One of the major condemnations of Freemasonry make by most Anti-Masonic Christians is that it is a secret organization and because, if they don't know what happens behind the closed doors, it must be bad. With that in mind, I would like to ask a couple of questions,
If every Lodge door was open to anyone on meeting night, and you could see what is happing, would that ease your fears that Freemasonry is a threat to your beliefs?
Second, did you know that the Grand Lodge of each state decides what is proper for the Lodges in that state? Third, did you know that in only 5 of the 50 states, Grand Lodges forbid the ritual to be written in any way that it could possably be deciphered by anyone?
Did you know that the Grand Lodges of 4 states do not feel there is any need for secrecy and have the ritual written in plain English and that in 34 other states the Grand Lodges have the ritual written either in a cipher form or in a part cipher and part plain words form? Check the Map below, showing the position taken by the Grand Lodge for each individual state.
So, using the logic of the opening sentence, that would mean that the Freemasons in the 4 states could be good Christians because you know what they are doing behind the doors. You would also know that Freemasons in 34 states are fairly good Christians because you could know what they are doing behind the closed doors if it worried you enough to learn how to read the code books
THINK ABOUT IT
At this point I would like to state that I am a Christian, first and foremost, and would like to emphatically state that Masonry in no way contradicts or detracts from my Christian beliefs, as some would have you believe. In fact, all of the basic tenants of Freemasonry are derived from the
teachings we find in the Holy Bible.
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If anyone ever tells you anything about the Masonic Rites or Rituals or any of the so called "Secrets of Masonry", I would like for you to consider this:
Every Master Mason has sworn an oath to God with his hands on the Holy
Bible, 3 different times, that he will not divulge or discuss any part of Masonry
to anyone but to another known Mason. If any person claims to be divulging any of
the Masonic Teachings or Rituals to you, That Person Proves Himself To Be A Liar.
He either lied at the altar when he took an oath before God with his hands on the Holy Bible, or he is not a Mason and is lying about the so called "facts", he is divulging, and therefore cannot be trusted or believed.
The above thoughts are 100% my own and in no way represent the Grand Lodge Of Texas or any other state or any officialMasonic orginazation Texas.
Each State's Grand Lodge Takes It's Own Position On Masonic Secrecy As Shown On The Map below.
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