This entry was originally written and posted in Life with Lynnie (LwL) on blog.com, rather than here on blogspot.com, due to the problems I had posting any entry, here. Now that blogger has this site working properly again, I thought I would copy and repost here, to save you from having to back and forth between sites.
I’ve written previously on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about my dad. Chances are you’re not aware that today is the 24th anniversary of his death.
While I never had a great relationship with my dad, I still loved him. And, miss him.
The worst part isn’t that I don’t see him, now. The thing that hurts me most, is that I will probably never, ever see him, again.
My parents considered themselves Christian. But, I don’t recall them ever reading the Bible, nor teaching us anything contained in it.
Of course, any time they heard anyone talk about being born-again, they considered them to be holy rollers.
I have read/studied the Bible for many years now, and can only presume that they never read the book of John, in the New Testament. Had they done so, they would have read that in order to spend eternity in heaven with God, a person must be born-again!
It gets worse. Some of my dad’s friends and even a relative urged him to join them in becoming a member of the Freemasons. He did.
Here is a Youtube video that is quite lengthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7cF2uKDb_I&feature=player_embedded . Watching, it made me think that since their enrollment of younger men is declining, they created this in an effort to attract new members. By misleading people.
Anyone who has a good understanding of God’s Word, knows that it isn’t fitting for a Christian to be a ‘Mason‘. And, it’s not just because it’s been said to have connections with the occult. Yes, they use satanic and anti-Christian symbols, in their lodges.
Speakers came across like it is just a fraternity of men (and even women, now) who want to attract those who are spiritually searching. Those who are good men, only. Of course the Bible tells us that there is only one that is good, and that is God; not man.
Members used words like enlightenment, rituals and claimed that those who who wanted to contact their inner selves, by learning the continuity of ages, that helped develop human knowledge, would benefit.
All anti-Biblical. Those ideas relate to trying to change themselves into being their own gods. Similar in thinking to the new-age movement, that is not true Christianity.
Providers spoke like it was a group of Godly people, who created their lodges to resemble Solomon’s Temple, complete with an altar. They claimed that all religions are welcome as members, whether Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and more. To worship god, as the membership understands.
The last video comment proves my point. The commentor said, “We’re here to fit ourselves as living stones in that spiritual building that house not made with hands eternal in the heavens.”
Anyone who is a true Bible-believing Christian, knows that all rivers do not lead to God; neither does all religions.
John 14:6 tells us, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Did you get that? NO MAN comes to the Father, except through Jesus Christ!
Many Bible verses support what Jesus said. Due to space limitations, I cannot post them all. Still, God was clear in His Word.
Unfortunately, this means that I may/may not ever see my dad, again. Depending upon whether he was truly saved or not, and whether or not he took seriously and worshipped as the Freemasons encouraged.
Only God knows, for sure.
Until next time…
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