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Origin, Recruitment, Members, Symbols and Beliefs of Freemasonry

Origin

The terms "Freemasonry" and "Masonry" refer to fraternal organizations that have their roots in the local stonemason guilds that, beginning at the end of the 13th century, governed the credentials of stonemasons and their interactions with clients and authorities.

Its recruitment and rules

In general, there are two main recognitions in modern Freemasonry: One group does not admit women and bans discussion of religion and politics while another group has no such forbiddings.

The three-degree ranks of medieval craft guilds are Entered Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master Masons. The meanings of Freemasonry's symbols are gradually taught to candidates for these three degrees, who are also given grips, gestures, and statements to indicate to other members that they have been properly initiated. The degrees consist of both lectures and an allegorical morality play. There are other degrees as well, which differ by region and jurisdiction and are typically handled by their bodies.

Members

Men from all religions can join Freemasonry. The intimate, private, and sacred nature of each person's relationship with his or her God is something that freemasons hold dear. Freemasonry opposes any sectarian ideology or behavior.

Each member of Freemasonry is expected to adhere to his or her own beliefs and to put their responsibility to God above all other obligations. Freemasonry stands for the ideals that are paramount in the life of the church.

Symbols

Masonic allusions seem to be present in unexpected areas as well. You might not be familiar with the deeper significance of each of these symbols, which extends beyond Freemasons' desire to make their mark on everything they construct or touch.

The Square and Compasses are the most well-known or recognizable Freemason emblems, notwithstanding how well-represented the All-Seeing Eye is. Despite not having been created by Masons, the group has utilized the "All-Seeing Eye" or "Eye of Providence" to symbolize God's omniscience.

Beliefs

The principles of Freemasonry encourage morality, altruism, and adherence to the law. But despite popular misconceptions to the contrary, it is not a Christian institution. In actuality, Freemasonry has faced a great deal of criticism from organized religions, particularly the Roman Catholic Church.

N/B This article was compiled and published by Yator Enock from Kapkimolwa, Bomet County.

Content created and supplied by: yator.enock.kipkorir (via Opera News )

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