WHY A CHRISTIAN CAN'T BE A FREEMASON,
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.'
Mr. Valance told how the murderers were selected:
`Eight pieces of paper were procured, five of which were to remain blank, while the letter 'D' was written on the others. These pieces of paper were placed in a large box, from which each man was to draw one at the same moment. After drawing we were all to separate, without looking at the paper that each held in his hand. So soon as we had arrived at certain distances from the place of rendezvous, the tickets were to be examined, and those who held blanks were to return instantly to their homes; and those who should hold marked tickets were to proceed to the fort at midnight, and there put Morgan to death, in such a manner as should seem themselves most fitting.'
All of the Christians in the congregations which allow Masons to be members have made a treaty with the pagan people of the land. (There are many Freemasons in our midst!)
James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Jeremiah 23:29Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name (Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.