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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Be Not Deceived: a look at Freemasonry

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…,” 1 Peter 5:8, KJV.

Continuing with the post from yesterday where I touched on Greek Lettered Organizations (GLOs), I now offer information about Freemasonry—another fraternal organization (noted linked organization, Eastern Stars). Now, if you know anything about Freemasonry or someone who is a mason, then you’re aware that they are very secretive. I did not know as much as I know now until the Holy Spirit led me to sites of former Masonic members—many of them are in the church body of Jesus Christ.

Again, I offer this information to aid in spiritual growth. I am still learning and believe that I will be taught even more years from now as the Lord will. I had no idea that it was so deep in demonic roots when I first heard about them. In reference to this topic, I must direct you to read for yourself here.

If you reviewed the above link, you can understand the roots of these man-made organizations. I know that many are unaware of what they are getting into and many will oppose this message even after seeing for themselves, but I implore you to consider what I am writing. Hell is real and so is the devil. He will use whatever trick necessary to try and bring us down. Remember, he is seeking whom he may devour.

There is one influence in this world that the enemy uses against us, and that is to deceive many into thinking that the Bible isn’t true. The enemy has a plot designed to get people to think that God’s word is a lie. Look at these examples:

  • Excuse: God will never throw anybody into hell; He’s a loving God and would never do that. Answer: “And if anyone's [name] was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire,” Revelation 20:15, AMP (Also reference Matthew 25:41)
  • Excuse: God says do not judge and its okay to do certain things because we aren’t perfect. Answer:Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again,” Matthew 7:1-2, KJV.  When sharing God’s word with another, this is not judging them it shows love enough to tell them the truth. The Word judges, and by this manner will we also be judged by God.
  • Excuse: There is more than one way to get into heaven. What about all these other religions? Answer: Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me,” John 14:6, KJV.
When the Word of God is not believed, the trust in God isn’t there. We must be careful because the devil is cunning, crafty, and manipulative.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” Galatians 6:7, KJV.

Additional References: 2 Timothy 2:5, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Romans 2:1-3

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