religion of masonry an interpretation by Joseph Fort Newton

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Published by The Masonic Service Association of the United States in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Bibliography: p. 157-160.

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Statementby Joseph Fort Newton ...
LC ClassificationsHS425 .N4
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Paginationxiii, 160 p.
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL6707284M
LC Control Number27022629

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Religion of Masonry: An Interpretation [Joseph Fort Newton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks3/5(1). Masonry And Religion [W.

Wilmshurst] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it Author: W. Wilmshurst. Sep 15,  · An excellent book concerning the perceived schism between Freemasonry and the religious right in the United States.

Although dated by a few decades the information is still relevant for Masons today. I doubt many in the religious right would make it through the book as it is ostensibly a defense of the principles of Masonry against the later, however Robinson's arguments are tough to /5(82).

The Masonic Religion This article explains why Freemasonry should be considered a religion in opposition to Catholicism. It is Chapter 5 of the book, Christianity and American Freemasonry. This triangle of manifestation is one of the secrets of many religions: Christianity, Scientology, and Freemasonry.

In Masonry is seen as "heart, mind and desire"; in Scientology is perceived as "reality, communication and affinity"; in Christianity is understood as "Father, son and holy ghost"; basically, "actions, learnings and emotions".

An essay by one of the pioneers of Freemasonry on an important ancient mystery religion. Illustrations of Masonry by William Morgan [] An early 19th century account of Freemasonry which inspired a great deal of controversy.

Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor by Malcolm C. Duncan []. Learning Masonic Ritual: The Simple, Systematic and Successful Way to Master the Work. Masonry believes in religious freedom and that the relationship between the individual and God is personal, private, and sacred.

Volume of the Sacred Law. An open volume of the Sacred Law, "the rule and guide of life," is an essential part of every Masonic meeting.

So, is Freemasonry A Religion. Absolutely. Freemasonry is a syncretistic religion, teaching, as a central tenet, that all roads lead to God. This interestingly enough is the teaching upon which the New Age Movement has been built.

The Lodge embraces all religions in its ideology and membership. Don't waste your money on cheap reproductions of famous Masonic books when you can download them here for free.

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The Masonic Religion. by William A. Whalen. Masonry Encompasses All Elements of a Religion of Naturalism. The basic Christian objection to Freemasonry is that the Craft constitutes a religious sect in opposition to the revealed truths of the Gospel. Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons that from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients.

Publish or specify a Holy Book - Masonry does NOT. In fact, Masons are encouraged to follow the tenets and beliefs of their own religion. The Bible which is on the altar of every Masonic lodge is representative of the Holy Books of all faiths.

Many pages and even books have been written on the relationship between Masonry and religion. The preponderance of this literature notes that Masonry is not a religion even though it is supports and encourages the Mason to have and actively practice a religion of his choice.

The Masons nearly always deny this in their public statements, but their official literature and their actions make it clear that Masonry is a religion.

They require a belief in God — any god — as a condition of membership. They have published a Masonic Bible that contains special study guides.

They conduct funerals for their members. The Masonic Lodge I. Masonic Nature and Influence 10 2. Masonic Religion 35 3. Masonic World View 50 4. Masonic Morality 61 Part 2 Religious Secrets: Beliefs 5 The Plan of Salvation 78 6. The Rule of Faith and Practice 93 7. The Fatherhood of God 8.

The Nature of God 9 The Name of God Jesus Christ The Nature of Man Freemasonry is a non-Christian occult religion that teaches a different way to salvation and considers Jesus, Buddha, Confucius, and all spiritual leaders to be.

Dec 08,  · Freemasonry is not a religion per se, but agnostics or atheists cannot belong, said Brent Morris, a Masonic historian, editor of the Scottish Rite Journal, and a.

Over the years Freemasons have started several groups for young people. You need to have a Masonic connection to join the Order of DeMolay or Job’s Daughters, but a girl of any race, creed, or religion can join the International Order of the Rainbow.

Masonic youth groups are in the following list. Again, like the Grand Architect of the Universe, Masons refer to the book as the Volume of Sacred Law, as a nonsectarian reference to the lodge’s religious tolerance.

Depending on what part of the world you’re in and the beliefs of the members, this sacred book could be the King James Bible, the Hebrew Tanach, the Muslim Koran, the Hindu Veda, the Zoroastrian Zend-Avesta, or the Proverbs of Confucius.

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Johnston Freemasonry. $ 0 bids. $ shipping. Ending Mar 1 at PM PST 5d 18h. the Christian religion, since Christianity is the only religion that holds to this doctrine. The Masonic policy is that “no phrase or terms should be used in a Masonic service that would arouse sectarian feelings or wound the religious sensibilities of any Freemason.”24 Freemasonry, page 2.

Perhaps you read my New Years resolution on religious tolerance. There is only a dichotomy if you believe Masonry is a religion. Once again let me restate Masonry is not a religion. Masonry leaves the salvation, nourishment and guidance of one’s soul to the religion the religion a mason professes.

The Religion Of The Masonic Lodge David Padfield 3 C. To the world, Masonry claims it is not a religion: 1. “Though religious in character, Masonry is not a religion, not a substitute for one.” (Freemasonry, A Way Of Life, Grand Lodge of Indiana). “Freemasonry is not a religion.

It has a philosophy of its own, which is in. Anderson’s Constitution Anderson’s Constitution is the basis of Modern Freemasonry and its foundation of operation.

A variety of stories and irregularities exist about its legitimacy and its foundation, yet, it remains an early canon of Masonic History.

Some parts of Masonry use New Testament prayers, references to Saints, the cross as a religious symbol (although it is stated that the cross is being used as a symbol of religion in general rather than the Christian religion), and one Masonic organization.

Harris reportedly thought the Book of Mormon was anti-Masonic in character, as did some early critics of the book. See “Antimasonic Religion,” Geauga Gazette (Painesville, OH), Mar.

15, ; Alexander Campbell, Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon with an Examination of Its Internal and External Evidences, and a Refutation of Its.

Jan 02,  · Masonry teaches that its G.A.O.T.U. [Great Architect of the Universe], whom Masonry believes is the true God of the universe, is representative of all gods in all religions.

Masonry makes Christians take a universalist approach in their prayers, demanding a “generic” name be used so as not to offend non-believers who are Masonic. From until his death, Newton reviewed religious books and wrote a Saturday sermon column for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

Newton authored over 30 books, perhaps his most famous being The Builders: A Story and Study of Freemasonry, published in Children: Joseph E.

Newton and Josephine Newton. Discover the structure of Freemasonry and its degrees, the Masonic initiation, the symbolism of Freemasonry, the instituted Mysteries, and Masonry as a religion. As Haupt demonstrates in this unique book, Masonry is incompatible with Christianity, and no true Christian can join or remain a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Books shelved as masonry: The Hiram Key by Christopher Knight, The Symbolism Of Freemasonry by Albert G. MacKey, The Meaning of Masonry by W.L. Wilmshurs. The Catholic Church first prohibited Catholics from membership in Masonic organizations and other secret societies in Since then, at least eleven popes have made pronouncements about the incompatibility of Catholic doctrines and Freemasonry.

From untilCatholics who publicly associated with, or publicly supported, Masonic organizations were censured with automatic. Albert Pike (December 29, – April 2, ) was an American author, poet, orator, jurist and prominent member of the Freemasons. He was also a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded the District of Indian Territory in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil weddingvideosfortmyers.coms/wars: Mexican–American War, Battle of.

Sep 15,  · In another of his books, Mackey (considered the third most influential Masonic writer) declares that “the religion of Masonry is cosmopolitan and universal.” The greatest Masonic writer of all times, Albert Pike, argued that “every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instruction in religion.”.

The only religious item in the Masonic Lodge is the holy book of the initiate’s own faith. His Lodge, his friends, or his family may give the initiate a Masonic Bible, but it varies from other editions of actual Scripture by not a single word.

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Get the best deals on Freemasonry Antiquarian & Collectible Books when you shop the largest online selection at Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands. The Beginning of Masonry THE ancient Cosmic Science, of which Freemasonry is the modern survival, gives the date of its incep-tion, as that at which the above "Cardinal Signs" commenced their reign, viz.

C., commonly reck. Joseph Fort Newton (), an Episcopal minister and recognized authority in the Masonic world, said, "Masonry is not a religion but Religion -- not a church but a worship in which men of all religions may unite." In fact, Freemasonry even sees itself as superseding and unifying all religions.

But that does not make Masonry a “religion.” Sometimes people confuse Masonry with a religion because we call some Masonic buildings “temples.” But we use the word in the same sense that Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes called the Supreme Court a “Temple of Justice” and because a Masonic lodge is a symbol of the Temple of Solomon.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Some Masonic lodges may provide great service to the community. Nevertheless, when a Catholic understands this group's history, religious pretense, anti-Catholic bias and violence against the Catholic Church, one must question, "Why would a serious, practicing Catholic even consider joining?".Anti-Masonry (alternatively called Anti-Freemasonry) is "avowed opposition to Freemasonry".

However, there is no homogeneous anti-Masonic movement. Anti-Masonry consists of radically differing criticisms from sometimes incompatible groups who are hostile to Freemasonry in some form.Jun 09,  · Summary The Masonic Lodge in America is a highly influential organization claiming some four million members.

Masonic leaders argue the lodge is not a religion but merely a fraternal body that seeks to better society and also assist the Christian church. It does this, they claim, by helping Christians become better members of their own [ ].

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