Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Masonry Teaches Toleration

One of the more rabid anti-Masonic writers claims that this toleration is the blackest sin of Masonry., he says, " toleration springs from the pits of hell and from the father of lies, Lucifer."

Well, the writer is partially right, Masonry really do believe in toleration. Freemasonry does not condemn anyone for their beliefs, even rabid anti-Masons. When we consider what intolerance has produced in this world -- the Inquisition, the massacre of the inhabitants of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, the burning of Protestants at the stake, the horrors of Hitler, the mass murders of Stalin, the "killing fields" of Cambodia, The 200,000 people shot and gassed by Saddam Hussein -- it is hard to believe that toleration springs from the devil.

Freemasonry only teaches that every member should follow the religion of his choice and practice the teaching of that religion. In other words, each man should think for himself and not to blindly follow the words of one self-proclaimed expert on what Christ really meant. Consider what John said, “1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”.

You should ask yourselves, did God only give the truth to one “preacher” in a little town in Kansas so he could make a living selling hate against one group of men who teach Love and worship God in your own way, including with the anti-Masons if that is your choice.

It’s very easy for some very self-righteous “Christians” (and I use the title “Christians” very lightly for them) to pick out words and phrases from the Holy Bible to back up their hate filled messages. But, if you will take note, the following Bible Verses are some that anti-Masons never quote or read or probably even understood their meaning. OR, they purposely ignore these messages and commandments from Christ so they can sell their own versions of hatred for profit in books, pamphlets and videos, OR in an attempt to completely control their followers thinking. (Having completely control of your followers thinking, hey, that’s the definition of a sect isn’t it.)

Mark Left Us A Commandment That Anti-Masons Would Do Well To Heed;
Mar 12:31 "And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
And Paul Added;
Gal 5:15 "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another."
Christ did not say, ”Only love your fellow Christians.” or “Only love your fellow Baptists.” He said “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” It really does appear that Christ said Love Freemasons and Jews and Arabs and the rest of mankind.

But Luke Said It Best;
Luk 6:37 "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:"
And Paul also advised the Romans,
Rom 14:13 "Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way."
And a man’s Works may not be important to anti-Masons, but in Revelations, Christ said every man will be judged by our works.
Rev 22:11 "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.Rev 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."


Anonymous Jeff said...

I love your blog. Keep up the good work brother!

2:42 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Well said Brother. Toleration is a virtue. And, welcome to the King Solomon's Lodge listings.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Chase's Dad said...

I, too, love your blog, brother. While you have just started, I will continue to read it early and often.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great blog and I sure do resonate with "Masonry Teaches Toleration", keep up the great work!

10:45 AM  
Blogger John said...

I love your blog brother. You prove the point I make all of the time that not all of the older Freemasons are 'fuddy duddies'.

My mentor is a 33rd degree Scottish Rite mason and also a senior citizen. I have never met such an enlightened Mason before, or may I should say, until now.

Keep up the good work!!!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Mary and the Widow's Son said...

I've found, Bro. John, that older Masons who are "fuddie-duddies" are all long time — 40, 50 years or more — Freemasons. Young in the Craft Masons like Bro. Corkey here almost always are gung-ho and active and interested in Masonry AS Masonry, and not just in the social and fish fry angles.

It's the longtimers who joined in the 50s and 60s and early 70s when they were young, very young, who, in my experience, have either forgotten, or never knew, what Masonry was and could be. They joined at a time when young men were joining either because their fathers were Masons, or it was just trendy to join a fraternal organization like the Masons, Elks, etc.

Again, I'm speaking only of that which I know... Georgia Masons.

10:09 AM  

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