The Godhead – Jesus Christ

 

 

Jesus Christ is just one Messiah among many, and one of the Great Teachers of Morality, and Eminent Reformers

 

 

 

Freemasonry denies the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Masonic writer Rex Hutchens wrote: “The purpose of teaching the concept of a Messiah in Freemasonry is to point out its near universality in the well–developed religions of the ancient world. We see references to Dionysius of the Greeks, Sosiosch of the Persians, Krishna of the Hindus, Osiris of the Egyptians, Jesus of the Christians. The purpose of these varying cultures’ messiahs was to find in human form a source of intercession with Deity; in particular one who, as a human, had been tempted and suffered the daily pangs of life and so could be expected to possess a particular sympathy and understanding; in a word, the messiahs expressed hope’ (Rex R. Hutchens, A Bridge to Light, Washington D.C.: The Supreme Council, 1988, pages 112-113). Albert Pike, another Masonic writer, has affirmed that Masonry ‘reverences all the great reformers. It sees in Moses, the Lawgiver of the Jews, in Confucius and Zoroaster, in Jesus of Nazareth, and in the Arabian Iconoclast, Great Teachers of Morality, and Eminent Reformers, if no more…’ (Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, page 525), and that ‘Divine or human, inspired or only a reformed Essene, it must be agreed that His [Jesus’] teachings are far nobler, far purer, far less alloyed with error and imperfection, far less of the earth earthly, than those of Socrates, Plato, Seneca, or Mahomet, or any other of the great moralists and Reformers of the world.’ (Ibid., page 719)

 

Confutation

 

One day Jesus asked His disciples this question: ‘Who do you say that I am?’ and Simon Peter answered and said: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16 – NKJV). The term Christ derives from the Greek Christos which means ‘the Anointed One;’ the equivalent Hebrew word is Mashiach, from which the English term Messiah comes. Jesus commended Peter, saying: “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, by My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 16:17 – NKJV). Therefore, Jesus is the Christ or Messiah. He is not a Messiah, but the Messiah in whom the prophetic Scriptures were fulfilled in the fullness of the time. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, who wrote down the story of Jesus of Nazareth, clearly confirm that Jesus is the Messiah. For in Jesus of Nazareth were fulfilled the predictions concerning the Messiah contained in the Scriptures of the Old Testament. Let me tell you just some of these predictions concerning the Messiah which were fulfilled in Jesus. The Messiah would be born of a virgin, and Jesus was born of a virgin. The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, the city of David, and Jesus was born in that city. The Messiah would be anointed with the Holy Spirit, and Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit immediately after He was baptized in water. The Messiah would live a blameless life, and Jesus lived a blameless life for He knew no sin. The Messiah would be despised and hated by men, and Jesus was despised and hated by men without a cause. The Messiah would speak to the people in parables, and Jesus spoke in parables. The Messiah would heal the sick, and Jesus healed many sick people. The Messiah would be bruised for our iniquities, and Jesus was crucified for our sins. The Messiah would be raised from the dead, and Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to His disciples. In the light of what the Scripture teaches, therefore, anyone who denies that Jesus of Nazareth is the only Messiah sent by God in this world is an antichrist. Beware of him, he is a liar and deceiver of minds.

Neither is Jesus just one of the great teachers of morality, for He is the Teacher. His teachings cannot be compared with the teachings of Buddha, or Confucius or Zoroaster for they are truth while the teachings of these so called teachers of morality are full of lies. Jesus has no equal. No man ever spoke like Him. Not even Moses and Solomon and the prophets (who spoke from God) spoke like Him, for Jesus is the man sent by God in this world to teach things kept secret from the foundation of the world and to save men. Yes, to save men. How? Through His atoning sacrifice, for Jesus died on the cross for our sins, so that whoever believes in Him should obtain remission of sins and eternal life. Therefore, Jesus is not only the Teacher, but also the Saviour of the world. Can Buddha or Confucius or Zoroaster save men? Of course not, for they were sinners, men who walked in darkness. But Jesus can save men, for He was born sinless (in that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit) and He lived a sinless life, so He could bear our sins in His own body. He is the way, not a way, no one comes to the Father except through Him. In other words, man can be reconciled to God only through faith in Him, there is no other way. I could continue to speak of the uniqueness of Jesus of Nazareth, but I stop here.

I conclude by saying this: beware of Freemasonry for it contradicts the truth and leads to perdition.

 

 

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