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General Category => Free masonry => Topic started by: Psalm 51:17 on June 06, 2012, 01:18:16 pm



Title: Southern Baptist Convention's statement on softening their stance on Freemasonry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 06, 2012, 01:18:16 pm
Disclaimer: This site ministry is a 501c3, and uses other false versions. But nonetheless the facts they post here over what the SBC did is really alarming...

http://www.ephesians5-11.org/impact.htm
(story at bottom of page)

The worst case scenario has come to pass
within the Southern Baptist Convention


In 1992-1993, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) investigated Freemasonry and published A Study of Freemasonry and issued a A Report on Freemasonry which contained the following recommendation:

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In light of the fact that many tenets and teachings of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, while others are compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, we therefore recommend that consistent with our denominationís deep convictions regarding the priesthood of the believer and the autonomy of the local church, membership in a Masonic Order be a matter of personal conscience. Therefore, we exhort Southern Baptists to prayerfully and carefully evaluate Freemasonry in light of the Lordship of Christ, the teachings of the Scripture, and the findings of this report, as led by the Holy Spirit of God.

The study and report were produced by the Home Mission Board (HMB) of the SBC.   The trustees of the HMB (about 80 people)  were notified in writing of the existence of a Masonic savior prior to reviewing A Report on Freemasonry which contained the recommendation that membership be only a matter of personal conscience.   Even though they had direct evidence that Freemasonry has a secret savior, the trustees voted to approve the heretical position.   The report was carried before the entire convention in 1993 and approved by the messengers from the various churches.  At that point, the Southern Baptist Convention, as a denomination, voted to continue to allow Freemasons to use the churches as a cover while they meet in secret in the lodge to teach salvation on the basis of imitating Hiram Abiff.  Since that time, the Home Mission Board has been renamed the North American Mission Board.  The NAMB distributed the report issued by the HMB after the name change.  Additional evidence of the intentional dishonesty by leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention came to light in 2001.  Supporting Masonic documents which were "quoted" in  A Report on Freemasonry were obtained by Ephesians 5:11, Inc..  The report contains intentional misquotes of these Masonic documents which demonstrate collusion, and/or intentional dishonesty.  The details are revealed in The Myth of the Christian Lodge.  Source documents are available.  The false report with the officially sanctioned misquotes can be found on the NAMB website.  Godly people do not put forth intentional falsehood.  Once falsehood is identified, they do not continue to embrace it.

Most of the churches within the convention have embraced the position and continue to allow Masons to be not only members, but pastors, deacons and teachers within the congregations.  A relatively small number have taken issue with the study and report and have taken a position against Freemasonry.  Some exclude Freemasons from membership.  Others exclude them from leadership, as if it is acceptable for the membership to meet in the lodges and take part in ritual which teaches salvation on the basis of another savior.

Northside Baptist Church, in Indianapolis, is a representative SBC congregation which has decided to condone and even defend Freemasonry.  They have done so, even though they have seen evidence which substantiates the existence of a Masonic savior.  Leadership has examined copies of Masonic Monitors, including the Kentucky Monitor which states that Jesus is a savior for Christians, while Hiram Abif is a savior for Masons.  The congregation has received multiple mailings over time which documented the facts.  Our tract, Should we ignore their secret savior to maintain unity in the church? was provided to those on the church mailing list.  In addition, Xerox copies of Grand Lodge documents which documented the existence of a Masonic savior, Hiram Abif were provided.  A final letter was published in the Ephesians 5:11, Inc.  newsletter and mailed to them during September, 1999.  A copy of the newsletter with supporting documents which substantiate the Luciferian nature of Freemasonry and the existence of the Masonic savior may be download in PDF form.  Permission is given to duplicate the document.