Is it biblically correct or ok for Christians to be Eastern Stars or Free Masons?


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
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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