Freemasonry is not a benign organization for Christianity, nor do they share the same principles, as the Masons would have us believe.
Freemasonry and Christianity start from antagonistic concepts, the great architect of the universe that the lodges worship is not the Christian God, but another figure who was expelled from Heaven.
He is the vertex of the proposal, but they pretend to keep him hidden.
The Masonic creed is the basis of the religion of a new world order, opposed to the order that Jesus Christ came to promote 2000 years ago.
It intends to unite all religions under a secularist creed, to which it demands strict obedience from its members.
Because although they say that they accept members of any religion, they only do so if the member of another religion abdicates the true creed of his religion.
Here we will talk about why Freemasonry is a religion antagonistic to Christianity, how it has attacked Christianity in the last century and how it has infiltrated it trying to domesticate and change it.
When Jesus Christ became incarnate 20 centuries ago, he began the work of creating a Christian civilization that would fulfill the commandments of God.
This became a reality between the fourth and fifteenth centuries, but the evil one was already brewing the rebellion to create a new world order, which has accelerated in the last century.
This began to crystallize with the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, where the theological unity of Christianity was shattered.
And the Protestant principle that every man can authoritatively interpret the Scriptures for himself quickly led to the multiplication of dissenting denominations.
A second step was the Enlightenment of the seventeenth century, which subordinated all matters of faith of any Christian denomination, Catholic or Protestant, to the judgments of natural human reason.
It dismissed many truths of faith that could not be demonstrated by reason nor were subject to it, but were above the capacity of reason, as for example the Divine Trinity.
And so came the third step of the strategy in the 18th century, which was the birth of the religion of Freemasonry.
From its earliest documents, Anderson's constitutions, Freemasonry claimed the prerogative of being a universal religion above all others.
Freemasonry sees itself as a kind of syncretic, universal religion, requiring its members to set aside their own particular views in favor of this universal religion.
It relegates the religions from which the members come, mostly Catholicism and Protestantism, to the level of mere personal opinion.
And it is for this reason that Freemasonry has maintained its hostility against Christianity and the Catholic Church in particular, because its logic is to place itself above these religions.
And there is something that clearly shows that this was plotted by beings who are not of this world.
In the first degrees of Freemasonry an uncertain and generic divinity is venerated as the Great Architect of the Universe.
That in the higher degrees comes out of the nebula and then in the higher degrees becomes more and more concrete.
This uncertain divinity is Lucifer, whom they call the good god, the light bearer, the adversary of the Christian God.
That Christians know him to be the fallen angel satan, expelled from heaven for his rebellion with the creator God.
This is testified by several former Masons who later converted, that in the passage to the higher degrees there is the practice of stepping on the crucifix and worshiping Lucifer.
And it is politically denied from the top and unknown by most Masons, because they do not reach those levels.
Pope Pius VIII said about Freemasonry in 1829 that "it is a satanic sect, which has the devil as its god".
And that the essence of the Masonic religion consists in perversion, that is, in the subversion of the divine order of creation and in the transgression of the laws given by God.
There are 21 papal documents condemning Freemasonry.
The 1917 Code of Canon Law described Freemasonry as an organization that conspired "against the Church and the legitimate civil authorities."
And in 1983 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, through Cardinal Ratzinger, said that the basic tenets of Masonic lodges have always been considered irreconcilable with the teachings of the Church and, consequently, membership in them remains forbidden.
And that "the faithful who join Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and cannot receive Holy Communion."
This is still in force today, although many turn a blind eye.
Throughout time Freemasonry has had the strategy of confrontation, and then that of infiltration into the Church, in order to change it from within.
In the apparitions of Fatima the strategy of confrontation was very clear.
By that time in 1917 the government of Portugal was anti-Catholic and of Masonic sign.
And the Masonic lodge in Santarem, a neighboring city of Fatima, became a meeting point for the atheistic opposition to Our Lady.
In September 1917 they marched to Cova da Iria and proceeded to destroy the improvised sanctuary where the apparitions took place.
The local newspaper reports that they cut down with axes the tree where the children had stood on the 13th of the month.
They destroyed the table and the image they had placed of Our Lady.
They took away the wooden arch, the lanterns and the crosses.
These prizes of war, were exhibited in a house not far from the seminary of Santarem and a fee was asked for those who wanted to enter.
And at night they held a blasphemous procession led by two men beating drums.
They were followed by the tree on which Our Lady had appeared, then the wooden arch, the lighted lanterns, the table and other objects that the faithful had left in Cova da Iria.
They went through the streets of the city to the sound of blasphemous litanies, until they reached the park where the procession was dissolved.
However, God confused them, because Lucia later said that the Masons had made a mistake and had cut down the wrong tree.
And in the same year St. Maximilian Kolbe saw the public celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Freemasonry in the streets of Rome, when he was studying as a seminarian.
And what he saw led him to establish the Knights of the Immaculate to fight against these blasphemies.
During festivities in honor of the heretic Giordano Bruno, they displayed a black banner showing the Archangel Michael under the feet of Lucifer and hung it under the windows of the Vatican.
Along with a legend that said, Satan will rule in the Vatican and the Pope will serve him in the uniform of the Swiss Guard, and other things like that.
And the other strategy that Freemasonry uses, the one most used today, is to corrupt the morals of the Catholic Church, seeking the dissolution of morals, because they are convinced that unless they corrupt morals they cannot defeat it.
And how do they carry out this strategy?
Through infiltration, which began in the priestly seminaries.
This began with a 1908 statement of a Standing Instruction commonly called Alta Vendita, which details a Masonic plan to infiltrate into the church and spread liberal ideas.
And so explicit is the plan that Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII requested its publication to sensitize Catholics to Masonic threats.
The document proposes infiltration by securing a beachhead in the Church.
It establishes a campaign of defamation against any of the faithful who oppose it, especially the clergy.
Also the corruption of the priests by the infiltrators, which will also mean the corruption of the laity by extension.
And it states that the key to success will be the ability of the infiltrated agents to feign piety and orthodoxy, and gain the trust and esteem of Catholics.
This reputation of the infiltrators will make it possible to open the way for new doctrines aimed at the young clergy, claiming that in a few years they will be invaded.
And then they will call for a Council where they will ask for priority to be given to humanitarian principles as a way of evaluating piety.
And in 1978 the journalist Mino Pecorelli published the names of 116 bishops and cardinals who were members of only one lodge of Freemasonry, with the name they took in the lodge, their matriculation and the year of entry.
Pecorelli died in strange circumstances a year later and in 1995 the Christian Democrat leader Giulio Andreotti was accused of having ordered his death.
One of those denounced by Pecorelli was Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, the architect of the liturgical reform after the Second Vatican Council.
In addition, a book by Dr. Taylor Marshall says that Bugnini inadvertently left a briefcase in a meeting room in one of the Vatican apartments.
It was discovered by a priest who opened it and found documents that implicated Bugnini as a Freemason or at least showed some association with the Masons.
Also on that list is mentioned as a Freemason the Secretary of State Cardinal Jean Villot and Cardinal Sebastiano Baggio, the one in charge of appointing all the bishops in the world.