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Review Of Argumentative Essay On Freemason

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Handwerk reported in 2009 that there were fifty-one Freemason lodges in the
United States. That means every state and the District of Columbia has one. One does not need to be wrapped up in the embrace of conspiracies to have heard about the organization known as Freemasons, even if one does not realize it. The Freemasonry symbols are everywhere, but they are not completely Masonic in origin. While the exact time for the beginning of Freemasonry is unknown, many all agree that 1717 was the starting point for this cult, as one may call it. Solid records hold true to show that after four lodges met in London forming the first Grand Lodge of England, therefore beginning the brotherhood of the Freemasons. Mason scholars claim that thirty
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Not all who join the Freemason belief are not Christians; however, to join the so called “cult,” one must accept the existence of a Supreme Being including other religions than just Christianity’s God. The major contrast of Christianity and Freemasonry is in that Freemasons believe one gets to Heaven through good works; whereas Christianity believes Jesus is the way to Heaven (compelling truth.org). Adding to the Masonic teaching, Jesus is only one of the spiritual beings, which counteracts the Christian belief, in John 3:16, John 14:6,…show more content…
Education is considered important by the Freemasons. They use three forms, which are as follow: Ritual, Lectures, and Masonic Literature (emfj.org). Early in the seventeenth century, the operative Masonic lodges in Britain began to admit members who were not craftsmen as "accepted" Masons. The practice resulted in the fundamental change from an operative craft guild to a speculative school of philosophy. The continuation of the Masonic organization while related organizations were dying out in Britain and on the Continent is of some importance. The first Grand Lodge which had it's origin in London in 1717, adopted a constitution defining it's powers and it's relations with subordinate lodges and individual Masons. The constitution was drafted by Grand Master George Payne in 1720, and adopted by the Grand Lodge in 1721. It was revised by the Reverend James Anderson, and printed in the book form as Anderson's Constitutions in 1723. The principles of representative government and majority rule were adopted in the following
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