According to accredited Masonic historians, the lodge claims to be a revival of the ancient philosophy of Egypt, Phoenicia and other pagan nations. These all practiced a secret worship in honor of a sun god (Lucifer).
Pagan societies have always sponsored public worship directed toward idols. However, the priests, rulers and philosophers always maintained a different, secret worship which was centered around a sun god. This latter was designated as “The Mysteries.” These “Mysteries” were revived by the “Masonic Fathers” at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
In other words what formerly constituted the mysteries of Osiris, Baal, Bacchus or Dionysus is today the mysteries of Freemasonry! They are identical in every feature. Masonic authority Dr. Mackey, states that they are the “same in substance, being derived from one source and celebrated in honor of the same deities.”
Pierson states plainly, “. . we readily recognize in Hiram Abiff the Osiris of the Egyptians, the Mithras of the Persians, the Bacchus of the Greeks, the Dionysus of the Fraternity of the Artificers, the Atys of the Phrygians, whose passion, death and resurrection were celebrated by these people.”
A converted witch relates that the initiation into Masonry (with two minor changes at the end) is identical to that of witchcraft! To embrace such rituals and vows which are rooted in ancient witchcraft and demon worship, places people under dangerous occult powers. Highly prized secret signs, hand grips, passwords, etc., bring lives under secret bondage.
Where these secret loyalties exist and have infiltrated the churches there is spiritual paralysis, blocking the free flow of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “I spake openly to the world … and in secret have I said nothing.” (John 18:20) This is in startling contrast to secret orders which enforce secrecy on their members with bloody oaths. Believers are urgently commanded to renounce the hidden things of darkness (Romans 13:12).
Baal was the same as Phoenician Moloch, the Greek Tyrian Hercules. Freemasonry calls him the “Tyrian Architect.” This demonic entity was worshipped on the high places. This is the reason for the “upper chamber” lodge meetings to “worship celestial bodies.”
Freemasonry is a wicked system of sworn deception, fraud and cunning craftiness from beginning to end. At least until the initiate has taken the Master Mason’s obligation, promoters are always careful to keep the real meaning of the pretended mysteries in the background. By the time the unsuspecting initiate moves to that level, he should be so bound that he will not rebel against the further bondage.
The Lodge teaches that its three support pillars are Wisdom, Strength and Beauty. These are borrowed directly from the Hindu Mysteries in the initiation of Brahma. The Worshipful Master represents rising sun (east); Senior Warden, setting sun (west); and Junior Warden, the sun at Meredian (south).
In every symbol, ceremony and emblem of Freemasonry we are confronted with nothing but the sun-god (Lucifer). This is ancient Baal worship and appears in every religion from the Druids to Hinduism.
“The Point within a Circle” is another thinly disguised “lift” from paganism. Borrowed from Baal mythology, it is a true representation of the male organ of generation and the veneration of it. Phallic worship originated in Egypt where it was reverenced as a religious rite. This was the core of the worship of Tammuz or Adonis (Ezekiel 8). God savagely attacked this type of religion under the name of Baal Peor (Numbers 25:3,5; Deuteronomy 4:3; Psalm 106:28; Hosea 9:10) Again from Dr. Mackey, “The Masonic point within a circle is undoubtedly of phallic origin.”
Masons changed names in the Egyptian mysteries from Osiris to Hiram Abiff but retained a similar legend for the initiations. Leaders burned their manuscripts in 1720. To secure acceptance by Jew and gentile the names of Hiram and Solomon were interspersed. They appropriated the Bible and Apostle John to give the organization a “Christian” veneer. Mackey sums up, “Freemasonry both in whole and in part, is literally and truly the secret worship of Baal, or the sun god.”
An ex-witch quotes from a Masonic book to be read by 33rd, 32nd, 31st and 30th degree Masons “whose lives prove they are not Christians.”
“That which we must say to the crowd is we worship a god, but it is a god that one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degree. The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degree, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
“If Lucifer were not god, would Adonay – Jesus, the god of the Christians whose deeds prove his cruelty and hatred of men, barbarism and repulsion for science – would Adonay and his priests calumniate him? Yet Lucifer is god! Thus the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay, Jesus Christ. But Lucifer, god of light and god of good is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the god of darkness and evil.”
Also, in 1942, from Locked Keys of Free Masonry by Manly D. Hall (a 33rd degree Mason) concerning the Council of 33 (second highest council within the Masons):
“When the Mason learns that the key to the Warrior on the Block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy. He must follow in the footsteps of his forefather Kubla Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plow ship.” (The Warrior on the Block rite is one of human sacrifice!)
For additional information on Freemasonry, recommended reading would be two books by Edmond Ronayne, The Master’s Carpet and MAH-HAH-BONE. Available from Ezra Cook, PO Box 796, Chicago, Illinois, 60690.