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					Witnessing to a Mason

Written by Ed Decker
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 23:23 - Last Updated Friday, 24 September 2010 20:06




 
 Sharing The "Light Of The World" With a Freemason

 

    Ed Decker

We receive countless requests for information on how to witness to a Mason. We shall briefly try
to suggest some strategies for dealing with at least the Mason who claims to be Christian.




An unsaved Mason has no reason to follow Jesus; and he would need to be approached like
any lost soul: with much prayer and with the understanding of two factors:




1) the man is ignorant of the Bible, even though it is part of the "furniture" of the Lodge and is to
be his "rule and guide."




2) that however happy he may appear to be in his Masonry; he nevertheless is in need because
he is lost and lacks Jesus. He has substituted Masonry for a real relationship with the living God
of the universe through His Son!




Most Christian Masons, on the other hand, have no idea of what they are involved in, but have
joined because of family obligations, or business connections. Unfortunately, these men may
also lack an appreciation of the holiness and majesty of the Lord Whom they profess to follow;



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Written by Ed Decker
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 23:23 - Last Updated Friday, 24 September 2010 20:06

and may not know a great deal about either the Lodge they serve or the Bible.(Hos.4:6)




 

    "MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE..."


Few Masons, Christians or not, take the time to read the books in their Masonic libraries. The
vast majority believe the pious platitudes they hear from their leaders about "friendship,
morality, and brotherly love" and never bother to look deeper.




Freemasonry preys on some of man's nobler impulses: the desire to do good; to believe in
something mysterious; the desire for acceptance and friendship; and to be part of something
greater than himself.




Since most naturally assume the best about people and institutions with which they deal, it
never occurs to them to bother to look behind the excellent advertising and jolly handshakes to
see the engine which really powers Masonry. They see the facade and naturally mistake it for
the substance of what they are joining. The Lodge takes advantage of this trusting nature and
exploits it for all it is worth.




Of course, additionally, most Masons join because someone they know or respect is a Mason.
Since the "trusted friend" has accepted Masonry, it therefore must be alright-this is the
deceptive reasoning which draws men uncritically into the lodge.




The man doesn't realize that his friend joined on just such a basis of blithe ignorance, thus
forging another link for a beautiful chain of trust, attached to a ball about to be cast into the Lake
of Fire.(Rev.20:15)




With the Christian, it is a matter of restoring the man's "first love" for Jesus.(Rev.2:4) His fires
may have been banked by years of lodgery. Show him His holiness, and how He expects His
disciples to: "Come and be separate." (2 Cor. 6:14-17) Remind him that Jesus loved him
enough to die for him. Just glorify Jesus, and the spiritual temperature will definitely rise!




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Then gently take him to Mt.5:34-37, which deals with the taking of oaths, and simply ask him
how he could break a commandment of the Jesus you were just discussing by taking the
Masonic oaths.




He may protest that Christians take oaths in court. You can point out that many Christians
refuse any oaths because of fidelity to their Lord's command. Beyond that, legal oaths are of a
life-and-death character, mandated by the state (Rom.13:1-5); whereas the Masonic oaths are,
at best, frivolous in nature.




 

    WHICH COMMANDMENT WILL HE BREAK?


If the Mason denies his oath's frivolity; then ask him what Jesus would think of a man who takes
blood-thirsty oaths in direct violation of His commandments. Point out that his body is a temple
of the Holy Ghost (1 Cor.6:19-20, 2 Cor.6:16) and that to swear an oath that it should be
mutilated and destroyed is an affront against the Jesus who created that body, and Who bought
and paid for it with His blood!




It is also BREAKS the 7th Commandment (Ex.20:13) which forbids murder! If he says that the
oath IS frivolous, then ask him if calling on God to witness a mock oath isn't taking God's name
in vain?




This should "crack" his armor considerably, and would be a great opportunity to pray with him
and/or share The Question of Freemasonry with him.




Usually it pays to save the "big guns" (occultism, Lucifer and Baal worship) until later on in the
encounter, since most Masons haven't heard of these things and would find such statements
hard to believe.




Masons will often try to claim that Pike's MORALS AND DOGMA or the monumental



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encyclopedias and histories of Albert Mackey (both 33 Degree Masons) are "just their opinions"
or "not official." That is like claiming an Act of Congress or a papal bull is not official!

 AVOID THE HASSLE!


But rather than get into that conflict at all, avoid the hassle by sticking with things that ALL
Masons must admit are "official." These are things that are in the ritual books themselves. The
oaths are one such item.




Another one which could be brought up readily would be the first act a man performs ritually in
Masonry as an "Entered Apprentice." The candidate is stripped of all his clothing and metal and
made to dress in a odd pajama-like outfit. He is blindfolded and secured with a cord or cabletow
about the neck and led to the door of the Lodge.




He is stopped by the Senior Deacon (a lodge officer) who asks who he is. His ritualized reply is
given by the Junior Deacon:




"Mr. Joe Christian, who has long been in darkness, and now seeks to be brought to light, and to
receive a part in the rights and benefits of this worshipful lodge, erected to God and dedicated
to the holy Sts. John as all brothers and fellows have done before him."




Now imagine a Christian saying that! A Christian who has Jesus, "the Light of the World" and
the Holy Spirit within him saying he has "long been in darkness."




What can Masonry offer a Christian? This is the question you must ask! What does the Lodge
have to offer that Jesus, the Almighty King of the Universe doesn't? How can Masonry's light be
compared with the light of Christ? How could a Christian stand there and permit such a
blasphemy to be attributed to him? If Jesus is his light, why does he need another?




If he wants fellowship, his church certainly has men's Bible study or fellowship groups. If he
wishes to give to charity (as Masons boast they do), then let him give to missions work or
Christian charities so that Christ's name might be glorified! Masonry only glorifies itself with its
charity, against the clear commands of Jesus.(Mt.6:1-4)



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Show him that time with the Lodge is time away from Jesus! In the eternal, Masonry is a tragic
waste of time; besides being a violation of the law of God. We are going to have to account for
every "idle word" like that before the Throne. (Mt.12:26) As a former Mason I can assure your
that the lodge rites are FULL of idle words!




Share these things with the Mason, and above all else: PRAY for him, that he might once again
see Jesus' glory unclouded by the "dark light" of Masonry.




 




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