If some “top leader” in fundamentalism or evangelicalism tells you that Freemasons are harmless and not of the Satanic occult system, then you will know they are liars. If they include such men in their boards, memberships and leadership, you may cry out against such devilry. You may dissent for the sake of Jesus Christ! Remember that Iscariot was a devil, but he was one of “the twelve apostles of Jesus”.
I have spoken with Freemasons and their wives over the years in town in great detail about their beliefs. I know what they believe. They believe in Satanic doctrines, they study occult black arts in order to complete steps for their Masonic goals, and the men with whom I spoke were influential in their circles. Sharing the Gospel with these men is what Christian leaders should be doing, instead of including them on their boards, in their church membership, and in leadership positions of Christian institutes. Such behavior is traitorous to Jesus Christ. I have prayed for Freemasons and talked in great depth, been out to eat on more than one occasion, and discussed their beliefs. I have shown GOD’s love to a certain Knight whose dad has been one of the most influential men in our entire county (one of the adjacent cities is named after his family). Those who bring such men into their Christian organizations should be shamed and removed from leadership. Speak out, because for all you know such men in our midst who bring these Satanic Freemasons into our assemblies and into our leadership are themselves undercover Satanic wolves in sheep’s clothing (no matter how “high up” and “untouchable” in a movement they are and no matter how “conservative” they appear). Remember Iscariot. May we never forget.
A 2000 updated SBC report seen at this link states that U.S. membership [in the Masons] is claimed at about three million, with about five million worldwide. The official magazine of Masonry in the U.S. is titled New Age. Some church denominations are also led by avowed Masons. For example, a 1991 survey by the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board found that 14% of SBC pastors and 18% of SBC deacon board chairs are Masons. It is also estimated that SBC members comprise 37% of total U.S. lodge membership. The report also found that over 1,000 SBC pastors are Masons. As this link explains, Freemasons are a very secret and occult pagan society of men.
When I see men of occult association (associations about which many of their followers are clueless) start large movements and ministries which they use to purvey themselves as “authorities” on spiritual matters and “devout” with hands clasped in prayer-like stance and the highest of ethics and standards outwardly, I have become discouraged. I especially have grown weary when I see them eventually lead these souls into all the evils that they once denounced by gradually changing their beliefs through false intellectualism and clever justifications, whether it be related to wine, modesty, music, doctrine, and more. It appears they have done this generation after generation. You see ministries, institutes of higher learning, entire denominations, and even nations turned into hell through such tactics, and it seems like a dreadful, heart-breaking triumph for Satan …
… BUT THEN, I realize that I need not despair, because GOD is using even these wolves for His amazing purposes, and I must praise the LORD for His mighty wisdom! He is but testing men’s hearts, and showing us there is chaff among the wheat which He must root out using even these men who think they are shrewd and clever. He is testing the hearts of those men who we may have once admired or who were once our friends to see if they will follow these leaders. He is testing all such people who call themselves “Christians” after his name to see if they follow their peers and turn their backs upon Him, His Truth, and His followers.
“And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.” – Matthew 25:33
“And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” – Zechariah 13:9
“In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.” – Luke 10:21
“Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” – Psalm 1:1-6
One day, the actors will have their masks removed, and those who followed them instead of Jesus Christ will be ashamed they followed a man, a movement, a denomination, or their peers instead of the Christ who died for them.