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Old Aug 12, '12, 2:11 pm
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Default Why Catholicism is Opposed to Freemasonry

One of the reasons Catholic Church is opposed to freemasonry because the Catholic Church is the authority established by Jesus Christ, and it alone is authorized by God to administer oaths on matters of faith and morals.

To the extent that the freemasons administer oaths on matters of faith and morals, they have presumed to have authority which was not granted to them by God, but was granted to the Holy Catholic Church. I'm not talking oaths which only swear by God's name such as an oath one would take in a court of law - that has to do with matters of civil and crimminal law and not faith and morals. The court system is the legitimate authority on matters of crimminal and civil law. I'm talking about oaths which pertain directly to matters of faith and morals.

Anyone can say anthing they want about freemasons, and claim that it is or is not accpetable for a Catholic to also be a freemason, but if freemasonry presumes to administer oaths on matters of faith and morals, they have set themselves up an authority parallel to God's authority, are therefor out of bounds, and Catholics must avoid membership.
No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. (Matthew 6:24)
When faced with an institution or organization which asks people to swear oaths, one must ask themselves what the oath pertains to. Criminal law? Faith and morals? Fraternal fellowship? Service to man? If the oath pertains to matters of faith and morals, then one must ask themselves who they believe the legitimate authority on matters of faith and morals on earth really is. If the organization asking people to swear oaths on matters of faith and morals is not the Catholic Church, then you have a choice to make about which authority you are willing to submit to.


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Old Aug 12, '12, 3:01 pm
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Default Re: Why Catholicism is Opposed to Freemasonry

There seems to be enough historical evidence that connects gnosticism and Freemasonry.
The sort of gnosticism that was in opposition and contrary to the Apostolic faith.

Please be advised regarding the spiritual dangers of these gnostic websites:

http://www.gnosis.org/ecclesia/PositionSIOrders.htm

http://hermetic.com/egc/masonic.html

May God the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ deliver all from the deceptions of the enemy.

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Old Aug 12, '12, 3:20 pm
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Default Re: Why Catholicism is Opposed to Freemasonry

One of the goals of free masonry is to destroy the catholic church.

Those shriners you see in the parade each summer are not as virtuous as they appear.
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Old Aug 12, '12, 3:32 pm
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Default Re: Why Catholicism is Opposed to Freemasonry

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One of the goals of free masonry is to destroy the catholic church.

Those shriners you see in the parade each summer are not as virtuous as they appear.
What better way than to try to entice members of the Church. It's like what the founder of Planned Parenthood did. She was a known racist and planned to use this company to control the population (or even exterminate the population) of black Americans, and what better way to do so than to place them in neighborhoods where the population of black Americans is high and promote it as something essential or helpful.
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Old Aug 12, '12, 3:36 pm
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What about loyalty oaths that academia requires?

Many education schools discourage, even disqualify, prospective teachers who lack the correct "disposition," meaning those who do not embrace today's "progressive" political catechism. In 2002 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education declared that a "professional disposition" is "guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice." Regarding that last, the Chronicle reports that the University of Alabama's College of Education proclaims itself "committed to preparing individuals to" what? "Read, write, and reason"? No, "to promote social justice, to be change agents, and to recognize individual and institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism," and to "break silences" about those things and "develop anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-sexist community [sic] and alliances."

What about the Hippocratic Oath for doctors?

These appear to be oaths requiring adherence to a moral standard. Are they attempt to replace the Church's role? Just asking.
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This is what the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has about membership in a Masonic Lodge:
Q: Could someone please explain briefly why Masons are not allowed in the Lutheran Church?
A: Bylaw 3.925 of the Synod's Handbook summarizes the rationale for the Synod's longstanding position on the lodges: "Pastors and laypeople must avoid membership or participation in any organization that in its objectives, ceremonies, or practices is inimical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ or the faith and life of the Christian church." It is because tenets and practices of Freemasonry conflict with the biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ that our church from its very beginning has held that membership in this organization conflicts with a faithful confession of this Gospel.
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