Last week, I began quoting from Masonic Sources and will continue that today. Please refer back tot he last article or request any articles at no charge. Your name will not be put on a list. There is no obligation and no follow-up from us.
Remember quotes are from "Morals and Dogma" unless otherwise specified.
The word Baalim, is defined as "false god or idol" and the Masonic author has included the God of the Christian in that category. (quoted in last article)
THE SOURCE OF ALL GOOD:
"Everything good in nature comes from OSIRIS - order, harmony and the favorable temperature of the seasons and celestial periods." (page 476)
MASONRY CONCEALS ITS TRUTHS:
"Masonry, like all religions, all the Mysteries, Hermetricism and Alchemy, CONCEALS its secret from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be mislead; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it." (pages 104-105)
THE BLUE LODGE TO BE DECEIVED:
"The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them, but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them." (page 819)
WORSHIPFUL MASTER THE SHOURCE OF LIGHT:
"Worshipful Master: The Head and Chief of the Lodge, the source of Light, of Knowledge and Instruction in Masonry. He personifies the Sublime Art of Masonry and is the Spokesman thereof." (Arthur Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1970 page xxiv)
OBEDIENCE THE FIRST RULE:
"The first duty of every Mason is to obey the Mandate of the Master...The order must at once be obeyed; its character and its consequences may be matters of subsequent inquiry. The Masonic rule of obedience is like the nautical, Imperative: "Obey orders, enen if you break owners"." (Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert Mackey, page 525.