FREEMASONRY IS ALL ABOUT
BROTHERLY LOVE, RELIEF AND TRUTH.
by Omary Juma Mbwana
(Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)
Omary Juma Mbwana - Freemason
It started as a curiosity to me. I've been hearing a lot of myths about FREEMASONS. That they were A MYSTICAL, SECRET SOCIETY. That when you reach the highest degree, you are required to spit on the cross, step on it and curse JESUS CHRIST.
This curiosity emboldened me to SEEK THE TRUTH ABOUT FREEMASONRY although, I vowed to myself that NOTHING CAN CHANGE MY BELIEF IN THE CATHOLIC RELIGION AND JESUS CHRIST, AS SAVIOR AND REDEEMER OF THE WORLD. THAT HE DIED FOR ALL OF US TO REDEEM US FROM OUR ORIGINAL SIN. THAT THE MYSTERY OF THE BLESSED TRINITY EXIST AND THAT THE SOUL IS IMMORTAL (WILL NEVER DIE).
I like Freemasonry because the Holy Bible is the centerpiece of the lodge. It complements my Christian faith.
Without the influence and leadership of the Holy Spirit, it is impossible to follow its teachings.
It requires something beyond what is in your nature as a human being. If you are not a Christian, it would make you want to become one, because that is the only way you can walk the walk Freemasonry puts before you.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Omary.
I would like to point out one thing, though.
Although you are a Christian, and it is true that most Freemasons are of the Christian faith, Freemasonry is not strictly a Christian-only fraternity.
Freemasonry embraces all men within all the major religions. Freemasonry is about living as God (the Supreme Being, the Great Architect of the Universe) wants us to live.
Freemasonry attempts to bring men from all religions together in a peaceful and harmonious manner.
The Holy Bible rests on most altars around the world, however, in lodges with Freemasons of other major faiths, you may see not only the Holy Bible upon the altar, but a Jewish Bible as well as the Holy Scriptures of men of other faiths.
The reason for this is that while a man's personal religion and a belief in a higher power are necessary in order to become a Freemason, Freemasonry does not seek to divide men by their personal religious beliefs, but rather, to bring them together as men, in universal brotherhood with one another.