by  Carl Teichrib
January 12, 2017

The setting was simple; a near-empty restaurant in a sleepy prairie town with two respected community members across the table. I knew what they wanted: my involvement in a local organization, for I had been approached numerous times about joining. As an energetic young man in my mid-20s and very involved in the community, I was a perfect candidate . . . so I was told.

by Dave Hunt
2003

Masonic authorities such as Albert Mackey, Albert Pike and Manly P. Hall have been very open about the occult influences within Freemasonry. But many practicing Masons (Norman Vincent Peale among them) reject the idea. Why the difference? Are they “intentionally misled by false interpretations,” as Albert Pike claimed in Morals and Dogma?

by John Weldon

Masonry is a distinct religion that espouses teachings incompatible with Christian faith in the areas of God, salvation, and other important doctrines. It is therefore inconsistent for any Christian to swear the oaths of Masonry to uphold and support the Lodge when Masonry's own ritual, doctrines, and impact in history have denied and opposed biblical teaching.

by Steve Keohane

Since Freemasonry has attempted so strenuously to claim that they are just a "good ole boy" fraternity that does good works and has a good time, most people will be shocked to learn the bitter truth behind that facade.  Freemasonry certainly isn't "free". It could cost you your soul. Although they will deny it to you at first, most Masons find out in later degrees that the great lie of Masonry is exactly the same lie Satan is living.   Masons repeatedly are directed to the "Mystery Religion" and the time man found God in nature.  Almost none of Masonry's teachings come from Christianity.

by Steven Tsoukalas

To answer the question of whether a Christian should join the Masonic Lodge, we must first answer two questions: (1)What does Freemasonry (Masonry, the Lodge) teach regarding God and salvation? and (2)Are these teachings at odds with Christianity? I often hear some Christians say, “I don’t agree with Masonry’s teachings, but Masonry does good works for our community.” We can all agree that Masons do good works, but this doesn’t settle the issue. Masonry’s good works stem from Masonic teaching, so we must consider its teaching. Furthermore, many groups do good works, but this does not justify Christians joining these groups when their core teachings contradict the Bible.

Secrets, symbols and logos

by Russ Wise

There are probably few subjects as shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding as that of Freemasonry. Known under a variety of names (the Craft, the Brotherhood, the Order, the Fraternal Order, the Lodge, etc.), Masonry has been aligned with both the Christian church and the occult.

Reprinted from
The Baptist Examiner, Ashland, Kentucky

by Teresa Morris

On the surface, Freemasonry looks wholesome. There is fellowship, loyalty, and the support of good causes such as burn units in hospitals. The masonic motto is "Making good men better".