Specimen Resignation Letter

To the Secretary

It is with a degree of sadness that I submit my letter of resignation to the Royal Arch Purple Chapter. Over recent time I have discovered teaching within the Order that is contrary to the infallible truth of God’s Word. I have also reflected upon the Arch Purple initiation ceremony and feel that it is most indecent and deeply degrading, and is incompatible with the true Protestant Faith. In the light of my own conscience and the truth of God’s Word I believe I must resign. God says in His Word, “What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it” (Deuteronomy 12:32).

I have audibly renounced my oath of obligation and the solemn penalties of the Order before the Lord, as I believe they are sinful. The Bible says, “If a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these. And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing” (Leviticus 5:4-5). I also feel that my remaining within the Order would compromise my fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, who shed His precious blood for me on Calvary.

In closing, I wish no ill will against anyone within the Order. I do trust that the Chapter will analyse the subject further as they ponder upon the sentiments of this letter.

In Christian love.

Read a detailed exposure of the Royal Black Institution:


red_dot The History of the Orange Order
red_dot The Royal Arch Purple oath
red_dot Properly Prepared
red_dot A hostile reception
red_dot The Five Points of Fellowship
red_dot Riding the goat
red_dot The Orange Order Blood Curdling Penalties
red_dot Mystical enlightenment
red_dot A false hope
red_dot Symbolism


Royal Arch Purple push-back

Evangelical Truth response to Former Independent Orange Grand Master’s attack on Behind Closed Doors.
Biblical response to Rev. Ron Johnstone (Royal Arch Purple spokesman): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Grand Chaplain to the Grand Orange Lodge of England JRG Harvey book in response to Behind Closed Doors: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Evangelical Truth debate with Independent Orange Institution

Ulster Christian review of Behind Closed Doors
The response of George Dawson (Imperial Grand Master of the Independent Orange Institution).
Readers response (including the author of ‘Behind Closed Doors’ – Paul Malcomson).
Second response of George Dawson (Imperial Grand Master of the Independent Orange Institution).
Evangelical Truth reply to George Dawson

We recommend The Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge by John Ankerberg and John Weldon