Fact A Day

Fact a Day: July 25th

The Facts on The Masonic Lodge (Harvest House, 1989), p. 20


Should the Masonic Lodge be identified as a religion if it does not choose to identify itself as a religion?

  Here is what is at stake. All Christians believe that there is only one true religion—biblical Christianity. Therefore, all other religions must be false. After all, the Bible declares, “Salvation is found in no one else [other than Jesus Christ], for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time” (1 Timothy 2:5, 6). If the words in these verses are true, and if Masonry is another religion—and according to Mackey and Coil it meets the requirements of Webster’s primary definitions of religion—then Christianity is the true religion and Freemasonry must be considered another religion and therefore a false religion. Some people attempt to avoid this conclusion by saying that Freemasonry is not a religion—it is just “religious.” But it would be just as sensible to say that a man has no power but is powerful; or he has no courage, but is courageous; or he has no wealth, but is wealthy; or he has no patience, but is patient; or he has no intellect, but is intellectual; or that he has no honor, but is honorable.