Like Catholicism, anti-Masonry runs deep in the Protestant Christian Community also. Despite a robust history of Christian Freemasons founding many great institutions like the Southern Baptist Convention, there is today a rampant misunderstanding of what Freemasonry means. For this section, it is better suited to let them speak for themselves. By this, over the years I have found there to be many “Christian” web-sites with the agenda of vilifying Freemasonry for their own political, social, religious, or personal reasons. The list may not seem very long, but each site below has their own unique spin and presentation, from illustrating the supposed “secrets” to message boards dedicated to arguing why Freemasons are going adamantly to hell.
Take each with a gain of salt and an open mind.
This site is from a Catholic basis, but fitting to list here. The secrets it alludes to are readily available on line and in local book stores.
Cutting Edge Ministries
A general ministry that says of its Freemasonry expose that “You will be shocked by what you read about the occult nature of this organization and its New World Order Connections”.
Illuminati Conspiracy Archive
Part of the broader Conspiracy Archive, their tract on Freemasonry is elaborate as it details the
evil that the fraternity does to grow its “Occult Empire”
They say of themselves that they are “a Christian nonprofit corporation founded upon the call of God to witness Jesus to those lost in Mormonism and other cults” which must lump Freemasonry into the mix.
Out of Australia, this ministry proclaims the truth and what the divine is doing RIGHT NOW, with some end time prophecy thrown in.
“Have Nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them”. This site is a specific ministry against Freemasonry which manages an active and lively message board with a lot of “you’re going to hell”, “no we’re not”, “yes you are” and so on… Their description is:
Ephesians 5:11, Incorporated is a 501 (c) (3) counter-cult ministry which specializes in subversive religious organizations which deny being religions.
Bible Discernment Ministries
A literal ministry of the bible.
Christian Chapel CME Temple of Faith (You can see an archive of the page here)
An internet outreach ministry.
The Great Joy in Great Tribulation (You can see an archive of the page here)
Heavy on the its an evil occult, by looking at the Scottish Rite
A great deal of illustrated mayhem over being a Freemason.
Two publications from Chick focus on Freemasonry:
For Christian and Messianic Jews. From their site: “Since Freemasonry has attempted so strenuously to claim that they are just a “good ole boy” fraternity that does good works and has a good time, most people will be shocked to learn the bitter truth behind that facade.”
Global Vision Bible Church
Greg Locke from the Global Vision Bible Church.
I am a Deacon in a Southern Baptist Church in Florida, nad I know many pastor that were prominent masons in Cuba, actually the most prominent. It is true that we have some fundamentalist Christians that do not understand the meaning of Freemasonry. But once they hear about, when you explain to them, that in lodges there is not talking about politics or religion, and actually to be a mason you have to believe in a supreme being, they quiet down. The only part they do not understand is the secrecy issue. But you can explain that actually today is nothing secret in our lodges, the secrets are part of the liturges, and we can not divulge them, but they are inicous secrets, nothing malignant, were are not part of the CIA.
Many people will persecute us because they do not understand us. They never will.
May the blessings of the Supreme Being pour upon you who read this.
Lodge of Scottsville, Kentucky.
Unlike most religious organizations, we do not push our agenda down others throats, nor do we befriend someone for not believing in what they believe in. We are a brotherhood built off the foundation of Brotherly Love, Fidelity and Relief. You will find that hard to find in any Church throughout history. As far as I am concerned the only ones going to hell are the ones who believe in Heaven and Hell in the first place.
It is far easy to hurt than to help. It is far easy to blame then to understand. It is far easy to judge than to forgive. And, this is in the human nature.
Anyway, even not being one of you, I can’t blame the organization to have and keep his secrets. (I do believe that are things better to be not known to common people and, also to be kept in secret to not be lost). Because THAT is what anyone is against. And, the Christian Protestants are against any organization who has any secret.
If it were not for fraternal societies such as the Odd Fellows and Prince Hall Masons, Black people in the United States would still be picking cotton. Any organization that defies the rule of religious fanaticism is deemed dangerous and evil due to a loss of control on the part of church authorities. Religion is big business and every member of a lodge represents lost revenue for the church. Pay the fanatics no mind, join a lodge tomorrow!