Freemasonry Explained

For those wishing to know more about Freemasonry

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Freemasonry requires a belief in God... 

  • But is non-sectarian in approach, being a fellowship of religious men and it encourages men to be active in their religious worship and practice.
  • Reveres God and acknowledges that man may worship Him by whatever name He is known to the worshiper, e.g. Allah, Jehovah and any other name. It therefore refers to God by names which describe who He is and what He does.
  • Enables devout men to submerge their religious and political differences and to  meet in fellowship of brotherly love.
  • Teaches the highest code of morality by symbolism and allegory.
  • Concentrates on developing the life of it's members, for which they will be accountable after death, but does not teach a way of salvation.
  • Teaches men to practice benevolence and charity.
  • Develops the confidence, speaking ability and social skills in relationships amongst it's members.
  • Is organised in degrees as progressive steps to deepen understanding of a way of life. These Degrees are kept separate and distinct by keeping confidential the recognition signs of each Degree.

in Principle...

  • He believes in God as the Architect, Creator and Lord of the universe, the source of moral standards and the judge of humanity
  • He believes that those moral standards can be put into practice as a way of life.
  • He believes that all humanity is created equal in the sight of God, irrespective of colour, language or creed or in the possession of material things.
  • He believes that one must love one's neighbour as one's self, that pre-eminent in the way of life is benevolence and charity, that is, that help, material and spiritual, is to be given in the spirit of wishing well to the recipient.
  • He believes that these principles can be practiced together by men of several religions who therefore can associate together without discussing the relative merits of religious denominations or the merits of politics.
  • He learns the required standards and relationships through the ritual and by the use of symbols and allegory.

Educational Masonic Site

Pietre-Stones Review of Freemasonry

 

         

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