Why should Christians avoid membership in secret societies such as the Masons?
- The activities of secret orders demand time and energy that divert the servant of the Lord from efforts to fulfill the Great Commission.
- The binding loyalty to fellow members of the secret society—many of whom are not fellow believers in Jesus Christ and His saving work—is an unworthy joining together of believers with unbelievers.
- The spirit, philosophy, and general influence of secret orders channel activities toward improving only the natural part of humankind instead of changing the heart of the spiritual being.
- Commitment to secret orders and their teachings leads one to a wrong emphasis on salvation through good works and improving society.