The Shriners; Can They Be Christians?

How could those fun-loving, charitable people wearing a fez and driving small cars in a parade be anything but real honest, altruistic people you may ask? Can a Shriner be a Christian? No says Dr. Tom Hudson an ex-Master Mason and Shriner: “A candidate does not take his oath on a Bible, only on the Koran. In fact, the entire Shrine ritual is Islamic, and a man cannot be a Christian and a Shriner”. He goes on and writes: “The fact remains, based on my personal story, that a Mason cannot be a Christian. It is impossible. The Master Mason (I was one) attains eternal life when he completes his Third Degree and becomes “A Christ” when he completes his Holy Arch Degree. The Shriner-without any doubt or hesitation – converts to Islam when he takes his Mystic Shrine oath. Not kidding.”

So what is the “Shriners Oath”? ETERNAL LIFE!?

”Candidates for induction into the Shriners are greeted by a High Priest, who says:

“By the existence of Allah and the creed of Mohammed; by the legendary sanctity of our Tabernacle at Mecca, we greet you.”

The inductees then swear on the Bible and the Koran, in the name of Mohammed, and invoke Masonry’s usual gruesome penalties upon themselves:

“I do hereby, upon this Bible, and on the mysterious legend of the Koran, and its dedication to the Mohammedan faith, promise and swear and vow … that I will never reveal any secret part or portion whatsoever of the ceremonies … and now upon this sacred book, by the sincerity of a Moslem’s oath I here register this irrevocable vow … in willful violation whereof may I incur the fearful penalty of having my eyeballs pierced to the center with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed and I be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah, the god of Arab, Moslem and Mohammedan, the god of our fathers, support me to the entire fulfillment of the same. Amen. Amen. Amen.” *

With this oath, Christians swear on the Koran, and declare Allah to be “the god of our fathers.” From the perspective of Christianity and Islam alike, Shriners take the name of God in vain, and mock both faiths.”

Here is a testimony of a past member of the Shriners, that explain the bizarre and anti-Christian rituals that they perform written by William J. Schnoebelen:

Click to access Shriner-1.pdf

Does this all sound Christian to you?

Video – On this 2-minute interview with a Shriner at the Southeastern Shriner’s Convention in Chattanooga, TN the summer of 2007, this Shriner not only confesses that He is Lucifer, but he also adds that Lucifer is “Pure, Virtuous, Wholesome and Innocent!” Google Video Although they still confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and claim to be “born again,” these men declare that Lucifer is “good!”

Matthew 7: 21-23 (NASB)
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

God Bless

Brian Mason

*Excerpt from The Origins and Influence of Masonry
by Lee Penn, SCP Journal Vol. 25:2-25:3 2001
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