Some of the most influential American leaders are known to have been Freemasons including John Hancock, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. How should Christians view Freemasonry? Is it only a charitable fraternal foundation that does good works, or do the good works and noble goals of Freemasonry serve as a cloak to mask a corrupt philosophy that leads its adherents in to spiritual darkness and deception? In this sermon, Rod Reynolds provides an assessment of Freemasonry from the perspective of the Bible.
“An Assessment of Freemasonry” by Messenger Church of God released under a Creative Commons [CC BY-ND 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/)]License:
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