Morals and Dogma
The above photo is a Master Masons Edition of "The Holy Bible," which was received by my friend, Michael Siemer after he successfully led a Mason to Christ. The man renounced the Masonic Lodge and gave Michael all of his Masonic material for review. The First 94 Pages of this Bible are Quotes from Albert Pike. The Mason is encouraged to read the writings of Mr. Pike such as his book, "Morals and Dogma."
I have recently, come in contact with the book “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States and Published by its Authority… Esoteric Book, For Scottish Rite use Only; to be returned upon death withdrawal or death of Recipient Copyright 1950. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by Albert Pike, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington". (The photos above are from the edition I have in my posession) Morals and Dogma can be viewed online
I believe that every Christian who wishes to determine whether or not the Masonic Lodge is the occult, should take a look at this book.
First, I would like to define Esoteric, since Albert Pike deems this book to be “Esoteric” and this is the sum and conclusion of all of Freemasonry!
“esoteric” means that it is intended for or understood by only a few chosen people as an inner group of disciples or initiates.
In the Book, Albert Pike gives the significance of every degree from the 1° to the 32° of the Masonic Lodge. It is the most occultic book I have every laid hands on.
The Kabbalah is often quoted by Albert Pike and used to explain hidden secrets. It is filled with Gnosticism. Gnosticism, in the early days of the Christian church, was a cultic doctrine that arose which taught that salvation was obtained by knowledge.
The 18° of the Masonic Lodge is called “Knight Rose Croix”, which is recognized by the well known cult called “Rosicrucian's” which I define below. The Rosicrucians are also tied in with another magical cult called the Order of the Golden Dawn. Any web search will reveal the occultic nature of these two Orders. In this chapter, Albert Pike has no trouble comparing Jesus Christ with Osiris, Chrishna, Kioun-tse, Sosiosch, Dhouvanai, Har-Oeri, Love (Plato), Balder and the list continues. He goes into a lengthy illustration to show how all of these Gods are really one and the same. They were all redeemers of mankind against the powers of darkness.
Every Christian can see the error of this doctrine!
I will finish this page with the definition of Gnosticism and Kabbalah, which is what the Masonic Lodge is seeking. These secrets are so secret, that Masons take a death penalty oath in order to protect them from getting into the wrong hands. In Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike reveals the secrets of the symbols and meanings of the Lodge. There is much detail and comparisons between writings of Christianity, Zoroastrian, Gnostic, Egyptian, Jewish, Philo, Aristotle and many others as a form of Unitarian church, where ALL religions have hidden secrets that when applied together by the initiate whom has received the illumination of the whole picture, can receive secret hidden power, and in effect, become their own Gods!
Very simply, the Masonic initiate is passing from one degree to the next, as high level Masons determine if they are qualified to receive such profound and mystical knowledge. If they are faithful, they can proceed to the next level. Ultimately, the initiate could become empowered by magical powers and the saviors of their own soul by their secret knowledge.
Freemasonry Leads the initiate to Lucifer!
Freemasonry is a form of Luciferianism, the religion that Albert Pike ascribed to and writes about in his books. Clicking the link to Luciferianism will help you understand.
The Mason initiate can rise to the 32° simply by paying their fees and going through the Rituals. But to go on to the 33° and higher, they must be personally selected to go on by High ranking Masons. (A result of their “esoteric” secret or hidden Revelation which can only be given to the special group of people who are able to receive it as defined in Kabbalah below.)
I have heard, that the 33° Mason, swears his oath to Lucifer, as God! By this time in the Lodge, their minds have been disciplined to grasped the idea that Lucifer means "Light bearer", which is what every Mason is seeking, and have rejected the idea that he is Satan!
WM (Worshipful Master) - Why leave you the West and travel to the East?
SD (Candidate replies) - In search of Light
(Duncan's Ritual of Freemasonry pg 32 Entered Apprentice or 1°)
When they find the light, they find Lucifer! Strongs Concordance defines Lucifer as follows
heylel, hay-lale'; from Hebrew 1984 (halal) (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star :- lucifer.
Here is a quote from an email debate I had with a 32° Mason. This man, who claimed to be a Christian, is now ready to make his sworn oath to Lucifer as God, thinking that it is another name for Jesus:
Did you know that the ancient Christians also called Jesus lucifer? Bet you didn't. :-) I'll give you a hint. Consult the Latin translation of 2 Peter 1:19. You will see there that Peter speaks of lucifer arising in our hearts.
D. C. P., 32°, K.T.
On page 102, Albert Pike defines Satan as “the negation of God … For the initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil … They represent this Force … the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend.”
Albert Pike says that the Bible lied when it identified Lucifer as Satan, and that Satan is NOT a person, but a Force, by which the Bibles testimony of Lucifer as Satan was a false legend! Thus he lays the foundation for the exaltation of Lucifer, as god!
“LUCIFER, the Light-Bearer! Strange and mysterious name given to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the light … doubt it not!” (Morals and Dogma pg 321)
"The MASONIC RELIGION should be, by all of us of the high degree, maintained in the purity of the LUCIFERIAN doctrine If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay (sic) whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests calumniate him?
Yes, LUCIFER IS GOD, and unfortunately Adonay is also god...
Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophical religion is the BELIEF IN LUCIFER, THE EQUAL OF ADONAY but Lucifer, God of Light and God of GOOD, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the GOD OF DARKNESS AND EVIL.” (de Larive, A.C., La Femme et l'enfant dans la Franc, Maconnerei Universelle, Paris, 1889, p. 588)
But, in truth, he is FALLEN, and has no brightness today.
Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.  They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.  Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;  That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?  All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.  But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.  Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
History: (Gr gnosis, 'knowledge')
A system of belief which became prominent within 2nd-c Christianity, but which may have had earlier, non-Christian roots. Gnostics believed that they were an elect group, saved through acquiring secret revealed knowledge about cosmic origins and the true destiny of the spirit within people; in later forms, this knowledge was imparted by a heavenly redeemer figure. Gnosticism was considered a heresy by the early Church Fathers, particularly for its appeal to secret traditions, its deprecatory view of the Creator God, and its docetic view of Christ.
Taken From: Webster's World Encyclopedia 2002. Published by Webster Publishing, 2000. Copyright Webster Publishing, and/or contributors.
The Kabala was
Kabbalah and the Supernatural
There has always been a religion for the masses, for the ordinary, average person who was satisfied with general rules and regulations. So long as he could safely follow a pattern which more or less gave sense to his life and answered what (for lack of a better term) were called his spiritual needs, he found fulfillment in his faith, and happiness.
But there were others to whom this type of faith was insufficient and, therefore, unsatisfactory. It lacked depth and true meaning. Nevertheless, they were also aware that the profound knowledge they really craved was beyond the grasp of man's limited intelligence. Only by mystical vision and ecstatic experience could they approach, and in some exceptional cases, actually attain and preserve this state.
They were conscious that the majority of people were unable to follow and understand them and the fact that their pursuit and preoccupation carried tremendous mental and spiritual dangers.
Such "esoteric" groups with their carefully guarded secrets existed in various ancient cultures.
All esoteric knowledge, of course, was far beyond the grasp of the uninitiated. Its daring speculations would at best be totally misunderstood by them and, at worst, would cause confusion in their minds. From the very beginning, therefore, the exceptional men who steeped themselves in this type of search and mystical contemplation did not reveal it to outsiders. Their refusal to do so was not prompted by false intellectual and spiritual pride nor by the wish to create an exclusive, power-wielding circle of initiates.
Naturally, those who had acquired the rare and precious insight did not want to see it wasted. To keep it for themselves, therefore, would have defeated the very purpose of their dangerous pioneering mission. So sharing the revelation they had received with those able to absorb it, became to them a sacred duty. Hence the mystic scholars, with great care and caution, selected those they regarded as worthy and ready to have the message revealed to them, thereby to become a link in that chain transmitting the heritage of esoteric tradition.
To "receive" in Hebrew is called kabal. The volume of mystical knowledge handed from one generation to another became thus known as Kabbalah, a term which could be rendered as "receiving" and "tradition." But in its specific meaning, it referred exclusively to the carefully transmitted profound mystical insight. The Kabbalah taught that the Bible, apart from the literal meaning of its text, had deep occult meaning, contained in each of its words and letters. To interpret Scripture "in (mystical) depth" was the hallowed task of the Kabbalist!
To begin with, the speculations of the Kabbalah had been taught orally, because of their very nature and danger of their falling into wrong hands. But they were eventually recorded, through fear of their getting lost. They became the contents of some significant works. These included The Book of Creation, The Alphabet of Rabbi Akiba, and The Book of Splendor or the Zohar which, in fact, has been called "the Bible of Mysticism." Other manuscripts of similar kind were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The knowledge of the Kabbalah and certain of its most treasured details, however, remained the exclusive property of some few individuals who claimed the special gift of mystical intuition. They further developed the occult message they had received and became experts in supernatural art and practice. Greatly revered, they were at times looked upon as "wonder workers." But as was only to be expected under the circumstances, the secret lore presented a fruitful field for abuse as well. Unscrupulous men exploited it and took advantage of it for their own enrichment and power.
The Kabbalah was assiduously studied by many mystics and searchers after supernatural wisdom, no matter of which faith. It helped them in their exploration and possible application of the profound secrets of existence. The Kabbalah has proved a truly rewarding source for devoted study and has left also its deep imprint on the art and teaching of the occult.
Taken From: Webster's World Encyclopedia 2002. Published by Webster Publishing, 2000. Copyright Webster Publishing, and/or contributors.
"All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and return to it: everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the Illuminati… is borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their Symbols". (Morals and Dogma, pg 744, Albert Pike)
international fraternal order devoted to the pursuit of esoteric wisdom. (esoteric means that it is intended for or understood by only a few chosen people as an inner group of disciples or initiates) Two such orders in the United States are the Rosicrucian Fraternity and the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, usually abbreviated AMORC. The former group has a headquarters in Quakertown, Pennsylvania; the latter group has an international headquarters in San Jose, California. Both groups hold that the order began in remote antiquity in Egypt and continued in existence through periods of deliberate secrecy. Rosicrucian teachings combine elements of
Egyptian Hermetism (Magic, alchemic which is the power to change one thing into another by magic),
Gnosticism (an occult salvation system, stressing knowledge as essential for salvation. A combination of mythology, ancient Greek philosophy, ancient religions and Christianity) ,
Jewish Cabalism (an occult philosophy of certain Jewish Rabbis, esp. in the Middle ages, based on a mystical interpretation of the Scriptures),
and other occult beliefs and practices.
Many scholars believe that the order actually developed in Germany after the publication of the Fama Fraternitatis and the Confessio Rosae Crucis (1614, 1615; The Fame and Confession of the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross; trans. 1652). These pamphlets record a journey to the Orient made by a pseudonymous Christian Rosenkreuz, who was said to have lived at least a century earlier; they claim that the movement was founded by Rosenkreuz in order to impart the secret wisdom he had gained. The symbol of Rosicrucianism is a combination of the rose and the cross, from which the order takes its name.
From "Rosicrucians," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2000. © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Definition of "Gnosticism" and "Cabalism" from Websters New World College Dictionary.
In many other groups, loosely attached in some way to the York Rite, members are usually selected but sometimes are elected. They are interested in special aspects of Masonry, including Masonic research. One might say they are offshoots of the main stem. Among them are the Royal Order of Scotland, the Allied Masonic Degrees, the Red Cross of Constantine, the Masonic Rosicrucian Society (SRICF), the Rite of Strict Observance (CBCS), the Grand College of Rites, Knight Masons, Order of Corks, the York Cross of Honour, the Blue Friars, and the Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priests. There are also what might be called “fun degrees,” such as the Shrine, the Grotto, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, many of which are of considerable size. In addition some very small groups cater to students of special aspects of the Craft.
From "Freemasonry," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2000. © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Some statements in Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike
Albert Pike, GRAND COMMANDER, SUPREME COUCIL, 33° ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY, SOUTHERN JURISDICTION USA 1859 - 1891
(Actual scanned copy of pages are linked)
I find it amusing how pro-Mason web sites spend so much effort in downplaying Freemasonry as a "religion," refusing to believe that Freemasonry is, in fact, a religion! (see Grand Lodge of B.C. & Masonic info.com) Yet, the most reputable and devoted Masonic writers, as well as a large number of Christian denominations, so clearly and repeatedly declared, that Freemasonry is, in fact, a religion! These Masonic web pages are authored by unsaved people whom have not repented of their sins and do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They hope to convince the marginal, lukewarm Christian who has been "hoodwinked" into this cult, to remain "hoodwinked" and refuse to accept that they have, in fact, fallen victim to a religious cult! Albert Pike holds no restraints in declaring that you, Mr. Freemason, are being led astray!
Masonry, like all the religions, all Mysteries, Hermetiscism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of it's symbols to mislead those who deserve to be mislead; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it. So God Himself incapacitates many men, by color-blindness, to distinguish colors, and leads the masses away from the highest Truth, giving them the power to attain only so much of it as it is profitable to them to know. Every age has had a religion suited to its capacity.
The Teachers, even of Christianity, are, in general, the most ignorant of the true meaning of that which they teach. There is no book of which so little is known as the Bible. To most who read it, it is as incomprehensible as the Sohar*.
So Masonry jealously conceals its secrets, and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray. (Morals and Dogma Pages 104-105)
* Sohar is “the completest embodiments of Occultism.” page 321
All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and return to it: everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the Illuminati… is borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their Symbols. (Morals and Dogma, pg 744, Albert Pike)
Masonry, around whose alters the Christian, the Hebrew, the Moslem, the Brahmin, the followers of Confucious and Zoroaster, can assemble as brethren and unite in prayer to the one God who is above all the Baalim, (Morals and Dogma, pg 226)
The first Masonic Legislator whose memory is preserved to us by history, was Buddah (pg 277)
Every Masonic Lodge is a Temple of religion; and its teachings are instructions in religion (pg 213)
We have therefore, in the 24th degree (Masonic Ritual), recited the principal incidents in the legend of Osiris and Isis … Everything good in Nature comes from Osiris… Osiris was the image of generative power. This was expressed by his symbolic statues … Osiris and Isis were the Sun and Moon … and is the All-Seeing Eye in our Lodges … Osiris was invoked as the God that resides in the Sun (pgs. 474-477)
"The Supreme being of the Egyptians was Amun, a secret and concealed God, the Unknown Father of the Gnostics, the Source of Divine Life, and of all force, the Plenitude of all, comprehending all things in Himself, the original Light. He creates nothing, but everything eminates from Him: and all other Gods are but his manifestations. From Him, by the utterance of a Word, eminated Neith, the Divine Mother of all things, the Primitive THOUGHT, the FORCE, that puts everything in movement, the SPIRIT everywhere extended, the Diety of Light and Mother of the Sun. .....Of the Supreme beings, Osiris was the image, Source of all Good in the Moral and Physical World, and a constant foe of Typhone, the Genius of Evil, the Satan of Gnosticism, brute matter, deemed to be always at fued with the spirit that flowed from the Diety; and over whom Har-Oeri, the Redeemer, Son of Isis and Osiris, is finally to prevail." (pg 281)
It (Freemasonry) reverences all the great reformers. It sees Moses, the Lawgiver of the Jews, in Confucius and Zorastor, in Jesus of Nazareth, and in the Arabian Iconoclast, Great teachers of Morality, and Eminent reformers, if no more... (pg 525)
Mackey, Albert G., Clegg, Robert I., and Haywood, H.L. Mackey’s Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Revised Edition. Three Volumes. (Chicago: The Masonic History Company, 1946)
On the contrary, we contend, without any sort of hesitation, that Freemasonry is, in every sense of the word except one, and that its least philosophical, an eminently religious institution--that it is indebted solely to the religious element it contains for its origin as well as its continued existence.. . . The tendency of all Freemasonry is toward religion. If it makes any progress, its progress is toward that holy end. Look at its ancient landmarks, its sublime ceremonies, its profound symbols and allegories--all inculcating religious doctrine, commanding religious observance, and teaching religious truth, and who can deny that it is eminently a religious Institution. . . . We open and close our Lodges with prayer; we invoke the presence of the Most High upon all our labors; we demand of our neophytes a profession of trusting belief in the existence and the superintending care of God; and we teach them to bow with humility and reverence at His awful name., while His holy Law is widely opened upon our altars” (Mackey: 847). (See Religion of Freemasonry) ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS KINDRED SCIENCES by ALBERT C. MACKEY M. D.
“From all this we can see that the altar in Freemasonry is not merely a convenient article of furniture, intended like a table, to hold a Bible. It is a sacred utensil of religion, intended, like the altars of the ancient temples, for religious uses, and thus identifying Freemasonry, by its necessary existence in our lodges, as a religious institution. Its presence should also lead the contemplative Freemason to view the ceremonies in which it is employed with solemn reverence, as being part of a really religious worship” (Mackey: 56). See Altar ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS KINDRED SCIENCES by ALBERT C. MACKEY M. D.
“Be assured, that God is equally present with the pious Hindoo in the temple, the Jew in the synagogue, the Mohammedan in the mosque, and the Christian in the church” (Mackey: 409-410)
MANY LEADING MINISTRIES CONDEMN MASONIC INVOLVEMENT
Many leading ministries condemn Freemasonry as being in conflict with fundamental Christian Doctrine!
A modern day cult called the Unitarian Universalism is a faith that provides a platform for the gathering of people of many different faiths who have their own concept of God which differs from others in the same faith. With the exception that Unitarians permit members who are atheists to become members, they are not much different from Freemasonry.
In the words of Albert Pike, Albert Mackey and Duncan's Masonic Ritual, Freemasonry combines all religions of the World together forming one God from the many multitudes of God's formed by the imagination of men. Their religion is a form of "Unitarianism" which believes that all these foreign Gods, are one and the same God, manifested to different civilizations by different names. So a Mason simply has to believe in “a god” to join the Lodge!
According to Albert Pike, Freemasonry is THE religion of ALL religions. He teaches that Freemasonry gives revelation to the “Elect” of the hidden secrets of ALL religions, wherein they can find eternal life!
Thus, every Mason is in effect, forsaking what the Bible when it declares that these foreign Gods, are idols and false gods! There is ONLY one way to heaven!
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
2 Cor. 6:14-17
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial (Baal)? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel (unbeliever)?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,