Lodges renouncedSenator Reverend David Durrant (FP)
By Ricky Jordan | Sat, June 16, 2012 - 12:05 AM
HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIANS in Barbados renounced Freemasonry and most of its extended lodges, degrees and beliefs on Thursday night in the highlight of a week of services that coincided with a local convention of the Grand Order of United Scottish Mechanics.
In an upbeat service marked by bold renunciations from several pastors and declarations from Government, through Senator Reverend David Durrant, the congregation of about 700 at Sanctuary Empowerment Centre prayed against the “spirits” of fear, death, secret rites and passwords, the love of position and power and the “mingling of truth with error”.
The event marked the last of a two-night lecture entitled Secrets Of Freemasonry and was part of a week-long conference hosted by the House of Freedom.
The activities included morning workshops at Restoration Ministries in Brittons Hill and nightly sessions at Sanctuary Empowerment Centre in Country Road, Bridgetown.
Thursday night’s session opened with a lecture by past master Tony Jordan, who left a local Scottish order 25 years ago after surrendering his life to Christ. He recalled giving his first expose of the lodge in 1991, being abandoned by his family and accused of having been ousted from the lodge in abject disgrace.
“In the lodge I met men of integrity, civic-minded men, law-abiding men, [leaders], doctors . . . ,” he told the congregation.
But he said that several Masonic rites parodied the Word of God, particularly the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He also explained that most members in Barbados only rose to the position of master and were therefore unaware of the satanic elements of masonic lodges, whose stated tenets were brotherly love, relief and truth.
Satanic worship at core
He added that only those in the higher echelons of the lodges – including the 31st to 33rd degree – were aware that satanic worship was at the core of their rituals and that Lucifer was worshipped as the Great Architect of the Universe.
“They [lodges] serve the same master: the Father of All Lights, Satan . . . . The rites seek to parallel much of what is in the Bible,” he told the rapt audience.
He said, however, he no longer had any fear since “God and one man is a majority in any situation”.
In a voice faltering with emotion, Jordan said if it were not for his Saviour, he would not be alive since he had come perilously close to physical, emotional and financial death since leaving the order.
“The vast majority of Masons are grossly ignorant in relation to the true deception that is masterfully presented in a veneer of truth.
“Only the guys at the very top of the lodges worldwide understand . . . . No lie, deception or falsity is more dangerous than when it is couched and convoluted in truth,” he remarked.
Jordan added that while several other Masons and lodge members had left the orders and joined churches, they had refused to speak of the secrets. “But when Christ takes you from darkness into His glorious light, you have to talk. You have people who are afraid to talk about what Christ delivered them from; something is wrong!” he added.
Following his presentation, the upbeat congregation repeated a list of renunciations detailing various oaths, orders, symbols, passwords, the “all-seeing eye of Freemasonry or Horus”, as well as spirits of witchcraft and fear.
“In the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke, renounce and bind witchcraft, the principal spirit behind Freemasonry, and I renounce and rebuke Baphomet, the Spirit of Antichrist and the spirits of death and deception,” the congregation chanted.
The conference, which also featured international authors Paul and Claire Hollis from Florida, United States, ends Sunday.
Members of the Grand Order of United Scottish Mechanics of the Universe Incorporated assembled in Barbados from last week for their first convention outside Britain.
The Mechanics meeting here are drawn from the three districts Guyana, Birmingham and Barbados.
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