Freemasonry and the Bible

What is WELS' position on Freemasonry? Is it accepted and encouraged by WELS? I have been a Mason for 40 years and a lifelong Lutheran (ELCA). Thank you.

In This We Believe, a statement of belief of our church body, we state this: “We reject participation or membership in organizations that have religious features in conflict with the Christian faith, such as most lodges.” Freemasonry is one of those lodges. This link will take you to that statement in its context.

Clicking on this link will provide access to a brief article: “The Religion of the Bible and of the Lodges.” I encourage you to read that article so you can see the conflict between Freemasonry and the Christian faith.

Thank you for asking.