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] email@example.com - skype: lodgeroomint The Masonic Brotherhood of The Blue Forget-Me-Not
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT