This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Masonry in the Church?

‘Freemasonry is Satan’s Trojan horse, and it is in the Church of our day; and all too often people won’t listen to the warnings which are being sounded’.   Pierce Dodson, Baptist Pastor.


Masons Pay Tribute to Billy Graham

Billy Graham & wife Ruth receiving medal from 33° Freemason Newt Gingrich & 33° Freemason StormThurmond. Check here, &  here.

In an interview with ecumenical & Freemason TV evangelist Robert Schuller (May 31, 1997), Billy Graham responding to Schuller’s question about the future of Christianity, said : “God’s purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that’s what God is doing today, He’s calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non-believing world. They are members of the Body of Christ because they’ve been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don’t have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they’re going to be with us in heaven.

“I’ve found that my beliefs are essentially the same as those of orthodox Roman Catholics.”  Billy Graham, McCall’s Magazine, Jan. 1978

Graham meeting Pope John Paul II

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6.)

Billy Graham (video), Robert Schuller, James Dobson, as well as Rick Warren are publicly friends with many Masons.  For more information about Billy Graham check  here.  Some may say there isn’t  enough proof that these men are masons, we are NOT trying to proof they are, but just saying there is enough evidence that all of them are ecumenical and good friends of Freemasons. Please pray for Billy Graham and all these men. God died on the cross for all mankind for ‘all have sinned’. Pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will turn them from error or from falling away, into the everlasting life that only Jesus the Son of the Living God can give.

Masons believe that Christians, Jew and Muslims, worship the same God but with different names. They also believe their light comes from their lodges, but for a true Christian only Jesus Christ is their LIGHT (Ephesians 5:14).

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

“The true Mason is not creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in temple, mosque or cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth.”  – The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall, 33rd, degree mason. Page 65, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co. Richmond, Va., 1976.

Masons are Gnostics.  Gnostic derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning “to know.” The term “gnosticism” refers to a movement in the 2nd century, a heretic movement that  threatened the early church. Gnosticism claims hidden knowledge (esoteric knowledge) leads to salvation, that world (matter) is evil and that only the spirit is good, for that reason Jesus couldn’t be Divine.  Gnostics were divided on Jesus. – One view held that he only appeared to have human form but that he was actually spirit only. – The other view (the most common ) contended that his divine spirit came upon his human body at baptism and departed before the crucifixion (Kenosis) in other word Jesus is not 100% God & 100% men.  When the apostle Paul wrote that in him dwells All the fullness of the deity bodily Col.2:9  it was a rebuttal against the Gnostics. More info: Theopedia, Let us Reason .

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge (#G1108 Gnosis= knowledge) by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen’   1 Timothy 6:20-21

The biblical apostles considered the Gnostics of their time false teachers, but today in our Christian Churches many embrace and follow them without knowing. Many of these gnostics today call themselves ‘apostles’. Beloved, something we have learned from our own mistakes, is that we don’t follow men, nor put our hope & trust on them, but put our hope & trust in God alone and His Word. Psalm 62 & 118:8

Masons ( as well as pagans do) believe in divine portals, and use ‘Jacob’s ladder‘ as part of their symbolism and teachings.  But God is Omnipotent & Omnipresent He doesn’t need portals.

We noticed that Bill Johnson’s inner healing program called Sozo  starts with the ‘Father ladder‘ as the first step for healing. The main symbol for the first degree and Masonry in general is Jacob’s Ladder. See picture of 1st degree masonic tracing board is a ladder to God. Masons symbolically climb to heaven (it’s Kabbalah doctrine). Through it they are supposed to perfect themselves, degree by degree, until they are worthy of eternal life in heaven (they do it without Jesus), by works, but we know that’s a lie, is unbiblical. See John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-9).

Masonic First degree tracing board

Second degree

Third degree – Presenting Hiram Abbif

Sozo’s 2nd step is called the ‘Four doors‘. Mason’s 2nd degree tracing board & ceremony have 4 doors (Doors are 2 with numbers 8, plus 9 &10). The doors in the 2nd degree represent the opening to the Lodge, their interior journey & ascension of candidate. To them they also represent the four worlds: physical, soul, spirit & the divine at the summit of the stairs. Masons believe ‘man is a little god or a god in the making’.

Sozo’s 3rd step is called ‘Presenting Jesus’. Mason’s 3rd degree tracing board symbol and ceremony is about presenting  Hiram Abiff (the masonic christ who was killed, buried and resurrected) a counterfeit of Christ’s Sacrifice.  Every 3rd degree mason in the ritual dies, is buried naked in a coffin and is resurrected or as they called he’s ‘born again’ in Hiram Abiff, a pagan legend. (Not born again in the Holy Spirit of God but a counterfeit spirit).

“33rd degree Mason, Manly P. Hall writes that Hiram Abiff is symbolic of the Spirit Fire of the Kundalini  (serpent fire) of Hindu mysticism. This is an extremely dangerous occult practice and shows the very real danger of coming into contact with demons during occultic initiations“.    Ritual abuse

Could all these resemblances with Sozo and the first 3 degrees of Masonry be just coincidences? . . Why don’t they present Jesus in the first tool of Sozo? . .  the only way to the Father is through Jesus! John 14:6.

What spirit is behind Sozo & Bethel? We can only find answers if we imitate the good Bereans and compare Bill Johnson’s doctrines with the Word of God, before getting involve with his church or with any of his ministries, his promoters & apostles.

Sózó is a Greek word that translates ‘to save, heal’, but strangely enough it is also related to occult things, it is said that ‘Zozo’ (or Sozo/Zoso phenomenon ) is the name of a demon that usually manifests when summoning spirits with a Ouija Board “there is much evidence of ancient entities in ancient Africa, medieval Europe, and Christianity for a demon named Zozo, which in English translates to “the destroyer.” There is even a Hollywood film with that name & some occultic blogs on the subject were I got that statement in quotations from, but that I didn’t want to link here. Also satanist  Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin signed his name Zoso, name taken from an occultic book.  He bought his mentor satanist A. Crowley’s house in Scotland, & owned and operated an occult bookshop called “Equinox”.  More here.

Sozo was created by Bethel Church with the help of ‘apostle’ Randy Clark’s  in 1997, when Clark started to hold meetings at Bethel Church after the Toronto Revival. He introduced them to a model of “deliverance” known as the 5 doors, made by Argentinian Carlos Anacondia, but they changed it to ‘The Four Doors’ and began training members in this method. One of this trainees was Dawna DeSilva, that (after some law suits to the church because of Sozo’s side effects) was placed as a leader and she is now called the founder of Sozo. Some of the tools they use, like ‘Memory Regression Therapy’ were used in secular psychology but were later prohibited around the world because of their side effects. See video about it. Do you think if these tools are not in the bible that we need Sozo or any other man-made inner healing ministry? Jesus is the only one who can save, heal or deliver us! More on Sozo, & also this update of May 2015 here.

Apostles Bill Johnson & Beni, Belongs to the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). He & his wife are founders & senior pastors of Bethel Church, also of  ‘Jesus Culture’ singing group. His sons are  also pastors e.g. Brian Johnson & Jen – (Who said the Holy Spirit is silly, sneaky & blue!!? (Dicc:  Behaving in a dishonest manner, like a sneak [2][3]. ) in witchcraft & Kabbalah the flame that represents the spirit is blue.  She also said He is like a genie!  But look what a genie really is: here.  ( Isn’t all of these a blasphemy to the Holy Spirit?).  Also as a pastor, co-founder & prophet of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry is  Kris Vallotton. See video. All of them are dominionist or kingdom Now theology & ecumenicals.

They all teach Contemplative Prayer. Teach that the signs & wonders have more authority than the Scriptures (e.g. Holy Laughter, gold dust, oil, diamonds, feathers, etc). They’re closely associated & promote IHOP,  the Arnotts, the “Sons of Thunder John Crowder & Ben Dunn, See video. Also they formed a Revival Alliance, a group of six ministries (or couples), committed to friendship, unity and to the transformation of society through the Gospel of the Kingdom (‘Kingdom Now‘ theology). This group of six leading ministries are the ecumenical New Apostolic Reformation ‘apostles’: John & Carol Arnott, Randy & DeAnne Clark, Che & Sue Ahn, Bill & Beni Johnson, Rolland & Heidi Baker, and Georgian & Winnie Banov. Each of these apostles are the the top of the pyramid or leadership of other apostolic ministries, that have to give monthly payments to them for their ‘covering’ and counseling.

Ecumenic Anglican & Grand Commander of the Order of Merit of the Knights Templar International Andrew White speaks often at Bill Johnson’s Bethel Church.

A Video were Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, Che Ahn, etc. are commissioning Todd Bentley, 2 weeks later secular media exposed Todd’s adultery and drunkenness. The meeting was initiative of C. Peter Wagner & prepared by Heidi Baker, all are commissioned apostles by Wagner. But where was the discernment?  Do you really believe God’s anointing was with a man that was hiding sins of adultery and drunkenness? Bentley left his wife and kids and marry the other women, but still was restored into ministry a year latter by apostles Bill Johnson & Knight of Malta Rick Joyner. The Knights of Malta, Knight Templars, Knights of Columbus, etc ,are all high degrees in Masonry .

Bill Johnson teaches a gnostic doctrine (Kenosis) that says Jesus was not Divine until baptism, and then he put His Divinity aside performing miracles as a man. He teaches many other doctrinal errors (heresies) like Jesus was born again in hell, etc. Johnson declared God’s past move were flawed.  They also teach that the owl  (a symbol used widely by occultists) represents the prophetic.

“While Jesus is eternally God, He emptied Himself of His divine powers and became a man . It’s vital to note that He did all His miracles as a man, not as God.”  Bill Johnson,  Charisma Magazine.

This error is a misinterpretation of Philippians 2:6-7, a verse mistranslated & taken out of context “who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation , and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men“.

This verse—according to some new translations of the Bible—says that Jesus “emptied Himself.”   The Amplified Bible version says: “ But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant, in that He became like men and was born a human being.”  That’s why using good bible translations & keeping context are so important.  See more explanations : “Spirit of Error” & Kenosis

The Johnson’s run a bible school called ‘Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry’ in which the students practice prophetic ‘readings‘ & learn “grave soaking” (going to the graves of dead evangelists to draw the anointing from their dead bones). See also Bill Johson’s wife, pastor Beni Johnson , promoting Tatoos & ‘Holyyoga’ . Also Check this video. And below you can see some pictures of pastors Bill & Brenda ‘Beni’ Jhonson :

Pastor Beni Johnson on C.S. Lewis grave, Oxford, England.

Bill Johnson’s wife pastor Beni hugging grave of Charles Finney


Bill Johnson & some of his students at Smith Wigglesworth grave









“a people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, broth of abominable things is in their vessels” Isaiah 65:3-4


More information: The New Age Propensities of Bethel’s Bill JohnsonBeware of Bethel, A Brief Summary of Bill Johnson’s Unbiblical Teachings, Bethel’s Bill Johnson: Jesus was so empty of Divine capacityAlert!, Escaping Bethel – videoGrave Sucking, prayers/baptism to the dead & Kabbalah, etc.

All of these mentioned above shows without a doubt that these teachers are either very involved in the occult or have no discernment at all and have deviated from the Truth of God, for this reason we should avoid them according to Romans 16:17.  Because someone says ‘ in Jesus’ name’ doesn’t make them Christians, it is important to understand that New Agers & others have a demon named Jesus, you can find some of them in Youtube channeling the ‘ascended master Jesus’, or ‘Jesus Sananda‘.  We believe in healing & in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but these signs & wonders are not from God. Please brothers and sisters we need to be very careful, we are leaving in times of great deception, beware!

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.Matthew 15:14

Is Robert Schuller a Mason?  by ex-mason. (Also mentions Billy Graham, Norman Vincent Peale, Oral Roberts, John Wimber (Vineyards), Kenneth Copeland, & Rick Warren)

Robert Schuller, (a Calvinist) Was pastor of Crystal Cathedral, it is believed by many that he was a 33rd degree mason. His friend & pastor Norman Vincent Peale was a 33rd degree mason. Schuller made bronze statues of Norman Vincent Peale, a Catholic Bishop, Fulton Sheen, of his friend Billy Graham, & of  himself and displayed them at his Crystal Cathedral.

Masons also believe ‘man is a god (Divinity) in the making. Sadly some pastors from the Word of Faith movement do so also, but this is a misinterpretation of Psalm 82:1 ,6. From the context the word “gods” here refers to judges, people who had positions of authority and rule, that represented or was bringing the words of God, but is not speaking of Divinity, this judges were unjust . This meaning is seen in Exodus 7:1And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh” . This simply means that Moses was speaking God’s words and would therefore be God’s representative before Pharaoh. The Hebrew word Elohim (H430) also means rulers, judges and is translated “judges” 28 times in King James. That word or expression was used only in the Old Testament, when Jesus used it He was quoting from Psalm 82:6. (I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.)

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came..“.  John 10:33-34. The Pharisees were using the law to stone Jesus for a sin of blasphemy without a real cause or support from the Jewish law. If they were called god by the law then they deserved the same death penalty, that where trying to input on Jesus.

During the ceremonies of the ritual for the Royal Arch degree, the candidate is asked: “Brother Inspector, what are you?” and he replies: “I AM THAT I AM.”


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