In my previous essay, Former Freemason Explains Freemasonry – pt. 1, I sought to clarify the term ‘Freemasonry’ (i.e., Free & Accepted Masons and Ancient Free & Accepted Masons) within its proper usage and delineation of being a religious fraternal organization, started in England in 1717, and consisting today of hundreds of autonomous craft Grand Lodges, and into which millions of persons have been initiated and, thereby, have become Freemasons. The term ‘Freemason’ cannot be applied to anyone who has not been initiated into the first degree of Freemasonry (Entered Apprentice), nor can the term ‘Freemasonry’ be applied to degree systems or orders outside of ‘craft lodge’ Freemasonry, such as the Scottish Rite, Royal Arch, Eastern Stars, and etcetera; rather, the nomenclature for those bodies would be ‘Masonic.’
Now, moving from the organizational terms, here in this essay, I will present to the reader the principles and purpose of the three craft lodge degrees of Freemasonry (i.e., Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason), and why the principles and purpose of these foundational degrees inveigh against Christ and His Church. This essay will demonstrate why Freemasonry can and ought to be properly called a fraternal religion.