Post by flameburns623 on Dec 26, 2016 14:19:32 GMT
56 yeat old grandfather here. Latter-Day Saint.
Disabled US Army veteran who served in Germany and Georgia.
College grad with a BA in Sociology.
30 years in the contract security field.
Raised to Master Mason in 1999, became York Rite in 2000. Lapsed due to NPD, but am on the way to restoring my good standing. Back dues and petition submitted to my Mother Lodge and awaiting vote now. Should happen later this month or early next month.
Plan to go on to joining Scottish Rite and perhaps the Shriners.
Pleased to meet other Brothers and Companions. Looking forward to being here.
Am I correct in thinking that LDS temple ritual has or had some relationship to Masonic ritual?
I cannot comment in detail but the prophet and founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was a Freemason, as were numerous early leaders. It was believed by the Prophet Joseph Smith that Freemasonic ritual had Divine antecedents.
The relationship between Mormonism and Freemasonry began early in the life Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, as his older brother Hyrum and possibly his father were Freemasons while the family lived near Palmyra, New York. Nevertheless, in the late 1820s, the western New York region was swept with anti-Masonic fervor, and the Book of Mormon, a foundational sacred text published by Smith in 1830, describes plots of murder and theft by conspirators acting under an ancient, secret oath.
Bill McElligott [PPGASwdB - PPGASoj] firstname.lastname@example.org - skype: lodgeroomint The Masonic Brotherhood of The Blue Forget-Me-Not
sbs59: Can someone help me with this question. I was a Master Mason for 4 years until last year. My father died and i left the Masons as i was depressed about his death. Can i now re join a lodge?
May 21, 2019 10:07:41 GMT
The Ancient: sbs59: Were you suspended for non payment of dues? if so, square up and petition the lodge for a restatement vote. If your dues are current, your still a member. In this case, it is all about the Benjamins.
May 27, 2019 0:49:07 GMT