I deem it a great honour and pleasure to respond to the invitation from Tree of Life Ministry to write this forward.
At first, as one considers this book, one may be offended and think “Oh, no, not another demon chaser”, but I would encourage the reader to consider the principles of God’s freedom contained therein.
For such insight and wisdom came to the writers of this manual after much study and communion with our Father God, who gives each of us understanding of all spiritual things.
The authors have compiled and published this manual without reserve. That which has been involved in secrecy, they are not ashamed to tell, so that Jesus Christ, the true Lord and Saviour is glorified.
Though one worships idols ignorantly, he is nonetheless an idolater. “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31)
“You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall you setup image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.” (Lev. 26:1)
“Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places: (Num. 33:52)
“And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.” (Lev. 26:30)
To emphasize God’s feelings towards idolatry is needless. Yet there is a tendency among those who profess Christ to look upon such practice as being common to those of the Old Testament dispensation, or to assign it to remote lands on the other side of the world.
As a consequence of this error, Satan has established, under the very nose of Christianity, a system and centre of idolatry in every major city in the so-called Christian world. That System is freemasonry, and its centers or meeting temples are known as Lodges of Free and Accepted Masons.
Freemasonry is an open indictment against the Christian Church, particularly here in Australia, because it has been so widely accepted among those who have supposedly accepted Jesus Christ as Lord. And yet they turn from Him, in whom is real Light and Life, to seek more so–called light (the counterfeit light) as they approach their Worshipful Master in the east, who happens to be Freemasonry’s representative for the Leo of the Zodiac, or the rising sun.
Freemasonry is an indictment against professed Christianity because it depicts the modern church’s gross lack of spiritual insight and discernment. Paul said, in 1 Cor. 2:15, “He who is spiritual appraises all things.”
However, Christendom (the Laodicean church of Rev. 3:14–22) hasn’t made the slightest attempt to appraise Freemasonry’s idolatrous system. Largely it has been embraced as a fraternal social institution advocating high moral standards for its followers.
Not being filled with or lead by the Holy Spirit, many look upon Masonry as being synonymous with true Christianity. But as you will see by the penalties and bondages as listed in this manual, Freemasonry is in no way compatible with Christ or His Church body.
Because of the colossal and complicated nature of the Masonic institution, we would be the first to concede that there is no simple way to present it in its entirety. Neither do we consider this effort to be all-inclusive. It is not!
It is only introductory, the first step in helping God’s children to be released and set free from Satan’s web. Although this presentation is introductory and elementary, we can assure any person or Mason if they comprehend one tenth of the material presented here, they will know more about Freemasonry than one in ten thousand Masons.
It is our sincere hope that no individual Mason will be offended by this work. It is not directed at the individual, but at all Freemasonry organisations, whose design is to control men and women.
I can only relate that this association with Tree of Life Ministry has renewed my faith and understanding of the young Christians of these last days of compromise. I believe they are listening to the Holy Spirit of God and His Word about freeing His Church and equipping the saints to claim their birthright in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev. Kevin Ekert (Former 32nd Degree Freemason)