Links

Here are some interesting links. I do not necessarily agree with everything on a particular web site, or especially as they link to other pages. There are many web sites available on this topic, and these are just a few that I find helpful.


Websites that Inform Christians About Masonry

Reachout Trust
The purpose of Reachout Trust is to examine in the light of the Christian gospel the beliefs and spirituality of people within the cults, occults, new age and all not upholding to biblical truth. They also equip Christians,
offer help, present the Gospel and work with others who share their purpose.
http://www.reachouttrust.org/

For prayer of release see instead
http://jubileeresources.org/?page_id=650

Jubilee Resources, based in Australia, offers books, DVD's, articles, training seminar internationally. They publish and distribute a wide range of Christian books and other resources on a range of topics, including spiritual deceptions. These topics include Freemasonry and other secret societies.  Search on articles and you will find some on Freemasonry.  Books have to be ordered from New Zealand.
jubileeresources.org

They have an article on denominational positions, particularly in the United Kingdom.
http://jubileeresources.org/?page_id=584

This link includes this list of Christian denominations which have recorded publicly their opposition to Freemasonry:

  1. The world bodies of The Salvation Army
  2. Greek Orthodox
  3. Lutheran
  4. Methodist
  5. Presbyterian
  6. Mennonite
  7. Nazarene
  8. Churches of Christ
  9. Most Pentecostal churches
  10. Brethren Assemblies
  11. The Church of England
  12. The Free Church of Scotland
  13. British Methodists

The Baptist Union of Scotland, whose report has been endorsed and published by New Zealand, British and Irish Baptist Unions.

They also have other articles dealing with Freemasonry. Go to jubileeresources.org and use the search functionality to find more.

Ex-Masons for Jesus is an organization of Christian men and women who were once members of a Masonic Lodge or one of the affiliated Masonic organizations such as Eastern Star, DeMolay, Job's Daughters or Rainbow Girls.
This site has a Masonic discussion board, open to Masons/non-Masons, and you can participate without registration.  Also has links to others ministering to Masons.
http://www.emfj.org/vision.htm

Ephesians 5:11 “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
Ephesians 5:11, is a ministry which specializes in subversive religious organizations which deny being religions. Subversive religious organizations are religious organizations which promote false plans of salvation while claiming to teach truth. Other subversive groups admit that their organization is a religion.
http://www.ephesians5-11.org/

Some have experienced ritual abuse in Freemasonry. This is a web site on healing from that, also a page on how to protect your children from ritual abuse.
http://www.ritualabusefree.org/

Saints Alive is a ministry primarily to Masons and Mormons, but also deals with other issues. Ed Decker has books, tapes, tracts and has been in this ministry for many years. Ed’s years of research on the subject of Freemasonry have led him to become one of the leading Christian experts on the subject. His books, booklets, and other materials on the subject are widely distributed. His taped teaching to the church on this subject, Freemasonry and The Christian Church, is a compelling instruction to the whole body of Christ.
http://www.saintsalive.com/

Freedom Ministries International (from England) is a Christian ministry bringing release from the effects of our forebears' and/or personal involvement in Freemasonry, Buffaloes, Mormonism, the Orange Order and many other Lodges and Orders. They tell that the results of their curse reversal seminars are electrifying with many healings and miracles.

This site lists many resources that they sell, some on Freemasonry.

An interesting aspect of their ministry is repentance for the British Empire.  This is a quote from their site:

"Through the British Empire this nation has exported Freemasonry to virtually every corner the world. It is our heart to travel to church groups in other nations and repent for the Freemasonry our forefathers planted in those nations as well as bring the release that others have experienced through these seminars. We are available to churches in the UK, Europe and worldwide.”
http://www.freedom-ministries.com/

Interesting web site with biographies of famous Masons
http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/index.html

This is supposedly a humorous look at the celestial lodge (where masons believe they go when they die)  and who is there.  In it you will find listed famous freemasons.
http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/celestial_lodge.html

This web site has an excellent article on the relationship of Freemasonry and Scouting
http://www.ctmin.org/

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Freemasonry and the New World Order

Gary Kah's ministry "Hope for the World" One of his purposes is to expose those activities and organizations which are working to undermine American freedoms, are threatening traditional Christian values, or are advancing an occult New Age/One World agenda.
http://www.garykah.org/

There are many theories about how Freemasonry is related to the new world order. These are considered conspiracy theories. This web site has a variety of articles.
http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/

John Daniel has published an extensive three volume set on the war between English and French Freemasonry. He examines 1500 years of "Political, financial, and spiritual intrigue between two conspiratorial powers." in his book that you can find here.
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/archivos_pdf/scarlet_beast.pdf

A site listing prominent Christian Masons who defend Freemasonry Includes several influential leaders, including Norman Vincent Peale
http://www.crcbermuda.com/satans-attacks/freemasonry/list-of-famous-freemasons

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Some Denominational Positions Regarding Freemasonry

Anglicans
It is very difficult to ascertain where Anglicans or Episcopalians stand on Freemasonry.  The archbishop of Canterbury has stated that he believes Freemasonry and Christianity are incompatible.  Later, he apologized to Freemasons.  I would suggest you google Archbishop of Canterbury and Freemasonry to read more.  Any denomination that questions the authority of the word of God will probably welcome Freemasons.

This web site has a number of denominational positions, including the Church of England. However, many of these positions are not recent.
http://jubileeresources.org/?page_id=584


Assembly of God
http://www.ag.org/top/Beliefs/charctr_16_secret_societie.cfm


Southern Baptists

http://watch.pair.com/sbc.html

Under facts about us, you can find the official position, which apparently has not changed since 1993
http://www.sbc.net/aboutus/faqs.asp#19

Saints Alive has best explanation of 1993 position
http://www.saintsalive.com/freemasonry/fmyandsbc.2.html


Orthodox Church (Russian and Greek)
http://www.stlukeorthodox.com/html/thefaith/borichevsky/masonry.cfm


Lutheran Church/Missouri Synod
Most of the official articles are in pdf format, so you will need to google LCMS and Freemasonry and you will find them. Following are a couple of interesting sites, one from a LCMS church in Raleigh and another in a Christian forum.

http://www.orlutheran.com/masoniclodge.html
http://www.christianforums.com/t1228869/


United Methodists

A statement by a Methodist bishop... "why I am a freemason."
http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/why_a_freemason.htm

I asked a Methodist friend to investigate. She located this information.

Greetings from InfoServ, the United Methodist information service! Your message reached our offices at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Hello and thank you for writing. The United Methodist Church has no official statement or position regarding freemasonry. InfoServ is provided by the World Service Fund through United Methodist Communications.


Presbyterian Church in America
2001 position
http://auburnavenue.org/officialpositionstatements/Freemasonry.htm
http://www.pcahistory.org/search.html

Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
August 16, 2007
The Presbyterian Church in Canada has no official position.  I was unable to find any official position for the Presbyterian Church, USA.  The PCA opposes membership in Freemasonry.  Following is the Canadian position, and I would guess it is similar to the Presbyterian Church, USA
http://freemasonry.tripod.com/knox.html

This is a web site that gives information about Freemasonry and Protestant Churches
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_Freemasonry#Protestant_churches


Roman Catholicism
http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the-masons.html

This is a good site, explaining historical positions, with links to many other topics of interest.  Many thought that the post-Vatican II position changed the church’s position, but later it was said this was due to one letter, and it was a wrong interpretation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholicism_and_Freemasonry#Post_Vatican_II


Other Religions
There are those who have linked many world religions with Freemasonry, especially Hinduism, Judaism. As the Shriners take a vow to Allah, a link is also seen to Islam.

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Masonry in U.S. History and Mexican History

What are America's true roots? American Masonic history. Good site from Bible Discernment Ministries.
http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/mashist.htm

British Freemasonry's plan for America
http://watch.pair.com/MasonicPlan.html
Watch pair has many interesting articles, probably some quite controversial.  See their home site: http://watch.pair.com/default.html

Dr. Paul Rich is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London) and the Hoover Institution (Stanford University), and a member of the Scottish and York Masonic Rites.  He has lived in Mexico, written about Mexican Freemasonry, as well as many other aspects of Freemasonry.  At the following site you can find some papers dealing specifically with Mexico. At the following site you can find some papers dealing specifically with Mexico.  Some of the links no longer work, but many do.

http://www.paulrich.net/home/papers.php

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