My dad was a mason and spoke highly of it. He said it was a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. He admired his fellow members and said they would help one another and their families in a predicament. They wouldn't be found where they would not take their wife, daughter or lady friend.
After graduation from university, I joined the Masons. I was asked, "If you were in trouble, in whom would you place your trust?" My answer was "In God." Afterwards, I asked the Master of the lodge if that was the only acceptable answer. His response was that any god would suffice. The Bible, which was opened on the central table, did not have to be the Holy Bible, or to be opened at any specific Scriptural reading. As long as it was a book signifying a higher authority, it was acceptable. Around the table, three men came to "arrange the great lights," which was to arrange certain letters that would spell the name of their god. Because his name was so profound, one person could not sound it. The sound was Jah Bal On, a name composed of three gods; Jehovah, Baal and Osiris. Sons and daughters have been sacrificed to Baal, and Osiris is the one-eyed god. It wasn't reasonable to reverence this god by a person who knows Jesus as the One to whom all praise is given.
In a final degree, the crucified figure of Jesus was on the cross. The Presiding Preceptor stated, "We have come here today, to remember the death of Jesus of Nazareth. Some say He was the the Creator of the universe and some say He was the Saviour of mankind, but we have not come to decide that." Apparently, it did not matter because the special name to remember now, was Abaddon, the keeper of the gates of Hell. (Abaddon, refers to the angel of the bottomless pit, in Revelation 9:11.)
Often, reference is made to the number of Presidents of the United States who have been Masons; Robbie Burns, the Scottish poet too, was a Mason. Evidently, these important people overlooked the fact that the beliefs of the Masons are not those of Christians. They belonged because of the brotherhood of men, rather than because of a binding faith in the only true God. Because of my faith in Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour, I cannot subscribe to any another god.