Secret Societies and Satanic Movements

by Robert H. Goldsborough Part I — The Catholic Church’s Diabolical Enemy On November 26, 1983, the Vatican issued an explicit warning to all members of the Church’s hierarchy throughout the world. Condemning any and all Masonic associations, the warning stated, “the Church’s negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. “The Faithful who enrole in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.” Prepared by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Vatican’s Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith , and approved by the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, the document was published in the December 5, 1983 issue of L’Osservatore Romano. Yes, It’s Still a Sin! This warning was issued to counter an apparent ambiguity in the […] Read More

Christ or the Lodge?

A Report on Freemasonry http://opc.org/GA/masonry.html Introduction At the ninth General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, meeting at Rochester, New York, June 2?5, 1942, the Committee on Secret Societies presented its report. The Assembly instructed the Committee to send this report to the ministers and sessions of the Church for their study. The report deals with a matter of such timely importance that the Committee on Christian Education has decided to publish it in its series of ?Tracts for Today.??? The Committee which drew up the report consisted of R. B. Kuiper, Chairman, Oscar Holkeboer, Arthur O. Olson, Robert A. Wallace, and Paul Woolley. The report is printed exactly as it appeared in the minutes of the ninth General Assembly, except that two introductory paragraphs have been omitted. The Committee on Christian Education is responsible for the title. I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS 1. Masonry and Other Secret Organizations The mandate […] Read More

1988: MASONIC SYMBOLISM

SOURCE: THE DEADLY DECEPTION   James Shaw & Tom McKenney, Huntington House Inc., Lafayette, LA, 1988, Appendix B, pp. 142-144.   1. THE ULTIMATE DECEPTION   Masonry is, according to its own philosophers, a system of pure religion expressed in symbols, one which cannot be understood without a knowledge of the true meaning of them. This makes a proper understanding of those symbols terribly important. For the Christian Mason, accepting and guarding those symbols and their “secrets” with his physical life at stake, he must understand them to know that he is doing right.   For the many zealous Masons, trusting their obedience to their obligations to gain them entrance into that “Celestial Lodge Above,” those for whom “the Lodge is a good enough religion,” the correct understanding of these symbols is the key (they believe) to their eternal destiny. They are trusting in the teachings of the Lodge […] Read More