Ancient Landmarks - IX sermon
If Masonry, or any of the other Lodges, have these wonderful secrets for better life both now and hereafter, and if it is as all-encompassing as it claims, why then does it force its members to swear that these secrets will never be revealed to anyone not a lodge member. Christianity, which has been directly entrusted by God with the mysteries of God, is not sworn to secrecy, by rather commanded to "Go ... tell ... preach the Gospel ... to every creature." No, friends--Lodgery, with all its vaunted claims, is a fraud. It lures men's souls to eternal destruction. It preaches a damnable doctrine of works, and it makes Christ's sacrifice of no effect.
Walter P. Snyder