Masons – The Generic “God.”
Does the God of Freemasonry resemble the God of the Bible?
It has been stated that it ‘s hard to discover the name of the “God” of masonry since it is a closely guarded secret. To those not affiliated with Masonry, their god is usually referred to as “The Great Architect of the Universe”. “The Great Architect of the Universe” is a bit ambiguous, but that is the intention. The obscureness of the titles of Masonry’s god is intentional and as you climb in degrees the revealed name of Masonry’s god is revealed and becomes more outlandish.
In the first prayer, a new Mason is involved in the name of the deity they hear is “Almighty Father of the Universe.” In the lower degrees deity is referred to as “God” or as “The Great Architect of the Universe.” The higher you climb in degrees, the more the nature of God begins to take a much less calming effect.
Albert Mackey, Masonic author, and scholar, stated it this way.”
“Be assured, that God is equally present with the pious Hindu in the temple, the Jew in the synagogue, the Mohammedan in the mosque, and the Christian in the church.” (Source Who is Masonry’s God)
William Schnoebelen says in his book Masonry Beyond the Light “One could just as logically add to Mackey’s thought by saying that this “god” is equally present to the Satanist in his coven as he cuts the heart out of a child.”
The generic god of masonry is, of course, a god that everyone can be comfortable with, except Bible believers. The god of Masonry is a god that purposefully offends no one. However, is this “generic god” the right God, the God of the Bible?
In the Ten Commandments God warns: Exodus 20:5 (KJV) “ Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; ”
Can you in your imagination see the “generic god” of masonry being jealous? 1 Timothy 2:5 (KJV) “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; ”
Isaiah 43:10 (KJV) “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.”
Albert Pike a highly esteemed Masonic authority said the following:
“Masonry [is that religion] around whose altars the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moselm, the Brahman [Hindu], the followers of Confucius and Zoroaster, can assemble as brethren and unite in prayer to the one God who is above all the Baalim, must needs leave it to each of the initiates to look for the foundation of his faith and hope to the written scriptures of his own religion.” (Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Charleston, SC, The Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United Stated, 1906), pg. 226.)
Another famous philosopher and Masonic Author Manly P. Hall said:
“The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth.” (Quote from Goodreads.com)
We don’t choose what god we worship like picking out what house we want to buy…. John 15:16 (KJV) “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
John 15:19 (KJV) “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
If we are willing to settle for the “generic god” that Masonry worships, we have substituted a creature of our own making, creation for the Almighty Creator of the Bible. Romans 1:22-23 (KJV) “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
Masonic writers make their theology sound very philosophical, but it is simply Satan’s shell game of moving God out of sight and substituting an idol in His place. God sent His only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life. Jesus Christ suffered amongst men on this planet so that we could be saved. Jesus is all God and like us all man, except sin.
There is no other god that can make this claim.