I maintain that the Masonic Craft is Christian.

The Catholic Answers

It is not. Bro. T. J. Lawrence, in his book, “Freemasonry,” 1925, p. 58, says: “Masonry does not even require a profession of Christianity. It freely admits Jews, Mohammedans, and others who reject Christian doctrine.” Dr. Fort Newton, in “Brothers and Builders,” says that, like everything else in Masonry, the Bible is a symbol of God’s perpetual revelation, which God is still making through the Old Testament, the Koran, the Vedas, etc.” That is_the end of the Bible in the Christian sense. In the same book he writes that Masonry is not a religion, but the religion, and that Masons pursue the universal religion. That is the end of Christianty as the universal religion. It is because of its un-Christian character that the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, in 1927, made abstention from the Lodge a condition of its own membership. In the same year the Wesleyan Conference in England declared that the Christian message “is wholly incompatible with the claims of Freemasons.” Even General Booth, shortly before he died, addressed a letter to every Officer of the Salvation Army saying: “No language of mine could be too strong in condemning any Officer’s affiliation with any society which shuts Him outside its Temples; and which in its religious ceremonies gives neither Him nor His name any place. The place where Jesus Christ is not allowed is no place for any Salvation Army Officer.”

Radio Replies Volume 1 by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble MSC and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty