Masonry believes that they have knowledge of the true and only god. Ralph Epperson’s book New World Order quotes a noted Mason, Henry Clausen, the Past Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite, in his book entitled Clausen’s Commentaries On Morals And Dogma. He states that there is only one god, and that one of the purposes of Masonry is to teach its initiates just who that one god is: “The true knowledge of the One Supreme Deity is given (p. 156).”
Now that an understanding of the structure of the Masons, the outer and inner circle, is understood, the specifics about the Masonry god can be explained. On first glance the Mason’s god appears to be the same God of the Bible or Yahweh Elohim, but on closer investigation this is not true. On closer scrutiny of the Freemasons writings one can see that they worship nothing more than the pagan mystery religions’ gods or deities.
The Masons called their god “The Great Architect of the Universe.” Albert Pike brings out this point in a lecture he gave to 28th Degree Masons in a work called MAGNUM OPUS: He writes: “We conclude this Lecture with that which has always been, and we believe always will be the Masonic idea of the Supreme Being: We call Him the Grand Architect of the Universe, considering that Universe as His most significant temple and perfect work of architecture (p. 42).” Although this god, “The Great Architect of the Universe,” is in reality Yahweh-Elohim, the Masonic writings show that they are referring to another God by the attributes they have given to him. We find out later after careful investigation, the other god they refer to is Lucifer. In short, as Albert Pike says there are two meanings.
In the Masonic writings on “The Great Architect of the Universe,” whom they worship in the Masonic hall, the Masons use many ancient symbols and pagan deities to refer to this god. They are the Sun, the snake, and the Egyptian God Osiris. Manly P. Hall, a 33 degree Masons, in his book The Secret Teaching of All Ages say that the ancient rites of the Sun God are alive in the Masons. He states: “Sun worship played an important part in nearly all the early pagan Mysteries. The Solar Deity ... was slain by wicked ruffians, who personified the evil principle of the universe. By means of certain rituals and ceremonies, symbolic of purification and regeneration, this wonderful God of Good was brought back to life and became the Savior of His people ... in Masonry, the ancient religious and philosophical principles still survive.” Thus, we have one great mason saying that pagan rites and ceremonies are believed in masonry. This contradicts the scriptures, for Yahweh forbade Israel from worshipping any graven images or idols. In addition, Albert Pike in his writings said the ancient Egyptian Sun god and Osiris rival the god Adonai, which is Yahweh-Elohim, according to the book Masonry Conspiracy against Christianity.
Here are a few quotes from the Masonic writings that proves that their God is not of the Bible or Yahweh Elohim. Albert Pike points in his book Morals and Dogma:
• “… Horus, the Son of Osiris, himself symbolized also by the Sun, … (p. 15)”
• “The horned serpent was the hieroglyphic for a God, (p. 495)”
• The God or Elohim of the Bible is a rival of the pagan deities Osiris and Baal “…… AL, AL Schadi, Alohayim, and Adonai; as Chief or Commander of the Heavenly Armies; as the aggregate of the Forces Alohayim of [Nature]; as the Mighty, the Victorious, the Rival of Baal and Osiris (p. 697);”
• The Sun is the hieroglyphical sign of the Truth, because it is the source of light…. (p. 776)”
• Masonry is a march and struggle toward the Light (p. 32).
By DeVita Brown
Edited by: Dr. Lee Warren
What is Freemasonry? What is a Secret Society?
History of Freemasonry - Ancient roots of Masonry
Craft of Masonry
Do Freemasons fall into one of three groups?
Structure of the Freemasonry
Freemasonry, the Universal Religion
God of the Freemasonry
What is the Mystery of the light of Freemasonry?
Other Beliefs of Masons Important figures an/or events in Free Masonic History
Secrets and Power of the Masons Revealed
Are Freemasons and Secret societies operating by a pattern?
What are the goals of the Freemasonry?