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First question: Mormons can be Masons, and in fact many early leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were Masons. In the early days of restoration, political control of the local Masonic lodge was part of the contention between Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois and their neighbors. The political role that Masonry played at that time ...


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The Roman Catholic Church has offered the most persistent opposition to Freemasonry. The Church has prohibited its members from being Freemasons since 1738. Since then the Church made it clear that membership in Masonic associations will lead to excommunication. The Catholic Church accuses that the Free Masons incorporate Deism and Naturalism as part of ...


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I want to preface this by saying that I have never been a Freemason, and this answer, necessarily will include items that are likely to be disputed by those within Freemasonry. This can't be avoided if I'm to answer the actual question. The question is "Why do Evangelicals consider it to be incompatible". It's not asking if it really is, just why they ...


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There are more than one LDS Temple covenants. These include: Baptism (for the dead) Endowment (including washing and anointing on first visit) Confirmation Ordination to higher offices of the priesthood (and ordination to Elder on behalf of the dead) Marriage and eternal family sealings I'm assuming you're referring to the endowment covenant. From ...


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How is Freemasonry related to Christianity? Freemasonry is promotes indifferentism. Indifferentism is the heretical belief that all religions are equally legitimate attempts to explain the truth about God which, but for the truth of His existence, are unexplainable. Such a view makes all truths relative and holds that God can be equally pleased with ...


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Catholics (and all Christians and people of goodwill) are called to do what is right in all circumstances and follow the dictates of a well formed conscience so there are a few serious problems with Free Masonry, most of which can be said of any secret society. A group that promises a deeper unfolding of a mystery as you progress through the ranks means ...


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Short answer: It depends on the Mormon. The Church has no official view on other organizations except for what is contained in the eleventh Article of Faith: "We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may." ...


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There are many ways to approach this one. For sake of brevity: 1) The Biblical idea of a society is the People of God (in the OT the Israelites; in the NT the Church). It seems, from this point of view, to be superfluous and "off-topic" to join another society when you are indeed a member of the Church. Such societies often bind believers with ...



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