Secret Societies and Satanic Movements
"Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing." -John 18:20
Photo to Right: Baphomet - the demonic god of Freemasonry
A False Religion Exposes the Occult
At least one good thing can be said about the Catholic false religion--they expose the evils of Freemasonry. On November 26, 1983, the Vatican issued an explicit warning to all members of the Church's hierarchy throughout the world. Condemning any and all Masonic associations, the warning stated, "the Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden.
Isn't that something, a false religion exposing the occult. Prepared by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and approved by the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, the document was published in the December 5, 1983 issue of L'Osservatore Romano.
Even Unsaved Catholics Recognize Freemasonry as a Sin!
This warning was issued to counter an apparent ambiguity in the newly promulgated Code of Canon Law in which specific reference to and condemnation of Masonry had been omitted. Freemasons had seized upon this omission as an excuse to encourage Catholics to join the lodges, saying that now it was permissible for Catholics to be Masons. "Wrong" said the Vatican. The omission of the condemnation of Masonry did not imply a reversal of the Church's prohibition. It was due, "to an editorial criterion which was followed also in the case of other [secret] associations likewise unmentioned inasmuch as they are contained in wider categories."
Pope John Paul II authorized the widest possible promulgation of this declaration condemning Masonry and forbidding Catholics from joining the secret society, thus reaffirming the numerous previous condemnations by the Church beginning with Pope Clement III. In his 1738 encyclical In Eminenti Clement warned Catholics "to abstain from intercourse with those [Masonic and other secret] societies... to avoid ex-communication.
Masons claim that Masonry is open to any one of any faith and that it is a brotherhood to help other Masons. This is a trap to entice new victims. All Masons take a deadly oath for each degree up to the 33rd degree. They swear allegiance to Masonry above God and country and under pain of death, swear never to reveal the secrets of Freemasonry - not even to their wives. Therefore no matter what a Mason claims about their supposed good works or good intentions, they cannot be believed. Their real purpose is to undermine the teachings of Christianity. They are the true masters of deceit. Specifically anti-Christian, Masonry is working for a secular-humanist new world order - a Masonic Republic.
At Catholic University, in Washington, D.C., on June 30, 1990, in a speech to the World Apostolate of Fatima, Father Robert J. Bradley, S.J., stated, "Masonry is Secular Humanism incarnate. Masonry is also Satanism incarnate."
Their God is the Devil
The official position of American Freemasonry has been outlined in their publication The New Age. The September 1950 issue describes "God's Plan in America" (according to the distorted view of Masonry) and asserts that Masonry is God's plan for America and that Christianity is in opposition to this plan of God. Masons freely invoke the name of "God" but their god is not the God of the Bible. Even some hellbound Catholics condemn the occult... in 1829, Pope Pius VIII warned Catholics concerning Masonry, "Their law is untruth; their God is the devil; and their cult is turpitude."
In other reports, we will describe some of the past Masonic successes in starting wars, spawning revolutions, causing assassinations and overthrowing organizations. Their diabolical activities in America and their plans "for a new world Masonic Order" will be revealed; and their promotion of the deadly heresy of indifferentism (which maintains that all religions are of equal value) will be discussed.
Four Reasons for Condemnation
1) As a Mason works his way up through the 33 degrees of the Scottish Rite, he is promised that he will attain the secret knowledge of the "ancients" - secrets available only to the illuminated or Gnostic adepts. Masonry is a pagan religion which adopts various religious symbols to deceive the unwary, as in the case of the letter "G" which is often used within the two other Masonic symbols, the square and the compass.
Many uninformed Christians assume that this "G" stands for the Trinitarian God, when it actually represents the Masonic gnosis or generation. The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies (Huntington House 1990) asserts, "Though few Masons know it, the god of Masonry is Lucifer. What's the difference between (worship of) Lucifer and Satan? Luciferians think they are doing good."
This is the "ultimate" secret of Masonry and of similar secret quasi-Masonic societies - the worship of Lucifer. William T. Still writes that "Masons believe Lucifer never fell to earth; that Lucifer is really God, and has been since the dawn of creation". Adonay is their blasphemous term for the one true God of Christendom, whom Luciferians denounce as the god of evil. Masonry's god is "the devil." Lower degree Freemasons are not told of this secret and higher degree Freemasons will never admit it for the oaths forbid them to divulge Masonic secrets.
2) Masons take blood oaths in which they swear undivided primary allegiance to Masonry - over Christ, over country, and over their wives and family under pain of a violent death.
3) The third Masonic evil is their promotion of the idea that all religions are equal. This is the heresy of Indifferentism, that would equate Christianity with Hinduism, with Buddhism, with aboriginal pantheism. However their unconstrained hatred of Christianity belies this feigned equality. Unfortunately, the ethnic and religious diversity in America subtly indoctrinates the unsuspecting Christian into tolerating if not embracing this Masonically promulgated heresy of ecumenicalism.
False Idea of the Craft
One of Freemasonry's greatest successes has been its ability to deceive present-day Christians into believing that it is nothing more than a public-spirited fraternal organization which operates Shriner circuses to benefit children's burn hospitals. The propaganda value of these activities has deceived many, but not Bible-believing, soulwinning, Christ-loving believers.
Freemasons "are boldly rising up against God Himself. They are planning the destruction of Christianity... and this with the set purpose of utterly despoiling the nations of Christendom." Freemasons proclaim their respect for "the great architect of the universe" which the uninitiated are deceived into believing is God the Father, first person of the Holy Trinity. Masonry in America is as evil as Masonry in Europe - both are diabolical and anti-Christian.
The history of Christianity in America reveals a relentless war by Satan and his agents to infect and to divide the Church from the very beginning, and those Masonic efforts to spread the heresy of indifferentism amongst Christians have continued until the present.