Lutherans Informed about Lodges (LIL)




“Shrine”—Its full title is Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.  Stevens describes it as “a social and benevolent society with a ritual and history linked to Arabic traditions, in which Oriental mysticism, names, legends, and titles are freely employed.” The jewel of the order is the crescent, usually made of the claws of the Bengal tiger, united at the bases with a gold setting.  The sphinx is engraved on one side and a pyramid, urn, and star on the other.  The crescent is generally suspended from a scimitar and holds a star pendant between the drooping horns.  Claiming to have originated in Arabia, this order is secret and closely affiliated with Freemasonry.  Only 32nd degree Masons and Knights Templars are eligible for membership.

From: WELS Conference Paper on Lodges



Masonic Shriners Oath

The oath of the Shrine concludes as follows: “ willful violation whereof I may incur the fearful penalty of having my eyeballs pierced to the center with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed and I will be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea, until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah the God of Arab, Muslim and Mohammedan, the God of our fathers support me to the entire fulfillment of the same. Amen, Amen, Amen.”




They claim about 300 million dollars a year to hospitals and other institutions, which is good but not that much, considering that if every Mason contributes just five dollars per week, they can collect 1.3 billion dollars per year... they are a good way to deceive the outsiders, like its secrecy, it is often a cloak to hide its real teachings and goals, and a good way to obtain propaganda... and even the so called “charity” is a way to get money for the Order: In 1985, “Circuses” of the Shriners generated 23 million dollars, and only 2% went to medical care of children. In 1984, out of 17 million dollars only 1% went to charity, the rest for the Order!

Orlando Sentinel
June 29, 1986


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