"You're so ignorant, intolerant and hateful, Mr. Marrs. Contrary to what you say, the Lodge is a Christian organization. There is a Holy Bible found on the altar of every Masonic Lodge in America!"
This is what a man, identifying himself as a 32nd degree Mason, recently wrote me. The angry fellow insisted he is a Christian and that Freemasonry is also Christian.
"But unlike you," he jibed, "I'm a believer in the true God and the true Jesus Christ - the God who answers to many names such as Allah, Krishna, Osiris, and Zoroaster, and the Christ who loves and accepts Budhists, Hindus, Moslems, and people of every faith and creed."
Another Jesus and Another Gospel
As you can see, the Jesus this man describes is not at all the Jesus of the Scriptures. Instead, this is "another Jesus" (2 Corinthians 11:4) and "another gospel" (Galatians 1:8) " an "accursed gospel," Paul called it.
Nor do Masons worship the same God. They call their deity the "Great Architect of the Universe," but they call out and pray to him under many names.
The gospel of Freemasonry is described very well in the commentary of the very Bible that, as our letter-writer boasted, is found on the altar of every Masonic Lodge in America. He told the truth. The lodges do display the Bible on their altar - their literature even describes the Bible as part of the "furniture" of the Lodge.
But Now . . . The Whole Story
But now, let me tell you the whole story. You see, the Masonic Altar Bible contains added pages of commentary which explain the Lodge's formal doctrine regarding the Holy Scriptures. Here, from the words printed in the Masons' own Altar Bible (page 5), we discover the accursed ecumenical teachings of Masons and the Lodge:
"For Masonry knows, what so many forget, that religions are many, but Religion is one . . . Therefore, it invites to its altar men of all faiths, knowing that, if they use different names for 'the Nameless One of a hundred names,' they are yet praying to the one god and Father of all; knowing, also that while they read different volumes, they are in fact reading the same vast Book of the Faith of Man as revealed in the struggle and sorrow of the race in its quest of God. So that, great and noble as the Bible is, Masonry sees it as a symbol of that eternal Book of the Will of God. Much more, the grand old Bible is to us a symbol - that is, a part taken for the whole, it is a sovereign symbol of the Book of Faith, the Will of God as man has learned - that perpetual revelation of himself which God is making mankind in every land and every age. Thus, by the very honor which Masonry pays to the Bible, it teaches us to revere every book of faith in which men find help for today and hope for the morrow, joining hands with the man of Islam as he takes oath on the Koran, and with the Hindu as he makes covenant with God upon that book he loves best."
All Religions, All Faiths, All Gods, All Scriptures Equal
So, we find that the added words in the commentary of the Masonic Altar Bible diminish Christianity by claiming that all religions, all faiths, all gods, are of the same merit. "Religion is one," the leaders of the Lodge conclude.
As for the Christian Bible, it's no more to be honored and revered by the Lodge than the Islamic Koran or the Hindu Vedas, or, for that matter, the ancient Greek writings of Homer. It's up to the individual Mason to choose the "scriptures" and the "God" he "loves best."
The Masonic doctrine is wonderfully ecumenical, open, broad, and tolerant. It is also horrendously demented and demonic! That's my unwavering belief, and that's exactly why our 32nd degree friend brands Texe Marrs "ignorant, intolerant, and hateful." I suspect that most readers of this Power of Prophecy newsletter would also be branded as such by the politically correct Masonic fraternity.
Jesus: A Name Above Every Name
The next time you encounter a Mason claiming a belief in "Christianity," or "Jesus," ask him about these words of commentary printed on page 5 of his Masonic Altar Bible. Then ask how this doctrine can be squared with these mighty words, contained in the actual text; that is, the Scriptures, of the very same Bible which sits on the Masonic Altar:
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.