Freemasonry and the Danger of One World Religion Part 2

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Bill Kochman

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October 5, 2013

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October 5, 2013

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Continuing our discussion from part one, according to God's Word, the people who follow these other religions are in fact the children of darkness. They are not the Children of Light, because they do not possess the Light of Jesus Christ. As we have already discussed, some of them knowingly rebel against the Light of the Gospel even when it is revealed to them, as we see by the following verses:

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
John 3:19-21, KJV

"If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin."
John 15:22, KJV

As the following verses clearly reveal to us, we Christians are not supposed to fellowship with the works of darkness, or be "unequally yoked together with unbelievers"; yet that is precisely what my friend has chosen to do, in the name of maintaining peace with these other false religions:

"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
Amos 3:3, KJV

"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad."
Matthew 12:30, KJV

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."
Romans 13:12, KJV

"Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils."
1 Corinthians 10:21, KJV

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? . . . Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
2 Corinthians 6:14, 17-18, KJV

"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light . . . And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Ephesians 5:8, 11, KJV

"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:"
Colossians 1:13, KJV

"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."
1 Thessalonians 5:4-5, KJV

"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:"
1 Peter 2:9, KJV

"If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:"
1 John 1:6, KJV

"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."
2 John 1:9-11, KJV

"A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."
James 1:8, KJV

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:15, KJV

"And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word."
1 Kings 18:21, KJV

Whether we are talking about the Bahá'í faith, or the Roman Catholics and other members of the ecumenical movement, or the World Council of Churches, or the New Age movement, or the Freemasons, or any other kind of church, denomination, group or organization that promotes a one world religion, they are all doing the same thing, and they are all guilty of the same thing. They are trying to mix the Light with the darkness. They're creating a dangerously deceptive brew that is spiritual poison for men's souls. Consider the following warning that is found in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah and take heed:

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Isaiah 5:20, KJV

Let me remind you again of what the Apostle Paul wrote in his first Epistle to the brethren at Corinth. The truth cannot be stated any more clearly than this:

"Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils."
1 Corinthians 10:21, KJV

In light of the previous set of verses, in my view, there is no way that my friend can possibly justify his decision to become a member of the Freemasons, rise to the position of Master Mason, and fellowship with those workers of darkness. Sadly, such is the degree of his deception, that at one point he rhetorically asked me if peace was better than continual war. By even making such a statement, he revealed the depth of his own compromise. He does not seem to understand that compromising our Christian beliefs cannot be the price that we pay in order to establish peace with the various false religions of the world. As you will see rather clearly in a moment, that certainly is not what Jesus or the Apostles did during the First Century.

It is obvious to me that my friend does not even realize how much his words contradict the Scriptures. For the record, I will agree that the Bible does encourage us to try to live in peace with all men. Consider what the Apostle Paul writes in his Epistle to the Roman brethren:

"If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."
Romans 12:18, KJV

Furthermore, the Apostle Paul also informs us that he was willing to become all things to all men in order that he might save some of them by bringing them to Jesus Christ, as we see by these verses:

"For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you."
1 Corinthians 9:19-23, KJV

Thus, it should not surprise us that Jesus ate and drank with publicans, harlots and sinners, or that the Apostle Paul and some of the other Apostles did the very same thing. Consider the following verses:

"And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Matthew 9:10-13, KJV

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children."
Matthew 11:18-19, KJV

"But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him."
Matthew 21:28-32, KJV

"And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Mark 2:16-17, KJV

"And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Luke 5:27-32, KJV

"For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! But wisdom is justified of all her children."
Luke 7:33-35, KJV

"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."
Luke 15:1-10, KJV

What we need to understand here is why the Lord and the Apostles did these things. The previous verses make it very clear that it was not just to "eat at the same table with peace, joy, and laughter" as "fraternal brothers" as my friend mentioned to me in his remarks. Rather, it was for the sole purpose of preaching the message of repentance to them, and bringing the Gospel to their listeners. It was to tell them, "Look; you are all sinners. You are all in danger of experiencing the Wrath of God, unless you repent of your sins, and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior." It was all about motivating spiritual change in the lives of their listeners.

In stark contrast, some of the aforementioned individuals, movements, denominations and organizations -- such as the Freemasons -- seem to be interested in nothing more than celebrating their religious diversity, as if it is a good thing. It is as if they are saying "See; even though we all belong to different religions, we can still come together in peace. We are fraternal brothers. Isn't this great?" Well, I do not think so. From a Christian perspective, it is rather pointless; because they hold their interfaith gatherings and dinners, and then everyone goes back home with the very same erroneous beliefs that they embraced beforehand. There is no change, no repentance, and no Salvation; so what good is it really?

In fact, you may be interested to know that while candidates for regular Freemasonry are required to declare their belief in a Supreme Being, that is as far as it goes. It is actually a very ambiguous declaration, because the candidate is never asked to more amply explain his interpretation of who or what the Supreme Being is. In other words, each person interprets the phrase "Supreme Being" in their own context. A Christian will do it in one way; a Jew will do it in another; a Muslim will do it in yet another way; and a Hindu will do it in his own way as well. Furthermore, some Freemasons may interpret the phrase in a totally unreligious or philosophical way. In their ritual, Freemasons simply refer to the Supreme Being as the Great Architect of the Universe, and leave it at that.

What about discussing the fact that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world? Based on my online research, the discussion of politics and religion is forbidden and totally off-topic inside a Masonic Lodge. In short, there is no room for Jesus, and they totally quench the Spirit of God, which contradicts the following verse:

"Quench not the Spirit."
1 Thessalonians 5:19, KJV

On a related note, during Masonic Lodge meetings, religious or philosophical texts are on display. These texts are known as the Volume of Sacred Law. Given the interfaith aspect of Freemasonry, a variety of texts may be displayed. In places where English is spoken, this text will usually be the KJV Bible, or another translation of the Bible. If the Lodge has non-Christian members, other texts may be used. If there are members from different religions in a Lodge, more than one sacred text will be displayed. Each candidate is given his choice of religious text for his Obligation according to his personal beliefs. The so-called Obligation is the part of the ritual where a candidate swears to abide by the rules of the fraternity, to keep its secrets, and to act towards others according to Masonic tradition and law. In my view, it is not difficult to see how these practices promote the spirit of a One World Religion where all religions are melded as one.

If you happen to be a Christian who attends these interfaith gatherings and functions, I encourage you to take some time to stop and ask yourself whether you are being pulled over to their particular way of thinking, or if your presence there is drawing some of the attendees closer to Jesus Christ. If you are not even allowed to share your faith in a Lodge, how can you possibly even do this? As the Apostle Paul notes in the following verse, we each need to examine ourselves in order to make certain that we are still in the faith, and that we have not compromised our beliefs in any way:

"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?"
2 Corinthians 13:5, KJV

If you have begun to swallow all of that nonsense, and have begun to think like the rest of the globalists and one world religionists, you have in fact compromised your faith, you are in serious trouble, and you need to repent. I hope that you will do it soon, before the Lord has to do something drastic in your life in order to shake you up and wake you up.

Not only do the Scriptures clearly teach us that we should not compromise our faith for the sake of maintaining peace with the unbelievers and the workers of darkness, but even Jesus repeatedly warned His followers that He did not come to the Earth to bring peace, but rather a divisive sword, as we see by the following verses. That sword, of course, is the sharp Truth of His Word. It is the Gospel of Salvation, and the Good News that Eternal Life is obtained through faith in Christ's loving Sacrifice alone:

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."
Matthew 10:34-38, KJV

"Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Mark 13:12-13, KJV

"Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law."
Luke 12:51-53, KJV

"And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people . . . Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him."
John 7:12, 40-43, KJV

"Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them."
John 9:16, KJV

"There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?"
John 10:19-21, KJV

"And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren. Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles."
Acts 14:1-4, KJV

"But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both."
Acts 23:6-8, KJV

In fact, if we turn to the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus is talking to the Apostle Peter, we discover that the Lord is describing a very militant Church which constantly has the Devil and his demons in retreat, on the defense, and on the run, as we see here:

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
Matthew 16:18, KJV

In other words, the picture that Jesus paints here is not of a weak Church that is compromising with the enemy and sitting down and having a nice, peaceful dinner with him that is full of joy and laughter. Rather, it is a very aggressive Church that is invading the Devil's territory, and boldly preaching the Gospel of Salvation. It is a soul-winning Church that is faithfully warning unbelievers to repent of their wicked way, as we see by the following verses:

"Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul."
Ezekiel 3:17-19, KJV

"And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."
Matthew 7:28-29, KJV

"And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes."
Mark 1:21-22, KJV

"But, lo, he speaketh BOLDLY, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?"
John 7:26, KJV

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
Hebrews 4:12, KJV

"Now when they saw the BOLDNESS of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus . . . And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all BOLDNESS they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with BOLDNESS."
Acts 4:13, 29-31, KJV

"Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."
Acts 5:29, KJV

"But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached BOLDLY at Damascus in the name of Jesus. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. And he spake BOLDLY in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him."
Acts 9:27-29, KJV

"Long time therefore abode they speaking BOLDLY in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands."
Acts 14:3, KJV

"And he began to speak BOLDLY in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly."
Acts 18:26, KJV

"And he went into the synagogue, and spake BOLDLY for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God."
Acts 19:8, KJV

"Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more BOLDLY unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,"
Romans 15:15, KJV

"And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth BOLDLY, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."
Ephesians 6:19-20, KJV

"According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all BOLDNESS, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death."
Philippians 1:20, KJV

"For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible."
2 Corinthians 10:10, KJV

"So that we may BOLDLY say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."
Hebrews 13:6, KJV

"He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light."
John 5:35, KJV

"Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
Mark 8:38, KJV

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