Friday, March 28th 2014
In the 18th Century, secret societies were all the vogue, but none more so than Freemasonry. Its adherents shaped our nation’s founding and influenced popular thought, even architecture. Benjamin Franklin became a member of the Lodge in Philadelphia in 1730, a few years after starting his own society, the Leather Apron Club. He also printed the first Masonic publication, “The Constitutions of the Free-Masons,” in the colonies. George Washington was initiated in 1752 at the Fredericksburg Lodge in Virginia, the first President of the United States had a strong relationship with the Masons. He performed Masonic rites at the laying of the U.S. Capitol’s cornerstone on September 18, 1793. He remained a member until death and received a masonic funeral at the request of his widow. On into the 19th Century, Freemasonry still was considered a pathway to success. Literary giant Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens, became a member of the Polar Star Lodge No. 79 in St. Louis in 1861. Within a few months of joining, he ascended to Master Mason. The international scene on into the 20th Century included Winston Churchill, President Harry Truman, the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, even Jesse Jackson and John Wayne.
Those who have read what I have to say about Freemasonry in my books LARSON’S BOOK OF WORLD RELIGIONS and CURSE BREAKING (to order CLICK HERE) may be a little surprised that these luminaries belonged to such a nefarious organization founded on Luciferian principles. How can that be? The answer lies in the Freemasonry’s clever adaptability to the temper, times, and geography of its lodges. Freemasonry in the Deep South, for example, may deceptively incorporate biblical overtones. In the 18th Century it was more of a good-ole-boys club. Two hundred years later, it became a social institution to ensure the wealth and business connections of its members. But the blood oaths and vows never changed, and its ultimate allegiance to satanic powers has never been far from the surface. Moreover, its secretive meetings, enforced by genuine threats of reprisal or bodily harm, has maintained a code of silence on true activities. If you have ancestors who belonged to the Masons, get one or both of my books and do your homework. You may suffer spiritual bondage you never knew was rooted in this organization which commands members to swear an oath of death on their own heads should they ever reveal what goes on in the Lodge.
An encouraging word: GOD’S LAW IS PERFECT
Skeptics abound who question the need of the Bible and Christian values. There is even a major debate about whether people need to believe in a God to be moral. Psalm 19:7 says, “The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.” Ethics and laws may establish boundaries on human behavior, but only the Law of the Lord” is perfect. And it does more than restrict unwise actions. God’s Law alone converts the soul, making it possible for the mind of man to behave in a way that comes from true, heartfelt motives.
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