Freemasons and the Occult

Who are the Freemasons? Many of us know people who have joined the Freemasons, and attend meetings at the Mason lodges. There exists a widespread belief that the Freemasons are an offshoot of the Knights Templar, and that the Freemasons are doctrinally Christian. This is wrong. After extensive research, I have found many proofs that the Freemasons are not affiliated with any religion, and are actually guilty of heresy against the Christian faith and have roots in the occult. Here are a few shocking truths about freemasonry:

Several popes have threatened excommunication if any Catholic joins freemasonry. Beginning in 1738, with Pope Clement XII, and continuing to the present day, catholics are forbidden to join the Freemasons, and in doing so, they are in a state of grave sin and cannot take communion, and face a possible excommunication from the Church. The soon-to-be blessed Pope John Paul II was the last pope to publicly denounce freemasonry. Along with the Catholic church, over twenty different protestant denominations also prohibit its members from joining the Freemasons. Why such severity against the Freemasons from the Catholic church and Protestant churches? This alone provokes enough intrigue to study the acts of the Freemasons further.

Aleister Crowley, who titled himself, “the wickedest man in the world,” is recognized as the father of the occult. His theories have been implemented into both witchcraft and modern-day Satanism. Not only was Aleister Crowley the most famous occultist in the world, and author of many occult ritual books, he was also a Freemason, and member of the Golden Dawn, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O). Now, why would the world’s most wicked man, the father of modern-day occultism, be a member of the Freemasons? It is because the Freemasons are a secret occult society.

When members are initiated into the Freemasons, they must only express a belief in a “Supreme Being.” Freemasonry does this because it is irrelevant what God the initiate believes in because they are going to show the initiate the “light,” the truth about God, whom they call ” The Grand Architect of the Universe.” Freemasonry does not explicitly advocate any one religion, because as masons progress through the different degrees, they learn the masonic truth that Adonay, the Christian God, is the God of evil and suffering, while Lucifer is the God of good and light. Even when members are initiated into the Freemasons, they are blindfolded and told that they are leaving the darkness and entering into the light.

Albert Pike, a 33rd degree mason, has said of freemasonry, on July 14th, 1889 to the 23 Supreme Councils of the world, ” The masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.” In his book, Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike propagates heresy against the Christian faith by saying,” To prevent the light from escaping at once, the demons forbade Adam to eat the fruit of ‘knowledge of good and evil,’ by which he would have known the Empire of Light and that of Darkness. He obeyed; and Angel of Light induced him to transgress, and gave him the means of victory, but the demons created Eve, who seduced him into an act of sensualism, that enfeebled him, and bound him anew in the bonds of matter.”

Remember, the Bible says, ” No wonder, for Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” ( 2 Corinthians 11:14). These are only a few of the facts that link freemasonry to the occult, and the worshiping of Lucifer as God. A true Christian cannot join the Freemasons because the Freemasons are in opposition doctrinally. It is important to share this information with anyone who believes that the Freemasons are a secret society of Christians, or that freemasonry itself is not a religion. Freemasonry is, as announced by its highest degree members, a religion of luciferianism, meaning it has as its God, Lucifer, also known to Christians, as Satan, the deceiver.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_ban_of_Freemasonry
http://saintsalive.com/resourcelibrary/freemasonry/freemasonry-and-20th-century-occult-revival
http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/masonry/Albert_Pike_-_Morals_and_Dogma.pdf