As I told you before, Spiritualists and Occultists now profess to believe the Bible. While Spiritualism has formally denounced Christ and the Bible, it now professes to accept both. But the Bible is interpreted in a manner that is pleasing to the unrenewed heart, while it's solemn and vital truths are made of no effect. Yes, some Occults now claim to believe the Bible, but everything in it is made out to be "Hidden and Mysterious", and "symbolic" or "allegorical". This "Buddhist" or Eastern way of interpreting the scriptures has "rubbed off" on much of the Christian world today. This is because Occultism and Spiritualism have very much infiltrated the thinking of many Christians.
Concerning the popular system of interpreting the Scriptures, Joseph Wolff, a Methodist Minister wrote; "The greater part of the Christian church have swerved from the plain sense of scripture, and have turned to the phantomizing system of the Buddhists, who believe that the future happiness of mankind will consist in moving about the air, and suppose that when they are reading JEWS they must understand Gentiles; and when the read JERUSALEM they must understand the church; and if it said earth it means sky; and for the coming of the Lord they must understand the progress of the missionary societies; and going up to the mountain of the Lord's House signifies a grand class meeting of Methodists."- Journal of the Rev Joseph Wolff, pg. 96
If Masons can lead you to believe that Moses or other great men of the Bible have "secret writings" which explain the true meaning of the Bible, -writings that are hidden from the masses, such as "The Cabala" -then once they have you believing the Cabalistic writings, everything then that it says in the Bible will be twisted to fit what is written in the Cabala! Thus, Satan can effectively null out the Truths that the Christian Masons once held as sacred.
While it is true that the Bible sits upon the alter of the Masonic Lodge, it is also true that there is placed with it the Masonic symbol of the Square and Compass. The square is on the bottom while the compass is on the top. This signifies both the lower and higher nature of man- the same that exists in the New Age Religion. It represents the "Yin and Yang" or negative and positive forces of the universe. In the middle of the compass and square is the letter "G". This "G" represents: 1. The "Generative" powers of the forces of nature. 2. The "Gnosis" that is achieved when one succeeds in uniting his "Yin and Yang" or evil and good sides together 3. The "God" that one can become, if he does bring the good and evil within himself into oneness.
In the very revered Mason's book "Morals and Dogma" by Albert Pike, we read: "The holy Bible, Square, and Compass, are not only styled the Great Lights of Masonry, but they are technically called the furniture of the lodge; and as you have seen, it is held that there is no lodge without them. This has sometimes been made a pretext for excluding Jews from our lodges, because they cannot regard the New Testament as a holy book. The Bible is an indispensable part of the Furniture of a Christian Lodge, only because it is the sacred book of the Christian Religion.
"The Hebrew Pentateuch in a Hebrew Lodge, and the Koran in a Mohammedan one, belong on the alter; and one of these, and the square and compass, properly understood, are the lights by which a Mason must walk and work." Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike, Page 11.
The Bible is merely used as an ornament of the Lodge- in order to attract Christians into the lodge, in Christian lands, such as the United States, but in other lands- whatever "Holy Book" fits the main religion there will be seen on the alter in their Lodges. In a book called; "Digest of Masonic Law", on pages 207-209, we find this statement which is more like the real truth: "Masonry has nothing whatsoever to do with the Bible, for if it were it would not be Masonry, it would be something else" Quoted from The Masonic Report, McQuaig, pg. 2
Masonry omits the name of Jesus Christ, when quoting from the New Testament Scriptures. For Example, lets compare what Thomas Smith Webb, Past Masonic General Master said in the Freemason's Monitor, better known as Webb's Monitor, with the King James Bible:
Bible (1Peter. 2:5)
Ye also as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Webb's Monitor (Page 92)
Ye also, as living stones, be ye built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up sacrifices acceptable to God.
Bible (Matthew 21:42)
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Webb's Monitor (Page 94)
Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builder rejected, is become the head of the corner?
Bible (2Thesolonians 3:12)
Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Webb's Monitor (Page 156)
Now them that are such, we command and exhort, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
These Subtle omissions cause the initiate to think of God only in the general sense, without the consideration of Christ. -Thomas Smith Webb (Past Grand Master), The Freemason's Monitor 1792