The Masonic Lodge has its own god
The Masonic Lodge has its own inoffensive, politically correct god who is known as 'the great architect of the universe' (G.A.O.T.U.) or 'the supreme being.' Masonry boasts that every Mason can approach this god, regardless of his religion, in the "neutral" atmosphere of the Lodge-room. In doing so, the divergent brethren unite together in common worship by prayers, salutations and hymns to this innocuous being. The Masonic Lodge argues that this peculiar inter-faith harmony reveals the unique non-sectarian brotherly nature of the Lodge.
Masonic authority, W.L. Wilmshurst states, in 'Masonic Initiation (1924), "Life in the realm of Spirit is a unity, and for Masonic seekers the whole world over, there is but one Grand Master, but he can manifest and deputise through many channels…To the Jewish brother our science says, Take the Father of the faithful. To the Christian brother it points to Him upon whose breast lay the beloved disciple. To the Buddhist it points to the Maitreja of the universal compasssion; and to the Moslem it points to the Prophet."
Senior Mason Allen E. Roberts * explains further in The Craft and Its Symbols: "You have learned that Freemasonry calls God 'The Great Architect of the Universe" (G.A.O.T.U.). This is the Freemason's special name for God, because he is universal. He belongs to all men regardless of their religious persuasion. All wise men acknowledge His authority. In his private devotions a Mason will pray to Jehovah, Mohammed, Allah, Jesus or the Deity of his choice. In a Masonic Lodge, however, the Mason will find the name of his Deity within the G.A.O.T.U."
The Masonic Lodge rituals in reality attempts to bundle the true God of the Bible - Jehovah - together with all the many false gods in to a grand all-embracing figure who belongs to all. This theology is known as syncrenism, i.e. "all roads lead to God."
The Masonic Lodge unveils the mongrel name for this Masonic god in the "Royal" Arch degree of the York Rite.
"As we three agree,
They then reveal, the 'sacred word' - 'Jah-Bal-On.'
This is given in low breath and is performed three times by three lecturers, taking turns to pronounce a name each:
(1) "Jah" (2) "Bal" (3) "On"
This is one of the most guarded secrets throughout all the Masonic Lodge rituals and degrees.
The candidate is then told that "It is the name of Deity in three language, viz Chaldee, Hebrew and Syriac. Which is the long lost master Mason's word, and has now become the Grand Omnific Royal Arch Word" (US Masonic lecture quote).
The Masonic Lodge, thus, blasphemously unites the God of the Bible - Jehovah - with the pagan gods of Syria - Baal - and of Egypt - On - into a man-made anti-scriptural trinity. The Irish lecture explains:
"The names by which the Supreme Being was known to the three leading nations of antiquity, Chaldean, Syriac and Egyptian: -
1. Jah. the Chaldean name of God, and signifies, 'His essence in Majesty -
incomprehensible.' It is also a Hebrew word, signifying, 'I am and shall be' thereby
expressing the actual future and eternal existence of the Most High.
"All the significations of these words may be thus collected: 'I am and shall be Lord in heaven and on high, Father of all'."
This sinister Masonic attempt to place the heathen gods of this world on the same plane, or in the same godhead, as the God of heaven is a grave violation of the truth of God's Word and the explicit teaching of His Commandment. The first commandment succintly admonishes us, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3).
God's infallible Word defines the true God of heaven, including His different names and attributes. It also outlines the manner by which man must draw close to Him. That is in and through the name of God's dear Son the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
The Bible says, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time" (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
The Masonic Lodge is a man-made religion that denies Christ His rightful place as man's SOLE Redeemer. They also FORBID any mention of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ during their prayers, praise and worship. We must therefore ask, who is this abstract being who may be approached in such an indeterminate manner? It is certainly not the God of heaven.
Jesus said, in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
How can any Christian accept, by his active participation in Lodge worship, the adoration of false gods in Lodge prayers and hymns? How can men who profess Christ join in collective worship with unbelievers unto a variety of unspecified false gods? This is idolatry.
Choosing an inoffensive title for this union of gods in no way diminishes this blasphemy. Acts 4:12 says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Masonic Lodge Rituals and teaching are opposed to this eternal truth.
Anywhere the people of God are found meddling with false religion, God meets out judgement. There is a solemn warning, in Psalm 106:28-36, for those who partake and/or condone such awful secret abominations (like Masonry). God says, "They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them. They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them: But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them."
Scripture therefore expressly instructs Christians to shun and oppose the encroachments of inter-faith worship unto a neutral undefined mongrel god. Isaiah 45:21-22 says, "there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else."
Jesus said in John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” Who or what is the door? The answer is found later in the passage, where Jesus said in John 10:7, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.”
Jesus is man's only hope of salvation. Side-step Him and one side-steps heaven.
* The library and museum of the Grand Lodge of Virginia was re-named the Allen E. Roberts Masonic Library and Museum in 1994 for his services to Freemasonry.
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