FreemasonsIts Roots & Links to theOccult
"Freemasonryis not Christianity, nor a substitute for it. Itdoes not meddle with sectarian creeds or doctrines, but
teachesfundamental religious truth.
" (Albert G. Mackey, "Encyclopediaof Freemasonry," page 162) "
Masonry, like all the Religions
, all the
,HermeticismandAlchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the
Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and
uses false explanations andmisinterpretations of its symbols to mislead
those who deserveonly to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, fromthem, and to draw them away from it." (Albert Pike, "Morals andDogma," page 104)"Drop the theological barnacles [timeless Biblical truths] fromthe religion of Jesus, as taught by Him, and by the
of the first centuries, and it becomes Masonry, Masonryin its purity, derived as it is from the old HebrewKaballaas a partof
the great universal religion
of the remotest antiquity." (J. D.Buck, "Mystic Masonry," page 119)
By a concerned Christian researcher who prefers to remainanonymous
On the surface, Freemasonry looks wholesome.