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Because there are a variety of denominational positions on Masonic activities, I would say that it would be difficult to generalize among all Christians with respect to the permissibility or impermissibility of participating in them. However, by my understanding, there are multiple denominations that formally regard membership or participation in Masonic activities as incompatible with their denominational beliefs. These denominations include: Assemblies of God Church of the Brethren Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Lutheran Synod Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Orthodox Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church in America Roman Catholicism The Society of Friends (Quakers) Objections raised against Freemasonry have included the following: It is a separate religion. It involves and promotes idolatry. It promotes universalism (the belief that all humans will be saved). It promotes a works-based view of salvation. Its secrecy is antithetical to Christian fellowship. It promotes a false claim about the name of God. It omits the name of Jesus when citing Biblical texts in its rituals. It promotes pagan and occultic texts and doctrines.
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