Summary of Masonry
Summary of Masonry – What are the Essential Points?
A summary of Masonry (Free Masonry) is tricky since the "social" organization is veiled in various levels of secrecy, legend and misunderstanding. Over the years, Masons have been considered everything from a Christian brotherhood to a fraternity of the occult. Free Masonry is known under a variety of names, including the Brotherhood, the Order, the Craft, and the Lodge. The Masons are characterized by three classes:
- The Entered Apprentice
- The Fellow Craft
- The Master Mason.
Summary of Masonry – Basic Theology
The official position of the Masons is that Freemasonry is not a religion. However, an examination of Freemasonry's degrees reveals that there is a basic theology that underlies everything within the Order. The degrees teach that:
- There is a Supreme Being
- who created the universe
- who has established and revealed a moral law
- and to whom we must give account
- in a life after this.