopedia Britannica. [2] Shriners. (2023, October 1). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 21, 2023, from [3] Bible Gateway passage: Romans 3:10 - King James Version. (n.d.). Bible Gateway. [4] Shriners – Shriners are high-level masons. (2017, January 9). Exposing Satanism and Witchcraft. [5] Freemasonry. (1998, July 20). Encyclopedia Britannica. [6] Bible Gateway passage: Revelation 21:8 - King James Version. (n.d.). Bible Gateway. [7] Strong's Hebrew: 8441. תּוֹעֵבָה (toebah) -- abomination. (n.d.). Bible Hub: Search, Read, Study the Bible in Many Languages.

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