Help me to understand the "light" in Freemasonry and other perceived conflicts with Christianity
March 28, 2011 3:18 PM Subscribe
When a Freemason is given "light" by the Worshipful master during his initiation, how does that not conflict with a Christian's belief that Jesus has already brought him into the light from darkness (through salvation)? I know the physical meaning is removing the blindfold and literally giving him light, but the symbolic meaning implies the brother was in darkness and is now in light. In a broader sense, how have other Christians handled the perceived conflicts between the rituals in Masonry and Christianity? Please keep your reply above the very basics of "Masonry is not a religion." I'm pretty familiar with all those statements (I'm an EA preparing for FC). Mainly looking for guidance from other Masonic Christians about the perceived conflicts between Christianity and masonry.