Testimony of Tom, former Freemason saved by Jesus Christ.
The testimony that follows speaks of the discovery of the truth by a couple. The woman is Christian from the beginning of the story, but has no knowledge of the pagan character of Freemasonry. Initially, the husband hopes to find in Freemasonry: personal, family and social fulfillment. Because she is sensitive to spiritual realities, his wife Kay will feel a strong oppression from her first invitation to the Lodge and realizes the trap in which her husband found himself. Fervent in prayer, she raises her husband to the throne of grace, researches pagan sects and cults, and it is she who drives the thirst for truth in her man. Tom's quest for truth will eventually lead him to Christ. He renounces masonry and destroys any object attached to his past as a mason. His compassion for the still imprisoned masons motivates him to create his site. dedicated to the Ex-Masons who have found refuge or who will want to find refuge in Jesus Christ. We wish you a good read.
I would like to tell you how I became a Freemason, how Jesus Christ saved me and how I left Freemasonry. When I entered Freemasonry in 1978, I was not a Christian. In fact, I didn't even believe in God. The answers I gave to the questions I was asked were pure lies. I knew the 'right answers' that my interrogators were waiting for and that's what I was producing. So I joined the dressing room by cheating.
I had very good impressions once in the dressing room and I immediately started to learn. Coached by a good teacher, I became very capable of memorizations.
On the night of the transition to the Grade of Apprentice coincided, it is shameful to say, with my daughter's third birthday. I was absent from the family, because in my opinion, the Apprentice Grade was more important. It was October 30, 1978. In January 1979, I was admitted to the rank of Master Mason. After that, I was hired like Tyler1. I held Tyler's position throughout the year and the following year I was the Deacon of Youth. That's how far I served in the Masonic lodge. After that, I got a job on the sea and was no longer able to attend the meetings assiduously. I felt like boredom in what I was doing and decided for a field experience. This took place around the 1980s and 1981. Between 1982 and 1983, I began to assist my wife in her duties as youth manager of the church. My assistance was on mentoring young people. We taught our children and protected them from sects. We learned a lot. I confess, however, that even as I worked alongside my wife in the church, I was not yet saved.
Every time I read the criticisms about the sects, one word continually haunted my attention: 'Freemasonry'. But I was like, 'Ah! don't worry about it, it's just a witch hunt, there's nothing right in it. Mmm it's true that they sometimes say sensible things, I can't deny it, but, n… No, don't worry about that.'
In 1984, I gave myself to the Lord and immediately he began a work in me. I understood later why: The fervent prayers of a righteous woman are very effective. They are, I attest! In 1986, I was dismissed from my work on the oil field and in 1987 we found ourselves in great difficulty. We were very distressed. I was at the military school in Fort MC Clellan, Alabama, Mississippi, 300 miles from my home. I used to go there and stay there on weekdays. This lasted 15 weeks. It is during this period that the Lord will deal with my spiritual relationship with the Masonic Lodge. From Him, I learned every day and my self-confidence grew more and more, through the Christian teachings (contrary to Masonic doctrines) that I gave to the church. During my stay at Fort Mc Clellan, 300 miles from my home, I was the victim of oppression. I began to seek solutions in prayer: 'What should I do? Show it to me Lord. Send me the truth!' I must pray. The Lord sent me the truth. At this level, I would like my wife to testify how I knew the truth.
This is my wife Kay.
I'm not going to repeat what my husband said.
1 Tyler: In some dressing rooms, Tyler is the one who arranges the room before the initiation ceremonies and keeps the door and opens it to the one who knocks it and fulfills the conditions of access to the room. Some authors translate him as an outside supervisor.
When he entered the Masonic Lodge, he said, 'Here's a good deal. It will make me a better man, a good husband and a good father.' As he said at the beginning of the testimony, the Lodge prevented him from being regularly present in the family. He missed, among other things, the important events of the children, but he persisted in saying that masonry perfected him. He spent a lot of time preaching Masonic science to others.
I didn't know anything about the Masons at the time. I know I was very intrigued in my youth by the supernatural and the New Age but by that time I had already turned the page. I really knew nothing of the Masons other than what I learned from my husband; so I knew very little about them. My husband took his oaths at the Lodge very seriously. He offered me to join the Eastern Star. I knew nothing about this lodge and the proposal made me uncomfortable. I felt in my mind as a warning. However, my husband convinced me that it would benefit our family and improve our relationship, for these reasons I accepted. In order to participate in the evening at the Eastern Star, we had to miss our son's game. We left him in the middle of the game to go to the Lodge. My first experience with the Eastern Star was disappointing. I was not allowed to enter the room for 'inappropriate clothing' and 'physical incompetence'. I had a neuromuscular disease. That night, I wore ties around my legs and they were not attractive. To hide them, I had put on pants. Since I was physically limited and not well dressed, the others were allowed inside and we smoked outside. As I wondered what would happen, they decided to let us in.
From the moment I was introduced inside, I felt a strong feeling of oppression. It's barely if I could breathe. The spirit of fear grips me so strongly! The atmosphere was dark and I prayed, 'God, if you get me out of here, I promise you will never come back.' After we leave, I tell Tom that I will not return. For someone like me who loves peace and avoids conflict, my selfless words were, I suspected, fake.
I began to pray for him. I began researching the New Age, the occult sciences and sects, where should I categorize Freemasonry? During a relaxing trip, I went through some excerpts from one of the books and shared with Tom. When I told him about the New Age excerpts, he would say, 'Yeah! Yeah!' But as soon as I reported a criticism of Freemasonry, it was as if I had slapped him; he narrowly avoided a slip-up, and from then on the book lost all credit to him.
I continued to pray for him. One Tuesday evening, a group of prayers and Bible studies of which I was a member was to hold its meeting at home. To the surprise of the day, only one couple showed up. The Lord had placed the burden of the Freemasons of our community in their hearts. They knew I was concerned about Tom. It was a spiritual struggle that night and we prayed intensively for his deliverance. Tom came home on Friday night with a big box. Inside this box, there were all kinds of materials and videos. I said, 'What is this?' He said, 'You're not going to believe it. You can't believe it. Someone told me about the dressing room and here I am with all these things.' I think he's going to tell you 'the end of the story', as Paul Harvey says. I wouldn't want to go any further. However, I would like to encourage you. If you pray for someone, whether in freemasonry, or in a sect, or dominated by some sin, regardless of the seriousness of the problem, persevere and do not give up because our God is greater and He truly delivers.
Fervent prayers operate beyond 300 miles. She told you what happened. The prayer group met with us on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, at 10 a.m., as I walked down the aisle of the Fort Mc Clellan School Building in Alabama, I heard a black Mason from Prince Hall Lodge warmly preaching to his flock.
I turned my face away, broke into the conversation and said to the Black Mason, 'I want to talk to you as soon as you're free.' At the break, he was waiting for me in the hallway. He told me about a Christian bookstore quite close by, from where he had obtained his documentation. That's where I brought the package and the box full of things my wife mentioned.
I had brought back MC Quaig's Freemasonry Manual, several treatises, a book on Freemasonry. It was the last volume they had and it was under the counter. The Lord had reserved it for me. When I entered the bookstore, I had expressed my need to the lady and she said, 'Just a second and I'll bring it to you.'
The next day, On Friday morning, the Black Brother had a copy of John Ankerberg's program and passed it to me. six-hour video! When I got home on Friday night, I had a heavy load and a lot of research to do.
That was in 1987. I was beginning to detect profound errors at the heart of their science. Here is my approach: I resolved to be honest with Freemasonry. So I opened the documents, went through sentence after sentence; as soon as a reference was available, I studied the source data in depth. That is how I studied for six years. And even so far I have not stopped my search. The quotes from the references were accurate.
Take the books, the Masonic books, and read them yourself. It's written in black and white. The Masonic Lodge condemns itself, in its entirety and without detours. The problem is intrinsic. It's someone who masters his subject that speaks to you. I was there. The truth will give you free, that's for sure. I studied Freemasonry for six years before I had the courage to send them my letter of resignation. The letter was addressed to the Venerable Master and the Brothers of the Myrick Lodge No. 525; it was handed over to the secretary of the Lodge. Since then, I have not had any consequences of my resignation. The letter should be read during a plenary session. Obviously, I think that was not the case. I have not heard from them to date.
However, I also called on a Higher Authority. My resignation was and is to the glory of Christ the Almighty. Whether the Lodge admits it or not, or even sees it or not, I don't care. I left her; I denied it. I'm no longer a mason and can't be controlled by her. I took the buckle of my belt, my apron, the books from the Lodge, except that of the Monitor. I burned them all in the back yard of my house and I have not regretted until now. I knew I needed this Monitor to prove certain things. I gave it to a friend named Larry Kunk and so I kept nothing that would bind me to Satan. I went back to the Lodge where I bought another monitor that I use to prove the truth.
May the blood of Christ, the blood of Jesus, the fervent prayer, the trust in the Almighty God and the Holy Bible govern me and guide my steps in faith. Tom Hilton.