While the Masonic Order is in many respects a religious Institution and thoroughly Biblical in its moral and ethics, it is completely free of sectarianism and bitterly opposed to religious intolerance and bigotry of every sort. As an Institution it has been the harbinger of civil and religious freedom, of liberty and conscience, and of separation of church and state. Men of various religious faiths have been numbered among its foremost promoters. Religious narrow-mindedness, prejudices, jealousies, self-conceit, and bigotries are denounced by the Holy Scriptures… ( Numbers 11:28,29Isaiah 65:5Mark 9:38-40Luke 9:49,502 Corinthians 10:12 )

Bible References

Numbers 11:28-29

28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

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Isaiah 65:5

Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

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Mark 9:38-40

38 John said to Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone forcing demons out of a person by using the power and authority of your name. We tried to stop him because he was not one of us." 39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40 For he that is not against us is on our part.

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Luke 9:49,50

49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

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2 Corinthians 10:12

[[size 120%]] For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

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