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Masonic Lodge (Part 10)

Part 10

Last week I reproduced with permission a chart from Gary Kah's book "En Route To Global Occupation". My purpose was to show the impossibility of exposing every nook and cranny in Freemasonry. However, I think these articles have revealed enough that the serious student can see the danger of a professing Christian being involved. I have not had one negative letter or call. I have had many positive calls and letters and here I say "Thank you". I had an anonymous (positive) call the other day and am prompted to invite you to write or call anonymously and let know if you have been helped. I would appreciate it very much!

Now, back to the subject. The Southern Baptist Convention in its annual session June 9-11, 1992 took this action. The SBC "directs the Interfaith Witness Department of the Home Mission Board to study the compatibility with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine of the organization known as the Masonic Lodge, Masonry, Freemasonry, and/or Ancient and Accepted Rite (sic) of Freemasonry. The study encompasses any and all branches and/or lodges thereof. Furthermore, the convention charges the Home Mission Board with the responsibility of bringing a report with recommendations to the Convention which is to meet in Houston, Texas, June 1993."

The result was a 75 page document titled, "A study of Freemasonry". It was accompanied by a 6 page summary titled, "A Report on Freemasonry."

The concluding paragraph of this report gave the following summary and recommendation: "In light of the fact that many tenants and teachings of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist Doctrine, while others are compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist Doctrines, we therefore recommend that consistent with our denomination's deep convictions regarding the priesthood of the believer and the autonomy of the local church, membership in a Masonic Order to be a matter of personal conscience. Therefore, we exhort Southern Baptists to prayerfully and carefully evaluate Freemasonry in the light of the Lordship of Christ, the teaching of the Scripture and the findings of this report, as led by the Holy Spirit of God."

This contradictory recommendation was approved by the convention. It has since been revealed that Gary Leazer, Director of the Interfaith Witness Department of the SBC Home Mission Board worked closely with several leaders of Freemasonry in the preparation of these documents and boasted in a letter to one of these leaders that he was deliberately and purposely refusing to allow the contents of these reports to be seen before the convention by James Holley, the SBC leader who was leading the battle against the false teachings of Freemasonry, stating that he know how Holley would "explode when he sees it."

Now the purpose in bringing this up is not to attack the SBC. Obviously, there are many men in the Convention who know the truth and wish to make a stand. However, there remains in the Convention a vast number of Masons exerting power and influence.

I wish from this point to direct my attention to the first part of the directive of the Southern Baptist Convention : "Study the Compatibility with Christianity" of Freemasonry.

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