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Masonic Lodge (Part 4)

Part 4

Please keep in mind that I am continuing to quote Masonic sources in quotes and unless otherwise noted quotes are from, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry," by albert Pike.

THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE BIBLE:

"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." (page 105)

THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE BIBLE:

"All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabala and return to it. Everything scientific and grand in religious dreams of the Illuminati, Jacob Boehme, Swedenborg, Saint-Martin, and others, is borrowed from the Kabalah: all the Masonic associations owe to it their secrets and their symbols."

"The Kabalah alone consecrates the Alliance of the Universal Reason and the Divine Word..." "The Bible, with all the allegories it contains, expresses, in an incomplete and veiled manner only, the religious science of the Hebrews. The doctrine of Moses and the Prophets, identical at bottom with that of the ancient Egyptians, also had it outward meaning and its veils.

The Hebrew books were written only to recall to memory the traditions; and they were written in symbols unintelligible to the profane...thus was a second Bible born, unknown to, or rather uncomprehended by, the Christians' a collection, they say, of monstrous absurdities.

"One is filled with admiration, on penetration into the Sanctuary of the Kabalah, at seeing a doctrine so logical, so simple and at the same time so absolute." (pages 744-745)

"No lodge with us should be opened without its (the Bible) presence. Still, it is but a symbol; it represents divine truth in every form...But the shadow must not be mistaken for the substance. There is nothing sacred or holy in the mere book. It is ordinary paper...it is what it typifies that renders it sacred to us. Any other book having the same signification would do just as well...In fact, that book should be used which to the individual in question most fully represents divine truth...We dare assert that neither the Constitution, Regulations, no Ritual of any Grand lodge in the world required a belief in the teachings of the Bible...(we must) frankly acknowledge the Bible to be symbol only. Those Christian Masons who would enforce belief in the teachings of the Bible have simply mistaken the symbol for the thing itself." ("Symbolism of the Three Degrees"); Masonic Service Association, Washington, DC, 1924, pp 44-47)

The "Kabalah" is a book or ancient Jewish mysticism and magic. (Jewish book of occult knowledge)

The Bible appears on Masonic altars in supposed Christian lands, is Masonry based upon the Bible?

Answer: "Masonry has nothing whatsoever to do with the Bible, that it is not founded upon the Bible, for if it were it would not be Masonry, it would be something else". (Digest of Masonic Law", p. 207-209)

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