For the Mason Who Is Not a Christian

A Mason who is not a Christian needs to ask himself the following: If Masonry is a religion, is it the true religion? Will it truly lead me to heaven? Does it truly honor and glorify God? Or has Masonry merely invented a new God and a new religion in order to defend the particular beliefs of Masonry?

In his encyclopedia, Coil confesses that if the idea that Masonry alone will get one to heaven is a "false hope," then Masonry should abandon that hope "and devote its attention to activities where it is sure of its ground and its authority" [1]. But where is Masonry's authority?

Only the revealed Word of God, the Bible can tell us the truth about God, about Jesus Christ, about ourselves, about salvation, and about life after death. Since Masonry denies God's Word on these subjects, how can it logically claim to be true? ("No lie is of the truth" -- 1 John 2:21.) But if Masonry is not true, how can you as a Mason continue to promote what is not true?

The bottom line for the Mason who is not a Christian is this: If Masonry is true, then he should follow Masonry and promote its teachings. But if Masonry rejects and opposes the truth -- if it denies God and His Word, if it denies God's Son, if it denies God's plan of salvation, and if it offers men a false hope -- then the Mason must leave Masonry and instead follow the truth of God.

Does the Mason who is not a Christian really desire to take the chance that he will discover that Masonry was not God's truth after it is too late? Or is he now willing to make an investigation of this matter?

Jesus taught, "I am the way, and the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but through Me" (John 14:6); and "This is eternal life: that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent" (John 17:3). The Bible further teaches, "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

If you are convinced that you are a sinner, Jesus died and paid for your sins on the cross [and rose again], if you are willing to confess your sins to Him and trust Him to make you a Christian, you may do so by [praying something along these lines]:

Lord Jesus, I know now that Masonry does not bring honor to You. I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that Christ died for my sins on the cross [and rose again]. I receive Him now as my Savior and ask Him to give me the resolve and strength to turn from what is evil and to live a life that is pleasing to Him.

[1] Henry Wilson Coil, Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, New York, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply, 1961, pp. 512.

Material taken from: "The Facts on The Masonic Lodge -- Does Masonry Conflict With The Christian Faith?" by John Ankerberg & John Weldon, page 42-43.