LCG has just wrapped up preaching about the evils of Halloween and will no doubt soon begin to preach the evils of Christmas. They will likely wax on about how God says not to worship Him like the heathen worship their gods. Then they will expound on the Two Babylons and how the Catholic Church is the Great Whore and all its branches are equally evil and full of deception.All this from the stage of the Charlotte Scottish Rite Temple.Scottish Rite by definition means “House of the Temple”. Official rank titles in this high order Masonic organization include: Knight of the Sun, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, Master of Mercy and Prince of Jerusalem.Albert Pike, a famous Mason who obtained the rank of Sovereign Grand Commander for a total of thirty-two years, devoted a large amount of his time to developing the Masonic rituals. Notably, he published a book called Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1871. In it Pike refers to Lucifer as, “the Light-bearer” [p. 321]. The goal of all Masons is to “seek the light” from the time of their initiation.
According to Albert Pike, Freemasons portray the Holy Spirit with the satanic symbol known as the Baphomet. The Baphomet is one of the most evil of all symbols. This “being” is androgynous and has the head of a "Horned Goat," (another title for Satan). It has the breasts of a woman, and an erect phallus that has two serpents coiled around it. Just the type of thing an ACOG member wants their young children exposed to on the Sabbath!
Freemasonry is the embodiment of everything that LCG claims they are against. The worship that goes on in that temple when LCG isn’t there is a mixture of idolatry, paganism, the occult, Gnosticism and Satanism.
Masons do not worship the God of Abraham, but rather a false god that they call The Great Architect. Masons deliberately omit the holy name of Jesus Christ from all their prayers. Masonry is a secret society and its initiates subscribe to secret blood oaths that are contrary to Christian morals.
Even the ACOG’s so called “deceived” Baptist and Catholic churches strongly recognize that Christians should have nothing to do with Masons. Pope Clement XII referred to Masonic halls as “Satan’s synagogue”. The Catholic Church has prohibited its members from being Freemasons since 1738. Since then, the Vatican has issued several papal bulls banning membership of Catholics from Freemasonry under threat of excommunication. Currently, as reiterated in 1983, Catholics who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion [source catholic.com].
I have attended with LCG in the Scottish Rite Temple and I can confirm that the building is FILLED with imagery and symbols that are the exact type of thing LCG claims to despise.
Members have pointed out all of the above information repeatedly to those in power at LCG headquarters but the building is affordable and comfortable so Meredith overlooks all the scriptures in his Bible that specifically say not to worship the Almighty from Pagan temples (Deut 12:2, Exodus 23:24, Exodus 34:13, Psalm 78:58, Deuteronomy 7:5, 2 Chronicles 31:1, 2 Kings 18: 4, 1 Cornithians 10:20). Instead of “destroying the alter and pillars” LCG pays to use them each week.
In true Meredith form, we are to do as he says, not as he does.
Many members and ministers (even Counsel of Elders members) have expressed their concerns with the hall. I have personally talked to LCG COE members and congregation members who believe their meeting hall is infested with demons. LCG minister Davey Crockett wrote an article in which he states,
“God chooses how He is to be worshiped, and using the methods, symbols, and practices of false, pagan religions to worship Him is not acceptable. In fact, He considers it an abomination. Over and over God instructed His people to remove these symbols of paganism. For example, “But thus you shall deal with them: you shall destroy their altars, and break down their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images, and burn their carved images with fire” (Deuteronomy 7:5). Some will say, “But it’s a beautiful tradition!” Jesus let the people of His day know that traditions based on ungodly practices are not acceptable. “He answered and said to them, ‘Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?’” (Matthew 15:3). Beautiful buildings of fine quality in which to worship God are certainly an enjoyable blessing, but they are not a necessity [Forgotten Symbols by J. Davy Crockett III].
Most in LCG would NEVER meet in a Catholic church and they get all buggy regarding hearts and crosses but they are perfectly fine with the Masonic Temple!
Meredith is king and what he says goes. Few have the courage or conviction to stand against him because they know that, like a vicious cobra, he will strike down anyone who dares to oppose him.
The point of this article is not to condemn or judge Masons but rather to point out the extreme hypocrisy in the Living Church of God and all its judgmental members who sit in a Pagan temple every Sabbath pretending to please the Almighty in worship.
Yet more proof that LCG cannot possibly be God’s true church."Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils." -1st Corinthians 10:21