Mark Master degree Analysed

Mark Master degree analysed

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Freemasonry makes a particular mockery of the Lord Jesus Christ (who is the Chief Corner Stone in Scripture) and the teaching of Holy Scripture in this elaborate degree.

In typical Rosicrucian manner, they deliberately spiritualise that which is intended to be literal and literalise that which is meant to be spiritual. Thus, the Chief Corner Stone mentioned in Scripture (which is a clear symbolic reference to Christ) is blasphemously reduced to a literal physical brick corner-stone which is profanely paraded round the Chapter room.

In Matthew 21 42-44 we see Christ explaining the true import of this matter whilst speaking to the religious Jewish leaders of His day. There He asks, “Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”

This discourse predicted He would draw the Gentile nations in the form of His body – the Church – to Him, through Israel’s wanton rejection of Himself.

Ephesians 2:19-22 says, speaking solely of all those (regardless of colour, nationality, age or gender) who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ as their own and personal Saviour, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

In the Mark Master degree the candidate is told that “there was a stone discarded in the rubbish at the building of Solomon’s Temple.”

The Worshipful Master then says “I remember the plans included such a Stone, see here is a model before me – the work undertaken by our Grand Master Hiram Abiff” (Irish wording).

The new candidate imitating one of the craftsmen at the Temple then searches in a pile of rubbish on the Lodge floor and finds a stone.

The Worshipful Master then joyfully declares, “The Stone has been discovered. It was found by the Craftsman who presented it at the gate.”

The Worshipful Master then examines the stone and declares “It is indeed the missing Stone. The Stone which the builders refused has become the headstone of the corner.”

The candidate is then addressed by name and rewarded for his find by being advanced to the position of a true Mark Master Mason.

The Mark Master lecture teaches, “Wherefore, Brethren, lay aside all malice, and guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, If so be, ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, BE YE built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God” (US wording).

Freemasonry, again, significantly and blasphemously ammends the infallible teaching of the New Testament by foolishly removing the matchless name of the Lord Jesus Christ from His own Word, thus corrupting the infallible teaching of God’s holy unchanging Word and denying the only Saviour of mankind in the most blatant manner possible.

The true biblical version of this reading, which is addressed solely to the born-again child of God, affirms, in 1 Peter 2:1-5, “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. If so be, ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, ARE built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God BY JESUS CHRIST.”

Here, we see a clear outline of the Christian new-birth. We are looking at a passage that is describing the Church of Jesus Christ, which is His sole spiritual temple, and the exaltation of the One who alone is the Chief Cornerstone. Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 of that Church, and in clear contradiction to the Masonic false gospel, “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Our reading in 1 Peter 2 further continues, “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed” (vv 6-8).

Romans 9:33 also solemnly says, referring to the Lord Jesus Christ, “As it is written, (referring to Isaiah 8:14, 28:16) Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”

The next chapter in Romans outlines, in simple language, the only name by which every Mason and non-Mason can be saved from the wrath of hell, saying, “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” Romans 10:9).

Mason, how can you omit the Lord Jesus Christ from His own Word? Can you not see the folly? What grand authority does the Lodge carry that it can tamper so easily with the infallible truths of Holy Writ? We as Christ’s followers are forced to say in the words of Mary, “they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him” (John 20:13).

Jesus said in John 5:23b-24, “He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

David could testify of the Rock – Christ Jesus – in 2 Samuel 22:2-3, saying, “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour.”

There is an old Gospel hymn which reads, “On Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand.”

1 Corinthians 3:11 declares, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Christ is the eternal Rock who has never been lost. He is the eternal Son of God – He existed in all eternity.

Jesus said, John 8:58, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

Christ also said, in John 17:5, in His great intercessory prayer with His Father, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”

Luke 10:18 records, “And he [Christ] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”

Colossians 1:16-20 says, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”

Freemasonry continues, Brethren, this is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not as using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God” (US wording).

Whereas, the Bible reading really says, “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. honour the king” (1 Peter 2:15-17).

Interestingly, the Red Lodge omits any mention to the King of glory – the Lord Jesus Christ. Notwithstanding, Hev alone is all the glory in Emmanuel’s land.

Christ sits upon the throne of glory today at the right hand of majesty on high reigning until His enemies be made His footstool. After His resurrection He victoriously declared, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18). It was Calvary that defeated the power of Satan. Colossians 2:15 tells us that “having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

Christ providentially rules supreme over everything in heaven and in earth. He ordains all things that occur for the glory of God and the ultimate good of the Church. Ephesians 1:17-21 tells us that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, has achieved, “the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.”

The instruction of Masonry is heretical. The structure of Masonry is an abominable design of the devil which is designed to totally undermine God’s only provision for sin – the Lord Jesus Christ. It is no wonder that countless thousands of Masons are been blindfolded into the great Grand Lodge below. Doomed and damned without Christ and hope.

The Bible says, “the god of this world [who is Satan] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them (2 Corinthians 4:4).

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