The Story of Freemasonry (Google eBook)

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Lion's Paw Club, 1904 - African American freemasons - 114 pages
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Page 85 - Therefore, no private piques or quarrels must be brought within the door of the Lodge, far less any quarrels about religion or nations or State policy. We being only, as Masons, of the catholic religion above mentioned, we are, also, of all nations, tongues, kindreds and languages, and are resolved against all politics, as what never yet conduced to the welfare of the Lodge, nor ever will.
Page 79 - A Mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law ; and if he rightly understands the Art, he will never be a stupid Atheist...
Page 88 - Solemn strikes the funeral chime, Notes of our departing time, As we journey here below Through a pilgrimage of woe. " Mortals now indulge a tear, For mortality is here. See how wide her trophies wave O'er the slumbers of the grave.
Page 17 - Masonry the Way to Hell; a Sermon wherein is clearly proved, both from Reason and Scripture, that all who profess the Mysteries are in a State of Damnation.
Page 70 - Axe, or Prince of Libanus; 23. Chief of the Tabernacle; 24. Prince of the Tabernacle ; 25. Knight of the Brazen Serpent ; 26. Prince of Mercy ; 27.
Page 80 - But though in ancient times masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet it is now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular opinions to themselves...
Page 80 - AND SUBORDINATE. A Mason is a Peaceable Subject to the Civil Powers, wherever he resides or works, and is never to be concern'd in Plots and Conspiracies against the Peace and Welfare of the Nation...
Page 93 - Over those errors, whatever they may have been, we cast, while living, the mantle of charity: it should, with much more reason, enshroud him in death. "We, who have been taught to extend the point of charity...
Page 110 - You will distribute alms to poor and weary pilgrims traveling from afar; feed the hungry ; clothe the naked; and bind up the wounds of the afflicted.
Page 80 - tis now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that Religion in which all Men agree, leaving their particular Opinions to themselves ; that is, to be good Men and true or Men of Honour and Honesty, by whatever Denominations or Persuasions they may be distinguish'd whereby Masonry becomes the Center of Union, and the Means of conciliating true Friendship among Persons that must have remain'd at a perpetual Distance.

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