Masonic teaching is symbolic.
The most important symbol?
The most important symbol of Freemasonry is the Legend of the Third Degree. In the legend, Hiram Abiff is unjustly murdered, buried and raised from the grave. Each man being initiated portrays Hiram in ritual.
The Worshipful Master closes the ritual with these words:
The meaning of the ritual is obvious to those who are not blinded by Satan. Freemasons are encouraged to imitate Hiram Abiff so that they may get into heaven. Some Masons attempt to view this as representing the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. However, even if the name Jesus Christ were substituted for Hiram Abiff, this teaching would still be a false of salvation. No where in Scripture does it state that we should imitate Jesus to get into heaven. What is required for salvation is faith in Jesus Christ. Notice that Masonic ritual substitutes imitation for faith and Hiram Abiff for Jesus Christ.
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