The Masonic View of God
It has been said, that the first sign of heresy starts with how one
defines the nature of God. If one defines God outside of the Biblical
context, than such a definition is considered heretical from a Christian
How does Freemasonry define God?
Monotheism is the sole dogma of
Freemasonry. Belief in one God is required of every initiate, but his
conception of the Supreme Being is left to his own interpretation.
Freemasonry is not concerned with theological distinctions. This is
the basis of our universality.
Grand Lodge of Indiana, Indiana Monitor &
Freemason's Guide, 1993 Edition, page 41
Therefore, if a Mason's concept of God is left to his own
interpretation, than as far as Freemasonry is concern, it doesn't matter
what or who its members believe in just as long as they believe that He,
or it, is one in the same, which again is the basis of Masonic
So, for example, if a Muslim Mason's view of God comes from the Koran
and a Christian Mason's view of God comes from the Bible, it's okay
because they are still worshiping the same God. If the Koran teaches
that God has no Son, and the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the Son
of God, then it stands to reason that it is impossible for both of them
to be worshiping the same God. Yet, Freemasonry would have them believe
that they do.
More importantly, is the Masonic concept of God consistent with the
Bible according to the following passages of Scripture?
You will find that the answer is no, because while the Bible does
teach that there is only one God, it teaches that this one God is triune
and made up of three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son
(Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit.
The God of the Bible is a jealous God and rightfully doesn't want us
to worship any other god, nor does He want to be worshipped in addition
to other gods (Deuteronomy
32:16). Therefore, Freemasonry is teaching heresy about the nature
The Dual Meaning of Letter "G" in the Masonic Symbol
"My Brother, we are now in a place representing the Middle
Chamber of King Solomon's Temple. Behold the letter
"G" suspended in the East! It is the initial of
Geometry, the first and noblest of sciences, and the basis on which
the superstructure of Freemasonry is erected. By Geometry we may
curiously trace Nature through her various windings to her most
concealed recesses; by it we discover the power, wisdom and
goodness of the Grand Artificer of the Universe, and view with delight
the proportions which compose the vast machine; by it we
discover how the planets move in their respective orbits, and
demonstrate their various revolutions; by it we count for the
return of the seasons, and the variety of scenes which each season
displays to the discerning eye. Numberless worlds are around us,
all framed by the same Divine Artist, which roll through the vast
expanse, and are all conducted by the same unerring law of
Nature. The letter G to which your attention was directed on
your passage hither, has a still greater and more significant
meaning. It is the initial and sacred name of God, before whom
all Masons, from the youngest Entered Apprentice who stands in the
Northeast corner of the Lodge, to the Worshipful master who resides in
the East, should most humbly, reverently, and devoutly bow."
- Pages 18 & 19, Fellow Craft Degree, State
of Nevada Ritual, Circa 1986
"You have learned that Freemasonry calls God, 'The Great
Architect of the Universe" (G.A.O.T.U.). This is the Freemason's
special name for God, because he is universal. He belongs to all men
regardless of their religious persuasion. All wise men acknowledge His
authority. In his private devotions a Mason will pray to Jehovah,
Mohammed, Allah, Jesus or the Deity of his choice. In a Masonic Lodge,
however, the Mason will find the name of his Deity within the
- Page 6, The Craft and Its
Symbols by Allen E. Roberts
Masonic Worship - A Canopy Deity
lodge, a Mason may offer his devotions to the Deity he reveres using the
title Great Architect of the Universe, no matter what name he may use in
his private religious worship.
Thus Freemasons worship the Great Architect of the Universe – a
symbol of Deity as named and worshiped in all lodges.
Could a Christian worship a symbol which is supposed to represent a
"generic" God in order to satisfy any Mason's God including
but not limited to Baal, Allah, Ra, Buddha, Jehovah, Vishnu, Lucifer and
Krishna, as well as worship Jesus Christ, and actually be worshipping
only the God of the Bible?
What Freemasonry fails to acknowledge is the fact that the most
common theme throughout Scripture is some form of idolatry. We know from
Scripture-and from common sense-that every person believes something,
everyone worships something or someone. As we study the Bible, we not
only learn about truth, we are given much insight into non-truth, and
into the false systems of belief that people create for themselves in
rebellion against the revelation of God. Freemasonry is such a system.
The question to ask is what insight does any given passage of Scripture
offer concerning the non-biblical world views, beliefs, values, and
practices of, not only Freemasonry, but of our entire pluralistic,