WHY A CHRISTIAN CAN'T BE A FREEMASON
IF HE KNOWS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE LODGE !
This booklet for Religious Instruction or Research only !
All Scripture is from the King James Version unless noted otherwise.
One of the books I will quote often in this booklet is, Illustrations of Masonry, by Captain William Morgan'. The subtitle of the book is: By One of the Fraternity Who has devoted Thirty Years to the Subject. We all owe a great debt to Captain Morgan for being the first person to ever expose and make public the teachings and ceremonies of Freemasonry. He did so with great cost to himself. Captain William Morgan became the first Masonic martyr. Many of the quotes of the actual ceremonies and vows of the Lodge will be quoted from this book that was first published in 1827. The introduction to the original edition states:
In the absence of the author, or rather compiler of the following work, who was kidnaped and carried away from the village of Batavia, [New York] on the llth day of September, 1826, by a number of Freemasons, it devolves upon the publisher to attempt to set forth some of the leading views that governed those who embarked in the undertaking.
The alleged agents in the abduction were put on trial between January 1827 and 1830, and several were convicted and sentenced, some pleading guilty to save examination as to conspiracy.
In 1848, one of the murders of Morgan made a full confession. Being near death from illness, Henry L. Valance, confessed the crime to clear his conscience that had been extremely troubled since his participation in the murder of Morgan. Henry L. Valance's confession was recorded by Dr. John L. Emery of Racine County, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1848. In 1869, the Rev. Charles G. Finney, the great American revival preacher and president of Oberlin College published a book called, The Character, Claims and Practical Workings of Freemasonry. In his book Rev. Finney reproduced an earlier account of the confession of Henry L. Valance. It is from the book by Rev. Finney that I will now quote to show the heartless premeditated cruelty of this murder.
This 'Confession' was taken down as related by Henry L. Valance, who acknowledges himself to have been one of the three who were selected to make a final disposition of the illfated victim of masonic vengeance.......... My last hour is approaching; and as the things of this world fade from my mental sight, I feel the necessity of making, as far as in my power lies, that atonement which every violator of the great law of right owes to his fellow men'...'I allude to the abduction and murder of the ill-fated William Morgan.
" Not only do Masonic authorities admit that Freemasonry is a religion, they also say that it is a religion that will accept people no matter what creed they hold. This denies Jesus as the only way of salvation. The Masonic Lodge along with the New Age movement, claims to be able to bring men of all faiths together. This is helping to build the coming one world religion of the Anti-christ." (my emphasis)
Not only do Masonic authorities admit that Freemasonry is a religion, they also say that it is a religion that will accept people no matter what creed they hold. This denies Jesus as the only way of salvation. The Masonic Lodge along with the New Age movement, claims to be able to bring men of all faiths together. This is helping to build the coming one world religion of the Anti-christ." (my emphasis)