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THE HIDDEN POWER BEHIND FREEMASONRY
what about the youth orders of freemasonry?
Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr
The following information comes from an article titled: THROUGH THE FIRES OF MOLECH, by WILLIAM J. SCHNOEBELEN. For further information contact: FREE THE MASONS MINISTRIES, P.O. Box 1077, Issaquah, WA 98027.
An earnest question is asked of us who minister to the Masons. "So if Masonry is un-Christian, what about the youth orders of Masonry? Are they so bad?" In this increasingly carnal world order, are there good places one can send their son or daughter for fun and fellowship with the assurance that they will only be exposed to wholesome influences?
What about the Masonic orders for youth - the ORDER OF DEMOLAY? THE RAINBOW GIRLS? JOB'S DAUGHTERS? Are these innocent enough? This assumption neglects central principles found in the Holy Bible - the very Bible which is found reposing on the. alters of Masonry.
The first question is one of spiritual authority. Surely no Christian parents needs to be reminded of the responsibility they have for the precious young souls God has entrusted to them. The Bible is full of admonitions to carefully train one's child.
"And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when though liest down, and when thou riseth up" (Deut. 11:19).
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Eph. 6:4).
Conversely, there are dire spiritual warnings for those who either fail to teach their children or who lead them in error-filled teachings:
"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me (Christ), it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he be drowned in the depths of the sea" (Matt. 18:6).
Thus God has given Christian parents ultimate spiritual authority, or headship over their children. Even if the child has not yet received eternal life, he or she is protected under the covenant of the parent's commitment to Jesus Christ to an incredible extent. The Lord has placed a strong hedge of protection around Christian families.
"Hast thou (God) not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land" (Job 1:10).
What does all this have to do with Masonic youth orders? It is the same question of leadership. Masonry is a false religious system, and its god is not the Biblical God. Therefore, temples of Freemasonry are temples of a false god; and Freemasons are, knowingly or not, priests of a false, Baalish system.
Please bear in mind that this is a spiritual principle and that it has little to do with the appearances or even the philosophies of these youth groups. None of these groups are allowed to meet without the presence of a MASTER MASON. They function solely under the charter of Masonic authority! They are also designed to draw young people into the adult orders, which means that upon being initiated the young man or woman is spirithe ly "adopted" into the Masonic family, even though they are not actually Masons.
Even the Christian youth, who has been adopted into God's family (Rom. 8:15-17) comes under this spiritual authority of Masonry as well when he joins the order. This cannot help but make them "double-minded" (James 1:5-8) at an already difficult phase of their lives.
No matter how apparently "innocent" the ceremonies and teachings of these youth orders are, they function under the shadow of an anti-Christian spiritual power which the Master Mason brings with him.
No parent would knowingly permit their son or daughter to attend a coven of witches; and yet the same spiritual principality (Eph. 6:12) which presides over witchcraft, ALSO presides over Masonic ceremonies - the false god of magic and ancient pagan fertility cults from which Masonry proudly claims descent!1
FUELING THE FIRES?
Thus the youth is walking innocently into a spiritual minefield, without warning, when they enter a Masonic youth order. They stand in Satan's territory and have opened a doorway in their lives to him to begin to corrode their very souls. They have broken down the hedge which God has placed around them! (Eccl. 19:8).
Not only that! At the very age when powerful emotional drives are running at peak, they are surrendering themselves to a spiritual power which is engineered to provoke lust! The very elements and symbols of Masonry, even as in witchcraft, are sexual in spiritual content. A young person who is receiving sound instruction at home would be having it subtly undermined by submitting to the headship of Masonic authority!
Masonry exalts human sexuality in a disguised way. The square and compass symbols actually represent the male and female reproductive organs. The "point within the circle" and the twin pillars are disguised forms of ancient talismans of paganism designed to invoke lust.2
Thus, while teaching pious principles on the surface, these orders only serve to pour fuel on the already smoldering fires of adolescent emotion, and the God-given rights of the Christian parents are diluted by the very real authority of a strange god who appeals to all that is carnal in a young person.
WHERE IS CHRIST?
The desire to be "something special," and to "Lord it over others" is enhanced by these groups, which bestows impressive, high sounding titles upon the officers ("Honored Queen," etc.,) and dress them up in all the pomp of royalty! Crowns and scepters, satin robes and chains of office: these all serve to glorify the egos of the young people instead of conforming them to the humble image of Christ (See Phil. 2:5-9; Rom. 12:1,2).
Certainly these orders make a show of teaching "religion," but religion is not what our youth need. They need the Gospel of Grace! Subtly but completely, a doctrine of salvation by works and labor is taught in these orders, contrary to Scripture. The secrecy and elitism of these groups is both uncharitable and forbidden by Jesus Christ Himself, who forbade the taking of oaths (Matt. 5:34-37). True Christian love does not exclude, but rather embraces "whosoever will may come."
THERE ARE DEEPER CONCERNS!
Listen to the Prophet Jeremiah: "And they built the high places of Baal, which are the valley of the son of Himnon, to cause their sons and daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin" (Jer. 32:35).
Elsewhere God specifically commands: "Thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God. I lam the Lord" (Lev. 18:22; 20:1-5).
Now what is being spoken of was a particularly vile form of child sacrifice. Molech was a god of the Ammorites, an idol made of metal and heated up by flames from within. The child was placed in the idol's red-hot arms and one hesitates to even imagine the results.3 The Hebrews were forbidden by God to do this.
Yet, unthinkable as it sounds, the Israelites persistently fell into this precise sort of idolatry. They were so beguiled by the exquisite sounding promises of the priests of Baal and Molech that they willingly passed their sweet children through the fires; in spite of the repeated warnings of the prophets. Even the wise Solomon, one of the patron saints of Masonry, built an altar to this god (1 Kings 11:1-8).
Horrifying as this may seem, in Masonry the same thing is happening to the young person on a spiritual level! The fires of Molech only consumed the bodies of those innocent children; the spiritual fires of the Masonic order corrodes the very souls of our youth! The "intention rites" which they put these young people through are unhallowed conflagrations which sear their consciences with a red-hot iron.
In our society today, there are enough "fires" through which our children must walk: drugs, sex, occult movies, and heavy metal music. Most of these the child chooses for himself, however, unknowingly.
But in the Masonic youth orders, the young person is often urged to join with the blessings of the parents. The very virtuous appearance of these Orders is what makes them the more dangerous. These teens are drinking spiritual poison in unlabled bottles! They are coming under an un-Christian spiritual power which conflicts with the power of God and can only cause confusion to the teen.
Solomon wrote that "He that troubleth his own house, shall in inherit the wind" (Prov. 11:29); and his life was tragic proof of that. His idolatry fractured the kingdom of Israel, and he did indeed "inherit the wind."
We are troubling our own house when we offer our children these pagan societies. We are creating subtle discord in their young hearts when we let them sit, week after week, under the shadow of Masonry, and yet expect them to be upright.
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Let us remember the "curse of the millstone," which Jesus said in Matthew 18:6, should be tied around the necks of those who lead children astray and try to pass our adolescents through more fires than our culture already subjects them to.
It is the unseen trap which is the most deadly, and their very souls are at stake. If you are allowing your young people to partake in these societies, you need to get them out immediately! If you, yourself, are involved, you need to renounce them and repent before God! Only then will you have full victory which Jesus can bring.
It is important to remember, that as you draw your children from these "fires," they will also need to repent in prayer for their involvement. They can do this by asking a loving Savior to wash them clean with His blood and take the spiritual debris out of their lives! He is indeed 'faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:19).
1 (See Albert Pike's Morals And Dogma, pp. 730-732; Albert Mackey's 33 o, Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry, pp. 560, 573
2 Albert Mackey 33 o, Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry, pp. 560, 573; and Symbolism In Freemasonry, pp. 352-53).
3. Eerdman's Handbook of the Bible, p.178.
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