Is Freemasonry anti-Christian? I think not.

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by breddell, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. BryanMaloney

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    How might a Hindu Mason, for whom Solomon is just another foreign sage, interpret this? Just wondering.
     
  2. promason

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    Masonry roots are the Divine roots of Christianity,Masons are sons and daughters of Solomon and build day and night the Divine Temple of Solomon,God Bless Masonry,the best of humanity
     
  3. BryanMaloney

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    And how might a Hindu Freemason interpret such claims? Why are you refusing to answer this question?
     
  4. CTx Mason

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    It depends on who you ask. My "brand" of Freemasonry is different from many at my Blue Lodge, and I have found nothing in Freemasonry that was anti-Christian or offering an alternative path to salvation, contrary to some publications I have read.
    Nor have I found it to be a religion, even though our membership is populated with religious men.
    Freemasonry to me is about the free exchange of thought, fellowship with Good Men, and a haven where one may rest from the profane. ~meant in more ways than one.

    I enjoy the direct link with History, not just through the Masons in my ancestry, but to those that I know to be masons and the great events they participated in, knowing that being a Freemason influenced their good actions.
     
  5. promason

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    I off course recognize and welcome Hindu brothers,all spiritualities can search and find common grounds and have a common ground,the notion of divine,including,concerning Hinduism and Bouddhism,through multiple avatars or manifestations,and together all spiritualities can build the temple
     
  6. cog41

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    I like the "my" brand of freemasonry.

    Interesting indeed.
     
  7. Nate Riley

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    While Masonry offers a good medium for a man to explore is own beliefs as they may related to a particular religion, sometimes too much is read into the belief in a Supreme Being issue (particularly by outsiders). Although there are a number of reasons for Masonry to require a man to have a belief in God, there is one primary reason and it has to do with what a makes a man a Mason.

    With that said, the steps that a lodge goes to determine a candidate's level of belief in God may be lacking. As some amoung us have violated those same things that make a man a Mason, I would have to question the sincereity of their belief in deity.

    These comments will likely only make sense to those who are Masons. To the OP, there is nothing in Freemasonry that is in violation with Christianity. The challenge with both is that they are made of human beings which are naturally flawed. Therefore, any falacies with each are related to that fact.

    Someone referred to GAOTU, an acronym that is often used by anti-Masonic groups to say that we are worshipping another "god". The acronym stands for Grand Architect of the Universe. Some will say the Great or Supreme Architect of the Universe. Either way it is a descriptive name for God, like King of Kings, Prince of Peace or Jehovah Jireh (God our provider). When you consider what an architect does in the building process, I really like it. It has actually been used by theologians, as well, like John Calvin.
     
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  8. cog41

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    Nice post bro. Nate.
    This has certainly been an interesting thread.
    I've been asked by Christian anti masons"Who is this GAOTU? SAOTU?". I ask them "who do you think is the Creator of the universe?" Their answer, "Jesus of course, He's the Son of God, He is God." I'm a Christian so I tell them that I agree with them. Col 1:15-19 is my beginning reference point and as I scroll the scriptures (Gen 1,Isa 40, Psa. 102, Prov.3 Heb. 1, etc.) with them I explain to them why I believe this Creator is an architect, designer, master builder, and who else could perform this work but a "Grand", Supreme" Master designer. I then ask them, "as a Christian, Isn't Jesus Grand, Supreme and Master?" Mostly I get a raised eyebrow and hear crickets.
    It's simple I know, but it's something.

    Interesting thread indeed.
     
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