Freemasonry is a semi-secret society as it is known and visible to the public. Many important people, from presidents to heads of departments, and prominent businessmen had been Masons. Many of the U.S. founding fathers have been Masons. So they have a reputation.
Yet it still holds internal secrets held from public knowledge that only those inside know. Except that we have had insiders openly admitting some of its rituals and practices, it would appear noble and humanitarian as a gentleman’s club. And even many inside the Craft still are ignorant of the advanced knowledge and meaning of its symbolism, and the deeper intent of this group.
Being a Mason offers benefits. As it holds the facade of humanitarian service and humble morality of brotherhood. And it is a good business move as it connects men with networks and access to deals kept from the general masses. Many inside do not realize the deeper involvement, or even discern its devious nature.
This is not hatred towards the individual Mason that we speak against necessarily, but of the inner secrets that the Craft actually keeps from the inept, until worthy to receive them (as worded by high Masonic leaders in their writings). Centuries of leaked documents, former insider accounts and scholarly research has shown that Freemasonry has become the most pervasive, influential and powerful of all the Secret Societies on Earth.
The biggest concern is in the manner in which an initiate is conditioned to accept its rituals as innocent allegory to a moral path. Even if Christian, the initiate will see similarities with his own faith. It is more the way of getting there that leaves us with suspicion and question of its practices. The initiate is unaware what is before him, and is generally too flattered by the offer to join to question it, while blinded by the flashy ritual symbolism to realize what he is doing.
Hierarchy of Degrees and Secrets
The initiation of the Craft, called the Blue Lodge, enters the beginner to an introductory of ritual and symbolism. An initiate must believe in some form of Higher Power or god. He is told that when asked what it is he seeks, he is to respond that he seeks light. He does this in the first three initial degrees until becoming a full-fledged Master Mason graduating upon the completion of the third degree.
In the first degrees of Masonry the initiate is blind-folded in a ritual of having an apron covering his genitals while holding his hand upon the holy book of his choice and reciting oaths. It is upon the third degree of initiation that he realizes he had been making the oath before the Worshipful Master of the Lodge, who represents reverence.
As one advances in progression to the next level, he asks for “more light,” meaning there is further enlightenment to acquire. The advancement is called “degrees,” and there are 33 total in the Scottish Rite of Masonry, and only 13 in the York Rite, though the first three degrees are shared. But we are going to address the Scottish Rite here.
Through degrees, as one is initiated, he learns further meaning of the secrets of the rituals and symbolism, as well as new symbols. The Mason denies one is any further a Mason than the Blue Lodge (the three introductory initiate levels), and that no more knowledge is received to make one MORE of a Freemason. However, we find that there is a certain pride in proceeding with the insight granted upon invite to the higher degrees. And prestige for that advancement.
Some Masons defend that Freemasonry is not a religion, even though one must believe in a god. The Lodge is merely a group of members despite religion, so they say. However, we will see that Freemasonry IS in fact considered a religion, and its beliefs contrary to Christianity, while many Lodges claim to have a Christian foundation.
Masons who defend that Freemasonry is not in contrast with Christianity either have been deceived, blinded, or have been ignorant to the meaning of the rituals and symbols. Many Masons only go through the act without giving it much consideration. And do not understand the foundation and progressive knowledge of his own Craft.
The Craft of Freemasonry is cunningly inviting, and concealing. The initiate is intrigued by the mystery of becoming an insider of knowledge. As well as prestige of rubbing shoulders with a strong influential network that has connections with many aspects in society. In business one is honored by getting a “square deal” from a fellow Mason. Or having favor with a higher ranking member of society who is a Masonic brother. And even the privilege of judicial amnesty if properly presented and able to do so by the Judge.
This is communicated through recognizable phrases, such as the distress call, “Oh Lord my God, is there any help for the widow’s son?” Or by hand positions, winks with an eye, positions of the feet, and secret handshakes. A fellow Mason must first put his brotherhood above all else. This can in itself be a conflict in society when facing the decision to uphold righteousness and morality, or brotherhood loyalty above righteousness.
The Bible says that things held in secret will be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light (Luke 8:17). Or not to swear by anything in an oath (Matt 5:34). It also warns those who have secret gestures and winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, and who points with his fingers (Proverbs 6:13). He that shuts his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass (Proverbs 16:30). The Bible calls him a “naughty person.”
The oaths, rituals, and symbols in Freemasonry come from ancient religions and are esoteric (occult). They coincide with hermetic (magic and divination) knowledge. When a Mason denies any occult connection, that one is simply still in “the dark” about his own Craft. We have proof from writings from their own Masonic library that clearly contradicts that defense.
The light one seeks is not of that of the Bible, or that of the wisdom of God. It is gnostic knowledge of enlightenment and illumination, which is why such images as the Egyptian “All-seeing Eye of Horus” is used for symbolism. It goes deeper than on the surface as one was told in previous degrees. As one advances, he is more and more aware of the deep secrets of the symbolism. In that manner, he is being indoctrinated to not see their spiritual occult connection.
While the initiate advances, he is given answers to the meaning of the symbols he had been surrounded around since his membership. The answer seems plausible until in the next level he is given deeper insight to them that may even tell him the last explanation was not exactly the whole story. In other words he was lied to in the previous degree and only now has the true meaning. That is until the next level. But wisdom of knowledge is salvation to a Mason.
An initiate is so overwhelmed and flattered that he was given the new enlightenment, that he may not realize he had been lied to. Thus entry into the next higher degree is enough to overcome any betrayal. By the time he advances, the initiate has already been indoctrinated with the intrigue of having obtained more knowledge and meaning to the symbolism and rituals.
When one is initiated, he comes in on the god of his choice, But upon advancing, even the god he initiated with may start to meld into the Masonic god. The initiate’s perception of his own god diminishes, and the Masonic god becomes more authentic. While told it does not contradict his god, the theology of one’s god is surrendered for that of the Masonic god.
To the Christian, he may not realize a contradiction, as the indoctrination seems to coincide with the Christian faith. However, in the Craft the principles develop into an allegorical representation of their true meaning . The reason is that much of modern Freemasonry has incorporated an influential Christian allegory. And his theology has become more deistic without realizing. The god of Freemasonry, the Great Architect of the Universe, is all encompassing and inclusive no matter which god one initiated believing.
The God of Freemasonry
The Freemason Lodge denies it is a religion (more on that in a moment). However, it is full of religious overtones and ancient mystery religion. In higher degrees, the light is revealed more and more to be something other than the God of the Bible, or his son Jesus Christ as the true light. The Light of Freemasonry becomes known as the Great Architect of the Universe, which is not specifically the god of the Bible, but another representation. The “G” in the compass and square symbol is theoretically meaning Gnostic or Generation. It involves two sacred words of Kabbalah. And principles of two concepts, knowledge and genealogy. Masons pride on knowledge, as well as lineage. And many high-ranking Elite Masons believe they are of Elite bloodlines.
In some symbols of the compass and square has a pentagram or hexagram with the “G.” This is called the “burning star” and is also Kabbalan symbolism. Kabbalah is occultism and Jewish Mysticism. It develops man into a micro-chasm of the universe, and reveals usage of hidden calculations and formulas. But I digress on that for this article. It recognizes the “5th science. ” Which is the 5th science? Geometry. The Letter G stands for “Geometry” as well, which is the mathematical science upon which Architecture and Masonry were founded.”
The God of Freemasonry is identified under a conglomerate name, which is Jahbulon. This name takes on the Jah (or Yah) of Judaism, bul of baal, and on as an archaic word for Osirus of Egypt. Jahbulon is a composite of the most prominent gods.
However, advancing to the 30th, 31st,32nd, and 33rd degree, the initiate realizes that God is the Light-Bearer. Rather than being God of the Bible and Jesus Christ, The Light-Bearer is the name in Latin we get Lucifer. Masonry makes Lucifer to be questioned as an evil person. Then questioned as inferior to God. And finally equated with Adonay (Adonai that represents God of the Bible) as the true rightful owner of the universe.
Problem For the Christian Mason
When a person comes into Masonry, he is told he was in darkness until now. The initiate, Christian or otherwise, must admit he is in darkness and must seek the light of Freemasonry. That means that Jesus Christ has been forsaken as his true light. And a Christian coming to Masonry must admit that despite being saved by the light of Jesus Christ (which he claimed), that light is not good enough because you are still in darkness up to this moment of initiation. And must confess as such.
One ritual is the ritual of the simulation of the attempt on the Masonic hero Hiram Abif. The Mason witnesses his resurrection to come back to life as a symbol of Masonic resurrection to light. This is direct contrast with the Bible that says one is baptized in Jesus unto the Father. But the Masonic hero is Hiram Abif.
The Mason also gives tribute to the Lodge’s Worshipful Master. His first loyalty is to the brotherhood and the Craft, not to the Bible and Jesus Christ. That is made confirmed in a confession of an oath recited amongst witnesses.
Masons may deny their Lodge is a religion. Many claim that religion is not discussed, and that any one can have their own personal faith in whatever god they choose. Yet the rituals and symbolism simulate ancient mystery religion. The initiate is only conditioned to accept these as routine.
However, the swearing of oath violates the faith as a Christian. 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 with unbelievers, fellowshipping light with darkness. And besides that the oaths are laced with threat of death to those who divulge its secrets to the public and are very dark. Nothing something suited for a believer in Jesus Christ. The only common is the mutual brotherhood, and consolidation of gods into one principle of Masonry. See my article Structure of Freemasonry for the actual oaths.
But high ranking Elite Freemasons who wrote the instruction for Freemasonry admit that every Lodge is a lodge of religion. Therefore, the ritual and conduct is considered religious in an esoteric sense. Even the initiate who claims to be Christian can use Christianity as a cover. Many just use the concept of the faith as their claim, not the actual faith itself as intended, therefore miss the salvation application of Jesus Christ.
The Light Veiled In Allegory
While the initiates in the Blue Lodge of Freemasonry have no idea of the meaning of symbolism and rituals, nor of an agenda within their ranks to indoctrinate, the higher degree initiates are exposed to further knowledge and meaning of their Craft that seem more mystic and allegorical to principles of hermetics.
In degree of the 28th, the apparent personification of the Light becomes evident, Then the 30th, 31st, 32nd, and perhaps even 33rd degree initiate is well aware of the influence of the Light as a personification of Lucifer. However, saying that, the initiate may not yet even realize the significance of Lucifer as the object of worship. He may have been indoctrinated, but not realize that he has surrendered God of the Bible (Adonai) and Jesus Christ with the substitute of Luciferian doctrine along the way. That means may not realize he is now subject to Luciferian doctrine and unwittingly has practiced such.
We mentioned the symbols and their symbolic meaning. Bible scriptures may also be referred to in many Lodges. This because the Christian faith is used to manipulate Freemason doctrine. It makes allegory precepts of Christian verses to twist for Freemason interpretation.
Written in a journal, it was said that, “Beautiful or Peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” [University of Bradford, Web of Hiram First Degree Lecture, pub. Lewis, London, 1801]
Several writers of Freemasonry have documented the actual personification of the true reference of the Light. Books in the Masonic Library such as Morals and Dogma, by 33rd Degree Grand Commander and sovereign pontiff of universal freemasonry, Albert Pike, takes the initiate through indoctrination that has subtly made Lucifer as God and equal with “Adonay” (Adonai of the Bible).
Albert Pike wrote this:
You may repeat it to the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees – the Masonic religion should be , by the initiates of the higher degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine. [Albert Pike, July 14, 1889 to 23 Supreme Councils of the World]
This has been its plan as written by prolific writers and authors of high ranking Freemasons, such as Albert Pike, Manly P. Hall, and Albert Mackey. Take their words, not mine.
About Lucifer, Pike wrote,
Lucifer, the Light-bearer ! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! It is he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual or selfish souls? Doubt it not! [Albert Pike (33º Freemason), Morals and Dogma of the ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, pg. 321]
In his book, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Freemason writer Manly P. Hall said:
When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onwards and upwards he must prove his ability to properly apply (this) energy. [Manly Hall (33º Freemason), Lost Keys of Freemasonry, pg. 48]
Freemasonry, like other strands of Satanism, inverts everything and takes the opposite as the truth. Pike said:
If Lucifer were not god, would Adonay (the God of the Christians) whose deeds prove cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and His priests, calumniate Him?
Yes, Lucifer is god, and unfortunately Adonay is also God, for the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods. darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil, as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive.
Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is heresy, and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in lucifer, the equal of Adonay, but lucifer, god of light and god of good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the god of darkness and evil.
The Luciferian Doctrine states definitely that in their interpretation Lucifer led the Heavenly revolt; that Satan is the oldest son of God (Adonay) and the brother of St. Michael who defeated the Luciferian conspiracy in Heaven. The Luciferian teachings also claim that St. Michael came on earth in the person of Jesus Christ to try to repeat what he had done in Heaven … and failed.
I have had Christian Freemasons argue with me about my information and denying what I tell. Yet THEY do not even read their own books in their own library, as they argue to me in ignorance of their own Craft. I have challenged any Mason to argue against my claims. I know that in their OWN library they contain supporting works on Kabbalah, occult, Magick, New Age, Theosophy, Luciferianism, and all the things they themselves deny their own Craft contains. In fact, the Masonic magazine New Age Magazine is one proof.
Salvation for the Freemason
Some will defend Freemasonry that it is an allowance of free thought and morality veiled in allegory and that Freemasonry is not a religion. Others that it rides on the coat tails of Christianity for its structure in morality. However, we will identify that the Freemason philosophy is not rooted in Christianity as some believe, but in an ancient philosophy going back long ago.
The introductory Masonic ritual of the third degree identifies the initiate to the allegory of Hiram Abif, the model of the first Mason. He was the widow’s son arriving at Jerusalem and appointed by Solomon as chief architect and master mason of the construction of the Temple. Upon completion, three fellow masons ambushed Hiram for the secrets of a Master Mason. Each of the ruffians struck Hiram with a mason tool, the last striking him dead. It is said that Hiram let out a distress call upon his confrontation in which he cried, “Oh Lord my God, is there any help for the widow’s son?” And this is the hidden distress cry for help for fellow Masons.
His murderers hide his body under a pile of rubble, returning at night to move the body outside the city. The Master is missed the next day, Solomon sends out a group of fellowcraft masons to search for him. The loose acacia is accidentally discovered, and the body exhumed to be given a decent burial. The hiding place of the “three ruffians” is also discovered, and they are brought to justice. Solomon informs his workforce that the secret word of a master mason (Jehova: the central fire) is now lost. He replaces them with substitutes (“Mach-benak” or “decay-apparently” based on gestures given and words spoken upon the discovery of Hiram’s body).
The account of the ritual raises the initiate up from darkness into resurrection of light to see, to identify with Hiram Abif and the resurrection of the secrets to the Mason. Knowledge is salvation.
Interesting is that the allegory is based on a more ancient idea. Freemasonry takes the idea of the Great Architect of the Universe to place each man in the center as the chasm of a micro-organism as in the Kabbalah. But even that is rooted in ancient mysticism. This thought is that every man is ultimately his own god, can know knowledge, and that by his awareness of the universe becomes deified in himself. Salvation is knowledge.
The philosophy is identified with the Genesis 3 account where the Serpent in the Garden tempted mankind through Eve. The Serpent, a cunning (and devious character) got Eve to question what God (Adonai) had instructed, as she was told to not eat or partake in the fruit of the tree in the midst of the Garden, lest she die.
The Serpent responded, “You shall NOT surely die, but that God knows in the day you partake, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” The Serpent offered mankind knowledge for salvation. And making man gods. He also promised immortality in the statement, “You shall NOT die.” This is perpetual life in either the cosmological existence into the great universe, in the afterlife in heaven or chosen place of paradise, or in reincarnation, according to which one believes. Either way it is a denial of death that is the penalty of rebelling against a holy God, Father of Heaven, Yahweh (Adonai), the TRUE Creator and Architect of the Universe.
Plan for Freemasonry
Only upon attaining the 32nd degree are the Freemasons told that “Freemasonry will eventually control the world” [Paul A. Fisher, “Behind the Lodge Door”, Rockford, Illinois 1994, p. 240].
The purpose of the Freemasons is to infiltrate the world for Illumination of Enlightenment of the doctrine of Lucifer. It is the extended goal of its forerunner, the Knights Templar, and the Illuminate bloodlines tracing back to ancient Mystery Schools and Babylon.
The allegory of Freemasonry clearly takes into account the event from the scriptures in Genesis 3 where the Serpent met Eve to recite to her a temptation to prick her pride. In the Garden, the Serpent spewed two lies, one that “You shall not surely die.” And the second, “You shall be like gods knowing good and evil.” This is the premise of Gnostic beliefs like that of Freemasonry. To live in immortality through Masonry, and to have knowledge that becomes salvation. This is the essence of Gnosticism, which Freemasonry is.
Several major writers for Freemasonry have documented the true cause behind the Craft. It is to soften Freemasonry in the world, appear as the world solution, and to raise up Lucifer as the one in whom rules in perfection. They want worldwide Freemasonry, which will be the catalyst for all world religions to converge.
And sitting back on the outside, I have learned more about their own Craft than they do from the inside. Because they have been indoctrinated and deceived by it, blinded by the prestige and promise. Yet gaining the whole world and losing one’s own soul is not a worthy compromise.
Albert Pike, Moral and Dogma
William Morgan, Illustrations of Freemasonry, 1827
Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry
New World Order, Ralph Epperson