The Facts on the Masonic Lodge

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Well-known authors and researchers John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs have updated and revised The Facts on the Masonic Lodge, a best-selling title from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold).

The Facts on the Masonic Lodge is filled with well-documented facts and comprehensive comparisons to biblical truths. Readers learn what Masonry (also known as Freemasonry or "the Lodge") is by discovering when it began, who...

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Overview

Well-known authors and researchers John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs have updated and revised The Facts on the Masonic Lodge, a best-selling title from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold).

The Facts on the Masonic Lodge is filled with well-documented facts and comprehensive comparisons to biblical truths. Readers learn what Masonry (also known as Freemasonry or "the Lodge") is by discovering when it began, who has been involved, what its teachings are, and how it influences their lives and the Christian church today. The Facts on the Masonic Lodge provides concise, straightforward answers to questions that include:

  • Is Masonry a religion?
  • What do the Masons teach about Jesus, salvation, and life after death?
  • What do Masonic symbols represent?
  • Are Masonry and Christianity compatible?
  • Why is understanding Masonry important today?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736922173
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: The Facts On Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 992,252
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John Ankerberg, host of the award-winning John Ankerberg Show, has three earned degrees: an MAin church history and the philosophy of Christian thought, an MDivfrom Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. He has coauthored the 2-million-selling Facts On series of apologetic books, as well as Taking a Stand for the Bible and Israel Under Fire.

John Weldon has authored or coauthored more than 80 books. He has a Ph.D. in comparative religion and a D.Min. with emphasis in contemporary religious movements, as well as master's degrees in divinity and Christian apologetics. With Dr. John Ankerberg, he has coauthored What Do Mormons Really Believe?, Fast Facts on Islam, the "Facts On" Series of apologetic booklets, and others.

Dillon Burroughs is an activist and the author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture, including the groundbreaking Undefending Christianity. Dillon has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexico's barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. His written and edited works have been featured by NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, and other media outlets.

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Table of Contents

About This Book 5
Section I Introduction to Masonry
1. What is Masonry? 8
2. What is the final authority for the teachings presented in each Masonic Lodge? 9
3. Which books and authors have been recommended by the Grand Lodges as being authoritative for Masons? 10
4. What are the Blue Lodge, the Scottish Rite, and the York Rite? 11
Section II Is Freemasonry a Religion?
5. Is Freemasonry another religion? 16
6. Does the Masonic Lodge teach its own plan of salvation? 17
7. Does the creed of the Masonic Lodge prove that it is a religion? 19
8. Does the Masonic Lodge have its own distinct doctrinal statement like a church does? 20
9. Can any Mason honestly claim that the Lodge has no theology of its own? 22
10. Is the Ritual that is practiced in every Masonic Lodge really worship? 23
11. Does the Masonic Lodge have religious symbols just like those found in a church or synagogue? 24
12. Should the Masonic Lodge be identified as a religion if it does not choose to identify itself as a religion? 26
13. Does Freemasonry conflict with other religions such as Christianity? 28
Section III Where Does the Masonic Ritual Conflict with the Bible?
14. The Masonic Lodge teaches that all men, including Christians, live in spiritual darkness until they enter and become members of the Lodge. Is this biblical? 32
15. Masons teach and believe in a universal Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man. Is this biblical? 35
16. Masonry teaches that the God of the Bible is the God of the Masonic Lodge. Is this true? 39
17. The Masonic Lodge teaches that the Bible is only a symbol of the will of God and not to be literally obeyed. Is this true? 47
18. The Masonic Lodge teaches that salvation and residence in the "Celestial Lodge Above" may be gained by Masons doing good works. Is this biblical? 49
19. If a Mason has sworn allegiance to the Lodge, should he break his oaths? 52
Conclusion 55
Bibliography 59
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  • Posted May 7, 2009

    Just The Facts.

    The Masonic Lodge is a secret society/organization. They use symbols, secret oaths, and rituals to ensure their secrecy. I have known several Masons, and they were kind, likable, and do many good works. However, doing good works is not the same as serving Jesus Christ. The Masons have prayer in their meetings, but they do not pray to one specific god, because it might offend someone's beliefs. I do not believe you can serve more than one god and be faithful to all. There is only one God, and the only way to Him is through the Son. Their authority is the Ritual. Freemasonry is not a religion. They teach that god will reward man with eternal life in the "Celestial Lodge Above."
    I am familiar with some of the teachings of the Freemasons. I found many inconsistencies. They profess not to be a religion, and yet hold a religious service when a member dies. It offers religious instruction and tells members how to get to heaven.
    I am very troubled that so many could be lead astray by the false teachings of this organization. Authors, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Durroughs, clearly present the facts for all to read. They write in a clear, concise manner. Arm yourself with information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2006

    Typical Garbage

    It is truly a shame that persons like this are allowed to publish outright lies without any consequences. Unfortunately fanatics like Ankerberg make their millions by printing lies about others and fleecing his followers so this book is no surprize. Typically his source is a disgraced Mason who was removed from the Lodge due to personal misconduct .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2005

    Jesus Wept

    This is one of the greatest pack of lies ever used in Christ's name. Weldon and Ankerberg have out done Hitler and Goebbles in lies, bigger lies and half truths.

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