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Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr

The foundation of Masonic morality or ethics, is not founded on the religion of Jesus Christ, the 'faith once delivered unto the saints," (Jude 3). It is founded on the false, man-made religion of Freemasonry, which is "Secular Humanism.

Masonic ethics define the duty of a Mason to his "fellow Masons," not to mankind as a whole. In this they follow the example of the Jews, whose code of ethics concerns only the Jews, not the "goyim animals" they rub shoulders with.

In Freemasonry, the ultimate standard of what is right and wrong, is wrapped up in what is good for Masonry, not in what the Bible says about it. They do not follow the Law of God, as given to Israel on Mt. Sinai, universally known as the TEN COMMANDMENTS. They follow what Masons call "the law of nature and nature's god." This, they teach, is the operation of the Divine nature in man, as discerned by human reason and experience. The Mason is not taught the Scriptural truth, that the "heart Jewan is desperately wicked and deceitful above all things" (Jer. 17:12); instead they are taught that through the "innate goodness" of man, he can become like God. The moral aspects of the "jaw of nature," cannot be found in Scripture, but in the "lectures, obligatory oaths, and geometrical figures and terms of Freemasonry."

These moral obligations are veiled to the lower ranks of the Lodge, under symbolism known only to the higher initiates.

The Ten Commandments, as explained by Jesus Christ, are rejected and repudiated by Freemasonry, though their retention of what they call "moral law." The law given to Israel on Mt. Sinai, is considered to be "too narrow" for the higher intelligentsia of the Lodge to accept. So they substitute the GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE, for GOD ALMIGHTY, while they substitute their "natural law," for the "immutable (unchangeable) law of God,"

In MACKEY'S JURISPRUDENCE, p.205, Mackey states:

"The Ten Commandments are not obligatory upon a Mason as a Mason, because the institution is tolerant and cosmopolite (a citizen of the world), and cannot require its members to give their adhesion to any religious dogmas or precepts, excepting those which express belief in God and the immortality of the soul."

Masonic law, had its roots in "Deism." It was "deism" which transformed the Masonic guilds in Europe from an operative into a speculative fraternity. The Masonic Lodges, under the influence of the Jewish Humanist-Intelligentsia Movement, adopted "natural law" as its moral law. It is a law which appeals to the carnal nature of man, because there is no Superior Being to whom one is responsible. In reality, in Freemasonry, as in Judaism, man becomes his own god.

Findel, a high ranking Mason said:

"The decisive agent in accomplishing the transformation of Masonry was that intellectual movement under the name of 'deism,' which boldly rejected all revelation and religious dogma, under the banner of 'Reason,' and 'Higher Criticism!'"1

Early Masonic leaders such Lord Herbert Hobbes, Lord Bolingbroke, Dr. Tindal, David Hume and others, taught that the indulgence of lust and anger, self-love, ambition, lust for power, could all be gratified. In other words, it was to become man's chief duty to gratify all. his appetites and inclinations. The end result can be seen in the moral debacle which has overtaken the world and i thee plaintive cry of American youth: "We are only trying to do our own thing!"

Of course, it does not take a brilliant mind to see that this teaching is diametrically opposed to Scripture, which teaches us to "Flee fornication ... he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his own body" (1 Cor. 6:18). And: "Let us not sin (break God's law, see 1 John 3:4) therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof" (Gal. 6:12). Also: "Flee also youthful lusts (greed for material and fleshly things): but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord from a pure heart" (2 Tim. 2:22).

Masonry does not believe in, or teach this Scriptural restraint of natural desires. Their motto is: "If it makes you feel good; do it!"

Both the Jewish atheist Voltaire and Helvetius who were early French Deists and Freemasons, advocated unlimited gratification of carnal appetites. Rosseau made men's feelings the basic for Masonic standards.2

Freemasonry can never be brought into accord with the teachings of Jesus Christ, for He said without equivocation:

"Whoso putteth away (divorces) his wife, and marries another, committeth adultery," (Luke 16:18). That's a harsh, uncompromising statement which few Masons will accept.

It was Christ who also said: "...whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart, " (Matt. 5:28). This statement was made famous by then President Jimmy Carter, a Mason, when he admitted freely, and with the idea that it was a joke, "that he had lusted after many women in his heart." The media seemed to think this was "funny."

The ritual of Freemasonry was based on incestuous acts, the deceptions and frauds of Zeus, which he practiced on his mother Demeter, and upon his daughter. These acts are re-enacted before the initiate to impress him with the moral teachings of the "mysteries."

The "natural law," once practiced by mankind, before the codified law was given at Mt. Sinai, had become obscured by men's sins; it was no longer a clear guide to human behavior. The idea of "Let your conscience be your guide," has never proved workable, because natural man is sinful. The Bible says that even the very imagination of his heart are "only evil continually. "(Gen. 6:5).

To the savage in the heartlands of Africa, who has never heard of God's law concerning murder, he still knows instinctively that murder is wrong. But his conscience allows him to go against this natural law and not only kill his enemy, but relish eating him.

Masonic teachings negate the Christian viewpoint concerning family ties and Christian standards of marriage. Masonry teaches that a woman who yields to the impulses of her nature, is absolved from all shame and that a Freemason should renounce the "narrow minded standards" set up for the Christian by the Scripture.

You get a much better understanding of Freemasonry, when you look at the oaths and covenants which make a man a Mason. They are the central ceremony of his initiation into the "brotherhood." They are his formal declaration of loyalty to the Masonic religion. When the initiate kneels at the Masonic alter, and places one hand under the Bible and the other on the "compass and square" which rests on the book, he evokes the deity to help him in his purpose. Only, unfortunately, this deity is not the God of Christianity.

Throughout the entire ceremony there is an outward semblance of great loyalty towards the Bible and God. But the question we must ask is this? What is the meaning of all this pageantry? An honest look at the rituals of Freemasonry will show you that this ceremony is symbolic and allegorical (the description of one thing, under another name), and does not mean what it so solemnly expresses.

The Bible, the Square and Compass, the Alter, are all Masonic symbols which stand for other things. They are substitutes, if you will, for the real objects venerated by Freemasonry. They have a secret, hidden meaning which very probably the initiate does not understand, since its meaning is known only to those of higher rank. The real Masonic moral ideas are concealed in the allegorical acts of the candidate.

A study of Freemasonry will show that the Masonic candidate is not bound by his solemn oath, but by the meaning of the symbolism behind them. It is not reverence for the Bible, that he shows, as he takes his oath with one hand under the Book, but reverence to what the Bible symbolizes to the Mason and what the Bible on the Masonic altar really means to him. He does not swear on the "square and compass," but on what they symbolically stand for. It is not the name of the Lord God Jehovah, which he invokes, but what the term 'God' means to the Mason.

When a Mason uses the term "In the name of God," it means by the authority of the god of Freemasonry, the GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE, who is not the Christian God by any stretch of the imagination. The candidate is bound to faithfulness by the horrible oaths he takes, which show his condemnation if he is unfaithful. These are not the moral ethics one expects to find in Christianity. They contradict the Scripture found in Romans 8:1, which tell the Christian: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."


1. Frost, Secret Societies of the European Revolution, Vol. 1, p.25

2. See Home's Introduction to the Scriptures, Vol. 1, p.31.

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