Freemasonry and Lucifer
Masonic Grand Lodges
teaching that Lucifer is the Holy Spirit.
Do Freemasons worship Lucifer?
Over the years, some people have claimed that Freemasons worship
Lucifer, or Satan. The truth of the matter is that the name Lucifer
is not found in the rituals of the Blue Lodge, or the York Rite. We
do not believe that Lucifer is mentioned by name in the Scottish Rite
degrees, either. However, one of the "Sacred Words" in
the17th Degree of the Scottish Rite is "Abaddon," the angel of
the bottomless pit, mentioned in Revelation 9:11.
Worship does occur in Masonic Lodges. One of the primary purposes
of Freemasonry is worship. That fact is clearly stated in the Declaration
of Principles which is contained on pages 37-39 of the Indiana
Monitor and Freemason's Guide. (To examine the source
materials, see footnotes.) Masons worship a god which they call the Great
Architect of the Universe. The symbol they have chosen to
represent their god is the All Seeing Eye, which
the Egyptians used to represent their pagan god, Osiris. Many
Masons are well aware of the pagan connection. It is clearly stated
in a number of Masonic Monitors. An example is found on page 116 of
the Kentucky Monitor.
Since Freemasonry teaches a false
plan of salvation, Masons are not following in the teachings of Jesus
Christ. 2 John 1:9 allows us to know that since they are not
following in the teachings of Jesus, they do not have God. Freemasonry
is classic paganism. 1 Corinthians 10:20-21 allows us to know
that the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, rather than
God. Although we can say with certainty that the god of
Freemasonry is a demon, we do not know specifically which demon Masons
worship in lodge. We simply know that they refer to their demon as
the Great Architect of the Universe, or GAOTU. All demons are under
the leadership of Satan. Therefore, Freemasons cannot avoid
worshiping Satan by proxy. Very few of them realize the facts in
this aspect of Masonic worship. A great many Masons, even some who
do not claim to be Christians, would leave the lodge immediately if the
names of Satan, or Lucifer, were substituted for the GAOTU in Masonic
prayers. Satan would not allow that to occur, because the more
effective lie is the one which is closer to the truth, without being true.
The reason that a name such as the GAOTU is chosen for the object of
worship is discussed in The
Men's Club, an essay on the Ex-Masons
for Jesus website.
Do Satanists worship Lucifer?
Many people believe that Satanists worship Lucifer, however Satanists
tell us that such is not the case. Satanist Anton LaVEY wrote The
Satanic Bible and The Satanic Rituals. On
the front cover flap of The Satanic Rituals,
Satanism is a vital philosophy which asks you to take your fate in
your own hands--break the barriers that confine you--sweep aside all
that is smothering you--realize your full innate power. The
most important commandment of Satanism is: Satanism demands study - not
Satan does not need to receive worship to achieve his goals. All
he has to do is to keep a man from following Jesus. Satan knows that
anyone who does not follow in the teachings of Jesus does not have God. (2
How do the Grand Lodges
point the way to Lucifer?
Freemasonry demands study also, if one is to become a Master Mason in
fact, as well as in name. The Committee on Masonic
Education of the Grand Lodge of Iowa has written a small booklet which has
been adapted for use by a number of Grand Lodges, including Indiana.
The booklet was produced to encourage the new Mason to study and learn
more about Freemasonry, so that he will do his part to fulfill its
mission. The text reads as follows:
It is safe to say that among the countless thousands who have in the
past been raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, no one of them
realized at the time the full implications of the ceremony. This clearly
would be impossible. Yet it is vitally important that the deeper
meanings of this degree be understood if one is to become a Master Mason
in fact as well as in name.
Your enjoyment of Freemasonry, its value to you in your future life,
your contribution to the fulfillment of its great mission, will be in
direct proportion to your understanding of its secrets, which, if you
recall the degree through which you have just passed, you do not yet
have and which can only be gained by your own endeavors and the
assistance of your brethren. Your own endeavors will depend entirely on
your devotion to Freemasonry’s great mission of bringing to mankind a
full comprehension of the Brotherhood of all men under the Fatherhood of
one everliving God.
Much has been written of Freemasonry. Probably your own Lodge
possesses a library of books telling of the history of Freemasonry and
treating of its philosophy, symbolism, and jurisprudence. These books
are at your disposal at all times and there are many others that you may
purchase for study in your own home.
There are also many magazines on the subject. Your own Grand Lodge
publishes a monthly magazine, The Indiana Freemason.
Recognized as one of the very best Masonic publications now
available, The Indiana Freemason will be sent
to you for only a few cents per issue. Thus you can learn more and more
about Masonry if you will--but you yourself must furnish the will.
This booklet is only an introduction to the great field
of Masonic learning an invitation to you to enter that field for your
own pleasure and profit. We hope it will provide a starting point from
which you will go on and on in a search for Masonic light. Your efforts
will be richly rewarded.
(The Master Mason,
Grand Lodge of Indiana
text from pages 2,3,4)
Since Grand Lodges stress the importance of a Masonic education,
and they recommend reading Masonic publications as the most effective
means, we will take a look at Masonic literature and expose some of
"the deeper things of the craft." Beginning with
Grand Lodge documents, we will establish the connections between
Freemasonry and Lucifer. The Mason who reads Masonic literature
could uncover the connections as easily as we have.
We do not recommend discussing the connections between Satanism
and Freemasonry with a Mason, in an attempt to lead him from the
lodge. You will not be given a good hearing. The
conversation will likely end before you have documented the
connections. Most Masons are not aware of the connection
and will be offended by your approach. We present this
material here, that you might know that this is a spiritual battle.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand
against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and
blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the
powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in
the heavenly realms. (Ephesians
Having said that, we know that Masons will find this page and be
offended by it. We fully believe that it is of little
significance that we offend them with the truth. What is of major
significance is that they continue to offend God by practicing
Freemasonry. Most Masons who read the information presented here
will not admit that it is true. Some will send us Email telling us
that we don't know what we are talking about. If that were true,
how could we provide the source documents for the quotes which follow to
verify our claims?
We make the following offer to Masons: If any
of you can find any significant error in the material which follows, we
will remove the entire web site from the internet. In order
to "claim the prize," you must PROVE a significant error.
Simply stating that we are wrong, when we have provided the evidence,
(the source documents are downloadable) will only make you
look foolish. After you have considered the evidence, and you
can't prove it wrong, we suggest you ask yourself a few questions:
- When I stand before Jesus Christ on judgment day, will He believe
that I was not aware of the connections between Freemasonry and
- Can a Christian knowingly remain a member of an organization which
lifts up Lucifer, without denying Jesus Christ? What will
Jesus say? Who else's opinion is going to matter?
You might ponder Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 10:32-33, 1
Corinthians 10:20-22, 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1, 1 John
1:5-2:6, 1 John 4:4-6 and 2 John 9. It is your soul which is on
Establishing the connection from the Grand
Lodges to Lucifer
Grand Lodges are the authorities of Freemasonry. Grand Lodges
recommend that Masons read Masonic literature that they might realize all
that Freemasonry holds for them. While encouraging the membership to
study, Masonic leadership knows that the majority will not. The man
who does begin to study Masonic literature might begin by reading his
Masonic Monitor. A statement contained in the Indiana
Monitor and Freemason's Guide recommends a Masonic book
known as The Builders, with the words:
WHEN IS A MAN A MASON? The following was written by Brother Dr.
Joseph Fort Newton, as the closing paragraph of his widely read book
“The Builders.” It bids fair to become a Masonic classic. . . . (Indiana
Monitor and Freemason's Guide, page 172)
The Builders is an especially good book with
which to start a study of Freemasonry. Henry Wilson Coil stated that
The Builders was written at the express request
of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. Coil states that the book is in
widespread use among Masons. He wrote:
Dr. Newton was an active Freemason and lectured widely to lodges in
Iowa, delivering especially a lecture called The Men’s
House. At the request of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, he wrote
The Builders, a copy of which was presented to
every candidate raised in that State. It has also become one of the most
widely read Masonic books of modern times. It has been translated into
several foreign languages and, after the first edition in 1914, it
appeared in editions as follows: 1915, 1916, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, and
1926. A revised edition was published in 1930, 1945, and 1946, and a
revised and enlarged edition was issued in 1951 (315 pages), . . .
(Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia,
The book is currently available from Masonic sources. The
publisher described the book in a recent catalog as "The outstanding
classic in Masonic literature of all times. Many Grand Lodges
present a copy to each newly raised Mason."
On page 57 of the builders, in the chapter entitled The
Secret Doctrine, and continuing through page 59, is a
glowing tribute to Arthur Edward Waite. It contains the following:
Perhaps the greatest student in this field of esoteric teaching and
method, certainly the greatest now living is Arthur Edward Waite, to
whom it is a pleasure to pay tribute.
(The Builders, page 57)
Speaking of Waite's books, Newton wrote:
And the result is a series of volumes noble in form, united in aim,
unique in wealth of revealing beauty, and of unequalled worth. Beginning
as far back as 1886, Waite issued his study of the Mysteries
of Magic, a digest of the writings of Eliphas Levi, to
whom Albert Pike was more indebted than he let us know.
(The Builders, page 59)
The Mysteries of Magic contains the following
on page 428:
What is more absurd and more impious than to attribute the name of
Lucifer to the devil, that is, to personified evil, The
intellectual Lucifer is
the spirit of intelligence and love; it is the Paraclete, it is
the Holy Spirit, while the physical Lucifer is the great agent of
To personify evil and exalt it into an intelligence which is the rival
of God, into a being which can understand but love no more-this is a
monstrous fiction. To believe that God permits this evil intelligence to
deceive and destroy his feeble creatures is to make God more wicked than
the devil. By depriving the devil of the possibility of love and
repentance, God forces him to do evil. Moreover a spirit of error and
falsehood can only be a folly which thinks, nor does it deserve indeed
the name of spirit. The devil is God’s
antithesis, and if we define God as He who is we must define His
opposite as he who is not.
(The Mysteries of
Magic, page 428)
Masonic literature, such as this work of Eliphas Levi and Arthur Edward
Waite, often does not contain what Christians would consider a
conventional understanding of Lucifer, or the devil. This work
declares Lucifer to be God, if we view the statements from the perspective
of someone who believes in the Trinity. Levi and Waite have
blasphemed the Holy Spirit. The Reverend Dr. Joseph Fort Newton has
commended them for it. Notice that they claim also that the
devil does not exist. Masonic literature does not embrace a
conventional understanding of Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, or Satan.
We have linked the Grand Lodges of Iowa and
Indiana to a book which clearly states that Lucifer is the Holy Spirit.
Notice the path here. It does not involve the "higher
degrees" of Freemasonry.
- The path begins with the Grand Lodges, which promote The
- The Builders points to The
Mysteries of Magic, which states that Lucifer is God.
The path from the Grand Lodges to Luciferianism and/or Satanism is
Many Freemasons would dispute the fact that Freemasonry is Satanic,
claiming that Lucifer is not Satan, or the devil. They often point
out that the Roman name, Lucifer, appears in the KJV translation of Isaiah
14:12. The original text is Hebrew and does not contain the Roman
name, Lucifer. That is true. We have heard this defense
from so many Freemasons that it seems obvious that the argument is being
taught within the Masonic system, as a defense of Masonic literature which
lifts up Lucifer. Some Masons we have debated have considered
Lucifer to be one of the "good guys." Obviously,
Levi, Waite and Pike thought so. Pike wrote on page 321
of Morals and Dogma that, "Lucifer is the
Light Bearer." Freemasonry is said to be a search after light.
Grand Lodges cannot directly tell Freemasons that Lucifer is God
without scaring a lot of them off before they are sufficiently ensnared.
Grand Lodges obviously want their members to find this material, yet they
also want to be able to claim, "We have never taught any such
thing." When the documentation is on the table, such denials
are seen to be just another Masonic lie.
Masons should ask themselves why they would remain a member of an
organization which promotes literature which declares Lucifer to be God?
What impact does this have on the church?
The Bible states:
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ,
hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both
the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this
doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2
By allowing Masons to be members of the congregation, the other members
have a share in the evil work of Freemasonry. Satan is served and he
has a legitimate charge to bring against the church. Freemasonry is a
malignant growth which Jesus does not want in His church. The seven
letters to the churches in the book of Revelation reveal that God will
hold the church responsible not only for what it does, but also for what
it tolerates. Did you ever wonder why you are not seeing revival?
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Fort Newton, the man whose book pointed to The
Mysteries of Magic, was both a Mason and the pastor of a
church. The Mysteries of Magic declares
that Lucifer is God. Newton declared the words in the works of
Arthur Edward Waite to be "noble in form, united in aim, unique in
wealth of revealing beauty, and of unequalled worth."
Newton knew enough about Masonic literature to know that Albert Pike had
borrowed from the writings of Eliphas Levi when he wrote Morals
and Dogma. That fact demonstrates that Newton knew the
literature well. One of Waite's books contains four pages of
instructions to conjure Lucifer. We will not be placing that on the
site, as we would not want to enable anyone to try it. With
Masons, you never know how far into the pit they are leaning. Who
can tell which member of your congregation they will ensnare next?
Who is to stop them from going after your brother, your son, or your
grandson? Fortunately, it is much easier to keep a man out of the
lodge by talking to him before he joins than it is to get him out once
they have him ensnared. If men know the truth about Freemasonry,
they usually won't join the lodge.
The Reverend Dr. Newton obviously knew that Freemasonry was
incompatible with Christianity, yet we sincerely doubt that he would have
admitted that he was not a genuine Christian. If he were really a
Christian, why would he have praised the works of Levi and Waite?
You should not expect any Mason who is standing in the pulpit to admit
that he is a phony. But if he won't repent and renounce Freemasonry
when confronted with the facts, can he be the genuine article?
Is your pastor a Mason? If so, part of his "ministry"
is to maintain that a man can be both a Christian and a Mason. Are
you contributing to his salary, or otherwise funding his
"ministry?" That is the most effective way to say Godspeed
to him. Don't share in his evil deeds. Feed the poor instead.
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