Freemason's “Great Architect” is Satan!
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” —2nd Corinthians 11:13-14
The following quote is from the Freemasons themselves ...
No one owns God, just as surely as no one owns "truth." Not one among us can be truly certain about the nature of God, so "Great Architect of the Universe" is a particularly apt reference to the Deity, as the reference acknowledges both the design and the designer without staking a claim on some exclusive jurisdiction. Deists, Christians - both Catholic and Protestant - Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and men of many other faiths have been welcomed into our Fraternity. One point of commonality is their belief in the one God. Masons believe there is one God and one God only. Masons also know that since time immemorial, people have employed many different ways of seeking and expressing what they know of God, of their experiences and relationship with that which transcends all knowing.
Though the Deity has been called by many sectarian names through the ages, perhaps Lao-Tzu's description of the "Tao" or "the Way" best clears away the robes, trappings, trumpery, and shadows surrounding the mystery to which we bow with reverence.
In the first chapter of the "Te-Tao Ching," it is written: The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand things. Ever without desire, one can see the mystery. Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations. These two spring from the same source but differ in name. This appears as darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gate to all mystery.
Masonic use of the title "Great Architect of the Universe" is our reverential denotation of the Deity, of that eternal name which cannot be named.
SOURCE: California Freemason Online, The Meaning of “the Great Architect of the Universe”
The preceding information might sound noble and convincing to the unlearned man who is IGNORANT of the Word of God; BUT, to the Christian who understands the clear teachings of the Bible, Freemasonry is of the Devil. Freemasons recognize ALL gods as being one in the same, which is what New Age teaches.
According to Theosophist Alice Bailey (1880-1949), one of the agendas of Freemasonry is to infiltrate the churches and familiarize them with New Age.
Here is Freemasonry's grand headquarters, teaching that all gods are one in the same...
“First, Masonry embraces, without prejudice, all good men who believe in the one Great Architect of the Universe, however named. The Craft values no man for his worldly wealth or honors.”
SOURCE: http://www.scottishrite.org/council/journal/feb01/lancaster.html (an article, abbreviated from the original for Scottish Rite Journal presentation, given by Lancaster, as Grand Orator, at the 128th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Utah meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 4, 2000)
We clearly observe that Freemasons don't recognize one true God; but rather, whatever god one chooses to worship “however named.” They plainly believe that Allah is the same god as the God of the Bible; but that is NOT true at all. Islam does NOT worship the same God as Christians. The Bible teaches in John 3:16 that God has a Son, Jesus Christ; but the Koran teaches in The Women 4.171 that God doesn't have a son. Obviously we DON'T worship the same God!
Freemasonry is admittedly a prep school for the occult... “intended to be the training school for coming advanced occultists” (Alice Bailey). New Age doctrine teaches pantheism (a belief in multiple gods). This is exactly what Freemasonry also teaches. It is damnable heresy that contradicts the fundamental Christian faith.
Masonic Wickedness in High Places
Freemasons Deny Jesus Christ as the ONLY Savior!
Notice from the above quote, the words ... "Not one among us can be truly certain about the nature of God, so "Great Architect of the Universe" is a particularly apt reference to the Deity, as the reference acknowledges both the design and the designer without staking a claim on some exclusive jurisdiction. Deists, Christians - both Catholic and Protestant - Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and men of many other faiths have been welcomed into our Fraternity."
Acts 4:10-12 states, "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." This Scripture passage alone eliminates 99% of this world's religions.
There is "NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED." Salvation is found ONLY in the name of JESUS. Jesus stated in John 14:6 in no uncertain terms, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Freemasons deny Jesus' claim as sole Savior of the human race. Therefore, Freemasonry is diametrically opposed to the Word of God.
Freemasons Talk Out of Both Sides of Their Mouth
We read again from the above quote, "Masons believe there is one God and one God only." (SOURCE: California Freemason Online, The Meaning of "the Great Architect of the Universe")
Anyone who denies the fundamental doctrines of the Word of God, and teaches heresy, is a deceiver. All Muslims are deceivers. 1st John 2:22 plainly calls them "liars" and "antichrists" ...
"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
Muslims outright deny the Sonship of Jesus Christ; therefore, Islam is of the Devil. Islam is a damnable organization, who denies Jesus Christ. Don't believe the lie, not for one second--that Muslims and Christians worship the SAME God. No, we don't!
The Koran clearly states in, The Women 4.171, that God has NO Son. In sharp contrast, John 3:16 in the Word of God declares that God DOES have a Son, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." The Koran even goes as far as to claim that Jesus never died, nor was He crucified (The Women, 4.157). Clearly, Islam and Christianity are DIAMETRICALLY opposed. Yet, the Devil comes to us through MANY false prophets today, even President George W. Bush, who falsely claims that Christians and Muslims worship the SAME God. Allah is a pagan god, who has no son.
Jesus Christ is Almighty God (John 10:33; Revelation 1:8), the second Person of the Godhead (John 1:1-3,10; Matthew 28:19-20), the Christ (Luke 2:11), and He is the Son of God (John 3:16)! 1st John 4:14 declares, "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world." Over 1,000,000,000 Muslims deny Jesus Christ as Savior, and are headed straight for Hell.
How can Freemasons claim to believe in ONE God when it is clear from the above comparison that Islam and Christianity are diametrically opposed to each other. Clearly, they are two DIFFERENT Gods. So Freemasons speak foolishly when they claim to believe in one God. Either God has a Son or not. Either Jesus died on the cross or He didn't. You can't have it both ways. Therefore, Freemasonry is a false religion, which adheres to the same New Age mentality that all roads lead to the light. Salvation is found ONLY in Christ Jesus according to John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Anyone who teaches otherwise is a LIAR!
Who is the God of the Bible?
Jesus Christ is the physical manifestation of the Godhead to mankind (Colossians 2:9). Jesus Christ came to this sin-cursed world as God Almighty incarnate (God in the flesh—1st Timothy 3:16). Jesus is the Son of God, which means He can only be God Himself. Jesus calls Himself "the Almighty" in Revelation 1:8. Jesus claimed to be God in John 10:33. John 1:1-3 declares that Jesus is the Living Word—God Almighty.
John 1:14 states that the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. Jesus is that Word that became flesh. In Revelation 19:13, Jesus is called "The Word of God." Hence, Jesus is the Living Word, and the Bible is the Written Word. To learn the truths of the Bible is to gain the mind of God. There is NO knowledge of God that disagrees with the Word of God. John 17:17 declares that the Word of God is Truth. John 14:6 declares that Jesus is the Truth. The Word of God presents the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ crucified to the lost world.
Romans 3:10,23 proclaims that all mankind is sinful. Romans 6:23 declares that our sin makes us worthy of the death penalty. Revelation 20:11-15 warns that all who die in their sins without Christ as Savior will burn in the Lake of Fire forever. Thankfully, Jesus loved us enough to die on the cross for our sins (Romans 5:8). Jesus paid for our sins with His own precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Hence, it is Jesus' blood that takes our sins away (Colossians 1:14).
This is the Biblical plan of redemption for mankind. All we have to do to be saved is believe upon Christ, and the blood He shed for our sins. To believe is to trust--to completely rely upon. This means we must forsake trusting all self-righteousness, good works, religious ceremonies, baptism, holy communion, the sacraments, prayers, etc, etc, etc. These are all sure roads to Hell. All we need to do to be saved is cease from our own efforts, and trust upon the wonderful Savior who gave His life for us. Jesus is more than just a Prophet, Priest, and King ... He is God Almighty! Jesus is seated on the right-hand of the Father in Heaven.
Jesus is Almighty God! That's who God is! If you want to know God, then you MUST come to Him through Jesus, His Son. This is exactly what John 14:6 teaches, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." In John 14:9-10 Jesus goes on to say, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father ... Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."
If you truly want to find God, then you must trust upon the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, and then you can truly begin to know Him through His Spirit that will indwell you. God's Holy Spirit will teach, guide, rebuke, encourage, and comfort you as you live in God's Word.
By David J. Stewart
"And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible." —Isaiah 13:11
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10