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“Conscientious Objector”Categories: FREEMASONRY, MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIPS, RELIGIONS
My husband is a Mason and Shriner and has been for at least twelve years. During that time, I, too, became an Eastern Star but quit only after a year because it did not feel right. However, over the years, I have attended Mason functions and Potentate balls with my husband. However, the more I read the Bible, the more I know that this is idol worship. Since my husband does not write well, he asks me from time to time to type things for the Masons or Shriners. I feel uncomfortable doing this and feel that I am participating in this idol worship. I don't want my husband to feel that I don't want to help him, but I am conflicted. Please help.
Dear Uneasy Wife,
You answered your own question when you said, “I feel that I am participating in this idol worship.” God tells us that anything we can’t do in faith is sin (Rom 14:23). You are correct; the Masons add to the Scriptures (Rev 22:18-19) and mix the occult with the biblical – it is wrong.
God tells us that we ought not to intermix our lives with idolatry (2 Cor 6:16). We should flee idolatry and not help it along (1 Cor 10:14). It is good to support your husband when you can… but this isn’t one of those times.